Julia Dzafic (Lemon Stripes)

We recently spoke with Julia Dzafic known for her blog lemostripes.com about everything from fashion to food in Connecticut.

Local Connecticut: What is your favorite part of living in Connecticut, specifically along the coast?
Julia Dzafic:
Being near the beach makes me so happy! I love the nights when Anel and I take a picnic to the beach at sunset on summer nights.

LC: Winter in Connecticut can be frigid, what fashion pointers would you give for staying warm while not sacrificing on style?
JD:
Get a cute pair of winter boots (I love my Sperry boots) and a puffer coat that doesn't look like a potato sack. I just got one from J.Crew that is both stylish and super warm! And wear layers, always layers.

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LC: What's your favorite restaurant in state and why?

JD: My husband and I love going to The Whelk in Westport, CT. The food is incredible and the ambience is perfect! We try to go at least once a month. Their sister restaurant, Kawa Ni, is also incredible. 

LC: You're looking to go somewhere fun for the day with kids, where are you going?
JD:
In the summer, we love to go to the beach. All year round, we like to visit Grace Farms. In the winter, my daughter loves Stepping Stones Children's Museum.

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LC: If you could choose one day trip in state what would it be?

JD: For myself, a spa day at The Mayflower Grace in Washington, CT. If my daughter is coming along, then a day in Mystic, CT!

LC: If you could give advice to a local CT resident about exploring their own state what would it be?

JD: There is so much to see, so get out of your town and out of your comfort zone!

We want to thank Julia for taking the time to speak with us! If you would like to learn more about Julia or to read her blog posts we encourage you to visit her website lemonstripes.com