Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Culture Friday

Myself and three friends recently found ourselves with a summer Friday and no real plans except to head out early and get to the beach.  We picked up the rental car and drove out, we hit the dreaded highway 27 traffic by noon.  The sun was clouding over, our stomachs were growling as we crawled along, so I suggested we stop at Wolffer Estate for some afternoon wine tasting and lunch.  I had been wanting to try long island wineries all summer so it was a good excuse for a taste of home (and a little comparison!)



We made friends with the cutest lap dog I've ever seen, Toby!

Sneak peak of the bottling line

After a full 5 flight tasting we were all convinced to buy a few bottles!  I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the wines, Napa it wasn't but a wonderful way to spend a Friday afternoon out of the office!

Post wine tasting and a light lunch my friend Syd suggested we check out the Pollack Krasner house.  I had no idea that Jackson Pollock spent the majority of his short life living in the Springs section of East Hampton before he was tragically killed in a car accident.  The house didn't have much to it, inside there were actually more Andy Warhol artifacts than Pollock artifacts!
Signed Andy Warhol soup can

The coolest part of the museum was the studio out back.  It was here that Pollock painted many of his famous works, while there was only 1 actual Pollock piece in the museum, the floor of the studio was a work of art in itself.  The drip paintings that he was so famous for left the most unique designs across the floor, remnants of the edges of his most famous works could be seen on the floor.  It was so cool to be able to walk on a piece of history!

Fancy booties preserve this work of art!
The studio

After several weekends of beaching, it was nice to experience two new things in the Hamptons!

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