Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show May 9 at Connecticut Historical Society Marries Designs of Past and Present

05/01/15

Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show May 9 at Connecticut Historical Society Marries Designs of Past and Present

Historical fashions act as inspiration for new looks in the Connecticut Historical Society's upcoming event, Haute History: A Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show on May 9 in Hartford.

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New Canaan Trunk Show Highlights Évocateur, Whose Jewelry Alchemy Dazzles

04/30/15

New Canaan Trunk Show Highlights Évocateur, Whose Jewelry Alchemy Dazzles

We love Évocateur, the Connecticut-based jewelry brand whose fanciful cuffs (and everything else) are pure, beautiful artistry in motion. This is what we said in opening a September 2013 story: Katie Couric, Vogue Paris and InStyle magazine are among the internationally-branded arbiters of fashion who have discovered a unique Connecticut gem, the fine jewelry and accessories atelier Évocateur, which alchemizes artisan jewelry-making and high art to create one-of-a-kind cuffs, bangles, necklaces, pendants, earrings and belts—gilded with a proprietary “flecking” process. If you haven't yet discovered Évocateur, which is based in East Norwalk, a perfect opportunity to do so is this weekend at an Évocateur trunk show...

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Weekend Best Bets: Jay Leno, Thread City Hop Fest, Music in Mystic and More

04/30/15

Weekend Best Bets: Jay Leno, Thread City Hop Fest, Music in Mystic and More

There is lots going on this weekend in Connecticut, from a celebrity performance to an awesome community theater production, a beer fest, a swing music concert and a collection of outdoor family events.

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New Haven to Hold Food Truck Festival May 30-31at Long Wharf

04/29/15

New Haven to Hold Food Truck Festival May 30-31at Long Wharf

Dishing out food metaphors and barbecue, New Haven announced an inaugural New Haven Food Truck Festival Wednesday at a press conference on the steps of city hall.

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Craft Beer Festival Season Heats Up With Big May Events in Connecticut

04/28/15

Craft Beer Festival Season Heats Up With Big May Events in Connecticut

May will see a variety of big outdoor festivals touchdown in Connecticut that will have beer lovers licking their lips in anticipation.

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Nothing Says ‘Connecticut’ Like Sperry Topsiders & Safety Pins? '50 Objects' Opens May 19 at Historical Society

04/28/15

Nothing Says ‘Connecticut’ Like Sperry Topsiders & Safety Pins? '50 Objects' Opens May 19 at Historical Society

Is it a stretch to declare that this exhibit about Connecticut’s past and heritage will be exciting? We don’t think so. And it's certain to provoke some response; after all, if you could sum up the state through just 50 objects, what would they be? Ella Grasso’s gavel (below) ? A Sperry Topsider? The dress of the first female runner in the Manchester Road Race? A Danbury hat? Safety pins? All of those items have apparently made the cut as iconic and defining enough to be included in “Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories,” which opens May 19 at the Connecticut Historical Society. “During the past three months,Connecticut residents, schools, companies and local historical societies have responded to the Connecticut Historical Society’s...

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Off the Beaten Path: Trail With Mysterious Ruins, Canal to Bantam Lake

04/27/15

Off the Beaten Path: Trail With Mysterious Ruins, Canal to Bantam Lake

The popular Little Pond trail at White Memorial in Litchfield is not the most intriguing trail—or the most mysterious. That's the one with the canal and the ruins of industrial age piers leading to Bantam Lake.

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Madison Preserving Civilian Conservation Corps Camp From Depression

04/27/15

Madison Preserving Civilian Conservation Corps Camp From Depression

From 1933 to 1942 Camp Hadley was one of the 23 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps in Connecticut. And, the Madison Land Conservation Trust is working to preserve this site that otherwise could be lost forever.

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Barcelona Wine Bar Launches Weekend Brunch in Stamford, West Hartford and Fairfield

04/27/15

Barcelona Wine Bar Launches Weekend Brunch in Stamford, West Hartford and Fairfield

Barcelona Wine Bar has launched brunch service every Saturday and Sunday at several of their locations, including West Hartford, Stamford, and now Fairfield.

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25 Terrific Places for Mother's Day Brunch 2015 in Connecticut

04/27/15

25 Terrific Places for Mother's Day Brunch 2015 in Connecticut

Here’s a list of recommended restaurants for Mother’s Day brunch across the state to make planning easy.

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