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.