Daily Bee: Spectacular Fall Continues. Fireplace Dining at Osteria Salina. Plus, Tanks


A November morning at Indian Wells beach in Amagansett.

And we’re back! Just in time for the holiday season, the Hampton Bee is resuming its Daily Bee dispatches — or as we like to call them, our Somewhat Daily Bee dispatches. Much like an East End eatery after Tumbleweed Tuesday, we can’t be open every day of the week, people. As always, if you have a tip or breaking piece of news regarding a small business in the Hamptons, please drop us a line: thehamptonbee@gmail.com. Or share it on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram), which we scan regularly for developments. We’ll get right on it. Somewhat.

Meanwhile, in today’s news…

Fall! Glorious Fall!

“Autumn days come quickly, like the running of a hound on the moor.” — Irish proverb

If you thought upstate New York or Vermont was the place to be for fall, we’ve one word for you: Sucker. Seriously. Not sure what happened, but after a stunning summer, we’re enjoying an equally stunning autumn on the East End. Windswept beaches? Check. Cornflower blue skies? Check. Wondrous golden and russet leaves? Yup, got those, too. There are diners eating al fresco in Sag Harbor, citiots in fur caps driving convertibles in East Hampton, protestors wearing flip-flops in Montauk. We need a new word for summer home.

Speaking of dining…

As reported, early this past summer, Italians successfully reclaimed that old Tudor-style mansion on Georgica Pond, moving Osteria Salina restaurant (formerly of Bridghampton) into the Wainscott location. What we like: The big sign on Montauk Highway this fall, telling us the “Fireplace is on.” Indeed, Osteria Salina shared that same message (and this lovely photo) on Facebook. See? The Hamptons is not just a beach community. We have fireplaces. And soul-warming warm cocktails. And big meatballs.

I’ll have some ice with my hot toddy

Gurney’s, the oceanside resort that puts the “seawater” in seawater spa, clearly thinks fireplaces are for amateurs: It’s put an ICE RINK, dammit, on its roof deck. This is taking things to a whole new level. Here we are (not really), practicing our triple salchow on said sheet of glassy delight. You can skate to your heart’s content for $15 ($10 for kids), with $4 ($2 for kid) skate rental. All while saying “Huh, I thought this place was only open in the summer.” For more on fall in the Hamptons, see our related post.

But are you anchored here?

Really, we could talk all day about enjoying fall in the Hamptons. (Not to mention the more dubious winter months, like January and February.) But are you anchored here? If so, then Kiley DeMarco of wellness site One Healthy Hamptons has this delightful stocking stuffer for you. It comes in racerback, in colors like “Tahiti Blue” or “Vintage Shocking Pink.” So order away. And drop your anchor. It’s a good place to be for a while.

Got a tip? Email us at thehamptonbee@gmail.com.


As we were writing this dispatch over the weekend, we continued to be saddened by the news coming out of Paris. The carnage at neighborhood restaurant Carillon gave us particular pause, as it reminded us of our own local eateries — places where people meet up with friends and connect with loved ones; places that symbolize community. We saw many messages of support for Paris, including this pretty one from Sag Harbor Florist, which we share below.

Sharing your sadness ..Love to Paris. #prayforparis #prayfortheworld #prayforpeace #prayforhumanity #senseless#senselessviolence

A photo posted by Sag Harbor Florist, New York (@sagharborflorist) on

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