I enjoy reading foreign accounts of our area. This one, by Douglas Rogers, from the Telegraph.co.uk is refreshing. Rogers was pleasantly suprised, as are so many that come here, anytime of year, for the first time.

“I’d come to the Hamptons expecting haughtiness and exclusivity. But here, at its most exclusive beach hotel, anyone could lie their beach towel down next to Claudia Schiffer’s. It was all the better for being so democratic (rather than merely Democratic). I can’t wait to go back.”

THE HAMPTONS: OPEN TO ANYONE

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