Weekend Getaway: The Perfect Summer Dinner Party

It’s been a long, hot, sticky summer – and the perfect antidote? A weekend getaway to the Hamptons and throwing the perfect beach dinner party!

It’s been a long, hot, sticky summer and I needed to get out of the loud, crowded city, stat! So when my friend, Lucy Sykes, suggested a weekend at her house in the Hamptons, I jumped at the chance.

For those of you who don’t live in New York, the Hamptons are the beaches on the far end of Long Island. For many who read the social pages or gossip columns, it is also synonymous with the rich and famous.

But for those of us who live in New York, it is simply “the Beach.” And I was dying to go.

I also happen to be an American Express Platinum Card Member (and Ambassador) and an economical girl, so I went to the Amex Travel website and booked a rental car (and got 2X Membership Rewards points!) for a weekend in July, figuring that with points I’d already earned and with the company’s policy of insuring the car, it would be practically free.

I was right.

For more on how to earn the most points, and throw the perfect dinner party, click HERE

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