With every passing day, hope springs anew of the lifting of the lockdown and confirmation that the curve has been flattened. Get a head start from your couch in the Hamptons and arrange mobile orders and deliveries of delicacies, and get involved with the causes dearest to your heart.
What is summer without Golden Pear flavored coffee? Get yourself to one of the outposts of the iconic coffee and pastry purveyor and bring home a classic taste of the Hamptons. www.goldenpearcafe.com
Are you craving Round Swamp’s baked goods, including Lisa’s cinnamon rolls? Although the stores are closed to shoppers at time of writing, you can order online for delivery between Wednesday and Saturday. www.roundswampfarm.com
The Clamman in Southampton is open to help you figure out the menu for that social-distancing clam bake. Through Seasons of Southampton, you can order an entire family dinner for four or eight, with a list of classic dishes such as linguini with clam sauce or flavorful BBQ ribs. www.clamman.com
Peconic Prime Meats is currently open daily and worth the time to visit for its outstanding butchery skills, which will elevate any socially-distanced BBQ (and probably have more than your maximum of nine guests smelling the aromas and hoping for an end to this lockdown. www.peconic-prime-meats.business.site
Delicacies For Delivery
Why not order a box of MarieBelle New York’s signature chocolate ganache as an ideal Father’s Day or birthday gift? Or order its world-famous hot chocolate, such as its popular 65 percent dark Aztec, and enjoy a cozy cup of hot chocolate with your family while you are nestled together in your home or socially distancing outside. www.mariebelle.com
Who would say no (responsibly of course) to a choice bottle of spirits or vintage of wine from Herbert & Rist Liquors in Southampton? Entering the store imparts a feeling of Prohibition en-route to ordering one of its 50 varieties of rosé wine. www.herbertandrist.com
South of France a no-go this summer to break up the stress of your Hamptons season? Fear not, Le Bilboquet has online ordering this season as well as some top merchandise to go, including its “C’est la vie” face mask and a six portion Old Fashioned cocktail. Summer could pass quickly. www.lebilboquetsag.com
And if you wish to spoil yourself, luxury service Ikraa caviar will deliver anywhere in the Hamptons within four hours of ordering its VIP package of its premier $1600 tin of Premium Ossetra caviar. It comes with such goodies as truffled butter and blinis and two Mother of Pearl spoons. The only challenge is figuring out how to share while social distancing. www.ikraacaviar.com
Giving Is Good
The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons’ annual gala is one of the staples of the Hamptons season, raising funds to support its work helping wildlife in our environment. This season, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the need is greater than ever. You can donate directly through its website www.wildliferescuecenter.org.
Aside from spending a good amount of her time quarantined — yes, making cocktails with her Macchu Pisco — Lizzie Asher has also worked with several good friends to create a new nonprofit. Cura Collective is based out of their mutual desire to help and make a tangible impact. It’s a gratifying extension of the day-to-day work of the five women, who work on philanthropic efforts, the arts, media, and consulting. Their goal: To identify gaps in the current system and fill them on a need basis. www.curacollective.org
While the novel coronavirus has captured the news headlines, cancer remains one of the biggest health scourges of our world. Samuel Waxman M.D. and the team at the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation battle to eradicate cancer by funding research grants for critical areas of study. Its annual Hamptons Happening may not yet have a date but the race to cure cancer still requires your support. Visit www.waxmancancer.org.
Hollywood actress-turned-philanthropist Leesa Rowland is the author of the best-selling self-help/motivational book “Discovering the It Factor within You: Developing Your Charismatic Personality,” which is a perfect read while in quarantine. Rowland has also been active with the national nonprofit organization Last Chance for Animals for over 20 years and is the president of the New York nonprofit group Animal Ashram, which she founded in 2013. www.leesarowland.net