Get the Inside Scoop.
Heading out East this summer? Travel Curator’s, Melanie Brandman gave us her insider picks for where to eat, drink, shop and more. Consider this your summer checklist.
Goop Pop Up in Sag Harbor
This thoughtfully curated store from Gwyneth Paltrow and her Goop team makes for some lovely shopping after lunch with rose. You really can’t go wrong with anything here. From swimmers to your favorite organic skin products, it’s a great pitstop when in Sag Harbor.
Hitch a ride on a friend’s boat to Sunset Beach for lunch
If you have a friend with a boat in the Hamptons, definitely encourage them to take it for a whirl to Shelter Island and drop anchor near Sunset Beach, or as we like to call it, St. Tropez in the Hamptons. Swim in (was we often do) or take the tender if you’re wearing your chicest gear. And don’t forget to make a table reservation on Resy!
Yoga in the Vines at the Wolffer Wine Stand
Yoga and wine. Of course, it’s the Hamptons. This is my Saturday morning ritual. A great way to start the day with a fantastic yoga practice among the vines at Wolffer Estate in Sagaponak Afterwards, head down to Sag Harbor for a totally delicious lunch at the Wolffer Kitchen restaurant on Main Street.
Fresh Produce Stands
If you are looking for a fabulous hostess gift, drop by one of the many farm stands and specialty stores. If you follow me on Instagram, you will know I’m obsessed with Round Swamp (Bridgehampton and East Hampton) for their salads, fried chicken, incredible pies and muffins. Your hosts will thank you, your credit card will not. Serene Greens is also a good roadside produce and seafood stand in Sag Harbor and I do love the more traditional Halsey Farm Store Farmers Market in Watermill.