Chris And Sarah Wragge

LUX LIFESTYLE magazine founder and Editor in Chief, Colleen Guilfoile Richmond, and Kelli Delaney Kot, LUX Editor at Large and founder of KDHamptons, co-hosted the 2022 HOT LIST Party in the spectacular gardens of Kelli and Dr. Mark Kot’s historic Water Mill home, Maple Shade during a summer weekend in July.

HOT LIST award winners and their guests came together to celebrate the latest issue which boasts a stunning cover of the legendary oceanfront La Dune estate, currently listed by Harald Grant Real Estate (winner of the Hottest Global Real Estate Advisor). Haute Hamptonites meandered through the flowering gardens toasting sparkling wine from Franciacorta, and chilled rosé by Hamptons Water. Kathy Kuo, receiver of the Hottest Designer award, curated a stunning vignette underneath one of the 100 year old Maple Trees on the property, which is the origin of property name, Maple Shade.

Hamptons Aristocrat, (winner of Hottest Caterer) served mouthwatering appetizers including: deviled quail eggs, tuna crude, lobster rolls, styled on stunning Addison Ross trays, as well as firing up a pizza station serving truffle, corn + jalapeño flatbread, and kale + ricotta flatbread, as well as their signature spicy street corn on skewers. Set amongst the pool gardens a tricycle bar cart served rosé sangria, a signature margarita with UNI tequila, and Watermelon Nigiri. Lifted Supreme created a HOT mocktail bar offering alcohol alternative cocktails. At the legal limit of THC, Lifted Supreme offers a new way to socialize.

Kelli Delaney Kot And Dr. Mark Kot

Foodies also descended upon the decadent Lioni Latticini family table which offered their mouthwatering new Stracciatella cheese table served with shaved truffles! Over on the porch, Sundae Donuts of Montauk served the sweetest tower of their delicious donuts adorned with roses and baby’s breath.

The HOT LIST Gifting Table was also a huge hit! Guests were invited to fill a beach tote with luxury products from many of this year’s winners including: Addison Ross picture frames and leather notebooks, Botanika Life elixirs, KDHamptons Peony & Amber candles, Millstone Flowers bouquets, Well Told Health supplements, Valoie Hydro-Honey serum, Inner Beauty skincare, Floral Street fragrances, Familiar Yet Different athleisure, and clutches from La Mamounia Marrakech. Hottest Skincare Brand winner, Biography NYC, shared their high-performance products and a “glow-up” beauty station on the porch as well.

Bedside Reading hosted a fantastic book signing table with HOT LIST Authors: Deke Copenhaver, Lee Matthew Goldberg, Jane Enright, Randall McNair, Valerie Nifora, and Robert Scott Thayer who were all on hand autographing their tomes for guests. HOTTEST ILLUSTRATOR winner, Meagan Morrison, wowed guests with her watercolor “live painting” of Kelli’s rose and lily garden beds.

It was the perfect Hamptons day...birds chirping, golden rays of sunshine, farm to table delights, and the loveliest guests. Congratulations to all of the 2022 LUX LIFESTYLE HOT LIST winners! **


 Winners included:

Hottest Interior Designer - Kathy Kuo

Hottest New Hotel - Passalacqua Lake Como

Hottest Tequila - UNI

Hottest Lighting designer - Coleen Rider

Hottest Summer Tote - Dior Book tote

Hottest Watch - Royal Oak Self Winding Chronograph

Hottest Summer Boat - Palm Yacht

Hottest Travel Concierge - Kim Hopkins

Hottest News Anchor - Chris Wragge

Hottest Instagram to follow - @Freckvreeland

Hottest Heels - Dolce Gabbana printed jewel block heel

Hottest Coffee Table Book - Slim Arrons “Style” by Shawn Waldron & Kate Betts

Hottest Non - Alcoholic spirit -Lifted Supreme

Hottest Wellness Remedy - Functional Mushrooms, Goodmind

Hottest New Cheese - Lioni Latticini

Hottest Global Real Estate Advisor - Herald Grant

Hottest Sparkling Wine - Franciacorta

Hottest Rose Wine - Hamptons Water

Hottest Hamptons Catering & Event Design - Hamptons Aristocrat

Hottest Swimsuit Brand - Frankies Bikinis

Hottest Hotel Scent - La Mamounia in Marrakesh

Hottest Dj - Oli Benz

Hottest Career whisperer - Sandy Golinkin

Hottest Dermatologist - Dr. Elliott Weiss

Hottest Bronzer - Drunk Elephant

Hottest Skincare - Biography NYC

Hottest Store - Wyld Blue

Hottest Beauty Destination - Knockout Beauty

Hottest Hamptons Doctor - Mark R. Kot M.D.

Hottest Illustrator - Meagan Morrison, Travelwritedraw

Hottest Pool Float - Oliver James

Hottest Holistic Nutritionist - Sarah Wragge

Hottest New Caviar Bar - Zero George, Charleston

Hottest New CBD Wellness Brand - Botanika Life

Hottest Landscape Architect - Michael Derrig, Landscape Details

Hottest Kitchen & Fine Cabinetry Design- Bakes & Kropp

Hottest Beach Accessories -Business & Pleasure

Hottest Hampton Pool Design - Aquatech Pools

Hottest Fragrance - Wonderland Peony by Floral Street

Hottest Travel Website - travelcurator.com by Melanie Brandman

Hottest Spa Hotel - Shou Sugi Ban House

Hottest Podcast - Dina Does...

Hottest Books - Bedside Reading

Hottest Candle - Peony + Amber by KDHamptons

Hottest Feng Shui expert - Sarah Stone

Hottest Vintage Shop - Vavra NY

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