c-o THE MAIDSTONE / LUNCH IN EAST HAMPTON

THE DAY WAS SUNNY AND WARM, SO THAT MEANS HUBBY WAS AT THE BEACH. ME- WELL– NOT. OUR FRIENDS WERE VISITING FORM MANHATTAN, SO I WANTED TO CHOSE A SPECIAL PLACE. THEY ARE NOTED INTERIOR DESIGNERS AND FOODIES, SO ONE PLACE SPOKE TO ME. IT WAS SUCH AN EASY CHOICE.

THE FOOD HERE IS FRESH, DELICIOUS AND LOCALLY SOURCED. THERE IS SERIOUS DEDICATION TO SLOW FOOD, THAT IS PLANET FRIENDLY. FROM THEIR SITE :

“We use herbs fresh from the herb garden out back, fish from the waters around Long Island and meat from animals who get to play outside. All bread, pastries and Swedish cookies are made in our bakery on site.”

C-O THE MAIDSTONE IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO BE. THE SCANDINAVIAN INFLUENCE IS EVERYWHERE. WE SAT FACING OUTDOORS, AND WATCHED A DOG PLAY HAPPILY OUTSIDE.

SO AFTER A FABULOUS MEAL OF SCANDINAVIAN MEATBALLS, SHRIMP SALAD, AND A PERFECTLY COOKED CHEESEBURGER,  WE MET THE OWNERS OF THE DOG, WHO WERE STAYING AT THE INN. THEY WERE SO NICE AND THEY JOINED US AT OUR TABLE AND WE SPENT A LOVELY 2 HOURS THERE!

BTW, THE ROSÉ IS SUBLIME AND THE CUCUMBER GINGER MARTINI WAS DE-LISH!

SHOTS OF MY FRIENDS OUTDOORS:


SASHA WEARING ALEXANDER MCQUEEN:

MAX WEARING LOUIS VUITTON:

BELOW, I AM ENJOYING THE DECOR ON THIS PERFECT JUNE DAY. IT IS STILL A BIT CHILLY; NOT QUITE TIME FOR SUNDRESSES .

I AM WEARING JMcLAUGHLIN.COM AND J.CREW. NECKLACES AND BRACELET BY KC SIGNATURES.COM.

THE MAIDSTONE IS A WELL KNOWN INN, AND IS DECORATED WITH GREAT FLAIR.   ROOMS ARE “MANHATTAN SMALL”, BUT LOVINGLY FURNISHED. THEIR PRICES, WHILE HIGH, ARE IN THE SAME ECHELON AS SIMILAR INNS. PRICES ARE HIGHEST IN JULY AND AUGUST.

MANY OF THE ROOMS ARE DOG FRIENDLY. FOR LESS EXPENSIVE PLACES TO STAY THERE ARE PLENTY OF OPTIONS ON AIRBNB. THIS RESTAURANT IS FRIENDLY, DISTINCTIVE, AND SO ENJOYABLE.

WHEN I GET HOME, MY HUSBAND IS SEVERAL SHADES DARKER THAN I AM! I BROUGHT HIM HIM A BURGER FROM THE RESTAURANT – WHAT A HAPPY MAN!  HE GAVE OUR PUPPY A BIT, AND THAT WAS ONE HAPPY DOG! (WITH A LOT OF SAND BETWEEN HER PAWS!)

SO THAT IS A SNIPPET FROM MY WEEKEND. I HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING YOUR WEEKEND, TOO! THE PHOTOS ARE FROM MY LG PHONE, AND I USED FILTERS FROM SNAPSEED, BY GOOGLE.

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