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  September 2022 Features
Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot, Seaport Association Oyster Festival, Norwalk, CT, USA
Performances
Norwalk Oyster Festival - Seaport Association
As oyster lovers, when we heard about the Seaport Association Oyster Festival presented by First County Bank in Norwalk, Connecticut, we knew that it was an event we wanted to attend. What we did not expect was the high-caliber of different entertainment for the 3-day festival, including Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot, which took place from September 9 - 11, 2022 at the 35-acre Veteran's Memorial Park.
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Los Otros, A.R.T. - New York Theatres, NYC, NY, USA
Performances
Los Otros - Caesar Samayoa, Luba Mason- A.R.T. NY Theatres, NYC
We had the pleasure of experiencing Los Otros, a new musical premiering in New York City, presented by Premieres NYC and Mary J. Davis, starring Broadway veterans Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa, at A.R.T./New York Theatres located at 502 West 53rd Street in Manhattan on Friday, September 9, 2022. When you have a highly gifted cast, as well as a well-written and compelling story, we expected Los Otros to be sensational, and it was! The musical opened on August 25 and runs until October 8, 2022. 
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Sunset Blvd. - Music Theatre of CT, Norwalk, USA
Performances
MTC - Sunset Blvd - Elizabeth Ward Land, Trevor Martin - photo by Alex Mongillo
The musical, Sunset Boulevard. based on Billy Wilder's film of the same name, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, sizzles at the Music Theatre of Connecticut in Norwalk under the directorship of Kevin Connors and musical directorship of David John Moore, and their highly credentialed cast. The Music Theatre of Connecticut celebrates its 36th season with the sensational production of Sunset Blvd. The musical runs until October 2, 2022, and if you love musicals and "film-noir" this one should be on your "must see" list.
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Michele Chiarlo Le Orme Barbera d’Asti DOCG 2020
Wine Cellar
Michele Chiarlo Le Orme Barbera d'Asti DOCG 2020
Michele Chiarlo Le Orme Barbera d'Asti DOCG 2020 is a delectable red wine made from 100% Berbera grapes from the Piedmont region of Italy. This award-winning vineyard consistently receives high point ratings and their Michele Chiarlo Le Orme Barbera d'Asti DOCG 2020 is a delectable and versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of cuisine including Pasta with tomato dishes, pizza, Livorno-style fish, and white meat. The wine is imported from Italy to the United States by Kobrand Corporation. Cheers!
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Fabulous Modern Cookies: Lessons in Better Baking for Next-Generation Treats
Luxury Products
Fabulous Modern Cookies by Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin
We love cookies, but then again, who does not? Cookies are perfect eat any time, take along treats, and the holidays would not be the same without offering our guests a wide variety of cookies to enjoy. Always on the prowl for new recipes to tempt our guests' palates, as well as our own, we were delighted to "discover" the perfect cookie cookbook, Fabulous Modern Cookies: Lessons in Better Baking for Next-Generation Treats written by Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin. This delectable cookbook has 100 recipes perfect for any holiday, but why wait?
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America’s Test Kitchen: Modern Bistro, Home Cooking Inspired by French Classics
Luxury Products
Modern Bistro - America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen: Modern Bistro, Home Cooking Inspired by French Classics is a treasure trove of wonderful recipes that will have you cooking like a French chef in no time. The recipes are detailed enough to encourage less experienced home cooks, as well as inspire more experienced ones. The cookbook has a wonderful "Welcome to America's Test Kitchen" section, followed by "Getting Started" which is a handy reference for ingredients commonly used in Bistro cooking. Chapters cover everything from Sauces to Appetizers, Mains, Vegetables, and Desserts, and everything in between. Bon Appetit!
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Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur from Hartford Flavor Company
Liquor Cabinet
Hartford Flavor Company - Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur
Looking for interesting flavors to create inspired cocktails? We found Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur created by Creatrix and Infusionary Lelaneia Dubay, owner of the woman-owned distillery Hartford Flavor Company based in Hartford, Connecticut to be a delectable and versatile ingredient. Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur imparted layers of flavor to cocktail classics as well as to creative modern cocktails and was also delicious in our culinary creations. Who would think of making a cucumber liqueur? Lelaneia Dubay of course, and for that, we are grateful! Cheers and Bon Appetit!
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Statue City Cruises – Experiencing Lady Liberty and Ellis Island, NYC
Adventures
Statue of Liberty - Photo by Luxury Experience
The Adventure KidsTM aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta have another exciting adventure, this time in New York City with Statue City Cruises exploring Ellis Island and Liberty Island home of the iconic symbol of the United States, the Statue of Liberty affectionately known as "Lady Liberty."
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Bywater Call - Remain
Music Scene
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The second release from the band Bywater Call - Remain is like finding the elusive pearl when you're out for an evening of fresh oysters. No way was I ready for a release like this with a powerful Southern soul blues/rock mix that had me mesmerized from the opening track and did not let up while leaving me wanting more (for their next release). This is a release that will have listeners searching the internet for additional music from this captivating band. You will run out of accolades when talking about Bywater Call - Remain
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Bill Evans: You Must Believe In Spring
Music Scene
Bill Evans: You Must Believe In Spring
American jazz pianist Bill Evans was a legend who created a plethora of iconic, award-winning music. Remastered and released in June 2022, Bill Evans: You Must Believe In Spring, is a genius of a release of exceptional jazz piano and will be a welcome addition to any jazz collection. Joining Bill Evans on piano are Eddie Gomez on bass, and Eliot Zigmund on drums. Recorded at Capitol Studios in 1977, this compilation is on Craft Recordings and manufactured and distributed by Concord
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Postcards from the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
Destinations
Secretariat statue - National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame - photo by Luxury Experience
Since the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame opened to the public on June 2, 1956, at 191 Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs, New York, it has been an icon, recording the history and legacy of thoroughbred racing that began in 1863 at the oldest thoroughbred racetrack in America. If you love the sport of horseracing, this world-class racing museum and hall of fame should be on your must-visit list when visiting Saratoga Springs, New York.
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Postcards from the Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
Destinations
1936 Ford Phaeton - Saratoga Automobile Museum - photo by Luxury Experience
While thoroughbred horse racing is synonymous with Saratoga Springs, New York, there is also another kind of horsepower there at the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Located inside the historic brick bottling plant that was once home to the famous Saratoga Springs waters, the Museum has an excellent collection of permanent and special exhibits. If you love automobiles, this Museum will have your engine racing!
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4000 Miles, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT, USA
Performances
Westport Playhouse - 4000 Miles - photo by Carol Roseegg
The play 4000 Miles written by Amy Herzog and directed by David Kennedy at the Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, Connecticut hits it  out of the park. Starring Mia Dillon, Clay Singer, Lea DiMarchi, and Phoebe Holden, this engaging, heart-rendering play had us in the palm of its hand and thoroughly enchanted with the dialogue and the characters. Bravo! The play runs until September 4, 2022.
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Steely Dan at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, USA
Performances
Donald Fagen at The Capitol Theatre - photo by John R. Wisdom
The band Steely Dan rocked The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, with their EARTH after hours tour. We had the distinct pleasure of experiencing their Friday, August 12, 2022, performance, part of their 3-night gig at the historic venue, where fans packed the house for the closing end of a fabulous tour. 
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Rob Silverman – Drumology Volume II
Music Scene
Rob Silverman - Drumology Volume II
Following the success of Drumology in 2020, Rob Silverman and his brother Michael Silverman were inundated by world renowned drummers wanting to participate on future Drumology releases, and thus Rob Silverman - Drumology Volume II was born kicking, screaming and begging to be listened to. This release is a tour-de-force in music that melds various genres centered around the baseline formed from creative and powerful drummers. 
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Kevin and The Blues Groovers – Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Blues
Music Scene
Kevin & The Blues Groovers - Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Blues
Basin Street Records has another Blues star in New Orleans with Kevin Gullage's debut album, Kevin & The Blues Groovers - Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Blues. This is 9-tracks of pure Blues listening pleasure comprised of some old Blues, some borrowed Blues, and some new Blues written by the multi-talented Kevin Gullage. The album hit the streets on July 15, 2022, and is well worth picking up and giving it several listens.
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Early Clover and The Soul Drifters at the Levitt Pavilion, Westport, CT, USA
Performances
Early Cover -Levitt Pavilion, Westport, CT - photo by Luxury Experience
For us, summer would not be the same without taking a boat cruise on Long Island Sound at least once during the season, dining al fresco as often as possible, and enjoying many outdoor concerts under the stars. We had the opportunity to catch Early Clover and The Soul Drifters perform at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Westport, Connecticut on Friday, August 5, 2022, and it was a magical evening of listening to great Motown music. Bravo!
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Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse, NYC – Barkan Winery Food & Wine Dinner
Wine Cellar
Barkan Superieur Cabernet Sauvignon - photo by Luxury Experience
It was a spectacular evening of wine and food at the kosher restaurant, Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse located at 16 East 48th Street in Manhattan, New York learning about the excellent kosher wines from Barkan Winery in Israel presented by Barkan's Master of Wine and Head Winemaker Ido Lewinsohn. Paired with Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse's delicious food, the one-night special event dinner was a night to remember.
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Cugine’s Italian, Stamford, CT, USA
Restaurants
Cugine's Italian - Eggs Florentine - photo by Luxury Experience
Stamford, Connecticut has a tasty addition with John and Morgan Nealon's new restaurant, Cugine's Italian, located at 121 Towne Street in Harbor Point, which opened in June 2022. The restaurant serves Dinner Thursday through Sunday, and Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The attractive restaurant has a cool "speakeasy" vibe, a creative cocktail menu, and a well-crafted menu by Executive Chef Rick O'Connor. Ample parking as well as its proximity to the Stamford Train Station, make it a highly desirable restaurant location.
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Chef Rick O’Connor Recipes - Cugine’s Italian, Stamford, CT, USA
Chefs Recipes
Chef Rick O'Connor - Cugine's Italian, Stamford, CT - photo by Luxury Experience
Executive Chef Rick O'Connor of Cugine's Italian, located in Stamford, Connecticut provides a delicious taste from the attractive new restaurant owned by John and Morgan Nealon, which opened at 121 Towne Street in June 2022, with his recipe for Cugine's Italian Mussels with Calabrian Chili Butter and Grilled Bread, to tempt your palate into making a reservation. The restaurant is open for Dinner Thursday through Sunday, and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Bon Appetit!
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