NYC, STAY, EAT & SEE: while in the city, stay at one of Kimpton's hotels, we pick the Eventi in Chelsea; nearby, have dinner at contemporary-cool the Red Cat, and don't miss some cupcakes from Billy's Bakery following your meal at the Red Cat! summer in the city means you absolutely must take a walk across the High Line, followed by a turn through the Chelsea Market; then, take a trip uptown to pay tribute to the late, the great Alexander McQueen, his designs live on at the Met's Costume Institute exhibit 'Savage Beauty'.
EAST HAMPTON, STAY, EAT & SEE: for your jaunt in the Hamptons, stay at the beautiful Maidstone Arms, set amidst the gorgeous green backdrop of East Hampton; eat at Italian staple Nick & Toni's, a restaurant rooted in great food with good people running it, decade after decade; be sure to take a long walk on the beach... might sound cheesy, but it's gorgeous and therefore a must!
SHOPPING, NYC & EAST HAMPTON: for NYC favorites, shop at Jeffrey and Scoop (readers, you're in luck: Scoop has Scoop Beach in East Hampton!); also in East Hampton is color captain Tracy Feith's store, home to a perfect blend of palette & pattern on feminine designs that women such as Michelle Obama have worn; for your own shopping bag-cum-beach bag, shoulder SCOUT's Original Deano in Croc-O-Gator Black & White!