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.
B & B

B & B Bound {4 Romantic Inns Close to Fairfield County}

And just like that, the weather has shifted from a warm fall to the beginning of winter temperatures. At approximately midnight every Halloween, I start thinking of fireplaces as opposed to firepits. In the...
Halloween movies

13 Family-Friendly Halloween Movies for All Ages

We are a big movie family, especially when it comes to Halloween movies. My husband and I have the same challenge every Halloween. It is mega difficult finding great scary movies that won’t scare...
Global Running Day

Falling for Fairfield County Road Races

New England has some of the best temperatures and courses for fall road races. Fairfield County boasts several road races ranging from beginner to moderate and more challenging. It’s a great way to take...
book store

Eat. Sleep. Read. Shop Local. Where Are the Independent Book Stores?

One of my fondest memories from childhood is that whenever I would travel anywhere with my family, I would always ask them to take me to the town’s local book store. I used to...

Fun in the Sun: Fairfield County Beaches

Unfortunately, summer is beyond the halfway mark, but fortunately, there is still plenty of time left before school starts to take advantage of Fairfield County's beautiful beaches. I'm rounding up some of Fairfield County's...

10 Delicious Sparkling Wines & Champagne You Need to Try

There are so many delicious sparkling wines outside of champagne. Sparkling wine is often associated with celebrating but can truly always be appreciated and enjoyed. In honor of National Bubbly month and just in...
outdoor museums

Outdoor Museums in (and around) Fairfield County

Outdoor museums have been gaining popularity lately, and outdoor museum excursions are a family-friendly way to support art in nature. Below are some picks that range in variety. Storm King Art Center – New Windsor,...

3 Stress-Busting Activities for Moms

I’ve been working hard to find the best activities to alleviate stress that work well for me. Maybe it’s age, or maybe it’s not leaving my house as often as I used to, but...

Explore Fairfield County :: Norwalk

“Explore Fairfield County” is an informational series that provides a glimpse into the wonderful towns and cities in Fairfield County. Fairfield County is diverse in that it includes big cities, small suburbs, beaches, farms,...
day trip travel ideas

Day Trip Travel Ideas

Looking to take a day trip or long weekend away with the kids during the upcoming school breaks. Don’t want to quarantine upon your return? Look no further! Below is a roundup of local...