Editor's note: Today I am wearing a white dress from J.Crew, belt from Cole Haan, and shoes from Nine West.
Happy Wednesday! I had so much fun on my trip but it is good to be back home. Lacie Rue sang me big songs when I came up the stairs and was SO happy to go to work with me yesterday! I caught up with Mackenzie and Adison yesterday and we had a great meeting with the cabinet man on my new job. Today we are selecting tiles and looking at carpet choices. I feel like I have lived 5 lives since I went to Dallas last Wednesday!!
Today is the first day of August—-can you believe???? It is hard to believe that we have already had 7 months in 2018. Mackenzie will be celebrating her one year with me soon!!! She has been wonderful to have as an assistant—- I am looking forward to many more! This large remodel that we are starting is the first start to finish job that she has done with me. She is really excited to see the whole process and be a part of it. I am also happy that Adison will be witnessing at least the start of the job.. it will be great experience to take back to school. Since I am acting as the general contractor on this job there are many aspects of my work that Mackenzie has not experienced yet. It will be a lot of fun!
Today I am covering more of my trip to East Hampton. Our house we rented was truly in the woods with deer running around the house. I was surprised by how many pine trees there are there!! The beach is made up of smooth rocks and crushed shells. It was actually hard to walk on. The water was COLD!!!! The town was so precious... it was just as I expected. Most of the large houses are behind very tall hedges. It was explained to me that it is because most of the lot sizes are not that large— so they create privacy with the hedges. There are many windmills in town that were used to create electricity many years ago. It was a wonderful experience that I will never forget. Here are some of the pictures I took. Have a super first day of August!!!
One of my favorite restaurants in New York to have lunch is Serafina . I adore their Caesar salad. I was thrilled that there was one in East Hampton — and it was SO darling!!!! Here is Riley with her friend Becca.
I am pictured here with Riley’s friend Colleen. You can see in the reflection the adorable lit sign spelling YUMMY on the outdoor dining area wall of greenery. The outdoor area was covered with an awning. You can see my hair transforming in the picture ...it did not look like that when I left New York. The humidity does a number on me!!!
The breakfast room in our rental house. The morning sun was delightful.
The Eileen Fisher store in the town. Precious!!!
The tiny restaurant where we had lunch.
One of the many windmills in town.
This hotel was in the middle of town. I did not walk inside... but the exterior is so East Hampton.
I loved these Adirondack multi colored chairs lining this yard!
The kitchen in the house were we attended the party. This house is only 20 years old. The architecture and the attention to details made it feel a hundred years old. You can see the fireplace in the entry hall through the kitchen door. There are fireplaces in most rooms in the house. Gorgeous!!! Love, love all of the transoms above the doors.
This is their music room. I recognized the drapery fabric from Chelsea textiles. So lovely.
This is the outdoor dining area where we stayed. I love the columns and the trellis above.
A darling seagull on the beach. You can see the crushed shells that are mixed with the sand.
The grand entry hall. The stair railings were amazingly wide. I adore the windows! The irregular wide plank floors were gorgeous.
Elegant dining room. Such a cool chandelier. The round table makes for such wonderful conversation.
I had to show the little dining area I created for Riley. The drapery came out of my old house. The dining chairs I bought for her in Roundtop for her TCU house. The rest of the chairs are living in my studio. The tilt top table I bought her in an antique store when I went to New York in April. The sisal rug has been living in the corner until the sofa was moved from this spot to Riley’s bedroom. Mother bought me the Fritz Scholder print in Santa Fe years ago. The print on the right is from Benson Cobb.
Can you believe Riley’s room in New York has a queen size bed, a chest of drawers , a side chair, a sofa, a dressing table, and a rolling rack ( there is not a closet. We think this was a living area at one point in time.) For New York City this room is huge!!! I loved spending the night with Riley on Sunday night. The weekend with my Riley was more than fabulous!!!!
Last night for dinner I had grilled salmon from Central Market and vegetables shishkabobs cooked in the oven.
Michael Jackson is always a good choice!