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The Parrish Expands Landscape Pleasures

A gray and rainy spring did little to uplift the spirits, but it bodes well for the gardens of Landscape Pleasures, the annual horticulture event of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. This year, in addition to the usual Saturday symposium and Sunday garden tours, a related workshop and film screening have been added to the offerings.

Jun 6, 2019
Gimme: Carpe Diem

The Star’s hunter-gatherer, Durell Godfrey, wishes everyone a safe start of the summer season. While you’re at it, she suggests you shop locally and drive carefully. Enjoy yourself, keep calm, and carry on.
 

May 28, 2019
A House Tour Spanning Four Centuries

The Southampton History Museum’s house tour this year will open the doors to eight houses that illustrate Southampton’s architectural history from the 17th century to the present.

May 23, 2019
Pretty in Pink

It’s a hearty pink, vibrant, almost the hue of those Hostess Sno Ball snack cakes, if you’ve ever dared to indulge, or a flamingo fresh from its latest inhalation of shrimp.

May 23, 2019
Max Philip Dobler, Man of Steel

Sheet metal runs in Max Philip Dobler’s blood. His grandfather, who immigrated here from Germany in 1925, was a sheet metal worker, and among his father’s projects was a copper roof for the Montauk Lighthouse.

May 23, 2019
Agricultural Reserve Sprouts Tiny House

Even though New York State says new houses have to measure at least 800 square feet and existing ones being renovated must be at least 600 square feet, Matias Whitmore and his companion, Nikki Seelbach, have one that comes in at only 575 square feet.

May 23, 2019
Between the Pages

‘I have about 7,500 books in this library, and approximately an equal number downstairs,” said Michael Braverman, while seated in the biggest room of his East Hampton house, where wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling shelves are filled. “I don’t buy a lot of books anymore.”

May 23, 2019
Friends from nine countries and four continents gathered in Amagansett to celebrate all that they have in common. Below, Anne Kothari, who was born in Thailand, helped Jack Botero with his Colombian rice and beans. Migrateful Over the Holidays

So farewell then, multiculturalism. It seems you’ve been dumped, alongside pet rocks and fondue sets, as yet another 1970s fad.

Nov 21, 2018
Five Hometown Artisans Help Make Shopping a Pleasure

The search for perfect holiday gifts can test your imagination, shopping stamina, and, above all, patience.

Nov 21, 2018
Buying a Christmas Tree? Join the Live Tree Trend

Christmas is coming and garden shops and nurseries already have begun selling fir trees. You’ve seen them everywhere. For the most part, when the holidays are over they are allowed to dry out on firewood piles, used by municipalities to shore up dunes, or taken to the dump.

Nov 21, 2018