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LIFESTYLE LETTER

APRIL 2020 PUBLISHER

Laura Sabia | laura.sabia@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Shamika Pandit | shamika.pandit@lifestylepubs.com

Singing in Greenwich DO YOU SMELL THAT, GREENWICH? It’s the fresh, spring scent after a cleans-

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ing rain. Ah, April. What a wonderful month to reconnect with the Earth and spend

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some time outside. If you ever needed an excuse to buy yourself a new raincoat

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and matching boots, you have one now. Go out and explore—maybe get some new Instagram shots a la Singing in the Rain?

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Mindy Briar

While you’re out, take a moment to appreciate the gifts our planet gives us each day. How can you show your thanks? Maybe you join a neighborhood cleanup or check out some new, sustainable brands popping up in our local boutiques. This April issue is filled with community stories and ideas to get you in the Earth Day spirit. We can’t wait to see how you decide to celebrate. Be sure to share your photos with us! @greenwichlifestylemag Thank you for all you do to keep Greenwich clean and healthy. We wouldn’t be this wonderful city without each and every one of you doing your part. Happy Earth Day!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE APRIL 2020

FEATURES 14 Bringing Health To Your Doorstep Kinney Lane Foods

20 How Rothy’s Got Started A Look At One Of Our Favorite Sustainable Fashion Brands

24 How Lighting Affects Humans Making A Case For Human Centric Lighting

28 Spring Wedding Style Meghan Elizabeth Events And

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Mindy Briar Photography Give Us The Inside Scoop

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28 DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Culinary Creations

24 Renovate & Refine 28 Locally Owned 34 Lifestyle Calendar


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GOOD TIMES

Pet Pantry Warehouse Celebrates 75 Years The Pet Pantry Warehouse launched a 75K fundraising goal with community leaders at the Riverside location in Greenwich, Connecticut. This event marked the beginning of a year-long celebration, honoring 75 years as a family-owned and community-based business. The community outreach theme for this milestone anniversary is inspired by Pet Pantry founders, World War II Army Air Forces servicemen, Mort Davis, and Jac Cohen.

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Stylee Lyst Bridal Party at Bloomindale's, The SoNo Collection There was a fabulous panel featuring Irene from Soiree Special Events and Caitlin of Caitlin Houston Blog, alongside Ashley to discuss all things Bloomingdale's The Registry, registry etiquette, and a fashion show featuring looks you'd rock at an engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette or rehearsal dinner.

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GOOD TIMES

Serendipity Fashion Night Out The area’s nominated most philanthropic men and women strut down the runway in support of their favorite charities, rocking looks by Lord & Taylor.  Guests had the opportunity to shop runway-worthy looks, relish in the latest beauty treatments, have fun with craft cocktails and fine wines, savor the innovative dinner stations by award winning chefs, and so much more.

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David Yurman Hosts Event in Support of Greenwich Hospital Benefit David Yurman hosted a shopping event where they donated 10 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the Greenwich Hospital Benefit. Friends of Greenwich Hospital gathered at The Westchester’s David Yurman boutique. The evening was attended by more than 50 hospital supporters, benefit committee members, trustees and hospital leadership, and included a jewelry raffle from David Yurman’s latest collection. 

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1. Greenwich Hospital’s Executive Vice President and COO Diane Kelly and Chief Nursing Officer Anna Cerra | 2. Guests enjoy shopping at The Westchester David Yurman boutique in support of the Greenwich Hospital Benefit. | 3. Greenwich Hospital Benefit Committee co-chairs Lindsay Gurciullo and Lindsey Wilner Rudder with committee member Amanda Godfrey | 4. (L-R) Kathleen Fillion; William Brown, MD; Karen Brown | 5. (L-R) Melissa Luiso and Arpiné Stein, David Yurman Director of Client Development | 6. (L-R) Greenwich Hospital’s SVP & Chief Development Officer Noël Appel; Board of Trustees members Sharon Gallagher-Klass and Susan Salice; Executive Vice Preside 10

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FABULOUSEVENTS

FL AW LE S S  E XEC U T I O N

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AROUND TOWN to honor James R. Sabetta, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Greenwich Hospital. The $5 million gift will create a permanent fund for this position in infectious diseases and will maintain and grow the hospital’s regional reputation for innovation and excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. It will help to advance the education of physicians, medical students and key staff in infectious diseases services. Philanthropists Mimi and Don Kirk hosted hospital leaders, (L-R), Norman G. Roth, President and CEO; James R. Sabetta, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases; Gene Colucci, CFO; Arthur C. Martinez, Chairman of the Board

MIKU SUSHI PARTNERS WITH GREENWICH HOSPITAL FOR APRIL MIKU SUSHI Bar & Restaurant (68 Greenwich Ave) launched an outreach program designed to generate connections in the community. The program features a special menu dedicated to raising awareness for local non-profits. This month, the menu will feature distinct items to help support the Benefit for Greenwich Hospital, including the  “Honey, I’m Good! Benefit Roll”  with yellowtail, salmon, cucumber, avocado and served with honey wasabi sauce. The Benefit is Friday, May 15 with singer-songwriter, Andy Grammer. All proceeds support Neuroscience, Pediatrics and Women’s Health. For information:  events@greenwichhospital.org, 203-863-3865,  ghbenefit.givesmart.com

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GREENWICH HOSPITAL RECEIVES NAMED ENDOWMENT GIFT Greenwich Hospital announced that it received a first-of-its-kind gift to establish an endowment 12

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CULINARY CREATIONS

bringing health to your doorstep

KINNEY LANE FOODS

WHEN THINKING ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY, IT’S IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT THE IMPACT EATING MEAT HAS ON THE ENVIRONMENT. We sat down with local mom and business owner Rachel Mahoney to learn some delicious meatless recipes that the whole family will enjoy. Rachael Mahoney, a classically trained chef and health enthusiast, is brains and muscle behind Kinney Lane Foods. Kinney Lane is a delivery service designed to provide healthy, prepared meals for busy families and professionals. The menu is comprised of local, organic, nutrient-dense ingredients and comes in packaging designed to go directly into the oven -so all you need to do is heat and eat! Kinney Lane’s mission was to bring health to people’s doors and make it easy as possible for people to feel good about their food choices.  After graduating culinary school, Rachel  was still working in media and was left with little time to focus on her health. “Overworking and overlooking proper nutrition had me run down and faced with serious health problems that forced me to re-examine my relationship with food”.  Eating a little less meat, focusing on healthy fats, removing chemicals and refined ingredients, and including more plantbased nutrition  in the form of leafy greens and nutrient dense veggies, she was able to turn her health around. “Once I saw the transformation, I was determined to put my culinary training to use. When I moved to Greenwich I saw that there weren’t a ton of healthy options, so the pieces kind of fell into place from there. Our food is healthy because it’s organic, we use local and nutrient dense vegetables and we never use refined sugars, grains or oils in our food which I feel is especially important.” As a working mom, she is aware of the challenges of getting healthy meals on the table. Finding time to shop for organic produce, prep and cook is challenging, I love that we are able to bring an easy solution to people’s door. One of our favorite things about food is that it brings people together. We’re happy to allow families to eat and spend time together without the pressure of cooking.  “I feel lucky for the support I have received from the Greenwich community and feel fortunate to share the space with so many other  women entrepreneurs.  I love that I am able to be a mom and a business owner and actually think that being a mom helps me understand the demands that busy families face. We’re all just trying to “do it all” and we like giving back time with healthy prepared meals”. 

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grain-free vegan pasta alfredo INGREDIENTS Pasta:  + 1 box chickpea penne (can be made with any kind of  pasta you like, ie, Trader Joes Gluten Free Rotini or fresh made zoodles are both great options)  Veggies:  + 3 cups spinach  + 1 red pepper, diced into small pieces  + 1 zucchini, diced  + Salt and pepper, to taste  Cashew Sauce:  + 2 cups cashews  + 1 cups broth or water (or almond milk optional)  + 2 garlic cloves  + 3-5 tablespoons nutritional yeast  + 1 teaspoon salt  INSTRUCTIONS 1. Soak cashews in hot water for an hour. Remove cashews and rinse thoroughly.  2. Add to blender with water or stock, garlic, nutritional yeast, salt and blend until very smooth. If sauce is too thick add more stock or water, or even almond milk. If you would like a “cheesier” flavor add more nutritional yeast a little at a time. Leave covered while you cook veggies.  3. Boil water and cook pasta to desired consistency.  4. Heat skillet over medium heat with a dash of avocado or olive oil. Add diced peppers and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add in zucchini cook for another 3-4 minutes. Add spinach, salt and pepper and cook until spinach is fully wilted.  5. Pour pre-made cashew sauce over the vegetables and stir until veggies are combined.  6. Pour sauce over pasta with added black pepper and enjoy immediately.

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CULINARY CREATIONS (CONTINUED)

spring roll SERVING: 8 SPRING ROLLS INGREDIENTS + 1 (7 oz.) package dried rice noodles (vermicelli) + 8 10-inch rice spring roll paper wrappers + Butter lettuce leaves, slightly teared to fit on roll, if necessary  + Fresh cilantro, stems removed and chopped finely  + Fresh mint, stems removed and chopped finely   + 5 green leaf lettuce leaves, torn into large pieces + 1 cup carrots, thinly sliced into matchsticks  + 1 cup shredded purple cabbage + 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced into matchsticks  + 1/2 cucumber, cut into long matchsticks + 1 avocado, thinly sliced  + 2 tbsp. crushed peanuts or cashews  Sauce: + 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter or almond butter  + 4 teaspoons tamari + 1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar + 2 teaspoons coconut sugar + 1-2 tablespoons honey  + 1/3 cup hoisin sauce (if sauce is super-thick, add a few tbsp of warm water to dilute) + 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger INSTRUCTIONS 1. Make peanut sauce: Whisk together peanut butter, tamari, hoisin, rice wine vinegar, honey, coconut sugar and ginger. Add in a few tablespoons of hot water if too thick. Set aside.  2. Bring water to boil. Add vermicelli noodles and boil 3-5 minutes. Drain and set aside.  3. Chop vegetables and have them ready to assemble: Chop carrots, bell pepper, cucumber into long matchsticks. Shred purple cabbage. Slice avocado into thin slices. Chop herbs. Prepare lettuce.   4. Working one at a time, wet rice paper for 10-15 seconds and transfer to a flat work surface, like a cutting board. Place lettuce and herbs in the center of each wrapper. Top with thin layer of noodles and even out. Top with carrots, cabbage, bell pepper, cucumber, avocado and salt and pepper to taste. 5. Tightly fold in sides over filling and then bring the bottom edge of the wrap tightly over the filling rolling from bottom to top until the top of the sheet is reached, being careful not to fold too tight or tear the rice paper. Repeat with the remaining wrappers.  6. Serve whole or gently slice into 5-6 pieces – sushi style. Top with crushed nuts.  7. Serve immediately with peanut sauce. 16

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sweet potato brownie SERVINGS SIZE: 9 BROWNIES   INGREDIENTS + 1/3 cup almond flour + 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder + 1/4 teaspoon baking soda + 1/4 teaspoon salt + 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips + a handful for sprinkling over brownies + 1 sweet potato + 2 eggs * + 1/2 cup almond butter + 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract + 1/4 cup maple syrup  *Can be made vegan by subbing eggs with chia eggs. Chia Eggs: 2 Tbsp chia seeds + 5 Tbsp water. Will make a much fudgier brownie.  INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Pierce sweet potato with fork a few times and bake until tender, about 35-40 minutes. Let cool. Peel the potato and mash by hand or run through food processor. Reduce oven to 350°F.  2. In a small bowl, mix dry ingredients: almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, chocolate chips and salt. 3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs (or chia eggs, if vegan). Add sweet potato, maple syrup, almond butter and vanilla. Stir to combine. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir until combined. 4. Coat an 8-by-8 baking pan with cooking spray. Spread batter evenly. Sprinkle with chocolate chips (optional). 5. Bake 20-25 minutes. Let cool and cut into even pieces. The brownies need to stay refrigerated for best results, especially if using the chia eggs.  April 2020 | Greenwich Lifestyle

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A LOOK AT ONE OF OUR FAVORITE SUSTAINABLE FASHION BRANDS

HOW ROTHY ’S G O T S TA R T E D 20

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SUSTAINABLE FASHION IS NOT JUST THE MATERIALS YOU USE, BUT THE SUPPLY CHAIN OF THE MATERIAL.

WHEN THINKING ABOUT POPULAR TRENDS OVER

the brand to get where they are today. In 2012, co-founders Roth

THE PAST FEW YEARS, THE WORDS “SUSTAIN-

Martin and Stephen “Hawthy” Hawthornewaite realized there was

ABLE FASHION” KEEP POPPING UP. But what does

a lack of stylish, comfortable flats for women. They also realized the

that really mean?

immense amount of waste in the footwear industry. Despite having

Sustainable fashion is not just the materials you use, but

very different backgrounds and no experience in fashion or retail, the

the supply chain of the material. Most sustainable materials

two of them set out to design a shoe that was stylish, comfortable,

are natural fibers like cotton, hemp, or linen. Sustainable

and most importantly had a sustainable design. They were dedicated

materials also include innovative fabrics, created by using

to designing a shoe with low-impact materials that was low-waste.

(or designing) cutting-edge technology. Sustainable fash-

Roth and Stephen spent years developing and perfecting the technol-

ion also means ditching cheap synthetics like nylon or

ogy that was later be used to turn plastic water bottles into a durable

spandex; which are made from chemicals and polymers

and practical shoe. Since the beginning, Rothy’s has been striving

and can take up to 200 years to decompose.

for zero waste. They combine the best of 3D knitting technology and

In 2016, the brand Rothy’s was born and immediately amassed a huge following. However, it took years from

handcrafted assembly to create their signature style and comfort. Visit www.rothys.com to learn more and shop their collection!

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RENOVATE & REFINE

HOW LIGHTING AFFECTS HUMANS MAKING A CASE FOR HUMAN CENTRIC LIGHTING

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HUMANS. Over the past few years, tons of research has

finance, medicine, entertainment, business and real estate.

come out on the positive effect human-centric lighting

Kevin Marra joined the Old Cove team in 2010. Marra’s

can have on our mood and productivity. Old Cove specializes in high-end motorized shades, automated lighting systems, fixtures and controls. Their design approach blends seamlessly with their client’s

construction knowledge and his business savvy got OCI off the ground and running successfully. We sat down with Old Cove to learn more about human centric lighting and why it’s so important.

interior design. Using the finest metals, fabrics + technology, they have options ranging from traditional to

HUMANCENTRIC LIGHTING- WHAT IS THAT?

contemporary. Their resume includes working with the

Human centric lighting helps replicate the body’s nat-

most influential architects, developers, lighting design-

ural response to light throughout the day. Our lighting

ers, interior designers, and general contractors.

design follows the suns natural progression. Before elec-

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tricity, there was sun and fire so our lighting system mimics what our bodies were programmed to use as light.


Lighting can have a huge impact on our moods and our system helps enhance and support those moods and feelings. Our lights are programmed to make you feel energized in the morning and calm you down at night. Human centric light involves Lutron lighting and custom shades that are designed to help you live an eco-friendly and healthy lifestyle. Overall you’ll notice a better quality of life. The lighting and shade system work together to save money on heating, cooling, and lighting! The lighting and shades are programmed to automatically adjust to what is going on outside. For example, the shades automatically go down to block sunlight which will help you save money on air conditioning.

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RENOVATE & REFINE (CONTINUED)

WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF DETERMINING THE RIGHT TYPE OF LIGHTING FOR A SPACE? We take a look at multiple factors when determining what a client needs. What is their lifestyle like? How can we fit our system in seamlessly with their decor? We take the time to coordinate with the the architect, contractor, and designer to help the client’s vision come to life. It’s a big component of a new house. HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN THIS INDUSTRY? We were first introduced to lighting control in 2012 and then quickly learned about the Lutron system. The Lutron system was built to work in a time when most things are meant to break so we immediately knew it was a good product. Our business helps clients simplify LED lighting using the Lutron system and custom shades to improve their quality of life. HAVE YOU SEEN THE IMPACT OF LIGHTING HAVE A POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE EFFECT ON YOUR WORK? Yes. We often bring our clients to the Lutron showroom in NYC where a 2 minute demo takes them through the difference between 0.1% to 100% light output. This mimics the light curve throughout a 24hr day.  At 0.1% you feel tired and ready to wind down from the day. As they start raising the lights, you start feeling more energized. HOW CAN OUR READERS E XPERIENCE THIS FOR THEMSELVES? Send us an email at contact@oldcovellc.com or call 212-6285300.  We are happy to schedule an appointment at the Lutron Showroom so you can see and experience this for yourself.  You will also have the opportunity to walk away with fabric samples for your next shade project! 26

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LOCALLY OWNED

SPRING WEDDING ST YLE MEGHAN ELIZABETH EVENTS AND MINDY BRIAR PHOTOGRAPHY GIVE US THE INSIDE SCOOP

ARTICLE BRYNN JOHN PHOTOGRAPHY MINDY BRIAR

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WEDDINGS ARE A DAY FILLED WITH

love story and takes a lifestyle approach to

LOVE, BEAUTIFUL DÉCOR, AND CEL-

wedding photography. Her goal is to make you

EBRATION. When it comes to planning

feel as comfortable as possible in front of the

an unforgettable wedding, it’s all in the

camera and to capture your authentic relation-

details. That’s why we teamed up with Meghan

ship between you and your partner.

of Meghan Elizabeth Events and Mindy of Mindy Briar Photography to set the scene for

GL: MEGHAN, CAN YOU TELL

an idyllic Provençal  wedding.    We sat down

US WHAT LED YOU TO BECOME

with Meghan and Mindy to learn a little more

A WEDDING PLANNER?

about how they create such a magical day!

MD: I started my career in magazine pub-

Meghan is the owner of Meghan Elizabeth

lishing at O, The Oprah Magazine and Brides

Events, a wedding and event planning

Magazine. I started as an intern at O and

company based in Fairfield, Connecticut.

fell in love with event planning at the very

She focuses on making sure clients have a

beginning of my career. I worked on every-

smooth wedding planning process and let

thing from 4,000 attendee reader events

her take on the hard stuff, making their day

to intimate client dinners. Even a couple of

less stressful and more memorable.

events with Oprah herself! After moving

Mindy is the driving force behind Mindy Briar

back to Connecticut and having my first

Photography. She has a true passion for a good

child, I wanted to continue doing events and CONTINUED >

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LOCALLY OWNED (CONTINUED)

work for myself so Meghan Elizabeth Events was born. This

inspiring way. I believe that every person has a special story to tell

year will be my fifth wedding season and I feel so fortunate

and it’s my goal to capture your authenticity through my camera

to work with such wonderful couples and their families to

lens. Another big passion of mine is landscape photography. You

bring their vision to life and celebrate their love.

can see a lot of my travels on my Etsy print shop which is a dreamy collection of modern landscape photography for your home.

GL: MINDY, HOW DID YOU BECOME A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER? MB: I have a degree in Interior Design (aka: a million Art

GL:  HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE CONCEPT OF THE SHOOT?

classes taken in college) and have a true passion for Art in all

MD: L’Escale already has a beautiful Provençal feeling to

forms. For as long as I can remember I would have a camera

work with. We wanted to bring in bright colors and play with

around my neck taking photos of my travels. A little over three

the vintage aesthetics to create a stunning spring table that

years ago I took the dive into shooting professionally and after

feels like it came right from a luxurious dinner party in France.

getting my feet wet in the wedding industry, I fell in love rather

Collaborating with talented vendors is key in bringing a

quickly. Sharing someones love story through heartfelt images

vision to life. Mindy and I worked together on the concept

is an honor and something that I am incredibly grateful to do!

but our work was elevated by our vendor team. Shari from Bespoke Designs and McArdles both took the inspiration

GL:  DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH MORE THAN WEDDINGS?

and helped us to take it to another level.

MB: I sure do! Whether it be a branding session in the busy

With every wedding I plan, I’m inspired by my couples aesthet-

city, a romantic couples session at sunset at your favorite beach,

ics and how their day looks when it comes to life. As a wedding

or family portraits on a perfect sunny day in the park. I’m here to

vendor, these types of shoots are a fun way to take all the ideas

celebrate YOU and capture your best moments in a lovely and

and inspiration and collaborate to create something gorgeous. CONTINUED >

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“ THIS IS WHAT BESPOKE MEANS: EVERY DETAIL OF THE WEDDING INVITATION SUITE HAS BEEN CUSTOM CREATED TO TELL THE STORY OF THIS UNIQUE CELEBRATION.”

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LOCALLY OWNED (CONTINUED) GL: SHARI, CAN YOU TELL ME HOW BESPOKE DESIGNS WORKS ALL OF THE VENDORS TO CREATE THE INVITATIONS? SL: Event planners have learned that the creative team at Bespoke are serious about bringing their event vision to life. Meghan gave us the detailed event concept board so we could clearly pick up the mood and feel of the pinks and the blues. Caitlin Clonan, Creative Director at McCardles  let us know exactly which flowers she would be using. From there, we had our calligrapher create a new, custom lettering style that we letter pressed on the invitations, and then hand lettered on the envelopes. The flowers have been drawn and colored for the liner. And the gorgeous blue delphiniums have been printed on the outer wrap. Continuing from there, we created a custom wax seal of the same species of rose, and wrapped it with a hand dyed silk ribbon of the same pale rose petal color. This is what Bespoke means: every detail of the wedding invitation suite has been custom created to tell the story of this unique celebration.

+ Planner - Meghan Elizabeth Events - meghanelizabethevents.com + Photographer - Mindy Briar Photography - mindybriar.com + Venue - L’Escale/The Delamar Greenwich - lescalerestaurant.com, delamar.com + Florist - McArdle’s Florist and Garden - mcardles.com + Stationery - Bespoke Designs - bespokedesigns.com + Vintage Rentals - Borrowed Vintage Style - borrowedvintagestyle.com + Rentals - Smith Party Rentals -  smithpartyrentals.com + Bride’s Attire - Katie Fong Collection - katiefong.com + Groom’s Attire - Suit Supply Greenwich - suitsupply.com + Hair - Style by Allyssa - stylesbyallyssa.com + Makeup -  Beauty by Chelsea Day -  beautybychelseadae.com + Jewelry - Manfredi Jewels - manfredijewels.com + Cake - Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes - sweetlisas.com + Models - Kaitlyn Tarpey and Salvatore Borea 32

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