Summer Bucket List

Lighthouse at Montauk point.

Summer is just beginning, but we all know how fast it goes. We need to seize the moments, document them, and make sure we pack as much fun as possible into the next few months.

So, here is my summer bucket list:

I will go to all of my favorite summer spots. For me this includes Navy Beach, Cowfish, Sunset Beach, Canal Cafe, Southampton Social Club, Wölffer Wine Stand, the list goes on.

Speaking of Wölffer Wine. I will drink rosé. I will be a “rosé-all-day” cliché. Also, I will take a day to go wine tasting on the North Fork.

Speaking of the North Fork, I will definitely spend a day in Greenport. I will spend a day in each East End town.

Back on the South Fork, I will splurge (calorically and financially) on a Sant Ambroeus gelato.

I will barbecue and spend as much time with friends and family as possible. This is what summer is all about, right?

I will try all of the new restaurants in town like Paola’s, Armin and Judy, T-Bar, Coche Comedor, Bel Mare Ristorante, Blu Mar, The Garden at Water Mill, The Standard, Morty’s Oyster Stand, Bostwick’s on the Harbor, Ed’s Lobster Bar, and Silver Lining Diner. There sure are a lot this summer! I’ve already tried Showfish and can’t wait to return.

Ok, now that I have the food and drink portion of the bucket list taken care of (priorities!), I will hike the trails in Montauk.

I will finally learn how to play tennis (I’ve been saying this for years).

I will try to have zero nervous breakdowns if I ever need to park in East Hampton Village on a holiday weekend.

I will spend as much time on the beach as I can. I will get there in the morning and stay for a bonfire at night. In fact, I will throw many bonfires. I’m a pro at planning them, not such a pro at building them, but there’s always someone who is.

Every summer I say I’m taking a trip to Block Island and Fire Island, where I have not visited since I was 11. This summer, it will happen.

I will take the boat out every weekend. Even if it’s just for an hour. There’s really no excuse not to.

I will enjoy all of our Independent events like IndyLit, Water Views, Independent Thinking, and so many more to come. Along with all of the East End charity events that we are honored to be a media sponsor, like the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Fund’s “A Hamptons Happening,” SOFO’s 30th Anniversary Gala, and the Sag Harbor Historical Society’s “The Point” gala.

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