TRAVEL

horseshoe bay pink

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if you read my first post on our trip to bermuda, you know that i instantly fell in love with the island's colorful architecture, friendly locals, and natural wonders. on our first full day of exploration, mackenzie, grayson, and i visited horseshoe bay which is quite possibly the most beautiful place i've been to in my life.  

i picked up this english sports shop crest sweater the day prior so, naturally, that's what i wore paired with my favorite levi's 501s. while the crewneck isn't available online, i found this and this that are super similar (and truly vintage). if you're looking for that candy pink shade, i also love this sweater.

in september, i had picked up these metallic tasseled sandals and thought i'd have to wait until summer to sport them...not the case! they made for the perfect laid back yet chic shoe to slip on and off at the beach. loeffler has some i-n-c-r-e-d-i-b-l-e shoes (resort ready!) out right now. i've been eyeing these after seeing mackenzie in them!

my favorite part of our time in bermuda was hands down horseshoe bay. the crystal clear waters and soft pink sands alone made the trip! we also climbed some of the rock formations making for the most excellent aerial views of the cove. 

metallic tassel sandals | pink sweater | levi's cutoffs | dior so real sunglasses

 

 

bermuda in photos

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right before thanksgiving, my friend and favorite travel mate mackenzie, her talented bro grayson, and i took a long weekend in bermuda. truthfully, i could not wait to go and the beauty of this colorful, remote island surpassed all of my expectations. we were told the weather wouldn't be exactly beach-bathing suitable in november but i was pleasantly surprised that it was sunny and in the mid 70's every day! beyond pleasant, in my book.

just a two hour flight from new york, we landed on a saturday and stayed at the incredible hamilton princess property. the princess was out of this world, truly. besides the impeccable service and warm demeanor of the hotel staff, i loved that the hotel was right in bermuda's capital city, hamilton, yet felt so calming and relaxing. it was right on the water, with beautiful sunsets each night.

i personally loved learning about the island's history. in particular, we visited the oldest surviving and continually operated church in the western hemisphere, st. peter's in the town of st. george. i also was in awe of just how many churches there were, overall: i was later told that bermuda holds the record for most places of worship per capita in the world (189 on the island). i was keen to listen and chat with every cab driver we had; anyone that was willing to share a tidbit of information about their beloved home. 

i'll be sharing more photos & experiences from hamilton princess in the coming weeks!

 

weekend guide: the hamptons

E A T

while the cuisine in the hamptons has a reputation for being overpriced and even steeper than manhattan (it is), some of my favorite meals can be found out east. while i certainly haven't tried it all, i love rushmeyer's (above left) and  crow's nest for dinner in montauk, la brisa mtk for guacamole upon arrival, and LT burger and wölffer kitchen in sag harbor. itching to try moby's, too!

W E A R  /  S H O P

just like each neighborhood in manhattan, each hamptons town has its own style but by and large, i envision super lux (think ivory cashmere cableknit like the above, cartier love bracelets, hermès everything) paired with bohemia spirit (poms, tassels, tunics, straw bags, surf chic). i'd avoid the sweaty, post-cult-following-workout-class athleisure trend unless it's in the form of tennis whites. pack accordingly! as for shopping, definitely hit jenni kayne, AERIN, the corner closet (best designer consignment store), MONC XIII for decor inspiration in sag, the line summer pop up in amagansett, sylvester & co., and serena & lily

S E E  /  D O

this is not a definitive guide, but i personally enjoy visiting montauk point lighthouse (which was commissioned by george washington in 1792!), stopping at all of the road-side farm stands, strolling the beach regardless of weather  at gurney's (pictured above), and touring sag harbor's historic district. i'd love to visit jackson pollock's studio and home in east hampton next time, too.

S L E E P  /  S T A Y

baron's cove in sag harbor is a favorite because of the fantastic service and quiet, serene feel, and of course my friend colleen's incredible interior design work. i also love the rooms and design of surf lodge (above, right), the maidstone, and american beech (above, left) in greenport. i recently stayed at crow's nest (on a thursday evening) and can confidently say it was one of the most relaxing, quiet hotel experiences i've had. the roberta roller rabbit linens, blue and white tiled striped shower, and in-room collection of the surfer's journal didn't hurt either.

D R I N K

cocktails at sunset beach on shelter island, wölffer wine stand & estate for all-day-rosé in sagaponack, the frozen piña coladas at surf lodge...i'm not a big drinker by any means but it's necessary here.  jack's stir brew in amagansett or sagtown in sag harbor for coffee to refuel for the long drive back to NYC!

any of your own favorites to add?