Since 2002, Linda Sharkey and her husband Scott have had a tremendous impact on the Fairfield County community with their founding of Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids, a business that now has 40 franchises worldwide. While Sharkey’s has been like a child in and of itself, Linda has 3 other children who she loves spending days with at Compo and a night out at Pink Sumo. She is recently addicted to SnapChat, a self-proclaimed beauty product junkie (Maybelline Baby Lips is a recent fave!), and like so many of us can’t get enough of Joey’s fries! She values loyalty above all, and shares how important she feels it is to ensure each of us maintains something – be it a hobby, job, friend – just for ourselves!
For many people in Westport, Dan Woog’s “06880” blog is how they find out anything and everything going on locally. What many don’t know is that Dan grew up here, has been the Staples Varsity boys soccer coach for 15 years, has written 11 books, and has been at the forefront of the LGBT community for over a decade. We were honored to sit down with Dan and get the inside scoop from this incredible man who keeps so many of us in the know!
Though many in Westport know Irene for her incredible photography and passion for the “wonder Woman”, many don’t know she was raised on a catfish farm in Oklahoma, and had a very robust career behind the camera for many years helping to style models and fashion designers in NYC, including Betsy Johnson, and working alongside Annie Leibovitz. Here in Westport, she loves hiking at Earthplace, a good dinner at Bodega, and is a CrossFit addict! She also reveals how the Cozi app has helped her stay organized in life, and that her secret guilty pleasure is the show Scandal!
You may recognize Anne from around town- or because of Beau Soleil- her new line of fun, beach friendly visors! What many may not know is that Anne used to be a fitness model in NYC, and was featured in a MTV fitness video. While Anne absolutely adores her three sons, one of her biggest regrets is that she did not meet her husband sooner in life so she could have had 6 kids! She loves The Whelk, values creativity in all its forms, and is known for often calling loved ones “cutie”. A constant bursting of positive energy, Anne is one not to be missed!
If you live locally, you very well may know Ali D and/or Ali C – or the Paper Alley- their incredible personalized gift business whose new website just launched! What you may not know, however, is that Ali D is a lawyer who spent 15 years as a hard core TV producer before launching her own business and Ali C was born in Belgium and has two boys who love to snuggle in the morning! They both love skiing, the Spotted Horse and value honesty and a sense of humor above all in their friends. These two consistently make us laugh – and we are addicted to what they’re selling. A dynamic duo not to be missed!
Many people probably know the terrific new-ish West Coast fashion designer-inspired clothing store, West, in downtown Westport, but don’t know Laura, the face behind it. In addition to running West, she has 3 boys who keep her on her toes, and swears by eyelash extensions (shhhh!), Molto or Archie Moore’s for family dinner, and to most people’s surprise was a 3rd grade teacher before having kids! She wishes she had more time for Shutterfly family albums these days, but is busy going back and forth to LA, so that may have to wait a few years!