Living out my news reporter fantasies, I play one in today’s episode of “Unlocking Litchfield.” And Lora gives an Oscar performance as “a person on the street.” Watch as I find out what “the people” of New Milford know about their local WFSB news anchors, Dennis House and Kara Sundlun.
Are you having a case of the post-decorated-for-the-holidays, house-feels-blah-now-blues? Everything feels just a bit dull in January. Well your house is feeling it too…it’s begging for a little pick-me-up. Some fresh curtains, a new piece of furniture, or a lovely new rug with a pop of color, will help your home, and you, feel just that little bit fresher.
We stopped in at The Primitive Home in New Milford to get a little bit of decorating inspiration from Holly, store owner, and somebody Lora knows really well – they’re sisters!
There should be a t-shirt that says “I survived a class with Kathy Henkel” – we would deserve one. We took a sample class of a little bit of everything Kathy offers at her studio and survived to tell the tale, just!
We were so happy when we were invited along to have a tour of the Animal Welfare Society in New Milford. Both Lora and I are huge animal lovers and don’t know where we’d be without the furry friends we each have in our lives. Lora has 3 adopted cats and I have 1 dog and 1 cat, both adopted.
We’ve been in to visit Maureen Kenny, owner of Nutmeg Olive Oil (located right next door to Robertson Jewelers on the New Milford Green) a couple of times now – we’re hooked on her ultra and extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Maureen carries so many great flavored oils and vinegars and can recommend combinations that will make an iceberg lettuce salad taste fancy.
Bev here! I can’t write about Buck’s Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp in New Milford without making it personal. This camp changed my life; as it has done for so many, if not all, who pass through this very special place. It’s the place that I met my husband and the place that I’m proud to still work to this day. Here’s the short(ish) version of how I ended up here…
Our visit to the Hunt Hill Farm and Silo was twofold. A tour of the Silo store and museum with new Director Kate Vengrove and a cooking class at the Silo Cooking School. Bev and Lora are cooking…this doesn’t happen often in our respective houses! Check out the video to see the Silo grounds and the start of our cooking journey, and then look at the photos for the final presentation – we’re very proud!
Pilates Barre: all the cool kids in the city are doing it; celebrities like Kelly Ripa and Zooey Deschanel love it (according to a Google search), and ballet dancers swear by it. Well, guess what? We can do it here in Litchfield County too; and if you take a class at Mind-Body Connection in New Milford you’ll be doing it in an extremely cool and unique studio located at a marina. Winning.
We recommend you read the rest of this post…but if you’re in a time pinch, head straight to the last paragraph for a most fabulous Unlocking Litchfield July giveaway contest – they keep getting better and better!
Let it be known that neither Lora nor I are known in our circles for our culinary skills. Luckily we both have men in our lives that make sure we don’t starve, or eat cereal for dinner, because left to our own devices, well…We’re never against expanding our skill set, and thus, a celebrity cooking spot was born. Ok, so it’s not so much of the “cooking” and more of the “preparing” in our first video. We’re going to work up to cooking. Our first cooking segment was to be salads – perfect, as it is almost summer after all!