Tips for Tipping During the Holiday Season


A holiday tip is a perfect way to show your appreciation to those who provide you with helpful service throughout the year. But, how do you know who to tip and how much? Diane Gottsman is a national etiquette expert, sought out industry leader, accomplished speaker, author and the owner of The Protocol School of Read More

The Downtown Handmade Market in Shelton


The Downtown Handmade Market, a 5-week vendor festival, will be held at the Conti Building on 415 Howe Avenue, Shelton. A Black Friday Kick-Off celebration on Friday, November 28, 2014 from 6:00-9:00pm will be sponsored by Liquid Lunch. Celebration will include handmade artisan vendors, live music, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. All vendors will feature a Read More

Budget-friendly Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas

Budget-friendly Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas, Painted Gourds

Prepare to impress your guests with these simple yet tremendous Thanksgiving tips. Decorating for Thanksgiving doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Create a showstopping centerpiece for Thanksgiving by using things found in nature in your own backyard and at the supermarket – leaves, gourds, pumpkins, and pinecones can add a lot to a Read More

Welcome Holiday Guests With These Guest Bedroom Essentials


The holidays are here and your guests are coming but is your guestroom ready? Just adding a few extra touches will make your guests, and your family feel extra special. Does your guest room also have a bathroom closeby? Why not add a robe, new pair of slippers they can take home, and basic toiletries in Read More

Viale Ristorante, A Taste of Italy in Bridgeport


Viale Ristorante Bar & Grill located at 3171 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport, CT has been serving mixed Italian cuisine for nine years to its loyal customers and those who stumble across it in the Black Rock area of Bridgeport. They offer great food in sizable portions in a warm 1930’s old-style decor. When the weather is Read More

Hickory Farms Is a Holiday Tradition (Win a Party Planner Box)


Holidays are all about getting together to enjoy family and friends and create lasting memories. Traditions are a big part of that. Holiday traditions are fun rituals you create that you look forward to each year like getting together for a party, decorating the tree, wrapping presents, or watching your favorite holiday movie. Hickory Farms Read More

HGTV Is Bringing Santa HQ to Connecticut November 4 – December 24


HGTV Santa Headquarters is coming to your town and will be in Connecticut at the Danbury Fair Mall from November 4th to December 24th. GTV celebrates the holidays with Santa HQ, an immersive experience that transforms the traditional visit with Santa Claus into a jingle-filled, interactive journey for all ages at 10 Macerich malls across Read More

A Taste of the Wild Side at Bar Sugo’s Annual Game Dinner


Pheasant, rabbit, and boar were just a few of the game meats that took center stage at the Game Dinner presented by Chef Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella and Bar Sugo. We had the pleasure to attend and satisfy our culinary taste buds with the various game entrees being served. Bar Sugo, located at 120 Wall Street Read More

December Happenings at the Connecticut Audubon Center

Grassland Bird Conservation Center

Nature lovers, bird lovers, animals lovers, photography enthusiasts and travelers take note. The Connecticut Audubon in Pomfret Center and  Trail Wood in Hampton has just release their December schedule. Grassland Bird Conservation Center 218 Day Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06259 (860) 928-4948 Holiday Nature Store Open through Tuesday, December 23 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. Read More

Parallel Post Presents A Thanksgiving Day Buffet


Parallel Post’s new Thanksgiving day buffet menu which includes a variety of items such as Roasted Pumpkin Soup, Parallel Post’s Signature Cranberry Sauce, and Ox Hallow Herb Roasted Turkey & Gravy, and Pecan Pie. A fixed rate of $35 per adult, $17 per child ages 5-12, and free for children under five years old. In Read More