SAYING ‘NO’ TO HOOCHIE MAMAS

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The impetus for creating Stella M’Lia occurred when designer Stella McCaffrey’s daughter, Katherine, turned 12 and began receiving two to three invitations a month for bar/bat mitzvahs. “Katherine needed fairly dressy dresses, and the shock of it all was when you went out to the stores you couldn’t find anything that was appropriate or tasteful, because a lot of it was black, bedazzled, short and tight spandex, which made the girls look like ‘hoochie mamas’ before they were even technically teenagers,” McCaffrey says.

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A MILKSHAKE FOR THE SOUL

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“I like having 9,000 balls in the air,” says entrepreneur Amy Jurkowitz. “I do better that way.” The busy mother of five (three of whom are applying to college this year) isn’t kidding. With two businesses— Milkshake, a website she co-founded about individuals and organizations that give back, and Jurkowitz & Co., a consulting firm – the Greenwich resident clearly thrives on organized chaos.

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High times on the High Line

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As autumn draws us into New York City with its exceptional weather, what could be more enjoyable than a stroll through the park as we take in the crisp air and multicolored landscape while watching the crowds of passers-by? The park I’m thinking of, though, is not Central Park. It’s the High Line, built on a defunct railway set 30 feet above Manhattan, winding 1½ miles through the West Side.

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Classic Greenwich style

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With some of the most impressive colonial, shingle-style, Tudor and English architecture in the country, Greenwich homes have come to epitomize classic suburban America. And no one captures the essence of Greenwich style better than award- winning interior designer Cindy Rinfret, owner of Rinfret Ltd., a leading design firm in Greenwich.

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Driven to share

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Owning a luxury car or two in tony Greenwich is not exactly unique. But amassing a collection of more than 50 automobiles, spanning100 years is, well, extraordinary. Especially when you use it to inspire thousands of underprivileged kids to work hard to realize their potential by daring to dream.

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