The Sweaty Betty Guide to the Hamptons
After a month of working out, eating out and hanging out, the Sweaty Betty Roadshow team bring you their favorite places in the Hamptons...
Sag Harbor is the team’s favorite town in the Hamptons. It has a really creative feel, and we love the small art galleries, cool interior stores and artsy vibe. Combined with its setting on the harbour, beautiful boats and charming traditional Cape Cod style houses, Sag Harbor is an idyllic town to wander through.
Of the local stores, we love Bloom’s rustic chic interiors and ‘contemporary general store Sylvester & Co’s coffee. We also breakfast at LT Burger– where else can you get French Toast with almond frangipane? For a juice fix, Juicy Naam has you covered. While evenings are best spent at Italian restaurant Tutto Il Giorno. Owned by Donna Karan’s daughter and right next to Karan’s Urban Zen store, the gorgeous outdoor space makes this the place to decompress after a fitness-filled day.
Our favourite studios are definitely Yoga Shanti and Norma Jean Pilates. We absolutely love Colleen and Rodney’s classes at Yoga Shanti – be sure to book in early as these classes always have people queuing out of the door. Hayley at NJP is also a must for tower and mat based Pilates.
Our favorite free day is spent at Shelter Island. If you get a chance, hire bikes to explore this unspoilt island. For amazing views, great food and gorgeous scenery, don't miss the Andre Balazs Hotel at Sunset Beach.
Our favourite studio is by far Exhale Spa. Doing a Core Fusion class with cofounder Elisabeth Halfpapp is an absolute must!
Post-workout, head to the Golden Pear for a chai latte or an iced coffee, with all the other Bridgehampton women. Lunches are best spent at Pierre’s. We especially love the yellow Citroen CV parked right outside! We usually grab a table outside on the pavement – it’s people watching at its best.
We also recommend a visit to the historic Butter Lane Barns, where both Soul Cycle and Physique 57 have Hamptons outposts. Nip through the hole in the hedge to get your juice fix from the cute juice van.
Finally, if you’re looking for a great beach and don't have a resident’s permit then head to the Bridgehamton beach – beautiful, unspoilt and less touristy than the Main beach at East Hampton.
Our favorite studios are Bari and Kamadeva Yoga. At Bari, we love classes with Jenna and Michelle for a high energy workout. At Kamadeva, Jessica’s your woman for a perfect practice. We are also now huge fans of Paddle Diva. Whether you want to do SUP or some yoga, this is our favourite spot in the Hamptons to pick up a paddle.
The best spot for takeaway lunch would have to be Mary’s Marvellous. We also can’t get enough of their signature Power Bowl, but a word of warning: bring your willpower! The selection of homemade muffins and great coffee is very tempting. The deli counter at Citerella makes our mealtimes much easier – after all, who has time to cook in the Hamptons? But if you do, the Round Swamp Farm Shop is an absolute must for local Hamptons produce.
The most popular beach spot in the Hamptons, East Hampton is full of celebrity watching. Without a resident’s parking permit, you can easily hitch a free ride with the Vita Coco taxi.
Though our month in the Hamptons is over, the Sweaty Betty boutique is now open in SoHo, NYC - we look forward to seeing you in-store and in the brand new Sweaty Betty studio!