Despite dreary weather, over 200 men, women, children, and a few furry friends supported the Hope for Depression Research Foundation’s (HDRF) second annual "Walk of Hope + 5K Run to Defeat Depression" in Southampton. The USA Track and Field-sanctioned event raised over $140,000 for advanced depression research.
Women's Health and the FEED Foundation presented the 6th Annual "Party Under the Stars" at the Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club. Hosted by Women's Health SVP and Managing Director/Publisher, Laura Frerer-Schmidt and Editor-in-Chief, Amy Keller Laird as well as FEED’s Lauren Bush Lauren, the Hamptons soiree brought out Freida Pinto, Olivia Palermo, Bethenny Frankel, Jennifer Morrison,and Baywatch star Alexandra Daddario.
Over 700 guests, including Jackie and Bippy Siegal, Kinga and Eddie Lampert, Tracy Anderson, Candace Bushnell, Clarissa Bronfman, Jennifer Fisher, Danielle Lauder, Nicole Miller, Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl, Lisa and Richard Perry, Eric and Sandra Ripert, and Kendra Scott, joined Breast Cancer Research Foundation for its sixth annual Hamptons "Party for Pink" at Fairview on Mecox Bay in Bridgehampton. Ryan Seacrest served as the evening's emcee.
Held at the Bridgehampton estate of Maria and Kenneth Fishel, "A Hamptons Happening" addition Glenn Myles, Bobbie Lloyd, Shep Gordon, Gabriel Kreuther, and Margaret Hayes. In addtition to tastings from some of the leading chefs, restaurants and food and beverage brands, the evening featured a performance from Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and recording artist Sophie Beem, a protégé of Beyoncé.
The Thomas Moran Trust hosted a Garden Party on the historical grounds of the Thomas Moran and Mary Nimmo Moran Studio in East Hampton Village. The summer soiree commemorated the final phase of the meticulous restoration efforts and also served as the unveiling of the 19th-century inspired garden of Mary Nimmo Moran, recreated by the Garden Club of East Hampton.
It was a "ta da" moment at the Southampton Hospital's 59th Annual Summer Party. "We formally joined with Stony Brook on Tuesday," President and CEO Robert S. Chaloner told Hamptons.com on the lawn leading to the air conditioned tents that house the gala, where socialites preened for admiring cameras. "We're now officially Stony Brook Southampton Hospital! It will be an opportunity to bring all of their resources and skills together with all the great things about Southampton Hospital."
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's (BCRF) two-part summer event, the sixth annual Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink, kicked off with a WPA sanctioned morning paddle board race in Sag Harbor that brought out Laird Hamilton, Gabrielle Reece, Jimmy Buffett, Katie Lee, Jill Martin, Maria and Larry Baum, Stacey Griffith, and Lisa and Ted Harbert. The two benefits raised nearly $2 million for BCRF.
Jessica Alba, founder of The Honest Company, along with stylists and designers of The GREAT, Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, celebrated the launch of their upcoming limited edition diaper collection for The Honest Company, The GREAT Adventure, at a private residence in East Hampton, benefiting Baby2Baby. Guests included Baby2Baby co-founder Kelly Sawyer, Rachel Zoe with sons, Skyler and Kaius, and Molly Sims and children, Brooks, Scarlett, and Grey.
Christy Doramus of @CrownsbyChristy hosted a summer brunch in partnership with Nine West at a private residence in Sagaponack. Supporting Nine West's new #StandOut campaign, the event focused on highlighting the brand's new shoe collection inspired by strength, power and beauty of women across the world. Attendees were invited to mingle with like-minded influential women who are defining what it means to #StandOut and working to make a difference within their own communities. During the event, guests were invited to try on their favorite Nine West designs and complete their looks from "head to toe" with a flower crown. A custom "shoefie" station designed by Christy Doramus allowed attendees to easily take photos of their favorite shoe styles and creatively showcase what it means to #StandOut.
The East End arts community came out in full force to support the opening of Eric Firestone Gallery's "Montauk Highway: Postwar Abstraction in the Hamptons" at the East Hampton-based gallery.