With the first week of August there comes a bittersweet feeling that the last month of summer is upon us. Years of childhood summer vacation have us all spoiled for good—there will simply never be that many days in a row of total free-roaming freedom, entire days spent bodysurfing at the ocean followed by games of manhunt in the woods behind the backyard, only to wake up and do it all again the next day. Even after the parental-enforced summer job years come about, we take for granted our limited investment in our employers. Never a night was spent tossing and turning over P&L’s after dishing out ice cream sundaes at Scoop du Jour in East Hampton.
For fashionistas there is a silver lining—it’s called summer sales! All of those shoes and dresses you’ve been drooling over are now marked down at nearly every shop on the main streets from Westhampton Beach to Montauk. Feeling better? I know I was after leaving Jildor with a new pair of Sam Edelman pink patent leather flats, high-heeled Jack Rogers and Diane Von Furstenberg flip-flops! Take a peek at the boots brought in for fall, which could easily pair with a summer dress for now. Jildor, 30 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 631-283-2450, jildorshoes.com.
After Jildor, make sure you take a peek down that little brick alleyway for treasures from the sought-after Quemar candles. What makes Quemar candles so unique is that they are made of wax but hollow inside, making room for a little tea light of your choice to sit balanced in the sand inside—resulting in an unparalleled glow. If you haven’t been in the store, you may have already seen Quemar candles at one of the many Hamptons’ summer galas, like the Chef & Champagne party at Wölffer or the Pink Apron benefit at Southampton Hospital. My orange one brings harmony and understated elegance to the dinner table each night. 28D Jobs Lane, Southampton. Call 631-488-4888 or visit quemarcandles.com.
Here’s one more to check out while you’re cruising Jobs Lane: Thirty 3 South. This eclectic store is a fusion of modern home accents and antique, one-of-a-kind collectibles. Owners Dan Cellucci, local artist, and Ana Robar, design consultant, have an eye for key pieces that bring the wow factor into any home, stop in at Thirty 3 South, 87 Jobs Lane, Southampton or give them a ring at 631-377-1928.
Meanwhile, in East Hampton, get some instant style at FabInjection—the Hamptons’ only full service wardrobe salon! The FabInjection experience includes by-appointment sales, exclusive trunk shows, personal styling and other VIP services. The cozy space is tucked away on the second floor of 2 Newtown Lane at the corner of Main Street in the very heart of East Hampton. Let Carmen Adriana guide you to your best look yet! Call 631-604-5059 or visit fabinjection.com.
New Kid: Christopher Fischer Baby debuts pop-up store at Christopher Fischer Southampton. Each piece offered at the pop-up shop can be purchased for children ranging from newborns to age five. The Christopher Fischer Southampton pop-up shop is open daily and will be available now through Labor Day, so hurry! Favorites like chevron dresses for girls and knit cardigans for boys. The Fall 2013 collection features crew neck sweaters with owls, foxes, hedgehogs and more. Fur vests and jackets. Pop in at 52 Jobs Lane, Southampton, give them a call at 631-204-9090 or visit christopherfischer.com.
Fine jewelry, accessories and home designer, Monica Rich Kosann, will host a trunk show on Saturday, August 17 noon to 5 p.m. at London Jewelers in Southampton. Monica will debut her Fall 2013 collection, including her One-of-a-Kind lockets, 18k gold lockets, Pocket Watch Keys, Sterling Silver pieces and more. London Jewelers, 47 Main Street, Southampton. Call 631-287-4499 or visit londonjewelers.com.