You A-to-Z Guide to Summer in the Hamptons

Flyboarding. Beaches. Live tunes. And a whole lotta raw bar.

By Shari Gab

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09 June 2017

The best way to appreciate NYC? Escape it.

Luckily for us the Hamps and all its sun-baked glory is just a stone’s throw away. 

Herein, is the A-to-Z guide of 26 out east happenings from a new Americana hotel to partying down with Lincoln Continental.

Because life's either a beach or a b*tch ...

Choose wisely. 

A is for Arbor
From Den Hospitality, The Garret at Arbor is re-opening for its second season with Mediterranean-style eats and a new — and very chill — outdoor oasis and bar.

B is for Buy
If you’re in the market for something quaint — like a $10m-$72m home — Zachary and Cody Vichinsky from Bespoke Real Estate are your huckleberries.

C is for Camp
… Or glamp, rather. Terra is a full-service glamping company providing fully furnished safari-style tents. Plus, they'll be bringing in chefs, mixologists, a fire pit, spa treatments, yoga kits and basically anything lavish that makes camping not-really-camping.

D is for Dominic Rice
From the team behind Amali, Calissa is dishing out Mykonos-inspired seafood and summer vegetables with classic Greek ingredients from Executive Chef Dominic Rice, formerly of Narcissa and Jean-Georges.

E is for Eleven Madison Park
Recently named World’s Best Restaurant, Eleven Madison Park is taking their show to East Hampton this summer for the EMP pop-up with American Express, a cardmembers-only program running all summer long.

F is for Fitness
Elements SUP Fit is a fitness class that incorporates vigorous strength and conditioning exercises with an active recovery session ... all atop a stand-up paddleboard. Good for your health. Good for looking better naked.

G is for Getting Busy
Tomorrow, June 10th, LastFirst — New York's bespoke matchmaking club — and Hamptons Magazine are having a little sunset mingling session at the Southampton Social Club.

H is for Harbor East
A new eatery from James Willis and Andrew Molen with Chef Jason Hook, newcomer Harbor East touts a menu of elevated farm-to-table eats. Expect a mixing pot of food (and vibes) culled from the south of France, tropical Indonesia, Sydney harbor and coastal New England.

I is for Imbibe
Father/son duo Chef Eric Miller and Adam Miller are bringing their newest iteration, Flagship, to Montauk. Expect shareable eats and a stocked raw bar with some signature pre-bottled classic cocktails for large groups (Low ABV Bamboo, Martini, Negroni, Manhattan and more), as well as frozen drinks in takeout container-shaped glassware.

J is for Jet
Beat the traffic and opt for a PC-12 chartered flight with Tradewind Aviation

K is for Kicking Back
No lugging everything to the beach. Cooper’s Beach has chair and umbrella rentals on site, nearby concessions and freshwater showers. So no dragging sand back to the room, either.

L is for Lincoln
Lincoln just kicked off an all-summer-long concert series that'll bring Charles Bradley, Kurt Vile, Bob Moses and a slew of other acts to the stage at Montauk’s Surf Lodge. There will also be driving experiences in the new, and very fresh, Lincoln Continental.

M if for Miss Chloe
Recently revamped, Miss Chloe is a laid-back venue with live music and entertainment. Less club, more lounge, you’ll be able to hear one another talk before getting after it for the night.   

N is for Networking
The Hampton Classic is always a perfect scene for horse-jumping and hob-nobbing.

O is for Oudoor Dining
Newcomer Claude’s provides refreshingly easygoing eats at accessible — or at least Hamptons accessible — prices. It’s lovely, it’s outdoors and they serve a smashing breakfast seven days a week. Stick around the pool patio after for an upfloat or cocktail.  

P is for Petrosino
Now in their eighth summer, Tutto il Giorno Southampton has been renovated to lend the space a more open-air feel. It’s a go-to for family dining, especially with an updated menu from Executive Chef Agostino Petrosino.

Q is for Quit Drinking Róse
Enough already with the pink stuff. Hit the taproom at Montauk Brewery

R is for Rubdown
Soothe is delivering on-demand massage services out east. In your room, at the cabana — they'll go wherever you need someone to work those shoulders out.

S is for Super Saturday
Super Saturday is the premier annual charity shopping event in the Hamptons. Benefiting ovarian cancer fund OCRFA, the event will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary on July 29th at Nova’s Ark Project.

T is for The Maidstone
Sleep and eat at The Maidstone in East Hampton with Chef David Standridge of popular West Village spot Café Clover. Bites not to miss include the Seared Diver Scallops with turmeric lime butter and black lentils, and the Joyce Farms burger on challah. Add 19 boutique rooms recently refreshed with Americana vibes and dap public spaces, and you've got your home base for the weekend.

U is for Unwind
The East Hampton Point waterfront bar with live music every weekend should do the trick.

V is for Vroooom
Lambos, Bentleys, fast cars, classic cars — Prestige rentals wants to put you in the driver’s seat. 

W is for Window Shopping
Big Flower returns for its second season. An excellent place to up your style ante or snag a fancy smelling candle or two.

X is for X-treme
Go flyboarding at Hampton Flyboard. It’s not easy, but the pictures of you gliding over the water on a hoverboard — or, let's be honest, going completely ass over teakettle — will be worth it.

Y is for Yachts
Get yourself on the water and rent a yacht for the day via Heron Yacht Charters.

Z is for Zzzs
Which can be caught at the Hero Beach Club, the newest overnight stay to hit the Hamps. It's lively but not crazy, with 31 rooms, cabanas and a comfortable, family-oriented atmosphere.

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