Posted by: stacystyle | August 10, 2013

Instaweek—Shooting in the Hamptons for BHG

There’s nothing like a big, multi-day photo shoot to kick off your August. I spent this Tuesday-Saturday in the Hamptons not hobnobbing with the stars, but gleefully working my tail off pulling together an entertaining and decorating ideas story for Better Homes & Gardens.

One of the great things about living in Connecticut is that you can actually just hop a ferry to the Hamptons instead of slogging along the LIE.


Of course once you get there, traffic can be intense! I’m constantly trying to figure out where are all these people going?


I can’t reveal what our story is about. You’ll actually have to wait until next summer to see it, but I can tell you it involved skills like these.



Besides being in a beautiful spot I also had the best crew, including the design director of Better Homes & Gardens, Shelley Caldwell, and homes editor Diana Dickinson, who has the unique ability to hypnotize chickens.


We were all there to shoot Maxwell Gillingham Ryan, founder of Apartment Therapy. He found a strategic location under a tree where the wifi was good, making for the perfect outdoor office.


Even though there were also some famous sitings (Alec Baldwin, Brooke Shields, Steve Kroft, Kenny G.) The real star of the show this week was Lola (check her Instagram hashtag #loladognyc). A natural model, we couldn’t stop cooing over her. There’s just no competing with a French bulldog.



After the shoot I was thrilled to see the Serena & Lily pop-up store while I was there too. It’s just as good as Instagrammed by Quintessence and so many others!


Till next week!




  1. OMG I am doing the Hampton Classic after NY gift fair and that traffic is…… fill in the appropriate word. what time of day was that picture taken? i am staying in East Quoque at a b&b and the show is in Bridgehampton. Did not look awful when i was looking at the map. However, this photo makes me think I am going to be a bit less than thrilled every day for a week.

    Your shoot does look like it was fun, pretty speckled hens and the fab dog. Will look forward to the pages next summer.

    susan carson

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