April 2013

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Inside Designer Alicia Orrick's New Canaan Home

Inside Designer Alicia Orrick's New Canaan Home

A one-room redo sparks a complete home-design success story.

Maple-Walnut Corn Muffins

The Kavookjian’s Maple Syrup

The Kavookjian’s Maple Syrup

A New Canaan tradition brings family and friends together.
Maple Pecan Pie

Maple Pecan Pie

Step Inside a Martha's Vineyard Inspired Connecticut Home

Step Inside a Martha's Vineyard Inspired Connecticut Home

Bobbi Stuart brings a tidal wave of crisp color and nautical detail to a Vineyard-inspired family home.
French Flair in Design and Food Gives Martinique Its Edge

French Flair in Design and Food Gives Martinique Its Edge

If you're a Francophile looking for beaches and vistas, upscale boutique hotels and Michelin-trained chefs, then let Martinique beguile all your senses.
Mimi Fong of Luminosus Designs creates a sophisticated look that still works for kids

Mimi Fong of Luminosus Designs creates a sophisticated look that still works for kids

When a former ex-pat family of four decided to put down roots in Greenwich, they called in designer Mimi Fong to bring them into the 21st century with style.
Peruvian pisco bring exotic flair to the common cocktail

Peruvian pisco bring exotic flair to the common cocktail

Recently, top shelf piscos have finally begun making a real play in the U.S. The Peruvian grape distillate so popular across Latin America can be rough around the edges. But the premium piscos have great nuanced depth.
Time for Lyme Gala

Time for Lyme Gala

The Lyme Research Alliance held the "Time for Lyme" Gala to raise money to fund Lyme and other tick-borne disease research at university and medical institutions throughout the U.S. Yolanda Foster was honored with the Star Light Award and the team of research scientists Drs. Steven Schutzer, M.D., of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Mark Eshoo, Ph.D., director, New Technology Department, Abbott Laboratories, received the Lauren F. Brooks Hope Award.
Ring's End

Ring's End

Ring’s End and CTC&G held an event featuring Hunter Douglas window treatments and Dash & Albert Rugs. Guests mingled and had the chance to speak with Ring’s End decorating experts.
Designer Warren Muller creates lighting sculpture born of a marriage between art and design

Designer Warren Muller creates lighting sculpture born of a marriage between art and design

Calipers, wheels, wooden mallets, deer antlers, candy dishes, an entire Mini Cooper are among the objects Warren Muller assembles into fantastic, sculptural lighitng fixtures destined for museums, offices, restaurants and private homes.
Add unique appeal to every room with these beautiful designs

Add unique appeal to every room with these beautiful designs

From classic botanical patterns to eclectic animal prints, uncover a room's visual interest with an array of eye-catching wallcoverings. Patterns from makers like Brunschwig & Fil's to Hermès have the perfect print to add the right amount of attraction to your space.
Inside stories behind area real estate deals

Inside stories behind area real estate deals

What comes to mind when you think of the ultimate family home? A kitchen with an island expansive enough for family dinners? An adjoining family room with a fireplace? Ensuite bedrooms for all? This month, we're featuring listings that have some or all of these amenities and so much more.
A trip to Scotland that delivers Old-World luxury and hands on adventure

A trip to Scotland that delivers Old-World luxury and hands on adventure

A tour of Scotland aboard the elegant Royal Scotsman—the Orient Express train, allowed its passengers to take in the countryside while watching sheep-dotted meadows and sipping on afternoon tea and cocktails.
Double Launch

Double Launch

CTC&G celebrated the launch of the newly designed women’s department at Mitchells in conjunction with the launch of fairfieldcountess.com, a local connection to trends in fashion, home, food and beauty in Fairfield County.
Design Stops Connecticut

Design Stops Connecticut

Cutting edge objects to buy & love
A taste of Downton Abbey right here in Litchfield County

A taste of Downton Abbey right here in Litchfield County

The first annual Downton Abbey dinner took place at the beautiful Mayflower Inn right in Litchefield County. The night entailed a motivated group of Downton Abbey devotees, a grand country inn, and an Edwardian dinner menu and décor inspired by the hit Masterpiece sensation on PBS.
Decorate Your Child's Space with Functional Furniture and Fabric with Flair

Decorate Your Child's Space with Functional Furniture and Fabric with Flair

Children's rooms should be colorful and vibrant and we've got the best products to achieve that perfect look. From Designer Paul Ocepek's crafted MoMa Clockphant (whimsical elephant clock) to cheerful Junior Jungle wallpaper by Jonathan Adler.
A Wilton home is perfected for a family of five

A Wilton home is perfected for a family of five

Designer and 2009 CTC&G IDA winner Leslie May lives by her design philosophy that homeowners should live in every room in their home. May spends her time contributing to her Family Style blog which is dedicated to “making your nest elegant, chic and completely family cozy."
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