A Cheat Sheet for Your Trip Out East
I’m not a Hamptons girl (Jersey girl through and through) but every now and then I like to switch it up and head out east to get a little fresh air with the rest of the New Yorkers. Since I”m usually there for a quick over night-er or 1 day trip I like to hit up the best of the best and not waist any time on anything that is not the place to go (or be seen). As per usual, when planning my annual girls Hamptons weekend , I hit up my go-to cool girl, Shannon for some new spots to add to my running list. If you’re a Hamptons first timer or just anything like me and need a little cheat sheet for your trip out East, look no further, we’ve got you covered below!
Cocktails & Brunch
Aperol Spritz, anyone? Kick your day off right by brunching right on Main Street in Southampton at 75 Main. You won’t be able to miss the location with their iconic yellow awning, and you definitely won’t regret coming in once you see their extensive and delicious brunch and lunch options. Once you finish feasting, step right out to Main Street and Jobs Lane to shop from your choice of the luxury brands and curated boutiques Southampton has to offer!
If your vibe is more scenic, check out Wolffer Estates Vineyards for some small bites, and a selection of wines you can sip sitting or strolling through the gorgeous vineyards….including their iconic summer in a bottle. Don’t forget to grab one for the road from The Wine stand on your way out!
by Shannon Sweeney
Yes, just about every store you have always loved has a pop up version out east but a must see is Serena & Lily. Just off Montauk Highway in East Hampton, this store with literally jump out at you in your car it is so chic. Everything from pillows to the cutest raffia coasters will have you wanting to decorate or at least be a guest at the Hamptons house of your dreams!
Ok…. not really the only hotel but The Surf Lodge definitely THE hotel when it comes to the buzz in Montauk. The surf-y vibe fills you with all the chill feels throughout the day while giving you plenty of reasons to party at night with their live music line up every weekend. Oh… and not to mention the Surf Bazaar pop up shop in the lobby will make you want to move there and change your wardrobe to bikini’s and neons.
Last but certainly not least, watch the sunset over beautiful Cooper’s Beach. Admission to Coopers Beach is typically $50 during the day, however those who are just coming to catch the sunset after the daytime hours are not charged to park. What more relaxing way is there to end your perfect day than by catching sunset at the beach?! (Bonus Points: Stop at World Pie in Sag Harbor on your way back into Southampton to pick up the perfect sunset watching treat to fill you up before heading back to the city!)