Friday, February 26

luck be a lady tonight

I am a lucky girl!  I popped over to Hampton Hostess and saw that I won her giveaway!  Looks like Deb at Paper Turtle started me off on a good luck streak!  I am so excited!  (I just realized this is all exclamation points. We’ve already covered the fact that I am like a four year old when I win something, right?) 

So if you are not familiar with Hampton Hostess, first off, she is gorgeous – check out that profile photo.  She reminds me of a young Elizabeth Montgomery.   She writes about design and entertaining and has a beautiful site.  I encourage you to go see for yourselves.  

Now, as to lucky moi, I won one of the following four books: Weekend Utopia: Modern Living in the Hamptons, Michael S. Smith: Houses, Houses of the Hamptons, 1880-1910, or Barefoot Contessa, Back to Basics.   How neat is that?

For those of you who know me well, you know I have a severe addiction to books, especially concerning decorating. entertaining, and travel.  I have literally hundreds of them.  And since I was very young, I always spent a part of the summer in the Hamptons.  (If you’re not sure why, check google images for East Hampton’s Main Beach, South Hampton, or East Hampton.  Sheer heaven.)   Finally, I love me some Barefoot Contessa (I have all of her books.)  So anyone of these books is sure to be a hit with me.   Hampton Hostess, you are as generous as you are stylish!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  (Did I mention how excited I am?)




  1. Congratulations Stephanie...your enthusiasm is contagious...I am excited for you too! I love Ina Garten and do not have that book so you will have to let me know what you think. I just picked up on of Nigella Lawson's books from the library to check it out. Have you used any of her recipes?
    Have a good one...
    Jeanne :)

  2. Stephanie,
    You are one lucky ducky! And what a great giveaway!
    Thanks for the sweet comment. I enjoyed Cherries in Winter. It was an easy read.These days I'm all about easy anything.Easy everything. LOL I'll be announcing the next book soon. You'll have to join us. :)
    Have a great weekend!
    PS You must let us know which book you won.

  3. Congratulations!!!! But, I am sooo jealous! Those are all gorgeous books. Do you get to pick which one?

  4. Wow, Stephanie! Congratulations. I'm glad your lucky streak started with me. :o) Hooray!!!

  5. Hi Stephanie! Congrats!! How great...always fun to win something! I'm a total decorating book/magazine junkie too :)

    Enjoy your new book ~

    :) T

  6. Yeah!!! How fun. They all look like great books. I am going to head over to her site. Love new blogs. As if I don't already have enough on my list. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  7. Hooray! I'm so glad you liked the flower tutorial and that your youngster is making some too. They are SO much fun, and I did warn you that they are adictive! :o) have fun!!!

  8. Oh Stephanie, these are great choices for a good weekend read and a pot of tea!

    Thanks for coming to indulge my fantasies about Paris! Come by anytime!


  9. Dear Stephanie,
    You made my day with your fantastic post-and a big thank you for the compliment! I'm so glad you won my first give away- all the books are great but I think that you will LOVE the Houses of the Hampton's book. Email me when you have a chance with your address and watch out for the snow! All the best, Barbara

  10. Hey, I thought I was the Hampton Hostess! LOL
    Lucky you..I have to go check that blog to see where she is!