CultureTea, Wilton’s Own Tea Room

Keep warm in winter, one hot cup of tea at a time Growing up in Wilton, there used to be nothing of major interest in the town center. Aside from three pizza parlors and four nail salons within a one-mile radius, outings were limited to the old library, the movie theater and Starbucks. Much has changed since I left for college. A few restaurants closed, … Continue reading CultureTea, Wilton’s Own Tea Room

Mecha Noodle Bar

Slurping encouraged at SoNo ramen noodle bar I scrolled through the roster of restaurant reviews on my blog and have realized that there are a number of my favorite spots missing, like Mecha Noodle Bar in SoNo. For those who aren’t familiar with ramen noodle bars, this is not your Cup o’ Noodles that you had in college. This is a bowl of love from Mom and … Continue reading Mecha Noodle Bar

Fall Footwear Shopping at Matt Bernson

The shoe fits at Tribeca-based footwear brand  My first Matt Bernson purchase was late September at their Westport store during their end-of-summer sale. I needed a more durable, stylish pair of sandals, so I chose the black Athena leather sandal. It took one day at work to break-in the leather for a comfortable fit. With this in mind, it only made sense to go back to … Continue reading Fall Footwear Shopping at Matt Bernson

Apple Picking at Blue Jay Orchards

Celebrate your autumn traditions at one of Connecticut’s favorite apple orchards My friends and I had never gone apple picking together before, so when I Googled where to go in Fairfield County, Blue Jay Orchards in Bethel, CT was one of the first results that popped up.  The farm dates back to 1934 and is recognized as a popular spot for apple picking. Named after … Continue reading Apple Picking at Blue Jay Orchards

Find of the Week | 42

Fall is here, which means it’s time for denim, sweaters and boots! The temperatures haven’t dropped low enough to break out shearling-lined footwear, but damp weather means taking out the Hunter boots. I went to Chou Chou in Wilton to get a black, matte pair—I even bought shearling in-soles to make them extra cozy. I forgot to feature this bag months ago, but it’s a … Continue reading Find of the Week | 42

Find of the Week | 41

I refuse to believe summer is over. It’s not that I had a horrible summer. Not at all. In fact, my summer was fantastic—I traveled to California for the first time and explored San Francisco, Monterey, Big Sur and Napa Valley; spent time with family at Watch Hill; and reconnected with friends in Connecticut and New York City. I’m hoping to squeeze in one more … Continue reading Find of the Week | 41

Rothbard Ale + Larder

Meet the new watering hole for the Oktoberfest-obsessed and other Europhiles While I studied a summer abroad in Oxford, England, European pub culture fascinated me—I fell in love with the comfortable feeling of sitting on the broken-in wooden bar stools, enjoying the company of friends and sipping Pimm’s Cup made with fresh fruit. I may not be a beer drinker, but after drinking every Pimm’s … Continue reading Rothbard Ale + Larder