03/21/18 8:08am

An indoor/outdoor living space in Mattituck designed by Paris Kostopoulos, of Paris K Interior Design in Manhattan. (Credit: Tina Psoinos)

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At its essence a house is four walls and a roof. But a home is a place of living; a retreat to call your own. There’s pleasure in the customized extras — bonus spaces ripe with potential to transform a house into more than a home but an oasis. (more…)

03/19/18 6:03am

Get ready to sample artisan pickles at Backyard Brine’s Cutchogue tasting room. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Five years ago, Randy and Cori Kopke viewed making pickles as little more than a hobby. The avid gardeners plucked cumbers from their yard and began experimenting with homemade brines.

Little did they know they were laying the groundwork for their pickle company, Backyard Brine. (more…)