As summer heats up, so does the shopping. The addition of new stores, boutiques, and services adds to the list of gift ideas for the summer of 2013.
Among them is Georgica Hearth, a new company selling custom-made gift baskets that incorporate fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, meat, cheese, and wine. It’s also possible to put together custom baskets with a combination of products you like most. All of Georgica Hearth’s produce and products are locally derived. Prices for the baskets start at $200.
Michelle Smith, a designer and the founder of Milly, a luxury fashion brand based in New York City, unveiled a pop-up shop over Memorial Day weekend. The shop, at 54 Main Street in East Hampton, features handbags, beachwear, shoes, and summer attire. It will be open for 18 months and seeks to complement boutiques in Tokyo and New York City.
Vilebrequin, the French men’s resort wear company, is also opening a pop-up boutique this summer. The shop will be in Linde Gallery on Newtown Lane in East Hampton and will offer the company’s signature swimwear, clothing, and accessories. The new women’s collection of swim and resort wear will also be available. Swimwear prices range from $170 to $740.
Hamptons Home and Patio is taking over the vacant lot in Wainscott where Plitt Ford and Whole Foods once stood. The new furniture and home gifts store was founded by Bennett Mayrock and Jack Tirone, two college friends who are attempting to tailor the shop to the style and function of an East Hampton home. The grand-opening sale is happening through Saturday.
Dental Spa’s House Calls
Two new businesses are providing services on the go or in the comfort of your own home this summer: Main Street Drivers and Lavaan Dental Spa.
Main Street Drivers is offering one-way and full tristate area driving services, as well as partnerships with wine tours on the North Fork. The service is available 24 hours a day and uses customers’ own vehicles. The standard rate is $40 per hour. Reservations are by phone at 888-327-4460 or online at mainstreetdrivers.com.
Lavaan Dental Spa will also come to your home. The business is providing professional whitening treatments within the houses of customers. Prices start at $999 for appointments reserved in advance, and a free dental cleaning appointment in Lavaan’s New York City location comes with each purchase. Group rates are available. Appointments can be booked at lavaansmile.com.
And finally, Calypso St. Barth now has five locations from Westhampton Beach to Montauk. Each boutique offers unique apparel, beachwear, jewelry, and accessories. The store’s most recent collections can be found at calypsostbarth.com.