It seems everyone (myself included), has been going full speed ahead with their Fall decorating, but since this past weekend was the true end of Summer, we decided to hold on
As I showed you in this post, we spent the weekend in Montauk with our friends who have a summer home there, and we lucked out with the weather. Fisherman and I headed out early on Friday and stopped off for lunch at The Lobster Grill in Southhampton. Check out this view from the back of the restaurant.
You can’t tell from the above photo, but this handsome fella was sitting on the deck enjoying the view while his owner was having lunch. His name is Philipe, and he was so well behaved and laid back he had no issues at all with this crazy lady taking his picture.
I was starving, and while this dish was delicious, I ended up eating some of Fisherman’s sandwich and then ordered some key lime pie. Must be the salt air, because pigging out was pretty much my pattern all weekend.
Friday night at around 6:30 we headed to the beach for a bonfire. Joan made this with some rocks on the beach and I love its simplicity and sculptural feel! You could totally do something like this in your home.
That’s Joan on the right and Kathy on the left. Guess who’s wearing the silly sweater? :/
Can you believe this moon? Let me tell you, it wasn’t easy getting a decent shot of it without a tripod. I had to leave the shutter open for at least 4 seconds. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but try holding your breath and not moving while holding a camera for that long.
We enjoyed a fabulous dinner prepared by Joan of clam chowder, salad (the best salad I’ve EVER eaten!), swordfish, shark, smashed potatoes and beans and, of course, smores. I liked the shark so much that I picked some up yesterday and made it for dinner. Have you ever tried it? It has a moistness to it that is missing in so many other types of fish, and is relatively inexpensive.
The next day we took two ferries to the North Fork, an area known for its vineyards.
After getting back around 5, we went to the beach and came up with this masterpiece.
Saturday night we had 9:45 dinner reservations at one of the best seafood restaurants in the area. I enjoyed cioppino which is one of my all time favorite meals and a dessert that looked like a handbag made out of chocolate and filled with coconut ice cream. YUM!
I couldn’t help but think about the difference between being in Montauk and the cabin where everyone tends to eat no later than 7 and by 10 we’re already home in our pj’s.
On the way home Sunday we stopped off at one of the many farms located on the side of the road.
I was looking to get some concord grapes but passed when I saw that at least two bees were making the grapes their afternoon snack. Can you see them on the top of the basket on the bottom? They pretty much were in every basket.
I just love these gooseneck gourds, but at $9 each I walked out without any. 🙁
So that’s it. I bid a reluctant farewell to the Summer of 2013, but I can’t let you go without showing you one of my favorite homes in the Hamptons. If you’ve ever visited the area, I’m sure you’ve seen it. I love symmetry, and this home certainly has some to spare. Can you imagine this home around the holidays having a candle in each window and some beautiful, lush lighted garland around the front entry? Perfection!
What amazes me most about this home is it always looks like it was just painted. I can’t imagine the maintenance involved in keeping this home so pristine looking. I’m not even sure if it’s a private home or not. There are no signs to indicate otherwise though, so I’m thinking it is.
Goodbye Montauk! Till next year…