What To Do
- When in The Hamptons I almost always rent a SUV as there is so much to see and do even if you ‘stay local’ – I love Cooper’s beach in Southampton, Sagg Main in Bridgehampton, and Flying Point beach in Watermill, especially at sunset…
- Stroll around the local villages exploring boutiques like Blue One or Maison 24
- Go wine (and cheese!) tasting at one of the local wineries such as Channing Daughters, Wolffer Estate or Duck Walk
- Enjoy fresh, locally grown produce from any of the neighborhood farms or farm stands like Halsey or Round Swamp farms, and for a less healthy option Tate’s Bake Shop is a must do when passing through Southampton!
- On cooler days I like to visit the local galleries and museums like the Parish Art Museum and the White Room Gallery
- Experience unforgettable American holiday traditions of apple picking, pumpkin patches or even completing a corn maze – Milk Pail and Farview Farm are great fun for these activities!
Where To Eat
- The breakfast included with your stay at White Fences Inn is a little slice of hearty heaven, and loaded with great local produce which will get you thinking ‘how much can we take back to the city’?
- I first experienced Tutto Il Giorgno in The Hamptons many years ago and love it – both Southampton and Sag Harbor have amazing Italian food, cool ambience and great service for a date night, group or even just to relax at the bar
- Pierre’s in Bridgehampton is perfect to enjoy a classic French-American brunch with a really fun scene
- Sant Ambroesus in Southampton for a magnificent leisurely lunch in the coutyard, especially this fall as the weather has been warmer than usual
- Almond in Briedgehampton is great casual dining and has a fun bar scene especially on Friday nights!
- Boa Thai – having grown up in Australia and traveled to Thailand many times, I have been very spolit with Thai food, and this low key restaurant does not disappoint! Don’t miss out on their lunch special either!
What To Pack
- Visiting The Hamptons in the fall calls for lots of layers – don’t forget your knitwear and coats so you can fully enjoy the magical sunsets and cooler evenings under the stars!
- Like the summer months, I still opt for a lot of red, white and blue options as well as nautical stripes and polka dot prints
- I often have a lot of past season, classic items in my wardrobe that I love to bring out especially for stays in The Hamptons, however you can fill in any gaps with T By Alexander Wang tees, polos by Ralph Lauren, button up shirts from Madewell and classic jeans from J Brand
- From my early retail days at General Pants Co. I have always been a sneaker girl, and if you have read any of my previous blogs then you will know I am currently crushing over Golden Goose so don’t forget your sneakers!
- As it can get quite cool in the fall you must bring accessories that don’t just spice up your look but also keep you warm so I love to pack scarves, throws and cute hats always…
Where To Stay
- I really enjoy exploring different areas of The Hamptons and this fall I was lucky enough to stay at White Fences Inn – Liz & Eric are such gorgeous hosts and this historic bed and breakfast has been beautifully refurbished wih stylish decor and finishes including your own personal wall mounted fire place and a bed that will make you never want to leave! However, the yummy breakfast will get you going and the location is great for exploring the local villages and attractions.
- Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton is pure luxury, has lovely food and a fun bar scene – this hotel is great for a romantic weeknd getaway and ‘staying in’…
- If you are lucky enough to rent a mansion or yacht you should!