Despite the strange weather during Memorial weekend (rain, 45 degrees, sun, 70 degrees) I had a blast exploring old and new territories. Here's my roundup -quite edited, actually- of the best things I saw from Southampton to Amagansett (next time I'll make it to Montauk).
I was quite fascinated with "A View with a Room", the show that Eric Firestone is exhibiting in his gallery in East Hampton until June 10. It was curated by Robert Stilin showing primarily pieces by Eric Cahan, Gregory Johnston, and John Messinger. The whole exhibit was created to show the interplay between art and interior design (inseparable siblings that fill my days and nights) and the furniture and objects were all exceptional.
Two stores took my heart (and my eye): the brand new Missoni Home in Southampton and the branch that Custom Cool Rugs opened in Sag Harbor. Missoni Home has always been a favorite of mine and this is their first store in the US. Cheerful, colorful and always oh, so chic, the selection in the store is ample, the backyard is divine and everyone who works there seems to be elated (my philosophy that living with color makes people younger and happier gets proven one more time). Custom Cool has simply some of the most beautiful hand-knotted rugs I've seen in my life. And everything is customizable. Yes, please.
Figue opened a pop-up store in Southampton and everything they have inside resonates with me. And I mean, EVERYTHING. The lovely gypset, Stephanie Von Watzdorf, is the founder and creative designer of this boho-chic line of clothing and accessories inspired by her summers in Italy, her trips to Morocco, Mexico, India, Turkey and anywhere else where craftsmanship and intricate beadwork are the rule. I could not resist a caftan-dress all embroidered with birds and floral pattern inspired by traditional Mexican wedding dresses. I love Figue's Hamptons pop-up so much, I could move in!