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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

  • "Peak Season" Loft Artists Association Group Show

    2015.07.31

    The Loft Artists Association annual all-member group show, “Peak Season,” opens Saturday, August 1st in their East Gallery at 575 Pacific...

  • 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...

  • Nature’s Numbers

    2015.06.20

    Saturday June 20 – Sunday, August 30, 9 am - 5 pm; Sun., 11 am - 5 pm Escape the summer heat in this cool, colorful, and interactive exhibition...

  • Colonial Summer Camps

    2015.07.27

    Monday – Friday, 9:15 – Noon at the Hanford-Silliman House Sign up for one, two or all four weeks – different activities each week! O June...

  • Woven in Time:Kashmir Shawls

    2015.07.07

    July 7 through September 2015 A new exhibit of Kashmir shawls is opening at the New Canaan Historical Society’s Costumes Museum. The shawls...

  • SPLASH - Art Exhibition at C. Parker Gallery

    2015.08.01

    Just when there seems to be no relief from the heat and humidity of summer, the C. Parker Gallery offers a refreshing respite. “SPLASH” a...

  • 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...

  • Animal Meet and Greet

    2015.07.07

    Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays July 7 - August 22, 3 pm Stop by our new exhibit, Heckscher WILD!, meet one of the animals, and discover how they...

  • A Day in a Farmer's Life

    2015.06.24

    Wednesdays, June 24 - August 19, 2 pm Meet at the Chicken Coop, (weather permitting). Come by and discover what it takes to be a farmer on...

  • Nature is Brought to You by the Number...

    2015.07.02

    Thursdays, July 2 - August 20, 3:30 - 4:30 pm Discover the wondrous ways that numbers play a role in nature! Each week we will focus on a different...

  • The Met Opera in HD SUMMER ENCORE: Verdi's Aida

    2015.08.07

    This grandest of grand operas features an epic backdrop for what is in essence an intimate love story. Set in ancient Egypt and packed with...

  • OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Things with Wings Hike

    2015.08.07

    Explore the crepuscular and nocturnal creatures that call the SM&NC home! Take a sunset hike to look for our resident bats and birds, look for...

  • Burgess Models Portfolio Shoot-Out!

    2015.06.27

    Burgess Models Shoot-Out every Saturday this Summer! Burgess Models just opened up in downtown Stamford!  Take advantage every Saturday this...

  • WILD! Feeding

    2015.06.06

    Saturdays June 6 - August 22, 12:30 - 1 pm (no program on 7/4) Ever wonder what lizards like for lunch? Discover the many things our animals like...

  • The SM&NC Sunday Farm Market Is Back!

    2015.06.28

    Sundays, June 28 through October 11, 10am – 2pm Many of the previous vendors are returning and we've added some new vendors to offer a wider...

  • Daniel Nault; Performing Live at Table 104

    2015.06.27

    Daniel Nault- Musical Performer Acoustic Singer  Table104  203-388-8898

  • Market Madness Sundays

    2015.07.12

    Sundays, July 12 - August 23 10 am - 2 pm, (no program on 8/2) Support local farmers and explore the SM&NC through hands-on activities. Join us for...

  • Little Yogis Adventure Scavenger Hunt (ages 4-6)

    2015.08.12

    Drop your little ones off for a 2-hour yoga adventure and scavenger hunt through our three studio rooms. We're never too young to learn...


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