With summer in full swing; I am working hard to keep things as normal, adventerous and fun as possible. I feel so lucky to be be able to split my time between the city, country & beach. This year we will be missing our city adventures but excited to share what I am doing in the country and beach.
Litchfield county in the summer to me is quintessential country living; days on the farm with access to some of the best small businesses in Connectictut. Just an hours drive north of Fairfield County; now an area to many former city dwellers and becoming home or the perfect road trip during the new norm! Below I am sharing some of my favorite spots around town in Litchfield County.
I can’t say this enough but we are so lucky to have Arethusa in our backyard. It has turned Bantam, CT into an evolving culinary destination. With revised services, you will find their front doors turned into an order window; allowing you to still enjoy your favorite ice cream. Pre-orders, scoops, pints, a dairy selection and eggs are still available. Line markers are on the ground to keep guests 6ft apart along the sidewalk to the parking lot. I recommend visits early or during the week as you can find long lines.
They are currently scooping:
Cherry Dark Chocolate Chunk, Strawberry, Coffee, Chocolate, Vanilla, Sweet Cream, and Mint Chip. All flavors are available in pints.
On the green in Cornwall Village, CT lives the sweetest little farmers market every Saturday morning from 9am-12:30pm. All local; 11 Cornwall farms sell Veggies, Meats, Dairy, Baked Goods, Maple Syrup, Herbs, Flowers and Wool Products. The Co-Op is committed to providing fresh, local, healthy and seasonal food to the community. We frequent most weekends to start off our morning adventures. After a visit to the vendors, I recommend a walk down to Valley Road to take in the beauty. Our favorites are cookies from Suzies Sweets and Maple Balsamic salad dressing from Ridgeway Farm.
This is one to wait for! Self care took on a new meaning during quarentine. Never in my life did I want my brows shaped so badly! Luckily, opening August 1st Pilar Bllac will be back in business with limited days, hours and services. For the month of August Only, Pilar Bllac will be open on Fridays 10am-3pm and Saturdays 11am-2pm offering the following services:
WKND and WKND at the MayFlower
One of my favorite local boutiques in Warren, CT now also has a pop-up at the MayFlower Inn & Spa.
When David Asmar brought WKND to Warren; I felt like a little slice of NYC was brought up to the country; something I so needed as a former city girl. You can now find thier chic selection of clothes and accessories set up as a pop up in the spa area at the MayFlower.
WKND’s main store front is also back open in Warren Town Center. You can stop in Thursdays thru Sundays from 11am-5pm. This is the perfect spot to find a great summer dress or gifts for someone special. There is a great selection for any occasion.
Whether you are having a dinner party on your patio, taking a walk through town or a day trip to the many lakes in the Litchfield area; David and team are there to keep you looking your best.