Friday, July 14, 2017

INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE HAMPTONS SUMMER 2017

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WHERE TO STAY & WHERE TO PLAY IN THE HAMPTON'S
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Southampton Inn


WHERE TO STAY...



Southampton Inn


Plan your next getaway on beautiful Long Island, New York. With the most magnificent beaches, elegant estates, fabulous shops, and über recreational opportunities (swim, surf, boat, golf, tennis, bike and horseback riding), Southampton Inn is the perfect getaway for all. Great for couples, corporate outings, honeymooners, and also kid-friendly, Southampton Inn is walking distance to the beach, village, culture, and shopping, and right next door to spas, salons, and exercise studios. Weekends are $525 per night with a 2-night minimum, but the midweek specials, Sunday-Friday, offer rates as low as $120 per person per night for double occupancy.



As the winner of numerous awards including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation that is richly deserved. Celebrate the art of pure relaxation, indulge in a romantic rendezvous, or enjoy precious time with the entire family – Southampton Inn is the only destination for the discerning traveler.



Southampton Inn’s newest restaurant, Claude’s, will be open daily from 7:00am to 7:00pm and features a menu full of favorites of the last 5 years. Bites and salads are garden-to-table and nothing costs over $20. Enjoy your meal inside the gorgeous dining room, al fresco in the beautifully planted courtyard, or in Claude’s “Secret Garden.” Utterly charming, totally welcoming, and absolutely unpretentious.



91 Hill Street, Southampton, New York

T: 631-283-6500




Hotel ZE


Hotel ZE



Hotel ZE, owned by restauranteur and nightclub owner Zach Erdem of 75 Main Group, is a Parisian-inspired boutique hotel with a total of 9 rooms: 5 suites and 4 standard rooms. The hotel and rooms are designed by world renowned architect Costas Kondylis, in a modern European style, and is open year round. The hotel is adjacent to Kozu restaurant, where diners can enjoy delicious Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine.



136 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968

T: 631-619-6660




WHERE TO DINE...



Farm to Table at Claude’s, Southampton Inn – NEW Summer 2017


New for Summer 2017 is The Southampton Inn’s latest restaurant, Claude’s, opening May 13th, 2017 from 7am-7pm, 7 days a week. Claude’s features all the delicious home cooked menu selections of its “Best” breakfast, lunch and light bites. Situated outside in the beautifully planted courtyards and pool patios, as well of course “Inn-side.” What ‘s new for 2017 is that nothing on the menu is over $20. This is definitely the prettiest outdoor dining in Southampton.



91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968

T: 631.283.6500



Union Cantina





Modern Mexican at Union Cantina, Southampton


Do not miss the exciting new menu specials and entertainment at Long Island’s most vibrant, social and delicious destinations - Union Cantina, the Hamptons only authentic modern Mexican restaurant. This popular eatery, designed by Southampton Social Club owners Ian Duke and David Hilty, sits in the iconic Bowden Square and is open all year-round. With Duke and Hilty working alongside award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf, who has been featured on Food Network’s Iron Chefs of America, the trio continues to bring innovative Mexican cuisine to Southampton throughout the year.



The restaurant sits behind the 400 Rabbits Tequila Bar, which is reminiscent of a prohibition-era speakeasy. Bartenders mix fun favorites for diners that perfectly complement any meal. The tequila bar carries 100+ types of tequila, producing a unique signature cocktail program and an extensive tequila menu consisting of sangrias, punches, and frozen drinks.



Union Cantina’s festive atmosphere incorporates both the sleekness of the Hampton’s high society with the rustic beauty of Mexican culture. The dark woods are balanced by the bright cerulean colored walls, and are also decorated with Mexican artwork. Union Cantina is the hotspot all year round for festive dining, live music, and A-list celebrations!



What’s New: 


Some of the things happening this summer at Union Cantina include; a new cocktail menu, new food menus with new tacos, enchiladas, and a whole new category of fajitas & new entrees. New menu items include but not limited to; Mahi Tacos, Skirt Steak Tacos, Angry Lobster, Pan Snapper, and Apple cinnamon Empanadas. Of course Union Cantina will still feature classic favorites such as the Deconstructed Enchiladas from their renowned menu. Exciting entertainment will be offered 3 nights a week Thursday, Friday & Saturday. The bar will be offering Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. In addition, lawn games and other fun special events will be happening throughout the summer season. Check the website for latest updates.



40 Bowden Square, Southampton NY 11968

T: 631.377.3500




Kozu, Southampton


Zach Erdem of the 75 Main Group, returns with another exciting season at the Japanese Fusion restaurant Kozu. The menu features signature dishes such as the Kozu Jalapeño Yellowtail with Smoked Tomato Ponzu. Celebrities who have frequented this hot new restaurant include Nicky Hilton, 50 Cent, Amber Rose, O.T. Genasis and Hugh Jackman. Aside from the delectable dishes, the chic décor also attracts diners to the restaurant’s elegant atmosphere, featuring dark wooden floors and white walls covered in colorful artwork by Raphael Mazzucco. Fresh flowers add a sense of luxury to the restaurant, as do the scorched ash tables in conjunction with rich hues and soft lighting. The large outside patio, which seats 150 people, offers additional dining space “al fresco” during the summer season.



Former Brand Director of the exclusively unique nightclub, The Box, and nightlife empresario, Jono Mason, brings his vast experience to Kozu’s already exciting night time extravaganza’s.



On Saturdays, Zach, Jono and Richie Hosein will feature BRUNCH parties from 12pm-6pm with DJ's / Performances and a good amount of champagne!



So after dinner, check out Kozu’s night club, Kozu Lounge, open Thursday, Friday and Saturday with name DJ’s from around the world and more. The venue also encompasses boutique Hotel ZE.



136 Main Street, Southampton NY 11968

T: 631.619.6660




Classic American at 75 Main, Southampton 

Restaurateur Zach Erdem has transformed the Hamptons summer dining staple 75 Main into a year-round hotspot under his stewardship. Erdem reinvented his Southampton eatery, combining the classic style of the Hamptons with the enticing elements of New York City nightlife. Some celebrity guests include Leonardo di Caprio, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Scott Disick, 50 Cent, French Montana and Sarah Jessica Parker.



75 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968

T: 631.283.7575


Tuscan at Sotto Sopra, Amagansett

 

Sotto Sopra has quickly become one of the most sought-after restaurants on the East End. The restaurant has a warm open interior, highlighted by cedar-paneled walls and floor-to-ceiling windows that open to an outdoor patio, all of which mirror its Tuscan roots. New Executive Chef, Benitez, who will oversee a versatile menu consisting of antipasto, primi patti, pesce, carne, as well as classico bisteccheria and piatti laterali per due, or side dishes for two. Alex Baldwin, Cameron Diaz and Cindy Lauper have dined the rustic Tuscan restaurant. Sotto Sopra opens for the season Thursday, May 18, 2017.



231 Main Street, Amagansett, NY

T: 631-267-3695




HOW TO PARTY….


Lawrence Scott Events


Lawrence Scott




A signature Lawrence Scott Event offers guests a chance to enter a magical environment that allows them to escape and connect in a magnificent space unlike any other. Lawrence Scott Events’ services are in-house, so clients receive only the best customized décor, food, flowers and entertainment which blends together to make a perfect event. Larry Scott has a long undisclosed list of loyal A-list celebrity clients that keep rehiring him for his bespoke events and discreet and personable approach. Some of his high profile clients include Michael Bolton, Judge Judy, Howard Stern, Vera Wang and John Varvatos.



For more information, please visit website www.lawrencescottevents.com.



WHERE TO PARTY...

Southampton Social Club


Southampton Social Club

 

This season, Southampton Social Club returns to set the bar for a season of dining, drinks and dancing to which others aspire. As the pre-eminent fine dining supper club in the Hamptons, Social Club continues to set the standard for hospitality.



From Executive Chef Scott Kampf’s cuisine and his dedication to the classic “Farm to Table” cooking style to the summer 2017 cocktail program featuring many new refreshing libations, not to mention the integration of the classic social beer garden concept to SSC’s outdoor area.



On a weekly basis, the entertainment will reach a crescendo with Live Music and DJ’s performing together creating an undeniably brilliant sound and vibe to set your summer to. Boasting an exquisite interior dining room, “South Beach” style cabanas and beautifully manicured outdoor gardens, Southampton Social Club continues to put the capital ‘S’ in Social.



256 Elm Street, Southampton, New York

T: 631-287-1400




Rand Luxury Presents Private Brand Luxury Events in the Hamptons

Luxury Charity Brunch with Aston Martin

(July 22, 2017)

RAND Luxury is proud to produce a Private Brunch in the Hamptons in association with Hamptons Magazine, LG Signature, Long Island Sports Cars showcasing the latest models from Aston Martin. A portion of sales from the event’s sponsors along with our Silent Auction shall benefit North Shore Animal League America. Please visit www.theluxuryreview.com.



A Private Brunch with Ferrari & Maserati

(August 5, 2017)

RAND Luxury is proud to produce a Private Brunch in the Hamptons in association with Ferrari Maserati of Long Island & Hamptons Purist. On display will be the latest models from from Ferrari & Maserati. A silent auction will be held with proceeds benefiting the Every Woman Counts.




WHERE TO PARTY FOR A CAUSE...



2017 Feinstein Summer Concert featuring Pitbull, produced by Lawrence Scott Events (July 13, 2017)

The Feinstein Institute will celebrate the 12th Annual Feinstein Institute Summer Concert featuring American performer Pitbull. The event will be produced by celebrity event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events. Last year's concert was record-breaking, raising nearly $2.4 million. The 12th Annual Feinstein Institute Summer Concert will take place on Thursday, July 13, 2017.



For more information, please visit www.support.northwell.edu.




Southampton Hospital's 59th Annual Summer Party (August 5, 2017)


Southampton Hospital’s 59th Annual Summer Party is an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing to benefit the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department. Lawrence Scott Events will provide the ambiance and gourmet offerings. Attendees from last year’s event included president and chief executive of the hospital Robert Chaloner, VP, Robert I. Ross, Senator Ken Lavelle, Lawrence Scott, Jean Shafiroff, Chuck Scarborough, Steve Bernstein, Jay Schneiderman, Robret Zimmerman, Steven Bellone, Mayor Mark Epley, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Debra Halpert, Sara Herbert-Galloway, David Greenberg, Alina Cho, Congressman Lee and Diana Zeldin, and Victor de Souza.



The Southampton Hospital's 59th Annual Summer Party will take place on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

For more information, please visit www.southamptonhospital.org.




Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center’s GET WILD Summer Gala (August 12, 2017)


GET WILD Beth Ostrosky Stern



The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will celebrate the Hamptons summer season with its annual GET WILD Summer Gala hosted by Molly Channing of Channing Daughters Vineyard. Notable attendees from last year’s event included: Beth Ostrosky Stern, Howard Lorber, Leslie Alexander, Liz Brown, Ginnie Frati, Jackie Rogers, Curtis Sliwa, Shelley Berkoski, Sylvia Channing, Molly Channing, Ingrid Arneberg, Will Marin, Frances Cole Jones, Cindy Clifford, Missy Hargraves and Jill Rappaport.



The 2017 Get Wild Event will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017. For more information about the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons, please visit www.wildliferescuecenter.org





“An Evening Under the Stars” for The Michael Bolton Charities By Lawrence Scott Events (August 19, 2017)

The Michael Bolton Charities will hold “An Evening Under the Stars” fundraising dinner and auction in Bridgehampton, NY. The intimate evening, benefitting The Michael Bolton Charities, will be produced by celebrity event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events. Not only will the talented Larry Scott produce the enchanting evening, but he will donate the décor and services for the private fundraising event.



“An Evening Under the Stars” for The Michael Bolton Charities By Lawrence Scott Events will take place on Saturday, August 19, 2017.

For more information, please visit www.michaelboltoncharities.com.



WHERE TO PLAY...


Hampton Hills Country Club





Hampton Hills Country Club is one of New York's best kept secrets–and members like it that way. Hampton Hills is located in the middle of a 2,000 acre pine and oak tree preserve in Westhampton Beach. The wooded setting allows members to escape the rush of the city in favor of peaceful competition against a challenging golf course. Get ready for the U.S. Open 2018 at Shinnecock Hills right down the road.



For more information on Hampton Hills Country Club, please visit www.hamptonhills.com.




WHAT TO GIFT...



Hamptons Salt



Peter Pierce founded Hamptons Salt Company upon discovering the abundance of chemical-laden table salt varieties and wanted to find a safe, delicious alternative to serve to his two children. Hamptons Salt Company is the preeminent provider of all natural sea salt. Hamptons Salt’s merchants scour the world to offer you the best selection of raw salts, flavored salts or smoked salts. All of its salts are unrefined and have no unhealthy additives.



Each salt has a unique taste profile based on the sea from where it originated and the natural minerals are not stripped out like refined salt. Hamptons Salt currently offers 29 salt varieties from around the world. You can experience Bali Pyramid or Cypress Flake without leaving your kitchen. For some flavor, try Vermont Maple Syrup, Smoked Chardonnay Oak or the almost too hot Ghost Pepper ($19.99-$24.99).



In addition, Hamptons Salt Company offers assortments of Hamptons Salt for the perfect hostess gift or foodie. Each collection comes in its own sleek black gift box.



For more information on Hamptons Salt, please visit www.hamptonssalt.com.



Yumbox



Yumbox bento lunchbox is the perfect gift for those devoted to wellness and healthy active lifestyles. Take Yumbox on summer drives out to the Hamptons, picnics on the beach, and even on long bike rides. Bento in style and pack portion controlled, well-balanced meals in minutes! Yumbox is leak-proof and seals multiple compartments with a singular lid. Pack your favorite healthy snacks and meals in this compact, durable, BPA-free bento.



Yumbox’s original design features a stylish leak-proof bento-like tray with one lid that seals all compartments, designated food groups to encourage and assist in packing a balanced meal, for built-in portion control. Founders, Maia Neumann & Daniela Devitt, are both proponents of the Mediterranean inspired balanced meals. Whether packing for picnics on the beach or a quick healthy snack, their hope is that Yumbox will be a great tool to easily integrate those concepts into your active lifestyle.



Inspiration came from the French school lunches served to Maia’s children daily. The emphasis in France is on balance, variety, taste and nutrition. Yumbox was dreamed up to allow everyone to replicate that same balance and nutrition, regardless of where they live. There’s a Yumbox for every occasion and age: Yumbox Original and Panino for little and big kids, Yumbox Tapas for active teens and adults, and Yumbox MiniSnack for anyone that packs healthy snacks.



For more information, please visit www.yumboxlunch.com.



WHAT TO READ...


Class Mom: A Novel



Laurie Gelman’s debut novel Class Mom: A Novel is a clever take on a year in the life of kindergarten class mom, Jen Dixon. Jen is not your typical Kansas City, Missouri kindergarten class mom―or a mom in general. Jen already has two college-age daughters by two different men (probably musicians), and it is her second time around the class mom block with five-year-old Max―this time with a husband and father by her side. Though her best friend and PTA President sees her as the “wisest” candidate for the job (or oldest), not all of the other parents agree. Class Mom: A Novel will be available August 1st, 2017, wherever books are sold.


Photos Courtesy Of: Lawlor Media

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