Out Of Office: A Trip Out East

There is nothing better than the golden hue that seems to wash over every surface on the East Coast each year around late October. Montauk is one of my favorite places to experience that flaxen fall transformation, mostly because it turns into a veritable ghost town after everything closes up for the summer season (think more Dawson’s Creek circa 1999, less the Entourage nightmare that is most of the Hamptons at this point).  Find some of my favorite spots below…but mostly, just enjoy the view.

On your way out, make sure to stop at the Parrish Museum. Herzog & de Meuron Architects designed the beautiful building in Water Mill, and the shows they put on are always pleasantly manageable as the perfect road trip pit stop.

Need a pumpkin? Some apple butter? A bushel of flowers? An ear of roasted corn? Basically any kind of gourd you can possibly imagine? Hank’s Pumpkin Town has got you covered, and trust me when I say you should get as many of their potted daisies as possible because they WILL SAVE YOU when temperatures start hitting below thirty degrees outside and all you want to do is stay in your apartment and dream of sunnier times.

Lastly, make an appointment to visit the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton and get some real life studio inspiration. Your usual internet hole is fine, but this is way cooler.

Words & Photography
Catherine Litke

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