Girlfriend bonding time is essential for a happy mom-life plus where to go on your next girly trip to the Hamptons
by Colleen Crivello
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Remember when not so long ago, things like babies and adult responsibilities were a thing of the future? And yet here we are, in the future!
Becoming a mom was a major adjustment, to say the least and I was determined to define what that meant to me. While invested in my new roll, I was wary of it solely defining me and resolute in maintaining who I am (and who I am becoming) as a woman. Firm in the adage that as much as one should adapt to their child, the child should adapt to your life as well. With this understanding, I set out to find other women that shared my philosophy and in doing so I have found some of the most vibrant and inspiring women in my life – that I perhaps wouldn’t know otherwise. The bonds we’re forming through motherhood, as we raise our littles up together, is something akin to sisterhood. Therefore as a conscious effort to constantly stay connected, we mommas take girly trips… no boys allowed!
Some of my mom tribe include – Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Rebecca Cohen and Bianca Manley. Rebecca (a previous Mom Crush) and I met a couple years back and were instantly drawn to one another. She owns a brand LoveShackFancy that I’m near obsessed with! Her eldest daughter Scarlett, 3 and Alba adore each other even though they are a few years apart and Alba is in love with her youngest Stella, 5 months and begs to hold her all the time. Julia and I met through Rebecca, a few summers ago. Julia is also a recent Mom Crush, was raised in Paris and now lives in NY. She models on the regular and has a sweet mother and daughter site, Romy and the Bunnies. And Bianca is Julia’s childhood friend (also a French transplant). Bianca, is head of PR at Chanel and recently had her first daughter Allegra, a darling little lady.
In our most recent getaway – as per typical festive spirit – we spent a rose fueled and sun soaked weekend out in the Hamptons at Rebecca’s home. We dedicated time to relaxing, laughing at ourselves and reengaging on the everyday, while watching our MINIs run wild and begin to shape their own lifelong friendships #thenextgeneration.
While it’s definitely not easy to align our schedules, plan a trip or grab that time-after-time-rescheduled drink, between busy lives/hectic days as business owners, friends and moms, we make it a priority. Plan your trip, perhaps to the Hamptons (some suggestions below) and join us in celebrating motherhood – our mom-tribe to yours – by dancing in the sunlight, running free and being silly. @loveshackfancy @juliarestoinroitfeld @biancamanleynyc @cc_crivello
For where to go on your Hamptons getaway:
For lux stay at the Topping Rose in Bridgehampton | www.toppingrosehouse.com
For fun stay at Sunset Beach Hotel in Shelter Island | www.sunsetbeachli.com
Cool stay at Ruschmeyers in Montauk |www.chelseahotels.com/us/montauk/ruschmeyer-s
To Eat (with or without kids):
Casual and cool with seasonal offerings try Crows Nest | www.crowsnestmtk.com
Artisanal tastes head to Wolfer Food Kitchen | www.wolfferkitchen.com
Delicious contemporary italian with loungy vibe Tutu Il Giornio | www.tuttoilgiorno.com
To Party (sans kiddos):
For the cool kids Surf Lodge | www.thesurflodge.com
A good time is always had at Gurney’s | www.gurneysmontauk.com
For beach hang head to Navy Beach | www.navybeach.com
A family run spot with tasty treats/ ready-made Loaves and Fishes |www.landffoodstore.com
Delicious delights head to Round Swamp | www.roundswampfarm.com
For quick bites head to Mary’s Marvelous | www.marysmarvelous.com
Feeling sporty? stop in at Bandier for all your athletic gear | www.bandier.com
If you get the bug to shop, definitley head into Tenet | www.tenetshop.com
Decor and coffee is your thing… swing by Sylvester and Co | www.sylvesterandco.com
Surf’s up with Montauk Surf School | www.coreyswave.com
Looking for a good sweat then Tracy Anderson is the place | www.tracyanderson.com
And if Om is what you are seeking head to Yoga Shanti | www.yogashanti.com
In case you need a sitter book with Sensible Sitter | www.sensiblesitters.com