This cult-favorite bakery makes all handmade, naturally leavened sourdough bread and pastries that are out of this world. I buy their bread once a week and once in a while, I’ll treat myself to their ridiculously amazing almond croissant too. Everything, including the croissants and pizza dough, is made with sourdough so if you have a minor intolerance to gluten, they won’t bother your stomach at all!
This new(ish) coffee shop makes great coffee drinks, but I go here for the ambiance and to get work done. It’s a cozy spot in downtown Darien filled with books and rustic wood elements that makes it feel like a library in the woods somewhere. They serve breakfast sandwiches all day and also have lots of other salads and sandwiches to snack on.
Our dog groomer, Ellie, started her own mobile grooming business about a year ago. She’s fantastic with dogs and very thorough with her cleaning. She knows that Boots and I don’t like fragrant shampoos so she always uses what we provide. Her prices are fair and she does a great job.
Kirby & Company
My friend Elaine owns this incredible home goods/gifts/jewelry/everything store that is maybe the most beautifully curated space in all of FFC. Any time I need a gift, I come here first! You’ll see something (mostly ginger jars) from Kirby in every room of my house, guaranteed.
TO AND FROM Nails
TO AND FROM calls themselves a mindful nail concept and that’s just what they are. Through luxurious, clean products, skilled technicians and a beautiful environment, this organic nail salons is an elevated and peaceful experience for anyone in need of a mani-pedi and a little escape
The Realistic Organizer
I hired Stef from The Realistic Organizer to help with my closet and we ended up becoming close friends. She is hilarious and kind but will organize the crap out of any space in your home. Check out how she helped me organize my kitchen!