Browsing CategoryFairfield County

Today’s blog adventure brings us to the childhood home of luge Olympian Tucker West, in Ridgefield, CT. With such a cool name as Tucker West, we think he was probably destined for great things! He has numerous world cups and gold medals to his name from luge championships around the world. “At the age of 18, Tucker was the youngest male ever to qualify to represent the United States in the men’s luge at the Olympics. West placed 22nd in the men’s single competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.” Thanks, Wikipedia 😉

Just in case…luge is the face-up, feet-first sled one. Haven’t you ever wondered how anyone gets into such sports, and what must be going through their mind as they hurtle down that icy track? Us too…read on.

Tucked away in the hills of Ridgefield lives an unassuming talent. He’s a legend in the theatre world. His name is Richard Pilbrow, and as the founder of Theatre Projects (celebrating its 60th anniversary this year), he’s also one of the world’s leading theatre consultants, a stage lighting designer, an internationally known author, and a theatre, film, and television producer. He’s charming and witty, and he’s also one of the nicest gentlemen you’d ever want to meet!

For those of you who think Bev and I blog full time, think again! I’ve been at Theatre Projects in Norwalk for 9 years as a project coordinator and it’s truly exciting to work for the pre-eminent theatre consulting organization in the world that continues to stay at the leading edge of theatre design.

We have long wanted to master “the cheese board.” You know, the kind of thing you see posted on Instagram that looks like a still life work of art. With the holidays coming and both of us hosting gatherings at our homes, we thought we’d visit the experts, 109 Cheese & Wine in Ridgefield, and ask them to teach us some cheese board skills. They also have a fabulous cheese market in Kent.

We picked up a bunch of great tips, plus a couple of great bottles of wine! Here’s how to put together a cheese board to impress your friends!

We all know we’re meant to eat a diet of nutritious food. When we eat nutritionally packed foods, we’re warding off disease, increasing stamina, making our skin and hair happy, and achieving better mental clarity. But, as we can all attest to, it’s often the doing and the remembering that is harder to execute than any lack of knowledge!

Dr. Wendy Wolfson is a smart and savvy psychiatrist who understands living in the real world, but also the tremendous benefits, both physical and mental, related to eating nutritious food. As a psychiatrist practicing in New Canaan and NYC, she believes in treating the whole body and has produced Mood Eats – good mood food bar. Tell us more, Dr. W!

We have been on a shopping high all day! We’re a little afraid of how much joy shoe shopping brings us, but we’re not going to question it too deeply. I think we all know that “finding the perfect shoe” rush. Well, we just experienced it times 7, yes SEVEN pairs of new shoes between us. Lora – 4 (and one bracelet), Bev – 3. When we came across Lily (Old Greenwich) in Instagram-land, we really struck shoe-gold.  

Ladies! Enough already…stop feeling uncomfortable in your bra! We visited Lace Affaire, a specialty boutique in Wilton that still practices the dying art of properly fitting customers with the correct size bra (yes, it’s complimentary!). And yep, we were in the 90% of women who are wearing the wrong size! Wearing the right bra is a game changer!

Over the past twelve years, Joe Yorio and his team have been catering weddings and special occasions all over CT, Westchester & NY as Event Caterers. Five years ago, they had a small smoker outside their production kitchen/store and the restaurant concept of an upscale BBQ restaurant was born. Today, we’re hanging out and eating at The Cue in Danbury. Bibs on, serious food porn ahead. 

It began with Instagram intrigue…check out @houndhousect and you’ll see what we mean. Hound House is a 1790 farmhouse located in Newtown, and home of partners, Designer Collin Robison and Trent DeBerry. Their Instagram gives us glimpses of interesting vignettes around the home and pics of cute greyhounds. The only natural thing to do would be to gently stalk and eventually reach out and say, “Hi @houndhousect, can we come and visit your home and grill you on all things Hound House?!” To which the guys said, “Come on over, we’ll have Kentucky Mules and chat for a while.”

We believe in equal opportunities for all adult beverages! But, if truth be told, we tend to favor wine, notably Pinot Noir. In an effort to broaden our horizons, we decided to ask our favorite Fairfield County beer aficionado, 95.9 the Fox’s Ken Tuccio, to take us on a mini FC beer tour. Without hesitation, Ken suggested Craft 260, followed by Aspetuck Brewery Lab. Sounded good to us…here’s Beer+Bites with Ken Tuccio!