By Kylie Monagan
Restaurateur James Mallios and Kylie Monagan recently opened Calissa, a new Greek restaurant in Water Mill. The inspiration comes from James' summers spent in Mykonos. This is James' third restaurant since he has opened Amali and Amali Mou in Manhattan. Before opening Calissa with James, Kylie was responsible for the operations of Amali and Amali Mou. While Kylie has been busy focusing on bringing the Greek Isles to the Hamptons, she has also made time to explore the eastern end of Long Island. This is the second in a series of her guides to the Hamptons. We start with her perfect day in Amagansett.
1020 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976
Kylie's Perfect Day in Amagansett
9am at Mandala Yoga
Start your day with a sun salutation at this low key yoga studio in the Amagansett Square. Kundalini and Ayurvedic methods are not for the faint of heart, but the beginner classes incorporate just enough to keep things interesting.
156 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
11am at Hampton Chutney Co.
This embodies the casual, hippie vibe that defines Amagansett. You can't go wrong with dosa #6 (Masala Deluxe - spicy Indian potatoes, roasted tomatoes, spinach, & jack cheese) and #9 (Curry Chutney Chicken - roasted onions, & spinach) paired with an iced cardamom coffee. You'll want to get a few peanut butter cookies for later.
12 Amagansett Square, Amagansett, NY 11930
12pm Shopping: Lazy Point Variety and Botanica Bazaar
Claudia of Lazy Point has created a whimsical and globally-minded shop filled with silk kaftans, beach-chic embroidered clutches, and vintage frocks. Her eccentric touches like stuffed rattlesnakes and skull-shaped guitars set this shop apart from the rest.
Botanica Bazaar is a mecca for natural health and beauty products in the Hamptons. Bethanny and Lelani stock products from Sun Potion, RMS, and Herbivore as well as an impressive selection of homeopathic and other natural remedies.
5pm at La Fondita
Grab a pitcher of mango margaritas and sit in La Fondita’s sprawling garden patio. La Fondita is great for any time of the day, but the garden is particularly charming after the sun has begun to go down.
74 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY 11930
8pm at Wölffer Kitchen
A welcome addition to the neighborhood, Wölffer Kitchen is great for a variety of diets and preferences. Vegans have plenty to pick from (zoodles, shishitos, black curried lentils) while the seafood and salad options make it easy to eat light and healthy.
29 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
10pm at The Stephen Talkhouse
A Hamptons' classic, Talkhouse is favorite to all types: locals, weekenders, families. You will pay a cover, but the douchbaggery stops at the door -- nothing but classic cover bands and strong drinks in pint glasses here.
161 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
Lead Photo: Indian Wells Beach
Photo Credit: Chavelli [Flickr]
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