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Catering & Banquet Facilities

Blackwells Restaurant - steak house, catering and golf outing banquets

Giorgio's Caterers - catering for large & small occasions, Baiting Hollow, NY

Golden Pear Cafe(s) - Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Stony Brook, NY

Modern Snack Bar - home style cooking, Aquebogue, NY

Stonewalls Restaurant - upscale dining, catering and golf outings




- ACCOMMODATIONS -
The Inn at EastWind - Full service hotel accommodations & meeting rooms

- ACCOUNTING SERVICES -
Kandell, Farnworth & Pubins, CPAs, PCCorporate and small busniness accounting services

- ADULT COMMUNITY -
Glenwood Village - Manufactured housing sales & community

- APPAREL -
Go West! - Western boots, hats, cowboy buckles & western apparel, gifts

- AUTOMOTIVE SALES / REPAIRS -
Storms Motors - Jeep, Audi, Saab, & Porsche Sales

- ARBORIST SUPPLIES & PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS -
ESSCO Distributors - Arborist & Pest Control Supplies to the Trade

- ART & RELATED -
Carved Table Centerpieces - Fruit & vegetable bouquet carvings, wood, Styrofoam, tallow

- ATTORNEY/LEGAL SERVICES -
Linda Dieterich, P.C - Wills, probate, elder law, municipal law - Riverhead

- BUILDINGS, SHEDS, GAZEBOS -
Kaufold's Country Sheds & Gazebos - sheds, gazebos, windmills & accessories

- CARPET / FLOOR COVERINGS -
Cappy's Carpets - Floor Coverings & Window Treatments

- CATERING & BANQUET FACILITES -
Blackwells Restaurant - Catering, dining and golf outing banquets

Eagles Landing at Calverton Links - Indoor and Outdoor wedding and banquet facilities

EastWind Caterers - Banquet facilities for all occasions

Giorgio's - Catering for weddings & banquets on Long Island sound

Mediterranean Manor - Catering for Weddings & Banquets

The Vineyard Caterers - Catering for all occasions

- COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES -
RELAY COMMUNICATIONS CENTERSpecializing in Answering Service, Order Taking, and all Communication needs.

- ENGINEERING SERVICES -
LiRo Group - Engineering & construction management

- FARM STANDS-
Stakey's Pumpkin Farm - Pick your own pumpkins, hay rides, corn maze..

- FINANCIAL SERVICES-
GCP Capital Group, LLC - Mortgage brokers for commercial real estate construction

- FLOWERS/PLANTS -
Ivy Acres
- Wholesale Flowers & plants to the trade

- FOOD SERVICE SUPPLIES -
Hanan Products Co, Inc. - Whipped toppings - food service supplies

- GIFTS -
Double Rainbow of the Hamptons - Collectors / hobbiest toys, Godiva products, corporate gifts

Tina Bobker's Art-cessories - Custom designed Victorian handbags and accessories

- GOLF / GOLF INSTRUCTION -
Bob Fox's Pro Shop - golf instruction, golf equipment and driving range - Riverhead, LI

Calverton Links - 18 hole public golf course located in Calverton, LI

Cherry Creek Golf Links - 36 hole Golf Course facility, Pro Shop & Catering - Riverhead, LI

Great Rock Golf Club - 18 hole semi-private golf course - Wading River, LI

The Links at Shirley - 27 hole public golf course located in Shirley, LI

The Woods at Cherry Creek - 36 hole public golf course facility located in Riverhead, LI

- HORSE SALES/EQUESTRIAN TRAINING -
Lionshare Farm - Show-jumper horse sales & equestrian academy

- INSURANCE -
Best Insurance Brokerage LTD. - Specialists in horse & farm insurance

Millennium Alliance Group - Commercial and residential Insurance

Newbridge Coverage Corp. - General Insurance coverages and life insurance

The Washwick Agency - General Insurance, medical & life insurance

- LANDSCAPING -
Kelly Brothers Landscaping - Landscaping services, poolscapes, masonry

- MARINAS/MARINE SUPPLIES -

Boatfinder Transport - Boat transporting - servicing the Long Island area

Lighthouse Marine Supply - Complete line of Marine engine parts and supplies

Marine Engine Parts - Marine engine parts and supplies

- MEDICAL SUPPLIES & SERVICES -
Glenhaven Healthcare Organization - Sub-acute health care & rehabilitation facility

Lewin Medical Supply - On-line medical supplies & professional services

Michael O'Neill Fine Art Photographyfine art photography, shows and galleries

- REAL ESTATE & RELATED BUSINESSES -
Aquebogue Abstract Corp. - Title Insurance - Residential & Commercial

Cori Kaplan, LBA - Coldwell Banker  - Huntington area residential real estate

Flocee Realty   - Hampton Bays, Quogue real estate sales & summer rentals

Gendot Homes - New construction & Homesites on Long Island's North Fork

Laura Cochran, LBA - Hough & Guidice Realty - Miller Place, Rocky Point area sales

Rose Marie Princi  - Hough & Guidice Realty  - Shoreham & North Shore real estate

Realty Executives North Shore - Cheryl Grossman, LSA - Dix Hills/Huntington area sales

- RECREATION -
Peconic Paddler - Canoe & Kayak - Sales and Rentals

Riverhead Raceway - Official NASCAR racing

- RESTAURANTS -
Blackwells Restaurant - Catering, dining and golf outing banquets

Modern Snack Bar - "Great Home Cooking on the North Fork".

Stonewalls Restaurant - Upscale dining, catering and golf outings

The Golden Pear Cafe(s) - Dining, baked goods and catering

- SEAFOOD - WHOLESALE / RETAIL -
Braun Seafood Company - seafood distributor & retail store serving eastern Long Island

- SELF STORAGE / MINI STORAGE -
All Hamptons Self Storage - climate controlled self storage, mini storage facility

- VACATION RENTALS & TOURS -
Homosassa Riverside Resort - Manatee Tours, boat rentals & accommodations

- VIDEO SECURITY EQUIPMENT -
Allphase Video Security - video security equipment, digital video recorders, covert video supplies

- DENTAL SERVICES -
Dental Phobia Treatment CenterSpecializing in the treatment of dental fear/anxiety

- WEDDING VIDEOS -
VideoImage Productions - Wedding & banquet videos for all occassions

- WEDDING & BANQUET RESOURCES -
Long Island Wedding Guide - Wedding Related  resources & facilities guide


Real Estate



Long Island Wineries


Long Island wineries are producing some of the finest wines in the country. They are a great place to visit for tours, tastings and sales. We proudly present our Long Island Wineries.


BEDELL CELLARS
Main Road, Rte. 25
Cutchogue, NY 11935
Phone: (631)734-7537

BROADFIELDS WINE CELLARS
2885 Peconic Lane
Peconic, NY 11958
Phone: (631)765-6404

CASTELLO di BORGHESE VINEYARD & WINERY
Route 48/Alvah's Lane

P.O. Box 957
Cutchogue, NY 11935
Phone: (631)734-5111

CHANNING DAUGHTERS WINERY
1927 Scuttlehole Road

P.O. Box 2202
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Phone: (631)537-7224

COMTESSE THERESE
Union Ave./Rte. 105

P.O. Box 2799
Aquebogue, NY 11931
Phone: (631)871-9194

COREY CREEK
45470 Rt 25
Southold, NY 11971
Phone: (631)765-4168

DUCK WALK VINEYARDS
P.O. Box 962
Watermill
Southampton, NY 11976
Phone: (631)726-7555

GALLUCCIO FAMILY WINERIES
24385 Main Road, Rte. 25

P.O. Box 1269
Cutchogue, NY 11935
Phone: (631)734-7089

GRISTINA VINEYARDS
Main Rd.
Cutchogue, NY 11935
Phone: (631)734-7089

HARGRAVE VINEYARD
Route 48
Cutchogue, NY 11935
Phone: (631)734-5158

JAMESPORT VINEYARDS
Main Road, Route 25
Jamesport, NY 11947
Phone: (631)722-5256

LAUREL LAKE VINEYARDS
3165 Main Road, Rte. 25
Laurel, NY 11948
Phone: (631)298-1420

LIEB FAMILY CELLARS
35 Cox Nexk Road
Mattituck, NY 11952
Phone: (631)298-1942

LOUGHLIN VINEYARDS
P.O. Box 385
South Main Street
Sayville, NY 11782
Phone: (631)589-0027

MACARI VINEYARDS
150 Bergen Ave.
P.O. Box 2
Mattituck, NY 11952
Phone: (631)298-0100

MARTHA CLARA VINEYARDS
6025 Sound Ave, Rte 48
Jamesport, NY 11947
Phone: (631)298-0075

OSPREY DOMINION VINEYARDS
44075 Main Road, Rte. 25

P.O. Box 275
Peconic, NY 11958
Phone: (631)765-6188

PALMER VINEYARDS
108 Sound Avenue, RTE. 48
Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone: (631)722-WINE

PAUMANOK VINEYARDS
1074 Main Rd, Rte 25

P.O. Box 741
Aquebogue, NY 11931
Phone: (631)722-8800

PECONIC BAY WINERY
31320 Main Road, Rte 25

P.O. Box 818
Cutchogue, NY 11935
Phone: (631)734-7361

PELLEGRINI VINEYARD
23005 Route 25
Cutchogue, NY 11935
Phone: (631)734-4111

PINDAR VINEYARDS
Main Road, Rte 25

P.O. Box 332
Peconic, NY 11958
Phone: (631)734-6200

PUGLIESE VINEYARDS
Main Road, Rte. 25

P.O. Box 467
Cutchogue, NY 11935
Phone: (631)734-4057

RAPHAEL
39390 Main Road, Rte 25

P.O. Box 17
Peconic, NY 11958
Phone: (631)765-1100

ROANOKE VINEYARDS
2248 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone (631)727-4161

SAGPOND VINEYARDS
Sagg Road
Sagaponack, NY 11962
Phone: (631)537-5106

SHERWOOD HOUSE VINEYARDS
2600 Oregon Road
Mattituck, NY 11952
Phone: (631)298-2157

TERNHAVEN CELLARS
331 Front Street

P.O. Box 758
Greenport, NY 11944
Phone: (631)477-8737

THE LENZ WINERY
Main Rd., Rte 25

P.O. Box 28
Peconic, NY 11958
Phone: (631)734-6010

THE OLD FIELD VINEYARD
59600 Main Rd., Rte 25

P.O. Box 726
Southold, NY 11971
Phone: (631)765-2465

VINEYARD 48
Route 48
Cutchogue, NY 11935
Phone: (631)734-5200

WOLFFER ESTATE
139 Sagg Road

P.O. Box 9002
Sagaponack, NY 11962
Phone: (631)537-5106


Eastern Long Island Beaches


The following list of beaches is compiled primarily from local Chambers of Commerce and public information sources. NYS beaches are open to the general public and usually require a parking fee. Most of the town beaches require proof of residency, while others charge a special daily parking fee for non-resident parking. We will provide as much information about these beaches as is available to us.


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Jones Beach State Park - (631)785-1600

Over 2,000 acres beach front park on the South Shore

Heckscher Park - (631)581-2100

1.2 miles of beach front on the Great South Bay
2 Beach areas, picnic areas
2 miles bike and walking paths
1.5 miles Greenbelt Trail
Located in East Islip
Public

Hither Hills State Park - (631)668-2554

2.5 miles of Beach front
Camp sites
40 acre fresh water pond
Located in Montauk
Public

Robert Moses State Park - (631)669-0449

6 miles on the South Shore
Surfing and body board area
Located on Fire Island
Public

Sunken Meadow State Park - (631)269-4333

3 miles of beach front on Long Island Sound
.75 mile boardwalk and 2 miles of bike trails.
Located on the North Shore, Kings Park.
Public

Wildwood State Park - (631)929-4314

2 miles of beach out on East end of island
Camping, trailer hook ups
2 miles of bike trails
Located in Wading River
Public

Meschutt Beach County Park - (631)728-0804

1,000 feet on Peconic Bay
Located in Hampton Bays
Public

Sears Bellows County Park - (631)852-8290

200 feet on freshwater Bellows Pond
Camping, 5.5 miles of horse trails, fishing, rowboats
Located in Hampton Bays
Public

Smith Point County Park - (631)852-1313

3 miles on Great South Bay
Camping, saltwater fishing,
Located in Shirley
Public

Gilgo Beach - (631)893-2100

7 miles on the ocean, South Shore
Surfing and fishing
Located in Babylon
Public

Overlook Beach - (631)893-2100

.75 miles on the ocean, South Shore
4-wheel-drive vehicles ( with permit )
Located in Babylon
Public

Cedar Beach - (631)473-6926

3,450 feet on the Long Island Sound
Fishing pier, nature center
Located in Mount Sinai
Public

Crab Meadow - (631)261-7574

1,060 feet on Long Island Sound
Boardwalk
Great Restaurant on the beach
Located in Northport
Resident

Asharoken Beach - (631)261-7574

535 feet on Long Island Sound
Boat ramp
Located in Asharoken
Resident


RIVERHEAD TOWN BEACHES

Reeves Beach


Reeves Beach - (631)727-5744

Long Island Sound
Boat ramp and Fishing
Located in Riverhead
Resident


South Jamesport Beach


South Jamesport Beach - (631)727-5744

3,000 feet on Peconic Bay
Swimming good for small children, shallow water
Fishing
Located in South Jamesport
Resident

Iron Pier Beach - (631)727-5744

Long Island Sound
Boat ramp
Located in Riverhead
Resident


Wading River Beach - (631)727-5744

Long Island Sound
Boat ramp
Located in Wading River
Resident (Riverhead Town)


Callahans Beach - (631)754-9808

300 feet on Long Island Sound
Fishing
Located in Fort Salonga
Resident

Long Beach - (631)584-9684

300 feet on Long Island Sound
Boat ramp, marina, fishing
Located in Nissequogue
Resident

New Suffolk Beach - (631)765-5182

200 feet on Peconic Bay
Popular place to windsurf, boat ramp
Located in New Suffolk
Public

 

 

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Long Island Fishing



Whether its sport fishing, commercial fishing, or boating - getting reliable weather information and fishing reports can be a valuable resource. By request of our boating and fishing friends, we have put together a page of Web sites with information provided by weather services, sport fishermen, and commercial fishermen.

"Let our fishing page information give you some direction."


Long Island Tide Tables
Almost "Live" from Shinnecock Inlet
National Weather Service at Brookhaven Lab
Offshore Marine Forecast
U.S. Coast Guard
Nor'east Saltwater Home Page
Fishing Reports Home Page
TUNA FISHING
State of New York Angling Regulations
The Weather Channel
Adventures in fishing
Brookhaven National Laboratory Meteorology Group
Somthin'Fishy
(by request of our friends in South Jersey)


 

Government Links


Information resource providing links to Federal, NY State, Suffolk County and Town Government pages.


Federal Government


New York State Government


Suffolk County Government


Town & Village Government


Organizations

 
Riverhead Chamber of Commerce

Riverhead Industrial Development Agency

Ridotto - Chamber Music & Theatre Organization

Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation

Council for Unity - Riverhead

Riverhead High School PTSO

The Booker Homestead - Riverhead

Riverhead Faculty and Community Theatre (RFCT)

Nichols College - Dudley Massachusetts

Relay Communications Center - all your communications needs, college, home, business, and more...

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EASTERN LONG ISLAND GOLF COURSES


Long Island Golf
news, reviews, information and so much more.

New York State (operated) Golf Courses

New York State golf reservation permits making call-in reservations 7 days in advance with driver's license number recorded in the Reservation system. Reservations may be made 4 days in advance without a card and walk-up tee times are kept available (get there very early).

MONTAUK DOWNS GOLF COURSE
Montauk, NY 11954
(631) 668-5000

BETHPAGE STATE PARK
Golf Reservation System
(516) 249-0707

Suffolk County (operated) Golf Courses

Suffolk County Golf Course call-in reservations are available through the "Green Key" system. For information about the Park and Golf Reservation System, call (631)244-PARK

INDIAN ISLAND GOLF COURSE
Bob Fox's Pro Shop
Riverside Drive
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631)727-7776

WEST SAYVILLE GOLF COURSE
Montauk Highway
West Sayville, NY
(631)567-1704

TIMBER POINT GOLF COURSE
Great River, NY
(631)581-2401

BERGEN POINT GOLF COURSE
Bergen Ave
West Babylon, NY 11704
(631)-661-8282

Public / Semi-Private Golf Courses

CALVERTON LINKS
Edwards Avenue
Calverton, NY  11933
(631) 369-5200

CEDARS GOLF CLUB (9-hole par 3)
Cases La
Cutchogue, NY 11935
(631) 734-6363

CHERRY CREEK GOLF LINKS COURSE
900 Reeves Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 369-6500

CHERRY CREEK GOLF WOOD COURSE
967 Reeves Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 506-0777

GREAT ROCK GOLF CLUB
141 Fairway Drive
Wading River, NY  11792
(631) 929-1200

HEATHERWOOD GOLF CLUB
Nesconset Hwy
Centereach, NY 11720
(631) 473-9000

MIDDLE ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB
Yaphank Ave
Middle Island, NY 11953
(631)-345-5606

MILL POND GOLF COURSE
300 Mill Road
Medford, NY  11763
(631) 732-6365

OAK HILLS GOLF COURSE
Route 25A
Rocky Point, NY 11778
(631)-744-3200

 

PINE HILLS COUNTRY CLUB
162 Wading River Rd.
Manorville, NY 11949
(631)-878-4343


LONG ISLAND NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
1793 Northville Turnpike
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 727-4653

POXABOGUE GOLF COURSE
Montauk Hwy
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
(631)-537-0025

ROCK HILL GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
CLancy Rd.
Manorville, NY 11949
(631)-878-2250

SANDY POND GOLF COURSE (9-Hole Par 3)
Roanoke Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631)-727-0909

SPRING LAKE GOLF CLUB
RT 25 & Bartlett Rd.
Middle Island, NY 11953
(631)-924-5115

SWAN LAKE GOLF CLUB
388 River Rd.
Manorville, NY 11949
(631)-369-1818

TALL GRASS COUNTRY CLUB
24 Cooper Street
Shoreham, NY  11786
(631) 209-9359

THE LINKS at SHIRLEY
333 William Floyd Parkway
Shirley, NY 11967
(631)395-7272

Medical/Health Care

Barker Pharmacy and Compounding - Prescription Compounding including medication for pets-
Peconic Bay Medical Center - Emergency & acute care medical facility
Dental Phobia Treatment Center - Treatment of dental fear/anxiety
 
Glenhaven Healthcare Organization - Sub-acute health care facility
Lewin Medical Supply - On-line medical supplies, home healthcare, professional services
North Fork Breast Health Coalition - Early Prevention, Awareness, Advocacy & Networking Group
Port Jefferson Health Care Facility - Sub-acute health care facility (Suffolk)



 

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North Fork Weddings
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Services: North Fork Florists

Florists

The following florists are located in the Hamptons

Karen Lenahan Designs
   Interior & Floral
PO Box 348, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(516) 413-4828
www.klenahandesigns.com

Karen Lenahan is a highly experienced and exceptionally creative designer. Her intuitiveness and sensitivity to her clients' personalities and needs help to ensure that the end results are perfectly in tune with the hoped for appearance. Most often using flowers and greenery in season, Karen designs center pieces, decorates interiors, tented affairs, and churches. Winery weddings utilize all her talents and you will be thrilled. What she gets really excited about are bouquets. "That's the thing that will be in the pictures forever. A bride may forget what the tables looked like, but she will never forget her bouquet," she told me when we met. She showed me photos of work and I was particularly impressed with her ability to use inexpensive as well as exotic flowers. Whatever your event, and whatever size your guest list, Karen is enthusiastic and you will benefit from her attention and creativity. All these things combine to put Karen Lenahan among the most talented designers around and I recommend her highly. She listens!

Kim Jon Designs
266 Roses Grove Road
Water Mill, NY 11976
(631) 283-8803
www.kimjondesigns.com

Owners Kim Solomito and Jon Malkmes have been designing together on both the South Fork and North Fork of Long Island since 1985. Their passion for creating a natural look and feel in their work is recognized by the trendy caterers, the "rich and famous" and the bride that has grown up on the east end of Long Island. Whether rustic informality or simple elegance is the environment sought for your wedding, Kim Jon Designs will create the mood and enhance the setting to achieve the desired effect. An outdoor ceremony under a custom designed natural twig chuppa with climbing roses woven through it combined with centerpieces of Autumn toned roses, hydrangea, berries and local foliage atop twisted mountain laurel branches create a very natural yet elegant look. A fabric draped ceiling with hanging lanterns above candelabra centerpieces of soft cream, ivory and green floral evoke a formal and soft atmosphere for the evening wedding. Kim Jon Designs is the perfect selection for your special event.

To find florists on the South Fork, please visit Hamptons Florists!

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Apparel

Carolyn's Boutique
Main Road
Aquebogue, NY
(631) 722-5113

When Carolyn told me she had opened a boutique next to her hair salon, I was excited to visit. I knew Carolyn's sense of style and anticipated seeing really neat things at reasonable costs. I was not disappointed! I particularly loved the unique pocketbooks with beaded designs and since the prices were great, I bought two of them! The boutique has a great selection of jewelry, hair accessories, scented lotions, and knit wear. I know that I will be doing a lot of my Christmas shopping here and I recommend you do the same! (See Gifts)

Chaps Corner Haberdashery
Main Road (Route 25)
Mattituck Plaza
Mattituck, NY 11952
(631) 298-5048

This is a man's clothing store in which men are comfortable! They don't have to pass through a lingerie department, take an escalator, or spend time looking for a parking spot. "Chaps" is owned and managed by Bill Gildersleeve who offers the guys the same level of style and knowledge that his wife, Debbie, does for the gals in Renee's. Whether a fellow wants a great sweater, a sport's jacket, or a tuxedo, Chaps will be able to meet his needs. The tuxedo rental service offers a wide array of tuxedos and Bill can advise nervous wedding party members on the perfect choice for the "big event." Bill knows that no matter how great the tux is, the fit is critical, so he and his staff measure carefully. The store affords privacy and comfort in its design and makes shopping not only stress free, but even pleasant for the guys. After getting fitted for their tuxedos, the groom and his party can amble on over to DoLittle's next door for some cold beers, great food, and well, that male bonding thing! (See Apparel, Caterers, and Restaurants)

Renee's Fine Fashions
Main Road (Route 25)
Mattituck Plaza
Mattituck, NY 11952
(631) 298-4223

This shop just never fails me and it won't fail bridesmaids or mothers of the brides either. There's not one single fuchsia, bow-laden taffeta dress doomed to hide in the back of a closet after the wedding. Fashions at Renee's are just that: fashions! It welcomes you into its surprisingly large interior with its beauty, and keeps you there for hours with its incredibly large stock artistically and sensibly displayed. The staff offers you assistance, but will leave you alone too if you prefer. You can while away the afternoon with friends, with family or by yourself. Debbie, the owner, sets the tone of style and comfort for which Renee's is now so famous. (A great local secret is the sale room with incredible clothing, both casual and dressy, at incredible prices. Sshh... it's a North Fork secret!) (See Caterers, Home Furnishings, and Restaurants)

Tanger Outlet
Route 25
Riverhead, NY 11901

Tanger Outlet in Riverhead is the largest outlet mall on the east coast with over 165 designer, specialty and chain stores. Shoppers flock to this premier center to purchase items at outlet prices in a comfortable and well laid out shoppers' paradise. It is right off Exit 72 on Long Island Expressway.
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Gifts

Carolyn's Boutique
Main Road
Aquebogue, NY
(631) 722-5113

When Carolyn told me she had opened a boutique next to her hair salon, I was excited to visit. I knew Carolyn's sense of style and anticipated seeing really neat things at reasonable costs. I was not disappointed! I particularly loved the unique pocketbooks with beaded designs and since the prices were great, I bought two of them! The boutique has a great selection of jewelry, hair accessories, scented lotions, and knit wear. I know that I will be doing a lot of my Christmas shopping here and I recommend you do the same! (See Apparel)

Tanger Outlet
Route 25
Riverhead, NY 11901

Tanger Outlet in Riverhead is the largest outlet mall on the east coast with over 165 designer, specialty and chain stores. Shoppers flock to this premier center to purchase items at outlet prices in a comfortable and well laid out shoppers' paradise. It is right off Exit 72 on Long Island Expressway.
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Gifts and Gourmet Items

A Taste of the North Fork
8595A Cox Lane Unit A
Cutchogue, NY 11935
(631) 734-6100
www.atasteofthenorthfork.com

Owners Jeri Woodhouse and Jayne McCahill, both North Fork residents, have bottled and packaged the flavors of the region for your pleasure. Their line of products include jams, dessert sauces, rubs, marinades, and dressings made from the bounty of the local farms, orchards, vineyards and their very own organic gardens. Everything is prepared in small batches to insure quality control and there are no artificial preservatives. They offer shipping services and will be happy to help you make selections for your own personal use or for gifts. Their line entitled "Edible Petals" is particularly charming for wedding/party favors and their "Down and Dirty" line can turn anyone into a gourmet cook! If you can't visit the North Fork, at least you can sample it through this wonderful small company. Visit their website and bring the taste of the North Fork to your own table.

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Home Furnishings

Renee's Fine Gifts and Home Furnishings
Main Road (Route 25)
Mattituck Plaza
Mattituck, NY 11952
(631) 298-4223

Another creation of the multi-talented Cardinale family! This arm of the family business is really three stores in one, or is it one store in three?? I'm not quite sure! It's three stores in one because it is a fine furniture store, a gift shop, and a home accessories resource for things like rugs and the greatest collection of prints and paintings I have seen anywhere. It's one store in three as it extends itself from Chaps' Corner, the men's clothing shop, through Renee's, the woman's clothing shop, and then reaches over to the final and newest location "Renee's Furniture." It is amazing how Debbie Cardinale manages to create cozy nooks filled with so many different styles of furniture, but all blending together to form an intricate tapestry of color, form and shape. She and her staff have that wonderful "eye" for balance that I think people are just born possessing. Whether you are furnishing a sprawling Victorian, a modern beach house, or just want to add some personal touches to your summer rental, this is the place to go. You will get quality products and quality direction from this superior establishment. (See Apparel and Caterers)

Tanger Outlet
Route 25
Riverhead, NY 11901

Tanger Outlet in Riverhead is the largest outlet mall on the east coast with over 165 designer, specialty and chain stores. Shoppers flock to this premier center to purchase items at outlet prices in a comfortable and well laid out shoppers' paradise. It is right off Exit 72 on Long Island Expressway.
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Invitations, Calligraphers, Printers

Pen & Paper, Calligraphy and Design
Mattituck, NY 11952
(631) 298-5214
PenandPaperDesign.com
linda@penandpaperdesign.com

Linda Pasca's designs and lettering are as beautiful as they are varied. In addition to envelopes, programs, menus, invitations, and place cards, Linda has shown me some of the personalized gifts she has made for clients. One was for a father to give to his daughter on her wedding day; it was the words to a song he sang her as a child. I cried when I saw it! Between your emotions and Linda's talents, you are bound to come up with some wonderful ideas.
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Jewelers & Jewelry

Robert's Jewelers
Feather Hill Shopping Center & Main Road (Route 25)
Southold, NY 11971
(631) 765-1061
www.RobertsJewelers.com

When you go to Robert's, you are not at a jewelry store or jewelry counter in a large chain; you are with a true jeweler, Robert Scott. Bob is part of the community. His wife is the school nurse; his sons went to the local high school. I have no doubt that Bob has provided a silver baby cup on the occasion of a person's birth, and years later provided an engagement ring for that baby all grown up! There are no "hard" sells, and he will give you good advice whether you want to buy new rings, have old stones reset, want small gifts for your wedding party, or perhaps a special "wedding gift" for the bride. Through the years, he has helped my family with all sorts of selections and projects. Bob has my highest recommendation for his knowledge, his dependability, his honesty, and his delightful sense of humor!

Tanger Outlet
Route 25
Riverhead, NY 11901

Tanger Outlet in Riverhead is the largest outlet mall on the east coast with over 165 designer, specialty and chain stores. Shoppers flock to this premier center to purchase items at outlet prices in a comfortable and well laid out shoppers' paradise. It is right off Exit 72 on Long Island Expressway.
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Music, Bands, DJs, & Orchestras

A Gala Event - a Gala Creative Group International, Ltd. Company
Local: (631) 324-4686
International: +001 (516) 826-7200
Toll Free: (800) GET-GALA / (800) 438-4252
www.GetGala.com

Guests may forgive and forget a less than perfect location and less than gourmet food but they won't forget being bored. Music is the key to any great event. It soothes and it moves. It inspires and it initiates. But how do you know what sort of music to have? You want people to have fun, but you don't want to blast people out of the room! Ask A Gala Event! Do you need the same sort of music for the entire event? No! Just ask A Gala Event. Have one of their acappella groups perform during cocktails and both you and your guests will be talking about the party years afterwards. Swing, Caribbean, Reggae, 70's, top 40, Country and pop bands, classic rock bands, Latin, live classical performers, jazz, ethnic groups and DJ's! A Gala Event can provide any sort of music you like from acapella to zydeco and will suggest ways to incorporate different sounds into your special event. They also have many hard to find ethnic groups and entertainers. Add in some of their special entertainment suggestions and you have a true gala event! A Gala Event has produced weddings in India, the NYC Centennial Ball for Mayor Giuliani, and parties of all types in many private homes. Hugh Wunderman, the owner of this company, has resources to tap for any event and he has gained them not only because of talent and experience, but also because he is a truly nice guy who wants each event to be special for his clients. East End events demand their level of professionalism and quality. (See Entertainment, Party Planning and Rentals

AGES Events
East End of Long Island
(631) 902-0123
www.AgesEvents.com

Whatever the industry, when a company earns the respect of its competitors, receives referrals from them, and has a business that grows to a large degree through personal recommendations, you know it's at the top of its game. AGES Events is an entertainment company with such a recommendation. Originating out of a genuine love of music, and founded with the mission that hard work, creativity, and integrity are the keys to success, AGES has evolved into a top notch provider for an impressive list of clients including New York City's Webster Hall, organizer of major concerts, corporate affairs, and special events. AGES Event is also called upon for galas, charity events, and weddings by event planners and caterers throughout Long Island, including the Hamptons and North Fork Wine Country. Owner Jason Hadjoglou is an impressively open and unpretentious person so you can feel extremely comfortable contacting him directly. Though his website is new, his talent is well founded!

A Touch of Class Events
8243 Jericho Turnpike
Woodbury, NY 11797
(516) 367-1400
www.ATouchOfClassEvents.com

If you are not quite sure exactly what type of music you would like for your event, you should consider talking to Sherry Schweitzer, owner of A Touch of Class. Unlike many event companies, Sherry's is more than happy to assist with just one part of your party and if it's music you need, she can help you. Her company has an incredible music library for use by its in house Disc Jockeys and she represents over fifty bands and orchestras. She'll give you good advice and great music!

Craig Satchell
Piano, Vocals, Quintet
Philadelphia, Manhattan, Westchester, East End Long Island
(610) 259-4396
www.craigsatchell.com

You would expect to hear some classy fine music at the Dupont Country Club, former home of the Dupont family and one sound that's echoed throughout its historic and elegant halls is that of Craig Satchell. A pianist of the highest quality, Mr. Satchell has been asked to perform at some of the best social events both as a soloist pianist and with his quintet of vocals, piano, trumpet, bass and drums. . If jazz sounds move you, Craig Satchell will make you jump. If you prefer the modern sounds of easy rock, he works magic on his keyboard that can simulate a full band . He works with many dance groups for Motown, oldies, R&B, and Top 40. Mr. Satchell's gentlemanly demeanor and his broad repertoire raises any event to a classic. Craig Satchell is available for weddings, corporate events, charity galas and private parties.

DDE Weddings & Events
"A Wedding Event Specialist"
Nesconset, NY 11767
(631) 724-7400
www.DDEWeddings.com

Ken Carrion, founder and owner of this music company, is one of the nicest guys I have met in the event business. When you are hiring a music company, the character of the owner counts! You want someone you can depend on, someone who understands the feeling you want to create for your event, and someone who treats you like you are his only client. If you want the feeling of live music but want the songs to sound as you know them, Ken can deliver. His live musicians work with the DJ to produce a fabulous sound. I recommend this company highly.

DJ CHEF's Bachelorette Cooking Class Parties
And Cooking Theme Bridal Showers

East Hampton, NY
888-DJCHEF-1 / 516.263.CHEF (2433)
www.DJCHEF.com
DJChefEvents@gmail.com

When celebrity chef Marc Weiss decided to combine his remarkable culinary skills with his love of music and entertaining, the death knell for boring bridal parties rang deep and long. Guests of honor (along with regular guests if they like) help in the cooking of a gourmet meal while accompanied by great DJ music, tasty cocktails and then some dancing! Gourmet fare is a popular trend today with guys and gals appreciating the fun of cooking it and the joy of eating it. DJ CHEF can host as many people as your house can hold or set up in another venue like a winery or hall. Surfing through his website you'll get all sorts of ideas for special themes and Marc is the guy to bring it all together. He's got impressive credentials and a charismatic personality --- and he uses both to create the happiest, hippest, classiest, and tastiest memory for a very special person, his client. Marc does parties in the Hamptons, North Fork Wine Country, and Manhattan and some of his clients have even had him fly to distant locations for them. Get yourself something to drink, and click on his website. You're in for a half hour of fun and inspiration.

The Contractors Band
Southold, New York
www.TheContractorsBand.com
  The Contractors

Sight and sound both make this five piece professional band one of the best I have seen and heard. All members are extremely talented and experienced, melding together when necessary and feeding off each other's energy when the song calls for it, as only a long-standing band of friends can. Of course, they have an extensive play list of music spanning 6 decades of popular music and rock-n-roll classics (including an unmatched catalog of '80s new wave and party favorites), and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. What really impressed me, however, was seeing how they relate to the people at the event. They really do care that people are having a great time, and bring this festive mood to the crowd not by imposing themselves, but rather by incorporating guests into a party spirit. They make sure the entertainment is handled tastefully and professionally from beginning to end so everyone involved can relax and have a great time! Check out their extensive website to find out where you can hear them play, so you can see for yourselves how good they are. Oh, and did I mention they are affordable?

Trevor Davison Orchestra
Riverhead, NY 11901
www.TrevorDavison.com
Voted "Best of the Best" by Dan's Paper, 2002.
  Trevor Davison

Listening to the CD, No Moon At All, by the Trevor Davison Orchestra makes me want to, well, dance! And isn't that what people want to do at weddings? The Trevor Davison Orchestra performs with four to eighteen pieces, and provides dance music ranging from big band swing, jazz and classical, to 50s do-wop, mo-town and contemporary top 40. They can provide soloists and ensembles as pianists, strings, harpists, woodwinds, brass, flute, sax, trumpet, trombone and more. You can choose from a selection of DJs. Trevor has been well known in North Fork Wine Country for years, and now The Hamptons set is also aware of his talents. He is in high demand, but never misses a beat!


Special Entertainment

A Gala Event - a Gala Creative Group International, Ltd. Company
Local: (631) 324-4686
International: +001 (516) 826-7200
Toll Free: (800) GET-GALA / (800) 438-4252
www.GetGala.com

A Gala Event calls it the WOW factor. Believe me, they use the right nomenclature. You'll be "wowed" just visiting their website, so you can imagine what it would be like to actually experience an event produced by this amazing company. Again, believe me when I say "produced." Hugh Wunderman, owner of this spectacular special event company, makes full use of his many years of professional Theatre background (The Met and Broadway) ensuring that each event is choreographed perfectly. What's hot right now? They have their finger on the pulse. How about a Moulin Rouge party? Or a hand carved Ice Bar of the NYC skyline that changes colors? Who's your favorite musical group, entertainer, political leader or famous person? A Gala Event can even raise them from the dead to perform live. Choose from one of the largest rosters of Impersonators and Tribute Acts in the Country! Imagine reliving the Rat Pack from the Vegas Sands Hotel live at your party. They can even get you the real Celebrities and Headline Acts to perform at your event. Planning to launch a new Corporate Product? Perhaps some living statues to entertain and stimulate the conversation will get the media's attention? Las Vegas Night, Circus? How about having your picture taken with some real tigers? Want to throw a party for your kid that they'll never forget? How about a Virtual Reality or Foam Party complete with interactive games and music? Need a Show like Blue Man Group or Stomp? They have just the right act that will turn the ordinary event into extraordinary. It's impossible to list all the amazingly creative ideas of A Gala Event; I imagine the list never ends! Pour yourself something good to drink, and set yourself down at your computer to visit their website. You'll be entertained for an hour or more, and if you didn't plan on throwing a party before, you will when you're done! My mind is spinning with what I would want to have at my party! Now, do I want it in the Hamptons or North Fork Wine Country? (See Party Planning, Music and Rentals

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Photography, Portraits, & Albums

The North Fork is home to so many talented people, and the photographers listed here live and work on the North Fork.  Of course, they also work in the Hamptons and other locations as well.  Each is personally known to Marguerite, the owner of these websites.

Michael Cody
123 Main Street
Greenport, NY 11944
(631) 477-2777
mike@michaelcody.com
www.MichaelCody.com

Michael Cody's philosophy of making photographs is defined by a single concept: "capture the moment." When taking photos, he pays attention to all of his senses and seeks out special moments that make people feel good inside. Michael captures the inner beauty of people by focusing on little things. He believes that by photographing from the heart, his work is uniquely his own, as impossible to copy as the unique emotions of the people he is photographing. His ultimate goal is to create images that not only tell a story, but also serve as a tangible reminder of the feeling and chemistry shared between the bride and groom.

Mike Richter Photography
221 Fifth Avenue
Greenport, NY 11944
(631) 477-0479
www.RichterPhoto.com

Mike Richter has little need to brag about himself; others do it for him! His website is a perfect reflection of his work and his demeanor. He lets his work speak for him and if you recognize his talent, great! Mike is well known in the community and is sought after by the residents for weddings, portraits, and even their commercial photography needs. With little fanfare, Mike always delivers as promised. You never have to worry about a "second stringer" showing up at your event, and you never have to worry about the integrity of the man or the work. It is artists like Mike that have propelled the North Fork into recognition for its creativity, low key grace, and quiet confidence and I highly recommend him.

Peconic Photography
by Dawn Carroll

1650 Strohson Rd
Cutchogue, NY 11935
(631) 734-2718
www.PeconicPhoto.com

Peconic Photography is owned by Dawn Carroll, a charming young woman with exceptional talent. Her portfolio demonstrates her ability to capture not just a moment in time, but the spirit of that moment in time. As I flipped through the pages, I could almost hear the giggle of the children photographed. The bridal couples looked so in love and so very happy, I wish I could have been at all their weddings! Dawn works in color and black and white and will do portraits and on site photography.

Sherry Pickerell Photography
Southold, NY 11971
(631) 765-4679
sherry@sherrypickerellphotography.com
www.SherryPickerellPhotography.com

There's something soft and lovely about Sherry Pickerell's photography. It's rather like the area she lives, the North Fork of Long Island. To be sure, there are moments of flash and sudden beauty, but there is also that centered sense that comes with an intrinsic gentleness. You only get photos like this with real technical ability, Ms. Pickerell clearly has it, and you'll benefit. Naturally you can order on line and there is a password protected program for viewing your event's pictures, and naturally, they are joyous, tender, funny, and loving. Having gained significant experience with some of Long Island's most noted photographers, Sherry has opened her own studio and is available in both Wine Country and The Hamptons.

Toni Robertson Photography
1350 Marlene Lan
Mattituck, NY 11952
(631) ) 806-2720
www.ToniRobertsonPhotography.com

The success of your wedding photography depends on the melding together of two seemingly diverse abilities: technical skills and creative intuitions. The photographer has to employ both sides of the brain! The degree to which this succeeds can be likened to the success of an architect. A building must stand, but if it stands beautifully, ah, then we really have something! Toni Robertson was an artist first and that is clear in her work. She brings to her photographs the passion, sensitivity and eye of a truly creative mind. Her desire to afford her artistic sensibilities concrete expression led her to the camera and she has been equally successful in mastering the technical requirements of her career. Perhaps most importantly, she truly loves her work and feels honored to be the photographer on what may be the most important day ever: the wedding day. Toni is a "people" person and a quick look at her work in the area of children's photography (www.smallfryphoto.com) bears this truth. She knows how to get the most out of a person in a very gentle and unobtrusive manner. Toni is located in Mattituck, center of the North Fork, and can easily meet you in either the Hamptons or Wine Country!

Judy McCleery will evolve from being your wedding photographer into your family photographer. With more than enough talent to photograph your wedding, she also has the sensitivity to photograph the rest of your life's major milestones: your child's first birthday, your grandparent's fiftieth anniversary, your family reunion. Her portraits are gorgeous and her artistic abilities are evident in her fine arts collection. Vivid Visions Photo-Graphics offers professionalism, responsiveness, and affordability. When the moment is important enough to memorialize in photos, you can count on Vivid Visions to do it for you. And, if you'd like to make your special occasion truly unique, speak to Judy about custom designs for invitations and programs. It's more affordable than you think!


The photographers listed below, though not residents of the North Fork, do offer their services for weddings and events.  As always, all have been met by Marguerite, the owner of these websites.

Candid Like Life Photography
120 South Country Road
Bellport, New York
(631) 803-6113
candidlikelife@optonline.net
www.CandidLikeLife.com

The word is out about this wonderful photography studio in the heart of quaint Bellport Village. While weddings are meant to be dreams come true, they are real and need to be recorded for a lifetime. Candid Like Life takes photos not just of what you are posed to do, but what you actually do! Your emotions and personallity should be present in your wedding photos and you should enjoy the experience. That spontaneous laughter, hug, kiss, and expression is caught by Candid Like LIfe Photography which has complete resources including provision of assistant photographers, library bound albums, on line proofing, and the finest digital photography techniques. Sure, you may want that traditional shot and of course it is taken. Nevertheless, it is those special moments that happen only at your wedding that you want to remember and Candid Like Life captures them. Candid Like Life is exactly what the name implies: fun, friendly and living the dream.

Chris Geminski, Photographer
Southampton Village Photo
16 West Main Street
Southampton, New York 11968
(631) 283-6600
www.ShVillagePhoto.com

The choice of a photographer for a special event or wedding is often very subjective.  You look at their portfolio, perhaps get a recommendation, and see if you like them, right?  Chris Geminski, professional photographer and owner of Southampton Village Photo offers an additional incentive.

Every image is custom printed in his own photo lab, making him personally involved in not only taking the photos but monitoring the quality of the prints as well.  His equipment is state of the art and he offers unique and creative photographic products and services to his clients.

A good example is the Sony SnapLab.  Your wedding guests can insert their own digital memory card into this machine and prints are available immediately.  Instead of placing disposable cameras on the tables and then waiting for typically poor photos to come back, Chris instructs wedding guests to print one image for themselves, and leave one for the bride and groom.  This is just one of the unique things Chris offers his wedding clients!

Every wedding image is also uploaded to his website for an easy way to view and order photos.  He also offers a variety of beautiful albums guaranteed to last a lifetime.  The photographer is the one person that will be with you from the start to the finish of your wedding day so it's very important that he is pleasant, easygoing and unobtrusive.  Chris is the photographer for many local events and organizations and it's not hard to understand why.  In his own words "wants everyone to leave happy!".  You will be if you call Chris.

Heller Creative
60 Accabonac Road
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-2061
www.HellerCreative.com

Michael Heller is a professional photographer with credentials, experience and talent. Throughout the past twenty one years, Mr. Heller has been asked to ply his trade for the New York City Police Department and for various publications of Fire Departments. These assignments have led him to create photo journalism pieces in areas across the country: Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Indianapolis 500 and Spring break in Panama City, Florida. His photojournalistic experiences have helped to form his philosophy toward wedding photography since he uses the same techniques as he does for shooting an assignment: work quickly and quietly, let events happen as they will, and do your best to stay out of the way! Too many times he has seen weddings bogged down by photographers trying to stage fancy shots and running (or is it ruining ?) the entire proceedings by regimenting the movements of the bride and groom. Mike knows that a wedding day is special and the emphasis is on celebration. Based on the results, his reasoning seems to hold true!

Kathleen Doran
Photography

Montauk, NY
(516) 353-0130
www.KathleenDoran.com

Visit Kathleen's website right now! It is incredibly creative and fun and it lets you know right away that this is a photographer with a unique talent and a creative flair that sets her apart. Her portfolio shows the classic and innovative styles so that whatever the event is you are planning, you will be sure to have those moments caught forever. She is sought after from NYC to Sag Harbor to the Hamptons and North Fork Wine Country not only for her abilities as a photographer, but also because of her quiet demeanor that gets the job done unobtrusively and professionally. Her client list is impressive, and once you see her work you will know why.

Molinoff Photography, LLC
PO Box 1217
Quogue, NY 11959
(917) 414-9222
michael@molinoff.com
www.MolinoffPhoto.com

As I do with all persons listing their services on the site, I arranged to meet Michael Molinoff. We met in a coffee shop in Mattituck on a rainy morning and he graciously ran out in the bad weather to get some photographs for me to look over. I thought they were incredible and I asked him about his other work. Only with prodding did he eventually tell me some of the people he has photographed: Paul Newman, Sex in The City's Kyle McLaughlin, Mayor Bloomberg, Stacy Rukeyser, and Dr. Ruth! Any major events? How about The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp's Annual Polo for Children at Greenwich Polo Club. Weddings? I don't know the brides, but I would wish I did. They all look so gloriously beautiful and happy! When I came home I took a look at his website. This made me late for my next appointment, but I couldn't stop. The children were captivating and I could hear their laughter and peek into what their parents must see when they tuck them into bed. His home page quotes Confucius: "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." Michael Molinoff does. He is available for weddings, portraits, commercial work and events anywhere in the world but if you're lucky enough to be celebrating on the East End of Long Island, you are lucky enough to have him as a neighbor.

Olesya Medvedchikova
The Hamptons Photography

(631) 942-1427
www.TheHamptonsPhotography.com

The creative vision employed by Olesya Medvedchikova, owner of Hamptons Photography, captures light, personality, and beauty within frames that are unique to the moment in time and the personality of her subjects. This creative art combines with the most up to date technology and offers clients a myriad of ways to enjoy the finished products and the memories. Private web pages are created from which friends can not only view the photographs, but also order prints. Of course, beautiful bound photograph books are also able to be provided. Hamptons Photography offers a number of options so that budgets, scheduling, and expectations are addressed. Olesya has done events in the Hamptons and North Fork Wine Country so wherever your event is being held, she may be the person to contact. Local wineries are showing some of Olesya's art photographs this year so if you catch one, you will really know the quality of the work.

Photography by Krista
By appointment only
(631) 694-1227
www.PhotographyByKrista.com

Krista Sildver has an eye for the moment. When viewing her portfolio, I was particularly struck by the sensitive shots of the groom!! Indeed, it is it is "the bride's day" but surely the groom is more than a prop!! One photo was of the groom's hands as he held the wedding ring in front of his tuxedo clad chest. Another caught the look in his eyes as he heard his bride declare her vows. Krista's exquisite attention to detail captured the essence of this most important event: the joining of two people in matrimony. But don't think the photos weren't fun too! You could hear the laughter!! Krista explained to me that most couples today want a photo journalistic approach, but that the traditional formal shots also remain treasured. She can do it all and does so with a high degree of professionalism and caring. Shots of the bride, alone, with her new husband, and with members of her family were lovely and touching. It was clear to me that not only does she take pride in her work, but that she also loves it! She doesn't view a booking as a job, but rather a collaborative effort to immortalize the day. Brides, grooms, and parents of the happy couple will delight for years to come in the beautiful photographs she takes. One final note: When you book Krista, you get Krista. There is no "second string." I have heard tales of a bride booking a photographer and then having the studio send someone else to the event. You don't want surprise substitutions and this won't happen with Krista.

To find photographers on the South Fork, please visit Hamptons Photographers!

Videographers

VideoImage Productions
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 727-7028
www.VideoImageProd.com

Ted Gamble is the owner and videographer for VideoImage Productions. Although I had heard of his work, I only met him recently when he invited me to see him record a wedding. He is such a gentleman. Mr. Gamble recognizes that the bride wants the wedding videos for the future; not the videographer as the most visible wedding guest! There are no flashes, no flood lights, and no tripods, as all work is performed using digital TV quality cameras. You can relive your entire event, or perhaps even your entire courtship and honeymoon, by purchasing Mr. Gamble's talents. I urge you to visit his website for specifics.

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Real Estate, Realtors, and Rental Properties

When we bought the property in Southold for our future home, my husband was in law school in Baltimore, Maryland and I was teaching there. On my classroom's bulletin board there was a plastic bag containing earth, twigs, and pebbles from our lot. I looked at it each day to remind myself that soon we would once again be living on the beautiful North Fork. We were able to purchase the property because of the kind assistance of a local realtor that we had never met before. Years later when we met him again at a dinner party, we asked him why he was so generous to us. He said "Well, you were the sort of young couple I wanted to see in my town, people who loved it." That attitude is still prevalent among many local realtors. They are in the business because they love the North Fork and truly want to share it. There are no multiple listings out here but brokers do work together to share information and to better serve customers. If you are interested at all (and who isn't?) in owning or renting property on the North Fork, call a local realtor. Each will help you to discover if this is the community for you.

Allan M. Schneider Associates, Inc
Real Estate
Bridgehampton, Southampton, East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Southold, Cutchogue,
West Hampton Beach/ Quogue, Hampton Bays North Sea Harbor, Shelter Island, Amagansett/Montauk
Eleven locations on the East End
1-888-842-6786
www.allanschneider.com

INTRODUCTION:
  • Allan M. Schneider Associates was founded in the mid 1970's and has grown to 200 sales associates representing the finest properties in the Hamptons, on Shelter and the North Fork.
  • Thirty years later, AMS is the leading real estate firm in the Hamptons, selling more properties than any other local real estate company which equates to nearly 40% of the market.
  • We continually provide sellers with the largest, most qualified selection of potential buyers and, in turn, introduce buyers to the most complete inventory of properties. Our professional and courteous associates are dedicated to quality communication, maintaining market awareness, and above all, meeting your individual real estate needs.

Diane McCabe
Agawam Albertson Fine Homes & Estates
Century 21

Main Road
Cutchogue, NY
(631) 298-4342
(631) 734-5700
dmccabe@c21agawamalberston.com
www.c21agawamalbertson.com

Diane just bubbles with excitement when she describes finding the perfect home for someone. She is a person who truly loves her job; not only for her income, but also for the sheer pleasure she derives from it. A true local who knows all the nuances of the North Fork, she knows the scoop! Which streets get plowed first? What's the age group of the neighbors? Where is it quiet, where is it bustling? Are there any changes on the table already such as new school building bonds, the erection of new buildings or other zone changes? Are there rentals available? She welcomes your calls and will be glad to supply answers to any questions. Diane also understands the need for complete confidentiality. No one will know you called unless you tell them yourself. Diane brings to her clients expertise and heart.

Joan Tyrer Realty
Main Road
Southold, NY 11971
(631) 765-9500

There's a lot to be said for small business. Those of us lucky enough to know an old fashioned hardware store where you can bring in a screw and the guy behind the counter finds a match for you understand this. Aisles and aisles of bins are useless if you can't find what you need. The same can be said of real estate. Joan Tyrer is a licensed broker with a one person office located right downtown next to the drug store, where she talks and listens to people each day. Joan doesn't have her own website yet; she is still learning computer skills, but she can find what you need. Her database is her mind and her search engine is her heart. Call her.

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Tents/Equipment Rental

A Gala Event - a Gala Creative Group International, Ltd. Company
Local: (631) 324-4686
International: +001 (516) 826-7200
Toll Free: (800) GET-GALA / (800) 438-4252
www.GetGala.com

This is not the rental place your parents called upon for your high school graduation party in your backyard. This company creates entire environments for celebration. There are so many new tenting options available today: circus, pavilion, fiesta, clearspan, century and marquis! But it doesn't end there. Generators for power, flooring, garbage disposal, bathroom trailers, heating and air conditioning. Have you heard of "tension fabrics?" They are huge pieces of fabric stretched tightly to create ambience and atmosphere and can totally transform a temporary environment. When paired with professional lighting, the results are nothing short of fantastic. Furniture, dance floors, (even clear ones set over a pool), fabrics, chandeliers, design elements, and table settings are all provided by this full service event and production company. It's important to understand that no matter how extravagant the tenting and design services, nothing works if they are not suitable for your site. A Gala Event inspects the site, makes its recommendations, creates a plan and then carries out flawlessly. When you want a spectacular event, for your wedding, private party, corporation or charity, A Gala Event is an excellent contact to have. (See Party Planning, Entertainment and Music)

 

Sanitation Rental

Emil Norsic & Son, Inc.
PO Box 5047
Southampton, NY
(631) 283-0604, ext. 113 (Special Events)
www.norsic.com

Though certainly not the most exciting element in planning any special event, bathrooms and garbage removal are arguably up there when it comes to critical need!  Almost all vineyards, and tented events, as well as many private homes and estates require additional restrooms to handle a large guest list, and the build up of lines.  Fortunately, Norsic has a whole division dedicated to just these needs.  In the 75 years Norsic has been in business, it has handled the most prestigious events on the East End.  They offer Freshwater Flush Portable Toilets, and Luxury Restroom Trailers that are as elegant as you will find in any hotel or catering establishment.  They also come in a variety of styles and capacities, so that you can find just the right unit to suite your specific needs.  For events that require more complete sanitation services, they also offer dumpsters that are specially maintained for upscale events.  If you are using an event planner, ask what company is being employed for sanitation and be sure to know what sort of facilities you are getting.

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Salons, Massage Therapy, & Spas

Blue Sage Day Spa
140 Pike Street
Mattituck, NY 11952
(631) 298-4244

The first thing that greeted me at Blue Sage Day Spa was the gloriously light and soothing fragrance. Of course, owner Trisha Phillippe-Poole was right there to welcome me into her lovely world. The parlor like reception area has blue toile drapes and pillows, comfortable chairs, soft music, and did I mention the fragrance? The physical floor plan of this spa is part of its beauty. Each of its rooms is distinctly separate so that there is a door and a wall, not just a curtain between guests. This makes for exceptional quiet. The manicure/pedicure room is the last room back and has windows on both corners. No smells of polish or remover assail the person receiving any body treatments. Blue Sage offers nine different facial options, five body treatments including body bronzing, and ten choices for massage therapy, including couples massages and bridal packages. The licensed staff is as professional as you can find anywhere in Manhattan, the products as high quality as the world's best spas, and the location as perfect and convenient as anywhere on the East End. Trisha is working on getting her website up, but in the meanwhile, please just give her a phone call at 631-298-4244.

 

Expressions Salon and Spa
44 Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, New York 11501
(516)739-2351   (631)765-8492
www.expressions-salonspa.com

Having been around for eighteen years, Expressions Salon & Spa is well known and enjoys a great reputation, especially for its corrective color services.  Expressions offers a wide variety of services, many tailored for the bride and her wedding party.  Special spa packages are available for the bride as well as the groom.  Facials, massage and air brush makeup as well as ear candling to name a few.  Arrangements are made for the trial makeup and hair so that when the big day arrives, the bride is confident and knows exactly what to expect.  Expressions is always improving and its most recent initiative offers "On-Site" services.  If you need a team to come to your hotel, B&B, winery or catering hall its "On-Site" team can accommodate you and your bridal party.  This may prove especially helpful to those of you that live in Nassau County.  You can have your spa day or trial hair and makeup at the salon and then if you are getting married out east the "On-Site" team can come to you.

Gil Ferrer Salon
21 East 74th Street
New York, NY 10021
800.661.7956
www.GilFerrerSalon.com

This talent at this salon is so spectacular that it has truly created 'Oprah Moments" for many a woman! Although located in Manhattan's upper east side, the salon has strong connections to the East End and will happily send out a team for weddings and special events. If you are a NYC resident, you can do your "practice" sessions in the city too! What impresses me almost as much as Gil's talent, is the genuine kindness of all the people at his salon. While the salon offers the most superior skills, it treats each woman as if she were its most important client. Every person on staff at Gil Ferrer is extraordinary in ever way. Read more details on EastEndCelebrations.com, visit its website, and then make an appointment.
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Paul Izak Salon and Day Spa
55 Route 48, Suite 7
Mattituck, NY 11952
(631) 298-1119
www.PaulIzak.com

Self sacrifice is admirable but self indulging is required. If you don't take care of yourself, then you can't take care of anything else. The team at Paul Izak indulges, energizes and rejuvenates your body and your spirit. Who doesn't need that? Brides, mothers of brides, mothers of young children, career women, grooms, fathers, every human being will benefit from a visit to Paul Izak. A manicure isn't a ten minute process of soaking your fingers and selecting a color. A Paul Izak manicure wraps you in luxury all the way up to your elbows. A facial leaves your face soft and supple, your body tension free, and your mind quiet. The spa is beautifully decorated with state of the art equipment enabling it to offer hair services, waxing, make up, spa experiences, and holistic therapy. It offers packages for brides, bridal parties, or groups. When I was there, we were celebrating a friend's birthday and we were there most of the day. We all left feeling reborn. If you are on North Fork Wine Country, either to celebrate a wedding, or to taste the wines, indulge yourself or indulge someone you love. Visit Paul Izak Salon and Day Spa.

Skin Deep
Southold, New York
(516) 383-1161
www.skindeepli.com

All eyes are on the bride and she will probably have more photographs taken of herself on her wedding day that any other day in her life. She's spent days selecting her gown, her headpiece, and her flowers; what everyone will be looking at and what the camera will most focus on is her face! Skillfully applied make-up is critical, and wow, can it make a difference. Dina Rizzo Reilly is one of the most talented make up artists a bride could find. She has the skill and sensitivity to maximize the bride's inner and outer beauty. Although Dina does go to the bride on the big day, trial run's are recommended and these are done in her lovely salon. This is the time to take care of all those pre-wedding beauty needs such as waxings and facials. Arrangements can be made for services to the entire bridal party for the wedding day and for pre-wedding pampering. I've known Dina all her life and I give her my highest recommendation.

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Hamptons Salons, Massage Therapy, & Spas

Ananas Spa
71 Hill Street
Southampton, New York 11968
(631) 287-9099
www.ananasspa.com

The word "ananas" means pineapple, a symbol of hospitality and welcome throughout the history of the Americas. In colonial America, this then "exotic" fruit was so valued that guests felt particularly honored when one was served. Spa owner Pamela Ornstein carries forth this tradition of warm welcome and exotic offerings. Clients are enveloped with graciousness as soon as they pass through the doors of her beautifully designed and artfully decorated spa. Soothed by soft colors and sounds, guests experience the relaxation that arises not just from pampering, but from nurturing. Massage therapies, body and skin treatments, manicures, pedicures, air brush tanning, and waxing are all offered by an experienced and educated staff, many of whom are multi lingual. Niceties such the presentation of warm wash cloths steeped in rosemary and lavender and cool water in amber colored goblets further add to the ambience. Whether you are a Hamptonite, or a visitor to this special part of the world, you can not truly experience The Hamptons without a visit to Ananas Spa.

Vincent DeSilva at Gil Ferrer Salon
2004 Montauk Highway
Bridgehampton Commons
Bridgehampton, NY
(631) 537-5805
www.GilFerrerSalon.com

Clients of Gil Ferrer Salon in Manhattan who summer in the Hamptons are thrilled at the opening of his new salon in Bridghampton. Vincent DeSilva the stylist extraordinaire so many met in NYC, is now coming to the East End to share his exceptional talents. The Hamptons are not strangers to style but the presence of this salon adds a whole new dimension to the Hampton style. The most up to the minute styling techniques, including coloring, cuts and hair treatments are available. If you truly want a Hampton Experience, visit this new salon!
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