Less grass and more wild plant life is good for the environment—and it can make your yard the envy of your neighbors
Maple bourbon Straight bourbon finished in barrels that were used to age maple syrup. The residual syrup imparts notes of maple and caramel. $47.99, Litchfield Distillery.
Andy Olson has only ever called one place home.
“We don’t want to discourage the use of technology to maintain those social connections. We want to encourage it.”
How recent laws—and the pandemic—could affect your filing this year.
Be prepared for any occasion, from formal occasions to casual gatherings with family and friends.
Make your Valentine's Day special with these locally made sweet treats.
When driving up to the circa-1798 house, Charlotte and Kameron “Kam” Shahid saw the pretty stone wall, but couldn’t see all that was behind it. After walking behind the house and out to its neighboring river, they knew within five minutes they had found their home.
“Doing some yoga is really perfect for where we are right now because you don’t have to go somewhere and you don’t need special equipment.”
If you're thinking about moving to a new place for any reason, now is the time.
Light up your home all year with creations from these Connecticut candlemakers
Marney White didn’t like exercising, but she knew weight-bearing exercise was good for her. So, she set a goal to only allow herself to watch TV if she also ran or walked on the treadmill. “I didn’t start to look forward to my daily exercise until I coupled it with trash TV,” says White, a l…
In Patrick Doherty’s work as a certified financial planner with the Danbury wealth management firm Reby Advisors, more than a few clients have mulled whether to call it a career earlier than they might have otherwise as a result of the pandemic, whether by choice or loss of a job. While the …
There’s no denying that life has changed quite a bit over the past 10 months, and as much as we would like to, we can’t predict how things will look moving forward. After all, if there’s one thing that 2020 has taught us it’s that we need to take things one day at a time. Beyond that, well, …
Houseplants are huge right now. Here are favorites from indoor-gardening experts from around the state to get you started.
This family home was almost completely refurbished, but generations of memories remain intact.
A healthy microbiome filled with diverse bacteria can help fight a number of diseases and ailments.
Want to save your local shop? Bail them out this holiday season with any splurge you might be able to spare.
Holiday entertaining this year is not canceled; you just have to get creative when it comes to the guest list, layout and menu.
We assembled a team of Connecticut’s top chefs and mixed-drink masters to create a menu of appetizers, sides, entrées, desserts and cocktails, with a little something for everyone at your table.
A Washington, D.C., couple has blended the old and brand-new in this mid-19th-century Norfolk home.
Everyone has a bad night of sleep now and then. But if you have sleep apnea, every night’s sleep could be troubled.
Clocks and watches that make a statement as they tell the time.
You can save a bundle by better bundling up your home before the cold weather comes in force.
“Once I see something on a project, I get the bug,” Rosano says. “Our house has been somewhat of a laboratory..."
Coming off a spring and summer of untimely Connecticut funerals — life celebrations to be sure as well — it seems a bit crass to be revisiting another bottom-line fact of life: the value some nameless actuary assigned your life or my own years ago in approving a life insurance policy. But I …
As community conservation manager for Audubon Connecticut, Ken Elkins is a big believer in the benefits, both ecological and aesthetic, of creating bird-friendly spaces in our backyards. The good news for those growing weary of yard work by this time of year is that many of the fall chores t…
Be wary of promises to “boost your immune system,” a phrase increasingly being used amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
Designer Tommy Hilfiger and his wife have put up for sale at $47.5 million the French Normandy-style estate that they own in backcountry Greenwich, ranking it as the most-expensive residential real estate listing in town.
Breathing, particularly nasal breathing, is having a moment. Consider, between COVID-19, the weak economy and political conflicts, we’re reminded to breathe deeply through our noses to lessen anxiety. And a new book on breathing quickly hit The New York Times bestseller list.
1. Acquacotta: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany’s Secret Silver Coast by Emiko Davies. $40, Hardi Grant Books
You did everything right 17 or 18 years ago — right? — in shoehorning that new 529 college savings plan alongside the mortgage, budget sundries, and a little mad money besides. And if you kept up with your contribution schedule, that plan did right by you in the historic bull market of the p…
When Dawn Pettinelli was a little girl, she would trail her grandmother around her garden, marveling at the beautiful flowers she grew. But aside from planting seeds and searching for worms, she thought little about the soil that nourished those flowers. That changed when she took her first …
Connecticut is rich with architectural traditions that provide cultural continuity. Traditions are defined by a wide variety of underlying styles, including, but not limited to: Colonial, Georgian, Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Shingle and Vernacular. This award is named for the distinguished C…
Scrub, lather, rinse, repeat.
Brooklyn-based architect Jill Porter's goal was to turn this Litchfield Hills house into "the best version of itself."
Make sure you're really supporting the charities and causes you care about with these donating tips.
Jen King had seen the house countless times, and after renovating two previous homes, she and her husband Rob couldn’t pass up this third opportunity.
We reduce, we reuse, we recycle and still landfills and trash incinerators in Connecticut and across the U.S. are bombarded with more than 167 million TONS of garbage each year. What’s an environmentally responsible Nutmegger to do? Investing in the creation of what Dawn Pettinelli of the UC…
It's possible to limit sun exposure and safely get enough Vitamin D.
Jarrett Kravitz has a trained eye for properties with potential. So when the builder of high-end homes and restorer of antique abodes saw this circa-1842 farmhouse in Clinton just five doors away from Long Island Sound, he knew it was something special. “I was absolutely in love from the mom…
Spending a lot of time ’round the ol’ homestead these days? We hear you. Perhaps it’ll help if you spiff things up a bit, particularly outdoors, where, should the weather gods be willing, we’ll all soon be spending a lot more time. Up for consideration: container gardens. In this crazy COVID…
Connecticut gift ideas for the dad in your life.
As coronavirus flared up in California and Washington and exploded in New York, poking through the hourly onslaught of imagery depicting suffering and succor was one contrasting shot that is lodged in my mind, for the sheer absurdity, I suppose: a luxury SUV with Empire State plates speeding…
Quarantine presents a time of dichotomies. In the span of one day or even a few hours, we can go from feeling overworked and overwhelmed to utterly bored of the monotony.
When Meghan De Maria and her family moved from New York to a house in Southport, she relished the opportunity to style her new home.