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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.

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Stamford Agenda

  • The Loft Artists Gallery presents "Roads and Bridges"

    2015.01.03

    “Roads and Bridges” LOFT ARTISTS STUDIOS + GALLERIES 575 Pacific Street, Stamford, CT 06902 www.loftartists.com 203 247 2027...

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    2014.11.22

    Stamford, CT  - “About Like So: The Influence of Painting” is a group exhibition that explores how the histories, forms,...

  • Play At Alive @ 5

    2015.01.15

    Stamford Downtown is currently accepting applications from bands interested in playing at Alive@Five and Jazz Up July,  two premier outdoor...

  • Crab Shell CELEBRATING 25 YEARS

    2015.01.15

    CELEBRATING 25 YEARS!! 1989 MENU & PRICES OCTOBER THRU MARCH MONDAY - THURSDAY Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm $5 Wines by the GLASS, BEER &...

  • A BILLION BRICKS 2: LEGO® Trains, Planes and Rocket Ships!

    2014.11.22

    November 22 - January 25, 2015 LEGO® returns to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center with its grand opening on Saturday, November 22....

  • Center Women Presents Fairy Tale Endings

    2015.01.24

    Saturday, January 24 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, January 25 at 11 am and 3 pm An original story complete with many of our favorite princesses,...

  • Sunday Explorers

    2014.12.07

    Sundays, December 7 - February 22, 1 - 4 pm. (no class 12/21 & 12/28) Winter is a great time to explore the Stamford Museum & Nature...

  • 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...

  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

    2015.01.02

    January 2 - December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre former estate...

  • Launch Of Core Fusion Extreme

    2015.01.26

    Temperatures have been rising at exhale as guests have been pushing themselves to their fitness limits with exhale’s sweaty addition to the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Women Run Stamford

    2015.01.26

    Sometimes, you just want to spend some time with the ladies, and this is a great opportunity to do that. We'll pass the miles by walking or...

  • OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Nocturnal in Nature

    2015.01.30

    Explore the world of nature at night and learn about the adaptations of nocturnal animals. Meet live nocturnal creatures and then head out on the...

  • Middle School Laser Tag

    2015.01.31

    Compete against your friends in the ultimate laser tag battle of the year. Snacks will be provided. Member $10 / Community $15. For more...

  • GARRICK OHLSSON RECITAL

    2015.01.31

    World Renowned Pianist Garrick Ohlsson will perform selections of Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin at the Stamford’s Palace...

  • Winter Farm Letterboxing Trail

    2015.02.01

    February 1 - February 28, Mon-Sat. 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday 11 am - 5 pm Get rid of the winter blues by participating in our new farm letterboxing...

  • TuB’shevat-Shanahnah With Sandi

    2015.02.03

    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...

  • Documentary Night: PELICAN DREAMS

    2015.02.04

    The Avon Theatre, Audubon Connecticut & Stamford Land Conservation Trust Present Documentary Night   PELICAN DREAMS  ...

  • Chocolate & Dessert Wine Lover's Evening

    2015.02.05

    An evening to benefit Shelter for the Homeless "The Ultimate Tasting Experience" Savory samples, tapas, and door prizes with over...


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