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New Paint and Wine Business Opens on Pratt Street

There’s no greater sense of excitement than seeing a new business open in downtown Hartford – ESPECIALLY when it’s a new opening on Pratt Street. A couple weeks ago, while I was walking to grab lunch, I noticed a ‘Painting with a Twist’ sign on the window of what used to be Stackpole’s. I immediately […]

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Best Spots in the Hartford Area for Fall Foliage

If you live in New England, fall should just automatically be your favorite season. With the leaves changing colors every day, it’s a hard season not to love. PLUS, endless craft beers, apple picking, cider donuts… what could be better? If you’re unsure of the best spots in the Hartford area to see fall foliage […]

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Top Apple Picking Farms in the Hartford Area

Sorry, but you can’t ‘do Fall’ without going apple picking and eating apple cider donuts. Fall feels like the one time of year where you can be a kid again; where it’s socially acceptable to jump into a pile of leaves and run around eating caramel covered apples for breakfast. There are plenty of spots in the […]

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Best Local College Hangout Spots

You can’t find the best espressos, craft beers, and waterfalls, by studying in the library. We did a little (field) research for you to find the best college hangout spots in the Hartford area. So grab your friends, and preferably an appetite, and make your way over to these local Hartford area hang out spots. […]

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Get Wired at Downtown Hartford’s Spectra Wired Café

Looking for the perfect place to host a special gathering, impress a date, or sit down for a warm nutella latte? Then meet Spectra Wired – a newly opened, creatively designed café in downtown Hartford. Spectra Wired has to be the most spacious café in the Hartford area. Walking in, you’re immediately drawn to the […]

Hartford Flavor Co.

A Taste of Hartford Flavor Company

Hartford Flavor Company has it all. The unique backstory, the husband and wife owners, the personality, and lastly, the ridiculously good product. When we came to Hartford Flavor Company we didn’t quite know what to expect. But after our tour and tasting, we left with an appreciation and a new found excitement for all that […]

Hartford Dive Bars

Hartford’s Best Dive Bars

From the best spot to watch the game, listen to live music or eat a plate full of gastro-pub food, Hartford is filled with dive bars for every occasion and alcoholic craving. Pig’s Eye Pub Best Happy Hour deals. Pig’s Eye Pub is filled with a laid-back crew pretty much every night of the week. […]

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CT Day Trips Worth Doing

Since Hartford is practically in the middle of the state, it makes it a central location for day trips. Let’s face it, CT is a small state, but there’s still so much to do and everything is only about an hour away (making it the perfect day trippin’ distance).

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4 Local Picnic Destination Ideas

Packing up a picnic and laying out in the sun is something that you just have to take advantage of in the warm weather. There are plenty of spots in the Hartford area to chill all day with your friends, surprise the bae with a romantic date, or pack up some lunch and go for […]

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Bring Back Pratt Street

It’s that one street in Hartford that everyone is just naturally drawn too – filled with a mixture of old and new architecture, covered in red cobblestone end to end, and the sun somehow always shining through.

If you know Hartford, you know Pratt Street.