Blog :: 2011

Fox Crossing Equestrian Winter Riding Camps & Discount Coupon


Fox Crossing Equestrian will be offering two Winter Riding Camps December 26 30th!

- Beginner/Advanced Beginners with Katie Sutton Eagleston

- Advanced/Intermediate Riders with Cheryl LeMoine

Time: 9am 1pm (early drop off/late pickup to accommodate those that work is available for an additional fee).

Date: 12/26-12/30. Can pick and choose a few days and not do entire week!

Email for additional information or to sign up!!!!!!


Litchfield County in the NYTimes 'Frugal Traveler'

October 4, 2011, 1:28 PM
Litchfield County, Easy on the Wallet

A Js Steak and Pizza might be intimidating, I was told kind of a bikers bar. But the burgers were cheap and good, the peanuts were free, the place was still open and it was right down the road from the room where I had just dropped my bags.

Something about the warning didnt quite compute: an intimidating biker joint down the road from the Mary Stuart House, my cozy little bed and breakfast on rural Route 4 in Litchfield County, Conn.? The same Litchfield County known as a weekend escape for New Yorkers prosperous enough to afford a second home but put off by Hamptons haughtiness?

I chuckled as I walked into the friendly basement bar. Sure, it was intimidating if you fear the sound of peanut shells crunching under your feet, the specter of CNN on a big screen, or the prospect of a bartender pushing the blue cheese and caramelized onions that would boost the price of your bison burger to $9.25 from $8. You get the pungent with the sweet, she said, all foodie-like. I was hardly quaking in my boots.

To be honest, the real terror had come a week earlier, when I got my assignment: a frugal weekend in Litchfield County. Friends were skeptical; Twitter followers sent me the 140-character equivalent of raised eyebrows. Good luck with that was typical.

Read the Full Article Here: NY Times, Frugal Traveler, Oct 4, 2011

Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale at Arethusa, Aug 6th 10-4 pm

It's not every day that we get a chance to buy designer shoes at bargain prices at a sample sale without traveling into new york city. Well, August 6th is your chance! Arethusa Farm (13 Webster Rd, Rt. 63 in Litchfield, 1.5 miles south of Litchfield Center) is hosting a Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale from 10-4 pm this Saturday. The sale will feature all sizes of manolos marked down to $100-$450 from their original price tag of $500-$5000! Cash, Visa and MC Accepted. No Checks.

Where Photography & Fashion Meet

An exceptionally rare Pop-up Shop offering an exotic selection of fine art, apparel and fashion accessories infused with cultures from around the world including the newest pieces from vivid Indian designer collaborative, Yatra, and artisanally crafted Afghanistan textiles from Zaanha.

Friday, July 15th 2011 from 11 am to 6 pm and

Saturday, July 16th 2011 from 11 am to 5 pm

Hosted by Kathryn McCarver Root

KMR Arts Gallery

2 Titus Road, Washington Depot, CT 06794