Darien Soundings

Dear Darien,

It’s with great sadness that we include this news. Julie Taylor Peters, a former president of the Darien Board of Realtors, passed away suddenly on January 15, 2023 because of an undetectable medical event. She was 53 and had been in perfect health prior.

Julie had lived in Darien for years, was a born leader, a natural negotiator, a fierce partner with any racquet, a gifted seamstress, and a very trusted friend. She had no limits to what she could accomplish and she had a natural ability to do it all with compassion, style, and that oh so beautiful smile.

Julie was a member of the Darien Board of Realtors since 2005. Dozens of families came to see Julie not just as their Realtor but also their jack-of-all-trades handyman, decorator, financial advisor, and therapist. Most of all, she became their friend. Julie's peers elected her President of the Darien Board of Realtors in 2019 and 2020. In 2020 Julie was also presented with the honor of Darien's Realtor of the Year. In December, she had been appointed to the Executive Committee of the statewide Connecticut Association of Realtors as Region 1 Vice President. Recently, Julie became the manager of the Greenwich and Old Greenwich offices of Coldwell Banker Realty where her skills in management and selling real estate guided nearly 200 agents.

She will be missed greatly and was loved by all of us here at the Darien Board of Realtors.


Are you or is someone you know getting married soon? If so, we know just the place for you. A Little Something White Bridal Couture offers an amazing selection of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, veil and headpieces, accessories, and more! It also offers 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!

Visit the website here to request an appointment with the team at A Little Something White so that they can help you get ready for the big day!


Did you know that Darien has its very own salt cave? Welcome to the Salt Cave of Darien! This natural therapy has anti-inflammatory properties from pharmaceutical grade salt which eases stress, soothes respiratory and skin conditions, and reduces joint pain. When you need some ‘me time’, enjoy a private massage, reflexology, or energy session with the added serenity of salt. They have a private cave rental for when you want to have a celebration with your friends.

Breathe in all of the benefits of the salted wall and book an appointment at the website here.


Try out Scena Wine Bar & Restaurant if you are looking for a place to eat this season. The dishes look and taste amazing and the atmosphere creates an unforgettable experience. It is the perfect place for a date night or dinner with friends.

Scena is a “scene” set for creative cuisine curated by Executive Chef, Gustave Christman III. His attention to detail and balanced flavors make for a sensational meal for all the senses, combined with an exceptional reputation for customer service.

View more and the menu here.


The push is on now as the Corbin District works hard to move Bank of America into its new beautiful branch in mid February, with an opening set for March. The Post Office Building at 30 Corbin Drive will be demolished at the end of the month and all retail tenants could be relocated into their new offices in March and April so that Phase Two of The Corbin District project can get started!

Visit the website here to learn more and follow detailed construction updates. We can't wait to see the finished result!



Come to the Darien Library on Saturday, February 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, February 12 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for miniature golf. Players of all ages will putt their way through the library on an 18-hole miniature golf course.

Face painting will be at the Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Games and other activities will be held over the fun-filled weekend, including a free hot chocolate bar at the Café at Darien Library!

Cost is $5 per player. All proceeds from Darien Library Mini Golf will go directly to the purchase of books, movies, and technology as well as the support of countless programming opportunities throughout the year. 

All attendees who register for Mini Golf in advance will be entered into a raffle for a Big Game Tailgate package, which includes a Darien Library insulated tote and cozy blanket along with critical refreshments for the Big Game. 

For more information and to register in advance, visit the website here.

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    Darien Board of Realtors®

    5 Brook Street, Suite 2-D

    Darien, CT 06820

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