Bigger than Martha Stewart,Polo Ralph Lauren, Kathy Ireland Coming to Connecticut for Business Women's Forum

09/20/13

Bigger than Martha Stewart,Polo Ralph Lauren, Kathy Ireland Coming to Connecticut for Business Women's Forum

Her company outperforms Liz Claiborne, Tommy Bahama and Polo Ralph Lauren, and, according to a Forbes magazine cover story on this “Supermodel Supermogul,” she also outsells Martha Stewart “and she’s richer, too.” The she is former-swimsuit-model-turned-fashion-empire-entrepreneur Kathy Ireland, of course, and she’s coming to Connecticut in October to inspire other women in an event that raises funds for a Post University scholarship program. A news release Friday revealed that Ireland, CEO and chief designer of the design empire Kathy Ireland Worldwide, the 23rd most powerfully licensed brand in the world, will be the keynote luncheon speaker for the 31st annual 2013 Business Women’s Forum (BWF), Connecticut’s largest and...

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Bedford Street in Stamford Will Be a Style & Shopping Hotspot This Weekend (With No Vehicles)

09/18/13

Bedford Street in Stamford Will Be a Style & Shopping Hotspot This Weekend (With No Vehicles)

A prime shopping district in downtown Stamford will be the venue this weekend for Arts & Crafts on Bedford, with the street closed to traffic and approximately 90 merchants offering everything from photography to jewelry and pottery to fiber arts in a festival-like atmosphere, where there will also be dining in extended sidewalk cafes.

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At Mill House Antiques & Gardens in Woodbury, a Collector is Now the Owner

09/16/13

At Mill House Antiques & Gardens in Woodbury, a Collector is Now the Owner

Five years ago William Hildreth possessed an above-average ability to spot and buy premium antiques. As for selling antiques, that was totally foreign to him.

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Eero Saarinen, Isamu Noguchi Pieces Highlight Nest Egg's Meriden Auction Saturday

09/13/13

Eero Saarinen, Isamu Noguchi Pieces Highlight Nest Egg's Meriden Auction Saturday

Nest Egg Auctions of Meriden is starting the fall auction season with a strong selection of fine art, rare books, antiques and jewelry, much of it from the last century. Highlights of the Saturday (Sept. 14) auction include a Dieter Waekerlin for Behr sideboard, an Eero Saarinen “womb chair" and ottoman for Knoll, and an Isamu Noguchi Cyclone side table for Knoll. “The market for mid-century art and furnishings is still very strong,” says auctioneer Ryan Brechlin in a release detailing the auction, for which doors open at 10 a.m. The gavel goes down at 2 p.m. “Dealers, galleries, and collectors are already showing a lot of interest in this auction” Items include a James Abbott McNeill Whistler etching of the sculptor Drouet. The early and...

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Fashion on the Avenue to Sparkle in Greenwich Tonight

09/12/13

Fashion on the Avenue to Sparkle in Greenwich Tonight

On a day like today, the haunting voice of Ella Fitzgerald warning that “into each life some rain must fall” is the last riff that might seem appropriate. But with the chance of a storm forecast for Greenwich, the forces behind one of Connecticut’s best public fashion events turned their thoughts to precipitation—briefly—and then continued on as gracefully and unflappable as a runway pro.

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