|American Cancer Society||Greenwich|
|Arch Street Teen Center||Greenwich|
|Avon Theatre & Film Center||Stamford/Greenwich|
|Boys & Girls Clihb of Stamford||Stamford|
|Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich||Greenwich|
|Breast Cancer Alliance||Greenwich|
|Dana’s Angels Research Trust||Stamfrod|
|Fairfield County Community Foundation||Greenwich|
|Fairfield County Hunt Club||Westport|
|Fairfield University Quick Arts Center||Fairfield|
|Franklin Street Works||Stamford|
|Garden Education Center of Greenwich||Greenwich|
|Girls Scouts of Connecticut||Stamford|
|Greenwich Arts Council||Greenwich|
|Greenwich Chamber of Commerce||Greenwich|
|Greenwich International Film Festival||Greenwich|
|Greenwich Point Conservancy||Greenwich|
|Greenwich Riding Trails Association||Greenwich|
|Greenwich Sentinel Foundation||Greenwich|
|Greenwich Town party||Greenwich|
|Greenwich Tree Conservancy||Greenwich|
|Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County||Fairfield|
|Inner City Foundation||Greenwich|
|Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County||Fairfield|
|Junior League of Greenwich||Greenwich|
|Kids in Crisis||Greenwich|
|Leukemia & Lymphoma Society||Greenwich|
|Loft Artist Association||Stamford|
|Miles for Meals||Westport|
|Multiple Myaloma Research Foundation||Greenwich|
|Near & Far Aid||Westport|
|New Canaan Cares||New Canaan|
|New Canaan Historical Society||New Canaan|
|New Canaan Library||New Canaan|
|New Canaan Nature Center||New Canaan|
|New Covenant House||Stamford|
|New Neighborhood, Inc.||Stamford|
|Norma F .Pfriem Foundation||Westport|
|Operation Smile of Greenwich||Greenwich|
|Person 2 Person||New Canaan|
|Rescue You, Rescue Me||Westport|
|River house Adult Day Center||Greenwich|
|Shelter for the Homeless||Stamford|
|Silvermine Arts Center||Westport|
|Stamford Museum & Nature Center||Stamford|
|Susan G. Komen||Westport|
|The Center for Family Justice|
|The Connecticut Audobon Society Center||Fairfield|
|The First Tee||Greenwich|
|The Glass House||New Canaan|
|The Maritime Aquarium||Westport|
|The Open Door Shelter||Darien|
|Tiny Miracles Foundation||Westport|
|Translational Kidney Cancer Research Program||Greenwich|
|Westport Arts Center||Westport|
|Westport Country Playhouse||Westport|
|Westport Downtown Merchants Association||Westport|
|Westport Historical Society||Westport|
|Westport Young Women’s League||Westport|
|William Raveis Charitable Fund||Fairfield|
|Women at Heart||Westport|
|YMCA of Greenwich||Greenwich|
|Young Women’s League of New Canaan||New Canaan|
|YWCA of Darien – Norwalk||Darien|
|YWCA of Greenwich||Greenwich|
2016 Press Releases
STAMFORD Magazine’s 4th Annual Best Bartender Contest
STAMFORD Magazine hosted the 4th Annual Best Bartender Contest Presented by Harbor Point to Benefit the Waterside School
STAMFORD, Connecticut—On June 15, 2016, STAMFORD Magazine hosted the 4th annual Best Bartender competition at Harbor Point’s waterfront patio. The evening, spent on the Long Island Sound, included dishes from Stamford’s finest restaurants, complemented by signature cocktails from the participating bartenders. The attendees voted for their favorite cocktails, and for the first time there was a tie for the win between Judy Roll of Judy’s Bar & Kitchen and Jill Rotanelli of Fortina. Both will be featured in the September/October issue of STAMFORD Magazine.
Featuring seasonal cuisine, exclusive hand-crafted cocktails, and live calypso music, the event epitomized the perfect summer evening, complete with a beautiful waterfront backdrop. “What a fantastic night it was,” says Camilla Herrera, editor of STAMFORD Magazine. “It was a celebration of summer, a celebration of good times with friends, and with all these fine restaurants participating, a celebration of our great city and its people.
“That we had a tie made it all the more exciting and fun.”
A portion of the ticket sales benefited the Waterside School of Stamford, an independent co-educational day school that seeks to serve all children regardless of limitations in income or circumstance. For more information about the Waterside School, please visit www.watersideschool.org.
The Best Bartender Contest served as a platform for local restaurants and businesses to showcase themselves. Sponsors included Harbor Point, Sign of the Whale, Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, Del Frisco’s Grille, Judy’s Bar + Kitchen, Cask Republic, Bom Bom Liquors, Cantina, Paloma, Bareburger, Horseneck Wines, and VOSS Artesian water. The event had a turnout of about 350 people and was a night to remember for all.
Moffly Media’s 12th Annual Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut Presented by Stella Artois to Benefit Kids in Crisis
STAMFORD, Conn. – (June 23, 2016) – Moffly Media’s highly anticipated 12th Annual Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut party Presented by Stella Artois will benefit Kids in Crisis and take place at the Hilton Stamford Ballroom on Thursday, July 28th from 6:00-9:30 p.m.
“We are grateful for Moffly Media’s ongoing support of Kids in Crisis. Events such as The Best of the Gold Coast not only provide us with critical financial support, but also boost awareness of the programs and services we provide to the children and families who need them most in our community,” said Shari Shapiro, Executive Director of Kids in Crisis. A portion of the evening’s proceeds are donated to Kids in Crisis.
The evening honors the best of everything – from restaurants to retail, spas, bands, and more – that Fairfield County has to offer! This year’s 12th Annual event is Presented by Stella Artois and features a behind the velvet rope VIP pre-party that allows one hour early access to the event. The VIP pre-party starts at 6 p.m. All admission tickets are available online at bestofgoldcoastct.com- VIP tickets are $100, General Admission- $65 online, or $75 at the door.
The annual event is hosted by Moffly Media, publishers of Greenwich, Westport, New Canaan ∙ Darien, Stamford, Fairfield Living and atHome in Fairfield County magazines, and showcases the winners of the magazines’ annual readers’ and editors’ survey. This year’s reader’s poll featured a record-breaking number with over 122,000 votes! The July/August issues of Westport, New Canaan ∙ Darien, Fairfield Living and Stamford magazines, and the July Issue of Greenwich magazine, on newsstands July 1, announce the winners, as well as details regarding the celebration at the Hilton.
Throughout the evening the best local bands and DJ from the area will play as an expected 1,500 party-goers enjoy the hottest party of the summer! Guests will also be able to sample from a wide variety of the best food and drink, and so much more- all voted the Best in Fairfield County. Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut promises to be the “don’t miss” party of the summer.
In addition to Presenting Sponsor Stella Artois, this exciting and unforgettable summer party is also sponsored by Gold Sponsor Orvis Sandanona, Silver Sponsor New Country Porsche of Greenwich and Business Sponsors Cannondale Generators, Inc, Summer House, Exhale, Joyride Cycling Studio, Kona Grill, Little Barn, Orange Theory Fitness, Pray Body Shop, Seasons Too, The Chelsea, The JHouse, The Palace Theater, Stamford, The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s and The Waxing Spot.
A portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to Kids in Crisis, a non-profit organization based in Cos Cob, CT. The mission of Kids in Crisis (www.kidsincrisis.org) is to protect infants and children of all ages from abuse, neglect and the effects of family crisis through free counseling services, emergency shelter and community educational programs.
Moffly Media’s 7th Annual “Best of Greenwich” at The Delamar Greenwich Harbor
GREENWICH, Conn. (August 10th, 2016)
On Monday, August 8th, l’escale and the Delamar Greenwich Harbor hosted Moffly Media’s 7th Annual Best of Greenwich event. Attendees had a beautiful night to experience the best that Greenwich has to offer with fun cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres and live music!
The Best of Greenwich winners were voted by the readers of Moffly Media’s own Greenwich Magazine. The complete list of winners can be found in Greenwich Magazine’s July issue, on newsstands now. A portion of the proceeds from this exquisite event benefitted The Junior League of Greenwich.
The Junior League of Greenwich is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of volunteers.
“Seeing the pages of our magazine come to life at our Best of Greenwich party is so special,” says Cristin Marandino, Greenwich magazine’s editor. “Greenwich is a unique town and it’s very meaningful to us to be able to celebrate all of the people and businesses that make it the best place to live.”
Best of Greenwich was sponsored by New Country Porsche of Greenwich, Manfredi Jewels, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sotheby’s International Realty, Wadia Associates, Castaways Yacht Club, Greenwich Medical Spa, Chopard, PURE LEAF Tea House Collection, and Abbey Tent & Party Rental.
“The Best of Greenwich truly outdid itself in celebrating this great town – fantastic food and cocktails, proud sponsors, a record-breaking attendance of 600, and strong charity being with the Junior League of Greenwich. And all on one of the most beautiful evenings of the year by the water at the Delamar. We couldn’t ask for more positivity,” said Trish Kirsch, Publisher at Greenwich Magazine.
Live music and entertainment were provided throughout the night by Nanny Assis Brazilian Duo and Adrian Clarke’s Pan Occasions Calypso Music.
The Best of Greenwich featured samplings and tastings from a variety of our winners including, but not limited to Aux Delices, Citarella, Elm Street Oyster Bar, Di Mare Pastry, Famous Greek Kitchen, Fjord Fish Market, l’escale, Le Penguin, Le Fat Poodle, Little Pub, Meli Melo, Melt Mobile, Polpo, Watson’s Catering and many more. Liquor and refreshments were provided by Absolut Elyx, Keel Vodka, Val’s Putnam Wines & Liquors, and Wine Wise.
athome Magazine Presented the 7th Annual A-List Awards at The Stamford Center for the Arts – Palace Theatre to Rave Reviews
Stamford, CT- September 14, 2016 – Moffly Media presented the 7th Annual athome magazine A-List Awards on Thursday, September 8th to a packed house of over 500 guests! Fairfield County’s premiere home design competition was held at the beautiful Stamford Center for the Arts – Palace Theatre. An elegant cocktail reception was held before the event with hors d’oeuvres by The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s, bottled water by Voss, and desserts by DiMare Pastry. For the second year in a row, the awards presentation was hosted by New York Times best-selling author and home design enthusiast Jane Green. A portion of the ticket proceeds benefitted Habitat for Humanity.
The event was made possible by presenting sponsors Cornerstone Contracting, Ed’s Garage Doors, Gowrie Group, Hobbs, Incorporated, Lillian August, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, and Prutting & Company.
Finalists and winners were selected by a panel of distinguished judges including: Jesse Carrier, Mara Miller, Russell Groves, Richard Hartlage, Richard Mishaan, Alex Papachristidis, Jennifer Post, Edward Siegel and Keith Williams. The celebrity judges revealed the winner in each category on the Harman Stage, and a dynamic video presentation highlighting all of the finalists was created by P Garyn Productions and accompanied by music by Kunjan Collective.
During the awards ceremony, an introduction by athome’s creative/editorial director Amy Vischio and opening remarks by Jane Green both reinforced the mission of the A-List Awards, which is to celebrate the area’s best work and bring the design community together. “I believe that when we compete, our work gets better, and when we are genuinely good sportsmen, we, are better,” says Vischio. “I’m completely interested in making our very own design community the best it can be in ways that go beyond aesthetics.”
Winners included: James Schettino Architects (Renovation); Charles Hilton Architects (Pool House and Traditional Architecture: Less than 7,000 Square Feet); Karen Bow Interiors (Kids’ Bedroom and Kids’ Playspace); Jablonski Associates (Office/Library); Austin Patterson Disston Architects (Modern Architecture); Amanda Martocchio Architecture + Design (Bedroom and Entryway); Forehand + Lake (tie – Dining Room); Lee Ann Thornton Interiors (tie – Dining Room); Glen Gate Company (Landscape: Less than 1 Acre); Sasco Farms Landscape Design (Landscape: Greater than 1 Acre); Voce Di ID (Kitchen Design); Mark P. Finlay Architects (Traditional Architecture: Greater than 7,000 Square Feet); Clean Design (Bath Design); and Pimlico Interiors (Living Space).
The November/December issue of athome, on newsstands November 1st, will showcase a major editorial feature with additional photography of all the winners’ and finalists’ projects as well as event photos. For photos and live event video coverage go to athomefc.com.
Moffly Media is the publisher of Greenwich, Westport, New Canaan ▪ Darien, Stamford, athome and Fairfield Living magazines. In addition to the A-List Awards, Moffly Media also hosts The Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut, Women In Business, Light a Fire and Best of Greenwich events.
Brendan Fee & Darien Social Win Darien’s Best Bartender Contest
New Canaan-Darien & Rowayton magazine presented the inaugural Darien’s Best Bartender Contest, a community happy hour benefiting the Community Fund of Darien.
DARIEN, Conn. (September 26th 2016)
On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 New Canaan – Darien & Rowayton Magazine presented its first Best Bartender competition in Darien’s scenic Grove Street Plaza. At the event local mixologists competed against each other to stir up their most creative signature cocktail, and guests voted for their favorites. The winner, Brendan Fee from Darien Social, won the competition with his innovative Spiked Cucumber Martini. Brendan will be featured in the November-December issue of the magazine, along with photos of guests and competitors.
Darien’s Best Bartender Contest also featured live music and seasonal light bites prepared by chefs from a variety of local restaurants, including Center Street Public House, Darien Social, Jimmy’s Southside Tavern, Ten Twenty Post, The Goose American Bistro & Bar and The Melting Pot. Wine was provided by Nicholas Roberts Fine Wine, and water was provided by Voss. Local Business Sponsors included Carta McAlister & Moore LLC, Helen Ainson, Jaguar Darien, Land Rover Darien, Le Boudoir and Pure Barre Darien. Flowers were provided by The Gardener’s Center and Florist. Drinks and light bites were also served in the lovely, open-air venue at Grove Street Plaza. The event had a turnout of 200+ people and was a night to remember for all. “We were so thrilled to see so many people come out for our first annual event. We look forward to bringing this event to the Darien community for years to come” says Gabriella Mays, Publisher of New Canaan-Darien & Rowayton and Westport magazines.
The event was produced by New Canaan-Darien Magazine’s parent company, Moffly Media, which created the Best Bartender competition in Stamford, now an annual contest that draws guests from around the county.
The Community Fund’s Executive Director Carrie Bernier said “The Community Fund of Darien is the proud beneficiary of Darien’s “Best Bartender” event. We are grateful for the generosity of Moffly Media in donating 100 percent of the ticket sales to The Community Fund, and we will use the funds to meet our mission of building the safety net and meeting the critical human services needs of our most vulnerable residents in the greater Darien community.” The 65-year-old organization makes grants to local nonprofits to ensure that critical services such as food, shelter and mental health are accessible and affordable to residents in Darien, Stamford and Norwalk. For more information about the group, visit its website, www.communityfunddarien.org.
Greenwich Restaurant Week Kicks off November 11th
GREENWICH, Conn. (October 19th, 2016)
The 3rd Annual Greenwich Restaurant Week begins on November 11th, 2016. More than 30 local restaurants are participating and offering special deals and promotions throughout the 10 day celebration! We encourage friends, family, and colleagues from Greenwich, our surrounding towns, and NYC to dine out and book parties all week long. Greenwich Restaurant Week follows the success of recent Moffly Media signature events such as the Best of the Gold Coast and the Best of Greenwich, making this a week you do not want to miss!
The festivities for this annual foodie event kick off on Thursday, November 10th with an exclusive Opening Night Cocktail Party at The J House from 6-9 p.m. The party will set the stage for a full week of culinary adventure all across town! Sample a variety of tasty tapas and light bites, sip creative cocktails by local mixologists and rub elbows with top Greenwich chefs. Event will feature celebrity appearance by Geoffrey Zakarian, Food Network Star from Top Chef and The Kitchen signing his brand new cookbook My Perfect Pantry. Join Kathie Lee Gifford as she showcases her GIFFT wines with Chef Conor by pairing with some of JHouse signature dishes. Don’t miss Mercedes-Benz Greenwich raffling a new model Mercedes for a weekend to start your restaurant adventures in style. Dance the night away with DJ Kunjan who will be mixing his latest beats and keeping the house rockin’. Plus, there will be over 20 participating restaurant and beverage sponsors!
Tickets must be purchased in advance and a portion of the proceeds from tickets sales will benefit The Transportation Association of Greenwich (TAG), an organization geared towards providing transportation services for elderly individuals and the disadvantaged of all ages.
Starting Friday, November 11th, diners can chart a course for a 10-day tasting tour of more than 30 restaurants throughout Greenwich. Top chefs will be rolling out the red carpet with prix-fix lunch and dinner menus, and diners will be reaping the spoils of special wine flights, signature drinks, desserts, and other enticements.
Be sure to make reservations in advance directly with the restaurant due to the high demand of dining out at the participating locations during Greenwich Restaurant Week. Come celebrate life, good food and cocktails, as well as several events still to come that we will announce as the week comes closer. This is the perfect time to visit a few of the restaurants on your bucket list, while the venues are in celebratory mode.
Greenwich Restaurant Week, is collaborating with the following media sponsors: Food Network (NYCWFF), The Sentinel, Connecticut Restaurant Week, CTbites and Total Food Service. Sponsors of Greenwich Restaurant Week include Greenwich Hospital, Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich, Manfredi Jewels, Citarella, PepsiCo, Barbara Zaccagnini, The J House Hotel & Spa, Deutsch Family Wines & Spirits, VOSS Artisan Water from Norway, Val’s Putnam Wines & Liquors, Jolie Gotique, BOM BOM, Louis Latour, Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel & Spa, Dough & Co., Blue Tulip Chocolates, The Perfect Provenance, Mt. Kisco Smokehouse and Greenwich Cheese Company.
Participating restaurants and locations including specials for the week include Ada’s Kitchen & Coffee, Applausi Osteria, Aux Delices, Back 40 Kitchen, Blackstones Steakhouse, Bella Nonna, Bistro V, Coast, Char, Eastend, Elm Street Oyster House, Famous Greek Kitchen, Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse, The Ginger Man, The Granola Bar, Harvest, The J house Restaurant, L’escale, Le Fat Poodle, Le Penguin, Little Pub, Lugano, Mediterraneo, Méli-Mélo, The National, Old Greenwich Social Club, The Perfect Provenance / Café 47, Polpo, Terra, Winfield’s at the Hyatt and WUJI. Restaurants around the corner like Fortina, Tarry Lodge and tredici NORTH are also offering specials. Many of the restaurants will be featuring prix-fix menus that end in $.16 to celebrate the year.
For more information on opening night tickets, participants, sponsors, and reservations, visit greenwichrestaurantweek.com
James Naughton, Veteran Tony Award Winning actor, director, philanthropist Returns to Host Moffly Media’s 9th Annual Light a Fire Awards
Westport, CT – November 9, 2016 – Moffly Media will celebrate the 9th annual Light a Fire Awards on Thursday, November 17th from 6:30-9:30 p.m. This unique event, aimed at celebrating our community’s nonprofit and philanthropic leaders, will be held at the Westport Country Playhouse. The evening’s festivities will include hors d’oeuvres catered by Marcia Selden Catering and Event Planning. A portion of the night’s tickets proceeds will benefit the Fairfield County Community Foundation.
Light a Fire will salute individuals and organizations from across lower Fairfield County who have gone beyond the ordinary to extraordinary in their giving back to our community. From philanthropists and volunteers to organizations helping families, children and other members of our communities, the honorees are truly unique. Representatives from the area’s nonprofit organizations, philanthropists, volunteers, corporate donors, and board members, along with local dignitaries and VIPs will all be in attendance.
Light a Fire nomination ballots appeared on the Moffly Media website this past March and April. Local residents were asked to submit nominations for noteworthy individuals and organizations. From the many submissions, 11 honorees were selected based on the contributions they have made to help those in need in Fairfield County. This year’s honorees are: Jill and Richard Fitzburgh, Co-founders of Foundation for Gender Inequality (Best Friends to Women); Jennifer Lapine, Childcare Learning Centers (Outstanding Education Advocate); Jane and Scott Pelley, ABC of Darien; Norwalk Grassroots Tennis (Most Involved Couple); Cindi Bigelow, Center for Family Justice and more (Corporate Good Neighbor); Rebecca Wilson, Person to Person, (Outstanding Committee Member); Donna Chamoff; Boys and Girls Club Greenwich, (Best Friend to Children); Dr. Arnold Pearlstone; Americares, (Outstanding Health Advocate);
Lisa Petno, Norwalk Youth Symposium; INTAKE, (Outstanding Patron of the Arts); Kathy Giusti; Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (Lifetime Achievement); Gina Filippelli; Make a Wish (Best Friend to Families); and Olivia Jones; United Way (Outstanding Teen).
Custom Publishing, Lillian August magazine
Consumer Single Article “Heroin: Too Close to Home”
CT Press 2016
Athome magazine, Photo essay, “Grand Flourish”
Greenwich magazine, Personality profile, “The Billion Dollar Bet”
Moffly Media, Specialty article, fashion, Great Expectations; Trifecta of Fashion
Moffly Media Books, Book design, Gardens at First Light
Moffly Custom Publishing, PR magazine, Lillian August
New Canaan/Darien Magazine, Feature story, The River
Athome magazine, Photo essay, “Nature, Nurtured”
Greenwich magazine, Personality profile, “Reinventing an Empire”
Stamford magazine, Feature story, magazine, “The Future of Medicine”
Athome magazine, Specialty articles, home, “Fashion House”; “Pollack Prints”
Athome, Photo essay, “American English”
Greenwich magazine, Page design
Stamford magazine, Feature story, “Make It Special”
Athome magazine, Photo Essay, “Southport Style”
New Canaan – Darien Magazine, Personality profile, “Jeff Fager”
Stamford magazine, Page design
Westport magazine, Feature story, “The Long Shot”