Top o’ the mornin’, and Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you! There may not be gold waiting for you at the end of a rainbow, but there are plenty of great places to find your treasures this week. Erin go browse!
If you’re craving more art in your life, stop by jeanellemyersstudio.com. That’s where local artist Jeanelle Myers is currently showing off her collection of artwork made from cast-off material. Myers is already admired for her gorgeous gardening work, and her art shows the same love for organic refinement. Each sculpture and collage is born from unique objects with stories to tell, and their form grows wildly around them. Only an artist with a green thumb like Myers could bring such vivid life to dead and forgotten objects. Her collection is eclectic and one-of-a-kind.
Greenport gourmet oil, vinegar and food boutique Vines & Branches is celebrating its anniversary this weekend, March 18–20. With five years in business and one year at their new 110 Front Street location, Vines & Branches has a lot to celebrate. Throughout the weekend, there will be samplings of the shop’s signature recipes and cooking demonstrations, as well as a tastings and wine pairings by Greenport Wine and Spirits. Artwork from the South Street Gallery will be on display and available for purchase. Visit vinesandbranches.net for more information about products and event schedules.
Looking for a way to make Easter candy special this year? Treat yourself to some specialty chocolates from Sylvester and Co. Pick up a carton of handcrafted chocolate eggs filled with classic chocolate ganache, passion fruit or hazelnut. If you want to take a tradition to a new level, try their chocolate bunnies, made in both milk and dark chocolate varieties. Visit sylvesterandco.com, or stop by their locations at 103 Main Street in Sag Harbor or 154 Main Street in Amagansett.
Good news for the eco-conscious shoppers out there: Stop & Shop stores now offer 100% sustainably sourced fresh seafood. In addition, all Nature’s Promise and Stop & Shop brand seafood, even frozen and canned fish, are sustainably and responsibly harvested. Find Stop & Shop at 194 Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays, at their new Southampton and East Hampton locations, or have Peapod deliver it straight to your door. Visit stopandshop.com or peapod.com for more information.
A note for anyone wondering how little bundles of joy can make such awful stains, Dreft, the go-to brand for parents for all of their laundry needs, offers a fabulous to-go stain remover. Its detergent is kind to your skin, but tough on stains. The to-go pen has a rubber scrubber to get out tough, ground-in stains. Dreft’s skin-friendly formula makes it ideal for sensitive skin types, with a cleaning power better than other to-go stain removers. I keep one in my bag for any mishaps, and it never fails. Visit dreft.com for more information.
Now, if you’ve got small kids at home, you know what a great tool phones and tablets can be. Keeping kids calm and entertained with the push of a button can be a lifesaver, but it can turn into a nightmare when the kids push the buttons right back. Sag Harbor resident and entrepreneur Matthew Mogol has a solution. Funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, his Kid Lid phone and tablet cases are durable, sleek and kid-proof. These cases have a feature, which Mogol likes to call “kid mode.” The bottom portion of the case flips around to cover the home button of your devices, keeping your kids watching or playing only what you’ve approved. And, the case is a far cry from the “Fisher-Price chic” of other childproof case designs. Kid Lid seems to be the perfect option for any parent. It offers peace of mind for you, and stylish protection for your devices. Check it out at kidlid.com.
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