Where to Celebrate Halloween on Long Island & in NYC

Whether you choose to spend Halloween in NYC or on Long Island this week, you are sure to stumble upon a scary good time. This week is already off to a great start with plenty of dinner specials, ghoulish cocktails, and fright-filled parties. With plenty of opportunities to wear your costume all week long, below are our favorite spots to celebrate Halloween across Long Island and in the city.

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WTHN Acupuncture at Rejuvenation Health

Image Credit: WTHN

Rejuvenation Health, set in the heart of East Hampton Village, is a wellness center that focuses on ancient healing practices, specifically taking a unique approach to medicine, where it connects oral health with our overall wellbeing.

Inside the wellness enter is an opportunity for individuals seeking optimal health and wellbeing to renew “the life-force within” through an integrated practice of biologic dentistry, medicine, beauty and wellness. There is also an apothecary that offers an array of products and supplements including brands like CAP Beauty, Nutrafol, Revitin oral care, and WTHN, as well as beauty products from Shiva Rose, Dr. Loretta and CAMPO. High-quality CBD from Plant Alchemy is also available for purchase. There is also an outdoor meditation space, perfect for silent reflection before or after a treatment.

I came in to the center for the first time last week to receive my very first acupuncture treatment with WTHN Acupuncture’s Dr. Shari Auth. I was extraordinarily pleased with her professionalism, attention to detail, and her soothing and tactical approach. After my first acupuncture treatment with Dr. Auth, I would highly recommend the treatment and overall experience at Rejuvenation Health. I also received a cupping treatment, with the entire session lasting forty minutes. Acupuncture is completely painless and did wonders to my body.

I had been having upper back discomfort because my two children love to ride on my shoulders all the time, and I also had acupuncture for relaxation, digestion, de-stress purposes. After the treatment and even now almost two weeks later, the discomfort is completely gone and I feel so at ease. I already look forward to coming back to the wellness center and trying their other signature therapies and treatments.

The REVIV Clinic is also located inside Rejuvenation Health. Step inside to get REVIV’d in the Hamptons with the choice of five signature IV therapies and four vitamin injections. Their IV therapies are designed to help you feel your best and deliver a blend of hydration, vitamins, antioxidants and electrolytes that your body needs. Pick from hydration, wellness, beauty, recovery and our deluxe IV therapy for the complete IV wellness boost.

Images of Vanessa Gordon taken by Dr. Shari Auth

Additional treatments at the center include Emsculpt body contouring, hyperbaric oxygen, BioMat infrared therapy, LED light therapy, longevity medicine, and biologic dental services as well as guest lectures, and yoga. Dr. Gerry Curatola, the center’s lead practitioner and owner, plans to integrate the Center’s offerings into his dental treatment plans beginning in January 2020.

Shari Auth is practicing at Rejuvenation Health in East Hampton for limited days throughout the month of August. Call to book your appointment or it can be booked through the MindBody App. Rejuvenation Health currently is open Wednesday-Monday (closed Tuesdays) beginning at 10am.

https://www.rejuv-health.com // 631-907-2400

The 2nd Annual Hamptons Interactive Influencer Brunch

On Saturday, July 20th, Vanessa Gordon of East End Taste hosted The 2nd Annual Hamptons Interactive Influencer Brunch (#HIIB2019) at The Maidstone in East Hampton. The invitation-only event, produced by Sean Koski and Brian Kelly of Ticket2Events, brought together influencers, actors, actresses, philanthropists, and personalities for a brunch filled with interactive activations in food, beverages, wellness, beauty, fashion, and accessories.

A portion of the proceeds went to benefit Bideawee, one of the first no-kill animal rescue centers in America, with focus on their Westhampton rescue center. Vanessa is adopting a cat from Bideawee with more information and updates to follow on social media in the coming weeks.

Hamptons Luxury Liner transported the notable influencers, celebrities and NYC based personalities to The Maidstone Hotel. The brunch featured many interactive stations and onsite sponsored activations. The influencers’ favorite activation was Millstone Flowers ‘make and take’ station that let guests create their own floral arrangements from locally sourced and handpicked flowers straight off their luxuriously oversized flower cart.

Attendees of #HIIB2019 were also treated to various dining options including the famed CIPRIANI who provided a wonderful selection of stationary cold hor d’oeuvres like Roasted Yellow Beet with Pistachio Crust and Mascarpone, Fresh Crab with Cucumber, Tartine with Beef Carpaccio, Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil, and Oven Dried Tomato, and Black Olive Baguette with Ricotta di Buffalo, Porscuitto, Asparagus, and Goat Cheese Roulade.

Stationary dessert mignons included Fruit Tarts, Chocolate Tarts, Lemon Tarts, and Vanilla Cream Puffs; Assorted Cookies; and Giant Driscoll Strawberries dipped in Bittersweet Chocolate.

Guests sipped from an endless supply of beverages adorned with Acrylic Sticks like LaCroix Sparkling Water, Hamptons Rosé from Cellier Wines Distributing, Brew Dr. Kombucha, Eternal Water and Boxed Water. An ice cream station provided by Serendipity 3, and energy boosting ice cold Life Aid beverages were also available for guests to enjoy in the lush outdoor garden. 

Love Love Edibles and Rawmantic Chocolate served raw, vegan, and organic chocolates and cakes and gifted guests a selection of chocolate bars, truffles, and custom cakes for the event. 

Guests shopped for the cause at pop-ups from ReeMat Designs and Amy Zerner who donated a portion of proceeds to Bideawee. A beauty bar featured complimentary products and touch-ups from Intoxicating Beauty, Alina Cosmetics, Sylveco USS, and Skyn Iceland. 

Mary Sabo educated guests on the power of doTERRA essential oils and created custom blends for guests to take home. Amy Zerner and Monte Farber gave guests live readings and showcased their clothing and accessories collection. Photo opportunities were endless including a raffle where guests could enter to win a Life Proper satchel and a popular swing set the Maidstone Hotel was installed just for this event. 

The 2nd Annual Hamptons Interactive Influencer Brunch was well attended by a range of influencers including celebrity youth activist and recording artist Meredith O’Connor, Real Estate Broker Eric Goldie, Actress Melanie Chandra, Nutritionist Liana Werner-Gray, and Tinkerbelle The Dog. Tinkerbelle was rescued from a shelter by owner Sam Carrell in 2012. 

Actress Leesa Rowland, and Cara Woodhouse of Cara Woodhouse Designs were the special guests. Rowland was spotted purchasing a necklace from Amy Zerner’s jewelry collection at the event. Rowland is also an animal rights activist, as well founder and president of Animal Asham.


Upon their exit, guests received an oversized tote from One Kings Lane stuffed with luxurious products like jewelry from Kendra Scott and CBD bath bombs from Onyx & Rose, and delicious treats sourced like Tiny Tate’s Cookies, SeaSnax, Vegan Rob’s, Mamma Chia, and Bare Snacks.  

Participating Brands Included: Acrylic Stick, LaCroix Sparkling Water, CW Distributing, Brew Dr. Kombucha, Eternal Water, Boxed Water, ReeMat Designs, Intoxicating Beauty, Sylveco USS, Skyn Iceland, Life Proper, Cipriani, Tate’s Cookies, Life Aid, Millstone Flowers, and doTERRA.  

Photography by Getty Images/Johnny Nunez and Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com.

An Interview with THE ENCHANTED WORLD’s Amy Zerner and Monte Farber

Amy Zerner and Monte Farber, longtime East Hampton residents, are the masters and creatives behind The Enchanted World, which includes works of art, fashion, accessories, books, card decks, and more. Together they have authored close to 50 different published works in well over a dozen languages. Zerner and Farber will also be at the Hamptons Interactive Brunch on Saturday, July 20th from 11am-3pm at The Maidstone. Amy Zerner’s Custom Couture Collection is sold at Bergdorf Goodman and she has created custom jewelry for many notable names in the entertainment industry. Amy’s jewelry collection encompasses so many dreamy pieces that are as alluring are as they are spectacular, true stand-out works of art that will electrify your summer style.

Farber, who has been studying the stars for decades, read and explained by birth chart last week. The experience was out of this world, how not only accurate it was but how detailed, which helped me to tap into my own destiny and manifestations for the future including why we see things a certain way and bringing to light certain dilemmas and how to best conquer them. Farber, who is the author of many popular astrology books including Karma Cards and Sun Sign Secrets, explained in great detail my unique personality chart that I was born with. It was a fascinating morning that I hope all of my readers will one day have the opportunity to experience. Learn more at MonteFarber.com.

After my birth chart was explained, the creators of The Enchanted World and I discussed books, summer style, and what is in store for the 2019 Hamptons summer season.

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Four Hamptons Restaurants Perfect for Singles

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.

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Hamptons Valentine’s Day Dining

Deciding where to go for Valentine’s Day dinner can be harder than deciding on a life partner. Whether you wish to embrace a casual evening or do something a little fancy, here are our favorite Hamptons and North Fork restaurants that you and your partner are sure to love.

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Where to Eat on the East End during Super Bowl Sunday LIII

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.

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Ina Garten Book Signing at Book Hampton

On Saturday, December 15 at 12pm the Barefoot Contessa herself, Ina Garten, will be stopping by Book Hampton to talk about her latest cookbook ‘Cook Like a Pro.’ In ‘Cook Like a Pro,’ self-taught pro Garten pulls together the tips and tricks for hosting and preparing the perfect dinner party.

Upgrading the basics for a show-stopping menu your family and friends won’t believe you made yourself is Garten’s specialty. Here, we have included two of our favorite Barefoot Contessa appetizer recipes to make your next event a smash.

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Best December Events in the Hamptons and on the North Fork

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.

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Holiday Decor Shopping in the Hamptons

If your home isn’t decked out in festive decor, is it really the holidays? Here are the best Hamptons shops to hit up for festive, fun and unique holiday decorations.

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.

An Interview with Jonathan Pearlman of The Artists’ Lounge

Sculptor, author and filmmaker Jonathan Pearlman is an iconic presence in East Hampton, and an even greater proponent of the arts on Long Island. This fall, Pearlman teamed up with East End Arts to kick off their new monthly discussion series, The Artists’ Lounge, where guests are invited to share their individual experiences with each other and engage in casual conversation about different creative roadblocks they face as working artists.

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