Fred – Westport

“Hey, Lora…did we die and end up in clothing heaven?”

“No, Bev…we drove to Westport and entered Fred!”

Fred is Westport’s newest women’s contemporary clothing boutique selling beautiful clothes and accessories to match our every fashion mood swing, PLUS, a coffee bar combined! Insert *singing angels*

In today’s post, we ask store owners, Kelley Frey and Shereen Koshnoodi, a question or two about Fred while they style us in some heavenly outfits!

Pedego Electric Bikes

“Hello, fun!” That’s Pedego Electric Bikes’ tagline and also how we felt after our first Pedego experience! We visited their SoNo store a few weeks ago to take a couple of their rental bikes out for a sightseeing spin around beautiful South Norwalk. Ahhh!!!  See how we did…and scroll to the end for a great offer for Unlocking Fairfield readers – your turn to “hello, fun!”

In forma fitness

We love it when we’re invited to new fitness studios for a personal training session, don’t we Lora? [Lora’s note: Yes, yes we do – and then we get lunch!]. We especially love it when we get to check out a really exciting new concept in fitness studios. While getting a tough, well-rounded workout from top personal trainer Josh Davis, we chatted with Gina Salese Cortese about the business she and her husband Paul Cortese have recently opened! This post will appeal to trainers and trainees alike. Check out in forma fitness located at 175 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich.

Oh, and scroll to the bottom for a great deal especially for you, dear Unlocking Fairfield readers 😘

A Block Island Getaway

Have a hankering for a quick weekend getaway where you can relax, unwind, and smell fresh, salty air? An idyllic and not-too-far-away place that’s only six miles long by three miles wide exists, and it’s called Block Island. Gentle breezes (bring sweatshirts!), a laid-back atmosphere, fresh seafood, and many options for quiet solitude are waiting for you. I hope you enjoy the photos and must-see ideas from my recent trip! Cheers, Lora

An afternoon with DJ Carey at CTC&G

Those familiar with the luxury publication Cottages & Gardens know that the word “cottages” does not refer to a small, simple dwelling. As we found out, these are the cottages of Victorian times when a cottage was a very large home, often a second country home. Be it the Connecticut, Hamptons, New York, or San Francisco edition, Cottages & Gardens invites readers to dream big, swoon over the magnificent homes of others, get great design inspiration, and a whole lot more.

We got to spend a few hours hanging out with Editorial Director, DJ Carey at the C&G headquarters in Norwalk. We wanted to find out what it takes to be an editor of a large, glossy publication (something I think we may both secretly want to do in our next life!), and DJ was more than willing to share. She was also happy to answer our “getting to know you” questions and have a good giggle too.

Enjoy getting to know this week’s #womancrush: DJ Carey!

New Beauty & Wellness: Tips for the summer ☀️

We always like to pick the brains of the experts we meet in our day-to-day blogging travels. They certainly don’t seem to mind our picking and love being able to give our readers advice on topics they’re passionate about! Laura Cortelyou Reidy BS, PA-C, and Master Injector from New Beauty & Wellness (Westport) shared with us 3 products that will rock your world and 5 services to book before summer really hits!

New Beauty & Wellness

Before we dive into summer, we spa. It’s time to get our entire beings ready for the next season! We visited New Beauty & Wellness, the first state-of-the-art luxury spa in Westport to experience some of their leading-edge medical services and beauty & wellness therapies. Celebrating their one year anniversary, they offer everything necessary to rejuvenate and restore. We plodded in, and floated out. Be sure to scroll to the bottom for a special Unlocking Fairfield discount code so you can float too!

Stew Leonard’s

When Stew Leonard’s invites you to spend a morning in their Danbury store, getting hands-on and going behind the scenes, you squeal, then you clear your schedule. At least that’s what we did! Long-time fans of Stew’s (the world’s largest dairy store) we couldn’t wait to discover what makes their operation tick….and to make cinnamon rolls, mozzarella cheese, dance with bananas, toss pizzas, kiss a monkfish, and of course, visit with Clover the cow.

ORGÁNACHS FARM TO SKIN

We learned so much during our visit to ORGÁNACHS FARM TO SKIN in Westport. The high-performing, natural luxury skincare boutique opened last year and is the dream and vision of Siobhan McKinley. Leaving behind her position as a cosmetic executive in the conventional beauty industry, she opened ORGÁNACHS, selling only the best, natural and organic brands in skincare.

When Siobhan started questioning which ingredients were in her own daily skincare routine, she realized just how badly the US regulates known toxins. The quest began to replace everything she was using to natural products that work, resulting in ORGÁNACHS FARM TO SKIN!