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What to Do This Weekend In The Hamptons

Heading to the Hamptons this weekend? Here are a few events to keep in mind:

Friday, July 18


Legacy of Hope, Inaugural Sunset Cocktail Reception

Rogers Mansion 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton



Preview Benefit Cocktail For The 2014 East Hampton Antiques Show

10 James Lane



Saturday, July 19


Opening of Bridgehampton Polo

Two Trees Farm, 849 Hayground Rd., Bridgehampton



3rd Annual St. Barth Hamptons Gala 

Bridgehampton Historical Society 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton


Brooke Shields is this year’s host of the annual St. Barth Hamptons Gala with Social Life Magazine and St. Barth Tourism.


Longhouse Reserve White Hot + Blue2 Summer Benefit

133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton



Annual Hampton Designer Showhouse Gala Preview Party 

Paramount Homes of the Hamptons, Inc, 408 Pauls Lane , Bridgehampton, NY



ACRIA Cocktails at Sunset

Beechnut Hill Farm, 674 Scuttle Farm Rd. in Watermil New York










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The Daily Fêtes Poolside with MILLY

Poolside Party with MICHELLE SMITH of MILLY, CHELSEA LEYLAND & THE DAILY FRONT ROWOn Saturday evening socials gathered poolside with hosts Michelle Smith of MILLY and The Daily Front Row at Tom Colicchio’s Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. Guests joined Smith for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served by staff wearing “Sorry For Partying” tees.  “Why be sorry?!”, a PYT inquired while dancing to tunes spun by DJ Chelsea Leyland.  It’s summer in the Hamptons sounds like a great response to me.

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Tony Awards 2014

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H&M And Alexander Wang Reveal Collaboration At Coachella


Alexander Wang

Partygoers were surprised upon arriving H&M’s annual Coachella dance party last week when they saw LED lights and lasers projecting the Alexander Wang x H&M collaboration logo.  This late night dance party became epic when it revealed the retailer’s new designer collaboration with fashion favorite Alexander Wang. The collection, which will include apparel, accessories, and lifestyle products for both men and women, will debut in stores and online November 6th. Later, attendees including Katy Perry, Lorde, Chanel Iman, A$AP Rocky, Fergie and Zoe Kravitz enjoyed performances by Major Lazer, Jesse Marco, Just Blaze and Iggy Azalea.  This marks the retailer’s twelfth designer collaboration since its inception with Karl Lagerfeld in 2004.  “I am honored to be a part of H&M’s designer collaborations,” noted Wang. “The work with the team is an exciting, fun process. They are very open to pushing boundaries and to setting a platform for creativity. This will be a great way for a wider audience to experience elements of the Alexander Wang brand and lifestyle.”

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Andrea Robinson Presents Toss the Gloss

RALPH LAUREN Toss the Gloss Book SigningBeauty industry expert Andrea Robinson launched her new book titled, Toss the Gloss: Beauty Tips, Tricks and Truths for Women 50+ with a book signing party held at the Ralph Lauren Madison Avenue store.  Robinson, who has served as president for Ralph Lauren Fragrance and Tom Ford Beauty, and magazine editor for Vogue and Mademoiselle, shares her experience and offers straightforward insight to feeling healthier, prettier and more confident at any age. “Forget about makeup reclaiming youth,” noted Robinson, “Good makeup reclaims you.” Toss the Gloss: Beauty Tips, Tricks and Truths for Women 50+ is available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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2014 Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival


winter film awards

While we are yearning for spring here in NY, what better way to stay warm and toasty than enjoying a film?  The Third Annual Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival brought 61 diverse documentaries, shorts, narrative features, animation, student films, music videos and horror films together.

The best part of watching an Indy film (other than the fact that you might get to help discover the next Martin Scorsese) is all the different stories one can learn .  Blockbusters are great, but it is impressive to see what these directors can do on a much smaller budget.  The Winter Film Awards featured films from over 20 countries, (and yes, some had subtitles).  In addition to global representation, there were 17 female directors whose work was featured as well as 8 student films!

While we were unable to see all the movies selected, we did check out Hipster!  The Musical, the brainchild of Adam Blair.  Hipster! The Musical is a satirical look at this generation’s tight jean wearing, cheap beer drinking, latte loving counterculture. Hipster! Follows Dave and Lily, a pair of long-term best friends.  Dave is ready to take their relationship to the next level but Lily is content being “BFFs.”  But, when Lily falls in with an alternative crowd, Dave realizes he needs to change to fit in her new lifestyle.  After studying up on all things vintage things seem to be going well for Dave who is blissfully unaware of Salinger, leader of the hipster clan’s nefarious ploy to keep them apart.  Check out Hipster! Before it goes all cool and mainstream:  hipsterthemusical.com

Other films worth noting include Best Picture winner, Behind Closed Doors.  Directed and produced by Nicolas Sicurella, Behind Closed Doors follows three main stories in a small Long Island town: A couple  trying to define their relationship, an elderly man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and his daughter who is fighting for their financial survival, and a family with a younger daughter.  These seemingly unrelated stories collide when one horrifying event changes everything.

From Queens to Cairo, a documentary, which shines light on the problems of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 by following filmmaker Sherif Sadek and his family as they travel back to Egypt a year later, is also worth mentioning.  After visiting slums and talking to residents, Sherif examines the political climate of his native country.  He shares the violence, the way the media twisted the events of and leading up to the uprising on January 25th, and the hopes and prayers of the Egyptians all while appreciating his own fortune and making memories with his family.  Unable to foresee the long-term outcome of the revolution, Sherif makes a few predictions of the future of Egypt, realizing he wants the same for his children as he does for his country.