Welcome Home to the Graybarn Cottage by the Mill House Inn. In this time of the COVID-19 Pandemic let us keep you safe and secluded in your own private Hampton’s paradise!... Continue Reading
Suffolk County’s Northwest Harbor park is not far (5.1 miles) from the Mill House Inn. No Parking Permits are required. And dogs are welcome – on leashes. (Maybe you can let them off the leash when they are in the water with you – but don’t tell anyone I said so… and do clean up after them – please!)... Continue Reading
Our beautiful historic village of East Hampton on Long Island’s East End has proven to be a “Safe Harbor’ from the horror of Covid-19. Locals and tourists alike are supporting NY-Strong by wearing masks and observing social distancing. Suffolk County has entered Phase Four of New York State’s recovery plan, and restaurants are slowly reintroducing indoor dining and an extra bit of social distancing. Many have chosen a more conservative approach for the health and safety of their guests and staff alike. Rest assured the hospitality community ‘Out East’ has your welfare in mind, every day in every way!... Continue Reading
So you always thought of the Hamptons as a summer resort for the beautiful people – maybe if you came out here, some of it might rub off on you. But don’t worry – You are beautiful (and so is the East End) – any time of year! Let’s take a look at what’s happening on the East End of Long Island in February and March.... Continue Reading
Everyone thinks of the Hamptons as a summer resort. But to the locals, it is the Off-Season when the area is at its most spectacular!
In the winter most of our favorite restaurants, shops, galleries, museums and theaters are open. And no crowds!
The beaches never close, and there are exciting outdoor activities not available in other seasons. Just bring layers, the kids, and the dog! And then warm up with some of J’s coffee or Hot Chocolate drinks… A good book or a movie in front of the fireplace…... Continue Reading
Here is our (opinionated) Christmas Reading List. This is certainly not comprehensive and it is not comprised solely of Hamptons authors and/or settings, but we think you will enjoy it. Please let me know if I have missed any or your favorites. I will be happy to add them. I know I missed many of mine!... Continue Reading
For the past twenty years I have enjoyed the good fortune of living in a small village. As winter approaches, nor’easters and snow squalls threaten to invade the calm and quiet we often take for granted. Not to worry . . . there is a magic that watches over the East End; it is a special place to live and a delightful one to visit . . .... Continue Reading
One of my main criteria when deciding if I will ever return to a vacation destination is the presence of a great bookstore. After all, you need a place to learn about the local history, food, art, and culture of the area, as well as grab a couple of trashy local gossip books to take to the beach with you.
Maybe you want to find the perfect book for a snuggle-down with lots of pillows, wrapped in your duvet, in front of the fireplace in your vacation suite. A glass of local wine, a cup of our seasonal hot cider, or a cup of THCO drinking chocolate, completes my concept of heaven!... Continue Reading
Pour yourself a holiday beverage and relax, perhaps a glass of Sylvia’s Eggnog. We are here to help you become the best Christmas Shopper of all times! ‘Christmas is almost here and I still have so many names on my list and not enough gifts... Continue Reading
Thanksgiving is a big Holiday, with big food and even bigger crowds, so I did two big posts. Last was Thanksgiving in the Hamptons, Part I – about a shopping trip Out East. This week we talk about traveling East to visit family and friends for the Holiday or simply escaping to the East End for a very intimate long weekend for two!... Continue Reading