There’s been a lot of talk in the beauty world about chemical free products and, quite honestly, it’s long overdue. Our skin should be treated with the greatest of care. As we begin to see fine lines and the way life weathers our faces we become much more aware. In our 30′s our regimen is wildly different than the almost nonexistent one of our teens and twenties. Here are a few #spyluxe clean lines I love photographed in the simple environment of my back porch.
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