May 28, 2013 | At Home
Charlie Whitmore Gardens
Aspatuck Gardens stocks hard-to-find specimen trees and an unrivaled variety of palm trees. Also, look for a selection of birdhouses, feeders, and specialty birdseeds. 303 Montauk Hwy., Westhampton Beach, 288-3222
Serving the Hamptons for more than 40 years, Charlie Whitmore Gardens offers lilies, geraniums, hydrangeas, and other colorful blooms. The center is also committed to selling organic plant supplies. 26 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett, 267-3182
Hampton Nursery & Landscapes has a wide selection of perennials, annuals, vegetable plants, herbs, and even aquatics. Landscaping experts can also help you identify the best plants, soils, and mulches for your property. 205 W. Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays, 728-1160
A Hamptons institution for 80 years, Lynch’s Garden Center’s vast selection of tropical varieties, including citrus, exotic foliage plants, jasmine, and mandevilla vines. 175 North Sea Road, Southampton, 283-5515
Marders’ well-stocked 18-acre garden center complements its varied plant offerings with a curated selection of antiques, stained-glass windows, and strangely beautiful driftwood furniture. 120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, 537-3700
May 27, 2013 | by sarah liebowitz | Style & Beauty
Sleek, effortless accessories are fit for the season with sea-inspired touches and a hint of glamour. Showcased by the most prominent runway designers, this recurring motif exhibits a new way to approach summer dressing. Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa embraced effortless, architectural silhouettes; Narciso Rodriguez, praised for his simple trousers and backless slip dresses, focused on femininity; and Phoebe Philo gave the Céline woman a distinctly natural edge by showing unfinished hemlines and elegant, oversize ivory trenches.>>Read More
May 27, 2013 | At Home
Summer picnics go upscale with Tiffany & Co.'s Central Park picnic basket.
From trips to Mecox Beach to afternoons at Bridgehampton Polo, the Hamptons has endless options for dining al fresco. Enter the Tiffany & Co. Central Park picnic basket ($3,700, above), weaved from the finest natural wicker and buckled closed with the brand’s classic Tiffany Blue leather. Accoutrements include plates in the signature Tiffany Weave, a sterling silver cheese knife set, corkscrew, bottle stopper, two Riedel glasses, canvas napkins, and a cutting board, as well as a soft, yet sturdy wool picnic blanket. 53 Main St., East Hampton, 324-1700
May 24, 2013 | At Home
Monc XIII is known for curating rare and high-end pieces.
Natasha Esch brought her impeccable taste to Sag Harbor last season with her first brick-and-mortar store, Monc XIII. Esch organizes her rare and high-end wares in collections such as Dark Harbor, which includes pieces like a midcentury Italian brass mirror ($3,900) and a ceramic pierced octopus vase ($1,465, above) by Gilles Caffier.>>Read More
May 24, 2013 | Talk of the Town
Inspired by a 1950s Woody Station Wagon, designer Elie Tahari put his stamp on this Brooklyn Cruiser bike for a special 35th anniversary Hamptons magazine campaign. The bike will make its debut this Saturday at our annual Memorial Day party and will later be auctioned off to benefit Group for the East End at our 35th anniversary party on July 12. And Tahari isn't the only notable taking part in the project: he's joined by nine other East End tastemakers—including Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, Katie Lee, and Ali Wentworth, among others—all designing Hamptons-inspired 35th anniversary bikes of their own. Find out how you can bid on the bikes before the July 12 event, get the full list of participating designers, and read more about Elie's bike design here.