Giving and Receiving

The holidays are nearly upon us so what better way to pre-celebrate than to share some good news about some of our friends and neighbors.

Still of Julianne Moore in the Hamptons in

Still of Julianne Moore in the Hamptons in “Still Alice.”

Huge, huge props to Julianne Moore, who made it possible for the homeless kitties saved by the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons’ Operation Cat trap/neuter/release program to eat another 10,000 meals. Sponsored by Halo, Purely for Pets and, the 2,500 pounds of donated food was offered as a gift certificate in the Oscar winner’s goodie bag from this past year’s Academy Awards, where she won the statuette for Best Actress  in “Still Alice.”  The free food will be used to feed the growing number of feral cats on Long Island.

stackable rings

Tara Berkoski is on cloud nine right now after hearing that Oprah has added her newest venture, Chloe + Isabel, to the list of Oprah’s Favorite Things. The items Ms. O specifically shouted out were the Birthstone Stackable Rings, aka Gem Dandies, which are “fashion forward, meaningful and astonishingly affordable,” says Oprah. Tara asked me to let you know that you can receive 20 percent off one or two of the pave rings (valued at $22 each) when you use the code ‘OPRAH’. Also, purchase any three birthstone rings for $48.

The Amagansett Farmers Market is now accepting pre-Thanksgiving orders. Pick up your fixins now and order ahead for cheese platters from Lucy’s Whey (also at Chelsea Market in the city) and pastries and sweets from Carissa’s Incredible Pies and Breads. The Farmers Market also has a nice variety of hostess gifts and holiday table necessities.

Now through the end of the year, Christine John is offering Reiki and Restorative Yoga Sessions at Hamptons Yoga Healing Arts in Westhampton Beach every weekend.


Lastly, Elements Fitness Studio in East Hampton is hosting a Pre-Holiday Detox and Cleanse Workshop on Saturday, November 14,  at 10:45 a.m. The event will include a signature Elements works, detox tips, and free Sweaty Betty goodie bags. This sounds like an excellent way to kick off the holiday season.

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