LITCHFIELD COUNTY – A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS: WHERE TO SIP, SAVOR, STAY & PLAY
During the summer months, Litchfield County is the quintessential vision of country-chic living. Just an hour drive north of Fairfield County and two hours from NYC, this quaint community is now home year-round to many former city dwellers and international tastemakers alike. Whether for a quick weekend away or an extended stay, this is the place to sip, savor, stay and play. Here, City Country Beach shares its guide to the very best of what to expect in this budding New England town during the warmer months ahead.
SIP & SAVOR
Is there anything more relaxing than a glass of wine in a cozy bar set in the countryside? We think not. Welcome to The Owl. Tucked away in the quaint town of New Preston, CT, owners John Bourdeau and Ryan Cangello partnered in early 2020 to expand The Owl Wine Bar into The Owl Wine & Food Bar.
Arethusa has turned Bantam, CT into an evolving culinary destination – and the product is picture perfect (hello, IG!). Arethusa’s owners George Malkemus and Tony Yurgaitis aren’t your typical dairy farmers. As president and vice president, respectively, of Manolo Blahnik USA, the two know how to make anything chic – including our favorite items to indulge in (not including the iconic stilettos they also represent). In addition to their role as tastemakers (pun intended), they’re also land preservationist who gave a second life to the farm which was once nearly lost to a real estate developer who had another vision for the property. In 1999, Malkemus and Yurgaitis purchased the property and turned it into the hautest spot for ice cream and much more.
STAY + PLAY:
This is THE spot for all things beauty – especially if you’re on the hunt for the perfect brow. There’s a reason why Pilar has been dubbed “the Eye Brow Queen.” She is in demand by celebs and tastemakers alike, who travel from near and far to indulge in her artistry. Booking ahead is highly recommend.
Additional services include:
Brows: Shaping, Tinting, Lamination; Skin: LightStim LED Treatment for fine lines, acne, overall quality of skin; Microblading; Makeup application
And, in case you’re wondering about the name… brows, lashes, lips and cheeks are Pilar’s focus to bring out your beauty, now coined as BLLaC.
The Mayflower Inn
THE HUNTRESS & WKND at THE MAYFLOWER INN