August 22, 2013 | by JEFFREY SLONIM
Compound Foundation founder Ne-Yo at the non-profit's annual Hamptons benefit. (photo: Euguene Gologursky/gettyimages.com)
The guest list for Ne-Yo’s now annual blowout for his Compound Foundation was already put away by the time Dispatches arrived. But for once, I had a contact number and a friend who saved me at the door of the venue, Bill Nuti's sumptuous private estate on Further Lane.
The head of a global tech company, Nuti's large, spare home reminds one of a wing at Hogwarts, when, perhaps, wizard school is out of session. He hosted the Ne-Yo party in his endless backyard. A sleek red Porsche, one sponsor, was parked near the giant tent where dinner was served.
August 22, 2013
Leigh Nisonson with one of her light box paintings. Leigh is wearing her painted silk crepe sarong from a collaboration with Jennifer Collins of PinkClouds.
While New York City and the Hamptons sometimes seem worlds apart, the two collide in artist Leigh Nisonson’s latest exhibit “Shark Meet.” The works of art showcase everything from images of water overflowing onto a city street to canvases depicting light reflecting off steel buildings juxtaposed with the refractions of sun rays in a pool or ocean. To see this exhibit is to catch a glimpse of life in New York and the Hamptons told through the use of vivid colors and patterns.
August 22, 2013 | by JOHN VILANOVA
John McEnroe closes his lips long enough to kiss his trophy upon winning his final Grand Slam in 1984.
Few figures in sport have drawn the unique combination of ire and respect that followed John McEnroe—tennis’s fiery superbrat and one of its greatest champions. McEnroe, a lefty serve-and-volley specialist raised in Douglaston, Queens, and trained at the Port Washington Tennis Academy, was a dominant figure in the popularization of tennis in the ’70s and ’80s; he became known the world over for his on-court antics and bombastic outbursts, most famous among them his indignant protest, “You cannot be serious!” at Wimbledon in 1981.
August 21, 2013 | by JEFFREY SLONIM
Never turn down an invitation to visit designer Lisa Perry and her husband Richard Perry’s dreamy estate in North Haven. Everything about the classic, cliff-hanging property with a quarter-mile of barrel tiled roofing exudes taste and style.
August 16, 2013 | by JEFFREY SLONIM
|Vice president Joe Biden had lunch at 75 Main (photo: Prakash Singh/gettyimages.com|
Monday, August 5: Scarlett Johansson cozying up to beau Romain Dauriac at Sotto Sopra. Between nuzzles, they managed to order the seafood bouquet, a Caesar, and veal Milanese.
Wednesday, August 7: Ina “Barefoot Contessa” Garten tucking into crab stuffed deviled eggs, goat cheese filled squash blossoms, and fish tacos with a male friend at Noah's in Greenport.
Chevy Chase and Alec and Hilaria Baldwin at Nick and Toni's.
Thursday, August 8: Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn hosting sunny cocktails at Grey Gardens, their historic summer domicile, to celebrate The Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery Gala, which will take place in Washington, D.C. on October 17. Touring the breathtaking gardens were Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, Dame Jillian Sackler, Marci Klein, Jenny Landey, Dan Aykroyd, Francine LeFrak, and Priscilla Rattazzi.
Bob Savage and Violet Lepore, Nanette Lepore’s savvy businessman husband and gorgeous daughter, holding court at Rowdy Hall.
Joy Behar and husband Steve enjoying stuffed lobster and Coronas at Bostwick’s.
Beth Ostrosky and Howard Stern hitting up Bobby Vans.
Friday, August 9: VP Joe Biden and wife Jill lunching at 75 Main in Southampton.
Jon Bon Jovi and Mercedes Ruehl slinking down in their seats at The Weinstein Company screening of Lee Daniels' The Butler at the UA East Hampton. >>Read More