Christie Matheson, editor

Best of New England 2006 Hotels, Inns & Resorts

Best Resorts CONNECTICUT The Spa at Norwich Inn With just a few more than 100 rooms on 42 acres, the Spa at Norwich Inn is hardly a mega-resort. And that’s exactly why we like it. Well, that and the fact…

Best of New England 2006 Destinations

Best Sporty Towns CONNECTICUT Litchfield Litchfield is a town made for outdoor activity. There’s trout fishing in the Housatonic River, while Mount Tom State Park’s lake offers seemingly endless water sports. Mount Tom itself rises to 1,325 feet, and at…

Best of New England 2006 Shopping

Best Shopping Streets CONNECTICUT Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich Greenwich Avenue boasts a strip of stores more reminiscent of SoHo than southern Connecticut. Cases in point: Scoop NYC, an arbiter of high fashion for women; Petit Patapon and Best & Co., two…

Best of New England 2006 Dining & Drinking

Best Seafood CONNECTICUT Ocean Drive The atmosphere at Ocean Drive reminds us of a South Beach breeze, especially when the restaurant’s entrance, a garage door, is opened to the summertime air. Since seafood is the appropriate cuisine for this Miami-inspired…

Best of New England 2006 Dining & Drinking

Best Seafood CONNECTICUT Ocean Drive The atmosphere at Ocean Drive reminds us of a South Beach breeze, especially when the restaurant’s entrance, a garage door, is opened to the summertime air. Since seafood is the appropriate cuisine for this Miami-inspired…