Josephine’s Feast! was started in 2009 by Laura O’Brien, a Southampton resident. Using apples from her backyard to make apple pectin and apple butter, along with a myriad of other fruits she raises at her house, Ms. O’Brien dedicated herself to the ancient French culinary art of méthode confituer — the small-batch preparation of preserved fruits in copper pots.
Beauty events are big this season. Following Renee Stern’s (of Renee Stern Cosmetics) visit to White’s Pharmacy two weeks ago to discuss eye colors, Rebecca Underdown of the McDermott family in East Hampton hosted the East Coast launch of her Essencia organic skin care line at Coastal Home in Bridgehampton last Thursday.