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Happy 10 Year Anniversary To The J House!

 The J House Greenwich is thrilled to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. After a decade of service as one of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Fairfield County, Connecticut, The J House is commemorating its success with new renovations slated for this year. These renovations will further enhance the existing hip vibe at The J House as a destination offering a contemporary and unique lifestyle experience. 

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Over the past decade, The J House has been a hotel of choice for some of the most distinguished travelers visiting the tri-state region. It remains the cool place to be seen, and it has welcomed countless celebrities and high-profile executives who relish its unique hip, fun vibe. The staff at The J House puts together some of the grandest events and celebrations in the region – including everything from weddings and anniversaries to corporate meetings and conferences, art events, and social get-togethers. The J House is also well known for its romance packages, girlfriend weekends, and staycations. 

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“Since 2012, The J House has offered an unmatched dimension of luxury and sophisticated service. Celebrating 10 years of wonderful memories is a key milestone in our history, and we look forward to continuously exceeding the expectations of our guests,” said John Fareri, Owner of The J House Greenwich. “I would like to thank our guests and business partners for their support, and thank our amazing team for their consistent service and flawless attention to the details that truly define The J

House experience.”

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The renovations that began last year will continue throughout the hotel, including guestrooms, suites, and public spaces. All of the suites, including The Ambassador Suite, are receiving a fresh new look. Each of the hotel’s 83 high-tech guestrooms and suites will receive brand new luxury vinyl flooring, new furniture, new TVs, and mini-refrigerators. Hallways will receive new carpeting, and The Ambassador Suite’s expansive outdoor deck will also receive new furniture. One of their beautiful event spaces, known as The Riverside Room, will be completely transformed this summer with a fresh look that includes hardwood flooring and a sustainable green wall. Tony’s patio bar and waterfall will be enhanced with marble and new lighting. In total, these renovations will cost approximately $1,000,000.  

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The renovations will further enhance the already existing boutique hotel experience that The J House offers its guests. The hotel offers fine dining via Tony’s restaurant, the “world-class” J Spa, exquisite banquet rooms, and attentive service that has set The J House apart from other hotels over the years. The hotel features a stunning outdoor seasonal heated pool with an expansive pool deck and cabana. It is also pet friendly and provides welcome gifts to its furry friends upon arrival.

Below is a list of amenities that have been established over the years at The J House since its inception in May 2012:

  • EV Charging Stations (2022)
  •  The J House will add convenient charging stations for guests driving electronic vehicles. 
  • NestSeeker’s International (2021)
  •  A luxury global real estate brokerage firm made The J House their home. At the nexus of technology and media, NestSeekers specializes in ultra-luxury and new development. 
  • Tony’s at The J House (2019)
  • Executive Chef Denis Radovic’s Italian Steakhouse menu presents homemade pasta, market fresh fish, prime dry-aged steaks, vibrant salads, seasonal specialties, and a revolving cheese selection. The wine list is expansive. In the summer of 2020, Tony’s at The J House partnered with “Miku” and serves fresh sushi daily. Managing Partner, Tony Capasso, keeps guests entertained with his lively personality and trivia. The restaurant’s patio also features a retractable roof – keeping it the perfect setting for any season.  
  • The J Spa (2015)
  • The Spa at The J House spoils guests with a complete range of personalized spa treatments, from a revitalizing facial to a heavenly massage or aromatic body treatment. Its range of treatments are suitable for both female and male clients and can be adapted to suit any specific requirements. The spa also features an extra-large treatment room for couples’ massages. 
  • The J House Coffee Bar (2014)
  • The J House Coffee Bar features premium brand espresso, drip coffees, cold brews, and specialty drinks brewed with beans from Bonjo Coffee. Gather with work associates around its communal table or pull up a comfortable seat in its lounge while enjoying a great cup of coffee or a bite to eat. 

For more information on The J House and to find out what it means to live the “J Life”, please visit To make reservations, please call (203) 698-6980 or click here.  

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About The J House Greenwich

The J House Greenwich, a boutique hotel located in Greenwich, Connecticut, is one of the area’s premier luxury hotels for business or leisure travelers. Its event spaces are perfect for conferences and off-site meetings, as well as social events such as weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, anniversaries, and birthdays. We offer 83 high-tech guest rooms and suites featuring deluxe mirror televisions, fully automated lights, and shades, wireless internet, and many other amenities.


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 The American Museum of Natural History has announced that the special exhibition Sharks will remain on view through September 4, 2023. As reports of shark sightings are on the rise this summer, the Museum’s newest special exhibition sheds light on the facts and fiction behind these magnificent ocean animals. Fixed in the public imagination as toothy, fearsome predators, sharks are far more fascinating, and more complex, than their depiction in popular culture. The reality is that most sharks pose no threat to people and, in fact, play a vital role in healthy ecosystems. Through life-size models, touch-free interactives, real fossils, and dynamic media presentations, visitors to Sharks can discover the incredible diversity of this intriguing group of fishes and learn about the conservation threats they are facing today. 
WHERE:American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park West
ADMISSION:Tickets that include admission to Sharks start at $28 for adults, $16.50 for children (ages 3–12), and $22.50 for seniors and students. Timed-entry tickets must be reserved in advance at
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Happy Self Care Day

Self-care is so important for overall health, and with today being International Self-Care Day I wanted to share a few favorite self-care tips and tricks from TheSoul Publishing – an award-winning publishing co. behind one of the top five YouTube channels, 5-Minute Crafts.

  • DIY Bath Bomb: Baths are a great form of self-care and relaxation. Next time you’re looking to relax, try making this easy bath bomb! Mix baking soda, citric acid, coconut oil, your favorite essential oil, and coloring. Once mixed evenly, place the mixture into an empty ice cube tray and allow it to sit together to dry. Once hardened, pop the bath bomb out of the tray, place into bath water, and relax!
  • Make Your Own Moisturizer: Add aloe vera gel, almond oil, lavender essential oil, and cedarwood essential oil into a mixing bowl and mix until evenly spread. Place the mixture into a container with a lid to store, and you’re all set! 
  • Honey & Brown Sugar Exfoliator: Struggling with dry, cracked skin? Try this easy-to-make honey exfoliator! Simply mix brown sugar, honey, and coconut oil together in a bowl. Once evenly mixed, scoop out the mixture and rub it onto your dry skin. Rinse off and done! Your skin will be left feeling soft and smooth. 
  • Find even more of 5-Minute Crafts’ self-care tips here
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Create a Dream Yard for Your Dog This Summer

According to the ASPCA, 23 million households in America welcomed a new pet into their pack during the pandemic. People have been using their backyards more in recent years for everything from working and entertaining to vacationing and working out. But for dogs, this backyard business is old hat. 

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“No one loves the family yard as much as the family dog,” notes Kris Kiser, President of the TurfMutt Foundation, an organization that advocates for the care for and use of green spaces, as well as pet rescue. “It’s my rescue dog, Mulligan’s, favorite place to be, so I do everything I can to make it safe and enjoyable for her, which ultimately makes it better for me, too.” 

Kiser and Mulligan have advice for creating a dream yard for your pets and the whole family this summer: 
Plant Real Grass
Plastic grass is uncomfortable on paws (and bare feet), gets very hot during the summer, is difficult to clean, and is worse for the environment since it requires water for cleaning and usually can’t be recycled. The bottom line: real grass is the best option for pets, people and the environment. 

Select the Right Plants & Grasses 
Choose a type of turf grass that will withstand the “ruff” housing of your pet. Buffalo and Bermuda grasses can be a good choice, depending on your climate zone. For other plants and shrubs, check the ASPCA’s list of toxic and non-toxic garden plants for advice before planting. You’ll want soft, sturdy foliage near walkways. Save delicate, decorative flowers for elevated flowerbeds and patio pots. Pro tip: place plants close together in areas you want to designate as off-limits to your dog to create boundaries.  
Consider Pollinators & Other Wildlife 
Nature starts in your backyard, which provides habitat and food for birds, butterflies, bees and more. Each of these species help pollinate food crops and flowering plants, so take them into consideration, too, when you’re selecting plants for your backyard.
Plan for Fun  
Add a splash pool, build a sandbox for digging or even create a canine obstacle course to provide hours of fun. After a day of play, your dog will need a place to relax so think of where you can plant trees or bushes that provide shade for snoozing. 
Sign up for Mutt Mail, a monthly e-newsletter with backyarding tips and all the news from the TurfMutt Foundation. To learn more about creating the yard of your dreams, visit
 About TurfMutt
TurfMutt was created by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s (OPEI) TurfMutt Foundation and has reached more than 70 million children, educators and families since 2009. Through classroom materials developed with Scholastic, TurfMutt teaches students and teachers how to “save the planet, one yard at a time.” TurfMutt is an official USGBC® Education Partner and part of their global LEARNING LAB. TurfMutt is an educational resource at the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Green Apple, the Center for Green Schools, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids, the National Energy Education Development (NEED) project, Climate Change Live, Petfinder and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In 2017, the TurfMutt animated video series won the coveted Cynopsis Kids Imagination Award for Best Interstitial Series. TurfMutt’s personal, home habitat is featured in the 2017-2020 Wildlife Habitat Council calendars. More information at

Trending Online Date Ideas For Long Distance Couples To Try

Finding the love of your life is nothing less than dancing on cloud nine. You get to spend time with them, share your happiness as well as sorrows, and do all the cringe yet cute things together. However, if the relationship is long distance, sharing every small moment becomes a daunting task requiring consistent and extra effort. 

Unlike regular dating, in LDR, there are times when you wish your partner to be by your side to share your happiness and sorrows. But, sometimes the distance is too much to cover in just a few hours. 

Luckily, regular calls and texts help keep the relationship going and the connection as unaltered as possible. There are also a few online date ideas that you can try to get closer to each other. 

  • Old School Truth And Dare 

The first idea on our list is to go old school and play “truth and dare” to understand each other. It is a great icebreaker and offers you an excuse to talk about things you otherwise would not. The questions or dares can range from basic to wild or cute to cheeky. Even so, make sure to understand each other’s boundaries and avoid making a date awkward. Instead, use the game as an opportunity to learn something new about each other. 

  • Try Unique Ways Of Explore Intimacy

Intimacy is very important to keep the relationship healthy. However, for a long-distance couple taking care of their partner’s physical needs is easier said than done. If your partner’s love language is physical touch, a lack of physical intimacy can cause complications. Therefore, you should try different ways of romancing, such as sending spicy texts, using products like Blowjob Masturbator during virtual dates, or trying roleplay. Dealing with other related complications will become much easier when the intimacy is strong. 

  • Create A Music Playlist Together

Another fun thing you can try with your partner is creating a music playlist. Music is undoubtedly one of the best ways to express emotions without saying anything. You can both create a playlist including romantic, classic, fun, or other genres. You can also share the song you are currently listening to with your partner and feel their connection. It is a pretty basic idea to try; however, it is surely worth a try! You can also discuss the artists, songs, and what you love about them. Doing so will ensure that you never run out of topics to discuss with your partner. 

  • When In Doubt, Veg Out 

Not every day is the same day. That means you are either not in the mood to do anything or are confused about date night ideas. In that case, you can be just you. You both can watch a movie together, talk about your day or share the silence without any awkwardness. Bear in mind that long-distance or not, relationships are about being honest and sharing minimalist moments. 

Wrapping It All Up

While it is not easy to maintain LDR, having a lovable partner who understands and supports you, helps cover the physical distance with other methods. So, try out the above-mentioned date ideas and take your relationship to a new level. 

Ready For A New Dining Experience With GrubTok

I recently went to the most amazing launch of the GrubTok app at Hinoki in Greenwich. I have been using the GrubTok app for a while now and love it so much. It is so informative and I love seeing the video menus come to life. I am constantly checking restaurant menus before I go, sharing them with friends and deciding what I might order way before I step through the door. GrubTok had answered my prayers!! Following please find a bit more information about GrubTok but first download the app HERE.

GrubTok is a video platform that was built with foodies in mind. The first of its kind, the platform helps restaurants by giving them a space for customers to link videos to individual menu items and also post meaningful video reviews. GrubTok is the brainchild of avid foodies mixed with restaurateurs who embrace social influence, tech, and local food culture.

The GrubTok community highlights menu items, rewards, perks, and events in an efficient way but also helps diners discover the best dishes to satisfy their taste buds. All are welcome to join the GrubTok community of foodies and restaurants – we encourage you to connect with those who share our passion! GrubTok also provides verification badges to the ultimate foodies and options for restaurants to claim their businesses and tools for enhanced success.

“GrubTok is the most effective way to help diners decide on where to eat and what to eat.”

– GrubTok Co-founder, Nitesh Pundra

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