Norwalk, CT (March 14, 2013)-Marianne Howatson, CEO & Publication Director of Cottages & Gardens Publications, announced today that she has appointed Jennifer Matthews as Group Publisher.

A former founding publisher of CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens)in 2005, Matthews returns to the company as Group Publisher overseeing the advertising efforts of all titles. “We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer back to the company,” said Howatson. “Jennifer truly knows the brand. She will be able to apply her extensive experience of local and national business and her tremendous knowledge of the home-furnishings industry to take Cottages & Gardens to the next level.”


“The New York metropolitan area is the largest, most vibrant and influential design market in the nation,” said Matthews, “and I am especially pleased to have the opportunity to work again with celebrated editorial talent D.J. Carey, Cottages & Gardens Editorial Director, who has been editor of CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens) since its inception, and Kendell Cronstrom, Editor in Chief of NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens) and HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens).” Cronstrom and Matthews worked at Elle Décor magazine during the same time.


“Cottages & Gardens has a talented, seasoned sales team, and I am most excited about our enormous opportunities for growth, as we are perfectly poised to integrate our marketing partners across all the C&G platforms and expand to new markets,” added Matthews.

Matthews was most recently VP Group Publisher of Luxe Interiors + Design, where she oversaw 14 editions, grew national advertising and launched the title in several new markets, including China. Prior to that, she was Publisher of Western Interiors + Design.


About Cottages & Gardens

Cottages & Gardens Publications delivers the finest regional design magazines to residents of America’s most affluent communities. The company’s three titles, CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens), HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens) and NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens) present the very best in architecture, design, art and antiques, real estate, and entertaining to a highly influential readership in Connecticut, the Hamptons and New York (NYC, Westchester, North Shore of Long Island, Hudson Valley). For more information or how to subscribe, visit the website at and follow us on FB, Twitter and Pinterest


To contact Jennifer Matthews:


142 East Avenue

Norwalk, CT 06851

330 Madison Avenue, Suite 643

New York, NY 10017

For press inquiries contact:

Amy Slimak Whittle


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