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Decorating for Designer Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger Apartment

High atop NYC’s Plaza Hotel, Eva Lee and Nels Christianson applied their high-end decorative painting skills to the penthouse home of Dee and Tommy Hilfiger, the iconic resort-wear fashion designer. “The views were spectacular,” says Lee, co-owner of Christianson Lee Studios in Ridgefield. Brought in by the lead designer Cindy Rinfret, the fine-finishing duo worked [...]read moreDecorating for Designer Tommy Hilfiger

Master Dollhouse Maker Hits the Big Screen

Rick-Maccione

Rick Maccione of Woodbury could hardly believe it. There he was, in the movies. Well, it wasn’t actually Maccione on the silver screen when he viewed 306 Hollywood at Real Art Ways in Hartford. But his connection to the acclaimed documentary thrilled him as much as if he had a cameo in a “Star Wars” [...]read moreMaster Dollhouse Maker Hits the Big Screen

Craft Brewery business exploding

Kent Falls Brewery

At a time when so many industries are shutting down or migrating out of Connecticut, the craft brewery business is hopping—pun intended—with 84 opening across the state over the past two years, seven in Litchfield County. “It’s been a big couple of years for Connecticut, sort of an explosion going on,” says Bart Watson, chief [...]read moreCraft Brewery business exploding

2018 Independent Schools Guide––CT, NY, MA

Below is a list of all the schools in the area. It includes public, private, all girls, all boys and special needs designations on the listing. Apple Blossom School & Family Center Wilton, CT Nursery – K, 203-493-4003, appleblossomschool.org Apple Blossom offers formal parent/child programs based on the Waldorf method of education, which seeks to [...]read more2018 Independent Schools Guide––CT, NY, MA

Flower Power: Gardening as a complete workout–who knew?

Anyone who’s ever greeted the first day of spring by throwing themselves outdoors and vigorously gardening for hours, but without having gone into training in the waning weeks of winter (Wait: did she say, training? Like, for a marathon?), knows what it’s like to wake up the next morning, barely able to walk. Pulled hamstrings, [...]read moreFlower Power: Gardening as a complete workout–who knew?

What Ann and Denis Leary Loved About Litchfield County

For over twenty years Ann and Denis Leary have made Roxbury their home. They raised their children here and were involved in many local organizations and events. Now, they are moving out of the area. Here is what they will miss about living in Litchfield County. 1 / The Hickory Stick Bookshop located in Washington [...]read moreWhat Ann and Denis Leary Loved About Litchfield County

Marsha Mason–A New Journey and a new adventure in Litchfield County

Marsha Mason knew at an early age what she wanted to be. “Growing up I wanted to be everything and anything that had to do with acting,” she explains. “I went to Webster College when it was still a small Catholic women’s college. I majored in speech and drama and as soon as I graduated [...]read moreMarsha Mason–A New Journey and a new adventure in Litchfield County

Deep Dive

Bantam Lake and its past

At 948 acres, Bantam Lake is Connecticut’s largest natural lake. If its shoreline could talk, here is what it would tell you about its history. At the end of the 18th century, the land surrounding Bantam Lake was used for farming and agriculture. Most of the land was cleared for this purpose, save a single pine [...]read moreDeep Dive

Going, Going…Still Going

Christine Baranski leads the HVA auction

  Christine Baranski sits in a white Adirondack chair overlooking the glistening Lake Waramaug. “This lake is part of the Housatonic Valley. All of this gorgeous land and water that we revere around here, it’s all part of the corridor that we need to work harder than ever to protect,” Baranski says. Svelte and energetic [...]read moreGoing, Going…Still Going

In Daryl’s House

Sitting down with a rock and roll legend

Daryl Hall is a rock-and-roll legend. He is most famous as part of the duo Hall & Oates, who have sold more albums than any duo in history. Their songs include “Rich Girl,” “Private Eyes,” and “Man-eater.” While playing with friends in the 18th-century house he renovated in Sherman, Hall got the idea for a [...]read moreIn Daryl’s House

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