In the Hamptons for Fall 2012
EAST HAMPTON, New York - This fall season, explore the East End like an insider at some of the hottest spots to shop, eat, play and stay. One of the most historic coastal resort areas in the Northeast, the Hamptons are home to miles of beautiful, white sand beaches, as well as renowned restaurants, high-end shopping and much more.
Since its April 2012 opening, Northern Italian eatery Sotto Sopra has become the highlight of Amagansett’s Main Street, attracting celebrity guests such as Alec Baldwin, Cameron Diaz, Michael Kors, David Yurman and John Slattery. Two star Michelin Chef Josh Savi serves up authentic Italian cuisine which can be enjoyed inside the sun-drenched restaurant or on its charming outdoor patio.
For a classic dining experience, stop by The Driver’s Seat in Southampton for award winning burgers served on the patio, at the open-air backyard bar, or inside the sunlit restaurant. This spot is a favorite among celebrities who have grown up summering in the Hamptons, like Paris and Nicky Hilton.
Nearby, 75 Main, a year-round restaurant and lounge serving contemporary Italian and American cuisine, maintains the perfect balance between Hampton’s style and New York nightlife. The place to see and be seen, 75 Main is frequented by celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio, Kim Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, Sarah Jessica Parker and even United States Vice President Joe Biden.
Just a few steps away; in the heart of the village is Southampton Inn, the perfect Hamptons home-away-from-home for any traveler. A local landmark, the charming, Tudor-style inn is set on a beautifully landscaped five-acre property, and his home to the farm-to-table restaurant, OSO, which is known for having the best brunch in town.
Visitors seeking a central yet private location will appreciate The Enclave Inn’s combination of rustic charm and modern convenience. Each of The Enclave Inn’s Hamptons hideaways, located in Southampton, Bridgehampton and Wainscott, is set on private wooded grounds.
If you’re willing to trade the quaint, traditional feel of the Hamptons’ villages for a luxury seaside resort, head east to Distinctive Resorts and Residences at the Panoramic View in Montauk, like Gossip Girl’s Kelly Rutherford. Newly renovated for 2012, every guestroom, suite and beach cottage overlooks a beautiful white sandy beach and stunning seascape. Those looking to invest in their own beach front condo will love returning to this spectacular spot year after year.
Seasoned shoppers will feel at home with the Hamptons’ eclectic mix of antique shops, chic local stores and designer boutiques. Stylish stars like Beyoncé Knowles, Emma Watson and Alec Baldwin have all been spotted wearing Christopher Fischer Cashmere’s luxurious designs, which can be found at one of the designer’s shops on Jobs Lane in Southampton or Main Street in East Hampton.
To see the stars shining in their element, check out state-of-the-art media powerhouse East Hampton Studio in Wainscott, which often hosts film, television and music video productions, private events, fashion shows and the hottest concerts of the season.
East Hampton Studio has been the site of many notable productions, including "Something’s Gotta Give" with Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Amanda Peet and Keanu Reeves; "Paper Man" with Lisa Kudrow, Jeff Daniels, Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone; and "The Romantics" with Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Adam Brody, Elijah Wood and Anna Paquin.
231 Main Street
75 Main Street
The Driver’s Seat
62 Jobs Lane
91 Hill Street
The Enclave Inn
450 County Road 39
2668 Montauk Highway
380 Montauk Highway
Distinctive Resorts and Residences at the Panoramic View
272 Old Montauk Highway
Christopher Fischer Cashmere
52 Jobs Lane
67 Main Street
East Hampton, NY
East Hampton Studio
77 Industrial Road
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