Posts Tagged“litchfield”

We enjoyed Sheila Nevins’ book, You Don’t Look Your Age…and Other Fairy Tales so much that we bought it twice! Once, on Audible, because that’s how we roll, and because the cast of famous readers were too much to resist! Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep, RuPaul, Gloria Steinem, Whoopi Goldberg, and Rosie O’Donnell, to name just a few. The second time we bought it was in hardcover, for Sheila to sign when we went to meet her at her gorgeous Litchfield home. Over the course of the evening, we discussed the book, life in Litchfield County, the acceptance of aging…and other fairy tales.

This week’s #WCW is Sheila Nevins!

Restaurant: Tavern off the Green, Litchfield

When you are hankering for: Contemporary American with influences from all ethnicities

Occasion: We were headed north to the Warner Theater to do a feature on MOMIX and needed to fuel up for the night ahead! Tavern off the Green was conveniently located on Route 202, en route to Torrington.

First, let us share with you some fascinating ‚Äúdid you know‚Ķ?‚ÄĚ eye facts. Because, why not.

  • Did you know it‚Äôs impossible to sneeze with your eyes open? (probably)
  • Did you know the pupil of your eye expands as much as 45% when you look at somebody you love? (possibly not)
  • Did you know‚Ķthere are colors that are too complex for the human eye to perceive, called ‚Äúimpossible colors.‚ÄĚ *

*all facts provided by a Pinterest board called ‚Äúeye trivia.‚ÄĚ

Ok, and on with the show…

We popped in to Eyes on Litchfield to say hello, and check out some frames. Having had a mutual heart fest on Instagram we felt like we knew the team already! Dr. Tommasina РOwner/Doctor, Christian Baillargeon РOptician, and Nick Wescott РPractice Manager were all there and gave us a warm welcome. This is not your average Optometrist office, apparent the moment you walk through the doors.

The Silly Sprout

Come along, kids! We’re going to show you what’s going on in¬†The Silly Sprout, a¬†shop for children located at 469 Bantam Road, Litchfield. We met with owner Jessica Dell‚Äôaera¬†for the full tour…and to see what the kids of Litchfield County are into these days.

Workshop Inc. is another one of those really great (slightly off the beaten path) clothing boutiques that we have here in Litchfield County. You’re either in the know, or you know now! This place is great! We discovered so many designers and lines that we never knew…and now love!!

We bring to you four different looks each and a Q&A with store owner Jan Nelson. Workshop Inc can be found at 10 Cobble Court, Litchfield, in perhaps the cutest cobblestone courtyard we’ve ever seen.

How we love having Unlocking Litchfield as an excuse to meet our interesting neighbors! Inquisitive by nature, our “At home with…” features allow us¬†to capture a glimpse into the lives of some really cool people. Today’s power couple is¬†Alexander and Gina Duckworth. The Duckworths and their two younger children, Aubrey and Sebastian, live in Litchfield on the weekends and during the week, they’re being all kinds of fabulous in their careers in NYC. Come, be a Nosy Nancy alongside us!

Why have we not been here sooner?! Litchfield Athletic Club is yet another business we‚Äôre so happy to have been able to ‚Äúunlock.” The club has recently undergone a bit of a facelift and refresh – so they asked us to come on over and check out the new them!

The Spa at Litchfield Hills ladies wrote us explicit instructions on how to use the products they sent us after our appeal to them for help – which went something like this:

Dear friends at The Spa at Litchfield Hills,

Our skin is dusty and wintery, our hands rough and leather like…We have zero, zilch, nada time to come to your beautiful spa for the day (though we intend to make time soon¬†ūüėČ ). Please send supplies for us to do-it-ourselves.

Love, your dry and crispy friends,

Unlocking Litchfield xo

Rosso35

You know we like to try to match our wardrobes to our surroundings and adventures when at all possible. Not sure why; we can’t seem to help it. Knowing that Rock Hall Luxe Inn (where we were going for our next Getaway feature and featured on the blog tomorrow) was a beautiful mansion on a 23-acre estate in Colebrook, we decided that R. Derwin ladies store would be the perfect collection to wear there. With its enchanting gardens, gravel driveways, fountains, grass tennis courts, and majestic¬†stairways, we felt the inn required classic clothing, luxurious fabrics, and maybe just a hint of a bygone Hollywood era.