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Greenwich Lifestyle's Local Love Awards

The results are in! In February we gave our readers a very important task – share their love for our communities many wonderful businesses. Thousands in our community voted in our Inaugural Local Love Awards, we were astounded by the community support. Greenwich is a desirable destination for many and that is because of the people and places that make up our town. Congratulations to the winners, they’ve earned the community’s trust through good business practices, consistent service, great communication and high-quality results in their respective fields. Read on to learn more and find a few new businesses to support this year.

 

Best Home Builder

Derosa Builders

derosabuilders.com

(203) 769-1804

Since inception, Derosa Builders has produced award winning projects and ecstatic clients. Loving what we do is only part of the equation. Providing superior contracting services, which in turn promote the best interest of our clients, is also essential. Our team provides value-added planning, scheduling and construction solutions that solve complex challenges and add value to the home and client. Our dedicated employees are passionate about their work and our customer’s homes and families.

 

Best Architect

Granoff Architects

granoffarchitects.com

(203) 625-9460

Richard Granoff is the Founder and Managing Principal of Granoff Architects, the leading architectural firm in Greenwich, CT. Since its inception in 1989, Rich has grown the company into a thriving design studio with over 25 professionals. Today, Granoff Architects offers design services throughout the country in four disciplines: residential architecture, commercial architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.

Best Home Decor & Furnishing

Trovare Home Design

trovarehomedesign.com

(203) 869-5512

The ladies at Trovare Home Design believe that the key to a vibrant life begins at home. Surround yourself with furniture, accessories, art, and personal keepsakes that represent you – who you are and where you’re going – and your home life will buzz with fulfillment and possibility. Established in 2005, the firm’s principal, Pamela Frisoli, is known for her sophisticated blend of modern and vintage. Her established retail store has given her a fresh perspective on creating interiors with a keen eye towards current home trends. 

Best Landscaper

Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses

sambridge.com

(203) 869-3418

At Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, our knowledgeable landscape professionals have been providing innovative design solutions and project management for many years. We can help you develop your property by reflecting your personality & lifestyle. We truly value artistic collaboration, and our designers are experts at building strong relationships with our clients. From start to finish, our Landscape Design Team is working with you – listening, presenting, fine tuning, and finally implementing your vision into reality. We welcome projects of all sizes and are looking forward to creating the landscape of your dreams.

Best Interior Designer

Beth Krupa Interiors

bethkrupainteriors.com

Beth Krupa Interiors (BKI) is a 3x national award-winning Interior Design firm combining vast international exposure through living and work, 20+ years of sociological design and expertise with impeccable integrity. We enjoy the enthusiastic collaboration aspect of design, especially projects that stretch the creative process – the results are uniquely distinct and personal.  

Beth, alongside her design team, have a Design Studio & Home Boutique located at 19 E. Elm Street, Greenwich, Connecticut. They can be reached at info@bethkrupainteriors.com or (203) 890-9292. 

 

Best Realtor

Jenny Allen

compass.com/agents/jenny-allen

(203) 921-6327

Jenny Allen represents a bold new generation in real estate – diligent, driven and exceedingly passionate about her hometown of Greenwich and its’ neighboring shoreline communities. She is dedicated to an outstanding personalized home buying/selling experience for her devoted clientele expertly guiding them every step of the way. Jenny is known for her in-depth knowledge of the market, tireless work ethic and boundless energy. Jenny is the definitive resource on everything Greenwich - offering first-hand insight into education, cultural events, each of the distinctive neighborhoods and local businesses. She loves introducing newcomers to her beloved town highlighting the breathtaking vistas at Tod’s Point, sports fields at the High School and the surprising diversity this community offers.

 

Best Real Estate Agency

Compass

compass.com

(203) 343-0141

Compass is building the first modern real estate platform, pairing the industry’s top talent with technology to make the search and sell experience intelligent and seamless. With founders Ori Allon and Robert Reffkin at the helm, Compass is led by a team of experienced innovators. These proven pioneers across technology, real estate, marketing, and finance are solving real estate’s most complex challenges.

Best Med-Spa

Greenwich Medical Spa

greenwichmedicalspa.com

(203)779-6309 

Under the supervision of Dr. Mitchell J. Ross, the Greenwich Medical Spa has offered confidence-building medical aesthetic treatments since 2005. Nationally recognized as one of the top 1% BOTOX and facial fillers facilities in the country, and the #1 provider of CoolSculpting in CT. Greenwich Medical Spa offers only the most current, safe and successful services and technologies available.  But the Greenwich Medical Spas’ team is its most important attribute. On staff, you will meet only experts and experienced Dermatologist, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, aestheticians, medical assistants and business professionals, who offer patient-centered services and participate in ongoing education to stay on the forefront of the industry.  

 

Best Day Spa

J House The Spa

jhousespa.com

(203) 698-6988

Welcome to The Spa at The J House. Spoil yourself with our complete range of personalized spa treatments, from a revitalizing facial to a heavenly massage or aromatic body treatment. Our range of treatments are suitable for both female and male clients and can be adapted to suit your specific requirements. Should you not find the treatment you are looking for, please call to discuss your preferences with one of our expert therapists who can tailor a treatment to suit your needs. 

Best Cosmetic Surgeon

Elsa Raskin, M.D.

elsaraskinmd.com

(203) 861-6620

Dr. Elsa Raskin is a skilled board certified female plastic surgeon with her own practice in Greenwich, Connecticut. In addition to plastic surgery, she is highly trained in general surgery and ophthalmology. Since earning her M.D. in Geneva, Switzerland and completing general surgery, plastic surgery and ophthalmology residencies in New York and Pittsburgh, she has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Raskin focuses on women’s cosmetic surgery needs and employs an all-female staff to ensure your comfort. Greenwich Magazine named her a Top Doctor for her high standards and excellent care for the past 10 years. She has also earned membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetics.

 

Best Dermatologist

Connecticut Dermatology Group

ctdermgroup.com

(203) 810-4151

Connecticut Dermatology Group has been part of the community since 1964. With its roots in Westport, it has grown as patients recommend us to family and friends. It is not uncommon to have three generations as patients.  Yearly we find and remove over a hundred melanomas, saving patients' lives. We have also become the largest center for cosmetic treatments, maintaining status as one of Allegan's top practices. Our providers and staff have a mutual goal of giving our patients the best experience in customer service as well as healthcare.

Best Fitness Center

Soul Cycle

soul-cycle.com/studios/ct-greenwich

(203) 653-7685

Our mission is to bring Soul to the people. Our one of a kind, rockstar instructors guide riders through an inspirational, meditative fitness experience that’s designed to benefit the body, mind and soul. Set in a dark candlelit room to high-energy music, our riders move in unison as a pack to the beat and follow the signature choreography of our instructors. The experience is tribal. It's primal. It's fun.

Best Hair Salon

Hopscotch Salon

hopscotchsalon.com

(203) 661-0107

Helping you look good, feel good, and do good. That’s our mission. And our pleasure. 25 years ago, Hopscotch brought a fresh, new look to Greenwich. Now we’ve brought a fresh new look to Hopscotch!  Greenwich’s hometown salon has relocated to the Hyatt Regency, an extraordinary local landmark once home to publisher Condé Nast. Our new home offers a sumptuous setting in the Hyatt’s skylight atrium garden. You’ll find towering palm trees, a burbling fountain, a calming pond and stream, and—most important of all—the same skilled, savvy, attentive staff that has made Hopscotch a part of the Greenwich community for a generation. (All that plus ample parking spaces!)  If you’re a longtime patron, let us welcome you to our gracious Hyatt home. If you’re new to Hopscotch, visit “Connecticut’s New York salon” and meet our talented team.

 

Best Jeweler

Betteridge

betteridge.com

(203) 869-0124

Founded in New York City in the early-twentieth century, we've been making custom jewelry in American workshops, using local artisans and craftsmen ever since. We're proud of the work, proud of the people, and proud to support the making of fine jewelry in America.

Best Private School

Brunswick School

brunswickschool.org

(203) 625-5800

Brunswick School has been defined and distinguished for 118 years by its commitment to “Courage, Honor, Truth.” 

The school believes that the strength of a young man’s character determines all genuine and lasting success. 

Brunswick strives to help boys and young men acquire the personal, intellectual, and physical skills that will best enable them to grow into responsible adults who can make significant contributions to society. 

Through academics, athletics, arts and service to the community, Brunswick encourages every student to develop his talents to the fullest, to understand the obligation to share them generously, to take risks to ensure growth, and to refuse to accept a narrow definition of himself.

Best Coffee Shop

CFCF Coffee

cfcfcoffee.com

(203) 661-8300

Our love for authentic brought us on a globe-trekking search through the forests of Asia to the deepest jungles of South America. There, we discovered the special blend that has quickly become our calling card. Unlike other cafes or packaged roasts, our beans are unique to us. High quality and rich in flavor-- every single one is carefully selected by experts to ensure only the finest bean makes it into your coffee cup. 

We have been on Greenwich Avenue since 2012, offering a true break from generic, similar-tasting drinks by delivering professionally brewed coffee from our daily roasted beans, for a truly memorable experience that will leave you with an invigorated and uplifted feeling.

Best Brunch & Best Fine Dining

L’escale

lescalerestaurant.com

(203) 661-4600

The iconic, l’escale restaurant bar, or “port of call” for seasonal Mediterranean cuisine is designed to transport the ambiance of Provence to the Gold Coast of Connecticut. Two-hundred-year-old stone terra cotta tiles from Provence adorn the floors with a wood burning fireplace lending an unmistakable charm and beauty. Founded by Rick Wahlstedt in 2003, l’escale has reached institution status. Located at Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel, the restaurant’s intimate decor, along with its wrought iron tonelle covered waterfront terrace and exquisitely designed menu by award winning Executive Chef Frederic Kieffer will deliver the Côte d’Azur right to your table.

Best Casual Dining

Lugano Wine Bar & Salumeria

luganowinebar.com

(203) 990-0955

Lugano Wine Bar & Salumeria is a spirited restaurant and gathering place that takes its culinary cues from Italy and infuses a modern twist. Italian tapas, comforting pasta dishes, market-fresh fish, and steaks and chops share the stage with the restaurant’s signature salumi boards, seasonal craft cocktails, and a curated global wine list. Lugano’s food and beverage offerings are enjoyed amid a stunning backdrop of grand burgundy leather booth seating and an expansive marble-top bar, all wrapped in retro black and white Italian lifestyle prints and natural sunlight from Lugano’s large windows and spectacular skylight.

Best Bar

Eastend

zhospitalitygroup.com/eastend

(203) 862-9200

Best Dentist

Greenwich Dental Group

greenwichdentalgroup.com

(203) 869-3984

Patients have been charmed by Dr. David Zadik, Dr. Stephanie Hotchkiss, Dr. Steven Altman and their friendly Greenwich staff for over a decade. Naturally. Our practice reflects a vision which fuses a full spectrum of high-tech services and quality care in a comfortable, harmonious environment. As you can see from the many testimonials we’ve received, Dr. David Zadik, Dr. Steven Altman, Dr. Stephanie Hotchkiss and their friendly Greenwich staff have developed an intensely loyal patient base over the past decade. We like to think it’s because our practice philosophy meshes with our patients’ desire to enjoy a full spectrum of high-tech services provided in a comfortable, friendly and always gentle environment. We invite you to experience the difference.

Best Orthodontist

Greenwich Braces

greenwichbraces.com

(203) 869-2044

Greenwich Braces, a state of the art orthodontic office for both children and adults was founded in 1998. It is their mission to treat each patient as our family member, while providing the highest quality of orthodontic care in a friendly and caring environment. Their doctors and orthodontic team go to extreme lengths to make our patients feel comfortable. Dr. Rosemary Ryan and Dr. Tiffany Christensen combine the greatest aspects of their skills and experience to provide the best care possible. 

For the Side list:

Best Home Builder

Derosa Builders

derosabuilders.com

(203) 769-1804

 

Best Architect

Granoff Architects

granoffarchitects.com

(203) 625-9460

Best Home Decor & Furnishing

Trovare Home Design

trovarehomedesign.com

(203) 869-5512

Best Landscaper

Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses

sambridge.com

(203) 869-3418

Best Interior Designer

Beth Krupa Interiors

bethkrupainteriors.com

(203) 890-9292

 

Best Realtor

Jenny Allen

compass.com/agents/jenny-allen

(203) 921-6327

 

Best Real Estate Agency

Compass

compass.com

(203) 343-0141

 

Best Med-Spa

Greenwich Medical Spa

greenwichmedicalspa.com

(203)779-6309

 

Best Day Spa

J House The Spa

jhousespa.com

(203) 698-6988

Best Cosmetic Surgeon

Elsa Raskin, M.D.

elsaraskinmd.com

(203) 861-6620

 

Best Dermatologist

Connecticut Dermatology Group

ctdermgroup.com

(203) 810-4151

Best Fitness Center

Soul Cycle

soul-cycle.com/studios/ct-greenwich

(203) 653-7685

Best Hair Salon

Hopscotch Salon

hopscotchsalon.com

(203) 661-0107

 

Best Jeweler

Betteridge

betteridge.com

(203) 869-0124

Best Private School

Brunswick School

brunswickschool.org

(203) 625-5800

Best Coffee Shop

CFCF Coffee

cfcfcoffee.com

(203) 661-8300

Best Brunch & Best Fine Dining

L’escale

lescalerestaurant.com

(203) 661-4600

Best Casual Dining

Lugano Wine Bar & Salumeria

luganowinebar.com

(203) 990-0955

Best Bar

Eastend

zhospitalitygroup.com/eastend

(203) 862-9200

Best Dentist

Greenwich Dental Group

greenwichdentalgroup.com

(203) 869-3984

Best Orthodontist

Greenwich Braces

greenwichbraces.com

(203) 869-2044

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