From the Editor

Family Ties



Bob Capazzo

If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you? I’m not asking in that motherly-rhetorical-question kind of way. Seriously, if all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you? I would.


I have. Granted, I’m a fan of risk-taking fun. (While not an expert at any of them, I have dabbled in rock climbing, the flying trapeze and skydiving.) But even for me, bungee jumping was just plain out of the question. Until, while traveling abroad, my friends and I came upon the birthplace of bungee jumping in New Zealand. And that’s when I took the literal leap of faith.


The act of hurling oneself off a bridge hundreds of feet above a wildly flowing river seems unnatural at best. However, the self-imposed prospect of death made me feel more alive than ever. I can only imagine how alive the families featured in our story “The Call of the Wild” feel. These folks purposefully plunged themselves into shark infested waters, were dropped atop a 7,000-foot mountain with only a pair of skis and sheer will, and climbed the highest mountain on the African continent — and that’s just for starters. They are a new breed of traveler in search of more than rest and relaxation. They are families seeking to push their physical limits and in the process gain a new perspective of the world and themselves.


Albeit in a somewhat tamer style, our cover story “Second to None” also highlights family connections. Three Greenwich families invite us to their homes away from home. These houses are beautiful, certainly, but they are so much more than showplaces. They are retreats for the family to get away from the pressure and stress of everyday life and simply enjoy the great outdoors and most importantly, each other.


November is typically themed our luxury issue, and in today’s times I can think of no better luxury than that of family.

P.S. See how you can win a $100 gift certificate to Figaro Bistro & Steakhouse, compliments of Greenwich Magazine — details on page 168.

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Greenwich Agenda

  • Harvest Fair and Gift Show

    2014.11.01
     @ Second Congregational Church

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  • 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...

  • Exhibit Ira BARKOFF

    2014.10.11
     @ Canfin Gallery

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  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

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    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...

  • Markham Roberts: Decorating the Way I See It

    2014.11.13
     @ Belle Haven Club

    Join us as Interior Designer Markham Roberts shares coveted design insights, key to creating the perfect home. The program will include...

  • AGAPANTHUS RISING

    2014.11.18
     @ Greenwich Water Club

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  • The Enchanted Forest

    2014.11.21
     @ Hyatt Regency Greenwich

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  • Junior League of Greenwich The Enchanted Forest

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