A local Greek tavern adds gorgeous trinkets to its menu.
Duo Evil Eye earrings, $375, by Beck Jewels
This summer Calissa, a Greek hot spot located in Water Mill, isn’t merely serving ouzo and keftedes. The Agora, a brainchild of the restaurant’s director of operations Kylie Monagan, is a new rotating collection of global brands featuring many fashionable pieces. “During travels abroad I noticed that small bazaars with local goods often accompanied restaurants and resorts,” explains Monagan. “I kept a running list of global designers who I found unique and beautiful. The roster we have lined up for the summer represents the end result of this process.” Keep your eyes open for these designers:
BECK JEWELS Inspired by the vibrant lifestyle of the Dutch Caribbean and the cultural melting pot that is New York City, Beck Jewels is a testament to free-spirited elegance.
DANIELA BUSTOS MAYA Daniela Bustos Maya uses vibrantly colored tassels, feathers and ancient coins to handmake her pieces, which pay homage to the culture and ancestral techniques of the Mayans.
Faisan Earrings, $90, by Caralarga
MERCEDES SALAZAR Colombian jewelry designer Mercedes Salazar constructs her pieces with the goal of preserving artisanal techniques in Bogotá.
NAYIBE WARCHAUSKY Hailing from Venezuela, Nayibe Warchausky now works with Murano glass and Italian 18K gold to sculpt and hand-produce her pieces in Italy.
CARALARGA Nature, preservation and the beauty of simplicity are the elements that define and drive Mexican jewelry house Caralarga.
Rey Choker, $150, and Alas Vest, $200, by Daniela Bustos Maya
SAMIRA 13 JEWELRY Samira 13 Jewelry embodies the “dance of equilibrium, virtue and harmony in mélange.” Founder Samira Sizdahkhani aims to stretch creative boundaries while maintaining her signature wearability and gracefulness.