Shop ‘Til You Drop: The Art of Hamptons Shopping Explored

Cover of 'Degas' Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen.'
Cover of 'Degas' Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen.' Photo: arnoldsche/rangizzz/123rf

It feels like autumn has finally arrived, and now that it’s time to cozy up there are numerous ways to get in the seasonal spirit, whether by shopping for ways to enhance your outdoor living space or by looking for opportunities to pamper yourself.

Pevonia is a natural skincare line that offers professional results with easy, at-home products. They sent a sample of their Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Multi-Active Foaming Cleanser, which I’ve tried out over the past week. Usually I’m skeptical of products that claim professional results. They either take months to work, or my skin is hardly better than when I use plain, virgin coconut oil. Still, I was happy to give this one a try, mainly because it smelled like green apple Jolly Ranchers. I suppose that’s from the “Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract” (Apple, for those of us who don’t speak Science). If anything, I thought, at least I would smell nice and vaguely autumnal. But I was pleasantly surprised. After only one use my skin definitely felt smoother, and by the end of the week my skin tone was noticeably more even. I will admit the formula is a bit thin, so you have to use several pumps each day. I’m not sure just how long one bottle will last, although it is a pretty big bottle, so I don’t feel cheated. Basically, you can receive some really excellent skincare results without leaving your shower, and you’ll smell like candy. Visit to learn more about this and other products in their line.

If you’re looking for a good read with a few parts art and a few parts mystery, you should check out Gregory Hedberg’s latest book, Degas’ Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen. The Southampton author details a recent discovery made about Degas’ famous sculpture, revealing interesting developments in the evolution of the iconic piece and in Degas’ artistic process. Through providence, an amateur art dealer makes the find of a lifetime in the back of a dingy shop. His discovery changed preconceived notions about Degas’ work, and it’s impact on the art world from the moment of its inception. You can find your copy at The book includes beautiful full-color prints of modern art.

New Kids on the Block

Roman Fine Art is a new gallery in East Hampton, located in the famed Vered Gallery. The new gallery will open with “Get With the Program I,” the first of two inaugural programs featuring painting, photography and sculpture by contemporary artists. Subgenres of this exhibit include sociopolitical, street art, conceptual, abstract, graffiti and pop surrealism. If you’re in the market for some cutting-edge artwork, you won’t want to miss this. Stop by 68 Park Place in East Hampton to view the exhibit today.

Sparkling Pools and Harbor Hot Tubs opened the doors of its new Outdoor Experience Store this past weekend at 45 Hampton Road in Southampton. The opening included hot tubs, saunas and massage chair demonstrations as well as cooking demonstrations on an Arteflame Grill. The store will feature everything you need for a luxury outdoor living space, with gazebos and fire pits for sale in addition to the home spa features. Visit to learn more about their latest products.

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