Monday, September 28, 2009


Hi there! I am working on building an online store and would love your ideas and suggestions! What are your favorite online stores? What would you like to see the Dina Varano store look/be like? Thank you for your thoughts!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Need a laugh?

"Some days you're the dog,
some days you're the hydrant."

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chester Night Stroll Friday Evening, September 18th 5-9pm

Come to Chester tonight and have a glass of wine, peruse the shops, see friends, nibble on a cracker, see some art, meet new people, try on a pair of earrings, have another glass of wine, stroll around town, and have fun with us! Hope to see you! Click here to read about all of the happenings


We just got these beautiful nature inspired table top pieces in.
Makes you want to have a dinner party!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Long earrings

Long earrings will never go out of style!

The coolest belts!

These belts are made in Peru, embroidered in wool and
the colors are fabulous! They look great on everyone!
Come in and try one on!

Monday, September 14, 2009

a lovely night

just give me a body of water to dream upon

Saturday, September 12, 2009

And the Emmy goes to...

Jason Baker is nominated for an Emmy tonight for his editing
on the Colbert Report!
Wish him lots of luck!!!
Beautiful Leni is wearing my spine necklace
down her gorgeous backless dress!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Article on Chester and the area

"We made a wrong turn... and fell in love with Chester!"
Writes Juliet Pennington from the Boston Globe. See the whole article at photo by Michele Mcdonald

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Silk Flower Hair Clips

Who won't look great in these?! Silk, colorful,
wear in your hair or as a pin. $11 and $16 each.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Today, Sat Labor Day

End of summer S A L E today in my shop 10-6
Come in and see all the fun things on sale!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pat Smith at the Cooley Gallery

You have to see this show. My dear friend Pat has an amazing body of work. Her subtle paintings, pierced porcelain, sculptural wall hangings, the repetition of marks from her deliberate hand and the beauty of her craft, will leave you inspired! Visit the gallery and see the play of light dancing through all of her mediums!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Where did the time go?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A fun burger joint!

OK, this is such a fun place in West Hartford's Blue Back Square. Here is your pencil(mini golf size) and you pick your burger; beef, turkey, veggie... pick your bun, (I opted for the bowl, on a bed of baby greens), your toppings 4 out of 20 to choose, your sides...and build your own yummy lunch! Cute place with industrial decor with garage doors wide open, aluminium chairs, and freedom to choose!