Tag: Long Island

The Float Place

Floatation therapy, or sensory deprivation tanks, have taken off in popularity since I first wrote about my experience in 2018. The concept began in the 1950s when two Drs, Dr. Jay Shurley and Dr. John Lilly, were at the National Institute of Mental Health. They became curious how the human mind would react to the

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Anything But Plain Tea

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here   Brazilian born Tathiana Teixeira, a trained classical ballet dancer since the age of four, learned early on the importance of a healthy body and mind connection. Whole leaf tea proved to be a great way to maintain that homeostasis. Through this

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Daily Fitness: Hamptons Float

Floatation Therapy, also known as sensory deprivation tanks, are typically perceived one of two ways: a blissful escape or a claustrophobic nightmare. Immersing oneself into an 8 x 4 foot space of salt water, with the option of no light or sound? It can sound jarring at first. However, despite how you choose to mentally

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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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Greener For the Good

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   In March Share the Harvest Farm hosted its fundraiser music event on the greenest day of the year, St. Patrick’s Day. The benefit, held from 7 to 9 PM at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, raised monies to feed local families in need. The East Hampton-based

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Sabrosa Mexican Grill

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper Sabrosa Mexican Grill isn’t your average, on-the-go eatery. It’s a family run facility built on the three pillars of nutrition, wellness, and philanthropy. Jay Andreassi opened up his first Sabrosa Mexican Grill in Water Mill, right off of Route 27, four years ago, one year after beginning

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Sweet Treats: North Fork Chocolates

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   North Forkers wishing to curb the desire of their sweet tooth need to look no further than Aquebogue. Enter the doors to an entire chocolate room of truffles, bon bons, gourmet desserts, barks and bars—oh my! Banana Fondue, Bourbon, Olive Oil Sea Salt, Root Beer Float,

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North Fork Candles Get Lit

This article first appeared in the January 31, 2018  issue of The Independent Newspaper   Sip the wine, savor the local produce, and inhale the signature scents of the North Fork by candlelight. More than any other of the senses, our olfactory senses are the strongest at triggering emotions and memories. Suddenly a candle is

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FIN Montauk: A Deeper Side to Jewelry

This article first appeared in the January 28, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper   Bella Ornaf dubs herself not just a jewelry designer but a “shark wrangler.” Strictly speaking, the term means “someone who takes a string and wraps it around a fish tail or a fish head and then throws it into the

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Hamptons Farms

This article first appeared in the January 3, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper   The culinary trend toward farm-to-table experiences continues to make its mark on the East End. Hamptons Farms is the new neighbor in town, offering fresh ingredients and a warm atmosphere, at its debut location at 412 Montauk Highway in East

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