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From the Editor: Time Flies

What a difference a decade can make. Consider this: Ten years ago a little-known site called Facebook launched (now more than 500 million people use the word “friend” as a verb). Gay marriage was legalized in Massachusetts—the first state in the U.S. to do so (today same-sex marriage is legal in nineteen states and the District of Columbia). Google introduced Gmail—the skeptics said it wouldn’t work (now the e-mail service boasts 425 million users).

Even in our own little corner of the world, things have changed. When our first “Best Of” issue premiered ten years ago, we had a few thousand people cast votes (some even on, gasp, handwritten ballots). This year nearly 70,000 Moffly Media readers filled out our online form. Ten years ago, we had to explain what “Best Of” meant to voters and winners. Today, readers start asking in December when the form will go up on our Website.

As the name implies, winners hail from all corners of the Gold Coast—Fairfield on down to Greenwich. And even though we know you’ll hop in your car to visit the best boutique or check out the hottest new restaurant, we figure you’d also want to know who got the most votes in our town alone. So in this issue we have included the Best of Greenwich—the spots deemed tops within our own borders.

Clearly there’s a lot to celebrate, and we’re gearing up for two great parties that will do just that. Join us on Thursday, July 24, from 6:30–9:30 p.m. for the Best of the Gold Coast festivities at the Stamford Hilton. It’s always an action-packed night of food, fun, dancing, and yes, lots of freebies. And on Tuesday, August 5, from 7–10 p.m. we take over the Delamar and l’escale to toast the Best of Greenwich with a festive seaside cocktail party.

We look forward to seeing you and raising a glass to a whole new decade filled with nothing but the best!
Visit ilovefc.com for tickets.