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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! Your picture is spectacular (loved seeing my emperors on your table)? please contact me at [email protected] 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:)

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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

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This was an old cheesy motel and someone turned it into a very hip “cool” hotel, The Montauk Beach House

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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:)

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This darling shop in Montauk gets the “elegant beach vibe” in home decor down perfectly

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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:)

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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 cute!


A favorite for many for the good food and fun people watching is St. Ambroeus in Southampton, super charming:)

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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:)

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Another place I love to stop off at for both home and garden inspiration Mecox Garden

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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… 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…..


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Leslie Sinclair on

The bikes, the beach, the blueberries! Such great snapshots of summer!! xo Leslie

Linda miller on

I love all your posts. These pictures are wonderful!
I would love to see a picture of your 20.00 watermelon.
Wow, that’s pretty hefty,

Karena on

Tina I can never get enough pics of the ocean and the wonderful charm of the Hamptons!! Love the hotel remodel and all of the darling shops!
Congrats to the winner!! Great dining room ( and I voted for it)!

The Arts by Karena

Kathleen Cushmore on

Tina, Thanks for the mini vacation. I can’t wait to get to the beach next month. ENJOY !! The summer goes soon quickly. xo

Regina on

THANK YOU so much for sharing those beautiful photographs of the Hamptons and Montauk.
AND ….. your home is beyond perfection

Deanna Eppers on

Your pictures do tell a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing! I think the sea bird wanted to be on your blog?.he sure is cute. I am reading this while we are spending a day at our farm in Kentucky. The mister is having a new barn built and we heard there was damage here from a tornado that whipped through our area. And sure enough we couldn’t get down the driveway due to trees being down. All is well now and I’m enjoying coffee on the back porch. I hope you have a fantastic weekend, Tina! Love both pics of the blue and white contest!!


Thank you for sharing such lovely pictures. What a blessed life you have. I enjoy your blog posts.

Chris on

Always look forward to your posts … The first I read
Would love to see a picture of you

Wendy on

Loved all the pictures. Brings back memories of when I lived on Long Island. I need to get back there soon!!

CathyR on

Thanks, Tina, for the travelogue of the Hamptons!

We will be there in 10 days to take in “everything Hampton’s,” our second year in a row…can’t wait as there are so many quaint little places to discover and enjoy while visiting your part of the country!

Happy Summer to you…

Cathy R

classic ? casual ? home on

Well, that was just awesome being your iPhone?oh the places you take us!

Desiree {Beautifully Seaside} on

Looks like you had a great little getaway to the Hamptons. Love that place. Can’t wait to see your driveway all done 🙂

Katie Clooney on

Congrats to Cheryle!!! Great Instagram pics. The Hamptons is on my bucket list. What a fun night – I love Cheryl Crow. Enjoy your weekend!!


what fun! + great photos

leslie on

That little boy is too cute;) Tina, what a spectacular summer you are having!! The Hamptons is truly a magical place.. the food and the entire “scene” is spectacular. Wonderful pictures!!

Janet Hess on

Hi Tina,

I so enjoy your blog, especially about your trips to The East End. Could you please tell us what the fabulous china is in the winning Blue and White Love competition? It’s exquisite. Thank you!

[email protected] on

what wonderful glimpses of summer splendor, tina! love seeing the hamptons through your lens. i have had sheryl’s ‘gonna soak up the sun’ stuck in my head all week even though i have had no time at all for that. peace to you, sunshine girl.

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