Each year the Pomperaug Watershed Coalition hosts a fundraising event to support their mission: the cleanliness and health of the local water supply and rivers of the Woodbury, Southbury, and Bethlehem area of Connecticut. This year the event took the form of a cocktail brunch and was held at the newly renovated Woodbury Barns and Farm venue on Main Street in Woodbury this past Sunday, September 22nd from 11am-2pm. The cocktail brunch was a superb way to enjoy one of the last few warm days of summer. The importance of environmental stewardship was lost on none as guests enjoyed the breathtaking view of the fields, river, and pond.
The event featured elements of brunch from area businesses, including brunch favorites and unexpected hors d’oeuvres prepared by New Morning Natural and Organic Market’s Catering Manager, Carol Byer-Alcorace as well as Mimosas and Bloody Marys by 2 Pour Guys bartending service. A string trio comprised of members of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra shared their talents in a spirited performance. Stretched around the outskirts of the large event tent were donations from every type of local business imaginable destined for the auction later that day. All proceeds from the auction went to the Pomperaug Watershed Coalition.
The venue itself made the event. Woodbury Barns and Farm was created with a luxurious meeting place in mind that highlights local business and provides a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. The space is part antique showroom and part independent art gallery. Plans are slated to develop a fine dining restaurant, a café, interior design space, retail space featuring local wares, and a wellness studio. The official opening is planned for early 2020.
Woodbury Barns and Farm is also a bed and breakfast complete with gym and spa and is situated on 3-acres of quarry land. Available for rent for weddings and events are the meeting room, wine caves, wine cellar, pond house, silo gallery, terrace, courtyard, and upper and lower showrooms. They also provide in-house catering.
The ‘Polo Hamptons Match and Cocktail Party’ was one for the books this year. The event was hosted by Christie Brinkley, an American model and face of July’s Social Life Magazine. The event took place in Bridgehampton, on Saturday, June 29th from 4-7:30pm in Bridgehampton. There were over 500 guests, an open bar, the polo match, hors ‘d’oeuvres by Elegant Affairs, upbeat music, and preferred seating. It was a very warm sunny day, which made it perfect weather for the party.
The ‘Polo Hamptons Match and Cocktail Party’ took place under tents which were beautifully decorated underneath. Everyone was dressed beautifully, showcasing bright colors and patterns. We all gathered to watch the match, whether we knew the game or not. Everyone was enjoying themselves, laughing, drinking, taking photos, and soaking in the beautiful venue. Christie Brinkley was showcasing her Bellissima Prosecco; an organic, vegan sparkling wine as well, which many seemed to enjoy.
The venue was tastefully decorated, with plants, artwork, and flowers beneath the tent. There was plenty of space to mingle, dance, and enjoy the match. The music was fantastic and made the vibe more relaxed. Everyone was friendly and welcoming, which made it even more enjoyable. The weather was warm and sunny, making it a perfect day to spend in the Hamptons. Overall, the ‘Polo Hamptons Match and Cocktail Party’ by Social Life Magazine was one to remember.
The Trunks of Love Kick-Off Reception took place this past Saturday, June 10th from 6-8pm at The Baker House 1650 in East Hampton. The third annual event to benefit Veterinarians International was hosted by Baker House 1650 proprietor Antonella Bertello. This beautiful and well-attended event offered guests the opportunity to not only learn more about the mission of Veterinarians International, but to offer supporters the opportunity to meet and greet with Veterinarians International’s veterinarians, nurses and ambassadors.
Veterinarians International is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to enhance the health of humans, animals, and the environment through the use of sound veterinary care and expertise.