Daily Bee: Need Rosé? There’s an App for That. Plus, Harry Potter and Spiritual Healing


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Happy Friday! And #epluribusunum. Just like that, the week is *nearly* over. And coincidentally, the summer is pretty much half over, too (depending on whether you consider the last day to be Labor Day, as many in the Hamptons do…or the more official Sept. 22). If the latter, this handy “summer clockdown” clock calculates 54 days left. Spend it wisely. We suggest ice cream sandwiches.

Did someone say ‘Fat Jew’?

Speaking of dates, it’s been nearly two years since the Great Rosé shortage of 2014, when pink vino (like that pictured above) was running dangerously low in the Hamptons. We have not heard rumblings of any rosé shortage this summer — possibly because there seems to be an excess these days. Case in point: Josh Ostrovsky, a.k.a “The Fat Jew,” whose signature brand is White Girl Rosé, launched an app on Monday so you can order rosé on-demand, according to Inc. magazine. We’ve actually tried White Girl Rosé, and it’s surprisingly not bad. Is it Wolffer Estate, which we lay prostrate before? No. But if you’re on a rosé binge, it will do.

My chakras are running on fumes…

In more uplifting news, especially if you’ve drunk too much rosé this summer, there is a healing class this weekend at Mandala Yoga, where you can detoxify your chakras and all that good stuff. (Let us know how it goes.) Yoga teacher Sheryl Hastalis will lead classic poses for the first 40 minutes, then body therapist Lauralee Kelly will bring her “healing touch” for the next 40  minutes, all while musicians Essie Jane and Patrick Glynn play live music. It takes a village to clear the chakras, people. The “Vibrational Healing Immersion” class will take place Saturday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Amagansett studio. Click here for more details.

For some reason, we’re craving mango chutney

In unrelated mandala news, Tiina the Store in Amagansett is currently hosting an exhibit in its gallery space by designer Christina Kim of Dosa. (As we’ve already reported, the “dosa” in question here has nothing to do with the delicious Indian pancakes served at nearby Hampton Chutney Co.) Indeed…Dosa is a line of clothing, and designer Kim has turned Tiina into “a dreamy world full of vibrant mandalas, subtly dyed pink fabrics, and an entire room of white and indigo,” according to the Tiina blog. Here are photos. It does look pretty cool. The installation is on view through Labor Day weekend.

On tap for the weekend…

Attention, Harry Potter fans: Southampton Books plans a midnight release party (starting at 11 p.m. Saturday) for J.K. Rowling’s latest work, “Harry Potter & the Cursed Child.” Details here.

It’s probably a wee bit too late to train for this. But it’s never too late to cheer. Paddlers for Humanity will paddle all 18 miles to Block Island, starting from Montauk at 7 a.m. on Saturday.

Everything But Water, the East Hampton women’s retail shop, will host a Stella McCartney Swimwear trunk show on Saturday, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be cocktails.

Social Media Quote of the Day

“It looks like a muffin, but tastes like a bagel. Nothing makes sense anymore.” — Extra Crispy, the food site, having an existential moment on Facebook over the “mufgel” (half muffin, half bagel), which is the latest invention from the creators of the rainbow bagel. If you order a “mufgel” at Goldberg’s, expect to be thrown out.

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