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Iceland's Inga Eiriksdottir is a Model Hamptons Citizen

By Isabella Cannell | June 3, 2019 | People

Living a quieter life in the Hamptons for this beauty is anything but slow paced.


When beauty, brains and ambition collide, pretty epic things happen. Take Inga Eiriksdottir, an Icelandic model—with Vogue, Elle and Glamour covers under her belt—entrepreneur and an investor, who has recently made a full-time move to the Hamptons. She co-founded ALDA Women, a collaboration of women in the fashion industry pushing for expanded diversity. A passionate advocate for climate change reversal, she is now making waves on Long Island as a member of Drawdown East End, a local activist group. Here she shares her favorite spots out East and why living in the Hamptons is good for her body, mind and soul.

What drew you to the Hamptons? I’ve been visiting with friends in the Hamptons for the last 15 years while living in the city. Now with two daughters, my partner Josh and I decided we would see how it felt to live out of the city full time. We love the beach and surfing, so the Hamptons was an easy choice.

How do you care for your body out East? I play tennis, practice yoga, rollerblade and surf and usually hike once or twice a week. Sunscreen and Bioeffect serum for my face, and try to stay healthy inside and out.

What are some of your secret spots in the Hamptons? I love hiking at Barcelona Neck. If it’s super windy by the ocean, it’s calmer there.

Where do you shop here? For food I shop at the local farmers market when they are open and at Provision mostly in the off-season.

What is your exercise routine? When there is surf and I can make it happen, that’s my favorite. After that, tennis is a close second.

How are your children adjusting to living out here? We involve them in everything we do whether it’s cooking, cleaning up the house and then the usual, reading books at night. We spend time outdoors almost every day, and I love taking them to the Children’s Museum of the East End, which has wonderful programs for kids. Also have to shout out to The Country School. Both of our girls go there and we love what the girls are getting out of their time there. Deena, who runs the school, has put together a great experience for kids, and the staff is made up of fantastic, energized teachers.

What are you most excited about this summer? Oh, that’s easy... to be able to be in the ocean with my girls and surf without a wetsuit! Also super excited to head over to Iceland to see my family. I’m organizing a multiday horseback riding trip with some friends from this side of the Atlantic, which will be incredible—time in nature is time well spent.


Photography by: Photography by Zev Starr-Tambor; Hair and makeup by Moiz Alladina at The Wall Group using R+Co and Chanel Tom Ford Vintners Daughter 111skin; Styling by Gabriela Koleva, White shirt by Duck & Weave from GABIMODE, East Hampton; Red bathing suit is Ingas own.Jewelries by Sara Shala from GABIMODE, East Hampton