Forget beauty sleep. A good night’s sleep is integral to good health. But how to do it. Meet Dr. Stasia Wieber, a board- certified physician in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine; she is affiliated with St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport and is the director of the Fairfield County Sleep Center at 501 Kings Highway East. Dr. Wieber says, “One-third of Americans suffers from insomnia.” (You’re not alone!) Insomnia, which is the inability to fall asleep at onset or after early waking, is often caused by anxiety—even anxiety about losing sleep. Time to See a Specialist: Sleep disorders are generally characterized by their duration (lasting more than three weeks) and when they become debilitating to daily life (can’t think straight, irritability, trouble staying awake). Treatments: Before taking any medication, consider cognative behavior therapies. Ease anxiety with techniques such as deep breathing; learn good sleeping habits; or try focused practices like meditation and yoga. Pop a Pill?: Dr. Weiber cautions against over-the-counter medicine because they might prevent proper sleep cycles. It’ll knock you out, but you could feel tired the next day. “Prescription medications like Ambien and Lunesta actually help you get good stages of sleep,” she […]
When asking Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson a question, expect your assumptions to be challenged
The workout at Ozone Fitness was a reach
Find out if you are a match for Lara Berkmen of Fairfield.
The town of Fairfield continues to grow in leaps & bounds.
Get in gear with these three fitness spots for a fit spring
Local schools, churches, libraries, youth groups & hospitals offer a wide array of volunteer opportunities.
Author Mark Adams hits the road
When Fairfielder Rick Fernandes got fed up with negative news, he countered with HooplaHa, the business of happiness
Giants’ Mark Herzlich to give talk “From Cancer to the Super Bowl”
Join the biggest book club around—the town’s
Photographer Stanley Greenberg offers a glimpse of Manhattan at the Bellarmine Museum
The low-down on skincare products for men to prepare for spring
The Real Estate Landscape Bends to the Times.
This spring is going to be playful. While pulling together this issue, our creative talent has poured over what’s hot in fashion and home design, and we see a trend: lighten up about brightening up. Have fun with bold, bright and optimistic colors, mix them, and watch them pop on white. The timing is perfect. Spring is at our side, whispering sweet nothings about cheery flowers and puffy white clouds. We need such promises of renewal in our fashions and in our homes. Besides, spring never shies away from boasting vibrant colors; why should we? The gorgeous cover shot, taken by photographer Stacy Bass, beautifully captures these elements. It’s a mixture of reserve and verve—and we at the office fell under its spell the moment we laid eyes on it. This amazing room and the whole home, flooded with natural light, mixes crisp white walls with a collection of bright artwork—and we have pages and pages to show you how gorgeously it succeeds. Then, in our feature “Coasting,” we show you four magnificent estates with big personalities and one important shared attribute: an enviable view of the water. We all had a great time finding these places, because, we admit, […]
Laszlo Birinyi on the financial horizon
Keeping diabetic crises at arm’s length involves everyone in the Stone family of Fairfield, including their lovable alert dog, Cindy
The Town of Fairfield seeks residents for Board & Commission Openings
How bits of glitter and a pink pom-pom promise solidarity and hope
Fairfield Metro Center Development Update
Improving and invigorating the Town of Fairfield
Musician Matt Schofield
Extra baking tips from Michelle Jaffee
Fitness Options to Meet Your Resolutions
Answers From Photo Contest Winners
See our area in a whole new way—through the lens of talented emerging artists
On october 29, when hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast, I was busy. I was filling the car with gas, getting cash out of the ATM, buying canned food and prepping fresh food with a long shelf life (carrots, cauliflower, apples). I got out the safety candles and matches, the crank flashlight, and the windup radio that can recharge a cell phone. I filled lined baskets with fresh water in the tub. I tucked the lawn furniture under the deck and dragged the garbage cans into the garage. I took down the Halloween decorations, knowing it would be canceled again. I vacuumed, did all of the laundry and took a long, hot shower. I posted reminders to our readers about how to prep, especially when it comes to seniors, children and pets, and retweeted relevant posts to our followers. I called friends to check on their plans. I knew I might be mocked—my friends and neighbors don’t get rattled. I grew up in a beach community where flooding is common. I know complacency—like hurricane parties; like seeing my older brother raise his arms defiantly as storm-whipped waves crash against the sea wall and splash high over his fingertips; […]
Fairfield hosts two men’s college basketball teams—and they’ll earn your respect
A mother’s thoughtful recollection of the Sandy Hook School tragedy
As a correspondent on 60 Minutes, Lesley Stahl has tackled huge interviews. Here’s what we learned when we sat down with her
…seems wine worthy is uniquely defined.
Newcomers might think the “official” beginning of the holiday season is when the first snowflake falls. Fairfielders-in-the-know, however, celebrate the Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival as the true kickoff.
Bullies, meet Ben Cohen
We all know Lush for its dedication to fresh, organic, hand-made soaps, shampoos, and other personal care products—but let's not forget the wonderful aroma. It's not artificial. Instead it's a hint of jasmine then vanilla, maybe a touch of cinnamon or citrus. It's invigorating. With slabs of soaps, shower gels, facial cleansers, perfume, and even shampoo that you can cut into blocks, it's nearly impossible to resist wanting to touch and smell everything in the shop. But the shop doesn't curb shoppers' tactile need—if anything, it does a lot to encourage such exploration. The bath bombs, stacked in pyramids of color and shimmer, even has it's own station with a pot of water—so you can see Twilight (lavendar, ylang ylang and ovaltine) or All That Jas (jasmine and vetivert oil) fizz as the ball dissolves in a skin-loving, mood-inspiring bath. Some of these bath bombs have sparkles, like Space Girl. Shimmer seems to be a popular trend here. Lush has the shine in a number of products, but the one that sure to be on the short wish list is the Shimmy Shimmy massage bar. It's a cream in a bar, and when you rub it on, bits of skin […]
Classical music with edgy energy
Sandy is gone, but Fairfield residents are feeling they may be forgotten.
Safety procedures on how to be prepared for an emergency
Power players on the restaurant scene serve up the secrets to their success, plus our neighborhood guide to satisfying your foodie cravings
Meet the Honorees
Three wedding experts lend their advice on planning the wedding of your dreams
What’s in a name? A lot! When it was time to give a title to our magazine, Fairfield Living, we at Moffly Media wanted to make sure that it fit in with our family of town publications. Clearly, the name of the town is critical. As for that word Living in our name, it has a very important role. It distinguishes us and further defines our mission: covering the life and times of this wonderful town now. It’s not static. Instead, it’s active and current. Fresh. Vibrant. And that one word—Living—dedicates us to offering a modern yet always true reflection of the people, places and events here. We at Moffly Media have been covering Fairfield since 1998 and recognized that the town needed to be treated with distinction. It’s worthy of its own publication from Moffly Media, an award-winning publisher of regional magazines. Fairfield Living is here to provide you with the most original stories, the most creative design, and the best photography. (Just check out what our readers have to say; page 114.) When I decide what to include in each issue, I ask myself these questions: Is this what Fairfielders really want to read about? Is it unique? […]
Volunteering at the Fairfield Women’s Exchange
Think you can do better as First Selectman? A year into the job, here’s what his day-to-day is like
From casual to sophisticated, these fashion forward finds will have him covered
Time to plan for holiday parties and family dinners! Our pros offer creative ideas to fire up your festive mood.