Community Highlights | New Canaan & Darien Moms
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....

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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...

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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!

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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.

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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...

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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.”

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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.

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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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Meet the Moms of the Depot Youth Center

Meet the Moms of the Depot Youth Center

Meet the Executive Director and Special Events/Fundraising Chair of The Depot Youth Center, a Darien-based organization run by and for students. Executive Director Laura Downing and Board of Directors member Debi McGahren are local leaders and moms helping to further...

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Meet a Mom—Abby Glover

Meet a Mom—Abby Glover

Meet Abby Glover, a local mom who moved here from Austin 11 years ago. As Vice President of Educator's Ally, she works with private schools nationwide to help with their hiring needs. When it comes to down time, you can find her at the New Canaan Library or heading to...

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MEET A MOM—Dr. Ashley Rosset

MEET A MOM—Dr. Ashley Rosset

After living in three countries over the last five years, Dr. Ashley Rosset and her family moved to New Canaan five months ago. She loves the "tight community" feel and "could not be happier" with the decision to settle in town. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr....

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Wendy Ward on Youth Mental Health Care

Wendy Ward on Youth Mental Health Care

Darien native Wendy Ward graduated from Darien High School in 1991 and is now raising her family in town. She has two daughters—one in eight grade and another in tenth grade—and two Bernedoodles. After spending her entire career in sales, Ward became interested in...

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Meet the Moms of #IMOMSOHARD!

Meet the Moms of #IMOMSOHARD!

Meet the fabulous comedic duo #IMOMSOHARD. Kristin and Jen are real-life best friends and comedians who realized that their nightly conversations over wine would be great fodder for a video series. In just a few years, they’ve racked up 2.2 million followers on...

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Meet Kesti from Darien Chamber of Commerce

Meet Kesti from Darien Chamber of Commerce

Meet Kesti Aysseh, Executive Director of the Darien Chamber of Commerce. A mother of three, she moved to town in 1999 to raise her family here. Kesti talked to us about local holiday shopping and how customers can enter to win a $250 gift certificate through the...

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