Hampton Daze

My Perfect Day: Bridgehampton

It’s not difficult to have a perfect day in Bridgehampton. Here is mine:

The day would start with a SoulCycle class at the BARN. While there are many options for SoulCycle classes throughout the East End (locations include East Hampton, Montauk, and Water Mill) there is nothing like taking a class in the actual BARN on Butter Lane.

SoulCycle offers a powerful, fun, and transformative fitness experience, and the existing studio has been expanded this summer to accommodate more bikes. To round out the workout, the BARN also offers Juice Press, pop-ups throughout the summer, and limited-edition retail collaborations.

After my workout, I would stop by the new L & W Market, a shop recently opened by the folks at Almond. Almond co-owners Eric Lemonides and Jason Weiner bring the airy and spacious market to Main Street, Bridgehampton. The store features a mosaic tile floor, black-grouted wall tile, and a pressed-tin ceiling. Look for prepared foods straight from Almond’s kitchen including tuna stuffed peppers, duck confit, deviled eggs, and Moroccan style lamb meatballs.

Breakfast and lunch items are available, as are coffee, tea, and pastries, baked on site.

The market also offers a selection of pantry items from Almond’s own product line like smoked almonds, basil oil, BBQ rub, and curry. There is also a selection of locally sourced products from farms like Quail Hill, Amber Waves, Balsam Farms, and Foster Farms, as well as cheese from Art Ludlow’s Mecox Bay Dairy.

Almond’s chefs Jason Weiner and Jeremy Blutstein have also launched their own line of kimchi, which is available at the market.

On my perfect day, I would borrow one of these pictured bikes and head down Ocean Road to the beach with breakfast and coffee.

Lunch later in the day would be at World Pie. This neighborhood spot is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. My pick is always the El Diablo salad, complete with Thai-glazed grilled chicken, cucumbers, pineapple, roasted beets, goat cheese, mango, red onion, and toasted pistachio nuts. But you also can’t go wrong splitting one of the many wood-fired thin-crust pizzas on the menu.

This week, I would head over to the Art Market fair, being held July 5 to 8 at The Bridgehampton Museum. This contemporary and modern art fair returns to the Hamptons for its eighth season. Sixty-five top galleries from all over the world come to display art.

For dinner, I would go to Topping Rose House. The 75-seat restaurant offers a true farm-to-table experience, featuring food grown on the property’s one-acre farm, as well as ingredients from other local farmers and fishermen.

If you’re in the mood for some champagne (I’m always in the mood for champagne), celebrate America’s birthday on Wednesday, July 4, with a grill out and pool party hosted by Veuve Clicquot, starting at 1 PM. Enjoy DJ, food, and of course plenty of champagne. Each ticket ($50) gets you two glasses of bubbly.

The “My Perfect Day” series features a different East End village each week.