Rustic venues, vendors are in demand for Long Island weddings

When Hillary Lessing marries her fiance, Brian Hogan, in November, the bride will wear a traditional wedding dress but the groom will accessorize his outfit with something unexpected — a bow tie made of peacock feathers. The feathers will give a nod to nature in...

Shop for over-the-top sweet treats at these Long Island candy stores

Who better to celebrate their Sweet 16 than a sweet shop? As Lisa Hodes, owner of Sweeties Candy Cottage in Huntington, celebrates 16 years in business this year, one thing hasn’t changed at all: Kids of all ages love sweets. “People of all ages will feel like a...

Long Beach residents launch luxe skin- and sun-care line

When it comes to skin care, there’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all. That’s why Marisa and Scott Russell launched their own luxe skin- and sun-care line, Meadow and Bark, last January. What started out as a home business with online shopping has since grown into a...