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Monday, August 3, 2015

In The Bag

Multifunctional is key for a summer look, and the vintage feel of the Dooney & Bourke Montecito Serena bag fulfills that need incredibly well—and stylishly. Drawstring closures keep you perfectly on trend while the long, cross-body strap allows you to go hands—and care—free while walking down Main Street, riding cruisers down the pier or meeting friends for drinks at the Surf Lodge. And while the Montecito colors and style are perfect for summer, the brand is unveiling a new suede iteration of the Serena, acting as the perfect segue into autumn style.

Heaven Scent

Though fragrances are decadent by design, premier perfumer Kilian Hennessy takes luxury to a new level with his capstone scent, Straight to Heaven. While his newer scent, Intoxicated, snagged the top prize at last month’s Fragrance Foundation Awards, it was the signature Straight to Heaven that made headlines as host Alec Baldwin’s fragrance of choice, who even requested a case of the scent from Kilian himself. Inspired by the woody fragrance of rum, Straight to Heaven mixes notes of nutmeg, rosewood and patchouli for a deep, romantic scent suitable for both men and women.

The Eyes Have It

If you missed the first few weeks of eyewear favorite Oliver Peoples’ pop-up in East Hampton, fear not as the luxury brand has decided to make everyone’s summer a little brighter by extending the pop-up’s stay beyond Labor Day. In addition to displaying their popular summer line and a handful of exclusive custom frames, the brand is showcasing their collaboration with Swedish fragrance house Byredo. The phenomenon “synesthesia”, or the joint perception of senses, inspired the collaboration that features original Oliver Peoples frames filled with lenses designed to change color with different Byredo scents.

Fashion 9-1-1

For clothing crimes, you call the fashion police. When dealing with a sartorial scrape, you call the fashion ambulance. This summer, the Madame Paulette Mercedes Sprinter will be cruising around the Hamptons, on-call for any fashion emergency that might arise, inlcuding stains, rips, hemming, dry cleaning, and pressing. When faced with a last-minute tailoring emergency or wine spillage just before you head out the door, take a deep breath and dial 1-877-COTURE. Actually, go ahead and save it as your emergency contact.

Raise A Glass

The end-of-summer party circuit seems to be the busiest of the season, which means friends, fun and lots of rosé. Protect your furniture from overzealous cheers-ing with the new line of celestial-inspired geode coasters from Anthropologie. Representing the duality of earth and sky, the six-color coaster sets not only keep your surfaces mark-free, but also serve as a cute, sparkly pop of color perfect for indoor and outdoor celebrations. Buy in all one color or purchase a few of each for a kitsch-meets-glam look sure to start a conversation at your next event.

Laundry List

Leave it to fragrance house Tocca to turn something as unpleasant as doing laundry into a luxury experience. Repackaged and rereleased, Tocca’s line of delicates laundry detergent is fragrant without overwhelming, adding a touch of decadence to linens, cashmere, lingerie, silks and other fine fabrics with a gentle wash. The line is available in all five of Tocca’s signature scents to make for a layer of fragrance. Pictured is Cleopatra, one of Tocca’s most popular picks, featuring notes of grapefruit and cucumber. Household chores have never been so fun.


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