BFFs Dj Chelsea Leyland and Stylist Kate Foley's Guide To Montauk
DJ Chelsea Leyland and her best friend, stylist Kate Foley, share their favorite ways to unwind and indulge in their favorite seaside spot.
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If we’re not cooking dinner, we’ll go to 18 Bay Restaurant for an equally fresh meal. All of the food is farm-to-table, with a delicious menu that changes weekly—and the atmosphere is so relaxed. 23 N. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, 631-749-0053
On rainy days, we venture into Sag Harbor to raid treasure-filled home store Monc XIII. It’s full of super-unique pieces—modern accents, midcentury furniture and antiques. 40 Madison St., Sag Harbor, 631-808-3333
For sunset drinks, head to The Surf Lodge. You can’t beat that view—it’s the best place to watch the sun go down. Then check out the hotel’s boutique, Surf Bazaar, which has an awesome selection of bikinis and cover-ups. 183 Edgemere St., Montauk, 631-483-5037
We pick our own vegetables at Sylvester Manor, an organic farm on Shelter Island, then bring them home and make a feast. 80 N. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, 631-749-0626
Our go-to beaches are Hither Hills in Montauk and Shell Beach on Shelter Island. They’re usually not crowded, so you really get to chill. But if you’re looking for more excitement, Sunset Beach might be more your speed. It has all sorts of activities—yoga, kayaking, volley-ball—plus it’s home to hotelier André Balazs’ spot by the same name. 35 Shore Rd., Shelter Island, 631-749-2001
The perfect morning starts at Reddings Market. It has a big breakfast menu and veggie and fruit juices. Out back there’s a little seating area that faces the harbor so you can enjoy your meal while looking at the sea. 184 N. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, 631-749-0003
For vintage bits and bobs, we’ll hit up Melet Mercantile. It has housewares as well as clothing, like lace tops and denim cutoffs. 102 Industrial Rd., Montauk, 631-668-9080