8 Hamptons Services That Let You Outsource Your Whole Life
After braving traffic from the city, you arrive to find the fridge fully stocked, the beach essentials you forgot to pack sitting by the door and the perfect sundress to wear to Sunday brunch waiting for you. Nope, that’s not a heat-induced hallucination: From food to clothing to massages, these delivery and errand services let you hand over your entire to-do list—because your dream vacation life shouldn’t include doing laundry.
For the Perfect Outfit
When faced with nothing to wear, savvy shoppers turn to Net-A-Porter. The luxury online retailer offers next-day delivery to the Hamptons for $20 and has a 24/7 concierge service that lets you call upon an expert for style advice.
For Household Essentials
From prescriptions to a beach ball to groceries, Postmates has your household needs covered. Fees start at $5 for deliveries from East Hampton to Montauk.
For Instant Stress Relief
Have a massage therapist at your door in as little as an hour with Zeel Massage on Demand. Select from group, couples or individual massages and schedule online from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Prices start at $117 for 60 minutes, including gratuity.
To Sate That Sweet Tooth
Madeleines and cupcakes and tartlets, oh my. Red Velvet NYC is a made-to-order DIY dessert delivery kit. You get pre-measured ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes from pastry chefs,allowing you to cook chic desserts for a party or simply to satisfy your chocolate craving with minimal stress and complications. Desserts start at $20.
For a Stocked Bar
Never again will your guests ask for a beer when all you have is wine. Minibar delivers throughout the East End, stocking your bar with the wine, beer and spirits of your choice. You can even book a bartender for events (or just a really fancy Friday night).
For Your July 4th Barbecue
For those firing up the grill on the East End this summer, New York Prime Beef sources steak from ranches through the Midwest and then dry ages them for at least 28 days before delivering them straight to your door within 24 hours.
If You Hate Cooking
Whether you are hosting a cocktail party, want bites to share while relaxing by the pool or just really need to satisfy a lobster-roll craving, Hamptons Aristocrat can help. Founders Lexi Ritsch and Louisa Young launched Farm-to-Feast this summer, a food delivery service that creates gorgeous ready-to-eat meals, using ingredients from local farmers’ markets. All you have to do is order online 36 hours in advance. There’s no cooking (or even re-plating) and cleanup is a snap.
If You’re Out of Clean Clothes
Hamptons Laundry won’t unpack it for you, but they’ll do basically everything else. Schedule online and have them pick up, wash, fold and deliver your laundry while you spend your day doing whatever you damn well please.