We know summer weekends are like gold… and they slip by way too fast. Do your future weekend warrior self a favor and start planning your perfect weekend now with the MILLY Road Trip series. This week’s stop: The Hamptons.

MILLY founder and designer Michelle Smith has spent summer weekends in the Hamptons for the past 17 years, making it the ultimate place to open a MILLY East Hampton beach retreat boutique…Come visit us at 54 Main Street in East Hampton!


Michelle gives us the low down on her favorite spots in the area — check out her Hamptons cheat sheet …

1. You’re ready to test out your new MILLY Cabana bikini and coverup. The first place you go…

Gibson Beach – my husband, Andy, took me here for our first beach date and I’ve loved it ever since.

2. Guilty pleasure: 

The steak gorgonzola at Bobby Vans in Bridgehampton. Andy, my husband, and I split it every time we go! It’s one of Sophia’s and Will’s favorite spots, too. 

3. Favorite family spot:

Mecox Bay. The kids love to go crabbing there—they’re entertained for hours. 

4. You need an hour to yourself…

SoulCycle in Bridgehampton. Gotta have some Stacey G time. If I have more time, I love to stop by the MILLY East Hampton Boutique to check in on how things are going with the store.  

5. Not-so-secret retreat:

The Clam Bar in Napeague. The music is great and they serve Molson Golden beer, which is hard to find. 

6. Your kids are ecstatic when you tell them:

We’re going for a boat ride on “Captain Dave’s” boat. Dave is Andy’s oldest friend and we love spending the day boat riding with his family in Sag Harbor. 

7. Best sugar rush:

The ice cream at Candy Kitchen in Bridgehampton. 

8. It’s Sunday morning - you’re headed to:

We bike from our house to Hamptons Coffee Company. The breakfast burrito is my favorite… 

9. Rainy day haunt: 

Reading a good book on our covered porch. 

10. It’s date night…

Andy and I love Wolffer Estate Vineyard at sunset. The music, wine and a sunset make for a perfect night. 

 Shop Michelle’s summer favorites, and don’t forget to check out MILLY Cabana swimwear, from bikinis and coverups to MILLY handbags

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