Sarah O'Brien

Hello, I’m so glad that you are here! I’m Sarah O’Brien, the Founder & Creative Director of the lifestyle blog, Connecticut in Style. This blog was born out of my desire to create and share beautiful things. I launched this blog in 2015 to highlight the best of what I find in Connecticut when exploring Fairfield County and beyond. I am constantly inspired by the talent in individuals, as the editor, my aim is to showcase the tastemakers in our area who bring their creativity and unique sense of style to our chic little part of the New England coast. I wanted to create a collaborative place to highlight the beautiful people, places and things that inspire me and I hope they’ll inspire you too! Thanks for stopping by to say hello, please feel free to email me anytime at ctinstyle@gmail.com

A little about me. I was born in Manhattan, grew up in Jamaica and when my family moved to the States we settled in Westport, Connecticut. After graduating from Penn State University my first job relocated me to Dallas, Texas and then to a few other places I called home. I met my husband in the lobby at Pitney Bowes and it was love at first sight (true story) and we live in Connecticut (obviously) with our two fabulous children, Jackson and Catherine.

When I am not blogging, you can find me in my floral studio, Fresh Flower Bar. I launched Fresh Flower Bar from my laptop at my kitchen counter on the first day of spring, in March of 2018. I thought that the first day of spring was a auspicious date – and I was right. I have been blown away at how my little floral studio has flourished. In just two years, I grew out of my first retail location and relocated to a larger space. My floral studio is now located in the loft area of a modern barn that is situated within one of the most gorgeous outdoor and design living companies. I pinch myself every time I drive into the parking lot! My floral studio is the space where my team and I create daily flower arrangements, prepare for events and weddings, and it is the home to my floral design workshops.


Favorite Hobby: Traveling – My career in new business development has given me a tremendous opportunity to travel extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe – and it is due to these amazing experiences that I have an incurable case of wanderlust.

Second Favorite Hobby – Reading! I have always been an avid reader, and I am delighted to be part of a wonderful bookclub that has been in existence for over 10 years. We all take turns recommending books and some of my most memorable reads are from recommendations from the women in my bookclub. Want to know what I am currently reading? Go to my homepage and you will see what’s by my bedside.

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