For those lucky enough to live all year or to stay into the fall, this is really the “end of the beginning” of the season. For others, whom the summer’s end represents the close to their enjoyment of the Hamptons, see you next season.
I have been lucky enough to experience or work alongside a number of people, places, and events this summer and wanted to share some of my favorites and to see what they will doing this fall.
Jackie O’Sullivan left her corporate role to pursue her passion of caring for dogs in need whilst co-founder Stacey Silverstein remains a Manhattan Law Firm Partner with a heart of gold. In 2015, together they co-founded the nonprofit charity Rescue Dogs NYC to save abused and in danger dogs and find them new homes. The second annual Rescue Dogs Rock NYC annual gala is on October 22. Save the date. www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org
In the summer scene, Pamela Morgan will be applying her expertise in entertaining to her “Wild Fishy Feast” in September at her home in Water Mill. This fall, expect an additional performance of her sold-out cabaret evening November 7 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City. www.flirtingwithflavors.com
Interior design and get-it-done guru Gale Sitomer will be among those seeking inspiration from the Decoration and Design Building’s forthcoming fall marketplace 2019 this October. Sitomer specializes in project managing, making her interpretation of her clients’ visions a turn-key reality, up to stocking the pantry shelves and home with their favorite products. www.ddbuilding.com
Cannot Live Without
You need to try the deconstructed enchilada from Union Cantina in Southampton. Ian Duke and David Hilty, working alongside award-winning executive chef Scott Kampf, who has been featured on Food Network’s “Iron Chefs of America,” continue to bring innovative Mexican cuisine to Southampton throughout the year. www.unioncantina.net
La Carezza Salon Day Spa in Southampton provides a year-round, full-service salon and spa featuring a full staff of highly qualified estheticians, stylists/colorists, nail technicians, massage therapists, and make-up artists. As founder/owner, Debbie Cirruzzo puts it, “Our friendly atmosphere, the professionalism of our staff, and the quality and range of treatments are what makes us unique.” www.lacarezza.com
Have a daycation at the Southampton Inn, where day passes for adults include access to the swimming pool with towels and chairs, showers and changing facilities, tennis court, shuttle to Coopers Beach, lawn games, game room, free parking, and WiFi, plus a dining credit for the Inn’s restaurant, Claude’s. www.southamptoninn.com
The dessert from TBar Southampton was well worth the wait. Tony Fortuna and Derek Axelrod have launched the seasonal TBar Southampton, across from the Southampton LIRR station. It draws on the cuisine at Tony’s New York neighborhood gem TBar Steak & Lounge. www.tbarnyc.com
Superlative Soirees Of Summer 2019
Looking back on the summer season, Prostate Cancer Foundation’s annual gala in support of the 15th Annual PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament was a celebration featuring cocktails, dining, and special performance by superstar singer Bryan Adams. Funds raised throughout the evening went to supporting groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research. The event was held at the Parrish Art Museum. www.pcf.org
The 10th annual Unconditional Love dinner dance for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation took place under tents at Wickapogue and Old Town Roads in Southampton. The event chair was Jean Shafiroff and the honoree was Aimee Sadler, founder and CEO of Dogs Playing for Life. Gregory D’Elia emceed the event. www.sasf.org
The 15th annual Hamptons Happening charity fundraiser for the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation occurred in Bridgehampton at the estate of board member Kenneth and Maria Fishel. www.waxmancancer.org
The inaugural Northwell Health Summer Hamptons Evening, presented by Victoria Moran-Furman, and Iris and Saul Katz, benefitted the Katz Institute for Women’s Health. The highly anticipated event was produced by celebrity event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events. There was a special musical performance by Alexa Ray Joel. Rosanna Scotto of “Good Day New York” emceed the evening. www.give.northwell.edu/SHE