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Mini-Break in Sag Harbor: A shopping guide

This weekend flew by really fast! It was action-packed with tons of new discoveries. Friday I stopped by Madison Square Park and played with the Pet Sounds art installation, which plays sounds inspired by The Beach Boys. Sunday I stumbled into a secret park in lower Manhattan. I’ll tell you all about that tomorrow. Today I want to tell you about all the fun I had on Saturday, in Sag Harbor.

Sag Harbor is an old whaling village at the northern tip on Long Island. It’s right between South Hampton and East Hampton. My friend, Winter McDermott, moved out there a few months ago but with busy schedules to coordinate, my visit kept getting pushed back. The weather on Saturday was perfect and I had an amazing time. A friend of ours came along and it was tons of fun. We took the train, but you can also take the Hampton Jitney, which has free wifi. The second we got off the train, we felt like we were on vacation! I hadn’t left Manhattan for a few months and life gets pretty stressful. I am really thankful I had the chance to take a mini-break with good friends.

We visited a few stores and ate lobster rolls near the water at The Dock House. I’m a huge lobster roll fan so I can be really critical. The Dock House did not disappoint! We took our rolls outside and sat by the water. Absolutely delicious and so relaxing! Warning: The lobster roll costs $20. I know, that’s steep. But, it was worth every penny. Trust me!

We visited a few furniture and accessory stores, how could we not? The first stop was Ruby Beets. I kinda fell in love. It’s a small space but they managed to fit many treasures inside. Obviously I liked all the stationery but everything was gorgeous, including the textiles, lighting and furniture. Many things can be made to order so be sure to ask if you are unsure. You won’t be disappointed by this store.

Right next door is Jed. This store had tons of vintage and antique French items from cloth measuring tapes to very  old scales. It also had some newer items, it was a good mix. I really liked this collection of apothecary jars.

My absolute favorite of all the was Sylvester & Co. It had a coffee bar with a variety of sweet treats, and also had furniture and home accessories. The tag is “a contemporary general store” and I think they nailed it. When I walked in I was overly excited and didn’t know where to look. These knives were super cute with colorful wooden handles, but there was so much more! Everything was affordable and it’s a great places to find gifts, for yourself or others. We sampled a few desserts – a chocolate chip cookie, a peanut butter cup and a chocolate covered Oreo. The cookie was the best, for sure.

If you are going to be in the Hamptons for the weekend you should check out these stores, and you must try the lobster roll. If you only have a day, don’t worry. We did a day trip, and even though the travel is about 2.5 hours each way, we managed to do alot. In addition to visiting the places I mentioned, we spent some time at the beach, walked through the town of East Hampton and had a quick snack at Townline. If you like barbeque, Townline is the place for you. I can’t wait to go back for another visit, and share some fun finds with you, of course!

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