It makes me appreciate the fact that some other things in our lives take a back seat during the summer season and we locals stop meeting regularly for things like choir and board meetings. Many of the organizations I belong to suspend all meetings (with the exception of emergency-type things) from now until after Labor Day. It makes all these weekends more tolerable when we're not out every other night all week long.
The summer weeks go by quickly so this is the time to enjoy the warm weather and the ability to meet outdoors for parties and ceremonies. There's nothing like a garden party in a beautiful setting. Last weekend we attended such an event that took place at the Maidstone Club tennis house, sitting so nicely on the banks of lovely Hook Pond. The weather was perfect and the company wonderful and it was an enjoyable hour to be sure. At some times this place we live is too pretty to believe and that night was one of them. There was a nice breeze drifting across the lush green grass tennis courts and it seemed the ideal setting for a glass of wine and some tasty hors d'ouerves. Even of those of us who live north of the highway, life can be really special when you live in East Hampton.