Our Hamptons Hot-List: New Hotels, Restaurants, And Shops Galore!

We woke up today and thought it was Friday. Fail. We almost walked to the office with our Goyard carryall packed for the 3-day weekend when we realized we had one more day of Energy Kitchen lunches and after-work abs before our beach body gets revealed to the world. But, we'll be saying TGIF so, so, soon, and...we have a game-plan! For the New York fash-pack nothing says Memorial Day more than the Hamptons, and don't you know we've been collecting the dirt on the hottest new spots and can’t-miss itineraries the East End has to offer. From a Montauk hotel we want to live in to hard-to-find labels in Southampton, we've curated an insider directory of the Hamptons that's so fresh, we don't even care if it's Thursday.
Click through to scope out where you'll be hanging in the Hamptons this summer!
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Billed as a "nautical summer camp," Ruschmeyer's, from the folks behind Surf Lodge, does triple duty as a hotel, bar, and restaurant. Combining forces, Ben Pundole, formerly of Morgans Hotel Group, and creative visionary Rob McKinley (yes, he dreamt up the decadent high of GoldBar), are adding a new stop for the Montauk cool kids starting this weekend with their renovation of a 1952 property— set over 3 acres across the pond from the Surf Lodge. A small number of rooms will serve as crash pads for the slew of offerings on tap, from a beer garden to ping pong, plus a night spot entitled "Electric Eel disco", and, oh yes, a treehouse. Also on tap is a new mess hall for urban campers, The Magic Garden, from the cute guys behind our Orchard Street fave The Fat Radish. If the menu boasts anything as good as their Celery Pot Pie, we're game for any group activities the counselors want to throw at us.

161 Second House Road; Montauk; 631-668-2877
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Not A Gallery Pop-Up Shop At Tenet

We're calling Justin Belmont, the dapper dude behind NotAGallery.com, the Andy Warhol of the digital age thanks to his affordable pop art that's already crack for interior designers looking to inject some colorful Prozac into depressed spaces. He's setting up shop in the back of Southampton boutique Tenet (the place to get your Isabel Marant and A.P.C. on out East), and we're helping him celebrate with a summertime soiree this Sunday! Come join us, won't you?

Tenet, 91 Main Street; Southampton, 516-724-0121.
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alice + olivia Southampton

If the decor on hand at alice + olivia's new, 1,400-square-foot Southampton shop brings to mind rainbow colored Sno-cones, you're in luck—there's a machine serving up the frozen goodness right there in the corner. Vintage Gene Meyer rugs and insanely upholstered Louis XVI chaises compliment Stacey Bendet's color-packed pieces, plus a+o's new line of footwear, and hard-to-ignore jewelry from Alexis Bittar and Philippe Audibert. Brain Freeze!

58 Jobs Lane; Southampton.
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Solé East Resort

While we're guessing this Montauk hotel will still host the May Kwok/Steven Rojas crowd, guests can expect less decibels and more culture with the introduction of Solé's partnership with the Hampton International Film Festival. Each Sunday night, starting this weekend, movie snobs can enjoy an outdoor BBQ with their "Cinema under the stars" outdoor viewings. Cozy up under a blanket for the ultimate Hamptons date night.

90 Second House Road; Montauk; 631-668-2105.
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Sunbarth Pop-Up Shop

Gustavia comes to Southampton this weekend in the form of Sunbarth's pop-up, which maybe features the coolest selection of men's swimwear we've seen in one place, including suits from designers like Sundek, Psycho Bunny, and 83 990. The shop will also stock the largest range of Orlebar Brown in America—who, if you haven't been paying attention, we've joined forces with for a massive seven day giveaway.

53 Jobs Lane; Southampton.
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Axe Lounge and SL East

While the clubbing scene is the Hamptons isn't exactly our jam, we respect those who want to get sweaty to Rihanna remixes by the shore. Axe Lounge, (yes, it's sponsored by the men's grooming line), has undergone a complete renovation (pictured above), featuring a mix of wooden floorboards and brown leather (1181 North Sea Road; Southampton). Meanwhile, East Hampton is welcoming the appropriately titled SL East, an extension of their Meatpacking District night spot. 7,000-square-feet will boast a state-of-the-art sound system, private cabanas, and a "catwalk." (44 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton). We expect both summer discos to have at least one TMZ cameraman stationed near the velvet ropes.
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The Surf Lodge

While this spot isn't by any means new, it remains a perennial favorite among surfers and Miansai-wearing non wave-riders c/o summer-to-summer shakeups. This year, the haute-hosterly is welcoming the "Illesteva Pop Up Shop" at their in-house boutique, Surf Bazaar, as well as an accompanying weekly party. Kicking off this Friday in partnership with Stoli and Interview, the series will feature DJ sets by Chelsea Leyland and Jus Ke, among others.

183 South Edgemere Street; Montauk; 631-668-1562.
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Yes, this is real. We've called Andre Balazs' world domination before, and it seems the hotelier is well on his way with the Standard's newest brand extension, an airline of sorts with a fleet of one—an eight passenger Cessna Amphibian aircraft thats's available for charter service to East Coast destinations within 300 miles of NYC, plus scheduled flights from the East River to East Hampton Thursday and Friday afternoons, for return trips Sunday night and early Monday mornings.
Up until October 10, you can enjoy the Standard's mix of quirky and luxe in the form of amenities like André Balazs Rosé and Swedish Fish. We're betting the flight attendants are just as hot as staffers at the Boom Boom Room.

Book flights ($495 one way) here, email reservations@stndair.com, or call 855-STND-AIR.
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Once a haven for aspring Euro-trash, the refurbished Capri hotel in Southampton is catering to the Departures set with public spaces and 31 guest rooms decorated by Meyer Davis Studio, the interior firm behind Oscar de la Renta's boutiques and Locanda Verde. The social scene will center on The Bathing Club, a pool surrounded by daybeds, fire pits, and probably plenty of perfectly tanned skin in Eres bikinis. Also on site will be a boutique masterminded by Cynthia Rowley and a Nobu outpost, which will be providing a poolside menu, too.

281 County Rd 39A; Southampton.

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