Tuesday, February 16, 2010


It's my first give away and I'm so excited! I want to send out a big thank you to all my wonderful readers for your support and readership since I began Hampton Hostess this past summer. I absolutely love reading your wonderfully witty and thoughtful comments, so please keep them coming! Most of all, I've enjoyed the opportunity to make so many fabulous new friends. I'm thrilled to inaugurate my first giveaway, Tell Me Something Good- three winners will have a choice from four fantastic books that I believe epitomize the best in Hampton's architecture, classic interior design and entertaining.


Weekend Utopia: Modern Living In The Hamptons by Alastair Gordon, chronicles the evolution of the modern beach house on the once rural eastern end of Long Island and offers revealing insights into the culture that went along with it.

Although Smith's book is not a Hampton design book per se, his sophisticated and comfortable design aesthetic, coupled with pages of thoughtful ideas, practical advice and gorgeous rooms, make this book a must read for design enthusiasts everywhere.

Houses Of  The Hamptons, 1880-1930, by Gary Lawrence and Anne Surchin, lead the reader on a tour of a bygone era with an in-depth look at more than 30 magnificent homes created by some of American's leading architects. The book is filled with beautiful photos, floor plans and rare archival images of some of the most magnificent homes on the east end of Long Island.

Barefoot Contessa Back To Basics: Fabulous Flavor From Simple Ingredients by Ina Garten is a classic and essential cookbook which focuses on cooking techniques, great recipes and tips on entertaining in Ina's elegant and easy entertaining style. Everything in this book is simply made and simply delicious!

Here's how to enter-
-Make sure you are a follower, either through this blog, or my Facebook page
-Leave a comment, either mention your favorite HH post or tell me what you would like to read more about in Hampton Hostess, remember to include your email
-If you Tweet or Post about this giveaway, then you can enter again

Three winners will be chosen at random to win one of the books, your choice.
Good luck! The give away will be open until Tuesday, February 23rd at 11 pm EST.


Sharon said...

One of my favorite postings was last month's Entertaining with Ina Garten's casual style. I also enjoy your posts on your entertaining. You did one on making appetizers with puff pastry, prosciutto & parmesan cheese... perfect for easy entertaining.

Jane Schott said...

I am so excited to have your blog in my life. Even better is the fact that I just got a job for Spring reworking a house in East Hampton. I am hoping to use your contacts, suggestions and advice during the process.

Loved the post on the new Viceroy Hotel in Anguilla, which I just returned from and posted on my blog. Totally delicious!

Also, I remember your post on the ikat fabric used on pillows and in that fabulous bedroom which prompted me to be daring and do something similar to a bathroom I was in the process of remodeling. It worked out great.

I can always count on your blog for groovy details and interesting observations.


Style Redux 2 said...

I spent my summers in the Hamptons during college at Bryn Mawr. One summer in East Hampton, one in Wind Mill, and one in South Hampton. I would love to check out the book on the great houses of the Hamptons. I would also love to see you do more posts on these homes. Having grown up among the great estates of Lake Forest, Illinois, I have such an appreciation for these houses.

suburban prep said...

I love Ina Garten and the easy style that she puts forth. It is classic and lovely and genuine. I feel that your blogging post come through in the same manner.

(I am a follower through google reader).

Anonymous said...

Dear Hampton Hostess,

I love your blog and can't wait for my daily hit!
My true favorites are your specific design picks and ideas, they inspire my own design philosophies!
I loved the past post on cupcakes I will definitely go homemade for the next school bake sale!

Westport Ct.

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