Fall is arguably the most beautiful time to get married on the East End. Sunshine and clear blue skies make the fall foliage sparkle, providing the perfect backdrop for that special day. Plus, traffic is at an all-time low this time of year, making it easier for out-of-town guests to stop by to toast the happy couple—with a glass of Long Island’s finest, of course. Whether you’re a wedding guest or a glowing bride-to-be, the name of the game leading up to the wedding day is pampering and TLC. Check out these essential must-haves for your fall weddings…
While traveling to an East End wedding, don’t depend on hotel shampoos and conditioners. While great in a pinch, they can often be drying and damaging. Treat yourself to the John Masters Organics Essential Travel Kit—which comes with four favorites: Lavender Rosemary Shampoo, Citrus & Neroli Detangler, Blood Orange & Vanilla Body Wash and Body Lotion. Men will enjoy the Eucalyptus & Agave 2-in-1 Collection, a duo that simplifies a man’s cleansing, shaving, moisturizing and soothing regimen into two easy steps, with calming and bacteria-fighting eucalyptus oil and collagen-promoting agave extract. All John Masters Organics products can be found online at johnmasters.com. I just happened to spot them at Wild by Nature, located at 260 West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays.
No matter what your role come wedding day, a little at-home pampering can ensure that you’re looking and feeling the best. I happen to love doing at-home spa treatments on a Friday after a long week. For some serious indulgence, I’ll go to a Friday evening restorative yoga class, too. Once home, you can break out the masks (not the masquerade type!) and get to pampering. My latest favorite is the NEVO :60 Deep Treatment from Pravana. It’s a 60-second hair mask that you can use in the shower once a week to revive frizzy, damaged hair. Most deep hair treatments that I’ve come across require getting out of the shower for anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and then getting back in again—and in my barely insulated abode, that’s not a viable option. Pravana’s treatment is 100% vegan and contains quinoa, soy proteins and a natural complex designed to nurture and protect hair with three vital ingredients derived from some of the most resilient plants found in the Amazon: Mulateiro Extract, Babassu Oil and Brazil Nut Oil. You’ll love the results—immediately and in the following days. Pravana products are available at E Day Spa and Salon, at 154 West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays, or visit pravana.com for the salon location nearest to you.
After the hair treatment and shower, it gets even better. The Hello Kitty by Earth Therapeutics Beauty Break Kit comes with super-plush Aloe Moisture Socks, with the Hello Kitty signature bow to make you feel like a kid again while your feet are moisturized by aloe and vitamin E. For the ultimate relaxation, wear the sleep mask (part of the kit) that contours away from eyes and lashes. The Comfort Kit comes with a neck pillow and a silk eye mask to soothe tired eyes. Come Saturday morning, you’ll wake up feeling refreshed and looking gorgeous. These kits make a great gift, too. Stock up at ulta.com.