Life is very much on the up for Pippa Middleton.
Having recently negotiated a six-figure deal for her debut publication, Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends, the fledgling author is taking a break ahead of her hectic October book release.
The Duchess of Cambridge's little sister chose Long Island in the US for her holiday, and was spotted relaxing at exclusive millionaire's retreat the Hamptons.
There, a casually dressed Pippa enjoyed a friendly game of ping pong with property magnate Andre Balazs at his seafront hotel, Sunset Beach.
Andre is well known in Hollywood circles, and was previously romantically linked to actress Uma Thurman.
The Hungary-born hotelier had invited Pippa as his guest, People magazine reports.
Earlier in the trip, the brunette and a couple of her closest friends enjoyed the delights nearby New York, dining in the chic Meatpacking District before flying out to the Hamptons.