From the Editor: Warming Trend



Bob Capazzo

At the time of this writing, March is not remotely living up to the promise that it will “go out like a lamb.” The forecast is calling for a wintery mix of snow and ice on, of all days, April Fool’s Day. Talk about rude. With eighty-five inches of snow, the 2010-2011 winter was the second snowiest on record for the past 106 years, certainly making the 2011 spring season the most anticipated on record. Needless to say, we are thrilled to offer up an issue dedicated to the harbingers of spring.

What better way to kick off the season than with a peek at a beautiful and inspirational garden? We discovered our cover garden during the Garden Education Center’s annual spring tour. The tour is always a wonderful mix of garden styles—from the structured grandeur of backcountry estates to the charming allure of seaside properties. In this issue we feature the latter. On a piece of property nestled in the heart of Lucas Point, Jane Valenstein nurtures the land that was once the site of Edwin J. Lucas’s summer cottage. The series of “rooms” on this half-acre are bursting with color and sweet surprises. We think you’ll love meandering through. (“Small Wonder,” page 80)

While without a doubt we’re all thrilled to shed the hats and coats of winter, some of us may have a little bit of work to do before shedding the layers that mask the result of too many gym snow days. In our story “Body of Proof” (page 100) we take a look at a bunch of fitness trends that for a time were only being taught at big city gyms. These cool, fun classes are a far cry from your average spinning class, and they’re popping up at lots of local spots.

 The warmer months also mean that the Greenwich sailing scene will once again come alive and the Sound will be dotted with boats of all sizes. For 122 years, Indian Harbor Yacht Club has been a major player in the sailing world. Here we talk with Susan Fisher, the club’s tell-it-like-it-is first female commodore, about her role, the world of sailing and the club’s character—and characters. (“At the Helm,” page 90)
We’re going to go out on a limb and assume that by the time this issue is in your hands, there will be no more talk of winter storm warnings and the only ice you’ll be concerned with are the cubes melting in your drink. Cheers!

 

Greenwich Agenda

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     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Breast Cancer Alliance's Go For Pink Shopping Event

    2014.10.02
     @ Greenwich Avenue area

    Breast Cancer Alliance announced that it is partnering with Greenwich merchants for a special day of events and shopping on Thursday, October 2nd...

  • New Goergen Lecture

    2014.10.02
     @ Bruce Museum

    Reflections on Highlights of the Hohenbuchau Collection featuring Peter C. Sutton Known today as the "Golden Age" of Netherlandish...

  • Muddy Up 5k Adventure Run & Family Fun Walk

    2014.10.05
     @ Camp Simmons

    Are you ready for some MUDDY fun? Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich is proud to host the 3rd annual Muddy Up 5k Adventure Run & Family Fun...

  • Muddy Up 5k & Family Fun Walk

    2014.10.05
     @ Camp Simmons

    Race starts at 9:15 a.m. REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MON. SEPT. 29 at 8:00 A.M. DON'T LIKE THE MUD? SPONSOR A CLUB MEMBER TO RUN...

  • Sweat for a Cause

    2014.10.05
     @ SoulCycle Greenwich

    The Young Women's League of New Canaan (YWL) is sponsoring its first fundraiser of the season, "Sweat For A Cause" at SoulCycle...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    2014.06.15
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays!...

  • Tuesday Toddler Tours

    2014.10.07
     @ Bruce Museum

    Come to the Bruce this fall to take part in our exciting new children and family programming! No advance registration is required and programs...

  • 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....

  • Lyme Research Alliance 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

    2014.10.09
     @ The Stanwich Club

    Tee up and raise funds & awareness for Lyme disease awareness at one of the area’s finest golf courses. The golf tournament is part of...

  • 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...

  • Annual Outdoor Arts Festival

    2014.10.11
     @ Bruce Museum

    There is plenty to discover on Columbus Day weekend, and this year much of it will be in Greenwich, on the grounds of the Bruce Museum.  On...

  • Outdoor Arts Festival

    2014.10.11
     @ Bruce Museum

    Come and enjoy the Bruce Museum’s 33rd Annual Outdoor Arts Festival. More than 85 artists from all over the country, many of them new to...

  • Lookbook Live Tour

    2014.10.12
     @ Westchester Mall

    In September + October 2014, Simon will team up with three of the world's top fashion magazines, Glamour, GQ, and  Vogue on a nationwide...


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