Arguably the most beautiful time of the year on the East End, fall is also one of the best times to shop the East End’s villages. The air is fresh and cool—optimal for enjoying a coffee or tea on a bench in the sun. Most shops have begun to bring in their fall inventory, cozy cashmere sweaters and jeans, and their 2014 summer collections can be found towards the back on SALE racks.
Just because it’s not August doesn’t mean you can suddenly be lackadaisical about protecting your eyes. You may, however, want a new pair of shades more suited for everyday driving and strolling. For the latest styles, check out Main Street Optics—carriers of Cartier, Chanel, Oliver Peoples, Tom Ford, Costa and Oakley, to name a few. Dr. Robert Ruggiero also offers eye exams and contact lens fittings. 82 Main Street, Southampton. Call 631-287-7898 or visit mainstreetoptics.com.
Greenport Art and Design Emporium is a fun place to see an art show with work by local artists. Buy an original painting or a reproduction vintage print—they offer a large selection of nautical prints and posters. How about a piece of unique and well-built furniture with sophisticated clean lines inspired by the turn-of-the-century traveler with a nautical flare that can accent almost any decor? Check out the great selection of ship, aviation and automotive models, lamps made from spotlights and many other unique items to catch your eye in the largest store of its kind on Long Island. Greenport Art & Design Emporium at 67380 Main Road in Greenport.
Elements Fitness Studio has added a Dance Cardio class to the schedule. Elements Dance Cardio Sculpt is a high-energy 60-minute group fitness class that focuses on cardio-based interval training utilizing a choreographed warm-up, isometric floor work and core-building exercises. The class features sweat-flying, high intensity dance choreography, body sculpting and core strengthening exercises to create a power-packed fitness experience. Dance Cardio is offered Monday through Friday at 10:45 a.m. Elements Fitness Studio is located at 66 Newtown Lane, Suite 11, in East Hampton. Call 631-604-5445 or visit elementsfitnessstudio.com.
Renee’s in Mattituck is hosting a jewelry trunk show just in time for fall shopping on Wednesday, September 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will feature an afternoon of indulgence, introducing Brighton’s new jewelry line “Your True Color.” Guests are invited to learn about the new line while enjoying complimentary sweet treats and wine. The store will also have BLOW Hampton, the East End’s first and only blow dry bar, on hand to fluff your hair ($25) during the afternoon. The event is free, but reservations are recommended. Renee’s is located at 10095 Main Road, Mattituck. Call 631-298-4223 or visit reneesmattituck.com.
New Kids on the Block:
Hollis Reh & Shariff in Southampton Village has joined the Betteridge family of fine jewelers. Betteridge Southampton specializes in signed estate pieces from major jewelry houses such as Boucheron, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and now also fine watches. For more info, visit betteridge.com.
Shade & Shutter Systems Inc. (SSSI), a hurricane and storm protection retailer and installer, has opened its third and newest location at 393 Pulaski Street in Riverhead. Long Island native Wayne Reed is the company’s Long Island Product Specialist working out of the Riverhead showroom. SSSI offers a selection of awnings, interior and exterior shading and hinged shutters. Visit shadeandshutter.com.