It's August, and we've been to the beach a zillion times, what else is there to do on a Saturday? Imagine a picnic brunch overlooking the Sag Harbor marina, a day of curated shopping, and a memorable dinner with your favorite people. Read on for our curated tips on how to plan out the perfect Saturday in Sag Harbor.
Our top pick for dinner is The Beacon where the sunsets are incredible, especially from the upper deck, but they book up fast, so hop on Resy right now to see if you can grab a table for any Saturday in August (around 7:30 is perfect for sunset views). If not, don’t fret, we’ve got some great alternatives at the end of this blog, keep reading!
Rise and shine, and dress comfortably, you’ve got an amazing day ahead (we’ll give you a few great outfit options at the end of the blog, just for fun.) We like to grab a big canvas shopping tote, toss in a light picnic blanket, and head into Sag Harbor Village early for good parking. Just make sure you pick a long-term lot and make a mental note of where you parked (we’re not admitting to any embarrassing stories about losing our cars or anything.) Check out parking deets HERE to get prepared.
WINDMILL AT THE WHARF (BROWN HARRIS STEVENS)
THE MAGICAL BRUNCH PICNIC
This is how our perfect day begins, and this is why it needs to be on a Saturday. Stroll over to the Sag Harbor Farmers Market (Saturdays 9-1 in front of the Breakwater Yacht Club) and grab all the gorgeous brunch treats you can find. There are at least 4 local bakeries vending there, tons of fresh fruit, Mecox Bay cheeses, local yogurt, honey, fresh juices and so much more. Pile it all up in your tote and walk over to Marine Park one block away to spread out your blanket, chow down and watch the boats. (If Saturday doesn't work for you, or you're just not into the Farmer's Market vibe, just pop into Carissa's across the street for your brunch provisions.) At Marine Park there are benches and picnic tables and lots of wide green lawn. Lounge and languish, there’s no rush at all, it’s an absolutely perfect way to spend the morning.
SHOP SHOP SHOP
It's been said that Sag Harbor has the best shopping in all the Hamptons. The shops here are unique, beautifully curated and cover the gamut from clothing (Hi Leallo!) to home goods, beauty, art, antiques and so much more. This summer we've found four unique destinations that we absolutely adore...
BLACK SWAN ANTIQUES
These guys are dealers on 1st Dibs so you know they've got some spectacular stuff, from furniture to books and art, you never know what you'll find. Right now we're loving their collection of framed black and white photos of sag harbor taken by W. G. Howard at the turn of the century.
For a stunning selection of clean, non-toxic beauty products pop into Onda. The environment is so chic and the products are ultra luxe. They also do facials and massages!
This place opened last year and is a design experience like no other, you just have to see it first hand. You'll wander from room to room, each space outfitted in an inspired combination of hard-to-find vintage pieces, carefully curated contemporary furnishings and original artworks. You might even spot a celebrity designer or two.
It's always fun to pop into Comerford and see what beautiful tidbits they've acquired. Karen Comerford's style is so distinct and sophisticated, really unlike anything else out there in the best possible way.
EXTRAS, JUST IN CASE
If you’re a fast shopper and you’ve got time to spare before dinner, consider strolling the residential streets down Madison, hitting up a movie at the Sag Harbor Cinema, seeing some art at The Church, or touring the Whaling Museum.
A DINNER TO REMEMBER
If you snagged that reservation at The Beacon, congratulations, your evening is set. Head over a little early for cocktails before dinner. We love the Blackfish with Fiddleheads or the Bouillabaisse, but no matter what you order, you won’t be disappointed.
If you didn’t get a Beacon table, we recommend hitting up Lulu Kitchen and Bar, where the menu is built around their wood fired grill, or newcomer Sag Harbor Kitchen which recently replaced the beloved Dockside to rave reviews (we love the watermelon salad, lobster roll ups, and the pistachio-dukkah crusted cod.)
p.s. no matter where you pick, it's always a good idea to grab reservations in advance, it is August after all.
WHAT TO WEAR
For an all-day-on-the-town event in August, we always bring along a nice cooling face mist, a mineral face powder with spf, a sheer wand style lip balm (no melting), and a breezy, comfortable outfit that can handle a variety of situations. Here are our fav looks for an August Saturday in Sag Harbor.
The Bethany Dress in floral hits that sweet spot between bohemian and modern. Cool and breezy yet elevated and chic, you'll be photo ready all day long. It's even got pockets!
The brand new fitted Jane tank is modern and minimalist. Airy but not sheer. We're obsessed with doing a monochromatic look with Jane and the new Penny Pant.
The brand new Penny Pant combines the body skimming waistline and wide leg of our Poppy Pant with the super-soft french terry of our Dune Pant. It just hit the racks and it's selling like wildfire. We love it with the matching Jane tank or the Samantha Tee in white.
The new Samantha Tee is already a bestseller, with a generous, flowy cut through the body and clean raw hems, it goes with absolutely anything, but we especially love it with the Penny.
Molly is simplicity perfected. You'll be cool as a cucumber all day in this loose-fit tee dress with a cute pleated back and pockets. It pairs easily with your favorite slides or strappy sandals.
We hope you enjoy your magical day. Let us know what we missed and/or what treasures you find in the comments below!