A Guide to the Hamptons
Not quite the end, but almost. The easternmost part of the Hamptons—called none other than East Hampton. Seems to make sense. The early Hamptonites were extremely literal, naming the first three houses built on the land “First House,” “Second House,” and “Third House.” Running along the coast of Long Island, East Hampton offers an ideal stretch of beaches paired with a nice little village home to a handful of hidden gems.
What to do:
LVIS for thrift store finds
Sustainable and affordable, LVIS thrift store can help you find a new wardrobe and a good book. Donations are accepted by appointment if you’re looking to do some July spring cleaning.
Perfect for families, The Clubhouse is every kid’s dream. Not only do they have bowling, an arcade, and mini golf for the kids, but they also have some pretty spiffy events for the adults. Amy Schumer stand-up show, anyone?
If you’re big into art, or just want to see how two cool people lived, check out Jackson Pollock and his wife, Lee Krasner’s house. Still kept the way they left it, with Lee’s books in order and Jackson’s paint splatters on the floor. Paintings not included.
Where to stay:
More than 250 years old, the 1770 House has seen a lot. In the heart of East Hampton Village, this hotel incorporates its colonial charm with modern amenities.
Appropriately sloganed “the art of hospitality,” The Mill House Inn sure knows how to make their guests feel like they’re at home. Just ask the personal assistants.
Appropriately named due to its location within the artists community of East Hampton, the Art House is decked out: a 66 foot pool, a wading pool, an indoor infinity pool and a hot tub with a waterfall. Our favorite part is the open 24-hour stocked pantry.
Where to eat:
Dive bar and restaurant, The Blue Parrot offers delicious tacos and killer margaritas. Happy hour is daily from 4-6. Cheers.
If you’re looking for some classic Italian food, the search is over. Located on Main Street, Nick & Toni’s is open Wednesday – Sunday. Mangiamo.
You can’t be ten minutes from the beach and not eat any seafood. That’s like… you just shouldn’t do it. Family friendly, their kids menu is called the “guppy menu.” Have you booked a reservation yet?