Daily Bee: Le Chien Blue, ‘Hamptons Chic,’ Aggressive Dessert Eating


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Happy Tuesday! Today, we share interesting wine-label news. Trish Franey of Springs Wines and Liquors now has her whimsical (and slightly offbeat) artwork featured on Cave Canem wines. Pictured above is Franey’s Le Chien Blue on Cave Canem’s Montepulciano D’Abruzzo — in other words, a blue dog for a juicy Italian red. Meanwhile, over in Bridgehampton, Pierre Weber of Pierre’s restaurant is serving a private-label rosé from Provence, and donates $10 for every bottle sold to the charity Sylvia Center, according to Edible East End. Last summer, he easily raised $10,000…

The dress code is officially “Hamptons chic”

We know: There just isn’t enough art stuff going on in the Hamptons. One of the longest-running art fairs, Art Hamptons, is returning to the private estate of Maria and Kenneth Fishel in Bridgehampton for its 9th edition, June 23-26. The fair showcases emerging artists and “modern masters” (whoever those might be — maybe Jeff Koons). Ticket info is here. Octogenarian textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen, who often cruises around his LongHouse Reserve in a golf cart, is co-chair. And we weren’t joking: the dress code is really “Hamptons chic.” Fortunately — not sure about the rest of you — but we get out of bed looking Hamptons chic. When in doubt, wear stripes. And carry a canvas bag. Gladiator sandals optional.

From the country that brought you Wallander

The Swedish-themed Maidstone hotel in East Hampton reports that it is creating an “artist in residence” studio for Swedish photo artist Jacob Fellander and musician Anders Wendin (a/k/a Moneybrother). See them at work June 13-20. (In separate news, tonight is Ladies Night at the Maidstone and these lady farmers will be there.)

Now where can we find herbal tinctures…

Bethany Mayer and her friend Leilani Bishop have teamed up to open Botanica Bazaar, a beauty and wellness boutique in Amagansett Square, selling everything from fluoride-free toothpastes to healing salves. It’s an alternate take on traditional French pharmacies, which are marked by neon-green signs, according to Vogue.com. Look for the fluorescent-pink cross…

Did someone say detox?

The East End Soap Company has a new soap called “Dead Sea Spa,” which is castile soap featuring dead sea mud, frankincense oil, lavender oil and tea tree oil. (Not sure about “dead” in a product name; that’s either ill-fated or gutsy; hopefully the latter.) “Bring the spa home to you!” says owner Elaine Lombardo.  The soap is $10 a bar…

Social Media Quote of the Day

“In no way does this photo do justice to the beauty of chocolate macaroon cake from Pierre’s, but demonstrates, rather, the cunning savagery in which it was attacked,” Edible East End, posting this photo of aggressive dessert eating on Instagram. Respect.

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