Big-Box Holiday Blues? Artisans' Jewelry, Crafts in Westport, New Haven, Middletown, Guilford, Brookfield ...

10/28/13

Big-Box Holiday Blues? Artisans' Jewelry, Crafts in Westport, New Haven, Middletown, Guilford, Brookfield ...

These days, going out for dinner at a nice restaurant almost always means enjoying the talents of a chef who sources ingredients as locally as possible and creates menus based on seasons and micro-seasons. Why not take the same approach to holiday shopping and gift-giving.

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Target Darling Privet House Among Shops Making Tiny Connecticut Village a Destination

10/25/13

Target Darling Privet House Among Shops Making Tiny Connecticut Village a Destination

When it comes to sourcing all manner of stylish things—whether for holiday gifts, for the home or for oneself—the tiny village of New Preston, Conn., (a section of Washington) can be perfectly described by the often co-opted and clichéd declaration that less is more.

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In Avon, a Show of Fine and Historic Quilts That's a Stitch Above Others

10/22/13

In Avon, a Show of Fine and Historic Quilts That's a Stitch Above Others

Nearly 300 quilts will transform the Avon Congregational Church from a place of religious worship into a place of creative admiration this weekend. Antique and new quilts will be displayed on the walls of the sanctuary, which dates back to 1819, over the pews and balcony and in the classrooms.

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Special Milestone at Hartford's Heart of Fine Clothing, Stackpole Moore Tryon

10/17/13

Special Milestone at Hartford's Heart of Fine Clothing, Stackpole Moore Tryon

Around the time Connecticut’s capital city was taking on an early-evening glow Wednesday, John S. Carusone joined Stackpole Moore Tryon owners Jody and Ron Morneault and longtime men’s clothing expert Tracy Murphy for an informal event that marked milestones in the narratives of both the store and one of its favorite clients.

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Get Great Deals at Shops at Yale By Aiding Fight Against Cancer

10/16/13

Get Great Deals at Shops at Yale By Aiding Fight Against Cancer

Starting next Monday, Oct. 21, and running through Oct. 26, the shops at Yale are offering a special promotion in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month that will raise funds for Closer to Free.

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