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There is a bit of the voyeur in all of us and the best way to get your behind-the-hedges real estate fix is to join the East Hampton Historical Society 2016 House & Garden Tour. Houses will be at their holiday finest, and it’s a chance to support the history which gives the Hamptons such character (think back before you turned on the hot tub with your smart phone.)Read More...
Water has always been the element of emotion, and for those on the East End of Long Island it represents everything from sports to commercial fishing to drinking water to moving meditation. This rich and valued relationship inspired Nicole Delma of the Fond Group to create a new section called Air, Land & Sea for the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) which runs from October 6th through October 10th, 2016. The goal is to tap into film as a story telling method to …Read More...
24TH ANNUAL HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
TO HONOR ACTOR, FILMMAKER AND ACTIVIST
EDWARD NORTON WITH CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Festival Also Announces Narrative, Documentary and
Shorts In Competition
The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) announced today that three-time Academy Award®-nominated actor Edward Norton will be honored with a Career Achievement Award.
Photo Rex Shutterstock via Variety
VARIETY ANNOUNCES THIS YEAR’S 10 ACTORS TO WATCH
Marks Five Years of Collaboration With The Hamptons International Film Festival
Variety is pleased to announce its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has bestowed since 1998.
Past actors include many future Oscar winners and nominees such as Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Brie Larson, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Shannon and Melissa Leo.
This year’s actors will be feted in the Oct. 4 issue of Variety, in conjunction with coverage …
Architecture in the Hamptons is a voyeur’s pleasure. Architect Roger Ferris known both for his inventive and groundbreaking modern design of the famed Bridge Golf Club Clubhouse and Topping Rose House renovation gives us a chance to peek inside his buildings in his new book.
In celebration of, Inventive Minimalism: The Architecture of Roger Ferris + Partners, Roger Ferris held a special gathering at The Bridge. You never say no if you have an invitation to this private club with its stunning …
Where can you experience rejuvenating kundalini yoga, meditation for people who cannot stop thinking, soulful funky reggae, shamanic healings, reiki, thai messge, organic cooking classes, a special village just for kids and a sacred sound gong circle….all in one place?
Hamptons YogaFest returns August 26 – 28 at Hayground School in Bridgehampton.
Building on last year’s inaugural gathering, the 2nd Annual Hamptons YogaFest will unite yogis, artists, musicians, children, healers and visionaries from the local community and beyond. See the complete schedule here.
By Heather Buchanan
While it was a beautiful summer evening at the home of Robin and Robert Leacock, the air was filled with snow birds. A luscious cocktail party with delicious nibbles from Sant Ambroeus gathered together nature enthusiasts to support the Audubon Islands Sanctuary in Palm Beach. Campion & Tatiana Platt, Katie Carpenter and Robin Melanie Leacock hosted the fundraiser.
Katie Carpenter explained of the project, “There are six precious island full of natural vegetation in the Lake Worth Lagoon. Audubon said we’d …
Symbols of strength, ancient wisdom, and fierce familial loyalty, elephants are beloved creatures. In their honor World Elephant Day will be celebrated in the Hamptons this weekend with a special cocktail reception and film screening.
On Friday August 12th Trunks of Love a reception for Veterinarians International (VI) will be held at the beautiful Baker House 1650 in East Hampton. The VIP event chaired by Antonella Bertello, Georgina Bloomberg (honorary) and Cornelia Guest includes a short film and honorary award presented to Christie …
Say good bye to normal. As soon as you enter through tiki torches into Fada: House of Madness you know for sure you’re not in Kansas anymore. The annual fundraiser of the Watermill Center is a feast for the senses with performance art, music, black salt rimmed glasses of tequila cocktails and of course a cornucopia of fashion.
In a disposable age where many things are casually tossed or torn down to make way for the new, it is heartening to see restoration projects which preserve the culture and history of the area. The Thomas Moran Trust celebrates this commitment at its Midsummer Cocktail Party, to be held on the evening of July 29th on the historical grounds of the Thomas Moran and Mary Nimmo Moran Studio on Main Street in East Hampton Village. The benefit party will celebrate the final …Read More...
As soon as you enter into the gardens at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, you are transported to a magical place of peace and tranquility surrounded by gorgeous gardens and sculpture. Think of it as nature’s Valium. At their recent benefit, Serious Moonlight, a chic crowd came out to support LongHouse and its many programs. Artists, philanthropists, socialites, and just cool people turned up in fantastic fashion and also were wowed by the silent auction.Read More...
Some of the best shopping this weekend is at the East Hampton Antiques Show at Mulford Farm to benefit the East Hampton Historical Society. All different design periods are represented with chic items ranging from indoor and outdoor furniture to fine art, jewelry and even an amazing captain’s costume that would make Johnny Depp jealous.
By Holly Buchanan
And the beat goes on….
This year The Hamptons Tea Dance returned in all its glory thanks to the combined efforts of The Center, SAGE and Callen-Lorde. The event’s future was uncertain after The Empire State Pride Agenda closed its doors. But three other LGBT organizations stepped in to continue the perennial favorite event. In a year where the LGBT community has faced such tragedy, it is a bright day indeed to see show many supporters coming together in love and …
The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey opens July 18 and runs through July 24 at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.
Get your tickets now.
James Lecesne brings his award winning solo stage performance to Bay Street for a tour de force where he plays all nine characters.
“Absolute Brightness” is written and performed by James Lecesne, music by Duncan Sheik, directed by Tony Speciale, and is produced by special arrangement with Darren Bagert and Daryl Roth.
The Hamptons Tea Dance returns to Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill on Saturday, July 16 from 4-8 pm.
In the past, the event was hosted by the Empire State Pride Agenda. But when ESPA announced they were ceasing operations, many people were worried about the fate and future of the event.
Attention all ye suffering from stress, muffin tops, bad attitudes, and I’m fine I’ll just have another pint of Ben & Jerry’s. This is the time to pull your body, mind and soul together. A great way to kick start this is with Hamptons Wellness Week June 5th to 12th . You can get discounts or free fitness classes so it’s time to cheat on your normal routine and try something new. There are also special healthy food, coaching, and beauty offers …Read More...
THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SCREENWRITERS LAB
WHAT | The 16th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival Lab
WHEN | April 8th10th,
WHERE | East Hampton, NY
Earlybird Deadline | December 1, 2015
Regular Deadline | December 15, 2015
Late Deadline | December 29, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline | January 12, 2016
A few reasons to buy a ticket to the East Hampton Historical Society House & Garden Tour:
You know that you try to peek over the hedges to look at your favorite houses, admit it. This way you are actually invited in.
The EHHS does fine work to keep this Village as lovely as it is and it deserves your support. Unlike Snapchat some things are meant to last.
As much as you love your family, by Saturday you need to get the heck out …
By Holly Buchanan
This year’s line up at the Hamptons International Film Festival was full of interesting surprises, from the local favorite Harry and Snowman, to stories of international intrigue like The Uncondemned, to more high profile films like Suffragette.
Crowd favorites included the 1950’s lesbian love story Carol. Many attendees commented they were going to “Go gay” for Cate Blanchett who was elegance personified and delivered a stunning performance with Rooney Mara. The Champions, in the Compassion, Justice, and Animal Rights category proved …
By Holly Buchanan
The Hamptons International Film Festival is off to a roaring start with Thursday Night’s opening film The Truth and four World Premieres Friday including Newman, Class Divide, The C Word and The Uncondemned. (More on The Uncondemned below.)
He Named Me Malala
“It is better to live like a lion for one day than to live like a slave for 100 years.”
So began the story of the brave woman who was the namesake of Malala Yousafzai. He Named Me Malala is the …
Get ready for The Hamptons International Film Festival October 8 – 12. The lineup is announced and tickets go on sale Sept. 26. While you always get the chance to preview some of the Hollywood movies which are creating Oscar Buzz, the festival is an amazing chance to discover new films from all over the world. Not only do you get to see these powerful films in the theater, you get the chance to talk with the filmmakers as well. This festival …Read More...
Photos Christopher Wells
Buyers in the Hamptons want the ultimate experience in their own home be it a private golf course, equestrian center, full spa, helipad, bowling alley, or even a roof top tennis court.
Architect Philip Rossillo and Builder John DeVito of 456 Development Group launched their latest project, 100 Crescent, during a Sunset Cocktail Party to benefit Autism Speaks on Saturday, August 22, 2015 in Water Mill, New York. In this case the roof top cocktail venue was a tennis court.
You might …
This Friday and Saturday, August 21 & 22, Urban Zen in Sag Harbor is celebrating Haiti in the Hamptons with Haitian artisans Caroline Sada, Chandler Busby, Karine Faubert Villard, Magalie Dresse and Paula Coles.
In 2011, Donna Karan began collaborating with a handful of Haiti’s best artisans and today, she and Urban Zen are working together with Haitian communities to build a sustainable model of philanthropy and commerce.
A portion of proceeds from the event will be used to continue the Urban Zen Foundation’s …
FROM HAVANA TO THE HAMPTONS
Hosted by Co-Chairs
Greg Ammon & Valentino D. Carlotti
The Rhythm Club & Swing! Committee
Friday, August 14, 2015
Featuring performances by Pedrito Martinez and Jose “Pepito” Gomez
6pm – Cocktails and Canapés
8:30pm – Dinner and Concert
Celebrating the release of Live in Cuba, the debut album of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Blue Engine Records
Jazz at Lincoln Center, dedicated to entertaining, enriching and expanding a global community for jazz through performance, education and advocacy, announced today, From Havana to the Hamptons. This …
By Heather Buchanan
Think of it as a fantastic literary mosh pit. An enthusiastic crowd of 2,000 mingled last Saturday with 100 authors at the 11th Annual Authors Night Benefit for East Hampton Library under a tent of titans of words. Considered one of the nation’s leading annual literary celebrations, the night begins with guests interacting with their favorite and new authors to get books personally inscribed, take selfies, and ask one another in excited hushed tones, “Who’s your literary crush?”
Discover Watermill Day
Sunday, August 9, 2015
3:00 – 6:00pm
In case you didn’t get a chance to attend the fabulous fundraiser for The Watermill Center, you have the opportunity to see the amazing installations… for free. This is truly one of the best avant-garde experiences in the Hamptons. And you never know who might show up – look closely to see if it’s Lady Gaga.
The Watermill Center’s eight-and-a-half acres will be open for the public to freely experience site-specific installations and performances interspersed amongst …
DJ Mix Master Surreal is spinning tunes at some of the most chic Hamptons parties. You may find him on a private yacht, home or at The Beach House in Montauk.
His pick for the perfect summer Hamptons playlist is a mix of deep house with soul, classic hip hop and old school remixes. This keeps his party goers on their Jimmy Choo clad toes. The key to his success: “People don’t want to hear house music all night long,” he says, “You …
Whether you are throwing a fancy party for forty, intimate dinner for six – or just want to enjoy them vicariously – you have to pick up Hamptons Entertaining: Creating Occasions to Remember. Philanthropist, author and hostess with the mostest Annie Falk dishes up moveable feasts with recipes, table settings, and entertainment tips included. In her book you will board a luxury yacht, enter an enchanted garden, and stroll down to the ocean for a moonlit dinner.Read More...
By Holly Buchanan
Love did indeed win last Saturday as the rain held off and everyone celebrated at the Empire State Pride Agenda Hampton’s Tea Dance. This year party goers had a lot to celebrate with the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same sex marriage.
Nathan Schaefer, Executive Director of Empire State Pride Agenda talked about the huge win. “It was a watershed moment. I cried for about 24 hours. But there’s still so much work to do.”
Current ESPA priorities include transgender rights, health issues …
With the traffic, crowds, meltdowns over egg white omelets at delis and more mindless entitlement than the court of Louis XIV, there is one oasis in the Hamptons guaranteed to ensure serenity – the LongHouse Reserve. This sixteen acre oasis of verdant sculpture gardens and exhibits can calm even the most extreme type A personality. At their annual fundraiser “On Gossamer Wings,” guests were greeted with the soothing sound of strings, a cold glass of champagne, and a luxurious walk through beautifully …Read More...
The best of the past comes to the present at the East Hampton Historical Society Hamptons Antique Show on the grounds of Mulford Farm.
Rest assured no fuddy duddy stuff here. Only super chic furniture, décor, jewelry, art, linens and even a few fantastic vintage water skis.
With more than 50 art and antiques dealers there’s something for everyone both indoor and outdoor. Also stop to chat as their knowledge is vast.
The focus of the show is on vintage decorative items for the home …
The Hamptons are known for spawning art careers. Sag Harbor painter and photographer Lianne Alcon hits the scene with a solo show at Ashawagh Hall in style. Born in Spain, she brings her flamenco roots to her art work, infusing her paintings with passion, movement, and sensuality.Read More...
There are a few magical moments when the Hamptons transform into a worthy wonderland – namely the best Hamptons fundraisers. These fantastic events not only raise money for various causes but create memorable evenings. Think of it as tax deductible decadence.
A few HipHamptons tips:
Find out how you can get involved beyond writing a check.
Ladies remember flats and wedges are your friends. Stilettos only work if you are aerating a lawn.
Silent Auctions are goldmines of great items at discount prices.
Bring your business card …
Throw your hands in the air! Get ready to raise the roof on the best Hamptons Tea Dance ever! Join the Empire State Pride Agenda Saturday July 18 for an epic party and historic victory. Love Wins! Join in the celebration Saturday July 18 from 4 to 8 pm at the Ark Project in Watermill, NY.
There’s dancing, there’s fun, there are activities for the little ones. Join hundreds of supporters and friends of the Pride Agenda! DJ Lady Bunny returns to …
By Heather Buchanan
Photos By Mike Heller
There was something in the air at Stony Hill Stables on Saturday as a team of girls in pink shirts lined up and mounted their ponies, faces determined as they headed to the ring. That something was confidence.
For young women and men, the bond formed with horses gives them a foundation of trust, responsibility and communication. Horses and the Hamptons go together but the costs of riding can make it feel like a tale of two cities. …
By Heather Buchanan
Photos courtesy of WFLI
There is an amazing energy around a gaggle of girls who believe there is a bright future before them.
Dressed in wedges, high heels, flats, lace ups, gladiator sandals, and sneakers, this diverse group of young women in Girls FLI T-Shirts was abuzz Saturday evening at the Instagram-worthy Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton for a fundraiser to benefit the Women’s Fund of Long Island (WFLI).
Executive Director Stacey Scarpone commented, “Founded over 20 years ago and serving over 100,000 …
For tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-kick-off-we-are-the-change-tickets-16519597561Read More...
Stony Hill Stables of Amagansett, owned and operated by the Hotchkiss family for more than five decades, is proud to announce the annual Benefit for the Stony Hill Stables Foundation. Now in its fourth year, the Benefit Cocktail Party for the Stony Hill Stables Foundation will be held on the evening of Saturday, June 20, from 6pm – 8pm on the pastoral grounds of Stony Hill Stables, located in Amagansett on bucolic Town Lane. Attendees will enjoy a special Dressage Exhibition performed …Read More...
A staple of the Hamptons summer social scene is saying so long. Bridgehampton Polo pretty much had the rug or in this case turf pulled out from under them. High goal development has trumped their high goal play. Polo enthusiasts however may find other avenues for single match events or head to Greenwich for top tournaments.Read More...
Live music in the Hamptons is one of summer’s sweet pleasures. It’s music with a view as these live performances are in some of the Hamptons most picturesque settings be it a beach, vineyard, lawn, or café. Here are some HipHamptons favorites.Read More...
2014 East Hampton House & Garden Tour
Benefiting the East Hampton Historical Society,
Cocktails and Tour Welcome in the Holiday Season
Opening Night Cocktail Party: Friday, November 28 (6 – 8:30 p.m.)
House Tour: Saturday, November 29 (1 – 4:30 p.m.)
The East Hampton Historical Society is proud to announce its 2014 House & Garden Tour, showcasing some of the finest examples of architecture in the Hamptons. This year’s tour – comprising five noteworthy homes & gardens – is scheduled …Read More...
HIFF 2014: How-To
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 …
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 …Read More...
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 …
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 …Read More...
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 …
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 …Read More...
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 …Read More...
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.