{ @TheGlamourai } #Summergram

Summergram3Summertime living is oh-so-sweet! Like I mentioned to you HERE, I moved my life to the seaside for the season, and it’s been an absolute adventure ever since. Have you been following along on Instagram? If not, here’s an overview of the story so far, via a few favorite posted moments…Summergram1I followed my man out here like a lovestruck pup. He’s created an incredible dining experience called TURF, right on Ditch Plains beach in Montauk. Currently in its third summer, its kitchen runs out of a 1967 airstream trailer, and I’ve taken on the job of reinventing the spot’s visual elements. What a fun collaboration it’s been! Together, we painted an imaginative mural on the inside. Outside, we’ve layered handmade benches with antique Japanese and African indigos and vintage blown-glass buoys. We bleached patterns onto a long strip of canvas to build a sheltering canopy, and I painted a totem onto his old surfboard, on which to illustrate each day’s ever-changing menu. The TURF team makes the meanest lobster rolls and farm fresh salads on the east end, and every weekend old friends and new come by to wile away sun-soaked hours fueled by food, music and laughs. If you find yourself in the area this summer, please stop by and see us!
Summergram5The crowd is always a great mix of local surfers plus an international array of artists, photographers, designers and plain old sun-seekers. It’s an ongoing party that everyone from 8 to 80 is invited to.Summergram2Our little beach, Ditch Plains, is a special spot isolated on the tip of Long Island. There’s such an acute sense of community; I’ve been so inspired by that energy and love seeing friends like Athena and Fiona there every day.Summergram12My dreamy dude is the best part of it all, of course. Before moving to New York, Zach and I grew up less than a mile from each other in Austin. We went to high school together, where he played lacrosse with my brother but hardly knew I existed. After that, we didn’t see one another for 10 years (despite my mother’s persistent efforts to connect us in NYC, which I repeatedly, doggedly resisted). Little did I know what I was missing! It was actually our coincidentally mutual friend Athena who finally got the two of us into the same room, and my life really hasn’t been the same since. But that’s a long love story for another day…Summergram4We have FUN together ~ an inseparable team working hard, playing often, and inspiring each other to no end. But glued as I am to the guy, wheels of my own proved to nevertheless be a necessity out here. Thus came my second love, Midge. She’s a little 1979 MG Midget, and I cruise top-down all over Long Island in her, jamming out to old cassette tapes and watching the sky change from scorching sun to a staggering smattering of stars.Summergram8There are only so many days left of summer, but so many moments to be lived, so many beautiful views to be seen. The eye has to travel, and thus so must we.Summergram11|ALL IMAGES| pulled from my Instagram account / follow @TheGlamourai to keep up in real time!Summergram10|FOLLOW ME| on INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | BLOGLOVIN

  • Selena Montrone

    I love how beautiful these pictures are! Your photography skills are top notch :)
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  • http://www.howkatiedid.com/ Katie

    What a romantic tale! The pics have captured the essence of carefree summer holidays perfectly…. And I LOVE your car btw, so cute!

  • Chicspace/Marguerite

    Great shots. What kills me is I had a 1979 MGB (blue), which eventually caught fire and I had to sell…and this makes me miss it more than anything. AND I love your hats!

  • http://www.glamdevils.com/ Mira Devils

    Adorable Insta pics.

    xx Mira

  • Girlie Blogger

    Your dreamy dude is awfully cute. Something very sexy about his facial hair (lol) And the dining experience looks quite unique too. Would love to try it myself.

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  • jelena

    soo romantic, so beautiful!
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  • Soulofashopper

    these pics are gorgeous!!!! looks like a great holiday! xo, Alma

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  • Luba

    Beautiful pictures ! I have enjoyed browsing !

    XX Luba

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  • Hanneke

    Love your romantic love story. So cute! xo Hanneke

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  • Perpie

    You look so happy together and I love all the art that you created. Beautiful!

  • Code Overdressed

    Wow looks like you are having an amazing summer! Enjoyed these instas so much!

    Cee. ♥

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  • Jen

    It’s really cool that you feel comfortable enough in your relationship to share all of that information with us. You’re an inspiration in so many ways dude.

  • rossana

    Thank you for sharing the story of meeting your man. I have been a voyeur on both of you IG feeds and been in a state of curiosity and wonder since. You both look perfect for each other and look blissfully happy. A beautiful combo!

  • Cristina Monti

    This post really touched my heart, the experience you are living at the moment is beautiful, Enjoy it!
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  • Serene

    Cute love story :)) Wish you all the best or should i say the two of you ;)

  • Chantel

    Beautiful photos.

  • mulberry&melrose

    i love it! i am need of a summer beach getaway, wish i was on the east coast! ;)

  • http://thetiniestfirecracker.com/ Ashley

    This sounds like an amazing experience! I’d love to be able to visit sometime

    xo Ashley

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  • http://www.whoisarlette.com/ Cindy

    Love agrees with you, my dear…Wonderful!

  • http://www.diamenrose.tumblr.com/ Diamenrose

    You are right! There is so much to be seen! it’s summer!!

  • carissa inez

    you are inspiring, i love all these phone shots :)

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  • http://www.fancyalterego.wordpress.com/ Heather P.

    So glad to see you so happy. That car is amazing too, by the way – perfect for summer driving!

  • Lauren Lyons

    Kelly, A photo I shot with Instagram of “Turf” is in an Instagram gallery show that I’m having at the Art Gallery at the Quogue Library (in the Hamptons) for the month of August. Check it out on Instagram @laurenlyonsphoto The show will be featured in Hamptons Magazine’s August 9th issue. Reception is this Sat. 8/3 from 4-6 if you’re around. xo, Lauren Lyons

  • BFLYsouljah

    Congratulations on your budding romance Kelly, you so deserve every moment of it!!!!! I love all your photos and I am so so happy t hat you found a man that can counter balance your intense, intriguing lifesytle! YAY for both Zach and YOU!!!!! That car is a B-E-A-U-T-Y!!!!!

    xo,

    -Latoya aka BFLY @ http://www.bflysouljah.com

  • Mary Beth Strawn

    ya’ll are SO CUTE. so happy for you kelly! <3

  • holly

    this ENTIRE post made me so happy