Crowd Cow has created a very easy to navigate and thorough website that not only teaches us about cooking and preparing each cut of beef, but also reminds us of how important it is to support sustainable farming. It has never been any easier and more concrete than now. Crowd Cow, which has recently launched its nationwide customer reach, believes in enjoying incredible beef the right way: sustainably and humanely. For me personally, this is one of the best food industry concepts I have learned of in many years. Founders Joe Heitzeberg and Ethan Lowry wish to erase the wary and uncertainly of ordering beef at your typical grocery chain and have created a crowd funding sales style of purchasing ethical, and ‘artisanal’ beef.
Most often you do not know which country the beef is coming from, even if there is a stamp that reads “grass fed.” Instead, Crowd Cow customers pick the specific cuts and quantity they want while enjoying the convenience of ordering online. The site encourages meat lovers to rally their family and friends, claim a share, tip a cow and become a “steak holder.”
Recently launched onto the U.S. market, Rosé Piscine initially was launched in France and Brazil. It has been on the market in Brazil for just over two years. Just in time for summer, Rosé Piscine has made its debut in the Hamptons. They were a featured rosé at Dan’s Rosé Soirée over Memorial Day Weekend.
Red Maple is a must visit while on Shelter Island. Their menu is brand new this summer, with a new chef at the helm. Inside, you will savor a seasonally inspired New American menu with a minimalist, rustic interior and patio seating. My husband and I visit several times each season for lunch and dinner.
To start, my husband had the Blue Point Toasted Lager from Patchogue ($7) and I had the Shelter Island Sunset cocktail: Hanger 1 Makrut Lime vodka, honey basil lemonade, fresh basil ($12/virgin $7). My husband also tried the Summer Ale on draft by the Greenport Brewing Company. I loved my drink, I would order it again in a heartbeat: not too sweet, earthy with a touch of tang. Additional cocktail choices include their Red Maple Margarita, Ginger Cosmopolitan, and The D.B. Pimm’s Cup.
I am hosting a giveaway with Nature’s Bakery. 2 winners in the U.S./Canada will receive five boxes of Nature’s Bakery products of their choice. Choose from a wide assortment of fig bars and brownies. Their bars are non-GMO, Kosher, dairy-free, vegan, and soy-free. There are also some gluten-free options! My favorites are the Lemon Fig Bars and the Double Chocolate Brownies. The giveaway ends Friday, June 30th at 11:59pm EST. Two winners will be chosen randomly by Giveaway Tools.
Designer Lisa Jackson, whose fans include Vera Wang, Renee Zellweger, Allison Janney, Kelly Preston and Robin Wright, returns to the Hamptons with LJ CROSS, her much sought-after fine jewelry collection. This season, Jackson has presented Diamonds for the Beach, an exclusive selection of 10 luxury rose gold and white gold pieces, available only at the lifestyle concept store Copious Row’s new Southampton location.
Lisa Jackson’s chic uptown independent boutique LJ CROSS, located on Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side, features her signature line of fine jewelry. Jackson designs fashion driven statement pieces in rose and white gold with champagne and white diamonds, pearls and other precious stones. Each piece evokes her minimalist style and dramatic sense of scale to create bold feminine statements.
Below is an exclusive interview with Lisa Jackson, where we discuss her current collection and her favorite spots within the Hamptons.