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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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Polo Benefit for Hope

    2014.08.31
     @ Greenwich Polo Club

    For the second year in a row, Virginia's House of Hope is having a fundraiser at the Greenwich Polo Club! Join us on Sunday, August...

  • 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!...

  • Animal Meet and Greet

    2014.06.22
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 22 - August 31, 3:30 - 4:00pm Stop by for a chance to meet one of our Overbrook Nature Center or Heckscher Farm animals up...

  • Bar: Live Music | Greenwich, CT

    2014.03.09
     @ Barcelona Greenwich

    Join us in Greenwich every Sunday for live music and half-priced bottles of wine!

  • 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...

  • Exclusive Tour of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery

    2014.09.09
     @ Yale University Art Gallery

    Join JCC Greenwich for an exclusive tour with museum curator Elizabeth Manekin. The collection is noteworthy for exemplary works from the...

  • Understanding the Gaza War: Strategic & Political Implications

    2014.09.09
     @ Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium

    Dr. Efraim Inbar is a Professor in Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and Director of its renowned Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic...

  • Bruce Museum: Look and See - Into the Deep

    2014.09.10
     @ Bruce Museum

    A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum’s exhibition through...

  • College Admissions Boot Camp | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.13

    College Prep 360 will be offering two college admissions “boot camps” in their Greenwich office over the summer. The first workshop...

  • 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...

  • Greenwich Area Newcomers Annual Lobster Fest

    2014.09.14
     @ Tod's Point Clambake Area

    This is our kickoff event each year-held at Tod's Point Clambake area. The event is scheduled for Sunday September 14th starting...

  • Information Fair

    2014.09.16
     @ YMCA

    Our Annual Information Fair - This event showcases non profits , community businesses, schools and  services in the Greenwich...


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