June 23, 2014

{WANDERLUST} Camp Kate Spade in The Hamptons


As a child, I desperately wanted to go to sleepaway camp. I was obsessed with the images of camp out of Salute Your Shorts and Camp Nowhere and was pretty much positive that the camps my classmates were going to each summer were a pretty close approximation of the ones that Andrew Keegan secretly ran. My parents, always using any opportunity to instill good work ethic and strong academics, instead preferred that the "summer camps" I went to take a much more stern approach in the vein of algebra, reading comprehension, and writing. Of course, I understand and appreciate why they favored the academic route, but it was hardly the most appealing and fun way for 10-year-old-me to spend her summers.
A couple of weeks ago, when my friends at Kate Spade asked me to join them in the Hamptons for #CampKateSpade to celebrate the opening of their East Hampton's store, I was obviously thrilled. It was, thankfully, nothing like Camp Anawanna, and instead the most perfectly planned three-day adventure with some of my favorite magazine editrixes.  Every little detail was thought out - including putting Kate Spade touches in all of our rooms (like a candle at the nightstand, a vase full of peonies, an embroidered robe, and a 2 Park Avenue Babe bag filled with all the necessities for the weekend - from bug spray to beach towels). Their team literally thought of e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, and the getaway became the best case study in How To Throw Any Kind of Party Flawlessly. And no shade to my friends who spent their summers at Riverway or Camp Ramah, but I'm pretty much positive this was better.





Throughout the course of the weekend, we played board games and Cards Against Humanity and watched the horse races in the decked out penthouse, watched Troop Beverly Hills with a roaring camp fire and glasses upon glasses of rosé, did Yoga on the lawn, had a dinner party at Tutto il Giorni with Kate Spade creative director Deborah Lloyd, toured the new Kate Spade East Hamptons shop (which is full of exclusive styles, from handbags and accessories to dinnerware only available at their Newton Lane location), lunched at Babette's (watermelon mimosas and a heavenly quinoa bowl!), went to the beach for paddleboarding, suntanning, and swimming, cooked s'mores by the campfire... It was, genuinely, one of the most fun weekends ever. I'm feeling especially grateful that this is one of the perks that comes along with my job; is this real life?! 

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Kate Spade's Hamptons boutique is centrally located at 17 Newton Lane, East Hampton, NY.





{Above: Lobster Necklace c/o Tatty Devine, Gem Sandals, Heart Clutch, Straw Hat, Striped Dress, Pink Sunnies}





{Above: Smoke & Mirrors Corbin c/o Kate Spade, "Eat Cake for Breakfast" iPhone Case}





{Above: Shop the KSNY Charlotte Street Collection}


{Inside KSNY East Hampton}


29 comments:

  1. Everything loooks perfect but that "Fancy another?" tray is simply fantastic! Oh, and that "darling" print! Can I move to that camp now?
    xx,
    E.
    www.theslowpace.com

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  2. My goodness, this looks fun! I also used to dream about those American summer camps (in Australia, they didn't exist, so I also had to go through weeks of extra-curricular academic classes in my summer breaks), and this looks like the perfect manifestation of those camps of my dreams (for grown-ups). Hope you had the most wonderful time.
    P.S. Those floral heels and all the homewards!!!!
    Briony xx

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  3. CAMP ANAWANNA! I wish I could put an emoji here with hearts for its eyes. Likewise - my parents never sent to me to camp, despite my childhood being filled with Troop Beverly Hills, Camp Nowhere, Salute Your Shorts & Bug Juice. Sigh - one of the many, many things I resent my parents for depriving me of!



    For a grown up lady-gal, that looks about as heavenly as summer camp can get. All that's missing are a couple of hottie life guards to flirt with!

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  4. These pictures are beautiful! I love when a brand can translate itself so well across anything & everything like KS.

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  5. Now this is what I call "glamping!" Fabulous.

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  6. i wanna go and never leave that place

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  7. So classy, so colorful, so Kate Spade. Love all the stripes. More so, the look on Frankie's face with the flamingo lineup. Not to mention her pose on the sofa. Adorable .

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  8. Jordan - Queen of LAJune 24, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    holy mother. i am so jeal. the entire weekend looks pink and sparkly and striped and heavenly.


    let me now say that as a homesick child i went to camp ramah ONCE and cried the entire time. years later we took a family vacation to maui and as we pulled up to the grand wailea resort i said from the backseat of the rental car, "if camp ramah looked like THIS i would go for the whole summer!"

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  9. Your pup looks about as excited as you probably were to be there!

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  10. What a place! My goodness it is incredible!

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  11. It was so amazing!! I don't want to make people jealous but I seriously had the best time.

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  12. I KNOW. Adult summer camp should definitely be a thing.

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  13. Isn't it great?! I think they might make their prints/artwork in house or use found objects, but the tray is available on their site, here: http://bit.ly/1iGrVBs

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  14. I wish you had been there!! I love the floral heels, they're exclusive to their stores and SO cute. A couple of the girls on the trip got them!

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  15. I'm soooooo happy other people are getting the tv/movie references. I was worried I was aging myself for a bit, there.. Alas...


    In retrospect I really appreciate that my parents focused so much on academics, but at the time I HATED it. Hindsight is 20/20!

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  16. That's my lil baby!! instagram.com/francoisethepug

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  17. HAHA. Fortunately there were also real beds. And air conditioning. And showers. And rosé. :D

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  18. I think that's one of the things I appreciate so much about Kate Spade. The branding and messaging are SO consistent, and the voice is so strong and really transcends the actual products and literal branding/identity design.

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  19. Frankie fit in very, very well. I think I might need to buy a little sweater for her and tailor it to her puppy proportions.

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  20. THIS IS THE BEST ANECDOTE EVER.

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  21. I know! I'm so grateful I got to experience it - it was a blast.

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  22. Wow! How fun! Kate Spade has so many pretty things and good ideas. This place looks amazing - I would love to go there some day. Thanks for the virtual visit!

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  23. Thanks! But they don't ship to Germany... Sad face :(

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  24. OMG!! I want to go there and never, never come back!! It looks like phantasy land!! http://www.payless4brands.com

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