August 24, 2018
Even if you do not live on Long Island or even in the New York City area, you are certain to be aware of The Hamptons. The area has come to be a place where many financiers to celebrities call home...in the summer. And, it often makes various "news" outlets because of that. Of course, that is one side of The Hamptons. The side that I enjoy the most is that I have come to appreciate by getting to know the locals.
As a road cyclist, one of my favorite summer Hamptons activities is going for a ride while there is still dew on the grass. The country roads offer beautiful scenery, and there is something special about being on the road without cars, taking in the fresh air and enjoying the sites. Of course, doing this with friends is always a plus.
A way to end a good bike ride is to stop at a roadside fruit and vegetable stand. I'm a fan of eating local so what better way than this. Southampton also offers a nice Farmer's Market, which if your timing to the area aligns, is always a good stop.
Another must-do for me when I'm in The Hamptons is to stop at a Hampton Coffee. They roast their beans in Southampton, and even if you are just passing through, you can pick up some of their beans to go. They have multiple locations throughout Long Island.
Of course, summer in The Hamptons is not complete without a visit to the beaches. We haven't had trouble finding a spot on the beach, although, parking can be challenging. So, be sure to make a day out of it, as you are there surely to relax and get some downtime.
Lastly, be sure you explore the towns of The Hamptons too, as they all offer something special. Whether it is the pop-up shops in Southampton or the museums in East Hampton or the lighthouse in Montauk, there is more to The Hamptons than meets the eye. There is a community of individuals that live there that make it a pleasure to come back year after year.
Have you been to The Hamptons? Share with us your favorite part of this area.
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.