Posted on 08 January 2015
Kiley DeMarco and Anastasia Gavalas came from totally different perspectives when they met a couple summers back at an event at Wolffer Estate in Sagaponack. Ms. DeMarco was behind the web site onehealthyhamptons.com, where she writes about wellness on the East End. Ms. Gavalas was an author and busy mother of five.
“We just hit it off,” said Ms. DeMarco, “and started brainstorming ideas of working together.”
Ms. Gavalas’s book, “Wing It”, is about staying sane in the madness of parenthood. She also started the Wing It foundation, which helps fund global and local education initiatives. The women were supportive of one another’s work, and wanted to figure out a way that they could bring the backgrounds of wellness and family together to create a healthier community.
“We like different things,” said Ms. Gavalas. “How we relax, fitness, eating. We have different lifestyles but we both want balance.”
They were both tired of spending lots of money trying to find a wellness regime that worked, often without success. They thought about how in the winter, there are so many wellness businesses struggling to stay on people’s radar.
“We wanted to find a way,” said Ms. DeMarco, “to allow locals to try fitness classes for free or for less to empower themselves to be healthier.”
That’s how Hamptons Wellness Week was born.
Posted on 18 December 2014
Nada Barry and Gwen Waddington, the mother and daughter team behind The Wharf Shop in Sag Harbor, have a holiday tradition of their own: manning their toy store until the last gift of Christmas is purchased on Christmas Eve. But these ladies start gearing up for the holiday months in advance.
Posted on 10 December 2014
The debate between choosing an artificial or live, cut Christmas tree has always been a win-lose one.
Posted on 03 December 2014
By Emily J. Weitz Natural luxury: that’s what LURKshop is all about. When founder Anne Nelson Sanford started working with perfumes, she wanted to maintain the integrity of her organic, naturally sourced products without compromising the idea that a perfume should be sophisticated. Ms. Nelson Sanford’s resulting perfumes are an example of how sophistication does [...]
Posted on 24 November 2014
By Gianna Volpe; photo by Michael Heller ‘Beaujolais Day’ is the annual release of the most popular of those young, French wines sold in the same year they are harvested. Though traditionally this holiday usually coincides with the American Thanksgiving celebration as it falls on the third Thursday of every November, this year Turkey Day [...]
Posted on 18 November 2014
Unseasonably warm weather may have distracted from the fact that Thanksgiving is little more than two weeks away, meaning those hosting family for a holiday feast would do well to begin planning for the impending festivities.
Posted on 14 November 2014
Kelly M. Canavan, who is heading up a new law office in Bridgehampton, is deeply connected to the community on the East End. A Sag Harbor resident, she has roots that go back to her great-great-great grandfather, who was a whaling captain and had a house on Madison Street. Perhaps that’s part of the reason she wanted to be in charge of a new satellite branch of Campolo, Middleton, and McCormick, a much larger law firm that serves clients across the country from its headquarters in Ronkonkoma.
Posted on 06 November 2014
As a winter chill creeps into the air, we have to armor ourselves with extra layers of clothing, and make sure our homes are well-insulated. This carries over, too, to the way we care for our skin. Naturopathica, a business that started in East Hampton whose products can now be found in 350 spas across North America, offers a wide array of healing elixirs specifically formulated to balance and protect skin.
Posted on 29 October 2014
Suffolk Bancorp, the parent company of the Suffolk County National Bank, has reported net income of $3.7 million, or 32 cents per share, for the third quarter of 2014. That is down slightly from 2013, when the bank reported earnings of $3.9 million, or 34 cents per share.
Posted on 29 October 2014
South Fork & Spoon food concierge service has partnered with farm-to-fork caterer Ango to deliver complete (and organic) Thanksgiving dinners to your door.