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A bright new source for flowers and plants has taken root on Greenwich Avenue. One of Boston’s oldest, most respected florists, winston flowers, is bringing in a breathtaking array of fresh blooms, with deliveries four times weekly from Holland, Italy and Asia, and a full-service design studio for event flowers and container gardening. “We love the energy down here,” says David Winston, who with brother Ted, runs the third-generation family business and notes the synergy between Greenwich and his hometown: “It’s amazing how many people have family here and in Boston.”

Inside the high-ceilinged store, seasonal flowers are arranged by color, including high-quality garden roses, Clooney ranunculus, and obscure varieties that you can’t buy elsewhere; the company’s long-term relationship with overseas growers and local farmers ensures top selection. Planning a special dinner party? There are six on-site designers who make house calls and will come up with arrangements to suit your décor. Winston also handles weddings and larger events; there’s a consultation area in back where you can watch images of floral décor from past galas and weddings on a flatscreen TV. Above the store there’s an expansive rooftop garden anchored with Sempre teak tables, Domani zinc planters, an Extremis firepit and other Belgian garden accessories, all of which can be ordered through Winston. This chic space that showcases the company’s talent for ‘scaping’ a patio is also available for alfresco parties. 382 Greenwich Avenue, 203-622-4222; winstonflowers.com.

Strike a Pose

Photograph by Tom Rosenthal

Many women in town credit yoga for their toned, flexible bodies. But Sonia Jones considers Ashtanga yoga, which she began practicing twelve years ago, “life changing in every aspect.” She says, “Taught correctly, traditional Ashtanga yoga helps with so many things—anxiety, stress, medical issues. I tell everyone I know, you have to try this.” Now it will be easier for Greenwich residents to learn the discipline because Jones, wife of financier Paul Tudor Jones, has opened a studio called jois yoga. Named for Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, who first taught the method, the local shala offers daily classes with teachers who were trained directly by members of the Jois family in Mysore, India. A classical form of yoga that involves movements, deep breathing and meditative gazing, Ashtanga is part of the fitness regimes of Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sting (who attended the opening party for Jois in Greenwich along with his wife, Trudi). The new location also showcases the Jois Yoga clothing collection; profits from apparel sales go to the K. P. Jois Foundation, which aims to bring Ashtanga yoga to children by making it a part of public school curriculum. All the more reason to feel good about visiting this place that Jones calls, “an oasis away from the stress and hustle and bustle of everyday life.” 8 Dayton Avenue, 203-340-9196; joisyoga.com

 

Greenwich Agenda

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     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • 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...

  • Breast Cancer Alliance's Go For Pink Shopping Event

    2014.10.02
     @ Greenwich Avenue area

    Breast Cancer Alliance announced that it is partnering with Greenwich merchants for a special day of events and shopping on Thursday, October 2nd...

  • New Goergen Lecture

    2014.10.02
     @ Bruce Museum

    Reflections on Highlights of the Hohenbuchau Collection featuring Peter C. Sutton Known today as the "Golden Age" of Netherlandish...

  • 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...

  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...

  • Muddy Up 5k Adventure Run & Family Fun Walk

    2014.10.05
     @ Camp Simmons

    Are you ready for some MUDDY fun? Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich is proud to host the 3rd annual Muddy Up 5k Adventure Run & Family Fun...

  • Muddy Up 5k & Family Fun Walk

    2014.10.05
     @ Camp Simmons

    Race starts at 9:15 a.m. REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MON. SEPT. 29 at 8:00 A.M. DON'T LIKE THE MUD? SPONSOR A CLUB MEMBER TO RUN...

  • Sweat for a Cause

    2014.10.05
     @ SoulCycle Greenwich

    The Young Women's League of New Canaan (YWL) is sponsoring its first fundraiser of the season, "Sweat For A Cause" at SoulCycle...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    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!...

  • Tuesday Toddler Tours

    2014.10.07
     @ Bruce Museum

    Come to the Bruce this fall to take part in our exciting new children and family programming! No advance registration is required and programs...

  • 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....

  • Lyme Research Alliance 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

    2014.10.09
     @ The Stanwich Club

    Tee up and raise funds & awareness for Lyme disease awareness at one of the area’s finest golf courses. The golf tournament is part of...

  • 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...

  • Annual Outdoor Arts Festival

    2014.10.11
     @ Bruce Museum

    There is plenty to discover on Columbus Day weekend, and this year much of it will be in Greenwich, on the grounds of the Bruce Museum.  On...

  • Outdoor Arts Festival

    2014.10.11
     @ Bruce Museum

    Come and enjoy the Bruce Museum’s 33rd Annual Outdoor Arts Festival. More than 85 artists from all over the country, many of them new to...

  • Lookbook Live Tour

    2014.10.12
     @ Westchester Mall

    In September + October 2014, Simon will team up with three of the world's top fashion magazines, Glamour, GQ, and  Vogue on a nationwide...


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