Category: Misc.

The Heart of Art

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here   The heart is where the art is for self-taught muralist James Goldcrown. The West London native left school to pursue a career as a fashion photographer at the age of 17. Seven years later, at age 24, Goldcrown traveled to Africa

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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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Four Farm Fresh: Long Island Grown

The following is a series of articles I pitched & published for The Independent Newspaper in September of 2018. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here Farm land as far as the eye can see. That was once the beauty and bounty of Long Island’s East End. Despite supermarket takeovers, farming is still a prominent profession for

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East End Fare Meets Swedish Flair

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here   The Maidstone Hotel is a quintessential part of the East Hampton landscape and an undeniable entryway into town. It stands on the north side of the highway, across from the beautiful Town Pond, with its requisite swans and other water birds,

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Hanging Out In The Shed

Long Island is spreading its culinary wings with Huntington’s new go-to dining spot, The Shed Restaurant. Talk a walk down New Street in the village and you’ll find yourself stumbling across Instagrammable street art, opened wings begging for a photograph, as a greeting to the deliciousness of what’s ahead.   The location, that is a

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Sweet Treats: Crumb Get Some

This article first appeared in the February 21, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper   Calverton’s Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cake Co. is, as the name suggests, a company that produces scrumptious crumb cakes. The mother-son team Susan and James Walsh have taken an old-fashioned, family recipe from the good ol’ days of Brooklyn and brought

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Daily Fitness: Treat Grief As An Injury

This article first appeared in the January 17, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper   After the recent loss of a family member just prior to the New Year, I’ve experienced numerous changes ranging from lack of motivation, social isolation, and physical ailments. The sayings “broken heart,” “sick with grief,” and “hole inside” have become

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Daily Fitness: The Perfect Gifts for 2017

(This article first appeared in the December 13, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper) If there were a competition for ‘Worst Gift Giver’ I’d easily make the top three winners. It’s not that I don’t enjoy spending money on others, I just completely blank on what to get. Gift cards seem too impersonal (as does

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Lulu Kitchen & Bar Review

(This article first appeared in the November 15, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   It’s a Thursday night in Sag Harbor and the scent of crisp air and cozy fireplace smoke blankets me — an emblematic combination for fall. Neighborhood fireplaces aren’t the source of the delicious fragrance; it’s the wood-fired oven at Lulu

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