Shop ’til You Drop: Hamptons Shopping Season Is in Full Swing!

Inhale…exhale. This time of year calls for rest and relaxation—yet, city-dwellers and locals alike find themselves running around and working more than ever. Whatever happened to those long summer days spent reading books? If you can relate, make it your mission to do less and enjoy more.

It couldn’t have happened at a better time—Breathe Zen Wellness Studio and Spa just opened on the second floor of 63 Main Street, in Southampton, offering reflexology, modern meditation, yoga and Pilates. Owner and director, Theresa, has lived on the East End for over 28 years. She grew up with Buddhist influence, grounded value of respect, gratitude, and enlightenment. Try 45 minutes of yoga and meditation finished with 30 minutes of reflexology. Membership options are available to keep you on track to feeling your best. Schedule yourself some down time by calling 631-276-6881 or visiting TimeToBreatheZen.com.

Take advantage of modern-day conveniences like good-quality plastic plates and paper napkins. While I’m all for being green, there are moments (like when you’re hosting a party right after work) when there simply isn’t time for doing dishes. Hampton Party Island, located at 56 Hampton Road in Southampton, has a fantastic selection of durable and stylish plates, napkins, tablecloths and flatware in all different colors. Call 631-287-9040.

Need something to wear to that pool party or beach bonfire and don’t have time to go to 20 different stores? Stop in at Life’style in Sag Harbor and you’ll find that perfect outfit in no time. Lola Hats, Paige Denim, Nicole Miller, J Brand, Om Girl and Rag & Bone are among the many trendy designers you’ll encounter. Life’style, 127 Main Street, Sag Harbor. Call 631-725-1667 or visit shopatlifestyle.com.

Aerin Lauder’s AERIN Southampton boutique will make you want to streamline your home with all things beautiful and simple. Summer sandals, straw hats, picture frames, jewelry and outdoor picnic table-wear are among the offerings—along with great gift items. AERIN Southampton is located at 83 Main Street. Call 631-353-3773 or visit aerin.com.

While in Southampton, if you need a special handbag, visit The Perfect Purse. They have an incredible selection of Gucci, Chanel, Hermes, Judith Leiber and more in evening clutches, handbags and totes. The Perfect Purse is located at 27 Hampton Road, Southampton. Call 631-283-3360 or visit theperfectpurse.com.

Ever been to Salty Home in Bridgehampton Commons? I couldn’t believe the amount of gift-worthy items (and the wallet-friendly prices). From serving bowls, wine chiller bags, mason jar mugs, cocktail napkins and slate cheese boards they have everything a person could need for their beach home. The slate cheese board comes with food safe soapstone chalk to note the type of cheese, or write a message for your guests. Stop in at 2044 Montauk Highway or call 631-237-1250.

I’m so in love with my Kendra Scott chandelier earrings! They feature teal faux stones and are called “Sylvie.” They’re really “bling” but not too heavy. My Kendra Scott dangles, called “Keira” are just as “Hamptons” with their abalone shell pieces! Available, with a few clicks, from kendrascott.com.

Recently the Dan’s editorial department received a bottle of organic Cachaca Cuca Fresca Prata for making up our summer caipirinhas. Really? A mix for Brazil’s national cocktail? Oh yes—we just added fresh lime and sugar and it was a festa! cucafrescaspirit.com.

The folks at RW Garcia sent our editorial staff a batch of their Tortados recently. A unique combination of organic white corn and red potatoes in one chip—right on! Some of the flavors were rather subtle such as their Barbeque, but the Salt & Pepper was a standout!  rwgarcia.com

Now’s the time to get your tickets for The East Hampton Historical Society’s East Hampton Antiques Show at Mulford Farm, July 19–20. Admission to the antiques show is $10, with early buying at $20. Tickets for the Friday night Opening Preview Cocktail Party start at $150 per person and include return visits the following days. Junior Tickets (age 40 and under) are priced at $100. Call 631-324-6850, email info@easthamptonhistory.org or visit the East Hampton Historical Society’s office, located at 101 Main Street, East Hampton.

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