Happy MDW! What a great way to kick off summer by remembering those who gave their lives for this great country, and as a reminder to live each day to the fullest -- exactly how we spend the season out here, and now more than ever!
How great is it to be able to actually "see" familiar faces again? And to be able to give a big hug "hello" when we see our friends and family is... Just Wow! We've finally turned the corner back into normalcy. The sun is coming out, the season has officially begun, and the market is HOT!
The number one question is ... are we still in a seller's market? YES! Although we're seeing inventory levels start to increase (last week saw 48 new listings, up 12% from the previous week), supply is still nowhere close to keeping up with demand, which typically only increases during the season.
Have you heard? I've now officially become Mala Sander+Team at the Corcoran Group. What does this mean? That consistently providing my clients with a high level of service takes a dedicated team of individuals, with the same laser focus on making their real estate dreams come true.
Meet my incredible team:
- Tina Pignatelli, Buyer specialist
- Kyle Koz, Rentals director
- Maxwell Labadie, Marketing director
- Chelsea Massa, Operations manager
As our summer gift to you and to show you our collaborative power -- and individual personalities -- we put together our go-to summer picks for the East End.
So without further ado, we present to you...
Mala Sander: Lulu - always good vibes, always good food!
Chelsea Massa: La Fondita - all about the tacos!
Kyle Koz: Suki Zuki. The chicken teriyaki salad might be the best salad in the Hamptons.
Maxwell Labadie: Bell & Anchor - surf n’ turf with a Caesar to start - one of the best Caesars!
Tina Pignatelli: My own grilled local clams with charred lemon and crispy bread. If I’m going out, Highway Restaurant - Chef Justin crushes it! Thai fish curry is the bomb!
WEEKEND DINNER (Out w/ Friends)
TP: Coche Comedor - tacos and margaritas!
MS: Love the vibe at Tutto Il Giorno and The Beacon!
CM: Serafina - pasta, pasta, pasta!
KK: Bell & Anchor. Sam and David provide the complete package: food, ambiance, service, smiling faces, and vibes!
ML: Bilboquet or Moby’s - nothing like their patios.
MS: The American Hotel: Ice-cold Vinny martinis, and the Seafood Tower
TP: Rosé on the beach with a [takeout] sushi picnic from Yama-Q
CM: East Hampton Grill - best ribs!
ML: Seconding EH Grill - best ribs, best appies for sharing like the Oysters St. Charles, and the always-chilled martini glass is key! And tied with B&A for best Caesar!
KK: 1770 House
CM: Buddha Berry - all the toppings!
ML: Page - the espresso cheesecake (pictured) and apple cake are insane
KK: Page - I’ll admit I’m biased, but try it and tell me I’m wrong!*
*Kyle’s wife, Arina, is the pastry chef.
MS: American Hotel - Vinny and Paul are the best bartenders anywhere!!
ML: Highway for the Snake Eyes or EH Grill for a Paper Plane
TP: Baron’s Cove
CM: Blue Parrot - Best frozen Margarita or BP Tea!
KK: Carl Pilcher mixes up a great cocktail (Beacon/Bell & Anchor)
LAST MINUTE (Without a Reservation)
TP: Sag Pizza
MS: Round Swamp has the most amazing prepared foods! And if you're in the mood for something more exotic: Saaz Indian - they deliver!
CM: Smokin’ Wolf - best BBQ!
KK: La Capannina Pizza - or a Breadzilla sandwich for lunch
ML: Kissaki - the maki is actually reasonable - the spicy tuna is life-changing! I was also just turned onto Pellegrino’s pizza - best dough!
MS: Tutto il Giorno - so great for a group!
CM: Nick and Toni’s - best Bloody Mary board with all the toppings!
KK: Estia’s is always great. Used to be Highway - please start doing brunch again!
ML: Duryea’s all day - either location! Or Bilboquet!
MS: Breakfast at Dockside
ML: Estia’s - pork burrito, shrimp quesadilla, taco soup… ok really just their green sauce on anything!
CM: Goldberg’s - bagel with eggs, avocado and bacon
KK: Goldberg’s - Taylor ham, egg, and cheese on a toasted everything bagel
TP: DripDropORS and a SoulCycle class… then Goldberg’s everything flagel w/ eggs, turkey bacon
MS: Carissa’s has unbelievable breads, cakes and treats.
CM: Carissa’s - best croissants or monkey bread!
TP: Carissa’s and Lori Gilmore
KK: Armin & Judy makes the BEST bread. More people need to know this.
ML: Round Swamp - especially Lisa’s chocolate chip cookies -- frozen -- with milk
MS: Fairview Farms at Mecox - Gorgeous produce, home-baked pies, PLUS the most amazing rotisserie duck you will ever have!
TP: Serene Green
ML: Serene Green - don't miss the mozzarella
CM: Balsam - best produce
KK: Round Swamp is the classic, but there are so many you can’t go wrong!
ML: Missi Flowers - her bouquets all feel so natural and effortlessly chic
TP: Arthur Golabek or Sag Harbor Florist
MS: Bridgehampton Florist where Michael and Jim work their magic on arrangements, or my own garden! ps... don't miss the farmstand flowers on Ocean Road (honor system!)
CM: Any farmstand or farmers market does the trick!
KK: Topiaire always puts together thoughtful bouquets. Bonus is the old school candy shop while you wait!
MS: I'm obsessed with Henry Lehr, Nili Lotan, and now Veronica Beard, who just opened in Southampton on Main Street. Top secret: Havens in Sag Harbor is amazing, too!
TP: Gloria Jewel
CM: Gloria Jewel
KK: Ask my wife!
ML: Ryland and Tenet, or any kitschy souvenir shop for fun local swag.
TP: Gibson Lane
KK: Gibson Lane
MS: Any oceanfront house!
ML: Two Mile
CM: Georgica or Wiborg - reading a good book!
TP: SoulCycle and Rambo fitness AKA Samantha Duane personal training
MS: My Peloton and the on-demand classes!
CM: Paddleboarding at Gerard Drive or Louse Point
KK: I’m a runner when the weather is nice. To get out on the water, Mill Creek Marina offers Kayak and Paddleboard rentals. In August, I sweat by going outside!
ML: Sag Harbor Gym, cycling and running... and dancing!