Spacious rooms, high ceilings, beautiful and unusual decor, great hosts and a non-allergenic miniature schnauzer, named Alice, welcomed me to the award-winning greenRocks Inn in Ridgefield, CT. This is the place to stay for that special weekend in Connecticut. Kim Wanamaker and her partner, Barbara Simkins are certainly walking their talk. They offer three unigue guest rooms, fully equipped with not only the expected amenities but also organic bedding and towels, filtered water in each bathroom, shower filter, and air filters are part of your experience of their natural inn. They serve organic and natural foods for your breakfast. Your  vaccinated and house-trained pet (under 15 pounds) is also welcome and you can arrange for pet-sitting, walking and feeding! The inn is just up the street from the town of Ridgefield- good shopping, great restaurants, hiking, golf and outdoor activities. 

I stayed in the largest room called the Dance Suite. King size bed, beautiful linens, asian decor, quiet and removed from the rest of the house. 

Check out the special and rates. And if you are considering a wedding, Kim is a Justice of the Peace!


Twitter’s not so Bed

December 15, 2008


I may be complaining about Twitter but I have learned a lot this morning from all the interesting tweets and here is a wonderful site full of inventive beds. Toxel.com, I am gathering, is the go-to site for creative options on and off the web. Check out the beds.

But my fav is a beauty from Okooko, a 3-month-old eco-friendly mattress and bedroom-furniture company from New Zealand. (US store in Philly. ) Their beds are made of wood from sustainable forests managed by the New Zealand government. This one is called Float ($25,000, including the mattress) by David Trubridge, a New Zealand designer. Okooko promises to plant a native tree in New Zealand for every bed sold. 

The photo: Chris Parker

This best tip is from Gaurav Sikka, in Mumbai, a creative artist and web strategist now working with Bollywood.