Three East End Moms Share Their Musts For Summer In The Hamptons

Phebe Wahl | July 5, 2019 | People

Three East End moms share their summer must-haves for surviving the season in the Hamptons.


Brittany Peltz Buerstedde

After the birth of her second daughter, Brittany Peltz Buerstedde had difficulty finding clothes that suited her aesthetic. “I recognized how important it was to create pieces that were beautiful but were also tactical. I saw that with my own girls, who are equal parts princess and tomboy,” she says. Today, her children’s clothing line, Leah + Rae (leahandrae.‌com), offers looks that easily transition from the pool to parties. “Out here reminds us of what summer should really be about—beach days, sand in the shoes, salt in your hair and connecting with each other,” she says. Here the Southampton-based mother, expecting her third baby this summer, shares her musts.


Sadie set in Ballerina, $120, by Leah + Rae at


Stripes Away swaddle in Pebble, $20, by Pehr at


Sunshine playmat, $90, by Wee Gallery at


Claiborne Swanson Frank

Last year, longtime Hamptonite Claiborne Swanson Frank ( captured motherhood through her own unique lens in Mother and Child ($85, Assouline). Through her portraits of 70 mothers and their children—including many notable East End moms like Leilani Bishop, Aerin Lauder and Lauren Santo Domingo—Frank offers a touching and tender picture of modern motherhood. We asked the mother of two for her stylish selects for surviving the season.


Lupo shirt in chambray stripe, $55, by Oso & Me at


Flex pant in Blue Oxford, $48, by Oso & Me at


Land Rover Giraffe print, 8 inches by 14 inches, $80-$210, by Courtney Broadwater at


Andrew teepee in natural, $185, by E&E Teepees at


Rachelle Hruska MacPherson

Rachelle Hruska MacPherson’s parlay from a media entrepreneur into a fashion icon and designer began as a stress-reliever. “It was a true hobby that I was doing to help me counter my anxiety,” the Montauk mom and wife of The Crow’s Nest founder, Sean MacPherson, says of Lingua Franca (, her cashmere sweater line handstitched with catchphrases. After the 2016 presidential election, it got political. “I became motivated to start having our embroiderers stitch resistance phrases, and it became a sort of healing process. We started, and we couldn’t stop.” Stopping doesn’t seem in the cards anytime soon, and we can’t wait to hear what she has to stitch next.


Little Tokyobike in Cedar Green, $315, by Tokyobike at


Naador washable rug in multi, $269, by Lorena Canals at


Kuba cloth printed pillow in terracotta, $175-$190, by St. Frank at maisonette.‌com


Charlie shorts in Celadon, $78, by Petite Lucette at


Photography by: Brittany Peltz Buerstedde photo by Angela Howard Photography; Claiborne Swanson Frank photo by Heather Moore; Rachelle Hruska MacPherson photo by Marko MacPherson