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The Ultimate Hamptons Guide: Sip, Savor and Shop

As July 4th looms around the corner, many are looking forward to a well-deserved retreat that blends sophistication, tranquility, and rustic charm. With the promise of a long weekend, what better time to escape the city buzz and head to a serene oasis? The Hamptons, with its sumptuous eateries, chic boutiques, and impressive art scene, offers an ideal getaway.

Where to Eat: 

East Hampton’s Moby’s takes you on an Italian culinary journey in the ambiance of a beautifully refurbished 1880s home. A perfect spot to enjoy Italian delicacies, sipping on a signature spritz under a grand white marquee or a picnic bench adorned with fairy lights. It's a dining experience that will transport you straight to the coast of Amalfi without leaving the Hamptons.

Next on your culinary tour should be Duryea’s in Montauk, a spot that captures the tranquility of the Hamptons in an unforgettable dining experience. Imagine savoring a delicious meal al fresco on a balmy Friday evening, gazing at the calm waters, the cool breeze rustling through the leaves. The charm of this serene locale, combined with its ocean-fresh culinary offerings, will make your evening magical.

Tutto il Giorno offers a dining experience that marries impressive interiors with equally delightful food. With locations in Southampton and Sag Harbor, each offers a unique ambiance that enhances your dining pleasure. The Southampton branch boasts a lush garden, while the Sag Harbor outlet is nestled within the Urban Zen retail space, a zen paradise of unique décor and calming textiles.

Sunset Beach on Shelter Island offers a dining experience akin to a swift European jaunt. Dine beachfront and let the view transport you to another world. If you seek an experience that transforms at sundown, head to Crow’s Nest in Montauk, a locale that changes into a magical landscape as the sun dips into the horizon.

Further your beach dining journey at Surf Lodge, celebrated for its laid-back ambiance and hip crowd. And, of course, your gastronomic exploration in the Hamptons wouldn't be complete without a visit to LUNCH, known for its classic lobster rolls and inviting roadside charm.

Girl on couch in navy tracksuit

Photography Credit: Suzie Kondi

Our Favorite Shops:  

After treating your taste buds, it's time to indulge in some retail therapy. Begin your shopping expedition with Matriark in Sag Harbor, a concept store that houses an array of products sourced from female-led businesses. Brands like Ulla Johnson, Campo Collection, Chufy, and Jaline grace their shelves.

For the finest beach loungewear, make your way to Suzie Kondi. Ranging from terry-cloth tracksuits to gauze jumpsuits, every piece is crafted for ultimate comfort and effortless style. Choose your favorite set in every available color to enjoy the perfect blend of comfort and style on hot summer days. Elisee Browchuk, Experiences Manager, recommends this store for its superior quality and design.

Add some high-fashion staples to your travel wardrobe from Kirna Zabête, an iconic boutique boasting an impressive collection of luxury designer wear. Here, you'll find a diverse array of designers, from well-known brands to the rising stars of the fashion world.

Inside the Parrish Art Museum in East Hampton

Photography Credit: Parrish Art Museum, East Hampton 

Where to Explore: 

When you're ready to take a break from the beach, the art museums of the Hamptons are the perfect thing to explore.

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill showcases work by local artists. As a haven for art lovers, you'll find a diverse range of pieces that reflect the vibrant local art scene.

Pollock Krasner House in East Hampton was once home to the abstract expressionists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. Today, it serves as a museum, offering a glimpse into the artists' lives and creative process. Advanced reservation required. 

The Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton, dedicated to the art of Dan Flavin, is a must-visit. Known for his installations using neon light, this institute offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in contemporary art.

And so... 

As your Hamptons' sojourn draws to a close, consider this a toast to a return journey devoid of stress. Enter the elegant solution: packing cubes. Designed to encapsulate your newest acquisitions with refined ease, these clever additions to your travel toolkit transform the tedious task of packing into an art form.

Then, for the ultimate stylish companion to your weekend getaway, the Castle Carry-On awaits. Brimming with sophistication and functionality, it strikes a flawless balance, encapsulating the spirit of a luxurious retreat in its very design. With these stylish travel allies in your repertoire, your Hamptons' escapade transcends an ordinary trip and transforms into a story of elegance and ease. After all, isn't that what a weekend in the Hamptons is truly about? Cheers to making it effortless.

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