Little Pub in Cos Cob is Now Open!

photo 1 (2)Great news for everyone who has been waiting, as I have been: Little Pub Greenwich is now open!! In fact, I just got back from lunch and the place looks amazing. I’d highly recommend their BLT and the Cabo Chicken Wrap. Go check it out!

To read more about them, see my previous reblog of OmNomCT’s story about their newest edition.

 

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Pre-War Colonial with Deeded Access to Long Island Sound.

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Situated in a private waterfront association with deeded access to Long Island Sound, this gracious 4600+ SF pre-war colonial has been beautifully updated in 2014. Enjoy this stately home as is, update further, or build a 6300+ square foot dream home on this beautiful property in a prime location. The home features a country kitchen with island, an adjacent breakfast room with mudroom, living room with fireplace, and a bright family room with skylights and a wet bar. The family room and dining room overlook the heated pool and stone terraces with an outdoor gas grill, making the backyard perfect for outdoor entertaining. The master suite has a sitting area, now being used as an office. The finished lower level with a sauna and full bath complete this classic home.

From Playbill.com: Broadway Actors Explore Things We Do for Love

By Andrew Gans             

19 Aug 2014

The Westport Country Playhouse’s production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Things We Do for Love begins performances Aug. 19.

Directed by Tony Award nominee John Tillinger, the production will continue through Sept. 7.

10473419_715034388534038_1205446423266953284_n“I’m so happy to present the work of two men who have given countless evenings of joy and laughter to our audiences over the years: playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger,” said Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director, in an earlier statement. “John has a special gift for releasing the bubbles of inanity, comic helplessness, pain and humanity in the champagne bottles that are Ayckbourn’s brilliantly funny comedies. And Things We Do for Love is one of his richest and most surprising.”

The cast includes Geneva Carr as Barbara, Matthew Greer as Hamish, Sarah Manton as Nikki and Michael Mastro as Gilbert.

In Things We Do for Love, press notes state, “fastidious Barbara’s orderly, but solitary world is thrown into chaos when the arrival of her longtime friend Nikki and her fiancé ignites unexpected and violent passions. Replete with trademark Ayckbourn touches, this wickedly funny play will have the audience questioning just how sane anyone really is when it comes to love.”

Due to “mature content,” the production is recommended for audiences ages 16 and older.

The design team includes James Noone, scenic design; Laurie Churba, costume design; Paul Miller, lighting design; and Scott Killian, sound design.

For more information, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or toll-free at (888) 927-7529, or visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. Tickets are also available by visiting http://www.westportplayhouse.org.

Source: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/broadway-actors-explore-things-we-do-for-love-beginning-tonight-at-westport 

Seaside Living: Waterfront Home in Shorelands Association

Old Greenwich Real EstateRelax and enjoy a seaside lifestyle in the inviting community of Shorelands, a private waterfront association in Old Greenwich that offers its residents a private beach, dock, and boat slips. An oversized level property with direct water frontage and western vistas, this young colonial with contemporary flair showcases spectacular sunsets across the waters of Greenwich Cove and provides access to Long Island Sound.

At the end of the stone drive lined with flowering trees, this direct waterfront home features traditional finishes and many recent updates. The first floor boasts an open floor plan ideal for entertaining. The living room and dining room, both lined with windows, provide waterviews from nearly every room. The recently updated gourmet kitchen, an adjacent family room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace, a cozy library and powder room complete the first floor.  The expansive deck overlooks a level rear yard and the calm waters of Greenwich Cove.

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Master Bedroom

Upstairs, the well-appointed master suite with vaulted ceilings and a walk-in closet highlights the home’s ideal location with its sunset waterviews from the luxurious marble bath and through the wall of windows and French doors opening to a private balcony. A second spacious corner en-suite bedroom features a vaulted ceiling and beautiful water views from two sides. Two additional bedrooms and a full bath complete the second floor. The lush landscaping of the backyard leading to the water enhances the appeal of this special home.

This is a home with great character in a top location with no history of storm damage and room for expansion. Just a short walk to village shops, Old Greenwich School, restaurants and train to New York City, or a quick bike ride to the beautiful Tod’s Point – Greenwich’s premier 147.3 acre park with its sandy beaches, walking and bike paths, Greenwich Community Sailing, nature sanctuary, and much more.

 

Riverside, CT: A waterfront community just an hour from New York City

Known for its expansive waterfront, Riverside began as a fishing and farming community in the late 1600s. Now home to celebrities like Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford, the area is known for its upscale living and modern amenities, while retaining a small-town, quaint New England atmosphere. With a population of 7,200, Riverside, a section of the town of Greenwich, is picturesque – from its waterfront properties to large, charming single-family homes to condominiums.

22CherryTreeLn_WaterviewsThe area spans across the Post Road, and is home to many who are employed in the finance industry. Riverside also has a strong artist community and is filled with writers, painters and musicians.

Shopping and Dining

The shopping and dining experiences in Riverside are located mainly along Route 1. However, Ada’s Variety Shop on Riverside Avenue has long been a stop for commuters looking for a newspaper or snack before boarding the train for work. Before former owner Ada Cantavero’s death in 2008, the convenience store was also a frequent stop for schoolchildren looking for a bag full of penny candies from the shop’s namesake.

Other longtime establishments include Valbella, an Italian eatery,Baang Café and Bar, which offers Asian-inspired cuisine, andDiMare Pastry Shop in the Riverside Shopping Center, where visitors can enjoy a tasty treat or place special orders for birthday parties and other events. A&P Fresh grocery store is also located in the shopping center, with Starbucks Coffee CompanyCoco Nail Spa, Hunan Café and more. Another specialty shop, Balducci’s, offers gourmet food gifts, housewares and more.

Chain stores such as Walgreens, CVS/Pharmacy and Staples offer the necessities.

Parks and Recreation

The Riverside Yacht Club is a members-only club located waterside off Club Road. It recently underwent renovations to install a $2 million docking system for the area’s 50-foot yachts.

In the winter months, residents are often seen cross-country skiing down the tree-lined streets or ice-skating on the pond on Lake Drive.

Schools

There are four public schools in Riverside – the International School at Dundee, North Mianus School and Riverside School, all elementary schools, and Eastern Middle School, one of three 6-8th grade schools in the town of Greenwich. All are located in residential areas, with many of their students walking to school. For those looking to study Mandarin Chinese, the Chinese Language School of Connecticut, teaches classes out of Eastern Middle School and the Second Congregational Church in downtown Greenwich. For more information about Greenwich Public Schools, visit http://www.greenwichschools.org.

Transportation

The Riverside train station provides access to Metro-North Railroad along the New Haven Line. A trip to New York City’s Grand Central Terminal is only 62 minutes. For train schedules, visit mta.info and select Riverside.

Westchester County Airport is about 18 miles away. LaGuardia International Airport is about 32 miles away. John F. Kennedy International Airport is about 38 miles away.

Old Greenwich, Conn.: A Front-Porch Kind of Place By LISA PREVOST

Old Greenwich, Conn.: A Front-Porch Kind of Place By LISA PREVOST

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An aerial view of Shorelands Association in Old Greenwich

The housing market is just now emerging from a nearly two-year slump induced by Hurricane Sandy. Flooding in low-lying areas and a wind-driven fire that destroyed three waterfront mansions “left a bit of a scar,” said Gary Cunningham, a former stockbroker who now develops single-family homes in Old Greenwich and is the managing partner of Core Properties.

Uncertainty around the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood zone remapping and new insurance rates also caused buyers to temporarily back off. These fears appear to be easing, however, Mr. Cunningham said. And he is further encouraged by recent revisions to the town’s building regulations for flood zones.

If the last three months are any indication, buyer confidence is back in a big way. Since June, at least four waterfront properties have traded above $6 million; the most expensive, a 7,700-square-foot colonial on Greenwich Cove, closed at $13.05 million.

For the complete story, please visit http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/24/realestate/old-greenwich-conn-a-front-porch-kind-of-place.html?_r=0.

Bruce Museum: Two exhibits closing on August 31

Two great exhibits at the Bruce Museum are coming to a close on August 31st. Don’t miss out!

2_Lin_Yan_cityviewTales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing

May 3, 2014 – August 31, 2014

This exhibition focuses on two of the world’s leading centers of art — New York and Beijing — and offers a visual pairing of five New York-based artists with five Beijing-based artists. The ten artists have been engaged in five different global, cross-cultural, artistic dialogues over the course of two years via email, Skype, in person, sometimes with translators, about issues ranging from political and social upheaval, the concept of global culture, and questions about materials and techniques. Some of the artists are creating new works for the exhibition including two site-specific works being created at the Museum, others are represented by existing or historic works. For more information, visit: Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing.

 

 

Ligozzi_web210Greenwich Collects: Wyeth, Italian Renaissance Drawings, Chinese Antiquities

July 6, 2014 – August 31, 2014

Greenwich is fortunate to be the one of the most active centers for the private collecting of art in the country, indeed in the world. This show serves to illustrate the diversity of three local collections. Although only a selection of a portion of their holdings, the works on view speak to the remarkable level of quality achieved and the connoisseurship their owners brought to bear on the assembly of their collections. For more information, visit: Greenwich Collects: Wyeth, Italian Renaissance Drawings, Chinese Antiquities.