Friday, November 6 -Sunday, November 8: Those of you living near Southport, CT can soak up some interior design inspiration at the 2009 Rooms with a View at Southport Congregational Church. There are 12 miniature show rooms decorated around the theme These Are a Few of My Favorite Things. I especially love the work of Eddie Ross, one of the featured designers and a former style editor of Martha Stewart! Photographs from EddieRoss.comPhotographs from

And speaking of a few of my favorite things:

Sunday, November 8 – Friday, November 13:  it’s RESTAURANT WEEK in NEW HAVEN.  Three course, prix-fixe menus are set at $16.38 lunch or $29 dinner. These meals are a steal, so be sure to make a reservation! Don’t get lazy and count on, it’s best to call.  Here are my favorite Elm City participants: 116 Crown, Barcelona, Bespoke, Caseus Fromagerie, Ibiza, L’Oricio, Thali and  Zinc. New Haven Restaurant Week November 2009