Showing posts with label SOUTHAMPTON. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SOUTHAMPTON. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


Short Rib With Mole Sauce

A Hamptons-style Fall fiesta is celebrated every day of the week at Union Cantina’s 40 Bowden Square location in Southampton, NY which will feature live music, entertaining daily happenings and sumptuous specials to boost the already unique dining experience.

Celebrating the start of the 2018 Fall Season, The Jam Session will play the unique sounds of Afro-Cuban Jazz every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A feast of contemporary Mexican cuisine awaits frequent guests and visitors year-round as owners Ian Duke and David Hilty, also of Southampton Social Club, invite you to enjoy the newly renovated dining room at the rustic, Mexican-inspired restaurant.

Fall Fiesta

Behold the beauty of the real East End from the award-winning modern Mexican eatery, Union Cantina, which won top distinctions as the 2017 Best of the Best from leading Hamptons publication Dan’s Papers for; “Best Mexican Restaurant”, “Best Happy Hour Bar” and, with the help of, the “Best Chef” Scott Kampf. Continuing its reputation as one of the best dining staples in the South Fork, Union Cantina has been nominated again for Dan’s Papers 2018 Best of the Best for “Best Tacos”, “Best Margaritas”, “Best BBQ” and “Best Wings”.

Award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf, previously featured on Food Network’s Iron Chefs of America, leads the kitchen all year-round, crafting contemporary dishes incorporating the authentic flavors of traditional Mexican cuisine. When dining with a party of two or more, why not enjoy a shareable bowl of spicy or mild Guacomole en Molcajate made fresh to order, or classic Quesadillas in the marinated steak, spicy grilled chicken and charred grilled shrimp varieties?

For those craving Mexican fare with a twist, enjoy a hearty entrée including the Spicy Guava Barbecue Baby Back Ribs served with sweet potato fries and Mexican sweet corn or Beef Short Rib served with sweet local corn bread pudding, charred heirloom carrots and a mole sauce. Union Cantina’s signature dish, Deconstructed Enchiladas, satisfies a variety of palates in styles including: Skirt Steak, Spicy Shrimp, Adobo Chicken and Seasonal Vegetable. Indulge in a selection of decadent Fall desserts which include the creamy Banana Caramel Quesadilla, Churros in a savory Nutella dipping cream, and melt-in-your-mouth Tres Leches Cake.

Union Cantina’s mixologists shake things up all week-long for an award-winning Happy Hour from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with half-priced tacos served alongside your choice of $9.00 cocktails, $7.00 wines and $5.00 draft beers. On Margarita Mondays, enjoy Half-Priced “Margs” All Day which includes the Fall favorite Apple Cider Margarita with ultra-premium 100% agave Herradura tequila, farm-pressed apple cider and fresh lime. Play fun trivia games while enjoying tequila specials and half-priced tacos to complement.

There are new experiences taking place daily at Union Cantina which boasts an extensive cocktail program and tequila menu consisting of sangrias, punches, frozen drinks and fun cocktails. Wine Down Wednesdays features half-off bottles of wine and pitchers of sangria while kids 12 and under dine for free with a purchase of an entrée. For private gatherings, the 400 Rabbits Tequila Bar also delivers an exceptional cocktail program and over 100 different tequilas to sample.

Following Union Cantina’s first Live Afro-Cuban Jazz performance by The Jam Session on Thursday, October 4th, 2018, every Thursday this Fall is a new chance to enjoy the fiesta! The party continues into Friday with one of the Best Happy Hour Drink Specials and more from live entertainment and special guests.

For those who did not make it out to the East End this summer, the Hamptons Weekend is back starting on Saturday with brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with half-priced cocktails and live music starting from 9:00 p.m. On NFL Sunday, Union Cantina plays host to traditional game day fun. Enjoy beer and cocktail specials while watching the game all day.

Union Cantina’s atmosphere incorporates 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 traditional Mexican artwork and prints. Union Cantina is the hotspot all year-round for festive dining, live music and A-list celebrations!

Union Cantina

40 Bowden Square, Southampton, NY 11968

For more information, please call (631)377-3500 or visit

Sunday, September 09, 2018


Jean Shafiroff

Jean & Martin Shafiroff

On September 1,2018, philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Foray Golf hosted cocktails for approximately 100 people at Foray Gold in Southampton, New York . The party was specifically held in support of the LPGA Foundation.
Jean Shafiroff With Greg Kelly

Jean Shafiroff, With Rebecca Seawright And Megan LaMothe

Established in 1991, the LPGA Foundation supports women and young people through programs and initiatives aimed at empowering them through the game of golf. Since its founding, The LPGA Foundation has touched more than 300,000 lives through various scholarship and financial assistance programs, along with its flagship junior golf program, LPGA & USGA Girls Golf which has established The LPGA Foundation as a leader in the golf industry in youth initiatives.

If anyone is wondering about different outfits, one is for fashion, the other for golfing. Only in the Hampton's kiddies!

Photos By:  Sean Zanni For Patrick McMullan And Getty Images

Wednesday, August 29, 2018



Story By Bennett Marcus For Social Life
Jean Shafiroff On Social Life Cover

Jean Shafiroff is full of energy when we speak in late July, just days after serving as honorary chair for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s Unconditional Love Gala, one of the summer’s prestigious events. That same weekend, Shafiroff hosted fourteen people - and five dogs - at her Hampton’s house.

She anticipated a slightly quieter time the following weekend, when she’d have “not as many” - eight - people staying at her home. That weekend, on July 28, she’d be chairing another charity gala, for the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which ensures access to state of the art breast health services, including breast cancer screenings, treatment and support. 

But Shafiroff enjoys playing hostess. “I am certainly happy to have people come over,” she says. And she absolutely loves her life’s work, philanthropy. “I love the work I do,” she says. “It gives me a sense of purpose, and I feel very lucky to be able to do it. It is hard work, but my life is philanthropy, and I feel it's very important to support local, national and international charities.

Jean Shafiroff At Home In Southampton

Steven M. Bernstein, president of the Southampton Hospital Foundation, praised Shafiroff’s tireless devotion. “While the etymology of the concept of ‘Doing well by doing good’ is often attributed to Benjamin Franklin, the behavior is quintessential Jean Shafiroff,” he said. “She evokes the true spirit of giving, philanthropy, and volunteerism every day of her life in her passion for and service to important causes and organizations.”

Enthusiastically supporting such causes is her life’s calling. “I don’t play golf or tennis,” she says, although she works out daily. “I’m social, but I’d just as soon socialize around causes than just go out to dinners.”

One of her inspirations is a quote from author David E. Trueblood, a Quaker who was chaplain at both Harvard and Stanford Universities: “It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will someday give shade to people he will never meet.”

Jean Shafiroff In Stunning Fashion

As we speak, Shafiroff is looking ahead at the rest of the Hamptons season. On August 4, she and her husband, Martin Shafiroff, serve as chairs of the president’s committee for the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Summer Party, and on August 6, Shafiroff will receive Hadassah’s woman of the year award at the annual Westhampton luncheon. “I am very honored,” she says. “As a Catholic, I am most honored to receive this recognition from Hadassah.”

Later in August Shafiroff will co-chair the UNCF Hamptons summer benefit, recognizing those making extraordinary contributions in the field of education.

And she has been devoting her time and energy to the charity swirl since the beginning of the season, co-chairing the American Heart Association Hamptons Heart Ball in June, and hosting 150 people at her home for a cocktail reception benefiting Southampton Hospital.

“I have been very busy,” Shafiroff says with understatement. “It's been a working summer, but I’m enjoying it.”

She loves everything about the Hamptons from the spectacular beaches to the variety among the different towns. “Sag Harbor is like being in New England, and Montauk is so different from Southampton, it is now very young and hip,” she says. She loves the circa 1796 Montauk Lighthouse. “Taking a ride to Montauk and going inside that lighthouse, it's as if taking a walk back in time, in history.”

She also enjoys exploring the smaller museums, like the Southampton Historical Museum and the Water Mill Museum. “It is just fascinating; the history adds another dimension to the beauty of the Hamptons.”

Shafiroff acknowledges that this summer she hasn’t had much free time to indulge in ocean swims or visiting her favorite spots, but hopes to have more time toward the end of the season.

A full time philanthropist, Shafiroff admires how year-round Hamptons residents are very involved in volunteering in the community. “It’s wonderful to see that the spirit of philanthropy is alive in the Hamptons. In many ways, the Hamptons serves as a role model for other communities in this regard.”

Jean Shafiroff Poolside At Home

In her book, “Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give,” Shafiroff included the East End in the section entitled “Cities of Giving.” With affluent summer residents flocking to the Hamptons, she notes in the book, a large number of charities hold events there throughout the season. “Charity is very much a part of the fabric and culture of the Hamptons. Each year, more and more nonprofits reach out to the Hamptons to seek the support of the summer residents. Local, national, and international charities all hold events in the Hamptons,” the passage concludes.

Shafiroff would like to see the American model of philanthropy adopted in other countries. “The idea of global philanthropy is something I’m very interested in, and I would like to help promote this concept in any way I can.”

After a hectic summer of working on many philanthropic causes and being a gracious hostess to friends and family, Shafiroff will not take a breather; she will immediately jump into action back in Manhattan this fall.

On September 5, she will co-chair the Couture Council Awards luncheon, a benefit for the Museum at FIT, honoring Narciso Rodriguez. Shafiroff has long been active in this event, and she is passionate about fashion, and considers it a hobby.

On September 17, she’ll host a large cocktail party in her Park Avenue home for the New York Women’s Foundation. The organization will hold a gala in mid-October at the Plaza, for which Shafiroff is a co-chair. Around the same time, Shafiroff will be honored at the Dominican Women's Development Center's 30th Anniversary Gala. On Halloween, she will co-chair the French Heritage Society Gala at the Plaza.

Attending numerous benefits, Shafiroff is often seen in ball gowns, and in 2018, she made the Daily Fashion Report’s Best Dressed list in that category. Others on the list include Anna Wintour and Meghan Markle. “I was in good company!” Shafiroff says with a laugh.

She has been featured in the New York Times, HOLA, Hello! Magazine and many other publications, including the Wall Street Journal, which featured her in its “Donor of the Day” column. Shafiroff also appears regularly on television to promote philanthropic causes.

She serves on the boards of a number of charitable organizations including the New York City Mission Society, French Heritage Society, Couture Council of the Museum at FIT, the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Honorary Board, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation, and Global Strays. In addition, she is a New York Women's Foundation Board Alumna who remains very active with the Foundation.

Three areas closest to Shafiroff’s heart are underserved communities, women’s rights, and animal welfare. She’s on the advisory board of the Suffolk County SPCA, and is an ambassador for the American Humane Society and for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation.

There are a myriad of ways in which everyone can get involved in philanthropy, even those of us with limited financial resources, whether reading to the vision impaired, volunteering at a soup kitchen, or helping with environmental issues. If you want to get started in your community, she advises working for a cause you are passionate about, or one that may have affected you or your loved ones. “There is tremendous need everywhere,” she says.

She has devoted her life to helping others and working to improve society. “We establish ourselves as better human beings when we give,” Shafiroff says. “The world becomes better the moment someone shows kindness and generosity.” And, she believes, we need to teach our children the importance of giving back. “We need to inculcate that in our future generations, so the world can continue to be kinder and gentler.” 

Photos Courtesy Of: Michael Paniccia / Shafiroff Collection

Monday, June 11, 2018


The Thomas Halsey Homestead

SOUTHAMPTON NY -- On Saturday, July 7, between 5:30 and 8:00 pm the Southampton Historical Museum will celebrate the Summer Of Love at its annual Halsey House Gala. This neighborly lawn party "Be-In" takes place at Southampton’s oldest home - The Thomas Halsey Homestead, established in 1648 by one of our founding families. Attendees to the 2018 Summer of Love fundraiser will enjoy sunset cocktails amid a colonial landscape and newly restored herb garden.

Inside the expansive tent, friends can enjoy our nostalgic late-1960s Hamptons chic atmosphere and toast to the summer ahead, while the lavish hors d’oeuvres are locally-sourced from our farms and bays. Spontaneous dancing on the grass is encouraged…music by DJ Twilo will feature Joni Mitchell, the Beach Boys, the Beatles, and Jefferson Airplane, among other 60's and 70's hits.

A curated silent auction offers the essentials of life in the Hamptons, like a cocktail cruise on a wooden sailboat, just-found antique treasures, bountiful baskets of organic produce, and delicious Hamptons restaurants' offerings. Support your Museum with a contribution and please join our festivities!

Executive Director Tom Edmonds is very excited about this year’s theme. “I know every person who comes to the Gala and was around during the 1960s will have a great time. Having cocktails, eating delicious foods and watching the sunset - while listening to the great music of that era - will put everyone in a state of joy.”

The Thomas Halsey Homestead is located 249 South Main Street in Southampton. Tickets are $150 each for adults in advance and $200 each on July 7. Special prices for young people include $50 for those age 16 to 30 years old and $20 for children 15 and under. To order tickets call the museum at 631 283-2494 or use PayPal at

Tuesday, June 05, 2018


Halsey House Southampton

Summer Poetry Workshops and Readings at Historic 1680 Halsey House lead by award-winning poet Tammy Nuzzio

DESCRIPTION: Take just one or take them all. The Academy will explore a wide body of poetry including the writings of Anne Bradstreet, Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsburg, Pablo Neruda, and many others whose poetry reflected and defined the times in which they lived. Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, 2017 WWBA Long Island Poet of the Year, will lead this informal series of workshops, open to both novice and more experienced poets. Participants will also have the opportunity to perform at monthly readings, which are open to the public. This program will continue through September.


TITLE: The Poetry Academy - 6 Workshops on Tuesdays
LOCATION: The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street


Tuesday, June 5, 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Tuesday, June 12, 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Tuesday, June 19, 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Tuesday, June 26, 6:00 to 8:30 pm


Tuesday, July 10, 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Tuesday, July 17, 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Tuesday, July 31, 6:00 to 8:30 pm


Tuesday, August 7, 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Tuesday, August 14, 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Tuesday, August 28, 6:00 to 8:30 pm

FEE: Free, suggested donation $10, size limited to 10

TO PURCHASE: or (631) 413-7702

Wednesday, August 16, 2017




Asia Lee

Shane Carter With A Red Tailed Hawk, Christine Molnar & Brendyn Molna

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons celebrated another year of rehabilitating and successfully releasing animals back into the wild across Long Island with its annual GET WILD! Summer Gala. The event was hosted by Leslie Alexander and Liz Brown at their beautiful private residence in Southampton, NY on Sunday, August 13, 2017 and honored Dr. Justin & Amy Molnar and the whole staff at Shinnecock Animal Hospital.

Guests enjoyed live music along with cocktails and light vegetarian fare. All guests were welcome to the cocktail party featuring live animals.

Aleksandra Kardwell And Martyna Hanusz

Howard Lorber And Susan Bourdau

Notable attendees included: Ginni Frati, Shelley Berkoski, Liz Brown, Leslie Alexander, Amy Molnar, Dr. Justin Molnar, Ken Molnar, Amanda Daley, Kristina Lewan, Amber Eichner, Jake Zamansky, Gabriela Aran, Dennis Aran, Howard Lorber, Curtis and Amanda Polk, Dorothy Frankel, Dan Finta, Isabel Van Linden, Asia Lee, Benita Matthes, Pat Treu, and Rob Doty.

Liz Brown And Leslie Alexander

Amber Eichner With Jake Zamansky And Shelley Berkoski

This year’s GET WILD Summer Gala sponsors included: Leslie Alexander; Douglas Elliman LLC, Frances Jones & Keith Douglas; Dayton, Ritz & Osborne; Pat Garrity & the Corcoran Group; Andrew Sabin Family Foundation; Allison Stern; Beth Stern; Ingrid Arneberg; Rosalie Brinton; Linda & Ben Lambert; Fairley Pilaro; Patricia Preu; James Stanton; Veterinary Clinic of East Hampton; Tara Allman, MD; Hutchinson Landscape Services, Inc.; Jennifer Maloney, Esq., PC; and Bill Schlegel.

With special thanks to Hamptons Magazine, Leslie Wine, Puppetmaster Productions, and Madison & Mulholland.

Friday, July 14, 2017



Southampton Inn


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


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


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


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

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.


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

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

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

Monday, July 03, 2017



New York, NY ---- MvVO ART, an innovative art venture dedicated to Creating Opportunities for Artists, announced the launch of its newest art venture AD ART. “The goal of AD ART SHOW is to reveal and celebrate Contemporary Art created by Advertising professionals and those who have evolved out of an Advertising heritage. Warhol, Magritte, Rosenquist, Lautrec, and many other art luminaries worked in Advertising before becoming the acclaimed artists we revere today. Perhaps AD ART SHOW will discover the next big name in Art?” said Maria van Vlodrop, MvVO ART Founder & CEO.

AD ART SHOW will pre-launch with an Art Talk led by a panel of Art and Advertising experts entitled, ‘Is Advertising Home to the Next Big Name in Art?’ at the Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, New York on July 5, 2017 (5:30pm to 8:00pm). Guests will enjoy wine, refreshments and enticing bites with Special guest Ron Burkhardt — an award-winning Creative Director with over 200 creative awards and a prominent contemporary Artist with over 60 gallery shows. Ron is a perfect example of an Artist coming out of the world of Advertising and gaining prominence in the contemporary Art world.

MvVO ART will launch AD ART SHOW in 2018 which will be open to Artists currently working in or with roots in Advertising in New York, USA and Internationally. Artist submissions (including paintings, sculpture and photography) which will be vetted by a Jury of art experts. Full program details will be announced this Fall. Sponsors and Partners include: Douglas Elliman Real Estate, The One Club for Creativity, Adforum, Tumblr, The Clarion List, Katapult Art Management, Buoy One, Belvoir Fruit Farms, Hampton Cigar Company, Lieb Cellars, Lucine Almas and the Southampton Arts Center, with more to be announced soon. MvVO ART is a proud supporter of Artistic Dreams International.

About MvVO ART:

MvVO ART is a New York based art venture dedicated to creating opportunities for artists, art lovers and brands to form powerful partnerships. Founder and CEO, Maria van Vlodrop is a global business development executive with a track record in establishing new advertising, technology and art ventures.

Maria van Vlodrop President MVVO ART

Maria van Vlodrop has built businesses and brands in the US and Europe. She blends blue-chip marketing expertise with entrepreneurial flair and has a successful track record of working with world-class creative talent to create campaigns for Pepsi, Haagen-Dazs, Finlandia Vodka, L’Oréal, Toyota amongst others. Maria received her Master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Pamela Morgan

Anna Kulinova

Zoe Bullock

Couture fashion designer Jackie Rogers presented her 2016 collection for all seasons at a private residence in Southampton, NY. Guests viewed the latest from the Jackie Rogers Collection including dresses, jackets and separates. Pieces from the collection were on sale, and 20% of proceeds from this presentation were donated to the Southampton Fresh Air Home. The Home is a residential camp for physically challenged youth offering summer and year-round programs focused on recreation, education and independence.

Cognac Wellerlane With Lucia Hwong Gordon, Jackie Rogers & Debbie Dickinson

Joyce Duijx And  Mackenzie Vickers

Jackie Rogers is well known for her timeless collections, which comprises looks ready-to-wear for all seasons. Each piece embodies the perfect balance between classic style and modern trends which makes the Jackie Rogers Collection current, and flexible for styling throughout the year. Luxurious designs constructed by the iconic Jackie Rogers included printed brocades, pleated dresses and elegant duster coats.

The classic Hamptons home, complete with a traditional windmill, set the stage for the graceful fashion models dressed in Jackie Roger’s designer pieces. Guests had the first look at the 2016 collection, illuminated by the glowing sunset, while enjoying a selection of wines supplied by Sufi Wines.

Margo Manhattan With  Dr. Eric Braverman

Notable attendees included: Jackie Rogers, Dena K. Weiner, Claudia Avendano, Dr. Eric Braverman,  Robin Cofer, Debbie Dickinson, Jeffrey and Pam Goldman, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Ruth J. Katz, Anne Kulinova, Caroline Lieberman, Margo Manhattan, Pamela Morgan, Thomas Naro, Luciana Pampalone, Lauren Day Roberts, models Joyce Duijx and Mackenzie Vickers, Howard and Debbie Wenig, Jody Wolff.

Robin Cofer

About Jackie Rogers:

Over the years Jackie Rogers couture collections have been dressing the world's most powerful women & men, which utilizes materials people steer away from to create unique, timeless fashions. From blouses to pants to beautiful gowns, each piece is handcrafted in the New York showroom to ensure the quality of each individual piece. Worn by socialites, celebrities and international jetsetters alike Jackie Rogers has remained a top designer within womenswear. More recently, the Jackie Rogers brand has branched into more affordable t-shirts utilizing jersey and organza to create beautiful designs that are also easy to care for and are enjoyed for years.

About Southampton Fresh Air Home:

The Southampton Fresh Air Home is a not-for-profit residential camp for physically challenged youth. Our mission is to provide an enriching, recreational camping experience. We are committed to helping our campers develop physically, emotionally, and educationally, with the goal of fostering self-esteem, maturity and independence through a broadly balanced program, while providing their families with a well-deserved respite.

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Monday, August 29, 2016


Royal Jaipur Polo Team and the Maharaja of Jaipur

in Exciting Match Against the Mashomack Polo Team

Team USA & Team Royal Jaipur

The Maharaja of Jaipur and the Royal Jaipur Polo Team, sponsored by Sanjay Kasliwal Jewelers, played in Southampton against a select USA team consisting of Joe Meyer, Nacho Figueras, Bruce Colley and Davis Colley. The exciting match was the end to a 10 day polo tour which began in Santa Barbara, California, continued to Pine Plains, New York, and ended in beautiful Southampton, New York. The Royal Jaipur team consisted of the Maharaja of Jaipur, Abby Patek, Ransher Singh and Fateh Singh.

The 18 year old Maharaja, known as Pacho to friends, was recently coronated and set about the important duties of making international friendships and promoting business opportunities in his home state of Jaipur. Pacho is the 131st Maharaja in the Singh family line, spanning over 3,000 years and the 5th generation of great polo players. The Maharaja, who was awed by the beauty of the New York beaches and countryside, traveled with his mother Princess Diya, and the Royal Jaipur Polo Team. Bruce Colley, US Ambassador to the International Federation of Polo, organized the few days of exciting polo, as well as a tour of New York City including a stay at the beautiful Carlyle Hotel.

Polo At It's Best

A second match was played at the Mashomack Polo Club, a private polo and shooting club located in the heart of Millbrook hunt country, New York. The select USA team consisted of Bruce Colley, John Klopp, Craig Callen, Guy Merison and Max Langlois. The heritage and tradition of Millbrooks Hunt country and rolling green hills was a beautiful backdrop for the day. This prestigious club attracts thousands of polo enthusiasts each summer.

About Mashomack Polo Club

Located on a 2,000-acre preserve in Pine Plains, New York, just 90 minutes from New York City, the Mashomack Polo Club is a full service club for polo players of all levels. Mashomack Polo has undertaken a multi-year capital improvement program and now features five tournament-class fields, one practice field, stick and ball acres and a regulation outdoor polo arena. Stabling is available on a first come, first served basis, as is turnkey boarding for players with smaller strings. Mashomack Polo offers league polo from 4 goal to 12 goal and various tournaments such as the prestigious USPA Eduardo Moore, the USPA Officer’s Cup, the USPA Constitution Cup and the Tracey Mactaggart Challenge Cup. There is polo to suit every level of player from June through September. Spectators are encouraged to attend the polo matches and tailgate.

For more information about Mashomack Polo, visit

 Photos Courtesy Of:  Mashomack Polo Club / Lawlor Media