My Birthday Getaway in the Hamptons

For my birthday this week, we took a quick trip out to Long Island. We didn't stay in a hotel this time but stayed in my friend's beautiful East Hampton house.  She and her husband were amazing hosts and we biked to nearby Georgica Beach and went to dinner at a place I love, Nick & Toni's.  As usual, I have Post-Hamptons Depression.  Here are a few more things that I loved about this particular journey out there.

Great, laid-back Mexican lunch at The Hideaway in Montauk (it's tough to find!)

The Hideaway, MontaukPicking up some of the best fruit & sweet corn at Pike's Farm Stand in Sagaponack

Pike's FarmA visit to Bridgehampton Florist for flowers

Bridgehampton FloristAdorable dog patiently waiting for his owner outside BookHampton in Sag Harbor

Sag HarborA great lobster roll on my birthday at Lobster Roll

Getting a few bottles of wine at Wolffer Estate Vineyard, a place I could sit for hours

My favorite moment: Seeing this couple at sunset on Georgica Beach & watching him brush the sand off her feet when they got in the car!

Cooper's Beach, Southampton

I just drove back to New York after a Hamptons weekend so perfect, it felt like I was living The Truman Show.  From lunch at Bridgehampton's Candy Kitchen and meeting former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani to dinner at Nick & Toni's and attending a rosé release party at Wolffer Vineyards, it was straight up perfection. 

I took these photos at dusk on Cooper's Beach in Southampton, which is consistently voted the best beach in America. YES IT IS!!  These Long Island beaches are just unbelievable--crashing waves, blue water with white peaks, and huge, sandy beaches.  I was the only person on the beach for 20 minutes when I took these pictures.  Memorial Day will bring the crowds and thousands of people will descend upon the tiny towns in the Hamptons. But for 20 minutes, I had the best beach in America all to myself.