Summer 2020 Top Ten

Summer’s Not Cancelled, It’s Just Different

1. Make Pour Decisions

To quote Elle Woods, “What, like it’s hard?”. And yeah, our drink of choice this summer is, but it’s also really easy to enjoy: Montauk Hard Seltzer from Montauk Brewing Company.

2. Forge a Path
If being home all these months has given us anything it’s the time to slow down and enjoy the simple things like a walk or a bike ride. Get outside and explore parts of the East End you haven’t yet seen. (

3. Bring Local Hangouts Home
We don’t know when we’ll be able to once again pack The Surf Lodge for cocktails and a concert but in the meantime, bring The Surf Lodge (and many other favorite Hamptons haunts) home to you with illustration prints from Amanda Giuffre. (, @nounnewyork

4. Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer
Follow along on the adventures of some of our favorite East End residents; they’re im-paw-ssible not to fall in love with. (@winniedebordeaux, @hamptonretrievers, @rue.thepup)

5. Have a Berry Good Time
Enough with the banana bread already. We’re looking to a different fruit for a far more refreshing treat. Pick up seasonal berries at the farmer’s market for homemade ice pops. Pro Tip: add prosecco for a 21+ version!

6. Pick a Flick

Just ‘cause we’re not going to the theaters to see this summer’s biggest blockbusters doesn’t mean we can’t do movie night. Get the popcorn and candy and set up a screening outside your home. How about the romcom classic that’s set right here? Something’s Gotta Give.

7. Tackle a Summer Reading List
It’s no secret that a set of literary elites called the Hamptons home. Get lost in the works written by local legends such as John Steinbeck (Travels with Charley), Truman Capote (Breakfast at Tiffany’s), and Carl Bernstein (All the President’s Men).

8. Piece It Together
Turn your favorite Hamptons photos of summers past into a jigsaw puzzle to tackle yourself, or lay out a blanket, open a bottle of wine, and make it into a date night activity. Nothing tests a relationship quite like looking for those border pieces.

9. Fire Up the Grill
Bobby Van’s is encouraging us to “meat them curbside” (love a good pun!) to pick up their finest cuts of steaks and chops, poultry, and even side dishes from Chef Johnny’s Butcher Shoppe for you to prepare at home. (, 631-537-0590)

10. Share With Us
Even though it’s going to look a little different this year, we want to see how you’re spending your summer out East! Tag us on Instagram, @hamptonsmonthly, and you may even be featured in the next issue!