Weekend Inspiration!

Cool Event for Saturday: Cherry Blossom Festival
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden



I am feeling like Saturday night will be “dinner and a movie” for us. Definitely dragging the man to see Mother’s Day which comes out this weekend… A must see for me!

As for dinner, I would try Bianco Rosso in Wilton, great food & wine in an amazing atmosphere!

Picture from Bianco Rosso’s website


More from Bianco Rosso, compliments from Good Morning Wilton:

GOOD Morning Wilton has learned that a lease has been signed for the spot previously held by Bon Appetit Cafe at 5 River Rd. in Kimco’s Stop & Shop Plaza, which means one thing—a new restaurant will be opening in Wilton sometime this year. The GOOD news:  it’s a project from the owners of another popular Wilton spot—Bianco Rosso.

“Yes, I guess we can say it now,” confirmed Bianco Rosso owner Mario Lopez, who will open the as-yet-unnamed spot with his wife and partner, Cristina Ramirez. He wasn’t ready to talk about which kind of cuisine they’ll be offering or what the restaurant will be like, but he did say that they are excited about the new venture.

While it’s still early in the pair’s planning process, it’s a sign that things are going well for Lopez, who still oversees day-to-day operations of Bianco Rosso with his brothers and is part of a larger family of cousins who are also in the restaurant business with Washington Prime in SoNo and other spots.


Gem of the Week!

Fairfield LashBrow Center


What is it?  Lashes and more lashes! Lash extensions are perfect for an event or going on a vacation. Bye, bye mascara!

Specialties include eyelash extensions and brow beautification services. Gisele Tyler, owner/founder of Fairfield LashBrow Center, has spent years honing her craft, developing her own unique method of applying eyelash extensions. Her technique is seamless and precise to achieve individually tailored lash designs.


Pro Tip: I highly recommend Gisele, she is extremely experienced with lash application and great at what she does.

Tell them the Lifestyle lender sent you!

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Gem of the Week



What is it? groove is a one-stop shop for boys, girls, teens, babies and young-at-heart adults, offering the latest selection of on-trend clothes and accessories from popular brands, with new must-haves arriving daily.

groove also offers a wide range of gifts, including fun games, toys, pillows and treats for every kid, big or small, on everyone’s holiday and birthday list. groove also offers in-store style appointments, custom camp gear and birthday goodie bags.

I know that I will find exactly what I need at groove…great gifts, incredible service and they gift wrap!


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Gem of the Week


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What is it? A new, amazing “Vietnamese done easy” restaurant located in the Black Rock neighborhood of Bridgeport.

Matt Storch and his partners from the fabulous Match (Jason Wonjnarowski & Susan McConnell), which is nestled into Washington Street in Sono, have teamed up again to bring a fresh and easy, new aged spin on a traditional meal. 

Check out CT Bites article on Nom-eez here.

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Gem Of The Week!



Check out some of their brands!

This New Canaan Store carries the Best of the Best in athletic and lounge wear… Pieces to wear to Joyride, or for a day of shopping or even to a fabulous meal!

THE STORY BEHIND JADE ACTIVE: A stay-at-home mom, Maxine Berg, had a vision for a viable, happy business. Before children, she was a litigation and real estate attorney, however, she had an idea that she thought could make work and that fit her life with a family of three children. When Maxine researched and surveyed, she concluded that there was a niche in the the world of retail for her concept: provide one stop shopping for busy fashionable women who lead active lifestyles. Maxine found that more and more women wanted high quality fitness wear and versatile lifestyle pieces to take them from the gym to their meeting, to lunch, to school pickup and beyond. And Jade was born!

Jade carries the latest performance fabrics, styles, and fits for all of your exercise needs from yoga to spin to tennis to running. Working out is about feeling good inside and out and we all know that when you look good, you feel good. All of their  lines are chosen to help you feel your best while you’re doing what you love to do. What sets Jade apart from other fitness boutiques is, in addition to our top of the line fitness wear, they carry an expansive collection of  jackets, cardigans, wraps, sumptuous long sleeve tees, cashmere wraps and even dresses. Jade has everything you need to take you from your morning workout and carry you in style into your busy day. The customer service is unbeatable and gift certificates and special orders are available.

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Pearl Restaurant & Bar on Longshore- Westport, CT

Pearl Restaurant & Bar


What is it? Just a delicious new restaurant right on the sound in Westport, CT! Stunning atmosphere, sleek and clean interior details and wonderful wait staff. All around a lovely place to brunch or dine!

The menu features tapas style apps, a wide variety of cold bar items, individual pizzas, pasta, seafood and steak dishes! Not to mention their dessert menu is something to definitely write home about… There’s dessert waffles and gelato!

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The First Gem of the Week!

Bungalow Clothing


What is it? Personal styling made easy! Fill out a style profile and a stylist will fill your online wardrobe for you. They send you all the clothes you want to try on, you keep what you like, send back the rest!

The perfect try before you buy scenario for the busy working woman or the just as busy bad ass mother! Ships right to your house!

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