The Montauk life for me
We get asked a lot about the name of our business. What's Montauk?
Well, it's more about the where. And why.
The Montauk Lighting Co. was born from a love of transitional American interiors. The style of lighting we sell is inspired by the architecture of New York City and in particular, the classic homes in the Hamptons. Our name is taken from that very area - you’ll find Montauk at the tip of Long Island. To quote Andy Warhol, Montauk is at “the little at the end of Long Island”.
Above: Montauk - at the tip of Long Island. Map from 1904.
Above: The Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina
Montauk is a little more ‘raw’ than the other towns in the uber-glamorous Hamptons. It is famous for its incredible beaches and sunsets and the laid-back vibe. But make no mistake, it’s no backwater town. And that’s what makes it all the more special.
We’ve always identified our home town of Perth as being a little like Montauk. A place that is relaxed and a little off the beaten track, where nature is the star and people can escape the frantic pace of City life and rejuvenate.
Above: Poolside cool at The Montauk Beach House
Think rugged coastal walks in amazing nature reserves, morning yoga and stand up-paddle boarding, a round of golf or a spot of fishing. The shopping also punches above its weight and high-end stores are interspersed with bohemian, artisan shops and galleries. There’s also the popular Montauk Point Light, New York state’s first lighthouse and the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the United States.
Above: One of the stunning vistas from the Montauk Blue Hotel
Above: The lighthouse: Montauk Point Light
Seafood is the culinary star in this sea-side town, which is also known for its eclectic night life.
Speaking of which, here’s to holidaying in Montauk and ending each day watching the sunset over the sea. And here’s to spending the evening under the light of our absolute favourite festoon lights. These ones were spotted at Montauk’s The Surf Lodge.
Above: The Surf Lodge
For more information about Montauk as a holiday destination, visit, On Montauk, a guide to the Best of Montauk Long Island.
Our picks for places to stay are:
- The Montauk Beach House
- The Montauk Blue Hotel
- Montauk Yacht Club
- Gurney’s Montauk Hotel & Spa
- The Surf Lodge
Above: The Montauk Beach House
Above: Just one of the gorgeous homes in Montauk
And just in case you fancy a more traditional fix of Hamptons style architecture, check out Curbed Hamptons, which features Hamptons homes, neighbourhoods, architecture and real estate.
Meet you in Montauk.