[See Previously: 10 Tips for Wine Rookies] As summer winds down (or up, depending on your plans), it's time to celebrate the pink drink that fuels fantasies of seaside, Provençal retreats. If I had a garden hose that spouted such watermelon-hued, berry bliss, I would fill a pool and host a fête. ... More >>
Oysters may be getting all the press today but clams have been a New York staple since the 19th century, and the clam has made a comeback everywhere from Brooklyn to Bridgehampton. There will be a clam talk tomorrow, August 1, at the South Street Seaport Museum . The museum will be teaming up wit ... More >>
[See More Chef Interviews: Travis Post of Yunnan Kitchen | Dragonfly's Cornelius Gallagher] It's possible that the modest Long Island via Manhattan chef Gerry Hayden would cringe at the comparison to Blue Hill's Dan Barber. However, due to both individuals' devotion to local produce, community, and ... More >>
Skaters, take note: A new high-end skate shop is opening in SoHo next week. Wampum, a Bridgehampton skate boutique run by the Ficalora brothers (it's located behind their mom's jewelry store), is expanding into Manhattan. Marley and Lennon Ficalora opened Wampum in June in Bridgehampton. The ... More >>
Think the life of a gossip columnist/blogger is all sawdust and tinsel? Well, here are some of the pitches I've gotten this week, to give you a hint of the reality behind the glitterdome: *"Andrea Bocelli rides the East River ferry"
Times and Marcus, sitting in a tree.Geez, New York Times and Marcus Samuelsson: get a room! The Grey Lady has already given up plenty of inches of copy to the Red Rooster chef-owner -- never mind documenting his wardrobe in intimate detail -- but has still managed to find more to print. This ... More >>
A tour of Fire Island, the Hamptons, the anti-Hamptons. All nice. Now it's back to Murray Hill.
Check out my oozily refreshing column in which I describe the latest sin-sational action in familiar summer getaways from Cherry Grove to Bridgehampton to the North Fork to my beloved apartment. They're all swarming, expensive, and positively broiling, but lots of fun--including my beloved a ... More >>
The film MetropolitanThursday's New York Times features an article on Native Society, a collection of about 400 "preppy young men and women, mostly friends from the Upper East Side," who started a secret club so they can dress up and look down on people. It's like any social gathering in New ... More >>
via New York PostGosh, having an article written about how wealthy and available you are in the New York Post is a surefire way to attract dudes! How did we not know this until now? Cheryl Mercuris, whose diabolical plan to rent an obnoxiously priced ($500,000-for-two-weeks) Bridgehampton gla ... More >>
Legendary New York painter Chuck Close has been named by President Obama to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. Close came to fame by taking photographs of his subjects and then sometimes using an airbrush and grids to create hyper-realist paintings from them. (A nice syno ... More >>
Giuliani's contractor might not have had a 'hire standard' on illegal labor
New York's ambassador lives high, large, and loose
A trip to the Hamptons to ogle celebrities, horses, glam metalheads, and Nacho
The heat is onand for a limited time onlyso get out of the house and soak it up before it's gone
A Brooklyn Waterfront Dream House Becomes the Target of an Environmental Probe