Last weekend, I went to Montauk for the first time!! I’ve wanted to go ever since I watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in high school, haha. When I received an invitation in my inbox from Seed Phytonutrients to stay at The Surf Lodge for the weekend, I immediately said yes. Read more for a recap of the trip!
I checked into the room with my friend Arlina, who I brought with me on the trip. Seed partnered with The Surf Lodge so the amenities in the room (like the shampoo, conditioner and body wash) are Seed products. It’s part of The Surf Lodge’s initiative on sustainability.
The room had such a relaxing view of the water. We *loved* the hammock.
I also loved this swinging chair. I wish I had one in my apartment! So fun.
After getting settled in the room, Arlina and I had dinner at the Surf Lodge restaurant. We got super lucky with the seating and ended up with a table in the corner along the water. The timing couldn’t have been better either because we enjoyed our meal as we watched the sun slowly set over the water. After dinner I made Arlina watch Something Borrowed, one of my all-time favorite movies. It takes place in the Hamptons so I thought it was kind of relevant. I’ve been really into Something Borrowed (the book and the movie) this summer for some reason! Can’t stop rereading and re-watching.
We slept pretty early because in the morning, we had a fitness class with Physique57. Since it took place outdoors on the deck of The Surf Lodge, it was super hot outside and we were legit dripping sweat. The class was tough but it felt good to get the body moving.
We ended the trip by having a delicious brunch with the Seed Phytonutrients team. It was inspiring to hear how passionate Brad and Alex from the Seed team were about the mission and products behind the brand. The key ingredients in the products are cold-pressed oils made from sunflower and camelina seeds. Seed Phytonutrients sources these ingredients through independent American organic farmers. They actually pay for 100% of the crop up front, regardless of yield, which allows the farmers to reinvest and plan for the future. As an added surprise, each Seed Phytonutrients bottle has a packet of herb seeds inside for you to plant. I have some basil growing on the windowsill next to my desk that were from a packet of seeds inside their shampoo bottle!
I first learned about the unique bottle packaging during Seed’s Fall Harvest at Shiloh Farms but it was great to see the products in action at The Surf Lodge. The bottles are made from recycled paper with a recycled plastic liner and are durable enough to last in the shower. It’s funny because my boyfriend has commented on how surprised he was that the paper packaging has lasted without disintegrating from the water. I keep bottles of the shampoo, conditioner and body wash in my apartment bathroom because my roommates and my boyfriend all love the products. The shampoo + conditioner smell amazing and leave my hair feeling so soft. I’ve also been really loving the hand salve recently! I keep it on my desk and can’t stop reapplying it throughout the day.
Overall, it’s been a really busy few weeks (honestly months) for me so it was nice to take some time to relax and unwind on this short but sweet trip. I came back to NYC refreshed and ready to hit the ground running. Super grateful to Aja and the Foundation team as well as the Seed Phytonutrients team for inviting me on this trip! Can’t wait to make my way back to Montauk again.