August 15, 2013 | by Alexa Lardieri
August 15, 2013
Organic napkins ($20) are hand-printed with colorful feather graphics in water-based ink.
The brainchild of Calypso St. Barth’s founder Christiane Celle, Clic General Store offers shoppers a delightful mix of womenswear and hand-selected home trappings. Among the goodies are organic napkins hand-printed with colorful feather graphics in water-based ink. “These napkins are a colorful addition to the summer way of life in East Hampton, mingling elements of nature with a lush lifestyle,” says Clic’s Lauren Sheffield of the eco-friendly linens made of a Global Organic Textile Standard–certified cotton-hemp blend. 60 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 527-7102
August 13, 2013
The IOSIS by Yves Delorme pillow cover ($150) adds some Hampton Classic– appropriate accent to your décor.
Known for conveying traditionally stylish motifs with luxurious execution, the French brand Yves Delorme has offered refined fine linens, striking accents, and sumptuously styled bed and bath goods for more than 165 years.
August 09, 2013 | by Andrea Correale
Create a real steakhouse atmosphere by serving your cuts of marbled ribeye on wooden boards. Highlight the food itself and add to the rustic vibe by leaving your outdoor table bare and adorning it with crisp, white linen napkins, white China, and clear glassware. Draping the outdoor space with a red and white awning can add a cabana feel to your dinner. Lastly, make sure you have plenty of red wine, which pairs perfectly with your grilled steaks.
Andrea Correale is owner and creator of Elegant Affairs, the premiere catering & event planning company serving Manhattan, Long Island, The Hamptons, Westchester, Connecticut and New Jersey. For over 20 years Andrea and her team have been producing custom-designed events with exquisite cuisine for parties as intimate as two and as extravagant as 2,000.
Elegant Affairs has coordinated events for some of the world's most elite including Mariah Carey, Russell Simmons, Jimmy Fallon, P. Diddy. and many more. Andrea has no limit to her expertise; she is the exclusive caterer for Ferrari Maserati of Long Island and Sugar Dining Den and Social Club.
August 09, 2013
Intricately carved Carthage lanterns ($95–$215) cast patterned shadows at night.
Inside or outdoors, the exquisitely hand-carved porcelain Carthage lanterns from Excentricities lend a particular glow to balmy summer evenings on the East End. “These lanterns are a wonderful, contemporary take on a traditional Chinese covered-urn shape,” notes designer David Scott of David Scott Interiors. “The white porcelain gives them a light feeling, and the piercing will cast a beautiful pattern of shadows at night. I’d use them to create an exotic mood.”
Beachy boutique Excentricities, which opened in Westhampton Beach in 1986, offers the lanterns in both medium and large sizes. “The Carthage lantern is intricately detailed,” says Sky Moman of Excentricities. “The openings were hand-carved one by one, in a very timely and meticulous manner. When lit, the effect is very dramatic and special.” 83 Main St., Westhampton Beach, 288-0258