The Hamptons

The beauty of living in New York is that sometimes if you just hold out enough hope, dreams come true. I’d had in my head since I got there that I wanted to spend 4th July in the Hamptons. I tried everything I could to make it happen, but in the end rounding up people and a place (that was within budget) just proved impossible.

But I never let go of the idea that I would be in the Hamptons for 4th July. I just didn’t believe it wouldn’t be true.

However with 4 days to go, we still had no plan, no where to stay and no money. Until…..my roomie got a surprise invitation to a partner at her law firm’s house for the whole weekend, plus friends, for free.

BELIEVE IN YOUR DREAMS PEOPLE.

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So we packed some bags and jumped on the (seriously overcrowded) train east to South Hampton.

Boy did we hit the jackpot. The place was gorgeous; I felt like I’d stepped into an episode of Gossip Girl, or a magazine spread for 25 Beautiful Homes.

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The first port of call was the pool of course..

Getting out of the hot, stuffy, city streets to this was just bliss!

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Our hosts were so sweet, and prepared a welcome BBQ for us – our contribution being a vodka infused watermelon of course.

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After eating, in proper Hamptons style, we took the bikes out to explore the town, and of course the beach.

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And what would be a visit to Cooper’s beach without oggling all the giant houses?

Southhampton you are the one

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*puts this house on Christmas wish list*

Then we ate take away pizza for dinner because who can be classy all the time?

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The next day was 4th, so after relaxing by the pool again, we set off to a lovely little bakery to pick up some pastries for breakfast, and watch the traditional parade.

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4th July Snapchat filter mandatory.

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After filling up on pastries and watching the (super weird, totally American) parade, we stopped back at the house to start prep for the BBQ.

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Patriotic cake of course. Burgers and hotdogs, of course.

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And lots of wine…duh.

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We were also graced with one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen, followed by a garden glowing with fireflies.

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No filter!

Unfortunately we had to leave the next day, but not before stopping at another BBQ in another gorgeous Hamptons house.

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It was such a wonderful weekend, and a true escape from the craziness of New York. Always have faith that stuff will figure itself out!

 

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