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DIVERSIONS: A Definitive Guide to Houseguests

Successful hosting involves careful preparation, lovingkindness, and making your guests feel welcome but disinclined to return. Spencer L. Schneider helps you to thread that needle.

Dec 3, 2022
BY THE NUMBERS: Winter Hacks

The wicked-witch-cold, stone-sky months are coming in, and turning the calendar page can be a bit psychologically depressing. Here, a few tips and tricks for making it through to spring.

Dec 3, 2022
East Magazine's 2022 Holiday Datebook

Bookmark this page! It’s our specially curated compendium of the most festive holiday happenings from now ’til New Year’s Eve.

Dec 3, 2022
DIVERSIONS: Countdown to Midnight

A shopping list of party essentials, for a kick-up-your-heels New Year's Eve.

Dec 3, 2022
DIVERSIONS: Gone Crackers!

It’s super-easy to make surprise-filled, party-popping holiday noisemakers for your festive table — stuffed with paper crowns, a joke or riddle, and all sorts of trinkets. Here’s a how-to.

Dec 3, 2022
OVERHEARD: Dashing Through the Snow

There’s a letter in a box in a garage in Sedona that may one day soon find its way to the Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum and, if and when it does, it will tie together disparate historical strands of a long-ago romantic tale involving a man, a woman, a horse-drawn sleigh, and a wild ride through the snow from Montauk to East Hampton.

Dec 3, 2022
BOUNTY: Fire and Spice

It’s snowing peppery flakes this winter, as chefs make the most of hot-chile recipes for cold weather.

Dec 2, 2022
BOUNTY: Home Slice

Need a party cake or fancy pie? Look no further than Dorothy’s Baking Company of Sag Harbor — the stuff sugarplum dreams are made of.

Dec 2, 2022
Recipe: Dohanos Family Gingerbread

The recipe here is for a sturdy, spicy, and very crisp cookie. It holds up well, and will not get soggy or stale. Follow the directions as written, practice your rolling, and make sure you have a good, airtight container. Don’t skip the dot of blue coloring in the glaze, and if you want to hang them, make the hole in the dough with a toothpick before baking. This cookie recipe can also be used to make gingerbread houses.

Nov 30, 2022
Bounty: Love and Ginger

Gingerbread is the quintessential Christmas treat, but when mom is a Scandinavian baker and dad is a gifted painter, cookies are elevated to an art form. Nina Dohanos looks back on childhood holidays — and divulges some family secrets for better baking.

Nov 30, 2022
RECIPE: Hot Hot Chocolate

From Steven Amaral, proprietor and chef at North Fork Chocolate Company, comes this take on spicy hot chocolate.

Nov 24, 2022
OVERHEARD: Emergency Party

Eight adults gather around a dining table in Southampton, early evening, early summer. It isn’t a book club, but the group uses one as its guide: 2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration by the Australian author Damon Gameau, based on a documentary of the same name.

Sep 23, 2022