Category: The Hamptons

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: The Real Life Romeo & Juliet

The 1980s were defined by a rock-and-roll voice so profound, so powerful, that women today still define love as a battlefield. Lindenhurst [Long Island] native and four-time Grammy Award winner, Pat Benatar’s songs of female empowerment, both tragic and hopeful, have transcended decades. Benatar and her husband and guitarist, Neil Giraldo, aka “Spyder,” have a

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Paddling Like A Diva

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here   In some cases, being called a diva might seem insulting but, here on the East End, Diva (uppercase ‘D’) is being redefined to mean empowerment. Gina Bradley is a female powerhouse — entrepreneur, mother, environmental advocate, world traveler, and now author.

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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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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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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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Park Place Wines: 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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Paola’s Gets Back To The Basics

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here Italian restaurants are like Italian people; each obtain their own unique, robust personality with one commonality, a love for food. Occupying the former space of EMP Summer House and Moby’s  in East Hampton, is Paola’s East. What began 33 years ago in

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Andrea Anthony Serves More Than LUNCH

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here Film crews are having more than an affair with The Lobster Roll, they’re falling in love with its co-owner Andrea Anthony as she ventures onto her own cooking show, “Eat, Drink, and Bake with Andrea.” Her show is set to air on

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