Something’s Gotta Give Guide To The Hamptons

Something's Gotta Give Guide To The Hamptons

There are movies that make you fall in love with a location, and I can still remember wanting to head to The Hamptons to see the iconic architecture and explore the coastal villages. Years later, I can now bring you all the Something’s Gotta Give Guide To The Hamptons. The movie is full of inspiration and features some classic Diane Keaton style. She’s got some of the most iconic style and the looks from the movie are still in fashion today. 

Stay at Gurney’s Montauk for the only beach front resort that is complete luxury. Shop at goop MRKT for all the clean beauty finds I know you all love as much as I do. Picnic on the same beach as Diane Keaton with delicious food from Loaves & Fishes. Do all this and more in style with the clothing for what to wear to wander The Hamptons.

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If you are looking for another coastal trip to take check out the guide to Charleston or Naples. You’ll have plenty of sunshine and sea to enjoy in those spots as well! While you’re at it, head over to our Instagram and see what is happening there. I share your travels and the looks inspired by them directly to Instagram. 

At the epicenter of The Hamptons you’ll find Gurney’s Montauk. A luxury resort with beach front access that has long been a source for wellness and relaxation. Travel + Leisure wrote a fantastic article on the resort (found here) that will tell you more of the rich history behind bringing wellness to the community. The resort boasts the best of The Hamptons with impeccable service, divine cuisine, and beach front full service cabanas. Make time in your trip to attend one of their daily yoga or strength training sessions, or even head to the seawater pool at the spa. You’ll be in a prime location at Gurney’s as it is hands down the best resort in The Hamptons.

As you’re exploring The Hamptons, stroll into Monc XIII in Sag Harbor. It’s an interior design shop full of exquisite finds and inspiration. You’ll be stepping into a showroom created by Interior Designer Natasha Esch. She has traveled the globe and seeks timeless treasures that you can have shipped home to remind you of your travels to The Hamptons.

I’ve chosen a look inspired by the shop that is timeless with structural elements that reminded me of the pieces carried at Monc XIII. The look is perfect for exploring Sag Harbor, and I’ve also included a few pairs of flats to give you options on what to wear as you wander The Hamptons.

Make your next stop in The Hamptons goop MRKT. It’s a cottage filled with luxe products ranging from clean beauty lines (my favorite!) to fashion items with beachy vibes and plenty of wellness goodies. I’ve even included a few of the products I love more that can be found at the goop MRKT for you to shop from home.

When you are dressing for The Hamptons keep in mind layers are always a good idea. While the days can get warm (into the low 80s) the temps drop cool at night. Take along sweaters to layer even with shorts. The shoes are made by Sarah Flint. She creates shoes for women that are on the go. Whether you are heading to The Hamptons, or looking for an outstanding shoe to wear into the office for long periods of time: try Sarah Flint!

At Loaves & Fishes you’ll be greeted like family as soon as you walk through the door. The shop is the legacy of Anna Pump and her cookbook writings, Farm Series Cookbooks. Anna’s daughter, Sybille Van Kempen, and the restaurants pastry chef, Licia Householder, lovingly curated a twelve book series celebrating the local farmers and artisans of The Hamptons. You’ll find this same celebration of the area and excellence in each meal you pick up. Each week the menu changes, and you can’t go wrong with they suggestions. 

Once you pick up the food head to the beach. If you are wanting to experience the spot where Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson picnicked you can head to Flying Point Beach. It’s known for having wide beaches with great views. As with all the beaches in The Hamptons, you’ll need to make a reservation in advance to ensure you have a parking spot and ability to get on the property. Click here to make your reservation.

You’ll know you’re at Carissa’s before you even step into the bakery. Their dishes are based on the principles of wholesome ingredients that honor the season. It’s not surprising that in 2020 Carissa’s received the esteemed James Beard Award. You’ll taste that difference in each European-style brea, viennoiserie and cake inspired by the surrounding area. The hardest decision will be picking what you want! Everything is delicious.

Outside of layers, another important and helpful tip for The Hamptons is to always keep a brush handy. It can be windy so I’d suggest getting a smaller travel size brush to tame the flyaways. On days when you really need help controlling your hair, wear a hat. The one linked is great for travel and packs easily. Whenever I pack hats, I fill the cap with a soft tee or even clean underwear. Make sure the brim is flat in your luggage, then pack soft items around the cap to protect your hat.

You’re in for an international treat Jean-Georges at Topping Rose House. It’s an elevated casual restaurant nestled in the beautiful town of Bridgehampton. The restaurant was created by the incredible Chef Jean-Georges. His execution of any menu is impeccable and his restaurants range to spots around the world. It truly is a delight to be able to taste anything from the menu. I’ve labeled it as the best brunch, but you’d call it the best day if you went for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s truly a fantastic spot!

My tip for this look starts long before you get to Jean-Georges. It begins as you pack for the trip. I used to avoid taking the blouses on trips because of wrinkles. I had ruined far too many tops trying to iron out the wrinkles with the irons at hotels that never work as well, and even splash water on my tops. So I’m linking my favorite travel steamer that easily fits into your luggage and will be a life saver for any material you need to steam. It’s compact but powerful.

Dive into the best seafood in The Hamptons with a trip to Calissa. It’s a Greek restaurant that will transport you to Mykonos or Santorini. You’ll want to try the grilled langoustines or the branzino. Every bite is fresh and created to highlight the best of each season.

Time at Calissa inspired my to share a look that steps right out of a picture from Greece itself. You’ll have a Hamptons twist with the ballet flats and handbag, but the style gives me all the feels for Santorini. I’ve included another pair of Sarah Flint shoes as they are perfect to wear around the villages. They add the preppy classic style The Hamptons are known for, and happen to be some of the most comfortable flats for travel.

You’ll eat like a local when you visit The Crow’s Nest, though make sure to check in on their website and see when they open. The restaurant closes for Winter break, but becomes one of the most vibrant spots of the season come Summer time. They pride themselves in seasonal eats that are rustic and comfortable. Just like the whole vibe of The Crow’s Nest.

Since the restaurant has indoor outdoor dining, I’d suggest wearing a wide heel or wedges to make walking in the grass a breeze. While The Crow’s Nest is casual, it is Hamptons casual which means you’ll want to elevate the look. The material of the dress is a classic polished cotton that feels more casual, but the style is elevated with the waist band and ruffled skirt. Pair it with textures that are found around The Hamptons like the woven clutch, rope covered heels and seashell earrings. 

Another local favorite, Nick & Toni’s has the best Italian cuisine in town. The menu offers multiple courses and each keeps getting better and better. Plan to dine for a while and enjoy each of them, just make sure you leave plenty of room for dessert. It is an absolute must! The Tuscan inspired farmhouse setting will welcome you to this East Hampton cornerstone.

Since this trip was inspired by Diane Keaton’s style, I had to put together a wide belted midi skirt look. She is known for this iconic look and I’ve transformed it for The Hamptons. This look is just as comfortable as the atmosphere of Nick & Toni’s. Have I mentioned: save room for dessert! 

Let’s travel across the world for this last location! We’ve left The Hamptons, and end in Paris for the last scene from Something’s Gotta Give. It’s a spot that was not only featured in this movie but has been a glamorous location for many to visit. 


The outfit is an interpretation on the look that Diane Keaton wore in the movie. The sheer blouse tucks into high waisted paper bag pants, with the typical lariat style necklace Keaton is so famous for wearing. You must check out lipstick I’ve linked. I first learned of this brand on a trip to Paris. I was at Le Bon Marche and they had a pop up for this brand. It’s an eco- brand known for having refillable lipsticks with the most perfect French red color. 

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