February is the shortest month, but doesn’t it sometimes feel like the longest? As we all know, waiting and longing for something to happen (i.e. springtime and warmer weather) can have the opposite effect as far as making it happen. A simple trick is to stay active and occupied! This weekend, get out and enjoy Sag HarborFrost—the three-day-long festival that embraces the season and all the fun that Sag Harbor has to offer. While you’re there, touring art galleries, enjoying a pint or watching the ice sculpture contest, be sure to check out some of these fine establishments.
Frustrated about being unable to exercise outdoors? Try Pilates! It’ll keep your core strengthened so that by the time the ice melts enough for you to put your Nikes back on, you’ll be fit as a fiddle and ready to go. In Balance Studio in Sag Harbor offers affordable, individualized, intimate group and private Tower, Reformer and Mat classes in a luxurious, welcoming and comfortable environment. Their team of highly skilled and fully certified instructors have decades of combined Pilates experience. Achieve a balanced mind, body and spirit through dynamic and intelligent movement. Group classes are available Saturday and Sunday mornings and private lessons can be scheduled. In Balance Studio is located at 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. Call 631-725-8282 or visit inbalancestudio.com.
Winter is a great time to focus on home décor. When in Sag Harbor, stop by Home. They’ve got you covered with sisal rugs by Merida Meridian, down comforters and woolen throws to keep you warm and a great selection of smaller gift items. Stop by at 132 Main Street. Call 631-725-7900 or visit inhomesagharbor.com.
Pet owners will love Harbor Pets’ vast array of beds, toys, food, treats and accessories for both dogs and cats. Harbor Pets is located at 12 Bay Street, Sag Harbor. Give them a ring at 631-725-9070.
A multiple-time Dan’s Best of the Best award winner, Salon Xavier is a favorite with locals and weekenders alike. This time of year, between drying artificial heat and cold blasts of wind, our hair needs a little extra TLC. The salon offers all types of hair treatments—and also can have massages, manicures, pedicures, waxing and an array of specialty facials. Getting ready for a special night? Schedule yourself a makeup appointment and a blowout. Salon Xavier is located at 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor. Call 631-725-6400 or visit salonxavier.com.
Not all hardware stores are the same. Emporium True Value Hardware is one of the best around—combining friendly, knowledgeable staff with a fully stocked and clean shop. Looking for a bird feeder, cleaning supplies, tools, paints and a coffee maker and don’t want to spend all day running around? Make it one stop at Emporium True Value Hardware, located at 72 Main Street, Sag Harbor. Call 631-725-0103 or visit emporiumhardware.com.
You can’t pass through Sag Harbor without a peek into Corner Closet to see what new finds have come up. The high-end designer resale boutique has only the most fabulous finds from Celine to Gucci. It’s a vintage shoe collector’s dream. Corner Closet is located at 108 Main Street. Call 631-808-3005.
In between all that shopping, rest and recharge at SagTown Coffee. SagTown is what a coffee shop should be—warm and cozy with a variety of delicious, gourmet offerings and community events like live music. SagTown is located at 78 Main Street. Call 631-725-8696.
Spend the next few months of cold weather with a few great books and summer will be here in no time. At that point, you’ll need your beach reads! There are a number of great gifts on offer in addition to books at Harbor Books, located at 20 Main Street, Sag Harbor. For more information, call at 631-808-3401 or visit harborbookssgh.com.
New Kid on the Block:
Surfari Crossroads is a new art gallery in Sag Harbor. Opened by John Healey and artist Greg Miller, the space will feature Miller’s unique, hand-painted and collaged works on vintage surfboards. They had a soft opening on Valentine’s Day weekend, but stay tuned if you missed it—they’ll be back soon! Surfari Crossroads is located at 16B Main Street in Sag Harbor. Call 631-899-4677 or visit surfaricrossroads.com.