Crow’s Nest, Montauk

I recently read an article in Domino magazine about Sean MacPherson, a hotelier with properties in Manhattan, Los Angeles, and Montauk.

I recently read an article in Domino magazine about Sean MacPherson, a hotelier with properties in Manhattan, Los Angeles, and Montauk.  When one of the ladies in my office announced she’d be visiting Montauk, it reminded me of the article and of MacPherson’s restaurant there — The Crow’s Nest — and I suggested she make it one of her stops.  It reminds me of the Montauk of years past, before the area became more upscale.

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My dad always spent a lot of time in Montauk over the years.  The Crows Nest is one of those places that just exudes a casual summer vibe.  It’s a little gem of a place that makes you feel like it’s ok to walk in with bare feet and sand between your toes.  The decor is approachable, not overly decorated or precious.  Everywhere you look are lots of authentic things that give the restaurant a bohemian chic feel, all of if perfectly showcased by the surroundings and the incredible view.  I’m often drawn to this kind of raw simplicity.

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Dining at The Crow’s Nest is quite a treat.  The menu features fresh, local fare prepared with beautiful simplicity, letting the ingredients shine.  Seafood is the star of the menu, but you can also enjoy grass fed beef, lamb, and plenty of vegetarian options.  They have the greatest margaritas!

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To see the full menu or learn more about the Crow’s Nest, visit their website.

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Planters

One great way to incorporate greenery is with planters.

Sometimes the spring/summer season sneaks up on you, but you can’t neglect the task of beautifying your patio or deck.  One great way to incorporate greenery is with planters.  With such a range of sizes and styles available, you can really say something with planters.

axel medium sutherland furniture

pennoyer newman industrial planter

 

cubist fiber planter from terrain

When choosing planters, you can find something that provides contrast or select pieces that blend with the architecture, outdoors or indoors.  There is such a variety of textures, colors, and shapes of planters –big pots filled with gorgeous plants make a major statement in a great room or sun room.  Or, you can group smaller planters together on a wall, the stairs, or a console.

great lakes rectangular planter

artisan series planter

riverside sheet metal zinc planter

You can further customize planters with what you fill them with.  The contents of your planters have just as much potential for variety, from flowers and herbs to trees and tall grasses.  When choosing plants, take into consideration their height, texture, and color.  Some plants repel pests while others make pleasant sounds when the wind moves through them.

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williams sonoma reclaimed redwood planters

How do you decorate with planters?

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My Personal Collection on The Local Vault

This collection is an eclectic mix of beautiful living room items, all available for purchase through The Local Vault.

It’s been a year since my family and I sold our charming 1940’s center hall colonial, a home and life full of so many rich memories.  It’s time for a new start and we are about to begin our journey.  While collaborating with The Local Vault recently, I considered what to do with the trove of items from our house. They are great pieces and served a wonderful role in my family’s life, but like anyone I want to shed some of the old and start new.  What to do with them? Well, sell them of course! One thing many people do not know about me is that I am not sentimental about certain things, especially once I have enjoyed them.  I can easily let go and move on after they served a purpose and I have grown from their use.  Plus, change is good for the soul.  You can peruse my collection and hopefully something you’d love to have in your own home will catch your eye.  Everything has a wonderful spirit and I am thrilled for someone else to take pleasure in these pieces.
The complete curated living room.
The complete curated living room.
Pair of vintage petite arm chairs.
Pair of vintage petite arm chairs.
Callisto Home Lavender Linen Pillow
Callisto Home Lavender Linen Pillow
Egret Oil Painting
Egret Oil Painting
Zebra Print Stenciled Cowhide Rug
Zebra Print Stenciled Cowhide Rug
George Smith style love seat.
George Smith style love seat.
Urban Electric Floor Lamp
Urban Electric Floor Lamp
Toile Linen Credenza from Studio A
Toile Linen Credenza from Studio A

You can see the full collection and shop online here.

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Serendipity: Women in Business

I’m really proud to be part of Serendipity Magazine’s Women in Business feature.

I’m really proud to be part of Serendipity Magazine’s Women in Business feature.  It’s humbling to be included in this group of inspiring and talented businesswomen!  You can see the full editorial in the June 2016 issue.  Enjoy!

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