Showing posts with label Hamptons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hamptons. Show all posts

Thursday, June 10, 2010

It's time for Playful Learning - The must-stop educational shop opens in Sag Harbor

It's time for Playful Learning - The must-stop educational shop opens in Sag Harbor
June 10, 2010

Calling all Hamptonites—have plans yet for this Saturday (June 12, 2010)? Bring the kids and kick off the weekend at the Grand Opening of Playful Learning, the ultimate educational one-stop-shop and toy store. Browse through the handpicked selection of toys, art supplies, interesting books and more while your children take part in educational crafts and munch on organic snacks! Learn about Playful Learning’s engaging Summer Workshops—it’s not too late to register for sessions including, Keeping A Writer’s Notebook, Word Play, Explorations in Art, and Parents Workshop: Playful Learning Experiences.

Playful Learning is an extension of the Parents’ Choice Award-winning website PlayfulLearning.net. Following the mantra “Experience. Discover. Grow.”, Mariah Bruehl created the website to share useful and interesting information with families regarding the growth and development of their children—based on her years of experience as an educator, teacher and mother. The website is designed to help families with planning and preparing for playful learning experiences, allowing users to collaborate and learn from each other—look out for Bruehl’s upcoming book Playful Learning, expected for publication in Summer 2011. Playful Learning was created to become another valuable resource for children and parents, in addition to the website, as well as a place to spend quality time together. By carrying favorite children’s books, games, toys, writing materials and scientific tools, Mariah’s goal is to provide products that are a good match between a child’s stage of development and current interests. Welcome to Playful Learning, a Sag Harbor stop, where families can enhance children’s explorations, interests, imaginations and passions.

PLAYFUL LEARNING
78 Main Street #14
Sag Harbor, New York 11963
T: 631-889-4406
www.playfullearning.net

Monday, June 7, 2010

Oso Restaurant at Southampton Inn - The Hamptons hotspot serves up a fresh twist on local fare

Oso Restaurant at Southampton Inn - The Hamptons hotspot serves up a fresh twist on local fare
June 7, 2010

What better way to enjoy the East End’s farm fresh ingredients and local seafood than al fresco by Southampton Inn’s new pool? This summer, indulge in OSO At Southampton Inn for a taste of classic Hamptons hospitality.

OSO’s Executive Chef Bryan Naylor delights foodies with a creative take on Modern American fare served poolside, as well as under the summer sky in the courtyard or inside the intimately decorated dining room. Signature-dishes offer diners an innovative twist on local favorites, including Lobster Café au Lait (Cognac Foam, lobster ‘swizzle stick’) and Chioga Beet Carpaccio (local arugula, Catapano Farms goat cheese, citrus mist, almond oil). Sipping cocktails in the courtyard? Try the sweet White Grape Mojito (10 Cane, mint, grape, lime, simple syrup) or the refreshing Pacific (Crop Cucumber Vodka, dry saki).

Whether a guest at the Inn or not, visit OSO and start your morning with a refreshing breakfast, featuring local farm fresh ingredients, freshly squeezed juices, and baked goods, prepared on-premise in the Inn’s new state-of-the-art kitchen. On sunny summer afternoons, the library is a perfect spot to relax and sip iced tea.

Chef Naylor prides himself on crafting menus with an elegant, refined palate infused with the casual allure of the Hamptons.

About Southampton Inn: An idyllic East End escape for bustling city-dwellers, the Southampton Inn is nestled on more-than-five acres of manicured lawns and lushly landscaped grounds. The perfect Hamptons home-away-from-home for any traveler, Southampton Inn is steps away from designer boutiques, quaint and fine dining, art galleries, parks and museums, and just over a mile from Coopers Beach. A local landmark, the casual-chic, Tudor-style Inn is home to ninety recently-renovated guestrooms, each individually decorated to reflect the effortlessly stylish allure of the Hamptons.

OSO at Southampton Inn
91 Hill Street
Southampton, NY 11968
T: 631-283-1166
www.southamptoninn.com/dining

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Insider's Guide: What's Hot for the Hamptons in 2010

The Insider's Guide: What's Hot for the Hamptons in 2010
June 1, 2010

The summer season has arrived which means New Yorkers are switching gears and slowing their pace in anticipation of enjoying sunny days by the beach. Not sure where to stay, where to eat or what events to attend? Not to worry—here is your insider’s guide to everything you need to know about the Hamptons and more. From the best restaurant to grab a bite en route to the East End (or on your way home!) and the hottest hotel for your weekend jaunt, to the best of the exclusive fashion scene and the premier Hamptons social event—start planning for a summer to remember.

On Your Way to the Hamptons... Or on Your Way Back

CHEF GREGORY BAUMEL’S THE STONE TURTLE RESTAURANT
o Offering guests an unparalleled culinary experience, Executive Chef Gregory Baumel shares his imaginative take on Eclectic cuisine – everyday food with a twist – crafted with the season’s freshest ingredients, many of which are organic and locally sourced.
o A playful sense of whimsy and fun has returned to fine dining, as guests step inside The Stone Turtle Restaurant, they are greeted by a brightly colored décor, met with exposed brick and wood embodies the eatery’s casual elegance and charm.
o Stone Turtle’s Small Plates are ideal for those seeking a quick bite on the road and include Screaming Oysters (Freshly Shucked East Coast Oysters lightly poached in a sauce of Sake, Oyster Sauce, Chilis and Cilantro served with Crostini). Thirsty? Try the Hare of the Turtle (Bacardi® Superior Rum, club soda, mint leaves, jalapeno, lime, sugar, topped with Cotton Candy garnish), or the Stone Turtle Beer Sampler, which includes four 5oz. draft beers from the eatery’s twelve-beer selection. For those with a sweet tooth be sure to indulge with a selection or two from the Chocolate and Nothing But Chocolate Dessert Menu— the decadent, all-chocolate menu offers playful signature sweet treats such as The Dirty Ashtray and Chocolate Jalapeno “Chipwich Sandwich.”
o If you can’t make the stop, Executive Chef Gregory Baumel also makes “House Calls” upon request, personally crafting and creating a special menu based upon his client’s tastes and wishes.
4160 Austin Blvd.
Island Park, NY 11558
T: 516-431-6570
www.thestoneturtlerestaurant.com

WHERE TO STAY:

MONTAUK: PANORAMIC VIEW RESORT; RESIDENCES
o RESORT:
• A renowned Hamptons destination for over fifty years, this magnificent property encompasses 10+ oceanfront acres on 1,000-feet of sandy white beach. Every guestroom, suite and beach cottage overlooks a spectacular seascape. Resort amenities include: a pool complete with private lounges and cabanas affording spectacular ocean views, exclusive, quiet beach with personal attendants, fitness center, business center, concierge, porter and daily maid services, plush king-sized beds, fully-equipped kitchenette, television, phone, heat and air conditioning. All rental units – efficiency studios as well as one-and-two-bedroom units – feature picturesque windows that highlight the stunning view, as well as a private terrace or balcony.
o RESIDENCES:
• A true East End getaway for bustling New Yorkers, the Panoramic View Residences offer luxury living at its best— your full-service doorman building on the ocean. The perfect second home and seaside escape, the property’s year-round staff ensures that every need is met, from a fully-stocked refrigerator to the delivery of mail or dry cleaning. The Panoramic View promises residents the ultimate rest and relaxation experience. Amenities include poolside cabanas, fitness center, concierge service, porters, beach and pool attendants, on-site housekeeping, on-call massage therapists and fitness trainers. The Panoramic View Residences offer heavenly oceanfront living with none of the hassles associated with oceanfront home ownership. Boasting breathtaking ocean views, the Panoramic Residences range in size and price to suit your specific needs; featured are one-to-five bedroom units, from 1,200-square-feet to 4,500-square-feet, available from under $2 million to $6 million.
272 Old Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY‎ 11954
T: 631-668-3000
www.panoramicview.com

AMAGANSETT: SEA CREST ON THE OCEAN RESORT; RESIDENCES
o RESORT:
• Sea Crest on the Ocean offers exclusive seaside units, spanning 8.3 acres, nestled between Montauk and Amagansett. With 74 units – comprised of studios, one, two and three-bedroom fully equipped units – Sea Crest on the Ocean is the perfect site for a luxurious resort escape. Having recently completed an extensive renovation, guests are invited to indulge in the many luxurious Sea Crest Amenities—an outdoor heated swimming pool, private tennis courts, children’s play area, daily housekeeping service, picnic and barbecue areas. Enjoy the private beach with chairs, umbrella and towel services.
o RESIDENCES:
• For those who want to call Sea Crest home, units are also available for ownership—ideal for all ages, from young families who are looking to spend affordable yet memorable summers with their kids to retired couples looking to enjoy quiet time on the ocean. Distinctive Management eliminates the worries and stress of owning a second home. As a complete property management company, all home maintenance is taken care of. Monthly billing and expenses are a snap with the One Bill System. A residence at Sea Crest can even be acquired fully decorated and furnished—perfect for those busy buyers who aren’t looking commit to a big home decorating project.
2166 Montauk Highway
Amagansett, NY 11930
T: 631-267-3159
www.seacrestontheocean.com

SOUTHAMPTON: SOUTHAMPTON INN A local landmark and idyllic East End escape for bustling city-dwellers, the casual-chic, Tudor-style Southampton Inn is home to ninety recently-renovated guestrooms, each individually decorated to reflect the effortlessly stylish allure of the Hamptons.
o The perfect Hamptons home-away-from-home for any traveler, Southampton Inn is steps away from designer boutiques, quaint and fine dining, art galleries, parks and museums, and just over a mile from renowned Coopers Beach. In addition to its ninety guestrooms, the Southampton Inn’s 5.5-acre campus includes a conference center, OSO Restaurant and 71 Hill Street— the premier office complex in Southampton Village.
o Amenities include: outdoor heated fifty-foot pool and adjacent al fresco dining; all-weather tennis court; Gilchrist & Soames toiletries; complimentary shuttle service to Coopers Beach throughout the season; and library with fireplace, just to name a few. In addition, for a true getaway, a collection of exciting excursions can be arranged through the Southampton Inn Concierge Service.
91 Hill Street
Southampton, NY‎ 11968
T: 631-283-6500
www.southamptoninn.com


WHERE TO DINE…

OSO AT SOUTHAMPTON INN
o Classic Hamptons hospitality meets the modern palate at OSO At Southampton Inn— throughout the Hamptons summer season, OSO delights foodies with a creative take on Modern American fare served poolside, al fresco in the courtyard or inside in the intimately decorated dining room.
o In addition, Southampton Inn guests are awoken by a refreshing breakfast, featuring local farm fresh ingredients, freshly squeezed juices, and baked goods, prepared on-premise in the Inn’s new state-of-the-art kitchen. During summer afternoons, iced tea or lemonade are complimentary in the library; throughout the fall, winter and spring month, guests are treated to coffee, tea, juice and pastries in the library.
91 Hill Street
Southampton, NY‎ 11968
T: 631-283-1166
www.southamptoninn.com

T-BAR AT SAVANNA’S
o T-Bar at Savanna’s is well-known for its celeb scene, frequented by a long list of VIP patrons including Star Jones, Howard Stern, Beth Ostrosky Stern, FOX’s Rosanna Scotto, and Real Housewives of New York City’s Ramona and Mario Singer.
o The restaurant boasts an extensive wine list, wide selection of Cognac, Bourbon, and Single Malt Scotch. Signature dishes include the Yellowfin Tuna Tartar (Soy, Ginger and Sesame Seeds), Crispy Long Island Duck (with Sweet Potatoes and Apricot Glaze) and the Spaghetti “Chitarra” (Veal Meatballs, Marzano Sauce, and Basil).
o A favorite of the Hamptons’ society circuit, T-Bar at Savanna’s is led by famed restaurateur Tony Fortuna, of T-Bar NYC, and Arthur Backal. Offering guests innovative Contemporary American cuisine in a warm and inviting ambiance, the romantic outdoor terrace and rose garden make it the quintessential location for evening cocktails on those warm summer evenings.
268 Elm Street
Southampton, NY 11968
T: 631- 283-0202
www.savannassouthampton.com

WHAT TO WEAR…

BIBA – Open now through Labor Day
o This sexy boutique has been a favorite of celebrity shoppers including Christie Brinkley, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Felicity Huffman, Kim Porter and Beth Ostrosky Stern.
o Owner Barbara Blatt handpicks all of Biba’s hot lines. Biba has returned to its chic Southampton location this summer, showcasing the best of her exclusively-selected designs.
o Attention East End fashionistas! Barbara has designed and launched her own collection of chic summer-ready dresses, tops and tunics, featuring stylish designer-inspired prints and silhouettes. The Biba Collection will be sure to make a splash this season amongst the Hamptons’ stylistas. In addition to the its namesake collection, Biba’s pick for this summer’s must-have item is the dress, featuring collections from Unaluna, Gypsy 05, Minnie Rose Cashmeres, as well as this season’s hottest shoes, sandals and designer denim.
o This summer Biba promises to provide a one-stop shopping experience, with clothing and accessories from fashion’s ‘best kept secrets’ that will keep you looking summertime chic, from head-to-toe. In addition, Biba has also opened a second location in Palm Beach, which is open year round.
40 Hill Street
Southampton, NY 11968
T:631-259-2762


AMRITA SINGH JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES Since its launch in January 2003, Amrita Singh Jewelry & Accessories have garnered the admiration and devotion of fashion industry-insiders, Hollywood starlets – such as Anne Hathaway, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Lopez – and the everyday woman.
o Amrita Singh’s Designer Jewelry fuses Old World aesthetics with New World fashion, resulting in exceptional and distinctive wearable works of art. The Contemporary Collection has recently added other accessories, such as Handbags, Sandals and Hair accessories, and is available online and at several top American retailers, such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Intermix, Holt Renfrew, as well as various other boutiques and stores throughout the country. The Fine Jewelry Collection is available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.
o This summer, Amrita Singh Jewelry & Accessories is set to take part in the hotly-anticipated charity shopping event, Super Saturday 13, benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Nova’s Ark Project.
www.amritasingh.com

WHO TO KNOW…

CELEBRITY EVENT PLANNER, RANEE BARTOLACCI-MEIR OF INSIGNIA PRODUCTIONS
o Spanning the Hamptons to New York City to Los Angeles, the go-to Celebrity Event Planner for the most exciting, exclusive fêtes is Owner of Insignia Productions, Ranee Bartolacci-Meir. From the theme, food, décor, music and venue, Ranee adds a personalized, distinctively stylish touch.
o With her Insignia Productions team, Ranee manages each event from beginning-to-end— attending each meeting, ensuring that the chosen theme is carried throughout all aspects of the event and each component is meticulously planned, absolute focus is placed on even the smallest of details. Ranee’s uniquely hands-on approach allows her insight into each client’s personality, resulting in events that are is carefully-crafted according to the client’s wishes, tastes and style.
o A luxury full-service event-planning firm, Insignia Productions specializes in intricate and inspired design, customized planning and the logistical production of all event types and sizes. Recently, Insignia Productions organized and produced a pre-Oscar’s lunch with legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino to celebrate his eight-time Academy Award-nominated film, Inglourious Basterds. Ranee’s past events have ranged from the traditional – a classic New York City wedding, held at the Plaza Hotel with entertainment by Kool & the Gang – to the trendsetting – including an Asian-fusion wedding at L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall (featured in Bridal Guide Magazine), a fragrance launch-themed thirteen-year-old birthday, and chilly ice-themed soirée, complete with ice bar and décor.
www.insigniaproductions.com
T: 917-703-8829

2010 HAMPTONS EVENTS…

MERCEDES-BENZ POLO CHALLENGE 2010 AT BLUE STAR JETS FIELD – July 24, 2010 – August 28, 2010
o Once again, the Bridgehampton Polo Club (www.bhpolo.com) will host the coveted Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge at Blue Star Jets Field. This summer’s matches promise to be some of the most exciting in the sport of polo. The sport’s greatest athletes will compete for one of polo’s most treasured prizes. Returning as well will be some of the East End’s most high-profile and influential audience of VIPs, celebrities and media. This year’s sponsors include Swagg (Qualcomm), Ralph Lauren, Vita Coco, Crumbs Cupcakes and Bakery, Financial Times, Susan Foster Jewelry, Borghese Cosmetics, Hamptons Magazine and Pop Chips.
o Headed by event organizers, Strategic Group, the season commenced Saturday, July 24th and will continue for six consecutive Saturdays, ending August 28th. Matches will take place from 4PM to 6PM.
o The VIP tent will host an invitation-only cocktail reception for exclusive guests each Saturday afternoon during the tournament.
849 Hayground Road
Bridgehampton, NY 11976

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Southampton Inn - Retreat to a Hamptons hideaway

Southampton Inn - Retreat to a Hamptons hideaway
May 20, 2010

The Hamptons have long been known for star power, as the exclusive East End enclave is a playground for the rich and famous. Hot Hamptons hotel, Southampton Inn, has already begun to play host A-listers, as stars Kate Hudson, John Krasinski and Ginnifer Goodwin have been spotted there shooting scenes for the hotly-anticipated chick-flick Something Borrowed.

An idyllic escape for bustling city-dwellers, the Southampton Inn is nestled on more-than-five acres of lushly landscaped grounds. The perfect Hamptons home-away-from-home for any traveler, Southampton Inn is steps away from designer boutiques, quaint and fine dining, art galleries, parks and museums, and just over a mile from renowned Coopers Beach. A local landmark, the casual-chic, Tudor-style Inn is home to ninety recently-renovated guestrooms, each individually decorated to reflect the effortlessly stylish allure of the Hamptons. Summer pool membership is also available for non-guests.

In addition to its ninety guestrooms, the Southampton Inn’s 5.5-acre campus includes a conference center, OSO Restaurant and 71 Hill Street— the premier office complex in Southampton Village. Boasting 20,000-square-feet, the property houses a high-end construction company, financial services company, travel agency, spa and fine dining, as well as the area’s only local public radio station.

Hungry? Guests need not go far for a bite—classic Hamptons hospitality meets the modern palate at OSO At Southampton Inn. Start your morning with refreshing breakfast, featuring local farm fresh ingredients, freshly squeezed juices, and baked goods, prepared on-premise in the Inn’s new state-of-the-art kitchen. Throughout the Hamptons summer season, OSO delights foodies with a creative take on Modern American fare for lunch and dinner. Diners can indulge in such dishes as Local Clams (Crispy pork belly, Southampton Publick House Grand Cru broth), Lobster Tacos (Sriracha pepper, avocado, lime marinated lobster, roasted corn) and Chioga Beet Carpaccio (local arugula, Catapano Farms goat cheese, citrus mist, almond oil) poolside, al fresco in the courtyard and inside in the intimately-decorated dining room. During summer afternoons, guests can enjoy refreshing juices, iced tea or lemonade in the library; throughout the fall, winter and spring months, guests are treated to coffee, tea, juice and pastries in the library.

Also, Southampton Inn is perfect for any Hamptonite planning a special summer event. The ideal East End venue for a ‘Hamptons wedding,’ private social gathering or charity fête, as well as corporate meetings and conferences, Southampton Inn can play host to a number of events with a 6,000-square-feet of flexible indoor meeting space, 2,300-square-foot ballroom, seven meeting spaces of various sizes and dimensions, lushly landscaped outdoor courtyard, tented or open air events for up-to-500 people on the lawn, and private indoor and outdoor cocktail hours and receptions are all available to accommodate any type of event. OSO on-site catering is also available for all occasions; custom-crafted menus can be exclusively created by Chef Bryan Naylor, who prides himself on crafting menus with an elegant, refined palate infused with the casual allure of the Hamptons.

Southampton Inn
91 Hill Street
Southampton, NY 11968
www.southamptoninn.com

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sea Crest on the Ocean Resort & Residences - Sunny Hamptons Weekends by the Beach await you

Sea Crest on the Ocean Resort & Residences - Sunny Hamptons Weekends by the Beach await you
May 6, 2010

Wiggle your toes into the beautiful white sandy beach of Sea Crest on the Ocean Resort. Shouldn’t the search for your Hamptons destination be as stress-free as your vacation there? A sister property of Distinctive Management Company’s flagship luxury development, the Panoramic View Resort & Residences, Sea Crest on the Ocean offers exclusive seaside units, spanning 8.3 acres, nestled between Montauk and Amagansett. With 74 units – comprised of studios, one, two and three-bedroom fully equipped units – Sea Crest on the Ocean is the perfect site for a luxurious resort escape.

Indulge yourself in the Sea Crest Amenities—an outdoor heated swimming pool, private tennis courts, children’s play area, daily housekeeping service, picnic and barbecue areas. Enjoy the private beach with chair, umbrella and towel services. Having recently completed an extensive renovation, the stunning Sea Crest Resort has made it just that much sweeter to wake up by the sea.

For those who want to call Sea Crest home, units are also available for ownership—ideal for all ages, from young families who are looking to spend affordable yet memorable summers with their kids to retired couples looking to enjoy quiet time on the ocean. Distinctive Management eliminates the worries and stress of owning a second home. As a complete property management company, all home maintenance is taken care of. Monthly billing and expenses are a snap with the One Bill System. A residence at Sea Crest on the Ocean can even be acquired fully decorated and furnished—perfect for those busy buyers who aren’t looking commit to a big home decorating project.

Sea Crest on the Ocean
2166 Montauk Highway
Amagansett, NY
T: (631) 267-3159
www.seacrestontheocean.com

About Distinctive Management LLC: As the preeminent management company for exclusive, luxury properties in the Hamptons, Distinctive Management, LLC boasts an unparalleled expertise in the high-end real estate development and management market, which includes hotels, resorts, cooperatives, condominiums, private estates and commercial properties. For more information, please visit www.distinctiveventures.com.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Panoramic View Resort and Residences - Montauk's exclusive new enclave

Panoramic View Resort and Residences - Montauk's exclusive new enclave
April 12, 2010
Welcome home to your doorman/concierge building on the ocean—the weather is warming up, which means the Hamptons season is just around the corner!

Distinctive Management, LLC presents a true East End getaway for bustling New Yorkers, the Panoramic View Residences—presenting the most exclusive, exceptionally-priced homes directly on the beach in the town of East Hampton. A renowned destination for over fifty years, the new luxury oceanfront villas are available for purchase at the Panoramic View. The perfect second home and seaside escape, this magnificent property encompasses over ten oceanfront acres across 1,000 feet of sandy white beach. Waking up to a breathtaking seaside view in the mornings, residents may have to remind themselves that they are in New York’s Montauk, not a Caribbean isle. Absolute attention to detail and luxury styling are incorporated into each and every aspect of construction. The Panoramic View Residences range in size and price to suit your needs; featured are one through five bedroom units, from 1,200-square-feet to 6,500-square-feet, available from under $2 million to $10 million.

Redefining luxury, the property’s year-round staff ensures that every need is met, from a fully-stocked refrigerator to the delivery of mail or dry cleaning. The Panoramic View promises residents the ultimate rest and relaxation experience. Amenities include poolside cabanas, fitness center, concierge service, porters, beach and pool attendants, on-site housekeeping, on-call massage therapists and fitness trainers. The Panoramic View Residences offer heavenly oceanfront living with none of the hassles associated with oceanfront home ownership. For more information, please visit.

About Distinctive Management LLC: The preeminent management company for exclusive, luxury properties in the Hamptons, Distinctive Management, LLC boasts an unparalleled expertise in high-end real estate management, including hotel resorts, cooperatives, condominiums, private estates and commercial properties. For more information, please visit.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The First Annual Ferrari Hamptons Rally

THE FIRST ANNUAL FERRARI HAMPTONS RALLY


As the ideal way to wave goodbye to a memorable summer season, the First Annual Ferrari Hamptons Rally was the epitome of luxury and distinction— an East End afternoon of exclusive world-renowned vehicles, stylish surroundings, gourmet bites and refreshing cocktails.

The glamorous, red-carpet inaugural event, debuted at one of East Hampton’s finest dining and nightlife venues , Georgica Restaurant & Lounge, with an invitation-only guest-list of jet-setters, from celebrities and socialites, to media and business moguls. Ferrari aficionados had the opportunity to partake in the Hamptons rally, cruising past breathtaking estates, polo fields, vineyards, marinas and the ocean, all of which was preceded by an intimate brunch reception. Following the rally, the drivers and guests enjoyed a late afternoon fête, complete with specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

As founder and co-host of the event, Nathaniel Christian is a Ferrari enthusiast and collector— the New York native credits his passion and fondness for the history and craftsmanship of the vehicles as his inspiration for the event. Nathaniel Christian has become a luxury lifestyle expert, as a real estate entrepreneur and restaurant and nightlife impresario. Co-host Nikki Beach Midtown is located in the vibrant heart of New York City; Nikki Beach Midtown combines classic beach club elegance with Manhattan sophistication. This urban outpost of the world-renowned Nikki Beach brand brings the ultimate beach club concept together with dining, fashion, music and entertainment. Since opening its doors in the heart of Midtown, the exclusive venue has hosted top events and welcomed VIPs and A-list celebrities.

The impressive list of event lifestyle sponsors included Grey Goose Vodka, Monticello Motor Club, Puma, Piper Champagne, Red Bull, Voss Water, Hamptons Magazine, Cavallino Magazine, Peroni, Ferrari Long Island, Miller Motorcars, Algar Ferrari, Wide World of Cars, Ferrari of Central New Jersey and the Ferrari Owners Club Northeast Region.

For more information please see the official Hamptons Ferrari Rally website here.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge 2009 at Blue Star Jets Field

Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge 2009 at Blue Star Jets Field
The often uttered phrase, “summer in the Hamptons” conjures up dozens of delightful pastimes and memories—but one thing is for certain, the Hamptons are just not The Hamptons without the Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge at Blue Star Jets Field.

A staple in the social scene, the Bridgehampton Polo Club is the summer melting pot of celebrities, socialites, media, and jet-setters. There is a reason that the Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge is a favorite on the Hamptons circuit. Unlike any other event, the A-list mingling and socializing takes place against the backdrop of highly-anticipated polo matches. The glamorous tradition has been enjoyed by a long, star-dominated list of past attendees including Anne Hathaway, Beth Ostrosky Stern, Brooke Shields, Debra Messing, Elizabeth Hurley, Jay-Z, Jeremy Piven, Jessica Alba, Mandy Moore, Natalie Portman, Chace Crawford, Kim Cattrall, Jessica Biel, and Christina Applegate, among many others.

This summer’s matches are already underway and the rest of the season promises to offer some of the most exciting in the sport of polo. The sport’s greatest athletes will compete for one of polo’s most treasured prizes. The season commenced on Saturday, July 18th for an unforgettable Opening Day, and continued for six consecutive Saturdays, ending August 22nd.

The coveted event of the summer, the VIP tent played host to an invitation-only cocktail reception for exclusive guests each Saturday afternoon during the tournament. In addition, this year’s season partners, joining efforts to make this year’s Challenge the most spectacular six weeks ever, included: Mercedes-Benz, Piaget, Blue Star Jets, Ralph Lauren, Pop Chips, Nespresso, Ferreti Yachts, Zino Platinum, Dellis Cay, Ameriprise Financial, Covertech, Riviera South Beach Hotel, Stoli, Robert Mondavi, Basil Hayden’s, Crumbs Bakery, Vue Water, Coca-Cola, and Alain Mikli.

The Insider’s Guide on this year’s Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge 2009 at Blue Star Jets Field.

HOST:
Bridgehampton Polo Club—The tournament host

WHEN:
Six consecutive Saturdays (from Opening Day—July 18, 2009 to the August 22, 2009)

WHERE:
Blue Star Jets Field at Two Trees Farm
849 Hayground Road
Bridgehampton, NY 11932.

COMPETING TEAMS:
CERTIFIED
CINQUE TERRE/HEATHCOTE
EQUEELEUS
W.B.F.
GREAT OAKS
BLACK WATCH

EXCLUSIVE APPAREL RETAILER: Polo Ralph Lauren will return this summer as the exclusive apparel retailer with an onsite shop at the Bridgehampton Polo matches. Evocative of the spirit and heritage of Polo, the shop will feature Ralph Lauren’s Black Watch collection and The World of Polo Fragrance. Spectators visiting the Ralph Lauren shop will have a great view of the polo matches and be able to enter to win a Polo lesson with Black Watch team member Nacho Figueras. www.ralphlauren.com

MEET THE SEASON PARTNERS:
Mercedes-Benz With a name that is synonymous with opulence, the Mercedes-Benz collection encompasses luxury, heritage, and innovation. A key partner, Mercedes-Benz brings the crème de la crème to the tournament. www.mbusa.com

Piaget Piaget’s reputation precedes itself—this Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweler offers the most exquisite pieces in the world. www.piaget.com

Blue Star Jets
As the world’s largest private aircraft charter broker, Blue Star Jets offers an unparalleled level of personalized service. Founded by President Todd Rome and CEO Ricky Sitomer, their motto states, ANY JET, ANY TIME, ANY PLACE™. Blue Star Jets grants clients freedom from the financial constraints of fractional jet ownership; the savings of paying only for trips taken; and the flexibility to choose the best aircraft according to a trip’s specific budget requirement.
www.bluestarjets.com

Coca-Cola Coca-Cola brings the brand’s mission statement to the tournament: “To refresh the world…To inspire moments of optimism and happiness…To create value and make a difference.” www.thecoca-colacompany.com

Stoli Elit Stolichnaya’s super-luxury vodka, Stoli Elit showcases astonishing purity, elegance, and simplicity. It is born of a contemporary patented freeze-filtration process, replicating the age-old tradition. www.stoli.com

Riva Yachts The world’s major group of luxury boating, Riva’s engineering departments perfectly fuses technology and design in nautical design and performance. Their yacht models are legendary. www.riva-yacht.com

Saturday, July 25, 2009

6th Annual Hamptons Happening Raises $265,000 for the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

6th Annual Hamptons Happening Raises $265,000 for the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

Star of Jon & Kate Plus 8, Jon Gosselin, attended the 6th Annual Hamptons Happening to Benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) with engaged couple, Michael Lohan and Erin Muller. The threesome attended to show their support for a cause which both Gosselin and Lohan regard as personally important to them.

Honorary Chair Costas Kondylis, with Event Co-Chairs Laurie L. Schaffran and Marion Waxman led the evening, helping to raise $265,000 to benefit the SWCRF. Hosted by Susan and Louis Meisel, the festivities were held at The Sagaponack Sculpture Field with Dr. Samuel Waxman as the keynote speaker.

The SWCRF is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization that focuses on the most promising strategies for developing cures and treatments for many types of cancers. It even offers hope of being able to prevent cancer from developing. SWCRF is at the cutting edge of a revolution with alternatives to the traditional treatments of chemotherapy and radiation, which kill cancer (and healthy) cells. Foundation-supported research includes reprogramming chaotically growing cancer cells to behave normally, understanding cancer stem cells, and mobilizing the immune system. These will lead to precisely targeted treatments or preventatives which will have minimal side effects on the recipients.

In addition, participating restaurants showing their support at the benefit included Annie’s Organic Café, Bobby Van’s, Brandt Beef, Cavaniola’s Gourmet Cheese Shop, Chef Pierrot Signature Catering, DuFour Pastry Kitchens, The Fudge Shoppe, Ichiban Sushi, il laboratoria de gelato, Kneaded Bread, La Masseria, Leo’s Latticini, Magnolia Bakery, Manhattan Chili, Nichol’s, Pure Dark, The Seafood Shop, Shun Lee, Susan Meisel, Town Line BBQ and Tutto Il Giorno. Beverages were sponsored by Palm Bay Imports, Imperia Vodka, Fire Island Beer Company, Hampton Coffee Company and Pellegrino/Acqua Panna.

For more information, please visit www.waxmancancer.org.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Blue Parrot - The Hamptons' Favourite Local Joint Returns

The Blue Parrot - The Hamptons' Favourite Local Joint Returns
In 1981 a disheveled crew of surfers, scoundrels and a lone cook turned a hidden corner of an East Hampton parking lot into a meeting place for artists, anglers, bonackers, bankers, weekenders and wayfarers that would one day become The Blue Parrot. The East Hampton eatery that was once described by Forbes Magazine as “the East End Elaine’s” makes a much-anticipated return this summer. Having closed shop in 2006, The Blue Parrot returns to a town eager for its go-to “quirky, laid-back Tex-Mex bar and restaurant.” As the town’s favorite dive bar, meeting place and local joint, The Blue Parrot brings together local residents and summertime visitors, offering a refreshing, casual and pretense-free alternative to New York and East End dining and nightlife. Seating for The Blue Parrot’s bar and restaurant offers guests a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere where they have the choice to drink and dine alongside the bar, within the restaurant or atop the outdoor garden patio. Reservations are unnecessary at the Blue Parrot, as seating is based upon a strict first come, first served policy. In any attire, walk into this quirky hole-in-the-wall locale and you are sure to spot just about anyone, as everyone is welcome.

Paying homage to the original East Hampton eatery in its new incarnation, the walls of The Blue Parrot are adorned in the same eclectic fashion, bringing together such decorative details as vintage Mexican postcards and stocks and bonds (albeit from 1800s Mexico). The interior features gritty details, such as rough hewn wood, slowly revolving factory fans, and distressed paint in rich, exuberant colors evocative of Mexico City cantinas. The combination of these elements summon the excitement of a Dia de los Muertos celebration, while maintaining the laid-back, welcoming style that patrons appreciated in the original Blue Parrot. In an ode to the original Blue Parrot, an idea which stemmed from a group of East End surfers, The Blue Parrot will screen classic surfer films including The Endless Summer (1966), Big Wednesday (1978) and Ride the Wild Surf (1964), as well as spaghetti Westerns and the occasional sporting event.

The Blue Parrot will again feature a Tex-Mex and regional Mexican menu of common fare prepared uncommonly well, including quesadillas, burritos and nachos. There will be a strong emphasis on ‘fresh and local’ produce, fish, poultry, cheese and wine. The late-night menu (available after 10 PM) offers Classic Guacamole and Chicken Flautas, sure to satisfy nighttime guests who have few alternatives. The menu revives the original Blue Parrot Margarita, served in a mason jar, as well as sangria, premium and super premium tequilas and Mexican beers.

In keeping with its local-friendly efforts, The Blue Parrot will hire locally and plans to support local charities, such as The Peconic Land Trust and the Pikes Farm Stand Project, and hopes to sponsor a local East Hampton sports team. Additionally, Tuesday evenings at The Blue Parrot will be host to Dirty Bird Tuesdays— a night of drink and food specials for local East Hamptonites. Dirty Bird Tuesdays will also be the only available night for patrons interested in purchasing an official Blue Parrot t-shirt, subject only to local residents (must be verified by a local driver’s license).

The Blue Parrot
33A Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 329-BLUE (2583)
www.blueparroteasthampton.com

Friday, May 1, 2009

Biba Boutique — The Hamptons Shopaholic’s Dream at a New Location

Biba Boutique — The Hamptons Shopaholic’s Dream at a New Location
May 1, 2009

Shopping in the Hamptons will never be the same with the new updated Biba Boutique, at a brand new location. The sexy boutique has been a favorite of celebrity shoppers including Paris and Nicky Hilton, Christie Brinkley, Felicity Huffman, Kim Porter, Susan Lucci, and Beth Ostrosky. Owner Barbara Blatt handpicks all of Biba’s lines featuring hot new designers which change weekly. Some of the fab favorites are Sky tops and dresses, Minnie Rose Cashmeres, the hottest brands of designer denim, shoes, and unique, one-of-a-kind items. This summer Biba promises to provide a one-stop shopping experience, with everything the stylish Hampton’s woman needs to achieve the summertime chic look for 2009.

Barbara also specializes in putting together a hand-picked wardrobe for any event and offers a special Biba goody box sent directly to your door.

During the off-season, Barbara takes her fashion show on the road. This upscale, newly renovated boutique will be loading up their stylish clothing, shoes, and accessories, and coming to a location near you. Sip on champagne and wine while you shop at the unique Biba “Wardrobe on Wheels”.

Most recently, Barbara opened a Palm Beach location that is open year round. So for those Hamptonites that miss Biba in the off-season, Palm Beach is only a short plane ride away…

Biba Southampton
40 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968 Tel: (631) 377-3647

Biba Palm Beach
11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Dr. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Tel: (561) 799-7795

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Lawlor Media Group wins Dan's Papers Accolade

Influential Dan's Papers readers choice awards has named Lawlor Media Group as best public relations firm in its 2007 Best of the Best competition.

We would like to express our gratitude to the readers whom voted for us as well as to Dan's Papers and their annual readers awards. Thank you ! For more details concerning Dan's papers please visit their website here.

The 2008 Nature Conservancy Beaches and Bays Gala


WHO: THE NATURE CONSERVANCY CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO THE

WHAT: BEACHES AND BAYS GALA

The Nature Conservancy’s Eighth Annual Beaches and Bays Gala will be a star-studded affair. The annual event has attracted numerous celebrities and VIPs to the innovative and fun annual fundraising gala. This year the Beaches and Bays Gala will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served on the patio of the Karmely Estate – the historic former home of Robert Lion Gardiner. Guests can enjoy the spacious and lovely grounds before entering the main tent where a sumptuous dinner, catered by Glorious Food, is served. The festivities continue through the night with entertainment and lively dance music from the Paul Richard’s Band of Hank Lane Productions. An after-party for the junior attendees will take place in the courtyard lounge following the main event. The Nature Conservancy is excited to introduce this new aspect of the event, realizing the importance of developing the young leadership supporting the organization’s mission. Since 1951, the Nature Conservancy has protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of river worldwide through pursuing non-confrontational and pragmatic solutions to conservation challenges. The global scope of the organization is one of their unique facets, as their strength is reliant on being one organization with one common goal. However, at a local level, the organization works hand-in-hand with the community to lead Conservancy initiatives across multitudes of regions and landscapes

WHEN: Saturday, June 28, 2008
Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
6:30 PM to Midnight

WHERE: Private Estate of Libby and Shahab Karmely
127 Main Street
Easthampton, New York

PRESS RSVP:
Lawlor Media Group (www.lawlormediagroup.com)
Tel: (212) 967-6900

2008 Hamptons Golf Classic IV


M E D I A A L E R T
WHO: HOST David Tyree NY Giants Super Bowl Hero 2008 HONOREE Neal Sroka Douglas Elliman Worldwide Consulting, LLC

WHAT: HAMPTONS GOLF CLASSIC IV

NOTABLE GUESTS: Nobu’s Richie Notar; Celebrity Artist, Adam Port; Builder, Joe Farrell; Page Six’s Richard Johnson; Actress, Stella Keitel and NY Giants Super Bowl Hero, David Tyree.

The Annual Hamptons Golf Classic provides a venue in which Hamptons socialites, executives, and entertainment industry personalities can come together to support an important cause. This year’s Hamptons Golf Classic benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation which continues to enrich the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. Designed to benefit a great cause and create a fun competition with the spirit of the Hampton’s, this charity event is entering its fourth year and has become one of the highlights of the summer season. Past celebrity guests included Kelsey Grammar, Russell Simmons, Amanda Hearst, Billy Crudup, James Lipton, Fat Joe, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Strahan, Dhani Jones, Anthony Anderson, Marc Consuelos, Tim Vincent, Andre Harrell, Cristina Greeven Cuomo, Richie Notar, Stephen Baldwin, Jay Fiedler, Samantha Cole, Chace Crawford, Steven Klein, and Jason Binn.

PRINCIPAL SPONSORS: Hamptons Magazine, Bracco Wines, Magaschoni, Zino Platinum Cigars, Douglas Elliman Worldwide Consulting, LLC; Nike Golf, Steiner Sports, Champion Motor Group, Celebrity Service, Stella Artois, A. Harris, and Smartwater.

WHEN: Monday, June 23, 2008

Player Registration 10:00 AM
Continental Breakfast 10:30 AM
Shot Gun Start 11:00 AM
BBQ Lunch 1:00 PM
Dinner & Awards 5:00 PM

WHERE: Hampton Hills Golf & Country Club
1000 Country Road 51
Westhampton, NY 11901

PRESS CONTACT:
Lawlor Media Group
Tel: (212) 967-6900
www.lawlormediagroup.com

Sneak preview of the 2008 July issue of Social Life Magazine



WHO: PUBLISHER, JUSTIN MITCHELL AND SOCIAL LIFE MAGAZINE

WHAT: INVITE YOU TO THE SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE 2008 JULY ISSUE

SOCIAL LIFE - “THE LUXURY LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE”
Social Life Magazine delivers the epitome of luxury from the worlds of fashion, beauty, exclusive society events, weddings and travel. It brings out the opulent elements of society and social adventures of the Hamptons. It captures the spirit and ambience of the area’s most prestigious charity events, polo matches, and galas. From their exclusive feature articles to their innovative portrayals of society events, Social Life keeps their readers in the know of what is elite and luxurious. This summer, Social Life is hosting four events that coincide with their summer issue releases. The exclusive and private guest list will include celebrities, socialites, jet-setters, and taste-makers.

WHEN: Saturday, July 5, 2008
Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

WHERE: Private Estate
330 Middle Line Highway
Watermill, NY 11976

PRESS RSVP:
Lawlor Media Group (www.lawlormediagroup.com)
Tel: (212) 967-6900