Shop Lifestyle Essentials for Labor Day and Beyond

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There are still enough sunny days in the bank to plan weekend getaways. RuMe (, a lifestyle brand offering durable and multi-functional accessories, launched their ETA Collection to make packing and jet- setting stress-free (and wrinkle-free!). Among the collection’s standouts are Jet Set, a jewelry and toiletries organizer, and GTO, a garment travel organizer. They also have cross-body backpacks and duffels, which have already been scooped up by celebs Nicole Richie, Jessica Alba, and Padma Lakshmi.

Whether or not you’re traveling, time spent outdoors exposes you to environmental pollutants, which can cause pores to clog up. In addition to exfoliating, check out Bioré Charcoal Pore Strips (CVS, 111 Main Street, Southampton, $6.99), which are formulated with charcoal—known for its ability to draw out and trap deep-down impurities—to remove weeks’ worth of dirt, oil and grime.

Do for your smile what you do for your pores with GO SMiLE AM/PM Luxury Toothpaste Duo (, $25). The toothpaste duo combines fluoride and oral care ingredients with aromatherapy-inspired flavors to remove surface stains and whiten teeth. Refresh Toothpaste is mint flavored and also has extracts of lime, orange, and mandarin, while Relax Toothpaste has extracts of lavender, chamomile, and vanilla. Who knew brushing your teeth could
be relaxing?

And what about your cat? Is she smiling too? Did you know that, in addition to books, Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor offers a host of gifty items including handmade, organic catnip toys and book-cover T-shirts? 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-4926.

In hair care, the latest breakthrough launch from Kérastase is Résistance Thérapiste (, $40-62.50), a more advanced solution for damaged, brittle, over-processed hair—common among those of us who enjoy sea, pool and sun. The collection includes a shampoo, conditioner, masque, and leave-in treatment.

If the heat and sun have left your skin somewhat irritated, damaged and begging for moisture, you might try Skinfix Daily Lotion (; $19.99), a lightweight daily lotion that uses natural ingredients to solve these vexing issues. Also ideal for daily use—especially for those of us who stay active out in the Hamptons—Coppertone Sport (CVS, 111 Main Street, Southampton), a high-performance line with a special formula that stays on while you sweat. Products in the line come in spray, stick, lip balm and travel-size lotion form.

For below-the-belt care check out Shobha ( They’ve just launched a slew of new products in travel friendly sizes so you can stay trim and proper year-round. In addition to at home waxing and sugaring kits, they’ve got ingrown relief lotion, rosewater calming gel, freshening cloths and more.

We’ve saved the best for last with Burt’s Bees. The brand may be best known for their bath, body, skin and lip care products but they’ve expanded with ready-to-wear for babies and children and the results couldn’t be more adorable (  The brand’s fall/back-to-school collection is made from 100% organic cotton and includes essentials up to size 7. All of the clothes are inspired by nature.

A Hamptons design favorite, Farrow & Ball’s newest wallpaper collection will launch September 7—timed perfectly to celebrate a major moment in history as Queen Elizabeth II becomes England’s longest reigning monarch on September 9. For fall, Farrow & Ball will introduce three new wallpaper designs that celebrate their British roots. Taking inspiration from the charming countryside of Dorset, England, the new designs are evocative of rural scenes, meant to create a soft, peaceful look in the home. So Anglophile, so East Endy.

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