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Beauty Inc issue 06/05/2015


The Berkshires, the bucolic area in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut known for its many cultural offerings, is fast becoming beauty central. The Connecticut contingent includes Sonia Kashuk and Daniel Kaner, L’Oréal’s Carol Hamilton and Salon Ruggeri’s Greg Ruggeri and Craig Longhurst, while in Massachusetts, you’ve got everyone from W magazine’s beauty director, Jane Larkworthy, to mineral makeup magnate Jane Iredale. Here, their favorite places to frolic come summer.

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Community Table
Washington,Conn.
“A table in the bar is so cozy and the food is always delicious. A difficult reservation.” —SONIA KASHUK

Chaiwalla
Salisbury,Conn.
“Fabulous teas and scrumptious cakes.” —GREG RUGGERI

The Olde Inn on the Green
New Marlborough,Mass.
“The dining rooms are only lit by candlelight. So romantic.” —JANE LARKWORTHY

The Pantry
Washington,Conn.
“Our Saturday lunch spot and the best takeout in the area.” —SONIA KASHUK

The Southfield Store
Southfield,Mass.
“The best breakfast in the world—and they allow dogs.” —JANE IREDALE

Prairie Whale
Great Barrington,Mass.
“Owner Mark Firth was an owner of Marlow & Sons in Williamsburg. Moved his family up to the Berks and now they live on a farm and own the hottest restaurant in town.” —JANE LARKWORTHY

SHOPPING

Privet House
NewPreston,Conn.
“I never walk out empty handed. So chic and stylish.” —SONIA KASHUK

Louisa Ellis
GreatBarrington,Mass.
“Affordable, wearable clothes and a staff that knows how to style.” —JANE IREDALE

Michael Trapp
CornwallBridge,Conn.
“A hidden gem for the unexpected. A true cabinet of curiosities. Do not miss!” —SONIA KASHUK

One Mercantile
GreatBarrington,Mass.
“The chicest home-goods store in town.” —JANE LARKWORTHY

Guido’s
GreatBarrington,Mass.
“Purveyor of great produce.” —GREG RUGGERI

Project Native
Housatonic,Mass.
“This is a nursery that only sells native plants.” —JANE IREDALE

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