July 03, 2013 | by andrea correale
Andrea Correale is owner and creator of Elegant Affairs, the premiere catering & event planning company serving Manhattan, Long Island, The Hamptons, Westchester, Connecticut and New Jersey. For over 20 years Andrea and her team have been producing custom-designed events with exquisite cuisine for parties as intimate as two and as extravagant as 2,000.
Elegant Affairs has coordinated events for some of the world's most elite including Mariah Carey, Russell Simmons, Jimmy Fallon, P. Diddy. and many more. Andrea has no limit to her expertise; she is the exclusive caterer for Ferrari Maserati of Long Island and Sugar Dining Den and Social Club.
July 03, 2013
Sotheby’s Deborah Srb finds neutral décor to be an asset for sellers.
According to Deborah Srb, senior vice president and associate broker with Sotheby’s International Realty, design-conscious Hamptonites are seeking out a distinctly contemporary concept of comfort. “The word ‘cozy’ has transitioned from dark-paneled rooms into light, bright spaces with luxurious finishes, sensuous wall and floor coverings, and comfy furniture,” says Srb, who has observed the trend among her own clients. “A modern home I recently sold on Meadowlark Lane in Bridgehampton had all the above qualities, and my buyers felt this strongly represented the Hamptons experience they envisioned for themselves.”
House hunters are specifically looking for beach-inspired textures and colors. Nature-influenced neutrals “with a heavy emphasis on driftwood gray” take precedence in current domestic designs, appearing in “bleached floors, light wood or lacquered cabinets, grass-cloth walls, marble, [and] indoor and outdoor furniture,” says Srb, who admits that expertly designed accents made of man-made materials can also evoke an earthy warmth.
The overall base look is fairly monochromatic and pops of more vibrant colors are incorporated into the décor, she says. “This color scheme and design trend seem to be the most appealing and gets the most positive response overall for potential renters and buyers alike.” 50 Nugent St., Southampton, 283-0600
July 02, 2013
Stay party-prepared with the W&P cocktail kit, shown in white canvas with camel detailing.
When the idea of a crowded East End nightclub feels too daunting, Prince of Scots proudly presents the next best thing: the W&P Cocktail Kit ($279). Stocked with all the necessary essentials to flaunt one’s mixology skills, the custom canvas and leather mason bag is equipped with linen cocktail napkins, shaker, muddler, jigger, and glass tumblers. Perfect for a spontaneous backyard picnic or a bonfire at Coopers Beach, the carryall is offered in white or navy canvas with camel and bone finishing—it is just the latest modern classic available at this little shop of meticulously curated bespoke wonders. 700 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 604-1392
July 01, 2013
Michael Aram’s Ocean Coral caviar dish ($159) is both practical and elegant.
Meticulously crafted from stainless steel, glass, horn, and plated nickel, artist Michael Aram’s Ocean Coral caviar dish and spoon is ideal for not only savoring caviar, but also tastefully staging it. Hamptons-based interior designer Susanne Kelley suggests framing the dish with candlesticks on a dining table, arranging it on a tray alongside decanters and wineglasses, or using it as an ornamental piece on a sideboard. However displayed, the dish serves its purpose, as Kelley says, it is “an elegant, beach-style bowl perfect for entertaining in the Hamptons.” Hildreth’s, 51 Main St., Southampton, 283-2300
June 28, 2013 | by Alexa Lardieri; slideshow BY LIANA LOZADA
A Hamptons Fourth of July celebration isn’t complete without red, white, and blue cocktails, food, and décor, but it's difficult for even the hautest hostess to invoke a patriotic aesthetic without going overboard. Enter Lauren Bosworth—formerly of MTV’s hit show The Hills—and Christianne Amodio’s Revelry House. RH provides hosts with chic pre-packaged party items, conveniently presented in a ribbon-tied box and delivered right to your doorstep. >>Read More