Bedford & New Canaan Magazine

Leadership

Michael Kaplan

Michael Kaplan – Publisher

Casey Kaplan – President

Always local. Always positive.
 
That’s what made Bedford Magazine a must read and a coffee table staple for the last 16 years, for families in Armonk, Bedford, Bedford Hills, Katonah, Mt. Kisco, Lewisboro, North Salem, Pound Ridge, and Waccabuc. As a writer for the magazine over the last three years, I was often recognized by people I didn’t know, who would tell me how much they liked the biographic features I was doing, confirming the magazine’s dedicated readership.
 
So, despite Covid, in May, I jumped at the chance to purchase the venerable publication. I have print publishing experience, and I convinced my daughter, Casey, who adds digital and social media expertise, to leave her position at a large tech company to be the magazine’s President.  Casey is a Tulane Business School grad, and is the top Instagram food influencer in New Orleans @nolagourmand.
 
Relaunching as Bedford & New Canaan Magazine, we’ve more than doubled the direct mail distribution in our New York towns (now including 100% of Armonk as an example) and expanded our reach to include New Canaan. Being residents of Pound Ridge for 20+ years, we understand that the State border does not divide our community, and that folks from New York eat and shop in New Canaan, and visa versa. We’ve also — as we hope you’ve already noticed — more than doubled the number of pages, increased paper and cover weight and print and ink quality, and re-designed the look and feel of the magazine.
 
Our mission will remain the same…Always local…Always positive. We aim to keep the coveted spot on your coffee table, and hope to even increase the hour-plus each of you enjoys reading each issue. And we’ve launched bedfordnewcanaanmag.com and @bedfordnewcanaanmag to supplement the print publication and provide you with updates, highlights and bonus content and a connection to our media partners network.

We’re a luxury lifestyle publication. We will get you in to the most spectacular homes in our area. We will introduce you to our famous and notable neighbors.  We will highlight the careers, charity and achievements of our residents. We will feature wholesome activities and all things ‘green’ going on in our community. We will focus on your passions, whether they be in decorating, gardening, fashion, or as equestrians, golfers, hikers, bikers, skiers, or in other pursuits. And we will explore the places where you travel, vacation and spend your weekends and summers.
 
Pease enjoy the read, and take a look at our website and Instagram.
 
Truly yours,
Michael Kaplan
Publisher
 

Bedford & New Canaan Magazine

Editors

We’ve partnered with influential experts to identify and curate our local content.

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SUE DE CHIARA is an artist, entrepreneur, and seasoned interior design blogger, who loves to provide her readers with up-to-date home decor and fashion advice. She is a former Pound Ridger and a long-term New Canaanite. Founded in 2009, The Zhush/@Zhush now attracts thousands of daily readers eager for updates and inspiration on interior design, fashion, beauty, art, and so much more.
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KAREN SABATH is a sustainability advocate with several facets. She became Bedford 2030 Board President in June after five years as treasurer. She is also CEO of TBM Designs, LLC (whose patented InVert™ self-shading window system saves energy). Karen is a former managing director of BlackRock, having been president of their mutual fund division. She is an avid beekeeper, living in Katonah with her husband, actor, Bruce Sabath. They have two sons and a daughter-in-law.

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DREW BORDEAUX was a COO of a business planning and analytics firm prior to focusing full-time on creative pursuits. Drew is a musician, who plays 8 instruments including guitar and violin, and performs over 100 shows per year. Drew is a photographer, recently featured in Vogue, and a writer, with pop culture articles appearing in Sports Illustrated, College Humor, and Maxim. Drew is a Fox Lane and Harvard graduate, and lives locally with his wife, Tammy. 

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JOYCE CORRIGAN has had a long and successful career reporting on style. She started as a fashion writer at Vogue and Italian Vogue, was Art Editor for ELLE,  served as Deputy Editor at the Sunday Times Magazine UK, and most recently, has been Editor-at-Large and Chief Copywriter at Marie Claire. She lives in Bedford with her husband and son, is a contributor to The Record Review, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the John Jay Homestead.

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MATTHEW MADDOX is a 25+ year resident of New Canaan, where he lives with his wife and daughter, and runs The Matthew Maddox Law Firm, LLC and The Connecticut Auto Accident Law Group. He has been a Connecticut trial lawyer for 30 years and is passionate about volunteering his time in substance abuse prevention, and joyfully helps adolescents and their families learn about healthy routines and living.

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JILL BROOKE is the founder of flowerpowerdaily.com, the first daily floral news site. Jill has been Editor-in-Chief of Avenue, Travel Savvy and Show Circuit magazines, a CNN correspondent, and a Post columnist. She is the author of  “Don’t Let Death Ruin Your Life” and “The Need to Say No” as well as the play “What’s Eating You?”. She and her husband, Gary, and son, Parker, have a flower and vegetable farm in Bedford.

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