This post is a little bit Unlocking history and background, a little bit walk down memory lane, and a whole lot of 3-year party pics and fabulous people! Enjoy our Unlocking Connecticut birthday celebration!
Litchfield Magazine and TownVibe, we tip our hats to you for putting together the Taste of Litchfield! Litchfield County is a tasty place, so to get so many incredible restaurants, specialty markets, and distillers in one glorious location was so much fun, and super convenient for us tasters!
This was a foodies paradise…aka our paradise! Without further ado, here’s our highlights of the day, Unlocking Litchfield style. 🙋🏼💁🏻
Ahh, New York Fashion Week. What’s more fun than a train ride to the city? Watching fabulous shows and presentations where we just drool and daydream about owning just one piece from each collection is! Here’s a recap of some of our fun at NYFW this season…
Farmers markets are everything. They’re a place to get the freshest and most local fruit, vegetables, and flowers, as well as loads of other produce. They’re a venue to hang out with your neighbors and community. A place to spot really cute dogs, to people watch, and to eat baked goods. At the farmers market, you can learn about the items you’re buying straight from the experts and growers. Get cooking tips, and on this particular Saturday when we visited, pose on our red carpet in front of our Unlocking Litchfield step and repeat backdrop!
We couldn’t have been more thrilled to be invited to spend some time “behind the scenes” with the MOMIX dance company before their performance at the Warner Theater. Who hasn’t sat in the audience, waiting for the curtain to lift and the magic to begin, and wondered what’s going on back there?! We felt truly privileged to sit in with some of the dancers as they went through their pre-performance practices.
When Daniel Sanchez and James Michael Murphy at Onyx II Fine Jewelers invited us to join them for dinner at Good News Café to chat about a possible partnering idea; we won’t lie, we were intrigued!
To say we’re two women who love a bit of glitz and glam is an understatement. We do. We love it. Dan and James are perhaps the very definition – suave, stylish, and they know their diamonds. Dan is movie star handsome and James has cheekbones and hair that any supermodel would envy. When they proposed that we partner with them to host their annual open house and trunk show…we didn’t hesitate to say, “We do!”
The HVA’s annual auction benefit raises funds to support the important work that the Housatonic Valley Association does for all of us here in Litchfield County and beyond. The organization protects land and water throughout the 2,000-square-mile Housatonic Watershed. And besides all of that amazing stuff, as Christine Baranski (auction chair and actress) told us last week on the phone – the auction is just a really good, fun event! We couldn’t agree more. This was our 2nd year attending, and our 2nd year of forgetting to eat lunch before sipping on Prosecco!
Litchfield County’s favorite autumn event, the annual Housatonic Valley Association Auction Gala, is coming up next weekend! We can’t wait to cover it and decided to do some prep work. We gave actress Christine Baranski a call to ask a few questions. As Auction Benefit Chair, Christine graciously took the time to talk with us.
When our new gal pal Gina Duckworth cordially invited us to the Next Artists Fashion Week Beauty Lounge (spearheaded by Gina and her team) we cordially replied, “YES, PLEASE!!” An afternoon of complimentary services provided by the Next Artists team (best in the biz) including makeup, manicures, cryo facials, massages, and so much more, along with the most amazing goodie bags – well, do you know us?!
To “unlock” Lime Rock Park has been on our wishlist for a while. So, when they invited us to spend a day at their annual Sunday in the Park event, we were totally excited. Lime Rock is a historic road racing circuit in Lakeville which has been in continuous operation since 1957, making it one of the oldest tracks in North America. Almost all of the sports car racing greats have raced at Lime Rock.