The Maidstone

Take the Long Island Expressway and head east; Destination: Hamptons. The lonely winter streets of this getaway transforms in the summer to host a plethora of individuals trying to experience what New Yorkers call home for the summer. Think Park Avenue but with tennis whites and ban de soleil. The Hamptons has already established itself to be the vacation spot of the creme de la creme and the very expensive zip code hosts the summer houses of many celebrities and socialites. Let me take you to 207 Main street East Hampton, New York. A fabulous Scandinavian lifestyle hotel with a structure dating back to the 17th century. This hotel was first used as an Inn in the mid 20’s welcoming the powerful and elite making it a fashionable destination and THE summer spot.  It was bought in 2008 by a Swedish hotelier Mrs. Jenny Ljungberg, and shortly after the purchase it became an iconic must see.

I had the prestigious opportunity to rest my new york fatigued self for a short weekend and I can assure you of its marvel. It took you back to this great Gatsby era where luxury and socializing replaced daily calorie intake. The hotel promotes an atmosphere of comfortability with a dose of youth.  My assertion: the hotel oozes an ambience of champagne, tiaras and meditation. Their eco friendly environment makes up the fabric of this location with a Natura water filtration system that recycles and reuses the water intake. The fabulous  kitchen and housekeeping staff also utilize 100% organic cleaning products to minimize the harm done to our delicate eco system. They encourage the use of green forms of transport including their collection of Kronan red bicycles available to guests, free of charge.

To synchronize with the hotel and the summer Hampton’s vibe I decided to do a very preppy look. Here I’m  wearing my mint trousers from Ted Baker paired with a simple white button down white shirt from American Apparel. On top of the shirt giving a very Chuck Bass playing croquet kind of look my vest sweater from Burberry that actually has royal blue and mint strips on the v cut of the sweater. Matching perfectly with the tones were my 80’s inspired sunnies from Oliver Peoples to keep me from those hot summer rays out of my sight. Last but not least, the Louis Vuitton school clutch with a attention catcher chocolate color scheme and my brown leather Birkenstock was  a match made in Hamptons heaven.

All in all c/o The Maidestone is not a stop along the way; it’s a destination so if you ever go to the Hamptons don’t hesitate and take a sunbath in their fabulous garden with a glass of bellini or two ( or three definitely stop counting after two).

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Style the Stars and Stripes 

Are the fireworks over?

Hope you didn’t miss yesterday’s celebration. The 4th of July is not only about a hot dog or a beer so if you partied and had a great time with the fam or friends here you can learn 10 interesting facts about what we celebrated yesterday!!

#10 The Declaration of Independence was signed by 70 year old Benjamin Franklin.

#9 Harvard was the educator of 7 out of 8 signers.

#8 China produces about 87.5% (2.8 million) U.S. flags sold in the United States.

#7 China produces about 97% (190.7 million) of firework used in the U.S.

#6 About 150 million hot dogs are eaten on July 4th.

#5 The oldest 4th of July celebration is in Bristol Rhode Island; it began in 1785.

#4 July 4th 1801 was the White House first celebration party.

#3 English drinking song “To Anacreon in Heaven” is the founder of the National Anthem.

#2 The words “under God” were added to the Pledge of Allegiance until 1954.

#1 This year was the United States of America’s 239th bday. (Looking good America)


  
  
  
  

Style the Stars and Stripes Farfetch competition wearing:

TOPMAN shirt, TED BAKER shorts, BIRKENSTOCK sandals, HERMES scarf, YLIANA YEPEZ clutch, OLIVER PEOPLES sunnies

Denim Day

Sorry for the silent treatment kiddies but I’ve been MIA for a lot of reasons. The most important is that I was finding new and exciting places for you. Those shenanigans will come on the blog soon but for now check us out.
Back in New York City and the weather is on point, sunny days with refreshing nights the perfect combo. So for todays post we are all wearing denim, the perfect fabric that transitions from warm to cool weather in no time. My complete look is made up by different shades of denim fabric. My denim shirt from Ted Baker went perfectly with my Hudson jeans and to transition from warm to cool my denim jacket from Hollister was the perfect match. This denim jacket has extra value for me because it was a gift from my aunt ages ago, recently I discovered it roaming around my closet and it was an instant love. Last but not least you know I am a huge fan for accessorizing so to continue with the denim fever my Chanel graffiti backpack was the perfect item missing. Adding a little pop to the denim ensemble my purple Adidas x Pharrell Williams were the right amount of color and on my eyes the classic Dior so real sunnies that blended perfectly with all that denim.

Check out my awesome friends Igee Okafor and McLavin Style for more looks!!

Pics by: Lui Val