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BEST OF THE GOLD COAST The past few months have challenged our local businesses in unprecedented ways. As we slowly return to normal, we are thrilled to celebrate your top picks for where to dine, primp, shop and play, in this, our annual Best of the Gold Coast issue. We hope to see you out and about soon.

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BEST OF GREENWICH Want to know who garnered the most votes in our town? We present the tops in your backyard, and some winners share their tips and thoughts.

departments 14 EDITOR’S LETTER 19 STATUS REPORT BUZZ We’ve all had a lot of family time recently, so we thought we’d offer up some helpful hints for keeping partnerships strong and handling conflict. SHOP Little luxuries from local boutiques DO Zoom calls are

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h, 2020, you’ve been quite the year so far. You’ve taken us on one hell of an emotional roller coaster. But amidst the fear, sadness, frustration, anger and anxiety there have been some bright spots. In many ways you have strengthened our friendships, families and communities, as well as our resolve to work together to bring about real and meaningful change. We’ve seen peaceful rallies of all ages and races, and we’ve seen communities come together to help those impacted by COVID-19. Yes, we have been challenged; but it is the amazing number of us who have responded to those challenges that should give us hope. This is our annual Best Of issue. And as you can imagine, there was quite a bit of discussion around how to handle it, if at all. But it is clear that our local restaurants, shops, salons and service providers need us now more than ever. So we figured there was no better time to celebrate and promote those who make our way of life here as vibrant as it is. We sincerely hope that all of our winners weather the storm and are still open for business by the time this

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issue is in your hands. We’ve done our best to update the information as it became available. As I write this letter, Connecticut is entering Phase 2 of our reopening. If you’re like me, this reopening thing produces a whole new wave of anxiety. What can we do? What can’t we do? What shouldn’t we do? What’s the new normal? (And, yes, I hate that term now too.) I suppose we return to as much of a regular life as possible. One action we most certainly can take is to make the conscious choice to dine and shop locally—with an abundance of caution, of course—to support those who have been so financially devastated. In the coming months, we will also encourage conversations about how to bridge the racial divide—bringing you resources to engage your children and support diverse businesses as well as explore how we as a community can do better. For now, all of us here at Moffly wish you a peaceful, safe and very happy summer.

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How can we keep our partnerships strong during such an unprecedented time? Always prioritize and protect the loving bond that exists between you. Your relationship is like a living, breathing “organism” that needs to be fed and preserved. What brings a couple together is the love they have for each other, and it needs to be ever present in all interactions.

This loving connection should never be overshadowed by a specific situation. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a voice to speak up and work through conflicts, however. It is important to be aware that when the need to “be right” or “win” an argument becomes paramount, the “fight” (without mindfulness) can take over and inadvertently do damage to the safety of the connection. The sanctity of the relationship needs to always stay top of mind in order to keep the integrity of the bond intact.

How do you address these conflicts while keeping the peace at home? Focus on building on the positive by starting from a place of giving the other person the benefit of the doubt. What your partner wants/ needs matters, too. The more time we spend together the more chances there are to rub one another the wrong way. Often those exchanges can feel threatening and trigger fight or flight overreactions, and the focus of the problem becomes whose fault it is, who’s right or wrong, who’s not listening, etc.

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elationships can be tough. Especially now. Many of us have been quarantined for months with our partners, which has brought on new and previously unheard of challenges. Here, we FAMILY MEMBERS ACCUSTOMED TO HAVING examine where couples are THEIR INDIVIDUAL ROUTINES ARE SPENDING struggling and seek to find ALMOST EVERY MOMENT TOGETHER, ways to make this new way A SITUATION THAT COULD TEST EVEN THE of life work. Marion Green, STRONGEST OF RELATIONSHIPS by liz barron Stamford-based licensed marriage and family therapist, weighs in with her take.

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But what about when conflicts arise?

What’s the best approach to make sure my side is being heard? Take a deep breath and notice the negative dynamic cycle that inadvertently gets fed into what fuels the escalation. Put the need to argue aside and brainstorm ideas to come up with solutions that could work for both of you. Replace any resistance to the other’s point of view with sincere curiosity, so the conversation can focus on gratifying collaboration and compromise instead of getting caught up in the tug of war.

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Sometimes couples fight about the same thing without a resolution. Why? In order to have a successful exchange, both sides need to be heard and considered. Couples who are having the same fight over and over again are only focused on being heard and understood and are typically not particularly interested in understanding and considering the other’s point of view. Fights only occur when each party stays stuck in their perspective, creating an impasse with no room for compromise or resolution.

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How can we break that cycle? Take turns sharing and actively listening with the intent to understand the other’s thoughts and feelings. Our brains can only be in the sharing mode or the receptive mode at any given time.So in order to receive someone else, we need to put our needs to share aside for the moment and become openly curious and receptive to your partner’s point of view. Only then can we hold both messages side by side in our awareness and consider an outcome that takes both perspectives into account.


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NO EXCUSES Recognize ahead of time where you could be likely to make excuses for yourself, because it’s something we all do. Find the best time of day to schedule exercise and make it a daily priority so that it becomes part of your routine. And if you fall short, don’t beat yourself up; just start again tomorrow. Some exercise is always better than nothing.

CREATE SPACE Choose a place in your home and designate it as your personal fitness zone. It can even be your basement or garage. As long as you have a place to go and comfortably move, you’re more likely to go back to the same place each day.

VISUALIZING HELPS Using visualization before you even start moving can be helpful with motivation. Think about yourself exercising daily and the benefits you’re looking to achieve. If you see yourself as successful, the chances of it happening are greater.

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Guttuso’s favorite workout is a HIIT(high-intensity interval training) format. This type of training includes cardio and strength training, requires little to no equipment and can be performed at any fitness level. It is a fun and effective format that burns calories even after your workout is over. Whatever form of exercise appeals to you, Guttuso reminds us to strive for progress, not perfection, and to “pick up a weight, drink enough water and just keep moving.”

AT HOME Eight rounds of each exercise, 20 seconds of an all-out effort, 10 seconds rest Jump rope

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yms may have just opened up again (with restrictions, of course), but that doesn’t mean working out at home has to stop. Here, we checked in with Martha Guttuso, a certified personal trainer, who has been leading online classes for those looking for a major sweat fest while in quarantine. “Just bring your body,” she says. “Your mind will follow.” Here’s what Guttuso suggests in order to get the most out of that at-home workout session.


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HEAD WEST I decided to include my children in the game of ISRU redecorating. (It’s not like they were doing their online classes anyway.) We started with the backyard, now known as “Big Sky Country.” In California we can’t build a backyard campfire, but it turns out you can pretend as long as

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you have a metal container, some briquets and lighter fluid. Since I’ve been great about throwing out things that don’t give me joy, I had to use a high-thread-count Sferra sheet to create our tent. Now we can roast s’mores and camp out anytime. Bringing furniture that belongs indoors outside is a thrill, even for grown-ups. So, if you’ve got the stomach for it, take your best chairs by the fire and enjoy a fancy s’mores party.

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NEW YORK STATE OF MIND The lights may be out on Broadway, but performances haven't gone dark. The magic of New York and live performances are coming directly to our homes. We've been watching Jason Robert Brown and his band recreate their SubCulture show for Facebook Live. Stephen

Sondheim's 90th Birthday show "Take Me to the World" is on YouTube. It's extraordinary not just for the talent, but for the sneak peek into performers’ homes. Sutton Foster turned her closet into a performing studio and stage by, yup you guessed it, hanging white sheets. I've never felt so strongly that we’re genuinely all in this together.

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HITTING THE BOTTLE (IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK) As a little girl, one of my favorite TV shows was I Dream of Jeannie. She lived in a perfume bottle filled with silk pillows. Jeannie was better than any Kardashian. She was the boss of Captain Nelson in her flowy pants, miniature top and iconic blonde ponytail. Magic was just a side-note for this original girl boss. I would spend hours playing Jeannie by hanging a sheet (there’s that sheet again) over the clothing line and hauling every single accent pillow we owned into the backyard. Today my closet is the perfect perfume bottle. Since the only clothes I need for the foreseeable future are a pile of sweats and a rotating selection of cozy tops, I relegated the sequins, leather and stilettos to a dark corner for the “future times.” There’s now plenty of room for an inflatable mattress and piles of pillows. When Momma needs some me-time, I grab a book and lantern and head into my “bottle.”

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Another creative use for the good old white sheet is a cheap and cheesy movie screen. Who needs a living room when you can have a twenty-four-hour food-and-booze-and-dogs-allowed movie theatre? MacGyver yourself a projector using an old shoebox, magnifying glass, smartphone and a paper clip. Better yet, have the kids figure it out and call it science class.


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f you can afford to retire at thirty-five, you can probably do whatever you want as a second act. Which is what Scott Gilbert did four years ago when he opened Blackbridge Motors, a high-end auto repair and restoration shop in a former warehouse in South Norwalk. The New Canaan resident spent ten years at Goldman Sachs in Manhattan before leaving in 2016. “I left to do this,” says Gilbert, thirty-nine. “It wasn’t an afterthought. That job involved a lot of computer work and thinking, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But there’s a different level of satisfaction that

comes from working with your hands and building something.” Growing up outside of Philadelphia, Gilbert tinkered with cars as a teenager. “I liked the freedom a car gave me,” he says. “But I also liked the

complexity around it as a machine. I always gravitated toward cars, for reasons that I probably can’t really explain to this day.” That passion led him to start up Blackbridge Motors. (“Black” connotes the seriousness of

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the work, “bridge” the link between old school aesthetics and new world technology and engineering.) His business model was simple enough: Identify a need, then find a way to satisfy it. Fairfield County is high-octane automobile country, with enough car fanciers and collectors— in Greenwich especially—to support an enterprise devoted to repairing and restoring them. Gilbert has sponsored events for Caffeine & Carburetors, the gathering of auto enthusiasts that meets six times each year at Zumbach’s in New Canaan. “You get a sense of scale when you go to one of these shows,” he

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Scott Gilbert opened Blackbridge Motors four years ago in South Norwalk.


says. “New Canaan is a relatively small town but the turnout is exceptional. The cars are a very important part of a lot of people’s lives.” Gilbert has called the service Blackbridge Motors provides “an expensive ticket,” and that’s an understatement. Labor—for jobs ranging from brake repair and belt replacement to ground-up rebuilds and restorations— runs $150 an hour, with full restoration projects requiring as many 3,000 hours. “It takes that,” he notes. “We take classic and vintage automobiles and make them modern. Our tag line is ‘Build Better Machines.’ It’s not just fixing cars—it’s re-engineering them.” Basically, what Gilbert’s crew does is restore or re-create classic shells around completely modern, technologically sophisticated and reliable systems, including new engines and electronics. If a part can’t be found in the global marketplace, the crew makes it. “The DNA of these cars is authentic—it’s just upgraded,” he insists. “You get the car you love to look at without sacrificing anything. That, I think, is what resonates with our customers.” Out in the cavernous, 12,000-square-foot main workspace, flags from the foreign countries of origin for many of the cars hang from the rafters. Some dozen and a half vehicles sit parked in various stages of completion. Among them are a 1951 French-made Simca convertible, a French-made automobile, for a collector in Weston; a two-tone 1961 Nash Metropolitan; a rare

Blackbridge can totally restore or recreate classic shells around completely modern technology.

1974 2002 Turbo (only 1600 were produced); and several British-made Land Rover Defenders, one stripped to its bare frame. Four years ago, Blackbridge Motors occupied just 2,500 square feet of the warehouse. Today, total rented space is

approaching 25,000 square feet. And from a couple of mechanics, including Gilbert himself, the team of highly experienced and vetted employees numbers twenty, including two whose only job is reupholstery. And then there are the classics he himself owns and drives.

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Scott lives with his wife, Noel, and their two young children with his vintage family of cars: a Land Rover Defender, a 1952 Chevy pickup truck with 600 horsepower and a 2015 Chevy pickup truck, a 1952 Daimler SP250 sports car and a 1987 Porsche 911.


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You’re not required to have an account to attend meetings, but creating a personal account allows you to manage call settings easier and host meetings. Under the free Zoom plan, you can host an unlimited number of meetings per month for up to 100 attendees for forty minutes per meeting. Pro Zoom is the next step— a $14.99 monthly plan that allows meeting durations

learned ways to crash meetings. You can generate a password to protect your meetings from “Zoombombers.” When you send or receive an invitation, cut and paste the link and password into the Notes section of your calendar so that when the meeting time arrives, you can just click directly onto the link. You can also use account settings to notify you when you have an upcoming call. Under the free plan

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DON’T WALK AROUND Walking with a laptop or phone in hand can make other participants downright dizzy. Try to take your Zoom call from a stationary location, and don’t move around holding your phone/laptop during the call.

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FOLLOW ALONG If you’re on a large call and can’t keep track of what someone is saying, go to “Settings” and click on “Accessibility” and enable “Subtitles” so you can hear and read what’s being said.

BE WHERE YOU WANT TO BE Zoom provides several built-in virtual background screens (like the Golden Gate Bridge or blades of grass) as a great tool to hide a messy or less-than-ideal background. You can also use a photograph you’ve downloaded or just do a simple Google image search. You can upload as many backgrounds as you want and change them based on the tone of your meeting. My backgrounds range from the motel lobby of the TV show Schitt’s Creek to the hallway from The Shining to a line of curated wallpaper backdrops Phillip

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The right products can make all the difference in extending the life of your color. Melanie is a fan of Shu Uemura Art of Hair products. The company offers a wide range of shampoos, conditioners, leave-in styling products and masques for every hair need. Try one of the gift sets of shampoo and conditioner for under $50. The hair masques are a great way to extend color, and the reviving hair balms can either counteract brassy tones or add warmth. Available at sephora.com and shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com.

A good pair of professional scissors can cost hundreds of dollars, but for home haircutting Melanie suggests the Professional Hairdresser Scissors Barber Shear Set for under $30. This kit comes in a handy case and includes shears, a comb and hair clip. cozzoo.com and dianebeautysupply.ca

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s summer heats up and you yearn to escape the surreal season of Covid-19, perhaps it’s time to consider buying a vacation home —here, in Connecticut. Fun fact: Many Fairfield County residents are purchasing second homes in the Nutmeg state, sometimes in their very own town. “If I were to buy a summer house, now would be the time to do it. Interest rates are as low as they’ve ever been, and housing prices—particularly on a summer home on the Fairfield beach and the Westport beach—are very affordable right now,” says Ryan Raveis, co-president of William Raveis Inc. Beware, though. Inventory is going fast; you might need to elbow your way through a line of New Yorkers at a showing, cash in hand. “The Connecticut shoreline is seeing a lot, a lot, a lot of activity,” Raveis says. “For both buying and

for rentals, we are having lines at the door twenty people deep.” There are two main reasons to buy a vacation home, either because it’s in a place you know and love or to rent it out as an investment, says Raveis. Both apply now, and they need not be exclusive. People tend to rent in a vacation area before they buy, all the better to get to know it. If you live in Fairfield County, you already know Connecticut. You know about our parks and woods, our beaches and boating, our golf and shopping—in short, many of the things you seek out on vacation. And everything in our state falls within a three-hour drive, which experts say is the ideal maximum drive time to reach a summer vacation home. An added bonus: That proximity also means you’re close enough to check on the property if trouble arises, and it can be a lifesaver if disaster strikes and you need to get home. “If I love a little bit of space, lawn, privacy and community, Connecticut becomes very appealing. And if I love the shoreline…I have a couple of friends who have beach houses on Fairfield Beach and live no further than ten miles away. They use it as an escape,” says Raveis. Thousands of New Yorkers came to Connecticut back in March in search of a spacious place to hunker down during

the pandemic. Many landed in Connecticut-shoreline properties normally not inhabited until summertime. They worked from home, played outside and, as the weather warmed, so too did their appreciation for our little state and its coastline. Says Raveis, “There were people willing to spend $25,000 to $30,000 a month for a 3,000-square-foot house in a town like Fairfield.” Many of those same renters stayed put. Gov. Ned Lamont reported in May that phones were “ringing off the hook” from New Yorkers interested in moving to Connecticut. He said they realized that telecommuting to their New York job did not have to happen from a home in New York City.

These potential buyers are not meandering through twenty open houses before making a decision. Says Raveis, they do their homework online, research virtual open houses and narrow their visits to five or six properties. And when they show up, they act. During the pandemic, mortgage rates fell to the lowest on record, according to mortgage corporation Freddie Mac. Mortgages are still hovering around 3.25 percent. While the stock market may rise and fall like a summertime roller coaster, real estate is holding steady. Says Raveis, a summer vacation home nearby could be “a great way to diversify your assets and protect your nest egg.” G

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FOOD+ DRINK

Local restaurants and bars for deliciously good times

TACO DADDY

WINNER OF NEW RESTAURANT

When life is just too serious, there’s a place you can go to decompress: Taco Daddy. It’s a fun and welcoming vibe, and you’ll feel like you’re with friends from the get-go. The menu turns tacos on their head, with new twists (like red curry duck or chicken bolognese) as well as burgers, bowls and small bites. Leave room for creative cocktails and sweet treats, too.

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RESTAURANTS Best Service Table 104 299 Long Ridge Rd., Stamford, 203-388-8898; table104stamford.com Creative Menu The Whelk 575 Riverside Ave., Westport, 203-557-0902; thewhelkwestport.com

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Hotel Restaurant Artisan Southport 275 Old Post Rd., Southport, 203-307-4222; artisansouthport.com New Restaurant Taco Daddy 121 Towne St., Stamford, 203-541-5770; tacodaddystamford.com Outdoor Dining Prime Restaurant 78 Southfield Ave., Stamford, 203-817-0700; restaurantprime.com Special Occasion/Date Night Tavern at GrayBarns 194 Perry Ave., Norwalk, 203-580-1900 tavernatgraybarns.com

REGIONAL SPECIALTIES

Indian Coromandel Cuisine of India 68 Broad St., Stamford, 203-964-1010  |  25 Old Kings Hwy. N., Darien, 203-662-1213;   see all locations at coromandelcuisine.com

American Flipside Burgers & Bar 1125 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-292-8233; flipsiderestaurant.com

Italian Café Silvium 371 Shippan Ave., Stamford, 203-324-1651; cafesilviumct.com

Asian Fusion Mecha Noodle Bar 151 Bedford St., Stamford, 203-801-7577  |  116 Washington St., S. Norwalk, 203-2958718  |  1215 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-292-8222; mechanoodlebar.com

Japanese Sakura 680 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-222-0802; sakurarestaurant.com

Chinese The Little Kitchen of Westport 423 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-454-5540; littlekitchenwestport.com

Latin American + Mexican Bodega Taco Bar 980 Post Rd., Darien, 203-655-8500   |  1700 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-292-9590; bodegatacobar.com

French Chez Vous Bistro 188 Bedford St., Stamford, 203-504-8770; chezvousbistro.com

Mediterranean Mediterraneo 366 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-629-4747  |  353 Main Ave., Norwalk, 203-229-0000; zhospitalitygroup.com

Greek Kouzina Taverna 223 Main St., Stamford, 203-588-0110; kouzinataverna.com

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3 creative twists on the All-American burger from Flipside, winner of best American food.

1 MAC ’ N’ CHEESE BURGER Can’t decide how to satisfy a big hunger? This favorite combines two American favorites: a burger and mac ’n’ cheese. Flipside adds bacon and fresh pico to this grilled six-ounce ground sirloin.

2 CHIP & DIP BURGER Everything is right with Flipside Burgers & Bar’s layering of Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, potato chips and French onion dip with your burger (or grilled chicken if you prefer). This hearty choice has lots of flavor.

3 GOAT BURGER Here’s a great twist on a cheeseburger—it’s goat cheese with sundried tomatoes, caramelized onions, balsamic glaze and honey. Just add french fries or onion rings and a cold beer for a filling meal.


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READERS’ PICKS The Whelk’s Kohlrabi and radish with trout roe and brown butter

THE WHELK WINNER OF CREATIVE MENU

“The Whelk is coastal Connecticut cuisine. A mixture of locally sourced seafood, meats and vegetables that are on-trend and seasonally inspired.” BILL TAIBE, executive chef and owner

WHO’S HUNGRY? EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT SURE WHAT’S FOR DINNER, YOU’RE IN LUCK. LOCAL RESTAURANTS HAVE PLENTY OF CREATIVE DISHES YOU’VE NEVER TASTED BEFORE AS WELL AS NEW TWISTS ON YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITES.

BODEGA TACO BAR WINNER OF BEST LATIN AMERICAN + MEXICAN CUISINE

“Bodega is open for curbside pickup and patio dining in Fairfield and Darien serving freshly made tacos, guac, sides and hand-crafted Margaritas. Additionally, the truck is out and about, serving fresh food from our Guac on the Block menu.” Tacos, chips with guacamole and salsa and plenty of other fresh-made options from Bodega.

MARIO FONTANA, owner

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here may be nothing more relaxing than enjoying freshly prepared spicy tuna rolls or a medium-rare boneless ribeye with a glass of wine—all with a water view. It was worth the wait to get the all clear. Meanwhile, Prime Restaurant had served up dishes to go with online ordering, making it easy to pick up your food curbside. Be sure to take a long, lingering look at the views and feel that breeze off the water as you enjoy a expertly prepared meal that will transport you from the everyday.

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MEDITERRANEO WINNER OF BEST MEDITERRANEAN FOOD

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eafood— grilled, tossed in salads, topped with sauce, paired with spinach, in soup—is the heart of Mediterraneo. You see it in every part of the restaurant, with its dark glossy wood and deep sea blue wall color and dots of lights like stars in an evening sky. On the menu, of course, there are plenty of options, but Mediterranean food is at its best with mussels, octopus, fish and other fresh catches from the sea—just add rice, broth or a bed of greens and present it elegantly. Be sure to try dessert.


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Spanish Valencia Luncheria 164 Main St., Norwalk, 203-846-8009; valencialuncheria.com

Frozen Yogurt 16 Handles 219 Bedford St., Stamford, 203-817-0707  |  1300 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-292-9841; 16handles.com

Thai Rainbow Thai 5 Bridge Sq., Westport, 203-557-9000; rainbowthaict.com

Ribs/Barbecue Walrus Alley 90 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-333-2733; walrusalley.com

Hamburgers Shake Shack 1340 Post Rd., Darien, 203-614-1411   |  1849 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-682-6570; shakeshack.com

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Pizza Letizia’s Pizza 666 Main Ave., Norwalk, 203-847-6022; letiziaspizza.com

Bagels Liz Sue Bagels 63 High Ridge Rd., Stamford, 203-323-4611   |  120 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk, 203-849-1322; lizsuebagelsinc.com Breakfast Food Elm Street Diner 463 Elm St., Stamford, 203-325-1141; elmstreetdiner.com

Seafood The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood 89 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, 203-866-4488; rowaytonseafood.com

Hot Dogs Super Duper Weenie 306 Black Rock Tpk., Fairfield, 203-334-3647; superduperweenie.com

Steak The Capital Grille 230 Tresser Blvd., Stamford, 203-967-0000; thecapitalgrille.com

Ice Cream/Gelato Milkcraft 1215 Post Rd., Fairfield, 475-888-9091; milkcraftca.com

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GOLDEN ADVICE

Elm Street Diner, winner of best breakfast food, on breaking traditions.

1 STRAWBERRY FIELDS Open for takeout, an Elm Street Diner breakfast is worth getting up early for. They do it big. Take, for example, Greek Yogurt French Toast with granola, honey and a field of fresh berries.

Sushi OKO 6 Wilton Rd., Westport, 203-557-8404; okokitchen.com

2 WHO’S CHICKEN? Here’s an eye-opener: Jumbo pieces of fried chicken stacked atop French toast with cinnamon and sugar, ready to be doused with Vermont maple syrup.

THE RESTAURANT WINNER OF BEST SEAFOOD

“We can’t wait for our guests to try the amazing seafood we are preparing for our summer menu. One of my favorite appetizers is the Charred Octopus. One bite and it transports you to seaside dining. A chilled Rosé is the perfect complement.”

3 LET’S MAKE WAFFLES New on the summer menu: charred octopus with white beans, chorizo,. charred pepper sauce and chive oil

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GOLDEN ADVICE

Give your favorite juices from Green & Tonic the boozy home treatment.

Tapas Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar 222 Summer St., Stamford, 203-348-4800  |  515 West Ave., Norwalk, 203-854-5600  |  4180 Black Rock Tpk., Fairfield, 203-255-0800; barcelonawinebar.com

Deli Gaetano’s Deli 1713 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-955-1852; gaetanosdelis.com

CASUAL SPOTS Brunch + Café/Bistro Terrain Garden Cafe 561 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-226-2732; shopterrain.com Coffee Shop Lorca 125 Bedford St., Stamford, 203-504-2847; lorcacoffeebar.com

Diner Orem’s Diner 167 Danbury Rd., Wilton, 203-762-7370; oremsdiner.com

Juice Bar Green & Tonic 7 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, 203-869-1376  |  85 Railroad Ave., Greenwich, 203-622-1479  |  1098 Post Rd., Darien, 203-656-1036  |  5 Burtis Ave., New Canaan, 203-920-1395 | 17 Jesup Rd., Westport, 203-557-6392; greenandtonic.com

Family-Friendly Restaurant Chips Family Restaurant 525 Tunxis Hill Cut Off, Fairfield, 203-332-3370  |  see all locations at chipsrestaurants.com

Lunch Spot Valencia Luncheria 164 Main St., Norwalk, 203-846-8009; valencialuncheria.com

Food Truck The Tasty Yolk 1916 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-726-6520  |  999 Brookside Dr., Fairfield, 203-5269745  |  storefront, 2992 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, 203-545-9311; thetastyyolk.com

Vegetarian The Lime Restaurant 168 Main St., Norwalk, 203-846-9240; limerestaurant.com

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Salads, bowls, wraps and more are for pick up or delivery—but also check out the bottled juices to stock up at home. Jungle Juice is made of delicious greens—and G&T suggests adding some white rum, coconut water, jalapeño and a bit of cucumber.

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ORANGE Take your Tumeric Tonic straight— or try G&T’s recipe: adding white rum and seltzer water. Pour over ice and use an orange slice as a garnish for your cocktail.

3 PINK This starts with tequila, then adds in G&T’s Melon cooler, lime juice, agave, sea salt and mint freshly picked from the home garden. Recipes at greenandtonic.com.

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ere’s the great thing about The Tasty Yolk: You can pick up food from the truck or from the Fairfield location. Head to its website to choose and you’ll see the specials offered for each. Here, for example, are the made-in-shop buttermilk pancakes with wild berry sauce, citrus mascarpone, crumbled bacon and Vermont maple syrup (ask for The Berry Tasty). On the run, try an egg sandwich, like The Banker—brisket, two eggs, spicy aioli and Swiss. Be sure to grab a few napkins, too.

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MARKETS + MORE

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Bakery + Cupcakes + Desserts DiMare Pastry Shop 1245 East Putnam Ave., Riverside, 203-637-4781  |  12 Largo Dr. S., Stamford, 203-967-2253; dimarepastry.com Butcher Shop + Liquor Store + Wine Shop Stew Leonard’s 100 Westport Ave., Norwalk, 203-847-7214; stewleonards.com Candy Store Saugatuck Sweets 575 Riverside Ave., Westport, 203-642-4615  |  28 Reef Rd., Fairfield, 203-292-8550 Caterer Marcia Selden Catering & Events 65 Research Dr., Stamford, 203-353-8000; marciaselden.com Chocolate Shop Le Rouge Chocolates by Aarti 190 Main St., Westport, 203-293-6106; lerougebyaarti.com Fish Market Superior Seafood 999 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-557-0844; westportsuperiorseafood.com Gourmet Grocery Palmer’s Market 264 Heights Rd., Darien, 203-655-2077; palmersdarien.com Gourmet To-Go The Pantry 1580 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-259-0400; thepantry.net

MARCIA SELDEN

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Health Food The Organic Market 285 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-227-9007; organicmarketct.com

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF MARCIA SELDEN CATERING & EVENT PLANNING

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Personal Chef Services A Dash of Salt 971 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-354-8174; adashofsaltcatering.com

BAR BOASTS Beer Selection + Sports Bar/ Big Game Day The Blind Rhino 15 N. Main St., Norwalk, 203-956-7243 |3425 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, 203-362-5001; theblindrhino.com Girls’ Night Out Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar 222 Summer St., Stamford, 203-348-4800  |  515 West Ave., Norwalk, 203-854-5600  |  4180 Black Rock Tpk., Fairfield, 203-255-0800; barcelonawinebar.com

Happy Hour Troupe429 3 Wall St., Norwalk; troupe429.com

Pub Tigín Irish Pub 175 Bedford St., Stamford, 203-353-8444; tiginirishpub.com

Margaritas + Restaurant Bar bartaco 222 Summer St., Stamford, 203-323-8226  |  20 Wilton Rd., Westport, 203-222-8226; bartaco.com

Singles Scene (Under 35) Sign of the Whale 6 Harbor Point Rd., Stamford, 203-883-8282; signofthewhalect.com

Martinis Washington Prime 141 Washington St., Norwalk, 203-857-1314  washingtonprimect.com

Singles Scene (Over 35) The Gray Goose Cafe 246 Old Post Rd., Southport, 203-292-8779; thegraygoosecafe.com

Microbrewery Half Full Brewery 43 Homestead Ave., Stamford, 203-658-3631; halffullbrewery.com

Wine List The Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s 2748 Boston Post Rd., Darien, 203-325-9979; watersedgeatgiovannis.com

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Two picks from Half Full Brewery, winner of best microbrewery, for summer.

1 RISE & GRIND Half Full Brewery paired up with Rise Nitro RISE Brewing Co. to serve up this new and unique beverage brewed with organic coffee and malt. It has 90 mg of caffeine for blastoff in cans to go (available for delivery).

Outdoor Bar Prime Restaurant 78 Southfield Ave., Stamford, 203-817-0700; restaurantprime.com

WASHINGTON PRIME WINNER OF BEST MARTINIS

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hen it comes to high summer, everyone just wants to chill out. Take the slow lane and sip your favorite martini— possibly the coolest drink ever—at Washington Prime. This is the kind of place to linger outdoors on a nice day, where you can people watch, enjoy a meal—maybe starting with Pt. Judith Calamari, followed by Shrimp Scampi, Mahi Mahi, or a Prime Filet Mignon with charred asparagus. All of the options at this upscale restaurant are winners. Just don’t skip the martinis.

Cucumber Basil Martini with Tito’s vodka

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2 STAM VEGAS Welcome to Fabulous Stam Vegas. The sour IPA, in collaboration with Lock City Brewing, is a hazy, juicy beer with tropical fruit and lemon flavors—sweet and snappy, just like its namesake.


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Dress the part, live the part, love the part: fashion, home, weddings

left: Tom Ford charcoal gray striped wool and silk peak lapel suit with silver cottonand-silk dress shirt and silver tie; plus, Tom Ford Eyewear black polarized sunglasses middle: Salvatore Ferragamo leather shoes right: Kiton floral sleeveless sheath dress and silk-blend floral jacket

MITCHELLS/RICHARDS

WINNER OF GALA BLACK TIE ATTIRE + MEN’S FASHION + MEN’S SHOES

Part of feeling your best is looking your best. The fashion-savvy pros at Mitchells and Richards help keep Fairfield County in the world’s best designer styles, from head to toe. Feel good in your clothes, with great cuts and luxurious fabrics, knowing you’re making the best impression, from business meetings to date night. greenwichmag.com

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hether making an impression at a meeting, soaking up the sun at home or cheering the newlyweds, you have plenty of stylish options to prep your closet and home. Be your true self, live fully and celebrate love beautifully.

MARILYNN LIPTON BLOTNER co-owner

SOLEIL TOILE WINNER OF BEST LINGERIE + SWIMWEAR

FASHION Accessories + Jeans + Teen Fashion Apricot Lane 1499 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-292-9888; apricotlaneboutique.com Children’s Clothes Groove 420 Post Rd. W., Westport, 203-557-8111 |  115 Elm St., New Canaan, 203-920-1700; shopgroove.net

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Cocktail Attire Katie Fong 60 Lewis St., Greenwich, 203-717-1660; katiefong.com Consignment Roundabout 48 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, 203-552-0787  |  606 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-227-4334; roundaboutcouture.com Department Store + Women’s Fashion Saks Fifth Avenue The Collective, 200 Greenwich Ave.  |  The Vault, 205 Greenwich Ave., 203-862-5300  |  Saks Greenwich Shoe, 20 E. Elm St., Greenwich; saksfifthavenue.com

JEWELRY

Designer Boutique B Chic 78 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton, 203-210-7037

Anniversary & Special Occasion Jewelry Henry C. Reid 1591 Post Road, Fairfield, 203-255-0447; hcreidjewelers.com

Eyewear Warby Parker 344 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-433-7701 |   The SoNo Collection, 100 N. Water St., South Norwalk, 203-648-9689; warbyparker.com

Designer Jewelry Lux Bond & Green 136 Main St., Westport, 203-227-1300; lbgreen.com Estate Jewelry Peter Suchy 1137 High Ridge Rd., Stamford, 203-327-0024; petersuchyjewelers.com

Gala Black Tie Attire + Men’s Fashion + Men’s Shoes Mitchells/Richards 359 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-622-0551  670 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-227-5165; shop.mitchellstores.com

Everyday Jewelry Apricot Lane 1499 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-292-9888; apricotlaneboutique.com

Lingerie + Swimwear Soleil Toile 44 Elm St., New Canaan, 203-966-2887  |  14 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-454-8688; soleiltoile.com

Fine Jewelry Betteridge 239 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-869-0124; betteridge.com

Women’s Shoes Nordstrom The SoNo Collection, 100 N. Water St., South Norwalk, 203-642-2634; shop.nordstrom.com

Local Jewelry Boutique R. Hollander Master Goldsmith 154 Bedford St., Stamford, 203-363-2200; ringart.com

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“This summer is all about easy pieces, covers in which you can lounge at the beach or relax at home. We are excited to now have an e-commerce site where you can shop from home and even call our associates for advice.”


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MANFREDI JEWELS WINNER OF BEST MEN’S + WOMEN’S WATCHES

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ith its iconic yellow awning, Manfredi Jewels has long been a go-to for gorgeous arm candy. We asked manager Robert Weintraub what’s hot in the watch world for both the ladies and gents. “For men, steel sport watches continue to be in demand as well as modern recreations of classic iconic watches from the 1960s and 70s,” he says. “The Chronomaster El Primero A384 Revival by Zenith is a faithful reproduction of the very first Zenith watch from 1969 to feature the El Primero high-frequency automatic chronograph caliber. And The Laureato by GirrardPerregaux has a history dating back to 1975. Its timeless design appeals to today’s current tastes for an elegant sport watch with an integrated bracelet. It is available in many dial colors and sizes.” And for the ladies? “The Serpenti Seduttori by Bulgari is a fantastic new addition to its line,” says Robert. “It combines the iconic Serpenti shape with a chic link bracelet that not only looks great, but is one of the most comfortable watch bracelets on the market today. It’s available in steel, steel/rose gold, rose gold, yellow gold, both with and without diamonds.” He also points out another hot newcomer, the Marine Dame by Breguet. “This stainless steel version of the watch features a marble blue lacquer dial that is made using a unique process that creates a one-of-a-kind image on each watch dial.”


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READERS’ PICKS A 2.51 carat emerald cut in a special-blend rose gold engagement ring hand-forged in shop in Fairfield.

HENRY C. REID & SON JEWELERS WINNER OF BEST ANNIVERSARY & SPECIAL OCCASION JEWELRY

“We’re thrilled to be honored by the readers for a Best of the Gold Coast. During these unprecedented times, we’re very grateful to our customers who continue to inspire us to create memorable, hand-crafted jewelry pieces that transcend time. While taste and trends can change, anniversaries and special occasions are important reminders of the past and give hope for the future.” GREG FRENCH, president

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GREG FRENCH BY KYLE NORTON; ALL OTHER IMAGES, CONTRIBUTED

SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL, WHETHER IN A BOLD WATCH OR A GRACEFUL RING, IS ALWAYS A WINNING LOOK. THESE THREE “BEST OF” JEWELERS HELP BRIGHTEN UP YOUR DAY.

LUX BOND & GREEN WINNER OF DESIGNER JEWELRY

Round Diamond ring, 2.00 cts., with a tapered diamond shank, in platinum, $34,350.

“Our talented gemologists and designers’ recommendations and your approvals make the experience exceptional—and have done so, with one family guiding the team, since 1898. Quality, value and selection top our list as we create your gorgeous jewelry with the most brilliant diamonds and unique designs.” JOHN GREEN, owner JULY/AUGUST 2020 GREENWICH

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SERENA & LILY WINNER OF BEST FURNITURE + LINENS + RUGS

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ny time, but especially these days, we can appreciate the soothing qualities of Serena & Lily’s home items. From soft rugs underfoot to a silky pillow under our head at night, there’s always a calming ease that comes with their luxurious bedding, furniture and decor. Plus, we love the fresh take on the ever-popular coastal vibe that suits today’s style. It’s time to sit back and relax in pure comfort at home.

SPLURGE WINNER OF BEST HOME ACCESSORIES BOUTIQUE

“We have lots of fun things for summer, but one of the most popular is the Swig insulateddrinkware collection. They keep beverages cold for up to twenty-four hours, and they’re dishwashersafe.” SONIA MALLOY owner

The Soho duvet cover in Fog and White, with sheet set and shams, and white Riviera backless bench, Stonebridge rug and Soho Sconce


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Men’s + Women’s Watches Manfredi Jewels 121 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 866-610-0705  |  72 Elm St., New Canaan, 203-966-8705; manfredijewels.com

Baby Store She La La 120 Main St., New Canaan, 203-594-9798  |  281 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-557-8365; shopshelala.com

On Trend Jewelry + Selection of Local Designers JL Rocks 292 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-454-4541; jlrocks.com

Bookstore Barrett Bookstore 6 Corbin Dr., Darien, 203-655-2712; barrettbookstore.com

HOME Antiques/Vintage Store Fairfield County Antique and Design Center 39 Knight St., Norwalk 203-826-8575; fairfieldantiqueanddesign.com

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Appliances Aitoro 401 Westport Ave., Norwalk, 203-847-2471; aitoro.com

Furniture + Linens + Rugs Serena & Lily 35 Elm St., Westport, 203-635-8000; serenaandlily.com Home Accessories Boutique Splurge 39 Lewis St., Greenwich, 203-869-7600; splurgegifts.com Lighting Chloe Winston Lighting Design 68 Water St., Norwalk, 203-663-3768; chloewinstonlighting.com

China Hoagland’s of Greenwich 175 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 888-640-9577; hoaglands.com

Luxury Imports Bungalow 4 Sconset Sq., Westport, 203-227-4406; bungalowdecor.com

Contemporary Furnishings Crate & Barrel 1200 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-222-9500; crateandbarrel.com

JL ROCKS FINE JEWELRY WINNER OF BEST ON-TREND JEWELRY + SELECTION BY LOCAL DESIGNERS

Ring stack from The City Of Lights Collection— available in 14K yellow, white and rose gold and five ring styles— inspired by Parisian landmarks

“I was inspired on a trip to Paris, meandering through the streets in the Left Bank, lunching close to Parisian beauties in crowded cafes. I felt a lightness and carefree spirit, where less was more. I collaborated with JL Rocks to capture the simple yet sophisticated flair that is both stylish and unassuming—the feeling I get from the City of Lights.” WENDE COHEN, owner of Bungalow, on her collaboration with Jamie Camche, owner of JL Rocks JULY/AUGUST 2020 GREENWICH

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Bright ideas from Chloe Winston, winner of best lighting.

1 STRIKING “We love to find fixtures that have movement, mixed metals and unique glass,” says Candace Pereira of Tempest by Corbett Lighting. This lighting features eye-catching javelins, glass shades and a satin silver-leaf finish.”

2 SOOTHING “We would love to see this sconce in a fancy powder room, over a wet bar or scattered down a long corridor,“ says Candace about this mixed-metal camellia flower in Corbett’s Magic Garden collection.


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Outdoor Furniture Terrain 561 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-226-2750; shopterrain.com

Golf Equipment Golf Galaxy 595 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk, 203-855-0500; golfgalaxy.com

Wedding Cakes Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes 3 Field Rd., Cos Cob, 203-869-9545; sweetlisas.com

Wedding Photographer Melani Lust Photography 203-454-5878; melanilustphotography.com

Toy Store HobbyTown 847 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-256-0773; hobbytown.com

Sports Gear REI 189 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk, 203-838-1938; rei.com

Wedding Deejay Kunjan Collective 652 Glenbrook Rd., Stamford; 855-881-7700; kunjancollective.com

Wedding Planner Ashley Douglass Events Greenwich, 917-748-6281; ashleydouglassevents.com

WEDDINGS

Wedding Floral Design McArdle’s 48 Arch St., Greenwich, 203-661-5600; mcardles.com

FITNESS GEAR Bicycle Shop Cycle Dynamics 971 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-226-3790; cycledynamics.com Fitness Wear lululemon 151 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-622-5046  |  69 Main St., Westport, 203-227-1378; shop.lululemon.com

Bridal Gowns + Bridesmaid Dress Boutique Marietta C. Designs 436 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich; mariettac.com

Wedding Reception Venue Inn at Longshore 260 Compo Rd. S., Westport, 203-226-3316; innatlongshore.com

Wedding Gifts Hoagland’s of Greenwich 175 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 888-640-9577; hoaglands.com

Menswear Mitchells/Richards 359 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-622-0551  670 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-227-5165; shop.mitchellstores.com

Wedding Invitations/ Stationery MK & T Design and Print 250 Westport Ave., Norwalk, 203-295-8211; mkatdesign.com

The inns waterviews, sunsets and rolling lawns create a romantic setting.

Wedding Registry Williams-Sonoma Bedford Square, 25 Church Ln., Westport, 203-221-1065; williams-sonoma.com Wedding + Engagement Rings Betteridge 239 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-869-0124; betteridge.com

INN AT LONGSHORE WINNER OF BEST WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE

“The Inn at Longshore is the perfect ‘Destination Location’ at your doorstep. Just one hour from New York City, it offers the best views of the water, incredible food and impeccable service. The Inn hosts one event at a time, so the focus is on you and your guests.” CHRISTINE HUSSEY director of sales and marketing greenwichmag.com

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Truly dazzling beauties: 8.06 carat Asscher-cut diamond ring, 3.06 carat emerald-cut diamond ring, and 6.45 carat oval-cut diamond engagement ring

Timelessly beautiful flowers by Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes, winner of best wedding cakes.

BETTERIDGE WINNER OF BEST WEDDING & ENGAGEMENT RINGS + FINE JEWELRY

For five generations the Betteridge family has been putting a smile on the faces of brides. From intricate and delicate to stunning and bold, the rings that come out of the Betteridge workshop are as unique and beautiful as the women who wear them.

1 WHITE ROSES All of the artwork on Sweet Lisa’s cakes is done by cake designers, so if you’re not sure what you want for your cake, talk to them. Maybe it starts with your favorite flower, such as a pure white rose for new beginnings and everlasting love.

LOVE STORY WEDDING MEMORIES LAST A LIFETIME. THE EXPERTS CAN HELP YOU CREATE ONE OF THE BIGGEST MOMENTS OF YOUR LIFE, DOWN TO THE SMALLEST DETAIL.

MCARDLE’S CAKE 2 BY MICHELLE-LANGE-PHOTOGRAPHY; ALL OTHER IMAGES, CONTRIBUTED

WINNER OF BEST WEDDING FLORAL DESIGN

“McArdle’s gives a classic white-and-ivory bridal bouquet a modern update with sunny peach garden roses and wisps of wildflowers and jasmine vine, infusing the silhouette with carefree and effortless charm.” CAITLIN CLONAN creative director

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2 PINK ROSES Roses are associated with romance in many ways. Pink roses are said to symbolize gratitude, grace and joy. Sweet Lisa’s added pink roses as delicate and soft as a bride’s blush.


SERVICES +TO DO’S Add it to the To-Do List, and call on these handy helpers

NOBLE SALON

WINNER OF WOMEN’S HAIRSTYLING

Put down the scissors. Because of social distancing, we all had to take drastic measures, like maybe trim out-of-control bangs. But when Noble opened its doors, we once again turned to its professionals for a cut, maybe some highlights and a relaxing blow dry. Because the stylists work on hair all day, every day, they can fix even the worst home-styled bangs. greenwichmag.com

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ou do not have to do everything yourself. Really. You have options, like plenty of local pros who will help you look and feel your best, keep the car running, take care of the kids and pamper the pooch. Your time is yours again.

PAMPERING Blow Out/Updo + Waxing Hair 39 South Pine Creek Rd., Fairfield, 203-255-1041; blog.cthair.com Color The Color Cafe 23 Benedict Pl., Greenwich, 203-769-1929; colorcafestudio.com Day Spa + Facial Versailles Medical Spa 106 Noroton Ave., Darien, 203-344-7687; versaillesmedicalspa.com Kids’ Haircuts Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids 1568 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-557-8700; sharkeyscutsforkids.com Makeup Application Lindsey Trop Weddings 203-550-3769; lindseytropweddings.com

Makeup Boutique Sephora 75 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-422-2191  |  100 Greyrock Pl., Stamford, 203-388-3824  |  The SoNo Collection, 100 N. Water St., Norwalk, 203-842-5990; sephora.com

Women’s Hairstyling Noble Salon 848 High Ridge Rd., Stamford, 203-322-8483; noblesalon.com

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Mani/Pedi To and From 975 Boston Post Rd., Darien, 203-769-1171; toandfromnails.com

Barre The Bar Method 800 Post Rd., Darien, 203-202-7975  |  85 Mill Plain Rd., Ste. V, Fairfield, 203-259-8825; barmethod.com

Massage Massage Mavens 203-340-2518; massagemavens.com

Crossfit Crossfit Stamford 75 Selleck St., Stamford, 203-569-2906; crossfitstamford.com

Men’s Hairstyling H Salon 2060 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-255-0798; hsaloncolorcutdesign.com Spray Tan Zen Bronze 1081 East Putnam Ave., Riverside, 203-990-0209  |  179 Post Rd. W., Westport, 203-940-0667; zenbronze.com

Dance Fitness Blanks Studio 6 Lewis St., Greenwich, 818-669-5177; blanksstudios.com

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1 THE BAR METHOD No, the screen is not frozen— you actually have to keep holding that pose. When not in studio, try a leg-shaking streaming class at home or on the road. See sample classes online.

2 CLUB PILATES Try out a thirty-minute intro session online. All of the instructors have hundreds of hours of training.

3 UPPER DECK FITNESS Livestream a class, so you never miss a session, no matter where you are. Plus, it’s membership-free and a virtual coach will even keep an eye on your form.


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Fitness Club Upper Deck Fitness 72 Camp Ave., Stamford  |  8 Post Rd. W., Westport, 203-309-6231; upperdeckfitness.com Gym Orangetheory Fitness 1101 High Ridge Rd., Stamford, 203-883-9518  |  364 Boston Post Rd., Darien, 203-309-2669 | 205 Main St., Norwalk, 203-883-6070  |  645 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-883-9262  |  525 Tunxis Hill Cut Off, Fairfield, 203-883-8220; orangetheoryfitness.com

ORANGETHEORY FITNESS WINNER OF BEST GYM

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rangetheory Fitness wants to help you reach your fitness goals through coached small-group classes. During quarantine, those classes got really small— like, solo at home. Yet, the club provided daily video workouts. Just like in-studio sessions, the coaches explained and demonstrated the workout: a mix of strength, power and endurance training through running, rowing, and weights or bands. You could even get heart-rate data for the class or when you did your own thing (say, a mind-clearing morning run). OTF may get results based off science and technology, but their response to the COVID crisis also showed a lot of heart, which made us miss the in-person classes even more.

Indoor Cycling JoyRide Cycling + Fitness 25 Old Kings Hwy. N. (Goodwives Shopping Center), Darien, 203-202-9712  |  1200 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-349-5454 |  62 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield, 203-403-6874; joyridestudio.com Kids’ Fitness/ Sports Training Chelsea Piers Connecticut 1 Blachley Rd., Stamford, 203-989-1200; chelseapiersct.com Outdoor Sports Greenwich Community Sailing 203-698-0599; greenwichsailing.com Pilates Club Pilates 70 Main St., New Canaan, 203-405-8050  |  1063 Boston Post Rd., Darien, 203-4394670  |  427 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-990-1011  |  85 Mill Plain Rd., Sportsplex, Fairfield, 203-659-0090; clubpilates.com Yoga Stamford Yoga Center 13 Spring St., 2nd Fl., Stamford, 203-274-5235; stamfordyogacenter.com

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Car Wash Splash Car Wash 203-324-5400; see all locations at splashcarwashes.com Dog Groomer/Pet Spa All Fur Paws 209 Bruce Park Ave., Greenwich, 203-542-5181; allfurpawsct.com

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Dry Cleaners Sanda’s Cleaners 59 E. Putnam Ave., Cos Cob, 203-992-1515  | 78 Pine St., New Canaan, 203-966-3962 |  178 Heights Rd., Darien,

Florist Nielsen’s Florist 1405 Post Rd., Darien, 203-655-2541; nielsensflorist.com

Pet Supplies/Pet Clothing Earth Animal 925 Post Rd.,E., Westport, 203-222-7173; earthanimal.com

Garden Center Designs by Lee 129 Interlaken Rd., Stamford, 203-322-2206 and 203-322-4744 designsbylee.com

Shoe Repair Westfair Shoe Repair 1783 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-259-5587 Storage Facility Westy Self Storage 80 Brownhouse Rd., Stamford, 203-961-8000  |  50 Keeler Ave., Norwalk, 203-899-1234  |  65 Danbury Rd., Wilton, 203-762-7600  |  2070 Kings Hwy., Fairfield, 203-256-2777; westy.com

Livery Service Hoyt Livery, Inc. 21 Cross St., New Canaan, 203-966-5466; hoytlivery.com

JOYRIDE WINNER OF BEST INDOOR CYCLING

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Local Hotel Delamar Southport 275 Old Post Rd., Southport, 203-259-2800; delamar.com/southport

203-656-3539  |  160 Rowayton Ave., Norwalk, 203-866-1500; ​ sandascleaners.com

Auto Repair Shop Pray Body Shop 336 Elm St., Stamford, 203-359-3025; praybodyshop.com

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Rhodie Lorenz, co-owner of JoyRide Cycling + Fitness Studio, and longtime fitness instructor Mo Prester

GOLDEN ADVICE

Watch out for your dog’s paws when summer heats up streets and fields.

ALL FUR PAWS

“JoyRide’s indoor cycling classes offer a fiftyminute calorie-torching, high-intensity workout that combines rhythm riding and athletic drills. Our instructors inspire riders to join the team effort and work harder in and out of the saddle than they could work alone. The group energy in the darkness, set to amazing playlists, ensures that you will have the best sweat while enjoying the ride.”

“If you can’t hold your hand on tarmac or artificial grass for seven seconds, then it’s too hot for your doggy’s paws— they may get burned. This ‘Seven Second Rule’ is so important. Dog’s paws get burned quickly when temperatures are high.”

RHODIE LORENZ

JEIDE GONZALEZ

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CARNEGIE PREP WINNER OF BEST COLLEGE PREP COURSES

LYNN CARNEGIE founder and CEO

Tailor Ted the Tailor 2 Church St., Greenwich, 203-869-5699 Veterinarian Spot On Veterinary Hospital & Hotel 184 Selleck St., Stamford, 203-973-7768; spotonvet.com

TRY IT / TUNE IN Art Classes Silvermine Arts Center 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, 203-966-9700; silvermineart.org Art Gallery Rene Soto Gallery 1 Wall St, Norwalk, 203-609-5024; renesotogallery.com Children’s Music Lessons + Music Lessons Fairfield |Trumbull School of Music 338 Commerce Dr., Fairfield, 203-690-1888; ftsmusic.org

“Summer, this year in particular, is an ideal time for students to commit to thoroughly preparing for the fall test dates, especially rising seniors whose spring tests were cancelled and rising juniors who have yet to make the SAT vs. ACT decision. Students generally have much more time than during the school year, to both focus on test prep and begin work on their college applications and essays, and, of course, figure out what it is that drives their passion!”

College Prep Courses Carnegie Prep 203-352-3500; carnegieprep.com

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Can small parties be fun? Of course! Just get creative with art. HANDS ON POTTERY Pottery to go (curbside or free delivery) and Zoom birthday parties, Hands On Pottery kept the fun of painting pottery going. Kits include everything you need to help little ones celebrate with friends or just enjoy a rainy day.

Museum Maritime Aquarium 10 North Water St., Norwalk, 203-852-0700; maritimeaquarium.org

Cooking Classes AMG Catering & Events 196 Danbury Rd., Wilton, 203-227-5535; amgcatering.com

Museum for Children Stepping Stones Museum for Children 303 West Ave., Norwalk, 203-899-0606; steppingstonesmuseum.org

Language Classes Alliance Française of Greenwich 299 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-629-1340; afgreenwich.org

Nanny/Babysitting Services Nannies As Needed see all locations at nanniesasneeded.com

Live Music Spot + Performing Arts Venue Fairfield Theatre Company 70 Sanford St., Fairfield, 203-259-1036; fairfieldtheatre.org

Performing Arts Norwalk Symphony 125 East Ave., Norwalk, 203-956-6771; norwalksymphony.org Radio Station AM - Local WSHU 1260 wshu.org

Local Cover Band Tangled Vine tangledvine.com

Radio Station FM - Local WEBE 108 webe108.com

Local Rock Band The Straightjackets thestraightjacketsband.com

Radio Station Personality The Anna & Raven Show/Star 99.9 star999.com

Children’s Parties Hands On Pottery 15 Tokeneke Rd., Darien, 203-656-3995 |  1700 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-319-1273; hopct.com

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YALE NEW HAVEN HEALTH ON INSTAGRAM @ YALENEWHAVENHEALTH; STAMFORD HEALTH BY RICH FREEDA; NUVANCE HEALTH/NORWALK ON INSTAGRAM @NUVANCEHEALTH; HARTFORD HEALTHCARE/ ST. VINCENT’S MEDICAL CENTER ON INSTAGRAM @ HARTFORD_HEALTHCARE

OUR READERS CAST THEIR VOTES FOR RESTAURANTS, BARS, SHOPS, SALONS, GYMS AND MORE ACROSS FAIRFIELD COUNTY—WE WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE LOCAL HOSPITALS THAT WERE THE FRONT LINES DURING THIS COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS. HERE’S OUR WAY OF SAYING: YOU’RE THE BEST!

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When every moment counts, as it does during the COVID-19 crisis, Yale New Haven Health EMS providers were able to get to people, and provide care, quickly. They include the pediatric and neonatal, SkyHealth and the adult Critical Care teams. The health system, including Greenwich Hospital and Bridgeport Hospital, treated and discharged more than 3,000 COVID-19 patients since the surge hit locally from mid-March through mid-June. It also set up a dedicated digital space for COVID-related information, including testing, visitor restrictions, prevention methods, support for caregivers, clinical resources and more. In a time like this, information and guidance helped not only patients, but the community at large. When care is critical, they can respond fast. ynhhs.org

On the front line of the COVID-19 crisis, Stamford Health doctors and nurses helped patients battle a new virus; and its scientists prepared nasopharyngeal swabs for a new molecular SARS CoV-2 test, tested COVID-19 samples, and prepared clinical lab testing to help inform diagnosis and treatment decisions. As part of the clinical trial, the hospital was first in the state to treat patients with convalescent plasma. Despite the extraordinary pressure of the health crisis, the hospital still found ways to treat other health conditions—it used telemedicine, “Stamford Health On Call Care,” to take care of common concerns, such as food poisoning and tick bites without a trip to the hospital. Patients can remain at home and still get proper and timely care. stamfordhealth.org

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CONVALESCENT PLASMA DONATIONS

Having treated and released Connecticut’s first COVID-19 patient at Danbury Hospital, Nuvance Health immediately began alerting their communities about safety and prevention via its social media channels. As the pandemic spread and hospitals were running low on essential supplies, Nuvance’s fleet of seven hospitals shifted distribution of personal protective equipment and other critically needed supplies where they needed them most. Thanks to an efficient supply chain team, they quickly moved to find new ways to get supplies to first responders—fast. Locally, Norwalk Hospital offers drive-through testing, virtual and in-person visits. Thanks to a decrease in infection rates, all Nuvance hospitals have been cleared to resume more procedures, surgeries and routine healthcare. nuvancehealth.org

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HARTFORD HEALTHCARE/ ST. VINCENT’S MEDICAL CENTER

As the world eagerly awaits a vaccine for COVID-19, hospitals are hard at work on a promising therapy that uses blood from recovered coronavirus patients. St. Vincent’s is one of the area hospitals involved in Convalescent Plasma Therapy. The treatment was authorized for emergency use by the FDA for seriously ill patients. It provides patients antibodies that the immune system uses to fight off the virus. Though research on the efficacy is ongoing, anecdotal evidence is very encouraging. One plasma donation can treat up to four patients. We are all waiting to see what the fall months bring in terms of a resurgence and this groundbreaking therapy may just allow us to breathe a little easier. stvincents.org


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THE NEW NORMAL A FEW BEST OF WINNERS ON ADAPTING TO THE DEMANDS OF THE PANDEMIC by diane sembrot

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CARNEGIE PREP

We have been offering one-on-one tutoring remotely for years, so we were able to seamlessly pivot all of our services to online learning, including our courses and practice tests. Our tutors, teachers and staff have gone above and beyond to reimagine the collaborative learning environment, maintaining our commitment to individualized feedback. Students can meet in an interactive virtual classroom, work in small groups, and receive personalized attention with the convenience of being anywhere in the world. —Lynn Carnegie, founder and CEO, carnegieprep.com

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WATERS EDGE AT GIOVANNI’S

We have always butchered our own meats on premise. We believe that hand butchering meats to order creates a superb tasting cut of beef, veal or lamb. When COVID-19 began, we started selling these hand-cut steaks and chops. This allowed our customers to experience hand-cut meats at home on their grills. —Stacy Lindsey, art director, watersedgeatgiovannis.com.

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In these last few months, we’ve realized how lucky we are to have worked for many years with both local and remote customers by phone and FaceTime to help them with their lighting design and selections. We didn’t realize at the time we were preparing for the future. Working in this way is second nature for us. Of course, we much prefer showing off the beauty of all we have to offer in person, but when that is not possible, we handhold our customers virtually. —Candace Pereira, owner, chloewinstonlighting.com

THE PERFECT PAIR

I was able to keep my store up and running by recently launching a new website where I showcase all of my new items. I am offering a discount off all items and free shipping, and I do free door-to-door delivery to people in lower Fairfield County. —Carrie Bocian, owner, theperfectpairct.com

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We are doing our best to maintain our personalized service during this unusual time in our history. We are doing more communication via the internet and have adapted our product line into smaller orders for our clients who still realize how important it is to celebrate the special moments in life even during hard times. —Lisa Maronian, owner, sweetlisas.com

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UPPER DECK FITNESS

As a business that addresses our clients’ unmet needs, the pandemic presented an opportunity to deliver. We realized that it would not be enough to simply replicate the service we provide in an at-home environment. Our clients wanted their sense of community and the interaction that comes along with it, which we’ve successfully been able to deliver through our virtual gym. — Suzanne Palazzo, owner, upperdeckfitness.com

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JOYRIDE

Three things come to mind. First, offering multiple daily online classes through ZOOM, Forte and Instagram LIVE. Also, ‘Rhodie’s Leaders in JOY’ series on IGTV highlighting local leaders in our community and their tools for creating joy during challenging times. Finally, staying connected through weekly Zoom staff and instructor happy hours. —Rhodie Lorenz, cofounder joyridestudio.com

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APRICOT LANE

We closed in March and reopened on May 20. We post on Instagram and Facebook every day. We did videos several times a week showing our product. We also sent emails. We offered FaceTime appointments and curbside pickup. For two months we tried to stay in touch with our customers. Since we opened, we are having a good reaction from our customers, which I am grateful for. We require masks, very high levels of cleaning, etc. —Diane Holtz, owner of the Fairfield location, apricotlaneboutique.com

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SOLEIL TOILE

We have created a safe and clean environment in our stores and are excited to now have an e-commerce site where you can shop from home and even call our associates for advice. Items can be picked up curbside, shipped or delivered locally. –Stacey Schumer, co-owner, soleiltoile.com

JL ROCKS

With a newly designed website, we boosted online inventory and launched e-gift cards. We also offered curbside pickup, free shipping and concierge drop-off for Fairfield County customers. We worked hard to re-create the customer service we’re known for in a virtual experience. We offered FaceTime consultations and sent frequent correspondence to our email list so that customers knew we were open and finding solutions. We’re keeping the online momentum while reopening brickand-mortar in an omnichannel approach. We’ll soon open a location in Greenwich.” —Jamie Camche, owner, jlrocks.com JULY/AUGUST 2020 GREENWICH

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READERS’ PICKS

FOOD + DRINK RESTAURANTS New Restaurant + Japanese + Sushi + Best Service Miku Sus .com Creative Menu Café 47 at The Perfect Provenance theperfectprovenance.com Hotel Restaurant + Outdoor Dining l’escale lescalerestaurant.com Special Occasion/Date Night Thomas Henkelmann homesteadinn.com/ thomas-henkelmann American + Weekend Brunch The Spread thespreadgreenwich.com Asian Fusion Asiana asianacafe.com Chinese Steam steam374.com

FAMOUS GREEK KITCHEN BY HULYA KOLABAS, PERFECT PROVENANCE BY JULIE BIDWELL

French Le Penguin lepenguinbistro.com Greek

GOLDEN PICKS

Famous Greek Kitchen famousgreekkitchen.com Italian Polpo Restaurant and Saloon polporestaurantsaloon.com

Miku Sushi Bar & Restaurant Winner of Best New Restaurant, Japanese, Sushi & Service

Indian India Avenue indiaavenuegr.com Mediterranean + Tapas Douro dourogroup.com Mexican La Taqueria taqueriact.com

CAFE 47 AT THE PERFECT PROVENANCE This café has become a Greenwich favorite for good reason. It offers French and American cuisine prepared with locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, all served up in a chicly restored Victorian house. Adding to the creativity, selections change weekly.

Thai Thai Basil thaibasilofgreenwich.com Seafood Elm Street Oyster House elmstreetoysterhouse.com Steaks Townhouse townhousegreenwich.com

CASUAL SPOTS Lunch Spot Drawing Room thedrawingroomhome.com

COMFORT FOOD

Café/Bistro Bistro Versailles versaillesgreenwich.com

Bagels Upper Crust Bagel Co. uppercrustbagel.com

Coffee Shop + Candy Store + Chocolate Shop Chocoylatte Gourmet chocoylatte.com

Hamburgers Little Pub littlepub.com

Deli Rinaldi’s Country Deli rinaldiscoscob.com

Frozen Yogurt Rosie’s Frozen Yogurt rosiesfrozenyogurt.com

Diner Glory Days Diner glorydaysdiner.com

Ice Cream/Gelato Gelato & Cioccolato gelatoecioccolato.com

Family-Friendly Restaurant Caren’s Cos Cobber thecoscobber.com

Breakfast + Hot Dogs Joey B’s joeybsct.com

FAMOUS GREEK KITCHEN More than three decades ago, John Karipides opened his doors. Today his kids are in the kitchen and at the front of the house keeping Dad’s legacy alive with simple, delicious, homemade dishes. Opa!

Food Truck Boxcar Cantina boxcarcantina.com

Pizza Pizza Post thepizzapost.com

Health Food B. Good bgood.com

Ribs/Barbecue Bobby Q’s Pit Stop bobbyqpitstop.com

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K DONG co-owner

Miku Sushi came onto the Greenwich culinary scene with a bang! The vibe is hopping, food phenomenal and service impeccable— all thanks to co-owner, K Dong, whose heart is as great as his restaurant. “Being new in Greenwich has been wonderful. The community welcomed us with open arms, and we’re really enjoying the nonprofit partnerships we developed,” he says. “Being able to give back makes us feel really good. We have the best customers and the best community.” »


READERS’ PICKS

Boxcar Cantina, Winner of Best Food Truck & Margaritas

Sports Bar OG Social Club ogsocialclub.com

Juice Bar Meli-Melo melimelogreenwich.com

Singles Scene (Over 35) + Wine List + Girls’ Night Out + Restaurant Bar + Happy Hour Douro dourogroup.com

MARKETS & MORE

Singles Scene (Under 35) South Bay Greenwich southbayct.com

Bakery + Cupcakes + Desserts DiMare Pastry Shop dimarepastry.com Butcher Shop Fleishers Craft Butchery fleishers.com

JAMES FARRELL owner

For twenty-six years Boxcar Cantina has been satisfying our craving for all things Mexican. Five years ago the Boxcar food truck hit the road. “Our food truck brings the best service and fresh delicious food to everyone,” says James. “We accommodate all sizes and types of events—from rehearsal dinners and anniversaries to birthday and graduation parties. There’s nothing the food truck can’t handle.” And of those famous not-toosweet, not-too-sour margaritas? James keeps the special ingredients close to the vest but says the best margaritas always use freshly squeezed organic limes.

SHOP + STYLE

Gourmet To Go Aux Délices auxdelicesfoods.com

FASHION

Fish Market Bon Ton Fish Market bontonfishmarket.com

Accessories + Baby Store Splurge Gifts splurgegifts.com

Gourmet Grocery Citarella Gourmet Market citarella.com

Gala Black Tie Attire + Men’s Fashion + Men’s Shoes Richards/Mitchells shop.mitchellstores.com

Liquor Store + Wine Shop Cap, Cork & Cellar capcorkcellar.com

Cocktail Attire Katie Fong Collection katiefong.com

Caterer Watson’s Catering watsonscatering.com

BAR BOASTS Pub Little Pub littlepub.com Beer Selection The Ginger Man gingermanct.com Margaritas Boxcar Cantina boxcarcantina.com

JEWELRY Anniversary & Special Occasion Richards/Mitchells shop.mitchellstores.com Fine Jewelry + Men’s Watches Betteridge betteridge.com Estate + Designer + Women’s Watches + Local Jewelry Boutique Manfredi Jewels manfredijewels.com Costume/Everyday Jewelry She La La shopshelala.com On Trend Asha By ADM ashabyadm.com

Designer Boutique The Perfect Provenance theperfectprovenance.com

Antiques/Vintage Store Patrick Mele patrickmele.com

Teen Fashion Brandy Melville brandymelvilleusa.com

Home Accessories Boutique Splurge splurgegifts.com

Children’s Clothes Jacadi Paris jacadi.us

Contemporary Furnishings + Furniture Store The Drawing Room thedrawingroomhome.com

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Swimwear Athleta athleta.gap.com

HOME

Eyewear Warby Parker warbyparker.com

Outdoor Bar l’escale lescalerestaurant.com

Makeup Boutique Sephora sephora.com

Consignment Roundabout Resale Couture roundaboutcouture.com

Lingerie Petticoat Lane petticoat-lane.com

Martinis Eastend zhospitalitygroup.com

Department Store + Women’s Fashion + Women’s Shoes + Jeans Saks Fifth Avenue saksfifthavenue.com

Rugs A. T. Proudian atproudian.com Bookstore Diane’s Books dianesbooks.com »

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GOLDEN PICKS

Vegetarian + Health Food Green & Tonic greenandtonic.com


READERS’ PICKS

GOLDEN PICKS

China + Luxury Imports Hoagland’s of Greenwich hoaglands.com Linens Lynnens lynnens.com

Maison D’Alexandre, Winner of Best Makeup Application

Lighting Circa Lighting circalighting.com Outdoor Furniture Patio.com patio.com Toy Store Smart Kids’ Toys sktoys.com Florist McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center mcardles.com

Who couldn’t use a good massage right about now (or anytime, for that matter)? With its extensive selection of massage therapies, facials and body treatments, the Delamar Spa is the luxurious go-to for anyone in need of a quiet, relaxing retreat.

Garden Center Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses sambridge.com

Wedding Gifts + Registry Hoagland’s of Greenwich hoaglands.com

Men’s Styling/Salon Paulo Lanfredi Salon paulolanfredi.com

SPORTS GEAR

Wedding Invitations/Stationery Blush Waters Design blushwaters.com

Day Spa + Massage Delamar Spa delamar.com

Bicycle Shop Dave’s Cycle davescyclect.com

Wedding Photographer Melani Lust Photography melanilustphotography.com

Facial Elite Esthetics By Nicole Caroline eliteesthetics.glossgenius.com

Fitness Wear Sweaty Betty sweatybetty.com

Wedding Planner Ashley Douglass Events ashleydouglassevents.com

Kids’ Haircuts Classic Barber classic.224online.com

Golf Equipment Griffith E. Harris Golf Course thegriffgolf.org

Wedding Reception Venue Delamar Greenwich Harbor/ l’escale delamar.com

Makeup Application Maison D’Alexandre maisondalexandre.com

Sports Gear Store Bruce Park Sports bruceparksports.com

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DELAMAR SPA

Bridal Gowns + Bridesmaid Dress Boutique Marietta C. Designs mariettac.com Menswear Richards/Mitchells shop.mitchellstores.com

Manicure + Pedicure Empy’s Day Spa

Wedding + Engagement Rings Betteridge betteridge.com

Spray Tan Zen Bronze zenbronze.com

Wedding DJ + Live Music Kunjan Collective kunjancollective.com

Waxing J House Spa jhousespa.com

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FITNESS

PAMPERING

Barre Greenwich Barre Studio greenwichbarrestudio.com

Wedding Cakes Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes sweetlisas.com

Blow Out/Updo Jaafar Tazi Hair Salon jaafartazi.com

Wedding Floral Design McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center mcardles.com

Color + Women’s Salon The Color Cafe colorcafestudio.com

Fitness Club OsteoStrong osteostrong.me

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VERA NICOLLA Makeup Artist/Brow Therapist

“I’ve always focused on the eyes, but now that we must wear face coverings, the eyes and brows are even more important,” says Vera. Here, her DIY tips for the perfect eye. • Always use an eye primer or base. • Start with a soft palette of shadow. When using darker colors or eyeliner, be careful to blend it well. • Use lots of layers of mascara to bring out the lashes. • Step back and see how to shape your eyebrows to frame the eyes. Use a soft brow pencil color that’s close to your hair color. • Use moisturizer for the undereye area to help blend concealer if you need to cover circles. »


READERS’ PICKS

GOLDEN PICKS

Cap, Cork & Cellar, Winner of Best Wine Shop & Liquor Store

Crossfit Greenwich CrossFit greenwichcrossfit.com Gym Equinox Greenwich equinox.com Indoor Cycling Classes SoulCycle soul-cycle.com Youth Fitness/ Sports Training Mason Street Strength and Fitness masonststrength.com Pilates The Reform School greenwichreformschool.com

CEO

Looking for one- stop shopping on the way to your next gathering (even if it is in a backyard at a social distance)? Cap, Cork & Cellar has got you covered. In addition to an incredible selection of wines at all price points, craft beers and solid liquor selection, the shop offers unique hostess gifts and a gourmet selection of cheeses and crackers. We like to think of this place as the Cheers of Greenwich. Rob will not only remember your name but also what whets your whistle. Not in stock? No worries. He’ll hook you up with the perfect substitution (or, of course, order what you want).

Plans for the much-anticipated expansion of the Bruce Museum are still well underway. When the “new” Bruce opens, it will be a state-of-the-art facility solidifying Greenwich’s place in the worlds of art and science.

Yoga The Studio Greenwich thestudiogreenwich.com

Greenwich Animal Hospital greenwichanimalhospital.com

Dance Fitness Blanks Studios blanksstudio.com Outdoor Sports Greenwich Community Sailing greenwichsailing.com

ERRANDS

Local Hotel J House jhousegreenwich.com Storage Facility Westy Self Storage westy.com

College Prep Courses Carnegie Prep carnegieprep.com Cooking Classes Aux Délices auxdelicesfoods.com Language Classes Alliance Française of Greenwich afgreenwich.org

Auto Repair Shop John Mackey’s Service Station johnmackeysservice.com

TRY IT / TUNE IN

Car Wash Splash Car Wash splashcarwashes.com

Local Band—Cover Tangled Vine tangledvine.com

Dog Groomer/Pet Spa K9 Studio k9-studio.com

Local Band—Rock The Straightjackets thestraightjacketsband.com

Livery Service Michael’s Limo CT michaelslimo.com

Art Gallery Gilles Clement Gallery gclementgallery.com

Tailor Ted the Tailor 203-869-5699

Youth Music Lessons + Adult Music Lessons Atelier Constantin Popescu atelierconstantinpopescu.com

Radio Station FM - Local WEBE 107.9 webe108.com

Children’s Playground Bruce Park greenwichct.gov

Radio Station Personality The Anna & Raven Show star999.com G

Dry Cleaners Bestever Dry Cleaners 203-869-3997 Pet Supplies/Pet Clothing Choice Pet choicepet.com Veterinarian

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Live Music Spot Lugano luganowinebar.com Museum + Museum for Children Bruce Museum brucemuseum.org Performing Arts Greenwich Performing Arts Studio greenwichperformingarts.com Radio Station AM - Local WSHU 1260 wshu.org

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS! Each year, the Junior League of Greenwich gives two awards in the community. The Community Service Award is given to a female high school student with a commitment to community service. The  Community Grant Award is given to a local non-profit to launch a new program to meet a need not currently met by the Junior League.

STEPHANIE GUZA COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD Stephanie Guza, a senior at Sacred Heart Greenwich, founded the Help End Period Poverty Project.The goal of this project is to spread awareness, educate others, and provide free menstrual products to women in need. Stephanie organized three fundraisers at her school raising  two thousand dollars' worth of tampons and pads to donate to local organizations helping women. She plans to use the award money to purchase more menstrual products for donation. Stephanie hopes to expand her project when she attends the University of Richmond in the fall, to bring menstral prodcuts to more women in need.

GIRLS WITH IMPACT COMMUNITY GRANT AWARD Girls With Impact Inc, is an organization whose mission is to equip girls with the business and leadership skills required of today’s workforce, thereby increasing their college and career successes. The $5,000 grant will help fund 18 girls from  lowmoderate income backgrounds in Greenwich to participate in a 5-day summer camp program at the University of Connecticut Stamford branch. The summer camp will provide girls in grades 9-12 with age appropriate activities matching the curriculum of the Girls with Impact Academy program.

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calendar ART & ANTIQUES ALDRICH MUSEUM, 
 258 Main St., Ridgefield, 438-0198. Tues.-Sun. noon-
5 p.m.; Fri. until 8 p.m. aldrichart.org AMY SIMON FINE ART, 1869 Post Rd. East, Westport, 259-1500. amysimonfineart.com BRUCE MUSEUM, 1 Museum Dr., 869-0376. brucemuseum.org CANFIN GALLERY, 39 Main St., Tarrytown, NY, 914-3324554. canfingallery.com CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS, Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah, NY, 914-232-1252. Caramoor is a destination for exceptional music, captivating programs, and spectacular gardens and grounds and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. caramoor.org CAVALIER GALLERIES, 405 Greenwich Ave., 8693664. cavaliergalleries.com CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING, 299 West Ave., Norwalk, 899-7999. contemprints.org CLAY ART CENTER, 40 Beech St., Port Chester, NY, 914-937-2047. clayartcenter.org Shreve, Crump & Low celebrates the stars and stripes

DISCOVERY MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM, 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport, 3723521. discoverymuseum.org FAIRFIELD MUSEUM AND HISTORY CENTER, 370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, 259-1598. fairfieldhistory.org

Staying Local

As summer rolls into Greenwich and residents begin to come out from their quarantine cocoons, we look forward to seeing you in and around town (with masks on, of course). Here you will find a list of local places you can revisit and support. Although some experiences will still be virtual, business would love to see and hear from you. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

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FLINN GALLERY, 101 W. Putnam Ave., 622-7947. flinngallery.com GERTRUDE G. WHITE GALLERY, YWCA, 259 E.

Putnam Ave., 869-6501. ywcagreenwicg.org GREENWICH ARTS COUNCIL, 299 Greenwich Ave., 862-6750. greenwichartscouncil.org GREENWICH ART SOCIETY, 299 Greenwich Ave. 2nd flr, 629-1533. A studio school that offers a visual arts education program for kids and adults. Summer term starts June 26 through August. greenwichartsociety.org GREENWICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 39 Strickland Rd., 869-6899. Wed.-Sun. greenwichhistory.org KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART, Rte. 22 at Jay St., Katonah, NY, 914-232-9555. katonahmuseum.org KENISE BARNES FINE ART, 1947 Palmer Ave., Larchmont, NY, 
914-834-8077. kbfa.com LOCKWOOD-MATHEWS MANSION MUSEUM, 295 West Ave., Norwalk, 838-9799. lockwoodmathewsmansion.com LOFT ARTISTS ASSOCIATION, 575 Pacific Street., Stamford, 202-247-2027. loftartists.org MARITIME AQUARIUM, 10 N. Water St., S. Norwalk, 852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org NEUBERGER MUSEUM OF ART, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, NY, 914-251-6100. neuberger.org PELHAM ART CENTER, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY, 914-738-2525 ext. 113. pelhamartcenter.org ROWAYTON ARTS CENTER, 145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, 866-2744. rowaytonarts.org


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irst and foremost, we hope you are staying well and that you have found some silver linings in this unprecedented time. We’re all aware that these have been challenging months for most businesses. As a result, we are publishing a combined July/August issue this year and will be extending subscriptions by one month. But we’re happy to report that there is plenty to celebrate! In this Best Of issue, we are thrilled to showcase the businesses and restaurants that make our community a vibrant, fun place to live. We know that the world will look different for quite some time, but we are confident that as a community we will get through this together. Thank you for your understanding and support. We look forward to seeing you in September!

DONNA MOFFLY

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calendar BACK COUNTRY JAZZ IN THE GARDEN SUMMER 2020 Put on your best fedoras and floral frocks and enjoy late afternoons of music with extraordinary jazz artists…at a safe distance. Concerts will be held for small audiences throughout July, August and September in the backcountry. Donations will support BackCountry Jazz Summer Music Camp for Bridgeport youth. BackCountry Jazz is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the best of jazz to you and tuition-free music education programs to underserved youth. For more information call 203561-3111 or contact jeanette@ backcountryjazz.org. SAMUEL OWEN GALLERY, 382 Greenwich Ave., 325-1924. samuelowen.org SILVERMINE GUILD ARTS CENTER, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan. silvermineart.org SM HOME GALLERY, 135 East Putnam Ave., 2nd flr., Greenwich, 629-8121. sandramorganinteriors.com STAMFORD ART ASSOCIATION, 39 Franklin St., Stamford. stamfordartassociation.org

WESTPORT ARTS CENTER, 51 Riverside Ave., Westport, 226-7070. westportartscenter.org YALE CENTER FOR BRITISH ART, 1080 Chapel St., New Haven, 432-2800. britishart.yale.edu

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YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, 1111 Chapel St., New Haven, 432-0611. artgallery.yale.edu

CONCERTS, FILM & THEATER ARENA AT HARBOR YARD, 600 Main St., Bridgeport, 345-2300. websterbankarena.com AVON THEATRE FILM CENTER, 272 Bedford St., Stamford, 661-0321. avontheatre.org

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CURTAIN CALL, The 
Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield 
Ave., Stamford, 329-8207. curtaincallinc.com

437 North St. • Greenwich, CT 06830 • (203) 869-3418

www.sambridge.com

DOWNTOWN CABARET THEATRE, 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport, 5761636. dtcab.com FAIRFIELD THEATRE COMPANY, On StageOne, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield, 259-1036. fairfieldtheatre.org GOODSPEED OPERA HOUSE, 6 Main St., East Haddam, 860-873-8668. goodspeed.org GREENWICH LIBRARY, 101 W. Putnam Ave., 622-7900. greenwichlibrary.org JACOB BURNS FILM CENTER, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville, NY, 914-773-7663. burnsfilmcenter.org LONG WHARF THEATRE, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven, 787-4282. longwharf.com RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, 438-9269. ridgefieldplayhouse.org RIDGEFIELD THEATER BARN, 37 Halpin Ln., Ridgefield, 431-9850. ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org

STAMFORD MUSEUM & NATURE CENTER, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford. stamfordmuseum.org

SHUBERT THEATER, 247 College St., New Haven, 800-228-6622. shubert.com

UCONN STAMFORD ART GALLERY, One University Pl., Stamford, 251-8400. artgallery.stamford .uconn.edu

STAMFORD CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, 325-4466. stamfordcenterforthearts.org

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calendar WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE, 25 Powers Ct., Westport, 227-4177. westportplayhouse.org

LECTURES, TOURS & WORKSHOPS ALDRICH MUSEUM, 258 Main St.,Ridgefield, 438-0198. aldrichart.org AUDUBON GREENWICH, 613 Riversville Rd., 869-5272. greenwich.audubon.org AUX DÉLICES, 231 Acosta St., Stamford, 326-4540, ext. 108. auxdelicesfoods.com BOWMAN OBSERVATORY PUBLIC NIGHT, NE of Milbank/East Elm St. rotary on the grounds of Julian Curtiss School, 869-6786, ext. 338 BRUCE MUSEUM, 1 Museum Dr., 869-0376. brucemuseum.org CLAY ART CENTER, 40 Beech St., Port Chester, NY, 914-937-2047. clayartcenter.org CONNECTICUT CERAMICS STUDY CIRCLE, Bruce

KIDS’ STUFF ALDRICH MUSEUM, 258 Main St., Ridgefield, 438-4519. Tues.-Sun. noon-5 p.m.; Fri. until 8 p.m. aldrichart.org AUDUBON GREENWICH, 613 Riversville Rd., 869-5272. greenwich.audubon.org AUX DÉLICES (cooking classes), 23 Acosta St., Stamford, 326-4540 ext. 108. auxdelicesfoods.com BEARDSLEY ZOO, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, 394-6565. beardsleyzoo.org

Museum, 1 Museum Dr. ctcsc.org FAIRFIELD MUSEUM AND HISTORY CENTER, 370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, 259-1598. fairfieldhistory.org GARDEN EDUCATION CENTER, 130 Bible St., 869-9242. gecgreenwich.org GREENWICH LIBRARY, 101 W. Putnam Ave.,6227900. greenwichlibrary.org KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART, 26 Bedford Rd., Chappaqua, NY, 914-232-9555. katonahmuseum.org STAMFORD MUSEUM & NATURE CENTER, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, 977-6521. stamfordmuseum.org

OTHER EVENTS GREENWICH POINT CONSERVENCY, August 29, the annual Beach Ball has been moved from July to this date, the event is currently sold out, but if you would like to be placed on the wait list, call 203-637-3400.

SUMMER 2020

Caramoor Caramoor has long been a place of inspiration. With more than eighty acres of woodlands, gardens, sound art and outdoor performance space, the Westchester cultural arts destination is in a unique position to pivot from its traditional summer season and find new ways of inspiring audiences safely. While unable to present the full summer season as planned, Caramoor will host Summer 20/2.0. A new, three-part plan comprises livestreamed on-site performances, live performances for low-density audiences on Friends Field, and will be opening up the gardens and sound art for limited tours. For more information visit caramoor.org.

EARTHPLACE, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport, 227-7253. earthplace.org

MARITIME AQUARIUM, 10 N. Water St., S. Norwalk, 8520700. maritimeaquarium.org

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, 977-6521. stamfordmuseum.org

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF GREENWICH, 4 Horseneck Lane, 869-3224. bgcg.org

GREENWICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 39 Strickland St., 869-6899. hstg.org

NEW CANAAN NATURE CENTER, 144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, 966-9577. newcanaannature.org

BRUCE MUSEUM, 1 Museum Dr., 869-0376. brucemuseum.org

GREENWICH LIBRARY, 101 W. Putnam Ave., 6227900. greenwichlibrary.org

STEPPING STONES MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN, 303 West Ave., Mathews Park, Norwalk, 899-0606. steppingstonesmuseum.org

DISCOVERY MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM, 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport, 372-3521. discoverymuseum.org

IMAX THEATER AT MARITIME AQUARIUM, 10 N. Water St., S. Norwalk, 8520700. maritimeaquarium.org

DOWNTOWN CABARET THEATRE, 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport, 576-1636. dtcab.com

KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART, Rte. 22 at Jay St., Katonah, NY, 914-232-9555. katonahmuseum.org

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RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, 438-5795. ridgefieldplayhouse.org STAMFORD CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, 325-4466. palacestamford.org STAMFORD MUSEUM & NATURE CENTER,

WESTPORT ARTS CENTER, 51 Riverside Ave., Westport, 222-7070. Visit westportartscenter.org WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE, 25 Powers Ct., Westport, 227-4177. westportplayhouse.org G


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ast month as we continued to battle COVID-19, protests erupted around the globe. Sadly some turned violent but many, like those held here in Greenwich, were peaceful demonstrations of anti-racism intended to foster conversation and respect. As so many have noted, it’s time to have uncomfortable conversations about institutional racism, entitlement and preconceived notions. Greenwich resident David Kaplan says of his images, “I was very young during the protests in the late 1960’s and had no firsthand exposure to them. My ‘memories’ are from the photographs taken by others: the images of Dr. King, the sit-in at the Woolworth’s lunch counter, the anti–Vietnam War protests, Bull Connor’s attack dogs and water hoses. Those images made it real for me, and I hope my images help to make today’s protests real for others.” G The scene at Town Hall: Black and white photographs by David Kaplan and color photographs by Garvin Burke

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