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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

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Markham Roberts: Decorating the Way I See It

    2014.11.13
     @ Belle Haven Club

    Join us as Interior Designer Markham Roberts shares coveted design insights, key to creating the perfect home. The program will include...


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