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A Way With Wood

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Every piece tells a story By Beth Cooney Wood intrigues Thomas Throop. So while the rough remains of a tree propped against a wall in his New Canaan studio may look like a simple two by four, to Throop it’s a story waiting to be told. With Throop’s careful hands at the saw, the wood […] [Read More]

Tomato, Mozzarella & Olive Salad

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Chefs Bernard Bouissou and his wife Sarah cherish time with family, friends and food and share their recipes from a recent dinner party gathering with life@home readers. Tomato, Mozzarella & Olive Salad Serves about 6-8 ingredients: 1 pint red grape tomatoes, cut in half 1 pint yellow grape tomatoes, cut in half 2 heirloom tomatoes, […] [Read More]
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Window Shopping

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Compiled by Devon Fleming Pop-Up Portraits Ridgefield photographer and graphic artist Roy Weinstein takes a family photo and creates a piece that is definitely á la Warhol. $1,000 and up, Roy Weinstein Studio, 28 Mead Ridge Road, Ridgefield, (203) 431-4381. www.royweinstein photography.com. Window Shopping highlights furnishings, décor and seasonal items from local stores in Fairfield […] [Read More]

Dream, Green Livingroom

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Being green is so much more than recycling your cans and bottles. Every room in your house can be a healthier space when you consider the environment in your design. Think about what your furniture is made from, where it is made (local? USA?) and don’t forget that one of the greenest ways to decorate […] [Read More]

Before & After: My Bedroom Dresser

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What do you get when you briefly stop by Goodwill one Sunday afternoon and spend $9.99? You get this lovely mid-century dresser with a faux pickling exterior. I love that little detail at the bottom where the wood connects from one gorgeous tapered leg to the other. Yes, she had a few rough years where […] [Read More]

Chilean merlot and the lost grape of Bordeaux

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By Alistair Highet Perhaps no country on Earth is as geographically suited to the production of red wines as Chile. The primary grape growing region of the valley to the east and south of Santiago has some astonishing features: First, the sun almost never stops shining, and while there is some pollution close to the […] [Read More]

Window Shopping

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Compiled by Devon Fleming Lots of Room This contemporary double sofa, part of a private line by designer Linda Ruderman, has plenty of seating space and is perfect for a large room. Starts at $12,000, Linda Ruderman Interiors Inc., 19 E. Elm St., Greenwich, (203) 552-9700. www.lindaruderman.com. Window Shopping highlights furnishings, décor and seasonal items […] [Read More]

10 strategies for enduring winter

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By Merci Miglino With apologies to T.S. Elliot, yesterday I really did measure my life out in coffee spoons. It wasn’t just any coffee but that rare, exotic blend that defies explanation: Green Mountain’s Special Edition Summer Blueberry. I know what you’re thinking. Blueberry coffee? You cannot be serious. Oh, but when it comes to […] [Read More]
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