5 Affordable Ways to Create A Smart Home


The Home is now a reality for so many because so many affordable products are now being created. “Smart home” products can be controlled from anywhere using a smartphone or other wireless device. Today’s most popular connected devices are easy to install and can help create a smart home for as little as $50. Some Smart Home Read More

Stocking Stuffers For the Beauty Lover

Beauty Basics Make Great Stocking Stuffers

With just days away from Christmas morning, consider these beauty basics to fill up the stockings for all of the beauty lovers on your list. Mini gifts are always fun to give and receive during the holidays and beauty lovers will love these lip pencils and colors, perfumes, and glosses in shades of Marsala, the “Color Read More

Connecticut Gift Guide: Monthly DIY Beauty Box Subscription


A completely new concept in do-it-yourself beauty, Handmade Beauty Box is a subscription service that delivers high-end, achievable beauty and spa projects monthly to your door. It’s a simple way for everyone to create their own toiletries and cosmetics, including lotion, lipstick, nail polish, mineral makeup, cuticle cream, foot scrubs and more! Many of the products, such Read More

10 Tips for Hosting a Festive Holiday Dinner Party


Here are 10 tips for hosting a fresh & festive holiday dinner party so you can be the hostess with the mostest 1. Mark your calendar: It goes without saying that your holiday calendar should have the parties you are both hosting and attending. But there are endless other tasks that frequently leave us in Read More

Connecticut Gift Guide: Treefort Naturals Soaps, Balms, Gifts


What better way to support your local Connecticut business when you shop local for the holidays. #shoplocal Treefort Naturals offers handmade all natural soaps, balms & gift sets. Our cold process soaps are made from scratch the old fashioned way with natural, organic & local ingredients. Teacher Gifts, Custom Gift Sets, Wedding Party Gifts & Holiday Gifts Read More

The Historic Ship Mayflower II Arrives at Mystic Seaport


The historic ship Mayflower II arrived at Mystic Seaport today after being towed from Plymouth, Mass. The journey was made so the ship could undergo a restoration in the Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. Restoration work will begin this month, honoring Mayflower II‘s original construction and using traditional methods with the goal of restoring the ship to Read More

The Canon EOS Rebel T5i Best Selling DSLR (Save $150 at Best Buy)


Since switching from Sony to Canon, I couldn’t be happier. I now see why so many people choose Canon over many other camera brands. I love the Canon camera and have met so many great people who share my enthusiasm. I own the Canon 70D and take most of the photos you see on this Read More

Elm City Market’s Annual Holiday Food Drive to Benefit Connecticut Food Bank

Elm City Market's Annual Holiday Food Drive to Benefit Connecticut Food Bank

Elm City Community Market, Inc, an employee-owned marketplace located in the heart of New Haven, Conn., today announced that its annual holiday food drive is on target to exceed its donation goal for the Connecticut Food Bank by December 31. The food drive effort is adding up to well over $200 per week, as members Read More

Shop Local: The Choosy Chick for Non-toxic Health and Beauty Products


Do you really know what’s in your personal care products? The Choosy Chick knows. The Choosy Chick is a Connecticut-based business that was created out of a couple’s personal quest to find safe and effective health and beauty care products. Like many of you, they were shocked to learn that the products we had been using everyday Read More

Connecticut’s Neil Fuentes “The Singing Chef” Wins Food Network’s “Rewrapped”


A packed restaurant of exuberant fans were there to share in the excitement this past weekend as the charismatic and always entertaining Singing Chef Neil Fuentes took top honors and won the challenge for recreating a childhood favorite, Swiss Miss Triple Chocolate Dream Pudding. Not only did the sweet treat have to be recreated, it Read More