New Haven Fashion Designer's Styles Flatter Women of All Ages, Sizes

10/31/13

New Haven Fashion Designer's Styles Flatter Women of All Ages, Sizes

The designer is the soft-spoken, über-talented Jamaican-born designer Neville Wisdom, and if you’re a style-conscious woman—of any age or dress size—and you’ve never heard his name, read on and click on the links to Wisdom's website and Facebook page.

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Swedish Style in New Book By Connecticut Experts, and at Lillian August

10/29/13

Swedish Style in New Book By Connecticut Experts, and at Lillian August

“People think of Scandinavian rooms as all cold and white and stark,” said Edie van Breems, who with her partner, Rhonda Eleish, has established herself as an expert on Swedish style. The partners in Eleish van Breems Ltd., based in Washington Depot, have just brought out Reflections on Swedish Interiors, their third book on Swedish décor.

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Big-Box Holiday Blues? Artisans' Jewelry, Crafts in Westport, New Haven, Middletown, Guilford, Brookfield ...

10/28/13

Big-Box Holiday Blues? Artisans' Jewelry, Crafts in Westport, New Haven, Middletown, Guilford, Brookfield ...

These days, going out for dinner at a nice restaurant almost always means enjoying the talents of a chef who sources ingredients as locally as possible and creates menus based on seasons and micro-seasons. Why not take the same approach to holiday shopping and gift-giving.

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Target Darling Privet House Among Shops Making Tiny Connecticut Village a Destination

10/25/13

Target Darling Privet House Among Shops Making Tiny Connecticut Village a Destination

When it comes to sourcing all manner of stylish things—whether for holiday gifts, for the home or for oneself—the tiny village of New Preston, Conn., (a section of Washington) can be perfectly described by the often co-opted and clichéd declaration that less is more.

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In Avon, a Show of Fine and Historic Quilts That's a Stitch Above Others

10/22/13

In Avon, a Show of Fine and Historic Quilts That's a Stitch Above Others

Nearly 300 quilts will transform the Avon Congregational Church from a place of religious worship into a place of creative admiration this weekend. Antique and new quilts will be displayed on the walls of the sanctuary, which dates back to 1819, over the pews and balcony and in the classrooms.

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