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Oliphant Design

Bold colors and graphic patterns are the stars here in this beautiful bright boutique. From understated furniture to hand painted accessories, photography books, and jewelry. Plenty to take in for a breath of fresh air. Owner Cara Hotchkiss designs the clothes and jewelry and carefully cultivates the interior offerings.

29 West St, Litchfield

The LuLu Face Company

With 30 years in the beauty industry, Linda Temkin has designed hair, worked in fashion and in skincare, gives lash extensions, and creates and blends cosmetics.

The launch of her Custom Cosmetics Line in 2007 came from a vision to offer cosmetics that are good for your skin made from natural ingredients like minerals and botanicals. The “custom” is that she  can create anything from  foundation, blush, shadow, concealer, or finishing powder  that’s perfect for you.

7 North Street #4, Litchfield
(In old Litchfield Jail)


Forsythia Skin Care Studio

Forsythia Skin Care facial

Kate Sobotka graduated top of her class from Brio/Marinello in 2013.  Coming from a long line of artists and growing up surrounded by creativity, Kate found the art and beauty in skin. Wanting to make each person she touches feel as beautiful as she sees them, she found her true calling in the skincare industry.  Staying on top of the newest skincare trends, Kate brings her knowledge to her space in Litchfield, Connecticut at the Center for Alternative Medicine.

In her private studio, you find yourself surrounded by beauty in nature as you relax and refresh while being pampered.  Kate will not only make you glow but also teach you how to keep your skin healthy.

286 Torrington Road, Litchfield


Naturopathic Spa

Khadija Hayari is a board certified Naturopathic Doctor author and founder of Naturopathic Spa. She graduated from the prestigious Trinity College of Natural Health, and is a leading practitioner in the field of naturopathic healing. Dr. Hayari specializes in the field of Naturopathic Medicine with multiple trainings in Weight Management and Medical Fitness, Skin Care, Anti-Aging, and Integrative Hormones for Primary Care. She also received intense training in nutrition Biochemistry, Nutritional Herbology, and clinical Iridology. In addition to her one-on-one consulting, Dr. Khadija runs workshops to empower women to take ownership of their health, claim back their wellness and overcome poor health habits for them and their families.

387 Torrington Road. Litchfield


Haight-Brown Vineyard

Haight Vineyards is Connecticut’s oldest winery, opening its doors in 1975. Located on historic Chestnut Hill, just one mile east of Litchfield Center, the winery is situated on ten pastoral acres. The tasting room includes a custom built wine bar for conducting wine tastings guided by the knowledge of their educated and friendly staff, an upstairs patio and downstairs terrace for sipping wine on lazy summer days, and two stone fireplaces for lingering during chilly ones. There is also a picnic grove for enjoying your own food with Haight-Brown wines, a cheese nook and retail area as well as several private rooms (Vine Room, Cask Room, etc) for a more intimate tasting or private party affair. The vineyard grows vinifera and hybrids including Chardonnay, Chardonelle, Marechal Foch, Dechaunoc, Marquette, and Seyval Blanc. Its current growing capacity has the ability to produce yields upwards of thirty-five tons annually. The tasting room is a lovely place to stop by and relax by the fireplace with a glass of wine. Check their site for cheese and chocolate pairing classes and tours of the vineyard.

29 Chestnut Hill Road

White Memorial Foundation

The White Memorial Conservation Center operates an Environmental Education Center and Nature Museum, and  is located in the heart of the 4000-acre White Memorial Foundation. The outdoor arena includes the wildlife sanctuary. The Foundation comprises fields, water, and woodlands, trails, campgrounds, boating facilities, and special areas for large outdoor educational and recreational gatherings. The White Memorial has miles of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. It is free and open to the public.

80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield

Hilljack Sugar Shack

Open 7 days a week, 8am-6pm. There are extended hours for sugaring season. Visitors are encouraged to stop by anytime. Free tours of facilities. School groups welcome. For tours larger than 7, please call ahead to schedule.

74 Wilson Road

Brookside Farm

Open for visits mid-February through March. Maple syrup sold year round. Call ahead. 

79 East Chestnut Hill Road

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