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In With the Bold by Megan Gagnon Meet Stacey Bendet, Brett Heyman and Stuart Weitzman, three designers who believe the rules of fashion are not always black and white. Teen Spirit by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser They’re academic all-stars and mature beyond their years, but these students are inspiring originals, too. Future Perfect by Judy Ostrow Darien designer Dalia Canora shares tips on how to build a family home with timelessly appealing features. An Inspired Approach to Grief by Kim Kavin When Mary Fetchet lost a son during the World Trade Center attacks fifteen years ago, she channeled her grief into good, creating the iconic Voices of September 11.

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Editor’s Letter Status Report Buzz: Local doctors clear up myths about seasonal allergies; the cosmetic procedures men want most. Shop: Wondering what to wear this fall? See the street-worthy looks in our fashion preview. Go: Forget sunbathing and jet-skiing; these islands offer a whole different experience. Plus, we test the Range Rover HSE Td6. Home: Metallics, modern furniture and a sense of fun make these bedrooms teen-worthy. Do: Darien artist Jan Dilenschneider brings the natural world to a new collection of paintings. Eat: We crack into the good eats and history behind the Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood as it celebrates its twentieth anniversary. Finance Fix Does it make sense to rent your house for a season? Here’s what the experts say. People & Places The Philip Johnson Glass House; Open Door Shelter; Silvermine Arts Center; Laurel House Vows Hotchkiss — Hayes Shaw — O’Callaghan Cobb—Merwin Index of Advertisers Don't Miss This    " ["post_title"]=> string(29) "NCD: September - October 2016" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(26) "ncd-september-october-2016" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-03-02 11:07:16" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-03-02 15:07:16" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> string(1) "0" ["guid"]=> string(58) "http://ilovefc.com/back-issues/ncd-september-october-2016/" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "product" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [4]=> object(WP_Post)#1645 (24) { ["ID"]=> string(5) "24686" ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-07-01 00:00:00" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-07-01 04:00:00" ["post_content"]=> string(2145) "

Features

Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut
by Diane Sembrot
Our readers’ poll of the best places to grab a meal, some new clothes, a housewarming gift or get in shape, fix the car or help the kids ace their next test. Here are more than 165 categories for businesses across Fairfield County.

Beyond Books
by Chris Hodenfield
Our local libraries are buzzing social hubs where services and programs grow at a fantastic rate.

Top Dentists
Are your pearly whites are in the right hands? See our listing of top of dentists in Fairfield County.


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Buzz: Meet Major League Baseball’s Curt Casali of New Canaan; Impact Fairfield County and the power of female philanthropists
Shop: Get in the swim with beach looks for both your sporty and glammed-up selves
Go: Golf schools for casual players who want tour-worthy instruction; plus, the new Ford Explorer
Home: How to design a custom wine cellar; a kitchen that serves up both style and substance
Do:  It’s the ultimate vacation for a foodie, gourmet tours of Italy guided by the culinary pros at Palmer’s
Eat: With a range of dishes, drinks and price points, the new Gates is not unlike the original

People & Places
Young Women’s League of New Canaan; New Canaan Cares; Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut; Filling in the Blanks; Liberation Programs; The Blossom Hill Foundation; The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Vows
Byers—Larson; 
Serraillier—Conte

Finance Fix
Does it make sense to rent your house for a season? Here’s what we’ve learned

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Features

Insider’s Guide to Family Fitness and Fun
by Carol Dannhauser
The family that plays together stays fit together. Here’s our guide to local activities that engage and entertain the whole clan.

Frey At Last
by Michael Catarevas
Ten years after that awkward Oprah interview, James Frey of New Canaan puts the controversy surrounding A Million Little Pieces in perspective as he writes the next chapters of his professional life.

Heroin: An Epidemic Too Close to Home
by Tim Dumas
In the past three years, heroin deaths have nearly tripled in Connecticut alone, forcing residents to question what is going on and if their families will be affected.

PLUS
I Do!
Wedding Resource Guide
In this special pull-out section, A-List wedding planner David Tutera offers his expert advice on how to make the big day a perfect one, with all the right touches.


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Buzz: Meet Frances Valentine a new line of accessories from the creative team that launched Kate Spade.
Shop: The prettiest attire for wedding guests, from evening formalwear to laidback looks for afternoon events.
Go: With warm winds and land almost always visible, sailing the BVI is as popular with novices and families as it is with seasoned yachties. Plus, we test the new Audi Q7.
Home: Entertainment systems that rock; a new spin on made-to-order furniture; and a peek inside the new SoNo showroom of Klaffs.
Do: An exclusive look at an iconic design on New Canaan’s Modern Day House Tour; Le Boudoir blow-dry bar comes to Darien.
Eat: Cask Republic is a tavern-style restaurant serving fresh American fare and fun drinks on tap.

People & Places
Darien Library; Shakespeare on the Sound; The Gallery at Lillian August; Rowayton Library; Love Art Gallery; Darien Library

Vows
How to get the wedding looks you love, plus dreamy scenes from the nuptials of Michelle Traynham and Michael Buscher; Jennifer Caruso and James Farris; and Athena Jenkins and John Stringi

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Features

Serene Space
by Jeanne Craig
Cobble Court Interiors combines vintage formal with contemporary chic to seamless effect in this New Canaan Home.

Natural Artistry
by Judy Ostrow
Manhattan transplants nurture a budding romance with a lush garden in New Canaan.

Real Estate Realities
by Michael Catarevas
Ten things to know about the local residential market, whether you’re buying, selling or biding your time.

The AGE of ELEGANCE
With collections that redefine the portrait of a modern lady, three designers make a dramatic case for dressing up.
by Megan Gagnon


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Status Report
Buzz: Local docs debate benefits of a gluten-free diet; inside a nautically inspired Rowayton home.
Shop: Refresh your closet with the runway looks of the season, from maritime blues to a resort-ready threads.
Go: You don’t have to travel far from Fairfield County for great food and service at these Relais & Chateaux properties.
Home: Beautiful blooms for the shoulder season; the anatomy of a passive house.
Do: Sports training for teens; career strategies for seasoned pros; a big year for New Canaan Country School.
Eat: Since its red-carpet opening, Del Frisco’s draws crowds longing for a taste of flavor and fun.

People & Places
Silver Hill Hospital; AmeriCares; Stamford Hospital

Finance Fix
It’s time to rethink your position on refinancing the home mortgage.

Vows
Jeschke—Chin; Young—Branch; De Weaver—Rizzo

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Features

From Nip to Tuck
by Jamie Marshall
From minor tweaks to major overhauls, our girlfriends’ guide to beauty offers straight talk on cosmetic procedures that are in demand and on the horizon.

Ready, Jet, Go!
by Kim-Marie Evans
A stay at a five-star resort is always quite nice, but how about traveling outside the box? Way outside. Check out these adventures, each tailored to create memories for a lifetime.

Chill Factor
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser
Max Pacioretty leveraged his natural gifts and the skills he honed as a kid in New Canaan to cut a slick path to the NHL, where the homegrown talent leads the Montreal Canadiens.


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Buzz: New Canaan’s queen of vintage finds; doctors debate new pap smear guidelines.
Shop: The most chill aprés-ski looks, from sporty to glam.
Go: Travel mistakes to avoid; behind the wheel of the new Mercedes GLE coup.
Home: These home care specialists indulge you and your digs; novel ways to style a bookshelf.
Do: Fitness pros share the skinny on how to ease back into a workout routine; plus, a peek into four private wine rooms.
Eat: SE Uncorked takes the light-bite genre to the next level.

From the Founder
Can we solve the plight at Kids in Crisis?

People & Places
New Canaan Library; Newcomers Club of New Canaan; Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation; Barbara Erdmann Photography; Rowayton Library; Star, Inc.

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Portraits of Kindness
by Jill Johnson
Our 2015 Light a Fire honorees never take no for an answer, choose hope over sorrow, and are spreading a legacy of compassion.

The River Runs Through It
by Chris Hodenfield
Curving through the fields of an old farmstead in New Canaan is the River, a startling new work of modern architecture that’s drawing global attention.

Starter Course
by Mary Kate Hogan
Are you new to the local food scene or just coming back to the table after time away? Here’s the hot dish on local eats that will satisfy all types of cravings.

Raising the Bar
Looking for an attorney you can trust? Here’s a definitive list of Top Lawyers in Fairfield County.


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Buzz: Tailgating tips for the Turkey Bowl, plus the Darien Boy Scouts celebrate 100 years.
Shop: Holiday gift ideas for every person in your life, from the gadget geek and global traveler to the fitness freak and fabulous friend with impeccable taste.
Go: For the jet set, the Caribbean can seem a little “been there done that,” until now. Plus, we test drive the new Range Rover Sport SVR.
Home: ’Tis the season to decorate the house. We asked local designers how they deck their own halls.
Eat: Whether you’re looking for a fun spot to grab a few small plates or a full-on meal served with old-fashioned Italian hospitality, Lugano in Old Greenwich should be on your radar.

Vows
How to get the wedding looks you love, plus dreamy scenes from the nuptials of Kristin Farrell and Erik Rogers, and Annalee Nolan and David Gioiella.

People & Places
The New Canaan Historical Society; Rowayton Civic Association

Finance Fix
In the long run, cozying up to a pre-nuptial agreement could help your marriage.

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Snapshot of a Superteen
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser
Smart, ambitious and ready to take on the world, these exceptional students have what it takes to go far.

The Billion Dollar Bet
by Timothy Dumas
George Bodenheimer began his career in the ESPN mailroom and retired as the company’s executive chairman, when the sports empire was valued at $51 billion. Here’s the story of his amazing ascent.

Great Expectations
by Megan Gagnon
Wes Gordon, Alexis Isaias and Adam Lippes have built fashion brands worth following, and with their latest collections these designers could become your favorites.


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Buzz: A new Web-based tool grades the water quality at your local beach
Shop: We found essentials for your fall wardrobe, from military-inspired pieces to luxe boho looks and bold neutrals
Go: It’s never too early to start planning your winter ski getaway; plus, behind the wheel of Corvette’s new Stingray
Home: Pimlico in New Canaan shares fresh ideas on how to finish a room; architect Michael Smith offers tips on how to create a workspace for kids
Do: Tour Manhattan’s Woolworth Building with the architect’s great granddaughter, Helen Post Curry of New Canaan; plus, local health pros debunk myths about women and weight training
Eat: In the kitchen with Martha Stewart, who understands time is of the essence when preparing food for a party

People & Places
Philip Johnson Glass House; Carriage Barn Arts Center; Dog Days of New Canaan; Star Inc.; Global Lyme Alliance; Rival Film; Domestic Violence Crisis Center

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Best of the Gold Coast
by Diane Sembrot
We asked for your favorite spots to dine, shop, work out, unwind and more, and you answered. For this, our eleventh Best of the Gold Coast readers’ poll, we received a record number of votes—86,000 in all. Can you guess who came out on top?

Taste of the Towns
You love the retail services all around Fairfield County, but what about those close-to-home places in New Canaan, Darien and Rowayton? Read on for the town winners of our readers’ poll.

Wild Things
by Jeanne Craig
A once sleepy nonprofit, the New Canaan Land Trust is now making some delightful noise about serene sanctuaries just beyond your back door.

Top Dentists in Fairfield County
There’s a lot to smile about on these pages. This listing of leading practitioners in our area is a top resource for expert dental care.


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Buzz: Radio show host and New Canaan resident Wendy Sloan shares some of her favorite on-air experiences; plus, sun safety tips for the season ahead
Shop: Is it time to hit refresh on that beach wardrobe? These new pieces will keep you in the swim; what to pack for a summer weekend
Go: House rental vacations are hotter than ever. Here’s what you need to know about some of the biggest names in the business
Home: Mark Hicks on how to turn a run-of-the-mill garden into something spectacular; and Silvia Baldini on the kitchen tools she can’t live without
Do: Four great ways to take your workout outside; summer reading suggestions from local authors
Eat: Chef Michael White brings his fresh, upscale Italian cuisine to Campagna at Richard Gere’s Bedford Post Inn in Bedford, New York

People & Places
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk; Center for Hope; Shakespeare on the Sound; New Canaan Community Foundation; Young Women’s League of New Canaan; New Canaan Cares; Planned Parenthood; Tiny Miracles; Gridiron Club and Manfredi

Vows
Dysenchuk—Shoemaker
Horn—Siegrist

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The Insiders’ Guide to Healthy Living
by Mary Kate Hogan
Here’s the local advice you need on food, fashion, home and garden to enjoy a cleaner, greener lifestyle.

Personal Space
by Jeanne Craig
Designer Emily Fuhrman takes us into her own home, where her love of depth, texture and surprise are around every corner.

Sky’s the Limit
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser
Airline executive David Neeleman has endured more professional ups and downs than a commuter jet, yet his entrepreneurial vision continues to take flight.


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Buzz: Local football MVPs head for the  big league; Jack Mitchell’s new  book on the art of customer service  
Shop: New Canaan welcomes a new  town jewel with the opening of  Manfredi; plus, sweet spring styles  for your terrific tween  
Go: Our summer travel bucket list will help you plan your next weekend getaway; we road test Maserati's sexy new Ghibli  
Home: Rules to live by when downsizing your home; a splashy celebration for Mark Swimm of Darien  
Do: The summer party that’s not to be missed; the skinny on fitness from top trainer Donovan Green of New Canaan  
Eat: At Washington Prime, a contemporary steakhouse meets a New American watering hole; plus, brain food to keep you smart

Finance Fix
If you want to bolster the fixedincome portion of your portfolio, now might be the time to revisit some of the old standards.

People & Places
Stepping Stones Museum for Children marks its fifteenth birthday with a gorgeous gala; Horizons at New Canaan Country School hosts  an evening for 400 guests in  Greenwich; Rowayton Library’s first Winter Carnival is a chill event

Vows
How to get the wedding looks you love, plus dreamy scenes from the nuptials of Emily Bigelow and Jason Ramsey, and Kelly Hyland and Daniel Pellegrino

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Fresh Start
By Malia McKinnon Frame
Here’s how a Rowayton couple transformed a dated ranch into a home of pared-down perfection.

Modern Pastoral
By Tom Connor
A young New Canaan family puts a creative spin on a classic private garden.

10 Top Real Estate Trends
By Chris Hodenfield
Points to ponder if you’re buying, selling or simply want to stay informed as you consider the value of your home.

Trifecta of Fashion
By Riann Smith
Meet three of fashion’s top tastemakers and see how they plan to elevate your spring wardrobe from head to toe. 

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Buzz: Here’s why a growing number of active athletes in middle age are opting for hip and knee replacements.
Shop: Check out these spring trends for almost every fashion personality.
Go: If you’d like to eat your way around the world, these chic outposts are authentic working farms where you can try your hand in the kitchen.
Home: Gallery professionals share their tips on decorating with fine art; plus, new looks for that lackluster landscape.
Do: Is the cost of cosmetic treatments getting under your skin? A local specialist weighs in on the best long-term investments.
Eat: A venerable anchor in the SoNo dining scene, Match gets a makeover.

People & Places
Silver Hill Hospital's black-tie affair draws a supportive crowd; plus, Star Inc. celebrates the success of its Paris-themed Starry, Starry Night benefit.

Vows
Smith—Connolly
Viggiano—Gildea

Finance Fix
When it comes to women and wealth, financial advisors say the focus is on control and empowerment.
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Top Doctors
Why take chances with your health? Here are the pros to know in Fairfield County.

The Future of Medicine
by Beth Cooney Fitzpatrick
Fairfield County hospitals and doctors are employing high-tech treatments to transform the way the medical field is battling disease.

Oh, the Places You'll Go
by Kim-Marie Evans
These out-of-this-world travel experiences will broaden your horizons, boost your adrenaline and feed your body and soul.  

Art of the Story
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser
As a top executive at CBS News, Jeff Fager has shaped some of the world's biggest storylines.  

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Buzz: An exciting new shoe brand gains  a foothold in Darien; the surprising truth about heart health and women.
Shop: With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, we’re thinking about thoughtful gifts for him and her.
Go: Uber-luxury travel by plane, plus a road test of Tesla’s high-performance electric car.
Home: Neil Hauck on how to update a traditional home with modern details.
Do: Kick off the new year with a fresh look: Check out these cutting-edge cosmetic procedures.
Eat: Celeb chef Aaron Sanchez pairs a chic vibe with Latin-inspired cuisine at his new Stamford location.

Finance Fix
Is long-term healthcare insurance for you? There's a lot of number crunching to do before you decide.

People & Places
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation; New Canaan Library; Norwalk Library

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Agents of Change
by Jill Johnson
Our 2014 Light a Fire awards honor eleven philanthropists and volunteers whose
compassion know no bounds.  

Seasonal Sparkle
by Judy Ostrow
What are at the elements of a dazzling holiday display? We asked three designers tapped to decorate for the New Canaan Holiday House Tour.

Food for Thought
by Mary Kate Hogan
The dining landscape is heating up and foodies want to know where to eat now. These local restaurants know how to serve it up.  

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Here’s a definitive list of legal eagles to guide you should you need an attorney you can trust.

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Buzz: Mike Lupica on his new football book; plus, Match restaurant in SoNo celebrates a milestone.
Shop: It's the season to sparkle in bold jewels; hostess gifts guaranteed to make you a party favorite
Go: When should you head for sand and surf? Book a flight now to one of these three great Caribbean destinations.
Home: Expert advice on how to prep plants before putting your garden to bed for the winter ahead
Do: The Rowayton Gardeners gear up for their holiday market; the benefits of working with a style consultant
Eat: Di Nardos, an Italian eatery that’s been serving up house-made pasta for forty years, cracks the code for retaining loyal customers.

Vows
Our bridal style guide offers inspiration as you plan all the details for the big day.        

People & Places
AmeriCares; Moffly Media's A-List Awards; and Person-to-Person

Up Close
New Canaan native Adam Kaufman hits his stride in the new buzzed-about NBC political thriller, State of Affairs.

Finance Fix
To simplify the way you support your favorite causes, try a donor-advised fund.

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True to Their Selfies
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser
They’re academic all-stars and mature beyond their years, but these teens-to-watch are inspiring originals, too. 

Fall Fashion
by Megan Gagnon
Derek Lam and other top designers dish on the clothing and accessory trends to wear this season.

Blue Note
by Judy Ostrow
With a nautically inspired house on the Five Mile River, architect Jack Franzen displays his talent for making the most of waterfront property.  

Flashbacks
by Bill Slocum
Locals take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce about the years they spent growing up in Darien.

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Buzz: A former New Canaanite pens her first novel, a paranormal romance with some bite.
Shop: Outerwear delivers a lot more than just warmth this season. Cozy up to fall's best looks, from styles that channel the swinging sixties to statement fur.
Go: Tips for travelers heading to Cuba; plus a road test of the latest luxury SUV from Jeep
Home: Deane Inc. shares the ingredients for a high-tech kitchen; Michael Smith on a new traditional/transitional house in New Canaan
Do: It’s party time! We ask local entertaining experts how you can make the next bash your best yet.
Eat: An old eatery in Cos Cob gets a new name—Coast—and a menu makeover to spectacular results.

People & Places
Carriage Barn Arts Center; Philip Johnson Glass House; Breast Cancer Alliance; New Canaan Nature Center; Michael Bolton Charities

Vows
Hovey—Hornsby, Jensen—Hattingh

Up Close
by Chris Hodenfield
As producer of the Late Show, Mike Buczkiewicz will help David Letterman go out with a bang.

Finance Fix
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser
How are the county’s high net worth lucky ducks feeling? The answer is out in the open

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Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut
The results of our annual readers' poll are in and ready to be devoured. As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of our Best of the Gold Coast awards and 195 winners throughout Fairfield County, we also praise the good taste of our readers.

Toast of the Towns
You love the retail services in Fairfield County, but what about those great places in New Canaan, Darien and Rowayton? Read on for the town-specific winners in our Best of readers’ poll.  

Beyond the Water's Edge
by Kim Kavin
Cruising the Norwalk and Fish islands today is a rite of summertime relaxation, but these quiet shores have a colorful, rowdier past.

Top Dentists
Here’s something to sink your teeth into. This comprehensive listing of the leading practitioners in our area is a top resource for expert care.

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Buzz: There's drama in the works for locals heading to Nantucket
Shop: Get your hippie on with these summer festival looks you'll wear all season long; suit up in swim fashion from Eres
Go: Reasons to add Woodstock, Vermont, to your road trip bucket list; Lexus debuts a bombshell of a sedan with the right look for local streets
Home: The high-tech systems powering today's smart homes; a waterfront design proves a home built to new FEMA regulations can be beautiful
Do: Local experts weigh in on eating light in barbecue season; a new exhibit highlights Rowayton's role in classic kid literature
Eat: Celebrity chef Graham Elliot brings star power to the Avenue at the new Primary Restaurant

People & Places
Stepping Stones Museum for Children; Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk; Rowayton Library; Lyme Research Alliance

Vows
Harvey—Sharpe
Kammerer—Stevens

Finance Fix
Thinking about buying that dreamy vacation home? Before you invest, get the answers to these questions.

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Perfect Fit
Thoughtful design transforms a so-so house into a family home that feels just right.

Natural Touch
A British couple surrounds their historic carriage house with Old World color and charm.

Insider’s Guide
Your go-to source for everything local; here are sixty ways to rediscover your town.

Destination Summer
These seasonal getaways—just a road trip away—will have you basking in luxury in no time.

Ox Ridge Hunt Club at 100
The storied club is poised to celebrate its centennial in style.

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Buzz: Forbes names Kathy Giusti to its list of greatest leaders; Scott Pelley ranks as most likable news anchor
Shop: New high-tech activity trackers make it tough to cheat on your fitness routine; beauty buys for summer skin
Go: On your next adventure in Manhattan, explore these places off the beaten concrete path; feel the beat at the Montauk Music Festival
Home: Sellers get real on pricing and buyers benefit; Soundview Construction on how to save time and money on your next big project
Do: Find your green Eden at the annual Secret Gardens Tour; tips on how to take your workout outside
Eat: Jean-Georges Vongerichten opens a relaxed and elegant eatery just over the state line

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Vows
Cavanaugh—Moroney
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Up Close
A veteran of The Today Show, Don Nash has earned the trust of five million viewers.

Finance Fix
The real allure of hedge funds is diversification.

Wedding Style
The four Cs of wedding style: coastal, classic, country and contemporary

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Pitch Perfect
Having enlisted a team of local pros for a to-the-studs renovation, a Darien couple creates just the right tone and mood for their home.

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Ray Minella’s expansive English Manor lacked one thing: landscaping. That’s when Mark Hicks of Elise Landscapes & Nursery came in.

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Yes, homes are moving, but it’s still a tricky market. Here’s what buyers and sellers need to know.

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Buzz: Let the hunt for treasure begin at the Darien Antiques show; Makerbot’s most affordable 3-D printer
Shop: Manfredi Jewels on just what makes a luxury watch tick; all the right accessories for a rainy spring day
Go: The hot spots for spring skiing; Audi’s awesome new A6 TDI
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Darien is now home court to tennis Hall of Famer Gigi Fernandez and retired golf champ Jane Geddes.

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The real allure of hedge funds is diversification.

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Wondering what to wear now? See our picks for the season’s best looks.

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Hot and Cold
Find the right temperature for a winter escape at one of these great destinations.

Top of His Game
Brodie Van Wagenen is the sports agent behind the $240M Cano contract and the local everyone is talking about.

Beyond Botox
Medical experts and the girls next door weigh in on age-defying procedures.

Top Doctors
One benefit of living in Fairfield County is access to great medical care. Meet 394 of our best physicians.

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Light A Fire
Generous and accomplished, meet the recipients of our philanthropy awards.  

Easy Entertaining
An expert catering team shares tips on how to throw a holiday fête with no fret.

Hot Plates
These restaurants serve up the tastiest dishes in town. Ready, set, dig in! 

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The shellfish industry has a long history on our shores. Here’s how far it’s come.

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Take inspiration from local couples to create your dream wedding.

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A look back at the most memorable galas and benefits of the past year.

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Profile Of A Super Teen
They’re more than great students; they’re superstars among their peers.

Drama Queen
Erika Slezak of New Canaan reprises her leading role on One Life to Live.

Decorating In Detail
When finessing a decorating project, the devil is in the details.

Innocence Lost
Out of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary heroes were born, including teacher Kaitlin Roig.

Fall Into Color
Deep and delightful hues are on trend in these fall fashion collections.

Animal Magnetism
The results are in! Meet the winners of our pet photo contest.

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Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut

The results from our annual readers’ poll are in! Our guide to the best in Fairfield County dishes on the top spots for food, fashion, fitness, fun and more.

Toast of the Towns

You love Fairfield County, but what about those great places in New Canaan, Darien and Rowayton? Here are rankings from readers on the best our towns have to offer.

The New Normal

Researchers and educators are helping to remove the stigma of autism. As a result, families are putting together the pieces of their very personal puzzles.
by Jill Johnson

Rising Above

In Noroton Bay, the impact of Superstorm Sandy hits home as residents contend with mass construction. Yet this close-knit community soldiers on.
by Mary Kate Hogan

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Smile! We have the 911 on the leading practitioners in our area. It’s your top source for expert dental care.

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This article appears in the July - August 2013 issue of New Canaan - Darian Magazine

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Art in Bloom
Linda Andros artfully mixes the formality of an English garden with organic New Age elements to create her own kind of Eden.
by Tom Connor

Comfortable Mix
Kerry Hanson, a local designer with a busy practice who was trained by a master of interiors, combines elegance and ease in her family’s New Canaan home.
by Judy Ostrow

Change of Scenery
Ready to chart your next big summer adventure? We have the perfect journey for your particular mood.
by Mary Kate Hogan

Something Borrowed
We took the best ideas from local weddings and combined them here to help you create a look of your own on that special day.
by Carisha Swanson

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Fab Finds
New looks for fathers with fabulous style; plus, beauty products for summer skin

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Horizons at New Canaan Country School; Darien YMCA; YWCA Darien/Norwalk; Darien Arts Center; Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation; Women of Vision Fairfield County

Town Talk
The Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk celebrates an anniversary and its sizable impact on our community; plus, real estate news.

Up Close
How do you become one of the most powerful women in advertising? We asked Jacki Kelley of New Canaan.

First Person
Perfect it was not, but Charles Barnard’s first small home in Darien still has a special place in his heart.

Weddings
Cooley­­ and Antoszewski
O’Brien and Watkins
Ryan and Davies

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Balancing Act
Designer Melissa Lindsay blends organic elements with glammed-up pieces to transform the interiors of a traditional New Canaan home.
by Judy Ostrow

10 Real Estate Trends
Whether you’re selling a home, shopping for new digs or just keeping close tabs on the current value of your place, this snapshot of the local landscape provides key information. 
by C.J. Hughes

Street Smart
How do you build a house that makes a great first impression? We found four fabulous residences with high-caliber curb appeal. 
by Jeanne Craig

The Curious Case of Topher Grace
Many wonder why, given his considerable talents, Topher Grace has yet to break out as a major star. But the Darien native is really just a humble guy who chooses projects carefully, including his latest role in The Big Wedding. 
by Stephen Sawicki

What to Wear Now
Here are our picks for this season’s best looks and easy, breezy additions to your spring wardrobe.  
by Carisha Swanson

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Fab Finds
A first look at the new store-within-a store at Richards and Mitchells.
by Carisha Swanson

People & Places
Star, Inc.; Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling; The Sunshine Kids; Young Women’s League of New Canaan; Stamford Hospital; Smilow Family Breast Health Center; Silvermine Arts Center

Town Talk
Meet Shiva Sarram, the New Canaan resident who is fighting to end a cycle of violence against children. Plus, the next hot place for tapas; and why fitness fanatics in New Canaan have a        reason to celebrate.

Weddings
Jaclyn Kinberg and Paul Condra;  
Tracy Kolakowski and Michael King

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Plug these dates into your smartphone. Here’s what to see and do in town.                

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Insider's Guide
This go-to source for dining, culture, family fun, health, home and more offers you the inside track on top places and services in our towns.    
by Chris Hodenfield

Raising the Roof
As the new director of the Glass House, Henry Urbach celebrates the artistic landscape.
 by Peter A. Janssen

New Moves
Time to bust out of a workout rut? These new fitness options help you get fit and have fun doing it.
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser

After the Storm
Meet the local heroes who rallied together to offer aid and support in the wake of Sandy.
by Nathan Tavares

Top Doctors 2013
One of the many benefits of living in Fairfield County is access to great medical care. Meet 323 of our best physicians in forty-eight specialties.  
by C.J. Hughes

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Fab Finds
Resort wear to take you places; plus, statement jewelry that can transform any outfit from ordinary to extraordinary
by Carisha Swanson

People & Places
Silver Hill Hospital; Waveny House; Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation; Fairfield County Community Foundation;Norwalk Hospital; Maritime Aquarium; Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Town Talk
New shops in New Canaan for the fashion-forward; real estate news for empty-nesters in Darien; a resident shares lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy; and a sexy alternative for Valentine’s Day

Weddings
Allison Doran and Adam Benenson of New Canaan tie the knot close to home.

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Save the dates! Here’s what to see and do around our towns.

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Light a Fire
Meet the twelve recipients of our annual Light a Fire awards, local heroes who have changed the lives of people here and around the world.   
by Jill Johnson

Perfect Setup
We challenged five local tastemakers to create holiday tablescapes that will stand up to elegant entertaining year-round. The results? A feast for the eyes.
by the Editors

Fresh Bites
With the dining landscape changing as quickly as the daily menu, foodies need to know where—and what—to eat now. These local restaurants really stack up.
by Mary Kate Hogan

Top Lawyers
Need a lawyer? Our comprehensive guide to more than 500 professionals in sixty-six areas of practice can help you find the right attorney for your needs.

Ever After
Wedding experts—including a celebrity event planner and a goddess among gown couturiers—share their planning tips for the  big day.
by Carisha Swanson

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Fab Finds
Let the gift-giving season begin. These hot finds will satisfy any wish list.

Town Talk
Hard-won entertaining tips from a seasoned hostess will keep you sane this holiday season. Plus, real estate news; Frank Stella on his return to The Glass House; and why local kids want more fiction in school.

People & Places
The A-List Awards and Habitat for Humanity; New Canaan Community Foundation; YWCA Darien/Norwalk; New Canaan Library; Greenwich Education Group; Alzheimer’s Association

Weddings
Candace Fisch and Russell Hewit; Carolyn Landis and Edward Briganti; Lisa Phillips and Jeff Hingst

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Here’s what to see and do around our towns.

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Who’s That Girl?
Allison Williams is drawing critical praise for her wry performance on the Emmy-nominated TV series, Girls.
by Beth Cooney Fitzpatrick

Return to the Ring
Meet three elite equestrians who left the sport years ago only to rediscover the joy and romance of riding.
by Jamie Marshall

Teens to Watch
These ten terrific teens are at the top of their class.
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser

Closing the Achievement Gap
The ABCs of education reform and what it means to your school.
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser

From Runway to Real Way
We dress five local women in the hottest fall trends from New York Fashion Week and the result is everyday glamour.
by Carisha Swanson

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Fab Finds

With fall around the corner and the social season in full swing, you’ll want to stock your wardrobe with these gorgeous new shoes, handbags and accessories.

Town Talk
Art legend Peter Max arrives in Darien for the opening of a new exhibit; Sarah Rafferty of Suits on what she loves about New Canaan; real estate news; and more

People & Places
Voices of September 11; New Canaan Nature Center; AmeriCares; Carver Foundation; The Tiny Miracles Foundation; Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation; Norwalk Community College; Earthplace; Family Centers; and ABRI/Homes for the Brave

Weddings
Catherine Hoyt and Oliver Schulz; Bren Roberts and Daniel Carson

In Good Taste
The much-anticipated eleven14 Kitchen located at the J House in Riverside opens its doors, as well as its fabulous outdoor terrace.

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Here’s what to see and do around our towns.

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BEST OF the gold coast Connecticut
Our eighth annual guide to the best in Fairfield County dishes on the top spots for food, fashion, fun and more.

Winners’ Circle
You love Fairfield County, but what about those great places in New Canaan, Darien and Rowayton? Read on.  

Tee Up Your Best Game
Bring your score down and your opponents to their knees with these tips from the area’s top pros.
by Chris Hodenfield

East Meets West
In this Darien garden, the owners beautifully merge exotic elements from two different cultures.
by Tovah Martin

Top Dentists
This comprehensive listing of the leading practitioners in our area is your go-to guide for expert care in a variety of specialities.
by C.J Hughes

Departments

From the Editor

From the Founder

Fab Finds
Which tried-and-true beauty products are most popular with our staff? We tell all. Plus, beach looks with a beautiful vibe.

Town Talk
Real estate news, local buzz and an introduction to the woman who will head up New Canaan public schools this fall.

People & Places
Shakespeare on the Sound; Silvermine Arts Center; Planned Parenthood of Southern New England; Stepping Stones Museum; Maritime Aquarium; Center for Hope; Rowayton Library; Mikey Czech Foundation; Domus; and more

In Good Taste
Indulge your cravings for a cool scene and inventive cuisine at Elm, Brian Lewis’s new farm-driven restaurant in New Canaan.

Weddings
Alexandra Kathleen MacBeth and Michael McCune Shannon; Dan Guller and Eric James

Index of Advertisers

Don't Miss This
Here’s what to see and do around our towns during the long and lazy days of summer.

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Features

Green Rooms
Master gardener Carol Seldin created a sanctuary on her New Canaan property, where color, contrast and quiet drama are encountered at every turn.
by Tom Connor

Summer Escapes
In this work-hard, play-hard world, you deserve a break. Check out these top getaways for your fun-loving family.
by Mary Kate Hogan

Navigating a Maze of Medical Claims
Think getting reimbursed from your insurer is as likely as your doctor running on time? Meet two women who make it their job to get you what you’re entitled to.
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser

Departments

From the Editor

Fab Finds
These covet-worthy jewels make perfect gifts for that gem of a mother. Plus, blue hues for summer and beauty goods for cat eyes and voluminous hair

Town Talk
Real estate news, local buzz, and a sneak peek at New Canaan’s incredible Secret Gardens Tour

People & Places
YWCA Darien/Norwalk; New Canaan Community Foundation; St. Luke’s Lifeworks; Maritime Aquarium; Stamford Family YMCA; RE Children’s Project and Rowayton Library

Weddings
Cora Preston and Thomas Steckroth; Alexandra Lay and Matthew Frasca; Erin Frasca and Daniel Cadigan

In Good Taste
The local dining scene is red hot with the addition of two more upscale eateries: Darien Social and Carpe Diem.

Index of Advertisers

Don't Miss This
Here’s what to see and do around our towns in the weeks ahead.

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