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élan Magazine

Shore Publishing, LLC
P.O. Box 1010
Madison, CT 06443

Call Us: 203-245-1877

Email Us: elan@shorepublishing.com

Publisher: Robyn Collins-Wolcott

Editor: Laura Robida

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Photo by Kelley Fryer/elan

Scene

Oscars at The Kate

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center hosted its annual Oscar Party on Feb. 24. Attendees dressed to impress as they walked the red carpet, posed with...

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Photo by Kelley Fryer/elan

Feature

Up, Up, and Away

The notion of a "bucket list" can be a rather morbid and structured concept, but most people do have an idea of a couple things they would love to do or try ...

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Tom Marone Photo courtesy of Lyndsay Dolan

Recipe

Pick a Pepper, Kick Up the Flavor

Sweet? Hot chile? If you want to know which way to go when it comes to kicking up the flavor of food with peppers, just ask Southern Connecticut's beloved...

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Ric Cunningham grew up in Guilford but later found himself sharing the stage with Joe Cocker.

Photograph courtesy of Ric Cunningham

Feature

Following the Dream

Learning a musical instrument is hard. Breaking into the music business is hard. Becoming a touring or studio musician for a major recording artist is often ...

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At Home

The Ultimate Dream Bathroom

With advancements in technology and new products on the market, today's bathrooms can go far beyond function, integrating smart features, fine aesthetics,...

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0 Wheelers Island isn’t just a home on an island – it’s the entire island.

Photograph courtesy of Joe Piscitelli.

Feature

So You Want to Buy an Island?

It's safe to say that island life isn't for everyone. Forgetting to pick up milk or eggs from the grocery store has new consequences when the trip involves...

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The Van Gogh Museum is home to the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings and drawings in the world.

Photo by Zoe Roos/elan

Get Away

Amsterdam: Bicycles, Fries, and Tulips Galore

Traveling to see flowers in spring isn't exactly a "groundbreaking" concept, but when it comes to visiting Amsterdam, a trip in the spring is worth the...

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Ashlawn Farms Coffee Daterra Reserve, cappucino

Photo by Kelley Fryer/elan

Taste

Some Mud in Your Mug

Dunkin' or 'Bucks? A quick way to start an argument is to declare your love for one of the famous chain coffee shops over the other. But in between the...

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Newport’s Daffodil Days Festial kicks off with an opening ceremony and the Daffy Dogs on Parade.

Photograph courtesy of Discover Newport

Get Away

Spring Blooms with Daffodil Festivals

After months of cold, gray winter, is it any wonder people go a little daffy for Daffodil Festivals? Just a quick ride away, festivals in Meriden, Newport,...

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Storage space becomes easier to access and easier to organize with the addition of pull-out drawers.

At Home

A Chef’s Kitchen

Sean Carney is no stranger to the kitchen. His first job was at Madison Beach Hotel when he was 14 years old and he has now been the chef de cuisine for...

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The Road to Los Alamos, acrylic on board by Gigi Horr Liverant

Feature

First Steps in the Gallery

Navigating an art gallery can be intimidating. You might wonder what makes one piece of art "better" than another, or simply not know what to look for....

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Four Winns 180

Feature

Best of 2019 Boats

It may be the deepest part of winter in Connecticut, but now is the time to start preparing for the 2019 boating season. The new models have hit the water....

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The Professional

Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic, $2,750

Beautiful Wrist Presence

Interchangeable Black Alligator Band 

Transparent Crystal Back

5-Day Power Reserve

Fashion

Taking Back Time

Sometimes it seems Apple is poised to take over the world, dominating every market they choose to enter: music, phones, and now, watches? With industry...

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Recipe

Do the Truffle Shuffle

At this time of year, I start thinking a lot about truffles. The normal questions appear on my list: Dark chocolate? White chocolate? Raspberry flavored?...

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Vail Village is a picture-perfect replica of a 1960s European ski resort, maintaining a small-town feel. Photograph courtesy of Vail Mountain

Get Away

Experience Colorado by the Slopes

Colorado is known for many things, but when the weather turns and snow starts to fall, the state is first and foremost known as a skier's paradise. Boasting ...

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Shore Publishing's  6th Annual Beacon Awards took place October 3rd at the Water's Edge Resort & Spa honoring 15 exceptional individuals who go above and beyond making our communities better every day.  

Photo by Kelley Fryer/Zip06

Scene

Sixth Annual Beacon Awards

The sixth annual Beacon Awards were held on Oct. 3, 2018 at Water's Edge Resort and Spa in Westbrook. The ceremony honored 15 exceptional individuals from...

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Photograph by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine

Taste

Paring A Good Cigar with a Great Scotch (Or Bourbon)

The pleasure of a lovely cigar matched with distilled liquors like Scotch whiskey or bourbon has been a tradition in the U.S. since the explosion of cigar...

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Scenic designer Daniel Nischan shows off some inspirational concept photos for the Ivoryton Playhouse’s upcoming production of Coney Island Christmas.

Photograph by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine

Feature

Behind the Scenes: Ivoryton’s Coney Island Christmas Creative Team Shines

Long before Ivoryton Playhouse brought Coney Island Christmas to the stage for this year's holiday run, a very special cast of characters went to...

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Ice Castles feature 25 million pounds of towering, walk-through, interior-lit ice sculptures

Photograph by AJ Mellor

Get Away

Just Add Ice: A Cool Getaway to Lincoln NH

New England is rife with ski resorts and winter activities but with the added attraction of one of the world's only ice castles, Lincoln, New Hampshire...

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Open Cans of Different Paints, Varnish and Stain on White Wooden Background

At Home

The Case for Furniture Restoration

Finding just the right piece of furniture for that one particular spot in your home can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. So, when you find...

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Kristen Cewe, Kailey Gaetano, Jessica Savo, Kaitlyn FlynnPhoto by Kelley Fryer/elan

Scene

12th annual Shoreline Wine Festival

Bishop's Orchards Farm Market and Winery hosted the 12th annual Shoreline Wine Festival on Aug. 11 and 12. The annual event featured wine sampling, food...

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Le Petit Cafe Chef Roy Ip

Photo by Kelley Fryer/elan

Taste

Celebrating Family, Friends, Success at Le Petit Café

The four of us walk in, ready to celebrate. One of us just got a promotion. Two of us recently received awards for our work. One of us just got into law...

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Feature

Get Paddling

The paddling season can be a long one beginning once the ice thaws and ending only once it begins to form again. And in the between time, kayakers are...

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Cheri’s Bakery

Feature

One, Two, Three Shoreline Bake Shops to Visit

One, two, three go! We hear customers are raving about fab desserts from three shoreline bakeries: Cheri's Bakery (Branford), Meriano's Bake Shoppe...

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Photo by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine

Feature

Something Wicked Right This Way

No matter where you might visit in New England, every old town seems to have one or two ghost stories to share. Maybe it's an embellished tail of a murder...

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