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Destination weekend : Springtime in Southampton 


CHILLAX Out East : Spring is in the air and weekend getaways are on the agenda ! Destination weekend : Springtime in Southampton. After fashion month and looking at so many runway shows, I was looking for some chillaxation without a lot of fuss.  I decided to try out the Hamptons earlier than usual for an early spring “soft opening.” The weekend getaway with my BF was romantic and restful – our kind of casual country vibe!  and it looks likely to be a pretty poppin’ summer! Here’s how it went, and how to get your romantic weekend groove on too.

Destination weekend : Springtime in Southampton at the Southampton Inn Story by Brigitte Segura.

After an easy ride on the Hamptons Jitney, we arrived at our uber-convenient (double entendre) location of at the Southampton Inn, about two and a half hours or so from the city.  

the DETAILS: Easy to access, the newly decorated rooms at the charming Southampton Inn are in an open setting and have a condo vibe, with both modern and subtle beachy decor. Perfectly situated a few short blocks away from the main streets Southampton, you can skip the car for the weekend and walk to restaurants, movies, a massage, or shop with no loud crowds. We felt like locals in our town before the tourists arrived. Nice!  

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The view from our room overlooked the lawn with a fire pit, some outdoor games, and a pool.  Gorgeous trees in the back-  though still bare from winter, gave us the atmospheric country vibe, especially since it was quiet and still off-season.   The red outdoor furniture and benches added a dash of fabulousity on the outdoor deck of the main building and scattered throughout the property. Cute for morning coffee or a glass of bubbly in the afternoon or evening. Lots of spaces for small groups to congregate and enjoy their time in semi-private but still observable (!) groups.

Inside, the rooms had plenty of closet space for a fashion girl! Modern amenities with everything you may need for the weekend were available on site in the main building or walking distance.  Check out the comfy and beautiful lounge with a view and lots of art from local artists – you can play backgammon, read a book, or just sit. Another space to hang, see, and be seen… (@southampton_inn).

The chillaxation started pretty much as soon as we arrived. In the mood to hear live music and drinks, we WALKED over to a cute and local hotspot, the UnionBurger Bar. Got some great fries (we got them twice!) to start the night casually, while local talent Anthony Sidito rocked the room with go for it performances of familiar favorites. Perfect! With friendly peeps and staff we felt like we went away to our local. Busy and alive, but not too loud or overcrowded. Reservations are recommended. (@unionburgerbar).


Next up, we transitioned to a more grown-up dining experience and headed next door to Union Sushi Steak. We entered the dining room, an upscale modern atmosphere with a chandelier or two, and a fireplace. I slipped off my outermost jacket and my faith in the power of layering was rewarded and the LBD was revealed. The meal, you ask? The sushi was fresh and so was the seaweed! The tuna was superior, and did not rely on extra soy sauce for its good taste. The Ratatouille was presented in a festive way that was as fun to look at as to eat. I like that! And then the cheesecake…yum. All dishes were attractively presented by welcoming staff. Union Sushi and Steak is suitable for a couple’s evening or dinner with friends. It has an extensive wine selection, with a friendly and helpful sommelier slash bartender available to guide you through the wines. It was a treat to enjoy the place during this quiet time as I am sure the place will be busy come summer. Reservations are recommended. (@unionsushisteak).

After a nightcap of champagne purchased at the front desk, we enjoyed strolling the hotel grounds in the cool night air, then explored our cable options and turned off the lights. Come morning, it was down to charming Claude’s, the Southampton Inn’s on premises restaurant and occasional music lounge. Claude’s is open for breakfast and has extended brunch hours on the weekends during the Spring season. In the summer it operates as a restaurant and cleverly uses additional seating areas in the hotels’ outdoor areas to create what we can only imagine will be a very charming dining experience. As to breakfast, Claude’s was great there, with fresh local food served up. Good food, pancakes, eggs, good coffee, and Gluten Free bread available for me! Yay. (@claudes_restaurant).

We walked over to the Southampton Arts Center next to see what was going on at the museum – and stumbled on to a nice contemporary exhibition of local artists and a talk. Here’s a peek and me in my artsy element! So happy now. (@southamptonartscenter).
The perfect spring getaway to the Hamptons and escape from the city! Especially great for a couples getaway, or just to chillax by yourself for a few days. Southampton in the Springtime at the Southampton Inn – we might just have to do it again before the summer crowds.

Destination weekend : Springtime in Southampton at the Southampton Inn.

photos and videos: @brigitte_segura and @NeilLovesBriLovesNeil @ fashiondailymag

Photos and short reels: Brigitte Segura. FashionDailyMag Lifestyle Editor #brigitteseguracurator.