Tag: The Hamptons

Tribe Training

It’s day one of my Tribe Training at Hamptons Gym Corp. and I have no idea what to expect. As I walk into the studio, a former Crossfit space, I’m partially intimidated. Kettle bells, TRX bands, weights, medicine balls, rogue racks, resistance bands, jump ropes, jump boxes . . . holy bleep, what did I

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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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Where to Get Your Caffeine Fix in Sag Harbor

(This article first appeared in the August 16, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   After eight months of rebuilding from a fire that devastated Sag Harbor in December 2016, SagTown reopened its doors on August 5 with a new wave of business. “I finished the construction that Friday night at midnight and we opened

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Daily Fitness: Spar Boxing

(This article first appeared in the August 9, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Juan Carlos Mancilla is an East Hampton native who has been competing in the boxing ring for 11 years. In 2016, the 27-year-old won by TKO at the Paramount in Huntington, officially turning pro and inspiring his latest business venture.

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Daily Fitness: Flyboarding, Horizon is the Limit

(This article first appeared in the August 2, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper) Flyboarding. Like something out of an aquatic sci-fi film. Boosters on your feet as you soar toward to the sky with nothing but water beneath you. Marty McFly couldn’t have even imagined this, but the Riva brothers did. Brothers Dane Riva

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Unconditional Love: Adoption in the Hamptons

(This article first appeared in the July 5, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)     The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation enters into its eighth year of the annual Unconditional Love Gala. The anticipated event will be held this Saturday at the residence of Chuck and Ellen Ward Scarborough in Southampton beginning at 6:30 PM.

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Daily Fitness: Who is Christie Hoyt?

(This article first appeared in the July 5, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Babylon native and East Hampton resident Christie Hoyt is a woman of many capabilities. Not only does this 32-year-old inspire others on a daily basis through her VIA Barre + Wellness classes but she is a certified sommelier. We sense

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Daily Fitness: East End Row

(This article first appeared in the May 17, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Stationary bikes are yesterday’s news as a new wave of rowing machines are occupying the East End. Making its debut in May 2016 with a location at 33 Hill Street in Southampton, East End Row conducts low impact training on

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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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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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