SUMMER Must Haves

DRIVE ME HAPPY The 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet features a new design line that reveals details unconstrained by convention. The acoustic folding roof helps absorb unwanted noise and can be raised at up to 31 mph, letting you keep your hands on the wheel and the wind in your hair. Top up or down, the Audi A5 Cabriolet is the Ultimate Hamptons ride. Test drive it at AUDI SOUTHAMPTON’s spectacular new showroom 51 Montauk Highway, Southampton NY 631.283.0888

- Southampton Audi 705 County Rd 39A, Southampton www.southamptonaudi.com

 

Is your haute Hamptons home prepped for a summer of style? Changing up the bedding in the master bedroom, or adding new pops of color, pattern and texture can give a guest room a mini makeover. Designer Judy Ross offers the perfect pieces in her new collection exclusively available at the Garnet Hill boutique in Bridgehampton.

  Bridgehampton architect Preston T. Phillips has never been afraid to GO BOLD when he goes home! With a discerning roster of tastemaker clients including fashion designer Regina Kravitz, whom he designed a summer home in Southampton for, and painter Lowell Nesbitt, for whom he created the ultimate upstate New York country house. “Modernist Design has always interested me,” says Preston. “I moved to NYC to work with Paul Rudolph as his apprentice, so that pretty much says it all. I do however love old buildings, particularly houses. As in people, one can, and should, learn a great deal from older homes.”

“What better way is there to celebrate Old Man Winter than with a good, old-fashioned fire in the snowy woods?” shares designer Astrid Insieme of Insieme House, who recently designed a permanent fire pit area in the backyard of her A-Frame country home, cast amidst a path of concrete pavers. “The process was relatively straightforward until, a freak snowstorm hit – with no forecast in sight – about twelve hoursafter we had poured the final round of concrete in the form! We rigged some heat lamps and covered the pit to keep the temperature above freezing so that the concrete would cure properly and we completed the project in two days.” Even with arctic temperatures and snowdrifts on the landscape, as long as the wine is flowing, there’s plenty of sustainable warmth to enjoy a winter wonderland. Astrid shares her easy to follow visual chronology of the fire pit project, below: