Lifestyle

Serving Thanks in Style

Your Thanksgiving table top decor is just as important as the meal you serve. Hamptons hostess Kelli Delaney shares design accents which can make your holiday meal equally memorable.

Artists to Watch

Perhaps no other artists capture the spirit of the East End’s farms, forests, ponds, bays, salt marsh estuaries, beaches and dunes as well as its plein air painters who set up their easels in their “outdoor studios” in the midst and mists of our storied landscapes. Working on site allows them to capture the authentic light and subtle colors, which they must execute quickly.

Soul-Warming Winter Cocktails

What would winter be without a crackling fire and festive libations to toast our innards? When winter doldrums prevail, get thee to one of these welcoming boites with their convivial bar scenes, superb food and festive cocktails.

Unique Treasures

Holiday shopping in the Hamptons can be a unique and rewarding experience. Treasures abound in the many local shops and stores throughout the chic towns of the Hamptons, featuring stylish clothing, fine jewelry, children’s toys, fancy pet apparel, and so much more. Shop local and discover the many fine gifts the Hamptons has to offer during the holidays.

2015 Film Festival A Huge Success

The 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF), took place over Columbus Day Weekend, October 8-12, 2015, celebrating Independent Filmmakers in the genres of long, short, fiction, and documentary films. Approximately 25,000 visitors attended the Film Festival featuring over 130 films with over 20 events in 14 venues across the East End.

Montauk Surf Museum

On a warm summer night, August 27, 2015, The Oceans Institute of the Montauk Lighthouse Museum, aka the Montauk Surf Museum celebrated its grand opening, set against a brilliant sky. Situated between the Montauk Point Lighthouse and the WWII Fire Control Tower, the Montauk Surf Museum is located in the original Fog Signal House constructed in 1896.

Hamptons Babylon

It wasn’t so long ago that a poolhouse and a fully-equipped gym were standard features of every high-value property in the Hamptons. But the amenity du jour in high value homes is a private screening room. We don’t mean “media rooms”--essentially large dens with outsized flat screen TVs. Nor are we referring to finished basements kitted out with clunky DVD players, those relics of the pre-digital age.

The 23rd Annual International Film Festival

The 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) will take place October 8-12, 2015. The festival was originally founded to celebrate Independent Filmmakers in the genres of long, short, fiction, and documentary films. Approximately 25,000 visitors will attend the Film Festival with about 130 films and over 20 events in 14 venues across the East End.

Artists to Watch

When Sag Harbor photographer Blair Seagram attended a cocktail party/open house this summer at “The Back Bay,” an enchanting waterfront property in Water Mill, she was pleasantly surprised to find one of her photographs hanging in the entry foyer – a print of a field at the corner of Scuttlehole and Mitchell’s Lane – that the owner had purchased at a Clothes Line Sale at Guild Hall.

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