Last weekend, Andrew and I took off to explore some place new. We have always wanted to check out the Hamptons in New York, so we dropped off the kids, flew to NYC and drove out to see what it was all about. As much as we love traveling with our kiddos, it’s always so nice to get away just the two of us. Now, some disclaimers before we begin:
1: There are a lot of pictures of food below! Ha! I was not expecting the food to be SO DANG GOOD! Every meal was exceptional! If I went back, I would want to eat at all of these places all over again because they were simply delicious!! We made reservations beforehand for dinner, but the breakfast and lunch spots were just walk up…and all of it was incredible!
2: There are a lot of selfies below. I mean…without cute kids to photograph, my camera roll was filled with some selfies and pictures of food. #priorities
3: It’s not super easy to get to the Hamptons. We flew from DFW to NYC and then rented a car and drove to the Hamptons. With traffic, it took us 3 hours to get there from the airport. It was well worth it once we arrived, but it just wasn’t exactly convenient.
Here’s a look at our long weekend in the Hamptons…
On Wednesday night after dinner and showers (hence what we’re wearing), we dropped off the kids at my parents’ house and headed to the hotel right next to the airport. My parents live by the airport, so we just stayed there the night before because our flight left at 6:00 AM. We were pumped to be getting away for a few days!
Bright and early at the airport! I’m pretty sure it’s 5:00 AM here. Early flights are always a good idea when you book them…but the morning of, they always seem like a terrible idea 😉 .
(And you know that green dress I love so much? I bought it in black too and it was perfect for the flight because it didn’t look wrinkled at all…which is good since I wore it on a 3 hour flight and then a 3 hour car trip! I wore it with my Ugg wedges that I love so much and my new Kate Spade studs from the Anniversary Sale.)
We drove from NYC to Montauk and arrived at our resort ready to explore and eat lunch! This is the view from our hotel room. Not too shabby, right?! We stayed at Gurney’s and loved it! That being said, Montauk is the furthest city in the cluster of cities that makes up the Hamptons and if we had to do it again, we would have stayed in East Hampton because it’s a little more centrally located. However…THAT VIEW was worth the drive!!
Happy to be there!! (And I’m pretty obsessed lately with Charlotte Tilbury lipstick. This one is called Bosworth’s Beauty.)
Another shot from our room. So, we freshened up a bit and headed into Montauk to walk around and find some place to eat.
We stopped at St. Peter’s Catch to enjoy…
…their fish tacos! Oh my word! I expected the food to be good on this trip, but friends, it was INSANELY GOOD!
After lunch, we walked the town of Montauk and then decided to stop here…
…The Sloppy Tuna for the view (that’s our table right there by the window) and…
…the frozen rose. Yes, ma’am!
It’s only day one of our vacation and we’re already having so much fun! (Top HERE)
Montauk seemed very much like a cozy little beach town. We enjoyed walking around, checking out the pier, watching the people and such.
We ended up eating dinner on our first night at the restaurant in our hotel because it came so highly rated online. When we were researching places to eat…it kept reigning supreme, so we had reservations for dinner there that evening. The restaurant was right on the water.
We enjoyed appetizers outside before heading to our table. It was my goal to consume as much seafood as humanly possible, and the lobster pasta that night fit the bill! (Along with the calamari too.)
And I love my romper. I’ve been saving it for this trip, but now, I’m going to wear it all.the.time. (And those are the heels you’ve seen me in approximately 6 billion times this summer in tan nubuck.)
The next morning, we drove into Montauk to enjoy breakfast at a diner there. Sheaffer texted me and asked me what I was doing and we sent her this picture…and she said it looked like we were in a cage. Ha! It’s the building next door behind the glass.
After breakfast, we drove over to East Hampton which quickly became our very favorite city!! It was SO CUTE!!!!
We heart East Hampton. And PS: that’s that scalloped shirt from the Anniversary Sale that sold out and then restocked!
I love a man who will buy me a donut at 10:00 AM just because.
They reminded me of the cider donuts we used to eat when we lived in Michigan.
And then it was time for lunch. Bam. Bostwick’s Chowder House was A-MAZING!
Lobster tacos for the WIN!
We spent the afternoon checking out Sag Harbor. We quickly decided that it was our second favorite Hampton city. It was darling!
And then, after strolling and enjoying Sag Harbor, we drove back and stopped in Amagansett.
We did a little shopping and exploring before we headed back to Montauk to get freshened up for dinner.
And then, we ate dinner in East Hampton at 1770 House! This restaurant is located inside an old house and it was beautiful. The whole meal was delish (I had a truffled pasta dish), but our favorite part was the cheese board they served with apple butter and honey. Everything on the board was local and soooooo good! My dress is HERE.
We found ourselves back at breakfast the next morning in Montauk. Seriously…all we did was eat. Ha! It was so good though!!! (And this is another Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Liv it Up and my top is HERE.) And PS: I gave up on doing my hair. It was too hot and humid!
After breakfast, we drove over to Bridgehampton.
Anyone recognize this Skinny Girl’s house? That beautiful red gate gives it away, right?! #bethennyfrankel
We really enjoyed Bridgehampton! We had iced tea and walked the streets and popped in and out of shops. They had several really good antique shops there. We also drove around through Sagaponack too on our way out.
Urg. We spent a lot of time in traffic on this trip. It was worth it…but seriously, the traffic. Urg.
Me oh my oh! We had heard that the Lobster Roll in Amagansett had the BEST lobster rolls in the country (from multiple sources!), so we couldn’t wait to check it out.
I could live off of this meal right here. In fact, after German food, go ahead and put down “lobster rolls and fries with slaw” as my second favorite food.
It was Saturday and we looked on our map to see where the traffic was the heaviest and the lightest and the winning spot was…Sag Harbor. So, even though we had been there the day before, we wanted to spend our day out and about, so we headed there again. It was so dang cute that we did not mind!
I kept waiting to see Andy Cohen come walking down the street. He lives here too…and I LOVE me some Andy Cohen!
We finished off our trip with dinner at The Palm. Again, props to this restaurant for major ambiance! It’s in an hold inn and it was so pretty inside!
We were ready to enjoy our supper! Andrew had the surf and turf and I had the halibut which they told me was caught a mere 3 hours before dinner. #wowzers
And because we weren’t ready to call it a day…we walked around East Hampton one last time and had an ice cream cone. (Seriously, we ATE while we were there!)
One last panoramic view from our hotel room before we left.
This was a great trip! We loved the food, the little towns, the walking around, the views…all of it! We’ve already decided that we will be back!!