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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

  • Beginner Ballroom & Hustle Workshop

    2014.11.23

    Beginners Ballroom Mix, 2 - 3:00 pm Beginners Hustle, 3 - 4:00 pm PRICE: $20 for one class; $30 for both Enjoy the Ballroom mix of American...

  • "Roots and Culture" and "Dual Visions"

    2014.11.16

     The Stamford Art Association is presenting 3 artists exhibiting their work "Roots and Culture" & "Dual Visions"...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • "Paper & Stone" an exhibition by Ellen Gordon & Sary Backer at the Loft Artists Gallery

    2014.11.01

    Paper and Stone” An exhibition by Sary Backer & Ellen Gordon November 1 - November 30th Artists’ reception: November 8th from 4 – 6 PM...

  • Sunday Explorers

    2014.11.02

    Sundays, November 2 - 30, Noon - 4 pm Our popular Sunday drop-in programs return for November. Join us for hikes, field studies, live animal...

  • Wheels in the Woods Fall Activity Trail

    2014.11.02

    Sundays, November 2 - 30, Noon - 4 pm Our popular self-guided activity trail returns with new activities. Identify fall birds, do a mini...

  • 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...

  • The Mastersingers Chorus begins on Sept. 3!

    2014.09.03

    Join The Mastersingers Chorus, Fairfield County's newest community chorale group, where singing is our passion!!   Alll voices welcome, come and...

  • 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...

  • Restaurant: Family Night | Stamford, CT

    2014.06.05

    Every Sunday evening from 5:30PM - 8:30PM Bring the kids to enjoy our Magician, special kids menu, fun for the entire family!

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Harbor Point Turkey Trot

    2014.11.27

  • 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...

  • Paella 101 Cooking Class

    2014.11.29

    Join Chef Scott as he demonstrates the steps to achieving a true Spanish paella -- crisp on the bottom with succulent rice, meat and seafood....

  • 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...


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