Connecticut Home of Bob Avian of ‘Dreamgirls,’ ‘Miss Saigon,’ For Sale

05/19/15

Connecticut Home of Bob Avian of ‘Dreamgirls,’ ‘Miss Saigon,’ For Sale

Theater legend Robert Avian is known for the unique style, class and poetic depth of his works. It is no wonder why some 40 years ago he took what was a hunting lodge that needed some tender loving care in the bucolic town of Kent, Conn., and turned it into a impeccably tasteful, idyllic retreat, one that meshes wonderfully with its natural environment. Avian, 76, a dancer, choreographer, theater producer and director, purchased what is now known as The Lodge at Flanders Mountain in the 1970s. The Tony Award-winner (choreography for ‘A Chorus Line,’ ‘Dreamgirls,’ ‘Ballroom’) quickly began a renovation of the main building, as well as several other structures on the property, and set about creating a magical manmade landscape that rivaled the...

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Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show May 9 at Connecticut Historical Society Marries Designs of Past and Present

05/01/15

Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show May 9 at Connecticut Historical Society Marries Designs of Past and Present

Historical fashions act as inspiration for new looks in the Connecticut Historical Society's upcoming event, Haute History: A Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show on May 9 in Hartford.

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New Canaan Trunk Show Highlights Évocateur, Whose Jewelry Alchemy Dazzles

04/30/15

New Canaan Trunk Show Highlights Évocateur, Whose Jewelry Alchemy Dazzles

We love Évocateur, the Connecticut-based jewelry brand whose fanciful cuffs (and everything else) are pure, beautiful artistry in motion. This is what we said in opening a September 2013 story: Katie Couric, Vogue Paris and InStyle magazine are among the internationally-branded arbiters of fashion who have discovered a unique Connecticut gem, the fine jewelry and accessories atelier Évocateur, which alchemizes artisan jewelry-making and high art to create one-of-a-kind cuffs, bangles, necklaces, pendants, earrings and belts—gilded with a proprietary “flecking” process. If you haven't yet discovered Évocateur, which is based in East Norwalk, a perfect opportunity to do so is this weekend at an Évocateur trunk show...

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The American Fine Craft Show Brings More Than 130 Craft Artists to Hartford

04/20/15

The American Fine Craft Show Brings More Than 130 Craft Artists to Hartford

The American Fine Craft Show is at the XL Center in Hartford on April 24-26.

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Target Rich Shopping Destinations Across Connecticut (Cause It's Finally Time to Get Out & Enjoy)

04/17/15

Target Rich Shopping Destinations Across Connecticut (Cause It's Finally Time to Get Out & Enjoy)

Connecticut's shopping is fabulous, and while some of it is spread out, there are also lots of target-rich environments that are also loaded with fine dining and lifestyle amenities.

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