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Harvest Celebration!

September 15, 2017 by QuintessentialsInc

Rustic, robust, and unique tasting experiences await the adventurous traveler to the North Fork of Long Island, NY this Fall.  Try the 2016 vintage wines, distinctive craft beers, vodkas, and potent ciders. A moderate climate supported by two bodies of water, the Long Island Sound, and the Peconic Bay, produces Indian Summer weather turning languid days into soft nights.wineries North Fork

Fall festivals abound, starting with the September staple, the annual East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation celebrating the nautical history of the east end of Long Island with its Maritime Festival. Last year over 30,000 guests enjoyed this celebration in the historic Village of Greenport.

 

Wine Sips Mid-Week!

August 31, 2017 by QuintessentialsInc

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Relaxation isn’t just for the weekend anymore. Stay at Quintessentials 2 nights anytime Monday – Thursday for our “Wine Sips Midweek Getaway” special and beat the weekend crowds to North Fork Wine Country. *Lower mid-week rates apply. *Complimentary wine tasting – flight of wines at our featured North Fork winery of the month. *Quintessentials Preferred Guest card to 25 North Fork wineries for discounts on tastings and purchases!  *$10 off hour-long massages in Quintessentials Spa! Mid-week offer. Valid year-round when checking in Mon-Thursday and checking out by Friday. Must book wine tasting in advance. Not Valid with other promotions or holiday periods.

Quintessentials Spring Balm for the Skin and Soul

March 6, 2016 by QuintessentialsInc

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Coconut Cane Sugar Scrub

Chase away winter’s dry and flaky skin with Quintessentials signature Coconut and Cane Sugar Scrub: Fresh sugar cane crystals, contains natural occurring alpha hydroxyls. This gently buffs away aging skin cells, polishes the skin clean, and unclogs pores, to help the body’s natural skin rejuvenation process, and coconut oil keeps the skin smooth to the touch and retains the moisture content of the skin.

A fresh green smoothie is another Spring rejuvenator, ideal for detoxing the body, and calming the mind. Combine and blend, leafy greens – spinach, kale, collards, celery; liquid – coconut water, coconut milk; and ripe fruits – granny smith apples, kiwis, and pears. This smoothie will help your digestive and lymphatic systems to heal and detox. Try 1 smoothie for your evening meal, next day 1 for breakfast, and 1 for lunch – a 24-hour rejuvenation.

Keep a gratitude journal. Each day, jot down at least 5 things for which you are grateful.
Studies have traced a range of impressive benefits including better sleep, fewer symptoms of illness, and feeling happier.

Drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, and keep a positive attitude.

Opera on Long Island’s North Fork

July 18, 2015 by QuintessentialsInc

A previous year's performance of opera on the deck at the Horton's Point Lighthouse featured arias from Verdi and Puccini.

A previous year’s performance of opera on the deck at the Horton’s Point Lighthouse featured arias from Verdi and Puccini.

Opera on the North Fork of Long Island? Yes. All summer long, opera events are taking place, some well publicized, others, not. It’s one thing to enjoy opera, quite another to enjoy it in the beautiful bucolic setting of wine country. One of my fondest memories was listening to members of the Opera of the Hamptons performing in the pavilion behind Pindar Winery. It was a hot but clear summer night and the sun was setting just beyond the field of sunflowers as the talented troupe performed aria excerpts from Puccini’s “La Boehme,” in particular, “O Soave Fanciulla.” The amazing music, which has endured through the ages, and the gorgeous setting combine to create an experience the finest opera houses of Europe would be hard pressed to duplicate.

This weekend’s opera at Duckwalk Vineyards honors Dr. Herodotus Damianos, a patron of the arts and a  supporter of Opera of the Hamptons from their very first performance. Everyone knew he was a real Opera Lover, and especially fond of the works of Puccini. His influence and love of opera credits him as being one of the North Fork’s earliest supporters of this type of open air opera. Performing at this opera will be the incomparable soprano, “Cristina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends”:”From Opera To Broadway,” Saturday, July 18th 7:00pm-9:30pm. You can get tickets through Brown Paper Tickets : 1-800-838-3006 event 1673300 or  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1673300.

Opera on the North Fork continues with Diliberto Winery hosting their annual Summer Concert Series with two special opera performances on Saturday, July 25 and August 15, both beginning at 7 p.m. The evening will feature performances by international and local performers for a unique North Fork experience. Tickets are $39 per person in advance, or $49 at the door. All tickets include a select complimentary glass of wine, and may be purchased by calling 631.722.3416 or online at bit.ly/summerconcertseries2015.

And to let you in on the North Fork’s best kept opera secret, August 2 is the Belle Voci Opera at the Horton’s Point Lighthouse. Attendees of this event, sponsored by the Southold Historical Society are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinner as they enjoy opera music in this truly unique setting. The hilly lawn rolls down to the woods where they have a wooden deck which serves as the evening’s stage. The curtain back drop are trees and wild grape vines at the edge of the woods and just to your right, the sun sets beyond the cliffs and over the sound. Behind you is the majestic lighthouse. The lighthouse is located at 3575 Lighthouse Road, Southold, NY. Concert of Opera Music begins at 6pm, tickets are $10 for adults, children under 12 are free. In case of rain, the concert will be performed at the Southold Presbyterian Church, located at 53100 Route 25, Southold, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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