May 2013

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Designer and Sportsman Bobby Dekeyser Celebrates Outdoor Living

Designer and Sportsman Bobby Dekeyser Celebrates Outdoor Living

High-school dropout, former professional soccer goalie and DEDON founder Bobby Dekeyser has created one of the world's outstanding outdoor furniture design firms, with celebrities such as Brad Pitt waiting in line for his pieces.
Garden Inspiration

Garden Inspiration

Designer Amy Aidinis Hirsch converts a bare-bones garage into a top-of-the-line potting shed.
Landscape designer Thomas Hoblyn discusses his go-to North American flora

Landscape designer Thomas Hoblyn discusses his go-to North American flora

From Vita Sackville West’s gardens at Sissinghurst Castle, and Stourhead’s lakeside tulip trees and redwoods to the Pagoda vistas at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Britain’s ornamental landscape owes an abiding debt to the plants of North America.
First Fridays

First Fridays

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and media sponsor CTC&G host First Fridays: A contemporary cocktail party at the museum on the first Friday of every month.
The Indoors Out: Outdoor Space

The Indoors Out: Outdoor Space

Update an outdoor space with unique interior-inspired styles from pre-weathered tables to outdoor concrete bar carts. We've got everything you need to complete your own backyard escape.
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Gala

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Gala

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum and media sponsor CTC&G celebrated the new 2013 season with an Opening Night Gala and Exhibition Preview at the Mansion.
From Greenwich to the World

From Greenwich to the World

Interior designer Cindy Rinfret shares tips and tricks for elegant yet comfortable designs
A Litchfield County couple creates a Rossiter-inspired home

A Litchfield County couple creates a Rossiter-inspired home

Working with Sharon architectural consultant Birch Coffey, this couple decided to build a new ‘old’ home that would include a strong sense of the Rossiter style so prevalent in the area.
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Nantucket's charms lure visitors to return again and again. Find out where to go and what to visit.
South Beach Bacchanalia

South Beach Bacchanalia

Each February, 60,000 people descend to Miami to party under white tents with celebrity chefs and wine makers. South Beach's Wine & Food Festival is one of the biggest star-studded events in the food and wine industry today. Check out who came out to party!
Landscape designer Katie Brown creates an easygoing, informal garden on her home turf

Landscape designer Katie Brown creates an easygoing, informal garden on her home turf

There were a number of challenges to creating a garden, including a serious lack of water and tricky topography. Under Katie Brown’s watch, the landscape has become a winding patchwork of calm and cozy, discrete garden spaces, shifting in character from one to the next.
Design Stops Connecticut

Design Stops Connecticut

Cutting edge objects to buy & love
Embrace the great outdoors with a fresh, new look

Embrace the great outdoors with a fresh, new look

Whether you are hosting an outdoor gathering or updating your backyard space, we've got just what you are looking for. Create a tranquil space indoors or outdoors with DEDON's multifaceted garden partition or set a table for guests with Link Outdoor's vibrant fabric collection in bright yellows, greens and blues.
When it comes to garden shows, Trade Secrets draws the cream of the crop

When it comes to garden shows, Trade Secrets draws the cream of the crop

Want to garden like a guru? Plant yourself firmly within earshot of a crowd with soil under their fingernails and listen up. Where are all the Wellies congregating this spring? At Trade Secrets on May 18 at Elaine LaRoche's LionRock Farm in Sharon, where a whole lot of people will be talking dirty.
Michael Halpern brings Southern California cool to a Litchfield County classic

Michael Halpern brings Southern California cool to a Litchfield County classic

When Michael Halpern found a neglected 1800s farmhouse in the Merryall section of New Milford, he fell in love with the home’s location and the way it was sited with a magnificent view of protected farmland belonging to the Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust.
Inside stories behind Connecticut real estate deals

Inside stories behind Connecticut real estate deals

Brokers report spending more time outside this month as buyers explore their listings' exterior pleasures—strolling garden paths, rambling across lawns and wandering along the water's edge. Homes with exterior amenities definitely have an edge in May, which is why we are featuring these five fabulous listings!
Dangle these lucky little charms from your wrist or neck for a memorable look

Dangle these lucky little charms from your wrist or neck for a memorable look

Perfect for Mother's Day, these pretties deliver feel-good moments to last a lifetime. Sweeten up with a pink ice-cream cone interchangeable charm from Tiffany & Co. or make a bold statement with Turner & Tatler Victorian rose gold Lucky Charms cuff by Cindy Chaplin.
Unexpected Romance

Unexpected Romance

Kathy Metz had no plans whatsoever to elope with Cobble Pond Farm. In fact, a passionate relationship with a property just wasn’t on her radar before she met the 250-acre Sharon farm in person.
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