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…

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…

Wait For It

It’s wedding season, which means there are likely a lot of single ladies and gents out there feeling the ‘something blue’s’ as other’s are saying their ‘I Do’s.’ Or, if you’re not exactly despondant, you’re probably hoping to sit at the (seemingly sparse) singles table to meet a potential spark of your own- guilty, party…

Guilt Free Five North Chocolate

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   Five North Chocolate is a new chocolate snack that feels as good as it tastes. Each bite size piece is fair trade, vegan, and contains over 72 percent cocoa with a superfood twist: goji berries, pistachio sea salt, and cinnamon almond, with new flavors constantly being…

North Fork Potato Chips

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   More than a century ago, in 1910, Sidor Farms began in Mattituck as a 170-acre potato farm. Faced with competition from large, commercial potato farms, in 2004, Martin Sidor and wife, Carol decided to do more than just sell spuds. That year, North Fork Potato Chips was born….

Word On The Street

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   The Watermill Center recently hosted “Word On The Street,” a text-based exhibit featuring original banners, both poetic and political, that originated as part of last year’s Women’s March. I recently spoke with Amy Khosbin from exhibitor House of Trees, an artist collective she leads with her…

Daily Fitness: Organic Ways to Detox

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   Summer is around the corner. From the remainder of cold days, it’s common to indulge in unhealthy eating (and drinking) habits. Yet, after so many days or weeks on end, eventually the body needs a restart to a more sustainable lifestyle. Hence, a brief detox. I’m…

A Larry Party

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper    Lawrence Scott Gottesman established Lawrence Scott Events in 1989 and has been transforming the mundane into the magical ever since. “A Larry Party” is known for mixing formal and relaxing elements, to create the ultimate feeling of a true escape. When working with a client, Gottesman retains…

Tote Taxi is First Class For Your Bags

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   Getting off the train one Friday afternoon, Danielle Candela returned home to the Hamptons. However, her tremendous bags reminded her of the commute to get there, countless shoes and all. During this tiresome moment in the summer of 2016, Candela found the inspiration for her new…

Grindstone Donuts & Coffee

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   Grindstone Coffee & Donuts first opened its doors at 7 Main Street in Sag Harbor on August 1, 2016, and has proven to be a delicious indulgence East Enders can’t get enough of. Owner Kyle Shanahan grew up in Ohio, dreaming of opening a café. He…