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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

  • Meet Bestselling Author Ayelet Waldman

    2014.10.30
     @ Organic Planet

    On October 30 at 10am, JCC Greenwich will present New York Times bestselling author Ayelet Waldman, who will discuss her latest novel Love and...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...


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