Things I’m Into

Little bit of what I’ve been up to lately. Lovely breakfast at Sunday in Brooklyn. The farmhouse decor gives me feel good vibes. Overall v cool place to go with friends or on a date.

Pancakes 🥞 yum. You know when you eat some bougie breakfast that’s hyped so hard and you’re expecting it to be the most amazing thing you’ve ever put to your lips? Yeah. This was okay. Should’ve tried something else. Very decadent, but too malty and chocolatey for me. Looks amazing though!

Some easy car shopping at McLaren. LOL just kidding. This Mirawai White color though, looks gorgeous. I want all of the things in this color. Blue white. Into it.

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And when you want something, all the universe conspires for you to achieve it." – The Alchemist

I'm listening to this on audiobook. Many times. Trying to absorb.

he Great South Bay iced over. Starting to melt a bit finally, these pictures were from a walk I took on an almost 60 degree day in January this past Sunday.

So Good

So much good going on lately! Too busy living, not enough time to write about it.

Some of my picks for August are below, take a look!

August Essentials
Essie Nail Polish in “Bikini So Teeny” – tried and true. Great pedicure color.

Glossier Haloscope – highlighter in Topaz. I can’t rant and rave enough about this and Glossier in general. Read back on this blog roll for a million and one posts about why Glossier rules.

Nike Juvenate Sneakers – super lightweight, bright white sneakers with black detailing. Comfortable, but they look so cute. Def won’t be running in these – just for sporting around town I’m thinking. 👍

Whalebone Mag – The Food Issue. Pick up basically anywhere in MTK and all over the east end. Take a look inside for tons of mostly legitimate info about food and drankssss, esp on the east end.

Montauk Brew Co Summer Ale Koozie – because you need to keep your hand dry and more importantly, your beer cold! Follow on all the social media’s @montaukbrewco.

Dr. Jart – Pore Minimalist Sheet Mask. Do people actually do sheet masks for anything other than the Snapchat selfie? I mean… Whatevs, got this at Sephora and it’s a good one. And it’s black charcoal.

Capri Blue Volcano Candle – if you know it, you know. If you don’t, you should. Tried and true scent for summer, it’s fruity in a great way. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it. I’ve been burning it since high school. Can’t go wrong with Volcano. Can usually be found at Anthropologie stores.

Maui Babe Bronzing Lotion – it’s a tanning lotion / enhancer. I’ve been SPF-ing hard body since the beginning of summer to avoid getting that serious “burn”. I did a great job btw – no serious burns, have a solid base tan and Maui Babe just enhances the bronzeness. FYI this stains white bathing suits – BUT does wash out. Available for purchase online obv, I got mine at Poolside Collective at the Montauk Beach House and I suggest you visit.

An Evening at Merriweather

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Photo by Alexandria Schnepf
On the rather dreary spring evening of May 7, 2016 guests gathered under a 30,000 square foot tent on the picturesque landmark estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post and E.F. Hutton. The campus at Long Island University brings you back to the scene of the 1920’s and straight into the glamorous party scene of The Great Gatsby.

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The event was presented by Long Island University, Americana Manhasset and Poll Restaurants where the tapas style food was exquisitely delicious; cocktails from Stoli and brews from Oyster Bay Brewery were perfect. Entertainment was 1920s to the extreme – magicians, gaming tables, silent movies set up in what felt like a real-life movie theater, and a woman in a tub with champagne… (my favorite part).  We celebrated food, music, film, art and fashion.

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Photo courtesy of Long Island Pulse Magazine & Mashbooths
This was the first event of its kind with hopes to continue it on as an annual tradition to benefit local art and cultural exhibits and organizations for years to come.

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Photo by Alexandria Schnepf
The evening supports local community partners: Gold Coast International Film Festival, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Nassau County Museum of Art, Old Westbury Gardens, and Sands Point Preserve Conservancy.

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Aston Martin courtesy of Long Island Sports Cars
Enjoy the eye candy that is Chris Norton NYC Band. They totally killed it and were probably one of the most fun live bands I’ve seen in quite some time. Check out their website in the link they have a bunch of greatness on SoundCloud.

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Funny photo of me being #GreatGatsby asF.

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Photo by Alexandria Schnepf
Gotta love a great Snapchat selfie to end the evening.

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Selfie by Alexandria Schnepf 
Fabulous evening with fabulous people. ❤

Things I’m Into – This Week in NY Edition

Some rad things going on around you in upcoming weeks:

BayFest 2016Great South Bay Brewery, Bay Shore, NY – May 14th, 2016 – 12:45-5:30PM

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Photo from GreatSouthBayBrewery

Make sure to check out Montauk Brewing Co. – We’ll be pouring beers alongside Long Island’s finest breweries with music, food, etc. Tickets available here.

Time Out and Hornblower: Summer Preview – Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – 6:30PM

3 Hour Party cruising around NYC’s harbor enjoying open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, and four floors of DJs, entertainment, giveaways and other fun stuff. Tickets are available here. Literally just check their website, looks sick and I’m way excited.

Montauk Music Festival – Thursday, May 19th – Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

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Basically Montauk Music Festival is a four-day musical celebration featuring talented up and coming independent artists…and it’s set up in the best place on earth, Montauk! Over 100 artists with a wide variety of musical styles will be performing for free in the spirit of sharing original music with audiences and fellow musicians. Rad time, it’s basically opening weekend for Montauk and the east end of Long Island – so obviously…go! Mostly all venues in MTK have bands playing at different times of the day all weekend.

Benibla Denim Hat

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I’ve been pretty much obsessed with this hat since I’ve purchased it. It’s from a French brand, they seem pretty legit – kinda different vibe, but I’m okay with that. Like the style a lot – def into it. Love the light-wash stone denim.

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Go To The Ocean

Go to the ocean. Often.

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One of my best friends made a promise to herself in 2015 that she would go to the ocean once a month for every month of that year.

Even if it was cold, even if it was inconvenient and even if she had no time to do it – she went to the ocean. Being there in solitude or with a friend is really grounding – makes you think and allows you to reflect on what’s happened and look forward to what will happen.

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This year I’m going to further this challenge with a vow to visit the ocean on a weekly basis or even more often, if possible. Starting a bit late into 2016, I was able to “make it” to the ocean once in January and once in February. Look for some photos and segments as 2016 goes on. #GoToTheOcean

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I love this dirty sign. ❤

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All photos taken at different spots in Montauk, NY.

Active Summer

For some reason, everybody has a little more time for fun in the summer. Obviously the days are longer… but usually the fun lasts longer too! Below are some fun things I’ve done this summer outside!

SUP in Sag Harbor Cove, New York

SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) for 3 but more like… 2 paddle boards tied together with drawstring from a wet bag because one was missing a fin & didn’t move well… so whoever got the back board chilled while the 2 on the front board had to work. By work I mean take selfies.

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Kayaking in the Peconic River – Riverhead, New York

Little afternoon kayak through the Peconic River. You can definitely pack a lunch & some bev’s! You have to buddy system though because there really isn’t room for a cooler. 🙂 Gives your abs, back and shoulders a nice little workout!

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Shorefront Park, Patchogue, New York

Great South Bay Music Festival was held at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY on July 16-19, 2015. It’s a 4 day music festival that’s beginning to draw bigger and better names every year! This year I attended on Thursday night and saw Colbie Caillat, Christina Perri (not to be confused with Katy), and Rachel Platten of “Fight Song.” 311 was also a popular name to play this festival. Great way to spend the evening outside by the water.

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Sagg Main Beach, Sagaponack, New York 

Let’s be honest, activity is nice – but relaxing on the beach is much nicer!  Add wine and you’re done. Workout is biceps (lifting your wine glass to your face & repeat).

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Summer is halfway over – sorry to say – Sooooooo get outside and enjoy the rest of it! Xx

4th Weekend at DPFI

July 4th weekend is one of my favorites of the whole year. Pure, American fun. Davis Park, NY is where I spent my extended holiday weekend that turned into basically a full week. Davis is located on Fire Island, (off of the south shore of Long Island). This point of Fire Island can be accessed only by ferry or boar, while other areas can be accessed by bridge. You’ve more likely heard of popular locations further west on LI (The Pines or Cherry Grove (leaving Sayville) or OBP, Ocean Beach, Kismet, Fair Harbor, etc leaving from Bay Shore). Davis is a gem though.

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Davis is a much smaller community than others on FI with very few shops, restaurants and even homes. TRULY escaping the hustle & bustle. And it’s amazing. No hotels.  Most homeowners rent on a weekly basis so the quick, weekend party getaways are to a minimum (obviously not what my friends do — kidding). So Davis is much more “family oriented” for sure with a fun, party scene on weekends.

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SELFIE STICK ACTION

There’s one bar on the island “The Casino Bar,” one nicer restaurant “The Casino Cafe“, the Harbor Store (where you can purchase everything you forgot), and a beach shack with fried food and ice cream – America’s faves!

USA sneakers on the 4th of July <3
USA sneakers on the 4th of July ❤ (from American Apparel) 

DPFI is a hidden gem on the Long Island beach scene. It has that “everybody knows everybody” vibe. It’s raging on the weekends. But it’s extremely peaceful and quiet (the Tuesday after a holiday weekend, after everyone leaves). Overall a great place to visit, check it out!

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Tuesday

East End

After an impromptu trip to the east end of Long Island for some much needed beach & hiking this past weekend, I decided to stop at an apple orchard/pumpkin patch while sitting in hoards of traffic (heading westbound!) through East Hampton, NY.

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quiet beaches are my favorite type

Now – in all realness, $20/10 lb. bag is not exactly a good price for apples… but the fun “pick-your-own” style memories are worth the extra cents per pound. Memories per pound. I’ll pay a serious amount of $ for that. I’ll pay a serious amount of money for practically anything, lets be serious.

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Apples to Apples ❤

Making a pie seemed like the ONLY suitable solution to get through those 10 pounds of apples in the house that I’d never be able to eat. Used a hybrid recipe combining the “Perfect Apple Pie” Pillsbury, and this Tastebook recipe (without making the crust because LAZY & no time, obviously…) and got a great idea from Emily Schuman’s Cupcake’s and Cashmere rendition of apple pie.

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Maple Leaf Cookie Cutter

Before putting on the top layer of dough, I used a small cookie cutter to cut out cute little maple leaves. Super autumn themed! Egg battered the top. Baked for 25 mins. Covered with aluminum foil so preserve the great golden color and so that it wouldn’t burn (party foul). Baked another 20 minutes. Let cool. Enjoy!

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Perfectly Golden Crust
YUM!
YUM!