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wynters whisk
Wynter's Whisk
Try these relatively simple dishes, made with top-notch ingredients with a daily changing menu to satisfy both grown-ups and tots.

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brian stephens
Fables, fairy tales, and allegory are the inspiration for this monumental installation by Brian Keith Stephens at the Lyman Allyn.

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flo gris
Enjoy a moment of respite among American Impressionist landscapes at the Florence Griswold Museum.

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vision board
We asked a Personal Growth Coach for some tips on creating a vision board.

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a good home
Chelsea Wade has been decluttering, rearranging, and making order for three years now, and her enthusiasm has not flagged!

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ellen madere
Whether you or your parents are down-sizing, stream-lining, or don't know where to start, Ellen and Terry will get it done.

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timothy pamment salon
One good thing the pandemic has brought to the Shoreline is an influx of creative talent.

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tina perma
If you're looking for an intimate spot to safely have your nails done, we've found one.

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greenhouse beauty
Rachel Postovoit, founder of Greenhouse Beauty gives us expert tips on wearing makeup and masks.

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We've gathered a list of (mainly) local charities for Giving Tuesday.

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polar express
Child & Family's Polar Express is a wonderful way to give back this season and help those in our own community.

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Project Polar Express is helping hundreds of children and families celebrate the holiday season and YOU can help!

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gather
Help for hosts! Learn easy tips for throwing parties with Gather Intentional Living's virtual workshops.

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shell and bee
Whether you are looking to brush up on your artistic skills, spark creative ideas, or encourage your children to do so, Shell and Bee is a productive and fun place to be during these times.

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Earth and Fire
On the hunt for a hobby? Try your hand at pottery at Earth and Fire Studio in Essex.

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fall events
While it may feel like fall is canceled, we've rounded up a slew of things to enjoy, entertain and enlighten.

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billy elliot
We are all crazy for Billy Elliot here at The E List office, so we jumped at the chance to see the Tony Award-Winning show last Friday at The Goodspeed.

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summer music
There’s music just about every night of the week this summer. Take your pick!

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post road supply
Pearls and Plaid has a fresh, new addition of menswear and gifts in their vast retail space.

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easter
We spotted some fun Easter treats!

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eyeglass lass
Whether you're due for a new pair of spectacles or you’re just ready to doll up your current look, you must pay a visit to The Eyeglass Lass.

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wynters whisk
Try these relatively simple dishes, made with top-notch ingredients with a daily changing menu to satisfy both grown-ups and tots.

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shipwrights
The last time I went out for Brunch was February 2020 and this celebratory mother/daughter outing was long overdue!

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pataka new haven
Here's a fresh spot for takeout, delivery and dine-in.

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Craving cozy? Head straight to Au Chalet for steaming bowls of cheese and fresh salads in the Swiss style.

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august new haven
With its low-key European vibe, August is one of our favorite spots for wine and creative small plates.

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The Juice Box motto is 'Squeeze to Please, ' and they live up to it.

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marcia simon travel
We asked travel advisor Marcia Simon for some ideas on post-pandemic family trips.

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Weekapaug Inn
While we're not traveling far this summer, here are some favorite nearby stays for weekend jaunts.

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Margin Street Inn, Westerly
We spent a delightful 24 hours at the elegant Margin Street Inn.

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post road supply
Pearls and Plaid has a fresh, new addition of menswear and gifts in their vast retail space.

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eyeglass lass
Whether you're due for a new pair of spectacles or you’re just ready to doll up your current look, you must pay a visit to The Eyeglass Lass.

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raincoats
A sturdy raincoat can see you through mud AND rain season (which around here is, well, all of Spring!). Here are our picks: 

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SUP
Here's how to enjoy Stand Up Paddle if you have shoulder issues!

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online fitness classes
We've rounded up some of our tried and true online yoga and fitness classes.

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club cycle deep river
Here's a spin class that will get your heart pumping! And it's right here in Deep River.

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wynters whisk
Try these relatively simple dishes, made with top-notch ingredients with a daily changing menu to satisfy both grown-ups and tots.

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cold spring farm
We were delighted to whip up a feast with all the fixings from this local farm.

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The Essex fishmonger
Wagyu, Ora King Salmon and more are among the fresh offerings at the new counter at The Essex.

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Victory Garden
We asked master gardener, Christine Darnell, for some tips on planting our own vegetables.

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nh events
Rudolph, Santa, Ice Carving and the Messiah...there's lots of festive fun to be had in New Haven for the holidays.

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breathing room
The Breathing Room, Elm City's uber-popular yoga studio has supersized itself.

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brian stephens
Fables, fairy tales, and allegory are the inspiration for this monumental installation by Brian Keith Stephens at the Lyman Allyn.

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gather
Help for hosts! Learn easy tips for throwing parties with Gather Intentional Living's virtual workshops.

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links we love
Here's what's caught my eye during my 3am surfing lately.

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easter
We spotted some fun Easter treats!

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valentines gifts
We've rounded up some local and not-so-local lovely online gifts for dispatching to all your loves:

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palomas nest
This sweet online shop is full of gifts for giving all year round when you’re looking for something meaningful and heartfelt.

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Ladies Night Guilford 2020
The Guilford Green Merchants have organized a Ladies Night (men invited, too) on October 15th from noon til 8pm. Enjoy specials and discounts in the shops and restaurants around the Green.

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gno drawing
Join us in Guilford on December 6th for drinks, discounts, and dinner! It's free for The E List readers to participate.

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gno drawing
Meet us in Essex for another fun night of drinks, discounts, and dinner!

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vision board
We asked a Personal Growth Coach for some tips on creating a vision board.

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a good home
Chelsea Wade has been decluttering, rearranging, and making order for three years now, and her enthusiasm has not flagged!

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ellen madere
Whether you or your parents are down-sizing, stream-lining, or don't know where to start, Ellen and Terry will get it done.

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Yankee Cider Barn
A few festive things to lure you out of the house this weekend!

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Holiday Things To do
Here’s our relatively exhaustive list of pop-up boutiques, holiday events, concerts, teas, tree-lightings, strolls, and shops that do it up for the season.

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Santa at Flo Gris
Guests for the weekend? Here are a few quintessential Shoreline events to keep them busy on Thanksgiving weekend.

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earth crow
Smooth granite beach rocks provided the inspiration for this new local business.

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windsor box
To last a lifetime: locally crafted Windsor chairs and wood pie boxes.

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adore
Lots of not-your-average giftables at this well-merchandised shop in Mystic.

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just hatched
Karen Helburn of Just Hatched sheds optimism on the direction of small business during these times.

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bluebird day
Bluebird Day gets the balance just right with a selection of kids' clothing and gifts that are smart, fun, surprising, and practical.

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college collage
We asked our interns, Hannah and Molly, for their college wish list.

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mens gifts
Here's a round-up of goodies for guys on our list:

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We've trolled the internet for a bunch of great guy gifts for dads or grads:

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Here is some ingenious outdoor seating made right here in Higganum.

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Margin Street Inn, Westerly
We spent a delightful 24 hours at the elegant Margin Street Inn.

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Griswold Textile Mill
Find high end designer fabrics at bargain basement prices at this hidden gem in Westerly.

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Hauser Chocolates
Here's where the locals head for the chocolate fix.

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the blake
This new stay smack in the middle of New Haven walks a tightrope between spare modern design and luxurious coziness.

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Craving cozy? Head straight to Au Chalet for steaming bowls of cheese and fresh salads in the Swiss style.

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nh events
Rudolph, Santa, Ice Carving and the Messiah...there's lots of festive fun to be had in New Haven for the holidays.

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Truffle Mac & Cheese Ballo's
Most of us think of the casino for big-name acts and nights of gaming, but there’s lots more to do, whether gambling is your thing or not. I headed over for a weekend of spa services, a pool party and fabulous food.

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watch hill
For summer shopping (and snacking), Watch Hill is one of our all-time favorites.

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The tiny hamlet of New Preston, CT is famous for a clutch of startlingly great shops.

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soul nutrition
Tonic relocated from right across the street, and the shop suits them perfectly...plus shakes in OS and fun food in Higganum.

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This year, more than ever, we’ve got to keep summer going as long as we possibly can! 

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moonshots
Sick of sweats? Bump up your home wardrobe with a House Dress! You can manage to look put-together on your Zoom calls or trips to the market and stay comfy enough to lounge.

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dudley farm market
Don your mask and head to this merged market to find everything you'll need for a summer table.

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mystic boat adventures
Whether it’s getting a private sailing lesson or chartering a yacht with your pod, these sailing and boating options are the perfect way to relax on the water safely this summer.

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lavender pond farm
Nothing more peaceful than a lavender farm in full bloom.

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mamas garden
We're all in need of a little self-care these days. Find locally handcrafted scrubs, balms and lotions at Mama's Gardens!

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bestof_winners_featured
Here are the winners of the Best of the Shoreline Readers' Poll 2019

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readers poll
We give you our opinion all year long, now it’s your turn.

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readers poll
Here are YOUR favorites; a list of the winners of the 2018 Readers' Poll.

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priscilla martel
Chef Priscilla Martel shared her recipe for a simple and delicious loaf of bread for your St. Patrick's Day spread.

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dorie greenspan
A giant, shareable cookie sounds to me like the perfect thing to whip up this Valentine’s Day.

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tuna mousse
Here's a creamy, salty, savory, and delectable snack from a local chef.

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shipwrights
The last time I went out for Brunch was February 2020 and this celebratory mother/daughter outing was long overdue!

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pataka new haven
Here's a fresh spot for takeout, delivery and dine-in.

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Grass & Bone Spiral Ham
Just because we're isolating doesn't mean we can't celebrate the springtime holidays. Here's where to get your feast.

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the hive coworking chester
The Hive is now open and offering all manner of remote working, conference and event space in various membership options.

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barefoot gardener
I needed a fix for our outdoor haven (and quick!) and rung up The Barefoot Gardener.

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I’ve recently found a solution to photobooks that is so much more satisfying and a whole lot quicker.

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the e list shop
Take 20% when you shop online. Plus free shipping!

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spring capsule
I've picked everything you need for a Spring Into Summer Capsule Wardrobe from our best selling designers.

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the e list shop spring
We’re reopening up the shop this week with beautiful new Spring arrivals from favorite designers.

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Dumbo
For a change of pace, I holed up for a few days in DUMBO. Here's my guide.

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made hotel
Winter blahs drove me to NYC for a few days of fun.

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shop nyc
Here's what I found: the perfect soccer mom coat, pants to see you through the season, and fast but fab fashion.

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links we love
Here's what's caught my eye during my 3am surfing lately.

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Links We Love
Prepare for a pandemic winter, dance your workout, Escape Room games at home, and more links we love.

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links we love
Best outdoor restaurants in NYC, travel essentials, gardening tools, and more marvels we've unearthed on the world wide interwebs.

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I justify my addiction to all things Apple because, hey, I’m in the digital industry!

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frankenberger associates
Education and learning experts share 8 tips to help ease virtual and hybrid learning.

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tips for growing business
Tips and Tricks from Ladyfest, a day-long webinar for creatives and entrepreneurs.

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car cleaning tips
I turned to the cleaning pros at A La Maid for some advice on car cleaning.

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marcia simon travel
We asked travel advisor Marcia Simon for some ideas on post-pandemic family trips.

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Weekapaug Inn
While we're not traveling far this summer, here are some favorite nearby stays for weekend jaunts.

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Christmas in Paris
Here's the low-down on our latest trip to Paris.

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niantic town guide
We've gathered our favorite places to eat and shop in Niantic and East Lyme and put them on a handy map.

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Essex Town Guide Featured
We've chosen our top 15 favorite places to eat and shop in Essex and put them on a handy map for you.

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Chester Town Guide
Here are our top picks for eating and shopping in Chester with a handy, printable map.

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nation satin
Is satin just for dress-up or underpinnings? Nope! This spring, I’m loving this collection of (viscose) satin separates. The wide leg crop pant is just the ticket for hot summer evenings. When worn with a matching tank or tee you’ve got a jumpsuit look without the annoyance. The boxy tees are edged in recycled cotton

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shayna b
We splashed around the pool, read novels, stopped in at the first Lyme Farmers’ Market of the season for comestibles (these yummy hand-pies are from Pursuit of Pastry’s booth), and mainly avoided technology.

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saybrook home
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From quarrying its famous pink granite, to bootlegging and hiding Captain Kidd’s treasure, the archipelago known as the Thimble Islands has served a range of uses laced with mysterious lore.

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FEED Suppers
You’ve probably seen these bags around, or you may even own one.

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new haven contest
We've partnered with The Shops at Yale to bring you this exciting weekend getaway and shopping spree worth over $1000!

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