Time to plan for holiday parties and family dinners! Our pros offer creative ideas to fire up your festive mood.
Hear the mighty roar of the Pop Warner
players as they end a new season of play
Masters in maritime art unfurl in Fairfield
Part Two: The New and Improved Brown Bag Bonanza.
The Adventure Park at Discover Museum
Fuel your brain and maximize your learning potential through healthy new school cafeteria food choices.
and more at Beauty and Essex
Easing into the start of a new school year
A Q&A with Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops
Work from the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery
Kristen Cusato, a self-proclaimed “news girl turned non-profit employee,” can usually be found wearing a maxi dress or pants and a colorful top. But for our fashion shoot (see it in our Sept/Oct issue), we jacked her up with a red-hot dress and then a glamorous burgundy fur jacket. Here we take you behind the scenes with Kristen and the fashion shoot! Favorite bargain item: Steve Madden Gladiator sandals I found on sale. I loved the beige ones so much that I went back for the black ones! Typical night out: Kiraku for sushi and then Molto Wine Bar. Thoughts on her look: The red dress made me feel like I was going to a gala at the Met. The four-inch heels? Let's just say I had to put them on when I was already in place for the photos. And I loved the way the girls did my hair, I have been trying to replicate it ever since! On doing a fashion shoot: It was definitely a rock star kind of day! I think the best part was when one of the girls was sitting on the ground pointing a hair dryer at my face so my hair would flow in […]
Q&As with Fairfield’s Top Teachers
Fairfield’s food trucks in all their quirky, mess, spicy deliciousness
A friend was tugging at the back of her dress. She exhaled and asked, “Will you please just pull that part up over my scar?” I hadn’t noticed anything, but I reached over and pulled where the dress crossed over her left shoulder blade. She had had reconstructive surgery after being treated for breast cancer, and the tissue had been taken from her back. I realized that every day she still thinks about cancer and feels self-conscious. Also recently I was visiting another friend being treated for lung cancer. Her fiancé was holding her hands and asking her not to cry. She quietly pleaded, “I’m not depressed. Sometimes I just have to cry.” We encouraged her to do just that. Both of these women were able to tell those who care about them what they needed. That’s invaluable. The new Connecticut Challenge Center, located in the heart of Southport, focuses on survivors’ needs in a survivor-sensitive environment. They know what survivors need. It’s the brainchild of Jeff Keith, a dynamic Fairfielder who went through cancer treatment as a teen. He’s had to live with the ramifications ever since. It’s why the center is flooded with natural light and the interior […]
Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and a Story of Empowerment
Fairfield American Little League’s journey to the World Series
Local Entrepreneurs Bring Stand Up Paddle Boarding to Fairfield
Fairfield Theatre Company’s John Reid moves his big plans to center stage
Thomas Crawford, founder and music director of the American Classical Orchestra, recalls his “prelude” in Fairfield
You’ve sunscreened the kids, packed the cooler, rolled up the towels—it’s time to plant your umbrella in the sand. Fairfield has five beautiful beaches along a five-mile stretch of Long Island Sound coastline (and Lake Mohegan for freshwater fans)
Whether you’re a full blown locavore or would just like to see what all the buzz is about, be sure to check out the Easton Farm Tour on August 11.
A landlubber is hooked by fishing on the Sound
Spend more time outdoors with our round-up of trails + a grill that’s the talk of the town
The Gathering of the Vibes annual music, arts and camping festival celebrated its 17th year this past weekend.
Clever space solutions at the recent Architectural Digest Home Design Show
A former pediatric surgeon, Dr. Bernie Siegel has spent a lifetime searching holistic healing
Mike Tetreau, Fairfield First Selectman hits the one year mark
Editor, Diane Sembrot recaps the July/August 2012 issue
What does it take to go organic, vegan, or raw? Fairfielders lead the “new food” movement and make it look irresistibly good
View fireworks on the town’s coast and take a break from entertaining
Get the Skinny on Great Frozen Yogurt
September Sirico on her new hair salon
Top five tips for studying
In the heart of Southport’s historic district, among the distinguished homes built for affluent trade merchants, ship captains and captains of industry, an architectural treasure reigns on the crest of Center Street. Built in 1882 for Judge John Hoyt Perry, the home presents a visual feast of gables, turrets, and bay windows complemented by a medley of colors and textures. One of the region’s finest examples of Queen Anne architecture, the home was updated and restored by the architectural firm David Scott Parker of Southport. Restoration work included replacing some windows; adding decorative details, such as the cresting finials; and replicating the original gabled verandah entry. Trellises and “follies” were added to enhance the look of a Victorian garden. The most dramatic interior change is the creation of a two-story library inside a turret. The interior blends elaborate molding, dark wood, colorful wall coverings with hand-stenciled and embossed designs, and intricate floor and ceiling motifs. High ceilings, generous windows and multiple bays add light. The home has a conservatory, an elaborately decorated music parlor (where many musicales have been held), a family parlor, and a formal dining room. The kitchen features classic Victorian elements, nearby floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a wood-fired […]
The FTC participates in the Stratton Faxon Fairfield Road Races
Practicing yoga led to unexpected stretching
Insight and Principles are central tenets of Bridgewater Capital. Why is this ultra cool company so cold?
Fairfield’s latest news and updates for dog owners
Visiting a veggie eatery in Fairfield
Two new books by Dr. Philip Eliasoph, art history professor at Fairfield University
50 insider tips on must see, must do this year in Fairfield
Sasqua Garden Club, member of the Garden Club of America, nurtures love of nature, conservation and civic contribution
The 77th Annual Dogwood Festival Delights Again
Art has an uncanny way of thriving, no matter the challenges. Here are just two unexpected and refreshing venues, thanks to generous patrons
Fairfield’s Brenda Lynn proves
a stylish hat beats a baseball cap