Category Archives: Weddings and Fashion

Get Your Connecticut Plants On!

The Connecticut Horticultural Society (CHS) is a state wide organization with a proud history going back all the way to 1887. Our mission is horticultural education through our newsletter, monthly speakers and events. Our members are made up of Master Gardeners, home gardening enthusiasts and everything in between. We also provide scholarships to horticultural students Read more…

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Connecticut’s Floral Education Center

I love flowers, who doesn’t? Even when I didn’t have much more than a dime to my name, I would buy a small bouquet  of flowers and arrange it at home just to have a pretty “moment” around the house when my three daughters were little. I love freesia, it doesn’t last that long, but Read more…

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The Down Hill Strugglers Are Coming

The amazing and truly authentic string band from Brooklyn NY, The Down Hill Strugglers, will be appearing at the monthly Nightingale’s Acoustic Series at the Sheffield Auditorium at the First Congregational Church in Old Lyme CT . TICKETS HERE: HERE  The Down Hill Strugglers (formerly known as the Dust Busters) is an old time string Read more…

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Matthew Robbins Design

New York City event planner to the stars, Matthew Robbins of Matthew Robbins Design, is the guy behind the magic you see in events on television, in magazines, on blogs. He designs weddings and parties for the very famous, though he won’t tell you exactly who because he practices discretion. Fifteen years ago he says the Read more…

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Gayle Kabaker~ Artist, Illustrator

Gayle Kabaker of Ashfield, Massachusetts, loves doing art for animation, but one of the biggest thrills of her career was landing a 2012 New Yorker Magazine cover. It is an illustration of two brides. Kabaker is looking to do more bridal illustrations because she thinks that may be her sweet spot…and she’s hoping for more magazine covers too. Read more…

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How To Mix 46 Luscious Frosting Colors

Thank you, Food Network for posting this! Printable color guide is HERE.

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Get Your Party On With Ryan Designs and Slainte Event Planning & Design

The outside-the-box-thinking of Ryan Designs is a beautiful thing. This husband and wife team, Erik and Christen Ryan, based right over the Connecticut border in Narragansett, Rhode Island, does stunning work. I know this because my daughter, Katie, has worked for them for years. She helps design and then does the hard work of going up Read more…

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A Beautiful Winery Wedding

The flowers at this winery wedding are beautiful and leave it “Style Me Pretty,” the website for all things wedding to include this. As the mother of three daughters, one of whom who is already married, I’m always on the hunt for new ideas. We have so many scenic wineries in the state of Connecticut, Read more…

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Trinity-On-Main, A Beautiful Venue In New Britain, CT

Look at this beautiful art space in New Britain! Trinity-on-Main is described as: Central Connecticut’s premier venue for live performances, events and rental space. We present everything from rock concerts and stand up comedy to live opera and civic events. We are also the ideal location for your private party or meeting.” I did not know Read more…

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Hop On The Connecticut Wine Trail, It’s Booming!

Vineyards in Connecticut are popping up all over the place, so why not get in your car and go explore them. They are beautiful places to have events and weddings, and many of them have music on the weekends throughout the year. How many do we have now? Well go to the Connecticut Wine Trail Read more…

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