’TAUK OF THE TOWN

Su­per­model Sofia Resing has found her happy place in Montauk.

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The weekly bus­tle of city life is enough to ex­haust any­one by the time Fri­day rolls around. For in­ter­na­tional su­per­model Sofia Resing, she re­treats to her fa­vorite spots in Montauk to recharge and have some fun be­fore get­ting back to the grind. “The Hamptons to me is a little get­away from New York. I re­mem­ber my very first time here a cou­ple of years ago, look­ing around and think­ing, It’s like I’m in a movie scene,” re­calls Resing. “I grew up in Brazil watch­ing lots of Amer­i­can movies. I was so ob­sessed with the cute PO boxes in front of the houses!”

While the pho­tos in her shoots may be stills, noth­ing else about Resing’s time in the Hamptons is. “Surf­ing-wise, my fa­vorite beach is Ditch Plains in Montauk. But if it’s dur­ing the week and I want to get out there af­ter work, a closer op­tion to New York is Lido Beach. I’ve been there one time, two hours be­fore sun­set in Septem­ber, and those were the best waves I ever got in Long Is­land.”

Af­ter a long day on the wa­ter, though, the most im­por­tant thing is find­ing the right meal. Ac­cord­ing to Resing, “My undis­puted fa­vorite is Dopo La Spi­ag­gia in Sag Har­bor—this is the best Ital­ian restau­rant I ever ate [at] in New York. Just ev­ery­thing on the menu feels like straight out of a farm in Tus­cany. I also re­cently tried their spicy cu­cum­ber mar­garita, and it’s my new fa­vorite!”

“THE HAMPTONS TO ME IS A LITTLE GET­AWAY. I RE­MEM­BER MY FIRST TIME HERE, THINK­ING, IT’S LIKE I’M IN A MOVIE SCENE.”

— sofia resing

Find­ing that per­fect spot to eat out in the Hamptons re­quires more than just a menu and a seat at the ta­ble. Scott Feld­man, long­time con­trib­u­tor to Hamptons and pres­i­dent of Two Twelve Man­age­ment & Mar­ket­ing, knows the key to suc­cess for chefs to build their restau­rant into the must-visit, buzzy desti­na­tions that Hamptonites can’t get enough of.

“Four­teen years ago when we started, the goal was to make sure we made an im­pact with ev­ery client and ‘man­aged’ their brands and ca­reers rather than just trans­act­ing in it,” says Feld­man. “While a ma­jor­ity of our clients are 20-plus years of friend­ship, ev­ery client, even the new­est, are con­sid­ered fam­ily! Michael Sy­mon, Ge­of­frey Zakar­ian, and Marc Mur­phy are now house­hold names and peo­ple we con­sider close friends.”

The feel­ing is mu­tual. “I’ve been with Scott Feld­man for 13-ish years,” ex­plains celebrity chef and Food Net­work star Anne Bur­rell. “He tells you the truth whether you want it or not. We laugh, we cry, we have fun, and we do a lot of great work. We’re fam­ily.”

Given his core phi­los­o­phy of cater­ing to each client in­di­vid­u­ally, Feld­man’s high-oc­tane client ros­ter car­ries quite a clout rel­a­tive to its size. Ac­cord­ing to Feld­man, “Chefs are the new rock stars! When we started, the big agen­cies were work­ing with chefs [but] weren’t dig­ging deeper to set a stage for long-term brand de­vel­op­ment.”

For surf­ing, Resing is a fan of Montauk’s Ditch Plains or, if it’s dur­ing the week, Lido Beach. “Those were the best waves I ever got in Long Is­land,” she says.

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