I limit the amount of events I list on this site because trying to keep up with the multitude of happenings in Connecticut on any given weekend is a full time job. I already have both a full time job and a part time job, so I’m all stocked up here. However, when I begin researching a place and see they have an upcoming event named the “Tower Toot” (Sunday October 20 & 21, 2012), how can I not mention that?
The Heublein Tower, which Mike and I visited in September, has a cool history (and a name easily misspelled, which I’ve done in several places on this site!). Gilbert F. Heublein of Hartford was very rich and decided to create a summer/vacation home for his family in Simsbury. If you’ve got the cash, why not a summer/vacation home tower? And if you’re already building a tower, why not build the tower on the top of a mountain? Stephen writes more about the museum on his blog, and he also has a picture of the sleeping porch, which I covet. I’m in the middle of hunting for a new place in Hartford’s West End, and it struck me how many elements of the interiors, and how much of the tower’s decor I loved. I could do without the deer head mounted on the wall, but the bar cart, hard wood floors, brass details, huge windows… THE SLEEPING PORCH? These are all details I can get behind.1