From the Editor: Giving You the 411



Bob Capazzo

My mother was one of those women who always knew about the best deals, most obscure boutiques and coolest hidden gems. In fact, over the years it earned her the nickname “The 411 Lady.” If you wanted the gold leaf on the frame of great grandma’s portrait touched up, she had the guy. Or if you were looking for an honest mechanic who would actually deliver your car to you, he was in her Rolodex. If you needed to replace the broken, impossible-to-find finial on that antique lamp, she had the shop.

These weren’t people you could find by searching online or flipping through the yellow pages. They were usually down some odd alley, tucked away in the warehouse district or required a special knock and password (okay, I’m kidding about the last one…kind of). All that knowledge didn’t come over night. It took a lifetime of living and exploring. Consider this issue your personal 411 Lady. For months, our writer Riann Smith, the staff of this magazine, friends and editorial advisors collected interesting tidbits, well-kept secrets and fun facts to present to you in our second annual Insider’s Guide to Greenwich.

There’s a ton of good stuff here—from the yoga teacher, swim instructor and dog trainer that our mom friends swear by to the perfect place to pick up dinner and pawn it off as your own to a shop that will match the signature red on the soles of your Louboutins to make them skid proof. (But the find that got this office buzzing louder than a hive of excited bees is the half-price Botox.) In addition to our great finds, we’ve also got plenty of interesting fodder that’ll help make you a champ if Greenwich is ever a Jeopardy category. Check out the fast facts (how did Byram get its name?), the Avenue by the numbers (how many parking tickets are issued annually?) and our town quiz (what was the average cost of a home in 1978?).

This year marks sixty-five years of GREENWICH Magazine (launched in 1947 as the Greenwich Social Review). For all of these decades, this magazine has been the go-to guide for our residents. Though we have evolved with the times, there is one thing that will never change. That is our focus on what matters to you—the people, places and nuances that are the reasons we choose to call Greenwich home. And what better way to celebrate that mission than to kick off 2012 with our Insider’s Guide? I’m pretty sure even my mom would learn a thing or two from it.

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • Exhibit Ira BARKOFF

    2014.10.11
     @ Canfin Gallery

    “The beauty of the physical world becomes a metaphor for the capacity of the spirit to reveal itself". Ira Barkoff Evocation of...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • SPLURGE Matches Scarf Donations for Cancer Patients

    2014.10.01
     @ SPLURGE

    SPLURGE and the Cancer Institute at Greenwich Hospital are partnering to bring comfort and encouragement to cancer patients.  From October...

  • Flinn Gallery Art Opening

    2014.10.30
     @ Flinn Gallery 2nd floor

    FLINN GALLERY Opening Reception 'IN FOCUS' Thursday October 30, 6 - 8pm Seven artists share their visions - Carolyn Conrad,...

  • IMAGINE CANDY- SWEET TASTINGS!!!

    2014.10.24
     @ Imagine Candy

    Imagine Candy located in Scarsdale Village- Winner of 2014 Best West of Westchester by Westchester Magazine- holds a Belgian Chocolate and Candy...

  • Flower Power

    2014.10.08
     @ SM Home Gallery

    SM Home Gallery show featuring two Greenwich based artists: Margaret Bragg and Penny Putnam. The art show runs thorough November 22nd....

  • Harvest Fair and Gift Show

    2014.11.01
     @ Second Congregational Church

    Event Will Include Hay Mazes, Games, Crafts, Food, Holiday Shopping The community is invited to a Harvest Fair and Gift Show on Saturday, Nov....

  • New Fitness Class: SalsaTone

    2014.11.01
     @ Latin Moves Dance Studio

    Starting November 1st ~ Every Saturday morning 10 to 11 AM Instructor: Melissa Lopez Start your weekend off right with this exciting cardio...

  • Lynne Scalo Design Opening

    2014.11.05

    Please join Lynne Scalo, Greenwich Magazine and athome Magazine to celebrate the Greenwich showroom opening of Lynne Scalo Design Cocktails...

  • Breast Cancer Alliance Benefit Luncheon & Fashion Show

    2014.11.06
     @ Hyatt Regency Greenwich

    Breast Cancer Alliance to Host Branching Out, Coming Together, Aspiring to a Cure 19th Annual Benefit Luncheon & Fashion Show: November 6,...

  • Free Screening of Documentary ' Children of the Inquisition'

    2014.11.06
     @ Bush-Holley House

    Join filmmaker Joseph Lovett as he presents his documentary film and multi-platform project of personal exploration and...

  • P.A.L.S. 2nd Annual Soarin' Soiree~ November 7, 2014

    2014.11.07
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    You are invited to join our State Senator, L. Scott Frantz and our First Selectman, Peter J. Tesei, for an awe-inspiring evening to benefit Patient...

  • John Hardy Event

    2014.11.08
     @ Bloomingdale's

    John Hardy One of a kind. One at a time. Each by hand. Bloomingdale's is inviting YOU to meet the head designer Guy Bedarida as he presents...

  • Olivine Gabbro Opening

    2014.11.08

    Olivine Gabbro invites you to join them for their Opening Party! DJ | Cocktails | H'Orderves | Gift Bags Made to Measure Beautifully...

  • Meet Joshua Safran, Author of "Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid"

    2014.11.11
     @ YWCA Greenwich

    Meet the author of this powerful memoir. Joshua Safran is an author, attorney, occasional rabbi, and nationally recognized advocate for...

  • Markham Roberts: Decorating the Way I See It

    2014.11.13
     @ Belle Haven Club

    Join us as Interior Designer Markham Roberts shares coveted design insights, key to creating the perfect home. The program will include...


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