In Connecticut, a vineyard like a fairytale

A summer afternoon in the Connecticut countryside is unlike any other time in your life. The rolling hills, the warm breezes, and the smell of nature all around. What a lot of people don’t realize is that this little state, tucked between New York City and Boston, actually is the California of the east as…

Happenings weekend of July 22nd in New England

Still trying to figure out your weekend plans? There is a lot happening on this gorgeous summer weekend here in New England! Here is a rundown of some of the more popular happenings. Connecticut Wine, wine, and more wine.  Join the Connecticut Wine Trail in Goshen Saturday & Sunday at the fairgrounds for a taste…

The highest peak in Connecticut offers up world-class views

If you want a life of adventure, seek it. That’s what I say to myself everyday.  One day you’re trying to sell lemonade at a lemonade stand as a kid and the next you’re being fed lemons by a nurse at a nursing home. Life if just too darn short to sit back and watch…

An English garden in an American countryside

One of the many things that I love the most about traveling is the ability to get in touch with the natural world. On the road, there are a variety of ways to do just that. Most recently, I explored a secret garden in the famed and fortuned Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. Nothing says nature…

Sip, savior, indulge at Hawk Ridge Winery

Sipping the afternoon away on a Connecticut farm winery is perhaps one of the most relaxing experiences you will encounter. No need to take a flight out to California to taste some of the finest wines in the world, it’s all right here in the California of the east, and our local farm wineries are…

Brignole Vineyard Brings a Taste of Napa to Connecticut.

We all know by now that I really love vineyards. My Italian roots run deep, and as an Italian, I believe a good glass of wine is good for the soul. Don’t take my word for it, however, read some of the studies on red wine and how it may help with the longevity of our…

How to Survive a Polar Vortex.

Get ready. Remember the year that it was brutally cold in Connecticut? Okay, well it’s always cold in Connecticut, but I’m talking more so than usual. I’m talking about when the weather of the North Pole makes its way to our state and people begin to stock up on heated blankets and snuggies rather than…

Warm Up with Wine in Connecticut This Weekend.

They say one way to take the chill away is with a fine glass of wine. Maybe two. Maybe three. Either way, I can’t argue with that. As winter ramps into full gear, there’s no better way to take away the winter chill other than a visit to a local Connecticut winery. Surprising, isn’t it?…

Summer, Where Are You?

There’s no doubt that this has been a long winter for us in New England. The days were cold. The nights were even colder. The snow was, well, let’s not even talk about the snow. The fact of the matter here is, that sometime after forty inches, we grew anxious for spring to come, and…

Hope is Given to those in Need

Faith in humanity is restored when stories like this reach the inbox. The sixth annual Starlight Dinner Dance to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be held this Friday March 8th at The Pontelandolfo Club in Waterbury, CT. Since opening it’s doors back in 1962, the hospital has an average of 260 patients passing…

Therapy Through Nature in the Torrington Backwoods

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” -Albert Einstein The recovery process since my motor vehicle accident has been a long one. Each day, there seems to be a new bump in the road of life. Through it all, however, I have found a great sense of therapy taking in the…

Happy in a Sad State

Okay. So recently Connecticut has been labeled a sad state in terms of state rankings based on tweets. This study just so happens to come from one of the happiest states, Vermont. Now, generally I would agree whole heartedly about particular areas of Connecticut being just downright miserable. Those in the inner cities and larger…