After my last trip to North Fork, Long Island I wondered how would my experience compare to the South Fork? That idea plus a few art destinations was on my list this past weekend when I took a trip there.


Southampton, NY

Southampton residents set an interesting goal to export most of the Upper East Side vibe and shops, sprinkle it with beach sand and enjoy the city away from the city
I’ve never seen a convertible Volvo but I soon realized that convertibles are a common thing in Southampton, NY
The Golden Pear is a cafe and eatery with a few locations throughout Long Island, a place of gathering for locals
One of the many unique vintage cars I spotted throughout my trip
At One Kings Lane shop
A sculpture park at Southampton Arts Center
You would hardly find a restaurant table without a heavy white tablecloth in Southampton
Southampton Books, a local bookshop
The feature area at Southampton Books focuses on coffee table books
Local print publishing is very active, majorly backed by the booming banking and real estate companies. You would find 10-15 free local magazines, beautifully printed on heavy coated papers
Starbucks playing the local game
Right outside of Southampton is Parrish Art Museum, a foremost destination for contemporary art
The original museum building was constructed early 1900s but after many expansions the final project reopened in 2012
A special exhibition of abstract works by Helen Frankenthaler

Bridgehampton, NY

Local library in Bridgehampton
Inside Kinnaman & Ramaekers, a tastefully curated antique shop of curiosities
Vintage theatre posters
The Dan Flavin Art Institute. Established in 1983 as a permanent installation of Flavin’s work, this renovated firehouse holds a permanent installation of nine works in fluorescent light created by the artist between 1963 and 1981, and a gallery for changing exhibitions
Originally built as a firehouse in 1908, the building operated as a church from 1924 to the mid-1970s
Book Bay, a small used bookstore
Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, NY makes wines in-house all year round

Sag Harbor, NY

JANGEORGe is a tasteful destination for home goods and furniture
Matriark, the year-round store by Patricia Assui Reed, showcases home decor and accessories from female makers
Sag Harbor Books with the same feature area as in Southampton
Black Swan Antiques
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