Porch swing. There's one on the other side too. Lots of symmetry.
Just love the detail.
So around the corner to the left of the front porch is a lovely portico which had a gorgeous lantern all lit up, in the day.....as you do...
Ok, way over my word and image limit so 25 words or less....the rest of my day.... I kid...as if I can stick to less than 25!
I caught the Jitney bus up from NYC with a bunch of quiet, frowny folk. Very serious and not engaging at all...so as there was free Wi Fi on the bus and the Long Island expressway was pretty boring, I chatted to my loyal instagram friends and answered emails via my iPad.
Can you tell he was a real Butler in a previous life?!I was collected at the station by the delightful owner of the B&B where I am staying (photos and details to come) and taken on a surprise tour of Sourhampton! I tell you, there is only one place to stay in Southampton, and I'm staying in it! The hospitality is beyond measure and it started before I left our shores! Chris drove me down all the streets that I will be investigating on my bike tomorrow...showed me where to find all the mansions (yeah, like everywhere)...and even took me to 2 beaches so I know how to find my way there tomorrow.
Zoom on the iPhone! I was miles away!
Pretty damn good even if I say so myself.
I even got to frolick on one beach and snap a couple of photos. I was pinching myself, looking up that beach, dotted with sprawling mansions. I was in one of my inspiration pictures that I keep as a screen saver! It was so beautiful as the wind was picking up for a storm. I felt like Dianne Keaton on the beach in Something's Gotta Give!
...and lane way!
The Ralph Lauren store in Southampton deserves a post all of its own.
Stay tuned tomorrow morning...well, tonight for you!
So tomorrow I explore this beautiful village by bike. I will be having a later start than usual, as breakfast is served at a very civilised 9.30am, in the English country garden, at this establishment........after tea and the papers being served at 7am. Probably will do me good to take it easy for a morning.
This beautiful place also deserves a post of it's own so I will treat you to that when I am back in New York. I am staying here only 2 nights so I will have to get my skates on tomorrow to get up to the Hampton Designer Showhouse in Millport too. Going by bike. Hope they welcome windswept, hillbilly Aussies on bikes!
I must sleep! The words on this page are blurry. My eyes are sliding off my face.
Sweet dreams! Mine are. First time in years! Sweet as.
Oh and PS, I publish a lot of instagram photos during each day when I can find free Wi Fi ..... so head on over to 'thehouseambuilt' to catch more photos of this heavenly place!