I’m still reeling from an amazing week in the Hamptons, where 11 female-owned brands came together for a very special two-day pop-up and dinner party that we dubbed “Hideaway Hamptons.”
As I get more and more established in my art career, it has become even more important to connect with other female entrepreneurs. It’s inspiring and fun to share war stories, ideas, concerns, inspiration and more with one another. This week was about exactly that: collaboration, connection and inspiration.
I wanted to share a quick recap and photos from our event, which is still imprinted on my mind and will be for months to come!
As I mentioned in my previous post, Hideaway Hamptons was born from an idea that Sue Sartor and I dreamed up over dinner at the Southern C Summit this past February. It was amazing to see our kernel of an idea come to life. We took over the Reform Club’s 21 House in Amagansett and created a display of fashion, home and art treasures throughout the gardens of this gorgeous property. We each coordinated our rentals in advance, and were super organized about where each of us would set up our wares. We hit the jackpot with the weather and were lucky enough to have perfect, sunny but not stifling days.
On Tuesday night, we brought together influencers and press for a special dinner to toast our collective brands and celebrate a successful first day of Hideaway Hamptons. The tablescape was “Garden Party Chic” at its best, with a jaw-dropping collection of pink and green items.
Sue Sartor and Dondolo debuted their new collaboration at the event, which includes tableware and made our gorgeous tablescape really pop. Berner & Co added so many fun details to the table including these sphere candles, which were absolutely stunning in person. Estelle Colored Glass supplied all of the gorgeous wine glasses and champagne flutes, which truly made the table sing with color. Julia Amory supplied the gorgeous sage green block print tablecloths which really set the tone for the whole look.
Janet O’Brien Caterers, who actually catered my wedding at the same venue back in 2014, prepared a fabulous farm-to-table dinner of Miso Salmon, a local arugula, tomato and burrata salad, and yummy shared side dishes like corn concasse and a wild rice salad with orange supremes. La Fete Rose sponsored our dinner and provided the yummiest, lightest Cote de Provence rose.
We wrapped up Day 2 of Hideaway Hamptons with a second full day of shopping and mingling and I re-merchandised some of my art to really make an impact on the garden lawn.
Now I head back to Austin with a full heart and many new ideas for my business and collaborations. Who knows, maybe Hideaway Hamptons will make its second annual appearance next summer. Stay tuned!
Photography credit: Madeline Javier