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We love bees, we love candles, and we love things made in CT so of course, we love Little Bee of Connecticut! Scroll on to see us get up close and personal with a few thousand bees and learn more about this bee-yond awesome buzziness. (There will be no further bee puns, promise).

As you may have gathered, regular readers, our Day Tripping posts are quickly becoming our favorite thing to do! We’re now getting requests to visit towns and we’re loving it! How better to discover and “unlock” everything CT has to offer (beyond our own backyards)? To spend a day exploring, eating, shopping, and planning a day trip to share with you is our buzz!

Save this post, pick a date, and go do some day tripping in coastal Madison!

The Homestead in Madison is a home away from home (if your home is a stunning mansion on the CT coastline). If you don’t have the time or resources to make it to Santorini or Bora Bora this year, do as we do and book a one-night luxury getaway in your own backyard (or state!). You’ll actually be saving money. 😉

When our favorite style guru Clinton Kelly recommends that we check out Iconic Studio Lashes in Middlebury, you better believe we go. We also go because we enjoy living in a time where we don’t have to settle for the lashes we were born with, i.e. not full and glamorous. Iconic Studio Lashes, here we come!

Yet another reason we like to go visit Grace Medical Aesthetics (Southbury) is to have us some laser beam facials! Taking the facial to a whole other level, a medical level! Laser facials go much deeper and restore and repair the skin to look the best it’s ever looked! When we visited Grace Medical a couple of months ago, Charis Wipfler APRN-FNP, and her team of expert aestheticians and nurses put us each on a facial regime to tackle different issues. Here’s what you need to know about laser facials!

Hey all, Lora here. Today’s post is all about aging gracefully with the help from our friends at Grace Medical Aesthetics in Southbury.

So, let’s chat honestly…

I’m not an anti-aging fanatic. I fully accept and embrace growing older! Next year I turn 50 (mentally, I’m still 18 🤪). Lessons learned? No longer do I allow negative people in my life, I’m more patient, confident in my abilities, and I’m really excited to experience life. But to be honest, getting injections twice a year helps my self-esteem. I don’t do it for anyone but myself. It’s a personal choice, and I respect whether you’re for them or against them. 

The seats at the new Riverview Cinemas in Southbury are everything!! That’s what we kept hearing over the past few months since its opening in December. It’s freezing and February, the perfect time for us to catch a movie together (can you believe we never have?!) and check out this new luxe cinema!

Restaurant: Heirloom at The Study at Yale, New Haven

When you are hankering for: A fantastic meal in Ivy League Yale territory. Fresh, sophisticated, healthy dishes. Plus, plenty of comforting favorites made with local ingredients and an extra something special. It was a freezing cold February day in New Haven, and Heirloom was the smart choice to escape from it all!

“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” Yeah, whatever Stanislaw Jerzy Lec; we love youth and nature and want to strive for it as long as possible! We’ll be a work of art later. 😆

TG for places like Grace Medical Aesthetics, owned and run by the talented and beautiful Charis Wipfler APRN. She’s a master at helping clients reach their full healthy and glowing potential. Whether by state of the art medical grade facials, injectables, a skin care routine carefully planned out by the group of expert aestheticians and nurses…or any of the many other rejuvenating services they offer, Grace Medical can get you looking and feeling your best!

We visit, we sample some services, and we chat with Charis about all things Grace Medical! She has an inspiring business success story – read on!