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Meet The Mom Behind Orangetheory Fitness Darien, Linnea

Linnea is bringing her love of the Orangetheory Fitness to CT with studios in Stamford, Milford and soon to be opened, Darien. Meet the mom behind Orangetheory Darien! How many kids do you have and what are their age(s)? A daughter, Hayden, soon to be 18 months....

New Canaan Land Trust’s Dogs of New Canaan

Join the New Canaan Land Trust as the local non-profit organization celebrates National Dog Day on its dog-friendly Watson-Symington Preserve on Saturday morning August 24th. Enjoy coffee and bagels, have a (free) portrait taken with your best friend, participate in a...

Plan for Winter and Check Your Heating System

Beat the Rush Before Temperatures Drop Although the sun is out and vacations are in full swing, it’s never too early to plan for Winter! Temperatures start to drop around Labor Day and appointments fill up around town. Beat the crowd by setting up an appointment with...

Christina Geist on Sorry Grownups, You Can’t Go to School!

A few months ago, we spoke to news anchor Willie Geist and his wife Christina about their busy family life with two working parents, their happy marriage, and more. Christina mentioned her upcoming book, Sorry Grownups, You Can’t Go to School!, and now that it’s out...

Top-Ranked Pediatric Specialists are in Greenwich

Yale New Haven Health’s Pediatric Minute video series features health-related questions from area parents being answered by pediatric and women’s health specialists. Thank you to the Local Moms who submitted questions! The premier video features Dr. Gary Soffer,...

Simple Delicious Brodo Broth Bowl Recipes

By James Beard Award-Winning Chef Marco Canora “Indeed, stock is everything in cooking. Without it, nothing can be done.” Escoffier, the world’s first celebrity chef, said it best and I couldn’t agree more. Here at Brodo, we like to call...

Outdoor Dining Spots Around Town & Beyond

Savor the rest of the summer by dining at some of our favorite outdoor restaurants near New Canaan and Darien. Whether you want a bustling sidewalk table, a waterfront view or a secluded patio setting, you’ll find the perfect place to dine alfresco.  Rowayton The...

Summer Beach Reads: WHIT & WHIMSY Blogger’s Top Titles

With so many families heading on vacation this month, we asked lifestyle blogger Liz Whitney (and one of our recent “Meet a Mom” subjects) to share her latest beach-read picks. Luckily for us, she just featured a “Book Blast” on her WHIT & WHIMSY blog and had a...

A Summer Weekend in Litchfield County

Looking for a last minute summer staycation weekend in Connecticut that’s fun for the whole family? Consider Litchfield County.  In addition to unique lodging options, fresh and local dining and plenty of fun activities ranging from pick-your-own to hiking to a day at...

Your Nails’ New Secret Weapon

    As moms, life can be pretty rough on our nails. Between wrangling (and cleaning up after) kids, scrubbing dishes and constantly washing our hands, our nails go through a lot on a typical day. Not to mention the effects that other factors like hormones,...

Meet The Moms Behind Filling In The Blanks

  New Canaan moms Shawnee Knight and Tina Kramer started the Filling in the Blanks charity in 2013. “Filling in the Blanks is a nonprofit that fights childhood hunger by providing children in need with meals on the weekends. In the Fall we will be providing...

Summer Snacks from Scouted!

This content was provided by Shilpa Rosenberry, founder of Scouted and a regular contributor for The Local Moms Network. Scouted is a New Canaan, CT-based social network designed to cut through the clutter on grocery store shelves. Basically, Shilpa’s site and...

Meet Liz Whitney: The Stylish Mom Behind The Whit & Whimsy Blog

Meet Liz Whitney, a Darien-based mom of three, who is known for the lifestyle blog WHIT & WHIMSY. In between managing the hectic schedules of her children George (17), Helen (15) and Harry (12), she runs her popular blog and is thankful for “wifi and a laptop!”...

Summer Succulent Lovin’ Backyard Fun with Hoffman Landscapes!

Summer slow down!  Let’s throw it back to late June, when Hoffman Landscapes invited us into the outside for a Summer Succulent Social at the home of New Canaan Mom and very happy Hoffman Landscapes client, Melissa Baker. Wow!  What a morning spent in one of...

Palmers: Old Meets New

This week, we turned to our friends at Palmer’s in Darien for some summer entertaining inspiration. Cindy Palmer pairs two of her favorite recipes that work really well together for any summer fete, from casual get-togethers to more formal occasions. “The Sambal...

Meet A Mom: Brooke Hastings- The Mom Behind The Master Edit

This week’s Meet a Mom is Darien-based stylist Brooke Hastings, who moved to town from New York City with her husband Brandt 7 years ago this September. We spoke to her about her growing business, her Darien life as mom to two children, Charley (7) and Mimi (2), her...

Lime Naked Cake Recipe

Sisters Barbara and Carolina are the talented entertaining experts behind Host to Perfection. Their Instagram feed is pure inspiration, and this Greenwich, CT-based duo now have almost 40,000 followers getting ideas from their tablescapes, recipes and more. The women...

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