“Look who it is: it’s Edwina, the Edwina,” Isaac Mizrahi exclaimed to The Observer this past Saturday, as he approached Edwina von Gal, the designer who, Ross Bleckner told us, “did the landscaping at my house in Sagaponack.”
We were at Cindy Sherman’s new East Hampton home at a benefit for the Azuero Earth Project, the Panama-based ecological nonprofit of which Ms. von Gal is president. It was a cozy beginning-of-the-end to the Hamptons summer season. Guests sat on benches under a white tent to eat empanadas and watch performances by Suzanne Vega, Rufus Wainwright, Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed. Children climbed into pendulous bamboo cocoons, stuffed with pillows, that swayed from the trees.
“My first young experience with the arts was putting on my mother’s Afro wig and singing Michael Jackson songs in the bathroom mirror,” the actor Michael K. Williams reported to The Observer on a drizzly Saturday evening in East Hampton.
We were at Russell Simmons’s house for the 13th annual Art for Life Foundation benefit, Read More
East Hampton Confidential
Sam’s Pizzeria, an East Hampton establishment beloved for its thin-crust pizza and its Draconian “for the love of God shut your kids up” policy, has put its Newtown Lane space on the market for sale or lease.
The 3,110 square foot building includes a 91-seat restaurant and bar, a 400 square-foot retail space, Read More
“Holy crap, it’s Martha Stewart!” gasped Precious star Gabourey Sidibe at the premiere of the The Big C hosted by The Cinema Society & Showtime at Donna Karan’s East Hampton cove-front home on Saturday, Aug. 7. “I like knowing how to make things out of pine cones,” she said, explaining her awe.
Two security guards flanked the doorway of Eric Firestone’s newly opened gallery on East Hampton’s chic retail row Newtown Lane. Inside, at the opening of “Warhol: From Dylan to Duchamp,” black-and-white photographs of Andy Warhol and his many muses lined the walls from floor to ceiling. Young male waiters squiring silver trays of Read More
According to The East Hampton Star local business was so good this Memorial Day Weekend that one “anonymous” Hamptons bartender ran out of Citron vodka and had to scramble to three different liquor stores before finally falling upon one bottle left in stock.
As East End revelers prepare for the second Read More
On Saturday, Aug. 8, East Hampton’s Main Street was packed with people making their way to the Fifth Annual Authors Night at the East Hampton Library. So long was the line of parked cars that one of the presenting authors, Allen Planz, an elderly poet and charter captain, sprawled himself out on the sidewalk, shoe Read More
As Manhattanites pack up their cars and zoom east on Friday, July 3, they will find Hamptons streets rather spiffed up, despite dire economic predictions.
According to real estate broker Faith Hope Consolo‘s retail newsletter, a branch of Michael Kors has opened at 55 Main Street in East Hampton this season. A couple of doors Read More
Impresario Mike Satsky has what he calls a “LeBron James attitude” when it comes to his Lily Pond nightclub in East Hampton.
“Our product and what we bring to the table we feel is extremely valuable and we feel like we’re the only ones doing it, even though there are other people in the business, Read More
Montauk, N.Y.—Despite overcast skies and evening temperatures dipping into the lower 60s, Memorial Day weekend marked the first exodus of the season to the Hamptons.
The stores along Main Street in East Hampton were servicing finicky shoppers; the brunch patrons at Surf Lodge on Sunday morning, May 24, recommended chef Sam Talbot‘s “Oh. My. God.” Read More