Shop ‘Til You Drop: Spring Shopping Has a New Face!

Paper + Tape: Craft & Create
Paper + Tape: Craft & Create by Marisa Edghill Photo: tingtoshi/iStock/Thinkstock, Quarto Publishing Group

Dove has introduced its latest breakthrough product, the Dry Oil Moisture Body Wash and Beauty Bar. Infused with Moroccan argan oil, the new body wash and soap bar have the gentle cleansing power Dove is known for, while nourishing and moisturizing the skin. This is good news, as Dove tells us that 70% of women say dry skin affects their overall confidence. No worries here about over-washed skin. Dry Oil Moisture replenishes natural nutrients, oils, and lipids, leaving your skin clean and refreshed. Pick it up at the Walgreen’s at 1196 Old Country Road in Riverhead, or at the CVS at 111 Main Street in Southampton. Visit for more product information.

Looking for an easy way to spruce up your spring wardrobe? Ten Thousand Villages has dozens of gorgeous fair trade accessories, from gauzy scarves to beaded bib necklaces. The company is a nonprofit that strives to improve the living situations of skilled artisans worldwide through sustainable business practices. The Moulin Rouge Necklace, made in India, is an elegant gold chain, ending in staggered gold tassels. Accented with sweet details of tiny pearls, the necklace is a perfect blend of old Hollywood and new bohemian. For a splash of color, the Sweet Daydream Scarf is a silk and cotton blend in various shades of bright orange. You can find both of these products, and more unique accessories at

From Dan’s Papers “crafty” correspondent Bunnii Buglione: Stuck in the house on a rainy Saturday, Cousin and I thought there would be no better way to spend the afternoon than to tackle some projects found in my new copy of Paper + Tape: Craft and Create by Marisa Edghill ($19.99, Quarto Publishing Group). Cousin (age 13) suggested we use some of the paper crafts to jazz up the May Day baskets we were assembling for the upcoming holiday. The easy-to-follow instructions paired with beautiful and colorful photographs made for a fun afternoon as we made Pyramid Pouches (page 62) to fill with candy, Color Dipped Tags (page 44) and Triple Lace Bows (page 52) to finish off the tops. Adventurous duo that we are, we even attempted the Fringe Statement Earrings found on page 100. While successful in our creation, Cousin informed me that they were “too much statement” for someone my age to handle—but she gladly wore them out the door. The enjoyment of the afternoon was enhanced by the cost efficiency of the projects—we were able to make many projects from materials that I had at home—I only had to pick up the stems for the Fringe earrings.

New Kids on The Block:

Big Flower, a new clothing brand, will be launching its flagship store at 23 Newtown Lane in East Hampton. The brand is inspired by the comfort of summertime weekends, with a men’s collection full of breathable button-downs and touchable T-shirts, as well as sweaters and suiting designed to take the summer heat. The women’s capsule line includes summer basics of tunics and dresses designed for a beach day. Founder and Hamptons native Greg Ammon hopes the brand will bring the wearer the feeling of a Hamptons weekend wherever they go. The store in East Hampton will open in May. Until then, check out their collection online at

Ethel and Row, a children’s boutique, opened its doors last Friday in Bridgehampton. Owner and Hamptons resident Vanessa Hamer created the shop to give Hamptons parents a local option. “We are so fortunate to live in an area that exposes us to style and expressiveness,” Hamer says. “But people tend to forget this also applies to kids.” She’s created a collection of children’s contemporary, minimalist and unisex clothing, utilizing natural materials. Find Ethel and Row at 2397 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, or at

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