Darien Soundings

Dear Darien,

The Realtor Community is hosting a Virtual Holiday Party/Community Give-Back on Tuesday, December 8th from 6 pm to 7 pm. They will be featuring and donating to 6 local charities. Giving back locally is a huge part of President Julie Peters' passion. It is also their annual meeting, so they will be acknowledging their outgoing leadership and welcoming their new incoming directors.

Here is the link to register to the party - Come join us!!

The following are the 6 charities, how much the Realtor Community donated, and where you can donate:

FACES: Linda Stephens founder of Linda Stephens Fitness LLC

Meet Linda Stephens, IFBB Pro (International Federation of Bodybuilding) and founder of Linda Stephens Fitness LLC and a Darien resident since 1996. Although strength training and wellness have always been a passion of hers, Linda’s life didn’t always revolve around bodybuilding and fitness. In fact, after graduating from college, Linda worked in equity sales and trading for UBS in New York City for 15 years before deciding to start her family. It was at that point she knew she needed to “reinvent” herself. “I’ve always weight-trained and taken care of myself. So, I decided to make a living doing what I love” says Linda.

Linda Stephens Fitness, LLC focuses on bringing health not only to the community but to women around the USA . With an extensive local presence throughout Fairfield County and a virtual business extending across the nation, Linda works primarily with women over 40 years old to help them balance their wellness as they approach midlife.

An active presence in the Darien community, Linda has been a member of the Board of Directors at the Darien Community Association and has served on the Board at the YWCA. Having children in the Darien school district has also allowed her to volunteer at various school events. In addition, Linda has worked with many of the Darien Moms.

Linda continues to stay positive despite the COVID-19 hurdle! “As with any crisis, we must use those times to see how we can benefit others. My business continues to flourish during the pandemic by keeping my clients healthy and teaching about how to maintain optimal immune health. At the beginning of the pandemic, I started teaching virtual exercise classes to women all around the country. Most classes would have 25 women on a Zoom call every Saturday morning as I worked their butts off.”

What can we look forward to at Linda Stephens Fitness? Linda and her colleague, Christian Palmer are starting a podcast on health, wellness and everything in between! Stay tuned.

To learn more or to apply for Midlife Mastery with Linda Stephens, please visit www.lindamstephens.com/midlife-mastery.

PLACES: Egg New York

Darien has the best shops for Christmas! Come by the children’s clothing boutique, Egg New York, to find the perfect outfit for your children this holiday season. For more information, visit www.eggnewyork.com.


BARVIDA’s grand opening was in November and we can’t wait to try the 100% organic, 100% plant-based juice and cafe delicacies! They provide nutritional beverages, meals, and products that are specifically curated for health & wellness without compromising on flavor. Go check them out at 879 Post Road in Darien or visit thebarvida.com.

HIGHLIGHTS: 'Darien Days' Written and Illustrated by Diane Weeks

We're so excited to announce that “Darien Days”, written and illustrated by Diane Weeks, has officially been released!

The paintings in Diane’s book evolved over a period of years as she got to know and love our town. From schools to churches and parks to beaches, this 84-page book of watercolor illustrations depict daily life in Darien, and makes for a one-of-a-kind holiday gift.

Contact Diane at dianeweeksart@gmail.com to order your copy

BLISS: Darien Together Holiday 2020

The "Darien Together Holiday 2020" presented by The Corbin District and The Darien Chamber of Commerce is a social media campaign that will be fun and rewarding for all!

Now until December 24th, the Darien Chamber and The Corbin District will draw winners to receive $250 gift certificates that can be redeemed in Darien's local shops for members of the Darien Chamber of Commerce and/or businesses in The Corbin District.

The winners of the drawings will select the shop they wish to buy from. Entering is easy, all you need to do is snap a photo or a selfie in a local shop, of a beautiful display in the store, or a picture of the store where you made a purchase with your favorite find – then post it on Instagram and/or Facebook and tag the store you are in, as well as @thecorbindistrict and @darienctchamber.

To learn more about this initiative visit darienctchamber.com/darien-together-holiday-2020.


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