Shop 'Til You Drop: A Hamptons Christmas in July
“Grandma got run over by a fashionista, surfing home from our house July 4th eve. You can say there’s no such thing as Prada, but as for me and grandpa, we believe.”
Need some gifties for friends or weekend hosts or a foodie friend? We’ve got you covered. How about a bubble bath? An updo? Go for it!
Heartfelt thanks go out to Josh Green at Brooklyn Buttery for dropping off those delicious compound butter samples to go with our bagels last week—“Seabreeze” Sea Salt Butter, “Don’t Be a Sap” Maple Syrup Butter and “Sweet Tooth” Cinnamon Honey Butter really hit the spot! brooklynbuttery.com
What’s the best way to protect yourself before the Hamptons sun wrecks yourself? Why Hampton Sun, of course! With SPFs from 15 to 70, you can cover yourself, grandma and the baby. They even have after-sun products like Bronze Shimmer Cooling Spray and Hydrating Aloe Mist along with SPF 30 Sport Lip Balm. Be safe in the sun this summer at hamptonsuncare.com.
Dark chocolate purists rejoice! Hamptons hotspots Montauk Beach House and Left Hand Coffee are selling the hottest, divinest, deliciousest chocolate brand—Antidote Chocolate. It’s made in Ecuador using quality Arrona Nacional beans, low in sugar, high in flavor and sprinkled with fruit, nuts, salts and spices. And it’s dark chocolate, so it’s good for you, so you’re allowed more than one. antidotechoco.com
Dip into a pool of calming lavender and serene jasmine with Pevonia: BodyRenew Bathing Pleasures Bubble Bath. Pevonia brings the spa into your home with a bubble bath that leaves your skin feeling velvety, and your head clear. Paired with a scented candle, and glass of wine, it’s an escape that will transport you far from your daily life. Pevonia’s BodyRenew Bathing Pleasures Jasmine & Lavender Bath Salts really hit the spot—all of the spots, leaving this reviewer refreshed and fresh-smelling. And they’re made in the U.S.A. pevonia.com
Swiss premium oral care? Yes, please. Curaprox sent a sample of their ultra soft toothbrush—it is ultra soft and has so very many little bristles! Available at CVS stores. curaprox.com
The Golden Eagle has extended their half-off sale on linen canvas and large wood panels while supplies last. No phone calls, in-person only. 79 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, goldeneagle.com.
Instead of shopping, why not invest—in art—and support local artist while doing so. The Art for the Cinema Auction supports the Sag Harbor Partnership in rebuilding the Sag Harbor Cinema, a new nonprofit will that continue the good work of bringing indie and art house film to the East End while expanding its role to become part of the educational fabric of the community (instead of another $20 spinach salad restaurant). The auction, featuring almost 100 works of art, is currently online and can be reached through sagharborcinema.org. Art will be featured at the following Sag Harbor galleries on the day of the Party for the Cinema, July 16, from 2–8 p.m.: Tulla Booth, Grenning, Romany Kramoris, Keyes, Sara Nightingale and Monika Olko.
NEW KID ON THE BLOCK
Windswept By the Sea Salon has moved to a new location in Sag Harbor village—51 Division Street between Cross and Rector Streets, above the UPS store. A longstanding Hamptons favorite with a steadfast, year-round clientele, Windswept By the Sea Salon is owned and operated by master colorist Elizabeth Cassone. Classically trained at Sassoon and Jingles Salons in London, Cassone is highly regarded for her personalized creative and corrective hair techniques. Sculpting, hue, painting, light and texture are key elements of Cassone’s artistic approach to hair care. Windswept specializes in cuts, color and styling for men and women of all ages. In addition to hair services, Windswept features a Swept Away boutique, showcasing organic hair serums, oils and hair perfumes made specifically for the beach and sun, as well as vegan, organic lip balms, soy wax candles and other hostess gifts such as jewelry, summer scarves and Turkish beach towels. Windswept is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments can be booked by calling 631-899-4154. windsweptbythesea.com