Guest Blogger – Alexandra Jacobs
Alex Jacobs will being writing articles about his travel. It might be off topic a bit but all of us at TIP love to travel when we can and we are excited about the addition of his posts.
Thanks Alex and welcome to the team.
Hurricane Sandy had damaging effects on the Hamptons, but the area continues to retain its splendor and allure even through the looming storm clouds. Amidst the aftermath, residents feel the leisurely and peaceful lifestyle that the Hamptons provide can be the change needed to escape the stresses of the world. Visitors are encouraged to discover why many people flock to the area to enjoy the countless activities.
Embrace the Fall Months
On any given day, the Hamptons are graced by activities that attract the elite and famous. While the social scene is at its peak during the summer, there is nothing more appealing and tranquil than the Hamptons during the off-season. The beaches and wooded areas beckon residents for hikes and walks in the brisk morning air. The fall can bring many sunny days when residents can enjoy the parades, hayrides, pumpkin picking and face painting. Flea markets are also popular.
Get Active in the Hamptons
Sporting events are also popular. These American past-times can be observed or played by residents and visitors. The Shelter Island Fall 5K Run and 5K Walk is hosted in the Hamptons annually. This annual walk is a time of camaraderie and a time to increase fitness levels.
Enjoy the Arts and Wine
If you enjoy partaking in the fruit of the vine, The Sagaponack’s Wolffer Estate Winery hosts an annual Harvest Party. Patrons of the arts will enjoy the annual Literature Live series hosted by Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater. Other residents are eagerly anticipating the opening of the new Parrish Art Museum on November 10th. The new space is a modern design that covers 34,400 square feet of space. During the opening weekend in Water Mill, free admission will be offered.
Dine with the Celebrities
Though the Hamptons is quiet during the winter and most of the local restaurants close, residents can still enjoy a pull pork sandwich at Townline BBQ or pizza at Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton. Celebrities have graced many of these places. Scarlett Johannson was spotted having a pull pork sandwich with boyfriend, Nate Naylor.
Writers and artists are commonly found in The Living Room at the Maidstone Inn. Prix fixe dinners are normally served to patrons during its operational months. La Fondita is closed during off-season, but it is recommended if you have a taste for Mexican food.
The Hamptons is A Great Place to Live
Despite the recent catastrophic events, nothing can break the spirit of an area that is the epitome of tranquility and exclusivity. Hamptons real estate continues attract the affluent, and the area is a great place live even with the potential threat of rare events such as Hurricane Sandy.
The Hamptons are quickly recovering from the hurricane, and most areas will be fully recovered in the near future. Residents are returning to the area and facing the damage. As New York emerged from the ashes like a rising Phoenix, the Hamptons will, too, rise from Hurricane Sandy stronger and more prepared for future and infrequent natural disasters.