I like to think I'm too young to be a veteran of anything, but I suppose it must be said that I'm a veteran of what people in the magazine industry call shelter publications. You know, those glossy compendia of sumptuous interiors and stunning architecture that make people dream and inspire them to action. (You're reading one now.) For the better part of 20 years I have worked as an editor for a variety of shelter mags, from trad (House Beautiful) to fine-tuned (Elle Décor), along with extended forays at the star-crossed (In Style Home) and the service-oriented (Real Simple). For me, magazines represent the ideal coalescence between words and visuals, and as a lifelong fan of design and decoration, I simply can't get enough.
So I couldn't be more thrilled to be editing HC&G. I have been reading this wonderful publication since its inception, and I'm honored to have the opportunity to bring you more beautiful Hamptons interiors and jaw-dropping architecture, whether they be tiny saltboxes or tasteful McMansions (not always an oxymoron, I've happily discovered). A good shelter magazine is not just about pretty homes but about how people live in them, so look, too, for extended coverage on food and entertaining, gardening and features on the amazing craftspeople who make the East End such a compelling corner of the world. More than anything, this magazine is about community and the unique array of people who call the Hamptons home. Enjoy the issue—and in the spirit of community, let me know what you think!
Editor in Chief
When summer rolls around, I head to the Wölffer Wine Stand in Sagaponack for amazing wine and vineyard views—if you can't get to Napa or the Loire Valley, I highly recommend it. Want more ideas for summer fun? See Style Setters and check out what your fellow Hamptonites like to do.