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

April 2019 Home Personality: “Mad for Mod”

218 Sleepy Hollow Road, New Canaan, Conn. $8,500,000 Inger Stringfellow and John Hersam William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty 203-321-9361 Our feature home of the month: The Wiley House, custom designed and built in the early 1950s, should be toured in person so as appreciate its uniqueness. Mimicking his own Glass House, renowned architect Philip Johnson designed this one-of-a-kind structure just a few years after creating … Read more

Ridgefield estate marries vintage and modern details   

Country kingdom. That’s how Sally Slater’s father fittingly described their family home. “It was my dad’s kingdom. He loved it. My dad used to talk about putting a wall up around it,” says Slater. “He never ran out of creative projects to do, from building stone towers in the stream to building a greenhouse with … Read more

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

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