Authors Night Photos


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!

Food Truck Derby Photos


Yum, yum, yum! Who doesn’t love some food truck fun!

Thanks Edible East End for throwing this delicious event for the past six years. And thanks to the food truck vendors who show up and make it tasty!

Craving some flavor? Check out my photos to see who was there and what they were serving.

Anewyoricanthing serving – Gandule salad with white rice or roast pork with spicy, garlic aioli slaw sliders or tres leche cupcakes. I should have gotten photos of the cupcakes, which were DIVINE and the homemade and super refreshing organic ginger lemonade–all homemade by one family.  This stop was a muy delicioso surprise!


Blondie’s Bake Shop serving – Tripe Threat Brownies


Chiddy’s Cheesesteaks serving – Cheesesteaks


Eat Me Drink Me serving – Hand-cut Fries at the Blue Truck and Beignets Two Ways – Nutella or Summer Berry Sauce at the Purple Truck. This magical truck always puts a smile on my face. As did the spicy mayo fries. Mmmmm mmmm mmmmm.


 Elegant Eats serving – Hummus (choice or regular or chipotle) served with toasted multigrain pita or Hulk Salad (baby spinach, mixed greens, shaved pear, snow peas, manchego cheese, zucchini curls, poppy seed vinaigrette) or Pulled Chicken Slider (served with sweet slaw and homemade raspebbery BBQ sauce on a multi seed roll). No surprise that this truck was a big hit here in the healthy Hamptons, where the line was always long.


Hampton Coffee Company serving – Local hand-roasted hot coffee, their famous iced coffee, and espresso and lattes


Nice Buns Slammin Sliders serving – Italian Chicken Slider (grilled marinated Italian chicken topped with roasted red pepper, mozzarella cheese, and a pesto aioli) or their Homemade Sloppy Joe Slider


noah’s on the road serving – Esquitas grilled local sweet corn with queso fresco, cayenne and Mexican crema. This is the very first truck I make sure to hit whenever I see it. The Mexican-flair corn definitely did not disappoint. Yumtastic!


OPA! on the go serving – Lamb and beef gyro or Spanokopita


Dressen’s Famous Donuts Truck serving – Dressen’s Famous Donuts (choice of traditional plain, powdered sugar or cinnamon). There’s a sweet reason this place is so famous. : )


King Andrew Cheese serving – Flights or cheese and charcuterie with jam/pickle/honey pairings and sliced baguette, crackers, grapes. Love this idea. Could definitely use more. I’m a fool for a good cheese flight.


The Walrus and the Carpenter’s Traveling Oyster Company serving – Oysters and Clams on the 1/2 shell

Alcoholic Beverages


Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits serving ROSE – Organic French dry rosé made by Henri Bonneaud Winery in Palette, Provence; WHITE – Local Channing Duaghters Winery Mudd West Vineyard Tocai Friulano * N E W & OURS ALONE!* RED – Italian red blend made by Palmina Wines, Santa Barbara, CA

Blue Point Brewing Company serving – Oyster Lager; Toasted Lager; Prop Stopper IPA. LOVE this BOAT food truck!

La Birra di Meni serving – Handmade Artisanal Beer from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

The Lenz Winery serving – 2016 Firefly Rose, 2013 White Label Chardonnay, 2014 Merlot

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Harmless Havest servingHarmless Harvest Coconut Water

Health-Ade serving – Kombucha

Purity Organic serving – Purity Organic juice samples

Elmhurst Milked serving – Milked Almonds, Milked Walnuts, Milked Cashews, Milked Hazelnuts

Plus Snacks from: Rob’s Brands and Liberté Yogurt. Love some good vegan and veggie snacks!



And one last taste …




Music by The Shockwaves.

Photos: Springs Artists Invitational

Owain Hughes, Jerry and Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Kimberly Goff,

One of the best things about living out east is that there are artists everywhere. How lovely to be surrounded by such creativity, and to be able to claim so many of these talented people as friends. Thanks Kimberly Goff for capturing the scene at Ashawagh Hall for the opening of the 50th Annual Springs Improvement Society‘s Invitational Exhibit this past weekend and sharing here.


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.



Honk If You Love the Food Truck Derby!

Woohoo! The Great Food Truck Derby returns to the Hamptons tomorrow, Friday, August 11, and my mouth is watering already.

Sponsored by Edible East End, this is a terrific event where you can bring the whole family for a bonanza of mobile eats rarely seen on the East End. Get ready to make way for the caravan of New York City and Long Island food trucks park amidst potato fields at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton.

I’ve been to many a Food Truck Derby and let me tell you, every year is a treat! Here are a few of the things we can’t wait to eat and drink:
1. Triple Threat Brownies
That’s right; Blondie’s Bake Shop will be serving up what they call the “Neil Patrick Harris” of baked goods: A chocolate chip cookie stacked with an oreo and a brownie. Why have one treat when you can have three?

2. Cheesesteaks
Philadelphia is a lot further than Bridgehampton—and I heard more than a few people at last year’s Derby deeming Chiddy’s CheeseSteaks even better than ones they previously enjoyed in Philly. Don’t take my word for it though; try one of Chiddy’s cheesy, beefy masterpieces for yourselves.

3. Oysters
Now here’s an epic victory for epicureans: The Walrus and The Carpenter’s Traveling Oyster Company. Yes, really. An oyster truck! Stop by for oysters and clams on the half-shell. I’ll be the blonde woman loitering outside, waiting like a seagull for leftovers.

4. Beer BQ Pulled Pork Sliders
Oh, Noah’s on the Road. I could write a sonnet about Noah’s tacos, salads and sliders. Instead, I’ll just tell you to save room for their Beer BQ Pulled Pork Sliders, served with coleslaw on a Martin’s bun. Farm-to-foodtruck done right.

5. Rosé
Yes way, rosé! Wainscott Main will be at our Derby, pouring red, white and rosé. Be sure to stop by for a sip and to say hi to Wainscott Main’s own Chimene Macnaughton. She knows her stuff (and her stuff is, always, excellent).

Wait, there’s more:

Food from…

AnewyoricanthingBlondie’s Bake ShopChiddy’s CheesesteaksDressen’s Famous Donuts Truck • Eat Me Drink Me, Inc.Elegant Eats • Hampton Coffee Co. Mobile Espresso UnitKing Andrew Cheese • Nice Buns Slammin’ Sliders • noah’s on the RoadOPA! on the Go• Pizza Luca • The Walrus and The Carpenter’s Traveling Oyster Company 

Beverages from:

Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits • Harmless Harvest • Blue Point Brewing Company • La Birra di Meni.Health-Ade KombuchaPurity OrganicElmhurst MilkedThe Lenz Winery


The Corcoran GroupRenewal by AndersonSparkle Grill CleaningResort Lighting, Inc • 

LibertéVegan Rob’s

And live music from The Shockwaves

Want tickets to the 6th Annual Food TruckDerby this Friday, August 11, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person for adults and $20 per person for children. All tickets are available for purchase now on the event’s website. Please note that the event is rain or shine.

Honk honk!


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!


WEB Invitational Childrens Mus

‘Class Mom: A Novel’ Book Bash Pix

Michael Gelman Celebrates The Launch Of CLASS MOM, A Novel By Laurie Gelman

Congrats to author Laurie Gelman, who recently celebrated the launch of her debut book, “Class Mom: A Novel,” with a whole bunch of famous Hamptons faces at Loi Estiatorio in NYC. Notable attendees at the book bash included: Laurie Gelman, Michael Gelman, Jamie Gelman, Misha Gelman, Kelly Ripa, Regis and Joy Philbin, Maria Loi, Dan Abrams, Rosanna Scotto, David Muir, Bryant Gumbel, Hilary Quinlan, Elizabeth Vargas, Peggy Siegel, David Mullen, Carol Cooper, Mark Simone and Richard Kind.

The book is a clever take on a year in the life of kindergarten class mom, Jen Dixon. Jen is not your typical Kansas City, Missouri kindergarten class mom―or a mom in general. Jen already has two college-age daughters by two different men (probably musicians), and it is her second time around the class mom block with five-year-old Max―this time with a husband and father by her side. Though her best friend and PTA President sees her as the “wisest” candidate for the job (or oldest), not all of the other parents agree.

From recording parents’ response times to her emails about helping in the classroom, to requesting contributions of “special” brownies for curriculum night, not all of Jen’s methods win approval from the other parents. Throw in an old flame from Jen’s past, a hyper-sensitive “allergy mom,” a surprisingly sexy kindergarten teacher, and an impossible-to-please Real Housewife-wannabe, causing problems at every turn, and the job really becomes much more than she signed up for. Sounds juicy!

*Photos by Patrick McMullan.