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Of Decorators, Day Camps and Dannel

From the Editor



Photograph by Chi Chi Ubina

It’s March, and we’re coming in like a lion with a coterie of strong stories for you. Hear us roar!

Traditionally our March issue has a focus on home design, a subject we have found to be of particular interest to our readers. Six prominent Greenwich decorators were nice enough to invite us into their own homes, treating us to a firsthand glimpse of their favorite rooms and very personal tastes. (One, who declined to be part of the piece, admitted: “Donna, I haven’t touched my house for twelve years. I’ve been too busy!” Talk about the shoemaker’s children!) Then there is “True Tales from the Decorators,” an article I assigned to myself because I knew it would be such fun to write. Greenwich designer Max King, for instance, had some dandy tales to tell after thirty-five years in Hollywood (and he does drop names). Bobbi Eggers’s illustrations are the icing on the cake.

In the realm of politics, Bill Slocum interviewed our next-door neighbor Dannel (Dan) Malloy, the popular mayor of Stamford who has thrown his hat in the ring for Connecticut governor. In the area of medicine, Tim Dumas has tackled the subject of AIDS in Greenwich — yes, in Greenwich — interviewing, among others, a courageous mother who is the cofounder of the Red Ribbon Foundation here.

For the youngest generation and their parents, we compiled a guide to summer day camps that may prove to be a sanity-saver for the whole family. And for a proper Sunday brunch, we visit nine local spots where you will find savory fare on your day of rest.

In this issue we include the special inFashion section, so popular with our readers that we’re planning a fall edition, too. Editor Cristin Marandino has put together a colorful package, including a profile of a local boy whose dreams came true when he won Tommy Hilfiger’s reality TV show and landed himself a $250,000 design job with the company. But my favorite feature has to be the piece on makeovers, “Real Women Show Five Fabulous Nighttime Styles,” mostly because all of the women are editors and sales reps on the Moffly Publications staff. They’re not only smart but also glamorous and “really good sports to come in looking so schlubby for the ‘before’ shots,” says Cristin, coining a word. “And it was amazing how comfortable Bruce Plotkin made them feel in front of his camera.” Just wait till you see.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Girl Scout Week, First Day of Spring and whatever else we celebrate in March. Especially let’s not forget (I love this one) Mothering Sunday. It’s on March 26, in the UK, of course. Actually, I had always thought that every day was mother-ing — or grandmothering — day, what?

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Greenwich Agenda

  • Cycle for Survival

    2015.03.01
     @ Equinox Greenwich

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  • ART IS LOVE

    2015.02.03
     @ C. Parker Gallery

    In keeping with the Valentine’s Day spirit, C. Parker Gallery presents a celebratory exhibit entitled ART IS LOVE. The artists featured use...

  • Celebrate! Party Showcase

    2015.03.01
     @ Hyatt Regency Greenwich

  • Medium Circle- Contacting Sprit

    2015.03.01
     @ TBA

    Joan Carra is an acclaimed psychic medium recommended in six books.  She will be giving messages from spirit to help you find comfort and...

  • Coiled and Decorated: Native American Pottery from the Bruce Museum Collection

    2014.12.30
     @ Bruce Museum

    Generously underwritten by The Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund and Gabelli Funds Over the years, the Bruce Museum has acquired a...

  • Northern Baroque Splendor. The HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION from: LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vienna

    2014.12.30
     @ Bruce Museum

    The Hohenbuchau Collection is one of the largest and most varied collections of Northern Baroque art assembled in recent years and is now on...

  • Art Exhibit " Interiors "

    2015.01.29
     @ Flinn Gallery 2nd floor

    "Interiors" featuring artists Daniel Bohman, Nicole Cohen, Echo Eggebrecht, Beth Livensperger and Roxa Smith - their visions of...

  • In Our Own Backyard - Augustus Smith and Richard Daggy

    2015.02.20
     @ New Canaan Historical Society

    A new exhibition of paintings at the New Canaan Historical Society titled:  In Our Own Backyard –  Augustus Smith and Richard...

  • Icons of the Civil Rights Movement

    2015.02.01
     @ Les Beaux Arts Gallery

    In honor of Black History Month, Les Beaux-Arts Gallery in Greenwich, is proud to present “Icons of the Civil Rights Movement,” an...

  • Family Gallery Tour

    2015.01.04
     @ Bruce Museum

    For children ages 6-10 and their families. A Museum educator will lead an interactive, discussion-based tour of the...

  • First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center

    2015.01.04
     @ Bruce Museum Seaside Center

    Programs in this series focus on an array of topics including the animals and plants of Long Island Sound and current...

  • Margaret Lanzetta - The Chanteuse and a Loaded Gun

    2015.02.28
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    The Chanteuse and a Loaded Gun                        Public invited; the event is free new paintings by Margaret...

  • YWCA Greenwich and Junior League of Greenwich Presents: A Screening of The Mask You Live In

    2015.03.03
     @ Bow Tie Cinemas

    The Mask You Live In is an exploration of young American masculinity. Compared to girls…research shows that boys in America are more likely...

  • Tuesday Todler Tours

    2015.01.06
     @ Bruce Museum

    For ages 3-5 with adult caregiverr. A Museum educator leads you on an exploration of the Museum collections and exhibitions through...

  • Women's Wellness Group

    2015.02.25
     @ Green & Tonic

    Featuring Dr. Michael Finkelstein, Jen Dorf, Head Coach, AADP and Jamie McKeown, Wellness & Education Director at Green & Tonic, please...

  • Fairfield County's Giving Day

    2015.03.05

    Fairfield County's Giving Day - bigger and better than ever! On March 5, 2015, join thousands as we celebrate local giving! Fairfield...

  • Spring Gala to benefit Kids in Crisis

    2015.03.06
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    The Kids in Crisis do-not-miss event, The Spring Fling, will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Greenwich Country Club in Greenwich, CT. It...

  • Greenwich Hospital's Great Chefs to benefit Community Health

    2015.03.06
     @ Westchester Country Club

    For a fantastic Friday night out, come taste the specialties of celebrity Chefs Aaron Sanchez and Debra Ponzek, who will be honored at Greenwich...

  • Exhibit "Recent Works" by Anna BOCEK

    2015.03.07
     @ Canfin Gallery

    The faces of Anna BOCEK are memorable and dynamic. In blocks of paint she skillfully constructs a compilation of humanist musings and moments....

  • BACK TO THE BEACH

    2015.03.07
     @ YMCA of Greenwich Main Facility

    Join us for a real swingin' splash at the YMCA of Greenwich! DINNER ~ DRINKS ~ DANCING March 7th, 2015 6:30pm-11pm ...


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