It's almost August and for me that means tomatoes are upon us. My little veggie patch is bursting with all different varieties. When they are ripe and in season, nothing beats a tomato salad, no matter how many times we have made them. So, we've included two of our favorites. Because the tomatoes are so abundant, I made a kick ass fresh Bloody Mary mix and a spicy cocktail sauce that will add a fresh taste to your seafood this summer.
This week we have two exciting collaborations we have been working on for some time. Awesome, classic sunnies from Warby Parker, and a PERFECT white linen blazer, which is the result of a collaboration between goop, Edition01 and Martin Greenfield. I have been trying to find this blazer forever and so, well, I made it!Also, a thorough Hamptons update and summer reads.
This week’s goop collaboration
Beacon Sag Harbor | 8 West Water St. | 631.725.7088
This is a great place to eat seafood and watch the sunset on the patio overlooking the bay in Sag Harbor.
BLT Steak Southampton | 281 County Road, #39A | 631.259.2641
Laurent Tourondel of NYC’s famed BLT Steak opens a Southampton outpost. We're hearing good things.
Clam Bar Amagansett | 2025 Montauk Hwy. | 631.267 6348
For the night off your diet when you want to indulge in all things fried, this roadside stand with plastic chairs and paper plates is an institution that's been serving fried clams, lobster rolls, clam chowder and more to families for over 30 years.
Eli Zabar revamped this farmers market that supports local farmers by stocking their produce. There's also the most masterful bakery here - baguettes out of the oven, brioche burger buns, morning pastries, etc.
Gail Rothwell stocks pretty much all designer label clothing and accessories (think Lanvin, Stella, etc.). It’s a great place to know about in East Hampton, where high-end multi-label boutiques are harder to come by than you may think.
This spinoff of the flagship in Nolita opened last year in Amagansett and has a cool, beachy, vintage vibe to it. From handcrafted jewelry, to beautiful ceramics for the kitchen, exotic objets for the home and more, this is a place for discoveries.
Evelyn will come to you when you’re looking for a salon-grade mani-pedi at home, for $150 an hour. She’s only around in the summertime. Call or text her what time you want and your address and she’ll text back a confirmation.
My business partner, Tracy Anderson, is a Hamptons local, and she opens up her studio here in the summer time. There are lots of classes, both one-hour studio classes and master classes, available each day in the studio. Private training is also available.
It's the last week of "Jew York" @Zach Feuer gallery in Chelsea. The show includes work by Dustin Yellin, Alex Katz, N.Dash and more and, as described by the gallery, aims to show, "...the contemporary work of America's Jews in their natural habitats—the Lower East Side and Chelsea—and help make all of our mothers’ kvell. Shalom."
Tomatoes are finally in season, and my vegetable patch is bursting with the fruit. Here’s what we’re making with them.
From My Father’s Daughter: "Whenever I’ve let great bakery bread go stale by accident, I make this salad. The brightness of the tomato, roasted pepper and basil are really complemented by the texture of the bread."
American Dream Machine by Matthew Specktor This is a wonderful new novel of the “Hollywood fiction” genre, about a family in Hollywood, a father and son relationship, the movie business and more.
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini By the writer of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini explores the ideas of love, sacrifice and family in his third novel, whose characters are followed throughout their lives and relationships all over the globe.
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter This NYTimes bestseller is a perfect beach read. A story about a love affair that starts on the Italian coast in 1962 and revisited years later in Hollywood, it’s light, funny and romantic.