Valentine’s Day is less than a month away. It may have snuck up on us yet again, but there’s no need to panic. We’ve rounded up some great shops for you to begin your search for the perfect gift. If you’re a procrastinator for holiday gifts, The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild in Cutchogue is holding a Valentines Extravaganza Craft Fair on Saturday, February 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For sale will be a wide variety of antiques, fine art, photography, pottery, crafts, jewelry, and other great finds. Visit the fair for the chance to find the perfect last minute Valentine gift. Admission is free, and food will also be available for purchase. Visit oldtownartsguild.org for more information.
Lee Jewelers offers beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry, including 14 and 18-karat gold, silver and platinum rings and pendants, handmade by Lee and Dori Elliot. Pieces can be made based on Lee Jewelers’ original designs, with alternative stones to meet your preferences. Check out their collection of delicate wire-wrapped pendants, now in store. Dori Elliot’s semi-precious stone earrings and necklaces are subtle sparks of color, and make a beautiful addition to any outfit. Find them at 42 Main Street in Sag Harbor. For more information, visit leejewlerssagharbor.com.
Just down the road at 83 Main Street in Sag Harbor is Adornments Jewelry, a premier retailer of eclectic accessories. The shop carried jewelry by the designer Miguel Ases, as well as handbags by designer MZ Wallace. Their jewelry collection includes dozens of cuffs and bangles in a variety of styles. For the lover of the old and the bold, take a look at their Baroque Semi-precious Orb Necklace, a 24-karat gold plated double-strand chain with labradorite and moonstone. Also available is a stunning pair of bloom earrings by designer Laurie Kaiser, with 19-carat diamonds. Shop in store or online at adornmentsfinejewelry.com.
Golden Eagle Art is having a sale this week, with 30% off Holbein Oil Paints, cashmere scarves and hats, stuffed animals, and more. Golden Eagle Art also sells DIY kits and children’s art supplies. Not the artist yourself, but craving some color? Check out their new in-store boutique, Eagle’s Nest, where you can purchase unique creations by local artists and craftspeople. The shop is open daily from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at 79 Newtown Lane, East Hampton. Visit goldeneagleart.com more information.
Enough about Valentine’s Day gifts, for now. You’ve probably heard the news that plastic micro-beads have been banned in the United States. This is good news for the environment, but it might mean bad news for your winter skin-care routine. Luckily, there are many alternatives to micro-beads. There are natural alternatives, such as the homemade body scrubs sold in Shelter Island Historical Society’s Haven Store. Products made by Shelter Island Salts, like the Peppermint Body Polish and Grapefruit Body Scrub are great environmental friendly all-over exfoliates. (shelterislandhistorical.org) For a specially formulated facial scrub, check out iS Clincial’s Tri-Active Exfoliate. Their eco-friendly microbeads are made of plant-derived cellulose. Combined with botanical enzymes and Salicylic Acid, iS Clinical helps to minimize pore size, reduce breakouts and stimulates collagen synthesis. Visit dermstore.com to pick your bottle up today.
And a quick note, before you head out to the shops: Cromer’s Market, the wholesale market and beloved maker of fried chicken, will be closing on January 24. But not to worry—they won’t be closed forever. Following a renovation, which will likely be completed by early March, the market will celebrate its grand re-opening. Cromer’s Market is located at 3500 Noyac Road in Sag Harbor.
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