During July and August all over the Hamptons rising from fields, lawns and beachfront properties, glistening white tents made of sailcloth, their canopies artfully draped over high frames soaring to multiple peaks, appear like East End’s greatest thematic sculpture show. As you drive along the hedgerow-laden roads, you spot the majestic tents and envision that each will be the scene of a forthcoming charity or cultural event.
Yes, it’s true. I like events so much that I’ll even show up for the launch of a new condiment (ketchup). But not just any ketchup, a gourmet Irish “tomato relish” (as it is known in Ireland) created by the famous brand, Ballymaloe.
Champagne Collet, the new bubbly in town, and two micro-cuvee designer Champagnes for your holiday cheer.
Fall brings serious tastings of Glenrothes single malts, Halloween-edition of Ravenswood Zinfandel and European style hard cider.
Ferrari sixty-car rally to Bridgehampton Polo grounds and Governor Cuomo comes to Harvest East End in the North Fork
Jay McInerney and Chuck Scarborough take on causes from Alzheimers to Peconic Land Trust.
Charity culinary events—James Beard Foundation’s Chefs and Champagne, Taste of Two Forks, GrillHampton—and three Great Gatsby Contenders
The Tony Awards big bash and the new film Hey Bartender shakes it up
A sybaritic guide to wining and dining and clubbing in St. Barth
Sipping Pommery Champagne at the Armory Show, Dom Perignon at the Art Production Fund gala and Chivas at “From Scotland with Love.”
Angostura releases the world most expensive rum, and verticals of rare vintages from Domaine Cazes, Bodegas Roda and Chateau Lagrange.
Winter drinking at its best—BV Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Camus Cognac.
Hiff’s twentieth year brings out celebrities and scores of exciting films
Summer Wrap-Up: Exotic Animals, Cindy Sherman and Eva Longoria