An Interview with Larry Scott, Founder of Lawrence Scott Events

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Celebrity event planner Larry Scott, Founder of Lawrence Scott Events, throws the most epic parties throughout the Hamptons all season long, in addition to several in New York City and in Nassau County during the year. A signature Lawrence Scott Event offers guests a chance to enter a magical environment that allows them to escape and connect in a magnificent space unlike any other. Larry Scott has been planning one-of-a-kind-events for over two decades, and all of his event services are in-house, so clients receive only the best customized décor, food, flowers and entertainment which blends together to make a perfect event. Continue reading

Event Planning: 7 Essential Tips for Planning an Event

Planning an event can be great for business exposure, art galas, birthday parties, charities, and community involvement. However, it’s also easier said than done.

There’s a lot that goes into planning an event. Typically, the bigger the event, the more people are invited and the more planning is necessary. Before you get overwhelmed, however, take a moment to read this post!

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Cuvée Seafood & Grille at the Greenporter Hotel

Editor’s Note: this restaurant has closed.

I had the absolute pleasure of dining at Cuvée Seafood & Grille at the Greenporter Hotel on Friday, September 4th. The restaurant has now closed (their last day open was Sunday, September 6th). However, you could still host your private event at the restaurant and still savor the cocktails, appetizers, and entrées I will share with you in this article. Moving forward, there will be events with some already scheduled ranging from rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, bar/bat mitzvahs, milestone birthday parties (that have the budget of a wedding), and fundraisers. Events can be held year-round, with some booked a year in advance.  Cuvée can recommend every type of vendor and has an on-site event coordinator. They can take care of rentals, flowers, and entertainment, and your event can be all-inclusive. Price points are similar to their original menu.

Cuvée first opened in 2001. At that time, there were no other fine dining restaurants in the village of Greenport. There were just pubs and Claudio’s Restaurant as well as some family restaurants. Being located in North Fork’s wine country, there were no wine bars at the time either, so Cuvée decided to feature local wine and produce, and instantly began to work closely with wineries and farms such as Country View Farm Stand in Southold, and Latham Farms in Orient. Cuvée collaborated on wine dinners, and held events at vineyards and at the restaurant. The menu was smaller at first, then after a few years in business, it expanded after Food & Wine Magazine featured them.

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HAMPTONS Handpoured

Hamptons native, Brittany Torres, launched HAMPTONS Handpoured in March of this year and is quickly growing in popularity. Her handcrafted candle line includes four candles: SOUTHAMPTON, BRIDGEHAMPTON, WESTHAMPTON, AND EAST HAMPTON. “I’ve been making candles recreationally for over a year so I had a starting point of what oils I preferred to use and what blends I wanted to try, especially for my Village Series,” explains Torres. “But, it still took me about twenty trials for each scent because I wanted to get the ideal blends of the notes for each candle.  I also had to test burning time, color, and scent throw.”

Torres derived each scent for the Hamptons based on what notes I personally believe tell the story of each Village.  “It provides my customers to ‘Take a piece of the Hamptons home with them!’ An example would be The EAST HAMPTON that has notes of Cashmere, Fig, and Strawberry.  The term Cashmere to describe my blended fragrance showcases the luxury that lines the streets of the village, and the Strawberry & Fig remind me of the lovely farms and natural markets.

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