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The Insider's Guide to the Hamptons

Author Holly Peterson introduces us to the people to know and places to visit.

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The Hamptons are as much a state of mind as a place, a retreat on the eastern tip of New York’s Long Island where power brokers, solace seekers, artists, and families can find their version of paradise. Peterson, author of the delicious new summer beach read It Happens in the Hamptons (William Morrow), introduces us to those in the know and uncovers their secrets.

The Essential Hamptons Packing List
Aerin Lauder, founder of the Aerin brand, shares what's always in her bag. See the slideshow »

From Beach to Table: The Restaurants to Know
From East Hampton to Montauk, there’s a hangout to suit any mood. See the slideshow »

The Wines to Drink with the Best Dishes in the Hamptons
Dave Sokolin, owner of wine retailer Sokolin, shares his perfect pairings. »

Matt Lauer's Top Golf Holes
The host of NBC’s Today opens up about the most confounding and challenging Hamptons holes. »

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