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The U.S.A. is graced with a treasure trove of stunning, spell-binding beaches. From coast to coast, from north to south, countless shorelines shimmer and beckon. As summer soon swings into welcome view, this is the perfect moment to grab a gorgeous new book about one of America’s most legendary oceanside havens: The Hamptons. Published this month, Hamptons Private (Assouline) — with inviting, evocative, upbeat text by Dan Rattiner — illuminates the dazzle and dreaminess of charm-aplenty communities along a 40-mile stretch of spectacular cashmere-soft white sand on New York State’s South Fork of Long Island, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
In the intro, Rattiner writes: “It is a truly beautiful peninsula. Although just a hundred miles from New York City, eagles still swoop and soar overhead, and whales roll up to the surface to spout. The sea thunders, and the wind whistles. As for the people here, though, it seemed to me that nearly all of them had resolved to settle in The Hamptons for the very same reason that I did: They had fallen in love.”
Within 316 pages that display more than 200 colorful, charisma-embraced images, the hefty outsize book showcases a fun peek into lives beyond the area’s highly manicured hedges…