CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Celebrating with LDV cofounder and principal, John Meadow, and La Promenade celebrity chef, Alain Allegretti. Building strategic partnerships at the Hamptons local business seminar with Joseph A. Gaviola, vice chairman of Suffolk County National Bank, and Kevin O’Connor, president and CEO of Bridgehampton National Bank. Katherine Nicholls, Samantha Yanks, and I toasting Gotham cover star and the greatest relief pitcher in baseball history, Mariano Rivera. Wishing my dad, Jay Halpert, a Happy Father’s Day.
I always love this time of year. With Memorial Day behind us, we enter into the time when the days are the longest and we excitedly anticipate enjoying the summer months ahead. Our beautiful natural environment has made the Hamptons one of the most desirable places to visit and live, and we want to keep it that way for a long time to come. We have a number of organizations that support and protect our environment including Peconic Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, and Group for the East End, which we feature in this issue’s “Spirit of Generosity” on page 62. We started our summer season with Today show host and Hamptons resident Matt Lauer on the cover. With Matt’s support and encouragement, we are reinforcing the need to keep our roads and land clean and free from garbage and debris. Please visit our Facebook page at Facebook.com/Hamptons.Magazine to learn more about this initiative and how you can help.
In this issue and throughout the summer, enjoy our expanded features and articles. I also encourage you to read through our “Guide” section in the back of each issue. Each page will bring you a well-curated list of things you will want and need to know about a particular topic, such as the best swimwear boutiques (page 144) or the region’s premier caterers (page 140).
I especially want to take a moment to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the dads we know and love. It is our pleasure to celebrate you and all that you bring to enhance our lives. See you in town.
PS—This summer Hamptons magazine invites you to share photo inspirations of your Hamptons!
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY EUGENE GOLOGURSKY (MEADOW, GAVIOLA, RIVERA); ROB LOUD/GETTY IMAGES (JAY HALPERT)