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If you’re a Good News Restaurant groupie (of which there are many) you’re well aware of their recent facelift and makeover. If you haven’t been in a while, get on over there and fall in love with Good News Restaurant (Woodbury) all over again. Carole Peck – the fresh-cuisine queen in these parts – invited us over for a peek and a bite to eat. Be right there, Carole!

Dottie’s Provisions is everything you could ask for in a bakery and a coffee shop. It’s got the location (in a beautiful cobblestone courtyard in the lovely town of Litchfield), the baked goods (hello famous Dottie’s donuts and more!), the coffee (šŸ˜), and the lovely family who uprooted everything to move to Connecticut to run it!

Yep, it’s pretty perfect, and as we’re quickly turning into Unlocking Connecticut Bakeries….here’s our expert synopsis šŸ˜‰

Does the thought of switching cell phone plans make you break out into a cold sweat? Would you rather do your laundry, weed the garden, and unload the dishwasher, than try to figure out where to begin with swapping carriers? Same here!

Luckily for us, our friend and #1 Sprint customer Paul Marcarelli lives on the way to the Torrington Sprint store. So we stopped by to pick him up and bring him along to assist us with the whole process – with some careful planning, of course, as his filming schedule is pretty crazy with all of those commercials!

You’ve heard us talking about Blueprint CT Home before on the blog. We love ownerĀ Louis Lemieux’s aesthetic flair (and name). We especially love his new home for his store and even bigger collection of global treasures! Located in beautiful Bantam, we traveled one of our favoriteĀ routes in CT (Route 202) to pay a visit. Here’s what’s new at Blueprint CT Home!

KentPresentsĀ 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. Read on for our quick Q+A with the Rosens on everything you need to know about KentPresents!

Within Litchfield’s recently renovated jailhouse, you’ll find The Bakehouse, a lovely cell filled with the best of baked goods! Being that one of ourĀ mission statements is to try every bakery in CT, we stopped by, did a thorough taste-testing, and got the low-down. Read on…and because scratch and sniff websites still haven’t been invented, imagine the smell of fresh, baked pastries as you do so.

When Valerie Walsh, Personal Trainer at Phys-Ed in New Milford and creator of CORE Running Group, asked us to join her for a running session, we said “Ok, but we don’t run.” Not so fast, said Valerie, who then set out to teach us that with the right training and support, most anyone (even us) can enjoy the running obsession! We learned some great tips for those thinking of starting (or getting back to) running. Let us share.

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!