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Sneak Peek Into A Historic Gem: Thomas Moran Trust Garden Party Aug. 5th
July 31, 2017 – 2:36 pm | Comments Off on Sneak Peek Into A Historic Gem: Thomas Moran Trust Garden Party Aug. 5th
Sneak Peek Into A Historic Gem: Thomas Moran Trust Garden Party Aug. 5th

What could be better on a midsummer’s eve than an invitation to a secret garden party. The Thomas Moran Trust is having a soiree on August 5th on the historic grounds of the Thomas Moran and Mary Nimmo Moran Studio, on Main Street in East Hampton Village. Enjoy the intersection of art and landscape and restoration of a historic gem.

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LongHouse Reserve BOOM Cosmic Benefit
July 23, 2017 – 8:11 am | Comments Off on LongHouse Reserve BOOM Cosmic Benefit
LongHouse Reserve BOOM Cosmic Benefit

A highlight of the Hamptons social season is the annual LongHouse Reserve Gala.  Celebrating founder Jack Lenor Larsen’s 90th year and the  hidden treasures of the stunning 16 acre sculpture garden,  this year’s BOOM! Cosmic Benefit attracted a creative and generous crowd who proved that all-white can certainly delight. Even Alice would have been happy to go down this chic rabbit hole.

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LongHouse Reserve Garden of Delights
July 17, 2017 – 11:35 am | Comments Off on LongHouse Reserve Garden of Delights
LongHouse Reserve Garden of Delights

Secret gardens are treasures for the senses and peaceful reprieves for the mind. LongHouse Reserve is a 16-acre garden oasis in East Hampton with stunning sculptures, varied flora and fauna, a reflecting pool, grass amphitheater and hidden nooks for stolen kisses.

Their annual summer benefit is not to miss where the gardens transform into a creative wonderland. This year BOOM! The Cosmic LongHouse Benefit is on Sat. July 22 from 6 – 11pm, an artistic explosion to delight their friends. 

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LongHouse Reserve – The Magical Secret Garden
July 26, 2016 – 10:56 am | Comments Off on LongHouse Reserve – The Magical Secret Garden
LongHouse Reserve – The Magical Secret Garden

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.

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Hamptons Entertaining – Annie Falk’s Guide to Unforgettable Occasions
July 20, 2015 – 4:19 pm | Comments Off on Hamptons Entertaining – Annie Falk’s Guide to Unforgettable Occasions
Hamptons Entertaining – Annie Falk’s Guide to Unforgettable Occasions

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. 

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LongHouse Reserve Enchants With “On Gossamer Wings”
July 20, 2015 – 12:41 pm | Comments Off on LongHouse Reserve Enchants With “On Gossamer Wings”
LongHouse Reserve Enchants With “On Gossamer Wings”

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 …

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East Hampton Holiday House & Garden Tour 2014
November 27, 2014 – 6:17 am | Comments Off on East Hampton Holiday House & Garden Tour 2014
East Hampton Holiday House & Garden Tour 2014

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 …

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Hamptons Fourth Of July Weekend 2014
July 2, 2014 – 4:35 pm | Comments Off on Hamptons Fourth Of July Weekend 2014
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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Hamptons Benefits 2014
June 28, 2014 – 8:22 pm | Comments Off on Hamptons Benefits 2014
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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East Hampton House and Garden Tour Nov. 29, 30 2013
November 22, 2013 – 8:02 am | One 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 Thanksgiving 2013 – Best Ways to Enjoy and Escape Your Family
November 21, 2012 – 10:47 am | Comments Off on Hamptons Thanksgiving 2013 – Best Ways to Enjoy and Escape Your Family
Hamptons Thanksgiving 2013 – Best Ways to Enjoy and Escape Your Family

By Heather Buchanan
For a happy Hamptons Thanksgiving we have a few HipHamptons Do’s & Don’ts as well as a list of great activities for the weekend.
Don’t mess with the stuffing –
Let’s face it – It’s not really about the turkey, it’s about what’s inside.  The family wants the old fashioned stuffing served every year.  Don’t go all crazy on it with truffles, dates, and cognac.  Your family will be upset… for a while.
Don’t play with the turkey parts –
Yes it seems super …

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Best of the Hamptons Fourth Of July
July 4, 2012 – 10:03 am | Comments Off on Best of the Hamptons Fourth Of July
Best of the Hamptons Fourth Of July

Wednesday July 4th – Montauk Grucci Fireworks on Umbrella Beach
Any town beach is good viewing.  Go early for parking and bring a picnic – this is hugely popular.  Remember your flashlight or your iPhone flashlight app.
www.montaukchamber.org

Men’s Lives at Bay Street Theatre – July 3 – 29
If there is one classic play about the Hamptons it is Men’s Lives when fishermen and not financiers ruled the Hamptons.  This is the 20 year revival from Sag Harbor’s own Joe Pintauro based on the book …

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THE LIST: Hamptons Benefits Summer 2012
June 6, 2012 – 1:36 pm | One Comment
THE LIST: Hamptons Benefits Summer 2012

2012 HAMPTONS BENEFITS
It’s a full Hamptons Fundraiser season benefiting many worthy causes. Here are a few ways to make the most of each event:

Take time to learn about the cause and find out how you can further get involved.
Note there are often ticket discounts if you are a member of the organization.
Some events have a cocktail hour or junior ticket which is less expensive.
Buy in advance – there may be a discount and some Hamptons benefits do sell out.
I’m going to …

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Hamptons Yoga En Plein Air at LongHouse Reserve
August 7, 2011 – 8:59 am | Comments Off on Hamptons Yoga En Plein Air at LongHouse Reserve
Hamptons Yoga En Plein Air at LongHouse Reserve

The sculpture gardens of LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton are one of the most zen peaceful places in the Hamptons and now you have the chance to take in the view from Downward Dog.  Saturdays on August 13, 20, and 27th at 8am, you can bring your yoga mat and blanket and practice Integral Hatha Yoga with Tsuyumi Aikawa, a respected instructor of 30 years.  Aikawa brings a love of gardening and yoga together for the personal transformative experience — physical, mental, …

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Long Island Landscapes by Women – Meadow Club May 20th
May 16, 2011 – 12:05 pm | 47 Comments
Long Island Landscapes by Women – Meadow Club May 20th

We’ve all heard about Lady Chatterley falling for her gardener but how about Lord Chatterley?  Certainly in the Hamptons women landscapers have blazed a blooming trail such as Edwina Von Gal, but who were her green thumbed predecessors.  Author Cynthia Zaitzevsky will be conducting a lecture on her book Long Island Landscapes and the Women Who Designed Them on May 20 in Southampton at the Meadow Club.  “Astonishingly records show that half of the private gardens laid out on Long Island during …

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Weekend Blast July 30 – August 1
July 30, 2010 – 8:12 am | Comments Off on Weekend Blast July 30 – August 1
Weekend Blast July 30 – August 1

SATURDAY JULY 31
Clothesline Art Sale
9 am to 4 pm
A vast array of artists display and sell their art work at Guild Hall.  Discover the next Pollock in the making.
Guild Hall 158 Main Street, East Hampton, www.guildhall.org 631-324-0806.

LongHouse Reserve Book Signing and Music In the Gardens
5:30 p
This Saturday, July 31st, LongHouse Reserve will host THREE exciting events in its 16-acre East Hampton sculpture garden – the worldwide release of Jack Lenor Larsen’s LongHouse by Molly Chappellet, a preview of this year’s second art …

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Excentrica Transforms LongHouse Reserve
July 20, 2010 – 11:28 am | Comments Off on Excentrica Transforms LongHouse Reserve
Excentrica Transforms LongHouse Reserve

 
If ever there was a supernatural sense of time and space it is the experience of the annual gala at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, this year entitled Excentrica with donations supporting its mission to exemplify living with art in all forms.
Alexandra Munroe’s description of the LongHouse Award honoree Laurie Anderson, “She shares a shimmering knowledge here and now of the universe,” perfectly described not only the performance artist but the whole evening.

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How To Find Peace In The Hamptons
July 15, 2010 – 3:21 pm | Comments Off on How To Find Peace In The Hamptons
How To Find Peace In The Hamptons

By Tracey Toomey
 Sure, it’s a famed vacation destination and the beaches are ranked the best in the world.  But when traffic is so bad it takes you 45 minutes to drive two miles, it can be challenging to find peace in the Hamptons. And when the person in front of you at Citarella grabbed the last head of romaine (and you were craving a Caesar salad!), it’s damn near impossible to stay centered!  Thankfully, the ladies here at Hip Hamptons have a …

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Saturday July 17 – LongHouse Reserve presents EXcentricA
July 15, 2010 – 10:50 am | Comments Off on Saturday July 17 – LongHouse Reserve presents EXcentricA
Saturday July 17 – LongHouse Reserve presents EXcentricA

EXcentricA comes to the LongHouse Reserve for their annual gala which is truly a midsummer’s night dream.  This Saturday July 17 they will turn their 16 acre East Hampton sculpture garden into a magic forest to honor artist Laurie Anderson and arts patron Jan Cowles.  Click here for the special video invite by Laurie Anderson.

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Best In Show – Garden Genius at LongHouse Reserve
July 2, 2010 – 1:14 pm | One Comment
Best In Show – Garden Genius at LongHouse Reserve

 
photos courtesy of Rossa Cole
Despite the local lack of rain, “There’s no draught of talent,” stated juror and king of exterior decorating John Danzer of the garden desginers competing in Planters On & Off The Ground III and Open Bowls at the LongHouse Reserve sculpture gardens last Saturday in East Hampton. 

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Weekend Blast June 26, 27
June 25, 2010 – 11:55 am | Comments Off on Weekend Blast June 26, 27
Weekend Blast June 26, 27

Saturday June 26 
It’s one of those weekends with too many fun Hamptons events.  With the warm weather, the full moon, and the full docket of activities HipHamptons picks out a few favorite Hamptons events for the weekend.

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The Hamptons Best Gardens – A Peek Inside the Hedges
June 2, 2010 – 12:10 pm | Comments Off on The Hamptons Best Gardens – A Peek Inside the Hedges
The Hamptons Best Gardens – A Peek Inside the Hedges

Do you suffer from peony envy?  Haven’t stopped to smell the roses?  Or just want to impress your date with a secret garden?  In these busy times we may not be able to indulge our inner green thumb but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the fruit of other gardener’s labors.  Think Lady Chatterly.  Here is a guide to the Hidden Best Hamptons Gardens.

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Don’t Stare At Hunchbacks and Puppets – and other things I learned from Laurie Anderson
August 4, 2009 – 12:18 pm | Comments Off on Don’t Stare At Hunchbacks and Puppets – and other things I learned from Laurie Anderson
Don’t Stare At Hunchbacks and Puppets – and other things I learned from Laurie Anderson

The very definition of hip, artist Laurie Anderson spoke as a guest of the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton on Friday, entertaining the crowd with her fascinating world view and startling wit.   How better to spend a night thank hearing about art in an artistic setting.
There was much to learn from this acclaimed multi-media artist who never has a rut.  She’ll continually put herself in situations where she has no idea what to do like working at McDonalds or on an Amish …

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Weekend Blast For July 31 – August 3
July 30, 2009 – 11:38 am | One Comment
Weekend Blast For July 31 – August 3

ROCK OUT — HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING OF “IT MIGHT GET LOUD” AT GUILD HALL
Academy Award winning director Davis Guggenheim reveals the personal stories of three generations of electric guitar virtuosos – The Edge (U2), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), and Jack White (The White Stripes) in this documentary film, “It Might Get Loud” part of the SummerDoc Series with HIFF and Guild Hall which is sponsored by American Airlines, Altour, and c/o The Maidstone.
Series Host Alec Baldwin will participate in a …

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Asian Laughter: Magic at the LongHouse Reserve Annual Benefit
July 21, 2009 – 8:08 am | Comments Off on Asian Laughter: Magic at the LongHouse Reserve Annual Benefit
Asian Laughter: Magic at the LongHouse Reserve Annual Benefit

If you were hallucinating men in Chinese robes with invisible chirping birds, beautiful ornate dolls come to life, lily pads you could surf on, red wine glasses spinning through the air, and Edward Albee in a colorful head band, it wasn’t the drugs it was just “Asian Laughter” at the LongHouse Reserve’s annual benefit honoring textile weaving queen Carol Cassidy.

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Potted Plants Never Looked So Good — LongHouse Reserve Garden Container Exhibit
July 7, 2009 – 9:27 am | Comments Off on Potted Plants Never Looked So Good — LongHouse Reserve Garden Container Exhibit
Potted Plants Never Looked So Good — LongHouse Reserve Garden Container Exhibit

“The integration of useful and beautiful” is the end game according to HRH (Honored Really-charming Horticulturalist) P. Allen Smith who judged the Invitational Garden Container Exhibit at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, a place he reminded us we are darn lucky to have in our back yard.  Top landscape designers, artists, designers and garden professionals put forth their creative visions which take the ordinary to the extraordinary. 

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