Business Briefs 8/11/16: Luxury Jeweler Showcase, Sale at ARF, Summer Pop-up

Scarab rings by Colleen B. Rosenblat.

Fifty-Percent Off All Clothing at ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop

The ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop, 17 Montauk Hwy in Sagaponack, will offer a 50-percent discount on all its clothing from August 11 through Labor Day. All sales at the shop support the homeless cats and dogs at the ARF Adoption Center. For more information, call the shop at (631) 537-3682.

Luxury Jeweler Showcases One-of-a-Kind Pieces in Southampton

World-renowned jewelry designer, Colleen B. Rosenblat of Hamburg, Germany is excited to announce that she will be showcasing her distinctive, hand-crafted jewels at Waldmann Inc. Estate Jewelry in Southampton through September. Ms. Rosenblat’s pieces have featured in high-end fashion magazines such as Vogue, Madame, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Instyle and GQ.

Scarab rings by Colleen B. Rosenblat.
Scarab rings by Colleen B. Rosenblat.

For the past 25 years, Ms. Rosenblat has been residing in Hamburg, running a decorated workshop and showroom, designed by Star-architect Michael Gabellini and with furniture by George Nakashima, where she creates pieces of timeless beauty. Her work respects the nature of each gem, and embeds them in individually conceived forms.

“It is not we who select the jewelry, but the jewelry that selects us,” Ms. Rosenblat says. “If a stone likes us, it will appeal to us and select us as its companion. Then it is not we who wear it, but the stone, that adorns itself with us.”

“I am very excited to bring my signature collections, including my Scarab Rings, Hammered Gold Armbands, Middle Ages Rings and Pendants, and more, to my wonderful clients who reside full-time and seasonally in the East End.” says Ms. Rosenblat. “The spirit of nature comes alive in my work.”

Waldmann Inc Estate Jewelry is located at 25 Main Street in Southampton. For more information, visit

Figue will Pop-Up at Mecox in East Hampton

Mecox East Hampton, 66 Newtown Lane, will host Figue and Voutsa as a pop-up retailers in its store August 19 through Labor Day, September 5, with opening cocktail reception on Friday, August 19 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Figue is a women’s luxury lifestyle collection launched in 2012 by Stephanie von Watzdorf. Named for the ancient fruit, Figue (pronounced “fig”) was born out of Ms. Watzdorf’s passion for travel and desire to share the talents of artisans around the world. The collection of ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes and jewelry has a global gypsy-meets-jet-set spirit, combining unique prints with layered textures, embroideries and hand-beading. Products will range from lanterns, to caftans, scarves, bags and various accessories.

Originally specializing in hand-painted wallpaper, George Venson, Voutsa’s founder and head designer, began developing patterns for printed wallpaper in order to fuse his interest in painting, commerce, and product design. After a successful debut wallpaper collection, he teamed up with Paul Marlow Studio, a made-to-measure atelier, to develop an ongoing line of vibrantly patterned ready-to-wear. Maintaining a repertoire of silk robes and kimonos, caftans and tunics, scarves, bandannas, and swimwear, Mr. Venson and Mr. Marlow have worked diligently to capture a refined yet casual manifestation of wearable wallpaper under the brand identity Voutsa x Paul Marlow. Products will range from tunics, scarves, caftans, pillows, totes, trays, lamp shades, special edition pouf’s and men’s swim trunks.

For more information, visit

Dynasty Financial Partners Welcomes YorkBridge Wealth Partners

Dynasty Financial Partners announced late last month that YorkBridge Wealth Partners has joined its Network of Advisory firms. Managing Partners Carrie Gallaway and Andrew Stern formed YorkBridge after leaving Lebenthal Wealth Advisors. YorkBridge Wealth Partners is based in New York City and Bridgehampton.

Joining Ms. Gallaway and Mr. Stern at YorkBridge Wealth Partners are Jeffrey B. Lane – Partner, William Joseph – Senior Managing Director, Barbara Doran – Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, Leigh Moglia – Senior Vice President, and Virginia Urdaneta – Executive Assistant – all joining from Lebenthal Wealth Advisors.

Led by Managing Partners Ms. Gallaway and Mr. Stern, YorkBridge Wealth Partners is comprised of a team of professionals with deep experience in the wealth management business. They first joined forces in 2004 to direct the successful transfer of the wealth management business from Citi Asset Management to Smith Barney and to lead their team and clients through the financial crisis and ensuing joint venture/acquisition by Morgan Stanley.

“With YorkBridge Wealth Partners, we have created a distinctive business model that capitalizes on advances in technology within financial services to assure access to some of the industry’s leading products and resources,” said Andy Stern.

Carrie Gallaway added, “We believe that launching and operating our own firm is the best path forward to ensure a superior client service model and customized solutions to meet our clients’ needs. Our goal is also to develop a unique and bespoke culture for our employees. Now, with YorkBridge, we are able to invest directly in resources for our clients and our employees.”

YorkBridge has formed strategic partnerships with leading providers including Schwab Advisor Services, Fidelity Institutional Services and Dynasty Financial Partners for the robust analytics and operational support that will allow it to continue delivering objective and personalized service at the highest level.

“Carrie and Andy and their team have substantial experience working together as an investment and advisory team and we are confident that they will have great success as an independent advisory firm,” said Shirl Penney, Dynasty’s CEO. “We proudly congratulate them on the launch of YorkBridge Wealth Partners.”