December 10, 2013 | Style & Beauty
FROM LEFT: Yellow-gold chronograph, Patek Philippe (price on request). London Jewelers, 2 Main St., East Hampton, 329-3939; 47 Main St., Southampton, 287-4499; Diagonal-stripe rectangular cuff links, Brooks Brothers ($245). 48–50 Main St., Southampton, 287-3936
Dignified accessories always make for golden gift giving. This season, a classic watch or a pair of cuff links with sublime detailing are atop Bridgehampton power duo Keith Bloomfield and Mark Mullett’s holiday wish list.
December 05, 2013 | by catherine park | East End Eats
Learn more about Long Island's wine, cocktails, and beer this winter at Jedediah Hawkins Inn.
Jamesport's Jedediah Hawkins Inn will host a monthly “Sessions in the Speakeasy” series from December-February featuring guest talks from respected experts in the East End’s wine, spirits, and beer industries. In addition to the educational experience, event-goers can sample the locally sourced drinks discussed, and an enjoy an exclusive tasting menu crafted by Jedediah Hawkins Inn’s executive chef, Richard Kanowsky. >>Read More
December 04, 2013 | Style & Beauty
The Creative Ambassador for Barneys New York, Simon Doonan is known for his spirited sense of style. The celebrated author, whose latest read, The Asylum: A Collage of Couture Reminiscences…and Hysteria, available at BookHampton (41 Main St., East Hampton, 324-4939), gravitates toward whimsical button-downs in Technicolor floral prints, which he often pairs with versatile slip-ons such as sneakers and smoking slippers. “If you feel like having a Proust moment, then you could do a lot worse than dig out the smoking slippers,” he quips. For the holidays, Doonan has his eye on Del Toro’s vibrant Dia De Los Muertos slippers in blue velvet. “Del Toro is decadent and luxe. Think Helmut Newton with a dash of Sammy Davis Jr.,” he says. “Plus, nothing says happy holidays like a couple of glamorous skulls.”
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL CHILDERS (DOONAN)
December 02, 2013 | East End Eats
Spanish accoutrements membrillo and pan de higo pair best with these creamy goat cheeses.
When she isn’t spending her summers in the Hamptons or thwarting villains on TV, Marta Milans, the star of ABC’s upcoming Killer Women, helps her family make cheese on their dairy farm in Burgos, a province in the north of Spain. “I come from a Spanish family that has raised us to love good-quality, healthy, and sustainable food and wine,” Milans says. Their product, Santa Gadea, is an organic goat cheese that comes in a soft, creamy Red Label and a slowly fermented, aromatic Black Label. Milans recommends a Spanish varietal such as Quintarelli Alzero or Amarone della Valpolicella, or a Biondi-Santi Brunello Tenuta il Greppo Riserva for a knockout pairing. And as a final course, she likes a French Sauterne Château d’Yquem with membrillo (quince) or pan de higo (fig bread) after an indulgent holiday meal. “I love going back to Spain for Christmas and celebrating our traditions with my family. Families gather together, have a wonderful (and always heavy) dinner, and just spend hours talking and enjoying the food and the wine.” Schmidt’s, 120 North Sea Road, Southampton, 283-5777
November 26, 2013 | by catherine park | Talk of the Town
Bridgehampton's Topping Rose House boasts exciting holiday festivities and exclusive offers this season.
Topping Rose House welcomes the holiday season with its first annual tree lighting on Friday, December 6 (6 p.m.). The intimate holiday affair will take place in front of the hotel and feature accompaniment from Pierson Middle School’s sixth grade chorus and the Bridgehampton High School’s band and choir. Complimentary hot chocolate and gingerbread will be on offer during the tree lighting ceremony. >>Read More