What’s Cooking

Jack Kelly has an eye for luxury and a taste for five-star culinary masterpieces, with decades of placing talent in the hospitality and design industries. That’s why he and longtime friend Chef Jeff Purrazi founded JK Chef Collection, a service that matches talented and creative private chefs with clients. In our chat with Kelly, the expert serves up entertaining advice, reveals his favorite meals, dishes on the foodie faux pas that gets him fired up and much more.

Jack Kelly, JK ChefWhat do you look for when hiring a private chef?
Of course talent and imagination. A chef must have empathy to really understand a client’s needs. Food represents so many things to so many people and a chef must have the ability to truly listen to what a client is looking for in the preparation of food for their family and friends. Lastly, a chef with a great smile and a sense of humor.

Describe the perfect culinary client?
A client that has an intelligently designed immaculate kitchen. Our chefs love opening a freezer door and finding everything neatly in place. It’s rare but a dream.

What is the biggest turn off when cooking for new clients?
Besides a BBQ grill without gas, it would be a table without fabric napkins, table runners or placemats. Our chefs have an emergency kit with 20 cloth napkins, votive candles, good kosher salt and olive oil. It’s a lifesaver.

What are your favorite meals?
Meals that are attached to a celebration. Everyone is in a great mood and the food just enhances the experience.

What is your favorite meal to prepare?
I really enjoy afternoon tea. Finger sandwiches, English scones with homemade jam. Homemade tarts and cookies. It’s so indulgent and everyone just loves it.

How do your chefs handle time management for a busy summer family in Connecticut for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night desserts?
Our chefs are normally up at 5 am for a quick morning shop to purchase fresh eggs and fruits and veggies from the local farm stand. They arrive at the residence at 6 am and start dreaming about the meal preparation. Coffee and freshly squeezed juice are ready at 7 am. We normally start taking breakfast requests at 8 am and prepare a large assortment of organic fresh-cut fruits with grain bread, dry cereals and organic local eggs.

The main food shop is normally at 9:30 am when all the vendors are open. Our chefs always cook in season and try and have special relationships with the local farmers and are truly inspired by what’s fresh.

A beautiful lunch buffet is served generally around 1 pm with a carb, protein, vegetable and a grain. I like a table that is abundant. We enjoy serving ice-cold vino, bubbly and Evian in a large silver bucket chock full of ice. Our chefs are noted for setting a beautiful table with colorful napkins and unique plates. I personally love going into clients’ cutting garden and making beautiful centerpieces for the table.

Cocktail hour normally starts at 6:30 pm. It’s traditional to serve just two small bites with a silver bowl filled with Brazilian nuts and a signature cocktail. One of our favorite requests is lemon parsley gougeres and fresh radishes with sea salt and butter before dinner.

Dinner at 7:30 pm is always a three-course meal, including dessert. We normally try to make this meal on the light side. Our chefs make a habit of buying fresh every day and try to get the majority of their daily food and ingredient list in the morning.

What are the biggest mistakes clients make in entertaining?
Forgetting to have fun! The chef is here to take away all the worries. Meals will be delicious and served on time. I tell clients all the time, “Your friends are not interviewing you.” It’s a time to celebrate life. Enjoy your family and friends and let the chef worry about the rest.


JK Chef Collection

203-742-9960

The New Wine and Dine

Photo above: Chef Julio Genao’s take on seared tuna with wasabi drizzle

With the roughest days of the week behind you, Wednesday nights should be a thing to celebrate. Lucky for those of us who aren’t chef-sommeliers, Prime restaurant in Stamford does all the hard work for you with their Wednesday night Wine Dinners, which pair three unique dishes with sumptuous wines. We chatted with the team at Prime about how they craft these special dining experiences and why you should treat yourself to some mid-week decadence.

“Our wine dinners give our talented culinary team an opportunity to be creative and showcase the depth of their food knowledge,” assistant manager Avrom R. Hill says of the team, led by Chef Julio Genao. “You will find original items prepared in innovative ways that give our guests an opportunity to try things they may not otherwise. Each menu is entirely unique and never repeated.”

Using the best seasonal ingredients, the three-course meals are then paired with wines for guests to savor the full interplay of flavors. These experiences cost $60 per person, or guests can opt to enjoy only the food for $45. Both options provide a decadent evening in a beautiful atmosphere that offers sweeping views of the Sound.

With over 20 years in the culinary world, it’s no surprise that Chef Genao began his career as an artist. His off-the-menu dishes are proof of the power of the dinner plate to showcase the artistry of flavor. Think tuna poke salad with hikiki, sesame and a savory-sweet honey-soy vinaigrette, or prosciutto-wrapped pork tenderloin with dreamy, soft polenta. The dishes sing with robust flavors and take you on international journeys without ever leaving Fairfield County.

Prime - An American Kitchen and Bar
A variation on the classic Cobb salad paired with a crisp Chardonnay

Often, guests don’t know which wines to pair with their dishes. Sommelier Paulo Villela takes the guesswork out of the experience by curating the best wines from Prime’s expansive cellar to showcase the alchemy of how food and wine interact.

“We use wine to complement or amplify the food it is being paired with,” says Sommelier Paulo Villela. “Using either congruent or complimentary pairings we can achieve two outcomes. A complementary pairing will create balance by contrasting tastes and flavors. For example, we could pair a wine high in acidity with a fatty fish as they contrast each other well. A congruent pairing creates balance by amplifying shared flavors. An example of this would be taking a dish with a creamy sauce and pairing it with a full-bodied Chardonnay that has creamy/buttery characteristics.”

Villela’s choices of wine also takes center stage during Prime’s wine tasting events called The Exclusive Sip, which take place on the first Friday of every month starting at 6 pm. These intimate gatherings let guests taste the finest treasures from Prime’s cellar as they mingle with other wine enthusiasts.

Prime - An American Kitchen and Bar
The modern elegance of the dining room

Much more than a quick meal, these ever-changing weekly Wine Dinners invite you to relax in the middle of a hectic week and enjoy a culinary escape. Let Prime help you reimagine your next Wednesday night as a special occasion to be savored and celebrated.


Prime – An American Kitchen and Bar

78 Southfield Avenue, Stamford, 203-817-0700; restaurantprime.com

To learn more or make a reservation go to: restaurantprime.com/stamford

The New Wine and Dine

Photo above: Chef Julio Genao’s take on seared tuna with wasabi drizzle

With the roughest days of the week behind you, Wednesday nights should be a thing to celebrate. Lucky for those of us who aren’t chef-sommeliers, Prime restaurant in Stamford does all the hard work for you with their Wednesday night Wine Dinners, which pair three unique dishes with sumptuous wines. We chatted with the team at Prime about how they craft these special dining experiences and why you should treat yourself to some mid-week decadence.

“Our wine dinners give our talented culinary team an opportunity to be creative and showcase the depth of their food knowledge,” assistant manager Avrom R. Hill says of the team, led by Chef Julio Genao. “You will find original items prepared in innovative ways that give our guests an opportunity to try things they may not otherwise. Each menu is entirely unique and never repeated.”

Using the best seasonal ingredients, the three-course meals are then paired with wines for guests to savor the full interplay of flavors. These experiences cost $60 per person, or guests can opt to enjoy only the food for $45. Both options provide a decadent evening in a beautiful atmosphere that offers sweeping views of the Sound.

With over 20 years in the culinary world, it’s no surprise that Chef Genao began his career as an artist. His off-the-menu dishes are proof of the power of the dinner plate to showcase the artistry of flavor. Think tuna poke salad with hikiki, sesame and a savory-sweet honey-soy vinaigrette, or prosciutto-wrapped pork tenderloin with dreamy, soft polenta. The dishes sing with robust flavors and take you on international journeys without ever leaving Fairfield County.

Prime - An American Kitchen and Bar
A variation on the classic Cobb salad paired with a crisp Chardonnay

Often, guests don’t know which wines to pair with their dishes. Sommelier Paulo Villela takes the guesswork out of the experience by curating the best wines from Prime’s expansive cellar to showcase the alchemy of how food and wine interact.

“We use wine to complement or amplify the food it is being paired with,” says Sommelier Paulo Villela. “Using either congruent or complimentary pairings we can achieve two outcomes. A complementary pairing will create balance by contrasting tastes and flavors. For example, we could pair a wine high in acidity with a fatty fish as they contrast each other well. A congruent pairing creates balance by amplifying shared flavors. An example of this would be taking a dish with a creamy sauce and pairing it with a full-bodied Chardonnay that has creamy/buttery characteristics.”

Villela’s choices of wine also takes center stage during Prime’s wine tasting events called The Exclusive Sip, which take place on the first Friday of every month starting at 6 pm. These intimate gatherings let guests taste the finest treasures from Prime’s cellar as they mingle with other wine enthusiasts.

Prime - An American Kitchen and Bar
The modern elegance of the dining room

Much more than a quick meal, these ever-changing weekly Wine Dinners invite you to relax in the middle of a hectic week and enjoy a culinary escape. Let Prime help you reimagine your next Wednesday night as a special occasion to be savored and celebrated.


Prime – An American Kitchen and Bar

78 Southfield Avenue, Stamford, 203-817-0700; restaurantprime.com

To learn more or make a reservation go to: restaurantprime.com/stamford

Take a Load Off

Laundry isn’t exactly what most people want to do in their spare time, never mind the blunders of accidentally shrinking their favorite sweaters or turning a load of whites pink thanks to one stray sock. We turned to the experts at Fabricare Cleaners for tips on how to avoid the biggest laundry mistakes. With retail locations open seven days a week and a focus on customer care, Fabricare is much more than a dry cleaner and is here to make your life easier.

What mistake do most people make when doing their own laundry?
The most common mistake people make is over-drying. This wears out the clothes faster and causes shrinkage. Another problem is cleaning something at home that should be dry cleaned, spot cleaned or cleaned by another specialty method. This could ruin a garment permanently.

Why is it important to have a professional care for your clothes?
First, there are a lot of different methods to clean clothes and most often manufacturers just slap on a “dry clean only” label. This may not be the best method of cleaning and frequently is detrimental to the life of a garment. Clothing manufacturers are not experts in clothing care. Quality dry cleaners are. Also, professionals will take into consideration your style. Do you like creases in your pants or no crease? Starch or no starch, and other options? Professionals use the best types of soaps as well as finishing equipment to bring your garments back to their original condition.

What kind of services do you offer?
Our goal at Fabricare is to provide our customers with convenient, environmentally friendly, and high-quality service. We offer free pick-up and delivery service and have an app for on-demand dry cleaning. But Fabricare’s service extends far beyond just dry cleaning. After 30 years, we have developed a family of additional services for our customers to enjoy, all centered on convenience and quality.

The services we offer are:

  • HomeCare: With expert knowledge of fabrics and stain removal coupled with convenient on-site cleaning service, we rejuvenate drapes, window treatments, rugs, upholstery, linens and more. This service helps families who are struggling with airborne allergens find relief.
  • LaundryCare: This service lets us tackle the dreaded chore of laundry for you with free pickup and delivery service. We will pick up and return your clothing to you within 24 hours washed, dried and folded.
  • AlterationCare: We provide personalized service for men’s, women’s and children alteration needs.
  • BridalCare: Our expert team can clean and preserve even the most intricate wedding gowns.

How can people get their closets ready for spring?
With spring right around the corner, it’s time to start changing out your winter clothing for your spring/summer wardrobes. It’s important to have your winter items cleaned before putting them into storage to help keep moths and pests at bay. The experts at Fabricare know how to care for delicate winter fabrics such as wool, cashmere, fur and down and can store your winter wardrobe and blankets until you’re ready for them again.

Spring cleaning is also a chance to clear out your closet of any clothing you no longer wear. We can take the hassle out of clothing donation by picking up items at no charge and donating them to those in need.

How can people get their homes ready for spring?
Some companies only clean on the surface, but cleaning is not only about the look, it’s about your family’s health. Having your home cleaned by HomeCare can mean the difference between your family suffering from airborne allergens and them breathing fresh air.

HomeCare can clean almost any soft good to renew and refresh your home. We can rejuvenate your drapes, curtains, window treatments, sofas, chairs, rugs, upholstery, bedspreads, blankets, and comforters, leaving them cleaner and brighter. Our experienced professionals will leave you with a healthier, dust-free environment.

Fabricare
312 Heights Road, Noroton Heights, 203-655-3381
2130 Post Road, Fairfield, 203-256-2725
5 Holmes St, Norwalk, 203-229-0001
fabricarecleaners.net
homecarebyfabricare.net

Expressions of Love

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, chances are that you’re on the lookout for that perfect gift to show the special person in your life just how much they mean to you. Whether you’re looking to pop the question, express your love, or surprise the man in your life, we turned to Peter Suchy Jewelers for inspiration on how to choose a unique gift to celebrate your one-of-a-kind love.

For the One You Want to Spend Your Life With

Specializing in Art Deco, estate and vintage pieces, Peter knows how to help you pick an engagement ring that will stand the test of time.

Platinum engagement ring with diamonds
Peter Suchy Jewelers

This platinum engagement ring features a 1.24 ideal-cut diamond surrounded by 28 shimmering diamonds. The custom halo design ensures that a wedding ring will stack flush against this engagement ring.


Platinum Art Deco engagement ring with diamonds
Peter Suchy Jewelers
For vintage inspiration, look no further than this Art Deco platinum ring with a rare pale yellow 3.33-carat diamond. The setting is both opulent and elegant, with ten single-cut diamonds and two baguette-cut diamonds surrounding that shimmering central stone.


Platinum engagement ring with three diamonds
Peter Suchy Jewelers

You can’t go wrong with a timeless platinum setting with three diamonds that symbolize the past, present, and future of your love. The central radiant-cut diamond is 1.21-carats, balanced by the side stones that total .68 carats.

For the Love of Your Life

Already married to your dream partner? Peter Suchy Jewelers features a treasure trove of earrings, pendants and more.

White gold diamond halo earrings
Peter Suchy Jewelers

With a total of 22 brilliant diamonds—two center stones totaling .5 carats, and 20 circular diamonds also totaling .5 carats—these white gold earrings will glimmer from any ear.


White gold hoop earrings with diamonds
Peter Suchy Jewelers

 

Totaling 2.5 carats, these white gold earrings are a luxe update on the classic hoop, with 300 pave-set diamonds glittering from every angle. 


Gold pendant with ruby and diamonds
Peter Suchy Jewelers

This striking 14k gold pendant pairs a bright red .33-carat ruby 17 round-cut diamonds. 

For Him

Celebrate the man in your life with a piece of jewelry that’s as precious as he is.

Platinum and gold button-style cufflinks.
Peter Suchy Jewelers

Blending textured platinum with warm 18k yellow gold, these button-style cufflinks will lend a sense of handsome dignity to his suits.


Estate white gold men’s ring with diamond
Peter Suchy Jewelers

 

This unique 14k white gold dome ring showcases a vintage European brilliant-cut 1.51-carat diamond. Striking and simple, this ring exudes a sense of masculine, understated grace.


Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1601 with custom ice-blue dial

Peter Suchy Jewelers

Rolex is simply the gold standard of watches, and this classic steel piece with an ice-blue dial is no exception. The clean lines of the iconic band and the glint of steel will instantly upgrade his look. 


Rolex Submariner 16610 Steel Wrist Watch

Peter Suchy Jewelers

 

With a bold black dial and Art Deco touches in contrasting white, this Rolex is sure to get him noticed.


Peter Suchy Jewelers

1137 High Ridge Road, Stamford, 203-327-0024; petersuchyjewelers.com

Leave it to Louie’s

Photos: Contributed

The winter winds are roaring outside, meaning now’s the perfect time to treat yourself to some warmth. With locations in Cos Cob and Darien, Louie’s Italian Restaurant & Bar brings the warmth in every sense of the word—from the welcoming staff to the mouth-watering meals and wine. “Dining at Louie’s should remind you of your favorite Italian restaurant on Arthur Avenue,” says Tony Lagouranis, co-owner of Louie’s with Pieter Hartong. “The staff is welcoming and the setting is comfortable but most of all, you’ll come back again and again for food.” With the highest quality ingredients and classic preparations, you can’t go wrong with any dish on the menu. To help you plan a romantic meal you’ll love, we picked some of our favorite dishes that reflect the lush flavors of Italian cuisine.

Wine

Louie's Italian Restaurant

Photo Caption: The Cruvinet system at Louie’s Italian Restaurant & Bar

“A wonderful Italian meal should be accompanied with a great tasting wine,” says general manager Jose Zuniga. “Our guests love our new Cruvinet system which allows us to offer a selection of 16 premium wines by the glass. There are very few restaurants in Fairfield County that offer this level of quality wine by the glass.” The Gaja Promis ($27) and Chalk Hill Chardonnay ($22) are favorites, though any of the wine you choose from the temperature-controlled Cruvinet system will bring out the bold flavors you’ll savor all night long.


Antipasti

Louie's Italian Restaurant

Photo Caption: The Shrimp Adria Antipasti Caldi

To set the stage for your culinary tour of Italy, opt for both a warm and cold antipasti. The Shrimp Adria ($16)—three shrimp wrapped in bacon and served with orange cognac sauce—is a decadent counterpoint to the classic Caprese salad ($13), which features fresh house-made mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil.


Entrees

Louie’s Italian Restaurant

Photo Caption: The Capellini Frutti di Mare

You can’t possibly go to an Italian restaurant and not treat yourself to a pasta dish. Owing to daily fresh fish deliveries and a rich sauce, the Capellini Frutti di Mare ($27) overflows with flavor, showcasing a bounty of clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari, and light tomato sauce. For a surf and turf dinner with your date (if either of you can be tempted to share), order the Veal Rollatini ($27), which features veal cutlets rolled with prosciutto and mozzarella, and sautéed in a mushroom demi-glaze.


Dessert

Louie’s Italian Restaurant

What’s the rush home when you can settle in with some dessert? Order the Tiramisu ($9) and the Chocolate Lava Cake ($9) to end your meal on a sweet note.

With a wealth of other dishes and daily specials to savor for both dinner and lunch, Louie’s Italian Restaurant & Bar is ready to whisk you away to Little Italy for an authentic meal in a relaxed setting. If you’re feeling social, stop by the lively bar for after-work drinks. And if there’s a party in your future, both locations offer private rooms for dinners and cocktail receptions, and Cos Cob also features a private function space for larger events.


Louie’s Italian Restaurant & Bar

136 River Road, Cos Cob, 203-422-2177
10 Center Street, Darien, 203-309-5818
louiesrestaurantbar.com

Don We Now Our Jeweled Apparel

The holidays are here, and so are the parties and gatherings! Accessorizing your outfit can be a challenge, but a piece of statement jewelry is a sure way to add festive elegance to any look.

We turned to Peter Suchy Jewelers, who curated six pieces from his trove of treasures, for ways that you can bring some extra sparkle to your holiday parties. Whether you stay chic with a chunky ring or frame your face with sparkly earrings, here are some styling tips for holiday belles to jingle all the way through the festivities.

Domed gold ring with garnet and diamond accents.

Peter Suchy Jewelers

Talk about sparkle. With a rare 5.88-carat purplish-pink garnet surrounded by four tapered baguette diamonds and 42 round full-cut diamonds, let bold rings like this take center stage. Wearing it as the only ring on your hand, its brilliance will really shine.


White and yellow gold dangle earrings with rubies and diamonds

Peter Suchy Jewelers

These stunner earrings are all about that eye-catching shape. Two pear rubies glint at the edge of these tear-shaped earrings, surrounded by 74 round diamonds. With statement earrings like these, make sure to wear your hair back to let every facet catch the light.


Yellow and white gold ring with peridot and diamonds

Peter Suchy Jewelers

Sometimes, the statement is about an unexpected color, like this bright yellowish green 14.83-carat peridot, ringed by 16 round diamonds. As a wink to the classic holiday colors, pair green jewels with an all-red outfit to glam up holiday looks.


Platinum ring with rubellite tourmaline and diamonds

Peter Suchy Jewelers

Though striking on their own, some statement pieces really sing when paired with complimenting jewelry. Because of its sleek, almost mod setting, this 1950s-1960s ring with an 8.14-carat reddish tourmaline and diamonds pairs well with stacked bangles that echo its elegant simplicity.


Vintage yellow gold clip post earrings with rubies and diamonds

Peter Suchy Jewelers

There’s so much to love about these vintage beauties, circa the 1950s-1960s, with 20 purplish-red rubies and two diamonds set into a textured flower shape. When wearing vintage statement pieces, look to their time period for inspiration on how to dress for your holiday parties. In this case, a high boat neckline or an A-line skirt sets the stage for vintage glamour.


Antique Victorian yellow gold and platinum ring with blue sapphire and diamonds

Peter Suchy Jewelers

Circa 1900, this marquise-shaped ring stuns with 62 bright European-cut diamonds and an alluring ocean-blue sapphire. An elongated pendant necklace would pair perfectly with the ring’s striking shape. With ornate pieces such as this, simple stud earrings add just the right amount of shine without looking overdone.


Peter Suchy Jewelers

1137 High Ridge Road, Stamford, 203-327-0024; petersuchyjewelers.com

A Timeless Engagement

With engagement season underway, love is definitely in the air. Instead of cookie-cutter new pieces with faddish designs that fade in and out of style, we turned to Peter Suchy Jewelers and his timeless pieces for glimmers of inspiration.

“Vintage and antique engagement rings give us a window to a gentler time in the past and allow the wearer to express their individual style,” Peter says. “They are also completely free of the conflict diamond issue of today.”

Working as a jeweler for over 30 years, and with a true passion for Art Deco, estate and Edwardian pieces, Peter has a keen eye for stellar antique rings and other pieces of jewelry that stand out from the pack. He picked five of his favorite vintage engagement rings from his Stamford showroom to help inspire you on your search for an engagement ring infused with a style as enduring as your love.

Platinum three-stone ring with Emerald-cut diamonds  

Peter Suchy Engagement Ring

With a 1920’s 1.74-carat Emerald-cut diamond flanked by two smaller diamonds, this ring exudes graceful Art Deco flair. 


Hand-engraved platinum ring with 1920’s European-cut sapphire and diamonds

Peter Suchy Engagement Ring

Vintage rings are a chance to opt for unexpected settings and stones, like this European-cut 1.86-carat sapphire and 14 single-cut diamonds in a hand-engraved fishtail setting.


Platinum ring with transitional-cut Diamond and sapphires

Peter Suchy Engagement Ring

Instead of a simple band, this split-shank ring is the perfect palette for a glittering 1940’s transitional-cut .95-carat diamond framed by two pear-cut sapphires and 28 smaller diamonds.


Platinum filigree ring with diamonds

Peter Suchy Engagement Ring

With a center 1.04-carat diamond in a European cut surrounded by six smaller diamonds, filigree band detailing lends this ring a sense of understated elegance.


Platinum ring with yellow-green sapphire and diamonds

Peter Suchy Engagement Ring

Vintage rings often feature rare, one-of-a-kind stones, such as this 3.05-carat yellow-green cushion-cut sapphire beauty circa 1930, which shimmers amid two radiant-cut diamonds. 


Peter Suchy Jewelers

1137 High Ridge Road, Stamford, 203-327-0024; petersuchyjewelers.com

Holiday Spotlight 2017

Browne & Co.
SWIG tumbler
Hot new tumbler drinkware $19.00
865 Post Road, Darien, 203.656.1920; dianebrowne.com


WEST
Eugenia Kim gloves
Gray rabbit fur & cashmere knit gloves $248.00
117 Post Road East, Westport, 203.557.4157; west2westport.com


Tina Dragone
Suzi Roher Scarf
Square scarf in pattern “Delusion #23” $305.00
1687 Post Road East, Westport, 203.259.1184
1049 Post Road, Darien, 203.655.0289
tinadragone.com


Palmer’s Gift Shop
J.K. Adams Cheeseboard
Monogram cheese board with spreader $25.00
264 Heights Road, Darien, 203.655.2077; palmersdarien.com

The Aesthetics of Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is one of the most demanding disciplines in medicine – it’s a profession that combines the discipline and precision of a surgeon with the eye of a sculptor. We recently sat down with Dr. Joseph O’Connell in his beautiful Westport office to ask him what a smart consumer should know about getting safe, beautiful and effective plastic surgery.

Q: Why is it important to have a board certified plastic surgeon perform cosmetic procedures?

A plastic surgeon has completed four years of medical school and six to eight years of additional residency training plus a comprehensive series of written and oral examinations. It’s important to understand that even a noninvasive treatment like Botox is still a medical procedure. We’re physicians first and before performing any treatment it’s important to ask about a patient’s overall health, allergies and medication use – it’s always safety first. It’s best to look for physicians who are members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Q. What are the other advantages of visiting a plastic surgeon for noninvasive medical procedures?

Thanks to 30 years of private practice, I’ve learned the best ways to achieve a natural, balanced, healthy appearance. I work with my patients to make a long-term plan that takes into consideration how the aging process has affected their appearance. We talk about what type of changes our patients desire. Today our typical plan includes both surgical and non-invasive options. Often we give our patients an alternative plan – one without any surgery whatsoever. We’re finding that this can achieve many of our aesthetic goals and push surgery down the road a bit with faster recoveries, less risk and significantly lower cost.

Q. What kind of procedures do you do?

As “your noninvasive and surgical resource” as a fully trained plastic surgeon I’m able to offer the full spectrum of aesthetic services for the face and body. We’re fortunate to have more than three decades of experience with procedures like fillers and Botox plus the latest non-invasive technology. We’re different because, when the time comes when surgery is the best option, we can offer that. We’re not going to create an artificial look by overdoing things like fillers and we’re not going to suggest things that won’t achieve our patient’s goals. Among the things we offer are:

  • Nefertiti Lift: A minimally invasive neck lift accomplished with Botox.
  • Radio Frequency: Akin to lasers, radio increases collagen to rejuvenate and tighten skin.
  • Botox and Fillers: We use only legitimate FDA-approved products. All injections are personally performed by Dr. O’Connell.
  • FRAXEL Dual: The state-of-the-art correction for sun damage and discoloration.
  • PRP: Exciting new choice for collagen building and facial rejuvenation.

Q. What is your philosophy about the work you do?

As the saying goes, “plastic surgery should whisper, not scream.” I was taught at Cornell that when it comes to plastic surgery, less is always more. I love it when my patients tell me that other people mention that they look great but aren’t sure why. I think overly pulled facelifts look odd and I dislike shiny foreheads that don’t move – it’s about light and shadow, it has to be harmonious and it has to be subtle.


The Aesthetic Center of Connecticut
208 Post Road West, Westport, CT
203-454-0044
plasticsurgeryct.com

Dive In

Before you can laze away the warm months floating on an inflatable swan in your luxurious swimming pool, you have to actually install that dream pool first. With over twenty-five years in the business, Roger Haggerty, president of Haggerty Pools, knows a thing or two about taking the plunge into pool ownership. Read on for his tips that will keep you from getting lost in the deep end.

What are the biggest differences between pools used for fitness versus recreation?

With regards to fitness, people are interested in a lap-length pool that will give them a solid workout without having to constantly turn. A pool length of 50 feet or larger is ideal for swimming laps. The depth of a pool isn’t as imperative as the functionality of the pool. Each pool we construct is built around clients’ specific needs, whether it’s specializing in exercise, aquatic therapy, or distance.

For recreation, clients aren’t usually looking for size. They’re looking for features that they can enjoy during family gatherings like fountains, waterfalls, spas, and sun shelves. We still do pools that are seven, eight, or nine feet deep, but we find that families are choosing shallower pools these days.

What kind of maintenance does the average pool need? 

The average maintenance program includes opening and closing the pool and weekly maintenance, plus any service calls. We offer weekly maintenance where a service tech will take care of everything, including cleaning the pool, skimming the water, checking the balances and adding chemicals as needed, backwashing filters, cleaning baskets, and generally making sure that everything is running properly.

What safety precautions should people consider for their new pools?

To me, the biggest safety precaution is to always have someone watching the pool when kids are in it. Next, making sure that your builder builds the pool properly and up to code. Lately, we’ve been building a lot of rectangular pools with automatic covers so that the pool is always closed when it’s not in use. Not only are automatic covers a safety feature, but they also minimize heat loss.

What are the most popular additional features that people pick?  

Clients often get inspired by things they see on vacation, like glass tiles, or fire bowls that either have fire or both water and fire coming out of them. Another popular feature is to have water in motion, be it a deck jet, a waterfall, or a sheer descent coming out of the wall that will fill the space with the relaxing sound of water.

What’s the biggest headache people run into while have a pool installed?

 The part of the job that’s not fun is if we hit a ledge or something unforeseen in the ground and have to let the client know that there’s an issue that will either lead to a delay or an added cost. There are some older yards where you might hit sites where builders used to get away with burying debris from construction. One time we found the remains of a swimming pool buried in the ground on the site that was allocated for the new pool. No one even knew the old pool was broken up and left in the same spot.


Haggerty Pools
203-348-6899
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Ask the Expert: Jim McHale of JP McHale Pest Management

Jim McHaleWhen you think of pest control, a laser-focus on sustainability and science might not be the first things that come to mind. Then again, JP McHale Pest Management—from its early connections to Sing Sing, to the science labs of Cornell—is not your average pest control company. We chatted with president Jim McHale on what makes his company stand out from the pack, and why you should leave pest control to the pros (here’s a hint: stingers!).

What’s the history behind JP McHale Pest Management, Inc.?

My dad was a Sing Sing Prison Corrections officer. He started a beer tap cleaning business as a part-time venture in late 60s. He connected with another guard, Patrick McCauley, who had an exterminating company. At some point my dad performed beer tap cleaning, simultaneously working for Mr. McCauley. In 1971, my dad took over the company, incorporating it as JP McHale Exterminating Service and sold off his beer tap cleaning business. I worked on and off with my dad throughout grade school. Full-time employment for me started in December of 1988, after I received my degree in entomology from Cornell University, where I was introduced to the term “integrated pest management” by Dr. Jeff Scott. In 1992, I, along with my two brothers, started our company. We altered the name to reflect a new era of environmental sustainability.

What should people worried about the chemicals in pesticides know about your services?

We are the only Westchester Green Business certified pest management company in the world, and are also certified Green Pro by our National Pest Management Association. Our holistic solutions are environmentally sustainable, comprehensive, chronic, and pesticide-free in many instances. Pesticide applications are precise in nature, deployed in formulations that work in a particular environment, and are hydrocarbon free. Most products are botanical based and toxicity is acute in nature. We even offer organic pest control treatments upon request.

What advice can you give for people to avoid accidentally bringing bedbugs or other pests home with them from vacation?

Traveling today can be tricky. Once you enter a hotel room, check behind the headboard, bed frame, nightstand, and seams of mattress for signs of bed bugs. Signs include the bugs themselves, blood, or droppings. Don’t use the folding luggage rack in the closet.  If you’re suspicious at all, a smart move is to store your luggage in the tub. Once you get home, toss all your clothing in your dryer to kill all stages of bed bugs. Leave your luggage outside in garage for a few days for observation.

What’s the biggest mistake homeowners often make when they try to tackle pest control themselves?

At the end of the day, homeowners spend an incredible amount of money, and still have a problem, or the problem is even worse. Especially with bedbugs, because they can scatter so quickly. Also, homeowners trying to treat wasp nests themselves often accidentally force the wasps inside the house by contaminating the nest entrance with product. Plus, the queen remains alive due to misapplication. Not only is this dangerous, but it also leads to escalated fees to properly remove the nest. Once people realize how much time and money they can waste, calling a professional is really a no-brainer.


JP McHale Pest Management, Inc.
800-479-2284
www.nopests.com

Interior Inspirations

Maybe it’s the change in nature—the budding leaves and the blooming flowers—that has us itching for a home refresh this time of the year. Looking to spruce up your space? Lillian August’s flagship Norwalk Design Center is holding its Epic Sale, where you can turn your design dreams into reality.

WHO
From her home textiles and wallcoverings business in the 1980s, to the Connecticut showrooms that showcase her collaborations and fabulous signature designs along with hundreds of the best brands in design, Lillian August has been at the forefront of the interior design industry for decades. Lillian’s sons, Dan and John Weiss run the company’s four Connecticut locations in Norwalk, Greenwich, South Norwalk, and Stamford, offering everything from quick, budget-friendly refreshes to full-scale interior services for the whole home.

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WHAT
During the Lillian August Epic Sale, the entire Norwalk Design Center is marked down for the company’s biggest event of the year. You’ll find everything from designer furniture to warehouse stock, plus accessories and rugs, all at prices slashed up to 70% off.

WHERE
The company’s flagship Norwalk location is a designer’s dream. If you’re looking for some interior inspiration, all you need to do is stroll the 100,000 square-foot showroom and take in the show-stopping pieces from hundreds of brands. Plus, you’ll find thousands of fabric and rug options in every color under the sun. With an expertly styled bookshelf here, a cluster of perfect pendant lights there, it’s easy to wander the showroom for hours. Not that you could ever get lost, with over twenty in-house designers nearby to guide you.

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WHEN
The sale opens to the public on Friday, May 5th at 10 AM. Here’s an insider tip: With truckloads of new inventory arriving daily, make sure you drop by more than once to check out the new treasures before they’re snatched up.

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PERSONAL TOUCH
Though the Lillian August Design Center boasts a wealth of gems, if you don’t find the perfect piece, both special and custom orders are marked down to their best prices of the year. Love the lines of a sofa but not the fabric? Swap it out for a new style (and with what you’ll save—do yourself a favor and spring for the matching chairs).

If you’re looking to tackle a bigger interior design project, visit the Lillian August Design Center to book a complimentary consultation, schedule a site visit, and have your designer present you with a floor plan and design scheme. From the first spark of inspiration down to the white-glove installation, the team at Lillian August will help you upgrade your space from basic to breath-taking.


The Lillian August Epic Sale
Starts May 5th at 10 AM
Lillian August Design Center
32 Knight Street
Norwalk, CT 06851
www.lillianaugust.com

Interior Inspirations

Maybe it’s the change in nature—the budding leaves and the blooming flowers—that has us itching for a home refresh this time of the year. Looking to spruce up your space? Lillian August’s flagship Norwalk Design Center is holding its Epic Sale, where you can turn your design dreams into reality.

WHO
From her home textiles and wallcoverings business in the 1980s, to the Connecticut showrooms that showcase her collaborations and fabulous signature designs along with hundreds of the best brands in design, Lillian August has been at the forefront of the interior design industry for decades. Lillian’s sons, Dan and John Weiss run the company’s four Connecticut locations in Norwalk, Greenwich, South Norwalk, and Stamford, offering everything from quick, budget-friendly refreshes to full-scale interior services for the whole home.

Lillian August Epic Sale

WHAT
During the Lillian August Epic Sale, the entire Norwalk Design Center is marked down for the company’s biggest event of the year. You’ll find everything from designer furniture to warehouse stock, plus accessories and rugs, all at prices slashed up to 70% off.

WHERE
The company’s flagship Norwalk location is a designer’s dream. If you’re looking for some interior inspiration, all you need to do is stroll the 100,000 square-foot showroom and take in the show-stopping pieces from hundreds of brands. Plus, you’ll find thousands of fabric and rug options in every color under the sun. With an expertly styled bookshelf here, a cluster of perfect pendant lights there, it’s easy to wander the showroom for hours. Not that you could ever get lost, with over twenty in-house designers nearby to guide you.

Lillian August Epic Sale

WHEN
The sale opens to the public on Friday, May 5th at 10 AM. Here’s an insider tip: With truckloads of new inventory arriving daily, make sure you drop by more than once to check out the new treasures before they’re snatched up.

Lillian August Epic Sale

PERSONAL TOUCH
Though the Lillian August Design Center boasts a wealth of gems, if you don’t find the perfect piece, both special and custom orders are marked down to their best prices of the year. Love the lines of a sofa but not the fabric? Swap it out for a new style (and with what you’ll save—do yourself a favor and spring for the matching chairs).

If you’re looking to tackle a bigger interior design project, visit the Lillian August Design Center to book a complimentary consultation, schedule a site visit, and have your designer present you with a floor plan and design scheme. From the first spark of inspiration down to the white-glove installation, the team at Lillian August will help you upgrade your space from basic to breath-taking.


The Lillian August Epic Sale
Starts May 5th at 10 AM
Lillian August Design Center
32 Knight Street
Norwalk, CT 06851
www.lillianaugust.com

Beat Those Pests

With the spring months finally here, it’s time to open the windows for some much-needed fresh air, run around the yard with the kids, and dine on the deck al fresco. We chatted with Jim McHale, president of JP McHale Pest Management on how you can let nature back into your life without bringing on the bugs.

What pests should people be on the lookout for during this time of year?

Our biggest pest problems this time of year are eastern subterranean termites, carpenter ants, deer ticks, wasps, and mosquitos.

What’s the most efficient way to control deer ticks in your yard?

May, June, July and September are high-risk times and are key months for regular lawn maintenance and careful treatment of planting beds. It’s especially important to focus precisely timed treatments on zones where the managed lawn ends and wooded areas begin.

We’re also on the verge of launching a new product that uses special food pellets strategically placed in rodent pathways. Mice feed on the pellets and become vaccinated and unable to transmit the spirochete associated with Lyme disease. Not one mouse will be harmed during this process.

What’s the first thing someone should do if they spot carpenter ants in their home?

I usually ask the client how many they are observing per day. Is it only when it’s hot and sunny? Do the ants still appear during rainy weather? If they see five or more everyday, that’s a good indication that a nest exists within their home, which is usually a sign of a moisture problem. A professional should be called in to locate and destroy the ant colony. If you only spot carpenter ants during periods of drought or high temperature, it’s likely that a colony exists outside and foragers are traveling in for a bit of moisture.

Since there are so many species of ants, proper identification is key. People can download our app on their smartphone, take a picture of a captured ant specimen, and send it to us for free, no obligation identification.

As the weather warms, what are your biggest tips to prevent critters from making their way into homes?

Homeowners can protect themselves by eliminating standing water outside, making sure rainwater is diverted from the foundation, trees limbs are cut back away from roofline, doors are flush with no gaps, and pipe entryways are sealed. Inside, make sure that all open windows have screens, and be sure to store pantry products in sealed containers. For a night out on the deck, use low-voltage lighting and an oscillating fan to ward off weak flying pests.

Our Home Pest Prevention Program is also an excellent way to enhance your comfort and bring you peace of mind. We examine and treat your home during strategic weeks, three times a year, to intercept invasive pests. We also treat vulnerable areas to prevent nests and places where pests can hide in the winter months.


JP McHale Pest Management, Inc.
800-479-2284
www.nopests.com

The Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s for family dinners and special occasions

The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s is a historic gem at the border of Darien and Stamford, Connecticut. GIOVANNI’S, “A Serious Steak House,” marries the subtleties of Italian cuisine with the boldness of an American steak house to create a dining experience unique in its balance and complexity. Each menu selection is made from the freshest of ingredients and designed to tantalize the palate.

A core tenet of The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s is to serve only the freshest food, and this starts with the best ingredients. Vegetable dishes, such as the restaurant’s stuffed zucchini flowers, are made from homegrown and handpicked vegetables to ensure maximum freshness. Seafood is purchased live whenever possible and, in the case of the restaurant’s blue point oysters, sourced locally and brought to the restaurant directly from Norwalk. Beef, which the restaurant’s staff butchers and ages in house to produce the best possible flavor and texture, is always prime Certified Angus Beef. This commitment to quality ingredients extends not only to the restaurant’s dining customers, but also to the weddings and other events it hosts.

The space at The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s includes the main dining room as well as a beautiful bar area and an intimate private dining room known as the Cantina di Giovanni. The main dining room, with its cherry wood wall panels, curio cabinets and oak floors, resembles an old-world library where diners can retreat from the world and rest in the soothing embrace of good company and a good meal. Customers hosting private events, whether they are intimate business dinners or important family celebrations, will frequently retreat to the Cantina di Giovanni. This private dining room is carefully temperature-controlled and lined from floor to ceiling with Giovanni’s expertly curated wine collection.

The collection of more than 3,000 bottles of wine features many of Wine Spectator’s top-voted wines, including vintages from Italy, France, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Spain and, of course, the United States. Most are sourced directly from the makers who have visited The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s and hosted tasting and wine-pairing lessons for the restaurant’s patrons.

The driving force behind The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s is Giovanni Gabriele, his daughter JoAnn, and his son-in-law Sal Latorraca. Giovanni, who began his career at Manero’s restaurant in Greenwich, Connecticut, opened his first restaurant in 1977 and quickly became known for always serving the best-quality steaks and seafood. His restaurant was, and remains, a place to take the family for a simple dinner or an elaborate celebration. This family-owned restaurant takes great care in giving everyone an unforgettable dining experience.

The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s, 2748 Boston Post Rd., Darien, 203-325-9979; www.watersedgeatgiovannis.com

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Gowrie Group introduces Family Risk Management™

Photograph: Marilyn Nieves/istockphoto

You may have noticed the very creative ad campaign that Gowrie Group has been running in our pages, the campaign is the foundation piece around the launch of Gowrie Group’s Family Risk Management (FRM) project. FRM is a consultative insurance approach that Gowrie developed to focus on reducing and managing your family’s exposure to risk. In their innovative new program, Gowrie’s experts will analyze and evaluate your risk profile, assess and identify your insurance needs, and make recommendations on how to best mitigate and manage your exposures. The Family Risk Management team provides you with comprehensive insurance solutions, customized risk management programs, relevant advice, and best in class service.

FRM is a proactive service and offers solutions for our Family Risk Management clients including:

  • Consultative team approach: Experienced, trusted advisors and experts provide you with creative, comprehensive solutions that address your unique and complex risks.
  • Risk profile evaluation: Experts to evaluate your family’s current exposures and assess your existing insurance program.
  • Concierge quality service: Gowrie will provide you with a dedicated, licensed account manager that serves as your primary point of contact and focuses on making your experience exceptional and productive.
  • Risk mitigation: FRM aims to keep you abreast of relevant safety and risk management issues along with best practices.
  • Claims services: Serving as your advocate, FRM ensures that your claims experience is hassle free and your resolution is timely and fair.
  • Access to cyber security resources: FRM will help you understand the developing cyber security landscape, and work with you to coordinate a social engineering assessment, cyber audits, and/or programs to best monitor your ongoing cyber exposures.
  • Broad capabilities & choices: With coverage solutions for all 50 states, international capabilities, and partnerships with all the leading A-rated insurance companies, Gowrie provide you with multiple solutions and help you navigate to the most comprehensive, cost effective choice.

Gowrie Group’s Family Risk Management (FRM) is a consultative insurance approach that focuses on reducing and managing your family’s exposure to risk. Together, we analyze and evaluate your risk profile, assess and identify your insurance needs, and make recommendations on how to best mitigate and manage your exposures. Our Family Risk Management team provides you with comprehensive insurance solutions, customized risk management programs, relevant advice, and best in class service. Speak with a member of the Gowrie Group Family Risk Management team anytime by emailing us or calling (860) 943-1818.

Lounge in Luxury

The holiday season is a perfect time to show those closest to you that you know what they value. It’s an opportunity to give them high-quality gifts of refined taste that they might not get for themselves… but you know they’d love. If you have a cigar-lover on your list, look no further than Davidoff Lounge in Greenwich.

Davidoff cigars are world renowned for quality and excellence. Masterfully crafted by hand, they make an exceptional gift for those who know and appreciate super premium cigars. For the connoisseur, consider the milder Davidoff Anniversario #2, created in the Churchill style. For a full-bodied selection, try the Davidoff Royal Salomone, hailed as one of the best cigars produced by the brand. To impress even the most discerning cigar lover on your gift list, ask for the medium-bodied Davidoff Oro Blanco, an extremely rare cigar that is available at only nine other locations in the United States.

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To add a rich experience beyond the burn of a cigar, give the gift of sharing it with other aficionados: a membership to the Davidoff Lounge. Located in the heart of Greenwich, the lounge provides a luxurious social environment in which to savor exceptional cigars. An annual membership allows unlimited access to the lounge as well as a box of Davidoff cigars. In addition, members will receive a Nike pullover and 10 percent off all purchases. Other gifting options include a month-long membership, as well as corporate memberships.

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Additionally, members are allowed to bring guests and use the facilities to host private events, such as corporate luncheons and surprise milestone birthday celebrations. The Davidoff Lounge staff attends to every detail, and the luxurious space is equipped with a top-of-the-line ventilation system.

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When you’re not holding your own event, join one hosted by the lounge. Exclusive musical performances are held monthly, along with sporting events and private tastings available only to members.

The Lounge is co-owned by Michael Cafagno, owner of the Tobacconist of Greenwich, and Michael Stelluti, owner of Smith Party Rentals. Combined, the two businesses have been serving the local community for nearly 100 years.

To get better acquainted with the Davidoff Lounge and its many benefits, stop by. They are located at 79 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, 203-717-1900; www.davidoff-lounge.com

Tech Takes It Off Your Plate

As the school season hits full swing and the holidays approach, our agendas become even more packed with errands and events. Call in big help with Point Pickup, a brand new app and web-based service.

Launched in the Greenwich area, Point Pickup offers delivery service of anything from one point to another. You name it, Point Pickup can take care of it, from dropping off brownies at school, to picking up dry-cleaning, to getting a document across town. The technology matches the delivery request information (such as address, day and time) with available Pickup Partners, or drivers; the first Pickup Partner to accept the request completes the delivery.

Point Pickup operates in Fairfield and Westchester counties and has plenty of drivers to make the deliveries. The drivers, who have had background checks, set their own schedules and region in which they work. There’s always someone to help you.

Along with helping busy residents, the new service is fast becoming popular among local retailers, who can now meet customer delivery demands without the overhead of owning a fleet. Plus, by providing customers a convenient way to shop locally, Point Pickup is giving small businesses a chance to compete with big online retailers.

No matter how packed your personal agenda gets, you have a powerful new tool to save you time and ease your mind. Get more done, and do it easily.

Get started at www.pointpickup.com. The app is available at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Also find it on Facebook and Twitter.

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Joie de Vivre

Rebuilt in its totality, this ultra-sleek, ultra-modern living space is Classic Round Hill living on a whole new level.

Fabulous east-to-west views of nature create a stunning backdrop for excitingly open, light-filled formal and informal rooms. Custom European staircase is featured in the double-story entrance hall. Numerous French doors lead out to three levels of terraces overlooking a pool, pool house and bucolic meadow with golf chipping green.

Rolling glass door to wonderful kitchen office; family room with wide archway connecting to contemporary chef’s kitchen with honed Imperial Danby countertops. Waterworks and Lefroy Brooks fixtures appoint new baths. Magnificent estate on approx. 6.19 acres provides plenty of garden areas for sports, summer parties and horses.

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Greenwich, CT, United States
$5,985,000
  • 13 rooms
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 full baths
  • 1 partial bath
  • Interior: 5,500 sq. ft. (approx.)
  • Land: 6.31 acres (approx.)
  • Web #: 0067848
  • MLS ID: 95001

Agent Information
Steve Archino

Blue Horizon

Calling all beachcombers, we found a little patch of paradise with year-round warm sun, white beaches that stretch on and on, and endlessly glorious water views. And that’s just part of the allure of living in Vero Beach, Florida, because now you also have the option of living in a brand new home perfectly designed for coastal living. Surf Club recently announced that its project of eleven oceanfront townhomes is underway and expected to be completed and ready for your sandy flip-flops in 2016.

Each residence features nearly 4,000-square-feet of living space, four and a half baths, a guest house (for those visiting friends and relatives escaping the ice and slush in Connecticut, for example), a private two-car garage, a private pool and more. That’s the big picture; the firm also zeroed in on every detail, such as hardwood and stone flooring, detailed millwork and gourmet appliances. Prices start at $2,495,000.

The project makes the most of living right along the Atlantic and the quaint village of Vero Beach—shops, galleries, restaurants, parks and more all with walking distance of home. The Surf Club notes that this is likely to be the last such project in the area for some time.

If you’ve always thought you could never live anywhere but Connecticut, you might want to see what you’re missing: surfclubverobeach.net

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Premier Estate Properties
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*Please note that interior furnishings are not included in the price of Surf Club Residences. The photographs herein depicting interior and exterior furnishings were taken of East End (Surf Club’s sister project) units that were furnished by individual owners after closing.

House of the Week: Elegant European-Inspired Estate

Picture-perfect in an estate setting of 4.28± acres, this exquisite as-new residence was meticulously built in 2014 with Old World master craftsmanship. Understatedly elegant, the European-inspired stone manor creates a fresh and inviting living environment. Fireplaces highlight the living room, study/office, wonderful cathedral-ceilinged family room and comfortably elegant first-floor master suite. Furniture-grade cabinetry appoints the chef’s kitchen. There are garages for 4 cars. The companion 1200 sq ft, 1 bedroom guest/pool house with full basement anchors the beautiful pool terrace of this immaculate back-country property.

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Greenwich
$5,999,000
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 full baths
  • 2 partial baths
  • Interior: 7,159 sq. ft. (approx.)
  • Land: 4.28 acres (approx.)

Agent Information

Joseph Barbieri

South Shore Estates

Once in a life time a rare land opportunity presents itself on Martha’s Vineyard.

Now available: 312 acres, dramatic in presence yet inviting in its natural setting, just outside Edgartown in West Tisbury. Secluded and tucked away is where you’ll find South Shore Estate presenting 1,200 feet of private, white sandy beach on The Vineyard. Peace and tranquility reside at this perfect oceanfront escape imbued with warmth, hospitality, and boundless sunny spirit. This oasis is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and conservation land ensuring undisturbed vistas and an abundance of privacy. The soft elegant breeze romances the seascape with views exquisitely framed by gardens. The main house was designed by architect Gary Graham and features a pool, tennis court, guest house, and a subterranean wine cellar. Experience the lifestyle … just a high-speed ferry or quick plane ride from Manhattan, Boston, and Rhode Island.

Magnificent Private Beach, Breath taking Views, Walking and Riding Trails, Close Proximity to Air Port, Ferry, Great Shopping, Restaurants, and Golf Courses.

Owner would consider selling separate parcels.

Call Barbara for information or to set up a private viewing. 203.249.1454

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House of the Week: Frost Road

Beautifully maintained Normandy style home on approx. 2 picturesque acres overlooking Horseneck Brook. Stunning home with French doors leading to gorgeous terraces overlooking verdant gardens with water views, heated pool, and an abundance of privacy. Meticulously renovated to keep the Pre-War character, but ensuring modern comfort. Ideal mid-country location at end of private lane. A truly special estate.

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Greenwich
$4,495,000
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 6 full baths
  • Interior: 6,356 sq. ft. (approx.)
  • Land: 2 acres (approx.)

Agent Information

Shelly Tretter Lynch