Most of us know what foods are healthy and unhealthy. It’s finding a way to make healthy eating a way of life that trips most people up.
Sometimes you don’t know what you’re looking for until you find it. For homeowners David and Susan Duncan, that’s exactly what happened in 2007 when looking to move from Madison to a home closer to their sons’ private school in New London. From the moment they walked inside a circa-1680 home…
It is way down the list of websites maintained by state government where one would think to search out words of wisdom from the likes of Mark Twain, William Shakespeare and Ralph Waldo Emerson. But there the luminaries appear, courtesy of the Connecticut Department of Banking, with a Russian…
Back before social media and smartphones, a porch served as a place for socialization. People would stroll through the neighborhood after dinner and visit with neighbors taking in the evening from their front porch, trading stories about their days while enjoying a mild summer’s eve or a cri…
While heart-disease risk increases as we age, even those who spent their younger years sedentary, smoking and overeating can reverse course by adopting heart-healthy practices.
Milton Market owner Martha Fish had a vision. knowing one day she would open her dream shop in Connecticut.
Always wanting to live near the water, Susan and Michael Reel scouted homes in Madison for almost 10 years before taking a look at a big, historic home on a hill overlooking Long Island Sound.
Today most stores offer payment app options from Apple, Google or Samsung — there are only a few holdouts who have yet to go there.
“When you buy what you love, you can’t lose.”
We asked experts for their insight and advice on the latest and greatest in saunas — and you’ll be surprised to hear just how easy it’s become to turn up the temperature at home.
Winter may be long, but these products will help you keep the chill at bay.
This Essex home, situated on the banks of the Connecticut River, boasts a 40-foot windmill with 20-foot blades.
With the wealthy leaving our state for less taxing environments, estate taxes may be doing more economic damage than they're worth.
Bestselling author and lifestyle expert extraordinaire Mar Jennings of Westport on trends to consider when decorating the holiday table.
When Stephanie and Matt Monteith bought their 1920s Dutch Colonial seven years ago in West Hartford, they thought it was the ideal starter home with three bedrooms and 1½ baths. They not only fell in love with the home’s character, but also the neighborhood’s charm and walking distance to downtown.
Tis the season to celebrate. And yet, as we all know, finding just the right combination of food and drink to entertain friends and family in the comfort of home can be a bit, shall we say, daunting. To help ease the process, we asked Roe Chlala, co-owner and senior event consultant for the …
There’s planning for the year to come — and there’s the look ahead accompanied by the hindsight of lessons learned in the year just cleared. As the calendar moves toward year’s end, you and other Connecticut taxpayers have a syllabus of sorts for the primer that was the 2018 tax year — the f…
Growing up on Long Island, John Post remembers road trips to visit White Flower Farm in Morris with his mother, an avid gardener. While a spectacular place all on its own, the sprawling nursery was situated among rolling hills, beautiful architecture and a lot of open space. Upon retiring an…
Who says the bathroom has to be strictly utilitarian? Take inspiration from these four stunning designs to elevate your bathroom from basic to beautiful.
A tried-and-true harbor in turbulent economic times, bonds offer a safe and steady investment.
Why have I yet to conduct my personal banking on my mobile phone?
Generations of regionalization advocates couldn’t permeate Connecticut’s 169-town mindset, but butterflies, hummingbirds and bees broke down local barriers in a few short years.
It is the most crucial question to ask of anyone assessing their personal finances: what’s the bare minimum needed to live out the retirement years, and what steps should one take to have plenty of cushion to live the retirement they want?
Whether you’re looking to redo your home from top to bottom or freshen up one room, Connecticut has home furnishing stores that make it easy. Each one offers in-house interior design services with talented designers on hand to navigate you through myriad choices in not only furniture, but ru…
In a world where everyone accumulates so much stuff, beautiful built-ins serve as a creative way to organize it all.
The award is named for distinguished Connecticut residential architect Alice Washburn, an early-20th-century Connecticut designer and builder, largely self-taught, whose work is known for its thoughtful, stylistic and programmatic invention.
Connecticut historic gardens, in all varieties, shapes and sizes, offer visitors a peek into our horticultural past.
There are tally marks on the ceiling beams of Old Lyme’s Wade-Tinker House. The faint white lines on hand-hewn beams in the home’s expansive third-floor attic look like they might have been made by a hand grasping a simple stick of school-room chalk. But “if you rub them,” says Marcello Marv…
Restoring a historic home to its former glory certainly speaks to the heart. Who, we wonder, once lived within those walls? What stories they would have to tell, if only we could ask them. It’s fun to let your imagination run wild, but there’s also a lot to ponder before embarking on a resto…
There was a time, not so many decades ago, when a large apple orchard grew along a section of scenic Nod Hill Road near Olmstead Hill Road. Back then itinerant workers would come into town to work in the orchard. A handful of those workers were housed in a guest cottage in front of the beige…
From simple bird baths to babbling streams and intricate waterfalls, there are water garden features to suit all tastes and budgets.
Whatever your fancy, there is so much you can do to deck out your deck these days.
When homeowners are hunkering in for a chilly Northeast winter with windows and doors sealed, indoor toxins are trapped in the house as well.
Two new adjacent, multi-million-dollar spec houses on Darien’s Brush Island represent a new venture for Harris.
For many, the pantry is a bit nostalgic, conjuring up simpler times. It’s a closet or walk-in space in the kitchen, or nearby, with shelves lining the walls from floor to ceiling. From canned to boxed goods, paper towels and other non-perishables, everything seems to be stored in there.
The home theater in the house at 50 Eveningside Drive isn’t just a big room with a large-screen TV. It’s a legit theater, with a projector, lights that dim at showtime and a curtain that pulls back to reveal a screen, which descends from the ceiling. The wallpaper border pasted around the ro…
A short distance from Greenwich’s famous Avenue, perched on William Street, is a 500-square-foot jewel box of a retail studio. It’s the brainchild of interior designer Patrick Mele.
Hidden behind stone pillars and decorative iron gates, down a long corridor of tall evergreen trees, is a 3.38-acre level and gently sloping property at 1894 Cross Highway that could be mistaken for the English countryside.
The annual Alice Washburn Awards are a joint effort of the Connecticut chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Connecticut Magazine to acknowledge excellence in traditional house design.