We are so thrilled to be out in the Hamptons for a big wedding that we are photographing this weekend. The client is fantastic and so kind and we are crossing our fingers for continued warm weather. What a treat it is to be able to stay at my aunt’s home, and to be in such a beautiful place this time of year. We drove down from Martha’s Vineyard and took four ferries, my favorite was crossing Shelter Island where we stopped for lunch at Marie Eiffel — delicious!
Marders sets the standard of elegance with its nursery and garden shop and is always one of my favorite places to stop while we are here. There is still a wealth of options for planting this fall before the cold sets in (the roots need six weeks to settle) up here but of course we have an extended season down south. It made me feel very excited as we are completely re-doing our back garden in Charleston and I love the combinations presented up here. Here are some photographs from inside the garden store which is jam packed with books, candles, soaps, seeds, children’s toys, and silk flowers:
This time I picked up silk peonies and roses (seen in the first photograph) for our office. I don’t often opt for flowers that aren’t real but these ones are exceptional and can extend the peony season which is all too short, and are of course far less maintenance for a space which we are very in and out of as we travel so often. I do wish that I could take home some of these hydrangea trees which are so bountiful:
I am very much hoping to return over Thanksgiving weekend when they turn the barn into a party with live music, cider and cookies — apparently extremely fun for families and I am sure absolutely charming. Xx