Yes, it can be done! It is still not crazy busy here, not until graduations are finished, and the newly hatched and their mamas come out for " the season". This time of year is perfect and I am enjoying it.
It is officially "high season" here, and the weekends are somewhat busy, but can be quiet, too. You can choose where to go, if quiet is what you seek. Eating early is key. We ate last weekend at one of the trendiest places but had no trouble, the restaurant was full of course, and the food was perfect, but the noise level was conducive to conversation. It was Friday.
I wore an embroidered tunic, with flared jeans and a sweatshirt. Absolutely not dressed up! I love this simple outfit because it is all I needed, for the entire day. On my deck it looked like this:
An hour earlier, I wore the tunic sans sweatshirt, and sans denim. Perfect for a stroll around town or by the pool. When the sun went behind the trees ( I live in the woods!) I added the sweatshirt, an old one, pilfered from my daughter's closet. It is french terry, perfectly broken in, and is Plush and Lush - that is the label and how it feels too, by Victoria's Secret. Then I went to my sister's for cocktails and added the flared jeans.
An embroidered tunic seems to be the perfect thing to wear this season. It is perfect on its own, with sandals or barefoot, and can take you from the beach or poolside into almost any restaurant in the Hamptons. Mine is by TCEC, purchased new at Around Again on the wharf in Sag Harbor.
I love to shop this large and unique store for it's all encompassing variety of fashion. It carries new merchandise; designer to couture, and some that is consigned. It boasts one of the best selections of vintage apparel in the region. These are somewhat pricey, but fair, as these pieces are selected with very high standards. Expect to find great vintage jewelry here, too, and fabulous handbags!
More photos of me wearing my embroidered tunic. I am happy and relaxed, I hope that comes through. I should have shown you my sister's view of the farm fields... so vast and calming. For now, I am in the backyard, and food is sizzling on the grill!
My pendant necklace, purchased at a street fair last summer, and photographed indoors today on my coffee table, is perched on a piece of white coral. An unspoken rule of Hampton's decor: there must be a piece of coral somewhere, or a barnacle, or a doorstop made out of an antique fisherman's knot.
My ending collage will sum up this day: a wild turkey in my front yard!!, a quiet Sag harbor bay beach scene, and the snippet of manicured grass and landscape that separates the parking lot of East Hampton from the Main street.
By the by, while hubby and I were getting a quick sandwich at our favorite nondescript restaurant, one you choose because there is never a scene, or celebs, and the prices are good...we saw Alec Baldwin carrying an adorable baby. I said hello, and he was nice with a friendly hello back, and a wave as were leaving in the parking lot. Never say never!
Last weekend ended with a quiet drive home, with storm clouds looking menacing on the horizon.
Ah, back to the city. Rumble, bolt, and all.
have a great Sunday!