Sometimes the thought of heading east, with all the summer traffic between Southampton and East Hampton is a little off-putting, to say the least, but if you get up early, grab your Starbucks in Bridgehampton and make a day of it, you’ll never regret it. Off we go!
Next time you’re at the LongHouse Reserve, be sure to visit the museum store. You’ll find unique table-top offerings curated by legendary textile designer, and LongHouse Founder, Jack Lenor Larsen. The Lobster Cracker + Fork Set, UkoMorita Spiral Bowls and Jim Thompson Hand-Stitched Linen Napkins all make great host or hostess gifts. Take a stroll through the beautiful sculpture gardens, with works by Sol LeWitt to Yoko Ono, at LongHouse Reserve, 133 Hands Creek Rd., East Hampton. For hours and dates, call 631-604-5330 or go online, longhousereserve.com.
You probably already knew that Khanh Ngo, the famous and well-loved owner of Khanh Sports at 60 Park Place in East Hampton, opened a new place on Pantigo Road, but did you know that behind the shop is an 18-hole mini-golf course? It’s a whole Khanh Sports village—complete with table tennis tournaments, a full bike shop (with the new elliptical outdoor bikes), paddleboards, trampolines, swimwear, skateboards, surf gear and of course all top brands of surf boards. Head over to 500 Pantigo Road, East Hampton. Khanhsports.com
Give your living room a lift with new toss pillows in exquisite prints by Rebecca Atwood, now available at Christopher Fischer East Hampton. All Rebecca Atwood textiles are designed and produced in small editions in New York. Hand-dyed, printed and painted, each textile is truly one of a kind. Throw a “Diagonal Dip Dyed Stripe,” a hand-painted “Storm #3” and a “Lattice Shibori” on your Hamptons white-canvas couch. Stop by Christopher Fischer, 67 Main St., East Hampton, give them a ring at 631-907-0900 or visit christopherfischer.com.
If you yourself are not a shoe fanatic, I bet you know someone who is. Make your (or her) day with a copy of Art & Sole by Jane Gershon Weitzman. Art & Sole (Harper Designs) is a beautiful little coffee table book in bright red, cloth binding with gold-trimmed pages and exquisite photographs of 150 wild shoes discovered and commissioned by artists by artists from highly-unique materials. For the months of September and October, Stuart Weitzman will be donating 100% of the profits from Art & Sole sales made in Stuart Weitzman stores and online to ovarian and breast cancer research. Keep your eyes peeled for copies on the shelves of your favorite bookstore starting September 2, 2013. Stuartweitzman.com.
On a side note, I finally found a cleanser that I absolutely adore. It’s Babor Cleansing CP, the unique bi-phase cleansing method from the German beauty company founded by biochemist Dr. Michael Babor. Step one is the HY-ÖL, a hydrophilic cleansing oil that contains pure soybean, sesame and peanut oils. Step two is the Phytoactive Base, which contains a detoxifying extract and an invigorating essence of mint, birch and rosemary. The combination leaves my skin clean and radiant without any tightness or oily residue. To order online, visit us.babor.com.
Tilly, the new scent from Rosie Jane, is a lot of lovely things—summer in a bottle, sweet, romantic notes of grapefruit, coconut and tropical gardenia. Ooh, I’m sporting a dab right now! What Tilly does not contain is paraben, sulfate, phthalate or phosphate—as too many products do. Tilly is a generous, blushing wealth of sensory joy available in a neat little roller ball bottle from b-glowing.com.
And since everyone could use a tote bag, why not support the Perlman Music Program and get one for free (along with a ferry ticket to Shelter Island)? Join the Virtuoso Society and you’ll have reserve VIP concert seats all sumer long. Perelman Music Program is located at 73 Shore Road, Shelter Island. Visit perlmanmusicprogram.org for a full lineup of concerts and special events.
New Kid On the Block:
The Mill of Southampton is celebrating its grand opening on Saturday July 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. The Mill is back in Southampton at 85 Jobs Lane. Stop by and visit the new showroom, view the 2013 new product lines. The Mill features teak patio and indoor/outdoor and wicker furniture and accessories. There will be a special sale of 20–30% off manufacturers price for the day refreshments will be served and there will be raffle prizes, as well.