Wednesday, June 22

Nest by Tamara's Under The Pergola Column: Plan The Perfect Summer Weekend In Springs, East Hampton


A Summer Essential Weekend Guide To 
The Other Side Of The Hamptons:
A Day In Artistic, Beautiful & Historic Springs, East Hampton!
 The Sun is Shining, and the Fourth of July is on the horizon.  There is WAY more to the lifestyle in the East End of Long Island than fancy restaurants and people watching.  Today, we will show you how to "paint the town red" in a different way than you would expect.  This is our view of the Hamptons, and we have lived here for 20 years, loving every little nook.   There is a plethora of beautiful, off-the-beaten-path nature and ocean-inspired finds in Springs.   First piece of advice, take an extra day off from work to avoid the traffic.  Get a head start on the road to the Hamptons, so you arrive stress-free and ready to enjoy your adventure.  Get your priorities in order--you will need a fantastic beach cover up, a good hat, stylish but comfy shoes, a basket for your gear, and a plush set of beach towels, plus this guide to take you to there.  Enjoy!
Happy Nesting
XO Tamara 
VISIT BEAUTIFUL LOUSE POINT!
First, rise early and grab a cup of coffee take a drive to Louse Point. Many artists have pined away over this picturesque spot because of the incredible light and beauty.  Jackson Pollock's home in Springs is situated overlooking Louse Point.  It is a unique area where the salt marsh, the osprey & herons all converge--one of the most bucolic settings in Eastern Long Island, and worth a morning drive!
STOP INTO A FARMERS MARKET:
Then, head on over to the The Historic Springs Center where Old Stone Highway meets Fireplace Road.  It feels like you've stepped back in time, with a beautiful Blacksmith barn, a duck pond and and classic general store. 
We picked up these gorgeous Shisito Peppers at the Springs Farmers Market. Located on the lawn of Ashawagh Hall in the heart of historic Springs, any given weekend there are art exhibits, community events, and a fantastic Farmers Market.  
The Springs Farmers Market 
May 28 through September 3rd
weekends: 11:30 am

Spring's General Store
RENT KAYAKS:
Walk across the street from the Farmers Market to the Spring's General Store for snacks and rent kayaks or schedule a kayak lesson or tour.  This will give you a unique boat side view of the marshes, reeds, birds and beauty.
A BEACH AFTERNOON:
Tired out from all that activity, drive on over to Indian Wells Beach, where the locals hang. Take a look at a local East Hampton beach map for more bay and ocean beaches, the guide to East Hampton Beaches

We like INDIAN WELLS or ATLANTIC BEACH for their casual, local vibe, and there is a great food shack at Atlantic Beach for afternoon lunch.  
Ditch the big hand bag, instead bring along a durable straw bag for the natural elements.  We picked up one at The Market Basket for a bargain.  A perfect size to hold our new Lacoste Towels.
A MUSEUM VISIT:
After the beach, head on over to Jackson Pollock's Home and now museum for one hour guided tours by appointment, make a reservation. 
Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Jackson Pollock House
830 Spring-Fireplace Road
East Hampton, NY 11937
PICK UP WINE & FRESH SEAFOOD FOR DINNER:
Summer In A bottle from local vineyard Wolffer Vineyard can be found at  Springs Wine & Liquor across the street from Jackson Pollock's House, then head over to Stuart's Seafood Market for fresh, daily caught fish. Head home for grilling and chilling with your friends and family.  
Now you have have had a complete Summer Day in Springs!