What do wine and Handbags have in common?
Women ADORE both.
This spring I was able to experience these passions blending at the Historic Maidstone Inn in East Hampton, where I have been a persistent guest for the past 2 months.
Front Porch at The Maidstone
Everything about the Maidstone is stylish, and fun, including it's self proclaimed "Soul Manager and Passionate Foodista" Sophie Berlin. (shown here with her sweet puppy).
Hanging at the Cozy Bar
Sophie and her husband have brought a mid-century Scandanavian vibe to this nineteenth century inn, suffusing it with color, comfort, and pizazz. Their dining room cuisine rivals our favorite Napa Valley haunts in it's fresh and inspired offerings.
Last month, Sophie's friend, and PR dynamo Mia Nevado teamed up for a night of socializing, shopping, and of course, drinking a little wine. It was at this fun event that I met Joey Wolffer,
a chic boho girl, after my own heart. Joey and her brother Marc have taken over management of the Wolffer Estate Vineyard in East Hampton. Their summer rose portfolio and Friday night parties are legendary. And, Joey makes handbags! Her Handbags are unique, expressive, and made by hand with lots of heart.
Linda and Joey taking a break at The Maidstone
I couldn't resist a black suede shoulder-to-clutch
with metallic embroidery and big tassels (so Yves St Laurent!)
Meanwhile, back on the left coast, PEARL has two fabulous spring bags just arrived from Figue in shop. Either of these handmade totes will perk up your spring and summer basics. Come and get yours before they're gone!
And watch for a new batch of coveted Falorni bags arriving at PEARL soon.