Cheers to You, Asheville

“There’s no competition because we aren’t like that here. We each have our own thing and everyone gets it. There’s plenty of tourism to go around,” an employee of Green Man brewery commented of the 11.1 million annual visitors to Buncombe County in North Carolina. On my recent trip to Asheville, a popular tourism town

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Sweet! Dessert Places That Deliver

It’s 8 PM and you just finished dinner. As you’re cleaning the kitchen, drying the dishes, suddenly, a craving hits. You recall strolling through New York City, or even Jersey City, and coming across that bakery. It was delicious, mouth-watering, and right now you wish you could be back in that moment again for one

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Love Coffee, Love People

Since the mid-1600s coffee shops have been cultural hubs for connectivity, a place to unwind and think. As the centuries have rolled on the technology may have changed but the allure of a cozy café remains prevalent. Hybrid Coffee + Kitchen is the newest coffee shop to open in the Jersey City area, at 110 Cambridge

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The Future is 20 20

The year is two thousand and twenty. And, while I certainly cannot predict what the future holds, I intend on making the absolute most of it. 2019 proved to be a year dedicated towards pushing my limits, both physical and emotional. Nearly each month awaited a new uphill battle to prove my strength. It left

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Very Ralph, How A Brand Became My Lifestyle

This post isn’t a film overview, for that I’ll lead you to my Hampton’s publication/colleague who interviewed Susan Lacy, the documentarian. It’s about the ability in which the Ralph Lauren design went beyond the showroom and into my every day life.   Ten days passed its premiere, I finally received password access to watch the

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I-Tri, And I Did

Part of why I began writing a fitness and wellness column is the community surrounding it — those who are actively focused on improving mind, body, and soul share a commonality; bettering themselves, and oftentimes those around them. On October 5, I rode alongside dozens of men and women who were all on a mission

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Dr. Gerry

It’s not often that biologic wellness and overall medical practices are connected to dentistry. For most of us, going to the dentist is a routine chore to simply check up on our oral health. Dr. Gerry Curatola, a renowned biologic restorative dentist based in East Hampton, is on a mission to change that. “There are

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The Float Place

Floatation therapy, or sensory deprivation tanks, have taken off in popularity since I first wrote about my experience in 2018. The concept began in the 1950s when two Drs, Dr. Jay Shurley and Dr. John Lilly, were at the National Institute of Mental Health. They became curious how the human mind would react to the

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Daily Fit: Let Fear Guide You

“Do one thing every day that scares you” — Eleanor Roosevelt. When I first read those words, I felt compelled to follow them. But who would actively choose to elicit fright? Ask any adrenaline junkie why they scale mountains, jump out of planes, hit triple digit speeds, or even so much as ride roller coasters,

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An Appetite Grows In Brooklyn

Brooklyn is home to more than just Nathan’s Famous hotdogs. Here are seven places you need to taste on your next trip to the BK.   L & B Spumoni Gardens in Bensonhurst has been a name for over 80 years, famous for their Sicilian pies and spumoni. With a pizzeria to one side and

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