On Saturday, July 21st, East End Taste hosted The Inaugural Hamptons Interactive Influencer Brunch (#HIIB2018) at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. We could not have asked for more beautiful weather and Topping Rose House was the perfect location to launch the annual event. The invitation-only event, produced by Sean Koski and Brian Kelly of Ticket2Events, brought together many influencers and personalities for a complimentary brunch filled with interactive activations in various categories including health & wellness, beauty, fashion and wine and spirits.
In addition to the over 65 influencers in attendance, guests included YouTube Sensation Sean O’Donnell and Bravo TV’s Lauren Wirkus (Summer House), Canadian Actor David Lipper, Actress Rebecca Knox (Orange is the New Black), Author Liana Werner-Gray (The Earth Diet), and Jill Zarin (Real Housewives of New York City).
In between noshing on bites from Daily Dose, Juice Press, Baked by Melissa, and Love Love Edibles, and sipping delicious rosé from CW Distributors or the famed bubble tea from Bar Pa Tea, guests enjoyed many onsite activations including complimentary beauty treatments from Jean Pierre Cosmetics, T3 Micro, BeWell, La Sirene Beauty.
Love Love Edibles created a custom sugar-free Red Velvet Cake written with ‘East End Taste’. Juice Press also gave out $5 gift cards towards their retail stores.
Guests were given the opportunity to shop at designer trunk shows from India Hicks and Anuja Tolia Jewelry.
The TruFusion team was on site with a fleet of influencers who had just taken their “influencer only” hot-pilates class earlier that morning.
A unique activation at the inaugural Hamptons Interactive Influencer Brunch was the ability to create custom jewelry from hand pick floral pieces by b Floral.
Additionally, guests were be treated to tasting stations provided by Muuna, a sangria bar by Lolea Sangria with the cutest polka dot bottles, and craft nitro infused coffee drinks from Chameleon Cold Brew and Drink Treo.
All guests parted the event with an exceptional bag from Talbots including a woven beach bag, scarf, and sunglasses, in addition to a separate loaded swag bag, courtesy of Nest Seekers, stuffed with tons of products from Kopari Beauty, T3 Micro, Lauren Cecchi, Pure Organic, Chef’s Cut Jerky, Margaritaville beach balls and multivitamins, Pure Provence Rosé, Nature’s Bandits, Welly Bottle, Henri Bendel, One Hope Wines, Masigi, The Daily Edited and specialty brands like Alka-White, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Zellee Organic, Jeunesse Skincare, and so much more!
Also inside the gift bags were valuable coupons and gift codes from Lulu Kitchen & Bar, Southampton Inn, JETSWEAT Fitness, TruFusion, and Margaritaville.
I, the host, was wearing a dress by Zimmermann, jewelry by India Hicks and Kendra Scott, a handbag by India Hicks, and shoes by Sam Edelman.
Videography for the event was by James Murray. The video will be shared within the next two weeks!
A silent auction on-site included luxurious handbags by CoFi Leathers and Henri Bendel; a gift certificate to NYC restaurants such as Delmonico’s; a gift card to Permanent Touch Cosmetics in Woodbury, NY; a gift basket from Masigi; scarves by Nancy Tran; a gift basket filled with local artisan goodies by Island and Ivory; a ten class pack to Elements Fitness; and more. A portion of the proceeds benefited The Retreat, Inc.
Media sponsors were LI Radio Broadcasting and The Independent Newspaper.
We look forward to seeing you again next year! #HIIB2019
Photography credit: Satin Sky Photo and Getty Images/Johnny Nunez