It’s not all the time that shopping news makes headlines, but all the buzz last week was over the Kardashians coming to the Hamptons this summer to open a Dash pop-up. Summing up the general sentiment, The New York Post’s opening line to their story on it was “It may be time to rethink that summer Hamptons rental…” Regardless of your thoughts on the reality-TV duo, you may be wondering what exactly is “Dash?” Having missed Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami, I decided to visit the Dash website to see the latest in Kardashian fashion. It came as a surprise to see the only advertisement appearing on the website was for odor-shield garbage bags. So above the garbage bag ad, there are links to various K-this and Dash-that and below the Glad & Febreze collaboration, clickable icons to each of the Dash stores—L.A., Miami and New York. (Spring Street ain’t what it used to be!) The website looks cheap and I can’t see fashionable New Yorkers or Hamptonites wearing any of this stuff. But who knows, prove me wrong, Dash! dashboutiqueclothing.com
In other news, Salon Xavier welcomes stylist to the stars Marc Zowine to Sag Harbor this week. Not everyone can have his expert hands style and color her coif to perfection, but Xavier’s expert team has you covered. The beloved salon and day spa offers all types of hair treatments, facials, massage, and more. Manicures include treats like Ginger Tea Vegan Spa Manicure and Madagascar Vanilla & Lavender! Salon Xavier Coiffure and Day Spa is located at 1A Bay Street, Sag Harbor. Call 631-725-6400 or visit salonxavier.com.
In between hair appointments, tame your tresses with Keratin Complex Intense Rx reconstruction serum. I have thin, fine hair so serums often weigh my hair down. This didn’t. You simply rub a small amount through your hair after towel-drying and then blow dry or let it air dry. We’ve been through a lot this winter—hair included! Let’s get things shiny and new for springtime. You can find most Keratin Complex products at your local CVS or Walgreens, or at keratincomplex.com.
With summer around the corner, it’s a good time to transition your skincare routine into one with an emphasis on sun protection. I recently had the opportunity to sample the newly unveiled Elizabeth Arden Rx TPF (that’s short for Triple Protection Factor), SPF 50+. Wow! It has a wonderfully light texture and the tint blended seamlessly into my skin. TPF 50 was developed based on a combination of protective ingredients, a DNA enzyme complex, a highly potent protein protection antioxidant complex and broad-spectrum SPF 50 protection. TPF 50 is available exclusively at physician offices. Visit elizabethardenrx.com for details.
And now some tips from our Dan’s Papers editorial staffers:
I have always been of the mind that the only way to drink a fine whiskey is neat. The idea of whiskey and water offends me, and I find mixing good whiskey with soda or sour mix blasphemous. But I also like my whiskey chilled. Now, this creates a dilemma. How to bring down the temperature of whiskey without diluting it as the ice melts? Connecticut company Teroforma offers a solution: Whisky Stones. These small soapstone cubes made in Vermont are stuck in the freezer for at least four hours, then they are ready to chill your spirits. Three stones will chill a finger of liquor in five minutes. The liquid will not get as cold as when ice is used, but this is a good thing. If the liquor is too cold, your palate will be numbed to the full flavor and experience. The soapstone will not affect the flavor nor will these nonporous stones absorb any whiskey. Available from groominglounge.com.—Brendan J. O’Reilly
The makers of World Peas sent two samples to the Dan’s Papers editorial offices last week. I was immediately hooked on the Hungarian Garlic flavor. Subtle, warming and just right! Crunchy peas have to be healthy. These are GMO-free and vegan. Other staffers favored the Texas Barbeque flavor. These treats also come in Bombay Curry, Santa Barbara Ranch, Spicy Sichuan, SicilianTomato & Garlic and Nagano Wasabi. I can’t wait to try them all! World Peas promotes world peace by donating a portion of their profits to youth education initiatives throughout the world. Dan’s Papers readers may receive a discount on their order by using the code DansExclusive15%off makepeas.com. —Stacy Dermont