The Candy Kitchen
Photography by Meg Niemann | @MSNPhotography
There is nothing I love more about the Hamptons than being able to ride my cruiser into town for a quick ice cream craving from the iconic Candy Kitchen! If you grew up summering in Bridge Hampton, you KNOW the Candy Kitchen. The name alone brings up childhood nostalgia. It’s no coincidence that this old fashioned diner still has a line out the door every Saturday, and Sunday morning, almost nine decades after its opening. Jamie Laggis, the manager of the diner says, “Bridgehampton has changed so much. People come and go, the restaurants have come and gone, and the environment has changed. / Now that I’m older, I appreciate Candy Kitchen a lot more for what it is. It’s not just a job, but an institution. It’s nice to have something that’s so consistent. It’s nice to have something that represents the history of Bridgehampton, what it was like 50, 60, 70 years ago. Just to have that little piece still intact is nice.” If you haven’t already had a grilled cheese or tuna melt at the Candy Kitchen I highly recommend doing so before the summer ends! …. It’s a party in your mouth!
When shooting this look in Bridgehampton, it was only fitting that I represent one of my favorite stores in the town, Michelle Farmer Collaborate. Michelle Farmer Collaborate is “an expertly curated platform created to launch emerging brands in the realms of jewelry, resort-wear, accessories, home decor and lighting from highly sought after designers, Michelle Farmer seeks to bring luxury and exclusivity to her discerning clientele. With an emphasis on both bespoke and ready to wear, Michelle Farmer Collaborate embodies a fashion forward attitude with the highest quality in craftsmanship and design.” The store’s living namesake entered into the world of fashion first with jewelry collections. It wasn’t until 2012 that Michelle combined her love for jewels, beauty, and fashion under one stylish roof! Michelle now how stores located in in Palm Beach FL, Bridgehampton NY and at the Dorado Beach Resort, A Ritz Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico. So if you live in one of those locations go check it out!... If not check out her website here.