Summer weekend destination:
Valle Crucis, N.C., for its laid back hippie vibe with beautiful vistas, horses, and ice cold creeks.
Best place for an outdoor meal:
I'm headed back to Villa d'Este where I had my honeymoon nearly 20 years ago. I can't wait for vitello tonnato and a classic caprese at The Veranda.
Cocktail you can't resist:
You can't beat a simple Campari and soda in the summer with a big slice of orange.
Ultimate summer movie:
Dazed and Confused—hands down—no contest.
Essential beach read:
I'm reading my boarding school classmate's incredible book Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish. I only allow myself a limited number of pages a night because I can't bear for it to be over.
Sun exposure strategy:
Biologique Recherche's revolutionary new sunscreen system. I'm a complete addict of all things Biologique Recherche...and, caftans in every color.
Three songs on your summer playlist:
"Coming Home" by Leon Bridges, "Crystal" by Buckingham Nicks. My SiriusXM radio is constantly tuned to channel 46— Backspin / '80s Hip-Hop.
North Carolina is pretty ideal because you can get to the beach on one side and the mountains on the other in a few hours' time. I also love Pawleys Island, S.C. for its arrogantly shabby, unpretentious vibe.