Wednesday, June 24, 2015

eyelet top | mimosa candle | boat tote
post-sun hair cream | leather sandals
tennis skirt | sunglasses | bikini

when it comes to summer dressing, there's nothing i love more than head-to-toe white. i recently purchased the above laser cute eyelet top and can't get enough. while it goes with everything, pairing it with my favorite white jeans or white shorts is ideal!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

jane and i managed to pack so much into 2.5 days in sag harbor, even skipping over to shelter island by ferry. here's a look at my favorite places that we experienced, although we certainly didn't see everything! 

how to get there
we took the hamptons jitney from manhattan to sag harbor. it conveniently drops you directly on main street. you can also get to the hamptons via long island rail road to avoid traffic, but the stops are slightly different.

 • ruby beets neo studio bloom sag harbor florist • 
 • dabney lee (shelter island)  sylvester & co  

 • page at 63 main big olaf's ice cream  the golden pear  sagtown coffee  •  
 • the dockhouse  marie eiffel market (in shelter baguette!)  •  
 • baron's cove restaurant  

 • sag harbor whaling & historical museum  • hannibal french house (main street)  • 
 • side streets for beautiful homes  •  the wharf  •  shelter island by ferry  

Monday, June 22, 2015

in early june, jane lilly and i traveled to long island for a relaxing weekend out east. our final destination? baron's cove in sag harbor, new york where my dear friend & interior designer colleen bashaw had just unveiled her newest visual masterpiece. a boutique hotel situated right on the harbor, baron's cove is a haven of nautical, colonial design touches, cozy yet luxurious rooms, out of this world cuisine, and absolutely superb service.

i met colleen last summer through our cape may connection. she and her brother curtis bashaw are the masterminds behind various CM destinations (congress hall, the virginia, and beach plum farms to name a few). when i say she is one of the most kind and talented individuals i know, i'm not exaggerating. everything she touches turns to gold and baron's cove, their first hamptons property, is proof!


pineapple wallpaper and lighting fixtures; nautical oil paintings sourced from around the east coast; spindled furniture. wooden floors salvaged from pennsylvania; colonial caned benches; rocking chairs on the veranda. poolside rosé; black lacquered walls and molding. hand painted sailboat-adorned fireplace tiles. does it get any better? i think not.

while i don't have photos of the loft suite i stayed in, the bed was the most comfortable i've ever slept in and you simply couldn't beat waking up to the sun rise over the harbor.


...borrow a bike (hello, they're navy blue with nantucket baskets!) and cruise around sag harbor...check out the herb garden behind the hotel where they source produce for their menu...listen to the live piano serenading happy hour guests...and take the shuttle out to the shelter island ferry!

a huge thank you to colleen, curtis, and their team for the best weekend! i can't recommend a trip to see baron's cove enough. 

get the look:
wearing: oxford top, linen skort, and boat tote.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

a few months back, i set out to update the main area of my apartment. it has wonderful natural light and it's the space i spend the most time in, so it just made sense to invest in a makeover. i live in a small 1-bedroom with the sleeping chambers being very petite. to be perfectly honest, there's hardly a piece of art, furniture (save my pathetic twin bed), or decor in my bedroom. the size, lack of natural light, and simply uninspiring feel left me, well, uninspired. 

however, i definitely have plans for this room. when in sag harbor last weekend (post to come!), i bought this rug and it sparked a few ideas. i'm not a pink — or even warm-hued — person. when given the choice, i'll always lean toward cool, blue tones. however, this rug changed everything.


rattan basket | serape pillow | pink striped rug | rose gold lamp

img 01, 02, 03

Monday, June 15, 2015

i've posted quite a bit about montauk in the past...although i haven't stayed for more than a long weekend (sometimes even making the trek for less than 24 hours), i think there's plenty to see and do in a short amount of time. 

a few weeks ago, fred & i went out for the day to shoot a few campaigns we each needed to do on-location. here's where we went...

gurney's inn

the best ocean views i've ever witnessed. gurney's expansive beach really illustrates the monicker end of the world that montauk is associated with. you see nothing but water, sky, and sand. they've also revamped their restaurant and the lobster roll is one of the best i've ever had. 

the surf lodge

there isn't much left to say about surf lodge that i haven't already raved about. read here!

the maidstone 

to clarify, the maidstone and the bakerhouse are both in east hampton...but not too far from montauk if you have a car. this boutique inn is layered in pink velvet sofas, blooming botanical wallpapers and textiles, boasts stacks of interesting coffee table books and offers the best bread basket and butter ever (random but true).

the bakerhouse

the pool in the rear of the bakerhouse is reminiscent of an english garden. flanked by white umbrellas and canopied by cascading jasmine, it was the most serene and peaceful location we visited. 

ditch plains

the surfing beach in montauk. bring your coolest mirrored shades, for sure. 

*all photos shot on a canon SLR.

get the look:

raincoat | striped blouse | jeans | sandals