We took a long weekend out to the Hamptons for a summer getaway this past weekend. We stayed in Sag Harbor, which is where we got engaged, and which we love because it's such a walkable town with great restaurants that's also right on the water. This was our first trip with the puppy, which was a fun adventure. Foster sometimes gets a little carsick (we're hoping she outgrows that soon!) but it was still wonderful to have her along for our mini vacation.
Friday was blisteringly hot, so we hopped in the car and headed further East to Montauk, stopping at Montauk Point Lighthouse and the nearby beaches. The breeze off the point was a lifesaver, but it wasn't enough to deter the biting flies so it was very a quick first jaunt to the beach for all of us!
We grabbed a shady outdoor table at the famous Lobster Roll along the Montauk Highway, which lived up to its legendary repuation. I love a good New England seafood shack and this quaint spot certainly fits the bill.
Throughout the weekend we also enjoyed brunch at Baron's Cove and had memorable dinners at Wolffer Kitchen and Dopo La Spiaggia, all in Sag Harbor. Dopo La Spiaggia (formerly known as Tutto il Giornio) was where we celebrated together immediately after getting engaged nearly two years ago. We each had a little trepidation that it would be hard to live up to such glowing memories, but we really loved our return visit. It's a cozy, beachy space with great Italian food, and we would love to return again!
In season (from May through September) the bay beaches in the town of East Hampton permit dogs on lead, and we took Foster to a quiet spot along the Northwest Harbor seen above. She waded into the water with us and swam around a bit. It was adorable to watch her figure out swimming, but unfortunately we don't have a single picture of it because left our phones and the camera on dry land.
We also took her to Georgica Beach in East Hampton (seen below) since the ocean beaches permit dogs before 9am and after 6pm. We went right at six, which was a cute scene with tons of dogs and the beginnings of early evening beach bonfires. As much I love hanging out on the beach on hot summer days (particularly when napping or reading a book), the late afternoon and early evening is easily my favorite time on the beach. It's a little cooler, a lot less crowded, and so relaxing.