So after five years of living in NYC and never having visited the Hamptons, I finally decided to make it happen. (Kinda crucial now, since we’re leaving in a couple of weeks!) Mr. Lovely and I decided to get in just before the busy season starts, so here we are in Montauk, living the life!
We decided to come all the way out to Montauk because it’s a little more laid back, and so that we could toodle through the rest of the Hamptons on the way out. And let me tell ya — the toodling out here is to die for. Our recommendations so far? Stop in Hampton Bays and go to Orlando’s Cafe for a late breakfast; get the Huevos Rancheros. Mr. Lovely also highly recommends the Beso breakfast.
Then, on your way through East Hampton take a little detour (AKA drag your husband) down Lily Pond Lane to spy on Martha Stewart’s summer home. At the end of Lily Pond Lane, find 3 West End Road and gawk at the amazingness of the legendary Grey Gardens. Do your best Little Edie impression as you drive by.
Once you’re in Montauk, work up an appetite at the beach and then head to The Dock if you want some local flavor. The boys at the bar seem to always be having a good ol’ time, and the Montauk Chowder is to die for. (And if you stop by, bring cash and turn off your phone — the owner doesn’t like to spoil the atmosphere!)
We’ve still got a couple of days of heaven in the Hamptons, so stay tuned for more! xoxo