While visiting NYC I’ve been lucky enough to have the chance to stay out in Montauk at an artist friends holiday home and art studio. And fortunate enough to stay during the summer months attending an amazing July 4thparty there, a midsummer party that’s held at the Parish Art Museum as well staying during the sleepy winter months when there are only locals around town and finding out it does actually snow at the beach!!…a first for me.
What I love about Montauk and what feels familiar to me is that it is so similar to both Bondi beach and Byron Bay in it’s energy, it’s laid back feel and beachy chic lifestyle. Similar like-minded people move there, holiday there, where it’s about lifestyle and chilled feels, surf, yoga classes, good cafes, restaurants and chic boho style. And traditionally the surrounding Hamptons as well as Montauk being an artist enclave, and celebrity hangs, with artists from the past like Jackson Pollack, Lee Krasner, Keith Haring and more recently Julian Schnabel and the Montauk inspired artist Raphael Mazzucco.
So you might be asking what one needs to pack! For me it’s boho chic all the way but really anything goes. Grab a weekender bag, ’cause that’s all you will need to fit in a swimming costume, a cute beach outfit something to wear to go out to the numerous fabo restaurants and night spots in Montauk.