Monday, September 12, 2011

hampton classic - part 2

Have I ever mentioned 
how much I enjoy
the Hampton Classic?
 I have?
Well, it's true.
It is one of my favorite events 
of the summer.
I love everything about it.

I love the excitement
that's palpable in the VIP tent.

I love watching the skilled riders
on majestic horses.

I love the table decorations
and delicious food.

I love seeing the politicians and celebrities.

Mayor Bloomberg

The first time I attended 
was five years ago.
I knew no one.
Not a soul.
Over the years, 
it was comforting to get to know the people
John works with. 
Then, I began to identify some of the local community.
Now, it's most enjoyable
because when I attend the event
I recognize many familiar faces
along with some of my dearest friends.

This was my best year yet!

We enjoyed stopping by Wolffer's  private tasting room.

Wolffer's table was, as usual, perfection 
- thanks to Sue Calden.

The Stunning White Horse Label

Lunch was delightful

The beautiful lady behind the flowers is Tamara Mellon.

and the company even better.

Federico Sztyrle

John & Dennis Shaughnessy

We were invited to stop by 
the exclusive FTI "chalet."

They had Wolffer rose'
engraved with the FTI logo
as favors

along with
great gift bags.

It was exciting to visit
somewhere new
and to see the course from
a fresh perspective.

And at the end of the day,
we headed over to
the Gerstel-Ringelsteins
for an after party of
Champagne & Cake.

By the way...
have I ever told you how much I love the Classic?


  1. I recently found your blog and I LOVE it!!! I spent some time in the Hamptons over the summer and it’s such a magical place. It looks like you had a wonderful time at the Hampton Classic...those tablescapes are absolutely gorgeous and you look great in your J. McLaughlin dress! xx

  2. Thank you so much! I had never really thought J. McLaughlin was for me, but now I can't wait to get another dress. Great fit, fabric, and style - timeless. Maybe we'll cross paths next summer!

  3. So fun to get a glimpse into your 'other life.' Loved these photos!

  4. Thank you! I love your blog for inspiration!