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Shop ‘Til You Drop: Spring into the New Shopping Season

I don’t know about you, but now that I’m out of hibernation I’m motivated to look and feel my best. Some new outfits, a new diet, new books and a new beauty regime have me feeling totally refreshed. Here are some of the latest trends in East End shopping, to put a little spring in your step.

Easter may have passed by early this year, but that doesn’t mean you need to put away your fancy dress. In fact, one look at the runway shows us that big, bold floral dresses are the perfect way to welcome in the season. Ralph Lauren spring dresses feature a gorgeous selection of watercolor flower prints, as well as nautical stripes and candy-colored plaids. Their Floral-Print V-Back Dress is a bold number, and right on trend this year. The print is a cheerful, energetic statement, while the cut is feminine, relaxed and refined. Dress it up with jewelry and heels, or pair it with sandals and your newest pair of shades. Find Ralph Lauren’s new spring collection at 41 Jobs Lane, Southampton, or visit

The deadline to join the Sang Lee Farms CSA Farm Share Program is fast approaching. If you’re searching for a new way to support local farms, or simply want fresh, organic produce through the summer and the fall, Sang Lee Farms CSA is the perfect choice. Sign up for the 25 Week Vegetable Share, and receive 7–9 organic, seasonal vegetables every week. You’ll find a variety of traditional summer and fall vegetables, as well as new, interesting veggies to try. For the locavore who is less comfortable in the kitchen, Sang Lee Farms also offers a 25 Week ‘Ready to Eat’ Share. Each week, subscribers can pick up 2-4 organic, ready-made products from Sang Lee Farms—pick up at the Westhampton Beach Farmers Market, or the East Hampton Farmers Market, among other locations. Tasty favorites from last season include quinoa salad, and fresh made veggie juice. With a membership to either of these services, you can also select an 18 week add-on or either a cheese or a fruit share, for an additional cost. The deadline for all vegetables CSA membership is April 31. To learn more and register for Sang Lee Farms CSA Farm Share Program, visit

Hello, 21st century! Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor now offers patrons the option of making their purchases through Apple Pay. It just got easier to load up on vintage books, the latest titles, art and locally handmade organic catnip kitty cat toys! Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street 631-725-4926,

New Kid on the Block
Bookworms of the Hamptons, rejoice! Carolyn Brody is the proud, new owner of BookHampton, the beloved independent bookstore located at 41 Main Street in East Hampton. As the shop changes hands from Charline Spektor to Brody there will be a brief closure, for renovations. Then, the new and improved BookHampton will host a grand reopening just in time for the Hamptons summer season. Brody, an advocate for the arts and environment and a civic leader, knows the important role independent bookstores play in the community, and is sure to bring a great energy to the shop. Call 631-324-4939 for more information.

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