HAMPTONS

wölffer wine stand, sagaponack

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this past friday, i was in east hampton for work but stayed the remainder of the weekend and enjoyed my last summer trip to the hamptons. the weather was picture perfect, keeping wölffer's wine stand relatively empty on sunday afternoon as everyone was presumably at the beach.  my friend jane and i had a glass of rosé (table for me, cider for her). i also picked up two bottles of their new pink gin because i simply could not pass one up for my bar cart in the city and an extra to give as a gift sometime this fall!

in addition to a new liquor, i finally purchased polo's knit oxford after hearing so much praise about it. i am in love: it's extremely comfortable as it's made from cotton pique while classically cut just like the traditional oxford cloth button down (OCBD). i wore it over a bathing suit by the pool earlier in the day, then tied it up around my waist with white linen shorts for the vineyard. i had it monogramed by old english rose at the polo east hampton store event, which makes me love it even more. additional photos from sag harbor to come!

photographed in sagaponack, new york

sunglasses | sandals | oxford

 

polaroids from east hampton

ever since instagram became a "serious" platform acting as a portfolio of one's photography slash #personalbrand (lol are you rolling your eyes yet?), i've always longed for the old school days of the platform when in-app filters were the standard, photos were posted in real time, and the subject matter was beautiful but maybe the editing wasn't. 

i'll never forget my first summer in manhattan (2011) when i downloaded the app at midnight as soon as my new iPod (again, lol) was delivered. that style of iPhone photography - if you can call it that - still reminds me of this significant time period. you have to understand, i've worked in social media for 7 years and have loved digital visuals well beyond that, so this is just the world i live in, as lame as it sounds!

earlier this summer i decided to create a private instagram acct. to share this throwback feel with friends + family. it's been so much fun to actually document real life and it feels like that first summer all over again, in a new neighborhood. i hope you enjoy some of these moments!

photographed in east hampton, new york

east hampton, new york

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it certainly has been a while – more on that later – but what better time to come out of hibernation than high summer? i have so many photos from june, july, and august that i'm excited to publish here...and while i love traveling to new and different locales from time to time, i simply cannot pass up the opportunity to spend every free moment i have on nantucket & in east hampton during the east cost summer months. this season will be particularly special as it concludes with my bestie mackenzie's wedding over labor day weekend, where i'll be a bridesmaid along with some of my absolute favorite people in the world on our favorite island ever. stay tuned! 

swimsuit (on sale) | denim shorts | sunglasses | hat | towel 

photographed in east hampton, new york

weekend guide: the hamptons

E A T

while the cuisine in the hamptons has a reputation for being overpriced and even steeper than manhattan (it is), some of my favorite meals can be found out east. while i certainly haven't tried it all, i love rushmeyer's (above left) and  crow's nest for dinner in montauk, la brisa mtk for guacamole upon arrival, and LT burger and wölffer kitchen in sag harbor. itching to try moby's, too!

W E A R  /  S H O P

just like each neighborhood in manhattan, each hamptons town has its own style but by and large, i envision super lux (think ivory cashmere cableknit like the above, cartier love bracelets, hermès everything) paired with bohemia spirit (poms, tassels, tunics, straw bags, surf chic). i'd avoid the sweaty, post-cult-following-workout-class athleisure trend unless it's in the form of tennis whites. pack accordingly! as for shopping, definitely hit jenni kayne, AERIN, the corner closet (best designer consignment store), MONC XIII for decor inspiration in sag, the line summer pop up in amagansett, sylvester & co., and serena & lily

S E E  /  D O

this is not a definitive guide, but i personally enjoy visiting montauk point lighthouse (which was commissioned by george washington in 1792!), stopping at all of the road-side farm stands, strolling the beach regardless of weather  at gurney's (pictured above), and touring sag harbor's historic district. i'd love to visit jackson pollock's studio and home in east hampton next time, too.

S L E E P  /  S T A Y

baron's cove in sag harbor is a favorite because of the fantastic service and quiet, serene feel, and of course my friend colleen's incredible interior design work. i also love the rooms and design of surf lodge (above, right), the maidstone, and american beech (above, left) in greenport. i recently stayed at crow's nest (on a thursday evening) and can confidently say it was one of the most relaxing, quiet hotel experiences i've had. the roberta roller rabbit linens, blue and white tiled striped shower, and in-room collection of the surfer's journal didn't hurt either.

D R I N K

cocktails at sunset beach on shelter island, wölffer wine stand & estate for all-day-rosé in sagaponack, the frozen piña coladas at surf lodge...i'm not a big drinker by any means but it's necessary here.  jack's stir brew in amagansett or sagtown in sag harbor for coffee to refuel for the long drive back to NYC!

any of your own favorites to add?