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Shop ’til You Drop: It’s Not Too Late to Shop for Valentine’s Day

Our Valentine’s Day gift guide continues for you last minute shoppers. Hey, no judgment—it’s never too late to show love. And furthermore, love doesn’t need to be confined to one day. Show yourself love by taking care of your health and show friends love by showing up for them.

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a bouquet of roses, but for a long-lasting alternative to this traditional symbol of romance, try Kesh Beauty’s Argan Oil with Rose Essence—and treat your skin and hair to some love at the same time. Imported directly from a cooperative in southern Morocco, Kesh Beauty’s argan oils are 100% certified organic and are extracted from the fresh kernels of the argan fruit tree using ancient techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation. Visit for details.


Our friends at Wyse Organics will help us continue our New Year’s resolutions to eat seasonal, organic and healthy—even when the farmstands are closed and we’re snowed in—with daily home delivery of deliciously prepared meals. Thanks to their harvesting, cooking and sealing our meals, now, in the middle of winter, we can enjoy the powerful flavors of organic ingredients from the season gone by. Taste the corn and buttermilk soup, fingerling potatoes or mashed zucchini you have the fresh unmistakable flavor of summer and fresh, clean ingredients. Wyse Organics will continue to service Manhattan on Tuesdays and daily in the Hamptons daily. Visit

BookHampton, East Hampton.
BookHampton, East Hampton. Photo credit: Brendan J. O’Reilly

On a cold winter’s evening what could be better than curling up with a good book? There does, in fact, come a moment when you’ve watched every Netflix original series and your brain needs a little more exercise—and a deeper escape. Let’s support BookHampton and take advantage of their weekday book sale! Monday through Friday, take 25% off every second book. Suggestions await when you visit BookHampton, located at 16 Hampton Road in Southampton and at 41 Main Street in East Hampton. Call 631-324-4949, text 631-488-5953 or visit They’ll even delivery any book or CD to your door! Perfect for you and your valentine!

This early part of the year is the perfect time to reexamine your beauty routine. KORA Organics offers the purest, premium quality, certified organic ingredients that gently nourish, rejuvenate and beautify skin. I recently tried their Calming Lavender Mist ($44 at, a nurturing facial mist enriched with noni, antioxidants, orange, lavender and bergamot oils to decongest, smooth and cleanse the skin. It felt great and smelled better!

For a wonderful old-fashioned remedy, look no further than Pommade Divine—a calming balm for rough, chapped skin. It can even be used to treat burns and bites and was a favorite of Marie Antoinette’s great-grandmother, the Duchess of Devonshire and Lady Diana Cooper. Pommade Divine was discontinued in 1987 but has now been restored for modern ladies (and gentlemen) and is suitable for all skin types. Available at

Need a last-minute boost for your Valentine adventures or a new look entirely? Try Blow Beauty Bar. I did. Wow. I went in feeling pretty drab and came out looking fab and smelling like a raspberry. My shining, smooth locks were a big hit with my friends at a party that night. And strangers came up to me to ask were I’d had my hair done. I went to the Bridgehampton location, but there’s also a Blow Beauty Bar in East Hampton. Both shops now offer cuts and color, in addition to blow-outs and they’re open seven days a week! 2462 Main Street, Bridgehampton, 631-537-8000; 59 The Circle, East Hampton, 631-324-8888,

Stay ahead of the game and prepared for the next blizzard by stocking up on candles at Salty Home. Should no blizzard happen, you’ll still have beautiful candles to make your tabletops glow with warmth throughout the season. A.I. Root Candles provide a natural yet elegant look and come in 20-hour votives and 50- to 150-hour burn time pillars. Poured candles, wax melters, tapers and more come in various sizes and styles. Salty Home is located in Bridgehampton Commons, 2044 Montauk Highway. Call 631-237-1250 or visit

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