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Hit the ‘easy’ button with these gardening tips

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

Life@home holds first gardening seminar

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

Patio Heaven

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

A Sofa That’s Genteel Yet Cozy…

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

Outdoor Fireplaces – Custom Look, Factory-Made Price

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

Blood Orange and Apple Crisp

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

Chef’s Delight: Meet the pair behind Aux Delices

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

Romi Armchair – Green and Clean

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

Beloved Weathervane…or BB Gun Target?

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

Martin makes me a Bat House

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