5 Tips to Minimize Stress this Holiday Season

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The holidays are upon us!  It is time to plan holiday meals and start holiday shopping.  Shopping can be so stressful, from thinking of the perfect gift, to finding the perfect store to shop at, to figuring out how much to spend.  All of this added stress can feel overwhelming and make the holidays a little less joyful.

To reduce some of the holiday stress, Sands Point Shop is staying open 7 days a week from Thanksgiving to New Years so you have extra time to shop with us!  Also, any purchases made online from November 15th can be returned up until January 31st, 2017 so you do not have to worry if your loved one will want to return the purchase or not.  Whoa, I just dated something in 2017, where does the time go??  Additionally, to make online shopping easier this holiday season, we have added the One Touch™  feature by PayPal.  There are no passwords to remember, no typing in information, just tap, pay, and get on your way!

Here are my 5 tips to minimize your stress while shopping this holiday season:

  1.  Make a list of who you want to buy gifts for and stick to it! Don’t stress yourself out by second guessing yourself and adding on last minute people to buy for.  Plan ahead, stick to your list, and don’t stress!
  2. Start shopping early! Every year I hear people say they “cannot start shopping until after Thanksgiving”.  Did I miss something?  There is no rule you have to wait until after Thanksgiving to start holiday shopping.  Starting early helps offset the financial burden of gift giving.  Waiting until the last minute to start shopping stresses me out beyond belief, I like to start as early as October to reduce the amount of money I put on my credit card at one time.
  3. Shop online!  About 90% of the gifts I give are purchased online. I don’t know about you, but I HATE TRAFFIC!  Especially holiday traffic, it is the worst!  Shopping on line reduces the added stress of running around to different stores, sitting in traffic, and worrying if I will make it in time before the store closes.
  4. Use One Touch™ by PayPal.  One Touch™  makes online shopping a breeze!
  5. Look for free shipping! During the holiday season most stores online will offer free shipping!  The Sands Point Shop offers free shipping year round for your convenience.

I hope these tips were helpful!  Be sure to look out for our holiday gift guide next week!  Now do yourself a favor and start shopping!  Visit us online for a great selection of gifts for the whole family.

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Fall Pick: Barbour Waxed Jackets

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I absolutely love Fall Fashion, and most of all Fall Jackets!  Living in the northeast, a superb fall coat is a necessity since it is basically your entire outfit from November through March.   My absolute favorite jackets for this crisp weather are made by Barbour

Barbour has been around since the late 1800’s and is famous for their Waxed Jacket.  The Waxed Jacket is waterproof and windproof; with various styles, these are the perfect jackets for the fall and winter weather.  What I love most about Barbour is they still make their famed Wax Jackets by hand in Simon Side, England.

My Favorite Wax Jacket is the Holsteiner Pannelled Wax Jacket It has a skirted waist, holsteinner-dblgiving off a feminine look and is flattering on all different body types.  We have this timeless wax jacket available in Navy and Rustic.  To make it even more exciting, we are offering free personalization on all Barbour Waxed Jackets!  You can choose to have your initials or name monogrammed on the front pocket, this is a perfect holiday gift for a special someone! Shop now and use code Barbour100 at checkout to save $39.95 and receive the free personalization when you purchase a Barbour Waxed Jacket.

Be sure to check out our complete collection of Barbour Jackets!  Barbour has a great variety of outerwear and even a little something for your pets!

Visit us at 15 Main Street, Port Washington, NY or online at www.sandspointshop.com

 

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Set for Life: Briggs & Riley

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Traveling just got a whole lot easier thanks to Briggs and Riley!  Briggs and Riley is the only luggage company to offer a lifetime repair guarantee on all of their bags!!  Not that you are likely to need it, since their luggage is reinforced with a ballistic nylon exterior to keep the lining from ripping, but if it does happen to rip, they are there to repair it for you free of charge!  This is no gimmick, Briggs and Riley treats their customers like family, they stand by their products no matter what.  Traveling is hectic enough; not having to worry about your luggage getting damaged at the airport, or in the midst of your journey is a sure sigh of relief!

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Not only does Briggs and Riley have integrity, they also have a versatile product offering. They are so innovative when it comes to the different types of bags you can travel with.  The Wheeled Garment Bag Carry-On is ingenious, putting a spin on a traditional garment bag.  There are so many compartments to keep all of your toiletries and shoes in place and the foldable garment bag keeps your clothes wrinkle free.  If you are need more space, the Large Expandable Spinner is another great piece of luggage from Briggs and Riley.  The spinner wheels make it super easy to navigate this piece of luggage throughout the airport, and the CX technology allows the bag to expand, offering 25% more space!

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The Expandable Spinner is absolutely perfect for extensive trips, or if you’re like me and bring a lot of shoes for a quick weekend getaway!  Take a look at all of what Briggs and Riley has to offer, you will not be disappointed!! 

Start shopping online, or visit us in-store for a large selection of Briggs & Riley!

15 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050  (888)-321-9477

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Sands Point Shop Eats: Port Washington Restaurant Week

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There are so many fabulous things to do this October, including the First Annual Port Washington Restaurant Week!  It takes place this week, October 16-23.  So many great restaurants have joined in on this wonderful event. Each restaurant will be offering specials all week long including one of my favorites,Wild Honey on Main.

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Wild Honey On Main has a one of the most palate-blowing menus in town utilizing the freshest ingredients.  The best part is they offer Gluten Free options for all of my fellow Celiac Chicks (and Men).  They have the best Ribs in town (which are naturally Gluten Free!) and an amazing wine selection, including my favorite, Rosé.  This event will be a great opportunity to get dressed up and showcase your favorite looks.

What to wear:

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The MZ Wallace Abbey Crossbody is the perfect accessory for eating your way through town.  It is light-weight and compact, perfect for strolling the streets to walk off all of the yummy foods.  The best part about this bag is it keeps your hands free so you can enjoy all of the food Port Washington has to offer.  The Abbey Crossbody is one of my favorite crossbody bags, especially in the pine color for the fall.  I hope you all enjoy this wonderful culinary event!  Be sure to stop by and give us a visit.

Sands Point Shop | 15 Main St, Port Washington, NY

 

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Sands Point Shop Welcomes Back Charriol!

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Charriol is a prestigious Swiss brand specializing in time pieces, fine jewelry, and accessories.  Since its inception in 1983, Charriol has grown into an international luxury brand known for their elegant and unique pieces.   Like the Sands Point Shop, Charriol is and remains a family-run business that puts customer satisfaction above all.  We are thrilled to be offering our beloved customers an opportunity to shop the Charriol collection right here in Port Washington, NY.

Some of my favorite pieces from Charriol are in the Laetitia, Fabulous, and Celtic collections, each offering a stunning selection of jewelry.  Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions regarding the timeless Charriol brand.

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Charriol will be available online and in stores.  Visit us at 15 Main Street, Port Washington, NY, or give us a call, 888-321-9477 to start shopping today!

 

Long Weekend Getaway

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Columbus Day Weekend is upon us!  If you are like me you have extravagant plans to travel to Boston this weekend to shop around Faneuil Hall, or to take a scenic drive out to Greenport to go pumpkin picking and winery hopping; but as they say, all of the best-laid-plans go awry.  Instead of venturing out east this weekend, I will be attending two weddings!  Don’t get me wrong, I love a good wedding and love supporting my loved ones as they enter the next chapter of their lives, but it does cramp my style a bit when it comes to my weekend plans.

For the rest of you who are lucky enough to enjoy a long weekend getaway, enjoy!  Take this time to make new memories with your friends and family, and takes lots of pictures!  I am not talking about snapping every two minutes, I mean take real quality photos and print them out so you can have the memories forever.  I hope you all get to go somewhere fun and exciting this weekend! xo

Here’s a peek at what I would have worn for my Long Weekend Getaway:

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Shop this look and more at Sands Point Shop!

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October Style Guide: Handpicked Handbags For Every Woman

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A woman’s handbag is an enigma, a scared place for all of her coveted items needed to make it through the day.  Most men would not dare look inside this sacred fortress, afraid of what he might find.  Today’s woman no longer plays a cookie cutter role of being just a mother and/or housewife.  Today’s woman plays a multitude of roles all in the same day; she is a mother, a top executive, a wife, an entrepreneur, a hostess, a police officer, and all of the above.  Most of all she is intelligent, independent, and fearless; and she needs the perfect handbags to keep up with her busy, wonderful life.

With so many great styles out there it can be hard to decipher which style is the best fit for you as you journey through the different roles of womanhood.   Each role is special in and of itself making proper handbag selection crucial.  Explore the wonderful roles of womanhood with these handpicked handbags:

For the Executive:  Kate Spade Cameron Street Candace Satchel-$378

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This is the perfect bag for the office.  Its sleek and sophisticated exterior is the perfect bag to show them who’s boss!  The Candace Satchel has a spacious inside, perfect for bringing home documents, and a sleek outside pocket, perfectly placed for you phone, or work I.D.  This bag looks great with a pencil skirt, or slacks.  The shoulder strap makes this bag perfect for walking through a bustling city, or strolling through the park on your lunch break.

For the Jet Setter:  MZ Wallace Metro Tote- $225

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The Metro Tote by MZ Wallace makes traveling a breeze.  This bag is flexible and durable, capable of holding all of your travel essentials, and perfect for fitting in tight spaces.  It comes with a detachable travel pouch allowing you to pull out your boarding passes, money etc., with out having to rummage through the entire bag.  Additionally this bag zips shut so you can be assured your items will not fall out as you are trying to make your gate.  The Metro Tote is super comfortable and my favorite bag to travel with!

For the Dancing Queen:  MZ Wallace Roxy Wallet- $225

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The Roxy Wallet fits perfectly in most handbags.  It comes with a chain strap allowing this bag to transition into the perfect bag to take with you for a fabulous night out on the town.

For Mothers of All Kind:  MZ Wallace Sutton-$225

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Whether your children still wear diapers, or are asking for your car keys, this is the perfect bag for you.  It has a spacious inside ideal for storing whatever your heart desires.  My favorite feature of this bag is it comes with a detachable pouch, easily accessible to quickly grab a cup of coffee.  Additionally, it comes with a shoulder strap to wear as a cross-body, perfect for when you have your hands full!

For the Fashionista:  Kate Spade  Wink Hallie Tote- $228

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This is the quintessential tote! The spacious inside makes this bag picture perfect for running errands, or strolling the Miracle Mile.  Its cheeky design keeps you looking sassy and sophisticated!

For the Wild Child:  Kate Spade Crawford Court Minna- $128

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Take a bold step with this animal print cosmetic case.  This is a great size for traveling or for keeping your makeup in on a daily basis.  The animal print keeps you looking fun and exciting.  Ignite your inner wild child with the Minna Cosmetic case!

For Free Spirit:  Orla Keily Liquorice Backpack- $188

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This backpack is perfect for a fun day trip to a new place! Its fun print adds a flare of personality to your ensemble, keeping you stylish and sophisticated. Its spacious inside is perfect for holding your souvenir’s and an extra sweater for the freezing cold bus ride.

For the Heroine:  MZ Wallace Metro Backpack- $245

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This durable, lightweight backpack is ideal for the brave women who protect us everyday in the line of duty.  This bag can hold all of your gear and the items necessary to stay fabulous.  Commuting on the train has never been easier with this backpack, the oxford print adds a bit of flavor and keeps you looking fearless!

Visit us at Sandspointshop.com, or in store to shop for your handpicked handbag! 

Sands Point Shop, 15 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050, 888-321-9477

Our collection of Kate Spade is exclusively available in store, give us a call today 888-321-9477.

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5 Favorite Accessories for the Weekend!

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Yay its Friday!  Whether today is payday or the last day of your work week, it is time to celebrate!  For those of you who have to work this weekend, do not fret, so do I.  If we were all still in grade school, those of us who work on the weekend would be receiving extra credit.  Since gold stars are a thing of the past, I think we all deserve a treat!

Take a look at my 5 favorite accessories for the weekend.  All of these pieces add a bit of personality to your look while remaining stylish and sophisticated!

1. Halcyon Days Skinny Chain Bangle-$160, perfect accessory for the office, or Sunday Brunch!

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2. Kate Spade Cameron Street Sima- $198, perfect for date night, or a night out on the town with the girls!

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3. The Evil Eye Pendant by Temple St. Clair-$3,250, this sacred amulet will keep you safe from all weekend mayhem.temple-st-clair-evil-eye-pendant

 

4. MZ Wallace Leaf Printed Metro Tote– $215, because fall is here and sometimes a fun pattern is all you need to enjoy the weekend.

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5. Chan Luu Feather Cuff-$170, for the easy going gal!

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Shop these great pieces and more at the Sands Point Shop, or give us a call 888-321-9477.

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Timeless. Elegant. Modest. American Made.

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There is nothing sweeter than American made goods.   Blue Claw Co. is one of the latest up-and-coming companies who manufacture all of their products right here in the good ole US of A.  Each product is crafted with the finest materials found from the best tanneries and mills in the country.  Whether you need a quality iPad case, or a durable, yet sophisticated duffel bag, Blue Claw Co. has it all.  They offer an in depth collection of Duffel Bags, Totes, Garment bags, Dopp Kits, and Accessories; perfect for a long weekend getaway!

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Blue Claw Co. Passport Holder ($70), Credit Card Case ($50), & iPad cases ($75)

I love to use the market tote when I shop at local farmers markets and to lower my plastic bag consumption at the grocery store.  Environmental sustainability is the way of the future; Blue Claw Co. is one of the few companies you can count on to use sustainably sourced materials.  You will not be disappointed with the quality and craftsmanship in any Blue Claw Co. product, each piece is elegant, modest, and timeless, making it the perfect bag to travel with throughout the years.

Shop my favorite travel pieces from Blue Claw Co.

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We offer these items and more, shop our Blue Claw Co. collection now!

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Fall Esssentials

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It’s that time of year again, fall is here and I could not be happier! I love looking at the colorful leaves and breathing in the crisp fall air. All of a sudden standing on the long line at Starbucks each morning is less irritating knowing I will be receiving a pumpkin spiced latte instead of my usual boring black coffee. The fall makes me happy on so many levels, but most of all I love FALL FASHION. Curating a new wardrobe based on the latest fall trends and filling my closet with beautiful scarves, jackets, and cognac colored handbags is one of the many reasons why I think fall is the best season! I can finally use my Camo Metro Tote and wear scarves on a daily basis without hesitation.

Not only do I love the fall fashion, but I also enjoy decorating my home for fall. Placing pumpkin scented candles in my Simon Pearce Nantucket Lantern and carefully positioning my Simon Pearce Pumpkins on the mantle makes my home feel warm and inviting.

Here are a few of the things I cannot live without this fall:

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Sands Point Shop offers these items and more to complete your favorite looks and décor for fall!  Click here to start shopping!