Today We are Sharing Our favorite insider sources in the Hamptons
to retain the most out of Summer 2015
Summer moves swiftly in the Hamptons, and with the season in full swing we are sharing a list of favorite places, foods and experiences here....for the whole story stop on over to the Rohl blog Auth Lux. This weekend is the Hampton Designer Showhouse gala and opening for the annual event to benefit Southampton hospital. Many of my designer friends hailing from all over the country will be showing their talent in rooms at the house, so please purchase tickets here for the Saturday evening gala! Stop back on Friday for sneak peeks of our favorite corners of the home. In the meantime, I'm serving up the Best of the Best insider things to do and perfect Hamptons' moments. Please enjoy, and
Perfect way to entertain guests:
pick up delicious prepared food from Round Swamp Farm, East Hampton to take a picnic dinner to Georgica Beach
Head to this farm stand (but, oh, so much more than a farm stand) Round Swamp Farm to pick up the lobster salad, the chicken salad, the guacamole, the bean dip and their delicious Sun Tea. Load up the car with firewood, a metal container for the wood, a lantern, ingredients for Smores and food from Round Swamp then head to Georgica Beach in East Hampton for a picnic dinner. Avoiding the day crowds, it's the perfect time at the beach as the sun is setting. With the bonfire crackling the kids can toast Smores for dessert.
Al fresco dining at Pierre's Restaurant in Bridgehampton
to enjoy people watching, fruity ice tea and nibbling on
their delicious food (I ususally order the avocado, mango tomato salad). The next door patisserie has the perfect croissant for weekend breakfasts.
Incredible views and delicious Wine and Cheese:
Afternoon Wine Tastings at Wolffer Estate, Bridgehampton
Overlooking the beautiful vineyards (feels as if you are in Tuscany)
at Wolffer Estates for their wine and cheese hours. Sometimes there is live music and this year's Summer Rose is divine!
Most Coveted Reservation Score:
Nick & Toni's restaurant in East Hampton
Say what you will about new restaurants, but with all the fine dining in the Hamptons, the coveted reservation to score is still a Friday night dinner reservation at Nick & Toni's restaurant, preferably 8 pm!
Best Interior Designer Event:
The Hampton Designer Showhouse gala on July 25
The Designer Showhouse is the place to be in the Hamptons to take in beautifully appointed rooms designed by both local and national interior designers. This year's showhouse sponsored by Traditional Home magazine and to benefit the Southampton Hospital
Best Healthy Drink:
The smoothie at the Juicy Naam
The Juicy Naan in Sag Harbor has delicious smoothies and green drinks to start the day on a healthy note. Tucked in the back parking lot as you head into town, it's the real deal!
(technically Sag Harbor is not the Hamptons, but it is one of our favorite towns and we include it in the Hampton round-up). Our favorite is the I AM BUZZING, a concoction of Coconut water, bee pollen, almonds, banana and honey.
Beat The Crowds, Best Cultural Afternoon:
Springs, East Hampton
Start at the farmer's market in historic Springs corners, then a private tour of Jackson Pollock's home, the artist's Pollock/Krasner museum then pick up lunch and rent a canoe at the Springs country store and enjoy an afternoon on the water bird watching and avoiding the crowds.
Best Dinner & Views:
The Beacon in Sag Harbor,
which doesn't take reservations, but makes you feel like you're on vacation when dining. The food is delicious and the views are gorgeous
best historical experience,
The Mulford Farm in East Hampton
The Historic farm in East Hampton (right across from the duck pond) was once a working farm hundreds of years ago. With several barns and outbuildings and even a historic Dutch windmill dating back centuries, this farm is an important and inspiring historical experience to better understand the beauty and history of the Hamptons. The farm is operated by the East Hampton Historical Society.
Most magical way to end summer:
the Bridgehampton Hampton Classic Horseshow
beginning the week of August 23rd, this ten day extravaganza of equestrian events and competitions gives an insider's view on the equestrian lovers culture here in the East End. In addition to a variety of horse events there are outdoor boutiques, delicious food stands and a swanky VIP tent where one (if you are lucky enough to get a ticket) can view gorgeously appointed tables overlooking the rings and riding events throughout the week culminating on Grand Prix Sunday where everyone comes out in their Sunday Best and dons these tables beautifully. Each year, NYC&G magazine appoints a winner for the most creative tabletop.