Catching Up with Chef Carolyn at Mill House Inn

The Mill House Inn in East Hampton is one of my favorite spots in the Hamptons for an overnight stay and the best breakfast you could ever imagine. New at Mill House Inn this summer includes a variety of refreshing iced beverages, homemade ice pops, juices, and more. Recently, I caught up with Executive Chef Carolyn Stec to learn more about the menu additions and what’s new a the Inn.

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An Interview with Fashion Designer Lisa Shaller-Goldberg of Minnie Rose

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I would love to introduce you to one of my favorite designers, Lisa Shaller-Goldberg who I met last year at Jill Zarin’s Luxury Luncheon. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Minnie Rose and one of the most respected icons in the fashion industry today. Minnie Rose delivers the sophistication of the global jet set with their luxury collection that offers cashmere, cotton and knits separates. Shaller-Goldberg was the driving force behind iconic 90’s and 2000’s brands Juicy Couture, Camp Beverly Hills, Ugg Australia, True Religion, and Hard Candy. Remember the Juicy Couture track-suits famously worn by celebs such as Britney Spears and Paris Hilton? Shaller-Goldberg was the driving force behind the brand and the individual who brought Juicy Couture to the east coast.

This luxurious Minnie Rose collection features ponchos, shawls (my favorite), fringy cardigans and skirts that are made with lightweight cotton and cashmere. Celebrity fans include HRH the Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Middleton, Selma Blair, Jennifer Garner, Lisa Rinna, January Jones, Oprah Winfrey, and Christie Brinkley. I recently sat down with Shaller-Goldberg and discussed how she spends her summer in the Hamptons and at her home in Montauk, fashion essentials out east, and a sneak peek into her fall 2016 clothing collection.

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An Interview with Chef Eric Miller of Bay Kitchen Bar

The Executive Chef and an Owner of Bay Kitchen Bar, Eric Miller, attended The Culinary Institute of America, where he graduated in 1980. After graduation, Chef worked in notable kitchens including at The Helmsley Palace Hotel in Manhattan, Aspen’s Charlemagne Restaurant, and worked under famed chef, Christian Delouvrier, at Le Parker Meridien’s Maurice.

In 2005, Miller came out east, and acquiring catering firms FOOD & CO and Hampton Clam Bake and Catering Company, go-to services for the Hamptons’ elite. With these projects, Miller firmly established relationships with local purveyors and fisheries while cementing his Long Island roots. Chef joins Bay Kitchen Bar in East Hampton, encompassing his culinary heritage, a dream team of partners and colleagues and a magical location. Chef Eric Miller dishes on the conception of the restaurant, the dishes you should order at least twice, and more in this exclusive interview.

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An Interview with Jen Russo, Founder of JUJA Active

It’s been almost a year since Jen Russo opened JUJA Active in Southampton on Jobs Lane. Now, her fitness apparel and accessory boutique has landed in East Hampton! Jen Russo’s boutique in East Hampton, which opened May 6th, sells an assortment from 30+ designers including W.I.T.HRed TigerTrack & Blissand Pheel. JUJA Active will also officially be introducing active-wear accessories at the new East Hampton location, including a must-have gym bag by Save My Bag.

Read my interview with Jen Russo below, where we discuss healthy bites in the Hamptons and Manhattan and what she is looking forward to most this summer.

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Specialty Food Friday: Hampton Jam Company

One of the newest specialty food businesses to hit the Hamptons scene is Hampton Jam Company. Hampton Jam Company’s current flavors include Blueberry, Apple & Tart Cherry, Strawberry Lemonade, and Blood Orange & Ginger Marmalade. My favorite was the Strawberry Lemonade, that pairs beautifully on top of Greek yogurt or a freshly baked croissant. It has an authentic taste of a tall glass of picnic-ready strawberry lemonade in the summer. Be creative with their jams! The Blood Orange & Ginger Marmalade was a pleasant accompaniment to grilled chicken, pork chops, and on top of baked meatballs.

I sat down with husband-and-wife team, Jessica Mackin-Cipro and Chef Joe Cipro, who began crafting their organic jams at home as a hobby. The spreads include only the basics: organic fruit, organic spices, organic sugar, and organic lemon. Chef Joe Cipro, a Maryland native and marketing graduate of Johnson & Wales culinary school, started his chef career at Della Femina Restaurant in East Hampton, where he worked as the sous chef at the East Hampton staple. After Della Femina closed in 2011, Joe continued to work as sous chef at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton and Little Red in Southampton, before becoming a full-time private chef in 2013.

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