Weekend in The Hamptons

Back in the month of October, the weekend before Halloween, a friend kindly invited me to her childhood house in The Hamptons. Experiencing the American weekend lifestyle felt like being in a movie.

Walk from home to beach

To arrive to The Hamptons you can either take the Long Island railroad train from Penn Station, the Hampton Jitney or Hampton Luxury Liner bus (where Serena Van Der Woodsen and Nate Archibald from Gossip Girl took to ride back to New York City) or the fastest but most pricey option, drive by car.

Once in the Hamptons, I recommend stopping by Tate’s Bake Shop; this is the old traditional shop of the most famous chocolate chip cookies that come in green boxes.

Tate’s bake shop

All the streets in The Hamptons were decorated with pumpkins which gave the town some special fall vibes…

Exterior space in Tate’s bake shop
Tate’s bake shop door

You’ll get to try infinite pastry options which will make you forget, for once, about the traditional cookies.

We left our bags at home and started to prepare dinner.

Guacamole, cheese, crackers and slow cooked fish

One the next day, we woke up before sunrise to start the day with some jogging before a nice breakfast by the beach.

Being able to watch for the first time an American sunrise by beach was priceless.

Our breakfast included avocado toasts with drizzles of honey in a sourdough bun as well as green detox smoothies.

After breakfast, we went for Apple and Pumpkin Picking. Absolutely recommended.

As soon as you get there, you’re given a bag. The bigger the bag, the more apples or pumpkins you can fit in but the more expensive it is.

  • Small bags that fit up to 10 apples cost around 21$
  • Middle size bags that fit up to 20 apples cost around 32$
  • Large size bags that fit up to 30 apples cost 56$

Don’t be surprised with prices in The Hamptons, yes, they are expensive! But it’s also about the experience of being there, doing an activity with family and/or friends and you easily spend an entire morning over there as there is no exact time to leave the venue.

Although we didn’t want to leave The Hamptons, we had a close friend’s 24th birthday celebration in Manhattan. Once back in the city, we took these apples and made apples in the oven for family and friends. Read the recipe below.

Recipe for apples in the oven:

Procedure:

  1. Cut 4-5 apples in half. I recommend using Fuji (red) or golden (yellow) apples.
  2. Remove seeds.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup of orange juice
  4. Sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon
  5. Bake for 15 minutes

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