Victoria’s Secrets: What a fun week – – | Candle Made Easy

It was a week full of great people, great food and lots of fun!

as my son Josch and i bought Dan’s papersAfter signing the deal at midnight, I phoned seller Richard Burns the very next morning at 9am and asked for an introduction to the legendary and brilliant 84-year-old founder of the paper Dan Rattiner.

Finally, Dan and I shared similar passions for community news, since we both started newspapers in our respective hometowns. Both of us have grown our newspapers into a serious business that serves many communities. We are now up to 88 media!

So after some back and forth claiming Dan was a recluse during this pandemic time who hadn’t seen anyone, Richard called and put me through to Dan.

Within five minutes of the call, Dan and I were in love!

Him and his wife Chris Wasserstein invited me to their terraced house with a view Gardiners Bay next weekend for an al fresco lunch that marks the beginning of a blossoming friendship.

Often driving east on County Road 39, I saw a statue of Dan in the woods, now just a few yards from our new office building on that road in Southampton. I wanted to bring the iconic “man” into our new home.

Ironically, I commissioned an air duct cleaning service for my new building, the proud owner of which Lio GalvisShe, a big fan of Dan’s Papers, was profiled there last year. He asked me if he could help move Dan’s statue to our new offices. I immediately accepted the offer and immediately said “yes”!

On Tuesday we met at the curb where the statue was screwed onto a steel base. Luis freed him and loaded him into his van.

I went ahead to speak to him Alisonthe manager of Behind the fence gallery down the street the statue originally erected for the 60th anniversary of Dan’s Papers. To my delight, she looked at it and said her team could restore it and make it look like new!

I was overjoyed and amazed at the statues that filled the gallery’s many rooms. From a gorilla to Elvis and a frog (which I bought) to a life size Marilyn Monroe with her white skirt in the air, every room was a wonderland full of remarkable statues.

Alison promised to fast track the restoration of Dan’s statue! Stay tuned for the reveal!

Then, just a few hundred yards away, I was a guest speaker at the Hamptons Art Fair to talk about the special needs community and the power of art in their lives.

The discussion was led by Michael KitakisDirector of Spirit of Huntington Art Centerwho started by telling us how Jackson Pollock was taken to a therapist by his parents for help. Not wanting to speak, he began to paint his feelings flowing through thousands of drawings. A career was born!

The point is that art can have a powerful impact on anyone’s life.

The panelists – including Michael, Karl Evdos, Eric Priceand Nicole Wolf – spoke about her students with special needs and the success of the people they serve.

After the session, I explored the 100 artists and vendors who had occupied booths.

I was struck by an art dealer from Kyiv who had bravely navigated the chaos of her country and set out to show the work of her artists.

Rick Friedman and Cindy Lou Wakefield.

That evening Josh, me and his wife Tracey were invited by pagan and Jane Freeman for an evening on SiSi’s private deck upstairs Easthampton Point Resort & Marinawhere we enjoyed the best view of the Clamshell Foundation and EHP Resort & Marina Bastille Day Fireworks over Three Mile Harbor.

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Heath Freeman and his wife throw a spectacular Bastille Day party.
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The Bastille Day fireworks display is the East End’s best kept secret!

I especially loved eating the pearl oysters that were shelled from the “Bay Man” Mike Martinsenthe supplier of Montauk Pearl Oysters.

What fun!

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The scallops were cooked to perfection!

Meeting with the Archbishop

On Sunday I had the pleasure of attending the Greek Festival in Hamptons takes place annually in Southampton Greek Orthodox Church. to my delight Father Alexander Karloutsos and Father Konstantin Lazarakis introduced me Archbishop Elpidophoroswho is the Archbishop of Greek Orthodox Church in America.

What a way to end the weekend!

Dining at Salt & Loft

The sun was shining brightly as we took our seats under the umbrella at the outdoor tables Salt & Attic at 145 Hauptstr. in Westhampton Beach.

They are now open for lunch and dinner Thursday to Monday and have great music in the evenings when people mingle until 2am!

Barry Bernsteinthe owner is always present and watches over his “kingdom”.

I love their salads, guacamole appetizers and tuna tartare!

As the sun went down I enjoyed the scallops which were beautifully presented and both tender and delicious! Of course, we couldn’t resist their delicious desserts, which the four of us shared!

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The scallops were cooked to perfection!
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The sumptuous chic mousse dessert.

Try it and you will love it too!

Call 631-288-2000 to make a reservation!


Last week we misspelled Ann and Dennis FitzSimons’ last name. We regret this mistake.

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