A Trip to Montauk

Nestled at the tip of Long Island (and conveniently removed from the regular Hamptons scene), Montauk is renowned for its easygoing atmosphere and picture-perfect coastline. For my first visit I stayed at Gurney’s Inn – the recently renovated hotel perched in prime position atop the dunes above the beach. Aside from daily visits to the spa (which features one of the country’s only Olympic-sized seawater pools, plus a team of very talented masseurs), my daily ritual involved waking-up early to catch the sun while working out, followed by a quiet breakfast back in my room.

In terms of essentials, I packed to pamper. Aesop‘s Avid Explorer gift kit (which includes thisthisthis, and this) came in handy alongside a slew of regular favorites. M.E. Skin Lab‘s ridiculously luxe face mask was the perfect post-workout salve, while Dove’s body and face cleanser kept things efficient under the shower. I also like to travel with a full-sized candle t0 ensure things stay zen, to which Diptyque’s Oud is always safe bet.

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What Do You Think?

  • Didier Young

    Always the best shots! I absolutely adore that marble sink too!



      Thanks Didier!

  • Demeler

    omg seawater pool!!!! sounds amazing



      Almost as amazing as Thanksgiving in Carmel <3

  • Currently Wearing

    WOW! That sounds amazing. I wish I lived in the States and could visit Montauk as well! And your photos are just stunning!


      Thanks Miri!

  • Kosta Karakashyan

    Love this post! Beautiful photos, but it makes me wonder: will I ever see you without an Aesop product in sight haha?

    Kosta // Cool Gear Cavalier


      Never 😉

  • mirjam

    Absolutely amazing pictures! diptyque is my favorite candle supplier – love the ambre scent!
    xx Mirjam |

  • Siffat Haider

    These pictures are incredible. As a fellow Aesop enthusiast, I’m obsessed with this!

  • Kangkan Rabha

    Absolutely amazing pictures and love this post. :)

  • The Idle Man

    Awesome stuff, love this! You should check out our grooming tips here for a complete guide on how to look after your skin in the harsh winter months.