How to Have the Ultimate Girls’ Weekend in the Hamptons
Not that you ever get tired of your significant other/kids/precious solitude, but sometimes you just need to spend a few days surrounded by your closest friends. From catching up over margaritas to relaxing in a subterranean spa, the Hamptons have everything you need for an epic weekend with your squad. Here’s how to make the most of it.
Saturday Morning in Sag Harbor
10 a.m.: Start your weekend in the always-charming Sag Harbor at Grindstone Coffee & Donuts. It’s the type of place you need to go with friends—so you can try as many kinds of the brioche-style doughnuts as possible. Made with flour from Amagansett’s Amber Waves Farm, Grindstone is known for Instagrammable treats in flavors like lemon poppy seed, maple walnut and s’mores.
11 a.m.: After pulling yourselves away from the doughnuts (we know, it’s tough), hit the pavement for some shopping. Browse housewares at Sylvester & Co. or pick up a new beach cover-up at Matta. P.S. Local favorite Harbor Books is soon to reopen as Berry and Co., just in time for you to stock up on beach reads for the summer.
Bridgehampton Beach Day
2 p.m.: Grab some beach food at L&W Market in Bridgehampton and head down to Mecox Beach for an afternoon of sunning, snacking and sipping.
5 p.m: Check into The Baker Carriage House (which you booked in advance, of course) and spend a bit of downtime at the hotel before heading back out. Once you catch sight of the whirlpool tubs and L’Occitane bath products, you won’t want to rush through getting ready.
A Restful Morning in East Hampton
8 a.m.: Spend a leisurely morning sleeping in, lounging by the pool or being pampered with a massage at The Baker Spa. The more ambitious in your group can walk (it’s less than a mile) to Erika Bloom Pilates for a yoga class.
10 a.m.: Brunch is always a good idea, especially after a morning spa or workout session. Head to Babette’s, which dishes up arguably the best eggs in the Hamptons. Between the Tuscan quinoa bowl, avocado toast, whole-grain pancakes and cinnamon-swirl French toast, there’s something for everyone.
An Afternoon in Amagansett
12 p.m. Head to Amagansett and spend the day in the often overlooked beach hamlet. Stop by Amber Waves Farm (which helped make those doughnuts you loved yesterday) to chat with the amazing farmer/owners Amanda Merrow and Katie Baldwin and pick up some fresh produce at the on-site market.
2 p.m.: Be one of the first to eat at Amagansett’s newest restaurant, Coche Comedor. You want the made-at-your-table guacamole and a frozen margarita.
4 p.m.: After lunch, pick up some souvenirs before heading back to the city. Amagansett is home to some beloved Hamptons shops, including Pilgrim Surf + Supply for all your beach apparel needs, and Innersleeve Records, where you can score an album for your vinyl-collecting dad.
6 p.m.: You can’t spend a weekend in the Hamptons without having a lobster roll. Savor one at the Clam Bar on your way out of town.