Local's Guide to the Perfect Day in The Hamptons
From her lifestyle blog to her long roster of design projects, New York City–based designer Nicole Gibbons brings serious style to everyday interiors.
I keep my breakfast light (to save room for amazing seafood!) and start with coffee
and a doughnut from Grindstone. My favorite is the cinnamon-sugar. For more daring eaters, there are inventive flavors like matcha green tea with almonds.
Homenature is paradise for people who love neutrals. All of the furniture and accessories come in shades of beige, tan, and white, and are a fresh mix of beachy and modern. I never fail to leave with a few new tabletop pieces, like ceramic dinnerware or marble cutting boards.
- homenature Marble and Wood Hexagon Cheese Board, $80; homenature.com
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At the Eastern tip of the Hamptons is one of its most picturesque spots: the Montauk Lighthouse. Whether you climb the 137 steps to the top or take in views from the surrounding shoreline, it is—in a word—stunning.
At the Pollack-Krasner House, you can retrace the life and work of famed artist Jackson Pollack, including a walk along the paint-splattered floors of his backyard studio.
The Hamptons are teeming with wonderful vineyards. My favorite is Wölffer Estate; the wine stand on the patio is the ideal place to pass an afternoon with girlfriends. Don’t miss the Finca Rosé.
Think casual, polished, and a bit preppy. A pair of jeans and a classic white button-down paired with crisp leather sneakers is perfection.