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?

 

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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