Posts Tagged“Washington”

Rumsey Hall in Washington is an independent, coed junior boarding (grades 5-9) and day school (for K-9). After a private tour of the Rumsey Hall grounds, we’re convinced we’d be much more scholarly if we had gone to school here!

This post is for parents who may be considering the thought of enrolling their child in an idyllic school tucked away in beautiful Litchfield County. Weekenders – come for the summer and have the kids stay up here for school. Perfect.

We’ve been talking about staying at The Mayflower Inn & Spa since the inception of Unlocking Litchfield (our original name). The Mayflower is known for being luxurious and old-school charming; not to mention magical and decadent! Here’s our visit…which was everything and then some!

Hollister House Garden in Washington reminds us of a classic English country garden. We spent a delightful morning touring the property with owner George Schoellkopf. What an inspirational realm for artists, photographers, and bloggers!

Allow us, and George to show you around…

The Housatonic Valley Association was founded in 1941 to protect the entire Housatonic River Watershed, stretching 2,000 square miles of land. To help fund this mighty endeavor, the HVA Auction for the Environment began 28 years ago. This fun event brings our generous community together to bid on incredible auction items, sip, nibble, schmooze, and in turn, help conserve this beautiful spot we call home!

We know it’s bad to covet, so let’s just say we really, really desired a Grey New York Grey New England bag for a very long time (#bag-goals). Once again, it was the classic story of Instagram discovery. How did we ever find things to love before Insta??

When we learned that the company was based out of Washington Depot, we felt like we hit shop-local gold. Then, to find out (after some gentle stalking) that the creative director is Simon Kneen (who has an impressive 30-year fashion career, including a period as creative director of Banana Republic) well, that just called for us to pop over for coffee and chats.