Shelter Island, a small strip of land in between the South and North Fork, accessible by ferry has always been on me list of places I’ve wanted to visit. We decided to go to lunch yesterday at Sunset Beach before the weekend crowds come and make it virtually impossible to get a reservation. Lucky for us, we were the first ones there and seated. The waiter said a mere 8 hours before our arrival which was 12 pm, it was a crazy party scene. We took the ferry from North Haven to Shelter Island which was literally the shortest ferry ride I’ve ever taken (5 minutes). Sunset Beach is a restaurant and inn owned by André Balazs who also owns the Standard Hotel in New York City. Everyone I’ve spoken to about Sunset Beach all concur that it feels very South of France. It couldn’t be more true. We were sitting on the roof with French music playing in the background eating a fresh baguette right from the oven. Everyone was drinking rosé for lunch and looking like they didn’t have a care in the world. I imagine this is what the French do on vacation. It’s a known fact that when a restaurant is in a beautiful setting the food is always subpar but that wasn’t the case here. All the ingredients are sourced locally from farms and seafood stands (where they can). Shelter Island itself is a very quaint and rustic town. There’s definitely more to discover there. Sunset Beach is a little piece of France in the middle of Shelter Island in the Hamptons.
Laura Chung is a New York based Energy Healer and Meditation Teacher. She has her Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and spent most of her adult life in corporate America following a traditional life path. After achieving what most people would say a “successful” life, she did not feel any happier or fulfilled. On a quest to find her true purpose in life, she quit her job in 2017. She became nomadic and traveled the world; stopping by places like India to become a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. She has worked with shamans, astrologers, energy healers, sages and eventually becoming a Reiki Master herself. Somewhere along this journey, she realized that the secret to life is within you. Laura’s purpose here on earth is to teach you how to co-create your DREAM LIFE with the Universal Laws and by guiding you through your awakening, healing, and transformation.