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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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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Photo courtesy of Bishop's Orchards Farm Market and Winery

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Sun to Farm to Table

When customers go to the checkout counters at Bishop's Orchards, it's hard to miss the large flat screen TV mounted on the wall. The screen shows different...

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Passion, Precision, & Polish

Spring was in full bloom in historic Mystic in 2016 when Pastry Chef Adam Young opened the windowed world of his first bakery venture, Sift Bake Shop, on...

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Releasing the Artist Within

"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." – Pablo PicassoOnce upon a time (or maybe just yesterday) inspiration hit...

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Bill Lillie and his 1922 Detroit Electric Car Photograph by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine

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Cruising into Summer

For a select few, summer means it's time to polish your classic car until it shines and show it off to beachgoers and fellow car enthusiasts alike. Here are ...

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Just Putting Around

If the cold and wet spring months drove a wedge between you and your favorite set of golf clubs, don't despair! Summer has arrived, the sun is shining, the...

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Photograph by Robert Lorenz

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An Uncertain Future for a Mysterious Island

Just one and a half miles from Long Island's coast and roughly nine miles from Connecticut sits Plum Island. The 840-acre island is home to an array of...

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Susan Strecker

Photograph courtesy of Susan Strecker

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Passion on Paper

Three Connecticut-based authors talked to Zoe Roos about their work, their literary process, and the trials and triumphs of being an author in the digital...

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Bring on Brunch

While antiquing with my parents at the infamous Brimfield Flea Markets in Massachusetts last year I realized Mother's Day was just a few short days away....

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A Natural Approach

When it comes to beauty, Jennie Fresa and her team of licensed aestheticians don't follow trends. Instead their focus is on offering non-toxic and organic...

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Photograph Courtesy of Rain Wellness Spa

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Salt-Infused Serenity

Ready to rejuvenate? The shoreline's first and only salt cave halotherapy relaxation room, Saltonstall Cave at Rain Wellness Spa in Branford, may be just...

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Nick DeDominicis blurs the lines between sculpture and fine jewelry to create small-scale wearable sculptures. Photograph courtesy of Nick DeDominicis

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One-of-a-Kind Creations

There is no shortage of talent along the shoreline for a one-of-a-kind look when it comes to your jewelry and accessories. Unique, locally made pieces can...

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Photograph by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine

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Every Ornament Tells a Story

If every ornament tells a story, then the Pink Sleigh is our state library, and owners Brett and Susan Haddad are the reference librarians.Packed...

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Stuffed peppers made by Mona 

Photograph courtesy of Sumiya Khan

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Opening Doors, One Meal at a Time

With the right opportunities, a lot can change in 10 years. In 2008, Amal AlTaib was fleeing Sudan with her family, making her way to Cairo, Egypt and then...

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Chamard Vinyards

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Love Your Local Wine

With a seemingly ever-multiplying number of breweries and microbreweries popping up along the shoreline, Connecticut residents have a lot of choices when it ...

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The Dudley Farm in Guilford allows visitors to take a step back in time to the 19th century. 

clothes. @SPN Cut credit: Photo by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine

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Fun is in Season

It may be apple picking and pumpkin patch season, but for those who live their lives on the farm, there's much more going on this time of year. To spend a...

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 Chef Paul Barron of Madison, prepares a meal for 12 in his Madison space, The Table. 

Photo by Kelley Fryer/elan

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The Perfect Dinner Party

With regard to both his dishes and his dinner parties, Chef Paul Barron of Madison recommends avoiding what's trendy and instead focusing on the heart of...

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Photo by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine

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A Lobster Tale: From Pots to Plates

Bart Mansi started working on lobster boats in 1973 while he was still in high school. He struck out on his own in 1980 before establishing the Guilford...

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As the Orion constellation 

hangs overhead recently, the Frosty Drew observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island is

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Starstruck: Summer Nights Come with a View

The universe is almost 14 billion years old. If your only interaction with the sky has been to bask in the sun or hide from the rain, you're missing out on...

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The island, reachable by kayak, powerboat, or ferry, is open weekdays until sunset.

Photograph by Kelley Fryer/elan Magazine

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A Gem Among the Thimbles

Looking for a worthwhile daytrip adventure this summer? Reached in minutes by ferry, paddle power, sail or small boat, Outer Island welcomes all to its...

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