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Shop the new Pickets pop-up store in Fairfield for eclectic gifts and finds or discover the new Courtly Check collection from Mackenzie-Childs at Westport's Lux Bond & Green.


Houlihan Lawrence has opened its doors in Greenwich this fall, bringing the family-owned real estate brokerage firm into Connecticut for the first time. The 18-member team includes longtime residents of Greenwich: chairman Nancy Seaman, her brothers Stephen and Chris Meyers, and office manager David Haffenreffer. 100 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, 203-869-0700,



Lux Bond & Green now carries the whimsical Courtly Check collection from Mackenzie-Childs. It includes a myriad of tabletop items like a pedestal platter for a lovely brunch or an enamel kettle for afternoon tea, as well as the beverage hostess jar (shown here). Fill with apple cider for a festive autumn party. $495 for beverage hostess jar, through Lux Bond & Green, Greenwich, 203-629-0900, Westport, 203-227-1300,,









Waterstone Faucets recently announced that Clarke, the kitchen resource center, will be its exclusive distributor for the New England area. The luxury faucet manufacturer offers a number of items and accessories in six different design styles and various finishes, otherwise known as “Suites” (Annapolis Traditional Suite shown here). Clarke, South Norwalk, 203-838-9385,,




As a third-generation family business, J. Pocker & Son has assisted in all areas of custom framing—from art restoration to installation and onsite consultation—for more than 85 years. Now, the Westport store has moved one door down to a more spacious location. The additional square footage accommodates a wide selection of frames and finishes for traditional and contemporary artwork. 222 Post Road West, Westport, 203-222-7800,


After 20 years in Fairfield, Pickets—known for its eclectic gifts, home décor and antiques—closed its doors. On November 1, a Pickets pop-up store will open in the gray barn at the Greenfield Hill Nursery. It will feature a year’s worth of owner Laura Baker’s antique finds—from Gatsby-inspired hats to English watering cans, along with more than 200 pieces of vintage jewelry. 1301 Bronson Rd., Fairfield, 203-254-0012.

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