Living Well in Litchfield County, Connecticut

On Our Radar
Faces, places, treasures, and trends that caught our attention
Our Interns Share their Fave Restaurants 
Our interns share their favorite restaurants in Litchfield County!
Litchfield June Events
Summer is almost here. Enjoy these June events including art workshops, garden tours, car shows and more.
How Does Her Garden Grow?
My most vivid memory when faced with making a garden almost 20 years ago was a sinking feeling of not knowing how or where to begin.
Summer Camp Round Up
Children Will Have an Unforgettable Summer at One of These Area Camp
Featured Eats
Restaurants, libations, and local food
The Cue
The Cue has joined the rapidly expanding hipster occupation of Bank Street and delivers down-home, affordable, Southern style cooking––seven days a week.
Fantastic Fern
It’s all too rare when a restaurant’s interior is as good as its food. Located at the juncture of Sharon Road and Route 44 in the old firehouse, Fern is a treat for both the eye and the palate.
House & Home
Crafting beautiful domestic sanctuaries
Mid-Century Mod! 
Picture homeowner Bob Wolfe in a rakishly tipped fedora, shaking cocktails at a stylish bar while his lovely blonde wife, Laurie, greets guests warmly at the door.
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.
Things To Do
Upcoming events in the Litchfield Hills • Submit an Event
Evening Glow Music
June 13, 2024
June 13, 2024
Evening in the Garden
June 14, 2024
Arty Party
June 14-16, 2024
18+ Trivia with Trey
June 14, 2024
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So much fun this morning at @kentbarnsct for Second Saturdays. We were painting fabric with @lesliebanker and @elizabethmayhew, buying beautiful plants and flowers, and checking out the art galleries @cravencontemporary and @kenisebarnesfineart  Fun still planned for later today for the gallery walk. 🖼️ #kent #litchfieldcounty #nwct #litchfieldhills #design #flowers #plants #summer
Last Saturday night, @asap_arts held their 25th anniversary celebration at the Frederick Gunn school. They raised over $100,000 to support their arts infused programs for children in the region.  #arts #connecticut #litchfieldcounty #washingtonct #artprogram #nwct #litchfieldhills
#rainbows in #litchfieldcounty
Lindera at The Fen is not your typical plant nursery. It’s your ECOtypical one. To explain what that means, you need to meet Michele Paladino, Matthew Sheehan, and Heather Liljengren, three New York city transplants who found each other through a love of the land. Sheehan, a produce and willow farmer, moved to Sharon 12 years ago after a teaching career in the NYC public schools. Liljengren has a budding landscape business, LocalLand Consulting, in Washington, after spending 15 years in the NYC Parks Department. Former Brooklyn nursery owner Paladino now operates as a grower and landscape designer on the same property as Sheehan—the resident ‘plant whisperer.’ This trio is at the forefront of a growing movement to restore native habitats in a better way—what Liljengren refers to as the new gold standard—using ecotypes. “It’s about the right plant in the right place,” says Paladino.

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By Brandee Coleman Gilmore
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Andrew Moore describes his work: “Here is a forest wading into a river. Here, a tangle of saplings penning a private script. Here is an artist in the act of making a landscape, a picture that feels familiar—didn’t Cole paint that? Didn’t Church? The first American painters in the Hudson River Valley saw the landscape as uniquely wild, a sublime symbol for the vast wilderness of the so-called New World. This world was not new, not wild, not, in the end, even that vast. Images of it went from mysterious to familiar with astonishing speed—until the actual landscapes came to resemble folding picture postcards of themselves. Today, any instagrammer can put herself in the picture. The Hudson River Art Trail offers signage at trailheads saying ‘Step into a landscape painting.’ Snap, tag, post—I was here—and then we too become one more piece of digitized data, one more ghost in the machine.”


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KMR Arts presents The Spell of Time by Andrew Moore. 
June 1 - July 7

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