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Ev­ery Au­gust, I have the same feel­ing: How is sum­mer over al­ready? We plan our is­sues of Hamptons mag­a­zine in the cold months of win­ter, long­ing to see the pages come alive dur­ing the warm months and to live the ac­tiv­i­ties, try the restau­rants, and visit the cul­tural in­sti­tu­tions that we high­light for you. And then, poof, like that, it seems it’s over. This sum­mer sped by un­be­liev­ably quickly, and that’s due in part to an evolv­ing mar­ket. The Hamptons truly has be­come more of an in­ter­na­tional set­ting, with sky­rock­et­ing home rentals and sales, more full-time home­own­ers trav­el­ing (it did seem like ev­ery­one was in Greece or Italy this sum­mer!), and more new restau­rants and stores open­ing custom out­lets and pop-up shops than ever be­fore (how could you even get to all of them?!). All of these signs point to the fact that this is a thriv­ing com­mu­nity.

Year af­ter year, I be­lieve the Hamptons is truly the most spe­cial place in the world. I’ve proudly told its sto­ries for close to a decade and have the great honor of work­ing side by side with publisher De­bra Halpert, go­ing into what will be the mag­a­zine’s cel­e­bra­tory 40th an­niver­sary next year. The depth and char­ac­ter of the peo­ple who live here—the restau­rant and shop own­ers who com­mit to es­tab­lish­ments in our com­mu­nity and to our fam­i­lies and friends and the new peo­ple we meet on the East End—make it a mag­i­cal place to en­joy old friends and fam­ily and cel­e­brate with new ones.

This is­sue has some not-to-be­missed pieces that re­veal just how much the Hamptons is evolv­ing and ex­plore some towns you may be less fa­mil­iar with. Michael Meldman’s Dis­cov­ery Land Com­pany has opened Dune Deck in Westhampton Beach; Lisa Rose’s Rose­moor Eques­trian in Jame­s­port, which once served as a polo farm, is en route to be­com­ing the North Fork’s pre­mier hunter and jumper farm; and the Boathouse Shel­ter Is­land is a new chic and rus­tic 4,000-square-foot pri­vate event space over­look­ing West Neck Har­bor, where local mu­sic icon Billy Joel recorded his al­bum River of Dreams. All of this is to say that from Westhampton to Montauk, some truly amaz­ing things are hap­pen­ing.

From our Hamptons mag­a­zine fam­ily to yours, en­joy the rest of the sum­mer, and we look for­ward to see­ing you on Me­mo­rial Day week­end of 2018 for the start of our 40th-an­niver­sary sum­mer!

above, from left: With Robyn Lea, Lau­rie Gel­man, El­iz­a­beth Var­gas, Marissa Her­mer, Jes­sica Siskin, An­nie Falk, and Alex Guar­naschelli, toast­ing their books at East Hamp­ton Li­brary’s Authors Night; with Lau­ran and Char­lie Walk and my hus­band, David, at...

saman­tha yanks

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