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6/16/17



From June 23 - 25, the iconic restaurant/bar Dante, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, will be heading East to take over Highway's bar in the Hamptons.  The Summer of Spritz pop-up will offer exclusive cocktails curated by Dante's team that will include classics from their acclaimed menu as well as unique variations of the popular Aperol Spritz. The menu is available Friday through Sunday starting at 4 pm.  Be sure to try Dante's famous Negroni as well as the Sgroppino Spritz - a refreshing sorbet drink made in collaboration with OddFellows while dining al fresco in Highway's new outdoor deck.  


Dante Pop-up Menu 
#SummerofSpritz

Classic Negroni
Gin, Campari, Cinzano 1575 Sweet Vermouth

Negroni Sbagliato aka ‘Mistaken’ Negroni
Cinzano Rosso, Cappeletti, Prosecco

Negroni Frappe
Gin, Campari, Cinzano Rosso, Fresh Orange Juice

Classic Aperol Spritz
Aperol, Perrier, Prosecco

Aperitivo #1
Milagro Blanco, Aperol, Lillet Blanc, Passionfruit, Mango, Prosecco

The Jasmine
Four Pillars Gin, Campari, Combier, Lemon

Gariblaldi
Campari and Fluffy Orange Juice

Sgroppino Spritz
Oddfellows Aperol Spritz Sorbetto, Sparkling Rose

We know where we will be! 

Stay Lovely, 

D.R

Editor & Curator 

Dusk & Rubies
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5/28/17


As warm weather approaches, it's time for more al fresco meals, light bites, and south of the border inspired cocktails. Lucky for us, the Hamptons is known for delivering dining and cocktails with a side of sea air. Here's a list of our favorite spots with an outdoor view!



1. NEW CHEF @ COAST KITCHEN  
ABOUT: Are the words Bacon Wrapped Filet (pictured above) not enough? Then, what about Spring Vegetable Potato Rissole? What we love about the Montauk Yacht Club is that it never disappoints, and it is always doing something new in terms of their menu. Plus, with sweeping waterfront views in every directions, there is so much to see and taste! 

WHERE: Montauk Yacht Club 32 Star Island Road, Montauk NY


MORE INFO: Here


2. NEW LOCATION: LULU KITCHEN & BAR

ABOUT: A new second location, with an amazing brunch offering made with fresh, local ingredients. Make sure you make a reservation, this place, since opening, has been booked solid! Too hot of a day to sit outside? Take advantage of the large windows and french doors, and sit inside while natural light filters in creating the perfect IG shot of your meal! 

WHERE:126 Main Street Sag Harbor, NY 11963

MORE INFO: Here

3. NEW CHEF @ ALMOND
ABOUT: Almond, which has been a staple since 2001, has announced new chef de cuisine, Jeremy Blutstein. Formerly of East By Northeast in Montauk, Blutstein has joined Almond to create some really delicious bites, like these buffalo cauliflower bites (pictured above). Ask for a table outside and let the people watching begin! 

WHERE:One Ocean Road Bridgehampton, NY 


MORE INFO: Here 


4. COCKTAILS @ ARBOR

ABOUT: The Garret, a New York City based cocktail brand with two locations run by Den Hospitality and recently included among the best speakeasy bars in NYC by TimeOut New York, is bringing their penchant for creating quality and lively bar scenes to Arbor’s outdoor bar. The Garret's top tier mixologists will feature playfully elevated cocktails in a laid-back environment at Arbor's newly built outdoor oasis and circular bar. 

WHERE:240 Fort Pond Rd Montauk, NY 11954


MORE INFO: Here


5. NEW LOCATION: DOPO LA SPIAGGIA EAST HAMPTON



ABOUT: Dopo means "after the beach" and with its new location in East Hampton, and new outdoor patio and bar, Dopo La Spiaggia lives up to its name as the perfect place to dine, well, after the beach. 

WHERE: 31 Race LaneEast Hampton, NY 


MORE INFO: Here


6. NEW SUMMER COCKTAILS AT LT BURGER

ABOUT: Known for their burgers and more importantly their spiked milk shakes, LT Burger just came out with a new summer cocktail list. Whether you just docked your boat, came back from Shelter Island, or have been walking around Sag all day sit back relax and sip on the new Blood Orange Margarita which will pair well with the Tuna Chipotle or Mexican burger. Take advantage of the few tables they set up outside in the summer and let the breeze off the harbor cool you down!

WHERE: 62 Main Street Sag Harbor, NY 11963


MORE INFO: Here


7. NEW SUNSET PIER @ MONTAUK YACHT CLUB

ABOUT: The new Sunset Pier will launch Memorial Day weekend featuring a cool outdoor lounge to enjoy cocktails and light bites with an amazing sunset view. The Sunset Pier stretches out into the marina and is lined with cocktail tables and benches for optimal sunset viewing.  An outdoor bar anchors the Sunset Pier with a creative cocktail list and light bites bar menu.

WHERE: Montauk Yacht Club 32 Star Island Road, Montauk NY


MORE INFO: Here


Stay lovely,

D.R.

Editor and Curator of

Dusk & Rubies Blog 


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8/22/16



Sweat is in the name, so know…there is no way around it. 

You. Are. Going. To Sweat. And sweat hard

Last Saturday, if you were in Southampton, then there was no way you didn’t hear the pop and hip hop music pumping into the streets from the center of town, or see the crowds of scantily clad men and women getting their flex on. Okay, maybe not scantily clad, but dressed in there most minimalist workout gear, because dear LORD it was hot! The weather, we are talking about the WEATHER. 


It’s been on our to-do list for a while to try a 305 Fitness class, being that this is our year of wellness, and that any fitness regimen that incorporates dancing sounds like fun. (Plus, Lo Bosworth told us it was one of her favorite fitness classes. You can read that interview: HERE) Who are we to question Lo?


So we tried it, and to be completely honest it was SO HARD in a good way (if you like to be sore for the next couple of days). The squats totally got us. 

Things we liked: The music was great, and it totally kept us going, but you need a water bottle handy. We were outside, under a hot sun, in the regular LI humidity, not in a studio, so we were in need of definite refreshments. 

The steps: Some are easy to pick up and that’s great, because they will keep coming back. Others, a little tougher, but because you’ll get to “perform” them over and over again during the class there is always room to improve!

Overall, the instructor Sadie, and also founder of 305 Fitness, was really amazing. Super high energy, very helpful, and supportive. She helped to create a very positive atmosphere. 

Things we were not prepared for: We thought out of the 13 classes Southampton Sweat offered, 305 Fitness would be one of the easier classes. We were totally wrong. This is because a lot of the other classes had people working out in alternating groups, which allowed for you to catch your breath before continuing onto your next bear crawl or set of pushups. 305 Fitness is non stop. You’ll be squating, high kicking, and “push-uping” the entire session. If you’ve done Plyo and Zumba it’s like a mix between the two, but the dance moves are way better than Zumba. There website explains the workout style as, 


"EACH CLASS INFUSES DANCE MOVES, SPORTS DRILLS AND HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT) TO CREATE A FULL-BODY, FUN WORKOUT."

Overall, we would do it again!

Want to try 305 Fitness? Check out the website HERE to find the class closest to you!

Stay Lovely,

D.R 

Editor and Curator of


Dusk & Rubies Blog 



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8/21/16





The right florals can add just that extra touch to any room in any home. Here are the 10 lessons we've learned from B Floral, New York's premier floral and event design company.  


Lesson 1: Transform any tablescape with a few well placed succulents. 



Lesson 2: Speaking of succulents display them in varying heights to add depth and texture. 



Lesson 3: Baby gold pineapples will brighten up any room. 



Lesson 4: Sometimes it's more about the way the flower is presented, rather than the actual flower. Fill a square glass votive with pebbles and place one, single floral, then repeat. 



Lesson 5: "Powder blues and creams make a great contrast against a marble tabletop."



Lesson 6: Bathtime like a Queen "Wind down with a mid-week bath soak! Add blooms and floating candles to create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation." 



Lesson 7: "Use shells as vases to give your succulent arrangements a unique twist."



Lesson 8: "Surround a tall arrangement with a smaller arrangement to create a grande and vibrant centerpiece."



Lesson 9: "Use a palm leaf as a plate charger to elevate your tropical tablescape."



Lesson 10: "Less is more. Smaller vases can still make a huge impact when paired with full florals and neutral linens."




We can't wait to try some of these tips and tricks in our own home!

Stay Lovely, 

D.R

Editor and Curator of

Dusk & Rubies Blog 
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7/7/16



This year wellness has been our major priority. Healthy mind, healthy body, healthy spirit has become our mantra of sorts. So today's post is all about skincare. 

It's been a major issue for me, since my whole life (even as a teen) I had pretty nice skin. Now, as an adult, I probably have more blemishes than ever before. I have tried so many products, creams, and scrubs.

Real deal? I am also super lazy (when it comes to certain things) and want something that is low maintenance and cost efficient. Anyone else? 


So, when I find out I could make my own scrub that could:
exfoliate, clear skin of bacteria, reduce under eye puffiness and puffiness in general, and smooth skin without paying a dime, I was all in. 

Ingredients (House hold items I had and you will need)

3 tbsp coffee grinds
1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon 

Stir together and voila!



The trick is to pat it onto your face first and then massage with fingers in small circles. Then, massage with cold water. Try to let the scrub stay on your face for 5 minutes and then clean off with a cold wash cloth. 



I will tell you the one downside; it is that it is very messy. Make sure, upon application, that you do this scrub over your sink. It won't stain anything, but the grinds do get all over. Your best bet is to do this in the shower. 

Another tip: I used the scrub as a body scrub a few days later and it made my skin feel awesome. 

Overall this DIY was super easy, super useful, super cheap, and pretty effective. I immediately saw a definite luminance to my skin that sometimes you lose in the summer months from sun damage, chlorine and such. 


Remember wellness doesn't just extend itself only to what we look like on the outside, but also how we feel on the inside. The summer months gives us the perfect time to experiment and try new things. 

Stay Lovely,

D.R.

Editor and Curator of

Dusk & Rubies 
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