Steve Lewis from Black Book Magazine recently got a chance to divulge in to the forever-debated controversies of the Surf Lodge and the nuisances it brought to Montauk. With 680 violations last season for it's "disrupting the peace" complaints, the Surf Lodge was forced to make some serious adjustments so visitors could appreciate the true beauty Montauk has to offer. More»
-For $10 million and change, you can get the Hamptons home perched at the highest elevation [SouthamptonPatch]
-Lori Leven, of New York's Love Adorned tattoo shop, gives an interview about her newest Amagansett store [CurbedHamptons]
At the American Hotel in Sag Harbor, the personality, charm and drinks are eternal. Ted Conklin bought the space in 1972 when it was a boardinghouse, a saloon with outhouses and a cellar filled with coal on the East End of Long Island. Ever since then, the hotel has build its way up and now has its own bar and restaurant with eight rooms to entertain all kinds of guests from the literary scene to the music industry. More»
Following last year's buzz around the Escape to New York music fest, complete with glamping and a killer line up, we were pretty excited to hear that the Escape team jumped on the Montauk hipster bandwagon. Prior to the event very little information was released; there was no concrete line up available to the public, no clothing vendors were publicizing their future presence at the festival, and there seemed to be a lack of buzz around the fest. Regardless, we were still looking forward to a low key day of hanging poolside at Sole East, listening to DJs and taking in the activities that were promised, and boy, were we underwhelmed. More»
Sunset Beach on the quaint Shelter Island is the bar to go to on the island if you're looking for a chic night out. The Sunset Beach deck was normal as ever for a Friday evening; women donned bright caftans and cat eyed sunglasses, endless cocktails shining in the setting sun, the famous red seaplane landing on the sound across the way, but what was happening in the backyard of the French Bistro was a more relaxed Sunset Beach. In typical backyard soiree fashion, red blankets, hula hoops, grilled corn, burgers, and kegged beer were provided for guests who came to see the first edition of Coucher Du Soleil presented by André Saraiva and ENCORE!, but made possible by Absolut. More»
-Be wary when a cute surfer chats you up in line for Ditch Witch, if your beach tote isn't as stocked as this one is, you may be missing out on a great opportunity [Hamptons.com]
-Ron Perelman prepares for his Apollo in the Hamptons event this weekend by installing a new (and totally not OK with the East Hampton Village) gate [EastHamptonPatch]
This past Saturday The Montauk Beach House continued their summer line up of great DJs and an even greater pool party at No. 50. This members only poolside scene makes you feel sorry for everyone that decided to hit the beach instead. Adorable waitresses wearing a retro red and blue uniform deliver bottle after bottle of, well, whatever liquor you desire, just adding fuel to the fire and keeping you going strong until the sun sets. More»
Sag Harbor amped up the drama with a colorful sunset last night.
Rebecca Hessel Cohen breezed into WellNEST in Sag Harbor on Saturday morning wearing one of her own designs, a flowing and carefree LoveShackFancy dress in heavenly blue chiffon. Layered with gold jewels, a colorful Dannijo necklace and a hot pink mini Celine tote, I was shocked when Rebecca revealed that she hand dyed the dress she was rocking oh-so well. The collection, which was first a series of simple dresses designed for Rebecca's bridesmaids is now comprised of dresses, maxi skirts, camisoles, cropped and long racerbacks, shorts and mini skirts! More»
It seems like spending your summer in the Hamptons makes everyone around you automatically eligible for a post on Rich Kids Of Instagram. Whether they make it on that notorious site or not, you can't argue that there are some great Instagram accounts to follow in the Hamptons. Back in June we gave you a list of 6 Hamptons Instagrams to keep you in the know, and now we're back, giving your instagram feed a little update for the month of August. From a photographer, to a famous son, and a local photographer, we have seriously covered it all. And don't forget to follow us at @guestofaguest. More»
-Place your vote for the best burger in the Hamptons, although making a choice might be harder than you think [CurbedHamptons]
-Steve Lewis, of Blackbook, weighs in on his DJ set at the Montauk Beach House, giving the spot a nonchalant nod of approval by commenting that "the design and feeling bordered on Miami but without the cheese" [Blackbook]
This weekend, The New York Times posted a story in their Sunday Styles section on the hipsterization of Montauk. Titled "Noted: Montauk's Hipster Fatigue" it's url title tag reads: "Montauk Feels the Effects of Too Many Hipsters." Guest of a Guest even got a shout out (for coining the term "Hampsters" two years ago - get it? Hipsters + Hamptons). We've been on to this local phenomenon for several seasons out east (see "Your Official Guide To Becoming A Hampster," and, "Montaukburg: Topless Hipsters, Taxidermy, Just Some Of The Trends Williamsburg Is Bringing To Montauk"). The stuffed deer head proudly displayed (non-ironically) next to tanning oil on Ditch Plains beach last year signified we were close to reaching the zenith (or nadir?, depending on your perspective) of the hipster insanity. This Sunday Styles piece may just be the final fedora.
So, what's a regular Joe to do? We've spent the better part of the summer checking out Montauk's establishments for hipsters, and feel confident that we can provide a guide for where to go (or not go) to spot these hampsters. Check out our Fedora rating scale below... More»
Sunday, May 19
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.