Cactus and Succulents are the only types of houseplants that I've ever had any success with, I'm a notorious plant and vegetable killer. I need low-maintenance, and I found the cutest selection of low-maintenance cactus and succulents at an unexpected place in Woodbury over the Memorial Day weekend.

WRKI and WINE logo
Get our free mobile app

My wife and I stopped into Soulbury Cultural Gift Store on Main Street South in Woodbury this past Saturday for the first time. We were enchanted from the moment we left our car to the moment that we left. It's an incredibly cool gift shop that is completely saturated with an overwhelming variety of spiritual products.

Photo by Large Dave
Photo by Large Dave

You can see from the photo above, Soulbury has utilized every square foot of space inside and outside to properly display their goods. It's beautiful. Right out front though, the cutest selection of baby succulents really caught my eye. 'Hens & Chicks' is the real term, but what struck me is that I was always under the impression that succulents hated Connecticut's Winters, I was wrong. I purchased a few, and I'm going to plant them in a sunny area in front of my place.

Photo by Large Dave
Photo by Large Dave

I also picked up a beautiful Bunny Ear Cactus, which will stay nice and dry inside. Soulbury is charming, and I love the slant of the floor inside, I felt like I was a little tipsy, and it made the experience even more enjoyable on a gorgeous Memorial Day weekend.

5 Extraordinary Breakfast Spots in Greater Danbury

Disgusting Conditions Close Down Candlewood Lake's Blueberry Island

Ridgefield Playhouse Exec Shares Revealing Tales About Richards and More

The Ridgefield Playhouse and I-95 have had a longstanding and fruitful business relationship.The Playhouse, it's leadership and staff have always been welcoming to us and we like to think we've been good to them as well.

I've been doing the I-95 Morning Show for 15 years and in that time I've had so many wonderful memories in that building. We performed our Ethan and Lou 10 year Anniversary concert there, I've met countless celebrities at the Playhouse and have attended many of their shows.

Many of the top flight guests we've booked on the I-95 Morning Show have been courtesy of our association with the Playhouse. But it wasn't just the rock stars that got invited to our studio, the people behind the curtain have always been regular guests on our shows.

Jared Shahid is the new Managing Director at the Ridgefield Playhouse but not a new face to us. Ethan and I have hung with him backstage, we've had him in the studio and he and I even worked on a TV project together.

Jared is one of the best storytellers I know so we were delighted to invite him back on the show. Recently, Shahid joined us on the the I-95 Morning Show with Ethan, Lou & Dave. Whenever he comes in, he brings tickets and stories for our audience. These are some of the amazing behind the scenes tales he shared with us on Thursday (5/25/23).

More From WRKI and WINE