Thursday, June 28, 2012

J Hotel

I've been meaning to write this post for weeks so I apologize I'm late to the table in sharing this new hot spot with everyone. I'm going to do something unusual and I'm not going to give you a review, I'm just going to say go check it out. Everyone's talking about it and I know you'll want to be able to give your two cents. If you'd like a relaxing cocktail head there with the after work crowd, if you'd like to really see the scene head there after 10pm. Then let me know what you think, I promise whether you love it or hate it you'll still have a good time. So grab your favorite girlfriends and check it out!

The J House
1114 E Putnam Ave, Greenwich

Pretty outdoor seating with an open roof

Cozy couches with a roaring fire

Enjoying a vino with my lovely ladies

Our hipster hubbies enjoying the late night scene!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


On a steamy hot night I love nothing more than a huge plate of sushi! The nice cool air-conditioning and the light refreshing sushi makes for the perfect meal. My very favorite spot in Greenwich to indulge in such a feast is Bambou at 328 Pemberwick Road. The most delicious appetizers - fried calamari in it's own little fry basket with delicious dipping sauce, crispy spring rolls, pan seared veggie dumplings, and surprisingly yummy chicken nuggets! For sushi I have to have the amazing House Special Roll along with the Red Hot Yellowtail Roll, Mexican Roll and Sweet Potato Tempura Roll. And you have to round it out with some tasty fried rice!

Our spread during the heat wave! 

Want to try Bambou out? Treat yourself to a living social deal and get $30 toward dinner for $15.

Bambou on Living Social!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Today Is The Day...

We've all been waiting for! It's officially summer - Elin Hilderbrand's newest beach read hits shelves today! Mine will hopefully be at my doorstep when I return home from work and I cannot wait. As much as I want to dive right in I'm forcing myself to wait until next week so I can read it on the beaches in Nantucket, my favorite ritual every summer.

So please, go out and support our favorite author and purchase your copy of Summerland! We heard Elin speak this spring and this book promises to be heart wrenching but fabulous. I absolutely can't wait!

We'll have to find something for hubby to do for the week!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Shakespeare on the Sound

So I'm going to say for what I believe is the 13th year in a row..."This year I'm going to Shakespeare on the Sound!" I don't know why I can never get my act together to make it to this great event, but don't make my mistake. This year they will be performing our favorite classic - Romeo and Juliet - and I promise I'll be there!

In Greenwich at Baldwin Park June 26-July 8
In Rowayton at Pinkney Park July 18-July 29

*No shows on Monday or July 4th

Show begins at 7:30, park opens at 4pm for first come first serve seating (front section is blankets only). There are also two short children's performances at 5:30 and 6:30.

Performances are free and open to the public. Suggested donation: $20 adults, $10 students

Special reserved seats are available for $50, front row in the low chair section. Call 203.299.1300 if you would like to reserve a seat.

In Rowayton you can purchase food from Brendan's 101 in the park (get the lobster roll!) and purchase wine across the street at The Rowayton Wine Shop. In Greenwich you can purchase food in the park from Aux Delices, as well as small bottles of wine. However feel free to bring your own picnic from your favorite local vendors!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Birthday Bash

My aunt had a milestone birthday last week and her family threw her the most fabulous and chic birthday bast! Designed by New York based floral and event designers Renny & Reed it was beyond beautiful and the perfect way to celebrate our most favorite mom, sister, aunt, ninny and friend! Below are a few highlights of the amazing flowers, table settings and outdoor decor.

The stunning flowers

Shell Napkin Rings and of course bedazzled Place Cards from the Grandkids! 


The only thing as beautiful as the room is the view!

Five Mile River

Cake by Dough*Girl!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

RCA Summer Music Festival

A great summer Sunday Funday! Hit the RCA Summer Music Festival for concerts every Sunday night. Located at Bayley Beach or Pinkney Park and ranging from reggae to country, jam rock to blues, this is a great way to cap off a summer weekend. Grab a pizza from Rowayton Pizza, some tasty libations and enjoy the beautiful water views, cool breezes and great tunes. See you on the beach!

Also I hope you'll join us at the Rowayton Farmer's Market tomorrow - Pinkney Park, 12 til 5. You can now grab lunch as well, from pizza to lobster rolls to empanadas. Check out their website for the list of vendors and artisans.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Author Event

Join the Rye Free Reading Room tonight at 7:30pm to welcome bestselling other Jill Kargman to speak about her new book The Rock Star in Seat 3A . Her previous books include Sometime I Feel Like a Nut, Momzillas and The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund. Kargman has also written for magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country and Elle. She was also featured on my Summer Reading List! Books will be available for purchase and signing and refreshments will be served. Visit for more information.

What would you do if you were seated on a plane next to your biggest celebrity crush??

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

TipsySkipper Trunk Show

Updated: I jumped the gun a little on this post. This fun trunk show is this week and they've added another of my favorite vendors, Small Field Papers! Head over to check out her adorable stationary as well as accessories from Dabney Lee, Boatman Geller and other great retailers. You could even get organized and start looking for your 2012 Holiday card!


Another fun spring trunk show this week with TipsySkipper and Boo Gems. TipsySkipper - one of our favorite nautical brands inspired by sea breezes, good friends and tasty libations. They design adorable clutches, ballet flats, totes and more! Perfect to head into summer in style!

Captain Morgan Clutches
Skipper Skimmers
Cutie Kearsley!

Boo Gemes is a line I've never heard of so I look forward to checking out their product too!

See info below!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Peyton and Clark

I stumbled across these adorable posters and they just scream summer fun to me. I love their whimsy and bright colors and think they would make darling hostess gifts or beach house decor.

Golfing Octopus

Starfish with Beach Gear

Polo Seahorse

Crab with Sailboat

Prints are 8x10 and only $10 unframed, $45 matted and framed. I love them all together as a collection, such a cute hallway decoration for summer. 

Also available as note pads and stationary - visit to view their whole collection!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Bikini Season

The much anticipated Letarte Annual Warehouse Sale kicks off this weekend! Be sure to go early for great deals on swimsuits, tunics and accessories. June 16th-June 22nd at 160 Carter Henry Drive, Fairfield.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Horsing Around For Charity

Looking for a fun outing for Dad on Father's Day?? Take him to Serendipity's Horsing Around For Charity. A great event at the Greenwich Polo Club featuring one of our favorites, Preppy Pig BBQ from Newport RI! Also enjoy music from The Short Bus - an awesome rock and roll cover band and winner of Best of the Gold Coast for the last 3 years. What dad wouldn't love beer, BBQ and rock and roll? And the best part is there will be plenty of activities to occupy the kids as well as shopping for mom. Advance tickets are $40 - $45 at the door (children 12 and under free) and all proceeds benefit Pegasus Therapeutic Riding, a fabulous local charity. Make sure dad wears his crazy pants!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

FFC411 Faves!

Yay!! I'm so excited - we're live with out first FFC411 ad! And from one of my favorite bloggers and etsy purveyors - Shorely Chic! I adore all of Liz's fab beach chic finds and I'm so happy to have her as our first advertiser. Please head over to the info panel on the right and click on her ad to see all her wonderful goodies!

Some of my very favorites...

I must have these! Notecard Set - $22.50
Straight to my heart! Poster - $34
Custom iPhone cases, a summer must! $44

If you are interested in advertising on FFC441 please email us at And for our readers, please know that we only plan to feature small local businesses that we know and love or have researched extensively! 

Welcome Liz! xx

Lands End Linens

I recently signed up to receive blog posts from a fun site - design serendipity. They mostly blog about interior decorating, design and projects they're working on. But sometimes they just blog about fun tidbits and that's how I learned about the great new linens line from Lands End (I'm sure you're all going huh??). But it's true, they launched a new line Tailored Hotel Collection and it is darling! Totally Matouk in inspiration but Lands End in prices.

Embroidered Rope Duvet Cover and Sham $25-$160

Embroidered Dot Duvet Cover and Sham $25-$160

Also available in Sheet Sets and Pillowcases from $30-$60.

Styles can be monogrammed for an additional $6 and they will send you a free swatch of the fabric before you place your order! And all orders over $50 receive free shipping. 

I also adore this Embroidered Rope Shower Curtain for $60. I'd have a big monogram or 'Beach House' embroidered on the center. 

Visit Lands End to view the entire collection!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Touch A Truck

Support the Junior League of Greenwich in one of their most popular events!

Your family and friends are invited to:   
Sunday, June 10, 2012
10:00am – 3:00pm, Rain or Shine!
Town Hall Parking Lot & Havemeyer Field
101 Field Point Road, Greenwich

Climb aboard a fire truck, operate a construction vehicle, and
reach the sky in a cherry picker! 

Fun Activities for Children of All Ages: 
Trucks & Vehicles for Children to Explore
The Bossy Frog Band
Bouncy Castle, Obstacle Course & Miniature Golf
Live animal demonstration by Party Safari & Soccer with Filipo Sports & Entertainment!

Advance tickets: $30 per family ($40 at door) 
Click here for more information and tickets

Food and Beverages available for purchase.
All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Greenwich and its community projects. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Devon Baer Trunk Show

Join two of our favorite girls for a trunk show tomorrow - Sheila from She la la hosts Devon from Devon Baer Designs at her new shop in New Canaan! View an expanded offering of Devon's products as well as all the great items for sale at She la la - including our beloved Oliphant Designs.

June 7th 11-5
120 Main Street, New Canaan (entrance next to Blue Mercury, additional parking in rear) and be sure to visit them on Facebook!

We'll be sure to share more info about another of our favorites stopping by She la la June 28th - Liz from Shorely Chic! Best blog ever!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

vineyard vines Pop-Up Shop!

City friends, please join us tomorrow night to celebrate our new vineyard vines pop-up shop at Rothmans. A perfect time to shop for Father's Day, support the Harbor School and enjoy some tasty cocktails. Enter to win a work weeks worth of ties and receive a custom vv iPhone case with every purchase. They also have a selection of women's clothing and accessories. Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Charles Philips

I just loved these adorable nautical inspired flats that my cousin was wearing the other day so I had to share with my coastal loving readers! I think these are the perfect shoe to add flair to your basic white jeans and tee. Sure to be a summer staple!

Visit for stockists or visit our very own Walin & Wolff at 36 Elm Street, New Canaan. Call for availability 203.966.4281.