She’s out of control

By Lisa Sullivan | March 6, 2019

Anyone who knows me even slightly can tell you how much I hate technology, particularly when it doesn’t work. Even as I write, I’m on hold with our TV service provider, trying to find out why the replacement remote control I ordered two weeks ago has yet to arrive. This is the fourth phone call I’ve … Read more

March madness

By Joe Brandt | March 1, 2019
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There are certain things everyone needs to do on a routine basis that would be considered madness to ignore. Taxes. (You only have a month to go— you can thank me for the reminder later.) Paying bills. (Everyone’s favorite activity!) Seeing your (ugh) dentist. But while we’re stuck in the winter doldrums, with not so … Read more

Jewelry: The body transformed

By Joe Brandt | January 26, 2019

As the current exhibition (and related publication) at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art reminds us, “As an art form, jewelry is defined primarily through its connection to, and its interaction with, the body — extending it, amplifying it accentuating it, distorting it, concealing it, or transforming it.” Of course, none of this takes into account … Read more

Winter entertaining ideas

By Lisa Sullivan | January 9, 2019

Winter entertaining need not end once Christmas and New Year’s Day have come and gone. Getting together with friends and family is still possible even if the weather outside is frightful. When Mother Nature takes a chilly turn, those who don’t want the party can consider the following entertaining ideas. • Indulge in sweet treats. … Read more

How to uncork bubbly safely

By The Home Monthly | December 28, 2018

Special occasions like birthdays, holidays, and of course, New Year’s Eve, are often enhanced by the inclusion of sparkling beverages. Sipping a chilled glass of bubbly can make everything feel more festive and indulgent. However, those bottles of champagne, cava or prosecco can pack quite a punch — and not just because of their alcohol … Read more

New Year’s Resolutions, Revisited

By Joe Brandt | December 26, 2018

What new year would be complete without a list of New Year’s Resolutions — even though you know (in your heart of hearts) that the chances of keeping them are likely to be slim to none? According to advanced hypothetical calculations, you’re probably still in the process of sorting out your list, so I would propose that … Read more

Giving your trees some TLC

By Lisa Sullivan | December 24, 2018

Cold weather can take its toll on a property, especially in regions of the world where winters are harsh. Most parts of the landscape are vulnerable to damage from winter storms, but trees may be especially susceptible. By the end of winter, many homeowners wonder if their trees would benefit from some professional TLC. Tree … Read more

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

By Janis Gibson | December 5, 2018

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

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