Here at Refinery, Steven Alan is kinda our best friend. He's super chill, thoughtful, and stylish with an attitude that's as laid-back as his timeless duds. What many don't know about the NY King of Casual Cool is that he's a big deal in the Hamptons, too. With his plaid shirts, perfect cotton blazers, and a whole lot of pleated shorts, Alan's our go-to guy when it comes to dressing for a BBQ in MTK or a clam-bake on Shelter Island. So, how psyched are you that Steven is sharing his insider secrets on all the Hamps' spots—from a clandestine art gallery to a fisherman's hangout, going out East may never be the same again.
Here are Steven's six favorite stops:
1.Silas Marder Gallery: "The Marder family have a nursery and tree farm. They've opened up a great contemporary art gallery in a converted barn on the property for exhibits. They also screen classic films every Friday night and hold seasonal garden lectures all summer long."
Silas Marder Gallery, 120 Snake Hollow Road; Bridgehampton; 631-702-2306.
2. Iacono Farms: "This is where I buy chicken and eggs in the Hamptons. All of their poultry is free-range, which definitely makes it taste best."
Iacono Farms, 106 Long Lane; East Hampton; 631-324-1107.
3.Round Swamp Farm: "It has a great market in East Hampton. It's a family farm that has been in the same family for 250 years. They've also got the best pies in the Hamptons—recommend the Strawberry-Rhubarb."
Round Swamp Farm, 184 Three Mile Harbor Road; East Hampton; 631-324-1107.
4. Bob Melet Mercantile: "Bob's got a great Montauk Outpost. This is one of the best curated vintage stores around."
Bob Melet Mercantile, 102 Industrial Road; Montauk; 631-668-9080.
5. The Fish Farm: "They make the best lobster sandwich I've ever had."
The Fish Farm, 429 Cranberry Gold Road; Amagansett; 631-267-3341.
6. The Dock: "A place on the harbor in Montauk where locals and the fishermen go to eat. I like this place because it's no-nonsense, unpretentious, and has great food."
The Dock, at Montauk Harbor; Montauk; 631-668-9778.
R29 GIVEAWAY: Are you at the beach yet? Make some waves with this pair of Steven Alan 100% cotton Beach Blanket ($48 each), in funky Americana stripes that will look just as good on your bed as on the sand. When the article gets 100 likes on Facebook, we'll choose a winner randomly from the peeps that gave it the thumbs up!
Steven Alan BAZAAR, 52 Newtown Lane (between Barns Lane and Park Place); East Hampton; 631-604-1726.