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Best of Summer A few highlights from the season that was

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es, I am East End-centric. But hey, did you invite me to Fishers or Lamu or Spetses? I think not. So this is my little summary of the best of my little world, which, in fact, a wide swath of you share. Best Toast of the Summer: Eric Fischl’s heartfelt, funny, scholarly toast to his friend, Ross Bleckner, who was honored at Parrish Art Museum’s Midsummer Party. Most Revealing Toast: Creative Time’s Ann Pasternak’s multiple choice toast to the Parrish’s other honoree, Beth Rudin 14 | AVENUE MAGAZINE · SEPTEMBER 2010

DeWoody: Which is an art piece in Beth’s home? A) a giant pink dildo, B) a crystal skeleton C) all of the above. And so on. Best Excuse for Missing the Parrish Party: Michelle Paige Paterson told us that much as the Governor would have loved to be there, he was busy signing his 6,681st veto—to rousing applause. Worst Kept Secret: Vice President Joe Biden’s two-week stay in Southampton. Nine black sedans, with big, burly fellows, parked across the front of his First Neck residence, 24-7, and a manned motor boat moored in the ‘no boats

allowed’ Lake Agawam in back of his hideaway. Best Film of the Summer: The documentary, Dad’s in Heaven With Nixon— Tom Murray’s tender story of his family, the founding family of Southampton, and how his autistic brother challenged and enriched their lives. Best Looking 56-year-old: Christie Brinkley. Damn it. Best Weddings: Chelsea Clinton’s and Alicia Keys’. Same day, so I democratically regretted both.

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Eric Fischl, Ross Bleckner and Chuck Close

Profile for AVENUE Magazine

AVENUEinsider September 1, 2010  

Founded in 1976, AVENUE is a must-read among the city’s most discerning, stylish and savvy audiences. As Manhattan’s oldest society magazine...

AVENUEinsider September 1, 2010  

Founded in 1976, AVENUE is a must-read among the city’s most discerning, stylish and savvy audiences. As Manhattan’s oldest society magazine...