The Hamptons

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The Queen of Summer Jayma Cardoso has been cultivating a boho-chic scene at Montauk’s coolest address since it debuted in 2008, turning the surf shack into a breezy indie rock clubhouse for weekending Manhattanites. Here, the Brazilian-born local ...
On my first visit to the Hamptons some 20 years ago, I stayed with friends at a sprawling rental in Southampton. We hired a now-defunct taxi service (Mercedes-Benzes, of course) to take us to overpriced restaurants and red-rope clubs. It was exact...
Unlike Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach, two of the hotter hot spots on the southeast coast of Florida, St. Pete Beach—on the central west coast of the Sunshine State—is lazy and low-key, quiet and calm, unpretentious and unassuming. More old...
During the summer all New York City roads seem to end in the Hamptons. But with few decent hotels, the best way to spend the night has usually been renting ($200,000 for the season is not unheard of) or houseguesting (invariably a hellish proposit...
Behind a stucco wall in East Hampton, New York, is a refuge along the lines of an English manor, a wonderfully intimate house, idiosyncratic in this place where high style is defined by the perfectly weathered shingle. The new J. Harper Poor Cotta...
You can tell a lot about a person by the car she drives. I drive an 11-year-old Volvo sedan with no radio, a cracked windshield, and a heat shield that rattles like a diamondback when I go over 30 miles an hour. Cars, in my book, are a means to an...
The idea of touring wine country was in its infancy three decades ago, as Americans began to discover the joys of the Napa Valley, with its handful of B&B's and restaurants. Today wine tourism has exploded—not only in California, but around the wo...
First came the fishermen. Then came the surfers. Now the formerly scruffy enclave of Montauk, at the easternmost point of Long Island, has been colonized by fashion-forward boutiques and hotels that are one-upping the rest of the Hamptons with a r...
It's all about access in the Hamptons. And there's no better way to get on the inside track than to spend the night with a couple in the know. Year-round residents Sylvia and Gary Muller, owners of the Mill House Inn (31 N. Main St., East Hampton,...
Wintertime beaches are the stuff of romance—both the tempestuous, passionate kind of romance and the sitting-snug-by-a-crackling-fire kind. The vast stretches of empty shoreline, the relentless crashing of the waves, the long walks bundled agains...