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Come Home with Me to Litchfield Hills, Connecticut: My Guide to the Best Places to Snack, Shop and Wine

For years now, going home has meant one thing– packing up the car and making the drive from Manhattan to my mom’s lakeside house in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut. I like to describe Litchfield as country “lite,” with all of the photogenic trappings of the country but none of the pesky inconveniences of actual rural life. […]

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I was Scolded by a Celebrity Nun (and Brought Home Delicious Cheese)

I’m not sure I’ve ever been more mortified than that time I was scolded by nun. I didn’t mean to enter the monastic enclosure (not that I even knew what it was). Although the signs weren’t exactly well-marked, it was still my fault for not being more aware of my surroundings (the website clearly spells […]

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Burgers from a Connecticut Roadside Hamburger Stand (and a Souvenir Recipe)

Road Food in Connecticut: Where there are Travelers, Food will Follow It might surprise you to learn that the small New England state of Connecticut a culinary mecca for lovers of road food. Just ask the experts on the matter, food writers Jane and Michael Stern, who wrote the book on the topic. As one […]

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Lime Rock Park, CT: the best of racing, speed and shopping

Did you love Ron Howard’s amazing new movie Rush as much as we did? If the tense rivalry between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda inspired you to learn more about motorsports, then get out of New York City and spend a day at the races at Lime Rock Park in nearby Litchfield […]

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