Living Well in Litchfield County, Connecticut

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Faces, places, treasures, and trends that caught our attention
50 Things to Do in Litchfield County This Fall
Check out our list of festive fall activities, from gorgeous leaf-peeping spots, to fall festivals, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and more. 
John Tillinger: Drama Al Fresco
Few landscapes have been loved for as long as John Tillinger has tended his 20 acres in Roxbury. When he bought the scenic parcel in 1981, it was cleared and already boasted the pond which became the focal point and touchstone for the whole scene.
The Inner Sanctum
“Walking into your garden should feel like walking into yourself,” is the advice Zarinna Mulla shares when clients ask for a consultation. And that approach is exactly how she designed her own Warren landscape.
Designer Digs
Susan Bednar Long is an interior designer residing between Connecticut and Texas. Trained at a design firm in Los Angeles, she later moved to New York City where she cut her teeth designing retail stores for Ralph Lauren.
Spiritual Retreat Centers
Outsiders can sense it—writers, artists, and musicians have flocked here for years to tap into that nexus of body, mind, and spirit. Knowing this, several non-profit retreat centers have set up shop in these woods, too—willing to serve the faithful, the seekers, and everything in between.
Trail Magic 
Trail Magic is the name hikers give to the spontaneous acts of kindness from “trail angels” that help fuel their journeys. It might include snacks or drinks left along the trail, access to a shower, or a ride to a nearby town.
Featured Eats
Restaurants, libations, and local food
Opened just this past Memorial Day in New Milford, Vegas is the kind of Mexican restaurant no town should be without. Walk into this friendly, boisterous space for the first time and you can immediately sense that the margaritas will be top-notch (I highly recommend bartender Dennis Daly’s skinny margarita), the nachos will be piled high, and the enchiladas will be thick and cheesy.
Sitting at a table on a beautiful evening at long-time local favorite West Shore Seafood in Bantam, you can close your eyes and almost feel like you are on a beach vacation.
Things To Do
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Tonight at the Mayflower: An Evening of Epicurean Delight. A delightful dinner took place in their Shakespeare Garden. Special cocktails, wine, three live action cooking stations, and a beautiful communal setting made for a magical evening.  Congratulations to the new executive chef, Jose Ramirez-Ruiz! 🧑‍🍳 @mayflowerauberge #litchfieldcounty #nwct #finehotelsandresorts #washingtonct #litchfieldhills #finedining
The Washington House Tour was today.  The event benefited @shakesperienceproductions.  Five lovely homes were opened up to a sold out crowd. #litchfieldcounty #washingtonct #nwct #housetour
Artist @kristinandreajones has a wonderful installation at @icehouseprojectspace in Sharon.  Stop by the garden for a bit to savor this beautifully creative project. By appt only. #litchfieldcounty #sharonct #nwct #art
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