New York City's favorite summer destination is heating up again and a slew of new and exciting businesses opened last weekend to serve those swanky city slickers making their annual escape to the tip of Long Island. Here's a few of the latest additions to the Hamptons.
A new company from a couple of young, East Hampton buddies, Hamptons Free Ride is a "100% Electric, Eco Friendly Shuttle that transports passengers between the exclusive Hampton Beaches and its neighboring villages and commerce centers". Routes include stops in East Hampton, Amagansett and Montauk and it's all free, free, free. The founders, James Mirras and Alex Esposito, plan to make money off advertising on the side of the shuttles and have already been busy giving rides to celebrities like Kelly Bensimon, Samantha Yanks and Bon Jovi. Sounds like the greatest summer job in the history of summer jobs.
Need a place to find your 'center' in between lounging on the beach and sipping cocktails at a celebrity-packed party? Look no further than Love, a new yoga studio from Montauk-enthusiasts Sian Gordon and Jeff Schwarz. With a cleverly-titled roster of classes (Led By Love, Summer Love, Tough Love, Part-Time Lover), Love also offers yoga teacher training, a soon-to-open art store and surf lessons with legend Mikey Detemple.
83 South Elmwood Ave, 631-668-8068
NYC's favorite Japanese restaurant opened its Hamptons location this Memorial Day weekend at the new luxury Capri Hotel in Southampton. Sit inside or out while enjoying Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's signature dishes including Black Cod with Miso and Yellowtail Jalapeno.
21 Country Road 39A, Southhampton
This sounds so so wonderful. A "nautical 'Summer camp' located minutes from the beach, [Ruschmeyer's] was originally built in 1952 on 3 acres of lush, lakeside woodland" and was recently renovated to include 19 'cabins', a restaurant, bar and beer garden. It opened this Memorial Day Weekend and includes indoor and outdoor restaurants focusing on "locally sourced, farm fresh restaurant with an emphasis on Montauk's freshest fish", The Nook, a cafe serving fresh juices, smoothies, pastries, muffins and salads daily, the Electric Eel disco which opens nightly for drinks and The Pool, the camp's outdoor that offers ping pong, bocce ball, craft beers, and punch bowls, and a weekly acoustic performance.
161 Second House Road, Montauk. 631 668 2885
Ship out to Shelter Island to dine at the recently renovated La Maison Blanche boutique hotel, where you can sit outside a stone's throw away from Crescent Beach and enjoy a delicious French bistro menu.
11 Stearns Point Road, 631-749-1633