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OVERHEARD: The 'In' Crowd

Just how damn crowded is it, anyway? Spoiler alert: No one actually knows! If the flawed 2020 census were correct, our population would only be about that of the town of Aberdeen, South Dakota, but if the town planning department is correct, East Hampton in summertime is somewhere between New Haven, Connecticut, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Jul 1, 2023
BOUNTY: With Salt

It seems like the prerequisite to starting a luxury tequila brand is to be famous. George Clooney, Kendall Jenner, Eva Longoria, Michael Jordan, and Adam Levine have all done it; the list goes on. The guy behind Montaukila, however, has broken that mold.

Jun 29, 2023
Do You Know Suzie?

You’d recognize a bright Lilly Pulitzer shift at 100 paces — but do you know who actually created those magical Palm Beach-to-Southampton prints?

Dec 9, 2022
Party Like It's 1989

Let's revive the midwinter house party, pre-millennium style.

Dec 9, 2022
I Capture the Castle

As a weird cheating scandal rocks the game at its highest levels, kids take to chess in increasing numbers. Tom Gogola reports on opportunities for the next generation of players.

Dec 9, 2022
OUT HERE: The Whip

Here’s an old photograph that will call out — like the sound of echoing ice, crack! — to those who spent the winter afternoons of their adolescence cruising Town Pond on skates as the sun went down. It’s a Saturday or Sunday, we’d wager, and — judging by the Fair Isle sweaters, the fuzzy earmuffs, the cut of the jeans — probably around 1980.

Dec 9, 2022
OVERHEARD: Beulah Says

Beulah Pollock tells marvelous stories of a childhood in the English countryside, her acting days, the good times she had with her late husband. But when asked what kind of advice she has to offer younger generations, she gets a bit shy and denies having any. In describing a life lived to the fullest, though, some tidbits of unintentional wisdom revealed themselves.

Dec 9, 2022
Sidewalk Superstar

You’ve seen these five uniquely fashionable East End neighbors out and about on the social scene, and wondered, Who is that? In a world of generic good taste — delivered by UPS with free returns — it’s a terrific thing that certain talented civilians still make us smile with the uniqueness of their fashion sense.

Photographs by Geir Magnusson; words by Christine Sampson

Dec 8, 2022
Paul Davis: Poster Child

Paul Davis, painter of iconic public art, reflects on a unique career characterized by luck and love.

Dec 8, 2022

A cashmere wrap printed with an X-ray art piece from Steve Miller of Sagaponack? We’re in.

Dec 8, 2022
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