BEAC July 2014 : Page 130

SUN-KISSED From top: BabyHampton sunscreen and sunstick; BabyHampton founder Kristen Vitale with her children, whose needs inspired the suncare line. THROWBACK TREATS Vintage-style sweets are available at Southampton’s Topiaire Candy Shop. SwEEt NoStAlgiA Florist Erin Meaney has been offering beautiful creations at her Topiaire Flower Shop in Southampton for 25 years. Last year, when the confectionary shop next door closed down, Meaney set out to replace it with a candy emporium with a throwback feel. “I used to love the Watermill Penny Candy store,” says Meaney, who opened her Topiaire Candy Shop last Christmas. “I wanted to bring that old-time feeling back to Southampton.” Indeed, jars of pastel saltwater taffy and old-school faves like Mary Janes and Bit-O-Honeys line the walls. But Meany also offers something to entice every palate, from beloved European brands like Crunchie and Kinder to contemporary fusions like chocolate bars with bacon and potato chips. Boutique sodas and hosted birthday parties are available too. 51 Jobs Lane, Southampton, topiaireflowershop.us –RM SU NSCREEN SAVER When former financial analyst Kristen Vitale ’s 4-year-old daughter kept breaking out in rashes from the chemicals in her sunblock, the Amagansett resident founded BabyHampton (babyhampton.com), the organic, mineral-based sunscreen that’s become a health-conscious mom’s best friend. by Robyn Moreno Why was a product like BabyHampton needed? My daughter would break out in prickly rashes in the summer, and the pediatrician told me it was due to the chemicals in her sunscreen, like PABA, parabens and oxybenzone. I founded BabyHampton after struggling to find chemical-free products. How does it differ from others on the market? into the bloodstream the way chemical sunscreens do. You just launched an organic shampoo and bodywash, too. BabyHampton is mineral-based and has only one active ingredient, zinc oxide. It’s the most effective mineral for providing broad-spectrum protection against both UVA rays, which cause cancer and premature aging, and UVB rays, which cause sunburns and cancer; and it has a long history of safe use. Also, BabyHampton is made with non-nano sized particles, which means it doesn’t absorb Birthday Suit shampoo and bodywash contain certified organic aloe, thyme, sage, acai berry, chamomile and rosemary extracts—all rich sources of antioxidants—as well as vitamins A, C and E, calcium and omega oils, which are needed for daily cell regeneration to keep sensitive skin protected. What’s the best way for parents to protect their children this summer? CHILD OUTLAWS Adventuresome kids can have fun off-roading on the Polaris Outlaw, a tyke-size ATV. RoUgh RidERS On too-crowded beach days, keep your wee ones busy in the backyard with the new Polaris Outlaw from Peg Perego . Thanks to the mini ATV’s all-terrain wheels, this cool bike runs on grass, gravel or pavement. It has two speeds—2.5 and 5 mph—and comes in a bold red and a punky pink. $395, at Stevenson’s Toys, 69 Jobs Lane, Southampton, stevensonstoys.com –RM Reapply sunscreen frequently! People pay too much attention to SPF alone. The effectiveness of sunscreen depends on an array of factors, so high SPF numbers often give a false sense of protection. 130 | | June 25-July 15, 2014

Brood News

Robyn Moreno

SUNSCREEN SAVER

When former financial analyst Kristen Vitale's 4-year-old daughter kept breaking out in rashes from the chemicals in her sunblock, the Amagansett resident founded BabyHampton (babyhampton.com), the organic, mineral-based sunscreen that's become a health-conscious mom's best friend.

Why was a product like BabyHampton needed?

My daughter would break out in prickly rashes in the summer, and the pediatrician told me it was due to the chemicals in her sunscreen, like PABA, parabens and oxybenzone. I founded BabyHampton after struggling to find chemical-free products.

How does it differ from others on the market?

BabyHampton is mineral-based and has only one active ingredient, zinc oxide. It's the most effective mineral for providing broadspectrum protection against both UVA rays, which cause cancer and premature aging, and UVB rays, which cause sunburns and cancer; and it has a long history of safe use. Also, BabyHampton is made with non-nano sized particles, which means it doesn't absorb into the bloodstream the way chemical sunscreens do.

You just launched an organic shampoo and bodywash, too.

Birthday Suit shampoo and bodywash contain certified organic aloe, thyme, sage, acai berry, chamomile and rosemary extracts—all rich sources of antioxidants—as well as vitamins A, C and E, calcium and omega oils, which are needed for daily cell regeneration to keep sensitive skin protected.

What's the best way for parents to protect their children this summer?

Reapply sunscreen frequently! People pay too much attention to SPF alone. The effectiveness of sunscreen depends on an array of factors, so high SPF numbers often give a false sense of protection.

SWEET NOSTALGIA

Florist Erin Meaney has been offering beautiful creations at her Topiaire Flower Shop in Southampton for 25 years. Last year, when the confectionary shop next door closed down, Meaney set out to replace it with a candy emporium with a throwback feel. "I used to love the Watermill Penny Candy store," says Meaney, who opened her Topiaire Candy Shop last Christmas. "I wanted to bring that old-time feeling back to Southampton." Indeed, jars of pastel saltwater taffy and old-school faves like Mary Janes and Bit-OHoneys line the walls. But Meany also offers something to entice every palate, from beloved European brands like Crunchie and Kinder to contemporary fusions like chocolate bars with bacon and potato chips. Boutique sodas and hosted birthday parties are available too. 51 Jobs Lane, Southampton, topiaireflowershop.us —RM

ROUGH RIDERS

On too-crowded beach days, keep your wee ones busy in the backyard with the new Polaris Outlaw from Peg Perego. Thanks to the mini ATV's all-terrain wheels, this cool bike runs on grass, gravel or pavement. It has two speeds—2.5 and 5 MPH—and comes in a bold red and a punky pink. $395, at Stevenson's Toys, 69 Jobs Lane, Southampton, stevensonstoys.com —RM

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