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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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The Cold, Bitter End

This article first appeared as the cover story in the January 17, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper     Self-taught photographer James Katsipis braves the harshest winters in a location iconically praised during the summer months. He is an ambassador for Montauk Hard Label Whiskey and part of the East Coast Vision Team for

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Tipsy Tastes: Montauk Hard Whiskey

(This article was originally published in the November 15, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper as part of my Tipsy Tastes series)   Montauk’s downtown watering hole 668 The Gig Shack has a harder side to it many may not know about — whiskey production. Montauk Hard Label is produced right in the back of

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Montauk Yacht Club Food Review

(This article first appeared in the August 9, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper) It’s another warm, summer night as the sun begins to set over Lake Montauk. Coast Kitchen at Montauk Yacht Club is surprisingly quiet at 6 PM on a Friday, but with the crowded streets in town it’s a welcome change of

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Here’s To Montauk Brew

(This article first appeared in the June 21, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   It was Memorial Day weekend last year when a friend decided to introduce me to the “real Montauk.” I’ve been coming to The Hamptons for years, but Montauk always felt like an exhausting drive past the key points along Route

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Daily Fitness: Ruschmeyer’s Waves and Wellness

(This article first appeared in the May 31, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   While many in Montauk likely awoke Saturday morning with a hangover, Ruschmeyer’s kicked off the first official day of Memorial Day Weekend with their #CampRusch #WavesandWellness program. Located outside on their Great Lawn, the commencement class was a Manhattan based

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Daily Fitness: Take a Hike

(This article first appeared in the March 22, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper) With no winter storms in sight, it’s safe to say spring is in the air. As the weather outside slowly transitions from chilly temperatures to brisk breezes, hiking is an ideal way to get outdoors and acclimate to changing conditions. More

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28 Days of Food & Drinks

Get ready for 28 new flavors to add to your foodie bucket list! The number 28 was originally inspired by a blog documenting my Golden Birthday Adventure. This number transitioned into an entire series on how to live life to the fullest. After Springing to Action comes a more concise post about my true passion-

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