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Compiled by Devon Fleming Retro Chic Nesting Tables Dress up any room in the house with these unique nesting tables in cast aluminum. $295, Stratford Antiques Center, 400 Honey Spot Road, Stratford, (203) 378-7754. Window Shopping highlights furnishings, décor and seasonal items from local stores in Fairfield County. Have a favorite store we’ve missed? Send […] [Read More]

Let There Be Light: The wonder of Moroccan lanterns

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By Kim Messenger I’m not making this up. I had a dream, and in the dream I was awash in color, sumptuous light with flashes of red, turquoise, sea glass. The feeling in the dream was one of luxury and beauty, and when I woke up, I looked at my living room and thought: “No […] [Read More]

Paella Bernard’s Way

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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. Paella Bernard’s Way Serves about 15 ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 pounds boneless chicken, cut into pieces 1 pound chorizo, cut in half lengthwise and sliced on […] [Read More]

All in the Family: Chefs share passion for food, friends

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By Valerie Foster Sarah and Bernard Bouissou’s love affair with food consumes their lives. As the busy chef/owners of Bernard’s Restaurant and Sarah’s Wine Bar in Ridgefield, you might think that on their day off they would veg out, kick back. But for this pair, Monday night means a party — relaxation à la Bouissou. […] [Read More]
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Window Shopping

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Compiled by Devon Fleming Window Shopping highlights furnishings, décor and seasonal items from local stores in Fairfield County. Have a favorite store we’ve missed? Send us an e-mail at rebecca.haynes@scni.com. We’d love to hear from you! The Power of Red The new Ruby Collection is a must-have for beautiful holiday entertaining. $25 and up, Juliska, […] [Read More]
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All About the Visual: A great shape raises home’s value — and owner’s quality of life

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By John R. Mastera I’m designing a “Millennial House” for a good friend. It’s a great design project that perfectly integrates the best of what today’s science and architecture offers. And by artfully combining both, the result can be mind-bogglingly beautiful. It is, however, expensive. In fact, any building incorporating “green” or the latest technology, […] [Read More]
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Happy Holidays: The Mess Excess

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By Jennifer Abel Whenever I throw a holiday party I greet my guests at the door, express sincere happiness at their arrival, then lie to them. “Please excuse the mess,” I say, making a vague gesture to encompass the house I’d been cleaning frantically all the previous week. “You know how hectic holidays are.” Technically […] [Read More]
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Creature Comforts: Family reinvents former stable

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Something with character — that’s what Sandy and Tom Bremer were looking for when they began a search for their new house more than a decade ago. “We were just looking for something interesting,” Sandy Bremer says. “We didn’t want the cookie cutter house that looked like everyone else’s. And we wanted property.” They certainly […] [Read More]