Hello and happy Friday! The first order of business is to announce the winner of my Blue and White Love contest! With over a record 3200 votes, the winner? is……. CONGRATULATIONS CHERYLE! Congratulations! Your picture is spectacular (loved seeing my emperors on your table)? please contact me at email@example.com to arrange for shipment of you beautiful new ginger jar that looks like it will fit right in:) And to Felicia your picture above came quite close and is equally spectacular, thank you being part of the fun and helping to raise the bar in blue and white beauty! We had the most spectacular weather yesterday, I cannot imagine a more perfect? day, it was VERY hard to leave the beach….but duty calls and I came back to “reality”. I have a number of things going on at my house, all of which I will be sharing very soon:) Last night we attended a beautiful fundraiser under the stars and got to see Sheryl Crow perform…she was fabulous! Not to mention has not aged a day……fun concert and evening. Today and the weekend promises to be more beautiful weather…yippee! As I do every now and then I share with you my life’s happenings as seen through my iPhone.? I tend to take snapshots of “life” as it happens and it can tell a story which I think is kind of neat, so little narration is necessary. Most of this is centered around being “out east” in Montauk/Hamptons.? Hope you are doing well and wishing everybody a fabulous weekend……. The Palm is an East Hampton icon……wonderful food, gorgeous setting! Have been going there for years This little guy likes the camera! This is a classic Hamptons look…..shingles and bountiful hydrangeas, perfection! Went with friends for lunch to another mainstay in Montauk, Gosmans Dock Nothing quite like a sunset at the beach Farm stands always stop me dead in my tracks:) Isn’t this seaside “cottage” so charming and picture perfect? Nothing quite like arriving to a quiet beach first thing in the morning…. This coffee house Left Hand Coffee is so pretty and the coffee is divine, love how they did it This was an old cheesy motel and someone turned it into a very hip “cool” hotel, The Montauk Beach House Lunch with friends…. Lobster rolls never get old and I feel like I have been on an endless “taste test” for the best one these last few weeks:) This darling shop in Montauk gets the “elegant beach vibe” in home decor down perfectly This is from Scarpetta Beach of famed Scarpetta from NYC (this beach outpost is new at Gurneys) Decadent and worth every calorie, the food at South Edison is off the charts amazing Circling back to my own house, our gates/front entrance are being done…woo hoo:) Put this pretty orchid in one of my newest planters from my shop in my dining room (another sneak peek at the gorgeous paper) Loving how green and in bloom our backyard is Only in the Hamptons would you see this darling cash register jazzed up like this..so cute! A favorite for many for the good food and fun people watching is St. Ambroeus in Southampton, super charming:) Stopped at a few of my favorite nurseries in East Hampton And this adorable farm stand in Bridgehampton, so picturesque How adorable is this little guy? Reminded me so much of my youngest son at that age, he was hamming it up for me! And this? little face my friends made my $20 watermelon worth it:) Another place I love to stop off at for both home and garden inspiration Mecox Garden Arriving last night to the fundraiser where Sheryl Crow rocked the house What a gorgeous setting on the most picture perfect night There is she, great entertainer! That my friends is what’s new on my end…..how about you? Anything new exciting and fabulous? Thank you for stopping in, wishing everyone a wonderful day, hope the sun is shining and the birds are chirping wherever you might be:) Until next time…..