Hampton Beach Long Island

The Hamptons are a popular Private Flight destination

and nothing is more synonymous to a New York summer than going “out east”. While you can take a painfully long, traffic-ridden car ride and endlessly stopping train, the right way to travel to The Hamptons is via your very own private charter. No delays, direct to your destination, and not one minute of your precious weekend wasted. We sat down with the expert of experts for The Hamptons, KD Hamptons on her personal selections to make your summer the hottest it can be.

Most Luxurious Hotel Suite

When in The Hamptons, you’ll want to stay in a house, not a hotel. The luxurious and massive properties offer space for all your friends and family who follow you out for the weekend. Hands down the most sought after house to rent is La Dune, located on Gin Lane in Southampton. La Dune is actually two massive houses on an expanse of green lawn, each with swimming pools and a total of 22 bedrooms. Enjoy the pristine white decor, screening room, game room and tennis court. The shingled facades give a beach cottage feel…only much, much larger. All for a going price of around $1M a month.

Hardest to Get Table

The new Le Bilboquet outpost. The European and very chic restaurant known in NYC, Dallas and Atlanta came to the quiet beach town of Sag Harbor as of Memorial Day 2017. Partners include Ron Perelman and Eric Clapton. Expect a wait, lots of celebrity-sightings and the famed Cajun chicken if anything like its sister locations.

Exclusive Experience Money CAN Buy

Now that you have 22 bedrooms divided between two estates, you have plenty of room for your guestlist. All you just have to plan what to do is figure out how to feed them all. This is where Hamptons Aristocrat comes in. The upscale catering company serves all of The Hamptons and offers a variety of services. Whether you want to stock your fridges with fresh, organic produce, throw a dinner party, or plan a black tie wedding, Hamptons Aristocrat is all you need. They are renowned for intimate to extravagant, all farm to table and organic. For the ultimate BBQ, hire them to cater a beach fete at sunset.

Shop Here: Only in The Hamptons

Topiaire Flower Shop on Jobs Lane in Southampton. The unassuming storefront gives way to a floral fantasy. The colors, scents, and thoughtfully arranged bouquets will transport you to a secret garden of sorts. Topiaire’s arrangements will brighten any room of your beach home. They also make for perfect host/hostess gifts you might need to bring along with you.

Recently, Topiaire added on a penny candy shop. Let the nostalgic times roll as you wander through a time warp. Adults and children alike will love this shop.

Topiaire Flower Shop is open 7 days a week.

Hottest Local Spot

According to KD Hamptons, Murf’s Backstreet Tavern in Sag Harbor, “always has a fun mix of burly local guys and New York City slickers.” You can catch some guitar, celebs and a beer here any night of the week. Murf’s is open until 4 am.

For the cooler vibe of the model and surfer mix, head over to the Surf Lodge in Montauk. Live concert series and artist residencies make for a guaranteed fun way to celebrate summer in a laid back atmosphere.

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Nikki Pepper