Officially, spring is still here, despite the fact that it may already feel like summer. Of course, the summer solstice is not too far away, which means lazy days at the beach, playing tennis or golf, getting together with friends or just relaxing. Our "Best of Season" this year offers suggestions on how to spend five different days and nights to experience the best the area has to offer. Be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine so you can start planning your summer.
One of the ways I truly enjoy the Hamptons is seeing how people live out here. The Ludeses' East Hampton residence, which originally was a weekend and summer getaway, has turned into a year-round refuge. Wolfgang and Antonia, in addition to being the parents of a three-year-old, are constantly busy with their artistic and business endeavors. Both are photographers, he of fashion fame. (His photography show is on at the Keszler Gallery in Southampton through the end of June.) Like many artists, they chose a peaceful and reflective environment for their interiors and surrounding landscape. See for yourself in the online feature.
The landscape is one of the things that drew Jack Pearson to Huntington Cottage (HC&G, August 1, 2006). In this issue we look further at the house's lush landscape, pool and idyllic pool house that he carved out of the property. His longtime partner, interior designer Adam Leskinen, further transformed what Pearson calls his "garden studio" into a serene oasis.
With so much going on this summer, still take time to relax. May you find inspiration and enjoyment in this issue, both online and on paper.
Barbara L. Dixon