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Shop ‘Til You Drop with Maria Tennariello

My granddaughters, Krista, Marisa and Alyssa, are counting the days, getting ready for their favorite annual Dan’s Papers event—the Kite Fly. Every year we pack a cooler with lots of juices and water, lunch and snacks and head to Sagg Main Beach for a day of fun that later in the day turns the sky into beautiful colors while it slowly gets flooded with all types of kites. Bring the kids, bring the dogs, bring everyone for the best event of the year! Hope to see you all there! Now let’s shop.

For starters, stop at Kites of The Harbor, 75 Main Street, Sag Harbor for an amazing selection of kites in every shape, form, color and size. You will love this store; it is filled with all things for kids that are not only fun, but also educational. Also in the mix are flags windsocks, wind spinners/pinwheels, novelties, remote control toys, jewelry, marshmallows shooters, hats, Frisbees, pogo sticks stilts, and so much more. Each year I find it so much fun to pick out four different kits for the girls and their dad, of course their mom rescues whoever is in trouble with the kites…Get going, get flying Dan’s Kite Fly, on the beach begins at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, August 7.

Blue 1, 124 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, is getting ready for their Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry  Trunk Show Event on Saturday, August 6, 4-8 p.m. Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry features custom made hand crafted bracelets and necklaces. The designer also specializes in custom-made gold and silver nameplates as well. And…champagne will be served! Also available at Blue 1, hot off the press, for the busy and beauty-conscious Hamptonite what better all-in-one product to try than O.N.E. Olive Oil Nourishing Enrichment, created and formulated by Long Island native Leni Goldsmith. Goldsmith understands the importance of an all-natural beauty product that serves a multitude of purposes from nourishing your skin to smoothing your hair, all through the simple core ingredient – antioxidant rich olive oil that serves as the base for this nourishing formula along with four additional simple ingredients. For information call 631-288-5830.

La Plage, 42B Jobs Lane, Southampton on the courtyard is inviting you to join them for their summer sale that is in progress since Friday, July 29. Stay cool in their fabulous summer dresses, tops, pants, accessories, candles, bedding and beach towels.

Look no further for great buys and incredible discounts at Gym Source, 23 Windmill Lane, Southampton. Don’t miss out on the “floor model sale” that is currently in progress with dynamite deals saving you up to 30% off on treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, home gyms, free weights and so much more.

While you’re at the Bridgehampton Commons, take a stroll over to Salty Home (near Victoria’s Secret) for furnishings with function and flair. This shop is beautiful and the large inviting space is filled with something for everyone. There are unique gifts, home accents, barware, furniture, lighting, women’s accessories, wall décor and an adorable children’ s corner filled with cherishables.

Think Lilly Pulitzer, 52 Newtown Lane, East Hampton when you’re getting ready to go shopping for your back-to-school fashions and accessories. It is almost that time of year again; going back to school can be fun with some new Lilly. With their tee-licious promotion, when you purchase two printed Tee’s, receive the perfect back-to-school pencil case free between August 1 -and August 8, at all participating Lilly Pulitzer retail locations.

The “Dog Days of Summer” ARF event is happening on Saturday, Augusts 6, 2 – 6 p.m. at Theory East Hampton at 46 Newtown Lane.  Known for their contemporary fashion for women and men including women’s dresses, jumpsuits, skirts, pants, boyfriend blazers, sweaters, knits, and jackets, you will save 10% on new fall styles while 10% of the proceeds that day will benefit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons.

Hot, hot off the press, if you are looking for something really special in the way of furniture design, look no further than Jarlath Mellett’s Hampton boutique, 255 Main Street, Amagansett. Influenced by fashion, art and pop culture, the highest quality materials and craftsmanship are used to create fresh, modern interiors that are uniquely tailored to each client. Unique items created by JM, include wallpaper, lighting fixtures, bedding and furniture. The boutique shop houses a collection of these ideas and influences and each season, it is transformed to reflect the ever-evolving landscape of design and to showcase the very best of creative talents worldwide. Among the treasures, you will also find JM93, a resort fashion collection designed by Jarlath and sold exclusively in the Amagansett store. For information call the boutique at 631-267-6455.

Until next week. Ciao and Happy Shopping!

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