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Store helps you collect glass from the sea

Store helps you collect glass from the sea

Do you like collecting sea glass to display at your home? Do you have some that maybe don’t suit you? Well, in Milford there is a spot for sea glass-collecting enthusiasts to trade their find. The Long Island Sound Sea Glass Trading Post held its grand opening on March 29 at the Beach Gallery, 2...

Autism Speaks to hold fashion show and day of beauty fund-raiser

A fashion show and day of beauty will be held April 12 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Oxford Grange on Route 67 in Oxford to benefit Autism Speaks. Doors open at 1 p.m. with a variety of activities and vendors. Representatives from Special Olympics Oxford and the Autism project at the Kennedy center...
Store for kids opens in Fairfield

Store for kids opens in Fairfield

Magic Beans offers clothing, toys, safe car seats and more

  After a decade of meeting children’s needs in Massachusetts, Magic Beans opened its first Connecticut at 1530 Post Road Fairfield this month. Owners Eli and Sheri Gurock, who have three children of their own, opened their first store in Brookline, Mass., 10 years ago. They subsequently opened three more stores in the Boston area...

5 Oceans Fair Trade brings the world to Brick Walk

Artisans and farmers from around the world are producing goods now available in Fairfield with the opening of 5 Oceans, 1215 Post Road. The store, which boasts the slogan “Come see the world in the back of the Brick Walk,” imports items from Mexico, Vietnam, India, Nicaragua, Kenya, Peru, and Chile, alongside goods from the...
Fashion show at mall Saturday offers look at latest prom gowns

Fashion show at mall Saturday offers look at latest prom gowns

Prom-goers take note: The Westfield Connecticut Post shopping center is planning a big spring fashion show Saturday, March 22, to show off prom dresses and tuxedos. The show will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the mall and will feature almost 70 models. The event is free. “The crocuses and spring flowers haven’t yet...
Something old, new, something different — Something you

Something old, new, something different — Something you

One of the most common things our brides communicate to us is that they want to look like the most beautiful version of themselves while looking different from their friends who have recently gotten married. Here are a few ways we help them achieve their distinctive dress dream. Color Incorporating color, like blush and taupe,...

Students and faculty members from Fairfield Ludlowe will don this spring’s latest fashions for the school’s biggest fund-raiser Sunday, March 2. “Project Runway” will be held in the auditorium at the school, 785 Unquowa Road, at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, and may be purchased at flhspta.com/shop/project-runway-reservation-2014. Entering its...
Family business helps promote awareness and safety

Family business helps promote awareness and safety

  Husband and wife team Brian and Megan (Caldwell) Karolkowski started their Survival Cord Etc. in their basement, creating bracelets for friends and family. They were also selling them on Etsy.com, an online marketplace to sell handmade items. “After a while our bracelets really started to gain some momentum, people kept telling us how we...
The Beehive offers items for your home

The Beehive offers items for your home

Husband and wife team Sandra Tobey Halstead and Chris Halstead have hand-picked the items at their Fairfield store to enhance  special moments together. “I truly believe that the best things in life are free- like friends, family and community,” Sandra said. “Our products are meant to enhance those moments- a special treat for a long...
Hazel Daze: Finding new looks for your home and wardrobe

Hazel Daze: Finding new looks for your home and wardrobe

A Fairfield shop is celebrating its second year featuring handmade, fair trade and artistically-inspired creations. Hazel Daze, at 86 Post Road, offers off-beat merchandise to add to your decor, bring as a hostess gift or get an accessory to add to your closet. Hazel Daze is independently-owned by Fairfield resident Lib DeNure. The shop is...
Local clothing designer teaching her daughter to sew

Local clothing designer teaching her daughter to sew

Jennifer Angerame has been a fashionista since her youth. Her grandmother, Inez, had a penchant for sewing, a tradition she passed along to her daughter, then to her granddaughter, Jennifer. Today Angerame is teaching her own daughter how to sew. With an artistic flair, the Dallas-raised Angerame graduated from Bishop Lynch High School in 1992,...
A veil or no veil? What to wear on your wedding day

A veil or no veil? What to wear on your wedding day

The popularity of strapless wedding gowns has made bridal veils and headpieces more important than ever. There will always be “oohs” and “ahhs” from the guests as they see the bridal gown for the first time, but the bride’s face and hair have become the center of attention, which makes the choice of a veil...