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Savor the Journey December 2, 2017

December is here and Holiday Season 2017 is in full swing! As you wrack your brain and slog through the malls to find the perfect gift for everyone on your gift list, please keep in mind that in the end the most cherished gifts are those that you give of yourself. And, these are the gifts that also give something to you. Sure, the latest and greatest gadget, the trendiest sweater, or the flashiest bauble will impress when they are unwrapped, but I have found that the favorite things of the holidays are those that money can’t buy. 

Savor the Journey December 2, 2017

December is here and Holiday Season 2017 is in full swing! As you wrack your brain and slog through the malls to find the perfect gift for everyone on your gift list, please keep in mind that in the end the most cherished gifts are those that you give of yourself. And, these are the gifts that also give something to you. Sure, the latest and greatest gadget, the trendiest sweater, or the flashiest bauble will impress when they are unwrapped, but I have found that the favorite things of the holidays are those that money can’t buy. 

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Savor the Journey–November 22, 2017

And just like that (snaps finger), Holiday Season 2017 has begun! It’s very easy to be caught up in the holiday prep and lose sight of the reason for the season. So, here is your reminder, as I write this in the eve of Thanksgiving. Take the time to be in the moment, and enjoy—dare I say SAVOR—the experiences. Let the kids help with the basting as the turkey roasts. Stop for 10 minutes and actually visit with your guests, and please, wait until Friday before you hit the malls for the holiday deals. No discount is worth skipping out on a gathering of your family and friends. You can’t buy those missed memories later.

So, this holiday, when you feel the crush of all the tasks and chores as you ready yourself and your home, remember to make time to Savor the Holidays. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Savor the Journey – November 14, 2017

We blinked, and our brief autumn is now turning into the holiday season! Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday to enjoy on the East End, especially if we get some warm days. Crawl through the wineries and craft breweries for the latest delicious releases. Browse the boutiques and antique shops for one-of-a-kind gifts. Shop the Christmas tree farms for THE tree, beautiful wreaths and other decorations.

Embrace the fun and, yes, chaos. Enjoy the time with the family, create new memories and Savor the Season!

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Savor The Journey–November 1, 2017

Happy November! Now that we have turned the page of the calendar, it seems that the autumn weather has finally arrived. Time for the snuggly sweaters and warm socks! Have you noticed that I have changed the title of this feature? It now better reflects what I hope to say in this opening to the East End Experience. Life is a journey…one that deserves to be enjoyed and savored. Stop and smell the roses, or the pumpkin spice latte, if you prefer. It’s not a race, but if you must treat it so, make it a marathon. Whatever you do – remember to enjoy it! The little things really do matter, so hug your kid, call your mom, pet the dog, and just breeeeaaathe. You will feel better for it, I promise. ~JBM

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Musings October 17, 2017

Did you know that Wednesday, October 18 is chocolate cupcake day? Well every day is a cupcake day in my world, but since this delectable confection has a day dedicated to it, let’s make plans to celebrate it. Our directory boasts some very talented cake bakers, and cupcakes are definitely in their repertoire. So, whether you celebrate on the official day, or choose another one to enjoy a yummy cupcake, stop on in to one of our carefully curated bakers to make sure you get the best. 

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Musings October 10, 2017

It’s National Cake Decorating Day! Now THAT’s a reason to celebrate! Professional cake decorators are truly artists, and the foodie TV shows have inspired so many to take up the craft, lucky for us.  NorthForkWeddings.com and SouthForkWeddings.com have a few very talented cake designers listed, and we know you will love whichever one you choose, for any occasion you are celebrating. The designs are as amazing as the cakes are delicious—work this spectacular must be a labor of love.

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Musings–October 3, 2017

I usually don’t bring world events into this setting, but the shooting in Las Vegas is a tipping point for me. How sad and tragic that one man held so much anger and hatred that he mowed down concert-goers in our national party-town. I pray for the victims and their loved ones that they find peace.  It is said that we should be the change we want to see in the world. I want to see more love and kindness, and less judgement of our differences. Starting today, I will work harder in spreading kindness. I hope you will join me.

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Musings September 26, 2017

I just noticed that the last Wednesday in September is celebrated as National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. We think that should be every day, but I’m glad that there is a day set aside to highlight this important issue. Women seem to be hardwired to think of others before themselves, and the fairer sex does need a reminder to take care of themselves better. Whether it’s some pampering at a day spa, making time to exercise, or paying attention to your eating habits, dear ladies, please make yourself a priority. 

This one reason we launch the Beauty and Wellness Guru directory – to provide a place to find reputable personal services providers, be it hair and nail salons, fitness centers, life coaches and beyond. We would love for you to check it out if you have not already! 

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Musings September 20, 2017

Greenport’s Maritime Festival weekend is upon us! For North Forkers, this event kicks off, unofficially, harvest season activities, and given that Greenport in particular and the East End in general have a rich history of sea-faring activities, this is very appropriate. The harvest of seafood from our local waters is as much a part of North Fork life as the harvest from our farms. I hope everyone has a chance to join the celebration this weekend and over the next few weeks. It’s a time a experience the East End the way the locals do all year round.

~Judy~

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