With daylight savings just behind and the Spring Equinox approaching, I’m finding myself with a lot more pep in my step. It’s amazing what a little more sunshine can do. Even if we do get a few more chilly days, who cares? Spring is here at last! I’m practically busting out of my skin, ready for a greens juice detox and an intense exercise regimen. Alas, past experience has proven to me that it’s far better to ease in than to shock the system. So this week, I’ll be getting in gear one step at a time.
Between the heating in your home, car and office, and the arctic gusts of wind, the winter wreaks havoc on your exposed face, hands, and hair. Even with a plethora of moisturizers, exfoliants, and serums, the dryness can’t be escaped. Don’t even get me started on split ends and cracked cuticles! There is no need to continue in such duress because Spa Week is back at East Wind Spa & Studio. Book now and between April 15–19 you can indulge in a Spring Renewal Facial—a customized 50-minute facial designed especially for your skin type. They’re also offering the Spring Renewal Massage, Royal Mani-Pedi Paraffin Treatment and Hair Single Process Color, Protein Treatment and Blowout. Each one of these specials is available for $50 instead of the regular $95. Yay! East Wind Inn & Spa, 5720 Route 25A Wading River. Call 631-846-2339 for an appointment. eastwindlongisland.com
Now that I’ve checked that off my list, I’m planning to head to Bridgehampton Commons for two exciting sales, the first of which is 50% off All-Clad Roasters at Williams Sonoma. An image of roast chicken with asparagus and fingerling potatoes, seasoned with rosemary, olive oil, and of course sea salt, has somehow seeped its way into my unconscious and seems like a perfect early spring dinner. I’ll need a roasters to make it, and anyone who’s been on the lookout for one knows how exciting it is for them to be half-off! We’re talking $150 instead of $330. The sale is online too, until March 31. Williams Sonoma, 2044 Montauk Highway, 631-537-3040.
Second stop in the Commons will be at Gap, the wonder store of my youth that brings back memories of ribbed tees and carpenter jeans (quelle horreur!). Today, the Gap is still my go-to for excellent-quality basics that don’t fall apart in the wash (ah-hem, H&M). Their yoga pants and stretchy tops are perfect for looking attractive while sweating at the gym. They also have really nice button-down collared “boyfriend shirts” in prints and stripes. Front-tucked into jeans and paired with your Todd’s loafers you’re so ready for lunch at Pierre’s. This weekend you’ll save 30% off all markdown items, and even more if you have a Gap card. Gap, 2044 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, 631-537-2762.
On my way back home, I’ll most certainly be stopping at Bottle Hampton, the new liqour store in Southampton to pick up an assorted case of white and rosé wines, either of which will complement the roast chicken and various forthcoming spring menus. Bottle Hampton has a friendly staff willing to guide you through the wide selection of wines and liquors, and bargains that will excite. Become a supersaver cardholder in 30 seconds, and you’ll be eligible for unbelievable discounts and wine tastings. Since it’s the month for the luck of the Irish, they’re offering a “Lucky You” $5 off a purchase of $25 or more. Visit their Facebook page for the coupon. Bottle Hampton, 850 County Rd. 39. bottlehampton.com
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