Care of the Maidstone

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LAST NIGHT, I MET A FRIEND at The Living Room, a new-this-year bar/lounge attached to the hotel known as c/o The Maidstone (and don’t you forget the c/o, whatever that’s about).

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The big white house, on Main Street across from East Hampton’s picturesque pond and ancient cemetery, was a stuffier place before it was bought by Jenny Ljungberg, a Swedish-born hotelier determined to freshen things up.

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Now the bar and lobby have dark teal walls, furniture upholstered in Josef Franks cheerful textiles, rag rugs scattered on pale wood floors, and candles burning even in daylight.

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I started off with a Stockholmipolitan ($14 – ouch), a cosmo made with fresh lingonberries. Then, sitting at the bar, we shared three appetizers — mushroom ravioli in black truffle broth, an autumn salad, and Swedish pancakes with caviar and creme fraiche — with apple-cranberry crumble for dessert. All scrumptious.

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The Living Room serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and afternoon tea. Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30 is happy hour, with $5 Stockholmipolitans and complementary smorgasbord.

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Best of all, it’s open all winter. Oh, joy. Look for me there.

About cara

I blog for fun here at casaCARA, and write about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites. My recently published posts and articles can be found here: https://casacara.wordpress.com/recent-articles/
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One Response to Care of the Maidstone

  1. priscilla says:

    I spent a wonderful weekend there in the 80’s with my two best friends. Thanks for the memories.

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