Christmas in Connecticut: A Ridgefield home gets decked for the holidays

For many people, holiday decorating may involve a wreath on the front door, electric candles in the windows, a tree or two, some garland wrapped on a staircase or draped across a fireplace mantel above stockings hung with care, a nativity and a few special family mementos. For others, however, holiday decorating is a passion, … Read more

December 2018 Home Personality: Eat, drink and be merry!

123 Kettle Creek Road, Weston, Conn. $4,800,000 Andrew Whiteley & Merilese Fernschild Al Filippone Assoc./William Raveis, 203-258-1595 Our home of the month: Enter through stone fences and drive through 6 acres of park-like setting lined with flowering dogwoods and 100-year-old oak trees, arriving at the front porch of this Queen Anne style Dinyar Wadia-designed home. … Read more

Festive Home brings sparkle to the holiday season

Ridgefield Guild of Artists (RGOA) presents its 14th annual Festive Home holiday showcase, running now through Sunday, Dec. 23. The white-walled galleries of the antique barn, located at 34 Halpin Lane in Ridgefield, have been transformed into a magical marketplace for the event. This year’s theme is “All That Glitters!” Stepping through the doors, visitors … Read more

Holiday cookie swap

If you like to bake, it’s likely that you’ve participated in a holiday cookie swap. Like many holiday traditions, the origin of this delicious custom lies ages ago in solstice rituals conducted long before Christmas became the huge commercial holiday it is today, according to history.com. Winter solstice festivals have been held for centuries, across … Read more

Comfort and joy

Thanksgiving weekend is the most popular time for decorating your home for Christmas. Neighborhoods become alive with white outdoor lights that illuminate houses, yards, trees, and figures that become realistic once darkness falls. Jane Mazzocchi, decorator for the Hunter Douglas Gallery at DUC Interiors in Norwalk, recommends looking around your home or office to find … Read more