Business Briefs: Literary Tea at Canio’s, Father’s Day at Gurney’s, ABB Supports i-tri, Hamptons Vacation Photography Offers Snaps

Canio's Books

Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street in Sag Harbor, home for over 36 years to a fine selection of literary fiction, poetry, non-fiction and children’s books is now offering a selection of fine literary teas.

In addition to Canio’s sidelines such as literary t-shirts and locally- made soaps by Southampton Soap Company, the bookshop is featuring both black and green tea blends from Simpson & Vail known for their superior teas since 1929.

“We love good books, and we love an excellent cup of tea, so we thought we’d combine the pleasures of both and offer a selection of ‘Literary Teas’,” said Canio’s co-owner Maryann Calendrille.

The tea blends on offer are inspired by Jane Austen, Walt Whitman, James Joyce and Emily Dickinson. Each tea captures elements of the writers’ works whether it’s the lightly floral scent of Emily Dickinson’s rose- inflected black tea blend, or the bold golden malty cup of the James Joyce variety. These high quality teas, certified Kosher, are presented in a decorative tin and make a perfect host gift. Or they could serve as the inspiration for a book group’s afternoon teatime discussion, or evening’s literary salon. The teas retail for $10 per 4-oz tin. Tea filters and brewing spoons are also available for sale.

For more information, visit or call (631) 725-4926.

Father’s Day Family Package at Gurney’s

Situated in Montauk on a pristine stretch of oceanfront real estate, Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa is celebrating dad with a “Fathers Day Family Package” from June 17 to 21, which includes a two night stay, breakfast for two daily, one surf lesson and one Porsche test drive. Additionally, sweat it out with the “Father’s Day Family Fitness” experience from June 18 to June 19, which includes a Spartan Race and Sunday fun run on the beach.

Also starting in June, Gurney’s will start their monthly Havana Nights program, which will serve Cuban-themed cocktail specials including a few of Regent’s signature favorites and specials. Live Latin-inspired music sets and dancers will kick off Havana Nights by performing Cuban-style salsa and interacting and teaching the crowd a variety of salsa moves. Sip on a craft cocktail and enjoy a hand rolled cigar with the ocean in the background around the fire pit.  Havana Nights will run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 9 and August 13.

For more information, visit

ABB Supports the i-tri Girls

During the month of June bring your bike to Amagansett Beach & Bicycle, 624 Montauk Highway in Amagansett, for a tune-up and tell the i-tri sent you and $10 will be donated to the i-tri bike fund. For more information visit or call (631) 267-6325.

Hamptons Vacation Photography Offers Lens to the East End

Jodi Allardice and Gavin Zeigler have launched their new concierge photography business, Hamptons Vacation Photography, this season. This Sag Harbor based company is a year-round venture with a concentration on the East End of Long Island.

Mr. Zeigler grew up in Franklin, Tennessee and moved to New York City in 1985 to pursue his career in Art. He is a painter, sculptor, furniture maker and photographer and lives in Sag Harbor with his partner Jodi, her son, Chase, and their pug, Samson. Mr. Zeigler continues to paint and sculpt and maintains a studio on Shelter Island. Ms. Allardice grew up in the Bronx and moved to Manhattan in 1996 from Eastchester, New York.  She worked in Greenwich, and New York City in the money management and investment banking business before moving to Sag Harbor in 1998 to raise a family. She is the co-founder and business manager of Hamptons Vacation Photography.

For additional information, email or call (631) 276-6550.