Roses may be red and violets may be blue, but February isn’t just for couples—it’s for singles, too! Whether you’re looking for a good night out or a good mate, these Hamptons restaurants are the perfect destination for anyone who is single and loving it or single and ready to mingle.
Love is in the air, but so is the stress of trying to find the perfect gift for the perfect love of your life. After sifting and searching through countless East End boutiques, here are the best Valentine’s Day gifts that anyone would love to receive—and that you’ll love to give!
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There’s no better way to beat the winter blues than with a savory stew or hearty soup. We’ve rounded up the best comfort foods of the Hamptons that include garlicky mac n’ cheese, pot pie, and plenty of pasta. Continue reading
Whether your favorite football team is in the Super Bowl or not, it’s still a fun day for good food, good drinks, good football and good times. These East End bars are the perfect lineup for Super Bowl Sunday, making you the MVP of your friend group.
The New York football teams may not have had the best year, but enjoying good food and drinks at a good price is always scores high. Looking for a place to watch the next day or night of football games? Finish the season strong at these North and South Fork spots. They’re sure to be total touchdown.
A good New Year’s Eve celebration has the power to set the stage for a fabulous and positive new year. Here are the best East End New Year’s Eve parties to ensure your 2018 ends—and your 2019 begins—on the right foot.
If you’re ho-ho-hoping to have brunch with Santa this holiday season, then you’re in luck! We’ve rounded up the best spots on the East End to have brunch with Santa this holiday season.
The holiday season is officially upon us, and with it comes shopping bazaars, holiday lightings and festive gatherings. Here are the best December events on the North and South Forks that will get people of all ages into the holiday spirit.
As soon as you enter The Garden Shop at Marders in Bridgehampton, you know you’re in a magical place. Bursting at the seams with elaborate decor and displays, your imagination will run wild in this holiday wonderland. From gorgeous table decor to wreaths (you can even design your own custom wreath), candle votives to ornaments, you’re sure to find everything you need to decorate your home this holiday season.
If you’re looking for ornaments that break the mold, Roller Rabbit (locations in both East Hampton and Southampton) is your place. With a variety of quirky ornaments (think green dancing monkeys, adorably festive elephants and charming top-hatted polar bears), you’re tree is sure to be a fun and unique showstopper. An added bonus? Their one-of-a-kind ornament designs all come in pajamas that the whole family can lounge in all season long.
Hosting a holiday dinner this year? Then a visit to Clic in East Hampton is a must. Opened by former stylist and Calypso founder, Christiane Celle, not only is every item in Clic expertly curated, but every item is more special than the next. Between the gorgeous table textiles, handblown glassware and handmade pottery items, your eyes and hands will be dancing with joy—when you shop at Clic, there’s no way your holiday table won’t be the center of attention.
For holiday linens and pillows that’ll make you and your guests smile (and want to snuggle up in front of a fireplace), check out the Lexington Company Concept Store in East Hampton. Here, you’ll find adorably festive linens (napkins, tablecloths and hand towels), cozy holiday mohair throws and charming sham pillows with holiday images and sayings. With the quirky holiday decor choices from here, your home will be as chic and jolly as Santa’s Workshop.
Although the Gift Shop at Charlie & Son’s in Amagansett is a go-to place for decor year-round, its holiday decor selection makes it a must-visit during the holiday season. Not only does this family owned business offer a spectacular Christmas tree selection and gorgeous, custom floral arrangements that will make for jaw-dropping centerpieces, but the carefully selected decor items in their Gift Shop will have everything you need to get your home ready for the holidays.
If you find yourself missing out on family time at Thanksgiving because you’re too busy running around in the kitchen, then maybe this year it’s time to try something different. Here are six restaurants throughout the East End and New York City that will serve and or cater Thanksgiving for you, so you can sit back, relax and finally spend time with your loved ones.
For a gorgeous meal with an ambiance to match, East Wind in Wading River will be serving a full Thanksgiving Buffet in their gorgeous Grand Ballroom. Featuring all the flavors that Thanksgiving has to offer—Butternut Squash and Roasted Apple Bisque, Apple Chutney Stuffed Pork Loin, Roast Turkey with a Cranberry Compote and Steel Oat Crusted Salmon with a Warm Fig and Date Couscous and Pumpkin Beurre Blanc—you and your family are sure to have an evening you’ll be thankful for for years to come.
The Thanksgiving menu at Claude’s in Southampton is chockfull of decadent items: for dinner, you can choose from a Local Cheese Pumpkin Ravioli with Truffle Sage Brown Butter and Parmesan Cheese, Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi, Heritage Roast Turkey with Stuffing, a Cranberry Trifle, Warm, Sticky Toffee Date Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream and their award-winning Carrot Cake. So for this Thanksgiving, spend dinner at Claude’s enjoying—and relaxing with—your family, instead of stressed out in your kitchen.
Desmond’s in Wading River is making it possible for you to have your turkey and eat it, too…at home! For $225 (plus tax), you’ll get a Golden Brown Roasted, 14-16 lb turkey—ready to carve —plus all the fixings; all you need to do is place your order by Tuesday, November 20th. With Desmond’s To-Go, you’ll be able to host a top-notch Thanksgiving dinner of 8-10 people without breaking a sweat.
At Gurney’s in Montauk, you’ll find a smorgasbord of foods: Artisan Cheese and Charcuterie boards, Chilled Seafood, Whole Roasted Organic Turkey with Cranberry Sauce, Gravy and Apricot Mostarda, Warm Honey Biscuits, Herb Crusted Beef Prime Rib with a Red Wine Jus, Sushi and Pan Seared Duck Breast with Wild Mushrooms, Fregola and Blackberry Port Sauce. For kids, Gurney’s is offering Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza, Apple Slices and Caramel, Organic Chicken Strips and Mac n’ Cheese. For dessert, you may have a hard time narrowing it down: Cinnamon Caramel Apple Cheesecake, Gingerbread Cream Cheesecake, Pumpkin Cream Cheesecake, Pumpkin Creme Brûlée and Pumpkin Bread Pudding—just to name a few!
Looking for an adventure outside of the East End? Check out the Thanksgiving dinner offerings at Greenwich Steakhouse and Demarchelier in New York City. For an upscale Thanksgiving celebration in the West Village, Greenwich Steakhouse is serving up a Traditional Turkey special, signature menu selections, Dry-Aged Steak and an ample bar to accompany the delicious foods.
For a familial atmosphere, family-owned and operated Demarchelier on the Upper East Side is the place to dine. With an a la carte serving of classic French dishes such as Terrine de Foie Gras with Toast Points, a specialty prix fixe menu and a traditional Thanksgiving meal of Roasted Turkey Breast, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Carrots, there’s sure to be something here for everyone’s palate. If you save room for dessert, you can look forward to a decadent slice of Pumpkin Pie or Pecan Tart.
Getting out of the crisp, fall air and into a warm, cozy home with fall-inspired candle scents of pumpkin pie, apple cider or spicy nutmeg wafting through the air is one of the best perks of this season. Although you can walk into countless East End boutiques, these are the best for finding your festive fall candle.
Country Lane in Sag Harbor should be your go-to spot for decadent candles that’ll make your mouth water. Pumpkin Vanilla, Bourbon Maple Sugar, Honey Soaked Apples, Roasted Espresso, Spicy Cinnamon Hot Toddy and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are just some of the delicious candle scents you’ll find at Country Lane. Continue reading
When you head to the East End—whether it’s for a day, weekend or week-long visit—you know you’ll be splurging on luxe food, top-notch drinks and many different activities; the price of which all add up quickly. Not looking to spend your whole paycheck on all of the above? Here are the best ways to save on money without sacrificing East End fun.