Hamptons Private invites readers to peek behind the manicured hedges in Amagansett, charter a yacht off the shore of the Springs, experience the surfer’s haven that is Ditch Plains and attend a polo match in Bridgehampton. Each page envisions the quintessential leisure of The Hamptons and showcases the unique quality of light that artist Willem de Kooning dubbed a “miracle.” One can almost hear the thwock of tennis balls at The Meadow Club, the whisperings of exclusive parties, the rhythms of seaside music at The Surf Lodge—even the first bite of a lobster roll at Lunch. The Hamptons, at once a retreat to nature and a hot spot for A-listers, exudes a boho-chic spirit reflected in its beautiful people and sublime surroundings.
About the Author:
Dan Rattiner, a cartoonist, photographer and award-winning writer, fell in love with The Hamptons when he moved to Montauk at sixteen years old. He’s been a resident of the East End ever since. Rattiner founded the popular Dan’s Papers, a free weekly publication, at age twenty. He’s also worked at The New York Times and hosted a weekly radio show called “The Hamptons Report” for WQXR. Rattiner’s books include In the Hamptons, In the Hamptons Too, In the Hamptons Forever and Still in the Hamptons.