Month: September 2019

Maserati To Montauk

  This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here Maserati: it’s not a car, it’s an experience. I’d never driven a car with an MSRP reaching six figures. Purchasing my 2011 Hyundai, straight from the showroom post-college graduation, was about the biggest sense of automotive accomplishment I’ve achieved. So, when

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From Novelty To Novel

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here It’s an uplifting story of one man’s journey as he abandoned a life of security to pursue one of self-fulfillment. This true life narrative is that of Chris Babu, an MIT graduate and former Wall Street bond trader-turned-author of the young adult

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Jewelry Without Borders

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here The world is a big place, but now you can carry it with you. Designed for the adventurer in all of us, Jet Set Candy offers a distinctive jewelry line of necklaces, bracelets, and rings. Nicole Parker King, graduate of the Rhode

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All That Jazz With Judy Carmichael

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here Swinger! A Jazz Girl’s Adventures from Hollywood to Harlem chronicles the journey of jazz pianist Carmichael from her beginnings in Pico Rivera, a southern, urban area in Los Angeles County. The collection of comical, autobiographical essays guides readers on the path that

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Gatlinburg Getaway

In September of 2018 I visited the an eastern Tennessee town hidden away along the Great Smoky Mountain rage. As the memories pop up in my social feed (a great reminder of what adventure I was on this time a year ago), it prompted me to write about this destination lesser known. With an elevation

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A Multi-Sensory Artistic World

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here Envision a world where artwork is edible. A place where the photographs or paintings hanging on a wall could not only be something for your eyes to consume, but jump onto a plate and become a delicious masterpiece for your stomach. This

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They’re Hooked

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here   Amid a slew of storefronts closed down in the village of Southampton, a restaurant opens that gives locals and tourists alike a hope for a thriving village, and something new to boast about. Michael Gluckman, whose prior establishments include Boathouse, Madison

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Learning From The Ground Up

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here   Imagine a school where students aid in the harvesting and cooking of the very food that they, and the faculty, eat. A place where within 12 minutes, the entire lunch kitchen and dining room are cleaned. This is the food philosophy

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Building A Business Throughout The Generations

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here Donald McDonald purchased an empty lot in East Hampton in 1969 on Newtown Lane, long before the days of luxury retail stores. A high school teacher at the time, McDonald built a discount liquor store, a party store, and the offices above

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