01/13/19 6:00am

The Shed Bowl. (Credit: The Shed)

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Eating healthier and losing weight is consistently one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Though brown bagging and meal prep are common ways to ensure top nutrition, healthier restaurants on Long Island allow diners to enjoy a guilt-free meal without the hassle of cooking. These spots don’t limit your choices to standard greens and grilled chicken with dressing on the side, either. Expect creative twists on good-for-you dishes that will make healthy eating convenient and delicious. (more…)

01/13/19 6:00am

Gore Mountain. (Courtesy: I Love New York)

Come snow season, there are a few choices: Run from it (hello, Florida), hide from it (hello, hibernation) or run to it. East Coast mountains and trails offer skiers a chance to experience both novice and white-knuckle slopes — not to mention cool accommodations and boisterous taverns. Who needs the Alps? Hit these closer-to-home slopes this winter break. (more…)

12/23/18 6:00am

Enjoying at meal at the Red Salt Room is just one reason to staycation at The Garden City Hotel. (Credit: The Garden City Hotel)

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The mind begins to play tricks this time of year — and the early chill hasn’t helped. On one hand, it’s so cold that hibernation sounds delightful. On the other, cabin fever sounds frightful.

Get the best of both worlds by vacationing closer to home at these luxurious Long Island hotels.

Some are set in former Gold Coast mansions, some have spas and some has an oceanfront view that reminds us we live where others vacation. Let’s make the most of winter. (more…)

11/17/18 6:00am

Mark Miloski Jr. on his family farm in Calverton. (Credit: David Benthal)

Thanksgiving is full of traditions: third helpings of Mom’s mashed potatoes, falling asleep while watching football and, of course, turkey. 

Since 1946, to Will Miloski’s Poultry Farm in Calverton for the centerpiece of the meal. The farm gives people a chance to forgo frozen turkeys for fresh ones and has been allowing its birds to roam outside since long before “free-range” became a buzzword. 

In short, the Miloskis know how to do turkey. But how do they do Thanksgiving?  (more…)

11/04/18 6:10am

Topping Rose House. (Credit: Topping Rose House)

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When the temperatures drop, the atmosphere in the Hamptons gets cozier. The traffic and crowds are thinner, making late fall and winter the perfect time for a South Fork getaway.

Hotels and inns in the area are still open, ready to welcome guests with hot chocolate, champagne and a warm bed. These seven places left the fireplace on for you. (more…)

10/21/18 6:05am

Baron’s Cove Hotel in Sag Harbor is the perfect fall outpost. (Credit: Baron’s Cove)

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The Hamptons were in many ways designed for summer. But the cooler months are ideal for taking in the South Fork like a local.

Baron’s Cove, a cozy waterfront resort in Sag Harbor, provides the perfect home away from home. (more…)

10/07/18 5:55am

The Oheka Castle (Credit: Phillip Ennis)

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Today, much is made about the Hamptons being Hollywood’s hideaway. But during the bygone era, the Gold Coast provided a retreat from city life for some of the nation’s most powerful families. The Vanderbilts owned an estate there, as did mining tycoon Daniel Guggenheim. Even President Theodore Roosevelt took his turn — his home is considered the first “Summer White House.” The rip-roaring parties and extravagant lifestyles inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.(more…)