Q&A: Luscious & Co. Salon Plans Grand Opening on Main Street 

Twin sisters Jessica and Liz Arindell are planning a ribbon-cutting at their new full-service salon in downtown New Canaan, Luscious & Co., on April 7, with a grand opening open to the public that will include special prizes, discounts, demonstrations and food. Planned about one year, the salon at 107 Main St. soft-opened in November and its owners “wanted to save the grand opening for when it was safe to do so, and right when we really started to get going was when COVID kind of exploded,” Jessica Arindell told NewCanaanite.com during an interview Wednesday morning in the newly renovated space. “So we’ve been putting our grand opening on hold to make sure that we can do it safely for the community, and now seems like the perfect time,” she said. The salon has already joined the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce.

Op-Ed: What Is the New Canaan Holiday Stroll All About?

For the past 16 years the weekend after Thanksgiving has been dedicated to putting the spotlight on New Canaan’s downtown stores and restaurants. 

The Holiday Stroll was started by a group of local merchants 17 years ago and has evolved to be one of New Canaan’s most beloved traditions. The Stroll allows residents and visitors to kick off the holiday shopping season by heading into downtown New Canaan to walk under the lights, look in to store windows, watch a show performed by young local talent, eat delicious food, and share your wish list with Santa. We usually write a “Thank You” letter and publish it in the local press after the event. But we thought since we have so many new residents we should share our appreciation ahead of time, so everyone can understand how important this event is to our business district and how many people are involved in pulling it off. We hope you will head to town this Friday evening with your friends and family.

‘Good To See It Back’: New Canaan Holiday Stroll Returns Dec. 3 To Elm Street

Town officials last week voted in favor of closing parts of Elm Street to motor vehicle traffic on Friday, Dec. 3 for the return of a popular kickoff event for the holidays and local shopping. The New Canaan Holiday Stroll returns this year after taking 2020 off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Good to see it back,” Police Commission Chair Paul Foley said during  the appointed body’s Nov. 17 meeting, held at New Canaan Police Department headquarters and via videoconference.

Q&A: 10th Annual ‘Taste of New Canaan Stroll’ Set for Wednesday

The New Canaan Chamber of Commerce is offering three different walking tours of the downtown for an annual fundraiser that offers participants a chance to sample some of the best local cuisine. The ‘Taste of New Canaan Stroll,’ benefiting the local food pantry, kicks off at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Limited tickets for the “Taste Tour” (10 stops), “Family Fiesta” (six stops) and “Wine Trail” (10 stops) are available through the Chamber website. We put some questions to Laura Budd, the Chamber’s executive director, ahead of this year’s Stroll. Our exchange follows.