Even though the summer got off to a rainy start, it was a
fabulous Hamptons season of fun, beach walks, relaxing by the
pool with a margarita, shopping at our fabulous boutiques,
driving along scenic back roads, visiting farm stands, bumping
into old friends and making new ones, looking up at the
starlit evening sky with all the wonder and beauty of this
magnificent place on earth that we are so lucky to have as an
escape from our busy NYC lives, and taking in the wonderful
marathon of glam philanthropic parties.
Highlights of Summer
Here are just a few of the sumptuous events this summer
that light up the luxe pages of this issue of Hampton
Sheet—caviar for the senses!
The oh-so-chic Parrish Museum
Midsummer Party, hosted at its slick new Water Mill space, was
fresh and fabulous, dahhhlings (p. 4). Southampton Hospital’s
stepped-up Summer Party (p. 6), hosted by Jean Shafi roff and
Audrey Gruss, and held at the new Art Southampton pavilion,
was simply divine—with dinner, dancing, and . . . air
conditioning! Then I take you to the Watermill Center Summer
Benefi t, Devil’s Heaven—which was all about art, if you want
to call some of those shocking live nudies “art”! I’m talking
about the “let it all hang out” art, not fit to print in this
publication (and we’re no prudes). Check out Lady Gaga, a
guest who fi t right in with the theme (p. 8). I also take you
to the oh-so-glam Rita Hayworth kickoff party for the
Alzheimer’s Association’s October 22 gala at the Waldorf (p.
Publicist and bon vivant Catherine Saxton gives us the
scoop on the other playground for the global
super-rich—St.-Tropez—where she mingled with the A-list set
(p.10). For you horsey types, check out opening day at the
Bridgehampton Polo Club (p. 10). And stay in the know with
real estate mogul Dottie Herman’s “Ask Elliman” column, not to
mention the Million Dollar Listing New York fi nale (p.12).
Turn to our entertainment section (p. 20) for Jeffrey Lyons’s
movie and cable reviews, where he fawns over season 4 of HBO’s
Boardwalk Empire and Showtime’s new Masters of Sex. And for
you book worms, there’s the “Literary Lowdown” for the latest
hot reads (p. 24).
Turn to The Sheet’s “Hot
Dates” for the best of the best upcoming galas and happenings
of the fall season (p. 34). My faves: the New Yorkers for
Children Fall Gala (Sept. 17); NYC Ballet Fall Gala (Sept.
19); Museum of Arts and Design LOOT Gala Benefi t (Oct. 1);
Hamptons Film Festival (Oct. 8 through 14); Breast Cancer
Research Foundation’s Symposium Luncheon (Oct. 15); Rita
Hayworth Gala (Oct. 22); the Angel Ball (Oct. 29); and Audrey
Gruss’s Hope for Depression Luncheon (Nov. 7). It’s all in The
Sheet’s “Hot Dates”!
Three Blind Mice & More
photographer befriended a ubiquitous socialite to weasel into
a free weekend at her Hamptons estate? The socialite was
warned to watch her silverware, as the photographer was once
caught at the Waldorf going around clipping utensils from
tables at the end of a gala.
Which socialite is said to be
sending death threats to a growing number of prominent ladies
within the golden triangle of New York, the Hamptons, and Palm
Beach? And why? Nobody knows—they just say she’s nuts!
highfalutin so-called “writer” crashes parties when he’s not
escorting a socialite? And, when asked to leave, refuses and
kicks up such a fuss that they let him stay?!
actor who divorced and then remarried his wife admits his
worst fear is: “My wife going on The Real Housewives of New
Which Hollywood actress is quoted as saying in a recent
biography, “Elizabeth Taylor wasn’t beautiful. . . . She was
pretty. I was beautiful.”
And That’s Not All, Folks! Stay
tuned in to my 1010WINS reports from the red carpet—Joan
Jedell’s Red Carpet Scoop—to stay in the know.
I’ll see you at
Enjoy The Sheet!
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