June 11, 2013 | by JEFFREY SLONIM
Peter Wilson and Scott Sanders, hosts of the Hetrick-Martin Institute 14th Annual School's Out event
East Hampton’s Further Lane is a kind of bucolic destination in life. Many Further Lane addresses mark American success stories: Billy Joel sold his beachfront to Jerry Seinfeld; art world kingpin Larry Gagosian’s estate caps one end; and the hedgerow and gates of an historic Bouvier family estate, once owned by Jackie O’s grandfather, adds grandeur along the far stretch.
Hence, the Further Lane location of the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) 14th Annual School’s Out event—the sprawling shingled home and gracious gardens of Peter Wilson and partner Scott Sanders—gives the event, which supports students at The Harvey Milk School, an aspirational element.
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June 04, 2013 | by JEFFREY SLONIM
Indian Wells Beach (image via)
A recent article in The New York Times, "As Boozy Invaders Hit Beach, Hamptons Sounds a Snooki Alert," amusingly discussed a recent bus invasion of day partiers at Amagansett's Indian Wells Beach, a trend that The East Hampton Star labeled, "The Invasion of the Beery Beach Blanketeers."
Ultimately, the articles suggest that locals are up in arms that, due to severe Superstorm Sandy damage at the Jersey Shore, the likes of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (of Jersey Shore fame) might soon land on our bucolic shores. To squelch the rising tide of local fears, I spoke with none other than Polizzi herself.
June 03, 2013 | by JEFFREY SLONIM
Matthew McConaughey with Nacho and Hilario Figueras
After a horrifying polo accident in Great Britain only two weeks prior, Nacho Figueras, the breakout star of Bridgehampton Polo, is sadly no longer slated to reside on the East End this summer. Dispatches caught up with the recovering Figueras on Governor’s Island this weekend during a brutally hot yet Gatsby-esque afternoon at the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Liberty State Park.
With a grimace, Figueras grasped metal crutches as he faced photogs only two weeks after his pony fell and rolled over his body. “I guess he was lucky,” said his wife, Delfina Blaquier, with whom he has four children. “One thousand pounds rolling over you twice! He’s been in a lot of pain for the last two weeks, but yesterday, he started feeling better. It’s not the crack in the hip bone, it’s the torn muscles on the other side that are driving him nuts."
Figueras and Blaquier's 13-year-old son, Hilario, was playing for Figueras' team Black Watch, which faced off against team Nespresso. “I’m freaking out right now,” offered Blaquier. “He’s good,” she said of her son. “But Polo is still a freakin’ dangerous sport!
May 31, 2013
Jayma Cardoso, Brian McGory, Nil Erbil, Lorenzo Martone, Donal Brophy, and Dustin Patrick Smith at Surf Lodge
Montauk is THE address for hirsute hipsters on the East End. To avoid traffic at the lights, Dispatches took the back road to Surf Lodge on Sunday. As I swung by Ruschmeyer’s, refurbished to retro slickness, Beastie Boy Mike D was being dropped into a dunk tank at a party for The Rockaway Plate Lunch Truck, which has been offering hot meals to Sandy victims.
And at Surf Lodge, Lorenzo Martone of Martone Agency (branding, public relations) debuted his gleaming bike designs for Lorenzo Martone Cycling Co., one glossy red, one crisp white, and another gold. “I had the idea last year in April,” he told Dispatches. “To create a bike that had a fashion feel. It took me five trips to Asia and the samples that came out of a Taiwanese factory were very close to what I had showed to investors. My bikes retail for $899."
Each bike comes with an industrial-looking basket attached in front. "It tests for 20 pounds," he said. “But I had Chrissy Teigen sitting on it the other day and it didn’t collapse.” The pedals are clear Lucite with a bar of steel. “Next year, [we'll] do a steel frame transparent bike,” he said. “All Lucite."
May 31, 2013
Ken Ludwig's West End classic, Lend Me a Tenor, kicked off Bay Street Theatre’s 2013 Mainstage Season. Set in 1934 Cleveland, Ohio, the comedic play follows a hotel bellhop/wannabe opera singer as a renowned tenor checks into his hotel—hijinks and “musical mayhem” ensue. This production, playing through June 23, features Judy blazer, Scott Cole, Betsy DiLellio, Donna English, Nancy Johnston, Noah Plomgren, Steve Rosen, Roland Rusinek, and a hilarious cast under the direction of Don Stephenson.