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I grew up in a family of world travelers. We shared so much wanderlust and foodie curiosity, that as soon as our tattered bags were unpacked, we began planning where to go next. Such was our DNA that we lived from trip to trip. So it was with special anticipation that we took on our first travel story, with the express purpose of providing a little something for everyone.

The brainstorming inevitably triggered a powerful nostalgia—and occasional urges to drop everything and head to the airport—but in the research process, we discovered a new trend: destinations and tours geared for the solo traveler. The options are exciting. If you’re single, no need to hold out for a travel partner. You can go with friends, or on your own. And whether you want to be active, lounge on a beach or tour museums, odds are there is something available for you.

But not all of us can get away, so the trick is to live each day as if on holiday. It seems as if Sharon Slocum knows how. Every time we met over the course of several visits to profile her garden, we always found her enjoying her views of Holly Pond. Hers is a gorgeous garden—it clearly shows her green thumbs and daily attention—but Sharon makes a point of not letting the labor detract from the pleasure she draws from its charm. Her morning routine often includes whipping up a fruit juice, and sitting out in the midst of nature, observing the water birds while the soft laps of the waves lend a peaceful soundtrack to the rising sun. And talk about an unobstructed water view!

No one deserves a break more than brothers Ahmad and Samad Mickens, two fitness professionals devoted to the empowering mission of RF Youth Boxing, which they run out of their gym Revolution Fitness in the South End. A demanding after-school program that helps teens improve physical and mental conditioning, RFYB is also designed to guide students who are at risk of trouble with the law to channel aggression in a constructive manner. In doing so, the kids pick up the right moves while gaining a sense of purpose and learning about self-respect and personal responsibility.

This is a great issue, full of beauty, class and inspiration, plus more about our ever-growing restaurant scene. We also have some buzz to report: For five years mofflymedia.com has been your source for the latest in Fairfield County dining, shopping and fun. This month we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new website ilovefc.com. It’s got a brand new look and even more information on what our part of the world has to offer. And now it’s also easier to keep up with what’s happening in our own city. Just visit stamfordmag.com for a look at all Stamford all the time.

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Stamford Agenda

  • Prom Season at Vanity Studio Hair Salon

    2015.04.22

    Now through May 31st,2015 Stamford, CT and surrounding area prom-goers receive special treatment at premier downtown salon and hair bar, Vanity...

  • The Mayor's Gallery presents "In Transit" new work by Yuko Ike

    2015.05.05

      The Mayor’s Gallery presents  “In Transit” new work by Yuko Ike    May 5 – July 6, 2015    Reception: Thursday, May 14 from...

  • NOIR 2

    2015.04.22

    Noir 2, will exhibit new etchings, lithographs, drawings, and paintings by Ann Chernow, continuing her recent focus on the crime dramas and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Comedy Night Featuring Lenny Marcus

    2015.05.28

    A night of laughter, sushi, sake & more! Featuring comedian Lenny Marcus, as seen on The Late Show with David Letterman. Hosted by JCC Greenwich at...

  • Concert - Pomona College Glee Club

    2015.05.28

    Where:            First Presbyterian Church, 1101 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06905 When:             7:30pm Thursday, May...

  • Shabbat in the Park

    2015.05.29

    Crawford Park, Rye Brook Friday, May 29, 5:45 pm Shabbat songs and celebration with Cantor Asa and Sarah Fradkin, followed by dinner and time to...

  • Ballet School of Stamford Spring Performance

    2015.05.29

    The Ballet School of Stamford is proud to present its 15th annual Spring Performance , which will feature excerpts from the classical ballets...

  • ASTRONOMY NIGHTS: Summer Triangle: The Gateway to the Milky Way

    2015.05.29

    Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by learning about The Summer Triangle: The Gateway to the Milky...

  • RE-IMAGINE 2015

    2015.05.30

    Family & Children’s Agency is thrilled to announce its spring benefit will see a transformation! This year’s event, RE-IMAGINE...

  • J-PALOOZA

    2015.05.30

    Get ready to rock! Break out your concert t-shirts and book your babysitter now, for what’s sure to be an evening not to be missed. Be blown...

  • DOGGY DAY PALOOZA- Dog Wash & Car Wash

    2015.05.30

    DOGGY DAY PALOOZA Dog Wash and Car Wash JOIN US AT THE STAMFORD DOG PARK! #doggydaypalooza $5 Suggested Donation 100% of Donations go to...

  • Pass It On! Teaching A New Generation How To Stitch Embroidery Workshops

    2015.05.02

    The Fairfield County Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of  America will present a series of free workshops at the Wilton Historical...

  • Compass Challenge

    2015.05.31

    Assess your navigation skills with our outdoor compass challenge! Discover the basics of orienteering to improve your outdoor skills and test...

  • Graduation Hair styling at Vanity Studio

    2015.06.01

    Vanity Studio is excited for Graduation Season! Come in early to get your FREE consultation for graduation hair-styling especially for Grad Day &...

  • 3rd Annual Golf & Tennis Outing

    2015.06.02

    Tuesday, June 2* Fairview Country Club, 1241 King Street, Greenwich CT Schedule 9:45 am Tennis Round Robin begins 10:30 am Golf Check-in/driving...

  • Warehouse Sale

    2015.06.05

    Decorative Crafts, Rogers & Goffigon and Delany & Long are having their annual warehouse sale. Shop discontinued items, floor samples, and other...


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