This past weekend, I decided last minute to join a friend on trip out to East Hampton. The last time I had been there was for her 22nd birthday, over a decade ago. The weather was perfect, sunny and not too warm. I was finally able to lay eyes on three places that have been on my mind and marked on my map for some time now: 1) the Parrish Art Museum, designed by the Swiss architecture firm, Herzog & de Meuron, in Water Mill; 2) the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton; and 3) the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton.
On Sunday, after lunch looking over the Accabonac Harbor, we drove by Stanley & Sons Corner Shop, a new coffee shop/corner store favorited by locals and recommended to us by an insider. It’s only a mile from the Pollock-Krasner House and it used to be an old barber shop. I especially loved being introduced to the brilliant packaging of Molino & Pastificio’s pasta (bold fonts!), snagging a coin purse, and leaving with a coffee.
We did not have time to drop by the LongHouse Reserve, a 16-acre sculpture garden in East Hampton and country home of the renowned textile designer, Jack Lenor Larsen. Note: Visiting hours and days are restricted, so be sure to plan in advance.
Tip: When you drive back to the city, stop at one of the Farm Stands alongside the road. We stopped at Milk Pail, and bought three bags of apples, pickled eggs, dried apple chips, apple cider donuts, and spiced pumpkin bread.