Love, Links & Lobster Rolls

29th August, 2013

Summer is winding down, but there is still so much to celebrate. I’ll soon be packing my bags to head back to the city, but am so grateful for the time I’ve had out East this season, and the friends and work and love that have been made. I look forward to seeing how each of these forces carries into fall, how the energy of creativity evolves with the impending season. But first! I have to thank all the wonderful people who have made this moment in time so memorable ~ like my sister (who allowed me to run away from home), my love (who encourages and inspires me every day), Jamie (with whom I’ve been traipsing through the woods, making the most meaningful work of my life ~ just wait till you see what we’ve got coming!), and so many other precious friends, both old and new. Turf3In their own ways, both Athena Calderone and the sisters Kosann were catalysts for this period in my life ~ so I have to thank both of them for writing such beautiful features on TURF, Zach’s magical surf oasis restaurant.Turf2|ABOVE| Our BoomCase boombox and milkshake makerTurf4All of these friends have enriched my life in a way words cannot say, and I know what a lucky gal they make me. Turf5|ABOVE + BELOW| I never would have guessed that a 1967 airstream and a couple beat-up surfboards would be the canvases that would finally get me painting again. Life is filled with surprises!Turf6 Turf7If you find yourself out on Long Island this Labor Day weekend, I hope you’ll make your way to Montauk to experience TURF (hidden away in the ‘Dirt Lot’ at Ditch Plains beach), and that in doing so you’ll feel all the positive energies that have been put into it ~ not just by Zach and me, but by all the beautiful people in our community who have become a part of it as well. Turf8 Turf9|ABOVE| I adore these two cuties! |BELOW| I’m wearing the DIY jeans from THIS POST Turf10 Turf11For all the happiness it’s brought me, this summer hasn’t always been easy ~ but that’s real life, and it’s the challenging times that make the sweet ones so sweet. I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat, except I know that whatever lies ahead will be just as incredible. Turf12Please take a moment to read both Eye Swoon and The New Potato, who have written such beautiful tributes to our summertime serenity. And thank you for always supporting me and this site ~ it’s been five fabulous years now!

|PHOTOGRAPHY| by Chloe Crespi for Eye Swoon

  • (BAD) Blog About Design

    Absolutely love these shots! Looks like you’re all having a great time 🙂

    Check out the BAD blog…

  • Luba

    You look very happy and refreshed and I am glade to hear that you had so many amazing moments this summer ! The pictures are incredibly beautiful !

    XX Luba

    Easy urban loook with boyfriend jeans today on

  • Iliyana Licheva

    amazing photos! especially the second one!

  • Dana

    lobster rolls. yes please. you guys look so happy – great photos!

    The Casual Classic

  • Juliette Laura

    Beautiful photos! And wow, 5 years, way exciting, congratulations!

    xo, Juliette Laura

  • how lovely – in images and story and sentiment


  • You look so happy!

  • Guest

    Great post, love the photos and the sandals? Who makes those??

  • Lauren Lyons

    Love this post! The photos are fantastic, as always + I adore the sandals you’re wearing! Who makes them??

    • theglamourai

      Thank you!! Responded above as well, but just in case: the sandals are by Burberry!


  • Susan McDonald

    Ahh, looks like such a fun summer! Thanks for sharing! Wish I lived on the east coast – I would love to stop by for a lobster roll! Cheers!

  • Mia

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog & Blue button down shirt (where’s it from?)

  • Beautiful photo’s!! XX Dianne

  • Carola Disiot

    beautiful capture and your face ? amazing , beautiful and happy ! sorry for my bad english! xo from Milan


    Did you see my last outfit post on Purses in the Kitchen?

  • Cory Scott
  • Alice Bradshaw

    Gosh amazing shots and place… We can feel the happiness and energy. What a wonderful truck. I love it. You’re gorgeous !


  • Wonderful pictures! That food looked delicious too!


  • Happy anniversary, Kelly! Thanks for being a continued source of inspiration. 🙂 Turf is on my list if I can get out to Montauk! Congratulations to you, Zach and everyone else!

  • This made me smile 🙂 There is so much happiness surrounding you!

    xo Ashley

  • rach

    amazing pics!

    sydney fashion blog

  • ValentineAvoh

    What a lovely post. I am happy for you and will look forward to your upcoming project!

    Ps: I made a dress recently that would look amazing on you, check it out here:

    Let me know what you think of it…

    Hope to see you in Milan again

  • Carpool, Couture and Cocktails

    Such a gorgeous time! Love all of your shots 🙂

  • rebecca

    ,,,and this is the way we should all spend our summer days. cheers to the summer to remember!,,,

  • Jenn

    These photos are amazing!
    I will definitely make it a note to check out Turf the next time I swing by Montauk 🙂

  • Love these photos! The blue colors are amazing. So fun! 🙂

  • Androbel

    wow wow wow! I love these pictures and congratulations on 5 years and your amazing summer!
    Life is hard but full of beautiful things 🙂
    My latest post relates to finding happiness <3


  • Nelya Zlamanyuk

    Sounds like an amazing summer! p.s. that lobster roll is looking to good and it’s helpful that it’s 1 am and that isn’t in my fridge 🙁 lol

  • Adriana Thani

    These pictures are stunning! Just like you 😀

  • so many beautiful people, happy moments, amazing smiles..this posts really transmits a good vibe:)

    P.S.I have my first giveaway on the blog, so i invite everyone to sign up for it.


  • Patricia

    Beautiful words …

  • Love your bohemian look, you look stunning!

    Mafalda ❀

  • Nico

    Wow, amazing shots, I really love them!

    New post on->

  • Dean Corno

    This post was amazing! You must have had an amazing summer. Everything you’ve posted thus far has been so creative and so enjoying to read about. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ali

    Absolutely LOVE this!!!! Such a great post and great pics. LOVE the name and set up of TURF….it’s amazing!!!

  • that picture of you and zach looking at each other is just perfect. i love how happy you look.

    also: the boom case. good god!!! who knew speakers could be so beautiful?

  • Kim

    I love how natural and candid your photos are, very cool!

  • Rose Mayo

    I’ve long admired Athena’s work-always great to hear someone is as lovely in person as you’d hope!

    Blonde in this City

  • Shopopal

    Great shots and I love your hat….

  • Andrea

    Love is the greatest gift to mankind.

  • Kelly Kren

    Wow! What a beautiful tribute to a summer well spent and those you hold dear!! The beauty of life comes from the beauty within which then translates into all the aesthetically lovely things we surround ourselves with. Thank you, Kelly, for bringing so much of this awe-inspiring gorgeousness to life. Can’t wait to see what’s next….XO

    Kelly from Chic Saturday


    Pictures are amazing (as always)!

  • It’s so great to see you so happy! I can’t wait to see what fall brings to the site…especially after such a departure from city life!

  • Cristina Monti
  • TheStyleSample

    So you and your beau are Zach and Kelly? That’s just too good.

  • Beautiful, stunning shots! They’re so organic and full of life.

    xoxo, Alina

  • Carla Vieira

    I have been following your blog for a while now. But in the past year or so, i’ve noticed a major change in it. Everything seems more beautiful and interesting, from the posts to your photos, and yourself. It wasn’t until i started following you on instagram that i’ve realized that probably that has much to do with your lovely relation with Zach. And linking to Eye Swoon’s post on Turf and reading her description on how you two met again this winter, I confirmed my suspicions: love made your blog amazing…well, your life really.
    Your happiness really translates into your blogging and it has been a real treat to follow you along your amazing trips and also along your delightful summer in Montauk.
    Thank you for bringing your happiness into your blog. And thank you Zach for bringing a new light to Kelly.
    PS: We donÂŽt have lobster rolls in Portugal, but I’m dying to try them! Perhaps I’ll follow the recipe on eye swoon’s post on turf.

  • Brittany Sage

    Congratulations on 5 awesome years! You have inspired me in so many ways! XO
    Brittany Sage of

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