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?