Is it Summer Yet?

March 14, 2012

Last night I was strolling around the neighborhood in short sleeves after I thoroughly enjoyed a dinner at the New York Historical Society. The streets were buzzing, the restaurants overflowed onto the sidewalks and the smell in the air was that of a summer evening. Whether it’s here to stay or not, I’m daydreaming of the months to come, especially for those weekend trips out to the Hamptons. Here’s a little taste from Donna D…

Last April the bf, babies, and I headed to the Hamptons for a weekend of rest and relaxation. It was one of our first times experiencing the far East-end of Long Island and it was the perfect escape from the craziness of NYC. I am quite happy that we chose April because it saved us some major money and it wasn’t crowded with all the cool kids that come during the summer. The weather was also perfect despite forecasts of rain. We stayed at the charming Hampton Beach House and spent the weekend playing on the beach, eating good food, and touring the many dog-friendly wineries. Some of the highlights of our trip included breakfast at the Mexican inspired Estia’s Little Kitchen, sampling wine at Paumanok, Duckwalk, and Pindar vineyards, shopping for our picnic lunch at the The Village Cheese Shop, and watching the beautiful spring sunsets on the beach.

Paumanok Vineyards & Pindar Vineyards

Owner, Rosemary, putting together the cheese for our picnic at the The Village Cheese Shop

The Village Cheese Shop

Owner, Rosemary, preparing a sample of cheese at the The Village Cheese Shop

The Village Cheese Shop

Lunch

Duckwalk Vineyards

Paumanok Vineyards' wine & Bread, goat cheese, fig jam, and olive

Blueberry Port at Duckwalk Vineyards

Bread, goat cheese, and fig jam

Pindar Vineyards

Picnic Lunch

The Cook at Estia's Little Kitchen preparing our breakfast

Sophie’s Crab ‘n’ Eggs with avocado on an english muffin at Estia's Little Kitchen

Guacamole, chips and salsa at Estia's Little Kitchen

Morning coffee at Estia's Little Kitchen

Spring sunset on the beach

Sunset

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