About Erica


Anyone in the fashion industry will tell you it’s impossible to get out, but I finally did. After 25 years of owning and buying for specialty retail companies, I launched the-e-list. I have an eye for style, a strong opinion and a knack for knowing what’s coming next. My friends think I’m a blabbermouth.  Due to my inability to say no, I am a fanatic volunteer in my community, my daughter’s school and my favorite art institution, the Florence Griswold Museum.  In my spare time, I am a wife and mother of a teen-age daughter.

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The-e-list is a free weekly email newsletter about all good things on the Shoreline of Connecticut. There is plenty going on between New London and New Haven but the art venues, fashion destinations, food purveyors and restaurants are spread out and often hard to find.

Who makes a stunning floral arrangement? Where’s the best wine selection? What’s the go-to salon?  We’ll announce the sales and events that matter, the must-have items of the season and tell you where to eat and what to do this weekend.

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This website is a Guide to the Best of the Shoreline and an archive of everything that’s been on the weekly e-list newsletter. Here you will find all the shops, restaurants, art venues and destinations we’ve written about on the-e-list. We’ve included a searchable archive of past newsletters and articles.  We’ve added an events calendar to keep you up to date on what’s happening and find local businesses in our Black Book.

Editorial Policy

The-e-list welcomes submissions and we receive wonderful ideas from our readers. While we try to acknowledge every single one, sometimes we get flooded and emails get buried. We’re very sorry when that happens.

We receive lots of email about charitable events and typically we publish one per week based on the order we received the submission and what we think will most interest our readers.

The main body of the-e-list will always be our excruciating opinion. We do not receive compensation for editorial content. (Occasionally we include links to products we love and we do receive about ten cents if you happen to click on it.)  The right hand column of our  newsletter is paid advertising for products, services and events that we think our subscribers will be interested in. We hope you support our advertisers, as their sponsorship keeps us writing the e-list and sending it to you for free!

p.s. Oh, and we’ll never share your email.





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