Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sign of Fall

J.Crew has been running 25% off Fall arrivals and I've already taken advantage and summer hasn't even ened. I feel like I am starting to finally like Fall or maybe just the shopping aspect. 

I have my eye on a new winter coat  because if this winter is anything like the last, I could use a warmer coat. 

There have been some great shoes in the new arrivals but these plaid loafers are my favorites. 

I ordered the Andie chinos and love them as much as the minnies.

...in addition to this sweater.  

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hamptons Farewell

I am going to miss all of the gorgeous urns and pots outside the shops...
  
...and checking out spots like the Parrish Art Museum.
 
We were so spoiled by all the farm stands...
 
...and let's not forget the meals.
 
We even had a Kardashian sighting during lunch at Sant Ambroeus, when Kris Jenner and Scott Disick walked by us and sat down to eat.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

East Hampton

We spent an afternoon in East Hampton and it was hard not to notice all the great beach rides.

We saw #HighFunctioningADD, Donald “Drawbertson” Robertson's exhibit at Eric Firestone Gallery. I loved his use of pizza boxes and Whole Foods bags.

JCW & ESW

The Maidstone is one of my favorite spots for cocktails...

...and everyone at the Lilly store is always so helpful and friendly.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

AERIN

I visited Aerin Lauder's store in South Hampton.

The store is filled with everything you might dream of needing on a beach getaway.

Fresh flowers are delivered each week.

There were so many beautiful touches...

...like a small case of vintage Rolex watches with colorful hand painted dials.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Happy Menocal

I swoon over Aerin Lauder's style and sophistication. She posted an image of a hand painted menu card from a luncheon that she hosted last summer and it's still ingrained in my mind. The menu cards were commissioned from Happy Menocal, a New York artist that has worked with Anthropologie, Jonathan Adler, Stubbs & Wootton and Vogue. Check out some of her incredible work...




Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sag Harbor

One of the best parts about being in the Hamptons is exploring the different villages.
  
Sag Harbor is very low-key and the sunsets on Long Wharf are simply breathtaking.

ESW & JCW

The town is so charming and quaint...

and another great spot is The American Hotel.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Deck Towels

My sister-in-law had the cutest striped towels for the pool and beach. They looked like Turkish towels but one side was terry cloth so they were actually functional when it came to drying off.



 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Bridgehampton

 We spent a glorious week in Bridgehampton with JCW's family.

It was so relaxing to lounge by the pool.

I spent a lot of time beating JCW at backgammon.

This was the perfect spot for cocktail hour. 

My niece and nephew are experts when it comes to hunting for monsters.

JCW spent a lot of time beating me at tennis.

Summer always goes by so fast...so it was great to fit in some family time.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tory Burch Tabletop



Tory Burch just launched some fabulous blue & white table top pieces as part of her home collection. She is carrying spongeware bowlsplates, and pitchers as well as linens. It's fun to see how the pieces are styled on tabletops. I am always admiring Tory Burch's entertaining and d├ęcor pictures on instagram.  
 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Don of Summer

Cocktails made with grapefruit juice can be so refreshing. A great cocktail is something I've definitely missed after having a summer stomach bug.

Don of Summer (Tarks Grille)
  • Tequila Don Julio
  • Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • Simple syrup
  • Lime juice
  • Splash of soda
  • Garnish with an orange