World Tennis Day

On World Tennis Day, watch eight of the world’s biggest tennis stars—including Venus Williams, Andy Roddick (shown above), Juan Martin del Potro and Lleyton Hewitt—as they battle it out on the court at the 10th Annual BNP Paribas Showdown. Tickets start at $35, 7 p.m., Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY, 

A Magical Night in Venice

The Venetian Carnival includes magical performances of masks and music as the Greenwich Choral Society explores the works of composers such as Vivaldi, Mahler and Stravinsky—no gondola required. Tickets start at $25, 8 p.m. The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT,

Translating Your Favorite Meals Into the Perfect Meatloaf

Meatloaf in every oven

New York Times reporter and former chief restaurant critic Frank Bruni recently released a new book, A Meatloaf in Every Oven, co-written with New York Times journalist Jennifer Steinhauer. Here, the White Plains, NY native explains his love of the nostalgic dish.  What makes you passionate about meatloaf? From a cook’s perspective, it’s one of … Read more

The Orchid Show is Here: Get the Latest From the New York Botanical Gardens


February 18 thru April 9 The New York Botanical Garden conservatory is filled with thousands of orchids in a dazzling variety of colors, shapes and sizes for this year’s orchid show, which celebrates orchids of Thailand and feature tours, demonstrations and expert Q&As. New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY, visit for … Read more

Tips to Keeping Hair Glossy All Winter Long


We spoke with stylist Mai Kobayashi and colorist Dena Gardella of Hopscotch Salon in Greenwich to get their tips on keeping hair glossy all winter long. Take a blowout break “Wait longer between blowouts and use a heat protectant or leave-in conditioner,” says Kobayashi. “I love Kerastase Nectar Thermique for protection and the leave-in conditioner … Read more

Dress Your Pet in Style


On National Dress Up Your Pet Day, head to the new Pet Pantry in Riverside, CT, and get your pup a new winter coat. For those pets who prefer to be au naturel, just spring for a stylish new collar and leash! 1191 East Putnam Ave., Riverside, CT,

Check Out the Latest Local Gourmet Hot Chocolate Around Town

Hot Chocolate

One local trend we can really get behind: Gourmet hot chocolate shops. Cocoa ( in Larchmont, NY—and sister restaurant across the street, Bread and Cocoa—both serve rich, creamy concoctions made from Belgian dark chocolate and whole milk. Blue Tulip Chocolates ( in Rye, NY, makes a European version—topped with whipped cream, cinnamon or mint—that you … Read more

Healthy Local Eats

Pureganic Cafe

Now that you’re done indulging for the holidays (until next year), check out some local do-a-body-good restaurants that make healthy eating more palatable. In Rye, NY, Pureganic Café ( has yummy, plant-based food, as well as cleanses and meal plans. In Rye Brook and Scarsdale, NY, Organic Pharmer ( has dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and corn-free … Read more

Winter Wines To Try

Pure Liquid Wine and Spirits

Pure Liquid Wine and Spirits, designed by award-winning hotel and restaurant architect Cass Calder Smith, recently opened in the Westfield World Trade Center. We called on Richard Hanano, the store’s director of operations, to give us a wine primer for the season. “Wines that are popular this winter are hearty zinfandels and reds such as … Read more

Get Fit in the New Year

Jate Yoga

Switch up your exercise routine at one of the area’s newest fitness spots. Jaté Yoga in Rowayton is an intimate pop-up yoga studio open through April 30 that features 60-minute classes and extremely personalized attention. (They also have 45-minute lunchtime express classes and men’s yoga classes.) Catwalk Fitness in Old Greenwich — a boutique Megaformer … Read more