Competition, Community & Equestrian Tradition
We asked five of our favorite photographers from the Westport area to share photos and tips about their most treasured destinations.
Imagination and a great design team uncover a secluded estate’s potential
Do you have what it takes to be a model?
Chic Addition With the selection of designer shoes, handbags and delicate yet drool-worthy jewelry at Main Street newcomer Addison Wells, Fairfield County fashion fanatics can rejoice in the art of accessorizing this spring. From garden-party perfect Marc by Marc Jacobs wedges to Rebecca Minkoff cross-body bags in of-the-moment hues, this newcomer offers the tools of the trade that make it effortless for women to add stylish new pieces to their wardrobe. 142 Main St., 203-227-8800 Take Note The more rarefied a handwritten note becomes, the more of a statement it makes. From artisanal papers to personalized embossers, every note you write can be an extension of your personal design aesthetic with the abundance of customizable options at Paper Source. Drawn to Westport’s charming streetscapes and tight-knit community, the Post Road East location hosts workshops and private parties and serves as a daily destination for creative inspiration. Be it an interesting housewarming invitation, whimsical gift-wrapping supplies or a rainy-day craft project for the kids, Paper Source is a very welcome high-touch haven from our high-tech lives. 100 Post Road East, 203-682-0500 Clean Line: Cursive décor for home Thank Fairfield County commuters for bringing Cursive New York to our doorstep. Locals are […]
A Westporter who inspired a novel
Connecticut Chili Classic
Downunder Kayak’s new fitness routine
Dreary weather? Mitchells to the rescue.
New women-owned businesses command Westport’s Birchwood Corners shopping center
A major talent at ESPN, Mike Greenberg debuts a surprisingly personal novel
Westporter Harold Levine is the big-time ad man who championed creativity and now opens doors to an arts education for all
Essentials to brush off winter’s harshness and soak in pure hydration this spring
Westport considers the buy vs. rent conundrum; solar paneling; stage-coaching; and the ups and downs of refis
A house mixes West Coast and East Coast to suit a growing, active family
Devising a financial strategy for 2013? These wealth managers advise smart moves now
Westport Weston Family Y announces New Y Facility at Mahackeno
Help Great Cakes keep their doors open
Westporter dad creates
new techie solution to a perennial parental dilemma
Jonathan Adler Jonathan Adler’s gift to style shoppers in Westport is an irresistible 2,700 square feet of whimsical inspiration for the home. While the iconic “Serving Westport” sign from former tenant Achorn’s Pharmacy is the same, the treasures inside Adler’s new boutique are unabashedly modern. Adler says, “I have a raging obsession with WASPy country club style, so the only thing better than having one boutique in Connecticut is having two. I am thrilled!” It offers design services and fab finds for all. The Gold Piggy Bank, for example, sits in the kids’ section, but we all can stash our pennies in style, right? Jonathan Adler, 166 Main Street, 203-221-4567; jonathanadler.com Groove Chandeliers in the dressing rooms are just one of the features that will make anyone feel like a kid in a very chic candy store at Groove, a new children’s boutique in Westport. The selection, curated by Westport moms Corri Neckritz and Erin Berk, includes hard-to-find clothing lines like Wildfox, Splendid Baby, and LA Made; accessories; and a host of gifts that will impress at baby showers and birthday bashes alike. Plus, a bonus for time-strapped moms all too familiar with the preparty gift-wrapping rush: Groove provides gorgeous […]
Instructor John Hafey Shares His Best Tips
Extra photos of the actress’s baby shower
Club deals and new programs
Westporters share what they love most about their town
One of the reasons I like the piece about actress Melissa Joan Hart (“Hello Sweet Hart,” page 38) is that she seems to live thoroughly in Westport—no-excuses, out-and-about, dive-in living. She’s a wife, a mom of three (her littlest one, Tucker, just a newborn), and an actress (she stars in Melissa & Joey) whose show is filmed on the West Coast—and yet she still makes the effort to stay in touch with her girlfriends back home. They have get-togethers, share stories about their lives, keep busy (really busy!) at the gym, and, one imagines, spend most of this time making one another laugh. For those of us, me included, who say, “I’m too busy for this and too swamped for that,” Melissa and her group of friends set an irrefutable example of sincerely investing in friendship. After reading the piece, written by Riann Smith and shot by Melani Lust, it’s easy to see why people enjoy spending time with Melissa. What’s better than the combination of humor and honesty? Melissa and her family have been calling Westport home for about three years (remember all the excited cocktail-party talk about her settling here?). In that time, she’s discovered some of her […]
Cartoonist Matt Davies won a Pulitzer for his witty jabs at the political elite.
Now, in a new children’s book, this Wilton dad takes on a neighborhood bully
Celebrating 25 Years
Wiltonite RJ Kelly talks politics, Sigourney, and Philly pubs
How does Newman’s Own celebrate donating $350 million to charities around the world? Give more, of course.
Why Did This Popular Trend That’s Enjoyed a Long Shelf Life Stage a Comeback…and Hit A New High?
Is Westport in danger of becoming ‘Anytown, USA’?
Trés Jolie Oh-la-la French fashion finds. Sure, it may be French, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. And it may be on trend, but everyone else doesn’t have to own it. This is the philosophy behind the curated collection shoppers will find in Chic Jolie. Owner Aila Ionescu uses her designer connections from years of trips to Paris to bring high-fashion dresses, separates and outerwear Stateside. She buys in limited quantities, and new pieces come in every month, so get in while it’s “haute.” Chic Jolie, 24 Taylor Place, Westport, 203-341-0711; chicjolie.com Hot Step You can tell a lot about a man by his shoes, so the opening of Allen Edmonds’ first Connecticut location on Main Street is especially good news. Sure there are shoes—over seventy-five styles at last count—but this is a lifestyle destination with 2,000 square feet of denim, travel bags, iPad cases, golf gear and then some. The unique Tokens & Icons collection is a must-see for gift-giving choices—think bottle openers made of baseball bats, and cuff links fashioned from old stadium seats. Allen Edmonds, 69 Main St. Westport, 203-221-7003; allenedmonds.com Shady Business The iconic British manufacturer of paint and wallpaper, Farrow & Ball, has recently […]
The Orvis Game Fair and Country Sporting Weekend
Three Ideas for a Happy Holidays
A visceral performance of Next to Normal, presented by Music Theatre of Connecticut
Recipes from Jane Green
We break down the local food scene, making it easy to find your next great meal. (You don’t have to tip us.)
For this, our philanthropy issue, I’m taking this page to talk about the Newman family. For many of us, they epitomize heartfelt philanthropy. Seemingly, Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman had everything they needed in life—successful careers, remarkable talent, unworldly good looks, and terrific children—and they chose our small town, far from Hollywood, to live. It seems that decision served a desire to be grounded to place and connected with neighbors. I see that intention in much of what the couple did for this town over the years, most notably working to secure a bright future for a renovated Playhouse—one with meaningful productions and broad interaction with the community (how many of us have been to this landmark for a show, an awards presentation, a concert, or lecture?). The family also helped preserve land (have you walked the Newman Poses Nature Preserve? It’s a gorgeous piece of the great outdoors, with fields, a stream, and terrific climbing trees for the kids). And then there are the innumerable, quiet ways they participated in programs at the Westport Historical Society, the Westport Arts Center, the Westport Library, Project Return, and others. They founded a restaurant devoted to using fresh, healthy, local ingredients. All […]
As mesmerizing as an elite athlete, Frank Deford commands his arena of professional sports coverage
Meet the Honorees
Three wedding experts lend their advice on planning the wedding of your dreams
The newest spot for trendy and chic items for baby, kids, tweens and teens
A brief history of the evolution of food and art
Taking the spotlight at the Levitt—a newly redesigned venue
A Westport woman’s views as an immigrant in America.