As August nears its end, many would think there is nothing new left to discover. However, the Hamptons is always overflowing with new places, ideas, and people. Here are a few ideas for something new and the people who bring a new or returning perspective to life.
Fashionable tween and teen Everafter boutique has arrived in Southampton from husband and wife team, Haro and Sari Keledjian, formerly of INTERMIX, bringing a one-stop shop for cool stuff for kids and emerging fashionistas such as Tamara Feuer. www.everaftershop.com
Back after a hiatus, Osteria Salina @ PDR Water Mill Square sees a new culinary collaboration between Five Star Chef Cinzia Gaglio of Osteria Salina and Chef Megan Brown, serving dinner most evenings. Stand by for the return of ice-cold seasoned cucumbers! www.pdrwatermill.com
Sag Harbor Books – This Sag Harbor book store has new owners and is located at 7 Main Street. Now you can shop for a good book en route to Goop or Le BilBoquet. www.southamptonsagharborbooks.com
Work out those Hamptons anxieties at the all-new Shou Sugi Ban House spa in Water Mill. Co-founded by Amy Cherry-Abitol and Kathleen Kapnick, the house has a program of day and overnight retreats, spa rituals, and dining based on sustainable principles. www.shousugibanhouse.com.
The Silver Lining Diner in Southampton on Montauk Highway delivers upscale cuisine from Chef Eric Miller and the Bay Kitchen Bar Team combined with a classic all-American look. www.silverliningdiner.com
Carissa’s The Bakery is now at a larger new location on 221 Pantigo Road in East Hampton, offering a succulent menu of sandwiches and baked goods to eat or take home. We recommend sharing the dark chocolate layer cake. www.carissasthebakery.com
Naturopathica founder Barbara Close introduces a new tea line designed to help the body with blends such as Muscle & Joint, Skin, Vitality and Stress teas — the latter blend including lavender, chamomile, and linden will likely be in demand by Labor Day. www.naturopathica.com
Fashion designer Jackie Rogers will present her 2020 Collection for All Seasons at a private residence in Southampton, on Friday, August 23, from 6 to 8 PM, featuring the latest fashion from her collection including dresses, jackets, separates, and reintroducing menswear. www.jackierogers.com
Neal Sroka, real estate guru, ever-present in the Hamptons scene, and the founder of the Sroka Worldwide Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, specializes in the global marketing of lifestyle development properties. www.SrokaWorldwideTeam.com
AJ Alfino has returned this summer to Land Rover Southampton from Glen Cove to assist the small army of Range Rover drivers seeking their next upgrade and the legion wanting to lease or own their first and luxuriate in comfort while trying to find a parking space in the village. www.landroversouthampton.com
Charles Harder attorney, CLAY award holder and power-lawyer, defeated the defamation lawsuit filed by Stormy Daniels and won an award of attorneys’ fees and sanctions against her on behalf of the current President of the United States. His firm, Harder LLP handles media, defamation, entertainment, intellectual property, and business litigation throughout the U.S. www.harderllp.com
Vanessa Coppes is an author and entrepreneur who recently became the new CEO of BELLA Media +Co and Editor-in-Chief of BELLA Magazine. She is author of two books, a lifestyle blogger with a large online following, and founder of V+Co. Consulting. Expect exciting new things for Summer 2020. www.vanessacoppes.com