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Hang Low

Author: Michael Purgar | Published: Monday, June 30, 2014

Hang Low
Blazing summer afternoons quickly turn to breezy evenings on the beach, by the fireside or walking down Main Street. Don’t hide the season’s sundresses under layers of sweaters when the chill sets in—or the air conditioning kicks on. Keep a neutral-colored shawl in the purse to complement any attire. Magaschoni’s perforated cotton scarf is a perfect pop of white in a barely-there weight. The size wraps beautifully around the neck in a droopy loop or ensconces the shoulders like a poncho. $198; Southampton, East Hampton, (631) 329-8139



Steamy Nights

Author: Nicole McConnach | Published: Friday, June 27, 2014


Steamy Nights
When the sun sets on the laid back vibe of a Saturday, the moon rises for humid after hours. Pump up your pout with red and coral hues that complement a sun-kissed glow. Trendy manicures in earthy neutral, vibrant red, cobalt blue or eye-catching metallic reinforce an “anything goes” summer attitude.

Clockwise from top: Julep Zelda pink champagne metallic, $14 | Bobbi Brown Valencia Orange, $25 | Dior Yacht nail lacquer, $30 | Marc Jacobs Lola enamored hi-shine nail lacquer, $18 | Too Faced Nude Beach la crème lip color, $22 | Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle nail lacquer, $27 | Make Up For Ever Iridescent Icy Coral, $20 | All available at Sephora.



Snip It In The Bud

Author: Nicole McConnach | Published:


Snip It In The Bud
Tis the season to reap the benefits of rapidly blooming flowers after months of planting and nurturing sprouts into gardens of glory. Although the hardest part may be in the past, maintenance is ongoing. Keep flowers, herbs and small shrubs in perfect shape with pruners as delicate as the plants themselves.
Cast iron floral scissors, $172, creaturesofcomfort.com
Steel scissor, $12, brookfarmgeneralstore.com
Burgon & Ball Garden Shears, $53, kaufmann-mercantile.com



You Got Served

Author: Nicole McConnach | Published:


You Got Served
Presentation is everything. Whether serving tea on the veranda or sparkling wine at a backyard picnic or a special late afternoon port, the proper platform speaks of what’s to come. Keep expectations high with a hand-painted serving tray, $158, that will suit an intimate occasion or a group gathering. Renee’s of Mattituck (631) 298-4223.



Going Swimmingly

Author: Nicole McConnach | Published:


Going Swimmingly
You expect a lot from your weekend agenda, your clothes should keep up. Especially when an afternoon can go from beach to boat to dockside happy hour. Sport eye-catching colors and prints that let the world know you are cool and confident in your casual garb. Topped with a preppy polo, linen button down or a solid tee, these swim trunks can go anywhere.

Tommy Bahama awning stripe reversible swim trunk, $88
Vineyard Vines Sportfisher chappy trunks, $80
Both available through Renee’s in Mattituck (631) 298-4223



The Tortoise and the Flair

Author: Nicole McConnach | Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014


The Tortoise and the Flair
Tortoise shell has been a mainstay in sunglasses for years. This season there are options for cruising the Gold Coast in classic style or for soaking up the Montauk sun with a hipster vibe. Top to bottom: Judith Leiber, $500; Tom Ford Linda, $440; BVLGARI, $500. All available at Visual Affair, Woodbury (516) 921-EYES.



Side Swipe

Author: Nicole McConnach | Published:


Side Swipe
Summer toppers do more than just protect from the blazing rays of the dog day sun, they complete a look. BCBG puts a unique twist on the standard straw hat with an asymmetrical brim, $58, that makes for easier shaping (or not). Versatile black and white stripes make this a worthy addition to any collection of fedoras, visors and caps.



Balls to the Wall

Author: Nicole McConnach | Published:


Balls to the Wall
Bocce has long been associated with Uncle Vinny and his pals whiling away their afternoons in Boca. Today the backyard sport is quickly becoming a summer pastime for the younger generation (you!). The game is simple: Two teams face off, tossing balls with the common goal of getting closest to the jack (or as some call it, the boccino or pallino). What seems like a low-stress match quickly turns competitive when scoring starts taking place. Let the games begin!

St. Pierre Tournament Bocce Set in mahogany case, $125, stpierreusa.com/bocce



Deep Sea Rockin’

Author: Nicole McConnach | Published:


Deep Sea Rockin’
Don’t miss a beat when swimming laps at the pool. Sony’s Walkman Sport MP3 player, $99, stores 4GB of tracks and keeps playing up to 6 feet underwater. Keep those peeps protected too. Classic Speedo Vanquisher 2.0 mirrored goggles, $20, are almost good enough to wear as lunettes. Now just stroke to the rhythm and it’s smooth swimming.



Cover Up

Author: Nicole McConnach | Published:


Cover Up
On the course, golfers are judged on more than just making par. Stylish gear is not only recognized, but encouraged. And it allows duffers to express themselves (funny pants optional). The clubs don’t make the man but they should be equally dapper. Headcovers come in leather, plaid, knit and even Chewbacca, but it’s the selection and combination that portrays individuality.
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PRG Official Shinnecock headcover in black knit, $39, Stitch Victory Stripe leather headcover, $49, Rocket Tour red knit, $45. All feature the offical emblem and are available at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Pro Shop, (631) 283-7558.

Seamus Golf
Caledonia Scottish tartan (L), $45
Braveheart Warrior Scottish tartan (R), $65
Both available at seamusgolf.com