Shopping in Westport

Half Off Shoes at Ente's Shoe Salon

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Stock up on shoes from brands such as Uggs, FitFlops, and Frye; available in women's size 4–12 and in narrow or medium widths

75% Off a Wine Tasting at GrapesWine.com

Norwalk

$80 $21

Wine expert Jim Winston leads students through a class exploring 9–12 wines, ranging in quality from everyday to high-end cellar vintages

Half Off Footwear at Runner’s Roost

Darien

$50 $25

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Footwear from brands such as Nike, Asics, and New Balance; experienced staff focuses on injury prevention

Up to 51% Off College and Sports Apparel

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Classic navy-blue Yale T-shirts and vintage Hartford Whalers caps are sold alongside whimsical iPhone cases and "I Love CT" stickers

50% Off Women's Clothing and Accessories at Sofia Mia

Monroe

$30 $15

Boutique offers trendy fashion for women with a selection of bags, scarves, jewelry, and clothing from yoga pants to dresses

51% Off Home Furnishings at United House Wrecking

Stamford

$100 $49

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Family-owned business helps update homes with unique pieces, including lighting, furniture, architectural items, and decorative accessories

57% Off Wine-Education Classes at The Wine Mapp

Greenwich

$90 $39

Two 90-minute wine-education classes cover wine basics and how best to pair wine and food; samples are included

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

Danbury

$149 $24.99

Show off your knowledge of the stacking-bracelets trend by adorning your wrist with a set of three fashionable bracelets

45% Off Jewelry and Accessories

Danbury

$20 $11

On-trend pendants, rings, scarves, and wallets, many of which boast the shop's own YSTRDY label

50% Off

Stony Brook

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off

Huntington

$30 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Consignment Clothing, Art, and Home Goods

Rye

$30 $15

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Rotating selection of designer consignment clothing from brands such as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Hermès, plus art and home goods

50% Off Jewelry

Commack

$30 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Vitamins and Supplements

Smithtown

$50 $25

The company specializes in FDA-approved weight-loss supplements

Up to 67% Off Smoothing Treatments

White Plains

$300 $99

Organic smoothing treatment reduces curls and gives volume and texture to hair for up to four months

Half Off Jewelry at KellyM.Jewels

Miller Place

$40 $20

Jeweler hand selects and wraps each gemstone, Swarovski crystal, and freshwater pearl, and donates $1 of every sale to two charities

Up to 50% Off Smartphones, Tablets, and Accessories at AT&T

Hauppauge

$50 $25

Experienced, bilingual technicians help customers find the perfect device to suit to their needs

50% Off at Monkey Pod Games

Mamaroneck

$30 $15

The game shop's shelves are filled with a variety of high-quality wooden board games and brainteaser puzzles

Up to 50% Off Beauty and Wellness Products at Vital Rain

Newtown

$20 $12

Natural, toxin-free soaps, balms, and wellness aids for babies, new moms, and other health-conscious shoppers

50% Off

AMF Plainview Lanes

$60 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 50% Off Flowers and Organic Vegetables at Sundial Farm

Ossining

$30 $15

Historical farm offers perennials such as peonies and irises for spring gardening as wells as organic, non-GMO vegetable plants

44% Off

Blue Point

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off at Baby Chic A Consignment Boutique Inc.

Tarrytown

$40 $20

Stylish strollers, fun toys and books, and colorful outfits for babies and toddlers from labels such as Ugg, Baby Jogger, and Mini Boden

Half Off Dance Apparel and Footwear

Coram

$50 $25

Brand-name apparel, footwear, and accessories ready performers of all ages for various styles of dance, from ballet to cheerleading

Up to 51% Off Photo and Video Digitization

Hicksville

$100 $49

Technicians convert tapes, film, slides and stills to digital files or DVDs with custom albums and interactive menus

Select Local Merchants

Though Cactus Rose Restaurant & Tequila Bar is only a teenager in dog years, owners Maria and Katerina Pertesis are no strangers to the restaurant business with more than 40 years experience. The upscale eatery’s cuisine is best summed up as contemporary Southwestern, thanks to Executive Chef Norberto Lucero’s skillful incorporation of Spanish, Mexican, and Southwestern flavors.

A Mexican native, Lucero has fun with his food. One peek at the menu reveals the usual aspects of Latin cuisine: fish tacos, paella dotted with prawns, little-neck clams, mussels, and black-iron skillet fajitas—sizzling with caramelized onions and bell peppers. Yet, for every expected entree, Lucero offers a surprise in the form of baby back ribs in an orange barbecue glaze, skirt steak with an orange chipotle mojo, and tequila chicken—a free-range, chicken stuffed with chorizo and manchego cheese. Like the chicken, all of Lucero’s meats are quality; he serves only wild-caught organic seafood, grass-fed beef, and free-range chicken.

While the menu impresses, it’s only half of Cactus Rose’s appeal. The tequila bar is also a contender, as it’s stocked with 50 varieties of tequila, and bartenders dispense freshly concocted margaritas mulled from fresh squeezed lime juice and fruits. Cactus Rose delivers an inviting atmosphere with rustic wood furnishings and cowhide chairs surrounded by red, orange, and a yellow hand-carved stained-glass mosaic. A warm large outdoor fireplace on the patio keeps patrons toasty during the winter months, and an outdoor patio—bumping with live music—convinces them to temporarily forget their fear of birds’ nests and dine al fresco during the summer.

5 Spicewood Ln
Wilton,
CT
US

Kokum takes its name from a berry that's specific to South India, a nod to the regional cuisine that stands out as this restaurant's specialty. The recently opened space may be new, but the cooking traditions are time honored, drawing specific inspiration from India's Kerala region. Favorites include spicy chicken masala kalumbu and vegetarian-friendly theeyal, which features a mix of green bananas, yam, and coconut. Top off your meal with one of the bar's craft cocktails, which include the signature Kokum, a mingling of vermouth, pineapple juice, and lime. The dining room keeps things simple, with exposed light bulbs and natural wood accents alongside paintings of boats with hulls colorful enough to rival the stains on the sauce chef's apron. Kokum is a member of the Fine Indian Dining Group.

616 Post Rd E
Westport,
CT
US

Moffly Media's regional publications propagate an array of entertaining and informational content to keep residents of Fairfield County in touch with the best their communities have to offer. Each locally oriented magazine gives subscribers a paginated peek at the most notable people and events in their areas, helping them lay claim to the title of Most Informed Person in their respective bridge groups, chess clubs, or local chapters of the Domino Preservation League.

205 Main St
Westport,
CT
US

The Olive Market’s café and tapas menus delight diners with recipes imported from the southern hemisphere's resident America. Banish hunger pangs to Bogotá by embracing the chivito, a traditional Uruguayan sandwich, in which slices of focaccia close in on chicken or steak, a fried egg, ham, bacon, and provolone ($12). The Rabbit panini al horno paints tongues in shades of grilled eggplant, asparagus, peppers, onions, and fresh mozzarella, and comes, like all struggling artists, with a side of frites ($10). Tapas courses ($25–$30/person), such as garlic-and-lime shrimp saffron rice, grilled orange-and-rosemary lamb chops, and sweet churros with dulce de leche, arrive on plates ready to pose for still-life painters. A three-course menu, consisting of an appetizer, a selection of small-plate entrees, and a dessert, sates patrons Thursday through Saturday evenings.

19 Main St
Redding,
CT
US

For more than a century, Ring's End has put quality home improvement products in the hands of homeowners and contractors. A Stanley FatMax level ($30.99) ensures all paintings and ouija boards are hung correctly, and a gallon of Benjamin Moore Regal Classic paint ($40.19) creates a vibrant new hue on staid interior walls. Fiberon composite decking ($2.95+/ft.) helps to craft sturdy, colorful backyard-grilling platforms and arrives backed by a 20-year limited warranty. Handymen and women can keep tools easily accessible, organized, and ready to travel with a Veto Pro Pac tool bag ($144.99), which holds more than 100 hand tools and includes six zippered pockets to hide worksite snacks from Bob Vila.

129 Danbury Rd
Wilton,
CT
US

Plain Mary specializes in luxurious baby play mats and gift sets. We are experts on play mat design -leading the way for safe tummy time and play time for babies worldwide.

PO Box 29
Westport,
CT
US