Keeping Up With the Hamptons? 13 Secret Places — Where You Won't Find the Kardashians
Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, exploring Southampton on June 03, 2014. (Photo: David Krieger/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Walking down Jobs Lane in downtown Southampton last Saturday, I spotted clusters of twentysomethings who looked straight out of South Beach — with their gold platforms, one-shouldered kaftans, and flat-ironed hair — strolling through town. Outside the new Carvel ice cream shop, a gaggle of town police and camera-wielding tourists were clustered by the entrance. Not your typical sights in the tony summer enclave of the Hamptons.
Crowds outside the Carvel in Southampton, waiting for the Kardashians. (Photo: Laura Begley Bloom)
Sure enough, a newly pregnant Kourtney Kardashian and her son Mason emerged moments later, trailed by paparazzi, and jumped into their waiting Escalade.
Over the speakers at Carvel, the local radio station blared, “24-hour Kardashian Coverage.”
And so it began — the summer of the Kardashians. From Southampton to Montauk, the wind of change is blowing through these formerly cloistered beach towns. And now that reality stars have arrived, even the reality TV producers are fleeing.
Ditch Plains Beach in Montauk. (Photo: Jonathan Bloom)