Summer Fun in the Sun!!!!!!

If you are looking for a GREAT summer adventure on the east end of Long Island then you should take a peek at Peconic Water Sports. Without a doubt this premier wake boarding, water skiing, wake surfing, tubing and boat chartering company will meet  all of your outdoor adventure needs!  Located in Greenport, New York, Captain Joe and his crew will make sure you have fun in the sun while enjoying the pristine water ways of The North Fork!

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Whether novice , intermediate or advance rider, Captain Joe has the newest boards and gear to make sure your adventure is fun! Perhaps an evening cruise to Shelter Island  or Sag Harbor for dinner is your destination. Whatever you desire, Peconic Water Sports is sure to have the boat to get you there!  If you are planning a visit to the east end of Long Island this summer you will definetely want to book some ‘fun in the sun’ time with Captain  Joe on one of his brand new Malibu boats!

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Area Artist: Jamesport Candle

There is nothing I love more than finding a new product made in the area in which I live. Today, while shopping at Bauer’s Gift Shoppe on Love Lane in Mattituck, I came across some beautiful scented candles, made by a company called Jamesport Candle. Jamesport Candle is a mother/daughter team on the North Fork of Long Island.

I love everything about their delicious smelling candles. Each candle hand dipped with 100 percent American Soy Wax which emit little or no soot. They do not contain lead and are a renewable resource, unlike petroleum. Soybean wax is biodegradable and non-toxic. Also, these candles are made right here on The North Fork. They’re home grown and produced! Supporting our local craft and business people is a good thing!!!!!! If you are looking for a hostess gift, a birthday gift or even a treat for yourself, take a look at Jamesport Candle and know that your purchase helps in supporting the local economy!

On Island Time

One thing thats great about living in the Northeast is that we’re blessed with a variety of coastal towns and islands to visit. When it comes to islands of the Northeast, there’s no doubt that Long Island is my favorite. Travel east of New York City, past the suburbs of Nassau County, and you’ll find the North Fork, and of course, the infamous Hamptons.

The draw of this area is undeniable. From beautiful beaches, to vineyards, to farms, to restaurants, and quaint hamlets nestled between the Long Island Sound, Peconic Bays, and Atlantic Ocean, the East End has it all. I am lucky to call the East End home.

I am sure that some of you share a particular fondess of a Northeast island or coastal town that is your favorite vacation spot or a place you call home. Perhaps Block Island, Shelter Island, Nantucket, Fishers Island, or Martha’s Vineyard, to name a few. I have visited many of these wonderful coastal towns and often like to bring back a special mementos of my visit.

I love incorporating decor from the places I have visited into my home. It reminds me of memories of my trip, and definitely helps me get through cold winters dreaming about summer days to come! These decorative items also make great gifts for your favorite island loving friend or family member. Today I’d like to share three great island inspired home decor/gift ideas from Cat Studio, SarahPfau, and NauticalCharts.com.

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Cat Studio makes a variety of geographically themed pillows, towels, bags and more. I was given the “Nantucket” pillow several years ago as a housewarming gift and adore it. Each pillow highlights the landmarks of the region which it represents, and is a constant reminder of the places on Nantucket I visited and enjoyed. Cat Studio makes pillows for almost every state, island, some countries and even national parks. There’s bound to be one for your favorite place. Here are a few of my favorite pillows from Cat Studio:

I came across SarahPfau on Etsy.com recently and just had to share. Sarah is a jeweler from Brooklyn, New York who makes beautiful island pendants. Her original designs are handcrafted of sterling silver and come beautifully gift wrapped. They definitely make a great gift…even for yourself!

 Finally, I love the idea of hanging nautical charts in your home or office. I also think these make great gift (think Father’s Day!). I’ve found a company called NauticalCharts.com, where you can order custom framed charts for your home. There are a variety of frame and matte choices, as well as various charts from waterways around the country.