Thanksgiving in the Hamptons

By | November 15th, 2015|A Votre Service! Hamptons Blog|

It should come as no surprise that there is a long history of Native American residence in eastern Long Island. The Montaukett and Shinnecock tribes were both active in this area. In the seventeenth century Chief Wyandanch of the Montaukett sold land to the English colonists, including what is now Gardiner’s Island, for “a large [...]

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The “Laws” of Cleaning

By | November 1st, 2015|A Votre Service! Hamptons Blog|

Today I want to talk about André Malraux (November 3, 1901–November 23, 1976): writer, art theorist, and perhaps what is lesser known, France’s first Minister of Culture under de Gaulle. In that capacity he launched a program to clean the façades of France’s most important buildings; eventually there arose the “loi Malraux” (the Malraux law) [...]

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