Answers From Photo Contest Winners
See our area in a whole new way—through the lens of talented emerging artists
Fitness Options to Meet Your Resolutions
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.
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 […]
Sandy is gone, but Fairfield residents are feeling they may be forgotten.
Meet the Honorees
Power players on the restaurant scene serve up the secrets to their success, plus our neighborhood guide to satisfying your foodie cravings
Safety procedures on how to be prepared for an emergency
Volunteering at the Fairfield Women’s Exchange
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? […]
Three wedding experts lend their advice on planning the wedding of your dreams
Time to plan for holiday parties and family dinners! Our pros offer creative ideas to fire up your festive mood.
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
and more at Beauty and Essex
Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and a Story of Empowerment
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 […]
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 […]
Fairfield American Little League’s journey to the World Series
Local Entrepreneurs Bring Stand Up Paddle Boarding to Fairfield
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
Mike Tetreau, Fairfield First Selectman hits the one year mark
Editor, Diane Sembrot recaps the July/August 2012 issue
View fireworks on the town’s coast and take a break from entertaining
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
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
A moving novel about being a mother
The actor who hails from Fairfield shines in the bright lights of Broadway and Hollywood
10 amazing, we’re-not-in-Fairfield anymore trips to book now
It may not be scientifically proven, but there is merit to the question. There may be many other reasons that jogging your brain begets a fitter more confident you.