Local Love: Darien Sport Shop

When I first moved to Connecticut and discovered beautiful downtown Darien, I was instantly in love. I actually worked just around the corner, off Post Road, so I would pass Darien Sport Shop on a daily basis. I never stopped because, well, I didn’t need any sports equipment. I had it in my head that it was just that, sports…

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My Experience with Pure Barre

photo by Frances V. Isaac Photography When I first moved out to the east coast 6 years ago, I took a barre class a studio by my apartment and, well… hated it. Growing up a classically trained ballet dancer, the moves are *just* different enough to really make the learning curve very apparent…and frustrating. I tried to tough it out…

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Gift Guide: Local Love for Fairfield County

  Shopping (and gifting!) local is so, so important to our communities. Below are some of my favorite Fairfield County small businesses in honor of upcoming Small Business Saturday. Some of my favorite gifts I’ve received have been gift cards to local spots. If you’re stumped on a physical gift, go that route: GIFT CARDS TO LOCAL SHOPS! Below are…

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My 5 Day Reset with Green & Tonic

when someone asks you for a bite of your spicy avocado wrap… um NO! Recently I did Green & Tonic’s 5 Day Reset which are seasonal, nutrient-packed meals, prepared for you to enjoy throughout your day. I was interested in doing a reset because I had been traveling for work and was getting over the flu. Ew. When I travel,…

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How To Shop Local All Year Long

sipping an iced oat milk vanilla latte from my favorite coffee shop, Lorca Coffee. Skip the Starbucks. If you pick up a coffee on your way to the office, try skipping the line at the mega-coffee store and opt for a local shop. If you’re local, I’m obsessed with Lorca. It’s a teeny drive out the way of my normal…

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