“Put your dancing shoes on!” Casita Maria chairwoman Jacqueline Weld Drake exclaimed to Shindigger last Monday. With Fashion Week a blurry recent memory, New York’s movers and shakers and socialites quickly turned their attention to the autumnal premieres, galas and openings. Read More
Benjamin-Emile Le Hay
While New York Fashion Week often leaves much to be desired in terms of couture, which is why Shindigger typically holds out for the catwalks of Milan and Paris, there were some hits this year, like the Alexander Wang women’s collection, Jason Wu’s sultry beige and gold numbers, and Billy Reid’s menswear. But even when Read More
Deciding it was time for a break from Arthur Ashe Stadium, Shindigger traded in our tennis racket for mainsails over Labor Day weekend at the Museum of Yachting’s 34th annual Classic Yacht Regatta in Newport, R.I.
It was a Miami-meets-Manhattan crowd aboard Panerai’s VIP spectator ship, where guests such as Alan Zelcer, president of Isaco Read More
When Hamptons magazine announced it was hosting a soirée in honor of its “U.S. Open & Hampton Classic” issue, Shindigger decided a trip to Southampton—replete with free booze and some lively tennis talk—would fit right into our schedule. We arrived to find leggy model-waitresses, festooned in ushankas, marching around the pool of the The Bathing Read More
Drink It In: With So Much Culture on Offer, We Toast Our Way Though a Week of Music, Art and Alec Baldwin
Shindigger loves almost any opportunity to raise a glass to art, as we did recently at Guild Hall’s 2013 Summer Gala, which honored artist Chuck Close with an exclusive preview of his new exhibition, followed by dinner and dancing at the colossal Bridgehampton estate of Louise and Leonard Riggio, the chairman of Barnes & Noble. Read More
It was a breezy and clear summer day — what better way to spend the afternoon than in Sagaponack, N.Y., at Wölffer Estates Stables, where Jessica Alba and other luminaries gathered for a Ralph Lauren girls’ fashion show.
That is, unless you’re deadly allergic to horses and, to a lesser degree, hay. Shindigger, qualified in both categories, with multiple anaphylactic episodes and ambulance rides under our belt, had taken great precaution before boarding a motor coach to the Hamptons for the merriment. A double dose of Benadryl and a few Epi-Pens clutched to our side served as armament. Read More
“I’ve been begging for years to be here, and Russell finally invited me to perform,” rejoiced neo-soul recording artist Maxwell at Danny and Russell Simmons’s 14th annual Art for Life benefit last Saturday. “I knew early on that music was for me, and if we can bring that to children, it can change the world,” the Brooklyn native continued, wearing a three-piece suit for the festivities at Fairview Farms in Bridgehampton.
Plenty of other stars turned out to support the cause as well, proving once again that the Hamptons is undoubtedly king when it comes to splashy summertime philanthropic events.
“Arts education gives kids an escape from the streets—that’s why I’m here,” explained actor Anthony Anderson, who hosted a Rush Kids auction during the evening. “As a kid, anything that got me in front of an audience was my outlet.” Read More
Blame it on the rain, but Shindigger lacked great motivation to hit the town last Monday night—even for the screening of Woody Allen’s new release, Blue Jasmine. The director was somewhere on the Côte d’Azur, we reasoned, so why should we bother?
Nonetheless, Shindigger worked up our party-boy spirit in time for the after-affair at Read More
Tory Burch: Montana
Fashion designer and founder of Tory Burch.
Stay: Ranches near Big Timber
and Yellow Stone National Park.
Eat: The fish caught on an all-day
Expect: Think A River Runs Through It
and The Horse Whisperer, which were both filmed in the area. Read More
It started with a harmless weekend in the country, when Girls producer Jenni Konner and her partner, director Richard Shepard, invited an intimate cadre of actors and screenwriters, including Wren Arthur and Danny Strong, to their lovely summer rental in East Marion.
“We should grill!” a member of the party proposed.
“Richard is good at Read More