A Hamptons for All Seasons—
discover the EAST END year-round
An idyllic year-round escape, the Hamptons remains the perfect jaunt for bustling New Yorkers and out-of-towners through the fall season. From film festivals to annual benefits to local fall fairs, the excitement on the East End continues long after Labor Day. As the leaves begin to change color and the air cools, below is a list of our 2010Hamptons clients, which includes everything you need for the new season— hotels and real estate projects, restaurants, event producers and celebrity hangouts…
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Where to Stay
- The Tudor-style Southampton Inn is home to ninety recently-renovated guestrooms, each individually decorated to reflect the effortless style and charm of theHamptons. Located at the starting corner of downtown Southampton Village, steps away from designer boutiques; quaint and fine dining; art galleries, parks and museums; and renowned Coopers Beach, Southampton Inn provides visitors and guests with the perfect location to walk to town and the beach.
- Autumn offers the East End visitor a range of activities and events from film premieres and harvest festivals, to golf and fishing excursions. The Southampton Inn complements these offering with a range of special packages—
- Fall Harvest Family Package: October 29 – 31, 2010
- The Annual Rag-A-Muffin Parade and Pumpkin Trail, Saturday October 30th
- Two-night stay
- Welcome goody bag for each child
- Voucher per child for a free pumpkin at a local pumpkin patch
- Complimentary movie for the family at the Inn’s game room
- Vineyard tasting at Duck Walk
- The Annual Rag-A-Muffin Parade and Pumpkin Trail
- Package rates begin at $499 for family of four
o Thanksgiving Package: November 25, 2010
- Overnight accommodations for two
- Hamptons style Thanksgiving Dinner-for-two
- Package rates begin at $229 based on double occupancy
- Ask for family rates!
o The Southampton Inn’s 5.5-acre campus includes a conference center, special event and wedding facilities, restaurant and 71 Hill Street, the premier office complex in Southampton Village.
o The Southampton Inn is a perfect venue for anytime getaways, corporate meetings and events, weddings, family reunions, holiday parties and social events. Amenities include, but are not limited to, an outdoor heated fifty-foot pool; all-weather tennis court; Gilchrist & Soames toiletries; complimentary shuttle service to Coopers Beach throughout the summer season; and library with fireplace. A variety of exciting local excursions can be arranged through the Southampton Inn Concierge Service including golf outings, fishing trips, wine tastings and kayaking.
91 Hill Street
Southampton, NY 11968
Where to Dine
1) 75 MAIN (www.75main.com)
- The chicly decorated restaurant is highlighted with dark hard wood flooring accompanied by a white color palette that instills a sense of purity. A touch of color is added to the restaurant with artwork by famous artists Chris Brown and Sports Illustrated photographer Rafael Mazzucco.
- The Southampton hotspot brings traditional Italian cuisine to the East End. The vast menu hosts a variety of impeccable cuisine with a traditional breakfast menu that features omelets, waffles, French toast and fresh fruits. Lunch offers guests a light fare of salads, paninis, hamburgers and pasta with a more extensive dinner menu of expertly crafted dishes that include Calamari Fritti, Veal Milanese, Smoked Salmon with Fettuccini and the Soft Shell Crab.
- When the dinner crowd departs, 75 Main is transformed into a chic lounge with DJs, drink specials and live radio broadcasts.
75 Main Street
- Classic Hamptons hospitality meets the modern palate at OSO At Southampton Inn— OSO delights foodies with a creative take on Modern American fare. Southampton Inn guests are awoken by a refreshing breakfast, featuring local farm fresh ingredients, freshly squeezed juices, and baked goods, prepared on-premise in the Inn’s new state-of-the-art kitchen. Throughout the fall, winter and spring month, guests are treated to coffee, tea, juice and pastries in the library.
91 Hill Street
Southampton, NY 11968
Who to Know
- Spanning the Hamptons to New York City to Los Angeles, the go-to Celebrity Event Planner for the most exciting, exclusive fêtes is Owner of Insignia Productions, Ranee Bartolacci-Meir. From the theme, food, décor, music and venue, Ranee adds a personalized, distinctively stylish touch.
- With her Insignia Productions team, Ranee manages each event from beginning-to-end— attending each meeting, ensuring that the chosen theme is carried throughout all aspects of the event and each component is meticulously planned, absolute focus is placed on even the smallest of details. Ranee’s uniquely hands-on approach allows her insight into each client’s personality, resulting in events that are is carefully-crafted according to the client’s wishes, tastes and style.
- A luxury full-service event-planning firm, Insignia Productions specializes in intricate and inspired design, customized planning and the logistical production of all event types and sizes. Recently, Insignia Productions organized and produced a pre-Oscar’s lunch with legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino to celebrate his eight-time Academy Award-nominated film, Inglourious Basterds. Ranee’s past events have ranged from the traditional – a classic New York City wedding, held at the Plaza Hotel with entertainment by Kool & the Gang – to the trendsetting – including an Asian-fusion wedding at L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall (featured inBridal Guide Magazine), a fragrance launch-themed thirteen-year-old birthday, and chilly ice-themed soirée, complete with ice bar and décor.
Plan Your Party
1) FLOWERS BY TOPAZ (www.flowersbytopaz.com)
- Flowers by Topaz is a Long Island based event planning and design firm that specializes in affairs from Manhattan to the Hampton’s. This one-stop-shop has a full showroom that provides everything from invitations and linens to furniture rentals and chic floral arrangements for your special event.
o Owner and operator Mark Masone, a sixteen-year-veteran of the hospitality industry, has worked with celebrity clientele that includes: New York Governor Patterson, and Lindsey Lohan, as well as major corporations as Sony and Avon.
o Clients have the option to choose from a variety of pre-packaged offerings, or arrange for one of the talented event planners to create a customized package that will meet your exact need.
2831 Long Beach Road
Oceanside, NY 11572
2) THE ARTFUL EVENT (www.theartfulevent.biz)
o A full-service, event design and decorating boutique firm that specializes in themed events. Owners Pat Boscaino and Mark Masone have more than twenty-five combined years of experience in the industry, creating some of the most memorable events for clients.
o From the Hamptons to New York City, The Artful Event company can create the perfect affair from weddings to that very special sweet 16. Event planners on-site are experts in the industry and will work with any budget. This boutique firm has worked closely with a variety of venues including, but not limited to: The Boathouse in Central Park, Cipriani, Oheka Castle and Gurney’s Inn.
36 Tyrone Drive
East Hampton, N.Y.
- Saks Incorporated to Close Saks Fifth Avenue Store in Southampton, NY and OFF 5TH Store in Reno, NV (eon.businesswire.com)
- Curbed Hamptons: Southampton Owner Waiting for CEO’s $165K Rent Check; More! (ny.curbed.com)
- VP Biden spends tee time ‘complaining’ in Southamptons (nydailynews.com)
- Murder In the Hamptons [Hamptons] (gawker.com)
Water festivals in Sommar:
You think Zaragoza, you think… well, you may not think very much at all. But that might start to change as we approach June 14, when Spain’s fifth largest city hosts “the biggest water festival on earth.” That’s how organizers of Expo Zaragoza 2008 aim to get your attention (even though celebrants of Thailand’s New Year might beg to differ). Still, it’s a sexier, if not more controversial, way to sell a pow-wow dedicated to “water and sustainable development” — especially in a country now facing its worst drought in a century.
If we were to drink the promotional kool-aid, we’d tell you that the city of 700,000 is to welcome five, no six, actually make that seven million, visitors over the three-month convocation-slash-fiesta. If nothing else, this year’s expo (they’re held internationally every three years) should finally put Zaragoza on the map: this is, after all, the same itinerant event that came to Paris in 1859 and gave birth to the Eiffel Tower. Plus, if Zaha Hadidbuilds your town a new bridge, you can expect people to come.
Set almost equidistantly between Spain’s three big cities — Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia — Zaragoza is now reachable by the new AVEhigh-speed rail link. And Hadid’s Bridge Pavilion (pictured) is what connects the city with the grounds of the Expo. The spectacular structure straddles the River Ebro, from which it takes its inspiration and form (think swirls of fiber-glass and concrete evoking a gladiola opening and closing). But as well as a footbridge, it will also double as an indoor exhibition space, and is likely to become a major landmark alongside Zaragoza’s UNESCO Heritage hits like San Pablo church and the Aljafería Palace.
Expo 2008 will also unveil Europe’s largest freshwater aquarium, showcasing the world’s great rivers (say hello to Amazonian piranha, giant Nile crocodiles and Mekong snakes), as well as a 250-foot Water Tower(whose base is shaped like a water droplet). Bob Dylan — who’ll play live here on June 24 — has recorded a new version of Hard Rain, while Cirque de Soleil provides the daily entertainment with a new show, Awakening of the Serpent. That’s in addition to over 3,000 performances by other artists. Just as well, then, that the schedule is running on Spanish time: for 90 days straight, the party won’t wind down until 3am.