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A Rosé by Any Other Name…The creation and enjoyment of pink wine

Almost every year, our favorite pink drink, rosé, gets more attention than it did the year before. This wine sure is a delight to the palate, but how is rosé made? All pink wine is produced from the inclusion of at least some red grapes, and most importantly red grape skins. Even red grapes press… Read More

Readers Choice Awards – Ridgefield Survey 2020

Your opinion matters! Have a favorite restaurant, doctor, fitness club? Let people know and enter the Ridgefield Readers Choice survey! There are 100+ categories to choose from, but you only need to select TEN for your votes to count, and … as a thanks… you can enter in to a drawing to win dinner for… Read More

Ridgefield Magazine Readers Choice Awards 2019

Our second annual Ridgefield Magazine Readers Choice Awards inspired our readers to get online and vote to tell us the best of the Ridgefield area. More than 1,200 of you responded (thank you!) and the results are now in. Check out the winners here—over 100 great places to go, eat, shop, and people to know… Read More

Sip, Sip, Hooray

Tequila Escape serves more than tequila. But let’s talk about tequila. Angel Pena-Fernandez and Steve Kakavelis purchased 439 Kitchen + Bar this spring and spent the first month transforming it into this Latin-fusion eatery, featuring a menu stocked with fresh, natural, and often organic ingredients. And a top-shelf cocktail program. Says Pena-Fernandez, “We have about… Read More

How We Met – Tindred Spirits

Erin Koczeniak and Adam Ray both joined Tinder for different reasons. She hoped to meet someone who shared her desire of having a family someday. Adam joined the online dating site because his friends were on it and urged him to try it. He had no expectations, but figured, why not? The way Tinder works… Read More

What You Need to Know About CBD and Why it Matters

Imagine trying to rope a bronco—wearing a pair of Prada pumps. That’s how Ridgefield area shoppers feel navigating the nascent, unregulated, yet exploding Wild West industry of CBD. Tackling this uncharted territory involves a steep learning curve—an ability to understand and verify a product’s purity, legality, and safety, not to mention determining which product type… Read More

The Retail Evolution – Change and thrive, say these three businesses

Since 1950 Craig’s Fine Jewelry has maintained a reputation for fine-quality jewelry and impeccable service. Bill Craig, who has been a longtime driving force behind many downtown events, says, “I just love Main Street Ridgefield.” Yet even jewelry stores are not immune to the toll of Internet sales—recent trends indicate younger generations are buying fine… Read More

Fit, Fun, and Finally Relaxing – A Mother Daughter Trip to Litchfield Hills – A unique place to vacation

Every year, my mother tells us the story of how I was her birthday present. What sounds like a sweet story could have been tragic, so I am glad she remembers my birth fondly.   Her doctor insisted I was underweight, but my mother’s intuition told her otherwise. I was close to ten pounds when her… Read More

Summer Beauty Buzz – Tricks of the Trade to Keep You Glowing and Safe

Surf, sun, and sand are a popular trio until they take their toll on your skin, hair, and face. So we asked some local experts how to keep your looks on the up and up as the temperatures go up and up. Here’s what they had to say. Hair Happenings The elements really take their… Read More

Ten Minutes with Todd Forrest – The Head of NY’s Botanical Garden

Todd Forrest oversees the New York Botanical Garden’s 250-acre site: indoor and outdoor exhibitions, the 50-acre Thain Family Forest, 50 gardens and plant collections, conservatories, and more, managing the staff of 85. He started with NYBG in 1998 after completing a master’s at Yale School of Forestry. Forrest lives in Ridgefield with his wife, two… Read More

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