Summer in the Hamptons

26HAMPTONS-master768I’m just wrapping up a long weekend in the Hamptons.  It’s been a few years  since I’ve been there and though much stays the same, there were a few new discoveries.

For starters, we stayed in Sag Harbor at the recently renovated and refurbished Baron’s Cove. Overlooking the harbor, this jewel of a hotel/restaurant is a short walk to Main Street and boasts a storied history. Rooms have chic furnishings and there is a pool, which is such a plus, especially if you are traveling with children. They have beach passes and chairs/umbrellas/towels for you to borrow, which made it so easy to spend the morning at the beach. The bar and restaurant were hopping and there is live entertainment each day, as well as a small fitness center and complimentary bikes to ride.

I highly recommend it for your next stay in the Hamptons!homepage-51 homepage-61IMG_9887IMG_9888IMG_9890homepage-41

IMG_9871 IMG_9872For delicious Mexican food in a relaxed environment, just stop into the Blue Parrot, which is in the alley behind Ralph Lauren. Recommended by a friend who knows how much I love tex-mex, this was a home run!3fb6c8_114712f8c5e3e30e49719a840d117539

IMG_9896 IMG_9898The Topping Rose House is at the top of everyone’s list, so I was thrilled to finally enjoy dinner there. Jean George recently took over the restaurant and his farm-to-table formula is clearing working. The place was PACKED!trh_night_exterior_3025_LIMG_9861IMG_9864Porch-and-Patio_LThe Hamptons are really a place for everyone…whether you want to keep it casual and get to bed early or go for the glamour and stay out all night. I’m definitely more the former than the latter, but I was happy to see that the Hamptons are still one of my very favorite places to be. And, I always love to share my favorites with you!

Wishing you a wonderful last week of August!

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Nantucket Neighborhoods

I still haven’t caught my breath from my two weeks of travel, but am happy that both my boys have made it home from theirs. This was the first time that both our sons were gone at the same time, so it enabled me to make the solo trip to Seattle and then to enjoy some time in Nantucket with my husband.

With no agenda, we meandered the streets on bike, jeep and foot and finally understood the charm that everyone uses to describe this little island. Hydrangeas, window boxes, houses with names and boats abounded….and made me want to return as a family.

If you’ve been, then you know what a special place it is. If you haven’t, it’s really worth all the hype. Here is a just a little of what caught my eye.

Nantucket….we hope to see you again next summer!

What’s your favorite summer vacation spot?

Vacation Photography

How many times have you been on an AMAZING vacation and wanted to capture it on film? Only problem…how are you going to be in the photo with everyone else? Problem now solved. I have stumbled on the coolest service, Flytographer

You book online for a specific day and time (sunset, morning, evening), in over 100 cities worldwide and a professional photographer will come and meet you on site. They can give you as much direction as needed or just take candids. Engagement photos, honeymoon photos, surprise souvenir for someone, family photos. 

I’m off on my own adventure and hoping that I can book a last minute shoot with Flytographer. I’ll let you know if I was successful when I return. The blog will be quiet until I return, but this is such a great resource, I just had to share!!!

Here’s to making memories…and them making them last!