Saturday, July 23, 2011

Who needs the beach?

Who needs the beach???
One of the services we offer here at A Butler's Manor is to take guests to Cooper's Beach, saving them the ($40!!) cost of parking there. As the south shore Long Island beaches are beautiful (and those on the East End especially pristine), most of our guests takes us up on the offer. But for those who aren't a fan of sand or waves, an afternoon in the garden or by the pool beckons, as evidenced by one of our recent guests shown here.


Speaking of the garden, it's been especially gorgeous this year -- Chris has been working hard at it, of course, but credit is also due to our newest team member, Tim, who joined us in March and has been instrumental in keeping the grounds looking the way they should. Tim's a friendly guy, and a true local; if you happen to be perambulating the garden on one of his workdays, he's a wealth of information.


Out and about in town: The Hamptons get a lot of press as a site for high-level benefits and elaborate catered parties when our summer population is in residence, but there are a lot of fun events that you don't have to make six figures a year to enjoy. Case in point: The Southampton Chamber of Commerce is now in its third summer of running drive-in movies on Monday nights in the Cooper's Beach parking lot. Cost is $40 for a carload, and it's tons of fun...like a tailgate party at a ballgame, with kids on lawn chairs arranged around the family SUV, and people wearing glow sticks after dark, and the big collective gasps/cheers/boos when something happens onscreen. This Monday they're screening The Blind Side, starring Sandra Bullock. And hey, our Buick Roadmaster wagon (a.k.a. the Butlermobile) is the perfect vehicle for the event. Wonder if I can bring my pillow and come in my jammies, like in the old days...?


Quote of the Day: "Dirty hands, iced tea, garden fragrances thick in the air and a blanket of color before me, who could ask for more?" ---- Bev Adams, Mountain Gardening

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