Blog :: 06-2014

Art Night Out in Litchfield

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Art Night Out is the second annual town wide art opening, celebrating regional contemporary artists by exhibiting work for sale in venues throughout the town.

Litcfield 2The opening night,Thursday July 3rd, 5 - 8pm, would be a great time tobring your family and friends for a stroll along West Street to viewing the best of local artists, listen to live music and enjoy refreshments along the way.

Curatorial collaborative, JaneTerzian, brings you Susan Spencer at Serendipity, Jane Doyle & Geoffrey Young at Workshop, Lisa Brody at The Corner, Richard Pasquarelli atR. Derwin Clothiers, Matthew Best atOllie's Pizza, Joan Morosani atKitchenworks and Gourmet Gifts,Visko Hatfieldat The Village, Ted Gahl and Camille Hoffman at R. Derwin Women's.

*PS Gallery and Tillou Gallery will be featuring artists of their choice.

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All artwork will be on exhibit & for sale throughout July


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Day of Design at the Mayflower Grace

Mayflower poolWe thoroughly enjoyed our participation in a 'Day of Design' at the Mayflower Grace. The event took place onSaturday, June 14thwhen an engaging group of panelists and moderatorsgathered at the 5 Star Relais & Chateaux property.The day included morning and afternoon panels, lunch and a VIP 'Meet the Designer' Cocktail Party.

Cj, harold, sue and glennPictured her is top designer blogger CJ Dellatore,Architect Harold Tittmannwith interior designers Susan Bednar Long and Glenn Gissler.

The first morning panel, Global Finds: Searching the World for the Unique and the Unusual. brought together Richard Lambertson and Suzanne Cassano of Privet House with David Whitman and Peter Stiglin of Pergola to discuss shopping excursions to Morocco, France, India and Japan. The second morning talk covered Tabletop: Inspirations for Summer, a subject that melds aspects of design with the art of entertaining. The three panelists had rich backgrounds. Stacy Kunstel is a designer, stylist and a writer for national magazines. She also founded the design company Dunes and Duchess with her husband, photographer Michael Partenio. Amy Beth CuppDragooof ABCD Design is an artist, designer and stylist who splits her time between New York and Litchfield County. These two ladies were joined byinterior designer Ron Norsworthy who has worked with many cultural icons and celebrities including Tyra Banks, Mariah Carey and Madonna.

Lunch Scene at the MayflowerThere was a spectacular lunch on the patio with all the designers, moderators and participants. The afternoon panels were again fascinating with top design professionals in the area. First up was Art, Fine Art Photography and Wall Decoration in Interior Design. Dynamic interior designers Philip Gorrivan and Florence de Dampierre were joined by KMR Arts gallery owner Kathryn McCarver Root. KMR Arts has become quite a cultural force in the county especially after a groundbreaking exhibition of Diane Arbus photographs just last year. Following this panel was a discussion of Architectures Influence on Interior Design with internationally renowned Robert Couturier who is included in Architectural Digests prestigious annual list of the best decorators and architects in the world. Joining him on the panel were Robert Passal, a NY and Miami based architect and designer and Brussels born architect Harold Tittmann, who has designed some exquisite residences in the county.

Pels and AnnieHere I am with the author Annie Kelly in between panels. Themoderators for the panels were two of the most preeminent style setters and design mavens in the industry. Our friend, Susanna Salk, a Litchfield County resident is a prolific author of highly regarded design books including Room for Children, Weekend Retreats, C.Z. Guest: American Style Icon, Be Your Own Decorator (all Rizzoli) and A Privileged Life: Celebrating Wasp Style (Assouline).Stacey Bewkes, founder and writer of Quintessence, has a mantra to Experience, inspire, inform its all about living well with style and substance.

A great day with great designers!



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Make James Taylor's Former Litchfield County Retreat Your Very Own


Make this gorgeous home in Litchfield County, which was formerly the private retreat of singer/songwriter James Taylor, your very own. Fully renovated and brought up to date with every modern amenity in 1997, this stunning retreat is set in a rolling dell admist a babbling brook with mature trees circling the scenic driveway.


The main house boasts flawless craftsmanship and 5 bedrooms with a 60' heated gunite pool just outside, as well as a 5 car garage with a huge studio apartment above. Also on the property is a detached garage adjacent to the house and a horse barn in the rear paddock. Owner Agent.



Call or email Philippa Malkin at or 203-770-1060 for more information or visit The Matthews Group website

Fall Registration For the Shepaug Soccer Club Now Open - Weekenders Welcome!

tech <blockquote> <blockquote> <p style="text-align: left">Registration for Shepaug Soccer Club's 2014 Fall season beginning September 6th is underway and going strong! Offering several programs that are recreational as well as competitive, Shepaug Soccer Club is open to Bridgewater, Washington and Roxbury residents yet weekenders are always welcome in the program.</p> <p style="text-align: left">Don't wait to register your child for boys/girls U8-U14 travel teams as the Shepaug Soccer Club operates on a first come, first serve basis and ends on June 30th (with a possible extension to July 15th if space allows).Registration for clinics and instructional activities for kids between the ages of 3 and 7 is also currently open and will remain so until filled with an August 31st deadline.</p> <p style="text-align: left"><a href="" target="_self" title="">Click here to register online or if you'd like more information on the Shepaug Soccer Club.</a></p> </blockquote> </blockquote>

Community Day in Washington Depot on June 7th

Community DayWe have such fond memories of last year's Community day when we had just moved into out new offices on Green Hill Road. It is hard to believe a year has passed and now we have another glorious day to enjoy in Washington Depot.

The 4th Annual Washington Business Association's Community Day is this Saturday, June 7, from 10 AM- 3 PM. The celebration will take place on the Bryan Memorial Town Hall Green, located at the intersection of Routes 47 & 109, in Washington Depot.

Ample parking is available at the Washington Primary School, and shuttle buses will take you to and from the event.The day will feature fun, food, face painting, information, merchandise and activities for the entire family.

White Horse Country Pub & Restaurant
The White Horse Country Pub will be on hand with their crew on the green in front of the town hall with a delicious selection of country fare. The Mayflower Grace will also be offering a selection of the chef's specialities for the local community to sample.

'Art fun' will be the theme forThe Washington Art Association withdemonstrations and art making on the lawn for the whole family! Washington Art Association

Community Day will take place rain or shine, so we hope you will all enjoy!