Well here it is, the end of December and Christmas has finally arrived. I want to wish all my loyal readers a very “Merry Christmas, A Happy Chanukah, and A Happy and Healthy New Year 2012”. It’s been a long year and we all at Dan’s want to thank all our specialty shops, stores, restaurants and art galleries that provide you with what you need through all seasons as well as this holiday season…see you next year!
At Beyond The Beaten Path, 495 Main Street, Eastport look for unique gifts for everyone on your holiday gift list. You will find a fabulous mix of one-of-a-kinds at affordable prices. Right now there is a huge sale in progress throughout the holiday season. Stop in and wish a special Happy Holiday to Emily for me, she will be happy to help you accessorize…by the way, Emily is offering holiday gift wrapping services and after the holidays a personal shopping service…for information call 631-325-2105, www.beyondthebeatenpath.net
Brahmin, 56 Jobs Lane tells us that polka dots are in! Are you kidding? I love polka dots! Get your fill with the Luna Dots Collection, a fashionable combination of printed hair calf and classic black croco in the latest handbag styles. A gift everyone on your gift list will love for years to come. They are available exclusively at Brahmin. Check out the luxurious Louise Rose Satchel $345, Tyler Satchel $395, Bryn Clutch $255. 631-287-2386. www.Brahmin.com
At Topiaire, 51 Jobs Lane you will find the perfect holiday hostess gift when you see their beautiful burgundy Amaryllis, garden roses with berries, and Hydrangea arrangement garnished with silver deer center piece. 631-287-3800.
The Cashmere Outlet, 43 Jobs Lane, Southampton (283-1926) and 58 Newtown Lane East Hampton (324-8341), is having a special “After Christmas sale” before Christmas! Look for beautiful Scottish and Italian quality cashmeres for men and women. There are great selections of styles and colors at unbelievable prices. You can shop in a boutique atmosphere getting the attention you deserve, and your packages will be beautifully wrapped. Be sure to ask about the “Ultimate outdoor cashmere sweater” which is completely weatherproof. It’s great for golfers, skiers, boaters or anything outdoors. Open daily, noon–5pm, or by appointment at both locations.
Nearby Paradise Found, 51 Jobs Lane, The Cashmere Outlet’s sister store, is closing after New Years for the season. Hurry in to get your resort-wear or the perfect Christmas gift! They carry jewelry, handbags, silks, and linens for men and women, all at huge discounts. The perfect stop before you head off to the tropics. Open Saturday, Sunday – noon – 5pm. Call 377-3972.
Courage.b, 14 Jobs Lane, Southampton, (631-509-1880) and 78 Main Street, East Hampton (631-604-1740) offers and provides an entire collection of amazing ready-to-wear fashions, accessories and one-of-a-kind luxury goods. Choose from beautiful garments to bold accessories, from bright colors in unexpected places to brilliant basics that work for day and night, year in and year out. It’s all about blending modern American ideals with eternal European styling (and charming French accents!), and balancing what women want with what they can afford. A special holiday gift for the young-at-heart are the CB Jelly Time watches in over ten colors ($40). www.courageb.com.
White’s East Hampton, 81 Main Street, has everything you need for holiday gift giving all under one roof. Look for a wonderful selection of special perfumes and prestigious cosmetics. You can pick up something special from Estee Lauder, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Bare Essentials, YSL and Shiseido, just to name a few. I particularly love the Rene Stern cosmetic line that is now available at Whites. Shimmer, sparkle and dazzle for your eyes are available this holiday season with Rene Stern Cosmetic eye shadows that provide radiant color and utmost enhancement for your eyes. There are thirty glorious shades ($20 each) that you won’t find anywhere else in gem-tones, neutrals, metallics, highlighters and shimmers, that all have a silky texture and smooth application for high fashion and performance. An eye shadow brush is also available ($20). 631-907-6060, www.whiteseasthampton.com.
In case you’re planning a last-minute holiday gift, stop in at The Gallery at East Hampton Restoration Hardware, 69 Main Street, East Hampton, and look at their selection of stocking stuffers that includes hundreds of magical gifts and treats for the young and young-at-heart. There is a unique medley of stocking stuffers perfect for everyone on your list – from anglers to golfers, adventurers to inner children that include a Chalkboard Door Hanger ($18), 11-in-1 Survival Tool ($24), Dining Table Tennis ($35), Junior Explorer Headlamp ($12), Golf Ball Personalizer ($22), Survival Kit in a Sardine Can ($15), Snowman Kit ($18), Sno-Baller ($9.50), Disposable Flasks ($15), Kitchen Drawer Tool Kit ($28) and Charades ($12) – everything you need for a well-stuffed stocking. 631-907-1300, www.restorationhardware.com.
Sag Harbor bound, I thought it was a good idea to stop in to see the Apple Specialists at GeekHampton, 34 Bay Street, for some Mac wants and needs. I thought maybe iPods for the grandchildren would be a special gift this year. The store is filled to the rafters with great gifts for you and yours that include Macs, Pods and Pads, accessories, computer cables, RAM up-grades, back-up batteries and drives, hard-drive replacements, repairs, tune-ups, network installation and individual tutoring. They sure are the Apple Specialists. 631-723-3660, www.geekhampton.com.
Hot off the press: If you are looking for a unique personal dining experience in your home or venue, look no further than Executive Chef Paul J. LaBue, who is available for total event planning as well as private parties and catering. Chef Paul specializes in Modern American cuisine with multi-cultural influences. His background includes: Executive Chef at Navy Beach, Chef de Cuisine at The Laundry Restaurant, Nick & Toni’s, and The Beacon. Call today to set up your private event at: 631-790-6975, [email protected].
Ciao and happy holiday shopping!
If you have any questions or your shop is having sales, new inventory, re-opening, or a brand new business, my readers want to hear about it. E-mail me at: [email protected] or [email protected] – I will be happy to get the word out!