Friday, April 9, 2010

Max & Gino's All American Clothing Co.

Tucked behind Main Street, in downtown Westhampton Beach, the window of Max & Gino's All-American Clothing Co. beckons with colorful and comfortable-looking cotton casual women's and girls' clothing, including a large selection of Butter Super Soft Clothing.

You'll find lots of jeans styles at Max & Gino's, both distressed and dressy; brightly hued hoodies with peace logos, baggy fleece pants, crop tops, and tanks.

There's a '60s retro feel to some of these designs, with LOVE and PEACE printed onto several items, and enough plaid shirts to give a little down-home vibe to the collection.

There are also basics, such as leggings, sleepwear, flip flops, thermals and bags, so you can shop locally, without driving to Riverhead or the mall.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Really Low Rates -- Daily,Weekly, Monthly!

The Grassmere Inn is offering friends/family/subscribers these great off-season rates :
$79 for 1 night.
$149 for two nights.
$69/ night for 3 nights or more and get a free bottle of wine!!

One may also prepay for 40 nights (do not have to be consecutive), for $49 per night!
The rates are 7 nights per week for rooms with private baths!!
Discounts at local restaurants and vineyards included.

Monthly stays range from $690 - 990.

NOTE: This offer may be forwarded to friends/family/associates/subscribers, but one must contact Peter Kaplan at 631-288-4021 and mention "Friends/Family/Susan" to receive these rates.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Chic in Westhampton Beach NY

There's a breezy calm about Chic, a women's clothing and accessories shop on Main Street in Westhampton Beach NY.

In contrast to some other local shops that try to cram too much merchandise into their floor areas, Chic gives you space to step back and admire yourself in the mirror, and to carefully explore each garment as you go through the racks at your own speed.

The separates are quietly elegant, with a nod to trendy designers, so whatever you select will be as appropriate in New York as here in the Hamptons.

When you first walk in, you're greeted by the popular and whimsical underpants tree. Pink bejeweled lights with lace panties hanging playfully from the "branches". A sense of humor never hurts!

If you're not in the mood for major purchases, there are sweet gift items for sale, such as scarves, these charming soy candles and little boxes.

"Life's a Beach Salty Scrubs," made locally, have become an instant success, with friends recommending it to friends, across several degrees of separation!

Chic continues to stay open into the Fall.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Paraskevas Gallery in Westhampton Beach NY

"Still painting after all these years", and publishing, too, is Michael Paraskevas, whose delightful gallery on Main Street, next to Margarita Grill, overflows with colorful story-paintings. Words, of course, cannot describe, so here are a few pics of the walls of fun that you see when you step into his world.

Over the years, the paintings and the characters within them have spawned books for kids, as well as Nickelodeon's "Maggie and the Ferocious Beast".

Dan's Papers the long-running Hamptons newspaper/featurezine regularly includes cover artwork and cartoons by Paraskevas and his mother, Betty, who writes the copy.

The Green Monkeys are the stars of a daily online comic strip by the Paraskevas duo. In fact, I spied a new installment being penned on Michael's desk when I visited his gallery! Talk about hot off the press.