As most of us on the East coast are mentally (and physically) preparing for the long awaited summer season, I felt this would be the perfect time to share some of my plans! Along with the majority of NYC, I head out to the Hamptons every weekend during the summer months. For some of you who may not know, the Hamptons consist of small magical beach town communities on the tip of the South fork of Long Island. Fortunately for me, I actually grew up out here! I do understand this comes as quite shocking news to some, but Yes, I was born and raised in East Hampton. As you can imagine, this area is near and dear to my heart. Although it is well known for to the upscale shopping and celebrity homes during the summer season, it truly consists of quaint little towns nestled by the sea. This Memorial Day weekend, I decided to take advantage of the serenity in one of my favorite parts of the area, Sag Harbor.
Founded in the early 1700s, Sag Harbor used to function as an old whaling village. The antique homes containing “Widows peaks” as well as the small streets and local shops create a charming, quiet and picturesque town by the Sea. My typical summer night in Sag Harbor consists of Sushi and a stroll around town with Ice Cream! There are so many restaurants to choose from, including local establishments such as The American Hotel on Main Street or the Beacon which provides Marina views. I recommend either of these for pre-dinner cocktails as well! One of my favorite restaurants and a staple of the town is Sen Japanese. The Crunchy Rice Tuna appetizer, Shishito peppers and the special Tiger roll are always my go-to! A newer and more modern addition to the town, as well as one of the most popular is the Budda Berry Fro-yo shop. I realize I am a bit late in the game to try this place, but let me tell you, I was seriously missing out! Self-serve ice cream and hundreds of topping will turn any serious adult into a giddy adolescent. My cup consisted of Vanilla organic soft serve, dark chocolate raisins, shaved almonds and Strawberries. I may have gone a tad overboard as my cup was $10. What summer diet? It was all too good not to enjoy!!