From left: At this year’s edition of Southampton Hospital’s Annual Summer Party with Steve Bernstein, president of the Southampton Hospital Foundation, and Robert Chaloner, the hospital’s president and CEO; with my friend Jewel Morris at Hobby Hill celebrating the Pet Philanthropy Circle; at the Finca Wölffer Rosé debut with Roman Roth, Joey Wölffer, Elaine DiGiacomo, and Christian Mir (DiGiacomo and Mir own the Stone Creek Inn, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary).
Labor Day weekend may still be a week away, but we celebrate now in anticipation of the most fun part of summer. All the kids have returned home from camp, every place we go is overflowing with vacationers and Hamptonites alike, and we are looking forward to a wonderful whirlwind finale to a spectacular summer season. As we look to the mixed blessing of Tumbleweed Tuesday—saying goodbye to the business of summer but recapturing our sweet towns and some key parking spaces—we breathe and acknowledge what we have to be grateful for.
Thank you for an extraordinary and terrific summer. We are grateful for your continued readership, loyalty, and support. Thank you to our editorial team, led by the wonderful and talented Samantha Yanks. Thank you to our sales and marketing teams, who helped to fill these pages with all the great businesses we have both locally and around the country. Thank you to our partners in the nonprofit world, who collaborate with us to bring their events to life and get the word out in a way that works. And a special thanks to our customers, who keep coming back year after year knowing that our Hamptons brand helps to best celebrate and elevate theirs.
At c/o The Maidstone in East Hampton for our “Real Estate Roundtable” with editor-at-large Michael Braverman, Chris Minardi, Matthew Breitenbach, Joan Limongello, West Chin, and David Valley.
After this issue, we will be focusing on Gotham magazine and our second special East End section, which will be distributed in the Hamptons this fall. We will also be planning many local events over the course of the year, so stay close to us online at Hamptons-Magazine.com and on our social media channels.
This weekend we also celebrate VH1 Save the Music, to raise awareness of the importance of music in children’s education, and the Johnny Mac Tennis Project, to continue supporting its mission of providing a positive path through competitive tennis and preparing young people for important milestones in the future.
Celebrating our seventh annual Authors Night with chef, author, and former Hamptons cover star Eric Ripert (authors Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, Michael Gross, Ali Hilfiger, and William Norwich also attended the event).
So savor the last weeks of summer, the sweet and beautiful Indian summer we enjoy in September. Thanks for being our loyal readers and fans, and continue to stay close and in touch as we wind down the summer. Be safe, be involved, and be happy, and I’ll see you in town!