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M&D's Picks: Top 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Fairfield County

Don't disappoint your sweetie this Valentine's Day!  There's still time to grab a reservation at one of Fairfield County's most romantic spots to celebrate the power of love (and bask in the appreciation you'll receive for a well planned evening!) Here are M&D's Picks for the Top 10 Most Romantic Restaurants around Town:

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M&D's Picks: Top 10 Burgers in Fairfield County

When you need a burger - you NEED a Burger! Trust us, we get it. Having lived in Fairfield County for as long as we have, we know exactly where we're headed when the craving strikes. Here are Miriam, Meredith and Dee's picks for the best burgers around town!

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Westport Historical Society Holiday House Tour

Grab your tickets to see five stunning Westport homes decorated for the holidays. Three of years’ homes belong to designer Olga Adler, artist Kerri Rosenthal, and designer Donna Gordon.

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Slice of Saugatuck Festival

Over three dozen of Saugatuck’s finest restaurants, shops and galleries are opening their doors and inviting the community to come and sample their offerings. Walk the streets of Saugatuck Center and taste your way from restaurant to restaurant, to liquor store, to retail merchant and back.

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Must Have App For Home Buyers

If you’re in need of floor plans of your home, RoomScan might provide the fastest and most accurate results. From ArchDaily: RoomScan is an app for iOS which draws floor plans in minutes – touching your device to a wall is the only input required.

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Westport-Weston Restaurant Week

Come and try a new fabulous eatery or visit one of your favorites. Each of the participating venues will be offering a Prix Fixe meal to entice your palate. We have set up a flexible pricing program to further enhance the experience.

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These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things!

Here are M&D’s top ten reasons to love Westport and Weston: Living the Beach Life. ​​​​​​​It just might be our claim to fame! Sure, there are a lot of great Tri-State area suburbs but not many can say they lie on the beautiful coastline with their own private beach.

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COMPASS ranked #1 by Real Trends

Proud to announce that Real Trends ranks COMPASS as the #1 independent real estate brokerage and the #3 overall brokerage by sales volume in the United States.

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Fun Fall Activities

We love Fall! It’s a time of new beginnings, crisp air, and lots of fun family time. If you’re looking for ideas on how to spend your upcoming Fall weekends, read on! Apple and pumpkin picking Who doesn’t love the age-old autumn tradition of apple and pumpkin picking?..

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Back To School

Camp and vacation bags are unpacked, and the back to school ads are haunting you – this can only mean that it’s time to trade lazy summer mornings for lunch packing and bus stops.

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10 Swoon-Worthy Outdoor Spaces

These long, lazy summer nights call for a cozy outdoor space to gather with family and friends. We’ve gathered ten gorgeous spaces to bring you inspiration to create your perfect summer outdoor room.

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5 stunning ways to bring copper into your kitchen

5 stunning ways to bring copper into your kitchen. 1. Seating 2. Lighting..

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Where To Dine In Connecticut

Connecticut Magazine recently released its Best Restaurants in Connecticut 2016: Experts’ Picks. “Get ready to bite into the restaurants judged the best of the best in Connecticut by our “experts,” who range from veteran restaurant critics and food writers to contemporary bloggers..

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Staging Your Home To Appeal To Both Genders

Here are five quick tips from Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating to stage your home to appeal to both men’s and women’s taste. 1. Choose a neutral color base. 2. Choose tailored furniture with modern accents. 3. Bring in texture and pattern in accents.

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One Step Ahead

A stunning glass staircase can give any home a modern edge. We found 10 examples to give you some interior inspiration.

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7 places to brunch in Westport

Previously Splash, Pearl at Longshore offers the best views for dining. The brunch menu at Pearl features so many enticing choices it will be hard to choose; three different towers of raw bar, salads, small plates, fritatas, eggs benedict six different ways, waffles, french toast and more.

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What Millennials Want In Their First Home

Curious what the next generation of home buyers is looking for? Millennial home buyers make up 68% of all first-time home buyers right now. About half of the cohort (49%) wants to buy in the suburbs, while 21% would prefer to buy in an urban area.

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Westport Farmers’ Market Is Open!

What’s on for the 2015 season? Plenty of old friends, along with some new faces. Look for integrated chef involvement, expanded children’s programming, and some gorgeous new Friends of the Market bags, commemorating the anniversary, available for a limited time only.

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7 Tips for Selling in the Winter Months

From Huff Post Home: Prepping for an open house has its own to-do list, but there are some tips that are specific to wintertime showings. The weather is usually challenging, to put it gently. It’s wet and cold, and people are not comfortable leaving their warm..

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7 Ways To Add A Little Wow Factor To Your Home

We found seven over the top ways to give your home a little extra personality. Believe it or not, we’ve already seen #7 here in Fairfield County.

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Why Now Is The Best Time To Get A Mortgage

From Realtor Mag, January 16, 2015: Borrowing costs got even cheaper for home buyers and refinancers this week, as mortgage rates continued to descend. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.66 percent this week, the lowest weekly average since May 23, 2013,..

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Youth Fitness at the Westport/Weston Family Y

With the sunny days of summer behind us, it can be challenging to get the right amount of exercise. Did you know you can keep yourself and your kids in shape at the Westport/Weston Family Y? Their fitness center features a full gym, group fitness classes, indoor cycling, dance classes, aquatic center and more.

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Westport Library Acquires Humaniod “NAO Evolution” Robots

Two humanoid robots, Vincent and Nancy will soon be taking residence at the Westport Library. Standing around two feet high, these bots can walk, talk and dance. If that doesn’t impress you they can also speak 19 different languages.

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Weston School District Among Top Ten In U.S.

We are always touting the superior schools systems in Weston and Westport. After raising our children here we’ve experienced first hand how great the schools are in these towns. This past week it was exciting to find Weston among the top ten most attractive school districts in the country.

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Exciting News

The real estate team, M & D Properties, Miriam Luck & Dee Cohen, is listed in “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” by Real Trends in partnership with Trulia.

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Meet Us At The Station!

Most people go to the train station to hop a train to a destination – but Westport’s Saugatuck station has become a destination unto itself!  A historic street that used to house just the essentials for commuter life, has recently become home to some of the town’s chicest shops.

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What To Do When High-End Luxury Markets Shift

In Fairfield County, and many other parts of the country, the high-end markets have slowed. Sellers who seek the highest price possible must accept the new norms and adjust. Here are the most important factors to consider when listing your home.

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