Ridgefield’s Meals on Wheels plans to expand kitchen

RIDGEFIELD — Expecting to cook and deliver 38,000 meals this year, Ridgefield’s Meals on Wheels program plans to expand the kitchen that for decades has been the hub of its efforts to feed town residents who struggle to prepare meals on their own.

“In the last three years, we’ve nearly doubled the number of meals served, which has become a big challenge in our small space,” Meals on Wheels board chairman Dean Miller said.

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Macy’s Labor Day sale: Deals to shop

With Labor Day unofficially bringing the summer to an end, it’s time to turn to some upgrades for all the time you’ll be spending indoors in the chillier months to come.

Through September 7, Macy’s Labor Day weekend sales are perfect for picking up great deals on everything from small kitchen appliances to new bedding and towels to clothing items, shoes and accessories.

Ready for an update? We’ve rounded up 19 Macy’s Labor Day deals perfect for fall and beyond.

NutriBullet Pro 900-Watt Blender ($69.99, originally $99.99;

NutriBullet Pro 900-Watt Blender

NutriBullet Pro 900-Watt Blender


On a smoothie kick? Pick up this high-powered blender, now 30% off through September 7, to start your mornings off right. In addition to the blender, you get a 32- and 24-ounce cup, flip-top to-go lid, recipe book and more. Breakfast (and maybe lunch, dinner and dessert) are served.


KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer

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Custom home features 3 levels of modern design



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MUNCIE, Ind. — Built in 2004, the uniquely designed home at 920 N. West Parkway Drive is currently listed at $579,900.

Sitting on a 1.5-acre lot, the home is slightly more than 5,000 square feet and features large windows from floor to ceiling for natural light on each story. It includes three bedrooms and four bathrooms.

“The original owners had close to $1.5 million constructing this home with high-end material and detailed design,” Realtor Ryan Kramer said in an email to The Star Press.

This unique home at 920 N. West Parkway Dr. was custom built in 2004 and is currently listed at $579,900. (Photo: Kramer Real Estate Team/RE/MAX Real Estate Groups)

While it looks modern, there’s a nod to traditional design throughout, including a cedar-lined coat closet, a murphy bed and office built-in shelving. The custom kitchen has slate counter

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Five kitchen and bathroom trends with Shelley Ferguson

Shelley Ferguson hosted The Block NZ and is an award winning magazine editor. Using her love of interiors she now has her own interior design business. Together with Newshub Shelley is running a six part online series called Your Place – where you’ll discover the latest styling trends and tips.

As the most used and looked at rooms in the house kitchens and bathrooms deserve attention to detail with design. But how do you create a current look while also achieving a timelessness that lasts? The answer is prioritising your personal style and the lifestyle you want to live at your place. Here are five trends based on personalised spaces.

Seamless spaces

The biggest current bathroom trend is a feat of technology. Large sheets of tile up to three metres high are being produced in stunning designs to mimic stone like marble and granite. These sheets are made from hardwearing

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Small Business Survivors: Omar’s Kitchen and Rum Bar thrives despite COVID restrictions


Jamaican Omar Walters says his business, Omar’s Kitchen and Rum Bar, is a “nouveau Caribbean restaurant in the heart of the Lower East Side, where the food scene is blooming.”

Walters, who is also a chef and carries the name Chef Omar, said that he takes dishes of his native Jamaica and delivers them “with a New York twist.”

“Omar’s cuisine boosts in flavor, color and warmth,” the website says. “Let’s not forget about the design that will take you right back to your last vacation in the islands.

“And every time you feel nostalgic, you can just visit Omar’s and sip on a coconut daiquiri,” it adds.

Chef Omar preparing for an event. (Omar’s Kitchen and Rum Bar)

WABC’s Lauren Glassberg, who recently visited the restaurant, wrote

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Jason Wu’s New Kitchen Collection for Brizo Is Fashion-Forward

a vase of flowers sits in front of a window: Fashion designer Jason Wu has been collaborating with the kitchen and bath brand Brizo for more than a decade. Here, a look at Wu's newest kitchen collection.

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Fashion designer Jason Wu has been collaborating with the kitchen and bath brand Brizo for more than a decade. Here, a look at Wu’s newest kitchen collection.

After more than 10 years of fruitful collaboration with the kitchen-and-bath brand Brizo, the acclaimed New York fashion designer Jason Wu is now bringing his innovative designs and sophisticated finishes to the next frontier—namely, the kitchen sink. “I’ve been honored to work with the Brizo brand for over a decade—merging our complementary approaches to design to bring fashion into the home,” says Wu, who first gained notoriety as the designer of First Lady Michelle Obama’s inaugural ball gown in 2009. “I was eager to collaborate again to push the boundaries of both finish and style.”

a large glass window: A matte white gooseneck faucet from the new Jason Wu for Brizo Kitchen Collection.

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A matte white gooseneck faucet from the new Jason Wu for Brizo Kitchen Collection.

The Jason Wu for Brizo Kitchen

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Romanza Interior Design completes luxury residence estate

Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, Special to Naples Daily News
Published 6:00 a.m. ET Aug. 8, 2020


Romanza Interior Design has completed a luxury private residence along 7th Avenue South that captures its homeowners’ sophisticated style with personalized flair.

Drawing upon London Bay Homes’ already-sold Watlington model for inspiration, the Naples couple worked with the builder’s design team to develop a floor plan on their current homesite that included ample space for entertaining and a pronounced connection between interiors and the outdoor living areas.

The homeowner’s directive to incorporate a koi pond as a unique focal point informed the home’s design and served as the inspirational springboard for its stunning interior design. Romanza’s senior design director Jennifer Stevens collaborated with the

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Think of a galley-style (also known as a corridor-style) kitchen. There’s not a ton of space there, but you can find ways to make it work. Treat meal prep like an assembly line. Designate one area for food prep, then you’ll have your spot for stovetop cooking, and you can turn a shelf top or long windowsill into a breakfast bar as your zone for eating quick meals.

If space is at a real premium in the kitchen, get creative with your shelving options. Adding floating shelves over an oven will keep things within reach. Your contractor can help you make the right call here — your shelving material shouldn’t interfere with the hood fan. If your cupboards are overflowing, you could set up a pantry area just outside the kitchen for extra shelving and storage, without sacrificing space.

Look up, way up

A cabinet you can’t

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Interior designing firm Decorpot sets up new Design Experience Centre at Bangalore’s Whitefield

Bangalore (Karnataka) [India], Aug 31 (ANI/NewsVoir): With a strong understanding of customers’ requirements, Bangalore-based leading home interior designing firm, Decorpot recently launched its brand new ‘Design Experience Centre’ at Whitefield in Bangalore.

The center has a unique transitional space that provides for an experience of various design styles, including contemporary, Asian, eclectic, country, Scandinavian, classic, and fusion. Its design displays the functional as well as aesthetic requirements of a modern and smart home.

From kitchens to bedrooms and worship space, from living to dining, foyer, and a bar unit, it has all that people desire to be part of their perfect home. The center is exceptionally planned to exhibit a vast library of home interior materials available in the market that people can select from.

“Constructing this center during all the odds of COVID-19 was an equally challenging and mindful step. It’s one of the best experience centers of the

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60-Minute Makeover star John Amabile on how home and design has been his haven during lockdown

HE became a household name through hit TV series 60-minute Makeover when he brought families’ dreams come true with home transformations.

And as people spent more time at time at home during lockdown, interior designer John Amabile was able to give a little back to his followers and fans. He set up a facebook forum which has become an inspiring and supportive community for budding interior designers and a place to share tips, advice, laugh at disasters and help people try to avoid them.

“Going into lockdown I think, like many people, I wondered how we were going to get through this,” said Amabile. “I am lucky I had my garden and studio to retreat to rather than just stare at four walls. I wanted to do a project to keep me sane and I think people saw their house and home and wondered what they could do themselves. Changing

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