The East End

Exploring the hamptons in NYDJ's summer 2015 collection

After our great west coast adventure, NYDJ wanted us to do another travel journal but for the east coast and I thought what a wonderful way to spend a few days out in the Hamptons!  All last year we found ourselves in Amagansett as much as possible where we shared a house with friends, making memories around the fireplace in the winter months and by the pool in the summer ones. There is something about the light out there that is mystical. There is nothing like shooting out here, and some of my favorite stories were made just like that.  I used to lay in the grass on summer afternoons and watch the light dancing in the trees and as the sun set, wrapping it’s beams around objects like frosted glass. I loved exploring this east end of Long Island, home to so many inspiring artists, friends and amazing restaurants.

NYDJ is perfect for quick little summer getaways. The fit and feel of the clothing makes traveling for hours in a car or plane much more comfortable. Not to mention the philosophy of the brand is all about focusing on flattering the figure and natural curves while being effortless and non-fussy. Which means, if you’re like me, you can hop on a bike for a quick afternoon ride and then transition seamlessly into dinner looking put together. 

With a suitcase full of new summer looks, we hoped in our vintage Mercedes convertible and hit the road to visit some of our old favorites haunts I’ve been longing for since the first day of spring…

 Exploring the hamptons in NYDJ's summer 2015 collection

Above- sitting outside Jack’s Coffee in the perfect NYDJ white summer pantGeorgette Sleeveless Henley topBlack Patent Leather Ballerina Ferragamo, and MAIYET gold cuff

Love Jack’s Coffee. It’s such a fun watering hole in both the city and out here in the country.  You always run into people you know in that most charming of small towns kind of way and from time to time you stand in line behind famous people like Giada de Laurentiis or Julianne Moore (happend). 

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Below- Checking into the Surf Lodge with my Ralph Lauren Ricky Drawstring Bag,  NYDJ white Millie pull-on ankle pantGeorgette Sleeveless Henley topBlack Patent Leather Ballerina Ferragamo, and MAIYET gold cuff

Exploring the hamptons in NYDJ's summer 2015 collection

One of the things I’ve always wanted to do was to visit Jackson Pollock’s artist studio in Springs, NY, just up the road from Amagansett. It was an incredible experience to walk into this barn studio that sits quietly on a meadow that drew Jackson here, influencd his work, as well as the work of Lee Krasner, his wife and fellow artist. I couldn’t believe we were able to walk on the floors where splatters of paint that made some of the most important American modern art works were made. 

Below- outside the studio in NYDJ’s Leann boyfriend jean, Georgette 3/4 blouse, Jack Rogers Palm Beach sandal, GoGo Garfish Scale earrings, & David Yurman cable bracelet

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Some of my favorite shops are in Amagansett.

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 Above, Henry Lehr that sells the perfect boating shirts, below, Love Adorned where you can find great one of a kind artisan crafts. 

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Above- more from Love Adorned 

Below- One of my favorite clothing stores in the world. They carry the most interesting things… TIINA the STORE

Exploring the hamptons in NYDJ's summer 2015 collection

I love sitting at one of the outdoor cafes such as Pierre’s in Bridgehampton just for the people watching. 

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Below- Wearing NYDJ’s Boucle Blazerwhite Millie pull-on ankle pant, fit solution button front shirt, & Tiffany & Co. pearl earrings

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The best thing about the Hamptons though are the farms. My favorite farm stand is Balsam Farms as seen above and below, with their mascot Blue, the perfect country dog to meet and greet. 

Above-  Wearing NYDJ’s Boucle Blazerwhite Millie pull-on ankle pant, fit solution button front shirt, Tiffany & Co. pearl earrings, & Jack Rogers Palm Beach sandal

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I always have to stop by the Crow’s Nest, my favorite Montauk restaurant and perfect place to have a drink while you watch the sunset. The decor inside this place is my bohemian beach island dreams. 

Below- NYDJ Veronica Reptile Chevron Tie DressTiffany & Co. pearl earrings, & Jack Rogers Palm Beach sandal

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Hanging out listening to the live music at the Surf Lodge is always a good idea.

Below- NYDJ Veronica Reptile Chevron Tie DressTiffany & Co. pearl earrings, & Jack Rogers Palm Beach sandal

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Above- Wearing NYDJ Ticking Stripe Blocked Blouse in Mirage & Sheri Skinny White Jeans for a bike ride around Montauk. 

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You can’t talk about summer on the east coast and not talk about lobster rolls! Any of them and all of them. 

Above- Stopping at a roadside stand in NYDJ’s Leann boyfriend jeanGeorgette 3/4 blouse, Jack Rogers Palm Beach sandalGoGo Garfish Scale earrings, & David Yurman cable bracelet

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Below- enjoying an empty yet chilly beach afternoon wrapped up in NYDJ’s Draped Front Mesh Cardigan in petal & Sheri Skinny White Jeans. I have so many sweet memories out here

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I think my favorite town on Long Island is Sag Harbor. I dream of having a glass barn photo studio here. I love the little main street full of quint shops but most of all I love the sailboats. So beautiful and classic. 

Below- Propped up on my little vintage convertible people watching in NYDJ’s Corynna Skinny ankle in Stretch Sateen pant in Mediterranean, NYDJ T-Shirt top, Ralph Lauren Jacket & Shoes, IWC Mid-Size Portofino Watch

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Above & Below- Watching the sailboats in NYDJ’s Corynna Skinny ankle in Stretch Sateen pant in MediterraneanNYDJ T-Shirt top, Ralph Lauren Jacket & Shoes, IWC Mid-Size Portofino Watch

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Above- Kevin leaves Sylvester & Co. in Sag Harbor, which has an awesome coffee shop in the back, and is also one of my favorite stores in Savannah, Georgia

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The great thing about the Hamptons is you can be having lobster rolls for lunch and shopping in the little quaint boutiques and a few hours later you can be back in the city for dinner. 

Below- Heading to dinner in Tribeca in NYDJ’s Danette Candy Drop Ric Rac Wrap DressTiffany & Co. pearl earrings, Chanel clutch, & Banana Republic D’Orsay Pumps

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