THE SUMMER 2013 IN STAR STUDDED HAMPTONS
THE HAMPTONS GOSSIP
The serene seaside villages that make up the Hamptons are best known for their white, sandy beaches and fabulous homes. This summer, explore some of the East End’s hotspots, where you’ll find some of the finest restaurants, clothing boutiques, and luxury oceanfront resorts.
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75 Main | 75 Main Street | Southampton, NY
631.283.7575 | email@example.com
NEW FOR 2013: Recently named as one of Long Island’s best brunch spots by USA Today Travel’s 10best.com, 75 Main has exciting changes sure to spice up the 2013 season. This summer, 75 Main Delray Executive Chef Mark Militello will be bringing his award-winning dishes to the Southampton eatery, adding a touch of South Florida to the East End. Locals and visitors can enjoy 75 Main even earlier, with breakfast and brunch now being served every day from 8:00am until 4:00pm.
OVERVIEW: For the past 20 years, 75 Main has remained a Southampton staple and celebrity favorite, bringing both Italian and American cuisine to the East End. Owner, Zach Erdem has revamped this Hamptons hotspot, transforming the space into a year-round restaurant and lounge. Throughout the week, the post dinner crowd can take advantage of the various entertainment 75 Main offers, including well-known DJs, live bands and drink specials. 75 Main maintains the perfect balance of Hampton’s style and New York nightlife.
CUISINE: Chef Mark Militello will present his new menu, featuring a variety of impeccably flavored dishes including Grilled Lamb Chops, Halibut, Truffle Crumb Stuffed Chicken Breast & homemade pastas. While dining, guests can enjoy the restaurants extensive wine list, which showcases a collection of the finest Italian, French and California wines.
DÉCOR: With its classic yet chic design, 75 Main elegantly brings together traditional elements and contemporary décor. The restaurant evokes a relaxing atmosphere that can be felt throughout the year, with an outdoor patio, hardwood flooring, modern artwork by famed artists Chris Brown and photographer Raphael Mazzucco, in addition to a soothing, white color palette.
CELEBRITY FANS: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kim Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jonathan Cheban and Vice President of the United States Joseph “Joe” Biden, Jr.
The Driver’s Seat
The Driver’s Seat | 62 Jobs Lane | Southampton, NY
631.283.6606 | firstname.lastname@example.org
OVERVIEW: Since first opening its doors in 1960, The Driver’s Seat has remained one of Southampton’s favorite restaurants. Owned by restaurateur Irma Herzog, The Driver’s Seat embodies the effortless style of Hamptons dining, featuring traditional American cuisine, and a quaint, seaside atmosphere.
CUISINE: The Driver’s Seat features a traditional American menu peppered with a selection of International cuisine. With Executive Chef Hortensia Martinez behind the wheel and a new top of the line kitchen, guests can enjoy a menu filled with fresh, flavorful fare, favorites including Baked Clam Casserole, Mexican quesadillas and fajitas, and the famous Driver’s Seat Burgers. Purchasing all of their ingredients from local farmers and preparing dishes onsite, The Driver’s Seat is the perfect spot for Eastender’s looking for the quintessential Hamptons dining experience.
DÉCOR: Styled as a contemporary American bistro, The Driver’s Seat was recently renovated, restoring the restaurant to its roots as a classic Hamptons’ staple. Irma used her own style and vision to landscape the picturesque garden plus redesign the restaurant’s back patio and bar, now a perfect space for afternoon dining and drinks during the Summer season.
CELEBRITY FANS: Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton and Sigourney Weaver.
Café OSO at Southampton Inn
Café OSO at Southampton Inn | 91 Hill Street | Southampton, NY
NEW FOR 2013: This year, Southampton Inn’s annual summer pop-up restaurant will emerge as Café OSO, a European-style patisserie, serving sweet and savory creations prepared by world renowned pastry chef Morgan Larsson. Café OSO is currently open for breakfast from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on weekends, and will begin serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and supper seven days a week, from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. in time for Memorial Day weekend on Thursday, May 23, 2013, through the 2013 Hamptons summer season. Additionally, Café OSO will be open for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. beginning Friday, June 14, 2013.
OVERVIEW: Classic Hamptons hospitality meets European elegance at Southampton Inn’s Café OSO, where guests can enjoy a creative take on traditional American fare with a European flare, served poolside, al fresco in the recently updated courtyard or inside the intimate dining room. Open throughout the Hamptons summer season, Café OSO offers guests a farm-to-table dining experience, which focuses on locally sourced ingredients, and freshly picked vegetables and herbs from the Inn’s thriving garden. To compliment the cuisine, OSO offers guests a choice of original cocktails or their award-winning wine list, which includes a collection of the finest French, Italian and California wines. The restaurant’s club-casual décor creates a relaxing atmosphere where guests can enjoy a true Hamptons dining experience with style and ease. Nominated for best breakfast spot, best brunch and best coffee shop by Dan’s Papers, Café OSO is sure to please.
CUISINE: Café OSO offers a bounty of flavorful dishes that highlight deliciously fresh, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Breakfast at Café OSO features favorites such as Classic Buttermilk Pancakes, Fluffy French Toast, OSO Omelets made to order, and a bread and pastry basket which includes an assortment of freshly baked croissants, braided Swedish Cardamom bread, brioche, danishes, muffins and pain au chocolate, served with whipped butter and locally made jellies and preserves. Café OSO’s delicious tapas-style small plates are perfect for lunch or a late afternoon snack, offering diners a unique take on local favorites with signature dishes such as the Caprese Salad, Lobster Roll, Grilled Garden Vegetable Wrap and the Grown-Up Grilled Cheese. Guests can finish each meal on a sweet note, with indulgent desserts such as Summer Strawberry Shortcake and Homemade Brownies a la Mode, prepared by pastry chef Morgan Larsson.
PRIVATE EVENTS: Café OSO at Southampton Inn is the perfect venue for private social gatherings and charity functions, as well as receptions, birthdays and corporate meetings. Custom-crafted menus can be created upon request for any occasion. With Café OSO, guests can rent a private restaurant in the Hamptons for an affordable price. Additionally, catering services from Café OSO are available for all on-site events at Southampton Inn.
Sotto Sopra |231 Main Street | Amagansett, NY
OVERVIEW: Amagansett’s newest Northern Italian eatery, Sotto Sopra, has re-opened its doors for the 2013 summer season. Under the direction of Rose Evangelista of the famed Evangelista family, Sotto Sopra features timeless classic cuisine and an authentic Italian atmosphere. With its convenient Main Street location and frequent celebrity guests, Sotto Sopra has quickly become one of the most sought-after restaurants on the East End.
CUISINE: The menu at Sotto Sopra offers guests a wide selection of classic Northern Italian cuisine. The kitchen is led by Chef Josh Savi (formerly of Restaurant Patrick Guilabud in Dublin), who showcases the restaurants always fresh ingredients. Guests can enjoy exceptional dining with the restaurant’s brunch and dinner menus.
DÉCOR: Inside, guests will feel they transformed to a modern Italian villa; Sotto Sopra has a sleek, open-style design, featuring an indoor bar, kitchen and pizza oven. Decorated to perfection, the restaurant features cedar wood wall paneling, sleek black and wood table and chairs, industrial style lighting and fixtures, and traditional white color accents. In addition, Sotto Sopra’s floor-to-ceiling windows open up to reveal a charming back patio which features an alfresco dining bar and additional seating adorned with elegant blue umbrellas.
CELEBRITY FANS: Alec Baldwin, Cameron Diaz, Michael Kors, David Yurman, John Slattery and Blythe Danner.
Bobby Van’s | 2393 Montauk Highway | Bridgehampton, NY
631.537.0590 | email@example.com
OVERVIEW: Opened in 1969 by local pianist Bobby Van, the Bridgehampton restaurant began the Bobby Van’s Steakhouse establishment. Built with a dedication to superior customer service and quality food, Bobby Van’s maintains the same high standards over four decades later. The restaurants’ friendly staff, charming location and wide variety of dining options make this location ideal for those looking for a premier steakhouse and East End dining experience.
CUISINE: The Bridgehampton Bobby Van’s offers guests an extensive dining menu of steakhouse favorites, along with lighter entrees and lunch options.
DÉCOR: The Bridgehampton Bobby Van’s combines the sophistication of a classic steakhouse with the airy style of the Hamptons. This East End restaurant features signature Bobby Van’s details such as a rich wood bar, refined color palette and sleek white linens. With both indoor and outdoor seating, the Bridgehampton Bobby Van’s is the perfect year-round destination.
CELEBRITY FANS: Jimmy Fallon, Bruce Springsteen, Alan Alda and Howard Stern
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Southampton Inn | 91 Hill Street | Southampton, NY
631.283.6500 | firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW FOR 2013: Southampton Inn has enhanced each guestroom to reflect the effortlessly stylish allure of the Hamptons, complete with new furnishings sourced from local stores and designers, as well as LCD televisions. Poolside, the Inn has refurbished and redesigned its inviting patio to provide guests with a chic East End getaway experience. Additionally, Southampton Inn’s annual summer pop-up restaurant will emerge this year as Café OSO, a European-style patisserie, serving sweet and savory creations prepared by world renowned pastry chef Morgan Larsson. Voted “Best of the Best” in 2012 by Dan’s Papers, the Tudor-style Inn is the perfect Hamptons home-away-from-home for any traveler.
OVERVIEW: An idyllic East End escape for bustling city-dwellers, Southampton Inn is a local landmark located in the charming village of Southampton, just steps away from designer boutiques, fine dining, art galleries, parks and museums, and only 1.2 miles from renowned Coopers Beach. During the summer, Southampton Inn’s fifty-foot heated, outdoor swimming pool and adjacent patio are the Inn’s social hub, perfect for sunbathing, snacking or cooling off. On summer evenings, the poolside patio dining area becomes the setting for festive clambakes and lobster dinners, featuring seafood caught freshly off the shores of Long Island. With acres of manicured green lawns, there is ample room to throw a Frisbee, start a tennis match, join in a game of croquet or take a stroll through the Inn’s blooming gardens.
AMENITIES: Southampton Inn’s 90 guestrooms are outfitted with plush, Tempur-Pedic® mattresses, luxurious down comforters, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, guest-controlled air conditioning & heating, mini fridges and complimentary wireless internet access. During a stay at Southampton Inn, guests can enjoy the hotel’s fifty-foot heated, outdoor swimming pool, all-weather tennis court, shuffleboard court and private gardens. Southampton Inn is also home to Café OSO, where guests can enjoy a creative take on traditional American fare with a European flare, served poolside, al fresco in the recently updated courtyard or inside the intimate dining room.
PRIVATE EVENTS: Southampton Inn has 6,000-square-feet of flexible indoor meeting space as well as lushly landscaped grounds that are perfect for a Hamptons wedding, private social gathering or charity fête, as well as birthdays, corporate meetings, retreats and conferences. On-site catering from Café OSO is available for all occasions and custom-crafted menus can be created upon request. With Café OSO on site, guests can rent a private restaurant in the Hamptons for an affordable price. Southampton Inn also partners with Plaza Café to cater large-scale events.
CELEBRITY FANS: Harrison Ford, Pink Floyd, Henry Winkler, Kate Hudson, Aretha Franklin, Diane Keaton and Keanu Reeves.
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SOUTHAMPTON / EAST HAMPTON
Christopher Fischer Cashmere
Christopher Fischer Southampton | 52 Jobs Lane | Southampton, NY | 631.204.9090
Christopher Fischer East Hampton | 67 Main Street | East Hampton, NY | 631.907.0900
OVERVIEW: Christopher Fischer Cashmere, with Hamptons outposts in Southampton and East Hampton, offers shoppers a wide range of comfortable and stylish clothing and accessories for men, women, and children. As an award-winning fashion designer, Christopher Fischer ensures that both his boutiques and fashion-forward offerings are created with a modern, European design sensibility and an extremely personal touch. Since opening his first store in Southampton over 13 years ago, Christopher Fischer has become the most trusted source for Hamptonites looking for the finest cashmere good available.
CLOTHING STYLE: The design esthetic of Christopher Fischer Cashmere’s collections ranges from chunky textured infinity scarves to skin-breathing ultra-fine cashmere cardigans. Finding the perfect hue is not a problem, as Christopher Fischer’s wide and almost endless color range ensures a perfect match, with designs that can turn any outfit from a day to night look!
CELEBRITY FANS: Beyoncé Knowles, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta Jones, David Beckham, Jessica Alba, Sir Paul McCartney, Eva Longoria, Emma Watson and Sofia Vergara.
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Hampton Hills Golf Club
Hampton Hills Golf Club |County Road 31 | Westhampton Beach, NY
631.727.6862 | www.hamptonhills.com
OVERVIEW: Hampton Hills Golf Club is a tranquil oasis located in the middle of a 2,000-acre pine and oak tree preserve in the northwest corner of Westhampton Beach. One of the most popular members-only courses on the East End, Hampton Hills Golf Club is open seven days a week. Hampton Hills is known for its challenging elevation changes, serene setting and a terrain so unique that members say playing on it is never the same twice.
AMENITIES: Hampton Hills Golf Club is that perfect intersection where relaxation meets elegance. A classically postmodern structure, the clubhouse is a welcoming, comfortable, beautifully maintained gathering place where members enjoy every amenity. The dining room overlooks the breathtaking 18th green. Delicious breakfasts and lunches are served daily, and in summer months members can enjoy dining al fresco on the patio. The Hampton Hills Golf Club is committed to providing the highest level of excellence. From golf pros, chefs and servers, to support staff and management, Hampton Hills delivers an exemplary golf experience.
COURSE: Built in 1965 by Francis J. Duane, a past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, the course at Hampton Hills Golf Club reflects an inherent respect for the natural beauty of the East End of Long Island. Mr. Duane designed courses with Robert Trent Jones (Sr.) and later Arnold Palmer. Spread over 209 acres of rolling hills, the club has earned a rating of 73.6 with a slope of 139. The Hampton Hills golf course boasts incredibly scenic vistas, with some tees overlooking hundreds of acres with not a home or vehicle in sight to interrupt views or distract players.
UPCOMING EVENTS: In addition to holding tournaments for both men and women, Hampton Hills Golf Club will host many family-friendly events as well. On June 7th, 2013, Hampton Hills Golf Club is hosting a complimentary Welcome Back Party from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The next month, on July 5th, 2013, Hampton Hills is holding an Independence Day Celebration complete with food and entertainment. Guests of members are more than welcome to attend the Independence Day bash. On July 14th, 2013, a large dinner will be held on the patio, and Hampton Hills will close out the summer season with its Big Entertainment Night on August 16th, 2013. Reservations are needed for each of the aforementioned events.
Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff will be seamlessly blending enjoyment of the Hamptons with making a difference for people through her leadership and support of multiple charities this summer. Jean will serve as the Chairwoman of the 55th Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Party and as an Honorary Chairwoman of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s Fourth Annual Unconditional Love Dinner Dance.
Jean is serving as the Chairwoman of the 55th Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Party. This will be her third time hosting the Gala, scheduled to take place on August 3, 2013. The fundraiser perennially attracts around nine hundred guests, and raised nearly $2 million when Jean was chair in 2011 and $1.75 million when she chaired it in 2010. Proceeds from this year’s Gala will go to the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department and the Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart and Stroke Center.
Jean is also serving as an Honorary Chair of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s Fourth Annual Unconditional Love Dinner Dance, which will take place on July 20, 2013. The elegant Gala will be a dinner for about 250 people. Proceeds raised will be directed not only to daily care of the shelter animals, but also to special projects undertaken by the shelter over the past year. Included are rescue efforts for dogs that have been rescued from puppy mills and the programs that the shelter has developed for special needs children.
Jean is on several charity boards, including Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation, The New York Women’s Foundation®, The Couture Council, JBFCS, French Heritage Society, and Lighthouse International Advisory Board. Each year Jean chairs and sponsors a number of charity events both in the Hamptons and New York.
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