Shop ’til You Drop: Van Der Muffin’s Jewels, Eagle Creek, eos, Clarins, John Dillon Salon

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Support a local artist by checking out Van Der Muffin’s Jewels (, a line started by a self-taught, emerging jewelry artisan born and raised in Southampton. Everything is completely handmade. Jewelry artisan Courtney Andrea Fox creates all of her pieces with the creative inspiration from her most loyal confidante, a 9-year-old English Labrador Retriever named Feisty Tiger Sloane Van Der Muffin. She specializes in using semi precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, precious metals, and unusual vintage gems.

Most of our waistlines are still recovering from Halloween! With that in mind, you might want to checkout ZICO Chilled Juice Blends (7-Eleven 20-22 W Water Street Shops, Sag Harbor) next time you’re craving a little bit of a sugar rush. The new blends just launched, and they combine pure chilled coconut water with fruit juice (i.e. you’re getting nearly half the calories of other fruit drinks). And, in case you were wondering, the ‘chilled’ description in the product is very literal. From the moment ZICO Chilled Juices are packaged in Thailand to when they land the refrigerator aisle, all ingredients have been kept below 40 degrees for the optimum refreshing drinking experience.

Speaking of waistlines, fall and winter don’t mean the end of outdoor exercising—especially out here in the Hamptons—they just mean more mud and moisture will be involved. Keep your muddy, dirty, sweaty gear away from your nice, clean clothes and gear and organize your small items so they’re easily found with one of Eagle Creek’s Pack-It Sport Bags (

On the beauty front, affordable favorite eos (Whites Pharmacy, 81 Main Street East Hampton; $3.99–$6.49) has launched a new line of body lotions packaged in a sleek curvaceous bottle. Each has a light, refreshing scent that works for both genders and absorbs quickly for non-greasy long, lasting hydration.

For something a little more personal, checkout Luz de la Riva ( With the heightened awareness around the progressive advancements in women’s sexual health on the rise, the brand was created to celebrate women feeling safe, sexy and secure all the time, staring with their intimate beauty routine. Each product in the line is multi-functional. Among their most popular buys are their Stella Massage Oil. Available in a variety of different scents, it’s made with all-natural ingredients and their Lulu 24K Organic Kissable Massage Oil, which is made with edible 24K Gold Flakes and natural pheromones. The fun packaging also makes the line a great option for a gift.

Lastly, if dark spots are starting to creep onto your face as a result of your summer activities, Clarins has introduced an innovative serum that works to even out skin tone. The main causes of the appearance of dark spots are exposure to the sun, hormonal imbalances,and inflammatory reactions that lead to the overproduction of melanin. The effects of external aggressors such as UV rays and pollution cause the skin to undergo various changes, which reduce its capacity to reflect light. The complexion therefore becomes dull and loses its fresh, youthful look (not a look anyone wants!). Mission Perfection Serum (; $72) works to restore the “right” cellular messages to visibly diminish the look of hyperpigmentation. Give yourself four weeks to start seeing results.

Get your hair ready for the holidays at Southampton’s John Dillon Salon & Day Spa! The studio is offering a number of specials for the month of November, including discounts on facials, blowouts, coloring, massages, body treatments, Keratin and nails. Call 631-283-8383 or visit John Dillon at 16 Hill Street, Southampton for additional information on the pricing and packages.

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