New Yorkers yearning for seaside soothing travel to the eastern end of Long Island for good reason. And why? Some of the country's most beautiful beaches and sandy landscapes, plus a legendary artsy vibe, are found in the Hamptons.
And while the frenetic thrum of Manhattan and Brooklyn are a safe distance away, sophistication still suffuses the fresh salt air.
Where to Shop
Amagansett Square, 156 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
This boutique in Amagansett sells jewelry and accessories from artisans and makers not easily found elsewhere, plus precious vintage pieces; loveadorned.com.
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120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehamptons, NY 11932
Indulge your Barefoot Contessa–inspired fantasies in Bridgehampton's garden shop and nursery. Stop and smell the roses and Cire Trudon candles, and then refresh at the in-house Honeybee Café; marders.com.
TIINA the STORE
216 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
Downtown edge and country allure thrive in former fashion stylist Tiina Laakkonen's worldly women's-clothing and home-goods shop in Amagansett; tiinathestore.com.
41 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
While you may be busy sating other appetites, visit the area's main literary gathering place to nourish the mind and the lit-craving soul in always alluring East Hampton; bookhampton.com.
55 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
The simple beauty of modern utilitarian objects, whether a wastepaper basket, suitcase, or sunglasses, shines at this savvy Hamptons sister to its Santa Monica sibling; turpanonline.com.
Where to Eat
Manhattan-based Jack's Stir Brew Coffee swaps bricks for clapboard and shingles in Amagansett and Sag Harbor; jacksstirbrew.com. Tuck in at The 1770 House dining room to savor chef Michael Rozzi's upscale menu; 1770house.com. At Bay Kitchen Bar in East Hampton, co-owner and chef Eric Miller helms the seafood-centric kitchen; baykitchenbar.com.
Where to Stay
The 10-room Mill House Inn in East Hampton has top-tier hotel service and amenities that will convert any and all remaining B&B skeptics; millhouseinn.com.
Photos: Ursula McNamara, Stephen Brockman for Deborah Berke Partners.