The Montauk advertising and design firm blumenfeld + fleming, founded by Jill Fleming and Lynn Blumenfeld, has won four platinum and five gold Hermes Creative Awards.
The firm’s platinum awards were for a brochure for the Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center at Southampton Hospital, an e-mail blast for BMW of Southampton, and advertising for McLoughlin Construction Company. Gold awards were given for e-mail blasts for Audi of Southampton and the Group for the East End, an ad campaign for Landscape Details, a logo for Gurney’s Inn, and a radio spot for Suffolk County National Bank.
The competition was international, and this year’s saw more than 5,600 entries, with 15 to 20 percent winning a gold or platinum award.
Aesop in East Hampton
Aesop, founded in Melbourne, Australia, in 1987 and carried in more than 65 stores around the world, has arrived in East Hampton. The brand’s skin, hair, and body care products are now offered at 55 Main Street.
The company’s new retail store was designed with a simple installation that recognizes the South Fork’s cultural and maritime heritage, according to press materials. A basin made from Vermont soapstone occupies the central space, with taps using simple copper valves of the type seen in neighborhood gardens.
Reverence is the name of Aesop’s new hand wash and balm, containing both mechanical (finely milled pumice in the wash) and laboratory-derived (lactic acid in the balm) exfoliating properties.
Aesop is open Wednesday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Memorial Day, after which it will be open every day.
Serena and Lily Arrive
Serena and Lily, a lifestyle and home decor company, will open its first retail location, Serena and Lily Beach Market, on May 25 at 332 Montauk Highway in Wainscott. Serena Dugan and Lily Kanter, the company’s co-founders, will be on hand, and treats from some of their favorite California purveyors will be served.
The 3,200-square-foot retail location will house a selection of the company’s core products: bedding, custom upholstery, furniture, decorations, and items for indoor and outdoor living.
Seasonal merchandise will include vintage and unusual items selected by Ms. Dugan, the company’s chief creative officer, as well as limited-edition surfboard shorts and other shorts.
The store will host book-signing parties and will have an outdoor art gallery featuring work by artists, local and otherwise. The shop will be open to interior designers for private appointments during and outside of regular hours.
Store hours are Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saks at Stitch
Stitch Southampton, which offers custom clothing and tailoring, will host Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th tomorrow and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. A selection of merchandise from the Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th store at the Tanger Outlet in Riverhead will be offered, including women’s shoes and apparel, designer handbags (Judith Leiber designs among them), cosmetics, gift items, and a Saks Fifth Avenue private-label fragrance exclusive to the Tanger location.
All attendees will receive a surprise gift. Stitch Southampton is at 22 Nugent Street.
An article in last week’s paper on INstore, the museum shop at Jack Lenor Larsen’s LongHouse Reserve, had a number of errors. The East Hampton artist who makes ceramic items with a birch motif is Emma Katz and the correct name of a Turkish artist and designer mentioned in the story is Gonul Paksoy. The wrapping papers fit for framing are from Nepal and a Web site customer who purchased a silk ikat scarf was from Italy, not Uzbekistan. Mr. Larsen is 85, not 87.