After a ten-day hiatus in the form of a trip to the West Coast I am finally back home and slowly returning to my New York routine. Although it was hard to leave California with so much left to see, it was comforting to come back to equally blue skies and warm weather. Amid my LA venture I spent a few days with my best friend at her home in Newport. I had always wanted to experience the OC, if not for the beaches than for the A’maree’s.
There are only a handful of boutiques in the US that are comparable to the European high fashion powerhouses like Dover Street Market and Colette; A’maree’s is one of them. I spent time with the owners, Dawn and Denise, last March in Paris and felt foolish being such a fan of their store without ever actually stepping foot in it. Rest assured, I can now speak from experience that it is everything I imagined. The newly renovated space is suspended over the marina complete with portholes on the floor (see above). Dawn and Denise have stocked their palace with goodies from the likes of Alaïa, Comme, Céline, Dries, Lanvin, Rick Owens, Margiela and The Row. I especially loved all the amazing jewelry and interior pieces. Everything looks so fresh when seen in such a naturally beautiful and stimulating environment.
A’maree’s is located at 2241 West Coast Highway in Newport.