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New spaces & places around Greenwich



photograph by Michael Biando

Kitchen Confidential

Everyone’s favorite room in the house can also be the most challenging to design. That’s where Chuck Wheelock and Mark Maidique of wheelock maidique come in. These seasoned architects have focused their expertise on kitchens and recently opened a showroom in Old Greenwich. “It’s almost subconscious when you go into a kitchen that’s well designed. You know it’s really nice but you don’t know why,” says Mark Maidique, AIA. “We come at a project from a space-planning perspective. We look at what the best layout could be and fill in with custom cabinetry.” The pair handles projects of all sizes, from something as simple as refacing cabinets to planning a new kitchen from the ground up, creating a layout and coordinating the plumbing, tiles, fixtures, flooring and more. In the showroom, potential clients can ogle the latest upgrades, from glass cabinet doors that slide open to a sexy Porsche-Broan range hood. The pair can even work with clients to help to resolve a husband and wife’s different preferences. Says Maidique, “We take away the headache of putting a kitchen together.” 232 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, 203-527-0020

Out of the Woods

If you’re looking to invest in the kind of solid wood furniture that’s sturdy enough to pass down to the next generation and timeless enough that they’ll actually want it, check out the classically stylish pieces from thos. moser. The Maine-based furniture company just joined the ranks of home retailers on East Putnam Avenue, opening in the corner showroom that once housed Cashmere Inc. Thos Moser has long enjoyed customers in Fairfield County and chose this location for its visibility and easy parking (there’s a lot in back). When you walk into the store, the visual appeal of the clean-lined furniture is as notable as the soothing scent of cherry wood; most of the line is also available in walnut. Each piece is handmade in Maine, signed by the craftsperson and guaranteed for life. Among the most popular pieces: the contemporary Vita platform bed; Dr. White’s Chest, a wardrobe named after the customer who first commissioned it; and the Lolling Chair, a curved seat with leather cushion and ottoman that’s as comfortable as a recliner but with a more sophisticated shape. 55 East Putnam Avenue, 203-661-7278; thosmoser.com

Hair Haven

There’s at least one salon for every block on Greenwich Avenue, so what sets christopher noland apart from the beauty pack? This full-service salon tucked above Stuart Weitzman is a soothing space where there’s a high level of customer service without the lofty prices. “Our passion is to make every person who walks out of here look beautiful,” says John Castagnetti, who co-owns the salon with its namesake stylist, Chris, who left Partners two years ago to open his own place. “People tend to put their phones away and relax here,” he says. Some regular clients visit two or three times a week and often have their hair and nails done at the same time. The cappuccino is flowing and the staff is happy to run down and feed quarters into your meter (there’s also a parking lot behind the salon). Though the menu of services includes massages, facials, waxing, manicures, pedicures, and lash extensions, the focus is on hair, with five stylists on staff in addition to Chris. Best blowout deal around: Ask for the VIP package and get three hair stylings for $100. 124 Greenwich Avenue, 203-622-4247; christophernoland.com

Ticket to Ride

Need to get your kids outfitted for riding lessons or camp? little saddler, an online equestrian supply and tack store, has just set up shop in Greenwich. Housed within Pet Pantry, Little Saddler will be open the third weekend of every month selling top-of-the-line brands of boots, helmets, breeches, blankets and saddles as well as some gently used riding gear. Exclusive to Little Saddler’s online shop is the adorable Claudia Anderson line of horse-themed kids’ clothing. These sweet frocks trimmed with embroidered and appliqued patterns are available as onesies for babies and outfits for girls of all ages.
290 Railroad Avenue, littlesaddler.com

 

Greenwich Agenda

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    2014.08.02
     @ Greenwich Education Group

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  • Family Fun Art Activities: Roz Chast - A Cartoon Creation

    2014.08.20
     @ Bruce Museum

    This is a free, drop-in program for families. Pick up a self-guided gallery hunt for the featured exhibition -- Roz Chast, Beyond The...

  • Seaside Center: Shoreline Seining and Plankton Tow

    2014.07.20
     @ Seaside Center

    Help us gather plankton and see what creatures are living in our ocean’s water! Examine microscopic organisms caught in our plankton net...

  • Cool and Collected ‘14

    2014.07.10
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    (Gallery 1) Featuring artists:  Carla Goldberg, Melanie Kozol, Francis Sills, and Eve Stockton Summer exhibition at Kenise Barnes...

  • Summer Vacation Day Programs- Grades K-6

    2014.08.18
     @ Stamford JCC

    Monday August 18 To Friday August 22, 8am – 6pm Monday-Baking a Mitzvah Tuesday-Scavenger Hunt Wednesday- Ice Cream Craze....

  • TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees!

    2014.06.21
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Saturday, June 21 - Monday, September 1 Hidden in the leaves, snug in the trunk or burrowed under the roots, what types of animals actually...

  • Exhibit: Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing | Greenwich, CT

    2014.05.03
     @ Bruce Museum

    May 3 – August 31, 2014 Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing This exhibition focuses on two of the world’s leading...

  • Seaside Center: Squid Disection

    2014.07.16
     @ Seaside Center

    Join us for a special opportunity to learn all about these fascinating mollusks! Call (203) 637-3515 or email seasidecenter@brucemuseum.org...

  • Wine Time Social Hour | Greenwich, CT

    2014.01.27
     @ Barcelona Greenwich

    $4.00 select wines, $4.00 well drinks, and $3.00 beers.

  • Happy Hour | Greenwich, CT

    2014.01.26
     @ Morello Italian Bistro

    Refresh yourself with our famous Red & White Sangria! Don’t forget that during happy hour every day 4:30pm-6:30pm your 2nd drink...

  • Pregnancy /Baby Fair

    2014.08.21
     @ Gigge Store

    Happy Healthy Pregnancy and Baby Fair August 21st ;30-8;30 pm Giggle BabyStore 102 Greenwich Ave. Greenwich CT Personlized shopping,...

  • Greenwich MakerBot Store Innovator Session with Jess Chung

    2014.08.21
     @ Greenwich MakerBot Store

    Teachers, students, parents, and everyone interested in modern education and technology is invited to hear Jess Chung, a teacher and MOUSE Squad...

  • Happy Hour Beauty Thursdays!

    2014.06.30
     @ ELLELA Cosmetics & Lashes

    Our Summer Happy Hour Beauty Thursdays are back at ELLELA Cosmetics! Hit the top of Greenwich Ave from 4pm to 8pm for the BEST Blowouts before...

  • Tree-Mendous Treks

    2014.07.10
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Thursdays, July 10 - August 21, 3:30 - 4:30 pm After visiting our new exhibit, TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees, join one of...

  • 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...

  • Seaside Center: Coastal Scavenger Hunt

    2014.07.03
     @ Seaside Center

    Timed for low tide exploration. A scavenger hunt for nature’s treasures. 11:00 am: July 3, 17, 31, Aug 14, 28 3:00 pm: June 26, July...

  • Seaside Center: Seaweed Pressing

    2014.07.18
     @ Seaside Center

    Look at the different seaweeds around Greenwich Point and learn about their role in the marine ecosystem. We will end with a seaweed pressing...

  • Seaside Center: Arts and Crafts

    2014.07.18
     @ Seaside Center

    Let your creativity float free! Practice the art of Gyotaku fish prints; make a sundial, a shell wind chime, or fish bowl! Activities vary every...

  • Vals Free Weekly In-Store Wine Tasting | Greenwich, CT

    2014.05.09
     @ Val's Putnam Wine And Liquors

    Each Friday we feature new wines just released and new to market for you to have an opportunity to taste and learn about through our sponsored...

  • Saturday Vals Free Weekly In-Store Wine Tasting | Greenwich, CT

    2014.05.10
     @ Val's Putnam Wine And Liquors

    We will feature an array of new and different International wines that are selected by our staff as “Staff Picks Favorites” in...


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