June 22, 2012 | Talk of the Town
Bike on the fence at Main Beach —@zomberto, East Hampton
June 22, 2012 | At Home
Whether serving martinis poolside or on the terrace, keep your summer entertaining breezy and carefree with a well-appointed bar cart. One of today's party essentials, an elegant bar cart creates a fun, retro vibe for cocktail hour and allows the host to ferry libations to thirsty guests in a flash.
When looking for the perfect cart, it's best to focus on those with a set of sturdy wheels to ensure your portable party smooth access to both indoor and outdoor venues—brakes are a plus, too. Carts should also feature trays with a generous rim; you won't want a broken glass to spoil the festive mood. From vintage rattan to bright modern, there’s a smart bar cart ready to roll into your summer cocktail session.
Hampton Hostess, a lifestyle blog by interior designer Barbara Page Glatt, explores the latest in home design, travel, and entertaining, with a specific focus on the Hamptons. Stay tuned for Barbara's weekly blogs on décor, entertaining, and more in the Hamptons.
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June 22, 2012 | East End Eats
East Enders looking for an easy way to spice up a meal will find it in the form of Salvation Seasonings from Calverton’s Peconic River Herb Farm. “We make them from certified organic dried herbs and spices,” says owner Cristina Spindler, whose summer dishes frequently feature the Chile Lime Zap! seasoning. With equal parts crushed red pepper flakes, lime peel, and sea salt, “it’s great on roasted and grilled vegetables, and also wonderful on fish,” she says.
Her other favorites for grilling include the Habanero Hot Sauce, “made with habanero peppers that we grow ourselves,” says Spindler. “It’s a really nice seasoning sauce for grilling because it mixes well with fruit juices if you want to make a marinade.” For a sweet treat, she likes the Toast Topper, “which is granulated maple syrup with cinnamon, orange peel, and brown sugar— great for grilled fruits like peaches and apples.” 2749 River Road, Calverton, 369-0058
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SVETLANA KOLPAKOVA/GETTY IMAGES
June 22, 2012 | Style & Beauty
Cup binoculars ($14,000) and shoes ($830), Louis Vuitton, Americana Manhasset, 2060 Northern Blvd., 516-365-4766.
Louis Vuitton is launching its second Cup Collection in celebration of the America’s Cup sailing event, held August 21 through 26 in San Francisco. Appropriating classic nautical fashion, the collection incorporates thoughtful details such as waterproofing on windbreakers, a newly developed stain repellent treatment on bags, and shoes that resist the elements.
The modernized deck shoe exemplifies the philosophy behind the collection, which marries nautical style with sailor acumen. The unique leather resists harsh sea conditions such as saltwater and sun, the lining allows airflow for quick drying, and the sole grips firmly while remaining lightweight. The binoculars, utilizing the best in technical maritime optical gear, are rendered in ergonomic, durable materials for the pinnacle of seaside style that are fit for the high seas or a cruise around Montauk Harbor.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN KLUTCH
June 21, 2012 | East End Eats
The Bell & Anchor
From David Loewenberg and Sam McCleland, the powerhouse team behind The Beacon, The Bell & Anchor is Sag Harbor’s newest hot spot. The waterfront venue, decorated by David’s wife Sarah, is elegantly masculine, with plank flooring, sturdy wooden tables, maritime accents, and cozy lighting perfect for canoodling over a romantic dinner. Executive chef McCleland’s surf and turf menu includes a full raw bar with shellfish plateaus, creative small plates, salads, and signature seafood entrées.
Raw oyster and clam plate
Appetizers and salads include salt cod brandade; smoked duck tacos with spicy hoisin jam; baked oysters with lump crabmeat and citrus beurre blanc; and chickpea salad with grilled octopus, preserved lemon, and arugula. Lobster comes in multiple persuasions: lobster cobb salad; “old-school” lobster mafaldine with corn, basil, and saffron cream; and lobster thermidor baked with mustard, Cognac, and Gruyère. For dessert, try the classic float with an anchor-shaped cookie or the rich brownie with coffee ice cream.
Full-time East End residents and homeowners will be happy to hear that the restaurant, which serves dinner Tuesday through Sunday, beginning at 5:30 PM, will be open year-round. 3253 Noyac Road, Sag Harbor, 631-725-3400
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TARA BERKOSKI (OYSTERS)