The great thing about the Hamptons is that, despite its ritzy stretches’ 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; as well as Keogh + Girltauk (10a Jobs Lane) a new Southampton boutique opened by two sisters that stocks a curated selection of womens wear. On the home front, Brogan Lane Design (197 Madison Street, Sag Harbor), will be offering interior design, real estate development, and home staging services.
Meanwhile, Hampton 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 fungi at top East End restaurants, including Almond and Topping Rose House, and now you can stock up anytime.
Candles and mushrooms aside, this time of year it’s crucial to get your guest bathrooms and bedrooms stocked and ready. And to that end it’s all about the little touches.
For Hamptons homeowners who like to keep their bathrooms stocked with guest essentials, consider ISSA by FOREO (foreo.com), the world’s first silicone electric toothbrush. With the ISSA, you can still achieve a thorough and gentle cleanse without harming your teeth and gums. The non-abrasive, soft silicone bristles give a gentler, more comfortable brushing experience that effectively removes plaque and stains while being gentle on tooth enamel and helping to prevent gum recession. The brush gently vibrates, ensuring that your mouth is fully cleaned. The tootbrush comes in a variety of vibrant colors, perfect for matching with your towels! Now that’s something to smile about!
Pamper your guests’ bedside area with Agua Energy Water (aguaenerviva.com), a low calorie, naturally caffeinated beverage. It’s a thoughtful and inexpensive touch. The water is powered by guarana, a natural source of caffeine, so guests will have all the energy they need to enjoy the East End—and sweat it out at Tracy Anderson’s soon-to-be-opened second Hamptons studio, this time in East Hampton (tracyanderson.com).
Bathroom-wise, Laura Mercier just released a new Body Wash (lauramercier.com), as part of her Tarte au Citron collection, which was inspired by the indulgent aroma of a freshly baked lemon tart in a French patisserie—which means you get the aura of French pastries minus the calories. If you’re on a beauty budget however, Dove is a perennial favorite and the brand has just launched a new scent of their moisturizing body wash, Go Fresh Mandarin & Tiare Flower (Rite Aid, 82 Nugent, Southampton).
As a final bathroom touch—Jurlique Sun Specialist SPF 40 High Protection Cream PA+++ (jurlique.com), is a must. No one wants memories of burns, and this sunscreen’s creamy formulation is particularly conducive to regular application.
For more out-of-the-box ways to get your home ready for gatherings of family and friends, checkout Frederic Malle (fredericmalle.com). The famed perfumer makes everything from a wireless machine, called Fleur Mécanique diffuser, that diffuses a completely natural odor of a bouquet of flowers with the touch of a button and recharges like a cell phone, to rubber incense (think of them as a high-tech version of classic scented sachets that you’d pop into small spaces like a closet, dressing room, drawers or a car interior).
Similarly innovative is Maison Francis Kurkdjian (franciskurkdjian.com), whose Scented Bubbles will brighten up any celebration. That’s right—unlike the soapy bubbles most of us grew up with, thanks to the fragrance brand we can now get bubbles with vibrant scents like lavender.
In the end, when all the food has been eaten, wine has been finished, and guests have left, you’ll want to turn to Caldrea (General Home Store, 100 Park Place, East Hampton), a brand that makes cleaning and kitchen sets without the harsh chemicals found in most other products. The line’s products are formulated with essential oils from flowers and herbs that not only smell great, but also effectively remove dirt and grime (scents include Lavender Pine, Sweet Pea, Sea Salt Neroli, and many more).
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