Thursday, March 29, 2012

Dovecote Warehouse Sale

Enjoy 50-75% off select items - antiques, Mitchell Gold sofas and chairs, vintage chandeliers, jewelry, lamps and shades, apothecary, pillows and more...

*Warehouse address: 314 Westport Avenue, Norwalk (across from Artistic Upholstery and Taco Bell)
Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 11am-4pm
Cash and Check Only

56 Post Road, Westport

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

ASHA Trunk Show

Always a huge fan of ASHA jewelry, I was so excited to get one of her stunning necklaces for my birthday. I've been loving her clear pieces as they are such great wardrobe staples, going with everything and versatile year round! I got a beautiful pair of her Stella earring for Christmas and I wear them all the time.

Carlotta Pendant   

Stella Earrings

Join ASAH to preview their new Spring 12 line this Thursday at Saks Fifth Avenue in Greenwich. 205 Greenwich Ave. Looks like even more beautiful clear styles to come! 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dessert Discount

Save yourself some stress this Easter and pick up a great dessert from Dough*Girl Baking Co. Pre order via email by April 1st and receive 10% off your order. Pick Ups April 6th-8th at Flea, 158B Rowayton Ave, Rowayton.

8” Coconut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting & Jelly Beans on Top $50
10” Flourless Chocolate Cake with Fresh Whipped Cream $40
8” Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Toasted Pecans & Fondant Bunny On Top $50
Hand Decorated Easter Cookies: Bunnies & Easter Eggs  $3/each
Queen’s Key Lime Pie
, Graham Cracker Crust with Fresh Whipped Cream $30
Banana Cream Pie, Gingersnap Crust with Fresh Bananas & Whipped Cream $30

Email and mention this promotion to receive your discount. Be sure to order by April 1st!

Looking for a special treat for a birthday party, dinner party or office event this summer? Invite the Dough*Girl bike to come by with delicious homemade ice cream sandwiches!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Giada Launches New Cookbook in Norwalk

Beloved celebrity chef, Giada De Laurentiis will be signing copies of her newest cookbook on Wednesday March 28th at Stew Leonard's in Norwalk. Starting at 5pm, Giada will be signing 1,000 copies of Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner, hitting book stores tomorrow. Copies of the book will also be available at Stew's for $29.99 or two for $50. I bet even your husbands will join you for this event to check out cutie Giada!

Stew Leonard's
100 Westport Ave, Norwalk 

Other local signings include: 
Barnes & Noble Union Square 
March 27th - 7pm 

Williams-Sonoma Short Hills, NJ
March 28th - 1pm

Williams-Sonoma Copley Place, Boston
March 30th - 11am 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Westport Restaurant Week

Restaurant weeks are rolling through the FFC area. Next week on deck is Westport/Weston!

From March 25th thru March 30th, the following restaurants will be offerings price fixed menus during lunch and dinner from $10.12 to $30.12.

River House Tavern
Blue Lemon
Matsu Sushi
Tarry Lodge
V Restaurant and Wine Bar
Bobby Q's
Tabouli Grill

Check here for menus and pricing. There are number of restaurants I love on the above list and this is always a great time to try out a new restaurant in your area! Also be sure to help Homes with Hope by donating to their food drive during Restaurant Week.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Surroundings Shopping Event

Stop by Greenwich's newest home store for a fun opening event and private sale! Surroundings opened right before the holidays and has become a must go to destination for chic home goods in the FFC area. They are also the exclusive retailer of Claire Murray rugs in the area. Tonight they will be offering 25% off all items in the store, wine and treats while you shop and decoupage artist Mickey Saverine will be there to take custom orders on his products. Hot new items include a terrific leather boat bag and hand painted signal flag, available in any and all initials. 

Ample parking is available behind the shop. If you can't make it tonight, Surroundings is open Mon-Sat 10 til 5:30. With this beautiful warm weather it's the perfect time to pick up something new to bring a little spring into your home! 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Little White Dress

I'm so excited that one of my favorite dress designers, Kirribilla, is launching an official "bridal" collection! I wore one of her white dresses as my going away dress and it was darling! 

I had the hardest time finding white dresses that I loved so I think this is going to be a huge hit with brides to be! Perfect for showers, rehearsal dinners, going away dresses or honeymoons, even a casual wedding dress. Until March 31st they are offering 10% off your first order from the "I DO!" collection. 

A few of my favorites...

The Tinsley, so mad this didn't come in white when I was getting married!

The Chloe, a cute update to my dress from last season

The Cate - perfect shower dress!

They are also giving away a free dress to one lucky Kiribilla lover - click here to enter! 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Author Events

There are some great events coming up in the FFC area featuring some of my favorite female authors. They both have new books coming out and will be speaking and signing books at each event. If you're a chick lit lover then you'll be very excited about both of these!

This Tuesday at the Greenwich Library see author Jane Green speak about her newest novel, Another Piece of My Heart. The Beach House if one of my favorite books and I can't wait to have her sign a copy!

AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary Series

Jane Green

AuthorsLive: Jane Green

Jane Green will appear in the Cole Auditorium. Her thirteenth novel, Another Piece of My Heart, is a powerful exploration of the difficult relationship between a woman who has finally found the love of her life and her new stepdaughters. Green is the author of 12 New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Westport with her husband and their six children. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event through Diane's Books. This AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary program is free and open to all but seating in the Cole Auditorium is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 6:30pm. For more information, please call Marianne Weill at (203)622-7933.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
7:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Green will also be making the following stops around FFC:
Westport Library - Wednesday March 21st, 10am
Wilton Library - Wednesday, March 28th
Ferguson Library (Stamford) - Wednesday, April 11th 6:30pm

And then in May, my very favorite author - Elin Hilderbrand - will be speaking at a luncheon to benefit the Friends of the Fairfield Library. I just adore Elin's books and I am so excited to meet her! This year her newest novel, Summerland, will be released June 26th. I always look forward to reading her books on vacation every June! Come and support the great work of the Fairfield Public Library while hearing Elin speak, do Q&A and sign books, as well as enjoy a tasty lunch!

Art Gallery
Join the Friends of the Fairfield Public Library
For a Ladies' Literary Luncheon
Wednesday, May 2, 2012, from 12-2pm
At The Patterson Club
1118 Cross Highway, Fairfield, CT 06824
Special guest, Elin Hilderbrand
Art Gallery

Best-selling author of 11 books
including Silver Girl, The Island, Barefoot,
and the soon-to-be-released, Summerland.
Tickets are $55 per person and include
lunch, dessert and a glass of wine.
Reservations are required.

Follow this link to purchase tickets, 
or contact Danielle Sharp at or (203) 912-5963.

Friday, March 16, 2012

St Patty's Treats

With St Patrick's Day tomorrow, I love these ideas for fun holiday themed desserts! Check out this blog post for the details on making each of these items. I already picked up my green food coloring, now I just have to decide what to make!


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Juliska Sale

Today kicks off the annual retired product sale at Juliska. I love their sales! Be sure to check out these styles before they're gone. Also stop by Berry & Fred to see their seconds outlet. 

465 Canal Street, Stamford

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Beach Reads

I have quite a few books downloaded on my new kindle that I can't wait to read on vacation! These books all came out in 2012 and I've been saving them for just this occasion. We'll see how many I can get through this week! My poor family, I don't even know if I'll have time to talk to them : )

Happy Reading! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

ORC Bound

Today we head off on one of my favorite trips of the year - to Ocean Reef in Key Largo, FL. Here's my post from last years trip - I love the laid back vibe, riding around in golf carts and spending lots of time reading by the pool!

I wanted to pick up a few new spring items to bring along with me to spruce up my wardrobe. It never feels like spring break unless you have a new piece or two to debut! 

Have to have a new swimsuit! Skinny-stripe Jcrew Bikini

A pair of shorts in my new favorite color - 5" Jcrew Chino Shorts

A fun beach cover up - Vineyard Vines Bailey Ikat Dress

Had to update my LLBean Tote with my new monogram! XL Zip Top Boat and Tote. The XL might have been a little aggressive, if I fill this thing up I'm not going to be able to carry it through the airport!

See you next week! (But there will still be posts while I'm gone!)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Kelly's Kids Trunk Show

Another great kids trunk show in Darien this week. Kelly's Kids - this stuff is just too cute!

Little boys clothes available as well, check out their website for all the matching styles! 

Wednesday, March 14th - 7 to 9 pm
67 Relihan Rd, Darien
Hosted by Erica Wood - no RSVP necessary 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Who Doesn't Like Green Beer?

A fun event next week to support Family & Children's Agency - a great Fairfield County charity! Buy tickets online at  

Family & Children's Agency is a leading nonprofit, 501(c)(3) human service organization 

that is committed to increasing the social and emotional well-being of our clients.
 We provide strength-based, solution focused services that respond
 to the individual needs of children & families, youth, adults, and seniors.

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9 Mott Avenue | Norwalk, CT 06850 | (203) 855-8765

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Girls Night

Tonight is our monthly girls dinner and I wish I'd had the chance to make this darling cheese platter before our get together! I found it on pinterest and think it would be such a fun idea for a wine tasting too. Check out the how to's on Wit & Whistle.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Chic Chewbeads

I've been meaning to blog about this adorable jewelry before and finding out that a few more of our closest friends are going to be mommies reminded me! (Congrats mommies to be xx)

Chewbeads was founded in 2009 by a fashionable mom whose son began chewing on all her beautiful necklaces. Worried that they would break or contain unwanted chemicals, she set out to mimic her favorite jewelry in soft, non-toxic material which was colorful, chic and most importantly safe - their tagline "mommy chic, baby safe". Beads are 100% silicone, soft on babies gums, have a breakaway clasp for added safety and are dishwasher safe. And beyond cute! I actually learned about them by asking a friend where she got her cute necklace - she laughed and said it was for teething!

Available in multiple styles - my favorite is the Jane. Classic beads in a rainbow of fun colors! Great for layering and only $29.50! 

Other style include the Hudson Necklace - $36.50

Cornelia Bracelet - $11.50

Charles Bangle - $14.50

Adorable gift sets available too!

What a fun gift for your favorite mom! I might even have to grab myself one so my nephew stops chowing on all my scarves!