12 Hamptons Insiders Share What To Do, Eat And Buy

TRAVEL + LIFESTYLE | BY | July 10, 2017
Clockwise from top: A cased glass ceiling fixture from Wyeth, a Robert August What I Ride surfboard, Hampton Chutney Co., Badoit sparkling water, Gwen O'Neil's Atlantic Avenue, Serena & Lily's Fouta Turkish towel
Clockwise from top: A cased glass ceiling fixture from Wyeth, a Robert August What I Ride surfboard, Hampton Chutney Co., Badoit sparkling water, Gwen O'Neil's Atlantic Avenue, Serena & Lily's Fouta Turkish towel
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JEREMIAH BRENT

Television host and owner of Jeremiah Brent Design

Latest Hot Spot: The Crow’s Nest–all day, every day. Go-To Shopping Designations: Wyeth Home, Tiina, Love Adorned and Homenature. Favorite Local Design Trend: I’ve always connected to natural elements and materials, but lately, there is a playful and casual sophistication I’m loving. Recent Splurge: A 17th-century console table we found in Southampton. It’s priceless and so, so beautiful. Ultimate Insider: Marjorie Gubelmann, aka DJ Mad Marj. Best-Kept Secret: Hampton Chutney Co. Where can we find you at 5:00 p.m. on a Friday? Poolside with a spicy margarita watching our two-year-old, Poppy, take her “babies” for a swim. Last Meal: Lunch or dinner at Athena and Victor Calderone’s home. Summer Wish List: Honestly, the only thing I am hoping for is some time for our family to be together, disconnect and enjoy one another. Oh, and some great surf!

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KATE PICKETT

Owner of Pickett’s Press

What’s in your beach bag? My Turkish beach towel I brought back from Saint-Tropez (I love how the Europeans use such lightweight towels on the sand– which makes so much sense; they dry quickly and take up no room), a large bottle of Badoit sparkling water, my Sea Star Beachware espadrilles, a great book, a deck of cards to entertain my kids with go fish or gin rummy, and a corkscrew in case I run into a friend with a bottle of rose to share. Favorite Shopping Destination: I love Aerin’s chic summer shop in Southampton. Go-to Host Gift: Hands down my monogrammed Pickett’s Press roadie cups. They come in sets of 25 or 50 and are a huge hit. Plus, they’re shatterproof, dishwasher-safe and hostesses love them! Summer Wish List: A travel backgammon set from Aerin Southampton. Last Meal: Red Bar. It’s comforting, and I’ve been going there for 20 years. I almost invited Marcelo, who has been taking care of me there for almost that long of time, to my wedding.

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MICHELLE BERGERON

Owner of Michelle Bergeron Designs, LTD.

Favorite Beach: Atlantic Beach. The Beach Hut is a concession stand where kids line up, dripping with ice cream and carrying take-out food in thin cardboard boxes–it’s a scene right out of a 1950s beach movie. What’s in your beach bag? Warning: I carry a big straw bag from Kirna Zabete so I have a lot of room. In it is Amly face mist, Soleil Toujours SPF20 sunscreen, Smith & Cult lip gloss from Knockout Beauty in Bridgehampton, Kerastase Aura Botanica hair mist, dog treats, a Game On juice from Juice Press, my rad gold Kaenon shades, a big ole’ straw hat and, hopefully, my car keys. Unless, of course, it’s 5:00, and I am heading to a wine tasting. Recent Splurge: A Robert August What I Ride longboard. Artist On Your Radar: Gwen O’Neil. Her ethereal photographs are reminiscent of delicate abstract paintings. Latest Hot Spot: My friend, Stratis Morfogen, is reopening the Jue Lan Club in Southampton.

Clockwise from top left: The cozy setting of the Baron's Cove bar in Sag Harbor, In the Spirit of the Hamptons by Kelly Killoren Bensimon, the plethora of offerings at East Hampton's Round Swamp Farm, Nest's White Camellia candle, Hydrangea I by Nancy Richardson, and Clarins Sun Care oil spray.
Clockwise from top left: The cozy setting of the Baron's Cove bar in Sag Harbor, In the Spirit of the Hamptons by Kelly Killoren Bensimon, the plethora of offerings at East Hampton's Round Swamp Farm, Nest's White Camellia candle, Hydrangea I by Nancy Richardson, and Clarins Sun Care oil spray.
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SARAH J. WETENHALL

President and CEO/co-owner of The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, FL

Where can we find you at 5:00 p.m. on a Friday? Coming off the water after paddleboarding or finishing up a round of golf. Regardless, I always swing by Round Swamp Farm to grab some goodies. Recent Splurge: Givenchy’s beige Antigona medium duffle bag. With all the travel back and forth to Palm Beach that I do, this bag is perfect for all my essentials. Artist On Your Radar: I’m obsessed with Nancy Richardson’s flower studies. What’s in your beach bag? A brightly colored Turkish towel from Addo in Sag Harbor, a Kempton & Co. canvas pouch and The GG Ultimate Beauty Balm. Go-to Host Gift: You can’t go wrong with with an Assouline classic book. My favorites are In the Spirit of the Hamptons by Kelly Killoren Bensimon and In the Spirit of Palm Beach by Pamela Fiori. Last Meal: Most definitely The EHG Po’ Boy from East Hampton Grill.

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YESIM PHILIP

Founder of L’Etoile Sport

Favorite Local Design Trend: Off-the-shoulder bohemian dresses. My 9-year-old daughter thinks it is already over, but I still embrace the trend. What’s in your beach bag? Books, Clarins Sun Care oil spray, Shisiedo’s oil-free UV protector for the face, and, of course, sunblock for my kids. Preferred Shopping Destination: My go-to place is Aerin, which I’m excited will be carrying L’Etoile Sport this summer. Artist On Your Radar: Susila Bailey-Bond; her work is a sculptural collage of mixed-media graphic art in a Perspex case. Recent Splurge: Tickets to Roland-Garros Men’s Semi-Final match, which, of course, means a short trip to Paris! Go-to Host Gift: Nest candles or a good white burgundy. Last Meal: A lobster roll at The Dock House and co ee ice cream from Big Olaf’s. Ultimate Insider: My friend Jennifer Carlston who has a blog called Covet New York.

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BLAIR CLARKE

Owner of Voltz Clarke Gallery

Quintessential Hamptons Style: Wide-brim sun hat and salty hair, with fresh treats from a favorite farmers’ market in tow. Go-To Shopping Destinations: Life’style and the Variety Store in Sag Harbor, and yard sales on Georgica Road. Favorite Local Trend: No makeup. Recent Splurge: A trip to Venice in May for the Biennale with my mother. Summer Wish List: Downtime. Artists On Your Radar: Nancy Richardson in Shelter Island and hyperrealist Gemma Gene, whose bright balloon paintings feel perfectly light-hearted as a backdrop for summer gatherings. Choice Host Gift: Anything from the Parish Art Museum gift store. The Latest Hot Spot: Not new but always hot: Buddha Berry and Baron’s Cove. Where can we find you at 5:00 p.m. on a Friday? On the trampoline with my girls. Last Meal: La Superica. Best-Kept Secret: Use a bicycle and don’t fight traffic.

Clockwise from top: Poupette St Barth's Tunica Blabla, Flowers from East Hampton Gardens, a lamp from Gustavo Olivieri, Alexander Yulish's Connected, Lanvin sneakers, and a croissant from Carissa's Breads.
Clockwise from top: Poupette St Barth's Tunica Blabla, Flowers from East Hampton Gardens, a lamp from Gustavo Olivieri, Alexander Yulish's Connected, Lanvin sneakers, and a croissant from Carissa's Breads.
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MARIO NIEVERA

President of Nievera Williams Landscape Architecture

Latest Hot Spot: The bar at Baron’s Cove. Ultimate Insider: Any real estate broker. Favorite Beach: Two Mile Hollow or Main Beach in East Hampton. It depends on how much or how little people watching I’m in the mood for. Local Design Trend: Simple minimalist design that doesn’t sacrifice exquisite quality. Artist On Your Radar: Hugh Bush. Recent Splurge: Pink Lanvin sneakers. Best-Kept Secret: The fresh mozzarella at Red Horse Market (not really a secret but I’ve done a taste comparison and it wins hands down)! Go-To Host Gift: A fresh flower arrangement from East Hampton Gardens. Last Meal: A cheeseburger at Almond. Where can we find you at 5:00 p.m. on a Friday? Sitting on my bench beneath a cedar tree looking at my garden and watching the sky change (while I’m finishing up work emails, of course). Summer Wish List: More days! It’s never long enough!

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NICOLE FULLER

Owner of Nicole Fuller Interiors

Favorite Design Trend You’re Seeing: Boho-global design, with texture and details influenced by India, Mongolia and South America. Always, of course, with a classic Hamptons undertone–a little Ralph Lauren goes a long way. Recent Splurge: I just ordered some amazing kaftans from Poupette St Barth, a little company I love. Artist On Your Radar: My husband, Alexander Yulish–all the work is ready for his show at Ace Gallery in Beverly Hills (which is up until July 15), and it’s incredible. Quintessential Hamptons Locales: Going to a fun cocktail party at a friend’s house, people watching at Pierre’s and dinner at Tutto il Giorno. Best-Kept Secrets: North Sea Farms for fresh eggs daily. And the Round Swamp Farm stand for the best guacamole in the Hamptons. What’s in your beach bag? Skinceuticals sunscreen for face and Sisley for body, Evian spray, my Chloe sunglasses, and Charlotte Tilbury lip balm with SPF. Last Meal: Truffle pasta and a fabulous bottle of wine on the beach.

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SASHA BIKOFF

Owner of Sasha Bikoff Interior Design

Clockwise from top left: Side tables from MMaterial, a Hector Saxe backgammon set, Celine sunglasses, an Hermès beach towel, and Chantecaille's pure rosewater.
Clockwise from top left: Side tables from MMaterial, a Hector Saxe backgammon set, Celine sunglasses, an Hermès beach towel, and Chantecaille's pure rosewater.
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BETH BUCCINI

Owner of Kirna Zabete

Go-To Shopping Destination: Kirna Zabete East Hampton, of course! Recent Splurge: Mismatched Yvonne Leon earrings. Her designs are so unique and make for the perfect accent to any look–my favorite is the palm tree hoop. Summer Wish List: Dolce and Gabbana Pre- Fall! The floral prints are to die for. Latest Hot Spot: Duryea’s Lobster Deck in Montauk–who doesn’t love dining with a waterfront view? Artist On Your Radar: Katherine Bernhardt. Her designs are super-fun and colorful. What’s in your beach bag? You won’t find me without my Nannacay tote, Beautycounter sunscreen, Birkenstocks, a House of Lafayette hat, Celine sunglasses and a colorful Las Bayadas beach blanket. Go-To Host Gift: A Hector Saxe backgammon set or a Fornasetti candle with a Hunting Season lighter. Last Meal: The Crow’s Nest for sure. The summer corn salad and fresh fish is my go-to meal.

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ANTONINO BUZZETTA

Owner of Antonino Buzzetta Design

Where can we find you at 5:00 p.m. on a Friday? Poolside with a negroni sbagliato–the perfect start to the weekend. What’s in your beach bag? Warby Parker shades, Clarins sunscreen and my ikat Turkish towel. Preferred Beach: Ditch Plains in Montuak, where surfer watching is as perfect as its surroundings. Favorite Local Design Trend: I’m loving the mix of raw woods with sleek metals. Go-To Shopping Destination: One of my favorites is Monc XIII in Sag Harbor. It’s a great source for one-of-a-kind finds. Recent Splurge: The renovation of my own Sag Harbor home. Go-To Host Gift: Nothing better than a candle from L’Artisan Parfumeur. Artist On Your Radar: Fernando Mastrangelo, who has a line of sculptural furnishings called MMaterial. His art and furnishings are truly amazing and unreal. Last Meal: The veal milanese at The Beacon. Best-Kept Secret: The coffee at Sylvester and Co. Summer Wish List: Learn how to surf.

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OLIVIA CHANTECAILLE

Creative director at Chantecaille

Favorite Local Design Trend: Persimmon walls. Even though it’s a bright color, it pairs nicely with almost everything. Go-To Shopping Destination: Brunello Cucinelli. You can pick up the best gifts there. I always grab a few linen shirts for my husband. Artist On Your Radar: Mats Gustafson, a local artist based out of Sag Harbor. Quintessential Hamptons Locale: Picnic off Coecles Harbor in Shelter Island. Where can we find you at 5:00 p.m. on a Friday? On the beach with my daughter, Delphina, building sandcastles. What’s in your beach bag? In my Figue beach bag, I always have Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection sunscreen, our rosewater to refresh my skin, an HermeÌ€s beach towel, a Marysia swimsuit and beach toys for Delphina. I also always have several Bonpoint hats for her in case one falls in the water! Ultimate Insider: My father’s trainer. My dad always comes back with the scoop on everything happening in the Hamptons from him.