From the Editor: Here Comes the Sun



After the winter of 2011 many of us suffered from some serious PTSD—Post Traumatic Snow Disorder. The mere mention of “a chance of flurries” had us running for the aisles of Home Depot, if not the beaches of the Caribbean. But it turns out that Mother Nature does in fact have a conscience, and to make up for the eighty-five inches of snow that she dumped on us, she offered the olive branch of a virtually snowless 2012.

Although this year we’re not exactly driving old man winter out of town on a rail, we are still eager for the rebirth that spring—no matter how mild the winter—represents. To that end, every May we celebrate the season’s arrival with our annual garden issue. And this year we highlight two very special and unique spaces.

Tucked away at the end of a wooded cul-de-sac is the home of Perry and Jim Johnston. Their backyard oasis is a testament to the fact that serious gardeners can indeed live in harmony with the bunnies, deer and birds that some consider enemies to plants, shrubs and vegetables. Here, everyone is welcome. And we could find no better garden to represent the rebirth (not to mention celebrate Mother’s Day) than the one featured on our cover. Nearly twenty-five years ago Mae Wein’s husband, Lawrence, had this garden dedicated to his wife, a lover of all things floral, at the New York Botanical Garden. It was recently reinvigorated by local landscape architect Susan Cohen and Mae’s two daughters, Greenwich residents Dinny Morse and Isabel Malkin. The result is a garden that reflects the trends of today while staying true in style and design to the memory of a beloved mother.

With spring not only comes gardens but garden parties…and galas and luncheons. Be sure to check out our new website for the latest in what’s going on. For five years MofflyMedia.com has been your source for the latest in Fairfield County events, dining and shopping. This month we’re happy to announce the launch of ilovefc.com with a brand new look and even more information on what Fairfield County has to offer. But it’s still easy to keep up-to-date on what’s happening in your own neighborhood with just one click—visit Greenwichmagazine.com for a look at all Greenwich all the time.

There’s no doubt that now’s the time to get out and enjoy the sunshine (be it in the garden or on the party circuit) because let’s face it, you never know what next winter will bring.

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees!

    2014.06.21
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Saturday, June 21 - Monday, September 1 Hidden in the leaves, snug in the trunk or burrowed under the roots, what types of animals actually...

  • Greenwich Harbor Sunset Wine Cruise | Greenwich, CT

    2014.06.05
     @ Delamar Hotel Dock

    The boat "Prudence" departs from the Delamar Hotel Dock on 500 Steamboat Rd. All the wine is sponsored through VALS with food...

  • 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!...

  • Exclusive Tour of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery

    2014.09.09
     @ Yale University Art Gallery

    Join JCC Greenwich for an exclusive tour with museum curator Elizabeth Manekin. The collection is noteworthy for exemplary works from the...

  • Understanding the Gaza War: Strategic & Political Implications

    2014.09.09
     @ Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium

    Dr. Efraim Inbar is a Professor in Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and Director of its renowned Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic...

  • Bruce Museum: Look and See - Into the Deep

    2014.09.10
     @ Bruce Museum

    A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum’s exhibition through...

  • College Admissions Boot Camp | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.13

    College Prep 360 will be offering two college admissions “boot camps” in their Greenwich office over the summer. The first workshop...

  • 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 Area Newcomers Annual Lobster Fest

    2014.09.14
     @ Tod's Point Clambake Area

    This is our kickoff event each year-held at Tod's Point Clambake area. The event is scheduled for Sunday September 14th starting...

  • Information Fair

    2014.09.16
     @ YMCA

    Our Annual Information Fair - This event showcases non profits , community businesses, schools and  services in the Greenwich...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • SoulCycle GWCH for Make-A-Wish CT

    2014.09.20
     @ SoulCycle

    Make-A-Wish Connecticut is thrilled to be partnering with SoulCycle's Greenwich location for a charity ride on Saturday, September 20th!...

  • Wall Street Tennis Challenge

    2014.09.20
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    The goal of The Wall Street Tennis Challenge is to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation’s efforts while spreading awareness...

  • Arts & Crafts on Bedford

    2014.09.20
     @ Bedford Street

    Shop at over 100 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in our extended sidewalk...


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