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March/April 2012

A World of Designs

A World of Designs

Considering his hectic schedule, it is fortuitous to find Matthew Patrick Smyth at home in Sharon, let alone relaxing. As a high-powered New York interior designer, Smyth travels to some of the most fashionable places in the world: Palm Beach, Aspen, Nantucket, Manhattan, the Hamptons.

Back & Forth with Frank Delaney

Back & Forth with Frank Delaney

Frank Delaney has been called “the most eloquent man in the world” by NPR. Born and raised in County Tipperary, Ireland, Delaney spent more than 25 years in England before moving to the United States in 2002.

Buy the Book

Buy the Book

For several years the message for independent bookstores has been one of doom and gloom. The chains are taking over, nobody’s reading, and if they are it’s on a Kindle or a Nook. But it seems as if the tide is beginning to turn

The Art of Telling

The Art of Telling

Michael Quadland—in words and on canvas

Shine the Light

Shine the Light

Conventional wisdom has it that if a room is well lighted then it’s properly lighted. Of course, that’s usually not the case. “Most people put in lights after the furniture has been placed. As a result, there are either too many lamps or not enough.

 Perfect Vision

Perfect Vision

“What am I interested in most now?” muses Litchfield-based, internationally known artist Thomas McKnight. “Beauty in all forms. Art, music—bel canto, especially—special people, and wondrous places.

Ten Minutes with Stephen Saint-Onge

Ten Minutes with Stephen Saint-Onge

Stephen Saint-Onge is known from his appearances on home shows as well as from magazines such as Family Circle. He is author most recently of No Place Like Home. As an artist and photographer he has launched Canvas Collection, an art and photography collection.

New Kid in Town

New Kid in Town

There is a new, young chef in town named Jonathan Gyles. He mans the kitchen at the just-renovated Bantam Bistro in the Litchfield Inn. At 26, this young Brit has put together an absolutely delicious and varied menu. And it is worthy of applause.