Cocktails & Conversation at The Baker House 1650

On Saturday, December 2nd, The Baker House 1650 in partnership with Domaine Select Wine & Spirits, hosted the exclusive event “Cocktails & Conversation – An Evening with Award-Winning Mixologist Tad Carducci.” This sold-out event was held from 4-7pm and was attended by locals and visitors alike. The exclusive demonstration by mixologist Tad Carducci of the Tippling Bros included the art of mixology with four holiday cocktails. Guests received recipe cards for the demonstrated cocktails and copies of Carducci’s book, A Lime and A Shaker.

Tad Carducci is a bartender, mixologist, and restauranteur. He noted that he has been in the restaurant business since he was 14, or about 30 years. He has crafted cocktails and studied mixology for 15 years. His book, A Lime and A Shaker, primarily focuses on craft cocktails with tequila and mezcal.

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The Birth of My Son, Benjamin

My husband and I were elated when we discovered I was pregnant with our second child. It was just after a trip to Rhode Island in late January. I had an inkling I may have been pregnant when my appetite suddenly spiked while food aversions and cravings became distinct. I also felt more tired than usual and sensitive to certain smells. It had taken us about four months to conceive. After the joyful news of my pregnancy, we had realized we were timing my ovulation cycle incorrectly and instead were estimating to try to conceive earlier rather than later in the month. Our work schedules were quite busy, making it difficult to find time for intimacy.

At six weeks, a tsunami of nausea, fatigue, and anxiety overcame me. Soon after, I was hospitalized for hyperemesis gravidarum, or severe morning sickness. Crackers, dark chocolate, and popsicles in small quantities were the only foods I was able to ingest for almost two months. After enduring severe nausea, the scare of a complication due to an umbilical hernia, and difficulty walking during the last two months, my son Benjamin arrived safely and in full health on September 19th of this year.

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Ram’s Head Inn Oktoberfest 2017

This past Saturday, October 21st, my family and I celebrated Oktoberfest at Ram’s Head Inn in Shelter Island. At the event that went from 1-5pm, there was live music from Points East, a Pig Roast, pumpkin painting, lawn games, local brews & ciders, and classic German fare. The buffet table included Bratwurst, butternut squash, corn salad, and chocolate chip cookies for dessert. The buffet was served from 1-3:30pm.

A raffle benefitting AmeriCares hurricane relief efforts for Puerto Rico was also featured with prizes from DoubleTree by Hilton Times Square West, Isola Restaurant, Lieb Cellars, EFL Kids, Dering Harbor Co Aerial prints, and more.  The drawing took place at the end of the event.
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The East Hampton Aviation Association hosts “Just Plane Fun Day”

On Saturday, September 9 from 10am-3pm, the East Hampton Aviation Association hosted a “Just Plane Fun Day” at the East Hampton Airport in Wainscott. This family friendly event was well attended and attracted aviation enthusiasts, animal lovers, and families of all ages who enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day while exploring notable aircraft that span from across decades. Upon entry, there was a suggested $5 donation to the Aviation Association per family as well as raffle tickets sold. Raffle entrants had the opportunity to win aviation-related prizes, including local sightseeing flights offered by several of our local pilots.

The day featured classic and unique aircraft, vintage warbirds, military flybys and demos as well as food from gourmet food trucks including: Noah’s on the Road, Fry Daddy, and Blondies Bake Shop. A concurrent vintage car show was also held which included models from the 1920’s through the 1990’s. Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue was also at the airport with adorable, playful puppies up for adoption. It was so much fun to be able to see the aircraft up close! We took our photos in front of several aircraft models and had the opportunity to meet the owner of a select few. We even saw one aircraft up for sale.
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Hook ’em & Cook ’em at Navy Beach 2017

Hook ’em & Cook ’em with Barcelona Wine Bar at Navy Beach took place on Wednesday, September 6 from 7-10pm. This event was an Exclusive Dock-to-Dish Inspired Culinary Competition and Private Dinner held at one of Montauk’s Favored Beach-side Dining Destinations. 

Guests were invited to join 14 Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant chefs from across the country, along with James Beard Award winner Christopher Lee, at Montauk’s famed Navy Beach, as they return from a day on the open water catching fluke, striped bass, and bluefish. No fluke was caught that morning, thus striped bass was substituted. Using their respective ‘catch of the day’, the chefs prepared an exclusive family-style meal that included produce, seafood, beer, and wine from local partners Amber Waves Farm, Dock to Dish, Montauk Brewing Company, and Paumanok Vineyards.

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