Friday, July 20, 2012

Hamptons Heaven

I've always wanted to visit The Hamptons. Once, I almost got there, except I had stupidly jumped on the train at Columbus Circle that was heading to the Bronx instead of Penn Station. So, until I make it back to the U.S., I can always drive a few hours up the road to this place:

It's very Ralph Lauren, with lots of white and timber, with seaside paraphernalia like lobster pots, fishing rods and framed marine prints. There is this amazing ceiling lined with limed boards and this gorgeous light fitting:

Blue-patterned plate anyone?

 This window frames not only the lovely sailing ship, but the boats in the marina beyond:

This stairwell is beautiful isn't it?

Couldn't you just sit here in these comfy lounges all afternoon with a glass of red?:

And gaze at this view of the pool and marina:

And best of all, I don't have to go all the way to the Hamptons. This wonderful place is Merrett's restaurant at Peppers Anchorage at Port Stevens on the NSW coast. The place to go for a Hamptons fix!


beachcomber said...

i'd love to go to the hamptons too! we stayed at the anchorage port stephens quite a few years ago. love staying somewhere so nicely decorated. look forward to going again one day.

Something Gorgeous said...

Lucky for me I live so close to this exquisite place. It's a favourite holiday destination or our family. I might have to book here again! G. X

vintageandart said...

Beth what lovely pics...wish l'd known about Merrets when l visited Port Stevens a couple of years ago (just for a day). It has such a beachy, relaxed feel...the vaulted ceiling is amazing as is your pic of the yacht in the window.

bec said...

looks like a great place to chill...thanks for sharing.
P.s love your cute boat house.
Bec x

Naturally Carol said...

I would love to get to the Hamptons too, one day! I love the Hamptons style.

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