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Modern Love- Design company BassamFellows’ furniture featured on “Billions”

When water from a broken sprinkler damaged much of the historically significant Philip Johnson building, there was considerable debate about what to do about it. Built in 1952, this was the first commercial structure designed by the post-modernist  architect who is well known for his Glass House in New Canaan. The damage was extensive and… Read More

How We Met – If The Pants Fit…

Gary and Susie Singer will tell you that his road to proposal over fifty years ago started with a pair of Gary’s pants. Gary, a self-described introvert, was a student at University of Virginia. Susie, an outgoing woman who loved to party, was working for ATT on the White House account. The two met on… Read More

Round and Round- Meal on Wheels: nearly 25,000 dishes a year

Roll time back 47 years, and duck inside the basement of St. Mary School. It’s 1972, and there are three women, fueled with a $500 grant, preparing meals for those in need. Now roll forward to 2019 and a look at Meals on Wheels––a nonprofit that prepares and delivers food to community members in… Read More

Time Machine- Playing around in a BMW i8

When BMW offered me its i8 Plug-In Hybrid Sportscar to participate in a recent Fairfield County road rally, I immediately knew who to call as my co-driver: Judy Stropus. Like the i8 in a sea of beige boring-mobiles, longtime Ridgefield resident Judy Stropus stands out from her peers. Unless you travel in the motorsports or… Read More

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

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