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Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz is our #wcw this month. In case you didn’t know, she’s our state’s 89th and current Lieutenant Governor and previously served as the 72nd Secretary of the State of Connecticut from 1999 to 2011.

We thought @lgsusanb might like to take a break from political talk and allow us a “getting to know you” interview instead…and she was more than happy to oblige. We enjoyed every moment of our little jaunt to the State Capitol Building to meet Susan Bysiewicz. Here’s our chat!

Coco Lily, where have you been all our lives?? We’re so glad to have discovered this amazing store in Avon, and will stop there anytime we’re in that neck of the woods from now on! It’s like a boutique department store (with women’s and men’s elevated casual clothing, accessories, a kids department, housewares, and gifts) in a renovated, very chic building that was once the Avon library. Allow us to do what we do best…shop + blog!

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. 🙂

Restaurant: Zohara Mediterranean Kitchen, 991 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT

When you are hankering for: A++ delicious Mediterranean fare. A menu that encourages ordering lots of small plates – which is good, because you’re not going to be able to decide! A unique and very likable craft cocktail menu.

Occasion: Welcome to Unlocking Connecticut! This is our first post as the new and improved Unlocking CT, where we will be discovering the best restaurants in the entire state. Bring it!

Finally, another getaway post! Our last trip was to Scotland and Iceland, so the next place to visit would be Hartford, CT. Naturally! Yep, it was time for us to give our state capital some love and treat ourselves to a little daycation + hotel stay. We decided on The Goodwin Hotel in downtown Hartford, which is pretty much close to everything.

Freshly renovated with a new lease on life, we wanted to check out this iconic hotel. As part of RMS Companies (see our Hotel Zero Degrees feature too!), we knew we would be in for a chic treat. Come, we’ll show you all the bits we loved!