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Happy Thursday! Well, this sign (pictured above) in White’s Apothecary, the beauty-supply shop in East Hampton, is simple and to the point. Shop small, all. Isn’t it glorious to step off the Jitney and not be greeted by a big-box store? And yes, we love big-name beauty-supply store Sephora (which has many locations in the city) but it’s owned by LVMH, the huge conglomerate that makes Louis Vuitton bags and Veuve Cliquot (coincidentally, two more of our favorite things, but that’s not our point here). OUR POINT AGAIN: Shop small. Spread your cash around the Hamptons small-business community, especially if you’re a hedge-fund manager, dammit. You’ll be glad you did.
Speaking of White’s…the Southampton location is offering free facials all day today, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring Clé de Peau Beauté products. There. Another reason to shop small.
Did someone say cheap?
We’re thrilled some of our favorite spots made Newsday’s “Hamptons on the Cheap” list, including Docker’s Waterside in East Quogue (which has weekly specials that include $5 drinks/appetizers), Harbor Bistro in Springs (which has a Sunday night sangria special), Puff and Putt Family Fun Center in Montauk ($8 games!) and Marders garden center in Bridgehampton (which is offering family-friendly demonstrations of “Birds of Prey” such as owls and hawks on several Sundays throughout the summer). The Hamptons is not just about wearing beautiful linens, people.
Let it go. Stretch. Breathe. Om shanti.
Now here’s a twist on Friday happy hour: Yoga Lila in Montauk is hosting an early-evening class tomorrow on the west lawn of Montauk Manor, overlooking Fort Pond Bay. The class is $15 (bring your own mat) and led by studio owner Dominique Garstin (here’s a Whalebone profile of her) and Christiana Eva. Probably a healthy way to start the weekend. Let us know how it goes.
Most effective use of curse word in a new-store launch
Girltauk, the boutique started by sisters Lisa and Cara Rooney, reports in its own unique way that it will be expanding in July. In recent years, the duo has been sharing a boutique with Koegh Collections (owned by Erin McQuail) in Southampton, and running a pop-up at Montauk Beach House. “Do no harm,” Girltauk announced Wednesday on Instagram. “But take no sh*t. Website + store coming in July.” The Rooney sisters specialize in “gypset,” a rather ridiculous word that is the combination of “gypsy” (which we thought wasn’t p.c., but whatevs) and “jet-set.” We did not make this up. Here is a Facebook page dedicated to gypset.
Hear the acoustic sounds of Handsome Ghost tonight at 7 p.m. for the Ilegal Mezcal series at Montauk Beach House. Ilegal Mezcal, in the event you were curious, is artisanal mezcal that is made from 100% agave.
The Montauk Chamber of Commerce, which is always looking for creative ways to raise money for its Fourth of July fireworks (which cost about $20,000), this year is hosting a fireworks fund-raising cruise around Montauk Point, with music by the 3B’s. $75 per person. Interested? Details here.
We’ll still miss Fresh restaurant in Bridgehampton, which closed its doors earlier this year, but here’s some good news: The owners of Almond are taking it over, according to Eater. Eric Lemonides and chef Jason Weiner plan to serve Mediterranean small plates, using produce from Amber Waves farm. We’re liking the sounds of this.
Social Media Quote of the Day
“We are smoking eels this week [-] they should be ready by Friday,” North Fork Smoked Fish Co. on Facebook. And yes, it posted this photo of the smoking eels. Vegetarians, hide your eyes.
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