Samantha Yanks (CENTER) with Suzy Biszantz, Greg Kwiat, David Stark, Haley Binn and Debra Halpert at the La Perla & Fred Leighton luncheon at Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club. (See more from the event in next week’s issue!)
THIS SUMMER REMINDS ME of a short stint I had living in California. I recall feeling sun-drenched there; day after day, it was just beautiful, with cloudless skies and endless rays. It’s uplifting—to a point. I tend to want to explore anything that moves me out of the sun and into an air-conditioned space. And one of the most wonderful aspects of the Hamptons, aside from its sheer natural beauty, is that it’s so rich in cultural activities.
The Parrish Art Museum, while a beautiful landmark, was never intended to function as a 21st-century museum. Without question, its new Water Mill location will be spectacular: 14 gorgeous acres set to open in 2012 and designed by Herzog & de Meuron. In the meantime, the show “Underground Pop” is now on display at the current Parrish in Southampton, and it’s a great indication of what’s to come in the new space. It will house an impressive permanent collection to be continuously displayed alongside visiting shows of a more eccentric and youthful vibe.
There are so many wonderful gallery spaces throughout the East End: Clic Gallery on Newtown Lane, for instance, and the Peter Tunney Experiment’s summer sojourn at the Hamburg Kennedy Gallery’s Summer Salon in Southampton. Fascinated with typefaces and vintage design elements, Tunney paints interesting lyrics and words on top of other media. The results are as vibrant as his personality
Speaking of experiments, I was filming an episode of LX New York with Jane Hanson when I met Joey Wölffer and Trish Carroll. The duo shops the globe and finds inspiration—and an eclectic mix of items—at markets and bazaars from Rio to Paris. They want to make shopping more exciting for the consumer. They succeed, in part because of their impressively sourced items, but even more so because you have to follow them on Twitter to see where they are parked. That’s right: Theirs is a shop on wheels. Now that’s my idea of summer fun.
EDITOR IN CHIEF
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