May 29, 2013 | Style & Beauty
Aesop’s walls in the East Hampton shop feature inspirational quotes embedded in Morse code.
Plant-based skincare line Aesop is putting down roots on the East End with the opening of its latest high-concept boutique. “We chose East Hampton for its close ties to the artist community and rich history as a creative enclave,” says Giovanni Lepori, general manager, Americas, president of Aesop, and an East Hampton resident. “From Pollock to Flavin, East Hampton has been attracting artists looking for a beautiful and quiet place where they could create.”>>Read More
May 29, 2013 | East End Eats
Octopus salad prepared by chef Steve Fried for Kitchensurfing.
The innovative new catering service Kitchensurfing, an online site that matches up personal chefs with private events, has made its way to the East End this season. “When I think about the Hamptons, I think about the beach, and I think about friends and families sitting around the table enjoying food and wine together,” says president Ben Leventhal. “If we can elevate the food while getting you more time on the beach, I think we’re onto something.” Leventhal’s company provides more than 15 private chefs with different specialties—such as farm-to-table, barbecue, and Mediterranean soul food—that are available at different price points and offer dining options from light catering to upscale cooking classes or a multi-coursed, sit-down meal.
May 28, 2013 | East End Eats
Chef Roy Wohlars takes the reins at The Riverhead Project
New Chef at The Riverhead Project: Changing chefs can be risky, but The Riverhead Project’s decision to tap chef Roy Wohlars as its executive chef is a smart one. He’s worked with Zak Pelaccio’s new restaurant Fish & Game and knows his way around seafood. Promising dishes from his new American-themed menu include a five spice Crescent farm duck breast with king oyster mushrooms, sorrel yogurt, and oyster sauce, as well as a smoked bluefish pierogi with pickeled ramps, fresh crema, and dill. 300 East Main St., Riverhead, 284-9300
Navy Seal Foundation Cocktail Party at Navy Beach: A cocktail party with local wines, Brooklyn Brewery beers, and light bites will serve as the kick off to a month-long fundraiser for The Navy Seal Foundation at Navy Beach. Taking place on June 1 from 4 to 6 p.m., the event will also include live music by Nancy Atlas. Tickets are $35 and the restaurant will open for regular dinner service following the event (reservations recommended). 16 Navy Road, Montauk, 668-6868
May 28, 2013 | by Sharon Feiereisen | Style & Beauty
To kick off the Summer 2013 Hamptons season, alice + olivia has opened a new East Hampton outpost in addition to their already existing seasonal store in Southampton.
Just like its Southampton counterpart, the new shop will stock the brand’s full ready-to-wear collection, shoes, handbags, and accessories. However, the East Hampton branch will be the exclusive carrier of the alice + olivia gown collection out East.>>Read More
May 28, 2013 | Style & Beauty
Devi Kroell’s Hamptons Collection offers accessories in all shapes and sizes.
A devoted East Hampton retailer since 2006 when the brand’s first store opened on Main Street, Devi Kroell is now introducing The Hamptons Collection. Synonymous with casual elegance, the collection mirrors the effortless glamour of the Hamptons by combining textured Italian canvas and wood detailing. “I envisioned a cool New York woman enjoying the simple pleasures of summer in the Hamptons: calm blue skies, an ocean breeze, and relaxed style,” says Danko Steiner, who photographed the Hamptons Collection.>>Read More