Travel Diary: The Hamptons

When a family friend invited us for a weekend escape to her East Hampton home this summer, my fiancee and I immediately said "We're there!"  I've only visited her vacation home in the fall so getting to experience one of New York's hottest vacation spots in it's [almost] prime was such a festive way to kick-off the first weekend of summer! 

Though we stayed in East Hampton, we had two days to bounce between island towns.  Our first day we explored Sag Harbor and wrapped up the weekend with an adventure out to Montauk.  

Sag Harbor

After the rain had passed we welcomed the day with brunch at Baron's Cove.  We had a great view of the marina and all the [lustful] boats docked in rows.  From our seats on the terrace area I quickly spotted a RHONY pulling up to brunch as well.  

For cocktails, I ordered the Sag Thyme and hubs-to-be got the Morning After, both delicious and mixed very strong!  The main course consisted of the Chicken BLT - the bacon was smoked to perfection! - for me and Maison Dixie Eggs for hubs.  

Following brunch we walked around the town for a bit - and I may have been on a mission for ice cream after seeing some other tourists noshing on some.  We took in some of the art in the neighborhood galleries and grabbed a scoop of ice cream at Big Olaf's - one scoop Toasted Coconut, one scoop Mississippi Mud Pie.  The Toasted Coconut was unlike anything I've had before, and I highly recommend!

The Outfit: 

For a day around Sag Harbor I wore one of the latest, exclusive Hemant & Nandita dresses for Gwynnie Bee.  Some may feel like this dress is a lot, and it IS but in such a fun way!  There's a double print, a ruffle collar, a lace-up neckline and a gorgeous hi-lo hem.  This dress catches the wind like a silky kite and definitely makes you feel a little expensive. 

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Sunday stuck with the theme and was bright and sunny.  We started the day at the pool, setting up all the pool floats we brought as a gift for our hostess.  These are a great gift to bring anyone whose summer home you are crashing this summer, they get a good laugh and is something people will actually use! 

After getting some sun we headed out to "the Point" to grab some lunch and take in the sounds and smells of the beach.  We headed up on the deck of Gosman's Topside and had a light lunch while looking out at the fishing boats bobbing along in the water below us.  

We did some light shopping - where I grabbed a great pair of earrings that resemble sand dollars - and then headed down to the water to walk around on the rocks. 

The Outfit: 

You may recognize this dress from the "Shop My Faves" section in the sidebar.  I can't stop wearing this Lily Pullitzer maxi dress.  The popover top makes this super easy to throw on and go, because you can totally ditch the bra (do we see a common theme here in the OOTD's?!).  I may or may not have purchased earrings from Nordstrom to perfectly match.  

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