An Intimate Evening Under the Stars With Michael Bolton
 The Michael Bolton Charities fundraising event, “An Evening Under the Stars”, took place at a private estate in Sagaponack on Saturday, August 19th beginning at 6pm. Now in its 24th year, The Michael Bolton Charities has been a consistent advocate and supporter of initiatives and organizations committed to responding to the needs of children and women at risk from domestic violence, physical and mental abuse, poverty, homelessness and human trafficking. Over 200 guests to came together for a charitable evening of dinner, drinks, and a private performance by Michael Bolton himself, all in honor of women and children as victims of domestic violence everywhere. The event was presented by Lawrence Scott Events. Founder and Creative Director, Lawrence Scott Gottesman, created a one-of-a-kind celebration for such a meaningful cause.
The hosts for the evening were Kimberly Guifoyle and Chris Wragge. Honorees included Susan Shin, Founder of Shin Advisors, who was recognized for her philanthropic work towards ending living with domestic violence. Every detail was executed brilliantly and real captured your attention. The tent, chandeliers, and table settings were exquisite. I was blown away by the culinary presentation and passed hor d’oeuvres, which included Filet Mignon ‘cigars’, Chicken Satay, and spring rolls. Just behind the tent was an enormous fresh fruit, bread, and cheese display that really captured your attention. It was almost too perfect to touch and eat from. I have never seen anything like it.

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The Great Food Truck Derby 2017

The 6th annual Food Truck Derby took place at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton on Friday, August 11th, presented by Edible East End. The event began at 3:30pm VIP ticket holders and at 4pm for General Admission and lasted until 7pm. This was my third time attending the Food Truck Derby and by far, this was the best year yet! Everyone involved did a phenomenal and thorough job putting together such a well-organized and well-attended event. The weather was perfect, the food and beverages were plentiful, and there was something for everyone.

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Crowns by Christy x Nine West Hamptons Summer Brunch

On Saturday, August 5th, Christy Doramus of Crowns by Christy hosted a summer brunch in partnership with Nine West at a private residence in Sagaponack, NY. In support of Nine West’s new #StandOut campaign, the event focused on highlighting the brand’s new shoe collection inspired by strength, power and beauty of women across the world. Attendees were invited to mingle with like-minded influential women who are defining what it means to #StandOut and working to make a difference within their own communities.

During the event, guests were invited to try on their favorite Nine West designs and complete their looks from “head to toe” with a flower crown. A custom “shoefie” station designed by Christy Doramus allowed attendees to easily take photos of their favorite shoe styles and creatively showcase what it means to #StandOut. GlamSquad was on-site for makeup and hair touch-ups, and the brunch menu was curated and served by Hamptons local Jennifer Poto.
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Bridgehampton Benefit: The Children Matter

‘The Children Matter’, an exclusive charity event benefiting MATTER & The Starkey Hearing Foundation, was presented by Bridgehampton Benefit at Southampton Arts Center Saturday on Saturday, July 29th. The talented singer/songwriter, Sophie Simmons, was joined by her father, KISS legend, Gene Simmons, wife Former Playmate of the Year, Shannon Tweed-Simmons and their son Nick Simmons. The Simmons Family have been long-time supporters and ambassadors for the nonprofit MATTER.

This event could not have taken place without the incredible dedication and hard work of the main event planner and coordinator team, Noë Brown (Gala 631) and Jason Zimmerman (Founder of Bridgehampton Benefit). The unforgettable evening was kicked off with energizing performance by New York based band, The Janes, immediately followed by a fashion show featuring, Holland’s Next Top Model Winner, Kim Feenstra, and Best Selling Author of The Earth Diet & 10-Minute Recipes Liana Werner-Gray. Adjacent to the fashion show, Kendra Scott had an interactive Hamptons Y’all photo booth.

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13th Annual A Hamptons Happening 2017

The 13th Annual A Hamptons Happening benefiting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) took place this past on Saturday, August 5 from 6:30-10pm at the private estate of Maria & Kenneth Fishel and Family in Bridgehampton. The host for the evening was CBS 2 News anchor Chris Wragge. This is one of my favorite Hamptons summer events for a number of reasons: the enthusiastic guests, the organization and professionalism of the staff, and the extravagant culinary display that easily rivals any other Hamptons summer soirée. The evening drew in about 500 guests and had the opportunity to savor plenty of fine cuisine and sip cocktails all while having the opportunity bid on live and silent auction items.

Event-goers were also treated to live performances by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and up-and-coming recording artist Sophie Beem. Wainwright’s performance celebrated the introduction of a sarcoma research grant established jointly by the SWCRF and the Kate McGarrigle Foundation (KMF), a nonprofit organization he and his family founded to support sarcoma research after his mother passed away from the disease. Beem is a rhythmic pop singer, songwriter, and musician from New York City who was discovered and developed by Beyoncé. She has opened for Beyoncé internationally on the historic Formation World Tour, performed at the US Open Arthur Ashe Kids Day, DigiTour, and Jay-Z’s Made In America Festival.
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