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.
The Last Line, a new, LA-based fine jewelry brand, presented a shopping and piercing party featuring LA body piercer, Stephanie Anders of Royal Heritage Tattoo and Piercing to celebrate their launch and official Hamptons debut. Hosted by Molly Sims, Candice Miller, Anna Schafer, Lesley Vecsler, and Angelina Freedman, the event brought out Designer and Founder of The Last Line, Shelley Sanders, Katie Lee, Sylvana Ward Durrett, Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss, and Joanna Hillman.
The Jewish Center of the Hamptons (JCOH) of East Hampton held its Annual Summer Luncheon at East Hampton Point Restaurant. This year, the JCOH honored philanthropist Nanette Rosenberg of the UJA and Brown Harris Stevens, and lawyer/cybersecurity expert Lisa Sotto, who taught the Guests how to set their iPhone security settings for optimum privacy. Special Guest Speaker was 7-time Emmy Award winner Alan Alda who gave an inspiring speech about empathy, and signed his latest book If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?. The Invocation at the Luncheon was by Rabbi Joshua Franklin.
Hosted by UJA Women, the Hamptons Trunk Show at the Bridgehampton Historical Society featured more than 70 vendors selling designer clothing, jewelry, accessories, and home décor, with 20 percent of the proceeds benefiting UJA-Federation. Over 600 shoppers attended the event, which honored event founder and chair Ramy Sharp.
Unlikely Heroes presented an incredible benefit concert, Nights of Freedom, at the beautiful Sag Harbor home of Ian and Crystal Behar. The evening included a special musical performance by the legendary pop icon Taylor Dayne as well as a surprise performance by award winning songwriter Shane Stevens.
Hayground School celebrated its 13th Annual Chefs Dinner in Jeff’s Kitchen at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton. Chef Tom Colicchio and Nick & Toni’s' Toni Ross, a Hayground founder, hosted a farm-to-table benefit dinner which honored Bill Telepan, Executive Chef Oceana and Wellness in the Schools, and Tinka D. Topping, a Hayground Founding Member.
In Jordan's Honor, Ltd., a 501 (c) (3) not for profit charitable memorial fund that honors the memory of United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jordan Christian Haerter of Sag Harbor, who was killed in action in Ramadi, Iraq, held Jordan's Run: Veterans' Memorial 5K Run/ Walk.