Monday, August 23, 2010

A Trip to the Hamptons

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I've always wanted to go to the Hamptons so you can imagine how excited I was when my friend suggested we get up early, put on a sundress and head to the Hamptons.   We did really well with traffic early on Saturday morning, until we got near Sag Harbor.  We took a side road and decided to check out the beach. 

This was one of the South Hampton beaches.  We walked on the beach a bit and headed to the downtown.  Sag Harbor was full of all kinds of great shops, including an incredible hardware store.   I did get a little frustrated with the lovely French shop that had beautiful one-of-a-kind couture - all size 4 and 6!!!!  
Sag Harbor was a lovely way to start our day.   After plenty of looking around we decided to head to East Hampton for lunch.  After finding parking and walking around the East Hampton's LVIS Fair we found our way to a lovely restaurant called CittaNuova.  The restaurant was packed but we asked if we could get a table on the patio.  We were so lucky!   The only available table was in a perfect spot by the garden wall and it came with the cutest waiter too!

I didn't take enough pictures of the streets and storefronts (I was busy watching for celebs) but I did appreciate how everything was so well appointed.   Did you know they have their own home and garden magazine?  HC&G and for all you pink lovers, you might like reading the Pretty in Pink article in the current issue.

 And the architecture was exactly as I imagined.

 So guess where we headed off to next?   Take a look at the picture below and see if you recognize this place.  My next posting will be long and full of pictures.   Hope you come back soon.


  1. I can't believe you were here! I am only a few minutes from Sag Harbor!

  2. What a fun time, I'll be back to see more of your great trip!

  3. I would feel so out of place there! But, it does look beautiful and charming. Can't wait to see that Martha's house?

  4. What a fabulous trip, Jojo!! I'm green with envy! That conservatory makes my ♥ skip a beat. *sigh* Maybe someday....

    Thanks for the suggestion of using Bayer's Bloom Starter on my Morning Glories. I fear it is too late now but I'm making a note for next year. I think I'll also move that trellis to the other side of the walk, away from the rose bush.

    It is NOT going to be fun, untangling that mass of greenery. Ugh!

    Can't wait to see your next post on your trip.

  5. I would have so LOVED to join you- just beautiful!!
    xoxo Pattie

  6. I love your post about the Hamptons I haev been to NY city many, many time never to the Hamptons. So happy you were able to go and enjoy it.Looks like a Stepford Wives king of town- ha

  7. Wow - very pretty - I haven't been there in years - thanks for taking me!


    Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

  8. Great pictures...of both the Hamptons and the Botanical Gardens in your last post....i't s shame you missed visiting Kathleen and ofcourse how funny would it have been if you ran in to our Joyce....Can't wait to see more photo's....

  9. I love it out there, so many wonderful town, vast beaches and quiet places like Montauk too.

  10. What a beautiful place - one I've only ever read about. It looks like you had a bit of a fairy-tale time there.

  11. i also adore *the hampton look* in decor! beautiful photos....

    one could always order TWO of those tiny dresses & sew them together! LOL.


  12. Did you run into Ina Garten by chance? What a nice visit with your friend. The Hamptons are on my to-go-to list.


  13. Hi Cheryl! How fun! I have always wanted to go, too! Beautiful! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  14. Oh I wish I knew you were here (I mean there - the Hamptons!)We could have met up!

    - The Tablescaper