Weekend On The North Fork
Whether you spend the whole summer by the beaches in Long Island, or take a weekend trip with friends, summertime in New York is incomplete without spending time on the North Fork. Whether you’re playing tourist in your own town, showing friends around, or hitting up summertime favorite hotspots, we have a list of places that are must-visits in the warm summer weather! So, pack your bags full of stylish Mint clothing favorites and explore the North Fork in style! Casual chic pieces from Bella Dahl are ideal for the weekend when comfort is number one and style always a must. Choose comfy Veronica M dresses and tops for refined prints for any occasion, or take a spin through the nightlife in an elegant and sexy romper or dress from Amanda Uprichard. Don’t forget to pop by our Mattituck store and say hi before hitting the rest of our recommended stops!
Start your saturday with a relaxing coffee and fresh baked doughnut in our comfy Bella Dahl shorts and Veronica M tank. New to town but not to be missed is the North Fork Donut Company, serving up delicious and photo-worthy gourmet dounts in delightful flavor combinations that can’t be missed! A casual look is perfect for this morning sweet treat run - comfy pocket shorts from Bella Dahl in a soft blue hue are a great casual style for an easy morning or a busy afternoon in the summer heat. We love the thoughtful details on these Tercel shorts, with a tie waist belt and useful back pockets for casual cool summer style. In a pale washed blue that is easy to match with tees and tanks these super soft shorts are a great go to for your morning coffee and donut run. Pair them with a swingy wrap front tank from Veronica M for a cute and easy look you can throw on in the morning. This printed tank in a delicate floral pattern of blues and orange hues is an effortless choice for summery style. With a v neck and wrap style this tank is easy to dress up with white jeans and heels, but put it on with your favorite comfy shorts and sandals and the look is instantly casual chic, perfect for starting the day at NoFoDoCo!
What better way to spend a sunny afternoon than touring the local wineries! Take in the glorious views of nature while sipping on sustainably farmed wine at Lieb Cellars in our romantic Veronica M floral maxi dress. This halter style sundress is summery to the extreme in a soft pink shade and detailed floral print featuring bunches of summer flowers like Queen Anne’s Lace. With an open back and high empire waist this flowy maxi is ideal for strolling through rows of grape vines, basking in the summer sun. Exude elegance in this flowing maxi while tasing the small batch reserve wines in the Lieb Cellars tasting room, and swirl its ample skirt to live music on the premises.
Another must-stop location on a North Fork winery tour is the gorgeous Bedell Cellars with picturesque views of the vineyards and gardens all around. For a girls trip or a day date to the wine tastings wear this sexy little romper from Amanda Uprichard to stay cool in high style. A strapless fit and flirty ruffle skort bring an alluring appeal to this party outfit, fit for a day of sampling small batch handcrafted wines and sauntering amongst the grape vines in photo-ready style. The asymmetrical ruffle brings trendy summer style into this one piece look as it swoops from the hip across the hem creating a fluttery skirt-like look that adds dimension and a fashionable intrigue. All this look needs is a wine glass in hand and a sweeping vista background, and luckily both can be found at Bedell Cellars, where the historic barn that doubles as a tasting room provides the perfect setting to sip rosé in an intimate setting.
Stop for a tasty afternoon lunch at Love Lane Kitchen in a casual but trendy striped dress from Bella Dahl. In the quaint and cozy setting of long communal farmhouse tables is the perfect place to enjoy an upscale comfort meal in a loose and breezy sundress. Summery navy blue and white stripes are an easy print to wear for daytime in the heat of summer with leather sandals and a straw tote bag. The cap sleeves and half collar bring a refined and elevated look to this easy shift dress that is delightfully loose fitting and lightweight for hot summer days. Summer white is an easy choice for keeping cool and staying chic, and the full lining on this dress makes white extra effortless to wear. The scooped hem on this mini dress is playful and feminine while the pencil-etched stripes add whimsy. This casual and cute look will fit right in at lunch time amongst the homey vibes and charming artwork of our favorite Mattituck eatery.
End the night with a sophisticated dinner or an evening spent socializing at the bar at Legends Restaurant in a classy and ladylike Amanda Uprichard wrap dress. A rich cobalt blue hue stands out for an elegant going out look to be worn with heeled sandals and a classic hairstyle. The wrap style fit is very on trend and yet also a timeless look that is flattering and chic. With racer back and v neck for a comfy fit that ties with a bow at the side this royal blue mini makes for a great dressy summer look in a silky smooth material. This look is perfect for a romantic seafood dinner in the dining room, or even a family event, followed by drinks in the classic style bar and some yummy nibbles from the late night menu!
Sunday mornings are meant for brunching, and Main Road Biscuit Co. restaurant is one of our favorite spots to find some delicious pancakes and eggs. Sunday mornings are also made for casual comfy style, and this Bella Dahl striped romper is just the ticket for a lazy Sunday look. The easy cross front and frayed edge hems bring an effortlessness into this one piece outfit that is elevated by the subtle white and navy pinstripes. The lightweight linen blend fabric is a dream to wear, making waking up and getting dressed that much more fun! A v neck and drawstring waist complete the sleeveless playsuit that wears well with easy sandals or even comfy sneakers and your go to handbag for a trip to brunch with family or friends. All of your comfort food favorites with a strong coffee are just what you’ll need to start the day feeling great, and a comfy outfit that stand up to summer style is the best thing to reach for on your way out the door to breakfast.
A casual afternoon spent at Greenport Harbor Brewery sounds like the perfect way to pass a Sunday, all while wearing a stylish Veronica M romper of course. This kimono sleeve playsuit in a rich tropical leaf print brings elegant style, amazing comfort and a touch of sexy all into one easy look. A wrap front style creating a v neck is cinched in place with a tie waist belt. The wide kimono sleeves balance out the tailored shorts while a beachy leaf pattern in cool shades of blue, green and black has summer fun written all over it. This easy and casual look is ideal for a sophisticated lady who knows her craft beers, especially when paired with smart flat sandals and a crossbody bag. Try out all Greenport Brewery has to offer in the tasting room, or have a meal at their restaurant with friends to make the summer weekend last longer.
The best way to end the weekend is always with a large ice cream cone to keep things sweet leading into the week, and The Magic Fountain Ice Cream is a North Fork hotspot when it comes to sweet treats! With unique and delectable flavors like S’mores, Cookie Monster, or Honey Cinnamon, a weekend in the North Fork is not complete without a stop for a scoop or two! For a quick and casual outing to the ice cream shop a simple summery dress is an ideal outfit choice. This tie dye printed dress from Veronica M is a great piece to throw on and go while maintaining a chic and summery look, especially since it’s wrinkle free fabric is so low maintenance. Retro tie dye carries nostalgia of summer camp days and always brings an effortless and summery vibe to any look. The classic and ladylike fit of this simple racerback swing dress brings elegance to the look that can only be enhanced by the addition of strappy sandals and pearly earrings. The cool indigo blue and white color combo is calming for a casual summery style look on a cute and comfy mini dress. Just add a towering ice cream cone for the ultimate summer cool look!