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Weeknight Mexican Tacos – YUM!

Weeknight Mexican Tacos – YUM!

We may be missing our favorite margs at our favorite Mexican spot, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate our favorite foodie holiday at home! We’ve rounded up some yummy taco, enchilada, veggie sides, guac, dessert—and yes, margarita—recipes from around the web. And most of them use ingredients that are hopefully already in your fridge and pantry. Enjoy and don’t forget to buy gift certificates to your favorite restaurants (Mexican or not!) to support your local businesses during this time!

Meet Frontline Hero Larissa

Meet Frontline Hero Larissa

Weston mom of two girls, Larissa is a real life hero on the front lines of this pandemic as a physician’s assistant at St.Vincent’s Medical Center. While her focus is typically caring for orthopedic, neurosurgery and trauma surgical patients, her new reality is temperature checks when walking into work, PPE of all sorts, supporting patients whose families can not be with them, and the ups and downs of a job where risking one’s own life to save others is part of the everyday.

Meet the Moms behind Food for the Front Lines

Meet the Moms behind Food for the Front Lines

Local heroes come in many forms, especially during times like these. Superstar moms Nicole Straight (local site director for Food Rescue US) and Stephanie Webster (Founder and Editor of CTbites.com) teamed together in mid-March to keep local restaurants afloat and front line workers fed, and have raised over $100K doing so! Motivated solely by a desire to help – and a deep understanding of the role food and restaurants could play during this time, they collaborated and began one of the most remarkable fundraising efforts of this pandemic. Westport is lucky to call them our own! Donate today as they still need help – let’s keep these restaurants and our medical professionals on their feet!

Cheers to Moms – some delicious recipes presented by NuKitchens!

Cheers to Moms – some delicious recipes presented by NuKitchens!

This Mother’s Day, lets raise a glass to all of the Mom’s out there, including us! We’ve become teacher’s, entertainers, chef’s, house cleaners and everything else our families have needed during this quarantine. Treat yourself with this tasty drink (and maybe breakfast in bed with these pancakes!) from NuKitchens, a local family-owned kitchen design company that knows how important a mom and her kitchen truly are!

Choose Love – One Mom’s Story…

Choose Love – One Mom’s Story…

This week we are featuring the truly remarkable Scarlett Lewis, Chief Movement Officer of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement who lost her son Jesse in the tragic Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. Shortly after, she formed this non-profit organization whose inspiring mission is to create safer schools through programs that teach young people how to be happier and make decisions out of love—not hate, and during this crazy time the organization is doing more work than ever!

FAQs from Divorce Attorney, Melissa Needle, for Single/Divorcing Parents

FAQs from Divorce Attorney, Melissa Needle, for Single/Divorcing Parents

With this unprecedented time keeping us all at home, there is no question relationships are being tested in many ways. Whether you are married, divorced, or are just in need of some advice, Westport mom and renowned Family Law Attorney, Melissa Needle, shares some great information on the court status during this time, and other questions related to custody, domestic violence, and general relationship challenges. 

What's HOT for Spring Exteriors? Hoffman Landscapes' 2020 Look Book. Get Inspired!

What's HOT for Spring Exteriors? Hoffman Landscapes' 2020 Look Book. Get Inspired!

After being stuck inside, it’s nice to focus on the warmer months ahead! Make the most of outdoor space and transform your backyard into a family oasis. Hoffman Landscapes can help with privacy plantings, seasonal blooms, pool construction, fire pits and masonry—as well as overall maintenance and design. To adhere to social distancing, Hoffman Landscapes will offer phone or video call consultations. They can assess your property alone and connect virtually, by phone or via email and follow up with a proposal. Spring is here!

Spice It up with Ring's End's NEW Coastal Paint Collection!

Spice It up with Ring's End's NEW Coastal Paint Collection!

Since 1902, Ring’s End has helped homeowners along the Connecticut coastline create their dream homes. Inspired by the nature of the shoreline, Ring’s End recently launched a capsule paint collection curated by four interior designers which embodies the synergy between nature and design. Click link in bio to see the palette, the talented designers and visit our blog to read more about the collection, Ring’s End and how they are giving back to the environment through this special initiative. Then, head over to RingsEnd.com where you can purchase from the collection and bring the coastal collection into your home.

A Healthy Dressing (and Salad) for any – and every – day!

A Healthy Dressing (and Salad) for any – and every – day!

Have you run out of your favorite salad dressing? Do not fear! Rinse out the bottle and fill it back up with this recipe instead! It’s simple, delicious AND likely healthier than the one you bought from the store! And try It on this easy and foolproof bean and avocado salad, perfect for any lunch or dinner!

10 Things to Do at Home to Make the Best of the Current Restrictions from Covid-19

10 Things to Do at Home to Make the Best of the Current Restrictions from Covid-19

Coronavirus restrictions have changed all of our routines, from cancelling spring break trips to kids being out of school for an extended period of time. To help us pass the time productively, our partner Dibico is sharing suggestions, including getting your house in tip-top shape (something they can help with), having an online playdate, planting in your garden and taking an online cooking class.

Dreaming of Summer…

Dreaming of Summer…

As we all sit at home, dreams of summer – and reconnecting – keep us going! Though a lot has stopped, families are still sprucing up their backyards and getting ready (hopefully!) for spring and summer entertaining. If you’re considering putting in a swimming pool or spa—or just need to restore what you already have—Haggerty Pools is a family-run company that locals have turned to since 1956.

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