Coming from the west as you enter Southampton on Montauk Highway, Saaz Indian Cuisine is one of the first restaurant establishments to welcome you. Before I first dined here almost a year ago, I had heard nothing but rave reviews from the exceptional service to the authentic, delicious Indian/Pakistani dishes. If I could come to dine here once a week I would. The vibe is so relaxing and the food is worth every bit of praise. Sameer, the owner, was so warm and welcoming and in addition to his phenomenal staff, provided us with top notch service.
This visit was apart of my collaboration with Long Island Restaurant Week, which took place this past week from Sunday to Sunday, October 29th to November 5th. Saaz featured a five-course menu including salad, soup, appetizer, entree with bread and rice, and a dessert for $28.95.
‘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.
Jill Zarin has done it again! The Luxury Luncheon benefiting Thyroid Cancer Research took place this past Saturday, July 29 from 12-4pm at the Private Estate of Jill and Bobby Zarin in Southampton. Throughout the afternoon, guests enjoyed the luscious surroundings, gourmet food and drinks, and glamorous indulgences at the luxurious outdoor soiree. The event was held under two luxurious tents and around the Zarin’s stunning infinity pool complete with fun pool floats (think the cheery rainbow unicorn and oyster shells). Upon arrival, guests were provided with a detailed map to help them navigate the VIP beauty treatments and experiences. Spa services comprised of a 5 minute face lift, braid bar, brow bar, massages, makeup applications, and an IPL laser treatment.
Notable attendees to the Luxury Luncheon included: Ally Shapiro, RHONY‘s Luann D’Agostino, Tinsley Mortimer, Dorinda Medley, Cindy Barshop, Aviva Dresher, and Kelly Bensimon; Real Housewives of Miami Marysol Patton, Real Housewives of Atlanta Cynthia Bailey, Actress Kelly Rutherford, Millionaire Matchmaker, Former NY Yankee David Cone, Television Personality Dina Lohan, News Anchor Rita Cosby, Actor Titus Burgess, Chef Roble, “90210” Actor Tristan “Mack” Wilds, and of course, American Television Personality The Real Housewives of New York, host Jill Zarin.
This Monday, July 24th, Kendra Scott’s Pop-Up store in Southampton hosted their Fort Lonesome Chain Stitch event from 12-4pm. It was a little bit of Texas to the Hamptons. Fort Lonesome Chain Stitch was in-store providing complimentary chain stitching on clothing apparel, accessories, blankets, and more for guests with any purchase. For example, a new mom treated herself to a few new jewelry pieces and then got her son’s blanket personalized with his name on the edge! Austin East Ciders was the beverage sponsor.
You can find Kendra Scott’s boutique popping up at events this Saturday including Super Saturday and Bridgehampton Benefit: The Children Matter. Kendra Scott will also be in-store for an event on Friday, August 4th.
Designer Lisa Jackson, whose fans include Vera Wang, Renee Zellweger, Allison Janney, Kelly Preston and Robin Wright, returns to the Hamptons with LJ CROSS, her much sought-after fine jewelry collection. This season, Jackson has presented Diamonds for the Beach, an exclusive selection of 10 luxury rose gold and white gold pieces, available only at the lifestyle concept store Copious Row’s new Southampton location.
Lisa Jackson’s chic uptown independent boutique LJ CROSS, located on Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side, features her signature line of fine jewelry. Jackson designs fashion driven statement pieces in rose and white gold with champagne and white diamonds, pearls and other precious stones. Each piece evokes her minimalist style and dramatic sense of scale to create bold feminine statements.
Below is an exclusive interview with Lisa Jackson, where we discuss her current collection and her favorite spots within the Hamptons.