Windswept by the Sea Salon is dedicated to providing a safe haven in the Hamptons where our clients can experience the highest quality treatments in an atmosphere of cheer and harmony.
Our Salon is also a meeting place where our community can come together to help those in need through outreach and service.
Moved by the 1940s film, It’s a Wonderful Life and the compassion and humanitarian work that was integral to her family, Elizabeth is highly regarded for her longstanding history of contributions of time and services to local and international organizations and charities including the Agnes & Faustein Rwandan Refugees Group, ChildReach Plus USA, the Have A Heart Foundation, the Parrish Art Museum, the South Fork Breast Health Coalition, and the Southampton Hospital.
She has done outreach for the Grace Presbyterian Church and the I-Tri Organization. Additionally, she has worked with young women suffering from anorexia, and has been a great friend to local artists by offering them exhibit space at her salons.
At 16, she taught Catholic Sunday School and worked with Down Syndrome afflicted children. Elizabeth considered that her Christian awakening.
Elizabeth also attests “Faith is my food; it is really what sustains me. It brings me joy and hope. I don't think I'd have the same desires in life without it. It's my reason for everything I do because it lifts me up, and enables me to share, bringing hope and light to people."
I believe it's everyone's responsibility to share with others because one never knows when one day you might need someone's help. Through my hard work and the success of my business, I am very happy to give back."
Elizabeth’s upbringing unveiled a philanthropic passion that become her lifeblood. She and her family prepared Thanksgiving holiday meals at community centers, and recruited volunteers to donate items and services which she'd raffle in her salon to raise money for various causes. For her sister's child, Mia, who was born with a metabolic disorder that required a tremendous amount of medical care, Elizabeth and her family founded "Miracle for Mia" and with the help many generous people raised over $70,000.
“I get personal satisfaction from giving and fulfilling fundamental needs. Personally, I feel it's what God wants me to do, it's a calling." My children also believe in giving back: my son Nico has served as a Physician’s Assistant on many medical missions including his upcoming Peruvian Amazon Medical Mission with the Amazon Promise Organization, and he has volunteered for the Walk on Water in Tapachula Mexico Mission, Waves for Water, Zambia Medical Missions, the San Diego Feeding the Homeless Christians Ministry, the Queen of the Most Holy Food Pantry, and Vinaki Fiji helping construct rainwater collection systems, among others."
"He is a Southampton Hospital volunteer and a Sag Harbor Ambulance volunteer. My other son, James has also served the community In Panama with his program Waves for Water, offering families much-needed water filters, and has worked with Walk on Water in Tapachula Mexico Mission, Panama James, Walk on Water Hamptons Children with Disabilities, and volunteered at Grace Presbyterian Church Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless."