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Chatterbox: A Hamptons Pro-Am With John McEnroe, Kim Clijsters, And Mardy Fish, Bumble BFF Weekend With Sara Foster And Erin Foster, More

Nicole Barylski

Alan Cumming and John McEnroe. (Photo: Samantha Deitch/BFA.com)

Bill Clinton enjoyed lunch with family members at the Clam Bar at Napeague on Thursday, August 22.

Russell Simmons and daughter Aoki Lee Simmons attend What Goes Around Comes Around's celebration of self-love hosted by Rori Sassoon in East Hampton this past weekend. (Photo: John Roca)

Rori Sassoon, relationship expert and author, hosted a Summer of Self-Love celebration at the East Hampton boutique in support of her new book, The Art of the Date on Friday. During the evening, Sassoon shared her best relationship advice, tips on how to navigate Manhattan's complex dating scene and signed copies for her fans. The evening was co-hosted by Fashion Stylist Gretta Monahan, who pulled her favorite summer date-night looks and offered fashion advice, and Founder of Naturally Serious Skincare, Rochelle Jacobs, who shared beauty secrets. Guests also sipped Minuty Rosé and enjoyed light bites while shopping WGACA's curated selection of luxury vintage goods from brands like Gucci, Dior, and Chanel. Attendees included Russell Simmons and daughter Aoki Lee Simmons, singer/songwriter Sophie Beem, among others.

Erin Foster and Sara Foster. (Photo: Ryan Miller for Saks Fifth Avenue)

Saks Fifth Avenue and social networking community Bumble BFF, the friendship-finding platform within the Bumble app, hosted "Saks by the Sea, a Saks and Bumble BFF Bee-Treat" at Hero Beach Club in Montauk from Friday through Sunday. Guests, which included Flaviana Matata, Dani Evans, Janet Montgomery, Lauren Taylor, Ashley Avignone, Charlotte Bickley, Tanya Taylor, Indira and Bria Scott, Zach Weiss, Danielle and Gabby Prescod, Tucker Bellingrath, Sarah Bray, Jari Jones, Corey Kempster, and Mandy Ansari, took part in surf lessons, a happiness workout led by Happy Not Perfect founder Poppy Jamie, a starlit clambake and bonfire hosted by Bumble's Heads of Creative Sara and Erin Foster, a yoga session with Yoga Vida founder Hilaria Baldwin, and a beach clean-up with the Surfrider Foundation. The fun culminated with a farm-to-table lunch with Black Iris founder Candice Miller and Saks Chief Merchant Tracy Margolies at Rosie's Amagansett to celebrate Saks' exclusive launch of the Black Iris Fall 2019 Collection.

Australian model Nicole Trunfio (left) and The Surf Lodge owner Jayma Cardoso (right) strike a pose at the Shallou & ABC Cocina dinner Sunday night in Montauk. (Photo: Madison McGaw / BFA.com)

The 5th Annual Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP) Pro-Am in the Hamptons was held at Sportime Amagansett on Saturday. The benefit featured matches with JMTP's John McEnroe and Patrick McEnroe, as well as Kim Clijsters, Mardy Fish, Mats Wilander, Guillermo "Willy" Cañas and Emilio Sánchez.

"It was such a gorgeous day to be out on the courts with so many legends of the game, our generous JMTP supporters who have made tennis a part of their own lives and, of course, our JMTP kids showing off their skills at Sportime Amagansett---followed by an incredible evening, with Alan Cumming keeping the energy up in the DJ booth," said tennis icon John McEnroe, "This was our 5th Annual Pro-Am, and we're thrilled to be expanding the work of our nonprofit---introducing tennis to more young people who wouldn't otherwise have access to the game and to high-level training and competitive play. We're looking to help kids grow as individuals, as well as to create the next generation of American tennis champions right here in my hometown of NYC. As always this event is a great way to kick off US Open week."

Alternative dance group Rüfüs Du Sol hang out at The Surf Lodge where they performed this past weekend. (Photo: Madison McGaw / BFA.com)

Following the Pro-Am, an After Party, hosted at a private residence, featured music selections by renowned actor and celebrity DJ Alan Cumming.

Models Isabell Giardini (left) and Ambra Gutierrez (right) attend the Rüfüs Du Sol concert presented by PAX at The Surf Lodge in Montauk on Saturday. (Photo: Madison McGaw / BFA.com)

"I'm thrilled to be joining John McEnroe and JMTP in the effort to make tennis more accessible, inclusive and affordable for young New Yorkers," noted Cumming. "Tennis, like any major sport, is larger than just a game---which is something I was pleased to have the chance to explore playing the role of designer Ted Tinling in Battle of the Sexes. Sports and sports figures have a responsibility to confront social inequality, and it's great that JMTP is doing that."

Justin Tuck and Joy Corrigan were among attendees at Prostate Cancer Foundation's Gala in the Hamptons at Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. The Saturday evening event included dining, dancing, cocktails, and a special musical performance by multi-award-winning artist Bryan Adams.

On Saturday, former Vice President Joe Biden held a Hamptons fundraiser at the Water Mill home of artist Bonnie Lautenberg. The evening brought out nearly 250 supporters, including Governor Jon Corzine, Ambassador Donald Blinken, and his wife Vera, former Congressman Steve Israel, Tony Blinken, who was the Deputy National Security Advisor under President Barack Obama, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, and two candidates running for Congress, Perry Gershon and Jackie Gordon. After the fundraiser, the presidential candidate made an appearance at Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons' Blue Dream Gala.

The Surf Lodge's Culinary Director Shaun Hergatt (left) and Head Chef Robert Seiber (right) take a break from the kitchen on Saturday. (Photo: Madison McGaw / BFA.com)

The Rüfüs Du Sol set, presented by PAX, on Saturday at The Surf Lodge brought out models Isabell Giardini, Ambra Gutierrez & Precious Lee, artist Biet Simkin and Santana Iglesias. The Montauk hotspot hosted a dinner with Shallou & ABC Cocina on Sunday with attendees like Australian model Nicole Trunfio, Harvey Newton-Hayden & Jenne Lombardo, author Athena Calderone and more.

On Sunday, opening day of the Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton attracted Billy Joel and Michael Bloomberg, both of whom were supporting their daughters who competed, Donna Karan, and many more. Adrienne Sternlicht kicked off the 44th iteration by taking the top spot in the $30,000 Land Rover Jumper Challenge presented by Jaguar.

Billy Joel supported his daughter Della at the Hampton Classic. (Photo: Rob Rich/www.societyallure.com)

Mumford & Sons headlined an exceptional invitation-only Sunday concert for SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners at Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, which brought out Sir Paul McCartney, John McEnroe and Dianna Agron, who is married to Winston Marshall, Mumford & Sons' banjoist and lead guitarist.

Mumford & Sons at the Talkhouse. (Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

On Monday, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton enjoyed a quiet night out at The Springs Tavern in Springs. The casually dressed duo dined on shishito peppers to start, while Bill noshed on a lobster roll as his main, and Hillary enjoyed a salad. To finish the meal, the couple split a slice of key lime pie for dessert. The following day, the Clintons, along with a group of eleven, stopped by Bostwick's Chowder House in East Hampton. The large party dined outside, where Hillary had a Montauk Brewing Company Wave Chaser IPA on draft and stuffed flounder. Bill went with a skinny spicy margarita, blackened fish tacos and they shared a lump crab cocktail.

Rori Sassoon, Rochelle Jacobs and Gretta Monahan cheers with Minuty Rosé to a summer of self-love at What Goes Around Comes Around's East Hampton boutique this past weekend. (Photo: John Roca)

Christy Turlington was spotted at Townline BBQ in Sagaponack on Monday.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski


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