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Saybrook Country Barn And Shops Have Stood The Test Of Time

Have you been to Saybrook Country Barn and their shops in Old Saybrook, Connecticut? It’s sprawling. You name it you’ll find it, furniture, drapery, gifts and clothing and on and on and on. There is even a restaurant on site called Aspen. This is a family business that has grown because it has evolved over Read more…

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My Annie Mame Boutique Is Just Plain Fun!

Peel back the vintage bark cloth curtain and you will find my Annie Mame world. I am chocked to the brims with all kinds of wonderful gifts, many of which are made in Connecticut. For the last three years, I have been in retail, and I am loving the things I am collecting from artisans Read more…

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A Beautiful Sister-Filled Morning In A Little Corner of Norwich, Connecticut

What a beautiful morning in Norwich, Connecticut with my sister Sue. Sue flew into Connecticut for a wedding and we got together and decided to head out for a bit and just happened upon Small Potatoes. It is a darling shop in a greek revival bungalow owned and loved by Erica Corbett. I have known Read more…

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I Miss Our “Department Store” World

As a little girl going to a department store in South Bend, Indiana was a thrill. Our department store was called “Robertson’s.” It was a special day when you got to go downtown to Robertson’s. We got all dressed up and would get to ride the elevators up and down on all six floors and Read more…

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Pantochino Children’s Theater of Milford~ Save on Aug 27

On Wednesday, August 27th, shoppers at Whole Foods Market in Milford will help support Connecticut’s ‘Ridiculously Entertaining,’ award-winning theatre for children and their families. Five percent of every purchase will go directly to support the programs and mission of Pantochino Productions, Inc. – a professional non-profit theatre company offering original musicals, classes and camps in Read more…

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Vines and Vignettes~ May 31, 2014

Vines & Vignettes, a fantasy garden tour, will be held on May 29 – May 31, 2014.  In this, our 3rd year, the Garden Event will take place at The Chimneys, a historic home in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, CT, at St. Mary’s-by the-Sea. The Chimneys” was conceived and built during the Roaring Twenties. Read more…

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Connecticut Inventors on “NYBERG”

So many things have been invented in the state of Connecticut; the Cotton Gin, the Colt .45 revolver, the can opener, portable typewriter, the submarine, and the Frisbee. All things iconic in one way or another. In this edition of NYBERG, I featured three 21st century inventors who are carrying on the entrepreneurial spirit. Brian Read more…

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Pop Ups Fill Empty Store Fronts

This is brilliant. An empty store front initiative, a way to move “Main Street” Connecticut ahead in really tough economic times. Danyel Aversenti of New Haven by way of New Jersey has formed a company called Our Empty Space. She runs around the city talking to landlords about their empty store front and fills the Read more…

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If It’s Sunday, It’s The Chester Market

If it’s Sunday and it’s summertime or early fall, the Chester, Connecticut Market is underway. It’s smack dab in the middle of this movie-back-lot kind-of-town along the Connecticut River. The Sunday Chester Market has the freshest of produce and meat and fish and there are artisans too selling their wares. From 10 until 1 in 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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