Planning a trip to London typically starts with a search in the West End. But the East End, defined by its location east of the Roman and medieval walled City of London and north of the Thames, is often unseen by many visitors.
How does an East End bloke who grew up on stewed eels and mash morph into a self-taught epicure who delights in serving up dishes like caramelized red onion and roasted vegetable tarte tatin? For starters, he gives up eating eel. Then he gives up eating meat.
Nothing says relaxation to me more than a glass of good wine in a romantic setting with a night or two at a bed and breakfast. Stay in one of these rejuvenating New York inns, and visit vineyards on the East End of Long Island to experience a great grape getaway.
With the July 4th Weekend approaching, many New Yorkers are looking forward to their favorite beach getaway: The Hamptons. Whether you're visiting for a day or the season, you'll have a number of new retailers to serve a variety of needs.