All dressed up, but with nowhere to go? Wait, reverse that. This is the Hamptons; there are plenty of places to enjoy on a Saturday night. Do you have somewhere to go, but no clue how to get ready? Luckily, hair and makeup is only a click away, thanks to GLAMSQUAD, the on-demand beauty app that allows you to order services right to your home. Stylists are based in New York, LA, Miami and—for the summer—the Hamptons! Simply download the app, book your appointment—last-minute services are often available!—and get ready to be glammed up for your night out. The app even comes with sample styles, so you can best explain to your technician the look you’re going for. Visit glamsquad.com for additional information.
It’s August. Is your beach bod where you want it to be yet? It’s not too late to get fit for the home stretch of the Hamptons high season! Check out Physique 57, a ballet barre-based fitness studio that promises results in just eight workouts! Set to the tune of upbeat music, the classes combine strength training with cardio and a ballet barre to improve flexibility and sculpt muscles. The upbeat instructors will push you to the limit while providing encouragement along the way. Though you’ll certainly leave feeling like you got a solid workout in, classes are tailored to people of all abilities, accommodating everyone from beginners to more advanced workout gurus. The studio is located at 264 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton. 631-537-5722, physique57.com.
Also on the fitness front, FitReserve (fitreserve.com) is a new fitness booking membership that gives you access to a wide range of fitness studios and classes—new studios are added every week (think Exhale and DanceBody). Signing up is only half the battle however; you actually have to show up. Dressing the part makes it all the easier. Checkout Brooks best-selling Adrenaline GTS women’s running shoe (brooksrunning.com, $130). Available in myriad colors, as well as all black and all white, the style offers support without compromising a sleek design. They’re also breathable for a stability shoe and can be used for light cross-training in addition to running.
Josie Maran Cosmetics has teamed up with Jack Rogers (38 Newton Lane, East Hampton) for new campaign benefiting women in need. Through August 14, the Jack Rogers website will feature Josie’s Wild Child Picks, a curated collection of Josie Maran’s favorite sandal styles in four colors that coordinate with her Wild Child Summer Color Collection. 10% of the proceeds from the collection will be donated to The Imagine Foundation, a charity that partners with women’s shelters and halfway homes to help women who have been the victims of violence develop important life skills and learn to value their own identities.
Shop to help music programs in schools across the country, as a number of local stores will be donating a portion of their proceeds to the VH1 Save the Music foundation. Head to What Goes Around Comes Around, located at 48 Main Street, East Hampton. The local vintage store will donate 5% of each item sold from August 7–9. Gigi New York, located at 28 Jobs Lane, Southampton, will donate 10% of the proceeds from August 7–9. Charitybuzz, the online auction site, will donate 100% of the winning bids on items available at charitybuzz.com/vh1savethemusic. Bidding is now openonline through August 13. Visit on.vh1.com/hamptonslive to buy tickets to the benefit concert, headlined by Jason Derulo and held this weekend at a private estate in Sagaponack.
Hamptons Shop at Sunset, an evening of shopping to benefit The Retreat, is held on Friday, August 7 from 3–6 p.m. in East Hampton. Among the participants are BookHampton, Calypso St. Barth, J. Crew, Theory, Everything But Water, Lilly Pulitzer and Michael Kors. The Retreat provides domestic violence services. Visit theretretinc.org for additional information and for the full list of participants.
Also for charity is Orcatex, a brand making a fun surf shoe. They’re a great flip-flop alternative, lightweight, eco-friendly, non-slip, and proceeds go to the preservation of marine life (MTK Surf Shop, 728 Montauk Highway, Montauk, $45).
Nespresso has launched a new customizable Pixie machine that allows you to easily change the side panels according to your tastes. Pixie Clips features the same breakthrough technology as the original Pixie, so you can count on it to create the perfect cup of coffee while minimizing time (we’re talking seconds! And you get a nice crema…), space, and energy consumption. And, now you can also easily change its look with a wide range of clip-on side panels, playing with colors and textures. That’s right, you can now have a black and lemon neon coffee machine (nespresso.com, $229 for the machine $10–$25 for the clips).
Another notable new find is Downtown New York local hangout, shop and online fashion community VFILES, which is has made a move to the Hamptons this summer, setting up shop at 137 Main Street in Amagansett. To celebrate the pop-up shop VFILES has launched a limited-edition VFILES SPORT PLUS Hampton’s collection. The quirky collection has all of the Hampton’s essentials including T-shirts, robes, beach towels, totes and dog accessories.
A number of trunk shows are also happening in the coming days. Fine jewelry brand Paul Morelli will be hosting a trunk show and cocktail event on August 6 in Southampton at Betteridge Jewelers (2 Jobs Lane). 10% of all proceeds will benefit Southampton Hospital. Then, August 7–9 CAP Beauty, which sells all-natural beauty products is heading out to the Hamptons with a pop-up at Montauk Juice Factory (12 South Etna Avenue, Montauk). Expect to find 20 of their favorite beach brands and products.
That’s not all. True Nature Botanicals has just announced that its full line of buzzed-about skin care will be available exclusively at LURKshop in Sag Harbor (28 West Water Street) and for more scents head to Bond No. 9, also in Sag Harbor (45 Main Street). Bond No. 9 was at the forefront of the burgeoning trend of summer scents, and now the East End is perfumed with six unisex aromas: Shelter Island, Sag Harbor, Montauk, Coney Island, Fire Island and Hamptons.
Lastly, Joey Wolffer, designer and co-owner of Wölffer Estate Vineyard and founder of the Styleliner (25 Madison Street) opened her first bricks and mortar in Sag Harbor. The store is an artists studio, so the layout is very quirky and home-like with multiple rooms. There is furniture curated by Clover Design of Bedford, NY and travel photography from Tommy Morrisson. Expect vintage clothing, jewelry and textiles and a curated collection of designers that have been carried in the Styleliner.
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