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Ask A Connecticut Expert: Decorating Your First Apartment On A Budget

As a proud alumna of Southern CT State University, Kelly Hope was thrilled to be offered a position in the Resident Life Department of her alma mater. After working in the department for some time she was promoted to Resident Director. It was this position that gave her the insight on the savvy college student. She knows what young professionals look for in dorm life affordability and what they’re searching for after graduation, for their first place.

06/23/2015

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Top Bridal Shops In Connecticut

Finding the perfect wedding dress aka “the dress” is an important part of the wedding planning process. For many women they have dreamt of this moment since they were little girls, and if you are unsure there are bridal consultants available to help find the best fit. Some of the best bridal shops in Connecticut offer unique experiences that will make each bride feel as special as they deserve. More stores have also increased their stock of sample plus size gowns so that every bride has the opportunity to try on the dress of their dreams.

06/09/2015

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Top Camera Shops In Connecticut

Connecticut offers so many beautiful scenic areas, especially when the flowers start to bloom in spring. It’s the perfect time to capture those images with the perfect camera.

05/19/2015

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Top Gift Shops For Mother’s Day In Connecticut

Even though mothers are valued year round, Mother’s Day is one day a year dedicated to saying thank you for all they do. Finding the right gift for your mother, grandmother, wife, or friend doesn’t have to be difficult. Gift shops located across Connecticut offer a variety of unique gifts from personalized jewelry and products to bags, chocolate, or top brand items.

04/28/2015

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Top Up-And-Coming Local Brands In Connecticut

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Connecticut, with new businesses starting here every year. A few of these have met with growing success, with their products selling well not just within the state, but beyond its borders as well.

04/21/2015

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Top Spots To Buy Women’s Athletic Wear In Connecticut

Finding new athletic wear can be key to making you feel most comfortable during your work out. Local shops around the state of Connecticut sell sportswear to meet the specific needs of women from tops, bottoms, shoes, and bras. When it comes to finding custom designed outfits Connecticut has that too. Shop one of these top stores for your next shopping spree.

04/07/2015

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Top Used Bookstores In Connecticut

Home to Yale University, historic literary giants Mark Twain, Noah Webster and Harriet Beecher Stowe, and more contemporary authors such as Wallace Stephens and Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games), it’s no wonder books are a plenty in Connecticut. Used bookstores are a myriad world of value, discovery, nostalgia, social connections and often, a warm coffee. Here are some of the best in Connecticut.

04/06/2015

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Ask An Expert: Fashion Forward Thinking For The Season In Connecticut

Alexandra Wallace-Currie is a mother of three children (and six puppies and a fighting fish), and knows that not every Connecticut soccer mom can rush off to Paris. This fashionista knows what works for her and her friends, and here are her thoughts on what women in Connecticut will be and should be wearing this spring.

03/31/2015

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Top Spots To Buy April Fools’ Day Gag Gifts In Connecticut

Plan accordingly for this year’s April Fools’ Day gag. From gag gifts to magic tricks or funny t-shirts, there are plenty of options when shopping at one of these local stores.

03/17/2015

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Ask An Expert: Hottest Trends In Connecticut This Spring

Alexandra Wallace-Currie makes it her business not just to track but also to anticipate fashion trends, and here are just five of what she sees as the “hottest” trends in Connecticut this spring.

03/10/2015

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