FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH
OPENING DAY!

SALVATORE ANTHONY HAIR STUDIO
IN NEW PRESTON!!!

The cutest little salon you've ever seen...AND BRAND NEW! Sal, as he's known locally, is a Master Stylist at the Scott J Salon on the Upper East Side, where he's been for 15 years, and where he will continue to work three days a week. His new haunt, Salvatore Anthony Hair Studio is now open in our tiny town and taking appointments for Thursday through Saturday on the lower level of 18 East Shore Road (where Oliva used to be). Plenty of parking in back.

For appointments call 860.619.0555 or email Sal at SAL@SALVATOREANTHONY.COM.

  SALVATORE ANTHONY
     

SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD
2:00 TO 4:00 PM
MEET DAVID PIRROTTA AT PRIVET LIVES

Privet Lives, our Village pop-up store, welcomes David Pirrotta on Saturday, April 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00. (Sips will be served...of course. It's New Preston.)

This month's pop-up, David Pirrotta Brands, opening on April 22nd, will feature a full range of personal care and grooming products from such stellar brands as Grown Alchemist, SACHAJUAN, Verso, David Mallett, ILIA, ZIIP Beauty, Mayron’s Goods, Ernest Supplies, Blind Barber, LITE+CYCLE, GLOSS Moderne, Shiva Rose, Carlen Parfums and Aedes de Venustas!

  PRIVET LIVES
     

SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD
VILLAGE-WIDE DESIGN EVENT
WITH SUSANNA SALK

The entire Village of New Preston hosts designer and author Susanna Salk's limitless talents, all day, for one day only!

In keeping with the theme of Susanna's latest book, It's the Little Things, Susanna will be working with the owners of shops throughout the Village, creating tasteful and interesting examples of small vignettes to transform the home, using objects found in each shop.

The book will be available throughout the Village shops, and each purchaser will be entered into a drawing for a design consult with Susanna.

A book signing will follow at J. Seitz & Co, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.

  SUSANNA SALK
     

SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD
ALL DAY
DONUT TASTING
AT NINE MAIN CAFE

While you're in town for all the other events of the day, stop by at Nine Main Cafe for an all-day tasting of their new Citrus Donuts! (Up to 3:30.) And yes they want to know what you think.

Nine Main Cafe is now open 7 days a week again. And you can check out Chef Whitney Flood's tips on making breads and pastries at NINEMAINBAKERY.COM.

  NINE MAIN CAFE
     

SATURDAY, MAY 7TH
1:00 TO 5:00 PM

LOCAL MAKERS MARKET
AT THE SMITHY STORE & GALLERY

In celebration of Mother’s Day, The Smithy Store will host a Local Makers Market on Saturday, May 7th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on the 2nd floor loft gallery of the store, offering products created by a variety of Connecticut artisans, including clay tiles and pots by Linda Boston of Boston Tile & Pot, natural, small batch soaps and lotions for face and body by Jeanine Dell’Orfano of Solstice Handcrafted, functional pottery by Will Talbot of Bell Hill Potteryjewelry by artists Elizabeth MacDonald, Missy Stevens and Terri Tibbatts, and laundry soaps and home products by Jennifer Knapp of Nutmeg Naturals.

  THE SMITHY
     

SATURDAY, MAY 14TH
3:00 to 5:00 PM
MICHAEL QUADLAND
AT J. SEITZ & CO.

Inspired by the WPA and Ashcan schools of American art, where artists found beauty in unadorned industrial landscapes, artist Michael Quadland uses acrylic paints to create layered, textured surfaces in an abstract format.

As in this painting, Rain on the Lake, his surfaces appear metallic, with layer upon layer containing secrets that reveeal themselves only on repeated viewing.

J. Seitz & Co. hosts and toasts the Litchfield artist, who is currently artist-in-residence at the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden in Palm Beach, on Saturday, May 14th.

  J. SEITZ & CO.
     

SATURDAY, MAY 21ST
2:00 to 5:00 PM
FLOWER ARRANGING CLASS
AT DAWN HILL ANTIQUES

Dawn Hill will host a Flower Arranging Class featuring two fantastic talents in the world of flowers and design:Nicolette Camille of The Little Flower School, and Frances Palmer of Frances Palmer Pottery.

Nicolette will do a demonstration covering the fine points of flower arranging, followed by a class in which each participant can create an arrangement in their own limited edition vase created by Frances Palmer especially for the class. Class participants will also be treated to an exhibition of Frances’s newest work.

Tickets to the class are $350, which includes a limited edition Frances Palmer vase, the opportunity to learn the fine points of flower design and to leave with a glorious arrangement. A place in the school can be reserved online by CLICKING HERE or by phone through Dawn Hill Antiques 860.868.0066 or 917.767.6384. SPACE IS LIMITED so book soon!
  DAWN HILL ANTIQUES
     

SATURDAY, MAY 28TH
LOCAL ARTIST'S RECEPTION
AT THE SMITHY STORE & GALLERY

ELLA CRAMPTON-KNOX, Litchfield CT
Ella paints stunningly beautiful, light-filled paintings of our breathtaking Connecticut countryside and shoreline. (right)


EMILY KENNEDY, Bantam, CT
With a unique artistic eye, Emily shoots photos of her surroundings that continue to inspire her, including the nature and landscapes right outside her back door. What she refers to as ‘writing with light’, Emily deftly captures just a glimpse of the details she seeks to highlight. 

The joint show will run through July 10th.

  THE SMITHY
     

SATURDAY, MAY 28TH
1:00 TO 5:00 PM
"WHITE + BLUE"
MAKIE AT PLAIN GOODS

Plain Goods and Makie Clothier invite you to WHITE + BLUE. Shop their collections of hand-selected vintage indigo textiles, housewares, and spring / summer clothing by Makie, and meet the designer behind this exquisite brand that specializes in simple designs in European and Japanese fabrics -- all in white and blue -- set up outdoors in a white tent.

Spring refreshments will be served.

Continues through Sunday.

  PLAIN GOODS
     

SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH
THE ANNUAL BACKYARD SALE
9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM

Privet House wrangles a host of antique dealers and designers every year for this Don't-Miss-It event. Held under a big tent in George Platt Field in New Preston, the daylong event is a trove of at-a-steal-priced items-- everything from chic home furnishings to sawed-off shotguns. Okay, I made that part up, but a really fun time is had by all. The tent is just up at the very top of the hill, behind the New Preston shops.

Cash or Checks only, All Sales Final. You know the drill. Questions? Call Suzanne - 860.868.1800.

  BACKYARD SALE