Authors Night Photos

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Word nerds unite! Man, I heart Authors Night. It’s one of my very favorite events of the year. So many incredible wordsmiths and culture changers under one roof. It’s pretty freakin’ amazing. And all for a wonderful cause–the East Hampton Library. Yippee!

Some of the more buzz-worthy scribes in attendance this year, in no particular order: Malcolm Nance, Jean Kennedy Smith, Dick Cavett, Robert Caro, Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin, Jessica Seinfeld, Alan Alda, Peter Marino, Elizabeth Vargas, Marshall Watson, Chris Whipple and Ann Coulter. Click on the pix to see them, and many more!

Photos: Southampton Hospital Benefit

Ken Wright, Tom Kirdahy, Terrance McNally, Robert Chaloner

So many events, so little time. First world problems for sure.  : )

Apologies for the delay.

I’ve got pix from the always fantastic Southampton Hospital — now Stony Brook Southampton Hospital — annual benefit on Saturday night, which raised more than $1.5 million for the Jenny & John Paulson Emergency Department and brought out 700 of our heaviest Hamptons hitters. Thanks Lisa Tamburini for getting so many good shots! Always appreciated. And (whisper) apologies for driving you and Lenny crazy that night.

 

 

CMEE Artist Invitational Photos

Sculptor Barry Shapiro and friends-Barry is the one touching his

Barry Shapiro as modern-day Atlas? All photos by Kimberly Goff.

I can’t be everywhere all the time, but thanks to wonderful people like Kimberly Goff it’s almost like I was. And you were too!

Please enjoy these photos from this past Saturday’s Artist Invitational at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. The show, which remains on view through September 5,  just happened to be curated by our Miss Goff. Well done!

 

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Photos: Hamptons Paddle for Pink

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The Douglas Elliman paddlers were most definitely up for the challenge.

Torrential downpours absolutely won’t stop paddle board enthusiasts, no matter the day, but especially not when they are paddling for a cause as important as breast cancer research. Held this morning at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor, the seventh annual “Hamptons Paddle and Party for Pink” race, featuring pro surfer|paddle board inventor Laird Hamilton and pro volleyballer Gabrielle Reece, got off to a terrific, if soaking wet, start. All photos by Dawn Watson.

Watermill Center Photos

Art installation above the entrance

What better way to come back after my semi-sabbatical than to share pix from the wonderful, wacky (and oftentimes artfully naked) Watermill Center benefit. This year’s gala, Fly into the Sun, once again brought together the worlds of art, performance, music, theatre, design, architecture and fashion. Always a hot ticket, this year’s outrageous event did not disappoint. Thanks to Lisa Tamburini for capturing the scene for us here at Hamptons Party Girl.

Described as an “enchanted forest,” the 24th annual summer fundraiser included performances and installations by Daniel Monroy Cuevas, Rachel Frank, Regina José Galindo, Kate Gilmore, Somos Monstros (Raúl de Nieves and Erik Zajaceskowski), Storyboard P, and VVHY, alongside the work of The Center‘s International Summer Program participants. After dinner, the evening continued with a special performance and tribute to Lou Reed by Laurie Anderson. To close the night, guests enjoyed dessert, dancing and a live DJ set by Flat White aka Virgil Abloh.

Rosé & Shopping: A Dangerous Combination

Lisa Jackson hosts LJ Cross Rose & Shopping

Last Saturday designer Lisa Jackson of LJ CROSS hosted a Rosé and Shopping Event at the new Copious Row Beach boutique in Southampton to celebrate her exclusive Diamonds for the Beach collection. Sounds like fun, and trouble. I try to not have my credit cards handy when I’m sipping adult beverages. Actually, I prefer my rosé consumption to be followed by a nap. Does that make me a fuddy duddy. Probably.

Those who might not agree with my imbibing preferences include attendees Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Heather Mnuchin, Caroline Hirsch, Charlotte Bronstrom Assaf, Jean Shafiroff and Lidia Szczepanowski-Goldsmith, who perused the selection of 10 luxury rose gold and white gold pieces, available only in the Hamptons for the summer. Celebrity devotees of LJ Cross include Vera Wang, Renee Zellweger, Allison Janney and Kelly Preston. Photos by Patrick McMullan


Photos: Much About Madoo

Back of the studio

Earlier this month, The Madoo Conservancy held its annual Much Ado About Madoo fundraiser. The 7th annual garden cocktail and market benefit, held on the grounds of the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack, was a 50th anniversary celebration of the garden and also a fete for the completion of the $1.1 million historic restoration of the Summer house and studio.

In 1967 artist, writer and gardener Robert Dash moved from New York City to Sagaponack and founded Madoo, the internationally renowned entirely organic garden known for its bold planting style, horticultural diversity and brightly colored hardscaping. It’s a glorious and fantastical place, dedicated to the study, preservation and enhancement an ever-changing, horticulturally diverse garden with historic structures.

Thanks for the photos Kimberly Goff!