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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • New Fitness Class: SalsaTone

    2014.11.01
     @ Latin Moves Dance Studio

    Starting November 1st ~ Every Saturday morning 10 to 11 AM Instructor: Melissa Lopez Start your weekend off right with this exciting cardio...

  • Lynne Scalo Design Opening

    2014.11.05

    Please join Lynne Scalo, Greenwich Magazine and athome Magazine to celebrate the Greenwich showroom opening of Lynne Scalo Design Cocktails...

  • Breast Cancer Alliance Benefit Luncheon & Fashion Show

    2014.11.06
     @ Hyatt Regency Greenwich

    Breast Cancer Alliance to Host Branching Out, Coming Together, Aspiring to a Cure 19th Annual Benefit Luncheon & Fashion Show: November 6,...

  • Free Screening of Documentary ' Children of the Inquisition'

    2014.11.06
     @ Bush-Holley House

    Join filmmaker Joseph Lovett as he presents his documentary film and multi-platform project of personal exploration and...

  • P.A.L.S. 2nd Annual Soarin' Soiree~ November 7, 2014

    2014.11.07
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    You are invited to join our State Senator, L. Scott Frantz and our First Selectman, Peter J. Tesei, for an awe-inspiring evening to benefit Patient...

  • John Hardy Event

    2014.11.08
     @ Bloomingdale's

    John Hardy One of a kind. One at a time. Each by hand. Bloomingdale's is inviting YOU to meet the head designer Guy Bedarida as he presents...

  • Olivine Gabbro Opening

    2014.11.08

    Olivine Gabbro invites you to join them for their Opening Party! DJ | Cocktails | H'Orderves | Gift Bags Made to Measure Beautifully...

  • Meet Joshua Safran, Author of "Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid"

    2014.11.11
     @ YWCA Greenwich

    Meet the author of this powerful memoir. Joshua Safran is an author, attorney, occasional rabbi, and nationally recognized advocate for...


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