Name: Stacie Evers
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
For the most part, I’ve lived in Connecticut my whole life. I was born at Bridgeport Hospital and grew up in Seymour, Connecticut. I lived in Manhattan for four years when I was in my twenties. When I went to Manhattan, I worked in the fashion industry. I have an older sister who is 40, an older brother who is 34, a daughter, Sophia, who is 2-and-a-half, and a husband, Kevin. Kevin and I have been married since 2006. He is in the marketing research industry.
Did you go to school specifically for fashion design?
Yes, I went to Teikyo Post University in Watertown, which is now called Post College.
Where did your original passion for fashion come from?
When I was little, I was always drawing up clothes for my paper dolls.
What brought you back to Connecticut?
When 9/11 happened, I moved back to Connecticut. The commute became taxing and I wanted to be close to my family.
What do you remember about being in the city on September 11?
I remember that we couldn’t leave and when we finally could, I had to walk with hundreds of people across the bridge. Taxis were used as ambulances and when I finally got back to my apartment in Astoria, the smell of everything blowing from the twin towers was so awful.
What was your new chapter of life like when you moved back to Connecticut after the attacks on the Twin Towers?
My husband had gotten out of the Navy after six years of service and I started working for Windsong. Windsong was a company that owned clothing lines like Joe Boxer. When Windsong went out of business I worked for a company named Raymond Forehand and then transitioned into interior design. I started off in Westport in 2005 at Kitchens of Westport and then in 2007, the owners and I opened Kitchens of Wilton.
How long have you worked in Wilton?
I’ve worked here since 2007.
What is your favorite aspect of Wilton?
I love the small community; the Wilton community stays and I like the loyalty that people have to local businesses over neighboring communities. It’s a beautiful town with a lot of history. I always feel privileged to go into some of the historic homes around here.
What is your best memory in Wilton?
I don’t have one particular favorite memory. I just get such a satisfaction from accomplishing a project at . It makes me happy to see how happy clients are at the end of a project in their home.
What keeps you here?
The clientele is very friendly here. They are so open to having me in their homes and I end up feeling like family.
What do you do for fun in Wilton?
I take advantage of the great restaurants in town. I like and the . I go out with my coworkers, and my husband and daughter go to the Wilton Market and with me. We like to mix it up and take advantage of all the restaurants we can.