48 Hours in the Hamptons

GQ's Brendan Monaghan shares an insider's itinerary in the chicest of beach towns.

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As GQ's associate publisher (stylish cred if there ever was), and with a middle name like Coolidge (Presidential lineage, no big deal), Brendan Monaghan is a tastemaker and then some. So who better to outline a perfect escape in New York's upscale-meets-laidback seaside haven, the Hamptons. "I've been going to Southampton for 15 years now," says Monaghan, who does summer remarkably well and has mastered the balance between his beach and city lifestyles. "My Sunday nights in the Hamptons are all about pizza and pasta with friends at my house. Then back in the city on Monday, I can always be found on a stair climber on the second floor of Equinox Greenwich Ave after work. It gets me out of my shame spiral from the carb overload the night before!" Here, his musts for a whirlwind weekend living the good life on Long Island.