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Why Shelter Island is New Exclusive Destination in the Hamptons
Everyone knows that the Hamptons are the long time playground of the rich and famous - or those who used to be or hope to be. And the North Fork of Long Island has in recent years become a chic summer destination for those hoping to escape the madness of summer in the Hamptons. But now a new Hamptons-adjacent destination is on the radar of those in the know: Shelter Island. Our correspondent Meredith Lepore explains why relatively remote Shelter Island is the new luxury hot spot in the Hamptons, and shares tips on where to stay, dine and what to do if you decide to make this East End hideaway your next luxury vacation destination.
10 Best Places for Contemporary Art in the Hamptons This Summer
There's more to summer in the Hamptons than gorgeous beaches, cool restaurants, surfing and shopping. If you'd like a hit of culture along with the brisk sea air, we've got ideas to share. Here's where to find the best contemporary art in galleries on the East End this summer, along with exhibits on the schedule in East Hampton, Southampton and more.
How to Find the Best Luxury Summer Rental Home in Hamptons 2022
Looking for the perfect home to rent in the Hamptons for summer 2022? Have a look at our 9-step guide to finding the perfect luxury rental. And assess which of the 7 social circles in the Hamptons suits you best. Then check out some of the specific fun facts and good things to know that our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has uncovered, as well as some specific properties that are currently for rent that caught our eye. We’ve also noted our favorite hotels and restaurants, should you decide to visit before you make your final rental decision. Summer’s almost here. Let's make plans! Most of our staff are New Yorkers, so we know from the Hamptons - here's how to find the best luxury summer rental home for you in 2022.
2020 Vision at a Stunning Art Exhibit in Southampton
As we bid the year 2020 goodbye, these visuals and testimonies from the Southampton Arts Center exhibit "2020 Vision" remind us again of how much the world has endured in just 10 short months. We're sharing our photos from the contemporary art group exhibit "2020 Vision," featuring paintings, works on paper, sculpture and photography. It's a display of contemporary art about social justice and BLM, COVID-19, and life in 2020. The show has been extended until January 3, 2021 - so it's not too late to see it for yourself. And it's free!
The Most Elite Summer Equestrian Events in the World 
As summer kicks into full swing, so does the world of equestrian sports. July, August and early September are home to some of the best events in horse sport and horse racing. And also to some of the best fashion and people-watching you'll find in the summer months. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has rounded up the most elite summer equestrian events in the world for 2019.
Which Town in The Hamptons has the Right Social Circle Best for You?
People speak of the iconic summer playground of the New York elite – “the Hamptons” – as if it were one destination with one vibe. But dear reader, that’s just not so. There are seven distinct social circles in the Hamptons, and they tend to convene in specific places. Here's what you need to know about socializing in the Hamptons - 'cause once you understand that, the rest is easy. So, among the seven villages, neighborhoods and towns, which spot in The Hamptons has the right social circle that's the best fit for you? Dear reader, read on.
Luxury Insider Tips on the Best First Trip to East Hampton
Our Insider Itinerary series shines a light on the best places to see, stay, and dine in some of the hottest travel destinations worldwide. Our far-flung correspondents are sharing their inside tips on how to best experience their chosen locations, especially if you’re visiting for the first time. Consider it your local luxury GPS. You’re welcome! In this edition, we head to East Hampton, New York. We've got insider tips on the best places to see, stay, and eat during a first (or hundredth) visit to East Hampton, including favorite restaurants, activities to do and top inns to book.
Emp Summer House Is Playful Relaxed Luxury At Its Best
When a chic Manhattanite moves to the Hamptons for the summer, what changes, and what remains the same? We decided to find out by spending an evening at EMP Summer House, the warm-weather outpost of award-winning New York icon Eleven Madison Park. The verdict? We love this stylish, relaxed and playful side of the EMP brand. It's a happy summer fling that we'll remember all winter long.
Luxury Secrets of the North Fork of Long Island
Have you ever visited the North Fork, known by the in-crowd as the “the Brooklyn of Long Island?” The locale’s street cred as the weekend getaway for Brooklyn hipsters was fully solidified when an episode of the dearly-departed “Girls” took place on the North Fork. If you haven’t been, or haven’t been recently, you need to get yourself there as soon as possible. You’ll find a magical place of makers and artisans of all sorts, incredible farm-to-table restaurants, wineries, craft breweries and distilleries, charming roadside farm stands, and the essential scents of summer in the air everywhere you go.

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