American Beech Will Have you Longing for Summer

American Beech Hotel Opens in Greenport, NY • Read the story on @SavvyHome

 

Is it too early to book next summer’s getaway?

 

American Beech Hotel Opens in Greenport, NY • Read the story on @SavvyHome

American Beech Hotel Opens in Greenport, NY • Read the story on @SavvyHome

American Beech Hotel Opens in Greenport, NY • Read the story on @SavvyHome

American Beech Hotel Opens in Greenport, NY • Read the story on @SavvyHome

American Beech Hotel Opens in Greenport, NY • Read the story on @SavvyHome

American Beech Hotel Opens in Greenport, NY • Read the story on @SavvyHome

American Beech Hotel Opens in Greenport, NY • Read the story on @SavvyHome

Winter hasn’t even arrived, but that’s not stopping me from scheming next summer’s getaways already. American Beech has caught my eye in a major way, and this is why.

Opened in August, this five-bedroom hotel sits in the quaint town of Greenport, NY, just one short ferry north of Shelter Island. Traditionally a seafarer’s destination, in a region lined with vineyards, the North Fork of Long Island just may become the next hot spot, thanks to a Manhattan Lawyer with a vision. Brent Pelton revamped the property, originally known as Stirling Square, with the help of interiors firm BHDM and Dan Mazzarini. The aesthetic is nautical seaside, but also modern and understated.

“We looked at iconic imagery but didn’t want to beat anyone over the head with it.”

Frette linens, striped floors, rope accents, and Montauk Summer Ale behind the bar… This place has everything to tug at summer weekender’s heartstrings. But if you don’t feel like waiting until memorial day, you’ll be glad to hear that the restaurant is currently open for dinner and brunch, and—according to the New York Times—the fried chicken is “the best north of the Mason-Dixon line”. Consider our curiosity piqued.

With Montauk getting unbearably crowded, we can’t wait to check out this North Fork spot come Memorial Day!

 

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Photos: Genevieve Garruppo, Courtesy of Lonny.

Life Lately: A Summer Recap

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Summer so far • A Summer Recap on @SavvyHome

Summer so far • A Summer Recap on @SavvyHomeSummer so far • A Summer Recap on @SavvyHome

Oh hey! Is everyone enjoying the last days of summer to the fullest? Great! I’ve been wanting to do a summer recap for a while now, and Garance inspired me with hers. So here we go. It’s not over yet folks!

I’d love to hear your summer recap! Answer some (or all) of the questions in the comments below.

 

Resolution of the summer  To drink a cup of warm water with lemon AND a tall glass of green juice every morning (since I’m never hungry for breakfast). So far, so good.

Song of the summer  I’m still not 100% sure on that one, but I’m really digging the songs on my Soundcloud these days, especially this Bob Marley remake.

Meal of the summer  A tie between ZZ’s Clam Bar in NYC and Lavanderia in Montreal.

Cocktail of the summer  A Shark Attack at Mother of Pearl. Order it and you’ll see what I mean.

TV Show of the summer  I don’t watch a lot of TV (especially not when it’s nice out!) But Wet Hot American Summer is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

Shortcomings of the summer  I kind of forgot to workout on the reg. Oops! At least I improved my tennis and golf games.

Shop of the summer  MONC XIII. Love. That. Place.

Party of the summer  It involved the Hamptons house of former Hercules star Kevin Sorbo, a performance by JaRule and an unfortunate bush fire. It was on 4th of July.

Iced latte of the summer  Hands down Toby’s Estate Coffee in the West Village. I crave it every day.

Pinch me moment  Seeing my face in print magazine in the September issue of House & Home. Pick up your copy now, my apartment is featured. Eeeek!

Bucket list moment  Attending the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic with a few gal pals. Been wanting to do that for a few years and it did not disappoint!

Purchase of the summer  The never-been-worn Burberry tunic I got at my aunt’s consignment store for a steal(sshhh)!

Book of the summer  Not that I read a lot (add that to shortcomings) but China Rich Girlfriend was the perfect beach read.

Hotel of the summer  Crow’s Nest in Montauk where I stayed last weekend with Lauren and Sam. Sean MacPherson, you outdid yourself again!

Local haunt of the summer  Montreal’s No Name Bar. The classic cocktails, the 50s music, the banana leaf trees, the tuxedo’ed waiters, the slow moving fans… it’s just so Casablanca.

Ugh moment of the summer  It’s a tie would be a tie between getting blisters til I bleed on my way to a meeting, or not being to find a cab in the pouring rain and walking 30 blocks in what I’m pretty sure were garbage water puddles. Yuck.

Photo-op of the summer  This one.

Recipe of the summer  Watermelon salad. I ordered it, made it endlessly in all it’s varieties. Yum.

Destination of the summer  With 7 times and counting since May, this one goes out to NYC.

This is summer moment A crab boil with chef Chris Rendell of Surf Lodge and the Google Play Music team. We learned to make tuna tartare from the best!

Images via Instagram.

The Weekender: 08.21.15

The Weekender: 08.21.15 • on @SavvyHome

Happy Friday from sunny Montauk (hopefully it’s sunny—I wrote this post ahead)! I’m spending the weekend in out East with Lauren and Sam. We’re soaking up the beach one last time before summer’s end. On the agenda: a beach day at Gurney’s, doing a crab boil with Surf Lodge chef Chris Rendell (so excited about this!) some sun, some rosé and not much else!

We’re staying at Crow’s Nest for the first time and I’m so excited! If Sean MacPherson’s other hotels is any indication (you know The Ludlow, The Marlton…all my favorites) it’s going to be exquisite. A Hotel Life describes it as “British Colony in Africa, by way of Morocco, meets Montauk”. It’s pretty spot-on actually. I’m already a huge fan of their restaurant and their rosé & a blanket Tuesdays (it was a thing last summer).

I remember the place before MacPherson put its magic spin on it. Crow’s Nest was a really dark and gloomy fisherman’s-lair-themed restaurant where you went to eat lobster wearing a plastic bib and drink bottomless Long Island iced teas. Now that I think about it, it really looked like a crow’s nest. Oh how times have changed… And I’m not mad about it.

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WEEKEND SALES

The Ken Fulk for Pottery Barn collection is pretty fantastic as a whole, but I’m especially obsessed with the keyhole dresser collection, the Pommel bench and the quilted leather sectional (can you imagine indulging in the 7-piece U-shaped sectional)?

How cute is Johanna Ortiz’s Resort 2016 collection? I want to buy everything. —M’oda ‘Operandi

 

WEEKEND READING

I got sucked in to watching all Mean Tweets videos… Because we could all use a little positive criticism, right?

I freelance as an interior decorator… You know the Bowery Hotel?” Hah that sounds like me. —I-D

There are two kinds of people in this world… Which one are you? —2Kindsofpeople

What style of art is right for you? I got beach photography #leduh. —MyDomaine

Out of time. Literally, same (minus the team and the book deal). —Garance Doré

I had no clue that Tory Burch listened to The Wknd. —Tory Burch

7 stellar home design pinners you need to follow.  —MyDomaine

How to add style to your space with books. —Apartment34

Where to play and stay in Sag Harbor. —Guest of a Guest

Where to Drink Rosé-on-Tap in the Hamptons

Moby's East Hampton on @SavvyHome

 

“Yes, on-tap rosé makes this place pretty much automatically swoon-worthy…”

—Athena Calderone

 

Moby's East Hampton on @SavvyHome

Moby's East Hampton on @SavvyHome

Moby's East Hampton on @SavvyHome

Moby's East Hampton on @SavvyHome

Moby's East Hampton on @SavvyHome

Moby's East Hampton on @SavvyHome

 

Enter Moby’s: the Hamptons spot where you order rosé, Aperol Spritz and Dark & Stormies on tap. The food is farm-to-table with a Mediterranean flare: wood oven pizza, spaghettini and rock shrimp sourced right off the docks of Montauk, where Moby’s first pop-up restaurant—Moby Dick’s—used to be.

Owners Lincoln and Nick are two Aussies with a dedication to locally sourced food and a shared vision for a community focused restaurant. I can understand why so many Aussies set up shop in the East End (think of Aussie chef Chris Rendell at the Surf Lodge‘s Byron restaurant). Part of the reason why I keep coming back to Montauk, is specifically because it gives me a taste of my days spent in small laid-back Australian surf towns.

Chef Gary King is dedicated to painstakingly simple food and quality ingredients. “The quality is the part that’s most important, after that nothing matters”. The décor, just like the food, is unfussy and focused on quality (rather than quantity). Located in an 1800s farmhouse, Moby’s feels like you’re hanging out at someone’s home (someone with great taste and superior cooking skills that is).

Who wants to meet me at Moby’s for a late brunch? They had me at rosé-on-tap.

 

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Photography Sarah Elliott for Eye Swoon.