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.
She's always been there for you. Let mom know how much you mean to her.
Scientists are deployed predator insects to fight invasive species that are wreaking havoc on Connecticut’s environment. So far it seems to be working.
Like the human body, the lifeblood of the U.S. economy has proven over and over its incredible powers of resilience and restoration.
Our local expert gives you the dirt on how and where to plant to get the most from your garden.
From layering plants to finding the right plants for your space, find your garden match made in heaven.
Still the “new normal” for many, local experts say it is vital to create a designated space to work or study from home.
Does drinking cause cancer? The headlines appear contradictory.
A rain garden can be a beautiful element of your yard, and provides ecological benefits as well.
After a fire ravaged their house in Stonington, Michael and Kathy McKinley decided to design a home for both today and the future.
Liven up your garden with the Connecticut-made accessories.
There is financial heft behind the emerging crop of so-called “iBuyers," online companies that will scoop up your home in record time.
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.