Connecticut Cottages & Gardens - August 2015

The 2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Winners: Product Design

The winning projects in the 2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards came courtesy of MGS Milano, THS Paris, SieMatic, Kohler, Troy Lighting, Sabi, Hudson Valley Lighting, Edyn, Robern and California Faucets.

The Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust Celebrates Their 50th Year

Celebrating their 50th year, supporters and guests sipped wine on the lawn before descending to a tent to enjoy cold corn and lobster soup, roasted halibut, and a black raspberry dessert catered by Glorious Foods. Anne Bass, Julien Lethbridge, Agnes Gund, Ben Rosen, Linda Allard, were among those attending in support of the group's stewardship, educational programs for families, and acquisition of threatened, irreplaceable lands.

A Pilgrimage Through the Rías Baixas Wine Region Leads to a Crisp Summer White

Recently, my wine travels took me to Galicia in northwestern Spain, the final destination of the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James). I arrived in the UNESCO city of Santiago de Compostela, visited the shrine of St. James and then headed to the wine lands of Rías Baixas about an hour away. In this unique region, grape growing is a community affair—a beehive of thousands of nonprofessional growers.

The Near & Fair Aid Designer House Tour

On Friday, May 8, CTC&G was the designer breakfast and house tour media sponsor for the annual Near & Far Aid Designer House Tour. The day kicked off with a designer breakfast at the Patterson Club featuring Alexa Hampton as the keynote speaker, followed by a tour of six extraordinary homes in Fairfield County. The tour concluded with a Toast the Tour evening at the Fairfield County Hunt Club that included a luxury car show by Miller Motor Cars.

The American Society of Interior Designers held the Design Matters Forum

On Wednesday, May 20, media sponsor CTC&G and The American Society of Interior Designers held the Design Matters Forum at Realm in Norwalk. The event included a panel discussion on design ecology with keynote speaker designer Clodagh.

Get to Know This Year's CTC&G Innovator Award Recipient, Waterworks Co-Founder Barbara Sallick

This year's Innovator Award goes to Waterworks Co-Founder Barbara Sallick. Here, Sallick talks about where she finds design inspiration, three favorite items to include in any bath, advice on working with family, and more.

The 9th Annual CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards

On Tuesday, May 19, CTC&G hosted its ninth annual Innovation in Design Awards at the Greenwich County Club honoring the best design in the following categories: Landscape, Kitchen, Bath, Interior Design and Architecture.

The 2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Winners: Landscape

The winning projects in the 2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards came courtesy of Artemis Landscape Architects, Inc. with Freddy's Landscape Co., Gregory Lombardi Design and Devore Associates, LLC.