On the East End, summer begins Memorial Day weekend. And here we are!
Is it summer, though, without a beach read? Save BookHampton (and your brain) by buying a book. E-books have nothing on flipping through actual, tangible pages—pages that you can dog-ear, scribble notes on and press four-leaf clovers between—and you can hand a book over to a friend when you’re finished. Right now you can text the title of the book you want to 631-488-5953 and BookHampton will get it for you! BookHampton is on Hampton Road in Southampton; 41 Main Street in East Hampton; and at 50 Love Lane in Mattituck. Call 631-324-4939 or visit bookhampton.com.
Ah, the joys of summer! Whether you’re a serious gardener or a beginner like me, Lynch’s Garden Center is inspiring. The beautiful array of indoor and outdoor plants is enough to make anyone want to create a lush home environment. As a renter, I’ve taken to putting everything in pots—all different shapes and sizes—and now have flowers, mosses and soon-to-be vegetables coming up on my patio. Lynch’s Garden Center is located at 175 North Sea Road in Southampton. Call 631-283-5515.
For the most adorable summer kids clothes, take a look at Daisy Laing. Classic shift dresses, shorts, shirts and sweaters come in lovely pastel shades. They’re sturdy and well-made in 100% cotton, and are adorned with mermaids, sailors, dragonflies and sea life. Visit the Daisy Laing children’s fashion resort wear collection online at daisylaing.com.
Have you paid a visit yet to Pottery Barn in Southampton? Right now they have a collection of fun beach and tote bags with “Southampton” monogrammed on them, as well as beach bag kits for kids (although I may get one for myself) that come with a rolled up towel. Get your kids out the door for summer day camp with stylish and practical backpacks—all of which are currently 40% off. Pottery Barn, 1 Hampton Road, Southampton. Call 631-283-0141 or visit potterybarn.com.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
Flying Point Surf & Sport is expanding beyond its six Hamptons locations and dropping anchor in the boating town of Greenport. You will still see your favorite elements of Flying Point Surf & Sport: the hottest clothing brands, newest surf & paddle boards, and unlimited amounts of designer sunglasses. Stop by at 405 Main Street, Greenport. Visit flyingpointsurf.com.
The online luxury women’s and men’s shopping websites net-a-porter.com and mrporter.com have launched same-day delivery service to the Hamptons! Through Labor Day weekend, orders placed by 12 noon will be delivered the same-day between 4 and 9 p.m., seven days a week. Delivery area includes Amagansett, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Westhampton, Montauk, Sag Harbor, Sagaponack, Southampton, Wainscott and Water Mill.
Looking for the perfect dinner party gift? Instead of wine, how about giving your hosts a box of delectable chocolates from Hampton Chocolate Factory? Founded by an East Quogue couple, Hampton Chocolate Factory collaborates with the top chocolatiers to create beautifully packaged artisan chocolates. Gift boxes are named after East End villages. Look for Hampton Chocolate Factory at Hampton House in Westhampton Beach, Sonny’s Prime Meats in East Quogue and Schmidt’s Market in Southampton, and feast your eyes at hamptonchocolatefactory.com.
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