The 5 Best Ways to Destress in the Hamptons (Because Paradise Can Be Stressful)
We get it. Even in paradise, it can be hard to relax. We see you answering nonstop work emails at the pool (blasphemy!). So if you really want to escape the world, even just for an hour, remember this: You’re in the Hamptons. Serenity is right around the corner. Here are our five favorite ways to chill out.
TAKE YOUR YOGA TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Chasing balance? The Earth class will help you focus on grounding yourself. Want to flow? Take the Fire class, which has epic playlists to help you heat up as you move through your vinyasa. Want to ease your inner surfer? (This is the Hamptons, after all.) The Water class is specifically designed to strengthen your core and unwind from all those paddle outs and pop-ups.
BYoga, 83 S. Elmwood Ave., Montauk; 631-483-5200 or byogahive.com
…OR THE VINEYARD
The only thing more relaxing than a deep downward dog is knowing there’s a glass of red waiting for you afterward. In Bridgehampton, One Ocean Yoga offers yoga under a tent overlooking a vineyard. Wölffer Estate Vineyard, and in Sagaponack, offers Yoga in the Vines every Wednesday through Sunday.
One Ocean Yoga, 1927 Scuttle Hole Rd., Bridgehampton; 631-537-5522 or oneoceanyoga.com
Wölffer Estate Vineyard, 139 Sagg Rd., Sagaponack; 631-537-5106 or wolffer.com
TAKE A WALK WITH A VIEW
Shhh, when you really need to get away from the bustle, there’s a 300-acre, seven-mile stretch of trails waiting for you in Quogue. The wildlife refuge is full of breathtaking views and is blissfully quiet.
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Rd, Quogue; 631-653-4771 or quoguewildliferefuge.org
REFRESH YOUR LOOK
Yep, you’re looking at a salon inside a refurbished mobile Airstream. But this is the Hamptons, so of course, it’s chic and luxe. Pop in for a mani, cut or color and you’ll leave feeling brand new. Just maybe wait to jump into the pool right away.
Hairstream, 290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk; 631-668-1754 or hairstreamnyc.com
DEMAND A MASSAGE
You’re already in one of the most relaxing places on the planet (OK, minus the crowds), so why not take it to the next level by making the massage come to you? Zeel Massage on Demand will have a massage therapist at your door in as little as an hour (between 8 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.). Prices start at $117 for 60 minutes, including gratuity. But peace of mind, that’s priceless.