Hampton Daze

My Perfect Day: Sag Harbor

My perfect day in Sag Harbor would start off with some Zen-like activity at Urban Zen.

A few weeks ago, I was invited to a sound bath meditation that was held at the space. By the end of the session, I felt like I had slept for days. I’m somewhat of a workaholic and can always use a little R & R. This relaxation in the form of sound waves was a welcomed part of my Saturday. I’d go for the mediation, stay for the Urban Zen style experience, and Tutto il Giorno’s fresh, light-fare Mediterranean cuisine.

Owner and fashion designer Donna Karan has joined forces with her daughter, Gabby Karan de Felice, owner of Tutto il Giorno, to create an experience that brings together food and style on Main Street. The retail space offers apparel, home décor, furniture, accessories, books, art, beauty products, and essential oils.

Next stop would be across the street to Grindstone Coffee and Donuts. (Remember, calories don’t count during the My Perfect Day series.) A coffee (latte most likely, like the one pictured here) and a donut, please.

Sag Harbor is a great shopping town, so I would hop around a bit. Around Again offers a wonderful variety of used vintage and consignment clothing. Joey WÖlffer or Love Shack Fancy are also perfect options for finding some original pieces to add to your wardrobe.

Lunch would be at the American Hotel. I’d sit outside and people watch while enjoying a nice glass of wine and a Croque Monsieur. I feel like I’ve gone back in time whenever I visit the American Hotel and I love it for that reason.

My husband Joe took me to the American Hotel on our first date. The chef at the time (a friend of Joe’s) sent out the largest tower of shellfish I’ve ever seen. It could have fed a table of six. I am unfortunately highly allergic to shellfish and Joe was forced to tackle the tower by himself. Even though he tried to poison me on our first date, it all worked out.

Harbor Books is also a wonderful stop along the way in my perfect day. After lunch I’d cozy up in a reading nook at this local, independent bookstore and enjoy some of the dobrá tea that is offered. Harbor Book’s website states, book selections from Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss’s book club Belletrist are also offered at 15 percent off.

Next up would be dinner followed by a show at Bay Street Theater. Dinner at the newly renovated Sen is the perfect spot. Now in its 25th season, the Japanese restaurant has added some new menu selections. Frost/Nixon, a play by Peter Morgan, is playing at Bay Street through July 22. The show stars Harris Yulin as Richard Nixon and Daniel Gerroll as David Frost.

The night would end at Murf’s BackStreet Tavern with some ring toss. I’ve never actually been any good at this game, but on my perfect day, I will rule the ring.

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

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