Cheers to the upcoming summer! I am thrilled to reintroduce my readers to one of my favorite child-friendly beverage companies, Tickle Water. My favorite characteristic of Tickle Water is that it is perfect for small hands, meaning that it will be ideal for my daughter to bring with her to school and activities. Her favorite is the watermelon and green apple. She calls the Watermelon flavored water “owl bubbles.” It is so cute when she laughs after each sip. We enjoy Tickle Water together during the afternoon while at our pool. The size is also compact and lightweight for bringing to the beach. The tickly taste is so refreshing!
Southampton Social Club, just steps away from the Southampton Village train station, opened on May 26th for the 2017 Hamptons season. The exceptional fine dining restaurant, lounge and nightclub opens under the tutelage of David Hilty, Ian Duke, and notable partners Matt Shendell and Brian Mazza of Paige Hospitality Group. Hilty and Duke also opened sister restaurant,in Southampton last summer. Executive Chef Scott Kampf is at the helm of the kitchen. Expect creative cocktails, delectable plates, handsome cabanas, a cozy fire-pit, and the hottest DJs around during the after-hours.
Thinking about what healthy snacks to bring to the beach? Whether you have or have not yet taking a class at one of Tracy Anderson’s Hamptons studios, you must try her delicious smoothies and USDA certified organic protein bars that will be available at all Golden Pear Cafe locations.
Order one of Tracy Anderson’s freshly made smoothies (mixed with her patented protein powder) as well as her latest all-organic Ultimate CLEAR Bars. Tracy Anderson’s smoothie menu will provide options for pre/post-workout, detoxification, and weight loss. Each Smoothie is gluten-free, fructose-free, non-GMO, and made with organic ingredients.
What a year 2016 was! I had the pleasure of dining at the best restaurants in the Hamptons and North Fork as well as some notable restaurants in Manhattan, Connecticut and Washington D.C. It proved to be very tough to narrow it down to ten favorite dishes, but after careful consideration, I am thrilled to present the ten best things I ate this past year. I could only imagine what delectable plates 2017 will bring!
This year was filled with many great sips throughout both forks. I visited several new vineyards this year and had the opportunity to try many new, luscious beverages. Many of these bottled beauties are now enjoyed by me and my family on a regular basis. From a refreshing, floral lemonade to a sparkling ‘royal’ champagne, below I feature my top ten favorite things I drank in 2016.