A Perfect Day: Scene Seeker of the Rosé-Fueled Variety
Rolling in via seaplane, Blade, yacht or Maserati? Your line-up awaits. Of course you’ll have rezzed-up well in advance so you’re sure to get every. thing. you. want.
The Rio Acai Bowl at Joni’s is calling your name. Or maybe it’s the Keen-Wha. Wait, it’s the Cha Cha Cha Chia-Chia. All good, all healthy, all in the cutest, beachiest, surfer shack-iest place in town.
No reason to go without your 45 minutes if you’re part of the committed tribe. Promise, we won’t think less of you for getting your sweat (and groove) on in a recycled movie theater instead of out in the fresh ocean air. Whatever works. And you know, fun in numbers.
15 S. Edgemere St. (631) 842-1044
Head back to Gurney’s, your likely digs for the weekend (unless you’re more an Ibiza party type—then you’ll want The Beach House), for some sun and sand time from a daybed on the beach. Also kinda great: the saltwater pool with views of the ocean.
290 Old Montauk Hwy. (631) 668-2345
A waterfront deck/dock, bottle of rosé and lobster roll is calling your name. Make your way across town to Duryea’s, right on Fort Pond Bay. You can also roll in via seaplane or boat. The place has been spiffed up (as in, the plastic chairs and tables are no longer) but the window-side ordering, super-fresh seafood and spectacular views are intact. And before you leave Duryea’s, look out to the left across the water. See the white restaurant with navy umbrellas out on the sand? One of the nicely chilled magnums of its pink stuff will be yours at sunset.
65 Tuthill Rd. (631) 668-2140
Time for your four-hour hang on The Heron, the gorgeous seafoam green catamaran yacht with the super-luxe digs, so head to Montauk Yacht Club to get onboard. The Heron winters in the Virgin Islands and heads north to Montauk and area for the summer. You can swim, paddleboard, chillax—even do a spa thing—just let Shannon know what’s on your wishlist. Within reason, of course.
Montauk Yacht Club (631) 875-3611
Make sure The Heron sails you into Fort Pond Bay right about now so you can spend sunset on the sand at Navy Beach, a sweet/cool waterfront restaurant. Think a little St. Barths, a little Montauk and you’ll get it. Stroll in, say hello to Martin, the manager, and order up that magnum and some nibbles. Then take in one of the most spectacular views you’ll ever be lucky enough to see.
16 Navy Rd. (631) 668-6868
Late PM Dinner
If you’re beat from the day, stay close to home and go with Scarpetta Beach, right in your hotel. Feel like there’s still more to the night? Head to Crow’s Nest on the south end of Lake Montauk. Both are scene-y, price-y and very prett-y.
Scarpetta Beach (at Gurney’s)
4 Old West Lake Dr. (631) 668-2077
Peter-Paul van Reenen
Heron Yacht Charters