Thursday, December 26, 2013

West Hartford Panel Reviews Delamar Hotel Designs

 

A draft rendering of the Delamar West Hartford hotel, designed by Smith Buckley Architects and rendered by Lincoln Brown Illustration, shows a view of the hotel from Raymond Road.

The draft plans show a stately, six-story building that architect Israel Smith said is inspired by old-world buildings in  France and Canada, as well as in 19th century New England. The building's shape brings to mind Boston's Long Wharf; details are drawn from places like the Paris Le Grand Hotel. The designs show a building made with sandstone blocks of varying sizes, featuring tall windows with Juliet balconies and dormers on the top floor. A top-floor pool will be covered, with large windows around it that may open in the summer months. "We wanted to create something that had a sense of being of the past on the one hand, but do a contemporary interpretation on the other," said Charles Mallory of Greenwich Hospitality Group, one half of the partnership behind the new hotel, which is expected to open in late 2015.  Greenwich Hospitality runs the Delamar Greenwich Harbor, the Delamar Southport in Fairfield and Hotel Zero Degrees in Stamford. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Holiday Cocktail Recipes


Kick off your Christmas gathering with one of these fun festive holiday cocktails!
BEER NOG- A beer lover's Egg Nog you can make in a cinch!
  •  4 large eggs, separated
 
  •  1/2 c. sugar
  •  1 1/2 c. milk 
  •  1 c. heavy whipping cream
  •  nutmeg, vanilla
  •  Brown Ale
  •  Bourbon or Dark Rum (optional)
Preparation:
Separate the eggs. Beat the sugar into the yolks, milk and cream until smooth. Season with a dash  of nutmeg and dash of vanilla. Beat the egg whites, fold into eggnog.
Fill a 6-8 oz glass 1/4 full with beer (optional: add 1/2 oz rum, be careful not to go overboard too much rum can overwhelm the beer's flavor). Fill glass with eggnog.

ROSY CHEEKS SHOTS

  •  1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
  •  1/4 c. Chambord
  •  3 Tbs Raspberry Vodka
  •  2 Tbs. Vanilla Vodka
  •  1/2 c. ice cubes
  •  8 fresh raspberries
Preparation:
In a blender, combing whipping cream, liquors, and ice cubes. Cover and blend thoroughly. Pour mixture into eight 1.5 - 2 ounce shot glasses, garnish with raspberries and serve immediately.

THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE - for a dessert drink, with three ounces of straight alcohol

  •  1 ounce peppermint schnapps
  •  1 ounce Kahlua
  •  1 ounce Bailey's
Preparation:
Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake thoroughly then strain the ingredients into a chilled martini class

RED HOT SANTA-TINI - to spice things up

  •  Cocoa powder
  •  Cayenne pepper 
  •  Thai chili pepper 
  •  Whipped cream
  •  Chocolate liquor
  •  Vodka (to add a bit more heat, choose chili-infused vodka)
Preparation:
Rim a martini class with a cocoa powder and pinch of cayenne pepper mixture. Shake together 2 oz vodka and 2 oz chocolate liquor and pour into glass, top with whipped cream and garnish with a small Thai chili pepper.

THE GRINCH - for those who aren't a fan of the typical Christmas-y drinks
  •  2 ounces Midori
  •  1/2 ounce lemon juice
  •  1 teaspoon simple syrup
Preparation:
Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Chapel Street Project Ready To Go


"The City Plan Commission approved the site plan for a 53,000 square-foot development on Chapel Street, giving the green light to an ambitious project that had been delayed by neighborhood opposition and lawsuits."
 
The project will replace a parking lot at the corner of Chapel Street and Howe Street with a six-story building containing 136 apartments and about 4,5000 square feet of retail space. Read New Haven Independent's article to learn more!

Friday, December 20, 2013

A Saturday in Stamford

Get in the giving spirit and celebrate the holidays with Mill River Collaborative for Volunteer Day. Head to Mill River Park at The Grand Steps tomorrow, the 21st, from 1pm - 3pm for a fun-filled afternoon working in the park! To sign up for a spot, email: alex@millriverpark.com and visit their Facebook page for more information.
Looking for the perfect Saturday morning plan before volunteering? Why not go for a free fun run starting at 9am with Fleet Feet Sports Stamford on Bedford St and end it at Lorca with a muffin and coffee! Fleet Feet is introducing the Muffin Run starting tomorrow, the weather's supposed to be beautiful so get your running shoes ready!
Finally, to wrap up your day head to the newly open Cask Republic Stamford! 56 Drafts, 80+ bottles of seasonal, specialty, limited release, vintage, and casks - all available at Cask Republic at 191 Summer Street. Not to mention a delicious food menu, definitely a spot to check out!

What are your plans this weekend? Let us know on our Facebook page!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wine Pairings for Christmas Dinner

Christmas dinner presents a time to try some new wines with your favorite recipes. If you're looking for a new wine to compliment this year's holiday meal, see below for some pairing suggestions:

Wines to serve with Ham: baked, smoked, or honeyed hams beg for wines with a dash of sweet
Red: Beajolais Nouveau, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Tempranillo
White: Riesling and Gewurztraminer
 

Wines to serve with Turkey: Turkey on its own presents a pretty straight forward pairing partner, its the side dishes one must take into account.
Red: Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Syrah/Shiraz, Beajolais Nouveau

White: Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer
 

Wines to serve with Prime Rib: Red meats and red wines go hand in hand to bring out bold or subtle flavors
Red: Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Shiraz, Tempranillo
 

Wine to serve with Fish: Opposite from the above, white wines are favored for fish pairings.
White: Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
Red: Pinot Noir can pair nicely with salmon 


Looking for something more specific? Wine Enthusiast Magazine put together a great 'Twelve Wines of Christmas' list featuring their favorit gift worthy bottles. So whether you are hosting dinner or heading to a loved ones, check out some of these suggestions of bottles to bring:

Excerpt from Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
Bottle: Alain Voge 2009 Vieilles Vignes (Cornas), $70
“When I think of wines I like to drink, share and gift during the holidays, I immediately go to wines that pull at my sensory heartstrings,” says Shelley Lindgren, co-owner and beverage director at A16, SPQR, and A16 Rockridge in San Francisco and Oakland. “Cornas has long been one of these special wines.”
Bottle: Robert Sinskey Vineyards 2010 Pinot Noir (Carneros), $38
“This Pinot Noir is incredibly versatile, and as Christmas parties can be a smorgasbord of dishes and flavors, a wine like this is necessary,” says Cappie Peete, beverage director at McCraddy’s Restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina. “Robert Sinskey believes in producing elegant wines with bright acidity so that they can age beautifully. This gives the recipient the freedom to decide whether to share the wine during the holidays or tuck it away for another special occasion."
Bottle: Grosjean 2005 Fumin (Vallée d’Aoste), $40
“Instead of defaulting to a cult Cabernet or—even though we love Champagne—a predictable bubble this holiday season, explore the wines of Vallée d'Aoste,” says Charlie Berg, assistant sommelier at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York. “There is something about [the region’s] snow-covered Alpine slopes and the spicy varietals that evoke a wonderful sense of the yuletide.”  ...continue reading here!
 Share your favorite bottle with us on our Facebook page ~ Happy Holidays!

Tips for Hosting Christmas Dinner


Pulling off a dinner party doesn't have to be daunting, nor do you need to be a gourmet chef to qualify. If you're hosting Christmas dinner this year, see below for some simple tips to prepare for the big day: 
  1. Plan the menu around your kitchen - Why choose multiple oven baked dishes if you only have one? Use stove tops, portable burners, ovens, microwaves for a complete meal that works in and around your kitchen.
  2. Choose recipes that can be made ahead of time - All you have to do on Christmas day is pop them in the oven to reheat. This will save you kitchen time and thus give you more relaxation time.
  3. Keep the guest list doable - See how big your space is, how many chairs you have, how big the table is - over packing your apartment will cause more chaos than necessary. Have family coming in from out of town? Reserve them a room at Hotel Zero Degrees and get 10% off the best available rates with the promo code = Holiday (available 12/22 - 12/30)
  4. Don't do it alone! - When family is around you (hopefully) will be getting offers to help, don't turn them away. Assign different tasks (cutting veggies, watching the stove) to different people, even if there is no cooking to be done having someone wash whatever dishes accumulate in the sink will be a huge help.
And finally, the food is not important. Christmas is a joyous occasion and gives you the chance to spend it with the people you love. So prepare the meal as best you can, don't stress, smile and enjoy yourself this year!

Big thanks to MasterChef Adam Liaw for some of the above tips! Are you a master host? Share your tips with us on our Facebook page!

Ring in the New Year in Stamford!

December is flying by and though we haven't reached Christmas yet groups are already planning their New Years Eve celebrations! Have you and your group decided on a place to ring in the New Year? Why not try some of our favorite bars and restaurants in Stamford:
  • Bar Rosso: Offering a delicious menu, complimentary champagne toast at midnight and DJ Matt until 3am. After 11pm there is a $30 cover charge, call 203.388.8640 to make your reservations
  • Eos Greek Cuisine: Offering a $75 Prix-fixe 4 course menu, champagne toast at midnight and DJ entertainment. Call 203.569.6250 to make your reservations!
  • Pinot's Palette: Paint in the New Year! Pinot's Palette is hosting a New Years party complete with nibbles and a champagne toast included in the painting package for $65 per painter
  • BUtterfield 8: Offering gourmet passed hors d'oeuvres, full dinner buffet, top shelf bar, and champagne toast at midnight with a live DJ. Group rates, table reservations and private rooms are available, call Jessica at 203.504.8123 for more information
  • Hudson Grille: Enjoy a four course New Year's Eve Menu for $65 per person or $85 per person including a wine pairing! Now accepting reservations!
  • Dolce Cubano: Enjoy a waterfront New Year's Eve! 4 course dinner, champagne toast, DJ & dancing. Call 203.817.0700 for reservations!
 Where are you planning to celebrate the New Year? Share with us on our Facebook page!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Attn: Residents! Festive Fancy Pants Holiday Party


Attention Moderne Residents! In case you missed our announcement earlier last week - we'll be having a 'Festive Fancy Pants Holiday Party' on December 12th. Break out your Fanciest Festive pants and come enjoy an evening with us- prizes will be given to the Top 3 Fancy Pants, chosen by popular votes.

The party will be from 6pm - 8pm on Thursday the 12th with food from Quattro Pazzi Restaurant. Make sure to RSVP by TOMORROW December 6th to Mia@rms-companies.com.

Also be sure to LIKE us on Facebook to stay up to date with local happenings and resident events!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Rappelling Santa, Fireworks, and a Tree Lighting - This Weekend!

 
Santa and his elves are kicking off Christmas early - this coming Sunday to be exact.  It's time for the annual Heights and Lights celebration in Stamford Downtown!

Starting at 5pm, from 22 stories high above Stamford Downtown, watch and cheer for Santa Claus and guest rappellers Brian Cashman and Bobby Valentine, as they make a daredevil descent, twisting and flying from the top of one of Stamford’s tallest buildings, Landmark Square.

Then follow Santa up Bedford Street to Latham Park for an evening of holiday fun with live music with the Swingset Mamas and join in the countdown of the annual lighting of Stamford’s Holiday Tree.

For more information, visit Hey Stamford.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Stamford Parade of Lights


Once you've got all your holiday shopping done, head down to the Stamford Harbor Parade of Lights! Kick off the holiday season by decorating your boat and joining the fun.

The parade begins at 6pm with an after party and awards ceremony at Crab Shell. WABC-TV's Dr. Bill Evans, LHD will be the ceremony's MC!



Please bring an unwrapped gift to donate to Toys For Tots. For more information click here. Will you be attending? Share with us on our Facebook page.

Photos courtesy of Stamford Boat Parade

Monday, November 25, 2013

Holiday Shopping in Stamford!

Thanksgiving sales, Black Friday Deals, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday - all in the next few days. If you are one of those with a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up! This year, some retailers are opening their doors even earlier - starting as early as 8pm on Thanksgiving Day!

See our list below for some places around Stamford to hit for all your holiday shopping needs:

The Stamford Town Center:
Shop at Stamford Town Center on Black Friday beginning at 7am. Select retailers will open as early as 8pm on Thanksgiving Day. For special deals click here and for hours see below:
Thanksgiving Day, 8pm Openings: Macy's, Armani Exchange, As Seen On TV, Charlotte Russe, Foot Locker, GAP, Great Wraps, Gusnova Gelato(8pm -12am), Journeys, Temptation, Victoria's Secret
Black Friday, 12am Openings: American Eagle, Claire's, Express, H&M, Starbucks, The Children's Place
Want to avoid the holiday shopping mega-crowds altogether? Look for Cyber Monday deals on December 2nd or visit your local mom and pop retailers on Small Business Saturday on November 30th!

Do you participate in any of these major shopping days? If so, where do you find the best deals? Share with us on our Facebook page!

DIY Thanksgiving Table Decor

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? Make a lasting impression on your guests with an elegant yet easy-to-make Thanksgiving centerpiece. From natural elements to candle displays, these centerpieces are sure to highlight your holiday table!

Pumpkin Votive Holders - These seasonal pumpkin candle holders are a nice alternative to jack-o-lanterns. Click here for instructions on how to make them.

Cork board Leaf Trivets - Super quick to make, trace a leaf design onto a square piece of cork board (available at most office-supply stores) with permanent marker. Place cork board on a cutting mat and cut along the outline with a craft knife - turn over to display.

Earthy Touches - Forage for centerpiece materials like twigs, leaves, pine cones, can be found in your own backyard! Scatter across the table for a surprising alternative to flowers - add some candles for a cozy feeling.

Autumn Florals - Gather some autumn colored flowers and arrange with some candles in a vase, or wooden box, for a simple and elegant centerpiece.

Giving Thanks - Trace out each letter of 'Giving Thanks' on paper and fill in accordingly. Wrap each piece of paper around a candle holder and line them down the center of your table before supper time.
Share your centerpiece decor with us on our Facebook page! 

Friday, November 22, 2013

The 20th Annual UBS Parade Spectacular This Sunday!


Don't miss out - The UBS Parade Spectacular is happening THIS Sunday, November 24 at 12 noon - rain, wind, snow, or shine!
Last year the spectacle attracted roughly 200,000 attendees and is expecting even more this year. In addition to large helium balloons, there once again will be marching bands from the tri-state area, as well as dancers and actors.  The Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team, featured on America's Got Talent, will also be performing!
The parade will begin at Summer and Hoyt Streets in Stamford at noon. There are public restrooms along the route. For more information visit CT Post.
Photo Sources: CT Post & Hey Stamford

Friday, November 15, 2013

Happy Hour in Stamford!


Happy Friday! Start your weekend off right with Happy Hour at one of our favorite Stamford spots:
  • Bar Russo: Beat the Clock, Happy Hour from 5pm - 7pm. Play starts at 5pm and ends at 7pm sharp! The price you pay depends on the time you place your order - ex: order at 5:30pm you pay $5.30, order at $6 you pay $6, and so on. Click here for more info.
  • Barcelona Stamford: Wine Time Happy House from 4:30 - 6:30pm with $5 wines and complimentary tapas from 5-7pm.
  • Half Full Brewery - Friday Night Open House: Come down to the Brewery from 5:30 - 8:30 pm, for $15 you get yourself in the door armed with a Half Full branded recycled plastic pint glass. THE TAPS WILL BE OPEN. It's that simple! While you are here, try your hand at bags, life-size jenga, draw on our chalkboard wall, or just enjoy some great conversation over great beers.
  • Monster B's Stamford: From 4 - 7pm enjoy $2 off all drafts,  $4 house wine,  $5 well drinks,  $3 Fireball shots.
  • SBC Stamford: Enjoy $2 House-brewed Pints, $2.50 Domestic, $3 Smirnoff Drinks, $5 Smirnoff Martinis, $5 Plate of Wings, $5 Cheese Pizza from 3:30 - 6:30pm.
 Cheers to a great weekend!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Memorable Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving

 
Thanksgiving is around the corner and there are so many ways to celebrate around Connecticut. Right here in Stamford, see one of the largest helium balloon parades in the country at Connecticut's annual Thanksgiving parade, UBS Parade Spectacular on November 24th! Or come by the day prior to watch the balloons inflate!


Looking for a more active Thanksgiving? Sign up for the annual Harbor Point Turkey Trot! It's a FREE, timed event, open to ALL - joggers and walkers are welcome! Located at the Coastal Gardens in Stamford, on November 28th. Click here for more information.

And for those who prefer a mini getaway for the holiday - CTVisit.com offers these great suggestions perfect for friends and family:

  • Explore the charming town of Essex. Stay at the historic Griswold Inn, located on the banks of the Connecticut River. Your family will fall in love with this extraordinary inn and its delightful town filled with wonderful shops along Main Street. Plus, take advantage of the Inn’s Holiday Head Start deal, where you can stay in one of their guest rooms from Sun. – Thurs. for just $130!
  • Does your ideal Thanksgiving include you not cooking this year? The Inn at Middletown’s Home Away from Home deal takes care of everything for you. In addition to overnight accommodations and breakfast in the morning, you’ll enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner prepared by their award-winning chef in the Inn’s colonial-style Tavern at the Armory restaurant.
  • Thanksgiving in Mystic! Celebrate Thanksgiving in Mystic, where your kids will fall in love with the aquatic creatures at Mystic Aquarium and can experience the days of seafaring yore at Mystic Seaport.Take advantage of the holiday special at Whaler’s Inn – located in the heart of historic downtown Mystic – and get a complimentary dinner if you stay one night (from Sunday through Friday) and $50 off if you stay two nights. And of course, while you’re in the area, don’t forget to visit Olde Mistick Village for a one-of-a-kind shopping and dining experience that the whole family can enjoy – Santa and Mrs. Claus are even in town on Nov. 29 – 30!
 Do you have suggestions for celebrating Thanksgiving in Connecticut? We'd love to hear from you on our Facebook page!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Volunteering in Fairfield County

Looking to get more involved in the community? How about volunteering this holiday season!
We want to make sure our residents and other community members have the opportunity to give back this season. We've rounded up some great volunteering opportunities and organizations for anyone who is interested!

Neighbors Link - Stamford
Cause: Provides a comprehensive resource center for recent immigrants in the Stamford area.
Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Friday November 22nd and Friday December 20th: volunteers are needed to help with Holiday Family Nights. Volunteers will help with set-up, serving and clean-up for these festive meals that are open to the community.  
  • Volunteers can also help by conducting small gift drives among their friends or in their clubs, to collect new children’s books and new warm hats, scarves and gloves for adults. These gifts will be distributed at the December 20th Family night.
  • In addition, there is always need for tutors for our year-round ESL programs. ESL classes are offered mornings and evenings, and training is provided to all volunteers.
For information on volunteering and donating please click here or contact Cathleen Stone, Program Manager: 203-674-8585 ext. 106 or Cathleen.Stone@NeighborsLinkStamford.org

Person to Person - Darien & Norwalk
Cause: Responds to individuals and families who lack the basic necessities or resources to improve their lives.
Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Friday, November 22, Noon — 3pm in Darien, Food Drive. Help sort and organize more than 5,000 pounds of donated non-perishable food.
  • Monday, November 25 & Tuesday, November 26, 9am – 4pm in Norwalk, Thanksgiving Turkeys. Help distribute turkeys and Thanksgiving meal fixings to 500 families.
  • Wednesday, December 11, 9am — 2pm, Toy Store Set Up. Help set-up holiday pop-up shop; decorate, move and organize toys and books at a local toy store.
  • Thursday, December 12, 9am — 4pm OR Friday, December 13, 9am — 7pm OR Saturday, December 14, 9am — 1pm in Darien, Toy Store Shifts Available. Help clients shop for toys, books and board games for their children; wrap gifts, entertain children, clean-up.
  • Monday, December 16 & Tuesday, December 17 at the NEON gymnasium in Norwalk, Gift of Giving. Decorate gymnasium with holiday décor for Gift of Giving program where families receive holiday gifts for their children.
  • Wednesday, December 18 at the NEON gymnasium in Norwalk. Take down Gift of Giving decorations.
For information on volunteering and donating please click here or contact Janet King, Director of Volunteers: 203-655-0048 or janetking@p2pHelps.org
Homes With Hope - Westport - one time volunteers welcome!
Cause: A local grassroots response to the tragedy of homelessness.
Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Opportunities are available at the Gillespie Center all year.
  • During the holiday season, the organization needs people to provide nightly meals to the 30 to 35 people who show up at the Community Kitchen. Food donations are needed for the Food Pantry that provides over 3,000 bags of groceries each year to needy neighbors. There are also opportunities to help organize the Pantry.
For information on volunteering and donating please click here or contact Jeff Wieser (jwieser@hwhct.org) and Rob Lockhart (rlockhart@whwct.org) or Robynne Quinn (rquinn@hwhct.org)

Operation Hope - Fairfield
Cause: To make free enterprise work for everyone.
Volunteer Opportunities:
Thanksgiving:

  • Volunteers can conduct a food drive to stock the pantry shelves and deliver to the Food Pantry located at 636 Old Post Road in Fairfield
  • Sponsor a “Thanksgiving basket and turkey” for our neighbors who might otherwise go without. Deliver to our Food Pantry by November 21st
  • Prepare a Thanksgiving Day meal item for our Community Thanksgiving Meal and deliver to the Community Kitchen located at 50 Nichols Street in Fairfield by November 28th
  • “Make a Meal” throughout the holiday season to be served to our hungry neighbors at the Community Kitchen
December Holidays:
  • Sponsor an individual or family for the “Hope for the Holidays” gift giving program, now through December 9th. 
  • Volunteer to assist with the onsite receiving and organizing gifts during the “Hope for the Holidays” program. 
  • Sponsor a Food Drive for the December holidays and deliver to the Food Pantry.   
  • People are hungry throughout the month of December, not just on the holidays! Call and sponsor a meal or portion of a meal to be served at the Community Kitchen.
For information on volunteering and donating please click here or contact Donna Schmidt at 203-292-5588; dschmidt@operationhopect.org
If you know of any volunteering opportunities please do not hesitate to share with us on our Facebook page! Big thanks to ilovefc.com for outlining these great opportunities.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween in Stamford

 
Halloween is just about here and if you're still on the look out for things to do, What's on the Menu has helped us roundup some parties around our city:

Halloween Night:
  • Brick House:  Halloween Karaoke! Wear a costume and grab the mic because Best Costumed Performance will win the cash prize!
  • The Fez: Costume party with the Thierry Arpino Project playing LIVE at 10pm!
  • Hudson Grille:   Starting at 8pm, come in costume—prize given for BEST costume and other giveaways all night long!
  • Lola’s Stamford:  Day of the Dead Bash—Costume contest at Midnight, DJ Chevy in the house PLUS, Sangria, Red Devils and Bloody Mary specials all night long!
  • SBC Stamford:  Halloween Costume Party beginning at 10pm with a cash prize given out for Best Costume!
  • Tiernans:  Nightmare on Main Street! Come in costume and you may win a cash prize for Best Costume! Giveaways all night and LIVE music by Spunk beginning at 9pm, plus $5 Jameson shots! 
  • Tigin:  Halloween Costume Party beginning at 9pm (cash prizes for Best Costume!)
Still not ready to hang up your costume? Friday, Nov 1st - come by The Fez for a Halloween Costume Blowout with Live music or Rodizio for a Halloween After Party! Saturday, Nov 2nd at Casey's Tavern will continue the Halloween celebrations with a Costume Party complete with prizes and a DJ!

Make sure to LIKE us on Facebook to stay up to date with The Moderne! Have a Happy Halloween, Stamford style!

For additional information on restaurants to try, happy hour deals, or happenings on the weekends - check out What's on the Menu?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Spotlight On: The FITNESS CENTRE

 
Be fit and stay well by taking advantage of The Moderne's Fitness Centre. The benefit of having a gym right at your fingertips not only will keep you in great shape - but gives you another place to unwind after a day of work. Or, for our early birds - start your day with a good morning workout.

Highlights: 
Treadmill • Elliptical • Recumbent Bike • Full-body Trainer • Cybex Ab Trainer • Physio Exercise Balls


 
For leasing information and additional information, please contact us online or give us a call at: 203.348.8300. Don't forget to LIKE us on Facebook and stay up to date with The Moderne!  

Friday, October 18, 2013

What's Happening This Weekend in Stamford

Looking for plans this weekend? Tickets are still available for tonight's Oktoberfest On The Meadow at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center!

Bring a friend for a casual night out and celebrate the fall season! Enjoy seasonal Oktoberfest brews, dine on Oktoberfest favorites from Old Heidelberg, participate in some Oktoberfest competitions, and enjoy live music from The Bavarian Boys. (SMNC)

Feel free to continue the weekend with the Stamford Museum & Nature Center at their annual Harvest Festival on Saturday & Sunday from 11am - 3pm. Then why not participate in a little Sunday Funday action?

Thanks to What's On The Menu, we have a pretty complete list of all the Sunday deals happening around Stamford:
  1. Bar Q:  Pre-Game Sundays include…BBQ breakfast burrito and brunch menu, bottomless mimosas from 11am-1pm and DJ Chris Yantz every week spinning starting at 11:30am and going through the commercial breaks of the games!  Also, $15 buckets of 5 Bud or Bud Lights, $20 table kegs of Bud Light, $3 Bud Light Drafts and $4 Fireball Shots!  
  2. Black Bear Stamford: FREE order of wings when you buy a $20 bucket of Bud or Bud Light!
  3. Bradford's Stamford: Some highlights include: Buckets – 6 Bottles $21 Domestic/$25 Premium, First Pint & 10 Wings – $10, Bud Light Pitchers $10, 50 cent wings ALL day and more!
  4. Brick House: 3 for 1 Miller Lite bottles, $3 Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, 50 cent wings, $5 sliders and pizzas (pizza topping extra) all day from 11am–close! 
  5. BUtterfield 8 Stamford:  25 Cent Wings, $3 Bud Light Drafts, $5 Jameson Shots and $6 Bar Menu. Casey’s: Karaoke w/ Paulie C and Chris Jack of Kings of Entertainment every Sunday night! Music starts at 9pm, karaoke at 9:30pm.
  6. Fiddlers Green:  $1 hot dogs, $3 clam roll, plus, $5 all you can eat pancakes from 11am-1pm!  Also, Sunday Karaoke at 8pm!
  7. Monster B’s:  $2  Bud & Bud Lights & Narragansett Light drafts.  $4 ShockTop  pints, $3 Fireball shots, $4 Jameson shots plus $.50 wings and $1  sliders.
    Murphy’s Townhouse:  $2.00 Narragansett Drafts, $10.00 Pitchers, $4.00 Craft beers, FREE Hamburgers and dogs 12:30-3:30pm.
    SBC Stamford:  1/2 priced apps and happy hour drink specials all day, all night, all season long on Sundays & Mondays during football season!!  Also, Relax Sundays continue every week with the Swing Kids DJ’s carrying on the Sunday tradition!  NO cover and NO dress code. Late night pizza menu, regular menu til 9:30pm–PLUS, $3 house beers after 10pm. 21+ must have ID.
  8. Seaside Tavern:  NFL Sunday Ticket, food and drink specials all season long! 
    Tiernans: $3 Bud Lights, $4 Heinekens and 50 cent wings. 
  9. Tigin:  Sunday NFL Ticket + Soccer all LIVE every Sunday! 
  10. Vinny’s Backyard:  Large wings plus a pitcher of Bud Light for $16. Plus $5 slider specials including: meatball, chicken parm, cheeseburger, pulled pork, buffalo chicken, French dip and even veggie!  
Enjoy this beautiful Fall weekend! Don't forget to LIKE us on Facebook and stay up to date with The Moderne! 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Moderne Stamford Featured in Westfair Online!


Excerpt from Westfair Online:
 The building is RMS’s third luxury apartment building to open in Stamford in the last three years. The company also built The BLVD and Parallel 41 in Stamford, plus other properties in Norwalk and two Hotel Zero Degrees.
“Downtown Stamford has become a great place to live,” said RMS owner Randall Salvatore. The company’s units mostly appeal to the young, upwardly mobile demographic that previously would likely have rented in Manhattan. 
“Now Stamford has everything they’re looking for,” Salvatore added. “That’s why we’re having so much success. There’s an influx of people moving into Stamford, whereas you used to have to go to Manhattan for the same downtown experience. Now you can go to Stamford.” 
Located a couple blocks north of the hustle and bustle of downtown, the building includes a total of 58 one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Stacked with amenities such as a gym, entertainment areas and a theater, rent starts about $2,000 a month for a one-bedroom apartment. Some 31 units had been leased even before the ribbon cutting.

For leasing information and additional information, please contact us online or give us a call at: 203.348.8300. Don't forget to LIKE us on Facebook and stay up to date with The Moderne!