I am honored to have been asked to be one of Farrow & Ball’s design tastemakers for their #CityPalette campaign. The craftsmen at Farrow & Ball produce the very best British paints and wallpapers bar none. I was asked to tell the story of the Hamptons through color, what a brilliant idea! I captured the areas natural blue tones of the sky and the water which, for me, are the true essence of summer. Their bespoke paints and papers capture the nuances with colors such as Cook’s Blue and papers such as Closet Stripe. And look, they took them and created this quirky piece of art with my selects (I love the lighthouse and windmill, both iconic visuals of the Hamptons). This certainly is a #spyluxe project and so too is Farrow & Ball’s newly launched blog, The Chromologist. www.thechromologist.com
Curating a perfect cheese plate always starts with discovering the best cheese purveyors in your location. In the Hamptons I go to Cavaniolas, Lucy’s Whey, the Cheese Shop in Southampton and Citarella. What makes them that much more local is finding chips and nuts made right in your town. For the board I used parsley potato chips from The Art of Eating (one of my favorite caterers) and Nutsz from Old school Faborites.
This summer all of us in Bridgehampton are rejoicing. The new Round Swamp Farm (situated right behind Candy Kitchen) has all of their famous baked goods (the fresh corn muffins are divine), prepared foods (I love the Detox salad) and some of the freshest fruits and vegetables around. www.roundswampfarm.com
There’s nothing as relaxing as opening a bottle of rosé at the beach at sunset. I’ve been on the hunt for glasses that are as chic as the experience. Finally, I found these at Loaves and Fishes Cookshop in Bridgehampton. The shade of blue is beautiful, they’re melamine which makes them perfect for the beach and they have a point at the bottom so they stand up in the sand.
The whimsy of Kate Spade was what made her so popular when she founded her company and Deborah Llyod, the brand’s creative director, has stayed true to their cheeky chic roots with a new shop in East Hampton. I particularly love a well appointed bar cart and they’ve styled an adorable one at the new outpost.