While I was in Montauk last summer I met Peggy, the owner and creative genius behind Fire and Creme. The moment she walked into the room I knew she was someone special. And I don't mean it in a superficial, status sort of way. I mean it in authentic, creative sort of way. She has a presence.. and a pair of Chloé boots I have been drooling over! She is cool without even trying [which is really hard to find in Montauk during the summer.] And of course, French. Better yet, Parisian. I think that is self-explanatory. I always consider it one of the utmost compliments when someone mistakes me for a French girl. She has a raw beauty and unique sense of the world. Such a breath of fresh air in a scene that is trying so hard to be something they're not!
We were able to stay in touch and meet up while I was in Venice, California.. where she lives and works. Much to my delight.. she not only has a Bronco that I drool over every time I lay eyes on it but an equally cool red, 1972 Fiat 500 [a friend for Lola!!] Both in mint condition! It only made sense to capture Peggy in her element. You wouldn't believe the amount of glances [NO.. STAAARES!], comments, and cars slowing to snap a photo [and probably immediately uploading on to Instagram] while we drove down the boulevard! And I thought Lola got a lot of attention. Peggy handled it all so well. Without even a flinch. I was secretly taking notes and trying to keep my cool. Hahah.
But her business Fire and Creme is the perfect opportunity for one to sample her good taste. Both adults and children. I can only imagine what her events are like. A dream, I'm sure. And she's got this great little kids store right on Lincoln Boulevard with the perfect selection of gifts, clothing, and toys. Such an inspiring situation all around.
It really makes me appreciate the people I have come across throughout my experiences traveling and floating to different places. There people out there doing rad, amazing things. And sometimes I am fortunate to be apart of it!
Peggy from Fire and Creme.