The great thing about the Hamptons is that despite the ritzy stretch’s relatively small size, there’s always something new on deck. This month you can head to Copious Row (27 Washington Street, Sag Harbor), the first brick and mortar outpost of the online lifestyle boutique of the same name and, come May 1, Girltauk (10a Jobs Lane) a new Southampton boutique opened by two sisters will welcome shoppers to peruse their curated selection of womenswear.
Meanwhile Hamptons staple Bond No. 9 (45 Main Street, Sag Harbor) has released a brand new fragrance called Park Avenue South. While the scent’s mix of green apple, peach, jasmine, and musk make it an ideal springtime scent, we’re partial to the brand’s intoxicating candle of the same name which has hostess gift written all over it. And, speaking of hostess gifts, The East End Mushroom Company has just opened its own shop at 22355 County Road 48 (off Cox Lane) in Cutchogue. You’ve enjoyed their tasty funguses at top East End restaurants including Almond and Topping Rose House and now you can stock up anytime.
Candles and mushrooms aside, from Westhampton to Montauk if there’s one thing that’s on every Hamptonites mind it’s getting beach ready. Hoping and praying won’t do anyone any good. Instead load up on products from Vega, myvega.com. The brand, started by vegan endurance athlete Brendan Brazier, has just launched two new flavors of their all-in-one protein shake mix Vega One. It now comes in Mocha and Coconut Almond. In addition to 20 grams premium plant-based protein you get six servings of greens, 50% daily intake of food-based vitamins and minerals, and 25% of your daily fiber requirement. It’s the perfect post workout recovery fuel. So pack the powder in your gym bag – along with a pair of New Balance’s new Leadville 1210v2 (newbalance.com). Sleek with a minimalist design, they come in both male and female styles and are ideal for boutique as well as outdoor Hampton workouts. Better yet, they’re very slow to show signs of wear and tear, even if you get caught in the rain. Need some inspiration? Checkout Elements Fitness Studio (66 Newtown Lane, Suite 11, 2nd floor, East Hampton). A great place to sweat on the East End, they now have updated barre classes and a new retail boutique.
Post sweat session pamper yourself with Essie’s Bridal 2015 collection (Kmart 2044 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton) – and don’t be stumped by the name, the mix of neutral and bold shades make it the perfect spring/summer polish collection whether you’re a prudish bride or a table dancing single. You’ll also want to head to Aerin (83 Main Street, Southampton) and pick up their Limited Edition Gradual Tan for Face & Body to get the ball rolling on your summer tan. And, don’t forget to keep wrinkles at bay with sun protection. Lest you forget aging UVA rays are just as strong in the dead of winter as they are in the middle of summer. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 (sephora.com) is a notable favorite as it works to treat, while preventing future damage. It’s also non-greasy, non-chalky, fragrance-free, and won’t clog pores—i.e. it feels just as great as it works.
By night Dr. Hauschka Night Serum (Provisions of Sag Harbor, Corner of Division & Bay), is the perfect lightweight anti-ager for this time of year. Not only will it absorb quickly, it’s oil free and hydrating allowing skin to breathe as it fights the signs of aging while you sleep, which is when skin is best able to repair itself.
Hair-wise gear up with Phyto’s Plage collection (The Salon, 6 Amagansett Square). The cult favorite products include Hair & Body Shampoo, Recovery Mask, Protective Sun Veil and their new Sublime After Sun Oil. Not only do these products smells fantastic and hydrate even the most parched strands, they work to protect hair color from sun and environmental damage. Better yet they’re all non-greasy—even the oil!