By Elisha Dang and Marcy Clark
It’s that time of the year again when Manhattanites seek refuge in the Hamptons to enjoy a fun-filled summer and escape the doldrums of winter (and, this year, spring)! Yes, we are those people, and whether you know it or not, we know that you are, too!
The towns are picturesque and filled with history. The beaches are among the most breathtaking on the East Coast. The people-watching is unparalleled. Best of all, your fellow vacationers are all very friendly…as long as you stay at the right house!
Through our friend David Shapiro, better known as The Hamptons Concierge, we are hosting Women’s Mafia members and guests at one of two Hamptons houses we secured for the weekends of July 24th, August 21st and Labor Day.
For over 10 years, David has been one of the most respected house hosts in the Hamptons, offering luxurious amenities for all of his guests. Swim in the heated pool, unwind in the 8-person hot-tub, lounge on the spacious sun deck, fire up the BBQ whenever you want, or enjoy a round on the full-size tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts.
Don’t worry about food and drinks! An in-house chef prepares six meals a weekend (eight meals on holiday weekends), and the houses are stocked with enough liquor to keep it flowing all weekend long.
If you’re ever feeling a little “morning after” guilt, tennis pro Christopher Ross-da Silva, former member of Portugal’s Davis Cup team, will be conducting clinics during the weekend, and the houses also have plenty of yoga mats available if you want to squeeze in an individual workout.
For those workaholics who just can’t leave the office behind, home office equipment and Wi-Fi access are available. We can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to get all your work done, though…you’ll probably give up about 20 minutes in and join everyone else by the pool!
While many Hamptons houses will easily run you $500 to $800 for a weekend, we have secured a group rate of $295 for Women’s Mafia members! (Slightly higher for Labor Day.) This includes all the amenities, food and drinks, maid service, linen service, and pre-arranged entrance to the clubs. Also, for every member who books, David Shapiro will be making a donation towards our causes.
Call David at 917-806-4171 to reserve your weekends. Be sure to mention that The Women’s Mafia sent you! Also, email me so we can coordinate (some of us are renting cars) and so I can introduce you to everyone!
Spaces are limited, and many members have already reserved, so we recommend that you call ASAP.
Here are some photos of a recent trip we took with the Women’s Mafia editorial staff and friends:
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