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Welcome to Fairfield County Lifestyle!

Helping Fairfield County residents discover the best of wellness and lifestyle. We feature local female entrepreneurs to inspire you!

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  • Writer's pictureSherri Bartley Rivera

Updated: Feb 15, 2021


Meet Fairfield County Ria Rueda, PR and marketing pro, brand builder, philanthropist, and mama to a college-bound teen! This amazing human powerhouse is the constant juggler that we have an extreme admiration for. Ria’s full time occupation is the Monogram Ambassador at the Monogram Design Center at Aitoro in Norwalk. And then her other occupation (seems like full time to us) is founder of @thebuzzct and @knowyourladyparts. And she doesn’t stop there!





If you are not already following, check out @thebuzzct for an IGTV experiential series that films all around the area! Ria’s true appreciation for local entrepreneurs’ talents, work ethic and drive shines through in these videos. As does Ria’s admiration for where she lives.



We also love Ria’s @knowyourladyparts which is a new social media campaign to open the conversation of a woman's body...specifically vaginal health talk. Ria speaks candidly about her own experience and highlights the experiences of others on this platform. One of her goals is to remove the stigma of talking about the vagina and open it up for discussion. Think of this platform as your best friend on social media that you can look up any time of day, when you are in need of finding knowledge on a topic not typically discussed. She’s your go-to!

Ria with OB/GYN

Dr. Shieva Ghofrany

And just when we were contemplating how many hours are in Ria’s day, she is co-founder of Food for the Frontlines along with co-founders Nicole Straight and Stephanie Webster. They are the recipients of the annual "Light A Fire" award hosted by Moffly Media. This amazing trio raised over $140K and paid over 40 restaurants to deliver over 10,000 meals to frontline workers in Fairfield County. The grassroots initiative evolved into Food For Behind the Lines which currently consists of Ria, Stephanie, and Chef Jes Bengston. They work with purveyors to create food pantry boxes for unemployed and/or food-insecure restaurant workers in Fairfield and New Haven counties. Please consider purchasing an ecookbook from CT Bites that features 100 recipes from the CT Chefs you love and 100% of the proceeds support Food for Behind the Lines.



Senator Will Haskell helped Food for Behind the Lines during one of their food box distribution days







  • Writer's pictureSherri Bartley Rivera

Meet Susan Krauss, founder of Boost! Child and Family Services in Westport. Susan is a licensed psychotherapist who has worked with children, adults and families for over twenty years. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Cornell University with a major in Child Development and Family Studies and a Masters in Social Work from New York University. She lived and worked in China for 4 years and originally launched Boost! there as a series of group programming!


Susan decided to launch Boost! because she wanted to offer families a safe space where they could find mental health and support services for their entire family under one roof. She saw a need for a full-service counseling center where we could help children and families by providing individual, family and group counseling as well as testing and psychiatric support.


When asked about advice for staying positive during this pandemic she explains how we are all being challenged in ways that are unique. Navigating this time requires flexibility and the ability to adapt and draw upon resources we may never have needed to access before. Don't be afraid to ask for help and acknowledge that you need support. We can't travel these unchartered waters alone. Embrace simplicity, calm, friendship and love.


Boost! Child and family services just launched a new division of our business this summer called Boost! University - designed to support college students through an expansive, virtual model of care. They also offer virtual sessions for anyone interested and just started in-person appointments again!


Boost! Child and Family Services:


(203) 557-8444


500 Post Road East, 2nd floor

Westport, CT 06880

  • Jean Rossi Wergeles


Wisdom & Youth located in Westport is a boutique MedSpa owned by Brittany Eaton and opened in 2019. Brittany is a physician assistant by training and after completing her master’s degree, she was invited to continue her training in surgery. She completed an additional elective year at Norwalk Hospital/Yale University Surgical Residency Program in 2014. According to Brittany, it was during this intense year that she realized her passion for plastic surgery and aesthetics. She then dedicated all of her time into supplemental trainings around the country to learn the best injection techniques and newest contributions that the aesthetic world had to offer.


Brittany’s Medical Director, Dr. Anke Ott Young is an accomplished plastic & reconstruction surgeon. Brittany said, “I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Ott Young during my clinical rotations and the rest is history!”






At Wisdom & Youth MedSpa, Brittany focuses on treating the client as a friend to find out what brought them in and how she can improve their quality of life by addressing specific concerns. Brittany provides all of her clients with her personal phone number and follows up with them to ensure their satisfaction.


Wisdom & Youth MedSpa offers the following services:


  • Dermaplaning facials (we had this service and our skin is glowing and smooth – highly recommend)

  • Latisse

  • Botox

  • Fillers

  • Laser Hair Removal

  • IPL (intense pulsed light) facials, to help eradicate pigmented lesion such as sunspots

  • Radio-frequency micro needling


FC Lifestyle followers will receive 10% off for first-time clients and she will be offering a limited quantity one time package pricing for their new radio frequency microneedling, IPL and laser treatments! The best time for these services is fall/winter/early spring! Check out her latest promotions on IG @wisdom_and_youth!


Call or text: (203) 520-9096

@wisdom_and_youth

Wisdom & Youth, LLC, 131 Kings Hwy N, Westport, CT 06880



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