Log In   ·   Become A Member

Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Chambers, Abigail Spencer, And More Attend Southampton Innís Memorial Day Weekend BBQ

Lee Fryd

Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Chambers and friends. (Photo: Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com)

A true anchor of this community, the Southampton Inn has housed everyone from politicians to rock stars passing through the Hamptons. And their Annual Memorial Day BBQ and Pool Party anchors the holiday weekend. This rainy Sunday, it was held inside Claude's restaurant downstairs, a sparkling new jewel, set beside a candlelit patio dining area, in owner Dede Gotthelf Moan's crown.

This year's soiree brought out actor Armie Hammer and wife Elizabeth Chambers, actress Abigail Spencer, and, People and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle and Matt Whitney - who hosted a star-studded Hamptons wedding over the holiday weekend.

She introduced us to its chef, James Carpenter. "He's probably the best chef out here as far as I'm concerned," Dede said. Perhaps you remember his cooking from the Maidstone, Della Femina, or Centro when it opened. "The food is American, absolutely exquisite to look at and equally delicious," Dede continued. "I particularly love the lobster mango salad, surrounded by cucumbers, and calamari salad appetizers, Peconic Bay oysters, the divine steaks and roasted chicken." She also loves the new South Africa staff she shares with a private club in Florida. If they look familiar to you, you too are living the good life.

So are the more than 70 guests that Dede says come year after year, making the Inn akin to their private club. "They visit one another in New York, Belgium, Argentina," said Dede, "and celebrate birthdays and anniversaries at the Inn. That's why we have this Memorial Day barbecue and the one on 4th of July."

Abigail Spencer, Hailey McCraney and Miriam Whitney. (Photo: Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com)

Many guests have running reservations for extended weekends. Some like to beat the crowds and take advantage of the special half price rates by coming Monday to Friday. This year, there are also two free tickets to the Monday night Pianofest series for Sunday and Monday night guests.

Dede keeps the hotel fresh by redoing about 20 rooms a season. She turned to One Kings Lane, around the corner on Jobs Lane, to design and provide many of the rooms, especially the premium rooms - large, well-appointed accommodations overlooking the gardens - that are new this year. "We also have things I've selected from Hildreth's Department store," Dede told us, "because we love buying local, to the extent that we can."


Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
What color is a banana?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
Rosehip Partners Real Estate
Properties In The Hamptons

East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers ó and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.

Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 34 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant. Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.

Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.

Burner Law Group, P.C.
Burner Law Group, P.C. are full service elder law attorneys concentrating in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration and Litigation, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law. Offices in East Setauketā NY, Westhampton Beach, NY, and New York, NY.

Calissa is Mykonos in the Hamptons.
Our menu focuses on seafood and Greek dishes such as salt baked fish, seafood pasta and Mediterranean mezze. Our wine list has been awarded The Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator and boasts the largest selection of rosť in the Hamptons. The name Calissa is derived from the brightest constellation in the summer sky.Our sister restaurants in New York are Amali and Bar Marseille, opening 2020 in the Rockaways. Calissa offers private dining spaces for groups from 10 to 300 people. To plan your next wedding, corporate event or gathering, please email events@calissahamptons.com. 1020 MONTAUK HIGHWAY, WATER MILL

Suburban Propane in Bridgehampton, New York has been serving proudly supporting our community for 90 years.
Suburban Propane has been serving the energy needs for home owners and business in the Hamptonís for decades. We offer friendly service by local professionals you know and trust, plus the peace of mind that comes from knowing we are among the leaders in the industry for safety.

WordHampton Public Relations
We build client revenues and reputations. Our reputation is built on delivering a strong media presence and, as a result, demand for our clients' offerings, resulting in a positive impact on sales. Successful campaigns start with understanding the goals of our clients and developing a customized strategy that will achieve those objectives.

SGF Acupuncture, PLLC. Is owned and operated By Sandra Geehreng Foster.
SGF Acupuncture, PLLC. Is owned and operated By Sandra Geehreng Foster. Her treatments are based on five element acupuncture. She also offers Far Infrared Sauna treatments. PEMF cellular excerise.

Spanish Maven was founded by Marisa Ramirez.
Spanish Maven was founded by Marisa Ramirez after she experienced learning English as a second language upon relocating to New York.