Long Island is a long stretch coast line by the eastern coast of
the United States. About a three to four hour car drive from the
bustling streets of New York you'll find this island and the
somewhat mythical place; the Hamptons. The area is famous for the
fantastic and wide stretched beaches, the clear Atlantic Ocean, the
tasty crabs, the special light and the typical Victorian houses.
During the winter months the island is pretty much empty but during
the summer the population rises to 100 000. More than five times as
much from when the winter winds are blowing.
The Hamptons consists of eight small beach towns:
Eastport - a small harbor town with a lot of picturesque
Westhampton - a town famous for the three adorned streets and
the big Victorian houses
Southampton - the fashionable town with a lot of little chic
East Hampton - the trendy town
Sag Harbour - the idyllic and beautiful town where even the
dry cleaners have antique irons in the windows
Amagansett and Bridgehampton - the smallest towns within the
Montauk - the laid back town which has become the surfers'
We sense that shopping is right up your alley and how about the
fact that you in all the eight little towns can shop everything
from antiques to the latest fashion from the biggest brands.
These shops are well worth a visit:
J.Crew & Madewell
Modern, trendy and a must if you are on the American continent is
to visit the chains J.Crew and the little sister brand
A mix of everyday chic and super trendy. This is the store which
all the Manhattan fashionistas travels to. So don't miss!
Cynthia Rowley at Capri
At hotel Capri Cynthia Rowley, the American fashion designer,
offers the perfect wardrobe for the summer vacation. So if you've
forgotten something for the beach days this shop is a hot
Looking for celebs while you have your lunch at the local
restaurant? If you are here during the summer months the chance of
having your lunch next to stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer
Aniston or Madonna. Speaking of celebrities, if you want to be
right on track to what's happening then grab one of the magazines:
Social Life, Hampton Life or Hampton Sheet. They are all for free
and you can get your ex in most shops.
The Hamptons beaches are many and you can pick if you want to lay
next to the surfers, the families with kids or the jet set crowd.
Make sure you arrive early when it gets pretty crowded among the
sun beds in the peak season and do take the bus rather than the car
since a lot of the parking lots are for the hotel guests. Great
beaches are Beach Village in Westhampton and Main Beach in East
For the food lover
Looking for gourmet restaurants? Then you've picked the right
spot. The historical farms which deliver food to the local
restaurants are many, so are the vineyards and the fish and
shellfish courses are plenty in a sea area as this.
Here are a few tips on restaurants and coffee shops:
The ultimate summer restaurant in the cool and relaxed area of
Montauk. Here you'll find lots of fish courses with a modern touch,
all with local produced ingredients.
17 S Edison, www.southedison.com
Right in the centre of East Hampton this Italian restaurant is a
must if you want to enjoy good food in an elegant yet relaxed
29 Newton Ln., www.cittanuova.com
The world famous restaurant Nobu, with modern Japanese food, of
course has a spot in the Hamptons, more specifically in
Southampton. If you want to spoil yourself with top notch food, if
only for one night, Nobu is a must.
281 County Road, Southampton, www.caprisouthampton.com
Round Swamp Farm
Are you renting your own apartment in the Hamptons and making your
own breakfast? Then head for the Round Swamp Farm which offers
locally produced eggs, homemade muffins and scones and so much
184 Three Mile Harbour Road. www.roundswampfarm.com
The Hamptons is of course more than this and if we were you we
would take the opportunity and compete in our competition
at Lindex Facebook page. Perhaps you are the lucky winner
who gets to experience this little gem?
The competition ends April 4.