Posts Tagged“New Milford”

Do you work from home? Do you get distracted easily and partake in a little procrastination? Well, this one’s for you…

Litchfield County, home to a huge number of self-employed, freelancers, innovators, and entrepreneurs, just got a new workspace. The first coworking space in the county, Makery Coworking in New Milford is a 5,000 square foot space designed to allow individuals to work, create, collaborate, and network.

Makery Coworking is a hub to rub shoulders with other innovative people in the community. A place to share ideas, swap business cards, and grow our creative economy – we love everything about it!

We’re all about taking a break from our busy schedules to enjoy nature. At peak leaf peeping season, we headed to Harrybrooke Park in New Milford to go ga-ga the colorful foliage, get some fresh air, and take a walk on some of the park’s 48 acres. And we got a behind the scenes look at the haunted trail and mansion from our friend, and executive director of the park, Billy Buckbee.

So, enjoy Lora’s pics from our visit and make sure you get your walk/run/picnic in at Harrybrooke!

Mother Earth Gallery, Made by Nature, Made by Hand is a special and unique store. If you’ve visited it in the past, you most likely loved it. How can you not love beautiful stones and crystals produced by Mother Earth herself, and all things healing and calming? The store was located at the Brookfield Four Corners area for 28 years since the store opened in 1987, and most recently (since 2015) at its brand new location at 449 Danbury Road, New Milford.

Lora is very much in tune with her crystals and such; me, not so very much. But, I certainly do appreciate these things, just am never quite sure how to go about using them in day-to-day life. Soooo, I decided to make this an informative feature and asked owner Leslie Gera, just “how do you use crystals in day-to-day life?”

We’re all for learning new things – including, in our cases, cooking. So when AMEICO invited us along to their first culinary event called “Summer Dine, Wine and Design” on June 16th with Chef Anne McClelland of The First Bite, we were in! If you haven’t been to AMEICO’s fabulous store, you must go (and check out our feature of them here for more photos and info); with a full kitchen on their second floor, it’s the perfect place to meet new friends for an intimate and palatable evening!

Zaragoza

If you live in New Milford or the surrounding area, there’s a good chance you’ve already been to the recently opened Zaragoza Restaurant  – or, you know somebody who has. I feel like we all love a new restaurant in Litchfield County. And for us, we especially love when that new restaurant is a tapas restaurant!  Finally! Tapas! Dinner without the commitment to one meal. Select a bunch of small bites and share (or not) with family and friends.

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We think your mom/aunt/granny/fabulous female in your life would love any one of these gifts on our list!

We did the legwork and visited each of these 10 Litchfield County businesses to get the low-down on what they consider is THE perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Check it out, and remember, we always approve of treating thine own self!

Ameico

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Let us take you on a tour of Ameico! Founded in 1995, Ameico is a distributor of modern and contemporary design. Their retail store at 29 Church Street in New Milford, opened in 2014.  All this time we didn’t know what awesomeness was right under our noses!

Sometimes you just want to hang out with your friends, drink red wine, and eat delicious nibbles. It helps when your friends are talented, artistic, interesting people because then we can interview them, and turn them into a blog post! Multi-tasking is our bag.

We went to local New Milford artist Suzanne Heilmann’s beautiful home (built in 1790) to capture some shots of her work and ask her a question or two. Just what makes an artist tick? Also in girlfriend-hangout-attendance, actor/director/artist Yolonda Ross (read her interview next week).

Suzanne Heilmann is a texturalist. Read on…

At the beginning of time, when we started Unlocking Litchfield, we vowed that we would check out every kind of business in Litchfield County…Lora quipped, “Even tax preparation.” Well, today we present to you a post about tax preparation! Who’s the lucky CPA, you ask? Why it’s Dawn Parker, CPA & Associates, located in the Booth House in New Milford.

Tax prep: It doesn’t have to make you want to gouge your eyes out 😁

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March is the month for St. Patrick’s Day specials and delicious new menu items in restaurants. We did a mini tasting tour for you guys (I know…we take this job very seriously) and popped into a few of Litchfield County’s awesome eateries to find out, what’s for dinner?! And if you like this idea, we’ll do it again soon…we’re thinking April – What’s for dinner? Click on the headers for more details, hours, and all that jazz.

Comment below – what’s your fave LC restaurant? (PS – that luscious dish in our banner is from The Iron Rail in New Milford)