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Stonington Town Guide
The-e-list's guide to the top places to eat and shop in Stonington
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Pretend you're living in the 19th century at The Soniat House in the French Quarter.
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New Orleanians are fiercely loyal to their favorite restaurants and my family is, too.
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Before the holidays, I had a chance to spend a few days in Boston. While I’ve now lived elsewhere longer, I grew up in Cambridge and will always consider myself a Boston girl.
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Every year we wrangle the extended family together to watch some vintage car racing. Nestled in the picturesque Litchfield Hills, Lime Rock Park has a deep and rich history.
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After dropping our only daughter at college, we headed to Hudson, NY for a few days of distraction.
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Food halls are THE thing right now in NYC and the new Gotham West Market offers a variety of noshes, plus cooking classes.
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This 19th century Gothic brick behemoth, once an Episcopalian Seminary, is now a chic hotel tricked out with vintage furnishings, original details and fireplaces
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We spent a fantastic 36 hours in New Haven, eating, shopping and looking at art.
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I’ve just discovered the perfect Bed and Breakfast to stash overflow weekenders, and believe me, it’s a whole lot better than my guest room.
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Looking for something simple and right on the water? Rent this adorable refurbished icehouse one foot from Pattagansett Lake in East Lyme, just across the road from White Gate Farm.

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If you’re on the hunt for a luxury stay at discount prices, head to Tablet.com
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I haven’t been back in ten years (can it be that long?), but I made it this summer.
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After dropping our only daughter at college, we headed to Hudson, NY for a few days of distraction.....
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Food halls are THE thing right now in NYC and the new Gotham West Market offers a variety of noshes, plus cooking classes.....
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This 19th century Gothic brick behemoth, once an Episcopalian Seminary, is now a chic hotel tricked out with vintage furnishings, original details and fireplaces....
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I’ve just discovered the perfect Bed and Breakfast to stash overflow weekenders, and believe me, it’s a whole lot better than my guest room.....
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My poor husband often gets an earful about the challenges I face (I mean, really, he’s diagnosing cancer and I’m writing A VERY IMPORTANT BLOG). ....
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We spent a mother/daughter weekend in Greenwich Village, pretending it was Paris!....
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Before the holidays, I had a chance to spend a few days in Boston. While I’ve now lived elsewhere longer, I grew up in Cambridge and will always consider myself a Boston girl.....
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I haven’t been back in ten years (can it be that long?), but I made it this summer. ....
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Looking for something simple and right on the water? Rent this adorable refurbished icehouse one foot from Pattagansett Lake in East Lyme, just across the road from White Gate Farm.....
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One of the more unusual accommodations on the Shoreline is a sweet suite on the mouth of the Sound.....
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Sure, I’ve spent some lovely evenings on the deck at Water’s Edge for cocktails, live reggae and ocean breezes, but it’s never occurred to me to stay there. Until now. ....
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While Montauk shopping pales in comparison to the schmancy boutiques of Easthampton, it's appropriately quirky. ....
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Every year we wrangle the extended family together to watch some vintage car racing. Nestled in the picturesque Litchfield Hills, Lime Rock Park has a deep and rich history.....
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The art deco inspired rooms are chic but I could barely get the chair out from the desk. I needed some room to spread out and get some work done for Night Two, so I checked for availability on HotelTonight, a genius app for last minute discounts.....
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The latest tips and tricks to managing New York like a pro.....
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The rooms, while not quite as fresh as the lobby, are perfect for a longer haul: tons of closet space, a bay window, efficient work desk; even an ironing board in a murphy-bed disguise. An extremely comfortable hideaway in midtown.....
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I thought I’d be happier staying closer to the shows on the West Side, but had a pang of jealousy when I saw Jamie’s room at Lafayette House on the Lower East Side. ....
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The new ACME is home to Mads Refslund, cofounder of New Nordic sensation, NOMA, and Danish mad scientist of food.....
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We headed to The W Retreat and Spa on Vieques, a teeny isle off Puerto Rico. ....
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If you’re on the hunt for a luxury stay at discount prices, head to Tablet.com....
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Sometimes it's possible to find an amazing package deal for your dream trip, but other times a small budget slows you down, or maybe you're just a more adventurous traveler.....
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Like its fancy big sister, The Ocean House, the design is in the details at the restored Weekapaug Inn. Inexplicably untouched by Sandy, I headed here for respite, power and internet. ....
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A friend of mine writes a hilarious blog about bathrooms, public AND private. I'll be sure to have the fancy soap and pretty towels out next time she comes over. ....
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Nothing like the sight of a waterfall of silken chocolate to soothe the tensions of a trip down I95. The Chocolate Lab is a cheerful spot off the lobby, in a grown-up, Willy Wonka sort of way. ....
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The masterminds behind The J House Hotel have obliterated every shred of its previous incarnation as a decaying Ho Jo's and there's not a whiff of clam strip to be found.....
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Part-time Shoreline resident, Ali Schneider, envisioned Haven’s Kitchen and executed it impressively. Housed in a charming Chelsea carriage house, it's an organic cafe, sustainable cooking school and stunning events space. ....
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You’ll see women you know in Cindy Sherman’s retrospective at MOMA: your mother, your grandmother, your third cousin. ....
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Lunch is our secret to eating well in the city without a ridiculous tab and we tried two new spots. Billie and I always loved the Old New York vibe at Cafe des Artistes, so we traipsed through Central Park to try the new version.....
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Pretend, for a moment, that you live in an elegant apartment in Paris (designed by Jacques Garcia, no less): high ceilings, white walls, oversized windows and reclaimed maple floors covered in a thick oriental rug.....
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Take a short stroll up Elm Street to theSmith College Museum of Art, where even the bathrooms are artful. Expanded and renovated in 2003, the museum houses a world-class collection, an atrium cafe and curated gift shop. ....
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One can eat only so many meals and hang around so many cafes in 48 hours, but I did my best. A favorite spot, The Dirty Truth, is more bar than restaurant but it's got a hip vibe, nice wine by the glass, over 40 craft beers, good people watching and better yet....

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