Marissa lives in Southport with her husband and her energetic little boy (2016). After growing up in Connecticut, she recently moved back to Fairfield County after spending most of her adult life living in New York. Marissa is a full-time working mom. She loves spending time with her family, going to the beach, traveling, binge-watching a new series as a way to unwind.
Kids on an indoor slide.

Indoor Play Spaces in Fairfield County

If we moms have learned anything these past couple of years, it’s that being stuck in the house with our kids for days on end isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I can...
A woman receiving a spa facial.

Best Splurge-Worthy Spa Treatments in the Northeast

Are you looking for girls’ trip ideas or to fill your cup with some self-care? We did some of the fun research for you and hand-picked some of the most splurge-worthy signature spa treatments...
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The Best Cupcakes in Connecticut

In our household, nothing says birthday party or celebration more than cupcakes! Not until recently have I started to discover how inventive and jaw-dropping you can go with cupcake flavors. If you are looking for...
A family at a winery.

Family-Friendly Wineries in & Around Fairfield County

The late summer months in Connecticut are a beautiful time to enjoy one of the region’s local wineries. It’s a fun way to spend the afternoon with the family and a perfect day date...
A family eating popcorn and watching a movie.

5 Fun Summer Camp Movies to Watch with Your Kids

Summer camp movies are a perfect summer pastime to add to the summer bucket list. They bring a sense of nostalgia and a waft of sun tan lotion to mosquito-filled evenings. They are a...

36 Hours in Mystic with Kids

Mystic will always be known for its cult-loving fame and home to the location from the 1988 Julia Roberts picture Mystic Pizza. But Mystic is much more than that, and over the past two...
Family-friendly breweries.

Family-Friendly Breweries in & Around Fairfield County

Did you know there is a CT Beer Trail? Craft breweries are on the rise in Connecticut. They are abundant and popping up everywhere, from Fairfield County to Hartford and Litchfield Counties. With summer...
A luxury camping site.

Luxe Camping Sites in the Northeast

Camping season is right around the corner. I have never been much of a camper, but it truly is a great family bonding activity. I’ll admit that my curiosity was piqued when the glamping...
A flower garden.

Best Flower Farms in Connecticut

Spring ahead has sprung! Connecticut has some of the most beautiful flower gardens in the Northeast. Visiting one is a great way to kick off spring, and a great spring break staycation activity with...
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Five Fabulous Luxury Black-Owned Hotels

There are many ways to celebrate Black History Month. Supporting one of these five luxury black-owned hotels is just one way. For all of you travel junkies, please consider booking one of these sensational properties...