I’ll admit it, I’m obsessed with the TV show “Younger” on TV Land. Have you seen it? I guarantee that you’ll absolutely adore it if you watch. The premise is that Sutton Foster (love her!) plays Liza, a 40-year-old woman can’t find a job in publishing, so she tells a little white lie and passes for a 26-year-old. Boom, she gets work but has to keep her real truths a secret, which gets pretty complicated pretty fast.
Anyway, last night’s season three finale, “Get Real,” heavily featured the Hamptons. Liza and the gang, including age-appropriate crush, Charles, played by Peter Hermann (who has a house out here with wife, Mariska Hargitay), head out to the Hamptons for a book fair, romance and lots of aerial shots of the coastline. East End places seen in the episode: the Stephen Talkhouse, inside and out, and what looks to be the Amagansett Square and oceanside in Montauk. Talked about: The Surf Lodge and the East Hampton Library. Cool.
Here’s a little taste of the show.
Want to talk about cookies with a pro? Then head to Rogers Mansion in Southampton today, Thursday, December 15, for a Cookie Exchange with Kathleen King, former owner of Tate’s Bake Shop, who will talk about the delicious dessert treats. There’s a bit of prep involved though. You need to RSVP for the 4 p.m. event, and bake up and bring 2 to 3 dozen festively decorated cookies made from scratch for swapping (no mixes). Also, bring copies of your recipes, a tray to display your cookies and a container to take them home. Refreshments will be served and space is limited.
And lastly, want a cute read or a great holiday present for the kids from an East End local? Then pick up a copy of “The Christmas Odd Box” by Anna Jurinich. The story and charming illustrations are all done by the North Fork author, painter and art instructor. Better yet, the children’s book that she spent 14 years imagining comes from her own real-life experience and feelings about accepting and embracing our differences. It’s a read that is sure to engage and entertain, as well as provoke some thoughtful discussions.