With Hamptons season here, I reached out to LuAnn de Lesseps, part of The Real Housewives of New York City cast, who recently relocated from Bridgehampton to Sag Harbor, to tell us all about her favorite local spots.
Long Island Pulse: When and what was your first summer Hamptons experience?
LuAnn de Lesseps: That would have been in 1993. I moved to the Hamptons from Switzerland and we rented a barn on Ocean Road. It was very romantic and I was in awe of the beauty of the Hamptons.
Pulse: What one item of clothing or accessory do you take with you every time you come to the Hamptons?
LDL: My big statement jewelry pieces that I have collected from around the world.
Pulse: What’s in your beach bag?
LDL: Clarins sunblock, a hat, a scrunchie for my hair, bottle of water, and a good book.
Pulse: Which Hamptons social event are you most looking forward to this summer?
LDL: The Robert Wilson Water Mill event supporting young artists.
Pulse: What is your go-to place to shop while in the Hamptons?
LDL: Calypso St. Barth and the Shoe-Inn.
Pulse: Fill in the blank: When I’m in the Hamptons and I need [blank], I hit up [blank].
LDL: When I’m in the Hamptons and I need great takeaway food, I hit up Round Swamp Farm.
Pulse: What’s your favorite Hamptons beach?
LDL: Gibson Beach.
Pulse: What’s your go-to Hamptons hangout spot?
LDL: Sunset Beach.
Pulse: What does your ideal summer weekend in the Hamptons look like?
LDL: Friends and family at home and on my boat.
Pulse: What makes the Hamptons special for you?
LDL: All the beauty of the beaches and nature.
Pulse: What makes a perfect summer-in-the-Hamptons dinner party?
LDL: Great rosé, a great group of people, and lots of laughs.
Describe your favorite room in your Hamptons home. Why is it your favorite?
LDL: The kitchen, because it’s open and large and has a beautiful view of the water.