Category Archives: Ann’s Faves

A Chat With The Information Architect Of “TED” ~Richard Saul Wurman (reprise)

This is a story I did on Richard Saul Wurman on October 19th of 2010. I drove up to his Newport mansion called “The Orchard” which is now for sale to talk to him. What a home! That was some day, oh and the scarf he is wearing, I knitted that for him…I knew he Read more…

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Katharine Hepburn’s Theater In Connecticut

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (The Kate) is a “gem of a place in Connecticut with a movie star name.” Katharine Hepburn was iconic because of her fans’ recognition of her immense talent and drive. Similarly, the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center is successful because of you, its friends, patrons, members, and donors, and Read more…

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“Remission Ball” ~ Promoting Healing Through Sport

A nurse from New Haven who battled Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, has come up with an idea to help other cancer patients. When Alfredo Axtmayer was sick, he focused on sports to get him thru the tough days of chemo and a stem cell transplant. Now healthy…in remission for five years… he has developed “Remission Ball.” It grew out Read more…

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Emily Bear Is Coming To Clinton, Connecticut!

EMILY BEAR TRIO SUNDAY, October 18th at 4:00 PM Morgan School Gagnon Auditorium, Clinton CT On Sunday, October 18th, The George Flynn Classical Concerts series is proud to present the Emily Bear Trio, performing jazz standards and original works by pianist and composer, Emily Bear. Only 14 years old, Emily Bear is one of the Read more…

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Need A Palm Tree In Connecticut? No Problem!

I rather LOVE this! Palm trees in Connecticut in the summer! It is possible thru a company in Middlebury, Connecticut by the name of CT Palm Company. Yep that’s right they stock them…you can buy all kinds of varieties from them, and they they will store them for you during those harsh winters we have, Read more…

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My Sister, A Breast Cancer Survivor, Is Helping Others

 Tender Tanks My sister Carol, a breast cancer survivor, is the creator of a garment she is calling Tender Tanks. I am so proud of my baby sister who has been so much, but through it all she knew when she was cancer free she would set out to help other men and women who Read more…

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Take A Look At The Front Door Project

Welcome to The Front Door Project by Deb Cohen of West Hartford, Connecticut. She’s crazy about taking photos of homes all over New England and beyond. The front facade of certain homes, the front door, draws us in. Cohen has taken thousands and thousands of shots and these are just 20 of her “babies” as Read more…

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Love This! Illuminated Tree Stumps

I just saw this post on Twitter by House Beautiful and I just love this idea. Illuminating the outdoors, who would have though about doing this with tree stumps? So it seems Duncan Meerding, a Tasmania-based furniture and lighting designer thought this was pretty cool and they’re right. They are  transforming naturally cracked tree stumps into Read more…

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“Slices of Life” An Afternoon With Ann Nyberg

Together we will create a floral design to add spice to your own holiday slices of life with your family. An afternoon of mulled cider, apple treats, stories and floral fun.  Workshop, including flowers and Ann’s book! November 14th from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Connecticut Florist’s Association’s New Floral Education Center in Cheshire Read more…

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Vintage Magazine Presents~ Behind The Seams

New York City’s Ivy Baer Sherman is ahead of her time, I suspect she always has been. She knows you have to go back to the past to find the future and that’s what she did a few years back with her Vintage Magazine. It is a work of art, each issue. Keeping up with Read more…

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