Monday, July 23, 2012

#33 Amagansett, East Hampton

Happy Monday, dear readers! I was lucky enough this weekend to spend some time at a family friend's beautiful home in Amagansett, which is an area of East Hampton, New York. It was certainly a luxurious and relaxing experience and I was so grateful for the opportunity to see this area of New York which I have heard so much about.

My friend Ellie, my brother and his fiancee, and I all took a train from Penn Station on Saturday morning and spent the day at the beach with my family, grilling out at the patio, and relaxing together. Ellie and I were even able to get a quick pedicure nearby-- I am now the proud owner of some royal blue toes! The next morning we spent some time in the pool and sadly bid adieu to our generous family friend and his beautiful home. Of course, I couldn't spend the entire weekend without capturing the beauty and charm of this place on film.

We ate lunch at a place called, well, "Lunch."

My tasty tuna roll. For some reason, I'm not a huge fan of lobster.

A beautiful hibiscus flower.

A view from the road in Amagansett.

You can see the ocean from our family friend's patio.

The lovely lower deck, hot tub, and pool.

The outdoor dinner table!

The pool is outside, but is also halfway underneath a sun roof. So perfect.

Make-up free in the sunshine!

Trying to look fierce...

DRESS Braided Strap Orange Maxi Dress, Lane Bryant | SHOES Black Tassel Flat Sandals, H&M

A simple outfit for a simple day of relaxation. Perfection! In retrospect, I would have accessorized a lot more with this really bright orange dress, but the heat makes my skin react from cheap jewelry, which sadly is most of the jewelry I own. Does anyone know of any good places to get inexpensive jewelry that's good for sensitive skin?

If you ever have the opportunity to go to the Hamptons, even just for 24 hours like I did, I highly recommend it. I hope someday to be back, and also to head even further east, the most eastern point of the USA: Montauk. Of course, one of my favorite parts of the trip was the conductor of our train who announced the Montauk stop with the most perfect New York/Brooklyn accent. So far, I am loving NYC so much-- thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of my move!


  1. Ahhh, my friend ... each and every time I see a post from you, I hold my breath, because - 'is Ze Zaftig going to see the ugly underbelly of NY and fall out of love w/ it?!'! you continue to have one beautiful experience after another! so very wonderful to witness! I pray you never do see that other side!!!

  2. Looks like you are having tons of fun! Red is lovely on you.

  3. I too find that hot weather makes my skin react to cheap jewellery. This is a total bummer as I love my costume jewellery! I find that with small items, popping a coat of clear nail polish over them before you wear them for the first time helps to prevent this. As an added bonus, it will also stop the finish wearing off metal items, and prevent the yucky green/grey stains they leave all over your skin.

  4. I hope this isn't too impolite, but what type of bra do you recommend for deep V/wrap tops and dresses like the one you're wearing here? I have several and I can't figure out a good "support method" that doesn't show.