Hampton Classic Takes Center Stage Aug 24 – 31, 2014
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Long Island Sportsmanship Award Marks
Hampton Classic Opening Day
More than 1,500 horses gather for week-long competition

Bridgehampton, NY, Aug. 24, 2014 – Highlighting the opening ceremonies at the 39th Hampton Classic Horse Show was the presentation of the Long Island Sportsmanship Award, given annually to a Long Island horseperson who has demonstrated excellence in sportsmanship over a long period of years.
Show President Dennis Suskind and Vice …

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Hamptons International Film Festival Oct. 9 to 12, 2014
October 9, 2014 – 3:51 am | No Comment
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Believe it or not, there’s more to HIFF than just movies!
We’ve rounded up all you need to know about attending the
2014 Hamptons International Film Festival, including
how to get here, where to stay, and where to eat and and drink.
Can’t wait to see you around town!
Rush Lines are Just the Ticket!
For screenings that do not have advanced tickets left for sale,
Rush Lines are a viable alternative. Each day during the Festival,
Rush Lines will form for each screening or event outside the venue. Approximately 10 minutes before the scheduled showtime, we will
open any remaining seats to accommodate as many from the
Rush Line as possible. Good luck!
In an exhilarating story played out on Olympic ice, Red Army chronicles the
rise and fall of the Red Army Hockey Team, the Soviet Union’s most
powerful sports dynasty. Making his solo directorial debut,
Gabe Polsky uses an incredible collection of Cold War archival material
from both sides of the Iron Curtain to skillfully balance the personal and
political drama behind one of hockey’s greatest stories.
Sunday | 2:45 pm | Guild Hall
Monday | 4:30 pm | East Hampton UA
Buy Tickets
AVOID THE LINES!
Get your tickets online: open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
BY PHONE: 212-279-4200
Call Center Hours: Daily 12:00-8:00 p.m.
IN-PERSON EAST HAMPTON BOX OFFICE
Obligato:
47 Main Street East Hampton, NY 11937
Today: Noon-6:00 p.m.
Festival Days (10/9-13): 10:00am-6:00pm
IN-PERSON NYC BOX OFFICE
416 W 42nd St, New York, NY 
Daily, 12:00-8:00 p.m.
There are still advanced tickets left to three sessions of our exciting interview series, featuring some of the biggest stars at HIFF 2014!
AS SEEN ON TV!
Our fearless leaders have
been talking up HIFF 2014 wherever they go!
Executive Director
Anne Chaisson talked with
New York Live on Monday
about the Festival’s history,
the movies at HIFF 2014,
and how spectacular the Hamptons are in the fall.
Over the weekend,
Artistic Director
David Nugent
appeared on
LX.TV 1st Look to preview the Festival, including hit films, hidden gems, conversations with actors and more.
The 2014 Hamptons International Film
Festival receives
major support from:
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www.hamptonsfilmfest.org / (631) 324-4600 / admin@hamptonsfilmfest.org
Susan Rockefeller’s Dive Deep Jewelry Line – A Sparkling Love Letter To The Sea
September 4, 2014 – 6:06 am | No Comment
Susan Rockefeller’s Dive Deep Jewelry Line – A Sparkling Love Letter To The Sea

Always a creative and positive force, Susan Rockefeller is a documentary filmmaker, author, jewelry designer and avid conservationist. Her lifelong admiration and respect for the seas led her to get involved in ocean protection.  That passion now translates into her new Dive Deep jewelry line carried by London Jewelers in East Hampton and Southampton which is sure to inspire your inner mermaid.  HipHamptons dives in to learn more about her inspiration:

You are a true renaissance woman: filmmaker, philanthropist, jewelry maker and a …

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How To Get the Hampton “Classic” Look By Ariat
August 22, 2014 – 12:31 pm | No Comment
How To Get the Hampton “Classic” Look By Ariat

Ariat has been winning over devoted equestrian fans with its fashion forward design and high performance technology, appealing to all levels of riders.  One of Ariat’s keys to success is that it is designed by riders for riders with an intrinsic understanding of form, function and style.  However even non-equestrians are getting in on the flattering designs which translate from saddle to soiree. Ariat’s denim breeches are crossing over from a day of riding to a night of fun.  Their special Core …

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Sky Ferreira at Surf Lodge August 24 – Benefit Montauk Playhouse
August 14, 2014 – 9:53 am | No Comment
Sky Ferreira at Surf Lodge August 24 – Benefit Montauk Playhouse

A summer ritual is to hear Hamptons live music in the great outdoors.  The number one Montauk destination, Surf Lodge, is concluding their summer ticketed concert series with a performance by Sky Ferreira on Sunday, August 24th.  The 200 tickets are exclusively available through eBay Giving Works through August 18th for the private concert.  Tickets are $100.
100% of the proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit the Montauk Playhouse. Direct link to ticket sales here :: www.ebay.com/surflodge
Sky Ferreira is …

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Conversation With Tamara Comolli Fine Jewelry Designer
August 14, 2014 – 9:01 am | No Comment
Conversation With Tamara Comolli Fine Jewelry Designer

Tamara Comolli makes life sparkle with her gorgeous line of fine jewelry.  At her store on Main Street in Southampton you will find beautiful baubles in a variety of price ranges as well as bejeweled flip flops and the chicest iPad cover around.  Here’s a HipHamptons conversation with this in demand Hamptons jewelry designer who has fans all over the globe.

What is your signature jewelry style and how does that relate to the lifestyle of the modern woman?
When first launching my jewelry …

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Julianne Moore Helps Raise Over $140,000 For The Children’s Health Fund
August 11, 2014 – 7:30 am | No Comment
Julianne Moore Helps Raise Over $140,000 For The Children’s Health Fund

While the Hamptons may be at their worst with summer traffic and meltdowns at delis because egg white omelets are improperly prepared, they are at their very best when it comes to fundraising for important causes.  Actress Julianne Moore hosted Sunset Cocktails on Mill Pond on Saturday Aug. 9th to benefit Children’s Health Fund at the beautiful home of Ovation Travel’s Paul and Lisa Metselaar (I was seriously coveting their rose garden.) The event raised over $140,000 for Children’s Health Fund, the …

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Don’t Miss Discover Watermill Center – Open Day August 10th
August 8, 2014 – 3:15 pm | No Comment
Don’t Miss Discover Watermill Center – Open Day August 10th

If you have never been to Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center you have a chance this Sunday to check out one of the coolest and most innovative art centers in the Hamptons.  Think of going down the rabbit hole to emerge in a magical mystery world filled with avant-garde performances and cutting edge art.  This is a chance to get a glimpse of some of the fabulous exhibitions from their benefit.  It’s a free day open to the public.  Put on your seat …

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Grand Opening Skin By Veronica in New Southampton Location
August 4, 2014 – 8:42 am | No Comment
Grand Opening Skin By Veronica in New Southampton Location

Veronica Taylor celebrates the new Skin By Veronica location in Southampton Village at 67 Hampton Road.
Beautiful women of the Hamptons have a secret weapon – Veronica Taylor.  Celebrating 15 years as a top Hamptons esthetician, Veronica is the trusted source for youthful, glowing, radiant skin.  Her holistic training combined with cutting edge technology and new products draw a loyal following who want a natural look.

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Stars Come out For Sunset Cocktails on Mill Pond August 9th
August 3, 2014 – 12:26 pm | No Comment
Stars Come out For Sunset Cocktails on Mill Pond August 9th

Sunset Cocktails on Mill Pond
In support of Children’s Health Fund

WHAT: Sunset Cocktails on Mill Pond in support of Children’s Health Fund | Cocktails, Hors D’oeuvres, DJ, Live Auction

WHEN: Saturday, August 9th, 2014 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

WHERE: Private Home, Watermill, NY

WHO:
Co-Hosts: Julianne Moore & Bart Freundlich, Gianna & Chazz Palminteri and Lisa & Paul Metselaar

To purchase tickets, please visit ChildrensHealthFund.org/Hamptons or call 212.452.3340

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Bridgehampton Polo – Saturday Splendor Through August 23rd
August 3, 2014 – 12:06 pm | No Comment
Bridgehampton Polo – Saturday Splendor Through August 23rd

By Heather Buchanan
Bridgehampton Polo is the après beach destination for Saturday afternoons running through August 23rd.  Top players and their amazingly agile ponies take to the field for fierce competition.  While these pros make it look easy, it’s far from a ride through the park.  Sylvester Stallone once said, “Playing polo is like trying to play golf during an earthquake.”

There’s plenty of social action field side as well with viewing options which range from a blanket by the field enjoying  gourmet food …

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Hampton Tea Dance – The Equal Opportunity Boogie
July 14, 2014 – 12:41 pm | No Comment
Hampton Tea Dance – The Equal Opportunity Boogie

By HipHamptons reporter Holly Buchanan
Every year at the Empire State Pride Agenda’s Hampton Tea Dance I think two things:
#1 – There’s no way this party can get any better
#2 – There’s no way DJ Lady Bunny’s hair can get any bigger
Every year I am proven wrong.

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Hamptons Wellness Week July 13 – 20
July 13, 2014 – 9:01 pm | No Comment
Hamptons Wellness Week July 13 – 20

What’s better than treating yourself at a discount.  I’m a huge fan of Hamptons Wellness Week where you can visit your favorite healers for less or discover new ways to care for yourself and your loved ones.  After all we all need to counteract summer margarita and lobster roll madness!  You can explore Hamptons health and wellness from July 13th to 20th.  You have so many great choices including some of our favorites: Paddle Diva, A Studio Day Spa, Yoga Shanti, and …

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Bridgehampton Polo 2014 – A New Season Of High Goal Action
July 13, 2014 – 8:35 pm | No Comment
Bridgehampton Polo 2014 – A New Season Of High Goal Action

In a Hamptons Social Season, Bridgehampton Polo opening day is a bit like Christmas.  And yes, Santa is delivering a pony or a whole team of polo ponies, some of the most accomplished athletes on the planet.  Opening Day of Bridgehampton Polo 2014 starts a whole new stylish stick an ball game July 19 hosted by Town & Country Magazine.  Here is the inside scoop:
Bridgehampton Polo Club (849 Hayground Road)is pleased to announce Opening Day on July 19, 2014, hosted by Town & Country Magazine, with …

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Hamptons Fourth Of July Weekend 2014
July 2, 2014 – 4:35 pm | No Comment
Hamptons Fourth Of July Weekend 2014

I am all about a grilled hot dog but there are plenty of things to put in your Hamptons Fourth of July bun.   Here are some of the best Hamptons Fourth of July weekend activities.  Remember that this is just an introduction and many of these events are ongoing throughout the summer.

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Holiday House Hamptons Wows at Watchcase Sag Harbor
July 1, 2014 – 8:51 pm | No Comment
Holiday House Hamptons Wows at Watchcase Sag Harbor

By Heather Buchanan
Hamptons Style has a new destination and it’s the 2nd Annual Holiday House Hamptons Presented by Hamptons Cottages & Gardens.   For anyone who hasn’t seen the amazing re-incarnation of the Bulova Watchcase Factory you must visit the super chic new loft condos and townhouses at Watchcase Sag Harbor (the development is already 60% sold out.)  The show house will be open to the public daily through Monday Sept. 1st and proceeds will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

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Hamptons Benefits 2014
June 28, 2014 – 8:22 pm | No Comment
Hamptons Benefits 2014

Hamptons fundraisers are not only the place to see and be seen but a great testament to the generosity of the community to support local and national organizations.  Here’s a round up of HIpHamptons favorite Hamptons Benefits 2014. Even if you can’t make the date, you can find other ways to contribute or enjoy these cultural institutions.  A few wardrobe musts: wedge heels, creative attire as many of these events are themed, layers you can add or shed in case it’s warm …

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Hamptons Fireworks 2014
June 25, 2014 – 5:39 am | No Comment
Hamptons Fireworks 2014

FIREWORKS
The best way to celebrate the Hamptons Fourth Of July is to watch the fireworks display.  Luckily the big booms are spaced out so you don’t have to chose just one.  Many of these displays can be watched from the water so if you don’t own a mega yacht maybe grab a few bottles of cold Veuve Clicquot and some lobster salad and hang out on the dock with your thumb out.
Montauk – Friday, July 4th – Umbrella Beach – 9pm
The “Stars …

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Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival: Top Palm Beach Restaurants To Try This Season
January 8, 2014 – 4:13 pm | One Comment
Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival: Top Palm Beach Restaurants To Try This Season

By Heather Buchanan
Photos by LILA PHOTO
They say that too many chefs in the kitchen is a bad thing but at the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival that proved quite untrue.  When it’s Daniel Boulud, David Burke, and Todd English all you can say is “I’m in.”  Taste buds were percolating in anticipation and promises of pilates and green juicing quickly went out the window in favor of a foie gras hotdog and baba with rum gelée and vanilla Chantilly.
For snowbirds heading …

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Hamptons Wellness Week Jan 12 to 17 – Discount Workouts And Healthy Life coaching
January 7, 2014 – 2:57 pm | No Comment
Hamptons Wellness Week Jan 12 to 17 – Discount Workouts And Healthy Life coaching

If you need a little help with your New Years Resolution to get fit and healthy, Hamptons Wellness week January 12 – 17  is your jump start.

Hamptons Wellness Week consists of $5 fitness classes at over 15 premiere fitness studios between Montauk and Westhampton, evening lectures and learning, coaching and connecting, and, of course, celebrating. Kiley Sabatino of One Healthy Hamptons seeks to celebrate wellness and make health more accessible throughout the community.  This is your chance to try all sorts of …

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Top Palm Beach Hotels: The Brazilian Court
December 18, 2013 – 8:35 am | No Comment
Top Palm Beach Hotels: The Brazilian Court

A few reasons to take a trip south:  it’s dark in the middle of the day; Uggs are the new stilettos; you’ve watched every episode of Homeland (twice); your cat is giving you a dirty look because you’ve used all the kitty litter to melt the snow in the driveway.

Luckily a glamorous retreat awaits you in a lush tropical setting, The Brazilian Court Hotel in the heart of Palm Beach. Built in 1926, the classic Spanish-Mediterranean style hotel holds a …

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East Hampton House and Garden Tour Nov. 29, 30 2013
November 22, 2013 – 8:02 am | No Comment
East Hampton House and Garden Tour Nov. 29, 30 2013

The East Hampton Historical Society is proud to announce their 2013 House & Garden Tour, showcasing some of the finest examples of historic and modern architecture in the Hamptons.  This year’s tour – comprised of five unique homes – is scheduled for Saturday, November 30, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
A kick-off Cocktail Party on the evening of Friday, November 29, welcomes in this year’s highly anticipated House Tour. This annual event, now in its 29th year, is traditionally held over Thanksgiving weekend, …

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Hamptons International Film Festival: A Conversation With Plot For Peace Subject Jean Yves Ollivier
October 19, 2013 – 11:31 am | No Comment
Hamptons International Film Festival: A Conversation With Plot For Peace Subject Jean Yves Ollivier

By Heather Buchanan
At the Hamptons International Film Festival you never know what fascinating world figures you will encounter.  I had the chance to sit down with the subject of the film Plot For Peace, Jean Yves Ollivier to get an inside view of his ace diplomatic negotiation skills
In this fascinating portrait of underground diplomatic negotiations one mysterious French business man emerges as an unsung hero.  Jean-Ives Ollivier, a native of Algeria, single handedly and at his own expense brings together disparate factions …

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Hamptons International Film Festival 2013: Films You Should Discover
October 8, 2013 – 6:15 am | No Comment
Hamptons International Film Festival 2013: Films You Should Discover

By Heather Buchanan
While the Hamptons International Film Festival is known for its uncanny ability to predict academy award winners and preview those films at the festival there are also a host of other wonderful movies to discover.  Artistic Director David Nugent and his talented programming team have combed the globe for some gems.  Here are a few HipHamptons favorites to put on your radar.

Plot For Peace
Director: Carlos Agullo
In this fascinating portrait of underground diplomatic negotiations one mysterious French business man emerges as …

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Topping Rose House Autumn Orchard Festival Oct. 5,6
October 1, 2013 – 4:10 am | No Comment
Topping Rose House Autumn Orchard Festival Oct. 5,6

This Saturday/Oct 5 and Sunday/Oct 6, Topping Rose House will host an Autumn Orchard Festival, celebrating the start of the fall season.
Topping Rose House welcomes adults and kids to partake in the festivities at Topping Rose House’s orchard. Family-friendly activities include pumpkin decorating, making caramel apples, farm tours and activities. Mulled cider, local beer, cider doughnuts and grilled sausages and veggies will be served.
The Autumn Orchard Festival takes place both Sat/Oct 5 and Sun/Oct 6 from 12pm to 3pm. Admission is all-inclusive, $35 for adults, and $15 …

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Designer Kitty Clay – Opens Her First Signature Store in Southampton Village
September 18, 2013 – 5:50 pm | No Comment
Designer Kitty Clay – Opens Her First Signature Store in Southampton Village

Designer Kitty Clay shares her personal picks from the international world of décor in her chic, new eponymous boutique in Southampton Village at 27 West Main Street.
Part renaissance woman, part rebel, Kitty has a vast curatorial experience in design that spans the globe, appreciating European masters, yet thrilling in the discovery of grass roots artisans.  Looking at her impressive résumé you might expect a grande dame but instead are greeting by a vibrant, yoga loving lady who thinks nothing of putting her …

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Travel: Anguilla is Perfect For Lovers
September 3, 2013 – 10:26 am | No Comment
Travel: Anguilla is Perfect For Lovers

By Coral King
Photos By Mark Sherman
My boyfriend and I decided to go to Anguilla for our summer vacation.  I first heard about the pristine island with the Caribbean’s most beautiful beaches at the Bridgehampton Polo Challenge, so we ventured on a four day weekend departing New York early on Friday.  As we arrived in St. Marteen, we took a semi private boat with six other tourists over to Anguilla.  We were then greeted by a representative of our hotel, Cap Juluca, and …

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Hamptons Healers: Aimee Raupp Acupuncture and Fertility Treatments
August 29, 2013 – 8:39 am | One Comment
Hamptons Healers: Aimee Raupp Acupuncture and Fertility Treatments

In the modern, stressed, toxic, “there’s no time for me” world we live in, women (and men) are facing health challenges.  Your secret of success for feeling and looking well is Hamptons healer Aimee Raupp author of Chill Out & Get Healthy.  And if your hormones are amok or you’re looking to increase your fertility now or for the future or deal with decreasing hormones she is the expert.
A licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and book author Aimee Raupp is a woman’s health and …

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Hamptons Seaside Bling – Adornia Jewelry Pop-Up Sail
August 20, 2013 – 9:16 am | One Comment
Hamptons Seaside Bling – Adornia Jewelry Pop-Up Sail

ADORNIA jewelry took high fashion to the high seas in Montauk with their pop-up sail aboard the SS Adornia, a vintage luxury catamaran to preview their latest collection The Palms on models clad in swimsuits by 6 Shore Road.
You know your jewelry is a hot commodity when a man on a neighboring boat jumps overboard to swim with his VISA to your pop up store on a yacht to make a purchase.  The soggy gentleman figured if he could swim while holding …

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Watchcase Condos Premiere with Posh Parties
August 19, 2013 – 7:02 am | No Comment
Watchcase Condos Premiere with Posh Parties

All eyes have been on the Watchcase condominium development in Sag Harbor and getting an invitation to one of their events is a way to act as if you are already one of the lucky owners.
Jay McInerney, noted author and wine authority, hosted a small gathering at Cape Advisors’s Watchcase to do a tasting of rosés and read from his book The Juice.
Jay conducted a blind tasting of four different rosé wines, Provence vs. Long Island. Guests tasted two wines from Long Island …

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Hamptons Paddle & Party For Pink Saturday August 17th
August 14, 2013 – 6:38 am | No Comment
Hamptons Paddle & Party For Pink Saturday August 17th

This Saturday August 17th three of our favorite things come together – Pink, Paddle Boarding, and Posh Parties.  Raising funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the 2nd Annual Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink features special guests Gabrielle Reece and Laird Hamilton and is Co-Chaired by Maria and Larry Baum and Lisa and Richard Perry.
The day starts with a paddle board race at 8am at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor.  A very special sunset fundraising party will be held at the …

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Think Pink: Ellen Hermanson Foundation Fundraising Weekend
August 13, 2013 – 5:20 am | No Comment
Think Pink: Ellen Hermanson Foundation Fundraising Weekend

It’s a whole weekend of PINK.  The Ellen Hermanson Foundation which created a legacy to support women with breast cancer and established a center at Southampton Hospital will get you walking, running, dancing and even eating to help the cause.
The Pink Apron event on Saturday August 17th features delectable from celebrity chefs then on Sunday August 18th there is the 5K run/walk Ellen’s Run starting at 9am.  For more information and tickets. www.ellensrun.org.

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Harvest East End August 24th – Start Your Tastebuds
August 6, 2013 – 1:50 pm | No Comment
Harvest East End August 24th – Start Your Tastebuds

4th ANNUAL HARVEST EAST END
PRESENTED BY WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE
Saturday, August 24, 2013

Celebrates 40 Years of Winemaking in Long Island Wine Country

Moves to the North Fork
Evening to Honor Long Island’s Louisa Hargrave & John Ross

Joshua Wesson to Emcee

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Discover The Watermill Center – Open House Sun August 11
August 6, 2013 – 11:42 am | No Comment
Discover The Watermill Center – Open House Sun August 11

If you haven’t been to the Watermill Center you are missing one of the amazing artistic treasures of the Hamptons.  International artists use the center as a creative retreat to pursue their crafts and audiences are invited for performances and works in progress.  On Sunday August 11, 2013 from 3 – 6pm you are invited to their annual open house with free admission to the public.  Open your mind and get ready for an experience.

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East Hampton Author’s Night – Literary Stars Shine Saturday August 10th
August 4, 2013 – 6:40 am | No Comment
East Hampton Author’s Night – Literary Stars Shine Saturday August 10th

On Saturday, August 10, 2013, the East Hampton Library will present its 9th Annual Authors Night benefit event.
As a library card carrying enthusiast – I can attest this is a wonderful literary event.  OMG. Put down your smart phone.  Turn off reality TV.  Tune into really great books and great authors.  By the end of the evening you might even be using three syllable words and full sentences!  Come for the cocktail portion or better yet sign up for an intimate literary …

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GAME ON! BRIDGEHAMPTON POLO CLUB OPENS ITS 2013 SEASON
August 3, 2013 – 6:49 am | One Comment
GAME ON!  BRIDGEHAMPTON POLO CLUB OPENS ITS 2013 SEASON

Summer winds ushered in the 17th annual season opener of Bridgehampton Polo at Two Trees Farms in Bridgehampton, New York on Saturday July 20thwhere Peter Brant’s team White Birch emerged victorious over Victor Vargas’ Lechuza Caracas with a score of 11 to 5.  Peter Brant who is the Co-Founder of the Bridgehampton Polo Club commented, “Once again we have drawn a group of first rate high-goal teams made up of some of the top players from all over the world.  We invite …

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Topping Rose House – Wine and Oyster specials
August 1, 2013 – 1:21 pm | One Comment
Topping Rose House – Wine and Oyster specials

Insider news at the Topping Rose House :

Today marks the debut of the Raw Bar at Topping Rose House, serving a variety of East Coast oysters from the nearby Blue Island Oyster Company.
Guests at the restaurant at Topping Rose House can watch as fresh oysters are shucked on the back porch of the restored Bridgehampton mansion, while enjoying views of the lush property with a cocktail or glass of wine.  A complimentary glass of Topping Rose House Rosé from Lieb Cellars (we are …

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Best Hamptons Spas – La Don Spa Opens in Wainscott
July 30, 2013 – 1:34 pm | No Comment
Best Hamptons Spas – La Don Spa Opens in Wainscott

If you’re looking for one of the hidden best Hamptons spas, you can head to Wainscott and feel like you are walking into an exotic spa right out of Indochine.  La Don was created by Thuyen Nguyen to feel like a beautifully decorated Far East meets East End oasis.  Nguyen wanted to raise the bar on Hamptons spas for his clients who enjoy the intimacy and exclusivity of the private setting.  “I wanted to avoid a retail setting that felt cold or …

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James Beard Foundation Chefs and Champagne® New York 2013 – In a Word – Yumm
July 23, 2013 – 7:08 am | No Comment
James Beard Foundation Chefs and Champagne® New York 2013 – In a Word – Yumm

The James Beard Foundation Chefs and Champagne® New York 2013 held Saturday at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack has become a destination like Woodstock for foodies but with much better behaved attendees.  It’s an all-star lineup of 35 of the top chefs of New York, the East End and beyond, and for the devoted tasters they wish it would go on for days.
Libations included Champagne Charles de Cazanova Brut NV, Wolffer Estate Vineyard Wines, and beers at the Taste of Belgium Café …

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The Best of Art Hamptons 2013 – Artists To Watch
July 19, 2013 – 3:30 pm | 125 Comments
The Best of Art Hamptons 2013 – Artists To Watch

By Heather Buchanan
In its sixth year Art Hamptons was a rousing success with over 14,000 viewers taking in sumptuous works at the 78 galleries from 11 countries held at Nova’s Ark in Bridgehampton.
Rick Friedman Executive Director and Founder of Art Hamptons stated, “We had the perfect mix of art and activities that offered both the art buyer and those seeking a fun day something to enjoy.  ArtPolo, Tesla test drives, the 35th anniversary Hamptons Magazine Party, and the fun Hamptons Tea Dance …

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James Beard Foundation Chefs & Champagne® New York Saturday July 20th, 2013
July 18, 2013 – 2:02 pm | No Comment
James Beard Foundation Chefs & Champagne® New York Saturday July 20th, 2013

Goodness knows there’s a lot of commitment phobia going around the Hamptons this summer.  Well there is one event where you are encouraged to play the field, explore different options, and spread the love.  When there are thirty five top chefs in the house, this is no time for monogamy.
The James Beard Foundation Chefs & Champagne® New York will be held at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack this Saturday July 20th with a VIP Experience starting at 5pm and the main event …

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A Victory Dance For Hamptons Tea Dance 2013
July 16, 2013 – 6:06 am | No Comment
A Victory Dance For Hamptons Tea Dance 2013

Not even the threat of rain could affect the size of the crowd or DJ Lady Bunny’s hair at the Empire State Pride Agenda’s Hamptons Tea Dance.
There was a lot to celebrate this year with two victories in the Supreme Court, including the defeat of DOMA.   The plaintiff in that case, Edie Windsor, put in an appearance at the event was a huge crowd favorite.

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Hamptons Fireworks 2013
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Hamptons Fireworks 2013

The key to enjoying these displays is to arrive at your destination early to get parking and a prime viewing spot.  Bring blankets and beach chairs.  If you know anyone with a boat, now is the time to start buttering them up for a potential seaside seat.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3rd
North Sea Fire Department – 9 pm at Fireman’s Field
THURSDAY, JULY 4th
Westhampton Beach – 9pm
Can be seen throughout the Village!
Montauk Chamber of Commerce – 9pm – 10pm
Umbrella Beach – Best viewed from any Ocean …

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Vered Gallery – Hamptons Independence Day Silent Auction
June 28, 2013 – 2:13 pm | No Comment
Vered Gallery – Hamptons Independence Day Silent Auction

For the art lover there are is a special silent auction which ends July 7th at the Vered Gallery in East Hampton that allows you not just to look but to buy.
Vered is celebrating the 15thst Annual Independence Day Silent Auction which continues thru July 7th.  Vered’s Auction closes at the Last Bid Closing Party Sunday, July 7th 3-5pm. This year the auction will benefit The Chabads of East Hampton and of Southampton.

There are a vast array of items to choose from.
The 2013 silent …

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Wolffer Wine Stand Welcomes Tango Conspiracy June 22
June 19, 2013 – 1:20 pm | One Comment
Wolffer Wine Stand Welcomes Tango Conspiracy June 22

Jimena Fama brings her tango with a twist music to Wolffer Vineyard for Sunset Saturday on June 22 from 5 to sunset.  What better way to celebrate the summer solstice than a great Latin groove with Tango Conspiracy.  Check out the Wolffer Wine Stand on the Montauk Highway in Sagaponack for live music every Friday and Saturday at sunset and at the main vineyard on Thursday evening.
Jimena has an impressive resume for one so young. Let’s just say she’s super cool.

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Hamptons New Restaurants – FRESH Leads The Way
May 20, 2013 – 4:03 pm | 2 Comments
Hamptons New Restaurants – FRESH Leads The Way

Executive Chef Todd Jacobs has created one of the best new Hamptons restaurants of 2013, living up to its name FRESH in many ways.  Fresh offers an innovative menu sure to please any vegans, vegetarians, or gluten free dieters with plenty to satisfy carnivores and gastronomical gluttons.  Jacobs invites you to enjoy the great flavor and energy packed into the menu.

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Hamptons Benefit Season 2013 Kicks Off With Planned Parenthood May 26
May 14, 2013 – 8:58 am | No Comment
Hamptons Benefit Season 2013 Kicks Off With Planned Parenthood May 26

In a season of glamorous Hamptons fundraisers some stand out.  Because it’s personal.   For women of many different generations their first love stories involved a trip to Planned Parenthood.  At the Planned Parenthood benefits many successful women recount how the organization is still near and dear to their hearts.  For many women the only the health insurance they can afford is high doses of Vitamin C.  It is essential to support organizations such as Planned Parenthood which serves so many in this …

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Hamptons Holidays 2012 – Finding the Bright Light
December 19, 2012 – 1:46 pm | One Comment
Hamptons Holidays 2012 – Finding the Bright Light

I have been sitting on Santa’s lap for decades now whispering my desires in his ear.  Sometimes my wishes are noble like helping a friend’s talented daughter get a scholarship to art school and other times completely frivolous (you haven’t lived until you’ve gotten a faux mink car ice scraper.)  For  those of us in the Hamptons we have many reasons to count our blessings.  Here are a few of my favorite ways to light up the Hamptons holiday season.

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Best Hamptons Dermatologist: Dr. Elliot T. Weiss Is Your Best Defense Against Skin Cancer
November 28, 2012 – 11:49 am | No Comment
Best Hamptons Dermatologist:  Dr. Elliot T. Weiss Is Your Best Defense Against Skin Cancer

By Heather Buchanan
Okay, so maybe you weren’t the girl slathered in baby oil with the foil face sun reflector but that doesn’t mean you are not at risk for skin cancer.  According to a 2005 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the number of women under age 40 diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma has more than doubled in 30 years while cases of squamous cell carcinoma among women under 40 increased almost 700 percent.  And that’s when global warming …

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