June: Full Speed Ahead...Soon
June 15, 2011 | Talk of the Town
There are oodles of parties during Memorial Day weekend. Then summer kind of falls off a cliff. To combat the social doldrums, designer Douglas Hannant and Frederick Anderson hosted a cozy dinner at Georgica on Friday, June 3. We spotted wine expert Jay McInerney signing for a Forever Young Malbec from Argentina. The fab main course consisted of lobster with sliced black truffles. “A really good dinner,” Whitney Port insisted.
We also spotted Bettina Zilkha and Campion and Tatiana Platt, who had just had a baby two weeks earlier. Jackie Astier and I had fun with Andrew Fry and Bronson Van Wyck, who wisely wore a big sweater—it was nippy outside.
Port stayed on for the dessert sampler. “I’m working on a lot of florals,” said the erstwhile designer.
Sunday I nabbed a bagel at Hampton Bagels on North Main Street at 4:30 AM on my way to the Jitney. Bob, the owner, mentioned that this was the hour when the hoochie-coochie gals from SL sometimes moon his team.
On Governor’s Island at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, team Black Watch, led by polo star Nacho Figueras, headed off the Veuve Cliquot team. “When we were learning to ride it was with the same kind of horses, and we would play a version of polo,” explained host Hugh Jackman.
After lunch Wyclef Jean rapped in English and then Spanish while dancing with Donna Karan, who was honored for making accessories in Haiti and contributing to the rebuilding of the country. “I’ve never seen polo but on television,” said Isla Fisher, who wore Dolce.
“We’ve got good seats,” chimed in Naomi Watts, wearing Donna Karan and perched on a couch facing the field.
A Metered Start
Saturday, June 11, marked an even quieter weekend. While designer Carlos Falchi and Samantha Yanks, editor in chief of Hamptons and Gotham, hosted cocktails for Beach Bohemia Luxury in East Hampton, the skies opened up. I was trapped without an umbrella at a Ralph Lauren store. After I made a break for it, my suit looked as if it had jumped into a pool.
That same night, on Further Lane, the Hetrick-Martin Institute hosted its School’s Out event at the home of Peter Wilson and Scott Sanders, who graciously let the wet throngs traipse through their Architectural Digest-ready house. It was almost literally raining men.
MTV’s Lo Bosworth stopped by Axe Lounge late that rainy night. Dispatches decided to drive straight back to the city to catch the Tony Awards, despite a kind invitation from six seriously attractive babes in the parking lot of Axe to join them at Stephen Talkhouse. Tempting.
BY JEFFREY SLONIM