Spring doesn't get any better than it did last week as Hamptons.com celebrated the launch of its new website and kicked off the busy Hamptons social season. Duck Walk Vineyard in Water Mill played host to the over 250 movers and shakers from across the Hamptons and NYC who came out to enjoy the sunset both on the vineyard grounds and online watching the Hamptons.com live streaming Beach Cam and Harbor Cam on workstations set up on the tasting room bar.
Southampton Village Maroy Mark Epley and wife Marianne with John and Terry Tortorella of J. Tortorella Pools and friends. (Photo: Michelle DiLungo)
The star of the evening was the newly redeveloped and redesigned Hamptons.com. A local directory resource since 1994 and an online magazine since 2004, Hamptons.com's website was completely overhauled by Hamptons Online over the winter. The website features larger images, live streaming cameras, and even more about the Hamptons than ever before all wrapped up in a glossy new package. Over drinks party guests clicked around the website and talked about their favorite sections and articles then debated favorite cams.
Douglas Harrington (center) of Hamptons.com with Catherine Warren, Eric Moss, Monique Visconti, and Joe Sullivan of Montauk Brewing Company. (Photo: Grace Walsh)
As the Jim Turner
Band played, guests including Terry and John Tortorella of J. Tortorella Pools and Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley
and wife Marianne spoke animatedly about recent trips and vacations while milling about the generously laden market table from Insatiable Eats and sampling brews from Montauk Brewing Company
. We also raised a glass of Duck Walk Vineyards
Merlot as we caught up with Mary Kleen of Pisa Brothers Travel
, Christine Curaile of Wells Fargo
Home Mortgage, Blake Fulmer of Tamara Comolli
Fine Jewelry, Bob Immacoloato and Diane Lynn of Twin Pines Realty, Andrea Gurvitz
of KG Media, Stephen Long
of the Children's Museum of the East End
, Jodi Brewer of Southampton Hospital
, Dr. Kevin Braat and Lorraine Vassallo of ENT and Allergy Associates
, Stan Glinka
of Bridgehampton National Bank
, and Vinny Nuzzolese, Sr. of Nuzzolese Ice and scores more.
Jack Fogarty of Hamptons.com wiht guests and sponsors from Pisa Brothers Travel. (Photo: Michelle DiLungo)
After the sun set the band turned up the volume and guests really let their hair down. While some danced others, including Jodi Giambrone
of Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
, showed off their vocal chops singing along at the microphone.
Guests like Sotheby's Broker Ann Ciardullo enjoyed a glass of wine while they clicked around the new Hamptons.com. (Photo: Grace Walsh)
The evening, sponsored by M&T Bank
, Crystal & Company
, Pisa Brothers Travel
, and Devon & Pembrokeshire Moving & Storage
, was topped off by a generous summer tote bag emblazoned with the Hamptons.com logo filled with goodies by Caudalie
, Aquaphor, Nivea, Tate's, and Polar Seltzer
Christine Curiale, Jan Rose, and friends. (Photo: Michelle DiLungo)
Nicole, an award-winning journalist, is Executive Editor & Publisher of Hamptons.com where she focuses on celebrity interviews, fine living and design, social events, fashion and beauty. She lives on the North Fork with her husband, their two daughters, and Bernese Mountain dog, Cooper. www.hamptons.com