Just as birds fly back north for the summer, New Yorkers flock east. Whether you arrive by Jitney (fine), Luxury Liner (better), or private helicopter (best), Memorial Day weekend always marks the start of a new season on Long-Island’s famed stretch of high class beach towns: The Hamptons. From Westhampton to Montauk, from beach cottages to old-money McMansions, the eastern end of the island brims with Manhattanites seeking to escape the hot stuffy city for a crisp beachy breeze. Not to mention, summer parties on the Hamptons are the surefire spot to see and be seen. When summer strikes, The Hamptons are laden with socialites and celebs. Where better to show off this season’s beachy purchases? If not donned in your tennis whites, slip into your sundress and Ancient Greek Sandals before skipping into town, as you’re sure to run into everyone and their mother most anywhere public you go. You might even catch Tory herself, sipping a latte at the Golden Pear. Perhaps you’ll run into Gwyneth Paltrow at a Saturday Polo Match, or spot Sarah Jessica Parker under a sun hat at the beach. Christie Brinkley, Cameron Diaz, and Sofia Vergara are other fashionable visitors to these beautiful beach towns.
Clearly, it’s no secret that the Hamptons are a social hub and a half. But for the days you just want to bask in the sun with privacy, take a quiet stroll, or browse beyond the brand names, it’s easy enough to find a private nook to escape the buzz for while. Every girl needs some kickback time so that she can show her freshest face and fashion at the next event. Whether you want a weekend of socializing or seclusion, the Hamptons are abound with summertime amusement. So pour the rosé and let the good times roll.