Keeping Account 06.14.12

Local business news

Trunk Show at Surf Lodge
    The Surf Lodge in Montauk is hosting a Lemlem trunk show this weekend, from Friday through Sunday. Liya Kebede, a supermodel, actress, and former good-will ambassador, started Lemlem to support the traditional weavers of her native Ethiopia. Reservations for the pre-fall collection show can be made at 

Baby-Sitting and More
    Surf Craft Sitters, a new Montauk baby-sitting referral service, offers not just baby-sitting but age-appropriate art projects as well. The sitter will bring the materials along. More information can be found at

Tickets by App
    Hampton Jitney has partnered with Portafare, a mobile ticketing app, to give its passengers a high-tech way to purchase tickets. The free app is available for iPhone users and will soon be available for Android and Blackberry devices.

Namesake Shoes
    Another online site,, is selling “Montauk” shoes, said to be “inspired by the nautical spirit of Long Island.” The low-top casual shoes have non-slip rubber soles designed for traversing wet decks. They come in blue and black and cost $221.

Art and Apparel
    A designer sale at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Bridgehampton is set for next Thursday through June 23. The gallery owner has teamed up with Moira Gilbert, a British fashion consultant, and Claudia Bodin, an art critic, to partner the watercolors of Kim Uchiyama with the sale of summer fashions. The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.v