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

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    2014.07.10
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    (Gallery 1) Featuring artists:  Carla Goldberg, Melanie Kozol, Francis Sills, and Eve Stockton Summer exhibition at Kenise Barnes...

  • “Summer Sings!” Wraps up the Season at First Congregational Church of Greenwich

    2014.08.27
     @ First Congregational Church of Greenwich

    Do you miss singing in your church choir during the summer months? Then join ‘Summer Sings!’ at First Congregational Church of...

  • 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...

  • Exhibit: Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing | Greenwich, CT

    2014.05.03
     @ Bruce Museum

    May 3 – August 31, 2014 Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing This exhibition focuses on two of the world’s leading...

  • Wine Time Social Hour | Greenwich, CT

    2014.01.27
     @ Barcelona Greenwich

    $4.00 select wines, $4.00 well drinks, and $3.00 beers.

  • Happy Hour | Greenwich, CT

    2014.01.26
     @ Morello Italian Bistro

    Refresh yourself with our famous Red & White Sangria! Don’t forget that during happy hour every day 4:30pm-6:30pm your 2nd drink...

  • Happy Hour Beauty Thursdays!

    2014.06.30
     @ ELLELA Cosmetics & Lashes

    Our Summer Happy Hour Beauty Thursdays are back at ELLELA Cosmetics! Hit the top of Greenwich Ave from 4pm to 8pm for the BEST Blowouts before...

  • 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...

  • Wine Time Social Hour

    2014.08.29
     @ Barcelona Wine Bar

    Fairfield Monday - Friday 3 - 6:30pm $5 select wines, $4 well drinks, $3 beers. 3 for $16 tapas Greenwich Monday - Friday 4 - 7...

  • Seaside Center: Arts and Crafts

    2014.07.18
     @ Seaside Center

    Let your creativity float free! Practice the art of Gyotaku fish prints; make a sundial, a shell wind chime, or fish bowl! Activities vary every...

  • Vals Free Weekly In-Store Wine Tasting | Greenwich, CT

    2014.05.09
     @ Val's Putnam Wine And Liquors

    Each Friday we feature new wines just released and new to market for you to have an opportunity to taste and learn about through our sponsored...

  • Saturday Vals Free Weekly In-Store Wine Tasting | Greenwich, CT

    2014.05.10
     @ Val's Putnam Wine And Liquors

    We will feature an array of new and different International wines that are selected by our staff as “Staff Picks Favorites” in...

  • Polo Benefit for Hope

    2014.08.31
     @ Greenwich Polo Club

    For the second year in a row, Virginia's House of Hope is having a fundraiser at the Greenwich Polo Club! Join us on Sunday, August...

  • 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!...

  • Animal Meet and Greet

    2014.06.22
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 22 - August 31, 3:30 - 4:00pm Stop by for a chance to meet one of our Overbrook Nature Center or Heckscher Farm animals up...

  • Bar: Live Music | Greenwich, CT

    2014.03.09
     @ Barcelona Greenwich

    Join us in Greenwich every Sunday for live music and half-priced bottles of wine!

  • 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...


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