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.
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.