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The Insider’s Guide to the Hamptons: This Summer 2019

WHERE TO STAY…

Southampton Inn

Plan your summer vacation at the Southampton Inn! The Southampton Inn is classic, unassuming and utterly charming. The Inn offers the personal attention of a bed & breakfast with the services of a hotel. The 90 guest rooms, all with slightly different decor, offer individual temperature control, sparkling tiled bathrooms, refrigerators, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The grounds consist of several acres of manicured lawns and gardens, with amenities that everyone

can enjoy, including a 50-foot heated outdoor pool, an all-weather tennis court, croquet and volleyball, a Game Room for all ages, and Claude’s Restaurant.

The Inn is surrounded by magnificent estates, historic homes, museums, galleries, unique shops and some of the finest restaurants in the world-famous Hamptons. The Inn also has a complimentary, seasonal polka dotted shuttle that takes guests to the #1 rated Coopers Beach, just one mile from the Inn’s front door. Or let the shuttle chauffeur your beach chairs and towels while you walk, jog or bicycle through the historic streets of Southampton to the beach.

At the Southampton Inn, guests are conveniently situated near cultural experiences and community events including Pianofest in the Hamptons, the Halsey House Gala, the Parrish Art Museum exhibits, and the Southampton Arts Center and Southampton Cultural Center shows, plus free summer concerts in Agawam Park (across the street).

Weekend 2019 rates vary throughout the summer, so guests should reach out to plan their trip with the Inn’s helpful reservations team.

91 Hill Street, Southampton, New York

T: 631-283-6500

southamptoninn.com

Harpoon House

Exuding a European feel, Harpoon House is Southampton’s new romantic, modern boutique hotel owned by Zach Erdem of the 75 Main Group. His inspiration for the design of the hotel was ‘Paris boutique suite meets Hampton’s seaside guesthouse’, and not only is each room fitted with custom linen platform beds but the smart TV’s in each room keep you entertained when you want to relax in your king suite or queen room. Here you can experience luxury accommodations in the heart of Southampton, filled with natural light, contemporary, custom furnishings and state-of-the-art technology. The idyllic hotel, which sits on beautifully bucolic grounds, is located nearby a myriad of local attractions such as Cooper’s Beach, Southampton Historical Museum, Southampton Arts Center, Agawam Park, North Main Street Historic District and Southampton Golf Range.

Harpoon House has a total of 9 rooms: 5 king suites and 4 queen rooms, which are all designed by world-renowned architect Costas Kondylis. King suites are available from $450/night Sunday-Thursday and from $575 Friday and Saturday. Nightly queen room rates are $399 Sunday-Thursday and $450 Friday and Saturday, including breakfast. All rooms have a mini bar option including a selection of top-shelf liquor, soda and bottled water.

For more information, please visit harpoonhousehamptons.com/

WHERE TO DINE…

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 Delicious Dining at Claude’s Restaurant at the Southampton Inn

At Claude’s, diners can enjoy a signature breakfast, Sunday brunch, dinner and new all-day dining. Claude’s offers indoor dining in the charming restaurant as well as outdoor in the garden courtyard or poolside. The all-day menu featuring fresh local catch and farm vegetables is also available for takeout to enjoy at the beach or at a concert in the park.

91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968

T: 631.283.6500

southamptoninn.com

Modern Mexican at Union Cantina, Southampton

Do not miss the exciting new menu specials and entertainment at Long Island’s most vibrant, social and delicious destinations – contemporary Mexican restaurant Union Cantina. This popular eatery, designed by Southampton Social Club owners Ian Duke and David Hilty, is located in the iconic Bowden Square and is open all year-round. With Duke and Hilty working alongside award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf, who has been featured on Food Network’s Iron Chefs of America, the trio continues to bring innovative Mexican cuisine to Southampton throughout the year.

Behind the restaurant sits the all-new Union Burger Bar. This restaurant extension is located adjacent to the contemporary Mexican restaurant, offering an assortment of speciality gourmet burgers, fresh hand-cut fries, maniacal milkshakes & desserts, as well as an elaborate craft beer and small-batch bourbon selection.

Union Cantina’s festive atmosphere incorporates both the sleekness of the Hampton’s high society with the rustic beauty of Mexican culture. The dark woods are balanced by the bright cerulean coloured walls and are also decorated with Mexican artwork. Union Cantina is the hotspot all year round for festive dining, live music, and A-list celebrations!

40 Bowden Square, Southampton NY 11968

T: 631.377.3500

unioncantina.net

Gourmet Burgers at Union Burger Bar, Southampton

Union Cantina, Southampton’s award-winning Mexican restaurant, has officially opened their all-new Union Burger Bar at 40 Bowden Square in Southampton, NY. The restaurant extension is located adjacent to the contemporary Mexican restaurant, offering an assortment of speciality gourmet burgers, fresh hand-cut fries, maniacal milkshakes & desserts, as well as an elaborate craft beer and small-batch bourbon selection. Restaurateur and owner Ian Duke with award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf are excited to introduce the new culinary offering to the year-round dining staple of Southampton, NY. Union Burger Bar is first come, first served, no reservations, and is open for both lunch and dinner.

The spacious and casual dining room has seen some recent renovations, but the new Burger Bar will be the biggest in the past year for Union Cantina. The Burger Bar menu will be rich in variety and slathered with flavor. Well-regarded for their fresh Colorado Beef burgers that also are hormone, anti-antibiotic and additive free, the burger bar is dedicated to environmental sustainability.

Union Burger Bar is ready to lead the 2019 Hamptons dining scene with their new finely crafted burgers, and keeping with tradition, Executive Chef Scott Kampf is prepared to serve up the next, potential award-winning dish.

40 Bowden Square, Southampton NY 11968

T: 631.377.3500

unionburgerbar.com

Contemporary American at 75 Main, Southampton

Under the management of Restaurateur Zach Erdem, 75 Main has been transformed into the Hamptons summer dining staple and a year-round hotspot. Erdem reinvented the Southampton eatery, combining the classic style of the Hamptons with the enticing elements of New York City nightlife. Celebrity guests who have seen dining here in recent seasons include Leonardo di Caprio, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Scott Disick, 50 Cent, French Montana and Sarah Jessica Parker, to name a few.

75 Main’s unique menu is expertly crafted by Executive Chef Mark Militello, who has made Food & Wine Magazine’s list of “10 Best Chefs in America,” in addition to having received a James Beard Award. The restaurant also boasts a sumptuous sushi menu created by Sushi Chef Sun Ho Jung Takeshi, formerly of Morimoto. Also, hailing from Turkey, is international award-winning Pastry Chef Gursel Aydin, promising insta-worthy dessert pastries throughout the summer.

75 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968

T: 631.283.7575

75main.com

Blu Mar

Celebrated American Chef Terrance Brennan brings his award-winning cuisine to Southampton for the first time with Blu Mar. Occupying the Old Post House, and situated within Harpoon House, an intimate new hotel, the Mediterranean seafood restaurant marries pristine, wild seafood from Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean waters, caught or flown in daily, with seasonal ingredients, harvested locally and at their peak. Open for dinner and weekend brunch Chef Brennan’s menu includes sharable mezzes, bright crudos, housemade pastas cooked to order, all alongside a selection of rotating simply grilled proteins served with farm vegetables. The restaurant also has a “simply grilled” section served with a choice of sauces, as well as pastas and vegetable sides. In addition to dinner and weekend brunch, Blu Mar has a nightly happy hour.

For more information, please see blumarhamptons.com

Classic American at T-Bar Southampton, Southampton

The team from T-Bar Steak and Lounge are making their return to Southampton. Just like its sister restaurant on New York’s Upper East Side, T-Bar Southampton offers guests outstanding cuisine in a casual yet elegant space, and the outdoor terrace and garden make it the quintessential location for evening cocktails on those warm summer evenings. The restaurant will boast an extensive wine list, a wide selection of Cognac, Bourbon, and Single Malt Scotch.

Under the watchful eye of restaurateur Tony Fortuna and Executive Chef Ben Zwicker, T-Bar is a new spin on the classic upscale steak house. The menu features a wide range of dishes, ranging from well-cooked renditions of classics, to refined and inventive plates, providing the ultimate dining experience.

268 Elm Street, Southampton, NY 11968

T: 631.283.0202

tbarnyc.com

WHERE TO PARTY…

 Southampton Social Club

This season, Southampton Social Club returns to set the standard for a season of dining, drinks and dancing.  As the pre-eminent fine dining supper club in the Hamptons, Southampton Social Club (SSC) continues to set the standard for hospitality.

From Executive Chef Scott Kampf’s cuisine and his dedication to the classic “Farm to Table” cooking style to the summer 2019 cocktail program featuring many new refreshing libations, not to mention the integration of the classic social beer garden concept to SSC’s outdoor area. In addition, SSC will also offer $39.00 Three Course Prix Fixe Dinner on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

On a weekly basis, the entertainment will reach a crescendo with Live Music and DJ’s performing together creating an undeniably brilliant sound and vibe to set your summer to. Patrons looking to add some fun summer activities to their weekly schedule can join SSC’s bocce ball night every Thursday.

256 Elm Street, Southampton, New York

T: 631.287.1400

southamptonsocialclub.com

 AM Southampton

Returning this season is Southampton party hotspot, AM Southampton. Now in a new location, AM Southampton has seen guests such as 50 Cent, Ja Rule, Fat Joe, Michael Jordan, Fetty Wap, 6ix9ine, Jada Kiss, Carmelo Anthony, Amber Rose, and Fabolous; as well as the most famous DJs around the world such as Cedric Cervais, DJ Chuckie, Nervo, Thomas Gold, Rehap, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Blau, Thomas Jack, and more.

AM Southampton is helmed by Zach Erdem, owner of 75 Main Group (75 Main, Blu Mar, Harpoon House) and entrepreneur Richie Hosein. AM Southampton features a fresh and hip décor which reflects its stylish guests. Light colored walls covered with artworks blend together with the dark ceilings and floors.

136 Main Street, Southampton, New York

T: 631.488.4570

amsouthampton.com

WHERE TO CELEBRATE FOR A CAUSE…

 21st Annual Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic

(Thursday, June 20, 2019)

The 21st Annual Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic, benefiting cancer research, care and prevention, takes place at the exclusive Westhampton Country Club in Westhampton, NY. This popular, annual charity tournament in The Hamptons, is hosted by Ann Liguori, nationally-renowned sports radio and television commentator, golf correspondent for WFAN-NY & CBS Sports Radio Network, author and Founder of Ann Liguori Foundation and Ann Liguori Productions.

For more information, please visit annliguori.com/anns-charity-golf-event

Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center’s 13th Annual GET WILD Benefit (Saturday, June 29, 2019)

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will celebrate the Hamptons summer season with its 13th annual GET WILD Benefit hosted by Joan and Bernard Carl.  Notable attendees from last year’s event included: Virginia Frati, Shelley Berkoski, Joan and Bernard Carl, Jay Schneiderman, Susan McGraw Keber, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Hilary Geary, Nicky Hilton, Don Lemon, Ellen and Chuck Scarborough, Henry Buhl, Leslie Alexander, Laura Carlock, Zab Judah, Linda and Benjamin Lambert, and Beth Stern.

For more information about the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons, please visit wildliferescuecenter.org

Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation 15th Annual Hamptons Happening (Saturday, July 13, 2019)

The 15th Annual Hamptons Happening to benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation will honor Lidia Bastianich, Nicole Miller, Ian Duke and Antonella Bertello. This year, they are reinventing one of the East End’s most anticipated summer fundraisers to bring you the flavors of the world – without leaving the Hamptons – for one delicious and exciting evening. This “Tour de Cuisine” event will feature food, wine and liquor tastings that will transport you to some of your most favorite culinary destinations in Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean, Spain and Latin America, and the Middle East. While you “hop” from region to region, enjoy live music from Pat Farrell and the Cold Spring Harbor Band- “The Billy Joel Tribute Show.” The event will also feature a special music performance from Caly Bevier.

Don’t miss out on this exciting event, all to support groundbreaking cancer research that is moving SWCRF closer to a cure.

For more information, please visit waxmancancer.org/hamptons

Dancers For Good

(Friday, July 19, 2019)

The Hamptons biggest dance event, Dancers For Good, returns for its fourth spectacular year on Friday, July 19 at 7:00pm. The season’s most magical benefit celebration of dance brings unparalleled performances from world-class companies and choreographers to the Hamptons in its mission to support The Actors Fund and its vast array of services.

The evening will feature two Tony Award winners; Broadway director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell(Kinky Boots) will be honored, and the evening will be hosted by Cady Huffman (The Producers). Dancers For Good will also honor dance legends Bob Fosse (Cabaret, Chicago) and Gwen Verdon (Damn Yankees, Sweet Charity) for their Lifetime Achievements in Dance. Performances will include dancers from Madboots Dance, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Amy Marshall Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre and special guest dancers and vocalists.

For more information, please visit dancersforgood.org.

A Private Brunch with Ferrari & Maserati

(Saturday, July 20, 2019)

RAND Luxury is proud to produce its annual Private Charity Brunch & Concours at an estate in Bridgehampton, NY in association with Ferrari / Maserati of Long Island. On display will be the latest sports cars and the opportunity to experience a test drive in these fine marques. There will also be a showing of classic exotic cars. Invited guests shall enjoy fine cuisine, champagne & spirits while bidding at a silent auction that will benefit local charities. The event is sponsored by a luxury showcase of home electronics & decor, private aviation, tourism opportunities, fashion & more. The event is by invitation only.

For more information or to showcase your brand at this annual event, please contact Bradford Rand and visit RandLuxury.com.

Southampton Animal Shelter’s 10th Annual Unconditional Love Gala

(Saturday, July 20, 2019)

The 10th Annual “Unconditional Love” Gala to benefit the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation will be held under the tents at Wickapogue and Old Town Roads in Southampton. The signature event for the animal lover community will kick off with cocktails, followed by dinner catered by Stone Creek Inn. Guests will experience an evening of music by Nation.  The gala will also hold a Live and Silent auction. Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff will chair the event.

For more information, please visit southamptonanimalshelter.com/events.

Prostate Cancer Foundation’s (PCF) Annual Gala and Tennis Tournament (Saturday, August 24, 2019)

Firmly committed to curing prostate cancer, the Prostate Cancer Foundation is the leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research globally. PCF will host its annual gala in support of the 14th Annual PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament. The gala is a celebration featuring cocktails, dining and special performances. Funds raised throughout the evening will go to supporting groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research. Last year’s event included a special music performance by John Fogerty and raised over $4 million.

The annual gala will take place at the Parrish Art Museum in Watermill. For further information on the PCF, please visit www.pcf.org.

TO GET THE BEACH BODY…

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Photo by Tammy Gann on Unsplash

 Dr. Kealy’s Balance 3H Plus Natural Weight Loss and Menopause Program®

Just in time for the Summer, Dr. Kealy’s Balance 3H Plus Natural Weight Loss and Menopause Program is an innovative, holistic, and doctor-supervised weight loss program for women 40 and older. By focusing on hormonal balance, it maximizes vitality, optimizes health, and leads to successful long-term weight management. The program is backed by science and managed by dedicated physicians and nutritional experts. At its foundation is its capability to develop a personalized plan for each patient, informed by blood values and medical history. Created by Dr. Siobhan Kealy, Balance 3H Plus has helped thousands of women reclaim their youthful spirit and zest for life.

Drkealy.com

WHERE TO PLAY…

Hampton Hills Golf & Country Club

Hampton Hills Golf & Country Club is one of New York’s best-kept secrets–and members like it that way. Hampton Hills is located in the middle of a 2,000-acre pine and oak tree preserve in Westhampton Beach. The wooded setting allows members to escape the rush of the city in favour of peaceful competition against a challenging golf course.

For more information on Hampton Hills Country Club, please visit hamptonhills.com.

HOSTESS GIFTS…

MarieBelle Chocolates

Woman-owned MarieBelle New York is a world-renowned luxurious global bean-to-bar chocolate company.  The fine art edibles are produced in the Brooklyn factory with retail locations throughout New York City and Japan.  MarieBelle’s flagship store in New York’s famous Soho District offers chocolate lovers a sumptuous shopping experience.  MarieBelle has a new retail shoppe located in Midtown Manhattan’s stunning Japanese Kitano Hotel.  Each location pairs perfectly with the lavish and decadent chocolate designs. CEO and Founder Maribel Lieberman takes as much care with the aesthetics of the store and the styles of her chocolate as she does with the taste and integrity of the chocolate itself.

For almost two decades, MarieBelle New York has been tantalizing both the eyes and the palate with sophisticated chocolate expressions.  Whether it is the signature, artisanal ganache, the lavish truffles and bars, or the incomparable Aztec Hot Chocolate (featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things) – the name MarieBelle is synonymous with everything that is refined, beautifully designed and decadent.

Available at mariebelle.com.

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Written by Hassan Ahmed

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