Shop ‘Til You Drop: The Dog Days of Summer

There’s one sure-fire way to meet neighbors in my neck of the woods and that is by having a dog. Each day at the crack of dawn, the dog folks, looking like they just rolled out of bed, gather down at the beach, coffee mugs in hand, while their dogs run free. If you’re part of the dog-lovers club, you’ve got to check out Aikiou’s eco-chic interactive feeders. Just like how they feed polar bears in the Central Park Zoo, making them gnaw at ice blocks until they finally reach the fish inside, the Aikiou dog bowl and the Stimulo feeder (for felines) give pets a little challenge; thus helping with weight control and digestive issues all while stimulating their brains. Colleen Peterson of Petite Dog Care leant her expert opinion: “I wondered whether of not my Bichon Frise would have the wits for this. Of course she did! I showed Lily the treats in each slot and she went from slot to slot, moving them with her nose–once with her paw–and got all of them! Lily was very proud of herself and happy to do the work.” Check out all of the products at

Going from a day at the beach to five days at the office can be quite a shock to the system—which is why it’s important to have fun little things that keep you smiling. For me, this means keeping a bottle of Erbaviva’s Breathe Body Lotion nearby. This body lotion is made up of essential oils like spruce leaf, cedar, eucalyptus, cocoa butter and jojoba. Slather, inhale and enjoy the instant lift. Erbaviva products are sold at spas and at

Keep hydrated in the sun with Bai, the pros in 5-calorie antioxidant infusions, and their special Hamptons edition, with flavors like Molokai Coconut and Congo Pear. I’ve been finding Bai right at the 7-Eleven in Southampton, a short walk from the Dan’s Papers offices, but you’ll also find them at these two summer events: July 27th at Super Saturday, Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill, and on August 4th at Dan’s Kite Fly, Sagg Main Beach, Sagaponak.

Oooh! Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Saturday, August 10th, when international fitness celebrity Jennifer Nicole Lee brings her world famous JNL Fusion workout method to the Hamptons. She’ll be at “Authors Night” at the East Hampton Library as she signs copies of her new book. Visit and



Bridgehampton National Bank opened a new Shelter Island branch, at 21 North Ferry Road on July 4. They’ll be partnering with the Shelter Island Historical Society on a project to restore the historical signs on the island.

Med Spa just celebrated their opening at Age Focus in Southampton. AgeFocus is a medical practice specializing in a new field called Age Management Medicine, helping clients lead a more active and dynamic lifestyle through nutrition, fitness and hormone optimization. Never too young or too old to start focusing on good health and living life! Stop by at 365 County Road 39A, #10, Southampton, give them a call at 631-243-3628 and visit

More good news: NET-A-PORTER.COM will partner with StndAIR to offer Hamptons-based customers same-day delivery service. For any order placed by 10 a.m. for delivery to either Amagansett, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Montauk, Sag Harbour, Sagaponack, Southampton, Wainscott or Water Mill, shoppers can now select to have their goods delivered by between 5 and 9 p.m. The service can be accessed now via NET-A-PORTER.COM/Hamptons or by dial to 1-877-678-9627.

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