I’m happy to say that I nearly always become friends with my clients – the fact is, it does help that clients tend to be thrilled with the interiors I create for them! As a result, I often receive some very nice offers – like a recent invitation from some super chic client/friends of mine to spend the weekend in South Hampton. Needless to say. the Vuitton was packed and I was hopping on the Jitney in no time!
Our friend-clients in the Hamptons are the most generous and gracious of hosts – and they spare no effort to make their guests comfortable. In preparation for such occasions, I do take care to organize a few fabulous ensembles, and I always try to be at my genial best. As the Duchess of Windsor once said: “If you accept a dinner invitation you have the moral obligation to be amusing.” Being well dressed, to me, should be included in said moral obligation!
There, we were treated to the most delicious food, wonderful wines, most entertaining and stimulating conversation, and plenty of lounging by the property’s pool. It is no coincidence that our friends’ estate is named “Sheer Bliss!” We also thoroughly enjoyed the compulsory cocktail hour (Pimms cups in hand) and croquet played on the front lawn surrounded by monumental privet hedges and hydrangea bushes. Again, sheer bliss.
Day one (at top) found me dressed for croquet and a later dinner in a Tom Ford mango silk “Spencer” jacket, royal and white dot print shirt and a royal and white silk pocket square, Seaman Schepps pearl and pale blue sapphire cuff links, vintage Rolex, white jeans by Uniqlo, Ralph Lauren royal blue suede espadrilles, and my fragrance is Creed Orange Spice.
For day two (see below), I dressed for more croquet and yet another fabulous dinner in a Polo Ralph Lauren cream cotton cable knit shawl collar sweater, linen pinstripe pants and orange suede espadrilles, Michael Bastian for Uniqlo navy cotton pique polo shirt, Tom Ford royal and white silk scarf, vintage Rolex, rope belt by Orlebar Brown, and my fragrance is Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi.