It is a pleasure to introduce my readers to Elements Fitness, a boutique barre and dance fusion studio located in the Village of East Hampton steps away from the Village’s shopping and dining scene. I have been taking classes at Elements Fitness for the past month and am so thrilled with the method, class format, and energy that Founder and Director Andrea Fornarola Hunsberger brings to class. She is so personable and friendly with each client, greeting them before class, and bidding them farewell at the finish. During class, she is encouraging and upbeat, keeping each one of us focused and striving for our best output.
If you have never taken barre before or if you are a master at the barre, you must come to Elements Fitness. In all my four years of taking barre classes, I have never experienced an hour fly by so quickly as I have when taking Andrea’s classes. Her expertise and positive spirit are what make her classes so unique and so worthwhile. Below, read my exclusive interview with Andrea where we discuss her approach to teaching, the apparatuses of a barre class, and what are her refrigerator essentials pre and post-workout.
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.
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.
The Springs Tavern opened their doors in East Hampton this spring and has already drawn in excellent reviews. As soon as we stepped inside, we were greeted by genuine, upbeat waitstaff who went above and beyond to accommodate us and made our dining experience comfortable and enjoyable. The seating area is very open and airy, and the oak bar is a spacious spot to sit and watch sports. High-top tables are just in front of the bar for additional seating space. Just around the bar, you will discover a dart board, which gets very popular during the late evenings. We were able to play a few rounds during our dinner.
We recognized several people we knew from Springs. They expressed how much they enjoy coming here and how it is so close to home. “The hours are very reliable, we always know we can count on Springs Tavern for a late night dinner. We are easily able to walk here, it’s so fantastic!” says a customer. There is live entertainment on select nights and Country Night is every Tuesday beginning at 8pm. On this night, guests may participate in a complimentary line dancing class at 8pm, and the Spaghetti Westerners will play live music at 9pm. A light bar menu is available for guests and includes: $4 Jack Daniels shots, $4 Sweet Action Beers, $5 hot dogs, pizza slices and more.
Hamptons goers are some of the luckiest around when it comes to dining options, and no experience is ever complete without diving your spoons and forks into a luscious, creamy, gooey, chocolatey, or whatever your heart desires, dessert plate. So let’s dive into something sweet this summer! Below I have curated five favorite desserts I have discovered so far this season that everyone must try (at least once).