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Happy Friday! We hate to bury the lede, so here goes it: Our “Bee List” of products made by Hamptons entrepreneurs is in the debut issue of East, the new magazine launched yesterday by the East Hampton Star. That’s right: We’re officially a big deal. And so are all the entrepreneurs we’ll feature in coming issues, so make sure to drop us a line (email@example.com) if you have a fantastic product or service that deserves to be featured….either in East or right here, on the humble digital pages of the Hampton Bee.
Several businesses we featured in the past year on the Hampton Bee made our inaugural East Bee list, including Greg Hollman’s Sharp Hamptons, Christine Clark’s Black Sheep Knitworks and Stacey Fraser’s Pink Chicken. It’s not easy being in business for yourself; we’re thrilled to highlight your accomplishments.
Now back to our regular business buzz.
Lots of places have an East…
The new exhibit “Cloud 9” at Ashawagh Hall in Springs will feature art from the East End and — wait for it — the eastern most point of Australia. We’re not sure what the connection is. Perhaps some wine, cheese and convivial conversation will help us figure it out? Then we’re in luck: There is an opening reception on Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The artists, Jane Martin and Alex Mankiewicz, will be presenting photographs and illustrations. “The prints are very reasonably priced (without the usual 50% cut to a gallery) making them available to everyone,” Martin says. “Join us in this collision of two hemispheres.” We hope Shiraz will be served.
Speaking of hors d’oeuvres…
The artist Jefferson Hayman, an awardee of the prestigious Pollock Krasner grant, will be at Garnet Hill in Bridgehampton on Saturday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., signing copies of his book and presumably talking about his artwork (which is currently hanging on the wall at Garnet Hill). His photos are handcrafted as silver gelatin, platinum or pigment prints. We like this one.
On tap for the weekend
Tonight, author Kate Sturino will be at Bookhampton, the newly renovated bookstore in East Hampton, signing copies of ToastHampton…which, no joke, is about a supermodel Cavalier King Charles Spaniel “whose toothless grin and ever-present tongue have become today’s hottest style sensation.” Details here.
230 Down, the Southampton lounge, is hosting the Luau Comedy Show, tonight from 8 p.m., benefitting the veterans organization Project9Line. The cover is $10 at the door, and the show is hosted by Long Island comedian Brian Cutaia.
Let’s party like we’re on the Italian Riviera. On Saturday, New York magazine and San Pellegrino will throw a beachside cocktail party at Scarpetta Beach at Gurney’s Montauk, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m….and you’re invited. We hope the tasty limonata is spiked.
Social Media Quote of the Day
“Chocolate-studded soldiers, reporting for duty,” Levain Bakery in Wainscott, posting this delicious photo to Instagram.
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