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Greenwich Lifestyle Local Love Awards


We’re thrilled to present this year’s Local Love Award winners! From small locally owned stores to luxury auto, professional organizers to family lawyers, each winner was chosen by YOU, our amazing and delightful readers. Not by a software program, not by throwing darts, and not by a small group of opinionated people cloistered in a soundproof room. Congratulations to all who won!

Best Home Decor & Furnishing: Beth Krupa Interiors, 19 E Elm Street Greenwich, CT 06830,, @bkrupainteriors; Award-winning Interior Design firm & boutique offering curated one-of-a-kind home décor and furnishings.

Best Attorney: Melissa Needle, Needle | Cuda: Divorce and Family Law, 830 Post Road E. Ste. 301 Westport, CT 06880,; A boutique divorce and family law firm that provides savvy and experienced guidance to move lives forward. 

Best Women's Fashion Store: FRED, 236 Sound Beach Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870,, @thefredshop 

Best New Restaurant in 2022: Happy Monkey; Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has envisioned a convivial, contemporary restaurant and bar with Happy Monkey. The menu embraces the freshest, locally sourced, seasonal produce, featuring Latin influences across shareable snacks, small and large plates, crudos, salads, tacos and more

Best Med Spa: Greenwich Medical Spa, 1285 E. Putnam Ave, Riverside CT 06880,, @greenwichmedspa; We are so grateful to be awarded Best Med Spa. It's been a privilege to serve the Greenwich community over the past 18 years.

Best Full Service Salon: Maison D'Alexandre, 33 Lewis Street, Greenwich CT 06830,, @maison.dalexandre; Maison D'Alexandre's objective is  to offer the absolute highest quality in every detail to our clients at the same time we want them to feel, as we say in France, ‘comme chez toi’.

Best Massage: J Spa at The J House, 1114 East Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT 06878,, @thejhousegreenwich; The J Spa is the perfect retreat for your personalized spa treatments, from facials to massages and body treatments.

Best Florist: McArdle's Floral & Garden Design, 48 Arch Street Greenwich, CT 06830,, @mcardlesflorist; Event & Everyday Luxury Floral Design. Indoor & Outdoor Garden Design & Styling. Year-round. Since 1910. 

Best Meal Delivery: Feast & Fettle,, @feastandfettle (IG + TikTok), Feast & Fettle (FB + LinkedIn); Local, fully prepared meal delivery service providing nourishing, convenient meals to help enrich our members' lives.

Best Men's Salon: CAVE, 401 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830,, @cavegreenwich; Paulo Lanfredi's CAVE, unlike anything you know for the modern gentleman. A full-service salon that invites you to come in and relax while being groomed to perfection.

Best Facial: ELIVATE, 1455 E Putnam Ave, Old Greenwich, CT 06870,, @elivatemedspa; A boutique Aesthetic Medicine, Anti-aging and Wellness practice that specializes in treatments and experiences that will make you Feel, Look and LIV your best self. Our mission is to encourage positivity, embrace beauty and health from within, and empower all to be the best versions of themselves.

Best Caterer: ONTHEMARC Events,, @onthemarcevents; ONTHEMARC is a contemporary, full-service caterer with extensive experience in off-site catered events and venue management.

Best Nonprofit Event for Brew Haha: Greenwich United Way, 2 Dearfield Drive Suite 300 Greenwich, CT 06831; The Greenwich United Way is the only organization in town that helps all of Greenwich. 

Best Dermatologist: Greenwich Point Dermatology, 20 East Elm St., 2nd Floor Greenwich, CT 06830,

Best Custom Home Builder: SBP Homes,

Best Architect: Charles Hilton Architects,

Best Interior Designer: Andrea Sinkin Design,, @Andrea_Sinkin_Design; Andrea wholeheartedly believes that interior design is all about living better and healthier in any given space. That means fresh new design perspectives on layout, incorporating trends, furniture, textiles, accessories, and of course, color.

Best Realtor: Debbie Needle,, @debbieneedlerealestate; Debbie's exceptional client service is a reflection of her engaging and energetic character.  Having bought, sold, renovated, built, and rented homes in Greenwich, Debbie has years of practical, real-life experience. 

Best Real Estate Agency: Houlihan Lawrence, 2 Sound View Dr, Greenwich, CT 06830,, @houlihanlawrence; For 125 years, the Houlihan Lawrence team of real estate experts has been the market leader in New York City's northern suburbs. We have the largest regional and global network with long-standing international connections and partners in 65 countries.

Best Orthodontist: Greenwich Braces, 4 Dearfield Drive Greenwich, CT 06831,, @greenwichbraces; the mission of Greenwich Braces is to treat each patient as our family member, while providing the highest quality of orthodontic care in a friendly and caring environment. Our doctors and orthodontic team go to extreme lengths to make our patients feel comfortable.

Best Orthopedic: ONS,

Best Acupuncture: Mary Heaven Acupuncture, 1081 E Putnam Ave Suite 9, Riverside, CT 06878,, @maryheavenacu; Mary Heaven M.S. L.Ac. is a board-certified Diplomate of Acupuncture through the National Certification Commission of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is licensed to practice in Connecticut and New York. Her offerings range from body acupuncture, to cupping, to Gua Sha, anti-aging facial treatments to promote natural healing and empower your life path. Mary’s work is deeply rooted in helping you to remember your light.

Best Jeweler: Manfredi Jewels,

Best Coffee Shop: CFCF Coffee Bar, 118 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830,, @cfcfcoffee; We pride ourselves on our passion for creating exceptional coffee and experiences, memorable to every guest.

Best Smoothie: Meli-Melo Creperie and Catering, 362 Greenwich Avenue Greenwich CT 06830,, @melimelogreenwich; Established in 1994, Meli-Melo Creperie & Catering offers fresh juice, smoothie drinks, sandwiches, salads, soups, all-natural ice cream, and organic egg omelets.  

Best Fine Jewelry: Betteridge,

Best Blow Dry: La Brosse Dry Bar, 217 East Putnam Ave Cos Cob, CT 06807,, @labrossedrybar; La Brosse Dry Bar offers a hair care experience focusing on long lasting blowdries, luxurious conditioning, smoothing and repairing treatments.

Best Yoga Studio: Kaia Yoga,

Best Fitness Instructor: Linda Brown,

Best Pizza: Grigg Street Pizza, 1 Grigg St, Greenwich, CT 06830,, @griggstreetpizza; Grigg Street Pizza has easy atmosphere, filled with music and the smells of cooking.    With enough room to have a good time and a simple, consistent menu, Grigg Street Pizza has something for anyone.

Best Casual Food Spot: Little Pub, 531 East Putnam Ave, Cos Cob, Ct 06807,, @littlepub; Great food, generous drinks, and a lively pub atmosphere you'll feel right at home in. A rustic neighborhood gathering place with a relentless focus on customer service, value, and fun.

Best Local Influencer: Norwalk Moms, @norwalkmoms

Best Nail Salon: Posh Spa,

Best Grab and Go: Aux Delices,

Best Ice Cream Shop: Gofer Ice Cream,

Best Margarita: Boxcar Cantina, 44 Old Field Point Road Greenwich, CT 06830,, @boxcarcantina; Authentic New Mexican cuisine, using fresh, local, organic ingredients.

Best Bakery: Raphaël's bakery, 146 Mason Street Greenwich, CT 06831,, @raphsbakery; Raphaël's bakery is a family run business. We pride ourselves on using the highest quality ingredients either locally sourced, or imported directly from France. Raphaël is a 3rd generation baker, born and trained with the best pastry chefs and bakers all over France. He works alongside with his 3 sons and his wife.

Best Private School: Greenwich Country Day School, 401 Old Church Road, 257 Stanwich Road Greenwich, CT 06830,, @gcdstigers; The only co-educational, independent N-12 college preparatory day school in Greenwich, CT, GCDS enables students to discover and develop what is finest in themselves.

Best Burger: The Cottage Greenwich, 49 Greenwich Avenue Greenwich, CT, @thecottagegree; The Cottage elevates the standard for seasonal American cooking delivered with casual simplicity and charm.

Best Sushi: Hinoki, 363 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830,, @hinokigreenwich; Hinoki offers modern Izakaya-style dining and bespoke cocktails with an option for Omakase private dining.

Best Fitness Studio or Gym: Forme Barre, 141 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06831,, @formebarre; FORME Barre is a boutique barre fitness company owned and operated by Mabel Modrono and Tyler Ingram, both former premier classical ballet dancers who have coupled their passion for dance with their love of barre fitness to create an exercise method that is dynamic, safe, and extremely effective.

Best Pet Store: Pet Pantry Warehouse, 1191 E Putnam Ave, Riverside, CT 06878,, @ppwpet; Pet Pantry is a local family owned/operated pet supplies retailer serving Fairfield & Westchester Counties for 75+ years.

Most Creative Menu: Orienta Restaurant, 55 Lewis St, Greenwich, CT 06830,, @orientarestaurant; Orienta combines a whimsical ambiance and charming service with a mouthwatering menu inspired by French and Asian cuisine. 

Best Chef: Chef Adrien Blech; Executive Chef, Adrian Blech, provided his talents at world-renowned establishments such as Le Bernardin, Soho House LA, Le Royal Monceau, Guy Savoy, in addition to Orienta's sister restaurants, Le Penguin, and Le Fat Poodle. 

Best Custom Furniture: Ornare Greenwich, 34 East Putnam Avenue (#34A) Greenwich, CT 06830,, @mylene.delnero_ornare; Brazilian-made, interior designers call Ornare for custom cabinetry & wall systems for closets, kitchens, and bathrooms.  

Best Children's Store: The Piccolina Shop, 82 Greenwich Avenue  Greenwich, CT 06830,; We are The Piccolina Shop, a community-based little shop, offering a curated assortment of baby and toddler clothing, gifts, gear, toys and more.

Best Bank: The First Bank of Greenwich, 444 E. Putnam Avenue Cos Cob, CT 06807,; Your experts in commercial & residential lending, The First Bank of Greenwich is a small bank with a big heart.

Best Men's Fashion Store: Richards,

Best Home Store: Trovare Home Design,

Best Gift Store: SPLURGE,

Best Event Planner: Madison Events,

Best Fine Jewelry: Shreve, Crump & Low,

Best Art Gallery: C Parker Gallery,

Best New Business (opened in 2022):  One Club Short,

Best Facial & Best Kept Secret: ELIVATE is a boutique Aesthetic Medicine, Anti-aging and Wellness practice that specializes in treatments and experiences that will make you Feel, Look and LIV your best self. Our mission is to encourage positivity, embrace beauty and health from within, and empower all to be the best versions of themselves. @elivatemedspa

  • Beth Krupa Interiors
  • Melissa Needle
  • FRED
  • Happy Monkey
  • J Spa at The J House
  • Maison D'Alexandre
  • Greenwich Medical Spa
  • McArdle's Floral & Garden Design
  • Feast & Fettle
  • CAVE
  • ONTHEMARC Events
  • Greenwich United Way
  • Greenwich Point Dermatology
  • Debbie Needle
  • Houlihan Lawrence
  • Mary Heaven Acupuncture
  • Grigg Street Pizza
  • Little Pub
  • Hinoki
  • Greenwich Braces
  • Forme Barre
  • Meli-Melo Creperie and Catering
  • Pet Pantry Warehouse
  • Raphaël's bakery
  • CFCF Coffee Bar
  • Chef Adrien Blech
  • Orienta Restaurant
  • Mylene Del Nero, Showroom Co-Owner and Director of Ornare
  • The First Bank of Greenwich
  • Greenwich Country Day School
  • The Cottage Greenwich

Businesses featured in this article