July 09, 2013 | by JEFFREY SLONIM
Ben Watts at the 11th Annual Shark Attack Sounds party at Montauk Yacht Club
Originally built by Miami visionary Carl Fisher in 1928, the Montauk Yacht Club & Marina began as the rarefied private playground for a heady list of original members, including Vincent Astor, J.P. Morgan, Nelson Doubleday, Edsel Ford, and Harold S. Vanderbilt. Charles Lindberg was known to land his seaplane in the harbor.
July 04, 2013
“Memory Motel” by the Rolling Stones
We spent a lonely night at the Memory Motel / It’s on the ocean, I guess you know it well
“Montauk” by Rufus Wainwright
One day you will come to Montauk / And you will see your dad wearing a kimono / And see your other dad pruning roses / Hope you won’t turn around and go
“The Downeaster Alexa” by Billy Joel
We took on diesel back in Montauk yesterday / And left this morning from the bell in Gardiners Bay
July 03, 2013 | by JEFFREY SLONIM
|image via BFA|
Jean Shafiroff wearing Oscar de la Renta and hosting a reception for the Southampton Hospital amidst a trove of jewelry at Sequin on 20 Jobs Lane on Saturday, June 29. Also spotted: Jean Remmel Little and Studio 54 star Carmen D'Alessio (still hot).
Jonathan and Lizzie Tisch, Alexander Vreeland, Robert Verdi in red pants and white shoes, Joey Wolffer, Jamee Gregory, and Adrienne Vittadini a few doors down at 68 Jobs for the opening of Figue, which stocks a new women's luxury collection created by Stephanie von Watzdorf, former head of design development at Tory Burch.
Barbara Walters (looking adorable in all white), Katie Lee in floral shorts and fluffy hair, Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra Lee-Furness (AT LEFT), Calvin Klein, and Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump at interior designer Kelly Behun and Jay Sugarman's endless, dreamy modernist house in Southampton during their summer cocktail party with Elle Decor.
Amanda Hearst, Georgina Bloomberg (no bump visible), and Kimberly Ovitz at The Surf Lodge hosting casual-cool cocktails for the Friends of Finn by the Shore Off the Leash By the Beach event, sponsored by Les Compagnons Wines and co-hosted by The Humane Society of the United States.
July 03, 2013 | by Simona Rabinovitch
Pop-up art hits Montauk at "Emerging Collectors," an exhibition featuring a diverse group of artists who have designed works for art lovers, beach bums, and aspiring collectors alike. Reflecting the show’s name, the broad spectrum and affordable prices of much of the prestigious artworks presented are intended to encourage new collectors to develop their eye so they can start investing in art.
July 02, 2013 | by JEFFREY SLONIM
Rose Byrne at the #DKNYARTWORKS Charity Auction
Though the 15-foot brass-painted tiki head in front of Montauk Beach House reminds one of Easter Island, walking into the gated club around the corner—an open air collection of beautiful people wearing abbreviated summer attire—was more of an anthropology field trip than an archeology expedition.
On Saturday, a towering frat dude was taking a selfy beside the reworked former hotel's brassy mascot, but around the corner, behind a series of checklists and an elaborate wooden gate, DKNY was hosting its chic #DKNYARTWORKS Charity Auction soirée benefiting Free Arts NYC. Revelers used iPads to bid on NYC-inspired art commissioned by DKNY via an online auction.