For the past month I've been grinding away at a huge undertaking at work and haven't had any free time for anything else. It's so cathartic finally being able to go out and explore again, especially with the start of the Spring Equinox.
Rendering of my new boat, The Caper, a collaboration between me and naval architect @vgyachtdesign in Rhode Island. It’s a hybrid between a canoe, kayak, rowing dory, and stand up paddleboard, plus it’ll have an electric outboard motor. I’ll begin construction in June and in the meantime will show off different angles as we fine tune details in the coming months.
Still deciding where to kick off the weekend on the North Fork? We are going to Lenny's of Jamesport! They have something for everyone...pizza, pasta, and even a dinner out in the elegant dining room - with a full service bar. This is really an East End Experience!
Sea Glass & Sunsets is back at @borghesevineyard this weekend for one last March Pop Up.
I’ll be there both Saturday & Sunday from 12-5pm, stop by and see what’s new this week.... it is a rainy Friday and those make some of the best studio days... I may just surprise you with even more new pieces. 😉
"We are fortunate enough to live in an area where the harvest is bountiful and plenty, and farmers are able to do what they love. The bulk of our produce is high quality, pesticide-free, never GMO, and we have incredibly high quality poultry and pork too. How can you take that for granted? It's always a pleasure working with the local farmers, growers, and our neighbors. We do what we love, and they do what they love, and that's what makes for a [whaley] great taco." Justin Schwartz, @mattitaco#localtolocals
Meatless Friday can still be a delicious treat! Let Lenny's of Jamesport tempt you with a seafood or pasta entree that will leave you more than satisfied. Stop in to the Bistro for fine dining and drinks from the full-service bar. After all it is Friday and the weekend is finally here! That's a reason to celebrate if ever there was one!
This was so much fun! Check out the @news12li East End’s latest show to learn more about our candles, soaps, scrubs and handmade paper flowers!✨
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After being deeply inspired by Real Happiness by #sharonsalzberg , I have started to keep a daily meditation journal. The last few months my practice has (for lack of a better word) sucked. I was committed, but felt frustrated with the experience. I remember one of my teachers telling a story about The Buddha and four monks who were sent to the forest to meditate. Two of the four had divine experiences, but the other two felt defeated and had little positive experience with their practice. They were concerned maybe they weren’t “fit” for the practice. Maybe enlightenment wasn’t in the cards for them. But the Buddha explained that if it wasn’t working they needed to make a change so they moved their practice to a different location in the forest. A few weeks later they returned with overwhelming joy and excitement about the fact that they had indeed reached enlightenment. So even the Buddha agrees, if it’s not working you don’t quit and say it’s not for you! you’ve got to change something up! I had been listening to guided meditations and found myself annoyed and distracted instead of focused and calm. I thought about how everyone uses these meditation apps and loves them. Why didn’t I love them? Maybe meditation wasn’t my thing after all. But then I picked up this book and made some changes. I didn’t move to a different part of the forest but I decided to shoot for 20 minutes a day instead of 10 (there is good reason for this) and also committed to keeping a journal to record my daily experience both during my practice and then later how I felt in the day. I’m just a few short weeks in and while hardly reaching enlightenment, I most certainly have been enlightened! A few weeks ago I could barely sit through three minutes of a guided meditation. As it turns out they aren’t for me right now. I just sit with my breath and myself for twenty (sometimes excruciatingly long) minutes. The point is, sometimes we just need to change things up. I have so many people say to me “oh I could never meditate” or “yoga is not for me”. Change it up. Try a new teacher, pick up a new book. Start fresh. Imagine the possibilities!
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I work a lot in sketchbooks. They hold ideas, memories, ticket stubs... you get the idea. This is a page from March 13. The color palette is very different from my usual. I may create a collection inspired from this page. #sketchbook
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The new candles are up on the website! And we’re loving every single one🥰
Come celebrate the Spring Equinox at Taps and Corks this coming Thursday, 3/21/19
Triple header Thursday again, starting with Grace and Grit - serving up the dopest, freshest burgers this side of the Hudson for their weekly burger night. 5pm-9pm follow @graceandgritpopup for the burger special
Followed up by a warm up DJ set by yours truly, @djohhenry, and open karaoke session 8pm-11pm followed by wind down DJ set
“Kate’s One Hour Cheese”
Thank you so much to the incredibly talented @estd.1981 for this gorgeous piece of art. If you haven’t checked out Ricky’s work head over to his page @estd.1981 #supportlocalartists
My guy is outta here for a man weekend to celebrate his big bro who’s getting married in a few months. (Yeah! Cant friggin’ wait! @bwjohns14@mgs191 🤵🏻👰🏼) It’s been less than 24hrs since he left and I’m already spooked by every little noise I hear in the house. 👻 Also can’t go near any windows when it’s dark outside because ... who’s out there?!😳 Any of you chickens get this way too when you’re home alone for a few days!? No? Just me? It’s just NOT my thang I guess. 🤷🏻♀️ This pic is obviously unrelated but it depicts how awkward we are sooo I just love it and wanted to share. Ok ... I need me a guard dog.
I'm happy to announce Sea Glass & Sunsets has partnered with a local marine research foundation and will be donating 10% of all sea turtle and whale tail sales to The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation.
The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation is a rescue and rehabilitation organization that promotes marine conservation. Their mission is to preserve and protect the marine environment through conservation efforts including rescue, rehabilitation, education and research. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, they are the primary responders for sick or injured seals, sea turtles, dolphins, porpoises and small toothed whales, and maintain the only marine mammal and sea turtle rehabilitation center in New York State.
Your love and support of my business allows me to do what I love... and I love to give back to local organizations I believe are making a difference in our community.
Who else can't wait for the return of our food truck and picnic tables in the sunshine? Enjoy summer eats now that spring has begun: McCall Burger Night is Back tomorrow night! Head to our website for the full menu. 📸 @thegrubfather#northforktable
Thursday night ‘meet & greet’ with another of the supremely talented makers on our beautiful Island: “Kerber’s Farm” @kerbersfarm - evidence that one person’s childhood memories can sprout into everyone’s reward.
Meet: The story of Kerber’s Farm predates the brand today we all know and love. Originally founded in 1941, the farm served as an integral part of the lifeblood of the local community. One young local Huntington boy in particular would often frequent the farm with his mother around the holidays. Back then, Kerber’s Farm would supply young Nick Voulgaris III and his family chicken, turkey, eggs and pie and helped transform holidays into joyous festivities. .
But like many farms in the area, by 2013, Kerber’s had fallen into a state of disrepair and was slated to be redeveloped into condominiums. Feeling a kinship with the farm that helped sustain him and his family, Nick decided he couldn’t let Kerber’s meet that fate and stepped in to purchase and save the farm.
Nick’s dedication to restoring the property and preserving Kerber’s, together with his passion for food, has revitalized the farm. Kerber’s is now one of the last remaining working farms in Huntington and is forging a new legacy through its amazing homemade pies, baked goods, jams, and a specialty line of packaged goods.
Kerber’s has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Architectural Digest, the New York Times and countless other publications. The Kerber’s Farm of today might not be quite the same as its original namesake, but the current iteration is carrying on the tradition of making long lasting memories for the local community.
Greet: You can say hello @kerbersfarm or at the farm which is now a Huntington institution. You can also find their delectable products in our boxes (tagged in subsequent slides). To learn more about other makers in our neighborhood visit www.localibred.com
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I have two males in my crew... THE Donald (rooster) and Donald the duck. So. No duck eggs this summer. I’ll be getting Donald some lady friends though so hopefully duck eggs this fall!
🎉 WHO’S READY TO PARTY???🎉 Don’t forget... @themarketgreenport 32nd birthday party and fashion show is coming up in just ONE WEEK!🧡If you wanna model, now’s the time to stop by!!! 🧡Join us March 28th💥6-8💥