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East Hampton

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Gucci
17 Newtown Ln., East Hampton
We don’t call out every luxury retail outpost in the Hamptons—there are many—but the new Gucci store merits a mention. After several pop-ups and collaborations in the area over the last few years, the born-in-Florence brand has committed to a permanent space on Newtown Lane. Like any Gucci outpost, the interior is wildly cool. Ocean-blue moiré walls, plush velvet armchairs, and gorgeous brass fixtures frame the merchandise, which happens to be a Hamptons-specific capsule: coastal blue leather trims and Hamptons emblems cover the range of bucket bags and totes you’ll find inside, plus the usual edit of clothing and accessories.
Berggruen Gallery
55 Main St., East Hampton
Open through September 30th, San Francisco’s Berggruen Gallery presents a medley of modern and contemporary multi-media works. Berggruen is known for its deliberate curation of contrasting genres and periods. This summer expect a line-up that includes John Currin, Richard Diebenkorn, Diana Al-Hadid, and Wayne Thiebaud. While it’s open seven days a week, it’s worth noting that Mondays and Tuesdays are by appointment only. Images courtesy of Lena Yaremenko.
Rita Cantina
28 Maidstone Park Rd., East Hampton
Balmy summer nights and dinner plans with a crowd call for the shareable feasts Mexican cuisine does best. Rita Cantina is new to the Springs and sticks to local bounty (where possible) for its menu of wagyu short rib birria tacos, fried scallops, and grilled Mexican street corn. Great food aside, the yellow-and-white patio with its stripey parasols is a sunny, happy place to hang out both day and night. Images courtesy of Eric Striffler.
SíSí
295 Three Mile Harbor Hog Creek Rd., East Hampton
SíSí is a pan-Mediterranean concept dishing out Levantine, Greek, and Italian classics like Fattoush salad, pasta, and tahini-and-charred-lemon drizzled everything. In other words, all the exploding-with-flavor veggie-forward food that feels so right on hot summer nights. Located within the newly-opened EHP Resort & Marina, the view—especially at sunset—is spectacular. If you happen to be exploring the East End by boat, the marina accommodates anything from twenty-five to one-hundred-and-twenty footers, making docking and dining a total breeze.
EHP Resort & Marina
295 Three Mile Harbor Hog Creek Rd., East Hampton
A new hotel opening in the Hamptons is always a big deal. The former East Hampton Point has recently changed ownership and undergone a coastal-themed refresh. With its cottages and suites—complete with balconies, decks, even backyards—EHP is one of the more private properties in the area. Amenities-wise, you’re spoiled for choice: Tennis courts, a well-appointed gym, wellness programming, and water activities. Once you check in, pull on a Frette robe, power up the Vitruvi diffuser, and watch the sun sink into the harbor. Images courtesy of EHP Resort & Marina
La Ferme Farmstand
139 Pantigo Rd., East Hampton
At its heart, this slice of Long Island is a farming community; not taking advantage of the fresher-than-fresh produce would be a mistake. New York’s produce pop-up Alimentari Flâneur has gone back to its source with La Ferme Farmstand at Bhumi Farms. The idea behind the stand is to showcase fruits and vegetables you don’t see every day, things like barhi dates still on the vine. Expect vegan snacks from Dada Daily and regular appearances from partners like Scarr’s Pizza. Images courtesy of Sise Drummond.
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