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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

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     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

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  • YMCA of Greenwich Harvest Art Week

    2014.10.18
     @ YMCA of Greenwich

    YMCA of Greenwich Harvest Art Week October 18 - 26, 2014 Join us for a week-long celebration of local art! Showcasing established and emerging...

  • 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...

  • Fine Dining at Crew to Benefit Child Guidance Center

    2014.10.20
     @ Crew Restaurant

    “I am a huge believer in giving back,” says Chris Geideman, Executive Chef and Owner at Crew in Greenwich. “As a community,...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Financial Literacy 2-Day Lecture Presented by Bob Salomon at YMCA of Greenwich

    2014.10.21
     @ YMCA of Greenwich

    Making sense of the world of finance FREE and open to all *Participants should pick up a copy of the Wall Street Journal on Oct.22, as Bob...

  • Paint the Town Pink

    2014.10.21
     @ Lux Bond & Green

    Key to the Treasure Chest Indulge yourself at an elegant but fun event presented by Lux Bond & Green and Anne Fontaine Preview the newest...

  • Meet Nomi Eve, Author of Henna House

    2014.10.22

    An evocative and stirring novel about a young woman living in the fascinating and rarely portrayed community of Yemenite Jews of the mid-twentieth...

  • Susan G. Komen CT Educational Session at YMCA of Greenwich

    2014.10.22
     @ YMCA of Greenwich

    FREE AND OPEN TO THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY! Learn about the importance of early detection and screenings Meet the men and women whose work is...

  • Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Networking Event

    2014.10.23
     @ Delamar Hotel

    Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will hold its October After Six Networking event. All are invited to exchange business cards, enjoy appetizers and...

  • October After Six

    2014.10.23
     @ Delamar Hotel

    Join us for After Six Networking at the Delamar Hotel

  • Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

    2014.10.23

    Athome Magazine celebrates Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams' fall collection with fabulous vignettes from some of your favorite A-List designers....

  • Oktoberfest 2014 Greenwich United Way

    2014.10.24
     @ Loading Dock

    Greenwich United Way’s sixth annual “Oktoberfest” fundraiser is set for Friday, October 24 at Stamford’s Loading...

  • The Food Network Open Casting Call for Home Cooks

    2014.10.25
     @ My Cooking Party

    FOOD NETWORK’S TOP CELEBRITY CHEFS ARE SCOURING THE NATION IN SEARCH OF AMAZING HOME COOKS! You’ve watched them on TV, bought their...

  • Greenwich Hospital Gala

    2014.10.25
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    It will be a Gala worthy of a doge when retiring Greenwich Hospital president and CEO, Frank A. Corvino, will be presented with the...

  • The Wilton Fall Antiques Market

    2014.10.26
     @ Wilton High School Field House

    Barnstar Productions and the Wilton Historical Society will present the Wilton Antiques Market. More than 80 exhibitors are expected to...


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