Three Roots Education

If you’ve been following along on our adventures for a while, you’ll know that we love a good class! When those classes are local, are creative and about sustainability, we’re especially into it! As a self-proclaimed millennial (the future looks bright!), we had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Shannon Carey, founder of Three Roots Education. We learned about her business and vision, while learning to make sauerkraut, natural watercolor paint, and grow vegetables! Classes are held in Ridgefield (and beyond) for all ages – toddlers to adults. 

The Hidden Acorn

Today’s Unlocking adventure brings us to a Litchfield County, off-the-beaten-track gem, The Hidden Acorn. What is it, you ask? It’s part retail store; refurbished, refinished, and restored furniture, as well as home goods and part art studio. We love nothing more than a bit of shopping and a bit of hands-on at a workshop. Here’s our crafty afternoon at The Hidden Acorn in Woodbury!

Styling Seed

Angela Niznik, aka Styling Seed, will get inside your head, and inside your wardrobe, if you ask her to! She’ll help you kick up your personal style a notch, oust what does not serve you, and be on call to help you with those, “Which shoes?” dilemmas. If you thought having a stylist was only for celebs or red carpet occasions, you thought wrong! Here’s a glimpse into our Best Friend Package styling experience.

2018 Travelers Championship Celebrity Pro-Am

The Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT is an annual event for me (Lora here). I totally love the one day you can bring a camera (no surprise there), which is the Celebrity Pro-Am (June 20th). There’s nothing like a sunny day, gorgeous grounds, getting lots of steps in, and watching the best golfers having fun with celebs. The interaction is great – the players are much more relaxed and stop to chat, take pics and sign autographs. So fun to see packs of little kids running around with their swag, trying to get all the players to sign!

Check out some of my shots from the day…

Blue Star Bazaar

Stores like Blue Star Bazaar are one of the top reasons we love having this blog! The adrenaline rush we get from discovering fabulous, independent clothing boutiques around our state is REAL! Blue Star Bazaar sells clothing, accessories, and gifts for women and girls. Ladies (and mini-mes), if you need a new destination for fashionable looks that you can wear in real life, Blue Star Bazaar in Wilton is for you!

The First Bite

It was love at first bite when we met Anne McClelland, owner of The First Bite Catering now located in Brookfield.  During a culinary event held at Ameico, Anne served up the most delicious things, perfectly paired with good wine! The way to our hearts right there. We’ve been her food groupies ever since.

A Litchfield Hills BFF weekend getaway

Is it your turn to organize the next girlfriend’s staycation? We’ve got you covered with this itinerary for the perfect Litchfield Hills BFF weekend getaway! No planning required; this post has it all. Here’s where to stay, shop, dine, and play in beautiful Litchfield County.

And in other news…we’re super excited to announce that we’re now CT Ambassadors for CT Visit! Please go visit this article on their site and discover lots more great ideas and upcoming events in our fabulous state!

Have fun!

WEST

When we were looking for a cute outfit for our recent trip to Boston, we headed straight to WEST. Located in Westport, WEST is a boutique that always inspires us and where we can get our “high/low” fashion fix. Laura Maged (owner) and her team put together a few outfits for us for a one-hour power shopping session.