L&W Market in Bridgehampton is holding a coat drive. Through December 31, L&W Market will be collecting lightly used or new coats, which will be donated to those in need on the East End through the local organization Maureen’s Haven. As a thank you for donating, L&W will offer a free cup of coffee to those donating coats.
Romany Kramoris Gallery:
Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor presents a group art show featuring 30 plus local artists highlighting small and affordable art and fine crafts.
Participating artists include Nancy Achenbach, Lianne Alcon, Herbert August, Olivia August, Adriana Barone, Ann Barzola, Eve Behar, Lois Bender, Joyce Brian, Lauren Chenault, Sue & Al Daniels, Christopher Engel, Patricia Feiwel, Suzzanne Fokine, Rick Gold, Barbara Groot, Barbara Hadden, Ruby Jackson, Mary Jaffe, Adrienne Kitaeff, Romany Kramoris, Peter Lipman-Wulf, Ghilia Lipman-Wulf, Mary Milne, Alan Nevins, Maria Orlova, Isabel Pavao, Heidi Rain Oleszczuk, Christina Schlesinger, Veronica Mezzina, and Deby Zum.
The exhibit is on display through January 13.
No Kid Hungry:
Lulu Kitchen and Bar in Sag Harbor has announced it will donate $1 for every specialty cocktail purchased through December 31 to the No Kid Hungry Foundation. The foundation works to ensure that every child in the United States has access to healthy food where they live, where they learn, and where they play. Just $10 can help connect a kid in need with 100 meals. Visit www.nokidhungry.org for more information.
Afternoon of Beauty Salon Services Event:
Cosmetology students at the Eastern Long Island Academy of Applied Technology will host an Afternoon of Beauty Salon Services Event — open to the public — with haircuts, thermal styling, blow-outs, manicures, paraffin treatments.
Edward J. Milliken Technical Center at 375 Locust Avenue in Oakdale
Harry B. Ward Technical Center at 970 North Griffing Avenue in Riverhead
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 3-7pm – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
$5 donation/per service along with a non-perishable food item to benefit St. John’s Nepomucene in Bohemia and the LI Council of Churches and New Beginnings Brendan House in Riverhead
CALL before 2 pm: Debbie Esposito, Oakdale, 631-244-5836
HDRF’s Audrey Gruss hosted a garden party to celebrate the launch
Hope Fragrance Body Mist Debuts
Philanthropist Audrey Gruss hosted 50 of her closest friends for a lady’s White Tea Garden Party at Fairwind, her Southampton home, on Saturday, August 18.
Gruss is the founder of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation, which she started over a decade ago in memory of her mother, Hope, who struggled with depression. Last year, Gruss created the Hope Fragrance Collection. One hundred percent of net profits from the collection go directly to fund breakthrough depression research. The foundation also hosts the annual Walk Of Hope in Southampton each summer.
Guests, donned all in white — including Judith Giuliani, Sharon Bush, Hilary Geary Ross, and Anne Eisenhower— enjoyed classic tea sandwiches, and learned that Gruss would be launching Body Mist Light, the newest product from the Hope Fragrance Collection, and were given samples to review. The product is set to launch this fall.
Gardenia, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, and tuberose are the four flowers that make up Hope Fragrance’s crisp garden notes. Guests including Debbie Bancroft, Katherine Embiricos LeFrak, Mai Harrison, Kim Heirston, Carol Mack, Nancy Schaeffel, and Edwina von Gal enjoyed coconut cupcakes, petit fours, and white teas while learning about the cause and the fragrance line.
“Even though this may not be the most pleasant thing to talk about, it is our reality. We all know someone who has struggled with depression,” said Gruss at the event.
According to HDRF, depression is the number one cause of disability worldwide. Twenty million people are diagnosed with depression in the U.S. each year. It is still misunderstood and under-researched.
The fragrance collection currently includes an eau de parfum, an eau de parfum purse spray, a hand and body creme, and a scented candle. Price points range from $40 to $115 and are available to purchase at www.hopefragranceint.com. To find out more about HDRF, visit www.hopefordepression.org.