Editors Page

Of Epicurean Adventure and Success Stories



Bob Capazzo

With its traditional focus on dining and entertaining, this issue features our popular inGoodTaste section and also guides our readers through some of the rich ethnic enclaves that flourish around us — Arthur Avenue in the Bronx for Italian fare and wares; nearby New Jersey for Portuguese and Japanese; Queens for Greek in Astoria and Indian in Jackson Heights.

Ah, Jackson Heights. Just ask Lucy Day about her trip there last May with some hardworking members of the Renaissance Ball committee for the Bruce Museum benefit. It was called “Jewels of India” and, of course, you had to have them. They tried on fabulous dangle earrings, multicolored forehead stones, diaphanous saris and handsome turbans. Nat Day had treated the group to a limo (though we’ll tell you how to get there without going that route) and cochairman Jean-Doyen de Montaillou supplied chilled Champagne and lovely fluted glasses for the ride home. All together a great learning experience — and fun. Let us know how you like our piece and maybe next year we’ll explore some other ethnic destinations.

We profile yet again a hugely successful Greenwich woman: this time she’s television personality (and many time mother) Joan Lunden. October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we also visit with some courageous survivors and their doctors for another kind of inspiring story.

Finally, in case any of you missed our third annual Best Of party at the Hyatt in August, this was the scene. In spite of the fact that people tend to take end-of-the-summer vacations, at least 2,500 people showed up at the event. (We know because that’s how many yellow wristbands we handed out). So eager were they to sample the wares of those chosen by our readers and editors as the best in their categories — be it hair cutting, martinis or yoga — they started arriving half an hour early. They jammed the hallways, corridors, patio and tent (where we had four bands playing — blessedly, not all at once). They danced with Arthur Murray, had make-up done by Elizabeth from Saks, sipped tiny glasses of watermelon soup from caterer Marcia Selden and posed  for sketches by caricaturist Tom Glover. Such  was the networking spirit of the event that the sister of our marketing assistant Caroline Coursen even got a job offer — from Richards — and took it! See you on the Avenue, Lauren.

Have a happy and safe Halloween.

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • 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,...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...


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