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Winter Weekend on the East End

I learned a new word recently: smultronställe. It's Swedish, literally meaning "place of wild strawberries," however more familiarly means a place discovered, treasured, returned to for solace and relaxation, a personal idyll free from stress or sadness. ... Read More →

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A Parking Lot Grows in DUMBO

DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is a small enclave of industrial style lofts and mega views onto Manhattan. It has exploded from kind of shady to numero uno zip code in New York City. On Jay Street at the edge of DUMBO and Vinegar ... Read More →

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Night Train Mondays

Last night in Gowanus, Brooklyn stand-up comic Wyatt Cenac hosted his weekly Monday comedy night. A crowd had packed into the Littlefield theater, a cool space set deep in the industrial neighborhood nestled between Carroll Gardens and Park Slope. Every seat in the ... Read More →

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Color Theory: Turquoise

Color adds to the mood of a space, it's total essence. Turquoise is aquatic, tropical without being overly hot. In fact, it's cool, reminiscent of breezes and golden sunlight shining on blue water, vibrant stones and summer skies. On the east end... Read More →

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New York’s Floating Bar

New York City is renowned for its restaurants, bars and nightlife. Each distinct neighborhood across the boroughs tooting different trends, farm to table lovers, cocktail aficionados, winos, 19th century pubs. You name it, we got it. But did you know that one of the coolest bars in the city is actually floating... Read More →

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When in doubt, go sailing.

The East End Classic Boat Society in Amagansett has been preserving and promoting traditional marine craftsmanship and the enduring integrity of fine marine design since 1998. Tucked away behind the Whaling Museum, the wood shop, which EEC rents from the town for $1.00 a year abuts the dunes... Read More →

American flag inside the RRL store, East Hampton

Horse-y aristocracy-ness with an edge

RRL. The vintage inspired, rugged living, yurt sleeping, cowboy brand of the Ralph Lauren empire. It's east coast meets the Great Plains. It's mud. It's turquoise. It's denim. It's distinguished. The RRL store in East Hampton is gorgeous. It's... Read More →

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A Croissant in Brooklyn

Ah le croissant, si delicieux! Flaky, buttery, easily peeled dough layer by dough layer, the outside crunches and crumbles. As a one-time expat on Rue des Quatre Vents in the 6eme arrondissement... Read More →