Late summer in NYC is the perfect time to get out of the city, and there is no better way to beat the heat than hopping on the LIRR and heading east to Montauk. A beach idyll at the very tip of Long Island, Montauk, known to locals as “The End,” is a small surfing village just outside of the luxurious Hamptons. Don’t get me wrong, Montauk can be just as fabulous and glitzy, but has a more laid-back persona. Think Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf in a flower crown sitting around a beach bonfire. With top-ranked beaches and 5-star restaurants, your trip won’t be anything short of fabulous. Here’s a list of my must-visit, not-to-be-missed, most favorite faves:
Crows Nest Restaurant
○ This local organic eatery does not take reservations, so I suggest going no later than 6:30pm to beat the crowds. Have dinner in their bohemian dining room, and enjoy a beautiful view of the Long Island sound. After dinner, ditch your shoes and walk down to their beach bar for a handcrafted cocktail on the sand while you take in that perfect sunset.
○ Surf Lodge Inn and Restaurant is an absolute must. Over the past few years it has served as Montauk’s premiere seen-and-be-seen destination. Featuring wonderful food and live music, it’s no wonder Surf Lodge is a celeb magnet—Jimmy Buffet, Scarlett Johannsen and James Franco have all been spotted there. Stop in for dinner on Sunday, and enjoy an early concert before hopping the LIRR back to the reality of city living.
Hither Hills Beach
○ Hither Hills state park runs along the south side of Montauk between the town of Amagansett and the eastern point of Montauk. The park is perfect for sport fishing on the shore, camping, hiking, and most of all, lazing around on its pristine un-spoiled beaches. Bring your towel for a day of sunning, or grab some logs to build a sunset campfire (don’t forget the graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows!)
“There is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away…” – Sarah Kay
Wish you were here…
By: Emily Corbin
A Darling Rose Blog
“Every Year the Women of New York City Leave the Past Behind & Look Forward to The Future… This is Known As Fashion Week…” – Carrie Bradshaw
New York Fashion Week is underway and the Concrete Jungle has never looked better. Spring and summer is upon us and we’re in the midst of outrageous street style, exclusive seating, celebrity sightings and limited standing room all in the name of Fashion’s New Year.
More than 100 shows will take place between now and next Thursday where local and international fashion collections will be shown to buyers, press and a glamourous public. The following week the glam hits London, Milan and Paris making the month of September absolute (beautiful) chaos!
We’re looking forward to covering the action and keeping you in the loop on all the upcoming shows, events and after parties. Get all of the upcoming trends and names to know on #West38th.
We’ll see you on the runway!
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Show Schedule
A Few Names to Know:
TGIF! Busy week, right?! Between the meetings, conference calls and too-few-and-far-between coffee breaks, we barely even realized that it’s Friday.
But yes, it’s true! Labor day weekend has arrived and we’ve got a few days all to ourselves before going back to the hustle and bustle.
For a much-needed dose of “me” time this weekend, we’re hitting up New York’s very own natural oasis, Central Park. On your outdoor max-and-relax jaunt, might we suggest taking with you a blanket, a bottle of wine and that awesome summer read your girlfriend told you about?
As always, we’ve already planned the perfect ensemble for your weekend outing. So lie back, relax, and look fabulous—because girl, you deserve it.
Photo By: Lauren Zaffaroni
Now that it’s August, all we can think about is our next (last?) summer escape. Are you still dreaming of perfect beach towns, bikini weather and a bit of nature, too? If so, and if you’re in the general vicinity (or own a private jet) consider…
This small island off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts is as quaint as it gets. With beautiful port towns, woodsy, windy roads, and miles of beaches, Martha’s Vineyard is one of the best summer escapes on the Atlantic. If and when you go, don’t miss…
Farmers Markets: One of the best parts about leaving the city (any city) is eating like a country girl. Fresh fruits and vegetables, small batch jams and pickles, and homemade, still-warm-from-the-oven pastries are staples at the islands farm stands and markets.
Beaches: Martha’s Vineyard has fantastic beaches with rolling dunes and (surprising for the New England) clear water. We love South Beach on the southeastern shore for a day of fun/sun.
Edgartown: This is “downtown” Martha’s Vineyard. You’ll find bars and restaurants, great shopping and plenty to see. One of our favorite things to do is grab a drink at one of the many dockside bars and watch the yachts come and go from the beautiful harbor.
Bottom Line: Martha’s Vineyard is the perfect summertime escape on an idyllic little island far from the scratch and claw of urban living. Meet us there?