A few of my favorite things

For as long as I can remember, reading has been one of my most favorite pastimes. If you ever spot me on a beach, I will undoubtedly have my nose buried in a book (and my stomach sucked in as best I can...) Heaven on earth for me is lying on ...


Don’t Hate Me ‘Cause I’m Beautiful

So, you know when you meet someone and think, "Oh geez it's going to be really hard to like her."  Well this is how I could have felt upon meeting our newest featured artist Danielle Coleman.  She is drop dead gorgeous, talented and young, did I me ...


ReBranding At Its Finest

    Drum roll please...introducing the Barmoire!   PSA - From living rooms all over America...what to do with what for most of us was our first serious furniture purchase, the TV/Media Cabinet? Be it from Ikea, PB, RH or Milling Roa ...


Contemporary Abstract Artist Julia Contacessi: A Woman After My Own Heart

Inspiration comes in all shapes and forms, but for me beauty is what inspires me most. It can elevate our spirit by taking the ho-hum and transforming it into the sublime. Picture something as simple as fresh cut flowers in a beautiful ceramic vase. ...

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Reinvented Seating

When I see a beautifully shaped piece at a great price, all I can think about is its potential and how great it would look in a new fabric. Sometimes our clients will say that reupholstering isn't worth it. Blasphemy. Below are some real beauties tha ...


Green Monster

No not jealousy or a ball park in Boston…it’s an incredibly healthy and pretty tasty juice sold at one of my most favorite local joints, Green & Tonic. While the Green Monster is so very good for you, I have a little secret that might be g ...


Connie Cusick of PROOF Jewelry – A Renaissance Woman!!

“Glam” …. I love that word! That word is the embodiment of cool, fashionable and fun all rolled up into one very unique entity.   Glam is how I would describe one of TLV’s favorite people, and our new featured vendor!  Connie Cusick, ...


HGTV Master Craftsman David Dall

Q & A  with  Artisan and Builder David Dall We are thrilled to present “The David Dall Collection” at The Local Vault.  As principal of Clarke Builders Inc, a premier custom home building firm in Old Greenwich,  Dall builds mainly in t ...


Thanksgiving Recipe Homeruns

  Thanksgiving Recipe Homeruns   Part of the pleasure of cooking Thanksgiving dinner is knowing exactly what you’re going to make versus the usual racking your brain to come up with inventive dishes to impress your dinner guests.  For ...


Give Thanks The Hostess Shuffle

TLV has  much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, among which is having the lovely and immensely talented, Jackie Fucigna of No.299 guest blog. (Don't miss her refurbished furniture collection on our site) ENJOY!   The true meani ...

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