Letter from the Editor: Fourth of July 2017

By Samantha Yanks | June 28, 2017 |

The latest from Samantha Yanks.


With cover star Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick in Bridgehampton.

Nothing ushers us into summer quite like the July 4th weekend! It always feels official once the fireworks are set off at the Southampton Fresh Air Home, the barbecues are fired up in the backyard, and the clambakes are under way up and down the beach. This issue is packed with 375-plus pages of East End essentials to take you through summer in style. From our deep dive into true Americana fashion (translation: chic ways to wear red, white, and blue!) to eventeur Mark Addison’s recommendations for the perfect long weekend cocktail, we’ve got you covered.


Giving Fox Five News’ Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly a first look at our Hamptons Memorial Day issue.

As you put together your reservations and set your summer menus, we know you’ll have outdoor grilling and seasonal seafood on the agenda. From ace chef Andrew Carmellini’s delectable rack of lamb recipe, and EMP Summer House’s extraordinary bouillabaisse, to Gretchen Mensner’s three-day duck prep at Fresno, we share the best dishes to create and savor.


From left: With Christy Turlington Burns and Ed Burns, raising funds and awareness for Every Mother Counts at La Sirena; a luxe afternoon with Sean Spellman, featured in this issue with his black surfboard, a new trend in the Hamptons; with Jayma Cardoso of Surf Lodge and Athena Calderon, aka Instagram maven @Eyeswoon.

The Hamptons Magazine 2017 summer kicked off with a bang as we featured Hilary Swank on the cover in an interview by Mariska Hargitay, then we went aerial with photographer Gray Malin and his covetable beach images…and we’re just getting started. This week, style icon Sarah Jessica Parker shares her recipe for shoe heaven with Manolo Blahnik’s George Malkemus, and lets us in on her essential shoes for summer. Listen, if there’s someone to trust on this subject, it’s Amagansett’s own SJP! If you’re not all caught up on her bingeworthy HBO hit Divorce, download last season and keep it for a rainy day, since she is deep into filming season two. (I know we never want rainy days out East, but sometimes they allow a little respite!)

I always call our July 4th issue the coffee table keeper. Enjoy the issue and keep it around—I promise it’s a collectible.



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