Darien Soundings

Dear Darien,

Pic Darien, the Darien Arts Center's Smartphone Photo Contest is back for its seventh year. The contest is designed to encourage our community to share creativity through their everyday moments.

The Darien Arts Center encourages all ages and skill levels to participate. The contest is open to all with no age restrictions. You don't have to live in Darien and pictures don’t need to be taken in Darien. Photos must be taken with an iPhone or a digital phone.

Pictured here is the winning 2021 student photo, "At the Peak" by Katie Coda of New Canaan!

For rules and submission information, please visit the Darien Arts Center’s website.


Are you or is someone you know getting married soon? We know just the place for you. A Little Something White Bridal Couture offers an amazing selection of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, veils and headpieces, accessories, and much more! They also offer alterations and gown preservation.

Ashley Krauss, is the founder and owner of A Little Something White. When she opened in 2012, she knew she had found the career she wanted for the rest of her life. Ashley is known as the “bride whisperer” so you know you will be in good hands when picking out the dress of your dreams!

Request an appointment here with the team at A Little Something White so they can help you get ready for your big day!


Need to find a spa to relax? Look no further than Williams & Company right here in Darien! Williams & Company is a day spa / medi-spa, offering a full suite of state-of-the-art treatments, all of which are provided by a highly trained, professional staff. Williams & Company carries the highest quality products, and because of their focus on overall health and wellness, the team is committed to helping cancer patients.

From facial treatments to body treatments to nail treatments and everything in between, you can't go wrong with Williams & Company.

Williams & Company is located at 1020 Post Road. Relax with Williams & Company and visit their website to book an appointment.


Rory's, also known as the original pub of Darien, has been pouring drinks and serving great home cooking for more than 30 years. You can enjoy lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, take out, and catering there. Rory’s offers award-winning clam chowder, juicy burgers, delicious daily specials, draft and bottle beers, more than a dozen wines by the glass, and the best martinis around. Chef Bryan Malcarney and his staff at Rory’s always provide great food and drinks.

Check out the website to see a full menu and then visit Rory’s for your next meal at 416 Boston Post Road.


Looking for something relaxing to do? The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents its February exhibit, "Still Waters," featuring the meditative seascapes of Cos Cob, CT artist, Yasemin Tomakan. Her serene seascape exhibit runs through February 26. All are welcome and admission is free. The Geary Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 576 Boston Post Road.

For more details, call (203) 655-6633 or visit the Geary Gallery website.


HonorBound Foundation is based in Darien, CT, and the nonprofit’s mission is to serve veterans and their families with honor, dignity and respect by advocating for and providing immediate assistance to them during times of crisis. One of HonorBound’s partnerships is with Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, which trains dogs to help veterans with disabilities.

Guardian Angels has been rescuing, raising, training, and then donating individually trained medical service dogs such as Boots, pictured at left, to veterans and others who struggle with a myriad of disabilities. Boots was recently paired with a Connecticut veteran in 2021 and has helped the veteran through episodes of night terrors and made him feel less isolated.

Through its established partnerships with caseworkers and social workers within the Veterans Administration and other organizations, HonorBound is able to extend its reach to struggling veterans across the country. HonorBound helps veterans get back on track and find stability in their civilian lives.

Our veterans risked their lives for the country and we owe them so much. Support our heroes by donation to HonorBound Foundation. Visit HonorBound’s website to see how you can help.

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