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What We Love About Westport

A Few WLM Staff Favorites

As Westport Lifestyle Magazine approaches its 4th (!) anniversary, we thought you’d enjoy reading about what our staff and contributors love about Westport. There’s a chance you have no interest in this, but we love what they wrote so decided to do it anyways.

Jen Berniker, Writer

My favorite clothing store: Cotelac because I wish I were French. Also Roundabout, because they have amazing finds and I'm planning on becoming one of those people who shops second-hand and always looks cool.  

My favorite WLM feature: Robin's travel story about her adventure with her kids in the Kibera slum, Nairobi [100 Cows], was awesome. (Editor's note: I didn't force her to write this.)

John Videler, Photographer

Favorite indulgence: Golf at Longshore on Friday afternoon.

Favorite place for a drink: Walrus Alley. There’s something about those lights, the welcoming patio, and live music.

Favorite clothing store:  Patagonia. I love the outdoors.

Hidden gem: As a native Westporter, I know so many hidden gems. Too many to list. You’ll have to wait for my book to come out.

Sophia Andersen, Writer

My favorite hidden (but maybe not-so-hidden) gem is Middlemarch. Their jewelry selection is out of this world and the energy of the space is amazing. Whether purchasing a gift for someone else or a pick-me-up for myself, I always leave feeling inspired and smiling ear to ear. 

Meredith Guiness, Writer

The Westport Library. Curl up with a book and a cocoa in the café. Lay down a righteous beat in the recording studio. Walk the WiFi outdoors to finish your dissertation riverside. Heck, I’m even picking up a little Italian from the conversation group that meets behind my favorite perch on the balcony. È il paradiso dei topi di biblioteca!

Mindy Briar, Photographer

My favorite indulgence is Aux Delices ginger honey tea and ginger scone. I like to bring a beach chair and book to Sherwood Island and enjoy it! Sherwood is one of my favorite places to shoot as well as relax and take in the beautiful scenery. And I consider it good luck If I spot some deer!

Jerri Graham, Photographer

Favorite place to grab a drink: Anywhere someone is buying, but a shot of Limoncello chilled at Tarantino’s is always lovely.  

Favorite clothing store: Marshall’s. I like to buy my clothing, chips, shoes, and dog treats in the same location.  

Favorite feature from WLM: All of them. Every month I discover new people who make up the area I live in and why I stay.

Robin Moyer Chung, Editor

My favorite place to buy books: Goodwill on Post Road. At $1 each, they’re cheaper than the late fines (a substantial part of my annual “donation”) at the library.

My favorite indulgence: A vodka tonic at Compo on a summer evening (Note to police: I’m kidding. I never bring alcohol to the beach.)

My favorite feature from WLM: They’re all my babies, so I'll never admit  which I love best.

Marisa MacLean, Publisher and Founder

Favorite store: Savvy + Grace. The best place to buy local gifts and custom baskets.

Favorite restaurant: Kawa Ni has continued to impress me every single time I visit. Their unique and ever-changing menu keeps me coming back year after year.

Favorite feature in WLM: Any article that doesn’t have a typo. Just kidding Robin!

Seriously all of them. With each month, I learn more and more about our inspiring community. When we first set out to start Westport Lifestyle, I was worried about having enough content to fill each monthly edition. Now I know we won't EVER have enough pages to include all of the amazing stories from our special town!

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