Linda B. Shapiro: 10 Hamptons Favorites
|Linda B. Shapiro|
1. Stopping at Round Swamp Farm (184 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton, 324-4438) for its incredible baked goods and fresh fruits and vegetables, but mostly for a quick hug from Carolyn Lester Snyder, the leader of this wonderful family business and my friend of 20 years.
2. Going to Wittendale’s (89 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 324-7160) to satisfy the daily planting obsession I have with my garden. Its stock is gorgeous, with new arrivals daily. It is very habit-forming.
3. The bread from The Blue Duck Bakery Café (30 Hampton Road, Southampton, 204-701). The artisanal breads here are beyond fabulous, especially the cereal bread—unmatched! It has been fun watching Keith Kouris’ bread business grow into a huge operation.
4. Bostwick’s Chowder House in East Hampton (277 Pantigo Road, 324-1111) for lobster, Champagne, the best soft-serve ice cream and seeing all of my great local friends.
5. Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge (360 Smith Road, Shirley, 286-0485) is like being in a fairy land; the birds literally eat out of your hands.
6. Taking a deep breath when my events are over and successful, then sitting around the pool the next day with my great family.
7. Ordering catering from my favorite local place, The Seafood Shop in Wainscott (356 Montauk Hwy., 537-0633); plus I absolutely love Colin and Pete.
8. The fabulous, retro Sag Harbor Cinema (90 Main St., 725-0010).
9. The “five-and-dime” Sag Harbor Variety Store (45 Main St., Sag Harbor, 725-9706) is priceless.
10. Taking my dogs, Pee-Wee the pit bull and Jada, a black Lab, to run. Watching them bound freely never fails to make me smile. I love my dogs so much!
PHOTOGRAPH BY RIVALYN ZWEIG PHOTOGRAPHY (SHAPIRO)