Joan Jedell at the
HBO premiere of Phil Spector
my favorite time of the year is here, when I weekend in
the Hamptons as most of us do, at the prelude to the busy summer social
season. It’s all about getting away from city life and the media’s obsessive
focus on the horror stories in the news and entering the bucolic peace
and tranquility of the Hamptons—in between the parties, of course!
It’s not all about fun and games—it’s also
about what the French call noblesse oblige,
being honorable and giving back. And
Hamptonites do give generously and selflessly,
and they do it with style and panache!
With that said—drumroll, please!—here
are some highlights from the best of the best
of the whirlwind winter/spring social season
that you’ll fi nd within the glossy, luxe
pages of this Memorial Day issue of Hampton
Sheet. It’s sure to excite the senses, especially
as it includes my interview with heartthrob
cover boy Robert Redford, whom I
met at the premiere of The Company You Keep (p.30). Did you know that he really wanted
to be an artist and paint in Europe, but that fate had other plans for him? He actually
studied at the Pratt Institute (see Pratt’s Golden Gala on p.31).
Now that I have your attention, check to see if your photo was snapped at any of the
oh-so-glam galas, parties, and premieres chronicled here, including the Alzheimer’s Association’s
Rita Hayworth Gala with Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Candace Bushnell, Brooke
Shields, and John McEnroe (p.4) ; the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Hot Pink
Party, one of my favorite charity events of the year, hosted by Elizabeth Hurley with a
performance by Sir Elton John (p.10) ; and mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis’ over-thetop
birthday bash for his wife, Margo (p.16). Take a peek at Mayor Bloomberg performing
at the Inner Circle bash, where he sang and danced, off key and left-footed, of course,
with the cast of four Broadway shows (p.19), and much more.
Want to know how Beyoncé got her name? If you missed the item I reported to Page Six,
turn to the story on the premiere of HBO’s Life Is but a Dream (p.23). On the same page,
Jeffrey Lyons reviews a selection of fi lms, including HBO’s long-awaited Behind the Candelabra,
starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. Still can’t get enough A-listers? The potpourri
of society and entertainment within these oversize pages (no ink-smudged fi ngers
here!) also include the likes of Donald Trump, Tony Bennett, Harry Belafonte, Paris and
Nicky Hilton, Cyndi Lauper, Hugh Jackman, and Anne Hathaway… it’s all in the mix!
And, dear readers, who’s not interested in the bottom line and property values, which
are happily moving north again? Don’t miss Douglas Elliman president and CEO Dottie
Herman’s column, AskElliman (p.14)—and who knows better than Dottie?
If you’re looking for a good summer read, aside from Hampton Sheet or Vogue, check
out our Literary Lowdown (p.28). And for the latest on the performing arts, restaurants,
clubs, and spas, turn to Jan’s Take (p.29).
We’ve also made the summer soiree season easy for you with our take on the best of
the best benefi ts. Just turn to The Sheet’s Hot Dates (p.32) and grab your highlighter. We’ll
be out and about so say hi, and get ready for your closeup.
Newsfl ash! I’ll be reporting again this season on the Best of the Best Hot Hamptons
Happenings on 1010WINS on Thursdays and Fridays, on Joan Jedell’s Hampton Sheet
Scoop. So stay tuned in and informed!
And as the saying goes, “See you at the party” and around town at some of my favorite
haunts, like Nammos, 75 Main, and Sant Ambroeus, just to name a few.
It’s all in The Sheet!
Joan Jedell appears on national and local TV.
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