J.McL Travel Guide: 48-hours in Quogue

quogue club

The time between the Fourth of July and the dog days of August finds us between two worlds. Heat waves are in full swing and it’s no surprise that we’re always looking for a much needed escape. Enter Quogue, a small Hamptons town with an infectious old-fashioned vibe, and the location for our July Catalog shoot.

Below, our recipe for the most splendid way to spend 48-hours in Quogue (come hungry, the restaurant scene is top-notch).

Friday Afternoon: Heading out

lovely couple smiling

Whether you are taking a car, train, or the Jitney—head out East with a few of our summer travel favorites: Sarah Solomon’s new book (prepare to laugh out loud), this strawberry ice cream colored cashmere wrap that will keep you cozy during any AC blasts, and plenty of snacks (the only way to road trip after all)

Friday Night: Arrival

Skip the outfit change (thanks to our wrinkle-free dresses and skirts) and head straight to the uber-chic inn and restaurant, The Quogue Club for Friday night dinner and drinks.
Our motto: You can unpack your car tomorrow.

Saturday Morning: Beach Cruisers & Baked Goods

Waste no time and hop on a retro beach cruiser to get your day started.
Before hitting the beach— ride into town for coffee, design stores, and desserts.

For interior inspiration and home goods, stop by Jen Going Interiors for traditional pieces like bedding, furniture, and accessories with a twist.

jen going

Next up, cue the quintessential seasonal dessert—pie. Take advantage of the fruits in-season and pick up one (or a few) of Briermere Farms home-grown fruit pies. Might we suggest a staff favorite, peach cream, with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top.
We’re starting to think that dessert before dinner is necessary this summer.

Saturday Afternoon: Sandy Toes

Park your bike at Quogue’s Village Beach and soak up some sun (but don’t forget your SPF and a shady hat). Stay until sunset, when the sky melts into dreamy sherbet hues.

Saturday Evening: Quogue’s Best Lobster Roll

john scotts

Pre-dinner pour yourself a glass from our favorite bottle of “summer water” Out East Rosé and then head over to John Scott’s Surf Shack on Dune Road, for the tastiest Lobster Roll and a refreshing ice cold beer. John Scott’s is outdoors, casual, and the dress-code is straight-from-the-beach chic.

Sunday Morning: Breakfast & Vintage Mags

Head over to Eckart’s Luncheonette for a bite to eat and peruse their vintage magazines before heading home, and immediately start planning your next weekend getaway.