Health & Beauty
We LOVE Westport, and that’s why we are thrilled to launch our first ever “Light Up Westport!” We partnered with Ali Dorfman of Purpose 2 Purchase (@purpose2purchase) to create “The Light Up Westport Appreciation Project,” a fundraising initiative where members of our community can send luminaries and personalized notes of gratitude and friendship to friends, local businesses and first responders. We have all been through so much in the past year and even small gestures of appreciation can have a huge impact on community pride. On February 4th at 7PM, all participants will be asked to place the luminary in front of their homes, stores or headquarters so we can light up this incredible town TOGETHER. 100% of proceeds will go to Filling in the Blanks, a local non-profit that helps fight childhood hunger by providing weekend meal bags to local children in need.
If you’ve committed to Dry January, you might be in the market for a good mocktail right about now. Sure, a sparkling water with dinner or an herbal tea post-bedtime can do the trick, but these 12 options will help mix things up. We’ve rounded up options for whatever you’re in the mood for—sweet, spicy, refreshing or warming.
The WestportMoms 2021 Health & Wellness guide is here!! Though this year may not be quite what we expected, it is undoubtedly time to think about YOU! Whether you need new ideas for what to cook each night, some CBD to help you sleep, or even someone to help you organize that closet or garage, we have you covered! We all spent 2020 making sure everyone else was feeling ok- now it’s your turn!!!
Motivated to eat healthy foods after losing her mom at a young age, Ilana, mom of two girls, started experimenting with recipes for delicious feel-good treats in her kitchen as a new mom! When she somewhat accidentally sold over 250 orders of her famous OatMEAL cups, she decided to take things to the next level. Three years ago, she left her job in the legal world and founded Stylish Spoon, a company that makes “feel-good” treats that are gluten-free, dairy free, soy free and full of plant-based ingredients you can pronounce! Ilana moved to Westport during the pandemic and never looked back, loving beach nights at Compo, driving outside the city, and long outdoor power walks. In another life she might have been a private investigator, but for now she is loving devoting time to growing her business, and being a mom in the suburbs! You will be blown away by how delicious – and filling – these treats are; we are so thrilled to have Ilana in our hood!! Ps. Use code “Westportmoms” for 15% off any online order AND visit The Granola Bar to try Ilana’s OatMEAL cups sold individually starting this month!
If you are thinking about divorce, ready to start, or frustrated that your divorce case is not proceeding in ways you would like, you should know that It is possible to initiate, work through, and finalize a divorce during COVID. And you will not even have to go to Court. Hear from Divorce and Family Lawyer, Carole Orland, how her office – CT Family Law – is handling these cases regularly, and with positive results! You are not in this alone.
As we all need new recipes to get us through the long winter ahead, we turned to local mom and nutrition expert, Robin Barrie Kaiden for some of her best! See below for two favorites for right now! For more from Robin, visit her website, and follow her on Instagram (@robinbarrie)!
Bummed about being home so much this winter? We hear you. So many of our us are feeling pretty isolated right now, skipping ski weekends, not visiting family and friends, and with limited to no travel planned anytime in the near future. We hope these “stay-cation” ideas give you inspiration for the weekend and weeks ahead, and the rest of the winter.
Coastal Orthopedics is bringing high-quality orthopedic care back to the Darien area! We are pleased to announce the reopening of our Darien location on Mondays and Tuesdays at 36 Old Kings Highway South. Get evaluated by our fellowship-trained board certified specialists, including Dr. Bast, Dr. Soojian and Dr. Lynch!
Whether you’re learning something new, trying to get in shape, or just giving yourself space to be the best version of you, let your best furry friend join in
your resolutions this year! Enjoy these tips from Active Dog – and a special Local Moms offer!
Karen Elizaga is an executive coach, author of Find Your Sweet Spot, and, for the last 12 years, a fellow community member of Westport. She’s spent years coaching clients on how to live with confidence, authenticity, and fulfillment. Karen is doing a virtual book club starting in January to help all of us put some teeth into our new year’s resolutions for 2021. Learn more, and use code WESTPORTSWEETSPOT for 25% off!!
Hot chocolate bombs are having a moment, and with good reason. They’re a perfect stocking stuffer, they’re cute enough to be Instagram-worthy, and they’re delicious. We love this simple DIY version from The Local Moms Network contributor Maria Provenzano. Order some molds, enlist some helpers and use the recipe below to get started!
Starting a divorce may seem daunting. Whether you are contemplating your options or have decided you’re ready for a divorce, consider the following seven tips from the team at Ferro & Battey LLC, as you take the next steps….
Mom to son Jayme, Aimee has been described as a “fertility detective” following her passion to help women live their best and most vital life. This started with her working to help women mentally, physically and emotionally through acupuncture and has grown as she authored three books, and now has her own organic skincare line, Aimee Raupp Beauty. She originally dreamed of being a doctor or scientist before she turned to the study of Chinese medicine, and the rest is history. Over the years, Aimee has helped thousands of women in her clinics, and is now running online forums to provide support to many who need It. Her products are handmade and fly off the shelves, with some favorites including her hand sanitizer, Mag-ese Oil, and Lip Butter! In her spare time, she loves kayaking on the river, her Peloton and swears by Bone Broth! She is kindhearted, creative, and credits her entrepreneurial spirit to her parents, both entrepreneurs before It was “cool” to be one!
Like almost everything in 2020, holiday shopping will be a little different of course! In addition, local businesses need YOUR SUPPORT now more than ever! Therefore, we put together a list of some of our favorite holiday shopping ideas for the whole family! Click through to see gift ideas across the following categories: Fashion (His & Hers), Health & Beauty, Home, Jewelry & Accessories, Kids, Pets & Home, Restaurants, and other Shops we LOVE!
Westport Young Woman’s League Announces Look Good, Feel Good & Do Good! Holiday Campaign To Raise Funds for Community Grant Program Westport, CT, November 19, 2020 – The Westport Young Woman’s League (WYWL) is proud to kick-off the holiday season with its new...
If you are looking to get the Holiday Season started, check out some of these local tree farms!!
You probably know that Garelick and Herbs is an easy, tasty place for a quick bite to-go or meet up with friends or colleagues on their beautiful patio and most of all a healthy way to feed our ever growing family that have moved back in. We love their diverse takeout menu (think: the best homemade muffins (perfect for breakfast with kids!), cranberry apple tuna salad, brown rice, kale salad dishes, and pot pies that make dinner time a snap!). Not to mention their catering is also among the very best in the area. We spoke to owner Paola Garelick about what they’re offering this holiday season. Order for Thanksgiving by this Sunday 11/22 – and if you spend $200 they’ll throw in a free pie!
Safe self-care during these uncertain times is more important than ever! At Adam Broderick making sure that you feel good about your hair or spa service at every visit is what they strive for. If you are thinking ahead to the upcoming holidays, be sure to book your appointments now & also get items crossed off your list by shopping their beautiful boutique for a range of giftables or a Gift Card! For every $175 in AB gift cards you purchase, receive an additional $25 gift card through December 31st.💳
Coastal Orthopedics is Here To Keep You Moving! Our team of experienced specialists are here for all of you and your family’s urgent and non-urgent orthopedic needs. We are currently offering both in-person and telemedicine appointments. And some exciting news – we have two new accomplished doctors who have joined our team, Dr. Randolph Sealey and Dr. Brandon Shulman! These two board-certified specialists are here to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care to each and every patient they see.
Westport is thrilled to welcome Dr. Zaher Merhi and Dr. Melvin Thornton at Rejuvenating Fertility. They have tremendous experience that can hopefully help many families in our community! Learn more!