Affordable Ways to Go Eco-Friendly

Eco-friendliness gets a bad rap for being overly expensive, mostly because the first eco-friendly products of the 21st Century were new technology, and thus, they had heftier price tags. In actuality, it’s very affordable to live a green lifestyle. In fact, you can save a ton of money by going green, whether you’re doing home renovation or changing your lifestyle habits. Here are a few ways you can save money or make money by going green. Continue reading

Luxury Hotel Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle launching Spring 2020

Do you adore the luxurious lifestyle of Marie Antoinette as much as I do? (Sofia Coppola’s 2006 is one of my favorites)! Have you ever dreamed of staying at Versailles? Well, you soon can stay on the palace grounds! Airelles is delighted to announce the much anticipated Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle. The new hotel property will welcome its first guests in the spring of 2020.

This is the latest opening for the luxury hotel collection which already includes Les Airelles in Courchevel, France; La Bastide in Gordes, France; and, opening in December of 2019, Mademoiselle in the ski resort region of the French Alps, Val d’Isere, France.

Exclusive Access to Versailles

Set within the perimeter of the Palace grounds, Le Grand Contrôle will be the only hotel of its kind in the world; offering exclusive access and experiences at Château de Versailles to staying guests. The 14-bedroom luxury hotel will favour an 18th century style, with architect and interior designer Christophe Tollemer in charge of its design. As well as a private spa, guests will also be able to indulge in a sublime restaurant led by Alain Ducasse who has been a partner in the exciting project from the very beginning.

Images courtesy of Airelles Château de Versailles

Airelles, the luxury hotel brand of the LOV Group, is a collection of unique hotels in exceptional locations offering an authentic French sense of hospitality. For families, activities and specially adapted areas including a Kingdom of Children will be at each property. Les Airelles and La Bastide de Gordes are defined by their Palace classifications and Leading Hotels of The World status.

Airelles hopes to create a remarkable and exclusive collection of five star luxury hotels in France and abroad. Projects in the pipeline include The opening of Mademoiselle in Val d’Isere. Val d’Isere is a five star hotel and the only one of its kind to offer ski in ski out access.

Mattituck’s 65th Annual Strawberry Festival

Sunny weather returned just in time to provide a bright and warm four days for Mattituck’s 65th Annual Strawberry Festival hosted by the Mattituck Lions Club. Held over Father’s Day weekend, the event attracted thousands of locals and tourists alike to enjoy fun rides, live music, local vendors, and of course fresh strawberries. Lion’s members, assisted by their youth branch the Mattituck Leo’s, worked tirelessly to make the multi-day spectacle another rousing success.

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5 Things Every First-Time Homebuyer Should Know

For most people, buying a home will be the largest financial commitment they will ever make. It’s nerve-wracking, incredibly exciting, and often the culmination of years of hard work and prudent financial decisions. It’s impossible to know exactly what to expect before buying a home, but there are certain universal considerations that every prospective buyer should think about before they commit to a mortgage.

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Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Wonder of the Cocktail

Mixology enthusiasts, get excited! Foxwoods Resort Casino’s popular Wonder of the Cocktail returns June 19-21 with a culinary and cocktail affair featuring a resort-wide celebration of free-flowing spirits, entertainment, epicurean experiences and intimate liquor tastings. Food and beverage professionals, spirit enthusiasts and foodies alike will taste exceptional liquors and wines, learn from global experts at master class seminars and dine with some of Connecticut’s top chefs.

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North Meets South Farms, Food, and Drink Festival

A new Long Island summer tradition kicked off this month as the first bi-annual North Meets South Festival took place on June 8th and 9th at the Long Island Sports Park in Calverton. Hosted by North Fork Event Co., the festival featured over a hundred vendors from the north and south forks displaying the full abundance of the East End. Crowds were able to wander through the 80-acre venue to patronize creators of local food, drink, and crafts. Raffles, games, and live music likewise contributed to providing two fun-filled days for adults and children alike.

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Taste the East End 2019

Elegance met aquatic at Taste the East End 2019 held at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead on Friday, June 7th. This year’s event brought together tastings and food pairings from dozens of local vendors. The venue—which boasts a terrace, ballroom, and courtyard along with the aquarium facilities—allowed guests ample opportunity to mingle, dance, and engage with the beautiful marine creatures on display.

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Dan’s Rosé Soirée presented by BMW

Celebrating its 60th year, Dan’s Papers officially kicked off summer in the Hamptons at the first of its Taste of Summer series: Dan’s Rosé Soirée presented by BMW. The event took place on Sunday, May 26th at Southampton Arts Center, under two exquisite tents decorated with Crystal chandeliers and roses.  The beautiful weather was perfect for the unofficial start of the season!

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Announcing Cat Camp NYC with Jackson Galaxy

Jackson Galaxy, renowned cat behavior expert, and star of Animal Planet’s “My Cat from Hell,” will host Cat Camp NYC this coming Saturday and Sunday, June 1st and 2nd at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood. Hosting as “Head Counselor,” alongside Christina Ha, co-founder of Cat Camp and co-owner of NYC‘s first cat caféMeow Parlour, Cat Camp will be a weekend full of fun and educational activities for those of all ages.

Now in its 3rd year, it will be a weekend adventure for cat lovers of all stripes aiming to spread the message that anyone could be a cat advocate. Educational activities and workshops on topics such as how to play with cats, classes to make cat toys led by the internet’s most beloved cat experts, a dedicated adoptable cat area showcasing kittens and cats from Meow Parlour as well as nearly a dozen local adoption organizations, cat yoga, cat café bingo, and a vast array of cat merchandise for guests to peruse and purchase.

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Dinner at Highway Restaurant & Bar East Hampton

Known for its well-crafted menu, unique nightly specials, and fresh organic ingredients is Highway Restaurant and Bar, located off of Montauk Highway in East Hampton. Chef Justin Finney creates sumptuous specials throughout the week like Chicken Pot Pie Mondays and Thai Thursdays, all in addition to their upscale New American menu with urban and global influences that features a variety of dishes that pay tribute to the bounties of the East End.

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