Wednesday, August 1, 2012


I had the pleasure of going to the Hamptons for the first time this past weekend, well actually for the day, to do interior styling for a photo shoot. The location was in the toney East Hampton community of Wainscott, NY.  

Main Street, East Hampton
All the things you've probably heard about the Hamptons are true - pretentious, privileged and pristine. But that's what makes it special - the beautiful beaches, quaint (yet expensive) boutiques, multi-million dollar beach-front mansions and the celebrities (although not as celebrated by the lifelong regulars). You're likely to run into Russell, Martha, Sean, Alec or even Nick and Mariah while dining at Nick and Toni's. B. Smith is a fixture in Sag Harbor.

Wyborg Beach
Pantigo Mill, East Hampton

Its also the location for a wonderful showhouse sponsored annually by Traditional Home Magazine to benefit the Southhampton Hospital. (Blog post to follow soon, I hope.)

Location for the Hampton Showhouse 2012

We've gone to Martha's Vineyard for years but this may be a new spot for us since it only took 2 1/2 hours. Although, that doesn't include the 45 minutes to an hour traffic on Montauk Highway leading into town. But we'll have to be willing to drop a pretty penny - one night at the Enclave Inn in Wainscott during high season is $569!

I've often heard that there is a rich history for African-Americans in Sag Harbor.  That's probably where I'll go for my next visit...

Happy Hampton-ing...

Peace and Blessings,

Photos courtesy of,, and yours truly.


  1. Love this post! Can't wait to hear about your next trip to Sag Harbor!

  2. Saying that Westhampton, Westhampton Beach, Quogue and East Quogue are not part of The Hamptons is rather ignorant of you, take it from someone who lives in WHB year round, it is most definitely part of The Hamptons.

  3. WHB is where my family stops for restroom breaks when we visit our summer home in East Hampton. I remember one particular pass we made through WHB in 2006 after we had eaten shrimp at a little mom & pop in Shirley. The restaurant must have been experimenting with a new employee policy, wherein the cooks wash their hands in ecoli and rat poison and then under-prepare the entrees. Anyway, we made it no farther than WHB before I had to pull over. That day I registered one of the largest bowel movements this side of edinburgh's haggis festival. Try as I may to undo the mental connection, to this day I always associate WHB with bucketloads of human waste.

  4. As a plumber in the Hamptons, I find the most gross plumbing stoppages are found east of the Canal. Residents on the west side are more sophisticated and are used to using modern plumbing systems not Out Houses with ten baths.