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September-October 2009

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In This Issue

At Richard's Table

Richard Gere has converted a once-derelict building into a elegant eatery along Bedford's Route 121.

Spectator Sport

Fairfielder David Johnston perused the Sherman School Soccer Fields last spring watching the Connecticut Crushers play.

Defining Garden Spaces

Surveying your yard you realize your landscaping is looking a little sad. Don’t despair.

Sea Glass

With a full wall of windows revealing scrumptious views of the Sound, this custom Fairfield beachfront is inviting, cutting-edge, and very, very cool.

Court Appeal

The first serve of the U.S. Open gets tossed up in late August. Vying for that final center-court match and silver trophy is Fairfield's own James Blake- among the top-20 tennis players in the world and number one in style and class. Blake talked with Fairfield Magazine while in England for Wimbledon.

Flying High

One of the world's great kiteboarders got his start hanging on Fairfield's beaches. Kiteboarders are, as a group, a paradox. Beach bums (said affectionately, of course), who soar to amazing heights, pulling off dazzling daredevil tactics. Meet Joe Ruscito. You will like him, you will fear him, you will be in awe of him.

Under the Wire

Author Bonni Brodnick takes a look at brassieres, their styles, washing techniques and her first experience with one. From the infinite styles and sizes, she notes there is a certain fascination with women's bosoms and brassieres not just for men but for women as well.

Sartorial Conundrums

Style guru Nova Lorraine works out all the wrinkles

Old and in the Lead

The Lime Rock Vintage Festival spans Labor Day weekend, featuring touring and racing cars dating from pre-World War II to the 1970s. The festival provides the opportunity to watch an eclectic mix of races and cars, from 80-year-old three-wheeled Morgans that first appeared in 1909 to the famous sports cars that raced at all the great events in the 70s.

Roger That

Ira Neimark

Ira Neimark started out as a Fifth Avenue doorman and eventually became CEO of Bergdorf Goodman—through hard work, smarts, and being in the right place at the right time. When he took over the venerable fashion store, it was doing $38 million in sales. When he left, $500 million. In an interview he reveals some tricks of the trade.
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