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Happy week! Why, what do we have here…oh yes, it’s perfect beach weather. Well maybe not today (rain predicted) but the rest of week – nay, the rest of the season? It will be perfect beach weather. We apologize to all those not in the Hamptons, who receive these daily dispatches. It must be *so* difficult to see photos like the one above, taken over the weekend at Indian Wells beach in Amagansett. Get thee on the Cannonball and come on out.
Filed in our “we like his style” folder
Colin Ambrose, the chef/owner of Estia’s Little Kitchen just outside of Sag Harbor Village, provides some tips on how to enjoy summer on the East End: “Relax, make good choices with your diet, support a local farmer, smile at your waitress, listen to your heartbeat and stay out of the left lane on the Long Island Expressway,” he tells Dan’s Papers. Ambrose will be one of the many local chefs (others include the chefs of Bay Kitchen, 75 Main and The Inn Spot) involved in this year’s Taste of Two Forks, July 23 on the waterfront at Fairview Farm at Mecox in Bridgehampton.
Lifting a heavy glass of rosé does not constitute ‘strength training’
You have approximately 2 months left to train for the Block Challenge, which is when insanely fit types get on a standup paddleboard near Montauk Point and don’t get off again until they’ve arrived at Block Island…which is about 18 miles away. Also, there are great white sharks (here’s a pic of Mary Lee, recently spotted in East Hampton.) Tempting, right? The good news, if you make it to Block Island, is that you get a free lunch AND a ferry trip back. And serious bragging rights. Oh — and the money raised (price of entry is $1,500) goes to a host of good causes, all benefitting children. Damn those Paddlers for Humanity. Register for the July 30 paddle here. And start working on the core strength, dude.
Did someone say drunk bros?
We hear that the Montauk Music Festival (held over the weekend) was a huge success, but that venues are becoming fearful of violating noise ordinances, ever since some places (we won’t mention any names) have kinda sorta given Montauk a bad reputation. Musicians may be approaching East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell with their own complaints. We suggest serenading him.
In the Hamptons, one must wear stripes
Finnish stylist Tiina Laakkonen, whose favorite color is blue and who owns the Amangansett boutique named (appropriately enough) Tiina, hints in this LI Pulse article that she may soon debut her own clothing line. Also, as reported, navy prints, oversized dresses, and gladiator sandals are going to be HUGE this year… Speaking of fashion, Bombelle, recently launched by sometime Sag Harbor resident Barbara Dolak, is offering a 20% discount if you sign up for Bombelle’s newsletter. That’s good, because Dolak’s “punk-luxe” t-shirts are expensive ($135 a pop…roughly the third of a cost of helicopter ride to the Hamptons). Still, we dig the draped back. Here’s Bethenny Frankel wearing Bombelle’s “Zen Girl” tee.
Social Media Quote of the Day
“Getting our priorities straight.”– Gosman’s in Montauk, whose 14-acre site is on the market for $52 million, posting this picture quote of three important things to Facebook. “Keeping the longtime family business” is not one of them. (Sorry Gosman’s – it was too easy.)
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