one of the best things about summer is spending time in the hamptons. i mean, how could you not want to relax by the pool at this elegant bridgehampton home?

if you’re planning to spend time in the hamptons this summer, these are the destinations you can’t possibly miss—from tasty treats to beautiful boutiques, these ten hamptons destinations are absolutely swoonworthy. so grab a glass of rosé and start planning your weekend!

1. wölffer estate vineyard

the wolffer estate vineyard is one of my favorite places in the hamptons! here are the top 10 hamptons destinations - darci hether new york

the wolffer estate vineyard is one of my favorite places in the hamptons! here are the top 10 hamptons destinations - darci hether new york

you made it to the hamptons! first things first, let’s have some wine. (it’s important to prioritize!) i adore wölffer wines—they’re especially known for their exquisite rosé. on my recent visit, i relaxed in those chic chairs and enjoyed a glass (or more). it’s certainly not summer until you have a glass of rosé in your hand!

of their different locations, both the winery and their outdoor winestand are to die for. both offer food and are great for families, but the winestand is more relaxed, great for a picnic, and often has live musicians. plus the scenery! swoon.


2. cavaniola’s gourmet cheese shop

okay, you’re ready for a summer night with a glass of wine, now it’s time to stock up on cheese. cavaniola has an amazing selection, and the staff is so exceptionally knowledgeable that they bring shopping for cheese to a whole new level. they’re informative, take their time with you, and help you design a charcuterie board that will leave you breathless. in addition to cheese, they also have other great accouterments like oils, jams, and flavored jars of honey to make your cheese plate really sing. i absolutely adore their truffle honey—it’s just to die for!

3. loaves & fishes

loaves and fishes is one of my favorite destinations in the hamptons! here is my list of 10 unmissable hamptons getaway destinations. - darci hether new york

after the cheese course, swing by loaves & fishes in sagaponack. they’re a wonderful hamptons institution. everything they have is great, but if you’re only going to buy one thing get the pie. oh my gosh that pie. i can’t even think about it without salivating…

4. round swamp farm

round swamp farm is one of my top 10 hamptons destinations - darci hether new york

for the best-prepared food in the hamptons, swing by round swamp farm. their food is super fresh, extremely tasty, but still beautifully un-fussy. their grilled shrimp is absolutely mouth watering. it’s so easy if you’re entertaining: bring it home, put it on your elegant serving ware, and you’ll look like an absolute rockstar.

5. highway restaurant & bar

i adore highway restaurant in the hamptons - it's one of my top 10 hamptons destinations! read my whole list - darci hether new york

for a delicious meal, i can’t recommend highway restaurant enough. first of all, their cocktails. wow. but pair that with incredible food and a beautiful interior and my heart stops. it’s no surprise this restaurant is a favorite of jay z!

their menu changes frequently, and it’s perfectly elevated without being too fussy. and take my word for it—save room for dessert.

6. topping rose house

topping rose house is a beautiful hotel and restaurant, and my absolute favorite for brunch in the hamptons! the space itself and the grounds are gorgeous, it’s right in the heart of bridgehampton, and their olive oil lemon pancakes are absolutely to die for.

7. grindstone coffee & donuts

you can't miss grindstone coffee & donuts when you're in the hamptons - here are my top 10 hamptons getaway essentials - darci hether new york

need i say more about grindstone? those incredible photos say everything… their donuts and coffee are extraordinary. i would like one right now, please.

8. sylvester & co.

sylvester & co is a fun place to shop in sag harbor! - darci hether new york - here are my top 10 recommended desitnations

if you’re looking for some fun, relaxed shopping or the perfect hostess or house warming gift, definitely visit sylvester & co. they have a wonderful selection of home items, chic clothing, and more. when you’re there, go to the back and grab yourself a dream iced coffee from the coffee bar! i like to mix it with the coconut coffee, add a splash of milk, and it becomes liquid dessert.

9. one kings lane

one kings lane is one of my favorite places to shop in the hamptons - here are the top 10 unmissable destinations for your hamptons getaway - darci hether new york

one kings lane has everything you need in terms of beautiful finishing pieces for your hamptons home. they’re constantly changing out their selection, and they have a great collection of artwork as well as some fun kid furnishings and hostess gifts.

10. monc xiii

i definitely saved the best for last! monc xiii is really the ultimate swoon—definitely don’t miss it! their space is incredible, and you have to see the surrounding grounds. they have a fantastic mix of new and vintage furnishings, great lighting, accessories for every room, and the people who work there are so sweet and lovely. they also have a beautiful collection of statement jewelry! this is by far my favorite place in the hamptons. i could just sit there all day…


wishing you a beautiful summer in the hamptons — and should your holiday house need a refresh, give us a call!


cheers ~ darci