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Holiday Weekend Happenings In The Hamptons Abound

Originally Posted: July 06, 2011

Nicole Barylski

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Jamie Mazur, Brazilian model and Victoria’s Secret Angel, Alessandra Ambrosio and "Twilight's" Kellan Lutz at SL East. (Courtesy Photo: KirillWasHere.com)

Southampton - Well, it was certainly a whirlwind weekend - did you celebrate? Hamptonites hit events, parties, openings, beaches and restaurants here, there and everywhere.

Maybe it was the heat at Saturday's soft opening party of the Stadium Red Estate in Water Mill, but guest, Jill Zarin refused to do photos "because she wasn't comfortable with the way she looked." Guests were invited to test drive select Ghost and Phatom Rolls-Royces were well aware of Zarin's presence, their dog, Ginger wandered around like she owned the place and even snapped at a few guests, talk about a guard pup. The crowed wasn't phased, they enjoyed the weather, cars, company and Beratud Belieu rose.

More than 375 guests joined Manhattan House and the New York Observer Hamptons Magazine for a Hamptons Preview Party in the landmarked Mid-Century modern residential condominium's private gardens. Guests enjoyed some of the best vineyards, art galleries and shops the Hamptons has to offer this summer and previewed the new signature-designed model residences in the building's The Modern Collection by James "Ford" Huniford and Celerie Kemble. The unveiling of the new residences follows the acclaimed success of the building's inaugural designs by Huniford, Kemble and Rita Konig, all of which have since sold.

Prospective buyers, brokers and other guests enjoyed a seasonal menu of lobster rolls, fish sliders and oyster hors d'oeuvres served by Betel, an exotic yet modern Southeast Asian restaurant located at 51 Grove Street in the West Village.

The opening of Banzai Burger in Amagansett. (Nicole Barylski)

Wölffer Estate and Sparkling Pointe offered wine and champagne tastings, while artMRKT Hamptons and McNeill Art Group previewed their artwork. Additional participants included Elgot; Ligne Roset; Mountain Ridge Country Club, which provided golf and tennis demonstrations; FlyWheel; The Village Latch Inn Hotel; exhale® mindbodyspa and Bond no.9.

Huniford has designed a three-bedroom, 3.5-bath 3,196-square-foot floor-through residence featuring expansive northern and southern exposures inspired by his initial design at the building. The residence features a media room/library, windowed kitchen, breakfast room, and powder room, all designed in the spirit of Manhattan House's architect, 20th Century icon Gordon Bunshaft. Luxurious textures and finishes mark the interior, from alpaca, pony skin, horse hair and cotton, and linen upholstery, to brushed nickel hardware. South-facing offer views of Manhattan House's private gardens, and soft grays, blues and celadon achieve a seamlessly serene transition from one room to the next. Kemble's three-bedroom, three-bath 2,240-square-foot corner residence features northern, eastern and western exposures and 183 square feet of combined exterior space. She designed a classic and comfortable space accentuated by organically modern furniture forms, vintage textiles, classic furniture pieces from the 1960s and 1970s. Both residences feature distinctive artwork by innovative artists of Voltz Clarke's roster. For more information on Manhattan House, which is located at 200 East 66th Street, go to www.manhattanhouse.com.

Pictured from left to right: Christopher Barnes, President, New York Observer; Kelly Mack, President, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group; Suzanne Mackenzie, Partner, O'Connor Capital Partners; Lori Klipstein, Manhattan House Project Manager, O'Connor Capital Partners; Interior Designer James Huniford, Hillary Keech. (Courtesy Photo: Ryan McClure/Patrick McMullan.com)

On Saturday, July 2, Gretchen Scott Designs teamed up with the Last Chance Animal Rescue to hold the first annual "Cocktails for Canines" fundraiser in Southampton.

Guests enjoyed a private shopping experience, a raffle where guests could win a tunic, scarf, or a dog collar from Gretchen Scott Designs. Guests enjoyed wine, beer from the Southampton Publick House and hors d'oeuvres from Seasons of Southampton and a 50 percent discount on one clothing item purchase.

Last Chance Animal Rescue Fund is a non-profit 100 percent volunteer run organization that rescues animals from high "kill" shelters who are scheduled to be euthanized. Gretchen Scott and Last Chance Animal Rescue, decided to combine their efforts and raise money for a great cause.

On Sunday The Cinema Society and Dreamworks hosted a star-studded screening of "The Help" at a private residence in East Hampton. It was attended by "The Help" stars Allison Janney, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer, Gayle King, Katie Couric, Donna Karan, Russell Simmons, Alan Alda, Beth Stern, Howard Stern, Chris Ivery, Ellen Pompeo, Kyle MacLachlan, Lorraine Bracco, Mark Feuerstein, and Martha Stewart.

Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio and entourage in the her VIP cabana. (Courtesy Photo: KirillWasHere.com)

Shari Liu and Candace Cogan of Aston Martin hosted an event for Aston Martin and Haute Living Magazine held at the home of Lydia and Rudy Touzet. Tamara Comolli jewelry and Moet were co-sponsors. The event was attended by Niche Media's Jason Binn, Miami Heat's Chris Bosch of the Miami Heat, Charlie Walk, Colleen Schiff, and Alejandro Grimaldi. Guests were treated to a exclusive test drives of a fleet of Aston Rapides with professional drivers on a gorgeous sunny day in Southampton.

Also on Sunday, July 3, to celebrate July 4th weekend, world-renowned Brazilian model and Victoria's Secret Angel, Alessandra Ambrosio, hosted the second annual "Follow the Sun" summer party at East Hampton hotspot, SL East. Arriving at the club with her fiancé, Jamie Mazur, Ambrosio was joined with a group of her close friends including "Twilight's" Kellan Lutz, "Gossip Girl's" Matthew Settle, EMM Group owner's Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum and other acclaimed Brazilian models, Ana Beatriz Barros, Renata Maciel and Luciana Gimenez. Throughout the night, Ambrosio and her entourage entertained outside on the lavish patio from their VIP cabana, enjoying flutes of champagne while dancing to beats served up by DJ's Jesse Marco and Triarchy.

On Friday and Saturday South Edison hosted Brooklyn-based Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks who brought their Americana-pop-swing blend to Montauk. They have had recurring appearances on the NPR radio program "A Prairie Home Companion" hosted by Garrison Keillor, and their music has been prominently featured in the award-winning HBO series "Boardwalk Empire."

Banzai Burger had their grand opening on Thursday with a sampling of their menu including burgers, sushi and more. Banzai Burger is a casual restaurant concept which serves great burgers by Chef Alan Hughes, a gifted Argentinian chef once nominated for the Rising Star Chef of American Cuisine by the James Beard Foundation. Sushi Chef Isao Yoshimura, from a village in central Japan has been a Sushi Chef in Manhattan for over 14 years, and presides over his sushi station at the bar. Banzai Burger has indoor and outdoor seating with a large bar indoor, an outdoor lounge area with ping pong and outdoor bar on the patio and is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, plus brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Julia DeTroy with Gretchen Scott Design; Manager Vanessa Scott-Brown, Alexandra Scott-Brown and Last Chance Animal Rescue Fund's Pam Snyder. (Nicole Barylski)


 • Twilight's Kellan Lutz, Rev Run, Supermodel Jessica Hart, How to Make it in America star Victor Rasuk and Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park and Book of Mormon fame were spotted enjoying their Fourth of July weekend at Georgica.

 • Actress Rosario Dawson hanging out with her mom and sipping champagne at the "Hyde Comes To AXE Lounge" party in Southampton on Sunday night. They were seen dancing to music by DJ Sam Young (the official DJ of the Royal Wedding) and hanging out with friends until the wee hours of the morning.

 • Estelle gave an exclusive performance for the Moet BBQ at the Paige Estate in Sag Harbor on Sunday night.

 • Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber enjoyed dinner at La Fondita with their children.

 • Barbara Walters spotted getting her hair done at La Carezza.

 • Former Mets first baseman Keith Hernandez enjoying dinner at the boathouse.

 • Billy Joel took a ride out to Montauk on Tuesday just before the July 4th weekend on his chopper motorcycle with his latest girlfriend Alexis Roderick and stopped for lunch at Navy Beach. The Piano Man in a casual tee-shirt and baseball cap and his lunch date in a black sun hat sat outside overlooking the bay.

 • Liev Schreiber and his wife Naomi Watts were spotted Thursday night at Turtle Crossing in East Hampton. Liev was chowing on house made pappardelle while Watts had a beet salad. Both enjoyed margaritas on ice while friends had fish tacos and ribs

 • Ethan Hawke and his pregnant wife Ryan Shawhughes enjoyed an outdoor dinner with six friends on Sunday on the patio at Nick & Toni's in East Hampton.

Georgica's Seth Levine and Dina Lohan at The CÎROC Cabana Club's opening weekend. (Courtesy Photo: Jerritt Clark)

 • Betsey Johnson and her boyfriend enjoyed a romantic dinner for two on Friday night at Nick & Toni's. Johnson enjoyed the whole fish paired with champagne. The following day, Saturday, the lovebirds were spotted enjoying a late lunch at The Living Room at c/o The Maidstone in East Hampton.

 • Bobby Flay and his wife Stephanie March enjoyed a casual dinner at Bostwick's Chowder House in East Hampton on Friday night. They sat outside on one of the barrel tables and enjoyed Lobster Bisque, Steamers, Green Salad and two pound Lobsters.

 • Bethenny Frankel was spotted twice over the weekend at Navy Beach in Montauk, first enjoying a date night on Saturday with her husband Jason and then she was back again on Monday, July 4th enjoying the live music by local songtress Nancy Atlas with her daughter Bryn and a friend.

 • Sunday night was Brazil night at Serafina in East Hampton with six top Brazilian models were spotted enjoying a dinner of risotto and garganelli pasta with fresh tomatoes. Among them were Alessandra Ambrosio, known for her work with Victoria's Secret and Isabeli Fontana, who has also graced the pages of Victoria's Secret as well as being named in Forbes The World's 15 Top-Earning Models.

 • New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning was spotted at Hamptons staple T-Bar at Savanna's discussing NFL labor issues with real estate tycoon Mickey Palin.

 • "Real Housewives of New York City" star Sonja Morgan celebrated the fourth of July with two friends at local favorite 75 Main restaurant, as fellow 'Real Housewives of New York City" star Ramona Singer and E!'s "The Spin Crowd" Jonathan Cheban also dined at separate tables.

 • Over the holiday weekend, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and wife Judith were spotted in deep conversation with journalist and talk show host Barbara Walters, as Crown Prince of Denmark Frederik enjoyed a night out with eight friends at celebrity hotspot Southampton Social Club.

Eileen Casey spent many years working in the television and music industries in New York City on the "ABC In Concert" weekly series, as well as several prime time network and cable television specials. An award-winning journalist, editor, and artist, and former Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com, she enjoys staying warm in Charleston and cool in the Hamptons.

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Guest (Hank) from Amagansett says::
Billy Joel does not even own a 'chopper'. I know his bikes and he dislikes that type of motorcycle. Why is it that any time someone shows up somewhere on a motorcycle it's referred to as a 'chopper'?
Jul 7, 2011 10:50 pm


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