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

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    2014.09.21
     @ Roger Sherman Baldwin Park

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    2014.09.21
     @ Imagine Candy

    SCARSDALE, NY, Imagine Candy brings the acclaimed children's author Helen Perelman, the writer of the wickedly sweet Candy Fairies book...

  • Chizi's Tale Book Launch Party

    2014.09.21
     @ Tudor Investment Campus

    You and your family are invited to join Diane's Books of Greenwich and TUSK USA to celebrate the launch of Chizi's Tale: The True Story...

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    2014.09.21
     @ Tudor Investment Campus

    You and your family are invited to join Diane's Books of Greenwich and TUSK USA to celebrate the launch of Chizi's Tale: The True Story...

  • 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...

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    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...

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    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!...

  • Arts & Crafts on Bedford

    2014.09.20
     @ Bedford Street

    Shop at over 100 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in our extended sidewalk...

  • "Israel and the U.S."

    2014.09.22
     @ New Canaan Library

    The public is invited to attend a World Affairs Forum Great Decisions event featuring Seth Anziska, Columbia University. Mr. Anziska will speak...

  • Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin W. Reese

    2014.09.24
     @ Meli-Melo

    Meet Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin W. Reese & Take Home a Signed Copy of His New Book! Kevin is a holistic health practitioner,...

  • Annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.25
     @ Milbrook Club

    Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon will be held at Milbrook Club. Registration 11:30am; start at...

  • 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...

  • Verismo - Opera Arias and Ensembles

    2014.09.26
     @ Round Hill Community Church

    Music from the Heart at Round Hill  “Verismo – Arias and Ensembles,” an opera concert, will bring drama and passion...

  • Aaron Henry Trunk Show & Personal Appearance

    2014.09.26
     @ Richards

  • Curiosity Concerts Season Opening: SONIC ESCAPE

    2014.09.27
     @ Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium

    The Greenwich Arts Council's Curiosity Concerts opens its second season of free classical music concerts for families on Saturday, Sept. 27,...

  • Bistro Versailles Wine Dinner

    2014.09.29
     @ Bistro Versailles

    Wine dinners at Bistro Versailles are entertaining social events held on a regular basis. Socialize with friends and mingle with other...

  • Joie Special Shopping Event

    2014.09.30
     @ Joie

    Joie invites you to a special shopping event! Enjoy wine & hor d'oeuvres while shopping 20% off your purchase Enter to win a...


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