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Hit the ‘easy’ button with these gardening tips

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Expert shares info on how to get blooms all season long By Larissa Lytwyn Kerry Ann Mendez is a self-described “passionate perennialist,” and she was happy to spread that passion at Life@home’s May 1 seminar at The Gardener’s Center and Florist of Darien. Mendez is an acclaimed garden consultant, designer, writer and teacher. The root […] [Read More]

Life@home holds first gardening seminar

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What a great day it was for Life@home magazine’s first free garden seminar on Sunday, May 1. The sun was shining and temps hovered around 70 at The Gardener’s Center, sponsor of the event, on the Post Road in Darien. More than 100 people turned out to hear Kerry Ann Mendez, the magazine’s garden writer, […] [Read More]

Patio Heaven

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New designs to keep you outdoors all season By Deborah DiSesa Hirsch Thinking of redoing your patio? The sky’s the limit, say area landscape designers, as homeowners are using all types of stone and concrete pavers in a variety of colors and bringing living spaces outdside. The hottest patios this summer will have outdoor kitchens, […] [Read More]
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A Sofa That’s Genteel Yet Cozy…

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I think this custom sofa by Vanguard, found at LJ Edwards in Brookfield, expertly straddles the line between gentility and comfort. It’s cozy enough for an afternoon spent with a cup of tea and a good book. Yet still, it’s quite beautiful and just formal enough that it could work well in either a family […] [Read More]

Outdoor Fireplaces – Custom Look, Factory-Made Price

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I am officially in love. I think this Savannah model fireplace, manufactured by Nexo Outdoor Fireplaces and found at Black Swan Hearth & Home in Newtown, may be about to find a new home in my backyard. For years, I have dreamed of a giant stone oven of my very own – in which I […] [Read More]

Blood Orange and Apple Crisp

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Recipe Courtesy of Debra Ponzek and Greg Addonizio (serves 8-10) ingredients 8 Honeycrisp or Rome apples 8 small blood oranges 1/3 cup flour 3/4 cup sugar [Read More]

Chef’s Delight: Meet the pair behind Aux Delices

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Family comes first for Ponzek, Addonizio By Valerie Foster Debra Ponzek and Greg Addonizio have been building a culinary empire in lower Fairfield County since 1995. When their first gourmet food shop, Aux Délices, opened in Riverside, customers soon learned this casual place to meet and eat also elevated take-out to an epicurean art form. […] [Read More]

Romi Armchair – Green and Clean

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Eco-friendly sensibility and clean lines. The jute, cotton and hemp upholstery on this Romi armchair lend it an acutely organic feel, while retaining its comfort. This Cisco Brothers design has graceful lines reminiscent of a wing back chair, but is petite enough to fit in a tight spot. Should you have to move it, though, […] [Read More]

Beloved Weathervane…or BB Gun Target?

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Its BB gun scars still evident, this 42-inch-tall tole rooster from the late 1800s could be the perfect complement to any garden, outdoor room or even porch. Tole, for anyone who doesn’t know, is a kind of metalware that was popular in the 18th and 19th centuries that was often enameled or lacquered, and adorned […] [Read More]

Martin makes me a Bat House

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By Amy Dolego We met Martin and his wife, Nancy, at a party that a nice neighbor threw to introduce us to the people around town shortly after we moved into our very old house.  We immediately hit it off with them.  When our 18th century barn collapsed in January from the weight of the […] [Read More]