Flower power: Spring trends

Spring’s celebratory times are on the horizon. Flowers add a festive touch to any type of gathering, such as weddings, proms, graduations, Easter, and Mother’s Day. Local independent florists are anticipating this season with excitement as they embrace the new trends in florals, arrangements, and colors. “Expect prom season and wedding season to be coral … Read more

New Canaan CARES Kitchen and Home Tour ‘19 

by Stacy Murphy and Malia Frame; photos by Jane Beiles On Thursday, May 16, New Canaan CARES will be celebrating its 27th Annual Kitchen & Home Tour, as generous homeowners open their doors for this beloved New Canaan tradition. The Grand Sponsor this year is Hannelore & Co. at William Raveis. “New Canaan is one … Read more

If walls could talk…

Well before our daughter left for college last month, she was planning, like many incoming freshman — particularly girls, I have learned —  her room decor. We had already purchased the requisite comforter, sheets, cozy throw, small rug, husband (backrest), and a plethora of coordinating toss pillows … next she had to turn her attention … Read more

Pick up sticks!

I probably wouldn’t describe our family as “outdoorsy.” While we do spend some time outside — my husband likes to run and take care of our yard and pool, and I love to walk our dog — we don’t camp, hike, bike ride, rock climb, or go white water rafting (although we did go kayaking … Read more

August 2018 Home: Fun and games

One rainy summer afternoon, I was driving on I-95 with my daughter when we passed a pop-up carnival on a road close to the highway. I could see the top of the Ferris wheel, the merry-go-round, and a couple of other rides, and almost instantly, I felt my heart beat a little faster in anticipation. … Read more

New Canaan CARES Kitchen and Home Tour ’18

On Thursday, May 17, New Canaan CARES will be celebrating the 26th annual Kitchen & Home Tour, as generous homeowners open their doors for this Fairfield County tradition. On display will be seven exquisitely designed, extensively remodeled, and newly constructed homes. Patron ticket holders will have the opportunity to attend a patron party and gain … Read more

BPC wins Housing Innovation award

Local custom home builder BPC Green Builders of Wilton recently received the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 “Housing Innovation Award” in the category of Custom Homes (for Buyers), for the fourth time in five years. The DOE’s Housing Innovation Awards recognizes the nation’s most innovative builders who are taking housing to the next level of … Read more

December 2017 Home Personality: “Homes for the Holidays”

170 Ridge Acres Road, Darien, Conn. $4,075,000 AnnMarie Wheeler Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, 203-856-5900 Our feature home of the month: Enchanting French Chateau with 9 fireplaces features sensational entertaining spaces inside and out. Situated on 3.73 acres in private association, minutes from town, schools and transportation, this 5 bedroom, 5.2 bath compound blends Old World charm … Read more

Ridgefield Guild of Artists holds 13th annual Festive Home

The holiday season is here, and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists gets into the spirit with its 13th annual Festive Home fund-raiser. Running now through Saturday, Dec. 23, this year the gallery-turned-holiday showcase brings “Holiday Blues” to area shoppers. The guild is brimming with shades of blue and metallics, giving this year’s event a magical … Read more

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