Category Archives: LONG ISLAND

Hot Town, Summer in the City

IT’S NOT OVER ‘TIL IT’S OVER, but as soon as you start seeing ads for back to school shopping, you know it can’t be long before the Halloween decorations come out. The knowledge that it will soon be September has … Continue reading

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Yugen – A Japanese Garden Where You Least Expect It

THE ADDRESS OF YŪGEN is a closely guarded secret. I didn’t even know of its existence in the backwoods of East Hampton, N.Y., until it appeared in the 2017 catalogue of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program, open for just … Continue reading

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Ninth Year in East Hampton: Same Old is Damn Good

Follow me on Instagram @caramia447 where I post quirky one-off images of, among other things, tiny houses, retro storefronts, street art and the occasional sunset I’M BACK IN EAST HAMPTON for my ninth season and I don’t even care that … Continue reading

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Live the Beachy Life This Summer…Rent My Rustic-Modern East Hampton Retreat!

UPDATE: The house has been rented for the full 2017 summer season. IT’S HIGH TIME to square away plans for renting a place at the beach for July and August, or part thereof. I can help you with that. My rustic-modern retreat … Continue reading

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Fall Garden Assessment: All Credit Due to Nature

REALLY, I CLAIM VERY LITTLE CREDIT for my half-acre garden on the East End of Long Island. I may feel like I’m working hard, schlepping compost from the dump and seaweed from the beach and dragging hoses around by the … Continue reading

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Outdoor Shower of My Dreams & Other Home Improvements

AS THE SUMMER OF ’16 fades into memory (say it isn’t so!), I’m taking stock of what I’ve accomplished and trying to savor those accomplishments, instead of feeling, as usual, that I haven’t done enough. By far the best and … Continue reading

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Summer of Sunsets

LIVING A SIX-MINUTE WALK from a west-facing bay beach on the East End of Long Island, N.Y., I’ve become something of a professional sunset chaser, often with wine glass in hand. The sunsets here are particularly gratifying. I’ve learned you … Continue reading

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