IRVINA LEW

Travel Writer & Author

Month: August 2014

The Hamptons: Summertime on the South Fork

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Hamptons: Summertime on the South Fork

Weekend Getaways 2014

getaways_header_sep14-1The weekend is such an enticing thing. Forty-eight scant hours to spend however we want. For this year’s Weekend Getaways package we drew a circle on a map represent- ing a two-hour drive from long island, then looked for the most wonderful ways to wile away a weekend within those confines. We found a relaxing restored mansion, a treasure trove of art and a thoroughly modern enclave with a healthy respect for its past. – read more at: LI Pulse

Glenmere Mansion

getaways_glen2_sep14A patchwork palette of river and mountain scenery lured financial magnates, literary giants and the politically powerful to build estates along the Hudson River in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Among them, Glenmere Mansion, an Italianate villa complete with marble columns and statuary, appears as if transplanted from the Tuscan hillsides. But the pastel-shaded Gilded Age manse that crowns the 150-acre hilltop estate overlooking picturesque Lake Glenmere in Chester, New York, is located only 60 miles from the Triboro Bridge. GLENMERE FROM THE GROUND UP Carrère and Hastings, the architects for the New York Public Library, The Frick Museum and Nemours, a DuPont mansion, designed Glenmere. Alan Stenberg and Daniel DeSimone, owners and Maîtres de Maison, impeccably restored and transformed it into a luxury inn and spa. They personally influenced the design of the 18 exquisitely appointed accommodations, which feature fine woods, soft colors, lush fabrics and every amenity. – Read more at: LI Pulse

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