Meet Colleen – Founder of Petit Blue | Hamptons Moms

How long have you been residing in the Hamptons?
8 years in the Hamptons. My children are at Ross School. They are inspired by the education, location and balanced with the waves and ocean. They get to travel on field academy to Morocco and Croatia for studies at the Ross school.

Are you here year round?
We live here year round in the Sag harbor village, so quaint and the shop keepers know you by name and the harbor is so peaceful.

What’s your favorite thing about being in the Hamptons?
The sunsets and beaches are the inspiring! Its the place for families and artists to believe and discover the indulgent endless summer nights

What’s your favorite month to be out east?
October has the best pumpkin an apple picking and the sunsets are stunning. Its a secret to be here I the fall… shhhh. Don’t telll anyone.

Tell me a little more about what you do for a living and how that came about?
I have always loved art and photography and living in Europe for over 10 years inspired me to open the first Petit blue on the Elbchausee in Hamburg Germany. I was the only children shop in this area and traveled to Amsterdam and Paris to find the best quality products for children. Here we are now back in the USA….. Everyone said please open another Petit blue……. We love it! We now offer a collection of European toys, clothing and products only found at Petit blue at 86 Park place in East Hampton

What do you want someone from another country to know about the Hamptons that nobody other than a local could tell them?
The Hamptons inspired me to open a store that has a European flair for products, clothing and unique toys. We offer clothing from Egg and petit bateau.

Best place to eat in all of the Hamptons in your opinion?
The best food is at LE CHEF in Southampton. The staff and is so attentive and the food is succulent.

Most hyped location to eat or go that you can’t believe tourists fall for?
Other countries….. what I would have to say….. Come to the Hamptons…. We are so unique……. Beaches, sunsets, fashion, family and endless summer nights.

Favorite beach for families?
My favorite beach is Long Beach Sag harbor.

Best restaurant for families with a few children in town?
Family restaurant LT burger in Sag Harbor or Citta Nova in EH.

Most charming month in the Hamptons?
Favorite time is December with all the decorations and the lighting of the Montauk light house. July is spectacular on Shelter Island with the fire work display.

Best place for ice cream in the Hamptons?
Ice cream Budda berry Sag Harbor…. Fresh yogurt and candy galore.

Best date spot in the Hamptons for when you have a babysitter?
Favorite place is Gurneys in Montauk. The rooms and food are are so divine…. The beaches make you feel like you are in heaven.

What else do you want people to know about the Hamptons?
The Hamptons are sophisticated and offer art, sand, oceans, family activities and fun year round.

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