September, 2013

Pickled Bean

Pickled Bean

When I had a few year stint living in New Orleans the first (and very important) lesson I quickly learned was that a pickled bean belongs in a Bloody Mary, not a celery stalk. Since this transformative moment in cocktailing occurred I have set myself on a mission to find the very best pickled beans to pop into my Sunday brunch staple. My obsession with trying locally made products top of mind, I tried Water Mill’s Halsey Farms house made “Dilly Beans” and I fell in love. My Bloody Mary sang to me and said, Samantha this is the pickled bean you have been after. Try them, seriously.

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Piamita

Piamita

My friend Karla Martinez and I worked together at Vogue Magazine many years ago. Today she is at W and with her keen idea has collaborated on a collection called Piamita. Their known for really being the brand that launched the chic men’s PJ trend for women as a now staple in our wardrobes. Those aside it’s really their t-shirts that I love. I am always on the quest for the perfect T and these girls have nailed it.

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A Little Sparkle

A Little Sparkle

I like to keep my wardrobe sleek and simple but there’s simply nothing wrong with a little sparkle now and then. No one does this better than Dolce & Gabbana. Really, it’s a fact. Being able to preview and order their collection over some vino at their private luncheon in Southampton was undeniably chic. The lunch has come and gone but the collection is in stores now and I love this shimmery little shift!

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Wölffer

Wölffer

My friend Joey Wolffer of Wölffer Estate Vineyards has taken her family’s winery and introduced some newer, chicer, more youthful products to their stable of wines produced in Sagaponack. The new rosé cider No. 139 is chicly packaged and uses apples from nearby Halsey Farm. Local, beautiful and delicious! You go Joey!!! #spyluxesips.

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Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff

There is nothing like getting a #spyluxe first look – here we have a lovely note to me from Rebecca Minkoff and a preview pair of her first ever denim collection. The fit and fabric are fabulous and I love a pair of white denim year round (think about pairing it with a grey sweater and luggage leather riding boots for Fall.)

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