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Meet a Mom: Katharine Gray Bunoski

Meet a Mom: Katharine Gray Bunoski

Meet Katharine Gray Bunoski, a Darien native who moved back to town after getting married. She is a mom of two young children and a real estate agent at Douglas Elliman. A member of The Jennifer Leahy Team, Katharine loves sharing snippets of daily life in Darien,...

Meet A Mom: Haley Davidson of F45 Norwalk

Meet A Mom: Haley Davidson of F45 Norwalk

Meet Haley Davidson, a Norwalk mom and personal trainer who moved here from New York City. She started her health journey when she was getting in shape to pursue a dance career. Fitness became her “new passion,” so she got her personal training certification and...

Meet a Mom: Lori Leckliter

Meet a Mom: Lori Leckliter

Today’s Meet a Mom is artist Lori Leckliter, a mother of two who moved to town in 2014. A former fashion designer at Ralph Lauren, Lori started focusing on painting and action portraiture when she left New York City for the suburbs. For Lori, her career in fashion...

Meet A Mom: Jeanne Collins

Meet A Mom: Jeanne Collins

    Meet Jeanne Collins, the New Canaan mom behind JerMar Designs. Jeanne, who grew up in Greenwich, settled here for the "small-town vibe and friendly atmosphere" as well as the "sophistication and culture." She started her company in 2020 after leaving her...

MEET A MOM: Kristin Pierce

MEET A MOM: Kristin Pierce

Meet Kristin Pierce, the New Canaan mom behind Shooting Stars NYC! Kristin and her husband lived in New York City for over 20 years before moving to New Canaan with their daughter, Harper. She created Shooting Stars, a competitive dance and performing arts company,...

MEET A MOM—Dr. Sarah Lacarrubba

MEET A MOM—Dr. Sarah Lacarrubba

  Meet Dr. Sarah Lacarrubba, a mother of two boys who practiced family medicine in Manhattan and Westchester County before transitioning to medical aesthetics. Looking for a “coastal town with a strong sense of community,” she and her family moved to Darien in...

MEET A MOM—Shelby K. Smith

MEET A MOM—Shelby K. Smith

Today’s Meet a Mom is Shelby K. Smith, a mother of two and an artist in Darien. A former beauty executive, Shelby is a self-taught artist who turned her talent—and passion for color—into a new hobby during the pandemic. Shelby’s modern, geometric works will be on...

MEET A MOM— Maureen Sullivan

MEET A MOM— Maureen Sullivan

Meet Maureen Sullivan, or as her family & friends call her, Mo, a quintessential “people person” who loves to strike up a convo and make connections with anyone she meets. Mo works in real estate and lives in Rowayton with her husband, baby, and dog. You might see...

Meet a Mom—Jennifer Foster

Meet a Mom—Jennifer Foster

Meet Jennifer Foster, a mother of three from Darien. Besides hockey, running is a favorite family activity, and one of their top spots is Waveny Park. Jennifer serves as a Board member of the Mather Homestead Foundation as well as Board Chair of St. Luke’s School. Learn more about Jennifer, her family and why she loves living in Fairfield County.

MEET A MOM—Sarah Collins-Napier

MEET A MOM—Sarah Collins-Napier

This week’s Meet a Mom is Sarah Collins-Napier, a Darien mother of two who decided to move here for the family-friendly community. Sarah, who is a Pilates instructor at Darien Pilates, helps her clients become stronger and injury-free so they can pursue a healthy and pain-free life.

MEET A MOM—Sicily Bennett

MEET A MOM—Sicily Bennett

Meet Sicily Bennett, a mother of three and the founder of Rockmore Wellness, which promotes balanced living. After Sicily and her husband spent a weekend at Roger Sherman Inn in New Canaan, they fell in love with the town and eventually moved their family here....

MEET A MOM—Amanda Spatola

MEET A MOM—Amanda Spatola

This week’s spotlight is on Amanda Spatola—a Rowayton mom of three. She’s also a top producing agent with Houlihan Lawrence Darien, a youth lacrosse coach, and a renovation and design enthusiast. After graduating from Middlebury College where she was a member of the...

MEET A MOM—Kristen Plumb

MEET A MOM—Kristen Plumb

Our latest Meet a Mom is Kristen Plumb, a mother of two who has lived in New Canaan for 12 years. Through the years while raising a family with her husband, it became an obsession and a passion to create beautiful spaces for family birthdays and holidays. That obsession ignited her to start her own business. Read more about Kristen and what’s behind the name of her company, Britsy Bean!

MEET A MOM—Jaime Dursht

MEET A MOM—Jaime Dursht

Working with families going through a divorce – especially those with kids – can be complicated, and at times, even ugly. Local mom and partner at Broder, Orland, Murray & DeMattie, shares how and why she transitioned into Family Law after being a prosecutor in NYC before kids. As a mom of two grown kids (20 and 22), Jaime prides herself on having empathy and compassion for those figuring out the next phase of life for their family. In another life, Jaime might have been a dermatologist or be an expert in Korean dance or drumming! She appreciates the suburbs more than she expected, enjoys tennis and hiking, and loves a good Moscow Mule! Jaime is kind, compassionate, and driven – the perfect combination to help families navigating the toughest of times.

MEET A DESIGNER—Sydney Ellis

MEET A DESIGNER—Sydney Ellis

Meet Sydney Ellis, a Darien native and the founder of Niall Knithouse. After working in the fashion industry for seven years, Ellis launched her sustainable, modular knitwear line in 2021. The collection "offers shoppers a way to reduce their yearly consumption, and...

MEET A MOM—Merry Thornton

MEET A MOM—Merry Thornton

Meet Merry Thornton, the mom of two behind Element Medical Aesthetics in New Canaan. After living in New York City for many years, she and her husband moved to Katonah in 2009 for the “small-town ambience.”

Meet A Mom: Darizen from Darizen Spa & Wellness.

Meet A Mom: Darizen from Darizen Spa & Wellness.

Designed with attention to detail in mind, the Darizen Acupuncture and Spa is guided by our belief in the natural rhythm of the five elements, in addition to the philosophy of wabi-sabi. Our treatments are organic, with ingredients from sustainable farms to create a natural and Biodynamic treatment. The techniques and products used during our treatments are designed to meet each of our clients’ individual needs.

MEET A MOM—Tanya & Laura of LePrivé

MEET A MOM—Tanya & Laura of LePrivé

  Meet the Moms and founders behind LePrivé, a women’s apparel brand that specializes in ultra-soft knit tops with stunning snap-on collars. These two entrepreneurs met in New York City a decade ago. When Tanya sold her tech business and started consulting, she...

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