BEST ALL-IN-ONE VENUE
The low-key environment keeps it homey, while the “beach house” decor makes you wish for an endless summer.
161 2nd House Rd., Montauk, NY 11954
For a taste of what’s haute and hip, Ruschmeyer’s is the spot to see and be seen. Amenities include a pool, resort deck, lawn games and an in-house eatery that offers locally sourced fare. When the sun goes down, the hippest of the hip can be found in the bar and microdisco located in the former speakeasy. New York surfers and the weekend party crowd love the nautical theme of the playful- yet glamorous spot. This spot is walking distance to the village and surfing breaks. The low-key environment keeps it homey, while the “beach house” decor makes you wish for an endless summer.
71 Hill St # 2B Southampton, NY 11968
After hot summer days and sultry summer nights, it may be time to really unwind and relax. Ananas is just the place. The full service day spa offers the finest up-scale services for their discerning clientele. Whether you need a massage, a makeup consultation for a sexy night out, or to get beach-ready with the cellulite busting Endermologie, the best services and practitioners are there to pamper.
BEST BEACH-CHIC BOUTIQUE
21 Newton Lane, East Hampton NY
When it comes to beautiful beachwear, Calypso in East Hampton is the spot for discerning fashionistas. With a seemingly endless supply of caftans and cardigans, Calypso offers everything to get you ready for the beach. Grab a sexy bikini or bright cruise wear. The boutique shop also offers an array of home goods, to make your vacation house feel more like home.
1 Bay Street Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Women and “today’s men” are both free to enjoy the full-service waxing room at this friendly Sag Harbor wellness dispensary. Style Bar is also a popular spot from private events, whether you’re part of a bridal party looking for a day of adult pampering or hosting a birthday party for your little girl.
19 Newtown Ln., East Hampton, NY 11937
When it comes to women’s wear, Michael Kors is a force to be reckoned with. It’s no wonder that the American designer is a hit in the Hamptons. The classic label just oozes American luxury. From apparel to accessories, Mr. Kors will have you looking sharp without looking over-done whether you’re attending one of those beach cocktail parties, or a relaxing ladies lunch.
BEST NEW HOTEL
Montauk Beach House
55 S Elmwood Ave., Montau k, NY 11954
After serious renovations, Chris Jones and Larry Siedlick have turned the former Ronjo Motel into the Montauk Beach House – a must-see boutique hotel in the Hamptons. With glass doors in the lobby that open to the street, a half-acre private beach club, cabana beds and specialty cocktails, the Montauk is sure to be the new hotel hautespot for the glamorous Hampton’s clientele. Rooms will feature 11 foot ceilings, private balconies, with some offering private outdoor gardens. Tres chic!
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368 Montauk Hwy., Wainscott ZIP TK
East Hampton has always been a haute spot for fresh summer fun, now Whole Foods is ensuring that fresh artisan snacks will be available to fuel your Hampton’s hiatus. Just before Memorial Day, East Hampton became home to the first Whole Foods Market Farm Stand. The market, located at what was formally the Plitt Ford dealership, will stock local seasonal food, in addition to meat, seafood and baked goods, making it the perfect place for an organic snack to take to the beach.
BEST LOCAVORE RESTAURANT
203 Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Critics fall over themselves to praise chef Joe Isidori’s New American menu, which is about as local as they come. Seafood items, including a house clam chowder, are the standouts in this uniquely minimalist-pastoral space owned by wordy blogger Bruce Buschel. Curbed.com readers voted this the best restaurant in all the Hamptons.
BEST FAMILY EATERY
SL EAST TK
44 Three Mile Harbor Rd., East Hampton, NY 11937
The team behind Abe & Arthur’s, Catch, Tenjune and SL bring their amped up Meatpacking District template—airtight door and bottles galore included—to this 7,000 square foot indoor-outdoor nightclub space. It’s a favorite of hip-hop stars and the (famous and undiscovered) models who love them.
BEST ICON RESTAURANT
Nick & Toni’s
136 North Main
Street, East Hampton, NY
An East Hamptons classic and celebrity magnet, with another branch on the Upper West Side. The rustic interior inspired by Tuscany may seem somewhat dated, but the Italian menu is timeless. Try the marinated veal flank steak as you scan the room for Jerry Seinfeld.
Job’s Lane, Southampton
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Nestled among posh boutiques found all across the Hamptons is a cluster of prime galleries on Jobs Lane. Highlights include the Arthur T. Kalaher Fine Art Gallery, t Tripoli Gallery and Parrish Art Museum, which will move its respected American collection into a stunning new Herzog & de Meuron-designed building in Water Mill this fall.