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GREENWICH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019 As GIFF celebrates five years of fun, philanthropy and film, we caught up with two VIPs who will be in the spotlight at this year’s festival. by rian n smith
Club Kid For Life Community Changemaker honoree, Bobby Walker, Jr., CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich, shares the challenges and the triumphs that fueled his passion to nurture the next generation.
BEST OF THE GOLD COAST We proudly celebrate your top picks of where to dine, primp, party, shop and play, in this, our fifteenth annual Best of the Gold Coast issue.
BEST OF GREENWICH Want to know who garnered the most votes in our town? Here, we present the tops in your backyard, and some of our winners share their most popular items.
35 departments 22 EDITOR’S LETTER 26 FROM THE FOUNDERS Of Celebrating What’s Best For Us 35 STATUS REPORT BUZZ Rocking out with Greenwich Town Party 2019; Celeb photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank on capturing moms, moments and memories GO Modern grandeur: the new Blantyre; Mercedes C300 HOME Space Updates: Lillian August and Gilles Clement Design DO Capturing Greenwich places and faces; Looking toward the future with Laura Beck of Cummings & Lockwood; Vaping 101: What you— and kids—may not know 60 G-MOM Raising resilient girls
63 VOWS Luneburg–Wasulko; Wittendale—Bergen 66 FINANCE FIX Why long-term care insurance should be on your financial radar 71 PEOPLE & PLACES Kids in Crisis; Breast Cancer Alliance; American Red Cross; Family Centers; Greenwich Botanical Center; Friends of Nathaniel Witherell 141 CALENDAR 159 INDEX OF ADVERTISERS 160 POSTSCRIPT The warm weather’s got our tails wagging. on the c over: connie inge-lise nielsen photo gr aph by pictorial press ltd / al amy sto ck photo
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lthough we didn’t have a particularly terrible winter in terms of snowstorms and freezing cold, for some reason it seemed to go on forever. Maybe it’s just that the older I get, the less tolerance I have for gloom and gray (actually, the less tolerance I have for a lot of things). Thankfully, it’s finally time to celebrate spring in all its bright and sunny glory. And that’s exactly what this issue is about—celebrating. For five years the women of the Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) have worked tirelessly to create a festival that bridges the gap between film and philanthropy (the fact that they bring major star power to town is an added bonus). One of the goals is to provide a platform for social issues so as to raise our collective consciousness and bring about change. This year the festival has tapped Connie Nielsen as its star Social Impact Juror. You’ve seen Connie in all of her powerful splendor on the big screen (most recently in the box office-busting Wonder Woman and Justice League). But when writer Riann Smith sat down with Connie, it became clear that the Dane is even more fierce off-screen (“Justice League of Her Own,” page 84). We can’t wait to see her present this year’s Social Impact Award at GIFF’s Epic Anniversary Party, featuring Kesha at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, June 1. greenwichmag.com
And speaking of awards, we’re giving out a whole bunch of them in our annual Best of the Gold Coast and Best of Greenwich sections (pages 94 and 128). You’re used to seeing the winners in our July issue, but we’ve decided to mix things up. Why not kick off the summer with nothing but the best? A Summer of Gold, if you will. On Thursday, May 30, we will return to our roots and bring the Best of the Gold Coast party back to where it all began fifteen years ago—the Greenwich Hyatt. And the party doesn’t stop there. On Thursday, June 27, we’ll celebrate the Best of Greenwich at the Jhouse. (bestofgoldcoastct .com and bestofgreenwich.com for tickets.) Last, but certainly not least, we are thrilled to continue our sponsorship and support of the Greenwich Town Party. It has morphed into a Memorial Day tradition that celebrates music, food, fun and community. Writer Jamie Marshall takes a walk down memory lane and reflects on all that the party has brought to our town (“Band Together,” page 35). As far as this year’s concert is concerned, I have just one thing to say, or rather, shout: Free Bird. Most people under forty won’t get the joke but, then again, you’re probably ok with the gloom and gray, too.
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t’s May—a new month for Moffly Media’s Best of the Gold Coast celebration (it was usually in August) and a new venue, the Greenwich Hyatt (instead of the Stamford Hilton). Well, not really new. We had our launch party there in 2005. It’s hard to forget that one, but before I toddle down Memory Lane, let me tell you how this works. You readers vote online for your favorite whatevers in Fairfield County from over 185 categories ranging from jewelry stores and yoga teachers to wine shops and wedding registries. Then the winners are invited to set up booths at our Gold Coast event to display their wares and services, be they lingerie (Petticoat Lane) or fishing trips (Orvis), to the hordes of ticket buyers who attend—with part of the proceeds going to Kids in Crisis. So you’re doing good while having fun— and man, are you eating. For instance, for sheer yumminess, you can sample Capital Grille’s lobster mac ’n cheese, Little Pub’s pulled pork tacos and Aux Delices’ melt-in-your-mouth chocolate and cream yodels. Or, if you’re into creative fare, how about Marcia Selden’s floating salad and Nikki Glekas’s champagne popsicles? And, of course, the lager-lovers didn’t mind a bit waiting in line at the Stella Artois station. Then there are the inedible giveaways, like greenwichmag.com
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BAND TOGETHER ARE YOU READY GREENWICH?
GEARING UP FOR GTP 2019
T FROM TOP LEFT TO RIGHT: MARILYN ROOS; ADAM MCCULLOUGH; KATHY DIGIOVANNI; BOB CAPAZZO; ADAM MCCULLOUGH; KATHY DIGIOVANNI
hink about the key ingredients for a memorable outdoor party—great food, good friends and, of course, a stellar playlist. This year’s GREENWICH TOWN PARTY (GTP) will serve up all that and more when gates open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Now in its ninth year, the celebration has become a favorite way to kick off summer. And what better way to celebrate than with this year’s main-stage bands, including musical icons Lynyrd Skynyrd, known for their Southern rock vibe (think “Free Bird,” “Sweet Home Alabama” and “What’s Your Name”) and the Beach Boys, whose rock ’n’ roll classics (“Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun” and “Good Vibrations”) speak to multiple generations. Also appearing: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, back for their third appearance; Greenwich native and rising country star, Caroline Jones, back for her fourth time, the first with her full band; and 8Track Band, back for their second time. “We always try to put together a lineup that appeals to a cross-section of the community,” says Ray Rivers, GTP copresident. “We want these big iconic bands. Whether Paul Simon or Eric Clapton or Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Beach Boys, we want to tick off the great names while we still can.” The family-friendly, all-day event also features performances by six local bands, activities geared toward kids (face-painting, bouncy castles and stilt walkers), and plenty of food for all ages and palates (everything from barbecue and seafood to homemade cupcakes and ice cream). After nearly a decade, the party’s backstory is firmly etched into town lore. In 2010 Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, first floated the idea of putting together a community-wide celebration modeled after the ones he and his wife Barbara had attended while visiting her relatives in Spain. He envisioned a
MAY 2019 GREENWICH
Through the Years We can’t believe it’s been nine years since the GTP debuted. Every year it continues to live up to the hype. Here, a few highlights from the stage “Here I am organizing the thing, and I didn’t even know he was coming.”
thousand fans gathered at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park and another 5,000 at Havemeyer Park, where a separate lineup played and Santana was live-streamed.
In 2011, American blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy headlined. A Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and 2012 recipient of the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors, Guy was ranked twenty-third on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of all Times” list.
A driving rainstorm upped the ante in 2013. There was a slight hiccup when Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue had to move to the local stage mid-set due to the ferocious winds, but when it came time for featured performer, James Taylor, not even a virtual monsoon could dissuade thousands of fans, young and old, from sticking it out for the chance to hear Taylor on acoustic guitar.
In 2012, with Paul Simon performing, tickets sold out in less than five days. Attendees got an unexpected bonus when Dave Matthews made a surprise appearance. “I was out there making an announcement and all of a sudden he walks onstage and starts singing happy birthday to me,” recalled former GTP board member Mark Vallely at the time.
The party returned to Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in 2015, with Earth Wind & Fire getting top billing, leading a lineup that included O.A.R., The Doobie Brothers and Caroline Jones.
In order to accommodate more people, the party was held in two locations in 2014 when Santana headlined. Five
In 2017, Steely Dan commanded the main stage at the GTP, preceded by Alabama Shakes and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Sadly, the GTP marked the final performance for Steely Dan cofounder Walter Becker, who died four months later after a long battle with cancer.
The legendary duo of Hall & Oates headlined in 2016, with Tedeschi Trucks Band, John Fogerty and C. J Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band rounding out the main-stage lineup.
In 2018, Eric Clapton, multiple Grammy Award winner and three-time inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, headlined. During the encore, he invited friends and GTP performers Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi up to sing “Crossroads,” which elicited a huge smile from the legendary guitarist, as well as nonstop cheering from the fans.»
BUDDY GUY BY BOB CAPAZZO; SANTANA BY MIKE THUT, EARTH, WIND AND FIRE AND HALL AND OATES BY JULIEN JARRY; ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF BANDS AND PERFORMERS
party modeled after a potluck dinner in which everyone contributes something. Dalio and a friend came up with the idea for the Greenwich Town Party at their club one night. The next year, about 5,000 people bought tickets for a show that featured Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy. Since that initial event, the GTP has taken on a life of its own, becoming a well-oiled machine with a four-person board and a team of volunteers and professionals that handle all the logistics from booking talent and marketing the event to organizing vendors and ticket sales. And speaking of ticket sales, for this year’s festivities organizers tried something new: instead of a one-day online sale for steeply discounted general admission tickets, organizers instituted a lottery. Everyone that was eligible to buy tickets—residents or people who work in town—had three months to enter. The lottery picked the winners at random in October. “Some people in the community had said, ‘Why don’t you pick names out of a hat?’ We had been thinking of changes along those lines, so that’s essentially what the lottery did,” says Rivers. In keeping with the original mission of “mutual generosity,” the biggest challenge has been, and continues to be, convincing attendees to throw a little extra into the pot, if they can afford it. For some, that means springing for Neighbor and Sponsor passes (still available as of press time). At $500, for instance, the Neighbor Pass reflects the true cost of a ticket for an event of this magnitude. For others, that means stepping up as volunteers or giving an extra $10. As for the party itself? “We’ve been thrilled,” says Rivers. “When Ray Dalio came up with the idea, he provided a financial backstop with the hope that the community would embrace it and eventually meet him halfway. Thankfully, the support base has grown every year, including more sponsorships, which means the more great iconic bands we can get. Some people are under the impression that we are about making money. We’re not. Ticket sales only cover a fraction of event costs. The remainder of the budget is taken care of by generous donations. Without the support of our neighbors and sponsors, the event would not be able to continue. The objective of the party is to bring the community together to have a good time and celebrate our town.”
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or more than fifty years, the Beach Boys’ music has been synonymous with sun, sand and surf. With a slew of top ten hits and albums, the band’s distinctive sound has a multigenerational appeal. Now led by cofounder and lead vocalist, Mike Love, the Beach Boys average 150 shows a year. We caught up with Love on his way to a recording studio in L.A
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This will be your first appearance at the GTP. To what do you attribute the band’s staying power? “We play music that all ages can enjoy together.” After fifty-plus years, how do you stay relevant? “The subject matter of the songs and the sound itself. Who doesn’t love songs
about the beach, surfing and cars? We’re known for the warmth of our harmonies, and our hooks and beats. Think about ‘California Girl,’ ‘Good Vibrations,’ ‘Fun Fun Fun.’”
“The July 4th concert in Washington, D.C. [in 1985]. We came onstage and a half a million people gave us a standing ovation before we even did anything. That was incredible.”
How do you envision your set list? “We’ll do a range of up-tempo surfing songs to keep the momentum going. We are capable of doing some really nice ballads, but we might not do so many in an outdoor environment.”
Speaking of which: studio or stage? “Stage. There are so many facets to live music. I like the immediate response and audience participation. I love generating so much love and positivity and happiness. Studio for me is a necessary tool for recording songs to perfection. I remember once doing one little section of ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’
You’ve played all over the world. Does any moment in particular stand out?
twenty-five times to make it perfect.”
What do you consider your biggest accomplishment? “The number of shows we’ve done over the years. I must have done ‘Surfin’ Safari’ 6,000 times. I’m pretty good with the words now.” Favorite song? ‘Surfin’ Safari’ is up there. I wrote it, came up with the words, took the lead on it. ‘Good Vibrations,’ ‘California Girl,’ ‘God Only Knows.’ It depends on your mood. There’s a song that fits whatever mood you’re in.”
What keeps you sane on the road? “Transcendental Meditation. I first learned TM from the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1968. It’s totally natural—you can do it yourself and it has zero negative side effects. You gain energy and clarity. It’s the thing that’s enabled me to do all this traveling for all these years.” What’s on your current playlist? “I turn on Sirius 60s on 6 with the idea that they’re going to play one of our songs. I love the oldies and Motown. I listen to the stuff we were a part of making.” »
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How GTP spreads the Love
ince its inception, the GTP has supported local nonprofit and civic organizations in a variety of ways. The GTP donates general admission tickets to local charities to auction off at fundraising galas and gives away about 300 tickets to nonprofits to pass along to clients. “This is our way of giving back and supporting local nonprofits and community organizations,” says Ray Rivers. “There is no other nonprofit that supports other local nonprofits and community organizations like the Greenwich Town Party.” Taking that a step further, on the day of the event, the GTP invites as many as twenty organizations to set up informational tables. Here, attendees can learn about the important work being done by groups such as Abilis, Audubon, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Adopt-A-Dog, the Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation and the Greenwich International Film Festival. Another way the GTP gives back to the community is through its Memorial Day Poppy Program. One longtime anonymous sponsor funds the poppies, which the Boy Scouts assemble and the VFW of CT distribute with the wristbands, as a way to remind people what the weekend is really all about. Now in its fifth year, the Community Heroes Campaign is a way to give a shout-out to those individuals who live, work and/or volunteer in Greenwich and enrich the community. To nominate a hero, visit greenwichtownparty. org/heroes. Nominations are due by May 13. All nominations will be reviewed, and approved submissions will be featured on the GTP website (greenwichtownparty.org). Twenty-five heroes will be randomly selected to win a pair of GTP 2019 Community tickets.
AMONG THIS YEAR’S OFFERINGS 1 A two-day stay at NOPSI Hotel New Orleans for Jazz Fest 2 M & M Steaks food truck party 3 Private tour of Walt Disney World 4 Commissioned oil painting by artist Peter Arguimbau 5 DiMare bakery gift certificate
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GATES OPEN AT 10 A.M.
Children’s activities run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include face painting, caricature artists, roaming performers, bounce houses, and arts and crafts.
MUSIC Music starts at 2 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m.
General admission tickets, which sold out by lottery in October, cost $85, and senior tickets are $25. Still available as of press time: Neighbor passes, $500, which include access to a neighbor area sponsored by Houlihan Lawrence with light fare and beverages, and designated parking on Steamboat Road Sponsor passes, $1,500, which include access to a sponsor tent with catered food and drinks, as well as designated parking in the Island Beach lot. Children twelve and under are free but must have a valid ticket for entrance. Only Greenwich residents, Greenwich business owners and employees of local businesses may buy GTP tickets; identification is required at time of pickup.
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Food and beverages will be available for purchase from twelve local food vendors. Attendees are welcome to bring picnics and beverages, but no alcohol is allowed on the premises.
7 Helicopter tour of the Manhattan skyline
GTP Inc. covers the cost for all town services involved with the event.
8 Kids’ birthday party with the Cos Cob Fire Police Patrol
Greenwich Green & Clean provides small trash bags to every attendee to help facilitate the after-party cleanup.
To register for the auction (pre-register now for the chance to win Neighbor tickets and/or donate an item), visit greenwichtownparty.org.
No tarps, no blankets, no tables, no tents. Only folding chairs and beach towels permitted for seating in the designated seating section on the field. »
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First introduced in 2016, the online auction has become an integral part of the GTP’s fundraising efforts. More than 300 local businesses, organizations and individuals are donating goods and services to this year’s cause. “The auction has something for everyone, and with each year there is more community enthusiasm and participation,” says GTP Director of Development Charlotte Minor. “One of our goals is to promote local businesses, organizations and nonprofits, as well as support the sustainability of the Greenwich Town Party.” As in the past, bidding starts mid-May (check the GTP website for updates) and closes the day after the GTP at 6 p.m. Items are loosely organized by type (dining, trips, experiences, food, kids, art) and range from $50 to $3,000-plus.
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GM: How would you characterize the new generation of mothers that appear in your book?
Mother and Child is the celebration of modern motherhood through my lens. Women are dreaming bigger than ever and creating and contributing to the world in powerful ways. They are
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IN HONOR OF MOTHERâ€™S DAY WE CHAT WITH CLAIBORNE SWANSON FRANK ABOUT HER NEW BOOK THAT CAPTURES BOTH THE BEAUTY AND SPIRITUALITY OF MOTHERHOOD
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That’s a good question…my journals, my books, letters I have written to them. GM: How has being a mother changed and challenged you? Claiborne Swanson Frank with sons Hunter (left) and Wilder.
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ove over Brooklyn and the Hamptons, there’s a surprising spot where new money meets old—a historic mansion in the Berkshires. Built in 1902, the beloved Blantyre resort, one of the last remaining Belle Epoque estates in the region, was recently acquired and updated by investors from Silicon Valley. But not to worry, hoodies are still frowned upon in the dining room, and you won’t be forced to schedule your spa treatment by app. Lovers of the property will be pleased to know that the baronial touches (the estate was designed to look like a Scottish castle) remain: stained-glass windows, gold chandeliers, original fireplaces and all. The updates focused on the things that really needed updating. The dizzying décor of toile upon toile topped with fussy pillows and canopy beds is a thing of the past. The dried-flower bouquets and dressers piled with bric-a-brac have disappeared and the new décor is modern yet “has a respect for the past, with an eye to the future” says David Pupo, longtime staff member and director of
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clockwise from above: The Conservatory offers fine dining in a rusticly chic setting. • The Main Hall staircase • A quiet retreat • A bedroom in the Carriage House
SAME BUT DIFFERENT • Though guests now tap an iPad for room service, orders are still delivered by butler.
the new membership program. The eight guest rooms in the Manor House have long been known by their names: The Laurel Suite, The Crimson Suite and so on. Though the names remain on the doors, the website has given them more mundane monikers such as “Standard King Manor.” But don’t be fooled—no two suites are alike. Furnishings were individually chosen for each room, some sleek and some bright and cheery. The rooms feature original fireplaces, and most have soaking tubs. The Carriage House, with its eleven rooms, has also been completely reimagined as have the four standalone cottages, one of which was designed and decorated by Serena and Lily. The spa is still in the “Potting Shed,” one of the original buildings that predates the Manor House, but is now a true luxury retreat. Guests
• There are still deep soaking tubs, but there are also modern steam showers with fresh chrome and marble fixtures. • The famous book collection—4,500 tomes in all—is still on-property, though many can be found in the Music Room, which really serves as a quiet retreat. Many more are spread throughout guest rooms and reading nooks.
JOIN THE CLUB If you’ve got a second home nearby, the Blantyre offers Club
memberships. For a reasonable annual fee, members have access to the resort amenities, including the pool and spa as well as discounts and preferential treatment when making reservations.
BUBBLES The Blantyre is home to the first Dom Pérignon Champagne Salon in the U.S. The Dom Salon stores over 10,000 bottles and serves exclusive specialty vintages, including Vintage Trinity, Dom Pérignon 2006, P2 Vintage 2000 and Rosé 2005. And a real rarity, guests can order Dom by the glass for $45 and a half glass for $25, but why would someone do that to themselves?
can treat themselves to an array of services, including a Vichy shower treatment, which is basically getting a massage from a team of high-powered shower heads while you unwind on a bed similar to a massage table. And the new poolscape has a Four Seasons quality and feel. Gone is the 1970s-looking cement pool, and surrounding the new oasis are sophisticated sun loungers with plush towels. And there is now food service from the brand new H2O café. Though much has changed at Blantyre, much, too, remains the same. A drive up the gravel path reveals the grand estate that was the first to be given the coveted Relais & Châteaux membership status in the U.S.; a team of efficient footmen greet visitors, whisking luggage to rooms while guests are offered a glass of champagne; check-in is handled in the guest room, no waiting in a lobby line. Room rates start at $435 per night, plus taxes and fees. Children under sixteen are not permitted. Savvy guests book through Virtuoso or Relais & Châteaux for room upgrades and amenities.
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strong and handsome shape. Another part of the package is the refined, curvaceous interior. Adults, by the way, will find the rear seats acceptable. The dash controls require a bit of learning; but, after all, it is a German car. (Even if it’s assembled in Alabama). The “4matic” designation translates all-wheel-drive and the mechanics were, again, unnoticeable save for the catlike grace the car has on a winding road. If the drivetrain makes the car slightly heavier, you simply don’t feel it in the C300. And
utterly unobtrusive into putting the car immediately into power mode or quiet, gas-sipping overdrive. The package worked well. And getting gas mileage in the high 20s was quite welcome. Who needs the 503-horsepower blunderbuss C63? The $2,000 AMG option on our C300 added performance goodies like updated sport suspension and steering but also a number of aesthetic treats like the beautiful diamond-block grill. Indeed, while so many sedans today have front ends like swoopy snowplows, the C300 has a very
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A Greenwich showroom debuts a new look above: Lillian August’s Corso sofa and Aria lounge chair gather around the Nolan Bunching table. These items are all from Lillian’s Hickory White collection.
Brothers DAN WEISS, CEO, and JOHN WEISS, COO, co-owners of Lillian August Furnishings + Design, recently unveiled their expanded and renovated Stamford Warehouse Shop. The 50,000-square-foot space now boasts everything from designer looks at all styles and price points to outlet and vintage finds, as well as the largest rug gallery in the area, with over 5,000 rugs in stock. “We recognize Stamford as a vibrant
destination for design, and our expanded warehouse shop delivers something for everyone,” says Dan. “It’s important to have a strong presence in Stamford, and we’re proud of our new offerings.” Matriarch Lillian’s signature line for Hickory White is also featured here, including her new Modern Living collection. One could say it’s all in the family. 47 John Street, Stamford; 203-847-1596; lillianaugust.com greenwichmag.com
illes Clement Designs opened his newly redesigned Greenwich flagship showroom in February. The Parisian designer spared no expense, featuring his exclusive new couture collection as well as all the top European brands on the market. The opulent two-level store showcases exotic woods, amazing textures, luxury fabrics and whimsical one-of-a-kind artist pieces as well as a well-curated collection of international fine art. 120 East Putnam Avenue; 203-717-1919; gclementdesigns.com
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GENERATION VAPE IS YOUR KID USING E-CIGARETTES? WHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW by beth c o oney fitzpatrick
That trend is worrisome to Fairfield County health experts, who point out that because most vaping products—especially ultra-popular JUULs—contain high doses of nicotine, kids are getting hooked on a substance that can pave the way for future addictive behaviors. “The problem with teens is that they often see [vaping] as a cleaner, safer alternative to smoking,” says Dr. Christopher Iannuzzi, medical director of radiation oncology and chair of the oncology department at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. “The products have these appealing flavors and coupled with the idea that [they
above: Samples of rechargeable e-cigarette paraphernalia
are] safe, it’s easy for even the smartest kids to think it’s okay to do.” Yet there’s nothing safe, clean or smart about inhaling nicotine vapors. Dr. Michael Bernstein, associate director of pulmonary medicine at Stamford Hospital, points to research that suggests that vaping is a “gateway habit” that can ultimately lead kids to smoke regular cigarettes. Along with Dr. Iannuzzi, he also points out that vaping products
A few subtle clues that might indicate your child is vaping FREQUENT ILLNESS Dr. Bernstein says vapers of any age tend to have more infections and pneumonias.
OTHER STRANGE SYMPTOMS These include mouth wounds, bad headaches or an unusual cough.
BEHAVIORAL CHANGES Nicotine alters mood and attention span, says Dr. Iannuzzi. Slipping grades or comments from teachers about diminished classroom focus could be warnings. Dr. Bernstein adds nicotine is a stimulant that makes kids hyper. Ask yourself, “Are they fidgety? Do they frequently go outside the way someone might do to have a cigarette?”
“VAPER’S TONGUE” Vaping diminishes the taste buds. Watch if kids are reaching for the salt shaker more or opting for spicier food choices.
EXTREME THIRST Propylene glycol, one of the chemicals in e-cigarette delivery systems, is dehydrating. Vapers may crave more fluids.
NOSEBLEEDS Vaping tends to dry out the nasal passages.
are saturated in chemicals that pose additional potential risks. “The idea that you are breathing in something soaked in formaldehyde into your lungs can’t have good long-term health outcomes,” says Dr. Bernstein. Vaping is also challenging for the most vigilant parent to detect because it’s a habit that can be easily concealed. “You can’t really smell it; it can be incredibly hard to know if your kid is doing this,” says Dr. Bernstein.
CAFFEINE AVOIDANCE Note if your kid had a Starbucks or cola habit they’ve recently ditched. Vapers often develop an unusual aversion to caffeine. UNFAMILIAR EQUIPMENT E-cigarettes do not look like your old-school butt. They are made in assorted shapes and sizes—the latest generation is typically made with stainless steel—and come in parts, including USB drives, atomizers, heads, chargers and small containers (called pods) that contain e-juice.
When discussing the dangers of vaping with teens, delivery is key. The doctors— Dr. Iannuzzi is the parent of teens—suggest a straightforward approach. BE HONEST ABOUT ADDICTION “Have an honest conversation about the health effects and what it could lead to in the future,” says Dr. Iannuzzi. “The one thing I would really stress is addiction, the idea that this is a gateway habit that has its own harmful effects and could lead to other unhealthy habits.” SPELL OUT THE HEALTH RISKS Dr. Bernstein stresses the “clear-andpresent-danger” approach. “You can have a conversation with kids about drinking and driving where we all know it’s dangerous and people die from it,” he says. “While the consequences of vaping are not that immediate, the addiction aspect is. And that’s where people get into trouble”
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hile parents of today’s adolescents can pat themselves on the back for raising a generation of kids who shun cigarettes, too many teens are still getting hooked on nicotine by using e-cigarettes or vaping. Last December, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that a record 37 percent of high school seniors had vaped in the last twelve months, one of the biggest and most disturbing increases ever reported in its annual Monitoring the Future survey of teens. Other research suggests some 16 percent of middle and high school students now regularly vape.
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FROM HER CAREER TO HER PHILANTHROPIC ENDEAVORS, LAURA BECK IS BREAKING DOWN WALLS
ather than avoid an uncomfortable subject, Laura Weintraub Beck, chairman of the Private Clients Group at the Cummings & Lockwood law firm, uses her legal expertise to help clients navigate the complexities of life and death in a financially savvy and meaningful way. “Every day, I see people from their twenties to their nineties, and each comes in with a different story,” she says. “Some have inherited wealth. Some are self-made. Some have real estate holdings, private wealth or hedge fund wealth. In my office, you’ll
estates. “I wasn’t purposely trying to break through any glass ceilings. But the field is becoming more diverse, and so in that respect, I think it’s worth noting,” she says. While she oversees the seventy-five attorneys, paralegals, fiduciary accountants and support staff and maintains her own client list, Laura is also immersed in local philanthropy, particularly as it relates to mental health issues and drug addiction. Seventeen years ago the Stamford native lost her sister, Deborah Weintraub, to drug addiction, which Laura explains was related to a history of mental health issues. “When she died, our family vowed that we would be open and talk about it,” she says. “There’s such a stigma to mental illness and drug addiction, but we wanted to put it out there and be involved in supporting things we believed could help others.” Laura is a director and former board chair at the Stamford-based Child Guidance Center, serves on the Professional Advisors Council of the Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and is also a director at Liberation Programs, which provides addiction services in Fairfield County. Laura will be honored by the Child Guidance Center on May 4 at Wee Burn Beach Club in Rowayton. “It’s really touching to be honored for being involved in something that we consider so important to my sister’s legacy.” Besides inspiring her philanthropy, Laura notes these experiences have influenced how she approaches her work. “No two families are the same. They can be complicated and have struggles, and those issues can and do affect the thought process in estate planning.”
often hear them thinking out loud about their families, their priorities and, often, how they want things to go for their children and grandchildren when they’re gone.” Laura’s role is to help clients proactively imagine the future: “You can’t change your will when you die. So, part of my job is to listen and help anticipate and plan for the things that can come up later.” Last year, she became the first woman to hold her title at Cummings & Lockwood. She notes that more female attorneys are now practicing in the once maledominated specialty of trusts and
ESTATE PLANNING 101
All adults need an estate plan. For younger adults Laura says it’s about the basics—who will manage things if you become ill and who receives your assets if you die. Plans should become more elaborate with age, the acquisition of assets and changing family dynamics.
Conduct a plan checkup every three to five years. “Make sure it still reflects your intention and your current family and financial situation,” advises Laura.
Build flexibility into your estate plan. “Trying to predict what the world will look like in ten or twenty years—or worse, trying to control things from the grave—rarely works out well,” she says. Keeping plans flexible allows for adjustments for real-time needs of your beneficiaries.
Have rapport with your estate planner. This relationship requires talking about serious matters such as your finances and intentions for your family. Ask yourself: “Will my family feel comfortable with this person when I’m gone and the plan is being implemented?”
Don’t let the tax tail wag the dog! Laura often counsels clients whose fears about estate taxes influence important decisions such as where they live. “I tell them to live where they'll be happy,” she says. “Work with a planner who is sophisticated enough to listen to what you want to achieve and then suggest ways to implement your wishes in the most tax efficient manner.”
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RAISING RESILIENT DAUGHTERS CAN FEEL MORE COMPLICATED THAN EVER
of expectations and pressures. That’s why I am so glad I have RACHEL SIMMONS on my bookshelf and a click away. The cofounder of the national nonprofit Girls Leadership and author of best-selling books Odd Girl Out, Odd Girl Speaks Out, The Curse of the Good Girl and most recently, Enough As She Is, Rachel knows girls. Her message is one of raising resilient girls and supporting mothers in the process. As of press time, Rachel was scheduled to speak at Greenwich Academy. In anticipation of that visit, we offer you some of her tips. You can also sign up for her newsletter or eight-week live, interactive online workshop Enough As We Are at rachelsimmons.com.
FRIEND DIVORCE IS INEVITABLE
one person can ever reasonably give.
How many of us have the same circle of friends we had in elementary school? A break up of a friendship can hit our daughters as hard as a broken heart. Rachel points out: “No matter how much the other person may have wronged you, it’s hard not to blame yourself when a friendship ends. In a culture where girls are under pressure to be friends with everyone, losing a friend feels like a failure. But it’s so unrealistic. Few friendships last forever. How much angst would we spare ourselves if we just accepted friend breakups as part of life?” Helping our daughters understand that each new friendship will enhance their evolution as a person and that some
WHAT’S YOUR GOSSIP RATIO?
THE MYTH OF THE BFF
“What if we could accept that no one friend can be everything to us? The myth of the BFF, and the hope that she’s out there, somewhere, runs deep inside many of us,” says Rachel. “But some friends are better talkers than listeners; others are crisis managers you seek out in a jam who are unreliable day-today. As hard as it is, having close friends who disappoint us may be for the best.
It opens the door to more friends to love, develops our resilience, and self-reliance and often makes us more flexible and forgiving of ourselves.” I have preached this gospel to both my son and daughter. If you can let go of the dream of finding that one perfect friend and allow yourself to have an array of different friends, each with unique strengths, you give yourself the gift of a go-to network of support that’s stronger than any
Rachel asks: “How much time do you spend talking about other people with your friends? If it’s more than half, you may be building an unhealthy relationship. Friendships are like homes: They need sturdy foundations. Too much venting, gossiping and judging are like termites. What kind of bricks are you building your house with?” Listen up moms, Rachel is talking to us, too—we model the behavior we want our children to emulate. Everyone needs to vent from time to time, but our daughters are listening, and if they see gossip as the primary topic of conversation when we’re with our friends, they may adopt the behavior.
friendships will simply end for any number of reasons will help them see it isn’t a failure on their part. Friendships sometimes just run their course.
DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON OR JUST WANT TO BE LIKED?
We women like to be the good girls and bask in the sunshine of being liked, but our likeabilty can come at the cost of who we really are. Rachel says, “Good Girls are taught to value ourselves by how well-liked we are. When we meet a new person, many of us automatically kick into charm mode, trying to be liked—before we’ve even decided what we think of the new person. Next time you meet someone, watch yourself to see if you do this. Pause to decide what you think first.”
THE LOYALTY CHALLENGE
As adults, most of us understand that we aren’t going to get along with everyone, but asking our friends to mirror our dislike of another is unfair. For young girls, understanding that loyalty does not require sharing a grudge can be a challenge. Rachel says: “Do you expect friends to get angry at people you’re fighting with? That kind of loyalty isn’t part of a healthy friendship. Conflict is scary and lonely, but it’s yours, not your friend’s. Get sympathy, not support. Asking friends to have your back increases the drama and puts them in an unfair position. Stay classy and keep it one-on-one.” G
ooking at the numbers, it seems as if young girls are doing better than ever. And in many ways, they are. Last fall women comprised more than half the students on college campuses nationwide, earned more doctoral degrees and outnumbered men in graduate school. Yet for all that success, mental health issues like anxiety and depression have reached concerning levels. According to a 2018 American College Health Association report, over 60 percent of all college students reported anxiety and over 40 percent reported depression. The number of female students was consistently significantly higher than male students. It can be a struggle to guide our daughters through today’s maze
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shley Luneburg and Michael Wasulko met as college freshmen in Miami, Florida, one Valentine’s Day weekend. It’s quite fitting, then, that the two formed a strong friendship—one that would last through four years at different schools and eventually bloom into romance. Michael proposed to Ashley at her parents’ home surrounded by family on Thanksgiving Day, 2017. He decorated a tree with lights, hanging votives and ornaments to use as a backdrop for his bended-knee proposal. Rev. Terry Elsberry officiated at the ceremony at Le Chateau in South Salem, New York, where the reception followed. The bride, daughter of Richard and Karen Luneburg of Greenwich and Miami, graduated from King Low Heywood Thomas School and Susquehanna University. Ashley is a marketing/advertising coordinator at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NE Properties in Greenwich. The groom, son of David and Gail Wasulko of Madison, Virginia, graduated from Albemarle High School and High Point University. Michael is a chief digital officer for Ezayo in Greenwich. The newlyweds honeymooned in South Africa before returning home to Greenwich. »
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n their first date, Jamie and Will learned they shared much in common. They both grew up in Fairfield County in similar circles—likely attending the same high school parties. But the two didn’t meet until after college, through the dating app Tinder. After four years as a couple, Will proposed to Jamie at Madaket Beach, near her family’s home on Nantucket. The pair celebrated on the beach with family as the sun set on the horizon. Rev. David Anderson officiated at the ceremony at St. Luke’s Parish in Darien. The reception followed at the Belle Haven Club. The bride, daughter of Scott and Jennifer Anderson of Westport, graduated from Greens Farms Academy and University of Connecticut. She received her master’s from Drexel College of Medicine. Jamie is a healthcare analyst for Remedy Partners in Norwalk. The groom, son of Mark and Joan Bergen of Rowayton, graduated from Fairfield Prep and Gettysburg College. Mark works in wealth management for Parametric Risk Advisors in Westport. The newlyweds honeymooned in New Zealand and Bora Bora. They call Stamford home. G
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EFFECTS RATE • How long you pay for your own care before LTC payments kick in • Whether or not you include inflation protection • Total benefit amount over time • Maximum daily benefit • Number of years you can get benefits
Greens in Wilton. The numbers added up. In Connecticut, a bedroom in an assisted-living facility costs $4,700 a month, while a private room in a nursing home totals $13,733 monthly, according to Genworth. This is nearly 60 percent higher than the national median, as we are the second-most expensive state for a private nursing home stay, after Alaska. The totals are higher still in Fairfield County. Our average stay in a nursing home lasts two-and-a-half years, according to the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management. (Do the math, but try not to give yourself a heart attack: An average stay costs $483,625, times two for a couple.) “The advisers don’t talk about it,” Gaugler says, “but the biggest risk to their assets under management is long-term care. A health situation can destroy the financial security of a spouse and any loved ones.” Who needs care? Chances are, you will. Shockingly, 43 percent of people in long-term care in Connecticut are younger than 65, according to OPM statistics. And nearly 70 percent of state residents will need long-term care after they’re 65. “We’re not talking about people moribund, lying in bed,” Gaugler says. Long-term care insurance kicks in when a person needs help with at least two of six daily activities, including eating, using the bathroom, bathing, incontinence issues, dressing, and “transferring,” or getting up and out of bed or a chair, due to a chronic illness or disability. No, regular health insurance and Medicare don’t cover these things, as their purpose is to help a person get better, not for custodial care. Not everyone will need care—and this is where things get tricky. If you are 50 and pay, say, $3,000 a year for insurance for the next thirty years and never use it, that’s money down the drain. Yet Gaugler thinks it’s worth the expense. “If my father could have played golf up to the day he died, I would have happily flushed every penny down the toilet.” G greenwichmag.com
ome experts say that once your assets reach about $2.5 million, you can forgo traditional long-term care insurance and pay for your own care. If that’s your situation, do a cost-benefit analysis.
Estimate how much care will cost you. Start with today’s averages, then add a percentage or three each year for inflation.
Make a plan. How much disposable income will you have? Will a pension or Social Security figure into the equation? How will you pay your other costs of living? Target which assets will pay for your healthcare, and don’t spend them until you need them.
Talk with your tax advisor. Learn if you can use traditional IRAs and deductions to pay for medical expenses and services. Can you set aside money for care in a health savings account?
Share your plan. Review your decisions with your loved ones.
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Each year, the greenwich international film festival selects Social Impact Jurors to vote on compelling narratives that raise global consciousness. This year’s star juror, award-winning actress connie nielsen, shines a light on what it means to be an off-screen superhero
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GM: What does it mean to be Social Impact Juror for GIFF? CN: Any event that creates a forum where we
can talk about what it is that we’re doing and why we’re doing it is really what we’re there for. We’re there to find a way to talk about the efforts we’re making and to meet like-minded people and ask, “What’s your approach?” and “What can we learn from each other?” GM: What films are you working on? CN: I’m shooting two different indies in
London right now, one with Jeffrey Dean Morgan called The Postcard Killings and another one with Lily Collins and Simon Pegg called Inheritance. They are both thrillers coming out next year.
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GM: Was it a change of pace from bigbudget action films like Wonder Woman, through which a new generation has come to know you? CN: Throughout my career I have had a
really healthy balance of big studio and action movies, such as Basic and The Hunted, with some really great actors. I think people are just not so used to recognizing me from one movie to another. I tend to kind of disappear into the characters, and people kind of go, “Wait, who is that person? I know her.” It is an example of the diverse type of roles that I tend to want to play. Just extremely different characters, like this Danish wife of a soldier who’s off in Afghanistan in this wonderful Dogme-style film called Brothers, which I did in Denmark, greenwichmag.com
to characters in big budget films that tend to explore larger but not less, necessarily, universal themes. GM: Denmark is regarded as one of the happiest populations in the world. How has your upbringing in Frederikshavn influenced your views on social justice? CN: I think that there is a part of me that is
definitely very egalitarian. Denmark is based on very egalitarian views that are reflected through our policies. Education and higher education is free, as is healthcare, which means that we believe the amount of money that you are able to produce in your professional life does not equate with your value as a human being.
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all her Hippolyta (Wonder Woman and Justice League), call her Lucilla (Gladiator), call her Christabella (Devil’s Advocate)… just don’t call Connie Inge-Lise Nielsen an underachiever. The Danish mother of five has graced the big screen for over thirty years, speaks eight languages trained six hours a day to perform her own stunts in Wonder Woman. She isn’t afraid to clap back at unjust institutions and passionately propels Human Needs Project, an organization she cofounded in 2010 that has changed thousands of lives in one of the world’s largest slums. Connie will present the Social Impact Award at the festival’s Epic Anniversary Party on Saturday, June 1 at the Capitol Theatre. We caught up with the inspiring crusader to talk films, feminism, and why helping others take ownership of their future has been such a rewarding role.
I don’t think people talk a lot about that in America. Before I became an American, it horrified me that anyone could be seen as not essential to the state, not important to invest in and further, that there would be such a difference in the money set aside for say, a kid growing up in Greenwich compared to a kid growing up in the Bronx. What must it feel like being a kid knowing for some reason you are less important to invest in than another kid?
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GM: What are your thoughts on the college admissions scandal? CN: There are many ways to look at this.
First of all, why is it this insane to get into college in America? If you have a good and decent average from high school and you’ve graduated, why does it take incredible amounts of testing and test preparation that only favors one type of student and not all the types of students who don’t test well? Who’s to say that in five years, they might be as important a collaborator as anyone else? I think that the SAT really needs to be brought up for consideration. We need to really make sure that passion and discipline and innovative thinking and creativity are as valued as testing skills and also focus on social justice so there’s equal access to everything. I do not condone cheating in any way, shape or form, and I will tell you none of my kids have ever wanted to have it known who their parents were. Ever. They consistently wanted to attain what they had through their own merits. They worked extremely hard, but again, these are kids who had access to any amount of tutoring. My son, when he was getting ready for college, I was able to pay for all of this SAT prep that no kid in, say, Marin City, not far from where we live in Marin, would have access to. If I was so stressed with how I was going to pay the bills at the end of the month and choose whether to pay a bill or buy clothes for my kids or feed them, I don’t think I would have the wherewithal … And that right there brings us back to systemic issues. It is not meritocracy. It
is an institutionalized form of injustice, in my opinion. GM: In Gladiator, Marcus Aurelius tells your character Lucilla, “If only you had been born a man, what a Caesar you would have made.” Now women are the warrior-leaders, such as your character Hippolyta in Wonder Woman and next year’s Wonder Woman 1984. How does this bode for the future of parity in film? CN: Every transition will take time, especially
because the people who make it up in the first place are not necessarily interested in making change. Putting women into all leadership positions is a must, but not just women as a gender, but women who are progressive in terms of the type of change they want to create. Are they willing to take the call to provide systemic change that ensures that it is impossible to pay a man more for the same job than you pay a woman or a person of color? That is what will change things in boardrooms around the world and in the film industry in Hollywood, New York and all the places where we make films.
GM: Do films have to create worlds like Themyscira in Wonder Woman, where men are not allowed? CN: The way I see it, we have to create allies
among men. We have to include men in the conversation, and we have to question the assumptions that we make about ourselves as a community over and over, and these conversations should be open. The more we are prone to asking questions and coming together around answers to things that are inclusive, the faster we will start telling stories that truly express who we are. We need to remember that when we say to young men that there’s a problem, we’re not making allies. We’re making enemies of feminism. These are conversations we have to continue having collaboratively. What happens is that there’s this outrage culture where, if you don’t follow the rules for precisely the kind of It’s been nearly two decades since her role as Lucilla in the Academy Award-winning Gladiator launched Connie’s career (here with costar Joaquin Phoenix). Of the part she told Variety: “I learned to give in to the process: Don’t let fear cloud you, and know that if you’re feeling something, that’s all it takes. You can go in any direction that feeling takes you; that feeling just has to be alive. I learned to voice my opinion and stand up for what I know about a character.”
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words that are the new keywords for change, there is an uproar and outrage again. We need to come to a place where when we discuss these things, we speak civilly to each other, and we describe—without fear—what it is we’re trying to say. What happens is we hang people out to dry. I’m not excusing rape or sexual abuse because of power. MeToo has a role, and it needs to continue to play that role. I’m talking about people being pilloried online for using the wrong word. I don’t think the outrage culture is going to help us that much, because people will run out of gas. And what will we have created at the end of all this change? GM: How do you have the capacity to do so much? CN: It starts with good health. I work out a lot,
I eat extremely well, and I try to sleep as much as I can. I try to enjoy life, love, food, wine, and my incredible, beautiful children. I just get so much out of the sheer joy that I feel for these gorgeous people that I’ve been so blessed to have in my life. I have five sons. The eldest is my foster son from Kenya who is thirty-one and is married to an Ethiopian American. They live with me and my eleven-year-old biological son in San Francisco. I have another biological son who is twenty-nine, and twentyyear-old and seventeen-year-old stepsons. GM: What led you to cofound Human Needs Project in Kibera? CN: In 2010 I went to do a movie in a slum
called Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya. It is one of the four largest slums in the world, with 300,000 to a million people living on two muddy banks of the Nairobi River, which is hugely toxic and has no sewer system, very little access to working sanitation, and a hodgepodge water cartel delivery, which is often not abiding by normal standards for health. That is why the child mortality rate in Kibera is as high as 18 percent for under five [years of age]. When you look at poverty at that level, it’s
Connie’s role as Queen Hippolyta, Queen of Amazons, in Wonder Woman, had the alreadyathletic actress training six hours a day in order to be able to perform her own stunts. And it was no regular workout. It included weight training, sword training and horseback riding.
like a prison with no end to your sentence. Your death is the end of your sentence. And that is because the prison of poverty works like a thick wall between you and the rest of the world. To just finish school when it’s hard to get food or clean water, or you are exposed to sexual violence or you get toxic stress from the amount of violence and shooting and drugs around you, just by the mere lottery of where you’re born, that child will not get to develop the same as everyone else. It creates generational poverty because that access is denied. Yet what you learn when you go there is that people are not any different from you and me. You have incredible photographers, singers and dancers, computer people, business people, all types, and all they need is access.
who is an incredible constructor, we created the technology—with academics from UC Davis and UC Berkeley and an incredible architect from Harvard University—to come up with a format that provides access to services that you and I take for granted every day. [We established] one centralized place, the Kibera Town Center (KTC), where everyone can come out of their huts and get a hot shower, use a flush toilet. We have given half a million toilet uses, a quarter of a million hot showers. We have recycled 16,000 gallons of black water every day and made it clean. We have built a green infrastructure model that we feel every slum should have, because every slum deserves a place where you can get ready to go to work every morning, shower, pick up your clean laundry and get dressed professionally, grab a cup of chai and get to work. We give access to as many computers as we can cram into a room to teach people IT, professional skills, so that they know how to access a job, and from there, digital learning that we can bring out into corporations. We offer coding classes, because there are a lot of young coders in Kibera who are extremely bright. We have taken 2,500 young people in less than four years and given them career track IT jobs, career track videographer jobs, helped them build businesses. Whoever has not finished primary or secondary school has the opportunity to come to the KTC and finish, which gets them ready for the next level of jobs. GM: What philosophy guides your organization? CN: Any NGO, any organization, has to be
led by personal values, and those values have to be part of the culture of what you’re doing. In Kibera, more than 1,000 people were killed between 2007 and 2008 in tribal violence
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during the presidential elections. It was a volatile melting pot of all of the tribes of Kenya coming together in a place where they would have to compete and lobby for the very meager resources that were there. How were we going to address raising the beautiful structure of the KTC that provides services to everyone? We would make sure it was seen not as the program of one tribe versus another. This is a peace project, it is for peace between all tribes, and therefore it has to provide access to everybody. I said, “If one tribe lived at a river and was able to have all of that water but then told all the other tribes beyond that river that they couldn’t get access to it, what would happen?” They said there would be war. “That’s right,” I said, “because the other people need the water, too. Okay, well then, do you want war or do you want to share?” That is what this is about. All these values are here for a reason. The same for women. I told them if women don’t get the same opportunities, your daughters will not fare any better than your mothers. GM: How visible are women in this process? CN: I stood for years inside of small huts in
many, many meetings and I kept on saying to the men, “Why are you all sitting up here and the women, the few that are here, are sitting at the back? I need you all to first understand that I need men and women from all tribes in these meetings. Where are the women?” I keep on saying that, every time I walk into a room. When I first started with HNP, it was just me alone on a board with men. And I consistently said, whatever we’re dictating to the Kibera Town Center in terms of gender equality, we have to have the same rules apply greenwichmag.com
to us. I just continued adding women to the board, and the board is better for it. Research shows that two women in a room cannot make a difference on a board. You have to have more than two. Once you have three or four women on a board at a minimum, that provides that energy. I think it should be a gender-neutral project that builds into it equal access to the benefits from the system. I can understand why many take issue and make it directly female-oriented. Because it’s a reaction to an enormous inequality that’s out there. But when you’re working inside of a community, you should make sure you’re not creating an even bigger counter-reaction. GM: How does KTC’s business-nonprofit hybrid promote self-sustainability? CN: By coming to KTC, you can mentally and
in practical terms, prepare yourself for getting a professional-level job. And for all of that, you are paying as a customer, so you’re in charge. You’re the person with the power, not us. And that makes all the difference in our approach to helping. You’ve got to make people believe that they are the ones who are going to make a difference. You can’t use gratitude and grace and pity for that. You’ve got to inspire people and make them believe that you believe in them. When I see the ladies who come through the Center and say, “Can you help me with this? Can you give me that?” I say, “You know what, I really believe that you can do that. I believe in you. You don’t need me. What you need to do is figure out how to work, to save, so you can study. And then you get a better job. And then you work, to save, so you can study more. You work, you save, you study, repeat.” humanneedsproject.org »
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GM: How is HNP opening those doors? CN: Together with my partner [David Warner],
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A historic exhibition of paintings by prominent artists of the American Impressionism genre. Including works by: Dennis Miller Bunker, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Charles Courtney Curran, Childe Hassam, Ernest Lawson, Richard Hayley Lever, Lawton S. Parker, Jane Peterson, Maurice Prendergast, Theodore Robinson, John Singer Sargent, Julian Alden Weir, and Guy Carleton Wiggins.
405 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830 (203) 869-3664 | www.cavaliergalleries.com
Childe Hassam A Shady Spot, 1892
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GIFF COMMUNITY CHANGEMAKER
CLUB KID FOR LIFE
by riann smith
bobby walker jr., CEO of the
n the mid-1980s, when Bobby Walker Jr. was in sixth grade in southern Dallas, he spent 110 of 180 days of the school year getting kicked out of classes. Academically strong—“I was one of those kids who actually liked school, loved doing homework,” he says— Bobby was prone to boredom and trouble when he wasn’t challenged, and he had already maxed out his Dallas public school curriculum. This was no surprise to Bobby’s mother, who, thanks to a watchful teacher’s suggestion, sent him to St. Marks, an all-boys private school the year before. It was a triumph for their workingclass family of ten who “struggled quite a bit financially,” but not an easy cultural transition for Bobby. In fact, he hated it so much he went to public school for eighth grade. But with
the return of bad behavior, back to St. Marks he went. “My Mom said, ‘You were better off there. I know you didn’t like it, but I don’t care whether you like it or not, it’s for your own best interests.’ My Mom was probably my greatest advocate.” At the time, however, all the advocates in the world—parents, prior teachers and supporters who saw Bobby’s promise—couldn’t shepherd him through the identity crisis he faced at a wealthy white school. “You go to the private school and you’re this six-foot-tall black guy with a Jheri curl who speaks broken English. But then you go back home to your neighborhood and you’re this six-foot-tall black guy who speaks proper English and goes to a private school and comes home in a uniform,” Bobby greenwichmag.com
remembers. “I wasn’t accepted in either place. When I was at school, I felt like an outcast, and when I came home, I felt like an outcast.” He even changed clothes on the bus home so no one in his neighborhood would see his uniform. But it was the bus—namely the Independent School Program coordinated by the Boys and Girls Club of Dallas that shuttled kids twenty or thirty miles to the other side of town to attend top schools—that became the key support network of Bobby’s life. “Every single person on those buses, and they came from Boys and Girls Clubs all over the city, was going through the same thing,” Bobby says. “We all had workingclass parents who couldn’t get us to school, and I’d say 85 to 90 percent of the people who rode the bus were kids of color. We were all going to
COURTESY OF BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF GREENWICH
Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich and this year’s GIFF Community Changemaker, talks about the secrets of his success and the bus that drove it all
CONTRIBUTED AND COURTESY OF BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF GREENWICH
A young Bobby • Hands-on at the a Boys and Girls Club • Bobby with BGCG staff
schools where we in many cases were one of a few. In one girl’s case, she was the only one. They gave you strength and courage before you got off the bus, and they gave you a place to release any pent up frustrations you had when you got back on. The older kids who had already been through it told me, ‘It’s gonna be okay.’” Bolstered by these friendships—many of which he still nurtures thirty years later and to which he attributes much success—Bobby began feeling comfortable in his own skin. “I realized that people were either going to like me or they weren’t. And what I realized is that more did than didn’t.” Bobby’s second breakthrough came when he was failing science class as a freshman, and his teacher volunteered to give up his lunch break twice a week for nine weeks to help him get on track. “My grade went from a 62.7 percent to an 85 percent—and if you look at my transcript, I improved from that point on.” You could say that, and then some. At Williams College, where he also met his wife, Becky, Bobby graduated in 1995 with a B.A. in history, played football and ran track and field, was named Division III Male Athlete of the Year, was a six-time All-American national champion in the hammer throw, and received the Purple Key Award as the college’s top athlete and the Muhammad Kenyatta Community Service Award. Bobby traces these successes back to his ninth grade teacher’s advice: “Hard work pays off, and anything you believe in, you can do if you believe in yourself,” says Bobby. “I applied those life lessons early, whether it was in sports,
in the classroom and, ultimately, as I got into my professional career as a teacher.” Bobby most recently taught eighth grade history at King in Stamford, where he was head of the middle school. It was in many ways laying the foundation for a long-held dream. “I wanted to start my own school in Dallas,” says Bobby. “I kept thinking, What if there was a St. Marks in my neighborhood? How many more Bobby Walkers would there be? While his decision to leave the private-school
Walker was an elite athlete at Williams College— pictured here competing in the Hammer Throw.
“Here I am back at the club. The program that made the biggest impact on my life. There is no Bobby Walker today without that Boys Club bus.” MAY 2019 GREENWICH
world surprised many, his jump to CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich five years ago was a natural progression, a circling back to his roots. “Here I am, back at the club,” Bobby says proudly. “The program that made the biggest impact on my life. There is no Bobby Walker today without that Boys Club bus.” Walking around town in his BGCG vest, Bobby is a symbol of success, not just his own but that of all current and past club members, youngsters to octogenarians. “There’s this saying that I fell in love with: Once a club kid, always a club kid,” he says. “There are countless people who will tell you that the club is one of the reasons they’ve found success in life, but I want that number to grow, to double and triple, whether they go to college, find a trade, become a better big brother or sister, son or daughter, or become a leader at school. We have the next generation of members who will be able to say with pride, ‘That place helped me to become the successful person I am,’ and that’s something we take a lot of joy in and we want to continue doing.” As he recites the club’s vision statement: “BGCG, where youth go to find their greatness,” it’s clear that Bobby Walker Jr.’s dream has already come true. “Exactly,” he says. “I don’t live in Dallas anymore. And while I still love my neighborhood, I live here. Greenwich is the place that I call home, and if I can help other kids who are dreamy-eyed and have goals set and I can help them achieve those goals, I think I’m accomplishing the same thing.” To learn about BGCG’s programs and how to get G involved, visit bgcg.org.
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THE BEST Cheers all around! Congratulations to the winners of our annual readersâ€™ poll. These are the places you told us were your favorites for drinks, food, shopping and services. You know who else wins? You do! Just turn the page to review the complete results of all the votes, then head out to try these places for yourselfâ€”and maybe even discover a new favorite eatery, bar, shop, salon, fitness studio and more. Whoâ€™s ready to pop the Champagne and celebrate? M O F F LY M E D I A
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GOLD COAST C O N N E C T I C U T â€¢ 2019
Savor the rewards of dining out and on-the-go eats in Fairfield County
raving comfort food, a bit of heat, the bite of spice or a wild fusion flavor to snap your taste buds to attention? Fairfield County is for foodies who have a taste for both high cuisine and street eats. The chefs at new restaurants and favorite eateries prepped fresh ingredients and fired up the burners to win over Gold Coasters’ appetite for the best. Furong chicken hot pot, a mild option for the heat averse
RESTAURANTS New Restaurant Brick Walk Tavern 1275 Post Rd., Fairfield, 475-888-9966; brickwalktavern.com
490 Summer St., Stamford, 203-569-6250; eosgreekcuisine.com
Indian Coromandel Cuisine of India 68 Broad St., Stamford, 203-964-1010 | 25 Old Kings Hwy. N., Darien, 203-6621213 | 17 Pease Ave., Southport, 203-259-1213; see all locations at coromandelcuisine.com
Best Service Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s Darien 2748 Boston Post Rd., Darien, 203-325-9979; watersedgeatgiovannis.com
American Milestone 2 Georgetown Rd., Redding, 203-587-1700; milestonect.com
Creative Menu The Perfect Provenance 47 Arch St., Greenwich, 203-900-1131; theperfectprovenance.com
Asian Fusion Mecha Noodle Bar 116 Washington St., S. Norwalk, 203-295-8718; 1215 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-292-8222; mechanoodlebar.com
Hotel Restaurant Artisan Southport 275 Old Post Rd., Southport, 203-307-4222; artisansouthport.com Outdoor Dining Washington Prime 141 Washington St., Norwalk, 203-857-1314; washingtonprimect.com BRICK WALK TAVERN BY NOAH FECKS; PETER CHANG BY KYLE NORTON
Special Occasion/Date Night Prime Restaurant 78 Southfield Ave., Stamford,
Italian Café Silvium 371 Shippan Ave., Stamford, 203-324-1651; cafesilviumct.com Japanese Kawa Ni 19 Bridge Square, Westport, 203-557-8775; kawaniwestport.com
Chinese Peter Chang 230 Tresser Blvd., Stamford, 203-323-7117; peterchangct.com
Latin American Brasitas 954 East Main St., Stamford, 203-323-3176 | 430 Main Ave., Norwalk, 203-354-7329; brasitas.com
French Le Penguin 61 Lewis St., Greenwich, 203-717-1200 | 7 Sconset Sq., Westport, 203-557-6432; lepenguinbistro.com
Mediterranean Mediterraneo 366 Greenwich Ave.,
Greek EOS Greek Cuisine
BRICK WALK TAVERN
Peter Chang, winner of best Chinese cuisine, picks Szechuan dishes to sample now.
THE REAL DEAL For authentic fare, start with spicy lamb buns or the milder Furong chicken hot pot. Follow with shredded pork with bean curd and bamboo shoots, a traditional milder dish.
FIRST TIME? NO PROBLEM Try the Bamboo Style Fish, lightly breaded flounder seasoned with cumin and Szechuan spices. Vegetarians should try the Mapo Tofu, a traditional spicy dish that pairs well with rice.
SOME LIKE IT HOT
WINNER OF NEW RESTAURANT
avern food gets a boastful upgrade at Brick Walk Tavern. This new restaurant offers all of the necessary hospitality of a classic tavern and serves as a hub of the community (it’s a prime spot for meet-ups, family dinners, first dates and business meetings), but its food is beyond standard tavern fare. Consider the Maine lobster, shrimp and bay scallops with English peas, potatoes, leeks and tomatoes in a puff-pastry shell. MAY 2019 GREENWICH
You can’t go wrong with prawns with vermicelli, three pepper chicken or cumin lamb chop. For those feeling brave, the beef with vermicelli hot pot features flank steak served with bok choy in a steaming, spicy broth.
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CAFE 47 AT THE PERFECT PROVENANCE WINNER OF BEST CREATIVE MENU
â€œInspired by our shopâ€™s retailexhibitions, which change seasonally, CafĂŠ 47 complements the sensory experience. Dishes include starters, salads, soups, sandwiches, entrees and desserts prepared with locally sourced, organic ingredients.â€? LISA LORI, owner
THE HOT SPOTS
AS SUMMER HEATS UP, YOUâ€™LL WANT TO DUCK INTO A RESTAURANT WITH THE WINNING COMBO OF SERIOUS FOOD SKILLS, SERVICE AND DESIGN. HERE ARE THREE TO START:
LE PENGUIN WINNER OF BEST FRENCH CUISINE
â€œEither Greenwich or Westport, Le Penguin brings you the best in French fare like moules frites, tartare de boeuf, coq au vin or this classicâ€”the tarte aux tomates rĂ´ties in a spicy tomato sauceâ€”all in a gorgeous bistro setting.â€? ANSHU VIDYARTHI, co-owner greenwichmag.com
VIDYARTHI BY ANDREW SULLIVAN; PERFECT PROVENANCE, CONTRIBUTED; LORI AND TARTE BY JULIE BIDWELL; PRIME BY THOMAS MCGOVERN
PRIME RESTAURANT WINNER OF BEST SPECIAL OCCASION/ DATE NIGHT
ake a great impression on that someone special by heading to Prime. Along with its regular greats, such as many splendid sushi offerings and its dry-aged Wagyu strip, this restaurant also loves to flex its special-events muscles. Look for special wine dinners with creative menus; $45 Sunday Night Price Fixe with such crowd-pleasers as crab cakes and Wellington; and for wine-lovers, â€œExclusive Sipâ€? on the first Friday of each month. With beautiful views, expertly prepared dishes, free-flowing wine choices and more, romance is in the air.
The fresh and contemporary design at Prime Restaurant sets the stage for a memorable meal.
THE GRANOLA BAR WINNER OF BEST BREAKFAST
Bacon and eggs takes a big leap forward at The Granola Bar with wraps and toasts with your favorites, like feta and avocado
THE GRANOLA BAR BY NEIL ROHRICHT; FLIPSIDE BURGERS BY JULIE BIDWELL; BAFFA, CONTRIBUTED; LIZ SUE BAGELS BY GRACE TELESCO; COOKIES BY CATERINA TELESCO
hether you follow the adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day or you just enjoy breakfast food, you can dig into a meal that is healthy, delicious and easy. Head to The Granola Bar, where the menu would make both your nutritionist and your foodie best friend equally happy. Blueberry chia parfait, avocado toast with jalapeÃ±o pesto and cotija, and the packed breakfast burrito are among the many yummy choices. Just add freshly brewed coffee or tea to enjoy an easy start to a well-fueled day.
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Greenwich, 203-629-4747â€‚ |â€‚ 353 Main Ave., Norwalk, 203-229-0000; zhospitalitygroup.com Mexican Tequila Revolucion 1851 Post Rd., Fairfield, 475-888-9841; tequilarevolucionff.com Spanish Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar 222 Summer St., Stamford, 203-348-4800â€‚ |â€‚ 515 West Ave., Norwalk, 203-854-5600â€‚ |â€‚ 4180 Black Rock Tpk., Fairfield, 203-255-0800; barcelonawinebar.com Thai Little Thai Kitchen 21 St. Roch Ave., Greenwich, 203-622-2972â€‚ |â€‚ 4 West Ave., Darien,
Burritos & Bowls Chipotle Mexican Grill 340 Grasmere Ave., Fairfield, 203-255-7665; chipotle.com
French Fries Five Guys 1221 High Ridge Rd., Stamford, 203-817-0141 |â€‚ 420 Westport Ave., Norwalk, 203-840-120â€‚ |â€‚ 534 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-557-4250â€‚ | 340 Grasmere Ave., Fairfield, 203-254-3238; all locations at fiveguys.com
Bagels Liz Sue Bagels 63 High Ridge Rd., Stamford, 203-323-4611 â€‚ |â€‚ 120 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk, 203-849-1322; lizsuebagelsinc.com
Frozen Yogurt 16 Handles 219 Bedford St., Stamford, 203-817-0707â€‚ |â€‚ 1300 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-292-9841; 16handles.com
Breakfast Food The Granola Bar 41 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-883-5220 |â€‚ 700 Canal St., Stamford, 203-883-0304 â€‚ |â€‚ 275 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-349-5202 | 1876 Black Rock Tpk., Fairfield, 203-692-4311; thegranolabarct.com
Hamburgers Flipside Burgers & Bar 1125 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-292-8233; flipsiderestaurant.com
GOLD COAST C O N N E C T I C U T â€˘ 2019
Liz Sue, winner of best bagels, honors delicious food traditions.
TRADITION Keep it easyâ€”pick your favorite flavor bagel and have it toasted perfectly. Then have it topped with cream cheese, lox, red onion, tomato slices and a few capers. Donâ€™t â€œfixâ€? whatâ€™s not broken.
The Candy Popper Burger with cream cheese, candied bacon and carrot-jalapeĂąo slaw on a pretzel bun
Your regular order will never let you down, but sometimes you do want to change things up. Try a new combo of bagel and flavor of cream cheese or other topping.
FLIPSIDE BURGERS & BAR WINNER OF BEST HAMBURGERS
â€œOur burgers are voted the best because our fresh meat is hand-packed daily, paired with a custom-baked bun and all the toppings you can imagine! There is a burger for everyone.â€? MIKE BAFFA owner
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BEYOND BAGELS Bagels dominate at Liz Sue, but youâ€™ll also find sandwiches, enormous pizza slices, salads, specialty cream cheese options, cookies and plenty more.
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C O N N E C T I C U T â€˘ 2019
Mecha Noodle Bar, winner of best noodle bar, knows thereâ€™s a noodle for every taste.
Hot Dogs Super Duper Weenie 306 Black Rock Tpk., Fairfield, 203-334-3647; superduperweenie.com
203-847-6022; letiziaspizza.com Ribs/Barbecue Walrus + Carpenter 2895 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, 203-333-2733; walruscarpenterct.com
Ice Cream/Gelato Milkcraft 1215 Post Rd., Fairfield, 475-888-9091; milkcraftca.com
Seafood The Restaurant (a.k.a. The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood) 89 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, 203-866-4488; rowaytonseafood.com
Mac & Cheese LobsterCraft 1891 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-292-5350; lobstercraft.com
Steak Washington Prime 141 Washington St., Norwalk, 203-857-1314; washingtonprimect.com
Noodle Bar Mecha Noodle Bar 116 Washington St., S. Norwalk, 203-295-8718; 1215 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-292-8222; mechanoodlebar.com
Spicy Miso Ramen Braised pork belly, wood ear mushrooms, scallions and togarashi chili oil
Sushi Pink Sumo 4 Church Ln., Westport, 203-557-8080; pinksumoct.com
Pizza Letiziaâ€™s Pizza 666 Main Ave., Norwalk,
SEAFOOD LOVERS The Pho Shore is stocked with shrimp, calamari and fishcake, and garlic. Add on greens and thereâ€™s plenty of flavor for your taste buds to swim in.
CARNIVORES Tame your hangry mood with the satisfying Pho Tia with beef slices or Pho King with fermented bean short ribs. To either one, add brisket and marrow oil.
VEGETARIANS The Kinoko Vegetarian ramen is an earthy mix of mushroom dashi, shiitake salad, king trumpet and shio kombu. Add greens and tofu to feel at one with the world.
THE RESTAURANT AT ROWAYTON SEAFOOD WINNER OF BEST SEAFOOD
â€œIâ€™m looking forward to the poached salmon dish with olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh seasonal ingredients, like heirloom tomatoes and avocado. Good for you, good for the soul.â€? KEVIN CONROY owner
Tacos bartaco 20 Wilton Rd., Westport, 203-222-8226â€‚ |â€‚ 222 Summer St., Stamford, 203-323-8226; bartaco.com Tapas Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar 222 Summer St., Stamford, 203-348-4800â€‚ |â€‚ 515 West Ave., Norwalk, 203-854-5600â€‚ |â€‚ 4180 Black Rock Tpk., Fairfield, 203-255-0800; barcelonawinebar.com
CASUAL SPOTS Bar Dining Little Pub 531 E. Putnam Ave., Cos Cob, 203-717-1147â€‚ |â€‚ 26 Danbury Rd., Wilton, 203-762-1122â€‚ |â€‚ 2133 Black Rock Tpk., Fairfield, 203-612-4567; littlepub.com
MECHA NOODLE BAR AND CONROY, CONTRIBUTED; ROWAYTON SEAFOOD PLATTER BY JULIE BIDWELL; LITTLE PUB BY GUS CANTAVERO
LITTLE PUB WINNER OF BEST BEER SELECTION + LUNCH SPOT + PUB + RESTAURANT BAR
ittle Pub has “little” in its name, but the popular spot won big this year. It has a way of thinking big, too— multiple locations, impressive menu, a well-stocked bar and live music that will knock your socks off. If you’re looking for an upscale pub without the attitude, stop by. Whether you’re here to rehydrate with a Palm Belgian Amber Ale, fill up with a Dragon Roll Burrito (sesame-crusted ahi tuna with fried brown rice, avocado and ginger pickles) or hear the likes of Griff Anthony perform, you win.
The Jamburger is a half pound of fresh-ground, hand-packed Angus beef topped with roasted garlic cream cheese, jalapeños, and fresh bacon jam.
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GOLD COAST C O N N E C T I C U T â€¢ 2019
Brunch Walrus + Carpenter 2895 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, 203-333-2733; walruscarpenterct.com CafÃ©/Bistro Capriccio CafÃ© 189 Bedford St., Stamford, 203-356-9819; capriccio-cafe.com Coffee Shop Lorca 125 Bedford St., Stamford, 203-504-2847â€‚ |â€‚ 160 E. Putnam Ave., Cos Cob, 203-930-2401; lorcacoffeebar.com Deli Rye Ridge Deli 1087 High Ridge Rd., Stamford, 203-322-5333â€‚ |â€‚ 159 Main St., Westport, 203-557-8280; ryeridgedeli.com Diner Post Road Diner 312 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk, 203-866-9777; prdfamily.com Family-Friendly Restaurant Chips Family Restaurant 525 Tunxis Hill Cut Off, Fairfield, 203-332-3370â€‚ |â€‚ see all locations at chipsrestaurants.com Food Truck Hapa hapafoodtruck.com
GREEN & TONIC WINNER OF BEST JUICE BAR
Smoothies in a rainbow of colors and flavors, including Green Guru, the sweet and tart Berry Garcia, and, in the background, AB&J for a sweet treat
hew! Itâ€™s heating up outside. Refresh at Green & Tonic, a plant-based cafÃ©. With a vibe of pure sunshine, it offers feel-good/real-good food and healthy drink choices. Consider, for example, a superfood or fruit smoothie, a green juice, aloe juice or Fire Cider Shot (whoosh!). Along with a variety of fruit and vegetable juices, youâ€™ll find a selection of fresh-made, dairyfree, gluten-free wraps, bowls, salads, bars and more to keep you fired up for your day.
Juice Bar Green & Tonic 7 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, 203-869-1376â€‚ |â€‚ 85 Railroad Ave., Greenwich, 203-844-0220â€‚ |â€‚ 1098 Post Rd., Darien, 203-656-1036â€‚ |â€‚ 5 Burtis Ave., New Canaan, 203-920-1395 | 17 Jesup Rd., Westport, 203-557-6392; greenandtonic.com Lunch Spot Little Pub 531 E. Putnam Ave., Cos Cob, 203-717-1147â€‚ |â€‚ 26 Danbury Rd., Wilton, 203-762-1122â€‚ |â€‚ 2133 Black Rock Tpk., Fairfield, 203-612-4567; littlepub.com Vegetarian The Lime Restaurant 168 Main St., Norwalk,
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â€œGood food and service are a must, but the relationship guests have with our team is what makes people think, Letâ€™s go see Scott or Amanda or Pablo at WP and have some fun.â€?
MARKETS + MORE
GREEN & TONIC BY EMILY WATSON; MOSS, CONTRIBUTED; WINE, CONTRIBUTED BY BARCELONA
Bakery + Desserts DiMare Pastry Shop 1245 East Putnam Ave., Riverside, 203-637-4781â€‚ |â€‚ 12 Largo Dr. S., Stamford, 203-967-2253; dimarepastry.com
Post Rd., Darien, 203-2029473â€‚ |â€‚ 1835 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-255-9331; fjordfishmarket.com
15 North Main St., Norwalk, 203-956-7243; theblindrhino.com Girlsâ€™ Night Out Molto 1215 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-292-8288; pizzeriamolto.com
Gourmet Grocery + Gourmet To-Go Palmerâ€™s Market 264 Heights Rd., Darien, 203-655-2077; palmersdarien.com
Butcher Shop Darien Butcher Shop 13 Grove St., Darien, 203-202-9664; darienbutchershop.com Candy Store Saugatuck Sweets 575 Riverside Ave., Westport, 203-642-4615â€‚ |â€‚ 28 Reef Rd., Fairfield, 203-292-8550
Liquor Store Putnam & Vine 39 E. Elm St., Greenwich, 203-869-6008; putnamandvine.com
Microbrewery Half Full Brewery 43 Homestead Ave., Stamford, 203-658-3631; halffullbrewery.com
Caterer Marcia Selden Catering & Events 65 Research Dr., Stamford, 203-353-8000; marciaselden.com
Wine Shop Harryâ€™s Wine & Liquor Market 2094 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-259-4692; harryswine.com
Outdoor Bar + Singles Scene (Under 35) Sign of the Whale 6 Harbor Point Rd., Stamford, 203-883-8282; signofthewhalect.com
Cupcakes Forever Sweet Bakery 235 Main Ave., Norwalk, 203-9399600; foreversweetbakery.com Fish Market Fjord Fish Market 158 East Putnam Ave.,â€¨ Cos Cob, 203- 661-5006â€‚ |â€‚ 22 East Ave., New Canaan, 203-966-2200â€‚ |â€‚ 1015 Boston
C O N N E C T I C U T â€˘ 2019
Margaritas bartaco 222 Summer St., Stamford, 203-323-8226â€‚ |â€‚ 20 Wilton Rd., Westport, 203-222-8226; bartaco.com
Singles Scene (Over 35) The Spread 18 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, 203-900-1887 |â€‚ 70 N. Main St., Norwalk, 203-939-1111; thespreadsono.com
Beer Selection + Pub + Restaurant Bar Little Pub 531 E. Putnam Ave., Cos Cob, 203-717-1147â€‚ |â€‚ 26 Danbury Rd., Wilton, 203-762-1122â€‚ |â€‚ 2133 Black Rock Tpk., Fairfield, 203-612-4567; littlepub.com
Wine List Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar 222 Summer St., Stamford, 203-348-4800â€‚ |â€‚ 515 West Ave., Norwalk, 203-854-5600â€‚ |â€‚ 4180 Black Rock Tpk., Fairfield, 203-255-0800; barcelonawinebar.com
Big Game Day The Blind Rhino
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Marianna Braganca of Barcelona, winner of best wine list, shares top wines for summer.
Nucerro Gran Reserva offers all the notes you would crave from a Riojaâ€”cedar, candied cherries and a touch of spice. Try the 2010 vintage, a great year for this Spanish wine.
Happy Hour Deal + Martinis Washington Prime 141 Washington St., Norwalk, 203-857-1314â€‚ |â€‚ 19 Main St., Georgetown, 203-587-1488; washingtonprimect.com
Health Food Whole Foods Market 90 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich, 203-661-0631â€‚ |â€‚ 150 Ledge Rd., Darien, 203-662-0577â€‚ |â€‚ 399 Post Rd. W., Westport, 203-227-6858â€‚ |â€‚ 350 Grasmere Ave., Fairfield, 203-319-9544; wholefoodsmarket.com
Chocolate Shop Le Rouge Chocolates by Aarti 190 Main St., Westport, 203-293-6106; lerougebyaarti.com
WHITE Iniceri Abisso Catarratto is a certified organic white that is complex in flavor. Youâ€™ll taste intense minerality that accentuates its Sicilian roots.
Lafage Miraflors is a medium bodied, layered, Provence-style rosĂŠ sourced from eightyyear-old vines planted near the Mediterranean.
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Fashion, home goods, wedding looksâ€”the hunt is on
hether setting up home, celebrating a wedding, heading to a big gala, entertaining a small circle of friends at home or just shopping for fun finds around town, the people of Fairfield County have good taste. Be in the know on the specialty shops that can help you express your unique style.
MARILYNN LIPTON BLOTNER co-owner
Accessories + Teen Fashion Apricot Lane 1499 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-292-9888; apricotlaneboutique.com
Eyewear Specs 1 Tokeneke Rd., Darien, 203-6563430 | 115 Post Rd., Westport, 203-226-8380 | 1555 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-372-7533
Children’s Clothes Splurge 39 Lewis St., Greenwich, 203-869-7600; splurgegifts.com Cocktail Attire Helen Ainson 1078 Post Rd., Darien, 203-655-9841; helenainson.com Consignment Double Exposure 1958 Post Rd., Darien, 203-655-8799 Department Store Lord & Taylor 110 High Ridge Rd., Stamford, 203-327-6600 | 5065 Main St., Trumbull, 203-374-5700; lordandtaylor.com Designer Boutique The Perfect Provenance 47 Arch St., Greenwich,
Men’s Shoes Brooks Brothers 100 Greyrock Pl., Stamford, 203-359-2300 | 987 Boston Post Rd., Darien, 203-656-1825 | 136 Main St., Westport, 203-226-9893; brooksbrothers.com
Gala Black Tie Attire + Men’s Fashion + Women’s Fashion Mitchells/Richards 359 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-622-0551 | 670 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-227-5165; shop.mitchellstores.com
Swimwear Swim ‘N Surf 43 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield, 203-292-6351; swimnsurf.com
Jeans B Chic 78 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton, 203-210-7037; bchicct.com
Women’s Shoes The Perfect Pair 14 Sanford St., Fairfield, 475-888-9628; theperfectpairct.com
Lingerie Soleil Toile 44 Elm St., New Canaan, 203-966-2887 | 24 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-454-8688; soleiltoile.com
Makeup Boutique Bluemercury 254 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-863-0005 | 120 Main St., New Canaan, 203-972-7100 |
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1015 Boston Post Rd., Darien, 203-656-9660 | 57 Main St., Westport, 203-222-9222 | 62 Main St., Westport, 203-227-6900; bluemercury.com
Anniversary & Special Occasion Mitchells/Richards 359 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich,
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or Fairfield County’s best-dressed, sister stores Mitchells in Westport and Richards in Greenwich are prime high-end-fashion hunting grounds. Here, stylish shoppers find well-made, high-quality, on-trend pieces from today’s top designers. Men and women rely on the stylists at these family-owned and -run stores to build perfect wardrobes. MAY 2019 GREENWICH
WINNER OF BEST LINGERIE
“We are thrilled to offer the luxury brand Skin. It’s widely recognized for the use of soft, natural fabrics, organic cotton materials and sophisticated, versatile silhouettes. The line incorporates items that can be worn to sleep, to lunch and to go from day to night.”
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LUX BOND & GREEN WINNER OF BEST JEWELRY BOUTIQUE
â€œAs experts in gemology and diamonds with partnerships around the world, we find the most spectacular and beautiful diamonds at great prices. Our design team will create your perfect ring.â€? JOHN GREEN, CEO
Add sparkle to your day with three choices from Lux Bond & Green.
SHINING MOMENT THE SUMMER SUN IS BRILLIANT AND BRIGHTâ€”SO WHY NOT YOU, TOO? THESE THREE WINNING JEWELERS HELP YOU FLASH YOUR OWN CAPTIVATING SPARKLE.
Beautiful choices: Laser-Cut Diamond necklaces and a 14K Full-Cut Morganite and Enamel Ring
JL ROCKS FINE JEWELRY WINNER OF BEST ON-TREND JEWELRY
â€œThe young working woman and the rural homemaker are layering minimal pieces worn during the day to the gym and easily transition to evening for the perfect date night look. A nod back to â€™80s shine and Florentine in bands and cuffs are all on-point for spring. Rich enamel elements on rings and pendants are also staples in our jewelry wardrobe now.â€? JAMIE CAMCHE, owner greenwichmag.com
LUX BOND AND GREEN RINGS AND HEADSHOT, CONTRIBUTED; CAMCHE BY DEBRA SOMERVILLE; JL ROCKS JEWELRY BY JAMIE CAMCHE; MANFREDI WATCHES, CONTRIBUTED
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MANFREDI JEWELS WINNER OF BEST MENâ€™S AND WOMENâ€™S WATCHES
ime is always on your side when you step inside Manfredi. So, who better to ask about the latest watch trends than longtime manager Robert Weintraub? â€œFor ladiesâ€™ watches, HermĂ¨s is one of the most in demand. Many would be surprised that HermĂ¨s has a rich history of watchmaking dating back over eighty years. Their timeless classic designs can go from the office to an evening out. The Cape Cod is one of their iconic watches and has many variations and strap options,â€? says Weintraub. And for the guys? â€œIn the under $5,000 range, the new Seamaster 300m, which was updated about a year ago, is the perfect all-around steel sport watch. It comes in three different dial colors on a bracelet or rubber strap.â€? For those who want to make an even bigger statement, Weintraub recommends the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Automatic. â€œIt has become one of the most sought after menâ€™s watches, especially the blue dial version. It comes with a bracelet, rubber strap and alligator strap as well as an interchangeable folding buckle, and it features a unique quick-release mechanism that allows you to change between them without the use of tools.â€?
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TUSK HOME + DESIGN WINNER OF BEST CONTEMPORARY FURNISHINGS + HOME ACCESSORIES BOUTIQUE
odayâ€™s interior design is all about knowing the rulesâ€”and when and how to break them to express your personal style. Judging by the votes, our readers are scoring finds at Tusk Home + Design. Switch in new rugs, seating, mirrors, the perfect vase or that something special to renew your space. This one-stop shop also offers professional design services to help homeowners with style decisions, big and small.
PINK LEMON BLUE LIME WINNER OF BEST BABY STORE
â€œThe perfect summer baby gift includes an adorable staple, such as a onesie or sleeper, topped off with a teether or lovie, like this cute ice cream teether. Itâ€™s all-natural and smells like vanilla.â€?
Farmhouse table with modern edge and Edison linear chandelier
EVALINA ROGERS owner
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203-622-0551â€‚ |â€‚ 670 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-227-5165; shop.mitchellstores.com Custom Design R. Hollander Master Goldsmith 154 Bedford St., Stamford, 203-363-2200; ringart.com Estate Peter Suchy 1137 High Ridge Rd., Stamford, 203-327-0024; petersuchyjewelers.com Fine Betteridge 239 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-869-0124; betteridge.com Jewelry Boutique Lux Bond & Green 136 Main St., Westport, 203-227-1300; lbgreen.com
Menâ€™s + Womenâ€™s Watches Manfredi Jewels 121 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-622-1414â€‚ |â€‚ 72 Elm St., New Canaan, 203-966-8705; manfredijewels.com
On Trend JL Rocks 292 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-454-4541; jlrocks.com
Bookstore Barnes & Noble 1076 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-221-7955; barnesandnoble.com
China Hoaglandâ€™s of Greenwich 175 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-869-2127; hoaglands.com
Baby Store Pink Lemon Blue Lime 180 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-202-9994; pinklemonbluelime.com
Antiques/Vintage Store Found 147 Elm St., New Canaan, 203-594-7807; foundanddesign.com
Contemporary Furnishings + Home Accessories Boutique Tusk Home + Design 1375 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-319-0001; tuskhomeanddesign.com
Appliances Aitoro 401 Westport Ave., Norwalk,
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Lillian August, winner of best furniture store and rugs, on quality and style
JOHN WEISS COO
â€œItâ€™s a very smart idea to see and feel before buying. Our rug department is incredibly knowledgeable and can tell you where and how our rugs were made.â€?
DAN WEISS AND JONH WEISS BY LORIN KLARIS; ALL OTHERS, CONTRIBUTED
FOUND WINNER OF BEST ANTIQUES/ VINTAGE STORE
â€œOur primary goal is to be a source of inspiration and creativity for our customers as well as the destination to find the perfect gift.â€?
DAN WEISS president and CEO
â€œWalking our 100,000-square-foot Design Center in Norwalk and seeing what styles you respond to can paint a good picture of your design aesthetic.â€?
CHRISTINE KEANE owner
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Furniture Store + Rugs Lillian August 26 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, 203-489-3740â€‚ |â€‚ Warehouse at 47 John St., Stamford, 203-847-1596â€‚ |â€‚ Design Center at 32 Knight St., Norwalk, 203-847-3314â€‚ |â€‚ Annex at 85 Water St., South Norwalk, 203-838-0153; lillianaugust.com
Toy Store Darien Toy Box 1064 Boston Post Rd., Darien, 203-202-2992; darientoybox.com
Lighting Chloe Winston Lighting Design 68 Water St., Norwalk, 203-663-3768; chloewinstonlighting.com
Bicycle Shop Zaneâ€™s Cycles 1215 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-256-8735; zanes.com
Linens Fig Linens 66 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-227-8669; figlinensandhome.com
Fitness Wear Athleta 350 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-625-0129â€‚ |â€‚ 103 Main St., Westport, 203-454-0011; athleta.gap.com
Luxury Imports Waterworks 23 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, 203-869-7766; waterworks.com Outdoor Furniture Patio.com 600 East Putnam Ave., Cos Cob, 203-869-3084â€‚ |â€‚ 919 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-222-1620â€‚ |â€‚ 975 Ethan Allen Hwy., Ridgefield, 203-431-9337; patio.com
136 Main St., Westport, 203-227-1300; lbgreen.com
Bridal Gowns + Bridesmaid Dress Boutique Marietta C. Designs 436 E. Putnam Ave., Cos Cob, 203-661-2171; mariettac.com
Wedding Invitations/ Stationery MK & T Design and Print 250 Westport Ave., Norwalk, 203-295-8211; mkatdesign.com
Menswear Mitchells/Richards 670 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-227-5165; shop.mitchellstores.com
Wedding Photographer Melani Lust Photography 203-454-5878; melanilustphotography.com
Wedding Cakes DiMare Pastry Shop 1245 East Putnam Ave., Riverside, 203-637-4781â€‚ |â€‚ 12 Largo Dr. S., Stamford, 203-967-2253; dimarepastry.com
Wedding Planner Ashley Douglass Events 34 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich, 917-748-6281; ashleydouglassevents.com
Wedding Deejay Kunjan Collective 652 Glenbrook Rd., Stamford, 855-881-7700; kunjancollective.com
Golf Equipment Sterling Farms Golf Course 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford, 203-461-9090; sterlingfarmsgc.com
Wedding Floral Design Flowers and Flowers by Adam Manjuck 876 Post Rd., Darien, 203-662-9666; flowersandflowers.com
Sports Gear Store Darien Sport Shop 1127 Post Rd., Darien, 203-655-2575; dariensport.com
Wedding Gifts Lux Bond & Green
Wedding Reception Venue Inn at Longshore 260 Compo Rd. S., Westport, 203-226-3316; innatlongshore.com Wedding Registry Crate & Barrel 1200 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-222-9500; crateandbarrel.com Wedding & Engagement Rings Betteridge 239 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-869-0124; betteridge.com
CHLOE WINSTON LIGHTING DESIGN
A stunning Robert Abbey light fixture at the Chloe Winston showroom
WINNER OF BEST LIGHTING
â€œLighting is fashionâ€”follow trends while keeping a finger on the pulse of whatâ€™s timeless. Blend the two and youâ€™ll have the perfect piece!â€? CANDACE PEREIRA owner
Take turns taking turns. The iconic design and legendary handling of a Porsche. All with enough room for f ive. The hardest decision wonâ€™t be when you drive it. But rather, who gets to. Porsche. There is no substitute.
The new Cayenne. Sportscar Together.
Porsche Greenwich 241 West Putnam Avenue Greenwich CT 06830 (203) 869-8900 PorscheGreenwich.com
ÂŠ2018 Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Porsche recommends seat belt usage and observance of traffic laws at all times. European model shown. Some options may not be available in the U.S.
! u o y k n a h T The Junior League of Greenwich would like to thank the community for its generous support of the Greenwich Pool in Byram Park Capital Campaign. Join fellow residents and build summer memories with family and friends when the pool opens for its second season this Spring.
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READERSâ€™ PICKS A truly dazzling beauty: 5.24 carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring
BETTERIDGE WINNER OF BEST WEDDING & ENGAGEMENT RINGS
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Melani Lust, winner of best wedding photographer, on getting the camera to love you
â€œEngagement rings are a special point of pride in our workshop. At Betteridge, we handcraft our engagement rings, customizing each setting to your diamond to maximize its beauty and to ensure the ring will be just as beautiful 100 years from now as it is today.â€?
FORMAL: CREATE A MOMENT Under cloudy skies at the brideâ€™s Christmas Tree farm, Melani added colored gels on the light to make it look like the couple was bathed in warm sunshine. Then, she â€œasked the groom to come as close to kissing his bride as he could without kissing her.â€?
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WHETHER EXCHANGING VOWS OR THROWING AN ANNIVERSARY PARTY AT HOME, PLENTY OF PROS CAN HELP YOU PREPARE FOR, AND ENJOY, THE SPECIAL MOMENT.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS BY MELANI LUST; ALL OTHER IMAGES, CONTRIBUTED
CANDID: PUPPY LOVE
FLOWERS AND FLOWERS WINNER OF BEST WEDDING FLORAL DESIGN
â€œWeâ€™ve been celebrating the greatest love stories since we opened our doors. Itâ€™s easy to say that we love love and care about your wedding being the most special day of your life.â€? ADAM MANJUCK owner
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â€œThis moment evolved naturally, with Tucker looking so proud as his â€˜parentsâ€™ turned to look at each other,â€? she says. â€œThis ended up being one of my favorite images of the day!â€?
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SERVICES+TO DOâ€™S Sure, â€œyouâ€™ve got thisâ€?â€”but no one said you couldnâ€™t get help
ello, highly successful people—we have great news: You don’t have to know how to do everything that it takes to run a house, prep for a power meeting, fit into those skinny jeans, take care of all the kids’ needs and so forth. You just need to know who to call for a bit of professional reinforcement—and now you’ve got the list.
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Blow Out/Updo + Color H Salon 2060 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-255-0798; hsaloncolorcutdesign.com Day Spa + Facial Lanphier Day Spa 20 West Ave., Darien, 203-656-4444; lanphierdayspa.com Family Hair Salon Johnny’s & Company 1950 Post Rd., Darien, 203-655-1188; johnnysandcompany.com Kids’ Haircuts Fairfield Barbershop 29 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield 203-255-1347 Makeup Application H Salon (Shealeen Worby) 2060 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-255-0798; hsaloncolorcutdesign.com
975 Boston Post Rd., Darien, 203-769-1171; toandfromails.com
Massage Massage Mavens 203-340-2518; massagemavens.com
Barre The Bar Method 800 Post Rd., Darien, 203-202-7975; 25 Sylvan Rd. S., Westport, 203-557-6737; 85 Mill Plain Rd., Ste. V, Fairfield, 203-259-8825; barmethod.com
Men’s Hairstyling Jaafar Tazi 149 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-340-2525 | 80 Main St., Second Flr., New Canaan, 203-220-2212; jaafartazi.com
Boards & Boats Classes Downunder Kayaking 157 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, 203-642-3660 | 155 Nearwater Ln., Darien | 575 Riverside Ave., Westport, 203-956-6217; downunderct.com
Spray Tan Zen Bronze 1081 East Putnam Ave., Riverside, 203-990-0209 | 231 Post Rd. W., Westport, 203-940-0667; zenbronze.com
Boutique Fitness Studio + HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Orangetheory Fitness 205 Main St., Norwalk, 203-883-6070 | 645 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-883-9262 | 525 Tunxis Hill Cut Off, Fairfield, 203-883-8220; see all locations at orangetheoryfitness.com
Waxing The Waxing Spot 420 Post Rd. W., Westport, 203-228-5118; thewaxingspot.com Women’s Hairstyling Noble Salon 848 High Ridge Rd., Stamford,
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Protecting yourself from the summer heat, beautifully
NOBLE SALON Summer’s heat and sunlight can be harsh on your hair, but the stylists at Noble can revive and protect it with the right treatment, cut and blow-dry.
H SALON It’s summer, so lighten up. Brighten your hair color with full or partial highlights, ombre or balayage or a full glaze at H Salon. Stylists can help you find the best shade for you.
WINNER OF BEST MEN’S HAIRSTYLING
LANPHIER DAY SPA
ood style, men know, isn’t all about the clothes—it starts at the top, with an expert haircut and style. The staff at the sophisticated and well-established Jaafar Tazi Salon knows this well, too, whether they’re asked to create a classic look or something that’s cutting edge. A big part of the success is how they treat each client—and not just the guys; Jaafar is a style-stop for women and kids as well. MAY 2019 GREENWICH
With salt at the beach and chlorine at the pool, your skin needs some love. Indulge in a hydrating treatment with therapeutic oils and a creamy body wrap.
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ORANGETHEORY FITNESS WINNER OF BEST BOUTIQUE FITNESS STUDIO + BEST HIIT
WESTPORT PILATES Winner of Best Pilates
â€œIs there anything as appealing and healthy as a Pilates body? Heading into summer, thereâ€™s no better way to prepare your body and mind than with classical Pilates taught authentically. Taught right, it works you inside and out.â€? CAIT LYDDY owner
ouâ€™ll work, but also expect results from your fitness training. Orangetheory Fitness gets it. They love the challenge of helping you reach your goals with coached small-group classes. Each workout mixes in strength, power and endurance training through running, rowing and weight workâ€”and the proof of your effort is displayed in real-time heart-rate data and performance metrics. You know how hard to push during each interval. â€œOrangetheory is a science-backed, technologytracked, coach-inspired, full-body, group HIIT workout designed to produce results from the inside out, giving people a longer, more vibrant life,â€? says Mark Molina, owner of multiple local studios.
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Crossfit Crossfit Stamford 75 Selleck St., Stamford, 203-569-2906; crossfitstamford.com Dance Fitness Intensity 490 Westport Ave., Norwalk, 203-833-7727; intensity.club Fitness Club Underground Fitness 473 Hope St., Stamford, 203-569-3640; undergroundfitnessct.com
LYDDY BY MARCELO TAPIA; ORANGETHEORY FITNESS BY MARK MOLINA; LORENZ, CONTRIBUTED: JOYRIDE AND MCBRIDE BY KYLE NORTON
Indoor Cycling JoyRide Studio 25 Old Kings Hwy. N. (Goodwives Shopping Center), Darien, 203-202-9712â€‚ |â€‚ 1200 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-349-5454â€‚ |â€‚ 3 Godfrey Pl., Wilton, 203-762-6122â€‚ |â€‚ 62 Danbury
Rd., Ridgefield, 203-403-6874; joyridestudio.com
Kidsâ€™ Fitness/ Sports Training Norwalk Academy of Dance 250 Westport Ave., Norwalk, 203-857-4445; norwalkdance.com
Auto Repair Shop BMW of Darien 140 Ledge Rd., Darien, 203-656-1804; bmwdarien.com
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Hit the gym for a beach-ready body.
Car Wash Splash Car Wash 203-324-5400; see all locations at splashcarwashes.com
Pilates Westport Pilates 420 Post Rd. W., Westport, 203-227-7969 | 1015 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-255-1246; westportpilates.com
Dog Groomer/Pet Spa Spot On Veterinary Hospital & Hotel 184 Selleck St., Stamford, 203-973-7768; spotonvet.com
Yoga Connecticut Power Yoga 1372 Summer St., Stamford, 203-539-1852; ctpoweryoga.com
Dry Cleaners Fabricare Cleaners 312 Heights Rd., Darien, 203-655-3381 |â€‚ 5 Holmes St., Norwalk, 203-229-0001â€‚ | 2130 Post Rd., Fairfield,
THE BAR METHOD Winner of Best Barre Studio
â€œBarre is the perfect head start to getting summer-ready. Youâ€™ll strengthen, tone and stretch muscles to prep for tennis, running or some other favorite activity.â€? BRIDGET MCBRIDE co-owner
JOYRIDE WINNER OF BEST INDOOR CYCLING STUDIO
â€œFitness needs to be challenging, engaging and fun. When we created JoyRide, we wanted to create an inclusive community that provided a killer workout, had inspiring and friendly instructors and was a whole lot of a good time.â€?
CONNECTICUT POWER YOGA Winner of Best Yoga Studio
Fitness and fun ride together in the Darien location.
RHODIE LORENZ co-owner
â€œYoga focuses on physical postures, meditations and self-inquiry while connecting to yourself through movement and breathing.â€? AIMEE ELSNER co-owner
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BRUCE MUSEUM OF ART AND SCIENCE
Florist Hansenâ€™s Flower Shop 1040 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-255-0461 hansensflowershop.com
WINNER OF BEST MUSEUM
ust because museums preserve our past doesnâ€™t mean they have to be old news. The Bruce is proving that in a major way. The museum, which hosts blockbuster exhibits of works by Rembrandt, Picasso, Warhol and other masters, is undergoing a major expansion that will double its size and transform both its interior and exterior. The result? A world-class institution that is poised to become a major destination that will welcome visitors from near and far.
Garden Center Stew Leonardâ€™s 100 Westport Ave., Norwalk, 203-847-7214; stewleonards.com Livery Service Rudyâ€™s Executive Transportation 85 Old Long Ridge Rd., Stamford, 203-609-8000; rudylimo.com Local Hotel Delamar Southport 275 Old Post Rd., Southport, 203-259-2800; delamar.com/southport above: A rendering of the sleek new entry at the Bruce. below: The new
science exhibits will take up all the gallery space of the current museum.
Pet Supplies/ Pet Clothing Choice Pet See all locations at choicepet.com Shoe Repair Westfair Shoe Repair 1783 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-259-5587 Storage Facility Westy Self Storage 80 Brownhouse Rd., Stamfordâ€‚ |â€‚ 50 Keeler Ave., Norwalkâ€‚ |â€‚ 65 Danbury Rd., Wiltonâ€‚ |â€‚ 2070 Kings Hwy., Fairfield, 855-212-1626; westy.com 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
When You Love Your Car, You Trust It To The Best ~ SPLASH! Thank you for naming Splash Car Wash the â€œBest Car Washâ€? 15 years in a row! ARS 15 YE W! O R IN A
Proudly servicing our communities since 1981! www.splashcarwashes.com
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For twenty-five years, Westy Mover Concierge has recommended select movers to thousands of customers in order to make their moving experience pleasant and at reasonable cost. Westy does not charge movers for the service, but insists that they satisfy our customers.
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BRUCE MUSEUM, CONTRIBUTED; WELSH BY GARVIN BURKE; MUSIC SCHOOL, CONTRIBUTED; STEPPING STONES, INSTAGRAM.COM/RACHEL_TOUSSAINT
director of marketing and development
TRY IT / TUNE IN Art Classes Silvermine Arts Center 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, 203-966-9700; silvermineart.org Art Gallery Flinn Gallery 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, 203-622-7947; flinngallery.com Childrenâ€™s Music Lessons + Music Lessons Fairfield | Trumbull School of Music 338 Commerce Dr., Fairfield, 203-690-1888; fairfieldschoolofmusic.org Childrenâ€™s Parties Hands On Pottery 15 Tokeneke Rd., Darien, 203-656-3995 |â€‚ 1700 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-319-1273; hopct.com Childrenâ€™s Playground Compo Beach 60 Compo Beach Rd., Westport, westportct.gov/index.aspx? page=321
â€œThe summer season will feature fifty free nights under the stars with award-winning and rising stars in music, dance, comedy, film and the beloved Melissa & Doug Childrenâ€™s Seriesâ€”all alongside the Saugatuck River. A highlight will be a Stars-on-Tour special presentation of Our Native Daughters featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell, Leyla McCalla and Amythyst Kiah on July 23.â€?
College Prep Courses Carnegie Prep 136 N. Old Stone Bridge Rd., Cos Cob, 203-352-3500; carnegieprep.com
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Fact: Kids enjoy learning when you make it fun. Hereâ€™s proof.
FAIRFIELD | TRUMBULL SCHOOL OF MUSIC Help your child learn an instrument or enjoy no-pressure vocal lessons in private or small groups with the added benefit of being able to show off the new skills in a performance.
Museum for Children Stepping Stones Museum for Children 303 West Ave., Norwalk, 203-899-0606; steppingstonesmuseum.org
Cooking Classes AMG Catering & Events 203-227-5535 amgcatering.com
Nanny/Babysitting Services Nannies As Needed see all locations at nanniesasneeded.com
Language Classes German School of Connecticut Stamford Campus 381 High Ridge Rd., Stamford, 203-548-0438; germanschoolct.org
Performing Arts Stamford Symphony 263 Tresser Blvd., Stamford, 203-325-1407; stamfordsymphony.org
Live Music Spot Fairfield Theatre Company 70 Sanford St., Fairfield, 203-259-1036; fairfieldtheatre.org
Performing Arts Venue Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts 40 Jesup Rd., Westport, 203-226-7600; levittpavilion.com
Local Cover Band The Short Bus theshortbusrocks.com
Radio Station AM - Local WICC wicc600.com
Local Rock Band Finster finstermusic.com
Radio Station FM - Local Star 99.9 star999.com
Museum Bruce Museum One Museum Dr., Greenwich, 203-869-0376; brucemuseum.org
Radio Station Personality The Anna & Raven Show/Star 99.9 star999.com
MAY 2019 GREENWICH
STEPPING STONES MUSEUM Rainy day? Donâ€™t worry about what to do with little explorers: Take them to Stepping Stones to enjoy plenty of hands-on exhibits, like the fun water station.
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OUR READERS CAST THEIR BALLOTS FOR THEIR FAVORITES IN FAIRFIELD COUNTYâ€”AND, YES, WE EDITORS WERE IMPRESSED. BUT SOMETHING WAS MISSINGâ€¦EDITORSâ€™ PICKS! THESE ESSENTIAL EXTRAS ROUND OUT THE 2019 GUIDE TO THE SUMMER OF GOLD. PICK YOUR FUN!
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HAPPY AT HOME
CAPTAIN JOHNâ€™S TIKI TOURS
Ahoy! Grab up to five of your closest friends, BYOB and take a scenic ride along Harbor Point on a Polynesian-style floating lounge. Why take life so seriously when thereâ€™s so much fun to be had? We suggest booking on Tiki Tuesdays, when a thirty-minute tour is only $25 per person, with a complimentary lei and cooler and ice for your favorite drinks. Whenever you go this summer, you can trust Capt. John to show you the best local sights as your favorite tunes play and you let stress float away. captjohnstikitours.com
Summer was made for good friends, good times and good music. Get it all when you head out to see Tangled Vine. The band rocks Hawaii, Miami, San Francisco, Aruba, Boston, NYC and, lucky us, Fairfield County. They even find time to give back. Theyâ€™ll be at The Pilot House Family Fun Day Fundraiser on May 4. They have also played for Make-A-Wish, Kids in Crisis, MasterCard, Bridgewater, Pfizer, PGA World Championship, Graham Capital Management and others. Do good or just a good time, letâ€™s dance. tangledvine.com
Some of the best summer memories are made at home, gathered with friends and family for a pool party or dinner under the stars. If itâ€™s time for a new or an upgraded pool, garden, outdoor kitchen or other essential, Glengate is on it. This outdoor-lifestyle company understands family time: Four generations have grown the business from a pool company into a firm for pool design and construction, landscape architecture, garden design and maintenance, and all-thingsoutdoorsâ€“so you have fun. glengatecompany.com
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TOASTING THE TOWN’S BEST Fifteen years ago, we first invited our readers to weigh in on Fairfield County’s most fabulous finds—everything from relaxing spa treatments and grilled-to-perfection burgers to luxurious bed linens and gorgeous shoes. The response was overwhelming.Every year since, we’ve presented your favorite spots in our Best of the Gold Coast issue. But there are plenty of standouts right here in town, and this guide showcases the top vote-getters from Greenwich. Consider this your resource for the best of all worlds, near and far.
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Italian Lugano luganowinebar.com
Indian India Avenue indiaavenuect.com
New Restaurant Tony’s jhouserestaurant.com Best Service + Creative Menu The Perfect Provenance & Cafe 47 theperfectprovenance.com Hotel Restaurant + Outdoor Dining l’escale lescalerestaurant.com
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Special Occasion/Date Night Thomas Henkelmann homesteadinn.com/ thomas-henkelmann
Ada’s Kitchen + Coffee, winner of best breakfast
Japanese Abis abisgreenwich.com Mediterranean Mediterraneo zhospitalitygroup.com/ mediterraneogreenwich
Mexican Boxcar Cantina boxcarcantina.com
This hot spot continues to live up to all the hype. At Tony’s there are two things you can always count on: The scene will be hopping and the food will be amazing. Though the restaurant may be new, the face behind it certainly isn’t. Tony makes everyone feel like family.
Thai Little Thai Kitchen littlethaikitchen.com
American Little Pub littlepub.com/greenwich
Asian Fusion + Chinese Tengda tengdaasianbistrogroup.com
Bagels Upper Crust Bagel Co. uppercrustbagel.com
French Le Penguin lepenguinbistro.com
Breakfast Food Ada’s Kitchen + Coffee adaskitchenandcoffee.com
Greek Famous Greek Kitchen famousgreekkitchen.com
Burritos & Bowls Chipotle Mexican Grill chipotle.com
Seafood Elm Street Oyster House elmstreetoysterhouse.com Steak Blackstones Steakhouse blackstonessteakhouse.com Sushi Kira kirasushi2.com Tacos Boxcar Cantina boxcarcantina.com
French Fries + Hamburger + Mac & Cheese Little Pub littlepub.com
Tapas Lugano luganowinebar.com
Frozen Yogurt + Ice Cream/Gelato Gofer gofericecream.com
CASUAL SPOTS Bar Dining + Lunch Spot Little Pub littlepub.com
Hot Dogs Joey B’s joeybsct.com
LUGANO Whether you’re looking to linger over multiple delicious courses or want to meet up with friends for vino and tasty Happy Hour apps (at amazing prices), Lugano has you covered. Mangia!
Café/Bistro Bistro Versailles versaillesgreenwich.com
Pizza The Pizza Post thepizzapost.com
Coffee Shop Lorca lorcacoffeebar.com
Ribs/Barbecue Bobby Q’s Pit Stop bobbyqpitstop.com
MAY 2019 GREENWICH
MIKE PIETRAFESCO co-owner
To say that residents on the east side of town were thrilled when Ada’s reopened its doors over three years ago would be an understatement. Known in bygone years for its penny candy and sage advice from matriarch and namesake, Ada, the iconic spot is now a favorite for delicious meals onthe-go. “One of our most popular items is the Ada’s English Muffin Sandwich on our scratch-made English muffins, with a runny farm egg, crispy bacon, bearnaise sauce and arugula,” says Mike Pietrafesco, who co-owns the eatery with wife, Krista. »
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Caren’s Cos Cobber, winner best family-friendly restaurant
CAREN ST. PHILLIP owner
For eight years, Caren’s Cos Cobber has been the go-to spot for anyone seeking a delicious homecooked meal without having to, well, cook it at home. Whether you want to grab a bite solo at the bar or bring in the whole family, the welcoming vibe makes everyone feel at home. And for those picky eaters in your brood, there’s no kid palate Caren can’t win over. “Our mac ‘n’ cheese, tater tots, and spaghetti and meatballs are always a big hit.” And though not on the kids’ menu, Caren says she sees more adventurous tikes ordering the Mussels Posillipo.
Deli Corbo’s Corner Deli corbosdeli.com
Consignment Roundabout Couture roundaboutcouture.com
Diner Glory Days Diner glorydaysdiner.com
Beer Selection + Big Game Day + Girls’ Night Out + Pub + Restaurant Bar Little Pub littlepub.com
Family-Friendly Restaurant Caren’s Cos Cobber facebook.com/carenscoscobber
Happy Hour Lugano luganowinebar.com
Eyewear Trapp Optical trappopticians.org
Food Truck Hapa Food Truck hapafoodtruck.com
Margaritas Boxcar Cantina boxcarcantina.com
Lingerie + Women’s Shoes Saks Fifth Avenue saksfifthavenue.com
Juice Bar + Vegetarian/Health Food Green & Tonic greenandtonic.com
Martinis The Spread thespreadgreenwich.com
Makeup Boutique Benefit Cosmetics Boutique & Brow Bar greenwich.benefitboutiques.com
Outdoor Bar l’escale lescalerestaurant.com
Weekend Brunch Le Fat Poodle lefatpoodle.com
MARKETS & MORE Bakery + Cupcakes + Desserts DiMare Pastry Shop dimarepastry.com Butcher Shop Fleisher’s Craft Butchery fleishers.com
Designer Boutique The Perfect Provenance theperfectprovenance.com
Men’s Shoes Brooks Brothers brooksbrothers.com
Singles Scene (Over 35) Gabriele’s of Greenwich gabrielesofgreenwich.com
Swimwear Everything But Water everythingbutwater.com
Singles Scene (Under 35) The Ginger Man gingermanct.com
Wine List Valbella valbellarestaurants.com
Caterer + Gourmet To Go Aux Délices auxdelicesfoods.com
Anniversary & Special Occasion Richards/Mitchells shop.mitchellstores.com Custom Designed + Fine Jewelry Betteridge betteridge.com
Chocolate Shop Black Forest Pastry Shop blackforestpastryshop.com
SHOP + STYLE
Estate Steven Fox stevenfoxjewelry.com
Fish Market Fjord Fish Market fjordfishmarket.com
Local Boutique Shreve, Crump & Low shrevecrumpandlow.com
Accessories Michelle Farmer Collaborate michellefarmer.com
Gourmet Grocery Citarella’s Gourmet Market citarella.com
Children’s Clothes/ Teen Fashion Splurge Gifts splurgegifts.com
Health Food Whole Foods Market wholefoodsmarket.com
Cocktail Attire + Department Store + Gala Black Tie Attire + Men’s Fashion + Women’s Fashion Richards/Mitchells shop.mitchellstores.com
Liquor Store + Wine Shop Putnam & Vine putnamandvine.com
Men’s + Women’s Watches Manfredi Jewels manfredijewels.com On Trend Asha By ADM ashabyadm.com
HOME Antiques/Vintage Stores Sophia’s Costume Rental sophiascostumes.com »
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20 1 9 ANNUAL AWA R D S LUNCHEON
Please join us at lunch to honor those members who have gone beyond our expectations in delivering the Chamber’s philosophy of bringing together commerce and community.
TOWN HERO AWARD RECIPIENTS Corporate Leadership Award Hyatt Regency Greenwich
R. Michael Dunne Quality of Life Award Greenwich Town Party
Harry Keleshian Small Business Award Caren’s Cos Cobber
Police Officer of the Year Award Orgainized Crime Team:
Officers Ryan Beattie, Michael Hall, Christian Rosario
Jack Moffly Non-Profit Leadership Award Greenwich Land Trust
EMT of the Year Award Life Saving GEMS Crew: Li
Malcom S. Pray Excellence in Business Award Granoff Architects
Dennis Folger, Will Pendleton, Janice Delvecchio
Fire Fighter of the Year Award Jason Jeracka, Firefighter
Calling all photographers! Show your love for Greenwich by entering the Greenwich Historical Society’s This Place Matters photo contest by July 1. The top three photos will be published in Greenwich Magazine, Exclusive Magazine Sponsor of This Place Matters. The winning photos will be announced at the Innis Arden Cottage at Tod’s Point on Founders’ Day, July 18.
Contest details at greenwichhistory.org
READERS’ PICKS Baby Store Jacadi Paris jacadi.us Bookstore Diane’s Books dianesbooks.com Contemporary Furnishings + Furniture Store + Rugs Lillian August lillianaugust.com China Hoaglands of Greenwich hoaglands.com Home Accessories Boutique Habitat Greenwich habitatgreenwich.com Lighting Circa Lighting circalighting.com Linens Lynnens lynnens.com
Wedding Reception Venue Delamar Greenwich Harbor/ l’escale delamar.com
Bridal Gowns + Bridesmaid Dress Boutique Marietta C. Designs mariettac.com
Wedding Registry Splurge Gifts splurgegifts.com
Menswear Richards/Mitchells shop.mitchellstores.com
Wedding + Engagement Rings Betteridge betteridge.com
Wedding Cakes DiMare Pastry Shop dimarepastry.com Wedding Floral Design McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center mcardles.com Wedding Gifts Hoaglands of Greenwich hoaglands.com
Wedding Invitations/Stationery J Papers jpapers.co
Blow Out/Updo + Family Hair Salon + Men’s Salon Jaafar Tazi Hair Salon jaafartazi.com Color + Women’s Salon The Color Cafe colorcafestudio.com
Outdoor Furniture Patio.com patio.com
Day Spa Dream Spa & Salon dreamdayspa.com
Toy Store Smart Kids’ Toys sktoys.com
Facial Elite Esthetics By Nicole Caroline eliteesthetics.glossgenius.com Kids’ Haircuts Generations Barber Parlor generations1929.com
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Fitness Wear Athleta athleta.gap.com Golf Equipment Griffeth E. Harris Golf Course thegriffgolf.org Sports Gear Store Threads and Treads threadsandtreads.com
ASHA, winner of best on-trend jewelry
SERVICES + TO-DOS
Luxury Imports Waterworks waterworks.com
Bicycle Shop Dave’s Cycle davescyclect.com
Makeup Application Christopher Noland Salon & Beauty Spa christophernoland.com
Offering accessories, artwork, textiles and furnishings for every sensibility, Habitat Greenwich is a design-lovers’ haven. And to make things even better, owner Kim Caravella gives back to a local nonprofit every month.
Manicure + Pedicure Coco Nail & Spa cocospa.com
Wedding Photographer Melani Lust Photography melanilustphotography.com
Massage Massage Mavens of Greenwich massagemavens.com
Wedding Planner Ashley Douglass Events ashleydouglassevents.com
Spray Tan Zen Bronze zenbronze.com
MAY 2019 GREENWICH
ASHLEY MCCORMICK founder and owner
Ever since Ashley McCormick started designing jewlery as a senior at Georgetown, she’s been accessorizing some of the most fashionable faces around. So, what’s hot right now? “Good luck talismans seem to be on the top of everyone’s list. Inspired by a trip to Istanbul, we make Evil Eyes in various colors for our fashion collection and encircled with diamonds for our fine jewelry collection,” says Ashley. “Statement earrings are also always a favorite.” But really, no matter what piece you choose, ASHA always makes a statement. »
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FOU R TH A NNU A L
GREENWICH TOWN PARTY
The GTP online auction raises funds to support the sustainability of the event, allowing us to celebrate the Town of Greenwich and the strength of our community. The GTP auction features fabulous items at all price points. Businesses, organizations and individuals are invited to donate products, gift certificates and other goods & services. The auction is open to all. B I D O N LIN E AT G R E E N WIC H TO WN P A R TY.O R G
May 17th-May 26th
COME TOGETHER, CELEBRATE & EXPERIENCE
THE STRENGTH OF OUR COMMUNITY GREENWICHTOWNPARTY.ORG The Greenwich Town Party, Inc. is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Equinox, winner of HIIT classes and fitness club
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Waxing The Waxing Spot thewaxingspot.com
NURSERY & GREENHOUSES, LLC EST. 1930
FITNESS Barre Pure Barre - Greenwich purebarre.com Boutique Fitness Studio Elliptica ellipticastudios.com
KORI SMITH general manager
If your workout motto is “the more intense the better,” this is the place for you. What do those seeking an adrenaline rush choose? “Our Master of One is a next generation HIIT weight training class that strips your training to the core— using a single weight for a total body workout. Fierce focus, killer cardio training and supercharged strength, all in one,” says General Manager Kori Smith. “Our Stacked! class hits the body with a healthy dose of high-intensity training, incorporating short intervals with strategic recovery periods done ladder-style.”
Crossfit Greenwich CrossFit greenwichcrossfit.com HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) + Fitness Club Equinox Greenwich equinox.com
Full Service Garden Center • Landscape Design & Installation Premier Garden Care • Delivery Services Available
Indoor Cycling Classes SoulCycle soul-cycle.com
437 North St. • Greenwich, CT 06830 • (203) 869-3418
Kids’ Fitness/ Sports Training Devita Karate devitakarate.com Pilates Core Pilates Greenwich corepilatesstudios.com
Celebrating 25 years of Excellence Open Easter and Mother’s Day from 1pm-8pm with regular menu and specials available All Moms will be presented with a rose on Mother’s Day
Yoga Yoga by Danit yogabydanit.com
ERRANDS Auto Repair Shop Zalenz Brothers Inc. zalenzautobodyrepair.com Car Wash Splash Car Wash splashcarwashes.com Dog Groomer/Pet Spa The Pampered Pooch pamperedpoochpetcare.com
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DINNER ■ Monday-Friday | 5:30pm -10:00pm ■ Saturday | 5:30PM -10:30PM Sunday: We are open Sundays for private events of 50 or more people, or special holidays (e.g. Mother’s Day, Easter Sunday, etc.) We offer a memorable dining experience with four private rooms available for parties from 50-200 people ■ Free on-site parking also available to all guests ■
Dry Cleaners Best Ever Dry Cleaners »
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MAY 2019 GREENWICH
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Art Gallery The Flinn Gallery flinngallery.com Children’s Music Lessons + Music Lessons Riverside School of Music riversideschoolofmusic.org Children’s Playground Bruce Park greenwichct.gov
What better testament is there than time? For over a century, the McArdle family has been bringing the beauty of blooms to Greenwich homes and landscapes (not to mention weddings and events). The arrangements are stunning and the design services, stellar.
Florist + Garden Center McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center mcardles.com Livery Service Rudy’s Executive Transportation rudylimo.com Local Hotel Delamar Greenwich Harbor delamar.com/greenwich-harbor Pet Supplies/Pet Clothing Choice Pet choicepet.com Shoe Repair Greenwich Shoe Repair 203-869-2288
SEE YOUR WEDDING Featured in
Tailor Ted the Tailor 203-869-5699 Veterinarian Greenwich Animal Hospital greenwichanimalhospital.com
TRY IT / TUNE IN
Download a wedding submission form at moff.ly/weddingsform or email our weddings editor Ali Gray at Ali.Gray@moffly.com
Art Classes Greenwich Art Society greenwichartsociety.org
College Prep Courses Carnegie Prep carnegieprep.com Cooking Classes Aux Délices auxdelicesfoods.com Language Classes Alliance Française of Greenwich afgreenwich.org Live Music Spot Lugano luganowinebar.com Local Cover Band Suburban Chaos facebook.com/Suburban-Chaos Local Rock Band Tangled Vine tangledvine.com Museum + Museum for Children Bruce Museum brucemuseum.org Nanny/Babysitting Services Nannies As Needed nanniesasneeded.com Performing Arts Greenwich Symphony Orchestra greenwichsymphony.org Radio Station AM - Local WGCH 1490 wgch.com Radio Station FM - Local Star 99.9 star999.com Radio Station Personality The Anna & Raven Show/ Star 99.9 star999.com G
Get Your Photo Published in Greenwich Magazine! We are looking for fantastic photos of Greenwich and Greenwich people to feature every month on our new back page. If you would like a chance to be published in Greenwich magazine and win $100 here’s what you should know: • Photos can be whimsical, historical, serene, funny or beautiful but they all must be taken in Greenwich. • Photos must be submitted digitally to email@example.com and be 300 dpi and 7 inches high or larger. • We will need:
1 Photographer’s name, address, phone number and e-mail 2 Subject of the photograph (identify people in the photo) 3 Location of the photograph 4 Inspiration behind the photograph 5 Any interesting anecdote about the photograph or featured subject
We can’t wait to see your view of Greenwich!
At the Greenwich Sentinel we have great respect for Greenwich Magazine. Most of us have been reading it, and looking for our photos in it, since we were in our twenties. Our publications share similar missions, to celebrate Greenwich. We know that our hometown is unique and wonderful. Yet, even here, we see how stressful, full lives can overwhelm the calmest disposition. No one wants to be judged for their worst moments, so this February let’s show each other and the world a little extra warmth and remind everyone why Greenwich and our residents are so special. February is home to Valentine’s Day (14) and Random Acts of Kindness Day (17). In this spirit, here are our anonymous friend’s updated Acts of Kindness.
27 ACTS of KINDNESS Help others to be the hero of their own story. Ask the name of your mail carrier, coffee server, waitress/waiter, valet attendant, the person at the front desk, etc. and use their name. Never, ever use the phrase, do you know who I am? Send a hand written thank you note. Put your phone away and be an active listener. When you think a nice thing about someone, say it out loud. Email or write to a former teacher who made a difference in your life. Tell your child that you really like spending time with them (and be prepared to answer when they ask why). Avoid interrupting others when they are speaking. Refrain from honking your horn unless it is a safety issue. Send flowers. Support and cheer for our local everything: retailers, scouts, paper, magazine, schools, teams, lemonade stands, and charities. It matters. Use those email & social media muscles to be nice: send messages of gratitude and use that LIKE button. Be excited for other people’s successes ... out loud. Be the hero of your story. Always hold the door or elevator for the next person. Each month pick up one extra of everything when you grocery shop and drop it off at Neighbor to Neighbor. Ask how can I help? Laugh more. Laugh louder. Each night fall asleep thinking about the best thing that happened that day. Purchase extra dog or cat food and drop it off at the animal control center on North Street with some old tennis balls. Say please, thank you, and you’re welcome. Smile... great! Now smile at someone while making eye contact. Let the person in line behind you go ahead of you if they are in a hurry or with children or just have a few items. When you’re ready to unload your temper on someone, especially in the service industry (like baristas and cashiers), say a prayer for them instead. If you have time, let the other driver have that parking space ... even on Greenwich Avenue. If you can, say yes.
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ART & ANTIQUES ALDRICH MUSEUM, 258 Main St., Ridgefield, 438-0198. Tues.-Sun. noon-5 p.m.; Fri. until 8 p.m. AMY SIMON FINE ART, 1869 Post Rd. East, Westport, 259-1500. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.5:30 p.m. or by appointment. BRUCE MUSEUM, 1 Museum Dr., 869-0376. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. Current exhibits: Buried Treasures of the Silk Road; Sharks!. Sat. 11, Summer with the Averys. Free for members, $8 general admission. CANFIN GALLERY, 39 Main St., Tarrytown, NY, 914-3324554. Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.5 p.m. or by appt. Fine paintings and sculptures by established and emerging contemporary artists from all over the world. CARRIAGE BARN ARTS CENTER, 681 South Ave., New Canaan, 972-2895. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sundays 1-5 p.m. Thurs. 30-June 14, Art in the Windows: View local artwork throughout downtown New Canaan. Thurs. 30, 5:307 p.m., Color Walk with artist receptions, wine tastings and other activities.
Alzheimer's Association, CT
CAVALIER GALLERIES, 405 Greenwich Ave., 8693664. Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. and by appt. A showcase of a select group of established and emerging artists who represent the finest in modern painting, sculpture and photography.
On Saturday, May 11 the Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter will host its seventh annual Celebrating Hope benefit at the Belle Haven Club from 6:30–11 p.m. Sage Steele, host of ESPN’s SportsCenter, will emcee the evening that will honor Natalie Morales, cohost of NBC’s Access and West Coast host of the TODAY show, whose mother-in-law passed away from early onset Alzheimer’s. The event will also feature cocktails, a seated dinner, dancing to DJ April Larkin as well as silent and live auctions. Guests are encouraged to wear a touch of purple—the Alzheimer’s Association’s signature color. Tickets and information are available online at alzctch.givesmart.com or by phone 860-828-2828.
DISCOVERY MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM, 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport, 372-3521. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. The Discovery Museum’s 20,000-square-foot facility includes changing and permanent interactive exhibit galleries, a planetarium,
( for more events visit greenwichmag.com )
MAY 2019 GREENWICH
Challenger Learning Center, an auditorium and five multipurpose classrooms where hands-on science classes are conducted for schools, groups and the general public. FAIRFIELD MUSEUM AND HISTORY CENTER, 370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, 259-1598. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. FLINN GALLERY, 101 W. Putnam Ave., 622-7947. Mon.-Wed., Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.5 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. Thurs. 9-June 19, Time and Place: Works on Paper. Featured artists include Frances Ashforth, Lori Glavin, Justin Kim, Shona MacDonald. GERTRUDE G. WHITE GALLERY, YWCA, 259 E. Putnam Ave., 869-6501. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. GILLES CLEMENT GALLERY, 45 E. Putnam Ave., 489-3556. Tues.-Sat.10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Thurs. 9-June 6, Robert Mars: These Important Years. Thurs. 9, opening reception at 7 p.m. GREENWICH ARTS COUNCIL, 299 Greenwich Ave., 8626750. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. noon-4 p.m. Thurs. 2-27, Art To The Avenue, opening night festivities Thurs. 2, 5:30-8 p.m. The Bendheim Gallery hosts major exhibitions every six weeks. Visit greenwicharts.org to learn about upcoming exhibits. GREENWICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 39 Strickland Rd., 869-6899. Wed.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. J. RUSSELL JINISHIAN GALLERY, 1657 Post Rd., Fairfield, 259-8753. Tues.- Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Large selection of original marine and sporting art by Christopher
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calendar BackCountry Jazz Enjoy the music of tenor saxophonist Bennie Wallace and his all-star assemblage of jazz artists. The concert, which will include special guests Grammy-winner Peter Martin and groove master Herlin Riley, will take place on Thursday, May 16 at Burning Tree Country Club, cocktails at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and the concert at 7 p.m. Proceeds support BackCountry Jazz’s educational and community music programs and the tuition-free BCJ Summer Music Camp in Bridgeport. For tickets or more information, visit backcountryjazz.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org at 203-561-3111.
Blossom, Frederick Cozzens, Donald Demers, William Duffy, Carl Evers, Flick Ford, James Griffiths, Russ Kramer and many others. KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART, Rte. 22 at Jay St., Katonah, NY, 914-232-9555. Tues.-Fri. and Sun., 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. KENISE BARNES FINE ART, 1947 Palmer Ave., Larchmont, NY, 914-834-8077. Tues.Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. or by appt. Visit kbfa.com for show information. LOCKWOOD-MATHEWS MANSION MUSEUM, 295 West Ave., Norwalk, 838-9799. Wed.-Sun. noon-4 p.m. Visit lockwoodmathewsmansion .com for program information. LOFT ARTISTS ASSOCIATION, 575 Pacific Street., Stamford, 202-2472027 or loftartists.com. Sat. and Sun. 1-4:30 p.m. MARITIME AQUARIUM, 10 N. Water St., S. Norwalk, 852-0700. Open daily, 10 a.m.5 p.m. The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science and environmental education. MICHAEL FLORIO GALLERY, 135 Mason Street, 858-5743.
Specializing in established and emerging contemporary artists, marine art and curiosities. Open most days by chance or by appointment, Michaelflorio.com.
award-winning regional and national contemporary artists. Visit sandramorganinteriors .com for exhibit information.
NEUBERGER MUSEUM OF ART, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, NY, 914-251-6100. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
STAMFORD ART ASSOCIATION, 39 Franklin St., Stamford, 325-1139. Thurs.-Fri. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. noon-3 p.m. Twentieth annual Vivian & Stanley Reed Marine Show coming in June.
PELHAM ART CENTER, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY, 914-738-2525 ext. 113. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. noon-4 p.m.
STAMFORD MUSEUM & NATURE CENTER, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, 322-1646. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
ROWAYTON ARTS CENTER, 145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, 866-2744. Tues.-Sat. noon5 p.m.; Sun. 1-4 p.m.
THOMAS J. WALSH GALLERY, Fairfield Univ., 1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield, 254-4000, ext. 2969. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.5 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m.
SAMUEL OWEN GALLERY, 382 Greenwich Ave., 325-1924. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 1-4 p.m. The gallery is committed to exhibiting the work of emerging to mid-career artists, as well as strong secondary market works. SILVERMINE GUILD ARTS CENTER, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, 966-9700. Tues.-Sat. noon5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. SM HOME GALLERY, 70 Arch Street, Greenwich, 629-8121, Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. Featuring
UCONN STAMFORD ART GALLERY, One University Pl., Stamford, 251-8400. Mon.Thurs. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. WESTPORT ARTS CENTER, 51 Riverside Ave., Westport, 226- 7070. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. noon-4 p.m. YALE CENTER FOR BRITISH ART, 1080 Chapel St., New Haven, 432-2800. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. Permanent collection on view. YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, 1111 Chapel St., New Haven, 432-0611. Tues.-
MAY 2019 GREENWICH
Dr. Karen Santucci and Norman Roth, CEO and president, Greenwich Hospital
Guests to Greenwich Hospital’s Under the Stars event on Friday, May 17 at Riverside Yacht Club will be seeing (pop) stars when 98 Degrees performs. The evening will celebrate the Walker family, of Shreve, Crump and Low, as well as the Warwick family for both families’ commitment to the hospital. Dr. Karen Santucci will also be honored for her leadership in the emergency department. For more information and tickets visit giving.greenhosp.org/event/uts2019/ or 203-863-3865. »
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Luncheon and Fashion-Focused Conversation with Friends, Dennis Basso & Stellene Volandes
Art of Design unites American Fashion Designer Dennis Basso in conversation with his friend Stellene Volandes, Editor in Chief of Town & Country Magazine.
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Co-Chairs: Felicity Kostakis Kamie Lightburn
to benefit the Bruce Museum
Greenwich Country Club
To purchase tickets online, please visit brucemuseum.org and click “Reservations.” For more information, please contact Dawn Handwerker email@example.com
Thank you to our Media Sponsor: Greenwich Magazine/Moffly Media
STAMFORD KIC IT RACES TO B E N E F I T K I D S I N C R I S I S
Olympic, Sprint & Kids
Triathlons Sunday, June 23, 2019 Cummings Park Stamford, CT
Raise Funds. Race Free. www.kicitraces.org
Open camera. Point. Watch.
Greenwich Town Party Celebrate with neighbors and friends at this annual event, on Saturday, May 25. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Beach Boys, Caroline Jones and 8Track Band will be rocking the main stage, as people enjoy good food, fun, family and friendship at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. To learn more, visit greenwichtownparty.org
Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs. until 8 p.m.; Sun. 1-6 p.m. The permanent collection includes African art, American decorative art, American paintings and sculpture, ancient art, Asian art, coins and medals, and modern and contemporary art.
CONCERTS, FILM & THEATER ARENA AT HARBOR YARD, 600 Main St., Bridgeport, 345-2300. Visit websterbankarena.com for shows. AVON THEATRE FILM CENTER, 272 Bedford St., Stamford, 661-0321. Visit avontheatre.org for special events and guests speakers.
CURTAIN CALL, The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford, 329-8207. Thurs. 2-19, I Hate Hamlet. Visit curtaincallinc .com for more information. DOWNTOWN CABARET THEATRE, 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport, 576-1636. Wed. 1-19, The Full Monty. Visit dtcab.com for show times EDGERTON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield, 371-7908. FAIRFIELD THEATRE COMPANY, On StageOne, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield, 259-1036. Visit fairfieldtheatre.org for dates, shows and times. GOODSPEED OPERA HOUSE, 6 Main St., East
Greenwich Concours d’Elegance The Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, Friday, May 31 through Monday, June 2, is recognized as one of the premier collector car events in the country and the largest concours in the Northeast. This year’s event will feature a special class of cars with coachwork by Zagato, in honor of the company’s centennial. Honorees Andrea Zagato and Marella Rivolta Zagato will be in town from Milan for the celebration. For more information, visit greenwichconcours.com. » greenwichmag.com
Building the Next Generation of Woman Leaders
Leadership LUNCHEON Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Managing Director, Northeast Division JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
President and CEO Stamford Health
Courage, Confidence, and Character Award: Scarlett Lewis
Woodway Country Club, Darien, CT 11:00 a.m. Registration, Silent Auction, and Reception 12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Awards Ceremony
Founder and Chief Movement Officer Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement
Tickets, event details, and sponsorship information is available online at gsofct.org. Questions? Please contact Alicia Kalish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to Innovator Sponsor
Special thanks to Moffly Media for supporting Girl Scouts of Connecticut!
OUTDOOR CRAFTS FESTIVAL
May 18 – 19, 2019 10 am to 5 pm
Fine contemporary, handmade crafts, demonstrations, children’s craft activities, and delicious food. Admission $10 (includes Museum entry) Museum members and children under 5 free $1 off with this ad; limit 1 per person
I–95, Exit 3, or Metro North RR, Greenwich Station 203 . 869 . 0376 | www.brucemuseum.org
1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830
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The Midtown Men are not aï¬ƒliated with Broadwayâ€™s Jersey Boys.
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calendar Sun. 5, First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point, 9-11 a.m.; Visit Greenwich. audubon.org for more events.
museum offers docent-led tours, family gallery tours and toddler tours. Visit brucemuseum.org for details.
AUX DÉLICES, 231 Acosta St., Stamford, 326-4540, ext. 108. Visit auxdelicesfoods.com for menu listings and class dates; all classes 7-9:30 p.m.
CLAY ART CENTER, 40 Beech St., Port Chester, NY, 914-937-2047. Clay Art Center’s mission is to offer a stimulating space for studio practice, exhibition and educational opportunities to better serve the community.
BOWMAN OBSERVATORY PUBLIC NIGHT, NE of Milbank/East Elm St. rotary on the grounds of Julian Curtiss School, 869-6786, ext. 338. Wed. 1 and 15, observatory open to the public free of charge, 8-10 p.m., weather permitting. Sponsored by the Astronomical Society of Greenwich. BRUCE MUSEUM, 1 Museum Dr., 869-0376. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. The
CONNECTICUT CERAMICS STUDY CIRCLE, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr. Mon. 13, A Passion for China, with a lecture by Molly Hatch, 1:303 p.m. For reservations and information, visit ctcsc.org. FAIRFIELD MUSEUM AND HISTORY CENTER, 370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, 259-1598. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-
Cochairs Judith Wertheimer, Cecilia Lieberman, Lauren Walsh, Gretchen Bylow
YWCA Greenwich Searching for a new-to-you satchel? The Old Bags Luncheon, on Thursday, May 9, features silent and live auctions of new or gently used handbags, designer bags, vintage bags, golf bags and pet carriers donated by designers, manufacturers, retailers and individuals. Belle Haven Club will host the event, starting at 11 a.m. Funds raised support YWCA Greenwich Domestic Abuse Services. For tickets, call Jackie Stam, 203-869-6501., ext. 102 or visit ywcagreenwich.org/bags
Haddam, 860-873-8668. Wed. 1- June 16, The Music Man. GREENWICH LIBRARY, 101 W. Putnam Ave., 6227900. Friends Friday Films: Fri. 3, Spettacolo, 8 p.m.; Fri. 10, Dunkirk, 8 p.m.; Fri. 17, Tyrus, 8 p.m. No film on May 24 and 31. All films are free. JACOB BURNS FILM CENTER, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville, NY, 914773-7663. Visit website for titles and times burnsfilmcenter.org. LONG WHARF THEATRE, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven, 787-4282. For information on the 2019 season or for tickets visit longwharf.com.
RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, 438-9269. For shows and times, visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE, 25 Powers Ct., Westport, 227-4177. Wed. 1-11, In The Heights.
RIDGEFIELD THEATER BARN, 37 Halpin Ln., Ridgefield, 431-9850. Fri. 31-June 22, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
LECTURES, TOURS & WORKSHOPS
SHUBERT THEATER, 247 College St., New Haven, 800-228-6622. Visit shubert .com for more shows, dates and times. STAMFORD CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, 325-4466. Visit stamfordcenterforthearts.org for shows, dates and times.
ALDRICH MUSEUM, 258 Main St.,Ridgefield, 4380198. Tues.-Sun. noon5 p.m.; Fri. until 8 p.m. Fri. 3, First Fridays: A Contemporary Cocktail Party with live music, 7-9 p.m.; visit aldrichart.org for more information. AUDUBON GREENWICH, 613 Riversville Rd., 869-5272.
Educational consulting team: Muffy Fox, Victoria C. Newman, Peggy Hersam
Greenwich Education Group Representatives from more than 100 schools from the U.S. and Canada will be on hand to meet with prospective students and their families at Greenwich Education Group’s tenth annual Private Day & Boarding School Fair on Tuesday, May 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center. Register for the free event at CTSchoolFair.org. »
Under the Tuscan Sun Family Centersâ€™ 2019 Benefit
Immerse yourself in the elegance and romance of the Tuscan Countryside as we support Family Centersâ€™ health, human service, and education programs.
Friday, June 7, 2019
6:30PM at a private residence in Greenwich Chairs: Lisa Errico, Patti Fast, Julie Graham, Elizabeth Lake, Amanda Lynch
For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.familycenters.org.
HONORING AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER SPENCER PLATT
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JUNE 4-9, 2019 Get your tickets now for the areaâ€™s premier multi-day festival of gourmet food, world-class wines, beer, spirits, food trucks and award-winning chefs. From the always sold-out Burger & Beer Blast to the iconic Grand Tasting Village, Taste & Style, Salute!, and new for this year - a Food Truck Festival. Plus, for the kids, we have a special Jr. Chef Experience! This extravaganza of food, wine, beer and spirits has something for all ages and all appetites! FOLLOW US AT #WMWineandFood @WMWineandFood
To purchase tickets and more information go to westchestermagazine.com/winefood. Many events sell out. Tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door at all events. All events are 21 and over ONLY, except Jr. Chef Experience. No infants, strollers, or dogs will be allowed entrance.
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FREE WINE TASTING & ART EXHIBIT BEFORE EACH SHOW!
Come hear a great night of American Standards, New Orleans Jazz and more, while supporting The Ridgefield Playhouse!
SUMMER GALA FRIDAY, JUNE 21 G A LA T IC KET S INCL UD E:
FOOD, OPEN BAR & SILENT AUCTION
2019 GIFF Changemaker: Eva Longoria
- outside under the tent on the field next to The Playhouse!
FUNKY DAWGZ BRASS BAND
Greenwich International Film Festival
Opening acts: James Zap and the Ridgeﬁeld High School Jazz Band! Pop hits with a brass twist! Art exhibit by Chaz Well before the show!
Greenwich is about to get a big dose of Hollywood with five days of screenings, panels, parties and more beginning on Wednesday, May 29, when the Greenwich International Film Festival rolls into town. Celebrating five years, the festival will honor actress and philanthropist Eva Longoria with the Changemaker Award for her commitment to education and entrepreneurship in the Latina community on Thursday, May 31 at l’escale. Kesha headlines the Epic Anniversary Party at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, June 1. For information on all of the events and for ticket information, go to greenwichinternationalfilm.org.
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Opening Act: Funky Dawgz Brass Band New Orleans Jazz Fest headliner!
CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE & TIP CITY
Grammy Award-winning composer, bassist extraordinaire and curator of the Newport Jazz Festival!
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4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. noon-4 p.m. Visit fairfieldhistory.org for tours.
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GARDEN EDUCATION CENTER, 130 Bible St., 869-9242 or gecgreenwich.org; pruning class, plant doctor series, fruit tree grafting and more. Visit website for classes, dates and times. Preregistration required online.
Celebrated jazz guitarist revered for his dazzling and complex fretwork!
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GREENWICH LIBRARY, 101 W. Putnam Ave., 622-7900. The library offers a variety of programs: Blood Pressure Screenings, Drop-In Computer Lab, Chess Club, Volunteer Tax Assistance, Foreign Affairs Book Discussion Group. For dates and times, visit greenwichlibrary.org. »
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Gala Sponsors Wendy Winnick Baskin & Richard Baskin Alexandra & Richard Baudouin Diageo Fairfield County Bank Jacqueline Novotny & Jonathan Crowe Patriot Bank Theresa & Alejandro Rangel The Ritter Family Foundation Sarah & Matthew Schimenti Fred Wilms
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Maritime Aquarium Gala a huge success! TIGER SHARK SPONSORS Chubb Kit & Rob Rohn Sustainable Growth Advisers Audrey & Ken Weil Gala cochairs: Amanda Armstrong, Olivia Langston, Erin Glasebrook
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The thirty-second annual Bruce Museum Gala, An Evening in the Enchanted Garden, will be held on Saturday, May 11 at Greenwich Country Club. The evening features cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, a silent art auction and dancing. Popular NYC-based “On the Move” will provide music and entertainment. For tickets visit BruceMuseum.org and click Reservations. Contact Dawn Handwerker dhandwerker@ brucemuseum.org with any questions.
SEA TURTLE SPONSORS A.P. Construction Company
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The Per and Astrid Heidenreich Family Foundation Wendy & Richard Hokin
KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART, 26 Bedford Rd., Chappaqua, NY, 914-232-9555. Guided tours are Tuesday through Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
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STAMFORD MUSEUM & NATURE CENTER, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, 977-6521. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday night Observatory Visitors’ Night, 8:30 p.m.
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GARDEN CLUB OF OLD GREENWICH, OGRCC, 90 Harding Road. Sat. 11, annual plant sale featuring Northeastern native plants, annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables. Bake sale, Mother’s Day baskets and garden ornaments, 8 a.m.1:30 p.m. SOUND BEACH VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, Sound Beach Ave. and Binney Park, 622-3975. Mon. 27, Annual Memorial Day Parade, 10 a.m. SOUNDWATERS, Riverside Yacht Club, Fri. 3, Tall Ships Ball, for tickets soundwaters.org. »
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KIDS’ STUFF / MAY 2019
DISCOVERY MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM, 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport, 372-3521. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. The museum’s 20,000-squarefoot facility includes changing and permanent interactive exhibit galleries, a planetarium, Challenger Learning Center, an auditorium and five multipurpose classrooms where hands-on science classes are conducted for schools, groups and the general public. DOWNTOWN CABARET THEATRE, 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport, 576-1636. Wed. 1-19, Snow White, Children’s shows run 7580 minutes with a 10 minute intermission. EARTHPLACE, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport, 227-7253. The mission of Earthplace is to build a passion within the community for nature and the environment through education, experience and action, earthplace.org. GREENWICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 39 Strickland St., 869-6899. May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Storytime, 11-11:30 a.m. Visit hstg.org for upcoming camp and programs.
Marvel over the historic first moon landing as seen on a six-story IMAX screen. Apollo 11: First Steps opens Saturday, May 18 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The movie includes previously unseen footage from the Apollo 11 mission.
ALDRICH MUSEUM, 258 Main St., Ridgefield, 438-4519. Tues.-Sun. noon5 p.m.; Fri. until 8 p.m. Sat. 18, Family Art Experiences, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. AUDUBON GREENWICH, 613 Riversville Rd., 869-5272. Sun. 5, First Sunday Bird Walk, Tod’s Point, 9 a.m. AUX DÉLICES, 23 Acosta St., Stamford, 326-4540 ext. 108. Sun. 5, Bring a Parent!: Mothers Day Treats; all classes 4-6 p.m.
BEARDSLEY ZOO, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, 394-6565. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. One of Connecticut’s top family attractions. See more than 300 animals representing North and South American species and learn about their endangered and threatened species, which include the Amur (Siberian) tiger, Andean condor, Ocelot, Red wolf, Maned wolf, Giant Anteater and Golden lion tamarin. Then grab a bite at the Peacock Café and take a ride on the carousel.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF GREENWICH, 4 Horseneck Lane, 869-3224. Visit bgcg.org for upcoming events and programs at the club. BRUCE MUSEUM, 1 Museum Dr., 869-0376. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. Visit brucemueum .org for updated classes and exhibits and afterschool and vacation workshops. Sun. 5, First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center, 1:30-4 p.m.
GREENWICH LIBRARY, 101 W. Putnam Ave., 6227900. The library offers many programs for children: Wee Ones, Tales for Tots, Baby Lapsit, Mother Goose Story Time. Call or visit greenwichlibrary.org for dates and times. IMAX THEATER AT MARITIME AQUARIUM, 10 N. Water St., S. Norwalk, 852-0700. For special documentaries and Hollywood films on IMAX, visit website for films and times, maritimeaquarium.org. KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART, Rte. 22 at Jay St., Katonah, NY, 914-232-9555. Tues.-Fri. and Sun. 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays for Tots, 1 p.m; Picture This! Saturday Story Time, select Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.
MARITIME AQUARIUM, 10 N. Water St., S. Norwalk, 852-0700. Daily 10 a.m.5 p.m. The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science and environmental education. NEW CANAAN NATURE CENTER, 144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, 966-9577. Visit newcanaannature.org to learn about their monthly Friday Family Fun Night. RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, 438-5795. Visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org for more show information. STAMFORD CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, 325-4466. STAMFORD MUSEUM & NATURE CENTER, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, 977-6521 or stamfordmuseum.org. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 5, Spring Break Out Day: Plantastic Plants!, 11 a.m.3:00 p.m.; Fri. 10, Hecksher Farm Spring Evening Tour, 6-7:30 p.m.; May 12, 19, 26, Sunday Explorers Drop-In Program, 1-4 p.m.; for ongoing programs visit stamfordmuseum.org STEPPING STONES MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN, 303 West Ave., Mathews Park, Norwalk, 899-0606. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ongoing exhibits: Energy Lab, Tot Town, build it!, state-of-the-art Multimedia Gallery and Light Gallery; Ongoing events: science lab, community gardens; Rainforest Adventures and Color Coaster. Visit steppingstonesmuseum.org for daily classes and times. WESTPORT ARTS CENTER, 51 Riverside Ave., Westport, 222-7070. Visit westportartscenter.org to sign up for workshops and summer camps. G
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BUSINESS & FINANCE Citibank/Perry Gaa & Joseph Potvin . . . . 33 Cummings & Lockwood LLC . . . . . . . . 14 First Republic Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 UBS Financial Services Inc. Private Wealth Management/ Shantz Mantione Group . . . . . . . . . . 67
Family Centers' 2019 Benefit Under the Tuscan Sun . . . . . . . . . . 151 Fourth Annual Greenwich Town Party Auction 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 Girl Scouts of Connecticut Legacy of Leadership Luncheon . . . . 147 Greenwich Botanical Center Connect With Nature Calendar of Events . . . . 137 Greenwich Chamber of Commerce 2019 Annual Awards Luncheon . . . . 132 Greenwich Emergency Medical Service Kids Triathalon 2019 . . . . . . 148 Inspirica Spring Soiree Thank You . . . . 144 Junior League of Greenwich Thank You . 116 Junior League of Greenwich Touch A Truck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Light a Fire 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Maritime Aquarium Gala Thank You . . . 156 Moffly Media's 2019 Event Lineup . . . . 68 Partnership To End Human Trafficking Build Her Home Benefit . . . . . . . . . 142 Stamford KIC/IT Races To Benefit Kids in Crisis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Stamford magazine's Best Bartender . . 157 Triangle Community Center Pride in the Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Westchester Magazine's Wine & Food Festival . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Westport Arts Center Fiftieth Anniversary Gala . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 YWCA Greenwich Centennial Gala . . . . 140
Norwalk Hospital With MSK Physicians . . . 57 Park Avenue Vein Laser Center . . . . . . . 78 Rye Vein laser Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Stamford Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Yale New Haven Health/ Greenwich Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
JEWELRY Betteridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, Cover 4 Cartier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cover 4 Graff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Paul Morelli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Pomeline Greenwich . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
LANDSCAPING, NURSERY & FLORISTS Homefront Farmers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Susan Cohen Landscape Architect . . . . 83 Winston Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
NONPROFIT Adopt-A-Dog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 The Elephant Sanctuary . . . . . . . . . . 148 Kids in Crisis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
PHOTOGRAPHY Bob Capazzo Photography . . . . . . . . 123 Greenwich Historical Society's This Place Matters Photo Contest . . . 132
Amy Aidinis Hirsch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
ASHA by Ashley McCormick . . . . . . . . 4, 5 Henry's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cover 3 Richards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 3
FOOD, CATERING & LODGING
Coldwell Banker Global Luxury . . . . . . . 45 Coldwell Banker Global Luxury/ Tamar Lurie Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 David Ogilvy & Associates . . . . . Cover 2, 1 Halstead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Houlihan Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Houlihan Lawrence/Ellen Mosher . . . . . 10 Sotheby's International Realty . . . . . 16, 17 Sotheby's International Realty/ Joseph Barbieri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 William Raveis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
DECORATING & HOME FURNISHINGS
95.9, The Fox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Center For Family Justice The Midtown Men . . . . . . . . . . . . .148 Palace Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Party Line Tent Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . 62 The Ridgefield Playhouse . . . . . . . . . 154 Shakespeare on the Sound: Twelfth Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Stamford Tent & Event Services . . . . . . 28
EVENTS A-list Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Best of Greenwich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Best of the Gold Coast . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Best of the Gold Coast Online Store . . . . 93 Bruce Museum's Sixth Annual Art of Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 The Carver Foundation of Norwalk Child of America Gala . . . . . . . . . . 155
Alba's Ristorante . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 DiMare Pastry Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Litchfield Distillery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Marcia Selden Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Prime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Private Staff Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Susan Kane Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Winvian Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
HEALTH &â€ˆBEAUTY Breast Cancer Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Connecticut Dermatology Group . . . . . . 75 Dental Oral Surgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Greenwich Fertility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Hospital For Special Surgery . . . . . . . . 41 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 The Nathaniel Witherell . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 NicholsMD of Greenwich . . . . . . . . . . . 61 MAY 2019 GREENWICH
REAL ESTATE/DESTINATION Business Development Board of Palm Beach County . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
TRANSPORTATION Rudy's Executive Transportation . . . . . . 81
MISCELLANEOUS Big Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Greenwich Sentinel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Insperity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Westy Self Storage . . . . . . . . . . . 77, 123
postscript photog raph by anniston mahaffy
RUNNING INTO SUMMER LIKE ... W
e think it’s safe to say that the warmer weather has us all almost as excited as little Teddy here. Eleven-year-old Anniston Mahaffy captured the pup mid-stride on the first day of spring and aptly titled the photo, “Summer Is Coming!” So long iced-over windshields, dark afternoons and bulky coats! Bring on the backyard barbecues, afternoon sails and flip-flop-friendly attire! G
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