What's Happening

The latest happenings in the local area—from celebrations in Connecticut to new showrooms in New York City


On November 25, Farrow & Ball will celebrate the grand opening of its newest showroom, featuring the complete collection of eco-friendly paints and handcrafted wallpapers. In New York’s Flatiron District, the location boasts a contemporary design and well-lit creative spaces. Farrow & Ball offers customers an in-home color consultancy program and complimentary in-store color advice. 32 East 22nd St., (between 5th and 6th Avenues), NYC, 212-334-8330, farrow-ball.com.


Fleur De Lis Antiques and Décor is celebrating its two-year anniversary on Black Friday, November 29. The elegant 3,000-square-foot shop specializes in antiques, mid-century modern furniture and interior design. Chock-full of collectibles, home décor, artwork, vintage jewelry and purses, this one-stop shop has an assortment of seasonal gift items—something for everyone on your list. 4 Long Ridge Rd., Redding, 203-664-1673, fleurdelisct.com.


Beauty and fashion come together at Kathy McCarver Root’s showcase to celebrate the exclusive Connecticut launch of Olfactive Studio, an internationally renowned fragrance series. Photographers and perfumers have collaborated on this project to offer a unique collection of bold, rich scents, each with photography-inspired names like Auto Portrait (Self Portrait), Still Life, Chambre Noir (Dark Room), Flash Back and Lumière Blanche (White Light). Enjoy Champagne and shopping on Friday, December 13, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., and Sunday, December 15, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. KMR Arts, 2 Titus Rd., Washington Depot, 860-868-7533, kmrarts.com.




Just in time for the holidays, Alexandra Ferguson recently released a line of eco-friendly pillows. All of the felt used to make these delightful creations comes from 100-percent plastic PET containers. In other words, that empty water bottle you threw in the recycle bin was melted down and transformed into high-quality soft felt. Decorate your home this season with a few must-have accessories, including Home for the Holidays (14-by-18-inches), $97, Let It Snow (16-by-16-inches), $87, and Santa’s Little Helper (16-by-16-inches), $97. Alexandra Ferguson, available at Lux Bond & Green, West Hartford, 860-521-3015, lbgreen.com, also available at Paper + Stitch, Old Greenwich, 203-990-0210, paperandstitchshop.com, alexandraferguson.com.