Make Mine the Burlap Wrap


The New York Times reports that there’s a cozy covering the Hamptons. Where once winter here meant broad, moody skies over expanses of bare potato fields, the terrain on Long Island’s moneyed East End                 suddenly looks as domesticated as tea at the Ritz. Drive anywhere in Southampton, East Hampton, Sagaponack and Water Mill and you find lanes filled with oddly humped shapes of trees, shrubs and hedges bundled in burlap against the cold.