We spent last weekend out east with our friends Alana and Chris for a little rest and relaxation, and to escape the summer heat. Our favorite place to stay in the South Fork is in East Hampton, just past the ritzy shops and restaurants in the heart of town, a little farmhouse-turned-B&B called Blake's Lodging. It's run by Jeanie Blake, a shy but welcoming woman who dresses like Ina Garten and owns a slender black cat that traipses around the yard. Her home is filled with eclectic secondhand furniture and artifacts from her trips from around the world. What it lacks in creature comforts it more than makes up for in charm.