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CV Travel Diary: NYC & The Hamptons

My trip to Europe this summer was bookended by New York City and Long Island. Pre-euro-family-vacation, I stayed at The Highline Hotel and took the free Shinola bikes each morning along the Westside Highway as far as I could go, which this morning (below) was as far as the Peking - the extremely large, four-masted barque docked at South Street Seaport. unnamed-1 Here's another pause I took on a morning ride - Statue of Liberty in the distance. Like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Lady Liberty is always exciting to see. unnamed-2 Our Nolita shop was looking good with the special edition Weekender in turquoise with natural leather handles and some other goodies like our Oui tank top. unnamed-3 As stated above, I've been staying occasionally at the Highline Hotel. I love all the little hidden areas like the little vestibule below. unnamed-4 After a few days in New York, I headed to Long Island...for a few days each time. unnamed Pre-Europe, I attended a beautiful dinner party al fresco in East Hampton hosted by Goop and Net-a-Porter. unnamed-5 Gwyneth's team at Goop (below) - a group of good looking ladies. unnamed-6 Had the pleasure of sitting across from Cynthia Rowley and her beautiful daughter. unnamed-8 The evening's entertainment. unnamed-9 Post-Euro-vacay, I went to Long Island to have a little in-store event at Steven Alan, East Hampton. Lizzie and I spent the afternoon hand-monogramming a special edition beach bag in-store. It turned out to be a really fun event - meeting customers as well as painting in front of them, was cool. I'd definitely do it again! unnamed-1 The proceeds from the event went to Every Mother Counts - the organization that Christy Turlington founded, which raises money to improve maternal health around the globe. It was awesome that Christy and her sister Kelly stopped by the event as well! unnamed-2 Also, Christy's cute friend Leilani Bishop stopped by and picked up a Maman Je T'aime tote. unnamed-3 Lizzie and I had way more orders than could be finished while we were at the shop, so we decamped to our friend, Theresa's dining room table and painted into the wee hours of the night listening to reggae and drinking a little red wine. It seemed like torture, but somehow was really fun and was a night we'll remember for a long time. :) unnamed-4 xxcv

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