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

  • The Many Faces of Multi Media

    2014.09.20
     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • The Food Network Open Casting Call for Home Cooks

    2014.10.25
     @ My Cooking Party

    FOOD NETWORK’S TOP CELEBRITY CHEFS ARE SCOURING THE NATION IN SEARCH OF AMAZING HOME COOKS! You’ve watched them on TV, bought their...

  • YMCA of Greenwich Harvest Art Week

    2014.10.18
     @ YMCA of Greenwich

    YMCA of Greenwich Harvest Art Week now - October 26, 2014 The YMCA of Greenwich second annual Y Harvest Art Fair kicked off Wednesday night...

  • 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...

  • Greenwich Hospital Gala

    2014.10.25
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    It will be a Gala worthy of a doge when retiring Greenwich Hospital president and CEO, Frank A. Corvino, will be presented with the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Wilton Fall Antiques Market

    2014.10.26
     @ Wilton High School Field House

    Barnstar Productions and the Wilton Historical Society will present the Wilton Antiques Market. More than 80 exhibitors are expected to...

  • Trunk-or-Treat For UNICEF

    2014.10.26
     @ Island Beach Parking Lot

    U.S Fund for UNICEF Greenwich Committee invites you to the 1st annual Trunk-or-Treat for UNICEF Join friends and neighbors for an afternoon of...

  • La Soirée d’ Automne at Bistro Versailles

    2014.10.27
     @ Bistro Versailles and Patisserie

    Wine dinners at Bistro Versailles are entertaining social events held on a regular basis. Socialize with friends and mingle with other attendees...

  • 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....

  • Explore the Bruce Museum

    2014.10.28
     @ Stamford JCC

    Join us at the Bruce Museum for a private tour of the inaugural showing in the U.S. of “Northern Baroque Splendor: The Hohenbuchau Collection...

  • Educational Seminar - Effective Resume Writing & Interviewing Skills

    2014.10.29
     @ Greenwich Library

    Are you sure you are putting your best foot forward in your job hunt?  What will make employers pick your resume and ask you for an interview?...

  • Meet Bestselling Author Ayelet Waldman

    2014.10.30
     @ Organic Planet

    On October 30 at 10am, JCC Greenwich will present New York Times bestselling author Ayelet Waldman, who will discuss her latest novel Love and...

  • 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,...

  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...

  • 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....


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