So the other day Chris and I headed up Pacific Coast Highway to the brand-new West Coast enclave of the East Hampton favorite with the most recent (forwarded) copy of the Southampton Press tucked under Chris’s arm.
We were pleased that owner Barbara Layton was in town and happy to see fellow Hamptons refugees. We passed along our copy of the Press and spent some time discussing the similarities and differences between the two resort areas and the people within each. I think all of us felt a little homesick.
Now we can check in with a favorite restaurant on both coasts. What’s next — the Golden Pear?
This isn’t the first time we’ve encountered folks from back East while on our sabbatical in California. Last winter on our way down to the beach, we passed a woman walking her dog who takes yoga with me…in Southampton. In January we were dining at Nirvana Grille in Laguna Beach when we recognized Steve and Miriam, guests of A Butler’s Manor who live in NYC.
It’s a big country, but a small world. (Sorry, couldn’t resist…)
Incidentally, we’ll reopen for the 2015 season on Friday, March 13. See you then!