Keeping Account 06.07.12

Local business news

Shoe Designer in Town
    Edmundo Castillo, a well-known and award-winning shoe designer whose creations grace the closets of many celebrities, will be the guest of honor at JoanMarie in Bridgehampton on Saturday.
    “We are thrilled to host Edmundo Castillo at our boutique,” Marisa Borghi, the owner of the store, said in a release. “Not only are his shoes beautifully crafted, but they are designed for women who truly love to have fun with fashion.”
    Mr. Castillo will showcase his latest collection of wedges, espadrilles, and stilettos from 3 to 6 p.m. Guests will also enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. JoanMarie is located at 2462 Main Street.

Summer Chic Boutique
    With one store already opened last year in Palm Beach, Michelle Farmer Collaborate is now focusing on the South Fork, and has opened a store on Bridgehampton’s Main Street. The 1,100-square-foot shop offers a platform for resort-wear fashion and accessory designers. While mostly women’s fashions are featured, there is also some men’s wear and children’s clothing.
    Ms. Farmer, who grew up in exotic locations around the world, spends her summers in Bridgehampton. She has spent the last decade designing jewelry influenced by her time living in St. Barths and St. Maarten. Her work has been featured in dozens of magazines, said a press release.
    Ms. Farmer will launch her own collection of linen and silk resort wear this summer, along with showcasing the designs of others like Love Shack Fancy, Lauren Gabrielson, Anika Brazil, and more.

Alan Schnurman Gets Real
    Alan Schnurman, who has spent four decades as an attorney and South Fork land developer, is joining Saunders and Associates, a local high-end real estate firm, as a broker.
    According to a statement from the company, Mr. Schnurman retired last year and traveled the world; however, he felt a strong desire to go back to work. His passion for real estate — he bought and developed two Bridgehampton parcels, Ocean Highlands and Sagaponack Greens — brought him to Saunders. He has held a broker’s license for the past 10 years.
    Mr. Schnurman will start as a senior vice president in the firm’s Bridgehampton office.

Radio Real Estate
    John Christopher, who is a senior director and associate broker at Brown Harris Stevens’s Sag Harbor office, will be the host of a new radio show, “Realife,” which debuts tomorrow on 88.3 WPPB FM.
    “Realife” covers topics of interest relating to real estate on the South Fork and will feature local guests, including John v.H. Halsey of the Peconic Land Trust, Candace Vorhaus, a feng shui expert, and attorneys from the Dayton Ritz and Osborne firm.
    The show will air each Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Bling on Wheels
    Joey Wolffer is back home in the Hamptons, and so is her Styleliner — a converted former potato-chip bus that is filled with designer accessories and jewelry, both from Ms. Wolffer’s own signature jewelry collection and those of other designers.
    This is the third summer for the Styleliner, which can be found at Wolffer Estates on Sagg Road on Fridays and Sundays, and at the Southampton Social Club on Saturdays. Ms. Wolffer will also run a pop-up shop at Guild Hall this summer beginning June 30, and will park the truck at various locations for spontaneous accessory parties as the season continues.
    Additional locations and events can be found on the Web site.

Law Firm Opens New Office
     Phillips Nizer, a prestigious 85-year-old law firm with offices in Manhattan, Garden City, and Hackensack, N.J., will open a branch office at 34 Pantigo Road.
    The office will be led by Andrew Goldstein, senior counsel and member of the firm’s corporate and business law department and securities and private placement practice.
    Mr. Goldstein is chairman of East Hampton Village’s Zoning Board of Appeals and the Village Preservation Society, as well as a board member of the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation and the Group for the East End.
    Phillips Nizer in East Hampton will offer services in commercial and corporate transactions, litigation, matrimonial, environmental, domestic and international trust and estate planning, and more.
    “Our present clients will now enjoy expanded and more convenient service,” said Mr. Goldstein, “and we hope new clients will come to discover our distinguished team of lawyers.”

Haweeli Recognized
    Steve Haweeli, the founder and president of WordHampton Public Relations in Springs, will be a guest of honor at the 2012 Long Island Hospitality Ball. 
    A showcase of the region’s top restaurants, wine and spirits brands, nightclubs, entertainers, hotels, and catering halls, the gala raises money for the American Cancer Society.
    Mr. Haweeli serves on the boards of the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce and Suffolk County Community College’s culinary arts program, where he is a guest lecturer.  He is responsible for the creation of Long Island Restaurant Week, Hamptons Restaurant Week, and Long Island Restaurant News.
    The gala will be held on June 18 from 7 through 11 p.m. at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Other 2012 gala guests of honor are Tony Greco and Larry Romer.

A Correction
    An article in last week’s paper about a cleanse offered by the Juicy Naam, incorrectly stated the daily price of the cleanse, according to Giuliana Torre, the business’s founder and owner. Although the Juicy Naam Web site lists a daily price of $150, which was reported in the article, the actual price, Ms. Torre said, is $100 per day.