hamptons hm living has come up several times...friends mentioned it, i saw various tweets regarding it & the concept was something that sounded great to me...a store combining beautiful homewares & a cafe. i met & chatted with luke & his wife tania recently at their store...took plenty of pictures (as you can see). i thoroughly enjoyed my lunch (daily special of - roast pork w crackling, sliced apple, tangy dressing, lettuce on leavain baguette) + my st ali latte was great...ruby loved her bircher muesli & eve settled for the french fries which she happily munched on. we sat at the communal table & my seated neighbour had the baked eggs in terracotta which looked fabulous!...u can also buy the pots in the store.
chef andrew signorini is young, keen & came from being head chef at the jetty. luke said that hamptons food is about simple dishes done well. my pork baguette was exactly that...simple, good ingredients & done well! i am still thinking about that crackling!
luke said that the cafe and the store combined are about providing quality & beauty. The inspiration for the interiors are all tania's. tania's inspirations are definitely hamptons, but she has favourite designers of the moment in fashion & interiors (alexander mcqueen, kelly wearstler, greg natale, rodarte & chanel).
luke & tania moved home to brisbane in jan this year after 11 yrs of living in melbourne & running restaurants in the cbd. after 3 mths they settled on 180 latrobe tce (an old queenslander in paddington)...here, they have & are pursuing their dreams, whilst having a life & working together.