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.



Photos: ARF Designer Show House

The Designers..

On Saturday, May 27, the Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons held its annual cocktail party and sale at the ARF Thrift and Treasure Shop in Sagaponack.

For the event, the Thrift Shop was transformed into an incredible designer show house featuring eight rooms and one outdoor space styled by some of New York’s most illustrious interior decorators. The lineup of top designers, who created rooms for the seventh annual show house, included: Rachael Ray Home, Irving & Fine for John Rosselli, Tamara Fraser of Worth Interiors, Cathy Kincaid of Cathy Kincaid Interiors, Inc., Richard Keith Langham, Jeff Lincoln of Jeff Lincoln Interiors, Inc., Kathryn’s Flower Gardens, Ann Pyne of McMillen, Inc., and Iris Zonlight of Blue Ocean Design. The event was co-chaired by Gordon H. Hoppe, Gigi Mahon, Alex Papachristidis and Marshall Watson.

More than 200 guests from the principals of the design world and the Hampton social community attended the preview cocktail party. All proceeds from the event benefit ARF and the organization’s dedicated work to find loving homes for animals in need. Photos courtesy Lisa Tamburini.


Grand Prix Photos: Hampton Classic

Christie Brinkley stopped by the ASPCA booth with Jill Rappaport and Valerie Angeli

Always a star-studded event, this year’s Grand Prix at the Hampton Classic brought what we’ve all come to expect — hordes of horse lovers and lots of famous faces. Enjoy this selection of notables, courtesy Lisa Tamburini. 

Photos: Hampton Classic Day 2

Pups needing their forever home

Monday, August 29, was less about competing and more about adopting at the Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton. Here are a few photos from the annual ASPCA Adoption & Animal Welfare Day. Thanks for the pix Lisa Tamburini!

On the schedule for today, Tuesday, August 30, it’s back to the Grand Prix, Hunter, Jumper and Anne Aspinall Rings for the horses and riders. In the meantime, here are the top three standings for the $30,000 Longines Leading Rider Challenge so far: Mclain Ward is #1, with a score of 72, Peter Wylde is #2 with a score of 60 and Shane Sweetnam is #3 with a score of 52.5.

Check back tomorrow for more fun photos of the #HamptonClassic.

Photos: ARF Bow Wow Meow Ball

Jonathan Bernstein, Katherina Otto Bernstein, Dorothy Frankel, Inga Marenotto, and Nathan Bernstein

Jonathan Bernstein, Katherina Otto Bernstein, Dorothy Frankel, Inga Marenotto and Nathan Bernstein. Photo by Kimberly Goff.

How can you not love what the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons does? I’m such a fan of this organization, and all those who work tirelessly on behalf of those who depend on our care. Hope you enjoy these great photos from ARF’s annual Bow Wow Meow Ball. And feel free to pay a visit and donate time, funds and/or materials. You’ll be glad you did.

I’ve got two great galleries on this one. The first is by Lisa Tamburini and the second is by Kimberly Goff. Twice the photos, twice the fun!


Here are some details about the event: On Saturday, August 20,the Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons held the Bow Wow Meow Ball at its 22-acre campus in Wainscott. The eventing’s festivities included a celebration to honor filmmaker Katharina Otto-Bernstein (Director, Absolute Wilson; Producer, HBO’s Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures) for her unwavering commitment to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons and animal welfare. A longtime supporter of ARF, as well as an adopter, Katharina’s greatest gift has been the gift of food to the ARF animals through an annual donation to underwrite the cost of food for the cats and dogs at the ARF Adoption Center while they await their forever homes.

Theater director and visual artist Robert Wilson presented the ARF Champion of Animals Award to Katharina Otto-Bernstein. Dinner was catered by Glorious Food within an elegant setting created by David Monn and Alex Papachristidis. Afterwards, the party continued with dancing to music by the Peter Duchin Orchestra. More than 400 high-profile guests attended and raised funds for ARF.


Bonus photo: Hara Kang, Bonny Aarons, William Wolff, Justin and Emily Agnello, Tim Kelly and Barbara Mattson, representing Douglas Elliman. Photo courtesy Barbara Mattson.




Photos: Discover Watermill Day


What might be strange anywhere else is but commonplace at The Watermill Center. Lisa Tamburini photo.

More than 1,000 people showed up to check out The Watermill Center on Sunday, August 14, for its annual Discover Day.

On view at the avant-garde laboratory: more than two dozen installations and performances created for FADA: House of Madness, the 23rd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction, along with new work created by Watermill’s summer residency artists, and sculptures and artifacts from The Watermill Center Collection.

An annual event, Discover Watermill Day, provides a unique opportunity for visitors to see original works created by over 130 artists from more than 27 countries currently participating in The Watermill Center’s International Summer Program, a five to six week residency where participants explore and collaborate on new ideas and endeavors under the guidance of The Center’s Artistic Director, Robert Wilson.

All photos in the following gallery by Kimberly Goff.

This year, upon entering through the bamboo-lined entrance, guests encountered Jacques Reynaud’s Angels of Apocalypse, accompanied by sound installations adapted from recent recordings by Oscar nominee singer/songwriter, ANOHNI (formerly Antony Hegarty). Following Tony Piazza’s flower terraces, highlights from the day included: an exhibition of Clementine Hunter’s paintings, Marianna Kavallieratos’ four-part performance Far West, bird houses by Wilson’s long-time collaborator Christopher Knowles, a young man submerged in John Margaritis’ One Ton Tank, and The Bruce High Quality Foundation’s Manneken Pis, which offered a welcomed spritz of water from the rooftop. Guests of all ages enjoyed cotton candy from The Candy Man, face painting and temporary tattoos with Manu Halligan, hatmaking with Genevieve Neve, drawing workshops with Tea Taneski and pillow fights on the lawn with pillows from Brian O’Mahoney’s cats sleep anywhere 2. At 5:00pm, attendees gathered under the tent for an open rehearsal of Robert Wilson’s Two Oars and Turnadot, followed by a performance by gospel jazz singer Marcelle Davies-Lashley.

All photos in this gallery by Lisa Tamburini.


Connections & Cocktails


Thanks intern for taking our picture a million times!

What a fun event threw last night at the Southampton Social Club. It was great to see so many friends, albeit briefly as I had to hightail it out of there early in order to make curtain time for a preview performance of “The Underpants” at Guild Hall in East Hampton. More on that later.  : )

It was a really swingin’ party! Thanks Nicole Barylski for inviting me!! Oooh, and the goodie bag really lived up to its name. Can’t wait to try out all my new schwag, especially the anti-frizz strips. Lord knows I need them.

I’ve got a few photos that I took on the fly (and one of a bunch of us on the step and repeat from the intern whom we loaded down with camera gear–thanks!) but hopefully more to come later today.


Here are a few more by Lisa Tamburini. Thanks Lisa!