The summer of 2017 is heating up in the Hamptons with several trendy new restaurants opening up. In Sag Harbor, a new bistro features woodburning cuisine. In East Hampton, feast at a French Tavern, or try southern Italian cooking. Relish the menu at a summer pop-up restaurant, whose main restaurant in New York City received the No. 1 spot on the annual World’s 50 Best Restaurant list. In the Springs, find comfort in an American pub-style Tavern. In Amagansett, discover another new eatery owned by a famous South Fork vineyard. There will be plenty of appetizing new fare to indulge in on the East End this summer.

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As the 2017 summer season kicks off, another busy year is expected for Hamptons real estate both in rentals and sales. Rentals are trending towards monthly rather than full season, while sales are already better than last year. Amagansett, Sag Harbor, Water Mill, and Bridgehampton are hot. Waterfront is in very high demand, while new construction is active. In select areas of the market, prices are rising slightly, while inventory is decreasing. Predictions are for a good year in Hamptons real estate.

 

Outdoor living is in vogue. Whether a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, hidden speaker system, graceful pergola, or gorgeous garden, your outdoor space adds another dimension to your Hamptons lifestyle. The trend now is towards more natural design with aesthetics in mind. Choose neutral colored sofas or wooden garden sculptures, or a repurposed bench from natural cedar branching. Use minimal soft lighting. Combine traditional with contemporary styles and exotic plants with natives. Here are some landscape designers and builders to help you create your outdoor space into a ‘destination.’

  The Hamptons has many wonderful Garden Centers. From annuals, perennials, shrubs, fruit trees, and large/rare trees, to tropical, native, and deer resistant plants, there is a wide variety of plant species to choose from. Some Garden Centers also have charming Gift Shops offering a selection of pottery, birdhouses, sculptures, garden tools, and garden ornaments. In addition, many are full service Garden Centers, featuring expert horticulturalists, landscape architects, designers, and soil scientists on staff to help you design your own garden and landscape to suit your individual taste and needs. Here are some specialty Garden Centers in the Hamptons to help get you started.