Shop ’til You Drop: Shopping Southampton and Beyond

Vines & Branches in Southampton Village.
Vines & Branches in Southampton Village. Photo credit: Brendan J. O'Reilly

This time of year, now that we’re not scurrying to enjoy every precious moment of daylight at the beach, it’s kind of fun to indulge in some extra beauty rituals. My newest addition is Infinite Lash, an eyelash enhancement serum that promotes thicker, fuller and longer looking lashes. With a tiny brush, it’s a lot like applying liquid eyeliner, except it goes on clear. Key ingredients include hyaluronic acid, which conditions lashes to minimize brittleness, plus antioxidants, hydrolyzed wheat protein, licorice root and other conditioning, nourishing vitamins and minerals. Even my hyper-sensitive and contact-lens wearing eyes took well to the serum and after a week there’s definitely a difference in the overall health of my lashes. Order yours online at

Show your support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with all things pink. Laqa&Co has teamed up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the month of October, donating 20% of proceeds from their Lil’Lip Duos. Laqa&Co travel-friendly lipsticks come in shades of pink and have a glossy finish. Available at

With your tomatoes at their ripest, head to Vines & Branches for some delectable olive oils and balsamic vinegars. A friend recently suggested a salad of fresh tomatoes, sweet ripe peaches and cilantro, drizzled with Vines & Branches Sicilian Nocellara del Belice & Biancolilla EVOO. I’m dying to try it. For a savory fall dinner, try the Wild Mushroom and Sage Infused Olive Oil over pumpkin ravioli. Delish! Vines & Branches is located at 94 Main Street, Southampton. Call 631-283-6070. Other locations include 477 Main Street, Greenport, and 118 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. Visit for gift boxes and more!

This time of year also calls for a little extra moisture. For a great gift for yourself or for anyone who appreciates all-natural, certified organic body products, Dillon’s Farm makes incredible sheep milk-based moisturizing lotions for hands and body and even a lip balm for chapped lips. Dillon’s Farm organic lifestyle boutique, founded by Dillon Paparelli, uses only natural ingredients for products like Sheep Milk Dream Cream (which comes in an uplifting and invigorating Summer Citrus scent), Tea & Honey Body Butter (made with sheep’s milk, chamomile tea, shea butter, honey, rosehip seed oil, and grape seed oil in a light orange scent derived from sweet orange essential oil) and Sheep’s Milk Superlotion—which is lighter than the body butter but really locks in moisture. Say goodbye to your petroleum-based lip balm—The Bomb Balm is highly effective and made with pure, natural, nourishing ingredients like beeswax, kokum butter and coconut oil. Dillon’s Farm is located in Miller Place on the North Shore and can be reached by calling 631-744-8576 or visiting


SKIN by Veronica is now open at 67 Hampton Road in Southampton. Prior to any treatments, Veronica conducts an in-depth consultation with clients to develop a personal beauty program with appropriate products for each individual. Signature services offered include: custom facial treatments, ALCAT allergy testing, Sparkling C Infusion and so much more. Call 631-259-2343 or visit

North Fork Taffy is made with hand-harvested sea salt right from our local waters. Using a century-old technique, North Fork Taffy is cooked in a copper kettle, rolled, placed on a taffy puller and fed into an antique Model K Taffy Machine that cuts and wraps it into those bite-size pieces you loved so much as a kid. With 16 fun flavors to choose from—like pumpkin spice, vanilla bean, North Fork red wine, coconut and chocolate fudge—the taffy is available at Southold Pharmacy, Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, Fork & Anchor, Wickham’s Fruit Farm and Shelter Island Pharmacy, as well as online at

Petco opened next to King Kullen in the Bridgehampton Commons—making it convenient for East Enders to find all of their pet needs. The store features full-service grooming and dog training, too! Bridgehampton Commons is located at 2044 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton. Call 631-537-1853 or visit

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