Friday, August 15, 2014

Sorel Taking Over Connecticut

Sorel, the wonderful organic hibiscus liqueur distilled in Brooklyn by The Liquortarian, has become a favorite of many Connecticut mixologists, including Dimitrios Elias Zahariadis, vice president of the Connecticut chapter of the United States Bartender’s Guild, owner-operator of The Cocktail Chemist and bartender at Vasi's Restaurant & Bar in Waterbury, home of the largest stucko Easter Island moai in America!

Summer Green Drinks 2014

This year Summer Green Drinks in Fairfield County was held at the new posh EVEN hotel in Norwalk, just North of the Merritt Parkway exit on Route 7, across the road from Diageo's lair. It was a low turn out, to be expected in August, but great sampling all the different organic spirits from Greenbar and ogling the new plug-in Porsche.

Walter Rocherford III describing his selection of electric bicycles from Bloomfield Bicycle & Repair Shop with rider David Bedell looking on, secretary of the Fairfield County chapter, Green Party of Connecticut

Diane Lauricella of Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling's new Energy and Environment Task Force and Ernst Turnier Jr. of New England Conservation Services sampling EVEN hotel's selection of flavored water. 

Scott Harris of Between The Lines on WPKN radio studiously studying sustainable fashion author Sass Brown's books for an upcoming interview. 

Leo Cirino, President of the Westport Electric Car Club caressing the new Porsche PANAMERA S E-Hybrid on display courtesy of Penske's Porsche of Fairfield.

Christine Cody, public relations for Penske Automotive, showcasing the new plug-in Mercedes. 

Daphne Dixon, host of Summer Green Drinks and Norwalk Mayor Harry W. Rilling.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

A Few Summer Things

Discovered a new farm stand in Westport, on Bayberry Lane, Belta's opened Friday and Saturday. Great looking organic vegetables, all grown in their back yard. 100 hens!

Have not tried it yet, but I like the name and the bottle, Defiant! Distilled in North Carolina.

A steal, $9.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond, Everyone Lotion, HUGE bottle!

In front of Lillian August, Melt Mobile in Norwalk every Tuesday.

Unhappy with Penzeys's reply "It's not what we look for" after we inquired about organic, irradiation and GMOs. So we are phasing out Penzey's from our spice rack. But I'm addicted to their Southwest Seasoning, looking for an organic equivalent. (salt, ancho pepper, onion, garlic, Tellicherry black pepper, Mexican oregano, cayenne red pepper, cumin, chipotle and cilantro.)

Westport Farmers Market in full swing this year.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sass Brown at Lou & Grey in Westport

Fashion author Sass Brown will speak and sign books at Lou & Grey, 15 Main St. Westport, CT on Saturday August 23rd between 5pm and 7pm.

Brown is an eco-fashion activist, author of Eco Fashion and ReFashioned: Cutting-Edge Clothing from Upcycled Materials. Brown is also NY editor for Coco Eco magazine, and an educator and researcher tweeting on design, activism and sustainability.

She is acting assistant dean for the School of Art and Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. 

With the participation of WORD Brooklyn, an independent bookstore located on the corner of Franklin and Milton Streets in the historic district of Greenpoint Brooklyn.

Facebook event page:

Part 2 & photos...

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Westport Misses Community Bulletin Board

Looks like Westport is starting to miss its community bulletin board removed to beautify downtown's passage way which was getting somewhat ratty I do admit. But the town should have moved the community bulletin board somewhere else first before taking it down. Now people have no place to post their announcements, business cards and services. Not everyone uses facebook!