Jennifer Lau launched her partly eponymous jewelry line Genevieve Lau about eight years ago. (There was another Jennifer Lau jewelry designer in Brooklyn, New York, at the time, so Lau opted to use the French version of her name.) She was running her own styling business after leaving a dema…
A search for bargains and conscious consumerism is driving the movement across all levels — from thrift-shop dollar bins to high-end designer resellers.
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…
In recent years, the athleisure movement has taken fashion by storm. And according to local designers, the jewelry market in Connecticut is surviving and even thriving in this new casual era.
Kathryn Hays has been chasing the water for years.
In case you haven’t been watching the calendar, it’s nearly the holiday season again, and that means entertaining. It’s time to tend to tables, linens, china and flowers, all the eye-catching accoutrements that make your home a place to celebrate.
Not every 22-year-old can land a job with an investment banking firm in Washington, D.C. And for those fortunate enough to do so, not many will give up that career to start a fashion business in Connecticut.
Veteran comedian/actor Robert Klein, whose 33-year-old son is affected by food allergies, performed at “An Evening to EAT” in April at the Delamar Hotel in Greenwich. End Allergies Together, a nonprofit organization that funds research to help solve the growing food-allergy epidemic, raised …
A record turnout of nearly 200 people showed up to hear from New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart and Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Rebecca Lobo at the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce’s ninth annual Business Leaders Breakfast. From left: Mayor Stewart, Lobo and Lisa Gray, executive director of the…
In New England, and especially in Connecticut, we take our architectural forms seriously. You can’t just build any old thing in our proud, centuries-old towns and cities. So how do architects innovate in this Land of Steady Habits?
There are few places where woman power is more evident than at the annual Power of the Purse conference at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The June 15 fundraiser, put on by the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut’s Women’s Leadership Council, not only features a…
From the outside, Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury has the look of a ski lodge. The 30,000-plus-square-foot building’s striking exterior features large, exposed wooden beams that give off a modern country feel. Despite being mere minutes from Interstate 84, near the busy Connecticut and New Yor…
Best-selling author and television host Clinton Kelly is well known thanks to shows like the former TLC hit What Not to Wear and his current gig on ABC’s The Chew. While this Connecticut resident and former journalist has written a slew of self-help lifestyle books for others, such as Freaki…
Greenwich resident Kathie Lee Gifford moderated a “Meet the Masters” panel at the 2016 Greenwich WINE+FOOD Festival on Sept. 24. The annual festival benefited Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Nischan’s Wholesome Wave and the Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation Scholarship F…
Stepping Out: November 2016More than 1,400 guests gathered at the Connecticut Convention Center for this year’s Miracles XXVI gala, presented by the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Foundation to benefit cancer-care programs at the hospital. The black-tie event, the largest of its k…
Woodbridge Artist's Fire Produces Perfect Pottery, Flaws and All
TerrifiCon at Mohegan Sun Draws Amazing Cast of Characters
Looking for a rare or particular piece of furniture? Searching for inexpensive books, clothes and jewelry? There’s no better place to discover an unusual or special item than at a flea market. Fortunately, Connecticut is full of them. Take the family and spend the day perusing the tables. Yo…
Mother-Daughter Jewelry Designs Worn by Celebrities in Support of Local Charities
New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa
Alice Washburn Awards 2016: Quaint Washington Cottage Takes Home Top Prize
After 40 Years, New Milford's Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market Still Going Strong
From Ground to Plate: Gardening Promotes Fresh, Seasonal Food
Silky (and Safe) Skin by Hartford-Based Company Nzuri Gold
One With Nature: Explore Connecticut's Nature Preserves & Arboretums
Step Back in History with Spring Antiques Show, March 19 & 20
Latino Expo: A Cultural Expo with Vendors, Job Opportunities & Music
Sweet Spas: Luxury Hotels Let You Get Away This Valentine's Day
One Designer Is Turning Connecticut Road Kill Into Fashion
George Street Studio Celebrates 40 Years of Community Art
From Forgotten to Functional: CT Becoming a Leader in Factory & Brownfield RedevelopmentWhen Ken Kaplan toured Hockanum Mill a few years ago, the sprawling 9.38-acre, 11-building complex was a 3-D gallery of decay. Originally built in the early 1800s, it was a textile mill that produced…
Newly Opened J House Spa Offers Luxury Treatments in Greenwich
Making the Background: Artist Scott Williams Creates Unnoticed Beauty
All Aglow: Stonehill Design Turns Antiques into Modern Treasures
Lilywork Artisan Tiles; Connecticut Made, Internationally Inspired
Ward Castle on Greenwich Border is Rich with History
A Conversation with American Bridal Designer Judd Waddell
Say No to Knockoffs: When the Wedding Dress Seems Too Good to Be True
Greenwich Folly Wins Accessory Building Category, Alice Washburn Awards
Mixed and Matched Renovation in Redding Receives Honorable Mention
Simple New Canaan Pool House Deserves Honorable Mention at Awards
Greenwich New Build Takes Home Top Alice Washburn Award for Character