Patricia Lansing on the cover of July Quest
Ever since the 19th century, when Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, and Whitneys erected estates across Long Island’s North Shore, Locust Valley has enjoyed a quietly rich history. Today its splendor and understated elegance continue to live on—not just in its enveloping natural beauty, but in the beautiful women who embody the spirit of the community. For the recent July issue of Quest, I asked one of Locust Valley’s leading ladies, Allison Aston, for access to her family’s home and friends for one gorgeous, sun-filled summer day. Her gracious reply—and general graciousness—made the following portfolio, photographed by Ben Fink Shapiro, possible.
Mettrie Lari with her children, Isabelle and George
Allison Aston and Valerie Aston
Meg Braff (left); Sarah Power and Nitika Moran
Nitika Moran, Allison Aston, Michelle Cuddeback, Kimberly Berens, Mettrie Lari, Patricia Lansing, Valerie Aston, Pia Murphy, Sarah Power, and Amos Nevin
Muffie Potter Aston, Patricia Lansing