Category: The Hamptons

Manna Restaurant: An Authentic Sicilian Experience

(This article first appeared in the January 25, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   When the opportunity arose to experience Manna Restaurant in Water Mill, I knew I’d be in for a flavorful evening. Situated at the reminiscent location of Mirko’s, a restaurant known for catering to a wealthy clientele, that closed its doors

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Sag Harbor: A Hopeful Future

(This article first appeared in the January 11, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   When the massive fire broke out in the historic village of Sag Harbor on the frigid morning of December 16, businesses, homes and memories all fell victim to the roaring flames that ripped through Main Street. One of those businesses,

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The Scarlet Letter Comes Alive at Bay Street

(This article first appeared in the November 16, 2016 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Whether or not you’ve actually read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, chances are you’ve heard of it. Perhaps it was on a reading list back in grade school that you eagerly passed on after noticing it was originally published in

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Will Ryan: An Artistic Awakening

(This article first appeared in the September 21, 2016 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   The East End is a breeding ground for creative minds, but much more it breeds compassion. Artist Will Ryan is the result of these two concepts. Living in Amagansett, near Lazy Point, Ryan walks to the beach or bay side

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Ellen’s Run: A Step in the Right Direction

(This article first appeared in the August 17, 2016 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   One step at a time is all it takes to change someone’s life or our own. At the twenty-first annual Ellen’s Run, held this Sunday at Parrish Memorial Hall at Southampton Hospital at 9 AM, hundreds will be running for

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Author’s Night: 100 Stories Told

(This article first appeared in the August 10, 2016 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Celebrity and charity. The two words are synonymous with the East End during the summer season. Appearances carry a certain allure with bold face names being tied to individual events. In a competition of the causes, it can be difficult

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Culinary Power Couple Leads ‘A Hamptons Happening’

(This article first appeared in the July 6, 2016 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   The twelfth annual “A Hamptons Happening” will take place Saturday at the home of Maria and Kenneth Fishel in Bridgehampton. This year celebrates the 40th anniversary of the founding of The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Center. Honorees include American television

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Harbor Books: A Refined Pearl

(This article first appeared in the June 29, 2016 issue of The Independent Newspaper) Harbor Books is a refined pearl waiting to be discovered in the historic town of Sag Harbor. Store owner Taylor Rose Berry, a native south shore resident, followed her passion for the written word and opened the antique style bookstore in

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Equine Lifestyles of Long Island

(This article first appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of Luxury Living Magazine- a subdivision of Newsday Media Group) The connection between horse and rider runs deep THE WILD EAST When envisioning the traditional American cowboy, the Wild West is sure to come to mind. However, factually speaking, it’s the “Wild East” that birthed the

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Kevin Berlin: An Unrealistic Visionary

(This article first appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of Luxury Living Magazine- a subdivision of Newsday Media Group) “Be unrealistic,” world-renowned artist Kevin Berlin declared over the phone, as he finished his coffee. “Realize your dreams now. Don’t wait for a realistic moment. That’s something I aim for a lot these days.” From the

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