In honor of Connecticut Magazine's 50th anniversary, here are some selected products from local businesses that have been going strong for at least a half-century.
Home & Living
Before they met, Tom Avery and Matt Miller both had a history of liking old houses. Avery was in a condo in an 1870 brownstone in Boston’s Back Bay, while Miller was living in a historic 100-year-old house in Baltic, Connecticut. The two got together and lived in Avery’s condo for a few year…
While treating Alzheimer’s remains uncertain, there are steps you can take to stave it off in the first place.
Here are some options for a great financial gift for a newborn in your family.
Add a little carpet magic to your living space.
In the past couple of years our decks — that place that connects us to nature while still being “home” — have taken on a renewed importance.
The Cornwall home keeps its character while being upgraded for all-season living.
If you're planning to put your home on the market tomorrow, start planning today.
Pack these picnic goodies and gear for a sumptuous summer spread.
The custom-built home sits beautifully on its site near Long Island Sound in the Pine Orchard section of Branford.
If you’re on the fence about traveling overseas this summer or still in the planning stages, we have some tips and ideas for you.
When I slipped in my driveway and fell following a snowstorm, I didn’t even realize I had a concussion until the following day.
The goal: recreate days at the Jersey Shore where they would all come together at a family-friendly place.
This is not your everyday scrapbooking world.
Show a dad in your life how much he means to you with these Connecticut-made gifts.
Here are some of the questions on most everybody’s mind new to cybercurrencies.
Warner Walcott didn’t want to wake up one day and wonder about the road less traveled.
Mother’s Day gift ideas to help her look and feel her best
We may be drawn to the outdoors for the pretty scenery and fresh air, but it’s also good for our health.
The Ledyard artisan's work is carefully engineered but takes its cues from nature.
After more than 30 years in their home, the owners wanted something new, bolder and more contemporary.
Tips on incentives, range and charging to help you decide if switching to an electric vehicle is the right choice for you.
Monet Water Lilies umbrella
Photography by Stefan Radtke
Whether driven by a concern for the Earth or their health, choices that are good for one often help the other.
Shopping for an app to invest? Here are a few to consider.
Feeling a bit short on hope these days? Perhaps it’s time to plant some.
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.
Connecticut Magazine asked Litchfield Distillery to create a special celebratory cocktail to mark the occasion.
“We don’t want to discourage the use of technology to maintain those social connections. We want to encourage it.”
Be prepared for any occasion, from formal occasions to casual gatherings with family and friends.
How recent laws—and the pandemic—could affect your filing this year.
Andy Olson has only ever called one place home.
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.
If you're thinking about moving to a new place for any reason, now is the time.
“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.”
Light up your home all year with creations from these Connecticut candlemakers
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, …
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 …
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…
Want to save your local shop? Bail them out this holiday season with any splurge you might be able to spare.
Houseplants are huge right now. Here are favorites from indoor-gardening experts from around the state to get you started.
A healthy microbiome filled with diverse bacteria can help fight a number of diseases and ailments.
This family home was almost completely refurbished, but generations of memories remain intact.
A Washington, D.C., couple has blended the old and brand-new in this mid-19th-century Norfolk home.
You can save a bundle by better bundling up your home before the cold weather comes in force.
Plus: A recipe for sage vegetable soup to keep the winter chill at bay.
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.