A Day in South Fork, Long Island

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

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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
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I’ve never seen a convertible Volvo but I soon realized that convertibles are a common thing in Southampton, NY
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The Golden Pear is a cafe and eatery with a few locations throughout Long Island, a place of gathering for locals
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One of the many unique vintage cars I spotted throughout my trip

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At One Kings Lane shop
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A sculpture park at Southampton Arts Center

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You would hardly find a restaurant table without a heavy white tablecloth in Southampton
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Southampton Books, a local bookshop
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The feature area at Southampton Books focuses on coffee table books
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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
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Starbucks playing the local game
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Right outside of Southampton is Parrish Art Museum, a foremost destination for contemporary art
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The original museum building was constructed early 1900s but after many expansions the final project reopened in 2012
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A special exhibition of abstract works by Helen Frankenthaler
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Bridgehampton, NY

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Local library in Bridgehampton
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Inside Kinnaman & Ramaekers, a tastefully curated antique shop of curiosities

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Vintage theatre posters
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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
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Originally built as a firehouse in 1908, the building operated as a church from 1924 to the mid-1970s
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Book Bay, a small used bookstore
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Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, NY makes wines in-house all year round
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Sag Harbor, NY

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