Category: Hospitality

Spotlight: Antonella Bertello

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here   The Baker House 1650 celebrated its 15th summer under the ownership of Antonella Bertello. She originally purchased the property as a 1031 exchange (redo and resell) but couldn’t let it go. When the doors officially opened to the public on Valentine’s

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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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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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The Duke Of Hospitality

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here With the Social Club, restauranteur Ian Duke created a restaurant mentality that was more than nightlife. The club aimed “to welcome everyone who wanted to be a part of what we were doing,” he said, yet the club upped the ante with a

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White Fences Inn

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here Steps away from the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill sits a quaint, five-bedroom inn. Walk over the pebble driveway and up the steps to enter the doorway of White Fences Inn, where you’ll undoubtedly be greeted by Bailey, a seven-year-old Goldendoodle.

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The Clubhouse Hits Hard

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here For 23 years, the Rubenstein family has been a name in East Hampton, breaking ground on East Hampton Indoor Tennis back in May 1995. On that rainy day, years ago, the entire family stood under a big umbrella with shovels in hand

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Candytopia

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here   Take a walk on the sweet side into a museum that’s a confectionery dream. New York City welcomed Candytopia, with sugary goodness to devour at every turn amid crafted, interactive artwork made entirely of candy. The magical place was only steps

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An Innovative Chat With Stephen Brandman

A version of this article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here   In July of 2018 The Spur hosted an inSPURation Dining event to showcase the innovative space to industry VIPs in a setting that’s both intimate and avant garde. Kicking off the dining series of 2018 was a night

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What’s Behind The Gate?

Shou Sugi Ban House resides behind that elusive gate in Water Mill, directly east of the Parrish Art Museum. Whether you’re a local or weekender, if you’ve traveled east on Route 27 you’ve certainly noticed the entrance way but, very likely, have never actually peeked inside. As the gates slowly parted, I arrived at the

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Interior Design Our Lives

How many interior designers, architects, and so forth are there? The answer is: a lot. And without any scientific or psychological proof, or input from the professionals, I’ve concluded, based on my own personal experience, that the décor of a room has a direct effect on overall well-being. I’ve recently moved and, for the first

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