Best of the Gold Coast

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Best of the Gold Coast

It’s been seventeen years since we first introduced our annual Best of the Gold Coast issue. And although—or perhaps, because—the world has changed in unprecedented ways we are thrilled to celebrate your top picks for where to dine, shop, primp, party and play.

Bars

WINE BAR Harvest Wine Bar Photograph: Julie Bidwell For the owners of Harvest, life is wine. This gorgeous restaurant (one in Greenwich, a second recently opened in...

Jewelry

ESTATE JEWELRY Peter Suchy Jewelers Photograph: Bruce Plotkin If you have a passion for the craftsmanship and style of earlier days, you know exactly where to go...

Beauty + More

WOMEN’S SALON Noble Salon Photograph: Julie Bidwell Curly and frizzy or fine and flyaway, hair presents a challenge each morning, and it is a huge part of...

Weddings

BRIDAL GOWNS A Little Something White Bridal Couture A Little Something White Bridal Couture is the wedding and bridesmaid dress shop with a big role in...

Home

OUTDOOR FURNITURE Patio.com Photograph: Gloster Furniture Psst…it’s safe to come out. The weather in New England is fine, and very few pleasures beat the moments  spent with...

Fitness

FITNESS STUDIO Orangetheory Fitness You love a high-energy workout, but you could use a push from a trainer and motivation from a group of fellow fitness...

Entertainment

PERFORMING ARTS Stamford Symphony Take the edge off of life with the beautiful and inspired performances of the Stamford Symphony. The ensemble of musicians also...

Family Life

TOY STORE New Canaan Toy Store Photographs: Garvin Burke Going to the toy store should be fun. Kids know this, of course, but Mom and Dad might...

Cuisine & Ethnic

NEW RESTAURANT The Cottage The new standard for restaurants: perfect ambiance; attentive and knowledgable service; a tantalizing menu matched by what is served; and a creative,...

Markets

FISH MARKET Fjord Fish Market You work on the big fish tale you’ll be share with your guests as you light up the grill. Let Fjord...

Sweets

DESSERTS DiMare Pastry Shop Photograph: Andrew Sullivan Fairfield County sure is sweet on DiMare. Aside from winning best bakery, the family-owned bake shop also won for best desserts...

Casual

LUNCH SPOT Valencia Luncheria Who wants to go to Venezuela? OK, I’ll make travel plans, but you have to do your part: research the food. Your...

Best of the Gold Coast 2016

Hilton Stamford

Fashion

GALA BLACK-TIE ATTIRE Mitchells/Richards Certain social gatherings call for your best look. So when you’re deciding on what to wear for the event circled in red...

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