With a decidedly laid back, beach vibe, the Crows Nest Inn in Montauk is the perfect retreat for those looking for a rustic summer vacation, Hamptons style. The hotel features 18 rooms, each decorated in ethnic summer casual: batik print coverlets, dhurrie rugs and driftwood framed mirrors create a laid back, "don't worry about the bringing in the sand" feel to the rooms. The carefree attitude follows you into the stylish restaurant which features fresh, off the boat fish and local produce. The resorts lakefront views and sandy beach will have you pining for a longer vacation!
Even if you don't spend your vacation at the Crow's Nest, a visit to the new Mercantile is certainly worth the trip out East. Bob Melet, the former vintage buyer for Ralph Lauren has recently opened a small shop at the Crow's Nest and filled it with fabulous finds from his extensive travels. Eclectic antiques, old school photos, and vintage summer apparel await those looking for a little summer retail therapy!