Talk to focus on New Yorkers and their cribs, Colonial and Federal style

Above, Van Cortlandt Manor House Dining Room, Croton-on-Hudson, New York, is an example of the home stylings of early New Yorkers. Courtesy of Historic Hudson Valley. For those who wonder how early New Yorkers decked out their pads, the Greenwich Antiques Society has invited writer and lecturer Kathleen Eagen Johnson to discuss their tastes and […] [Read More]
Blake Lively

Yale lecturer to ponder the power of pink at Greenwich talk

Pictured, in this May 14, 2014 file photo, American actress Blake Lively poses for photographers on the red carpet during the opening ceremony and the screening of “Grace of Monaco” at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Marsala, the wine-influenced, red-kissed color of 2015, was chosen by Pantone. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File […] [Read More]

Stroll through Greenwich’s version of the North Pole

It’s billed as something closer to a saunter, but participants are likely going to have to hustle to hit all the activities planned as part of the Holiday Stroll in downtown Greenwich on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7. More than 100 Greenwich merchants will be participating along Greenwich Avenue and surrounding streets. One […] [Read More]

Mark Twain House to add some chill to summer’s sizzle

Months ahead of the traditional season of chills, the Mark Twain House will offer two days of ghost tours this month to give visitors a chance to learn more about the site’s more mysterious history. This historic homestead has already been investigated by a number of paranormal researchers, the results of which will be shared […] [Read More]

See memorable homes and hidden gardens on Newtown tour

Want to see some memorable homes and hidden gardens in Newtown’s historic district? Newtown Historical Society hosts its 2014 House & Garden Tour on Saturday, June 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets purchased before Saturday, June 28, cost $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 8 to 12. Advance tickets are available online. Tickets also […] [Read More]

Garden showcase rising on the grounds of Bridgeport estate

Above, the Chimneys, a mansion at 124 Old Battery Rd. in Bridgeport, will be the site of the third Vines & Vignettes Spring Garden Fantasy Experience on Saturday, May 31. Photo: Ned Gerard With a backdrop of one of Bridgeport’s most historic homes, the third “Vines & Vignettes” will take root on the grounds of […] [Read More]
Red Carpet - 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

HGTV’s “Cousins Undercover” seek homes to overhaul

They have surprised a young mom with a complete overhaul of her home, helped a beloved coach catch up with home projects and transformed homes with their expertise and now HGTV’s “Cousins Undercover” Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri are looking for a few more people to help. As “Cousins Undercover” the two have made it […] [Read More]

Secure your spot for a Glass House tour; tickets now on sale

As you struggle through single-digit temperatures, try thinking about a time this spring when you will make your way through the Glass House campus, admiring all that is in bloom. Tickets for the 2014 Glass House tour are now on sale. The season will run from May 1 to Nov. 30. This year, in addition […] [Read More]

Former WTNH anchor Sonia Baghdady embarks on new assignment

Early on in her career, Sonia Baghdady realized that to look and feel good she would need some sure-fire strategies that fit into her busy lifestyle. It helped, too, if they could be easy on the wallet. “I found lots of shortcuts,” said Baghdady, an Emmy award-winning journalist and television personality, who has spent about […] [Read More]

Family Centers readies for an illuminating weekend

Help light up your neighborhood this weekend as part of Family Centers’ annual Hope Lights Lives luminary project, a fundraiser for the center’s bereavement and critical illness programs. Luminary kids are for sale in towns across Fairfield County, to support the initiatives of the Center for Hope and the Den for Grieving Kids. On Sunday, […] [Read More]