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KentPresents is the incredible brainchild of co-founders Donna and Ben Rosen. This three-day event is in its fourth year of bringing prominent speakers and guests from around the country to share ideas and thoughts on a multitude of important topics. Held in Kent, CT from Aug 16 – Aug 18, read on for our quick Q+A with the Rosens on everything you need to know about KentPresents!

You know Jeff Daniels as an actor in movies and shows like The Newsroom (Emmy Award), Dumb and Dumber, The Martian, Steve Jobs, Speed, and 101 Dalmatians, just to name a few. But did you know that he’s also a talented musician and songwriter? He and his son Ben are heading out on tour in August and performing at Infinity Hall Norfolk on August 11th and Ridgefield Playhouse on August 12th. Grab your tickets ASAP, but first, get to know Jeff by reading our interview with him!

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…

We’re just making all of our own dreams come true, one interview at a time! This week, we chatted with Paul Young as he prepares to leave the UK on his latest tour…and as he literally was preparing dinner for his family. In case you were not alive in the 80s, Paul Young had a hugely popular number one hit in the US with “Every Time You Go Away” (bet you still know all the words) and had multiple top ten hits in the UK. Play him on your Spotify this very minute, then enjoy our chat with…PAUL YOUNG! Swoon.

We had the extreme pleasure of hanging out with not one, but two American Idols (Season 2 winner Ruben Studdard, and finalist, Kimberley Locke). When Ruben (The Velvet Teddy Bear) was making a tour stop at the Ridgefield Playhouse recently, we hopped on his fancy bus to chat with them both and find out what life is like after Idol!

Ruben is currently on tour performing an evening of Luther Vandross, Always & Forever.

On the off chance that our invite is lost in the mail and we have to attend the upcoming royal wedding, we thought we’d check in with Connecticut’s etiquette guru, Karen Thomas. We brushed up on royal wedding attire, gifts, manners, and the “what happens/is said at the wedding, stays at the wedding” code of conduct. Plus, some other interesting royal tidbits.

Cheers to you, Harry and Meghan!

Navigating the world of business ownership can be a challenge (yes, although our blog is pure fun, it’s still our side hustle and our LLC!). Unlocking Connecticut is on its way to having a ® after its name, which is not as complicated as it might seem when you find yourself a good lawyer! While we were visiting Trevenen & Coploff (Denise and Jeffrey), we picked their brains for some additional tips to pass on to our readers!

Who needs a great night of entertainment, deck dining, a speakeasy cocktail, and a whole lot of fun? We did too! Bridge Street Live recently showed up on our radar (Instagram) so we decided to skip staying home on our couch one Saturday eve, and headed to beautiful Collinsville to check it out! Life is about experiences we say, and this checked all the boxes. 🎶🍸🥗 Scroll to the end to observe just how much we enjoyed the eve. 🙂