March 2014

New Bunny Williams Rugs for Dash & Albert: Beautiful Style That's Practical Too

03/31/14

New Bunny Williams Rugs for Dash & Albert: Beautiful Style That's Practical Too

Interior design experts and homeowners alike greeted the new Bunny Williams collaboration with Annie Selke’s Dash & Albert Rug Company and Pine Cone Hill with the type of anticipatory fanfare usually reserved for the latest spring fashion shows or a blockbuster movie from Steven Spielberg.

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Connecticut's First Winery, Haight-Brown in Litchfield, For Sale; Want to Be a Vintner?

03/24/14

Connecticut's First Winery, Haight-Brown in Litchfield, For Sale; Want to Be a Vintner?

The winery created by southern gentleman Sherman Haight that launched Connecticut's flourishing love affair with locally-produced wines is on the market for the just the second time in its history.

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Pro Athletes Rockin' Sports Apparel Line of Connecticut College Senior

03/22/14

Pro Athletes Rockin' Sports Apparel Line of Connecticut College Senior

Before the Mercer University Bears defeated the devil last Friday (March 21) afternoon in an NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game—the Duke Blue Devils, that is—the logo shown below right was probably only familiar to the Georgia university’s students, those who follow Atlantic Sun Conference sports and truly “rabid” college basketball fans. After the historic upset of a team much of America loves to loathe (in a collegiate competition sense), the menacing bear image will become ubiquitous, suddenly familiar to people everywhere. The longer Mercer stays in the tournament, the more widely known the logo will become, and a long run that creates sustained buzz and a cult-like aura for Mercer basketball could even translate into kids who...

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ESPN's Sage Steele Wears Connecticut Designer's Dress on 'NBA Countdown'

03/06/14

ESPN's Sage Steele Wears Connecticut Designer's Dress on 'NBA Countdown'

The fashion triple-double this season is claimed by Jean Anne Boccaccio of West Hartford—she’s parlaying an early career in law, followed by a stay-at-home-mom role, into a new narrative as a fashion designer, she just won a Connecticut “Project Runway”-style event, and that exposure has her in the process of creating a look Steele will wear for all the world to see during an ESPN on-air appearance. (Below, Sage Steele, left, with Jean Anne Boccaccio.)

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