(Long Island, NY) This week I had the pleasure of doing my TV Show, Cognac’s Corner at the Historical Maidstone Arms Inn in East Hampton.
As we all know darlings, the Hamptons are still the retreat for the Hollywood glamorous elite and fashionable New Yorkers to vacation. Financier Ron Perelman, fashion designer Calvin Klein and Hollywood Producer Steven Spielberg all own residents in East Hampton where they summer on the weekends.
Of course darlings the best way to visit is to own your own summer estate complete with swimming pool and tennis court but if that is not the case the next best thing is staying at Maidstone Arms Inn.
This charming old-world Inn dates back historically to 1740. I adore the elegant French accents combined with classic New England Architecture. The setting is tranquil and very relaxing much like the B&B’s of Connecticut and New Hampshire.
Hotel Managers Gaston Harreguy and Monica Russo immediately greeted me taking care of my every need making sure my celebrity interviews at the Inn went smoothly. The staff was competent and most gracious. The Maidstone Arms Inn is breathtakingly gorgeous. I especially loved the impeccably manicured and beautifully landscaped outdoor garden.
Press Photographer Shane Gritzinger captured the magical moment perfectly. The photos came out just beautiful of my celebrity guest, glamorous Mrs. International New York Yulia Gurtin and myself in the outdoor garden surrounded by all the spectacular flowers, the perfect setting for cocktails and afternoon tea.
The Water Room opens onto the outdoor garden and is the perfect place to chat with friends, play board games, chess and sip my favorite cognac darlings.
The history of the Inn began in the late 1600’s when the early settlers of Maidstone England arrived and settled in East Hampton. The original house was destroyed in a fire in the 1800’s and later rebuilt by the Osbourne family. In the late 1800’s the city dwellers decided to summer in the Hamptons looking for lodging so the Osborne’s decided to take in “paying guests”. In the 1920’s it became a Bed and Breakfast Inn.
In the Mid Twentieth Century the Hamptons grew in popularity as a summer retreat for glamorous movie stars, millionaires, and entertainers bringing with them fabulous restaurants and famous chefs such as famous French Chef Henri Soule and later Michael Field who eventually opened up the Maidstone Arms Inn for several seasoned summers followed by owner Tom Cowman in the late 1960’s.
The Inn is frequented among celebrities Jason Binn from Hamptons Magazine, recording artist Billy Joel and actor Alec Baldwin.
For more information about this charming Inn go to www.maidstonearms.com