Category Archives: Places To Stay

Explore Italy With L’Esperta

Ashley Turney of Montville, Connecticut fell in love with Italy when she studied there as a Trinity college student more than 25 years ago. Since 1990, she has returned over and over again and even learned the language, mind you she is not Italian, the country just speaks to her. Turney became so connected with the Read more…

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Spicer Mansion Boutique Hotel ~ Opening In Mystic in May 2016

 Spicer Mansion: Opening Spring 2016 Commanding sweeping views of the town, river, harbor and hills, the Spicer Mansion has been a fixture in the historic Mystic community since 1853. Harkening back to the days of Gilded Age grandeur and hospitality, this luxury boutique hotel will offer eight impeccably appointed guestrooms, private dining, and two grand Read more…

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A New Ronald McDonald House Is Coming To New Haven, CT

For 30-years the Ronald McDonald House in New Haven has served families who have sick children. The mission is to keep those families together while a child is being treated in the hospital, in many of these cases these are life and death situations. Families stay for free, for some up to one year. The Read more…

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Day Tripping Thru Mystic, CT

If you have not spent any time in Mystic, Connecticut lately, get a move on! There is so much to see and do in this bucolic Connecticut shoreline town. Restaurants are booming here, it is quickly becoming a restaurant town. I had lunch at the historic Daniel Packer Inne, the pub area is to die Read more…

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Turn Off The Cell Phone At The Copper Beech Institute in West Hartford

The Copper Beech Institute in West Hartford opens in September 2014. It is a place where founder and Executive Director, Dr. Brandon Nappi says you can come to center yourself and really explore yourself and the surroundings around you. In other words you can come here for a weekend or a retreat or a day Read more…

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From The Catskills to Mohegan Sun Casino

It’s not often that my ears perk up during a keynote address, but it happens on that rare occasion when somebody speaks from the heart, and that’s what happened when I heard Mitchell Grossinger Etess speak at a business expo. Yep, he’s the former CEO of one of the world’s most successful casinos, Mohegan Sun. Read more…

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A Famous Tree Grows In Connecticut

We call it a Chestnut Tree but it’s really a Castanea Crenata (Fagaceae). Yep that’s the scientific name for this 1876 luscious monster, a Japanese Chestnut tree,  growing in the front yard of the Bee and Thistle Inn in Old Lyme, Connecticut. It’s one of just two in the state. They’re monitored routinely by  experts Read more…

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Winvian Resort in Connecticut~Pure Fantasy

Once upon a time…yes, that’s fitting beginning because Winvian in Morris, Litchfield County, Connecticut, is a Fairy Tale. I’m not going to lie to you, this is only for special occasions, a wedding an anniversary, a lifetime mile marker, it’s expensive! Winvian, which sits on 113 acres, has been open for about three years and Read more…

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Connecticut’s Beautiful Shoreline Invites You To The Party!

If I hear one more time “what is there to do in Connecticut?” I’m going to scream. This is a destination folks. This is not a drive-thru state to Boston or NYC, park your car here, get out and see what the state as to offer, in this blog post it’s about the gorgeous Connecticut Read more…

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Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa

This is not what many of you in Connecticut remember as the Bee and Thistle Inn, it’s got a whole new look and a spa too and it is a WOW. Linnea and David Rufo have poured their heart and soul into this beautiful Inn in Old Lyme, Connecticut and it is amazing. It’s the Read more…

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