August 26, 2013 | At Home
Mason jars, Sea Green Designs ($199 each).
Whether arranged in chic groups or displayed individually, Mason jars from Sea Green Designs conjure a subtle, shorefront-inspired vibe. Measuring 17.5 inches high and 11 inches in diameter, each jar is cut and soldered to create a color-block effect. “Hamptonites can use the recycled glass, color-blocked Mason jars with large pillar candles on a dining table or low coffee table, in front of the fireplace, or outside an entrance door,” says Shannon Willey, Sea Green Designs’ owner. “They also make wonderful vessels for hydrangeas or sunflowers.” 40A Jobs Lane, Southampton, 259-3612
August 26, 2013 | Style & Beauty
A hint of military luxe informs Henri Bendel’s fall accessories.
“What we love at Henri Bendel for fall is a hint of military luxe,” says creative director Pina Ferlisi. “You will feel a modern military influence from the gold hardware on our olive green and officer-blue handbags to our medals, pendants, and dog-tag–inspired jewelry.” Milliner Henri Willis Bendel was the first retailer in the US to sell Coco Chanel’s designs. Today, the brand’s signature brown and white–striped shopping bags, hatboxes, and cosmetic bags are hallmarks of refinement. Walt Whitman Shops, 160 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington, 421-2053
August 26, 2013 | East End Eats
C/o The Maidstone’s The Living Room Restaurant hosts cocktails during the weekend hours between beach and dinner.
“When I first came to the Hamptons, I could not find a place to go and have a glass of Champagne before dinner,” says the Swedish-born Jenny Ljungberg, owner and creative director of the c/o Hotels, including East Hampton’s c/o The Maidstone. “Part of our vision for the lounges at c/o The Maidstone was to include time in the afternoon—we call it ‘After Beach’—for Hamptonites to come in for drinks and fabulous conversation and enjoy themselves in a stylish atmosphere between the beach and dinner.” On Saturdays and Sundays between 3 and 6 p.m., when most sun worshippers are abandoning their stations in the sand, Ljungberg serves libations in the cozy Scandinavian-influenced Living Room Restaurant or the hotel’s lush outdoor garden. 207 Main St., East Hampton, 324-5006
August 23, 2013 | by Mary Giuliani | At Home
A big pre-beach frittata served with all the fixin's is a good way to celebrate the end of summer.
This time of the year always makes me so sad. While others dream of warm sweaters and the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, I spend the early part of fall mourning the loss of summer.
This year, instead of doing my usual lament the last two weeks of the season, I've decided to go out with a blast and celebrate the long, lazy days of summer the best I can. I'm going to look for all sorts of reasons to entertain at the beach and here are three fun and easy ideas so that you can, too!
August 23, 2013 | by cait rohan | Style & Beauty
In honor of Hamptons magazine’s 35th anniversary, we’re taking a sartorial look back on Hamptons styles of yesteryear every Friday.
Gabby Karan, Gianpaolo DeFelice, Stephania DeFelice, and Gabby Karan DeFelice. (photo: Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)
It doesn’t get much more iconic than this 2003 Hampton Classic snap of DKNY designer Donna Karan, pictured with son-in-law Gianpaolo DeFelice and daughter Gabby Karan DeFelice, with Gianpaolo holding baby Stephania.
The fashionable foursome is dressed in Hamptons summer classics that would still work well a decade later. Think light, airy fabrics and silhouettes in seasonal colors like white, yellow, and blue. Donna's statement belt and necklace render her look boho-chic, while Gabby simplifies on jewelry but goes big on bowed-up high-heels.