Sunday, June 13, 2010

Stay: East Hampton

So we are hosting an international press event in the Hamptons. We are lucky enough to be holding it in the pool house and garden of this incredibly beautiful home.

And the dinner is going to be at 2 long clothed tables in this beautiful barn, with cocktails on the lawn.

And because I had to do a scouting trip, this week, I got to stay in this heavenly hotel in East Hampton.

It is called c/o The Maidstone and reopened last year completely renovated in scandinavian style. It is full of bright colors and fabulous bold, graphic designs. Each room is named after a famous Scandinavian figure. My room was named after Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking. It was as colorful and fun as the books.

Other rooms include Tove Jansson, author of one of my favorite series as a child, the Finn Family Moomintrolls.

There is also the Karen Blixen room, Hans Christian Anderson, Edvard Munch and Eero Saarinen. Who knew there were so many famous scandinavians!

The hotel sits at the lower end of Main Street and looks over a graveyard (Americans are obsessed with graveyards and they always keep them so immaculate. See my post here).

If this last point puts you off, don't despair. There are plenty of other gorgeous boutique hotels in East Hampton. There is Hedges across the road from the Maidstone, but that unfortunately also looks over part of the same graveyard.

Or there is Baker House if you want a pool and are happy to pay US$700 for the lowest priced room.

Then there is 1770 house which also starts around the same price.

Or if you are happy with a less fancy room but a brilliant position, there is nothing wrong with the Huntting Inn. It sits across the road from the shops and also has a very popular restaurant called the Palm, which is where all the hoi poloi of East Hampton congregate over steaks on the weekend.

The Hamptons have to be one of my favorite places in the world because the area is so achingly beautiful. Stay tuned for more on this area over summer.

images: elle decor, mine, the kitchen designer, mine, amazon, mine, amazon, mine


Jane said...

Oh the Finn Family Moomintrol. You have taken me back. What a great idea for a hotel. But no rooms named after Frida or Agnetha?

Have a fun time xoxoxo

Aussie New Yorker said...

unfortunately ABBA was harshly overlooked. Perhaps they were never as popular here as Oz?

Kelly Green said...


Tricia Rose said...

Don't you love the times when working is almost an indulgence!?