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…together we can and will achieve great things…

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Noëlle | Comments Off on …together we can and will achieve great things…

…together we can and will achieve great things…

…there is a place…it is quiet, yet full of spirit…it is comforting and it is welcoming…it holds tears, sorrows and joys…it is home of a sort…it is there when needed amid confusion, disorientation, and delivers the strength that loving brings…

…it is Noëlle’s great pleasure to support the Fairfield County Hospice House as that place…

…last Tuesday Night a shopping night was held in honor of the Hospice and the response was overwhelming…we thank our guests and our guest artists, our staff who participated freely and generously, especially Karen who orchestrated the event in great style and the supporters, staff and volunteers of the House who showed up in force…

…together we can and will achieve great things…

…thank you all…

…peter de caprio…

Noëlle + Fairfield County Hospice House

Posted by on Oct 21, 2017 in Noëlle | Comments Off on Noëlle + Fairfield County Hospice House

Noëlle + Fairfield County Hospice House

In honor of the great spirit of our founder, Noel de Caprio, I am proud to announce that Fairfield County Hospice will be the recipient of all future Noëlle charity functions.

…I have inherent emotions that often surface unexpectedly…triggers to those emotions can be as diverse as a sunset over the water or a kid’s smiling face…oftentimes emotions are held in check even as lumps choke my throat and water clouds my eyes…mostly these signs hide behind a feigned cough or a stoic grin…such concealment failed me completely the other day…and the effect was liberating and inspiring…

…standing in an unpaved drive amid the hustle of a construction project nearing completion I was struck…emotionally by what I saw…spiritually by what I felt…and humanly most of all…

…in front of me was a project born of great compassion and vision…a hospice…a house, a home…designed as a loving family might do so…brought to life so they could experience it… sinking into its comfort…sharing their lives in it, as families do…

…this is 1 Den Road…home to Fairfield County Hospice…

…that visit stirred me…their attitude touched me…my support is entire…

…I can just hear her emotions rumbling through it…

peter de caprio

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First Snow…

Posted by on Dec 17, 2016 in Noëlle | Comments Off on First Snow…

First Snow…

…Saturday morning, very early, as I am an early riser…this is the first snow of the season…plows are running the scrape-race down the road, sparks & road chips flying…Christmas weather…and my thoughts turn to knit hats, warm gloves, turned up collars, and the white dusting that will rapidly accumulate on my shoulders once I venture outside…and I see our brick walk is shoveled, the path is clear…Noëlle awaits you…as does our always anticipated egg nog…it is a recipe we have used forever…foamy islands of cream floating gently in a lake of this most traditional drink…lightly spiced and enjoyed with a cookie or two…sit…relax…talk or not…mostly enjoy Noëlle in any way that brings joy to your heart and a smile to your face…stop in for a break during your day…you are welcome at anytime…peter de caprio…

I Am A Voter…

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Noëlle | Comments Off on I Am A Voter…

I Am A Voter…

…as we move closer to November 8th, our right to vote is becoming a vital concern…Adam Grant writing in this Sunday’s Times claimed that voter turn-out in California and New Jersey increased when the familiar advertising slogans demanding our participation such as “…you should vote…” and “…vote your conscience…” were replaced by the simple description of “…I am a voter…”…proving again that the pen is mightier than the sword, this simple change in grammar produced incredible results boosting participation by more than 15%…typically Americans average between 48% and 54% of our population in presidential voter turn-out and admittedly, words alone cannot change our voter turn-out records…other countries consistently rank well above our participation level…we are 34th on the world’s participation list…our obstacles can always be rationalized into plausible excuses…work pressures, family duties, physical limitations, the list goes on…Mr Grant himself admits to have voted only once in a presidential election since he became eligible to do so…i feel the importance of participation cannot be overstated so, in this company’s efforts to impress on our families the responsibility we share in becoming voters, Noëlle will open at 9:15 on Election Day Tuesday November 8th…and I personally am available to baby sit, drive, or otherwise assist anyone in need of help in becoming a “voter”… peter de caprio

Wishing Camille our best…

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Noëlle | Comments Off on Wishing Camille our best…

Wishing Camille our best…

…all…as we celebrate the long career and love and friendship of one of our company’s long standing employees, we are reminded of what this family has meant to all of us…it is with mixed feelings that I accepted Camille’s decision to retire from her position which she has held for better than fifty years…

she has weathered our name changes and location changes and staff changes and “boss” changes and other disruptions that might have stopped lesser souls…thru it all and more Camille has smiled her sweet smile and delivered her healthy helping of love and loyalty with a consistency that will be remembered forever…

her signature abilities will be missed and she will always be part of us regardless of her status of “retired”… wishing Camille our best as she has always shown us hers…peter

Together we are family…apart we are doomed…

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Noëlle | Comments Off on Together we are family…apart we are doomed…

Together we are family…apart we are doomed…

…the weekend news pulled the air out of my lungs…collapsed my spirit…angered my voice….and saddened my heart for these people, those left, and for the ones to come disillusioned by cults of religion, or personality, or any other patterns that seek to control our minds, whether maliciously or benevolently…I rail against control…I love self determination…I detest inhumanity practiced as religion or celebrity or statehood…I applaud integrity and support fellowship…I stand for the future that belongs to us all…together we are family…apart we are doomed…
— Peter de Caprio

Caring For Our Community

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Noëlle | 2 comments

Caring For Our Community

…it was seemingly a dark time, yet also hopeful, life-affirming, and ultimately enlightening…Noel was given her diagnosis in a room stuffed with white-coated doctors who were straight forwardly predicting an abbreviated life…what she heard was something to the effect of “…get your affairs in order…”…she smiled, thanked the good doctors for their help, and went out of the room as though graciously leaving a social event…her and I had held ourselves in check perhaps more from shock than any notion of keeping a stiff upper lip…once the emotion hit, the wave of what she faced nearly drowned us both…Noel had friends and family who were intimately involved in medicine, health & healing, and spiritual matters…she had faith, strength beyond measure, and an iron will…yet, for all that , she initially chose to hide and deny reality…the staff at Noëlle was sworn to secrecy, her family only told the bare essentials, and she refused to let the news flow to her fledgling relationship with Gillette Corporation, fearing the consequences of such a disclosure… (more…)

On the Passing of Our Friend, Tony Sessa

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Noëlle | Comments Off on On the Passing of Our Friend, Tony Sessa

On the Passing of Our Friend, Tony Sessa

…I don’t know anything about death even though I have experienced the dying and the aftermath of a loss…what I do know because of those times is about life, what it looks like, what it feels and sounds and tastes like…and mostly I know when I am touched by it…by words and actions, smiles and intimacies, hugs, shakes, and waves of hello and goodbye…tony touched me deeply and I know he knew life…the give of it and the take as well…his all-inclusive smile, the squint of his eyes, the click of those glasses that hung around his neck…his sureness and absolute love of being there…that was what we shared and what he shared with all the others who called him friend…with his beloved family even more, ever more, and forever, he will be that life that touched that helped that saw the humanness in all of us and made him respond with all that was in him…to be missed is the greatest achievement of a life…tony we miss you and wish you god speed…friend, husband, father and life to us all…peter

Thank You…

Posted by on Nov 29, 2014 in Noëlle | Comments Off on Thank You…

Thank You…

The Boutique threw a party last Thursday…It was a resounding success and contributed to a great tradition…

The NOEL Foundation wishes to thank the night’s primary architects…Karen, John, Cathy…also thanks to the many staff members who helped out before the night, during the night, and in the aftermath of the night… (more…)

Noëlle Powers Earth Day with Technology

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Noëlle Spa | Comments Off on Noëlle Powers Earth Day with Technology

Noëlle Powers Earth Day with Technology

Hair color has long been an exclusive and closely guarded skill that has historically defied attempts to codify its secrets. Into this world stepped a technology-based company, SureTint, claiming not only an ability to codify but also to substantially reduce the amounts of color used in the pursuit of a guest’s desired look. When presented with these claims, Noëlle was skeptical at best…in truth, some downright derision was heard. However, the concept was beguiling. Could it be possible to reduce waste and guarantee repeatability? Could Pandora’s Box be opened with a touch screen? The company became interested. The question became, would our colorists, the absolute best team in the area, would they support a move into such uncharted waters? They had their reputations and their guests to consider. To their ever-lasting credit, they voted “…yes…let’s try it…” A trial run was approved by every one of the Noëlle Color Team and SureTint made its debut here on Earth Day 2014, an auspicious date and everyone knows how Noëlle loves auspiciousness. (more…)