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California Closets

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Closet Encounters

Tired of clutter around the house - and in the garage and basement too? With their new showroom in Norwalk, the design pros at California Closets are ready to help you tackle spring cleaning on a new level. Inside the showroom, which is built into a two-story home setting, you can scope out the selection of systems for closets, home office, media centers, mudrooms, pantries, garages and more and get ideas for solutions that would work well in your home. Then, schedule a free in-home estimate and a designer will assess your space, map out a system on a laptop and give you a price on the spot. "You don't have to have all the answers before we come," says Cathy Brennan of California Closets. "And you don't have to take everything out of your closet." In spite of the company's name, it is based in Shelton, Connecticut and everything is manufactured here, so lead times are quick. You can expect an installation date with two to three weeks of your appointment. Best of all, everything is installed in one day.

565 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, 203-924-8444
californiaclosets.com


Creative Spirit

"Art has a certain energy that can completely transform a room and uplift your spirit," says Patti Maguire, whose new gallery is named Anam Cara, meaning soul friend in Celtic. Patti's family is originally from County Down and Donegal, and she was inspired in part by her travels around Ireland to turn her passion for art into a business. Her bright gallery houses relatively affordable art and jewelry, such as the Maya J line of simple gold and diamond necklaces, and she aims to make shopping for art less intimidating, encouraging adults and kids to come and browse. Patti also works with interior designers to source art for their clients. Her collection includes local artists Greenwich - based Kimberly Salib, known for her textured oil paintings and David Morico of Norwalk, who creates structured abstract art, as well as Irish painter Richard Hearns and Celtic woodworker Patrick
Gallagher. Also on display are vibrant oil paintings by Will Day, who uses a varnishing technique that dates back to the Dutch Masters. Day, who grew up in Darien and now lives in Boulder, will be the artist showcased during this year's Art to the Avenue. "In today's hectic world, people need art more than ever, " says Patti. "It helps our whole being to be around art."

18 Greenwich Avenue, 203-869-2824

Anam Cara
"Sweet Love" by Will Day

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Greenwich Agenda

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     @ First Congregational Church of Greenwich

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  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

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  • The Best of 2014: Cecile Chong, David, Ruth Hiller, David Licata, Loanne Mattera, Jill Parisi, Kristen Thiele

    2014.11.08
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

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  • Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale for Charity

    2014.11.29
     @ First Congregational Church of Greenwich

    O, Christmas Tree; O Christmas Tree Buy your tree and help those in need this Christmas! It’s time for the annual Christmas Tree and...

  • Antarctica: Photographs by Diane Tuft

    2014.10.28
     @ Bruce Museum

    October 28, 2014 - February 1, 2015 Selections from Gondwana, Images of an Ancient Land Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT...

  • Exhibition: Native American Pottery from the Bruce Museum Collection

    2014.11.22
     @ Bruce Museum

      Generously underwritten by Gabelli Funds and The Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund Over the years, the Bruce Museum has...

  • Family Gallery Tours

    2014.10.26
     @ Bruce Museum

    Designed for children ages 6-10 and their families, these tours will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the museum’s current...

  • 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...

  • Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Celebration

    2014.12.31
     @ Hyatt Regency Greenwich

    New Year’s Eve - Shakespeare’s Big Birthday Bash: A UNIQUE ELIZABETHAN FEAST CELEBRATING the 450th Birthday of William Shakespeare...

  • Whitby School Open House

    2015.01.11
     @ Whitby School

    When you visit Whitby, you'll see how children take the lead in their own learning, under the guidance of expertly trained and caring...

  • Greenwich Ballet Academy Open Auditions

    2015.01.12
     @ Greenwich Ballet Academy

    Greenwich Ballet Academy will be holding Open Auditions for their Spring Semester and Summer Intensive the week of January 12th, with a designated...

  • Family Fun Day Sunday

    2015.01.25
     @ Hyatt Greenwich

    Best family bonding day ever! Get your tickets now! Enjoy 9,500 square feet of fun, pampering, and family togetherness! Baby loves disco...

  • Positively Me

    2015.01.30
     @ Junior League of Greenwich

  • TuB’shevat-Shanahnah With Sandi

    2015.02.03
     @ Temple Sinai

    For children ages 6 months - 2 years and their parents or caregivers Celebrate a whole year of holidays with the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School...

  • Fairfield County's Giving Day

    2015.03.05

    Fairfield County's Giving Day - bigger and better than ever! On March 5, 2015, join thousands as we celebrate local giving! Fairfield...

  • Spring Gala to benefit Kids in Crisis

    2015.03.06
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    The Kids in Crisis do-not-miss event, The Spring Fling, will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Greenwich Country Club in Greenwich, CT. It...

  • 2015 United Sole Sisters Luncheon

    2015.04.23
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    Sole Sisters Annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Accessories Boutique Guest speaker to be announced. Luncheon chairs: Diane Viton and Jill...

  • Greening our Children's Annual Benefit

    2015.05.01
     @ Hyatt Regency

    Greening our Children's Annual Benefit May 1, 2015 Start Time: 6:30pm Hyatt Regency Greenwich With honored guest and Champion...


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