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The Founders of Bonvivants Share Their Perfect East End Weekend

By Eric Canelle | July 13, 2018 | Lifestyle

A difference of opinion has helped Daniel Spelman and James Zimmerman develop a distinc sartorial point of view that defines their Hamptons-based menswear label, Bonvivants. It hasn't, however, helped them come to an agreement about how to spend a perfect weekend out East.

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Favorite time of year out East?
DANIEL SPELMAN: September is the best month. Things quiet down a bit, but the weather is still great.
JAMES ZIMMERMAN: July, with all the fundraisers and events.

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Daniel Spelman (top) & James Zimmerman (bottom)

Favorite Hamptons style icon?
DS: Harry Slatkin. He always looks dapper in his blazers. For entertaining, Ina and Martha.
JZ: Calvin Klein. His Southampton home is the definition of chic!

Routine for keeping up a beach body?
DS: East Hampton YMCA.
JZ: Tracy Anderson. The hanging bands make it fun, but it still whips you into shape!

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Family activity?
DS: Mini golf at Puff ’n’ Putt in Montauk. Feeding the ducks at the pond on David’s Lane.
JZ: Dylan’s Candy Bar.

Favorite spot to indulge?
DS: Lisa’s brownies or triple berry pie from Round Swamp Farm.
JZ: Carissa’s Breads has the most tempting treats!

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Best new Hamptons update?
DS: The Sagg General Store was a classic, but Pierre’s has done an amazing job updating it.
JZ: Uber!

Shopping spots?
DS: Love Adorned, Marders and Jangeorge are some favorites.
JZ: I’m biased since they are our stockist, but Blue One in Bridgehampton has an amazingly curated selection of clothing.

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Moment of Zen?
DS: Sagg Main Beach drum circle.
JZ: Sound Meditation classes at LongHouse Reserve.

Morning ritual?
DS: An early-morning walk on the beach. My favorite stretch is near Georgica Pond.
JZ: I agree! Love to get there early when all the dogs are out. Followed by a post-beach cold-brew coffee from Jack’s Amagansett.



Photography by: BEACH PHOTO BY JEREMY RICKETTS; PORTRAITS BY KENNY CHEN; ROUND SWAMP FARM PHOTO BY BRIAN NIGGLES;
LOVE ADORNED AMAGANSETT PHOTO COURTESY OF LOVE ADORNED; TRACY ANDERSON STUDIO PHOTO COURTESY
OF TRACY ANDERSON STUDIO