Great Love

Everyone who has experienced great love also risked losing it.
Except the truth is you never lose it, you cherish it.

Daily Fitness: Talking Rodan + Fields

This article first appeared in the January 24, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper The beauty of skincare is that it affects us all. You’ve likely seen advertisements across social media, or heard word-of-mouth, about a friend of a friend selling a popular skincare line, Rodan + Fields. But what’s it really about? After receiving…

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…

Innovation Meets Transformation

This article¬†first appeared in the January 24, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper Up until a few short weeks ago East End entrepreneurs had dispiriting options of where to work. Home isn’t a suitable place for business meetings and local coffee shops provide more chaos of passerby’s than professional growth. Now, a location with world…

Daily Fitness: Treat Grief As An Injury

This article first appeared in the January 17, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper   After the recent loss of a family member just prior to the New Year, I’ve experienced numerous changes ranging from lack of motivation, social isolation, and physical ailments. The sayings “broken heart,” “sick with grief,” and “hole inside” have become…

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…

Daily Fitness: Catching Some Snow

This article first appeared in the January 10, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper   The Bomb Cyclone of 2018 showed us Northeasters just how tough we really are. All that snow had me thinking one thing, getting my butt on a mountain. As a beginner skier, I couldn’t tell you the last time I…

Daily Fitness: 2018 Resolutions

This article first appeared in the January 3, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper   Happy 2018! By now you’ve written out, or mentally prepared, your hopes and dreams for the year ahead. More than likely that includes fitness goals, which are probably repeat resolutions of New Years’ past. In aims to be realistic, here…

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…