My Hamptons Experience

Visiting the Hamptons has always been on the top of my bucket list.  Movies, TV series and Ralph Lauren ad campaigns have depicted an enviable lifestyle of classic seaside mansions, majestic yachts, gorgeous cuisine and fabulous shopping. Who didn’t fall in love with the Hamptons Beach house that Diane Keating’s character lived in from the movie 'Something’s Gotta Give'?

This year I made my way across the Pacific Ocean to see the Hamptons for myself and the destination was well worth the 20 hours of flying time that it took.  The Hampton’s are simply stunning and one of the most relaxing and enjoyable places that I‘ve been lucky enough to visit. Gorgeous sunsets, crisp ocean breezes and an abundance of luxury have created some wonderful lasting memories.  Now back in Australia these memories come flooding back as I sit in my Seashell Adirondack Chair sipping my favourite herbal tea, flicking through our holiday photos.

During this trip I made sure to visit every inch of this magnificent Long Island. Sag Habor, Southhampton, East Hamption and Montauk all have something special to offer.  Sag Harbor has a charming downtown and a beautiful marina where you’ll see amazing super yachts moored. East Hampton town is characterised by grander, upscale restaurants, world-class shopping and countless luxurious mansions.  Southampton was a little more quaint compared to East Hampton but still very impressive. Here you’ll enjoy an abundance of lovely restaurants and gorgeous home decor shops to browse within.  Montauk is on the tip of the Long Island, proudly marked by the Montauk lighthouse originally built in 1868. The downtown area is very casual and has some excellent pancake houses where locals and celebrities often come together by chance to enjoy a delicious breakfast.

Hope you have enjoyed my insight into the Hamptons and have the opportunity to experience it for yourself if you haven't done so already....I definitely hope to get back there soon!  In the meantime, we can all create our own little pieces of the Hamptons by filling our homes with classic Hamptons furniture found on this website.