June 18, 2013
“The Hamptons is a huge inspiration for us,” says Lexington Clothing Co. creative director and founder Kristina Lindhe. Although Lindhe is from Sweden and her houseware and clothing company reaches global markets, Lexington’s driving aesthetic is distinctly East End.
“[Our] signature colors—white, blue, and sand beige—are inspired by the colors of the Hamptons’ beaches,” she says. The current Summer Collection—including naval-inspired twill shams, bright striped towels, and a beach-inspired wooden sign—infuses homes with a breezy, summertime levity. 73 Main St., East Hampton, 527-7100
June 17, 2013
Personalized Bridge Scorepads, Hampton Paper Designs ($40 per set).
The new personalized Bridge and Canasta score pads from Hampton Paper Designs are “reflective of the effortless style of a summer in the Hamptons: uncluttered, simply elegant, casually sophisticated,” says company owner Kristin Mika. Using brilliant watercolors, local artist Lucy Borge designs scorecards and other choice paper products, such as party invitations and gift labels. >>Read More
June 14, 2013 | by Mary Giuliani
FROM LEFT: The author and her family at the Wavecrest Resort, 1980. Grilling hot dogs at the beach.
Anyone who knows me can tell you that, “Mary loves her father.” Anyone who knows my father can tell you that, “Mary’s father loves Montauk.” For those of you who don’t know either of us, let me say this: “I love both my father and his love of Montauk” for it is through his love of this area that I learned many of life’s most important lessons.
1. Conquer Your Fears
My earliest memories of Montauk are on the beach with my father outside the Wavecrest Resort (still a lovely place for families to stay). I can remember walking precariously down to the water, clutching his hand and looking out at the vast ocean in front of us with fear. But with a squeeze of my hand, my father always reassured me that with him, I was safe. He taught me not to fear the ocean, but to respect it. >>Read More
June 13, 2013 | by BARBARA PAGE
Hampton Hostess, a lifestyle blog by interior designer Barbara Page, explores the latest in home design, travel, and entertaining, with a specific focus on the Hamptons. Stay tuned for Barbara's biweekly blogs on décor, entertaining, and more in the Hamptons.
June 12, 2013 | by Alexa Lardieri
This Father’s Day, spoil dad with luxe bar accessories.