Falling for Fall, Planting Season is Here!

After a sweltering summer, fall is in the air! And that means planting season is finally here! Fall is for Planting! If you want pops of color in your gardens next spring, talk to your Personal Property Manager about planting bulbs this fall! Problem Solvers Have questions about screening plantings, attracting birds and butterflies, sprucing up foundation plantings, or other planting matters? HL’s horticulture team is a wealth...

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Psssssst…… As the leaves begin to fall and you’ve moved from outdoor bar-b-ques to indoor scrabble you might be asking yourself “how the f- – – did my house get so outdated?”. Well it may just be time for a re-fresh and a Hot Toddy. So let’s begin; If you’re wondering what the new gray is or whether to hang on to your Flokati, look no further than….   STORY No.3 I TRENDING NOW….. wait…..NOW! Jewel-toned velvets may...

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New Canaan Parents: Why should you host an au pair?

As a mother of three boys, I know firsthand that finding and choosing the best childcare for my family isn’t easy. As parents, we want a high-quality option we can trust that also provides flexibility and enrichment for everyone involved. I am happy to say that I’ve found my solution through hosting au pairs!     My au pair journey began three years ago after my twins arrived. After many years of frustration in managing multiple...

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House Matters Recap! Oh What a Night!

📷 Stephanie Conti Photography Scroll to bottom for photo gallery of the night! Amanda Spatola Realtor Oh what a night! Our September 27th “House Matters” event was an absolute blast, and we wanted to make sure we gave a quick recap for those who weren’t able to attend, but were hoping for a synopsis. A major theme of the night was about the state of the market in Darien, New Canaan and Rowayton. Many women expressed equal parts...

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“Light for Kara” to Spread Awareness about Postpartum Depression

Local Family Launches “Light for Kara” to Spread Awareness about Postpartum Depression   Kara Kovlakas passed away on October 13, 2016 after battling postpartum depression and anxiety following the birth of her second child in January of the same year. Shortly after in August 2017, Kara’s family launched ‘Light for Kara’, an advocacy and informational website, with the hope that by spreading awareness and sharing Kara’s story...

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Top Four Winter Family Getaways by New Canaan Travel Advisor, Michelle Jackson

With fall in full swing and temperatures starting to drop, now is the perfect time to start planning your next family vacation. But the pressure of choosing a destination that everyone will love can feel overwhelming! So we brought in New Canaan mom and SmartFlyer travel consultant, Michelle Jackson, to share a few of her favorite destinations for a winter retreat. 1. Puerto Rico Just a quick 4-hour flight from New York’s LaGuardia...

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