Shop ’til You Drop: ‘Thanksgifting’ and Beyond on the East End

Autumn Present

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Are you ready, shoppers?

Whether you’re a guest or hosting, gather local ingredients and gift-items from your local farmers market! Topping Rose House’s winter farmers market begins on Saturday, November 15, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Plus, the restaurant at Topping Rose will be open for breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The farmers market will continue to take place on the third Saturday of each month through May. Topping Rose House is located at 1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Visit

Looking for something different to bring to the next dinner party or gathering? There’s a new Made-in-America vodka that is USDA organic and a smooth drink. The winter wheat that goes into American Harvest is grown on a sustainable family-owned U.S. farm and the water comes from Snake River Plain aquifers in the Northwest. The vodka is distilled in Rigby, Idaho. All of these factors result in vodka with an exceptionally clean taste, free of any of the impurities that mar lesser vodkas. You won’t be disappointed. Find more about American Harvest and cocktail recipes at

With all the traveling you’ll be doing in the next few weeks, be sure to stock up on coffee and tea for any unexpected guests (and for yourself, of course). Next time you stop in at Golden Pear for that delicious cup of coffee and scrumptious buttered scone, check out their coffee beans. In an attempt to save a trip to the grocery store, I picked up a bag of “Main Beach” blend. It’s heavenly and has made each morning reminiscent not only of the East Hampton beach of my childhood, but of that subtly chocolate-y, hazelnutty secret blend you can only find at Golden Pear. I found mine at the Golden Pear on the corner of Main Street and Hampton Road in Southampton.

English Country Home has started their Thanksgiving Sale early, with 25% off the entire store and 40% off outdoor furniture. New stock is arriving daily. Stop by at 26 Snake Hollow Road in Bridgehampton (call 631-537-0606) or 53 North Sea Road in Southampton (call 631-204-0428) and visit English Country Antiques is open daily.

Don’t forget! This Friday, November 14, head out to Montauk for Gurney’s Girls Night Out! The 6th annual Girls Night Out pink event will take place from 7–10 p.m. Attendees will enjoy complimentary wine and cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, spa pampering and DJ entertainment to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and The Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital. For more information, visit

This Saturday, November 15 from 3:30–7:30 p.m., join the Antiques Center Southampton for wine, cheese & sweets plus a holiday sale preview! The 3rd Annual Holiday Shopping Sale will take place November 28 through December 31st at 245 County Rd. 39, Southampton. Call 631-276-7275 or visit

East End Arts is hosting the grand opening for their annual Holiday Gift Boutique on Saturday, November 15, from noon to 5 p.m., at the East End Arts Gallery, located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead. One-of-a-kind jewelry, unique knits, handcrafted heirloom ornaments and crafts will fill the East End Arts’ three galleries. All items in the Holiday Gift Boutique are unique creations by East End Arts member-artists. The Holiday Gift Boutique will open on Friday, November 15 and will run through Tuesday, December 23. The extended shopping hours of the Holiday Gift Boutique will be Tuesdays through Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays noon to 4 p.m. At the reception this Saturday, guests will have the opportunity enjoy refreshments, meet the artists and find the perfect pieces for holiday gift giving, before they sell out! For more information, visit or contact the East End Arts Gallery at 631-727-0900.

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