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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!

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