To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
When you stay at Residence Inn by Marriott Milford in Milford, you'll be in the business district and convenient to Silver Sands State Park. This hotel is within the vicinity of Beardsley Zoo and The Barnum Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 74 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers and stovetops. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including a 24-hour fitness facility and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, a fireplace in the lobby, and a television in the lobby.
Grab a bite from a grocery store serving guests of Residence Inn by Marriott Milford. Meet other guests and eat at the complimentary evening social, held Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Free parking is available onsite.
Homespun comfort meets upscale refinement at Jeffrey's Restaurant, which "successfully defines American bistro as well as any place I have tried in Connecticut," according to Stephanie Lyness of the New York Times. Expansive views of the surrounding marshland and the nearby Long Island Sound are just a peek just outside the eatery's windows, although the interior itself is a cozy landscape for dining with its granite-topped bar and glowing fireplace. Friday and Saturday nights give diners yet another layer to experience with live entertainment.
The food at Jeffrey's complements that goal of creating an experience that's simultaneously inviting and well executed. Beginning with a choice selection of seasonal ingredients, the chefs prepare eclectic menus that Zagat reviewers scored in the Extraordinary to Perfection category. In addition to sandwiches made with Maine lobster, the menu also features contemporary-minded entrees with European, Asian, and traditional American flavors. The sesame-crusted wild king salmon arrives on a bed of mint-infused jasmine rice and chefs introduce duck breast to its soul mate, a port wine foie gras in a dried cherry berry sauce.
When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop—then called Pete's Subway—proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business.
Today, Subway boasts more than 34,000 locations around the world—almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway’s website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutritional information and fastest mile time online.
As the official team dentist of the American Hockey League?s Bridgeport Sound Tigers until the 2012-2013 season, Dr. Walter Kostrzewski has experience in the trenches of restorative dentistry. When he's busy not replacing teeth with hockey pucks, he and his staff improve the health and appeal of teeth with preventative and cosmetic dental services at Comfortable Care Dentistry. The dental pros examine and x-ray mouths for signs of oral cancer or tooth decay and remove plaque and tartar. They also brighten smiles up to eight shades with Zoom! teeth whitening and correct oral problems with root canals and ClearCorrect teeth straightening.
Comfortable Care Dentistry takes the comfort of its guests seriously and uses amenities such as aromatherapy candles and their relaxing scents to live up to its name. TVs planted in the ceilings allow a pleasant diversion, and the staff offers bottled water, coffee, tea, and straight mouthwash for parched patients.
Although it may have fallen out of Top 40 rotation in the 70 years since it was sung by a burger-shop owner’s barbershop quartet, the song “When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along)” lives on in the legacy of a Seattle-based burger joint. The Red Robin franchise has spread its wings far and wide, now serving locations throughout North America with sustainably grown, environmentally conscious burgers and sides that marry classic American flavors with savory twists such as onion straws or bruschetta. Most of the shop’s fire-grilled burgers, chicken sandwiches, and entrees come with a side of bottomless steak fries, allowing patrons to soak up the juicy Whiskey River barbecue sauce, melted blue cheese, and edible fedoras that top the menu’s varied eats. The staff are happy to help patrons pair their sandwiches with one of the full bar’s microbrews or specialty mixed drinks, keeping glasses filled while athletic superstars battle it out on the eatery's big-screen TVs.