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Back-to-School Shopping at Tanger Outlets Riverhead

As much as we hate to say, “So long,” to sweet summer, we know that the East End continues to flourish even as the leaves begin to change. Our beaches are well known for being sprinkled with bikini-clad tourists, but the locals know that there are few things better than a stroll along the shore at sunset in September—the time of year that’s perfect for sweatshirts and sandals.

September also means that school will soon be in full swing, and that means one thing: SHOPPING! With all of the great shopping out here, it’s no wonder that it’s another one of our favorite pastimes. The team at Hotel Indigo East End wants to be sure that you’re kept in-the-know about all the great sales coming up at our favorite East End shopping spot: Tanger Outlets in Riverhead. Get ready to go shopping after you browse through these hot deals!

College students get all-star treatment at the Tanger Outlets, with a whole slew of great deals just for them! If you’re a teacher, you can jump on that sale bandwagon, too, so make sure you have your school ID with you! When students and teachers arrive at the Tanger Outlets, be sure to swing by Tanger Shopper Services to pick up your FREE Tanger coupon book! In addition to the coupons in the book, these stores are also running college student sales:

J. Crew Factory

Extra 25% off your entire purchase. Now through 8/24.

J. Crew | Crewcuts Factory

Extra 25% off your entire purchase. Now through 8/27.


20% off kids purchases of $50 or more. Now through 8/31.


15% off transactions. Now through 9/30. Offer Code: 5000068690000

Auntie Anne’s Prezel Perfect

10% off your entire purchase. Now through 12/31.

Banana Republic Factory Store

10% off your entire purchase. Now through 12/31. Offer Code: Educate10

Brooks Brothers Factory Store

15% off your purchase. Now through 12/31. Offer Code: 7158

Columbia Sportswear Company

10% off entire purchase. Now through 12/31.

Eddie Bauer Outlet

10% off your entire purchase. Now through 12/31. Offer Code: 3013

Elizabeth Arden Company Store

10% off entire purchase. Now through 12/31.

High Sierra

15% off entire purchase. Now through 12/31.


10% off entire purchase. Now through 12/31. Offer Code: 000009045187

Jos. A. Bank

15% off any single item. Now through 12/31.

Kitchen Collection

10% off entire purchase. Now through 12/31. Offer Code: UNVSTD

Le Gourmet Chef

10% off entire purchase. Now through 12/31. Offer Code: UNVSTD

Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Children's Factory Store, and Women

15% off entire purchase. Now through 12/31. Offer Code: 4305

Samsonite Factory Outlet

15% off entire purchase. Now through 12/31.

Steve Madden

10% off full priced merchandise. Now through 12/31.

The Limited Outlet

Take an additional 10% off already great deals every day! Now through 12/31.

Tommy Hilfiger

10% off entire purchase. Now through 12/31. Offer Code: 500003083000

Van Heusen

10% off entire purchase. Now through 12/31. Offer Code: 500007022000


15% off your purchase of a single item. Now through 3/15/2015. Offer Code: SMST4103

Back-to-school sales aren’t just for students—we grown-ups deserve to take part in the shopping fun, too! Here are the sales happening at some of our favorite stores, but you can see the full list of deals at the Tanger Outlets in Riverhead here.

Calvin Klein

End of season clearance sale: up to 60% off! Now through 8/27.

Chico’s Outlet

Entire store is 25% off or more! They’re also taking an additional 30% off select already reduced merchandise from the Fabulously Slimming line. Now through 8/28.

Eddie Bauer Outlet

Take advantage of their stock up sale: buy one, get one 50% off mix & match! Now through 8/25.

Elizabeth Arden Company Store

For Labor Day Weekend they’ll be giving 10% off entire purchases of $100 or more! The sale runs from 8/29 to 9/1.

Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Stores (Children, Men, and Women)

40% off factory store prices (on select styles) in all three stores! They’re also introducing their petite line in the women’s store, offering 30% off all petite products. Now through 8/27.

Pottery Barn Outlet

All outdoor furniture is currently 40% off, all lighting is 20% off, and all clearance items are 25% off. Those three offers are valid now through 8/26. For this weekend only, all Pottery Barn Kids occasional furniture is 25% off (8/22-24)!

Williams-Sonoma Outlet

This week, all electrics are 30% off. Fall and Halloween preview items are officially in-store and are 20% off! Now through 8/24.

Our favorite way to end a successful day at the Outlets is with a drink or two at Empire State Cellars, located conveniently in Tanger I!

Where will you be shopping this back-to-school season? Let us know on Facebook, and feel free to share some pictures with us of the new additions to your Fall wardrobe!


It's Almost Time for Dan's Harvest East End 2014!

If you thought last year’s Harvest East End, the celebration of 40 years of LI Wine Country, was spectacular—and it was—you’ll be blown away by what we have in store this year! Dan’s Papers has stepped up to the plate to organize, along with the Long Island Wine Council, one of the most extraordinary events of the year on Long Island’s North Fork. This year, more than 40 local winemakers and over 30 top regional chefs and food artisans will join us for a Long Island food-and-wine celebration of epic proportions.

Dan’s Harvest East End will celebrate local artisans, regional wine makers, and several worthy neighborhood charities, including Peconic Land Trust, Long Island Farm Bureau, and Promotion & Education Foundation. Since HARVEST’s inception in 2010, it has raised over $153,000 for its charity beneficiaries. The event will take place from 6:30PM to 10PM on Saturday, August 23, at the bucolic McCall Vineyard and Ranch in Mattituck, whose owners, the McCall Family, also graciously hosted last year’s event.

Harvest East End 2013 was nothing short of spectacular, and we spent months thereafter raving about the food and wine we tasted that night. In fact, I learned about White Merlot that night from the folks at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard (their White Merlot is simply out of this world!), a wine that’s made from Merlot grapes in the same fashion as White Zinfandel, and often has a hint of raspberry in its flavor. I hadn’t even known this type of wine existed before HARVEST 2013, and I’ve subsequently educated several fellow patrons in local liquor stores about it while shopping. HARVEST gave me the unique opportunity to try a wide variety of wines, all made right here on Long Island, and really opened up my world to all I’d been missing!

Dan’s Harvest East End 2014 will feature the following wineries, restaurants, purveyors, and sponsors:


Anthony Nappa Wines

Kontokosta Winery

Roanoke Vineyards

Baiting Hollow

Lieb Cellars

Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard

Bedell Cellars

Macari Vineyards & Winery

Scarola Vineyards

Brooklyn Oenology

Martha Clara Vineyards

Sherwood House Vineyards

Channing Daughters

Mattebella Vineyards

Shinn Estate Vineyards

Clovis Point

McCall Vineyard & Ranch

Sparkling Pointe

Coffee Pot Cellars


Suhru Wines

Diliberto Winery

One Woman Wines & Vineyards

T’Jara Vineyards

Duck Walk Vineyards

Osprey’s Dominion

The Old Field Vineyards

Harbes Vineyard

Palmer Vineyards

Waters Crest Winery

Harmony Vineyards

Pellegrini Vineyards

Wölffer Estate Vineyard

Jamesport Vineyard

Pindar Vineyards

Jason’s Vineyard


Restaurants & Purveyors

aLure and aMano

Grey Horse Tavern


A Taste of the North Fork

Jamesport Manor Inn

The Bell & Anchor

Bistro 72

Jedediah Hawkins Inn

The Blue Duck Bakery Café



The Hellenic


Love Lane Kitchen

The North Fork Table & Inn

Dark Horse

Mirabelle / SCGP Café


First and South


Touch of Venice Restaurant

FRESH Hamptons

North Fork Chocolate Company

Wednesday’s Table

Goodwater Farms

Palo Santo

GRANA Trattoria Antica

Petulant Wino



Grapes & Greens NY

Ocean Electric


Hammer Stahl Cutlery

Shade & Shutter Systems, Inc.

East End Tick & Mosquito Control

Hamptons H2O

Sorbabes Gourmet Sorbet

EW Howell

Hotel Indigo



Master Purveyors, Inc.

Wine Enthusiast

General Admission is $125 per person, which will grant you access to the event from 7:30PM to 10PM. To get in before the crowd starts strolling in, you’ll want to hop on board the Vin-IP Experience for $275 per person, which grants early entry at 6:30PM! If you’ll be coming with a group, your best bet is to get a Vin-IP Table for $3,000, which provides reserved seating for 10 guests and early entry at 6:30PM. You can also opt for the Vin-IP Group package, which will grant you access to the VIP seating area and early entry at 6:30PM (but not a private table). To purchase your tickets, visit the Dan’s Harvest East End 2014 website.

As locals, the team at Hotel Indigo East End is beyond proud of our East End community, and everything our region has to offer. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the East End has a wealth of culture that is unlike anywhere else. We make a habit of spotlighting our local favorites every chance we get, and we’re thrilled to be joining our friends at this year’s event. To read more on some of them, check out some past blogs:

Riverhead to Greenport Restaurants: aLure, aMano, Noah’s, Love Lane Kitchen, theRIVERHEADPROJECT, and Bistro 72

Top Spots for Your Long Island Wine Tour: McCall Vineyard & Ranch, Sherwood House Vineyard

Fall Fun on the North Fork: Harbes Vineyard

And, of course, our recap of Harvest East End 2013

We’re excited to be sharing the East End experience through Dan’s Harvest, introducing (and reacquainting) people from all over to the wonders of Long Island’s gorgeous North Fork.

You can also connect with HARVEST on Facebook and Twitter! Don’t forget to stay connected with all the action by using and following #DansHarvest on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! We can’t wait to see you at Dan’s Harvest East End 2014—it’ll be a night to remember!


Researches May Have Found an Underground Ocean Beneath Earth's Surface

Recently, the internet was all abuzz about a tremendous underground ocean that may have been discovered beneath Earth’s surface. At Hotel Indigo East End, it’s no secret that we are head over heels in love with the ocean—what Long Islander isn’t?! However, a fact that may be a bit less public is that we’re also suckers for science, and this new breakthrough is super interesting! So we’re taking a little break from East End-centric news to dig a bit deeper into the new findings that’ve been making news lately.

There have been a number of theories and speculations about how the world came to be, and how different land masses were formed. A popular explanation for how the oceans came to exist is that icy comets struck the surface of the Earth, and melted into oceans. Research teams led by mineral physicist Steve Jacobsen of Northeastern University and Brandon Schmandt, assistant professor of geophysics at the University of New Mexico, have determined that perhaps the oceans emerged from deep within the Earth’s core.

The researchers took samples of ringwoodite, a rock that’s commonly found in the upper mantle layer of the Earth, which retains a substantial amount of water, and placed them in a machine that could emulate the temperature and pressure conditions 400-600km beneath the surface of the Earth. The found that ringwoodite that deep within the Earth undergoes dehydration, which means it loses one of its hydrogen atoms, thus becoming Hydroxyl (OH). Over time, the heat and pressure from the center of the Earth would force the dehydrated water up to the Earth’s surface, at which point it would regain that second hydrogen atom, becoming the type of water that we all know once it made its way through the Earth’s crust.

There has been a study mapping the mantle layer beneath the United States for the last ten years called the USArray Seismic Experiment. Using data from that study, Jacobsen and Schmandt’s teams have deduced that what we know about earthquakes supports their claims regarding the body of water within the Earth’s mantle. It is scientifically proven that earthquakes, which send seismic waves through the Earth’s core, slow down when they come across water. When earthquakes reach approximately 600km beneath the surface of the Earth, they mysteriously slow down.

The scientists aren’t saying that this body of water is the same thing as what we envision when we think of an underground ocean—the water within the mantle is dehydrated. Essentially, the theory is that deep down inside the Earth (approximately 600km), there are a whole bunch of semi-liquid rocks that are slowly dripping dehydrated water all over the place. Jacobsen has explained that if all of the dehydrated water within the Earth came to the surface as H2O, the only land above water would be the tips of mountaintops.

Crazy, right? If you’re a science nerd like us, we’d love to hear what you think about these new findings. Chat with us on Facebook!


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