Travel Like the Pros

In case you missed them, here are all of this week’s best insider travel guides.

Travel Guide

Food and Wine The Wölffer Estate Vineyard opens a restaurant in Sag Harbor.

Tag Along with Tibi This summer, Tibi designer Amy Smilovic spent time with her family in Montana, enjoying outdoorsy activities like horseback riding, camping, and fly fishing in appropriately glamorous style. Here, an intimate look at her vacation.

May Kwok’s Guide to Summer in the Rockaways The DJ reveals her favorite haunts.

Summer Vacationing with Ana Khouri Tag along with the stylish jewelry designer on her European adventure.

May Kwok’s Guide to Summer in the Rockaways

“Welcome to the Rockaways!”

Photo courtesy of May Kwok.

“Since I’m spending so much time in the Rockaways this summer, I’m taking private lessons with Locals Surf School as well as just renting a board and going out to practice on my own. It seems like my ‘work’ uniform is a Cynthia Rowley wetsuit, which is funny because I’m still not that great. But we’re getting there!”

Photo courtesy of May Kwok.

“When it gets too hot by the beach I always grab myself a delicious and refreshing Paleta pop by Fany Gerson of La New Yorkina at The Summer Shift on Beach 96th. Everything is handmade from scratch in small batches, using the best and freshest ingredients with no artificial flavorings or colorings.”

Photo courtesy of May Kwok.

“With a new menu and chef in place, Playland Motel is my go-to spot for $1 oysters and yummy cocktails and food. It’s always cool to be in a space that is so creatively inspired.”

Photo courtesy of May Kwok.

“For the best place to shop, come hang with me at my summer concept pop-up The Notion, on Beach 96th Street next to The Summer Shift. I’ve curated a cool contemporary selection for women including bad-ass surf gear, ready-to-wear, swimwear, accessories and lifestyle goods from designers like Nomia, Miansai, 81Wetsuits, Erin Kleinberg, A Peace Treaty and more.”

Photo courtesy of May Kwok.

“For one of the coolest hangout bars in the area, head to Rockaway Beach Surf Clubs, where you can chill and have a beer outside while watching surf movies. The bar also hosts many great art openings and events, including the 3rd annual New York Women’s Surf Film festival on August 15th! It celebrates the filmmakers and female wave riders who live to surf. It’s exciting to be a part of something so empowering for the ladies.”

Photo by Michael Rudin.