Joining the ranks as a crazy Fairfield County parent
Mikey Czech Foundation
Amore dei Cani line of classic loafers
In the past ten years, the work of architect Mark Finlay has had a major impact on the
evolving look of our towns.
Home decorating talk with Anna Maria Kinberg
Stamford Dollars for Scholars
The entrepreneurial spirit is alive in Rowayton…
Kathy Giusti believes medical breakthroughs shouldn’t be left to chance…
YWCA of Darien/Norwalk
Center for Children’s Advocacy
Horizons at New Canaan Country School
A creative couple builds a Provencal paradise in New Canaan
He doesn’t fit the deal-maker
stereotype, but Sean McManus, chairman of CBS Sports, has closed some of the biggest deals in television
Antiques and art dictate the design and construction of a stunning French country estate in Darien.
For the past decade, we’ve been counting all the things that make these towns incredible places to live. Here are the ten best among them.
Time does fly, but in one fast-paced decade, we’ve certainly come a long way. Ten years ago, George W. Bush was just settling into his first term as president, Lady Gaga was shopping stilettos for her sweet sixteen birthday, social networking was something we did primarily over drinks and dinner, and the debut issue of New Canaan Darien & Rowayton was hitting newsstands. Yes, a lot has changed in what feels like a short period of time, but fortunately for those of us who call these towns home, many things have only improved with age.
Some say Anna and Charlotte Sulger have the luck of the Irish…
Michael Critelli calls his journey from CEO to contemporary urban film producer…
This magazine has been dishing about New Canaan, Darien and Rowayton for a decade now, so we’ve learned a little more than our share about how to navigate the dining, shopping, family and outdoor scenes in these terrific towns. We’ve put 50 savvy secrets into this go-to source for great food, fashion and fun.
With his own SiriusXM sports channel and scores of hard-core fans, New Canaan’s Chris Russo has got plenty of game
Spoiler alert: By the time you finish reading this issue, you’ll have at your fingertips the phone number for the area’s hottest masseur, a direct line to the perfect personal shopper, parent-tested cures for toddler cabin fever, the web address for a stealth supper club and an invitation to one monster martini party.
Former Olympian Dick Packer is known locally for…
With the release of his eighth book for the preteen set, is Mike Lupica…
The Summer House at 32 Forest Street has two new owners.
A note from the editor, Jeanne Craig
A Celebration of Giving
Charles Gasparino rose from a blue-collar life in the Bronx to become the tough-talking star reporter for Fox Business Network. Here’s how he did it.
A selection of hands-on private classes and in-market demonstrations that are close to home
America’s reaction and changes following September 11
Local party-planning experts weigh in on the critical ingredients for a great green dinner party.
I thought the hard work was over. We had finally selected a group of incredibly talented students to profile in this issue’s cover story, “10 Teens with Bright Futures.” With our terrific ten identified, we exhaled, and then went about the business of setting up a photo shoot. Yet that’s when things got really complicated. If you’re the parent of an overscheduled child, you know it can be a logistical nightmare to find an open window in a day packed with studies, sports and umpteen other extracurricular activities. Imagine, then, trying to corral ten beyond-busy teens in one place at one time, when each student operates on a timetable that seems to be as flexible as Metro North’s. You get the picture. On the day we photographed our teens, Jenifer Jonson was in the studio to interview these young and disarmingly charming adults for the feature (page 54). Jen, who is a Darien resident and mother of two, was most impressed by the global views of our terrific ten. “I was taken by the fact that they’re all so knowledgeable about what’s going on in the world beyond their communities, and they want to do something about it,” she says. […]
What’s it like to live in a house beloved by many? The occupants of three iconic residences share their stories.
What began as a home-based support group in New Canaan is Now one of the most influential advocacy organizations for the 9/11 community worldwide.
One of the best things about starting a job is getting to know your new colleagues. That process is even more enjoyable when you discover the things you have in common. Diane Sembrot and I had our “Aha!” moment when we learned we both like to run. Diane is the hardworking pro who has done such a great job editing this magazine. Recently, that opportunity was given to me so Diane can take on other projects in the company. She was just a few doors away as I went to work on this, my first issue. During one of our conversations, she told me about a jogging route she’s fond of in Rowayton, where I live with my family. I ran her course one Saturday morning and learned a few things. First, my coworker has impressive stamina, not only as an editor but as an athlete, because I had to huff and puff and sweat my way up a series of steep, although scenic, hills. Second, I was reminded that one of the unsung benefits of jogging is the opportunity it presents to just get out and enjoy your neighborhood on foot. There’s a lot to appreciate about the towns […]
How did an icon of American architecture approach landscape design? As a new tour at the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan reveals, he took it to a high art.
One of the first letters I wrote for this magazine was about getting up and running again. I had reignited my love of the sport by taking an old route in Rowayton, where I grew up. That run was the best way I knew how to reconnect. And I was right. Since then, as the lucky editor of this publication, I’ve caught up with old, dear friends and made many, many new ones. But it’s time to move on. A new editor will be on board, starting with the July/August issue. I feel fortunate to have this chance to say thank you to the residents of New Canaan, Darien and Rowayton. The stories I’ve heard, what you all do, leaves me utterly amazed. How many times have I struck up a conversation only to find out that the person I am chitchatting with runs a major network, started a company, or founded a nonprofit to protect our most vulnerable citizens? “You do what?” I ask this all the time, shaking my head. Trust me, you’re a thrilling bunch to cover. I have much to do to fill in the new editor, Jeanne Craig. And I would like your help. Please […]
The Entrepreneurial Spirit Catching Women Nurtures an Offshoot of Eco-Friendly Businesses
President of MSG Media Mike Bair on Fuse and the pace of the music business today
Local families faced with heartbreaking health crises reach out for support, to demand change, and to protect other young lives
OK, I agree with anyone who has uttered the phrase, “There are no guarantees in life.” I’ve heard it tossed around to mollify the anxiety that has become apart of home-ownership in the last couple of years. That old adage is pretty thin comfort, one we’d rather not have to draw up over our shoulders as we wait for better days. Real estate doesn’t have its own Punxsutawney Phil to forecast the upcoming season. Phil predicted an early spring—and, ridiculously, I’m pleased. When it comes to real estate, however, I demand actual data. Thankfully, after reading “The State of Real Estate” by writer C. J. Hughes, I have hopes for our real estate market too. Turn to his story for all the facts and figures and context and opinion from area home-industry pros—agents, brokers, lenders, builders, and more—that weighed in on the piece. In fact, if it’s at all possible, you might consider reading the piece while sitting cozily next to a fire, perhaps near a window that offers a stunning view of rolling hills and grand New England Colonials. This, in and of itself, should make it clear that our area—New Canaan, Darien, and Rowayton—is a wise bet. After […]
If the cover shot of Howard Gould caught your eye, I understand. Gould has a way of instantly engaging people by being utterly himself. I learned this during the cover shoot, in which we put him to the test. It’s relevant to note that he is high-energy and an expert in clean energy; that he is good-natured and dedicated to protecting nature; and that he is easy-going and always up for going abroad to explore. And yet I do believe this magazine’s crew was able to stump him. We assumed that if we were going to photograph an environmental expert, that we had better take the shot outside. But we made that decision in a warm month. When the day of the shoot arrived, I was tapping my thermometer to see if it was broken. We gripped our parkas to trap every bit of heat and left Gould to fend for himself in nothing more than a suit and hiking boots. On top of that, we asked him to lean casually against a tree centered in a four-inch-deep pile of leaves one moment then change into a suit and sit for a formal shot on a cold stone wall. All […]
Howard Gould brings hedge funds into greener pastures