Custom- embroidered dinner napkins, set of 50 for $750
East Hampton chef Stephanie Nass cooks up a Hamptons-inspired tableware collection.
Dessert maker extraordinaire and culinary influencer Stephanie Nass launched 10 Hamptons- inspired entertaining accoutrements just in time for backyard barbecues and last-minute get- togethers. “I have been matching cakes, cookies, doughnuts and lollipops to fashion clients’ patterns at events for many years,” Nass says. “I kept imagining how desserts could also match the tablecloth to create a bigger, bolder impression and how embroidered napkins and statement earrings could reference the menu items too. Voila, the idea for this first collection was born.”
Popping up at Green Thumb Farm Aug. 11, the line boasts chic tabletop items in happy, summer patterns—think sunflower embroideries, sweet scalloped-edge tablecloths, embellished napkins, cotton aprons, painted ceramic straws —and earrings to match. The design of each piece was influenced by different memories Nass has made out East. “It was in the Hamptons that I began sporting a wicker basket as a purse,” Nass recalls, “as it suits from the beach to my commissary kitchen to more formal affairs.” The basket bag has since become a signature style of hers—just ask any of her 70,000 followers—and is now a collection staple available for purchase.
Stephanie Nass (aka Chefanie)
Although her summer is filled with Victory Club events, catering jobs and treat customizations, Chefanie (Nass’ Insta-identity) anticipates entertaining family and friends when off-duty at her East Hampton home. She envisions draping the signature tablecloths over sand for beach picnics, indulging in aperitivo by the pool using the caviar napkins, sipping big glasses of cold ice tea from the handrolled ceramic straws and hosting large alfresco dinners with the flower- filled basket bag as a centerpiece. “I’ll even wear the blue and white apron to make breakfasts of fresh hen eggs,” Nass says.
When not entertaining, the chef can be found picking tomatoes at Quail Hill Farm, arranging local flowers from roadside stands or eating fried chicken from Round Swamp Farm. For her, summer in the Hamptons is about the little things: early mornings by the ocean, clambakes and late nights at Talkhouse. More than anything, though, Nass loves bringing people together— even more than she loves a well-dressed table and a pair of statement earrings. Green Thumb Farm, 829 Montauk Highway, Water Mill
Photography by: STEPHANIE NASS