Holiday

How Can I Throw a Stress-Free Holiday Party?

You Ask, We Answer: How Can I Throw a Stress-Free Holiday Party? You’ve received the RSVPs to your holiday party–great! Entertaining is one of the best parts of the holiday season, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Between readying your home to prepping food, before you know it, the fun of having people can get lost in the shuffle. This year, take the pressure out of hosting your gathering...

How Can I Have a More Eco-Friendly Holiday?

You Ask, We Answer: How Can I Have a More Eco-Friendly Holiday? The holiday season is in full swing, and with it, the holiday decor in our Connecticut homes, the gift wrap, the shipping boxes–and all the traces they leave on our environment. If you love the holidays and want to celebrate but you’re torn about the environmental impact they create, keep reading. As it turns out, you don’t have to...

How Can I Make My Holiday Guests Feel Welcome?

You Ask, We Answer: How Can I Make My Holiday Guests Feel Welcome? The holidays are here! And that means welcoming out-of-town guests into your Connecticut home to share in all the joy of the season. If you’re feeling overwhelmed at the thought of entertaining overnight guests, take heart: With a few simple steps, you can make your guests feel welcome, cozy, and festive–and reduce your stress in the...

How Do I Create a Chic Tablescape for the Holidays?

You Ask, We Answer: How Do I Create a Chic Tablescape for the Holidays?   Here at Calcagni Real Estate, we can’t wait to gather with our loved ones in the coming months. With autumn’s chill blanketing our Connecticut homes lately, we’re reminded that the holidays are right around the corner! Before we know it, we’ll be trading ghosts and witches for turkeys and cornucopia, and that means...

Holiday Happenings in CT

 There are lots of fun things to do with your family to get into the Holiday Spirit this season! Check out the link below to find local Holiday Events going on throughout CT.. Do you have any of your own recommendations? Please...

The first Passover Seder is Wednesday April 7th!

Passover has always been my favorite holiday, mostly because of all the special foods that we eat only at Passover.  My mom always downplayed what we couldn't eat, and prepared many dishes that she would only serve during this very special week.  I thought it would be fun to share some of our family's favorite recipes.    Passover Mandel...

Where Can I Go to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

New Haven County has BRILLIANT places to ring in St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th! If you are in the Wallingford area, stop by The Old Dublin on Quinnipiac Street. Paul, the owner, will greet you with the warmth & charm for which the Irish are famous. The food is authentic Irish fare, with some delicious vegetarian options for good measure. The beer is always delicious, the lines are always clean...

Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

Although most of us groan with March’s typically cold arrival, there seems to be at least ONE redeeming quality about this “transition” month, and lucky for us, it comes every year! St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th, and even if you’re not of Irish descent, on St. Patrick’s Day, you can pretend you are! As everyone around you dons green clothing, sings “The Wild Rover” & speaks in a fake...

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