Summer is in full swing, the temperatures are up, and the days are deliciously long. Having just endured a grueling Winter (because, really, when did Spring actually happen?), New Yorkers are fleeing the hot, hot city for a bit of freedom not too far off.
Week after week, city-dwellers find themselves flocking to the east for a quick escape and much-needed respite from the heat. The Hamptons, through its continued rustic charm, still manages to stay lively and fresh with plenty of things to do, whatever your vibe-of-choice may be. Here are our top picks and, of course, our favorite accessories to accompany you on your retreat.
Sunset Cocktails at Sunset Beach
A little north of all the action, on Shelter Island, the Sunset Beach Hotel provides a quiet space for beach lovers who really want to get away. With only 20 guest rooms to offer, an intimate experience is ensured. After enjoying a day on the beach right across the street, indulge in your favorite summer cocktail at sunset...which, with their west-facing view, is something worth catching.
Day-to-night on the beach calls for something roomy and bright...
Wine Tasting at Wölffer Estate
Rather than the usual beachfront settings, if lush green views are what you prefer, then the winery at Wölffer Estate can provide just that. And, as this establishment kindly limits bachelorette-type of events taking place, there’s no need to worry about any disruption to the serenity that is promised. So, while overlooking their vast vineyards, just sit back and relax...sip, nibble, clink glasses, and sip some more.
Something easy and stylish, just like a day on a Hamptons vineyard…
Retail Therapy with a Side of Brunch
For some of us (well, maybe a lot of us), indulging in a bit of retail therapy is an integral part of the vacationing experience, and East Hampton offers up some of the best shopping for your Hamptons getaway. Enjoy an outdoor brunch at Babette and then breeze on over to the many boutiques that are just within minutes of each other - Aerin, Reformation, Jimmy Choo, and Kirna Zabate, just to name a few.
Carry all of your essentials in one easy-to-access place...
The Classic Clambake
If you’re trying to find a truly-authentic Hamptons culinary experience, all local signs point to the clambake. For any Hamptons novices, just imagine all of your favorite (freshly caught) seafood, seasoned and perfectly steamed, on one plate..after plate, after plate. And with the cornucopia of amazing seafood and beach locations that the Hamptons has to offer, rest assured there will be plenty of opportunities to partake.
Trust us, you will definitely be needing both hands for this...
Concert at the Surf Lodge
Often deemed the Montauk hotspot, The Surf Lodge is the scene to be seen. Offering a relaxing beach vibe amidst a buzzing social setting, you can bet a bevy of the city’s who’s-who is going to be there. And, during the summer, this choice beach bar hosts a series of concerts with one of the coolest lineup of artists that you’d be hard-pressed to find even at your favorite music festival.
So, for this, you’ll want something stylish, something cool, something special. Enter, us!
We’ll help you bring your A-game as we present a specially-curated assortment of bags for you on the 25th and 26th of August, where you can imbibe and shop dozens of bags to the live sounds of BAYLI and Ravyn Lenae. We promise it will be a summer highlight.