From the Editor: Feeling Good



My travel bucket list just got longer. Yours will too after reading “Come Fly with Us”, where loyal readers of this magazine shared memories of recent—and memorable—travels. Sure, we could have profiled a collection of luxurious destinations from all over the world; we have before. But this way their recollections read like reviews, trusted all the more because each one comes from someone we know. In that spirit, here’s my story.

Some years ago, my family and I discovered Mont Tremblant, a ski resort just up the road from the town of Saint-Jovite in the Laurentian Mountains of Québec. On that first trip, my son, who was then five (he’s now eighteen), fell in love with the sport. A sweet development for my husband, who has been on skis since childhood and now had a ski buddy. Me? I could take the slope or leave it, so any family ski vacation to this day has to also include other activities for me to enjoy. At Tremblant, there are plenty: cross-country skiing, spas and gyms, gallery hopping, shopping and hiking. I also relish the occasional quiet afternoon with nothing but a pile of long-ignored magazines and a book or two, sitting in front of the lounge fireplace at the Fairmont, where we always stay. With views from all sides of skiers coming down the mountain, this “ski-in” resort is truly idyllic.

But what makes Tremblant so uniquely special for us each time we return is the Québécois culture, the French language around us and the international vibe of the place. And of course, there’s the food, a perfect blend of Canadian and French culinary customs. And the wine, the coffee, the croissants. Ooh, la la I’m getting hungry just thinking about it all. It’s a good thing that as of this writing we are booked to return. I may try snowshoeing this time.

In “Beyond Botox: A Girlfriend’s Guide to Plastic Surgery”, a frank and comprehensive look at all things nip-and-tuck, we again turned to our readers, who generously opened up about their experiences under the knife (or the laser). There’s so much to learn from all the medical professionals interviewed, but a common theme in the tales from those who shared their experiences was a desire to feel better about themselves. I can certainly understand that sentiment.

Interestingly, this section was partially inspired by our own Cristin Marandino, editor of Greenwich magazine, who was refreshingly candid about having her eyelids “done.” I, like many others, was intrigued, and asked many questions—Who did it? How much? Did it hurt? It quickly became clear answers were needed. Would I do something? I’m not sure. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t considered it. But if a procedure goes on my bucket list, at least I can now make an informed decision.

Stamford Agenda

  • The Many Faces of Multi Media

    2014.09.20

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • Juliska Annual Tent Sale!

    2014.09.15

    Juliska's annual shopping event is happening now until September 22nd, 2014 from 9am- 6pm daily. The sale will be held under a big top...

  • Monday Morning Open House

    2014.06.02

    An advanced workspace, COMRADITY is a GOOGLE-style shared workspace with blistering fast Fiber Optic internet in furnished private and open...

  • JCC Sara Walker Nursery School Registration

    2014.08.11

    Registration for the 2014/15 school Our Nursery School programs are designed to help children learn in an interactive and playful way while...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • The Way We Worked

    2014.09.20

    September 20 through November 4, 9am – 5pm The Way We Worked is a fun and nostalgic look back at the history of working people in...

  • NFL Specials

    2014.09.17

    Are you ready to spend Football Sunday and Mondays with us at the Whale? Join us for $4 Bud Light Drafts, $8 Signature Bloody Mary’s and...

  • College Football Specials

    2014.09.17

    Calling all College Football fans! Watch your favorite college football team score a touchdown at Sign of the Whale. Drink specials include $4...

  • FAll 2014 Semester beginning - Ballet School of Stamford

    2014.09.15

    Our Fall semester begins on September 15th in our beautiful studios at Old Town Hall in Stamford. We offer classes for children age 3 to 18. Our...

  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

    2014.09.01

    September 1 – December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre...

  • ShaNahNah with Sandi | Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah

    2014.09.23

    For children ages 6 months - 2 years and their parents or caregivers. Celebrate a whole year of holidays with the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School...

  • BU8: DJ Trivia | Stamford, CT

    2014.06.05

    Come test your Wit and skills with TRIVIA. The top 3 teams claim prizes. Great specials and a great time for those who...

  • FALL BREAK OUT DAY: Get to Work!

    2014.09.25

    No school? No problem! Join us for a day of special programs and self-guided activities for all ages. Join SM&NC Educational and Curatorial...

  • Let’s Talk

    2014.09.04

    Thursdays, Sept. 4, Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, 1 – 2 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet new people or...

  • ASTRONOMY NIGHTS: Fall Constellations

    2014.09.26

    Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on the Fall...

  • Neshama Yoga

    2014.09.12

    Fridays Sept. 12 – Dec. 19 (No class Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Nov. 28), 9 – 10:30 am Neshama Yoga is a fusion of Kundalini...

  • Mile of Pink

    2014.09.27

    Join Stamford Mayor David Martin and show your support for local breast cancer survivors. Gather in the Park and literally “Paint the Town...

  • Endless Summer Saturday, September 27th

    2014.09.27

    Join us for Sign of the Whale’s first end of the summer rooftop party! From 11:30am to 8pm, enjoy $4 Summer Beers, $5 Hot Dogs and...

  • French Market (Farmers’ Market)

    2014.06.14

    Visit our farmers’ market with vendors offering the freshest fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and more! Straight from the farm and...

  • Market Madness Sundays

    2014.09.07

    Sundays, September 7 – October 5, 10 am – 3:30 pm Support local farmers and explore the SM&NC through hands-on activities...


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