The season is upon us! Anyone with a house in the Hamptons, whether there are five guest rooms or none to speak of, can expect overnight summer guests. Regardless of the situation, there’s oftentimes that “extra” person. “Oh, Suzy brought her sister!” How lovely. Perhaps Suzy’s charming sister is an A-lister, with ties to your fund of funds and your new charity. You wouldn’t want her sleeping on your lumpy pullout couch, would you? Or, heaven forbid, the air mattress! Fortunately for everyone, Bernadette Castro led the relaunch of her family’s iconic New York furniture brand with the Castro Convertible ottoman. In mere seconds the ottoman opens into a single bed, providing an instant and luxurious sleeping option for guests—creating a “pop-up guest room” in any room of the home! This multi-functional piece can be used by day as a coffee table, or additional mobile seating, and by night as a luxurious chaise lounge, or guestroom-worthy bed. Check out castroconvertables.com!
Time to upgrade your grill? Head to Main Street Stove & Fireplace in Patchogue for an incredible selection of unique and top-of-the-line grills, including the #1-rated Vermont Castings and the Big Green Egg. Custom outdoor kitchens, with built-in refrigerator, sink, stove, oven and plenty of counter space, allow for whoever’s doing the cooking to also enjoy the party! Keep your pizza Fridays going through summer with ALFA Pizza Oven, imported from Italy. Main Street Stove & Fireplace, 318 E. Main St., Patchogue. 631-569-4515 ext. 510.
Summer often also brings with it your fair share of partying, which can wreak havoc on your skin. I’m glad to be alive in this era of revolutionary skin care products; for every problem there is a solution that comes in a little jar. Case in point: Revision Skincare, one of the brands you’re likely to notice in the waiting area at your dermatologist’s office. Seriously—try looking up purchasing locations and you’ll see a list of Park Avenue plastic surgeons. When it comes to skincare, this is a good sign. Recently having tried their Teamine Eye Complex, I can attest that my dark circles are indeed diminishing. And, just to be certain, I haven’t been getting more sleep nor has my red wine consumption decreased. The potent blend of Grape Seed Oil, Green Tea Extract, Aloe, Avocado Oil, Lavender Oil and natural mineral powders, Mica and Silica, work together to reduce puffiness, nourish and brighten the under-eye area. For an extra boost, combine it with the Teamine Concealer. Lucky us, we can order it online! Revisionskincare.com
They did quite a bit of partying in The Great Gatsby too, yet managed to look flawless. Perhaps it was all that free time. If you’ve caught the Gatsby Fever (not to be confused with Bieber Fever) then head to FunkyFinders, inside the Antiques Center in Southampton, for some Art Deco purses. You can channel Daisy with the embroidered satin purse with filigree and enamel, or Jordan, with the Lucite and brass bag. The Antiques Center, 245 Country Road 39. 631-726-7275 antiquescentersouthampton.com
Oh boy! Country Teak is having its Annual Teak Patio Furniture Sale at the Southampton Elks Lodge, 605 County Road 39 (RT 27), Southampton this weekend Saturday May 25, Sunday May 26 and Monday May 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. There will be Teak Patio Tables, Chairs, Benches, Loungers, Deep Seating Sets, Rockers, Storage Boxes and more. 888-433-8325