“Sale” of treasures – QNS.com

Since the East End is famous for crossing the ocean, bays and coves, sailing is immensely popular. But for me, “selling” is the fun of tag shopping and estate sales at consignment stores!

And last week I found treasures for my new home in Private Property Sales in Riverhead and Collette Luxury Consignment in Southampton!

Those who read my column know how impressed I am with the revival of Riverhead and their immensely powerful leader, City Supervisor Yvette Aguiar.

The Main Street Corridor is booming thanks to a $20 million partnership with Peconic Bay Medical Center and the construction of a new complex near the railway station with respect RXR Real Estate group, led by my friend Scott Rechler.

Moreover, the manufacturer Joe Petrocelli leads a project to create Riverhead Town Square. And there are also approvals for three parking garages! This town is on fire!

Along Main Street I found Privet Estate Sales, a consignment store that also handles tag and estate sales, owned by Kristen Hanyo.

When I arrived at the spacious store, there were brightly colored Adirondack chairs that “called” me! She told me they had just arrived. Well, they left through the door! They will look great in my house! I’m lucky!

The Adirondak chairs I purchased from Privet Estate Sales. (Photo by Vicki Schneps)

Then the prolific Tisha Collette open new Collette Luxury Consignment locations in manhattan and the Hampton – so I visited them both and found some treasures there too!

Its stores are stocked floor to ceiling with furniture and accessories. But I found it decades ago in Southampton, where her first boutique is stocked with fashion! This is a must visit place for all women, but men are also welcome!

The pleasure of “selling” is like being on a treasure hunt. You never know what riches you may find!

Yieldstreet Dinner

Thank yield street, our godfather Dan’s taste gastronomic events, we had a superb dinner at Calissa in water Mill.

Stacey Baron and Demetra Mattone at Yieldstreet Dinner.
(Photo by Vicki Schneps)

Their entrees were appetizing; the whole fish fell off the bone; and the steak was tender and flavorful, as were the lamb chops.

Try it and you too will love their food and wonderful shows. Call 631-500-9292 for more information!

One of the joys of throwing parties is having the opportunity to meet new people. That night, two talented friends from the iconic Dan Rattiner joined us.

They invited me to their home Eastampton and as i was visiting my brother who lives nearby i decided to stop by.

I couldn’t help but smile as I walked up their long driveway and saw the front door painted lavender – I knew I was in a unique place when I rang the bell. He appeared jewelry and clothing designer Amy Zerner and her husband Mount Farberwho welcomed me.

Ironically, Amy’s work was featured on one of the covers of Dan’s Papers before my son Josh and I bought the paper!

Interestingly, Amy and Monte are the world’s leading creators of interactive spiritual books and teachings, having published over 30 books! Visit their site to learn more: www.theenchantedworld.net.

Amy is a National Foundation for the Arts award-winning artist and fashion designer whose clothes are sold exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.

At the back of her house is her studio, where she creates her fashion and jewelry designs and selectively sells some of her designs.

What a pleasure to find another hidden treasure!

A breathtaking spectacle

Another kind of treasure this week was being invited to an exhibition trunk of Van Cleef & Arpels hosted at the gracious Oceanside Southampton home of Nicole and Allen Salmasi.

Van Cleef and Arpels models. (Photo by Vicki Schneps)
Van Cleef and Arpels models. (Photo by Vicki Schneps)

My friends Harrison Morgan and Guy Clark invited me.

Lauren Day Roberts and Harrison Morgan. (Photo by Vicki Schneps)
Lauren Day Roberts and Harrison Morgan. (Photo by Vicki Schneps)

To my amazement, the Flagship Store Manager of their location in Manhattan Jacqueline The Pocket grew up in Queens and his father owned Monique Jewelers on 82nd street in Jackson Heights.

His father was one of my first clients at The Queen’s Mail! The elegant store housed a Tiffany and Cartier boutique. It was a unique store selling the finest jewelry. Today, his daughter is following in his footsteps!

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