July-15 2014

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Decorator Tom Fallon’s Carpenter Gothic Cottage on Shelter Island is a Storyteller’s Dream

Decorator Tom Fallon’s Carpenter Gothic Cottage on Shelter Island is a Storyteller’s Dream

It was 1981, and Tom Fallon had no intention of buying a new house. A designer and creative brand executive who worked with Bill Blass for 20 years before branching out on his own, Fallon had received an invitation from industry pal Joanne Creveling to visit her house on Shelter Island one weekend. He and Creveling had met in the 1960s, when Fallon was working at Bergdorf Goodman as Halston’s assistant and Creveling was beginning her stellar career as a publicist.
The Sag Harbor Home of Tracey and Michael Cavaniola is a Shrine to the Natural World

The Sag Harbor Home of Tracey and Michael Cavaniola is a Shrine to the Natural World

The sight lines within the house are exceptionally long. From the entryway, one sees through the soaring living room into the kitchen, and then, through French doors, to the bluestone patio beyond, topped with a pergola on which Merlot grapevines grow. Light floods in through skylights and an abundance of windows. “I wanted views of the outside from every room,” says Tracey.
Interior Designer Lilielle Bucks Puts a Scandinavian Spin on a Tiny Cottage in Sag Harbor

Interior Designer Lilielle Bucks Puts a Scandinavian Spin on a Tiny Cottage in Sag Harbor

Bucks calls it a “spiffing-up,” rather than a renovation. “We didn’t move a single wall,” she says, nor did they need to raise the peaked ceilings in the combined entryway/living room or the two en suite bedrooms. As many families do, the Buckses spend most of their time in the large kitchen/dining area and the inviting brick patio and swimming pool just outside, both of which were in place when they bought the house.
Shelter Island's Sylvester Manor Prepares for its New Role as a Nonprofit Educational Institution

Shelter Island's Sylvester Manor Prepares for its New Role as a Nonprofit Educational Institution

Nothing remains of the original 1652 manor home that belonged to Nathaniel Sylvester, his wife, Grizzell, and their 11 children, although Grizzell’s boxwoods, the cuttings of which were brought from England, still tower over the gardens. The pretty house that stands here now dates from 1737, when Nathaniel’s grandson, Brinley Sylvester, leveled the original structure to create a gentleman’s farm with a new home—the oldest extant Georgian on the East End, according to Maura Doyle, Sylvester Manor’s historic preservation and programs coordinator. The front parlor’s original paneling has received only two coats of paint: Prussian Blue, applied in 1737, and a modest biscuit color, added in 1842.
New and Notable Design Objects from the Hamptons and Beyond: Garden Variety

New and Notable Design Objects from the Hamptons and Beyond: Garden Variety

Whether you're pulling weeds or pouring cocktails, don't let the summer heat deter you from getting out into the garden. These design objects, from a leather-covered watering can to a galvanized bucket with rope handles, will help add to your outdoor oasis.
Mary Woltz Is All Abuzz About the Importance of Bees in the Hamptons

Mary Woltz Is All Abuzz About the Importance of Bees in the Hamptons

The Hamptons Honey Company is more of a distribution business than a honey-producing business, but it continues to support my work and allows me to use its facility to package and market honey under my Bees’ Needs label. As a beekeeper, I manage hives that I have intentionally placed in hospitable locations and am always trying to get the message across about the plight of the bees. It’s my bully pulpit!
Local Antiques Infused with Whimsical East End Fun

Local Antiques Infused with Whimsical East End Fun

HC&G rounded up some whimsical, fun antiques to add some fun to your Hamptons summer.
Fragrance Maker Anne Sanford Follows Her Instincts

Fragrance Maker Anne Sanford Follows Her Instincts

Anne Sanford is a study in contradictions. A self-confessed “beauty product junkie,” she is fresh-faced and winsomely natural. Her hand-crafted, essential oil–based perfumes are mysteriously seductive, yet they’re packaged in simple glass vials coded with a series of letters and numbers instead of lofty titles suggesting romance and allure. Even the name of her product line, Lurk, is subject to murky interpretation.
Deeds & Don'ts: Waterfront Gems in Sag Harbor, Southampton Village and East Hampton

Deeds & Don'ts: Waterfront Gems in Sag Harbor, Southampton Village and East Hampton

Despite superstorms and the ever-growing threat of climate change, people will always want to live on the water. Christopher Burnside of Brown Harris Stevens has a brand-new $3.695 million waterfront listing in Sag Harbor that could satisfy many a water baby. As for oceanfront homes, Halcyon Lodge on Gin Lane, the former estate of Henry Ford II, is listed for $19.9 million with Tim Davis and Zachary and Cody Vichinsky of Corcoran, and Harald Grant of Sotheby’s International Realty.
Our Top Tippler Braves the Crowds to See What's Shaking in the Hamptons

Our Top Tippler Braves the Crowds to See What's Shaking in the Hamptons

My group of fellow imbibers and I kick off HC&G’s seventh annual cocktail crawl at this festive Mexican taqueria, drinking Spiked Sandias (Tequila Cabeza, watermelon agua fresca, lime, agave) and snacking on fluke ceviche and fresh tortillas.
"We Ask Hamptons Style Setters, What's Your Favorite Food in the Hamptons?"

"We Ask Hamptons Style Setters, What's Your Favorite Food in the Hamptons?"

Style setters Kara Ross, Jay McInerney, Leslie Stevens, Inson Dubois Wood and Whitney Fairchild reveal their favorite meal.
The Fourth Annual Much Ado About Madoo

The Fourth Annual Much Ado About Madoo

HC&G was the exclusive media sponsor of the fourth annual Much Ado About Madoo, a three-day garden fair and home accessories market at the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack. During the kick-off cocktail party, guests enjoyed great shopping and live and silent auctions.
A Cocktail Party at the Home of Ala and Ralph Isham to Benefit Landscape Pleasures

A Cocktail Party at the Home of Ala and Ralph Isham to Benefit Landscape Pleasures

Media sponsor HC&G and the Parrish Art Museum held a benefit committee cocktail party for Landscape Pleasures, the annual symposium and tour of East End gardens, at the home of Ala and Ralph Isham.
Cutting Edge Objects to Buy and Love

Cutting Edge Objects to Buy and Love

July's must-haves for the design obsessed shopper
Builders You Should Know

Builders You Should Know

Discover why these builders, including John Petrocelli Construction, MKL Construction, McLoughlin Construction Corp, Reinhardt O'Brien, VilaBuilt, and Yankee Barn Homes, should be considered when building a new — or renovating an existing — home.
HC&G Artists & Collectors Lounge at the 7th Annual Opening Night of ArtHamptons

HC&G Artists & Collectors Lounge at the 7th Annual Opening Night of ArtHamptons

The 7th Annual ArtHamptons kicked off on Thursday, July 12th at The Sculpture Field at Nova's Ark in Bridgehampton. HC&G hosted a VIP Reception in the HC&G Artists & Collectors Lounge.
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