Particulars Picks: Travel Edition My Hamptons Picks

The Hamptons are synonymous with summer. We just wrapped up a trip there and I wanted to share some of the spots we hit up. Read on!

STAY

Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa: The hotel sits right on the beach and is probably the main reason to stay at Gurney’s—there are literally white sand beaches for miles. Our rooms were right on the water but there are residences, cottages, and rooms scattered all over the property. The concierge was super helpful in recommending excursions and making dinner reservations. It’s really a full-service hotel.

Surf Lodge: This staple in Montauk is so popular for a reason—it’s a blast! Currently, the shop and uniforms are all sponsored by Marc Jacobs and the menu in the restaurant was recently upgraded by the team behind Dante. The rooms face the beach and just got a facelift too. Of course, you must check out their music lineup, it’s their claim to fame.

Hero Beach Club: This is a super cute, cozy, beach side hotel that is great for kids and families. They have a pool and it’s only steps from the beach and a quick walk to town in Montauk.

EAT

Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee: You know I need my coffee first thing so this a must stop shop for me in the AM. The location in Amagansett is always bustling with people and is right on the main drag so it’s fun to walk and sip your coffee while shopping. Luckily, there is also an outpost inside Gurney’s, so I had my coffee hot and fresh each day. Extra bonus, they stock Milkbar sweet treats, so my kids were thrilled.

Scarpetta: Again, this was located inside Gurney’s and has a view of the ocean. The simple pasta pomodoro was my go-to, the tomatoes this time of year are chef’s kiss. Sometimes, the simplest dishes are the best.

Il Buco al Mare: Located right on Main Street in Amagansett, this restaurant features coastal Mediterranean food with Italian flair. The flatbreads are a MUST! Pro tip: they do not have a liquor license yet so grab a flask and fill with your own drink of choice and mix with their fresh juices.

La Fin: This new restaurant is located right on the harbor in Montauk—it’s a French inspired seaside restaurant. Ask for a table on the patio but bring a jacket as it gets chilly at night.

Le Bilboquet: Another classic restaurant set right on the harbor in Sag Harbor. It’s a transplant from the Upper East Side in NYC—the bar was booming, and the cocktails and people-watching were delish.

Carissa’s Bakery: If you are looking for a quick lunch or fresh pastry this is your spot. You can order ahead for ease which is great for a beach day picnic.

Beswick’s: This place is a staple in Amagansett. Expect yummy clam chowder and fried fish. It’s a great spot for kids too.

 

TO DO

Global Boarding: This is a must do for kids and adults. We rented a small speed boat with a captain, and we tubed, wake-boarded, and knee-boarded. The kids were asking for more after our two-hour time limit was up. It’s a gorgeous way to spend the day on the water!

SHOPPING

Suzie Kondi: I love everything she is doing so I popped in and got another matching two-piece number. Cozy yet so chic.

WARM: This local spot is filled with some of our faves: Rachel Comey, Free and Easy and everything in between. It’s always spot on.

Deep Blue Vintage: She has the most well curated vintage. It’s really a treasure chest. She also has an IG you can follow along for inspåo even when you are not in the Hamptons.

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