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Hamptons Thanksgiving 2013 – Best Ways to Enjoy and Escape Your Family

Submitted by on November 21, 2012 – 10:47 amNo Comment

Hamptons Thanksgiving

By Heather Buchanan

For a happy Hamptons Thanksgiving we have a few HipHamptons Do’s & Don’ts as well as a list of great activities for the weekend.

Don’t mess with the stuffing –

Let’s face it – It’s not really about the turkey, it’s about what’s inside.  The family wants the old fashioned stuffing served every year.  Don’t go all crazy on it with truffles, dates, and cognac.  Your family will be upset… for a while.

Don’t play with the turkey parts –

Yes it seems super funny to chase your boyfriend around with the turkey neck but then it ends up on Facebook and you just look creepy.

Do shop –

Just not at 5am and not at a big chain store.  Shopping is supposed to be fun – not a full body contact sport.  Instead support your local shop owners on Small Business Saturday.   Some of them will even, hold your breath, wrap gifts.

Do get outside –

Laughter can turn to tears when you’ve eaten so much that you pop your pants button and it flies across the room and hits the pug in the ass.  It’s the Hamptons so enjoy beach walks, nature hikes, and expensive private pilates studios on every corner.

Be thankful

There’s a reason it’s not called Bitchgiving.  It’s not the time to moan, complain, discuss politics or Lindsay Lohan.  Drop it.  Find something nice to say even if it’s “Boy you really did a good job getting out that carpet stain where Uncle Frank dropped and rolled on the flaming BBQ turkey.”  If you have a roof over your head and lovely food on the table you are blessed.

Here’s a line up of Hamptons Thanksgiving 2013 Favorite Activities:

Michelle Farmer Collaborate

Michelle Farmer Collaborate – Stylish Friday Sale

Friday Nov. 23, 10am – 5pm

Enjoy light bites and champagne while perusing original creations from up and coming designers with select styles on sale. Jewelry, clothes, accessories and yes stuff for you guys too.  Michelle always makes everyone feel welcome and has a great eye for just what will look great on you, muffin top and all.

2491 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton

631 604 1850

www.Michellefarmer.com

East Hampton House Tour

East Hampton House Tour

House Tour Sat Nov. 24 1pm – 4:30pm– From historic to modern the five houses reflect the diverse architectural styles of East Hampton which span different centuries.  Tickets are $65.  We love the chance to see inside these gorgeous homes and we promise we won’t peek into the medicine cabinets.

631 324 6850

www.Easthamptonhistory.org

Hamptons Thanksgiving

Marder’s Garden Center’s 39th Annual Open House

Fri. Nov. 23 & Sat. Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm

The barn is decked out with beautiful decorative items and gifts for gardeners and brown thumbs alike.  And if you want to learn about the birds and the bees this is your chance.  Gunter Hauk of the Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary and Nick Marzano of the Wildlife Rescue Center with rescued birds will both be on hand.  Check the website for times.

Sat.Nov. 24, 4pm – 8pm Holiday reception Silas Marder Gallery

120 Snake Hollow Road Bridgehampton

631 537 3700

www.Marders.com, www.silasmarder.com

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Lighting of the Montauk Lighthouse

Sat. Nov. 24, 4:30p to 7p

This is truly a spectacular site.  HipHamptons Insider Tip – the traffic can be totally backed up for the official event.  After a few days stuck with your family sitting in traffic singing along to Billy Ray Cyrus actually be a welcome respite.  Otherwise the lighthouse is lit every night until January 1st 2013.

631 668 2428

www.Montauklighthouse.com

croteaux vineyard holiday gift

Croteaux Vineyard holiday gift

North Fork Wine Tasting

Wine tasting on the North Fork is one of the great pleasures of the Hamptons.  Feel free to call yourself an oenophile even if you can’t spell it.  You can find a complete listing of wineries and events on the Long Island Wine Council website (www.liwine.com).   Be sure to hit Croteaux Vineyard in Southold which is all rosé all the time.  They have a great gift which I have already bought… for myself… a few times – The Voyage Sparkling Rosé with 2 stemless glasses in a gift tin for $37.

www.croteaux.com

parrish presents

Parrish Presents

This annual shopping extravaganza from the Parrish Art Museum is a preferred destination for the sophisticated social set and those who aspire to be just like them.  There are great bargains and unique gift items with a gift bazaar, silent auction and market.   Home furnishings, table top and linens, jewelry, clothes, and books are featured.  Go early so you don’t have to fight with Cornelia over the candelabra.

Preview Cocktail Party and Book Signing with authors including Tom Wolfe Fri. Nov. 23 5pm – 8pm tickets start at $125.

General Sale Sat. Nov. 24, 11am – 5pm & Sun. Nov. 25, 11am – 4pm $5

NOTE – The event is at the old location at 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton.  Be sure to check out the fabulous new Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill at 279 Montauk Hwy.

631 283 2118

www.parrishart.org

Eric Firestone Gallery

Eric Firestone Gallery

Thanksgiving Art Walk Hamptons

Sat. Nov. 24, 1pm – 5pm

20 plus galleries will be participating with a free self-guided tour (you can download maps online.)  For $10 you can take guided tours which start at 1pm in East Hampton, Southampton, Bridgehampton, and Sag Harbor.  We love our local artists and need to support them or the Hamptons will only be left with hedge fund managers.

www.artwalkhamptons.com

hamptons thanksgiving

LongHouse Reserve

Fri Nov. 23 & Sat. Nov. 24, 11am – 4pm

One of the Hamptons best gardens – these 16 acres are home to creatively landscaping and numerous sculptures.  They also have a newly opened Museum Store.  This is the perfect place for a meditative walk and then conscious consumption with unique holiday gifts.

133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton

631 329 3568

www.longhouse.org

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