When it comes to hosting a cocktail party, the latter is the operative word. The host shouldn’t be stuck in the kitchen while others revel in delicious bites and good company. The trick to throwing a stress-free holiday cocktail party is creating a menu of hors d’oeuvres that can be easily made ahead of time, leaving only an hour or two of prep on the day of your event. This tried-and-true trick will save you time and frustration, according to the pros at Grace & Grit.
Sisters Laura and Christi Carrillo know the secret behind a beautiful fresh-cut centerpiece. The duo founded Laurel Floral Design out of Laura’s Delmar Lane home earlier this year, creating eye-catching arrangements. READ
Rustic is a trending aesthetic. Characterized by exposed wood beams and repurposed décor, it is a style that McCall Wines in Cutchogue masters effortlessly, in part because it’s the way the tasting room has always been. (more…)
Welcoming is a word Lauren Lombardi speaks to catering clients while helping them plan their North Fork event.
Her artful catering blends an eye for décor with vibrant local ingredients. Her signature Harvest Table brims with specialty Italian appetizers such as salami finocchiana from Lombardi’s Love Lane market plated elegantly beside bowls of seasonal produce dressed with edible flowers and placed beside fresh flowers picked up from local farm stands.(more…)
As the sun sets on Zilnicki Farms in Riverhead, a handful of people gather at a small clearing behind the farm fields. They aren’t there to plant or harvest, but rather to practice yoga with stunning views of the twilight sky as the backdrop. (more…)