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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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