A quick weekend in New York City bore fruit to some superb eateries, to include Palma in the West Village. Traditional Italian cuisine was paired with a lively garden terrace to include blooms of roses, casablanca lilies, herbs and the like. Candles flickered while the room danced with soft conversation. A C&C Approval, rightfully earned. Follow them along on Instagram: @palmanyc
Dare I say, the final days of summer are at our door. Hurricane Hermine is working up the coast and people are firming up their weekend plans with keen eyes on the storm radar. It’s hard to believe we are here. Nonetheless, enjoy what is left of our beloved summer. Bon Weekend & Happy Labor Day!
I just love this loo – the mix and match of art, stripes and old world charm. It has my vote.
Photo by Simon Upton @simonuptonphotos | Design: Frank de Biasi and Gene Meyer
An adventure this weekend reconfirmed my notion of summer. Cuttyhunk, in my opinion, is the epitome of an idyllic summertime landscape. Cuttyhunk is the outermost island of the Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts, just 1.5 miles long, who plays host to 52 full-time residents and a bounty of boaters and island hoppers in the warmer months. There are hardly any cars on the island, but plenty of golf carts driven by those carefree inhabitants. Rugged rugosa shrubs scatter the perimeter of the picturesque harbor and beaches, and historic homes dot the lush hills. Any spot on the island offers a special vantage point, whether it may be sand, architecture or a glimpse of the nearby Vineyard Sound. The surrounding waters have been known for shipwrecks and a plethora of striped bass for eager fishermen. Above are a few captures from the excursion.
My sister Caroline has a knack for creating some of the most effortlessly beautiful cheese plates. Follow along her creations at @cheesebycarol on Instagram.