Lessons Learned On Labor Day Weekend

by Rachelle Hruska · September 2, 2008

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[Photos by Ben Watts]

From: hamptons.guestofaguest.com:

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Simplify your life, all you need is a nice cotton white dress and a sweater to carry you through the weekend. Persian rugs thrown on grass are a great way to encourage story telling at dusk.  Get in the ocean every chance you get, it is the BEST way to start your day, and the only thing you should be concerned about doing until at least noon.  Be Silly. Don't forget to look up at the stars, it's not everyday you get to see the milky way.  Go to events if they suit you, if they don't, forget about it...there is no use fretting over how to spend your time on Labor Day weekend.  Remember: You. have. nothing. to. do. Repeat this over and over until it gets good and set in.

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You.have.nothing.to do. This doesn't happen often and it is hard to know how to handle but you must try. Get ice cream daily.  Wrestle in the grass without worrying about grass stains on aforementioned dress.  Forget about calories.  Tell long stories about haunted houses, childhood memories, future dreams, anything.  Encourage people to start new life journeys.  Eat key lime pie.  Get seconds.  Sit around fires with old and new friends fighting off the sunrise.  Sleep in.  Take naps.  Celebrate birthdays twice in a row.  Find things to toast about often.  Get your workout in without realizing it by building sand castles, swimming with the jelly fish or boogie boarding across the Atlantic.  Eat too much, drink too much and be lazy.  If possible do this next to the ones you love.

Also, look at photos from Ben Watts on weekday afternoons in the office for inspiration for the upcoming weekends to follow.  And remember, summer's not over yet!

[Labor Day Weekend In Hamptons]

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