I recently read an article in Domino magazine about Sean MacPherson, a hotelier with properties in Manhattan, Los Angeles, and Montauk.
I recently read an article in Domino magazine about Sean MacPherson, a hotelier with properties in Manhattan, Los Angeles, and Montauk. When one of the ladies in my office announced she’d be visiting Montauk, it reminded me of the article and of MacPherson’s restaurant there — The Crow’s Nest — and I suggested she make it one of her stops. It reminds me of the Montauk of years past, before the area became more upscale.
My dad always spent a lot of time in Montauk over the years. The Crows Nest is one of those places that just exudes a casual summer vibe. It’s a little gem of a place that makes you feel like it’s ok to walk in with bare feet and sand between your toes. The decor is approachable, not overly decorated or precious. Everywhere you look are lots of authentic things that give the restaurant a bohemian chic feel, all of if perfectly showcased by the surroundings and the incredible view. I’m often drawn to this kind of raw simplicity.
Dining at The Crow’s Nest is quite a treat. The menu features fresh, local fare prepared with beautiful simplicity, letting the ingredients shine. Seafood is the star of the menu, but you can also enjoy grass fed beef, lamb, and plenty of vegetarian options. They have the greatest margaritas!
To see the full menu or learn more about the Crow’s Nest, visit their website.
Photographer Michael Dweck often turns his lens toward Montauk, NY.
Photographer Michael Dweck often turns his lens toward Montauk, NY. His Montauk photos so perfectly represent the mood and feel of the area that simply looking at them evokes all of the feelings of my family summers spent in this old fishing village perched on the farthest point of Long Island.
When Dweck published his collection titled The End: Montauk, NY in 2004, it was featured in several art fairs and exhibits that year. The work is so chic and sexy. I really like the black and white photography and am especially drawn to Dweck’s nudes. I think the human body is a work of art, and the way Dweck exhibits it is so free and casual. These images really symbolize summer, especially the summer of the young and carefree, full of potential and excitement.
Michael Dweck’s photo collections, including his images of Montauk, are available in book format. His website also contains stunning galleries of his work as well as essays on his collections that beautifully describe his photographs.
On the North Fork of Long Island, 500 acres of vibrant green vines produce about 70,000 cases of wine each year for Long Island’s best-known wine producer.
On the North Fork of Long Island, 500 acres of vibrant green vines produce about 70,000 cases of wine each year for Long Island’s best-known wine producer: Pindar Vineyards. Dr. Herodotus “Dan” Damianos began living his dream of owning a vineyard in the early 1980’s. Pindar Vineyards is still a family-run affair, offering not only tours and tastings at the winery in Peconic, but also a successful wine shop and tasting bar in nearby Port Jefferson.
In addition to their commitment to produce quality wines, Pindar Vineyard uses green practices to sustain the winery. They recently built a windmill to power at least 80% of vineyard operations and are converting to geothermal heat and cooling. Instead of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, Pindar Vineyard composts clippings from local landscapers, scraps from local seafood suppliers, and their own grape skins to create a rich addition to the soil in their fields. They also host annual events like the East End Hospice Annual Pig Roast and BBQ, Sunflowers for Wishes, and John Theissen Children’s Foundation Annual Toy Drive to give back to the community through fundraising efforts.
To learn more or plan a visit to Pindar Vineyard, go to their website or find them on Facebook.