Inside Ralph Lauren’s Hampton Life


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When does a cook book become a coffee table book? When it’s a cook book written by Ricky Lauren, stylish wife of fashion guru Ralph.



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I have been a Ralph Lauren  (here here, and here) fan since the 1980’s when I first smelled his signature fragrance, Lauren, and saw one of his first designs, a simple denim dress.  So, I was thrilled when his wife came out with another book.



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This book is definitely a triple threat loaded with family photos, family stories, and family recipes.


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Ricky tells us about the different homes they have owned in the Hamptons which is the back drop for the book.


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The book gives us a taste of how they spend their casual yet elegant summers by showing us photos of Hampton summertime life.


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I saw a documentary last year about Ralph’s car collection which is the top collection in the world.  Of course, he would have the perfect beach mobile to use as transport for a get-away picnic.


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If they don’t feel like riding in the blue Jeep, then they can hop on a bicycle and ride to the dock to pick up some of the day’s catch from local fishermen.


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There are so many recipes and food photos that you will be able to plan your menu for weeks.


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The book is a five-star production, and I am thrilled to own it.


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  1. says

    I’m adding this to my Amazon list. Looks like a beautiful bool. I’m a long time fan of RL. His style is timeless……..Sarah

  2. Beth says

    My copy is arriving on Saturday– when I was at KGS in NYC my project was to clip articles about Mary Carter Randolph who was a Ralph Lauren administrative assistant. This was 73-74. We did a year long article search of prominent young women in business then at the end of the year we made a presentation and turned in our file bank–all completed of course in the perfectly correct KGS Manner. So I have been wanting this and our conversation the other day spurred me on. THanks

  3. says

    Love love RL.. Romance has always been a favorite.. I am going to add that book to my collection.. It just looks dreamy.. thanks for sharing.. xo marlis

  4. Julie says

    I just saw his daughter on Project Runway and would love to see pictures of her family life. Thanks for sharing!