Log In   ·   Become A Member

Lilliana Vazquez Shares Her End Of Summer Guide To Montauk

Lilliana Vazquez

Lilliana is one of the most sought after personalities in the industry, acting as: host, influencer, expert, producer and style advisor to the biggest names in entertainment, both on-air and on-line. (Courtesy Photo)

When my husband first suggested we look for a beach house in Montauk my initial reaction was simple, no. I thought it was too far and too isolated from the rest of the Hamptons... fast forward six months and I've quickly discovered that those two things are what I love most about this surf town, which we now call home.

Since this is our first summer, we're still in discovery mode, but I've learned that being at the literal end of Long Island has some major natural perks - gorgeous dunes, waves, high bluffs and an incredible coastline. Luckily for this city girl, there's plenty of man-made fun to partake in as well!

Retail Therapy: Gansett Lane

You can't leave Montauk without a trip to Gansett Lane. They have a beautifully curated selection of home goods and décor and you'll want to move in the minute you set foot in the store. It's the perfect place to pick up a gift (for your weekend hosts or for you) that will add a touch of that Montauk boho-beach vibe to your apartment!

Foodie Find: Gosman's Fish Market

Don't let the name fool you - this isn't just a fish market. They have everything you need for a delicious dinner at home. Freshly baked bread, organic vegetables, amazing steaks and of course the freshest seafood in town. But you can't leave without one of their signature pies (hello, Rhu-berry) ... and if they're out ask anyone that works there to check in the back! They usually have some extras hiding!

Breakfast of Champions: Goldberg's Bagels

The line alone will make you turn around but if you know how to order you'll be out of there in no time. The key to ordering is to order everything separately and grab it to go. DIY your bagel (or flagel, my personal favorite) at home and spend those 30 extra minutes you saved at the beach!

Namesake Cocktail: Ruschmeyer at Ruschmeyer's

I take my cocktails very seriously, but not too seriously. My general rule of thumb is that if I can't pronounce it I probably don't want it in my drink. Luckily, the bar at Rushmeyer's feels the same way. Their signature cocktail, The Ruschmeyer is made with vodka, watermelon juice and jalapeno - that's it. Simple and fresh, just like summer should be!

Dinner al Fresco: Crow's Nest

For such a small town, Montauk is blessed with plenty of great places to eat, but every weekend I find myself going back to The Crow's Nest. Whether I eat solo at the bar (they serve the full menu) or with a big group of friends under the stars, it's always a meal to remember!

Get On Your Feet: Shadmoor State Park

Whether you're a fitness fanatic or just looking to incorporate a little exercise on your getaway, skip the crowds at Soul Cycle and go for a hike at Shadmoor State Park instead. The trails are easy enough for a beginner and have a major payoff when you hit the beautiful bluffs along the beachfront trail! Trust me, this hike is seriously Instagram worthy!

Locals Only: Liar's Saloon

Montauk is home to some of the best bars and nightlife on the East End, but if you're looking for a more low-key watering hole that feels like your neighborhood bar, dive into the ultimate Montauk dive bar, Liar's Saloon. This is strictly a "no-heels" zone! And for those of you that want to show off your singing chops, Friday night karaoke is a must!

Next time you need a well-deserved break from the city or a respite from the hustle and bustle Hamptons' summers, leave the crowds at The Lobster Roll in your rearview mirror and keep driving! And with this list you'll be on well on your way to seeing LA FIN like a local!

Lilliana is one of the most sought after personalities in the industry, acting as: host, influencer, expert, producer and style advisor to the biggest names in entertainment, both on-air and on-line. She has quickly become one of the most watched, multi-faceted talents thanks to her signature brand of approachability and her unique ability to capture an audience's attention. This March, Lilliana joined the TODAY team on NBC as a regular contributor, putting her in millions of homes each week. Lilliana made her first appearance on TODAY back in 2011, and has been a staple for the morning juggernaut ever since. She is NBC's secret weapon on the red carpet at The Golden Globes, The VMA's and The Met Gala and has interviewed a wide range of A -list talent including: Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Jane Fonda, Michael Caine, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mila Kunis and Carrie Underwood. https:Lilliana-Vazquez-259889640755132 https:theLVguide https:lillianavazquez

Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Please type the word 'water'
(For spam prevention, thanks)
Gary R. DePersia, Corcoran Real Estate
With over $2 billion in transactions, Gary DePersia is consistently ranked among the top producers in the Hamptons. A year-on-year member of The Corcoran Group Presidentís Council, he has qualified as a national list maker since 2007. In the 2016 REAL Trends & The Wall Street Journal list of Americaís top real estate professionals, he was designated #22 nationally and #5 in the Hamptons by volume with nearly $200 million of transactions for the past year.

Advertise on Hamptons.com - Have your business be seen by over 2 million viewers including NEW searches
Hamptons.com- Our exclusive online magazine has 2.6 million Page Views YTD for 2015. Contact us to join our elite group of clients that benefit from having a presence on the Hamptons award winning publication www.Hamptons.com

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers ó and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff. Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.

Despatch of Southampton
Despatch of Southampton has been moving homes locally on the East End for decades. We operate a well-maintained fleet of vehicles that can accommodate any size move. On a day to day basis we service moves from and to New York City.

RJD Gallery specializes in contemporary art with a focus on Magical, Figurative Realism, Narrative Portraiture and Urban Landscape.
We exhibit representational artists from around the world, who produce fine art of exceptional quality that challenge collectors to contemplate concepts about the artist, themselves, and our human experience. Utilizing timeless techniques in creating their drawings, paintings and sculptures, our artists have developed unique, signature styles that present a current vision of our world.

Hampton Luxury Liner
Hampton Luxury Liner was started in 2000 as a more luxurious way to travel from NYC to the Hamptons and back. The clientele quickly grew and over the years Hampton Luxury liner became the preferred method of transportation to the Hamptons and NYC for many living in NYC and the Hamptons that wanted a comfortable and affordable way to travel back and forth. In 2009, HLL was taken over by Classic Coach and things with the liner didnít change to much for years and the owner there changed the buses to Prevost as opposed to Mercedes Setra Top Class Coaches that have always been a signature of the liner. Please call (631) 537-5800 to reserve a charter or email us at Hampton Luxury Liner. The Only Way to Ride!