Saturday, January 20, 2018

Style on a Budget

Style on a Budget

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

With the advancements in technology and the natural desire to get a good deal, the ways to get designer styles for less are numerous. I’ll share some of my favorite ways to shop for higher end items, with my maxim being quality over quantity. I would much rather purchase a few good items that will […]

Westlake Fish House

Westlake Fish House

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Overlooking beautiful Lake Montauk, just west of Star Island, the Westlake Fish House is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Comfortable, casual, and family-friendly, both locals and boaters come here to relax and enjoy a good meal. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating and a great dockside bar. […]

Summer Clothes That Work in Fall

Summer Clothes That Work in Fall

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Transitioning your wardrobe from the sweltering days of summer to the balmy portion of autumn can be a bit tricky. The days grow shorter, but the temperature may quickly climb before plunging. Fall is so fickle that your wardrobe needs to be fierce, fabulous, and flexible so you’ll look great whether the temperature ebbs or […]

Slurp Ramen

Slurp Ramen

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Since opening in March, Slurp Ramen has become a popular spot to grab a bite in downtown Port Jefferson. First of its kind in the area, co-owners chef Atsushi Nakagawa and his wife Francesca serve authentic Japanese comfort food with a modern twist. The restaurant is convenient for boaters as it is nearby Danfords, […]

Sonny’s Canal House

Sonny’s Canal House

May 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Located in a building standing for over a century, Sonny’s Canal House is a warm and inviting neighborhood bar and grill. Sonny’s has a vast boardwalk along Baldwin Harbor and its own slips for docking and dining. The wood, an extension of the outdoor seating area, comes from the Long Beach boardwalk and stands […]

Spring Fashion Trends

Spring Fashion Trends

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  The time for spring-cleaning is here, so make room for your new fabulous finds from spring’s biggest trends. Fashion designers have placed great emphasis on every facet of color, texture, pattern and shine — the four foundations to any good wardrobe. Like many things in life, fashion is cyclical; what was once old becomes […]

How Does Your Raingarden Grow?

How Does Your Raingarden Grow?

March 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Created as a way to mimic the natural water retention areas that existed before an area was developed, raingardens have grown in size and popularity over the last decade, expanding to both residential use as well as in the commercial building industry. Rusty Schmidt, co-author of The Blue Thumb Guide to Raingardens, is a […]

Smuggler Jack’s

Smuggler Jack’s

November 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Overlooking Long Island’s south shore, Smuggler Jack’s is a treasure trove of culinary delights. The restaurant has 14 boat slips located just steps from an outdoor patio, which is heated for those who love al fresco dining, no matter the outside temperature. Seated on the patio, enjoying the ambiance, and drinking in the view, […]

La Parrilla Spanish Bistro

La Parrilla Spanish Bistro

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  La Parrilla, open since 2013, occupies the historic building nestled into a hilltop that was home for years to Costa de España. Serving classic Latin American and Spanish cuisine, the restaurant has a large outdoor patio that is the perfect place to enjoy sangrias, sunsets, and a glimpse of Port Jefferson’s scenic harbor. Indoors […]

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

On the Waterfront is a perfect spot to dock and dine while enjoying boating on the Great South Bay.  It is located right down the street from Sandspit Park Beach and Marina. The restaurant is more appropriately described as a bar and grill. The dining room has a nice view of the canal and is […]

Melt-Proof Makeup

Melt-Proof Makeup

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Heat and humidity are two culprits that wreak havoc on our faces in summer. Though we change our wardrobe with the seasons, we rarely think about changing our makeup routine as well. Yet it doesn’t take much to change glamorous into gruesome — the dog days of summer can make us look like raccoons! To […]

Latitude 121

Latitude 121

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Nestled in the heart of historic Stony Brook, Latitude 121 is across the way from the harbor and a short walk from the Stony Brook Yacht Club. Occupying the same space as Brook House, the new restaurant opted to keep its predecessor’s ice cream parlor and family friendly atmosphere while revamping the dining area and […]

Shopping for Swimsuits

Shopping for Swimsuits

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. As our thoughts these days are often on boats, boardwalks, and beaches, it’s natural to think about bathing suits as well. While sunshine and surf go hand in hand with swimsuits for many, others clench their fists at the mere mention of buying a new bathing suit (frankly, shopping for swimsuits doesn’t rank too […]

Custom Café & Deli

Custom Café & Deli

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

    The Custom Café & Deli, open since 2011, calls a 100-year-old building home. Looking over the far corner of Port Jefferson Harbor, it offers a comfortable, casual environment to grab a bite to eat — it’s a great combination of deli and café. There is only one menu for the Custom Café, so […]

Spring Cleaning Pays

Spring Cleaning Pays

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

While most truly welcome the season of spring, many of us try to avoid the task of spring cleaning. But what if slimming down our closets could fatten our wallets? As seasons change, we want out with the old and in with the new. Instead of throwing out your unwanted clothes, you can sell them. […]

Fresh Takes on Old Looks

Fresh Takes on Old Looks

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

What I love about fashion is that if you wait long enough, things will eventually come back into style. It is cyclical and linear at the same time — old trends become new again, but with modern perspective and fabrics. From fringe to floral, the 1970s are back in a big way, baby. The trends […]

Old Fields

Old Fields

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Old Fields has created a buzz in the short time it has been open (especially as compared with its Greenlawn location, which has been around since 1956). It’s appealing to boaters enjoying scenic Port Jefferson and is a delicious destination any time of the year. The restaurant is cozy and rustic. It has several seating […]

Date Night Fashion

Date Night Fashion

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether on a first date or heading out with your sweetie for the hundredth time, figuring out what to wear can be the hardest part of the evening. In the past, seeking the perfect look may have involved changing into nearly every outfit in the closet, but I have picked out a few essential date […]

South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center

South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Bridgehampton’s Main Street, the South Fork Natural History Museum (otherwise known as SoFo) is a nature enthusiast’s paradise. It is the only museum of its kind on the south shore of Long Island, and a visit there is singularly rewarding. The museum’s roots stem from the South […]

Multi-Season Solutions

Multi-Season Solutions

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Tank tops:  Available in just about every cut and color, tank tops are perfect to stock up on during end-of-season sales. The versatility of tank tops are what make them such a great multi-season wardrobe staple. For the summer, I pair tank tops with nearly everything. They look great with skirts, shorts, and jeans.In the […]

All About Accessories

All About Accessories

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Accessories are like the Jan Brady of fashion — often forgotten and frequently ignored while wardrobe tips focus on lovely clothes and shoes. That’s not the case here! I am shining a big, bright spotlight on jewelry, handbags, and sunglasses, which happen to be my favorite accessories. Whether it is a tribal-inspired necklace or an […]

July 2014 Featured Writer

July 2014 Featured Writer

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Raven Peterson was born and raised in Port Jefferson. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States in search of new adventures and culinary delights. Her three favorite things in life are friends, food, and fashion. Raven Peterson was born and raised in Port Jefferson. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States in search […]

Shakespeare by the Sea

Shakespeare by the Sea

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Shakespeare famously wrote, All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts… Though the Bard may not have known Amie Sponza or the theater troupe known as Northeast Stage, he may have enjoyed watching his […]

Stepping into Spring

Stepping into Spring

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Spring means that fashion has gone from dreary to dazzling. We can finally ditch the heavy winter boots and have fun with our footwear again! Color, pattern, texture, and shine are all present and accounted for when it comes to footwear this season. With clothes taking a turn toward neutral colors, it’s the shoes —ranging […]

Creating Art at Water’s Edge

Creating Art at Water’s Edge

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. Heidi Lechner, one of Long Island’s talented artists, has been creating art in one form or another for nearly her entire life. Just as water surrounds Long Island, water also plays a large role in the visual arts produced by this Centereach native.  Inspired by the diverse beauty and vast seascapes of Long Island, […]

Optimize Your Wardrobe

Optimize Your Wardrobe

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

You don’t need to go on a spending spree to gain a larger wardrobe. In fact, paring down your clothing choices can yield more style options than you ever thought possible. There are several multi-functional apparel items that can serve as “foundation” pieces or as building blocks for creating multiple outfits.  These include a fitted […]

Claudio’s Restaurant

Claudio’s Restaurant

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A staple in Greenport since 1870, Claudio’s should be on the radar of anyone traveling to the North Fork of Long Island.  The establishment, built around 1845, is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is lauded as the oldest restaurant run by the same family in the United States. Inside, there’s nautical décor […]

Maximized Space, Minimized Wardrobe

Maximized Space, Minimized Wardrobe

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Though we’ve heard the saying, “less is more,” when it comes to our closets, it’s usually a different story. Filled to the brim with clothes, many of us would fall short if asked to account for all the items in our closets. Now is the perfect time of year to go through all your […]

The Longs and Shorts of Shorts

The Longs and Shorts of Shorts

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. When it comes to shorts, a certain song that has been airing on our radios since the late 1950s comes to mind. While some women still “wear short shorts,” the look may not be appropriate for you or your lifestyle. Luckily for us, fashion has moved forward, offering us a greater selection of suitable […]

Swimsuit Solutions That Fit & Flatter

Swimsuit Solutions That Fit & Flatter

June 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. When our thoughts turn towards spending fun-filled days in the sun or water, most of us feel happiness.  However, some women experience an anxiety akin to dark clouds blotting out the sun. Their apprehension stems from the difficulty of finding flattering bathing suits in sizes that many suit designers and manufacturers call “hard to […]

Next Page »