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From all of us at Hampton Daze Magazine - Happy July! Jessica Mackin Editor - In - Chief

ON THE COVER Christie Brinkley was honored at The South Fork Natural History Museum’s “SoFo goes SoHo” event on June 16. For more photos from the event see page 11. For more information on the South Fork Natural History Museum visit Photo by Jenna Mackin

INDEX Party Guide : 5 Snaps : 6 - 12 Calendar : 13 Favorite Things : 14 - 15 The Jump Off : 16 - 17 Wizard Of Spa : 18 Closet Room : 20 - 21 SL : 22 South Pointe : 23 Alex : 24 Amber Ferrari : 24 Holly T : 25 Wendy Williams : 26 FameHampton : 27 Nic Alegre : 29 Bell & Anchor : 30 Hamptons Players Club : 30 Chef Chris Nirschel : 31 Beaumarchais : 32 Shuckers : 32 Recipe : 33 Drink Recipe : 33


Jessica Mackin Editor - In - Chief Joe Cipro Food Editor Jenna Mackin Editorial Director Josann Jeffrey Associate Editor Laura Anne Pelliccio Beauty Editor Peggy Stankevich Photography Editor Tamara Hayes Features Editor Zaida Elinor Style Editor Melanie Fitzgerald Arts Editor Dana Walker Fashion Editor Advertising/Marketing Contributing Editors Annemarie Davin, Ashley O’Connell, Nicole Teitler, Kushani Manawadu Contact: © Copyright Hampton Daze Meida 2012

PARTY GUIDE Bars, Pubs & Taverns 230 Elm 230 Elm Street, Southampton 668 Gigshack 782 Montauk Hwy, Montauk 668-2727

Indian Wells Tavern 77 Main Street, Amagansett 267-0400 John J. Doran’s 2 West Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays 728-9560

Back Bar at Drivers Seat 62 Jobs Lane, La Superica Southampton Long Island Avenue & 283-6606 Main St, Sag Harbor 725-3388 Barrister’s Restaurant 36 Main Street, Liar’s Saloon Southampton 401 West Lake Drive, 283-6206 Montauk 668-9597 Blue Collar Bar County Road 39, Memory Motel Southampton 692 Main Street, Montauk 668-2702 Boardy Barn 270 W. Montauk Hwy, The Montauket Hampton Bays 88 Firestone Road, 728-9733 Montauk 668-5992 Buckley’s Inn Between 139 West Montauk Hwy, Murf’s Back Street Tavern Hampton Bays 64 Division Street, 728-7197 Sag Harbor 725-9749 The Corner Bar 1 Main Street, Sag Harbor The Point Bar & Grill 725-9760 697 Montauk Hwy, Montauk Cyril’s 668-1500 2167 Montauk Hwy, Amagansett Quogue East Pub 267-7993 Montauk Hwy, East Quogue 653-8799

The Sloppy Tuna 148 South Emerson, Montauk 668-4800 Southampton Publick House 40 Bowden Square, Southampton 283-2800 Stephen Talkhouse 161 Main Street, Amagansett 267-3117 Tide Runners 7 North Road, Hampton Bays 728-7373 Wolfie’s Tavern 15 Fort Pond Blvd, East Hampton 324-4800 Zum Schneider 4 South Elmwood Ave, Montauk Lounges & Restaurants 75 Main 75 Main Street, Southampton 283-7575

Almond 1 Ocean Road, Bridgehampton 537-8885 Andrra 39 Gann Road, East Hampton 329-3663 Barracuda Bar at The Montauk Yacht Club 32 Star Island Road, Montauk 668-3100 Beaumarchais 44 Three Mile Harbor, East Hampton 212-675-2400 Bobby Van’s 2293 Main Street, Bridgehampton 537-0590 Cittanuova 29 Newtown Lane, East Hampton 324-6300 Cross Eyed Clam 440 West Lake Drive, Montauk 668-8065 East Hampton Point 295 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton 329-2800


Georgica 108 Wainscott Stone Road, East Hampton 537-6255

Rumba 43 Canoe Place Road, Hampton Bays Gurney’s Inn 594-3544 290 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk Saltwater Grill 668-2660 379 Dune Road, Westhampton Hamptons Players Club 288-1485 103 Montauk Hwy, East Hampton Muse In The Harbor 324-1663 16 Main Street, Sag Harbor John Scott’s Surf Shack 631-899-4810 540 Dune Road, Westhampton Sen 288-5810 22 Main Street, Sag Harbor Meeting House 725-1774 4 Amagansett Square, Amagansett Shiki 267-2764 47 Montauk Hwy, East Hampton Navy Beach 329-9821 16 Navy Road, Montauk 688-6868 Southampton Social Club 256 Elm Street, Page at 63 Main Southampton 63 Main Street, 287-1400 Sag Harbor 725-1810 Surf Lodge 183 S. Edgemere St, Phao Montauk 29 Main Street, 668-1562 Sag Harbor 725-0101 World Pie 2402 Montauk Hwy, Rowdy Hall Bridgehampton 10 Main Street #B. 537-7999 East Hampton 324-8555

Clubs Beach Bar 58 Foster Avenue, Hampton Bays 723-3100 Casey’s 233 Montauk Hwy, Westhampton Beach 288-5828 Dream Nightclub 17 Canal Road, Hampton Bays 252-4184 Drift Inn 70 Dune Road, East Quogue Neptune’s Beach Club 70 Dune Road, East Quogue 653-8737 South Pointe 125 Tuckahoe Road, Southampton 917-574-4112 SL East 44 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton 907-2790


Hampton Daze Release Party at SL East

Photos by Jessica Mackin, Jenna Mackin

Hampton Daze hosted its June 2012 release party at the kick off of Deja Vu Thursdays at SL East in East Hampton with music by DJ Cred and DJ Biggie.


Pamela Quinzi

Photos by Jessica Mackin, Kushani Manawadu, Victoria Wells Launch Party

The Dining Engagement Group presented Kilame Design by Pamela Quinzi with a launch party and fashion show at Skyroom in NYC. The event was hosted by Hampton Daze Magazine.

The Right Contact, Inc. with Gladiator Promotions, presented the Official Launch Party for TheRightContact. com in early may. The event was held at Rebel NYC.



Ross School

Saved By The 90’s

The Ross School celebrated its 20th anniversary with the ninth annual “Live At Club Starlight” benefit to raise funds for Ross School Programs and scholarships. Courtney Sale Ross, founder of the Ross School, along with Charles Stevenson and Alex Kuczynski, gala chairs, celebrated with a performance by Roberta Flack.

Kites For A Cure

The Canal Room in Southampton hosted a “Saved by the 90’s” party with music by the Bayside Tigers. The night was hosted by Dustin Diamond who played Screech in hit 90’s TV series “Saved By The Bell.”


Photos by Jessica Mackin, Nicole Teitler, Peggy Stankevich

Uniting Against Lung Cancer hosted its annual “Kites For A Cure,” a family kite fly to benefit lung cancer research at Coopers Beach in Southampton.

Free Ride

Havana Nights

“Havana Nights,� a benefit for the Southampton Hospital, took place at the Westhampton Beach Country Club. The annual Memorial Day weekend celebration raised funds for the hospitals Westhampton Primary Care Center.

Photos by Jenna Mackin, Nicole Teitler

Planned Parenthood

Hamptons Free Ride and Guest of a Guest teamed up to host a party at Blue Parrot in East Hampton.

The Annual Planned Parenthood Benefit took place at Silar Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton over Memorial Day Weekend.



Art On Edge

Bay Street

“Art On The Edge” opened at Vered Gallery in East Hampton over Memorial Day Weekend.

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Ana Gasteyer of “Saturday Night Live” and Brian d’Arcy James of “Smash” performed to a sold-out crowd at Bay Street Theatre.

Photos by Jessica Mackin, Laura Pelliccio, Barry Gordin

Luxury Review

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons hosted a preview cocktail party at ARF Thrift and Treasure shop in Sagaponack over Memorial Day weekend. The shops was transformed into a stunning designer showhouse featuring 10 rooms designed by renowned interior decorators.

Hampton Daze attended the “Luxury Review” at Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC. In attendance was NY Giant Chris Canty and former NBA basketball player Cliff Robinson.


Photos by Jessica Mackin, Jenna Mackin

Nammos Opening SoFo Goes SoHo

Hampton Daze Magazine, Boutique Artists, Boutique Models and hosted the Grand Opening of The Nammos VIP Lounge in Southampton.

“SOFO Goes SOHO” event to benefit the South Fork Natural History Museum took place on June 16. The event honored Christie Brinkley and featured music by celeb DJ’s Alexandra Richards and Nick Cohen.



Photos by Annemarie Davin

Softball-A-Thon Strawberry Festival

Kids Stock The House had a Softball-A-Thon to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island and several people including Erica Kane were given Certificates of Love. Mrs. Suffolk County America, Michele Herger, threw out the first pitch!

Caitlin Penny of Mattituck was crowned by 2011 Queen, Kaitlyn Doorhy, as the 2012 Strawberry Queen of the Strawberry Festival hosted by the Mattituck Lions Club. Her court pictured is Megan Demarest, Shannon Gatz, Amanda Gatz, Leah LaFreniere.

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• Deja Vu Thursday at SL East - Every Thursday!

• American Picnic with Fireworks by Grucci @ 7PM in Southampton




• Greek Festival starts today at the Southampton Elks Club

• Spatini cocktail party at Gurney’s Inn @ 6 PM




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• The Hampton Designer Showhouse Gala Preview Party @ 6 PM • Chefs & Champagne @ 6 PM • Roar Fireworks to benefit The Max Cure Foundation @ 6:30 PM

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The Jessie Lane Jewels collection retails from $120-$5,711 and incorporates semi precious stones like lapis and pyrite, precious stones like diamonds, sapphires and garnet, and organic materials from around the world, such as sandalwood, lotus seed beads and Botswana agate.

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Is it a lifestyle brand or a paramilitary organization? Innovative surf-inspired, action sports apparel company Liberated China has to debuted their first Summer collection. The brand features men and women’s boardshorts, rashguards, tshirts, and accessories bearing the mark of a panda with an eye-patch, known as “Genghis.” The company designs and manufactures clothing with an eye for creating “thoughtwear” - an aesthetic that encompasses style, performance, and fun, while alluding to a “bigger picture.” These allusions begin with the brand name itself. Born from the irony of China being the world’s largest producer of surfrelated products while having no indigenous surf culture, the Liberated China label was designed to stimulate dialog both in China and around the world.


The Jump Off So, what exactly is, or “TJO,� is a website created over a year and a half ago, a live network between local nightlife and the people who party. Over the course of the last year and a half, however, the identity of TJO has been altered more than a few times. But, the core principal of the company has remained the same: to connect partiers with a live, local nightlife forecast of the venues they desire. By allowing both users and venues to post instant pictures of their live bar scene, TJO provides a clear image of what is happening now in the bars and clubs in your neighborhood. T J O started in January of 2011, based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jason Pollak, the Founder and CEO of, was in his Junior year at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu. Honolulu turned out to provide the ideal market for a TJO launch; a select number of nightlife destinations, large amounts of people, and driving distances between options made live updates from the local venues a valuable piece of information for the people planning a night out or on the fly. After working out the kinks, TJO collected a sizable following of around 500 local users both viewing the site and also communicating through personal profiles. The launch

phase was capped with the blowout Bacardi Pool Party at the Mariott Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, which TJO helped pre-sell out over 1000 tickets, and proved to be a perfect co-branding opportunity for TJO as it gained hundreds of new users from the event. The next step for this up-and-coming website: The Hamptons. The Hamptons provided similar parameters to the nightlife scene in Honolulu, but on much bigger scale. World-class venues, long lines, expensive transportation, and the most photogenic nightlife scene a cameraman could ask for. TJO saw another niche opportunity for its services, this time in a market where the whole world was watching. With users now in two separate locations on either end of the globe, the dynamic of the vibe and content on the site was getting a hugely positive response. As the user base numbers continued to grow, venues started to take notice. Select nightclubs and restaurants began partnering with TJO in the Hamptons and Honolulu, providing a social media marketing device that was unprecedented in the nightlife scene. The buzz was spreading as summer neared its end. A few weeks before Labor Day 2011, a TJO phone app was in development to allow easier access to the websites content. While the team was planning a Labor Day Weekend party, they got a call from MTV. MTV was filming a show about planning elaborate parties in highprofile locations, heard about TJO and the event, and wanted to make the party the center of one of the series’ episodes. All of the hard work put in, contacts made, and grassroots following generated from the summer culminated in a bash featured on MTV, viewed by over 160 million people worldwide. TJO took its recent success to the road, looking to raise


money to take the site to a new level of operations. The business model was challenged by many experienced investors, and the result is a fine tuned product to enhance the nightlife experience. TJO is currently planning its next development stage, where the site will become a marketing tool that is something of a combination of Instagram and Twitter for nightlife, with transaction capabilities for venues to expand business. The first layer of the website will highlight events in each location. Events will be marketed weeks in advance, and on the day of the event partiers can either attend or view live picture updates from their computer or mobile device. The events drive viewers to the venue home page, where they can see and connect with other users making posts. The beauty of this tool is it is dually beneficial for venues; personally marketing events drives local users in the door, and creating a lasting brand image to a network of thousands more though a virtual experience of what the party is actually like. As the marketing and transaction capabilities of the site are expanded, TJO will become an invaluable asset for venues and partygoers alike. To see it in person, come party with TJO on Sunday, July 8th at Washout in Montauk. At 8 PM, huge musical acts Mickey Avalon and the rapper Chanel (from Rob Dyrdrek’s Fantasy Factory on MTV). Not only will plenty be there in attendance, but of course, the pictures will be posted live on Sign up on the website today and then download the app to see how it all works. Make way for a new face of nightlife. And, oh ‌ Welcome to the party.


The Wizard Of Spa THE GOLDEN RULES OF SPA-ing IN THE HAMPTONS The rules are very black and white but the reality is, we want you to be prepared. These are your rules to use wisely when indulging during the

By Laura Pelliccio

high season: • Schedule spa services one week in advance to get the time and therapist of choice. • Arrive twenty minutes prior to your treatments to get settled in. • You snooze, you lose! If you are late or cancel last minute, you will still be charged full price. • A 20% gratuity is appreciated. Dakotah Salon & Spa Dakotah Salon & Spa owned and designed by Joe and Mary Pergola is located in Woodbury, New York. This three floor salon and spa oasis looks like a mini version of the Plaza Hotel with a contemporary flair to add to its spot-on customer service. The detailed décor consists of gorgeous chandeliers, charming plush furniture, private treatment rooms, oversized mirrors and towering stairwells. A perfect place for groups celebrating special occasions. A secret treasure on the lower level, hair services on the main level, and manicures and pedicures on the upper level. It’s a busy place but you do get your privacy if you want it. Mary is like a magnet, full of life and has an aura of positive energy that just draws you in. She reminds me of that mom in the neighborhood who’s house all the kids liked going to. Her philosophy, and secret to making Dakotah look so easy to manage, is the commitment to her clients and staff who are like a family to her. “It’s a family,” says Pergola. “I have seen my clients get married, have children, and work with their children.” Having a limited clientele as a manicurist of over 20 years, Mary holds the fort down when her husband Joe is busy with styling his clients hair or handling the business end. They share responsibilities. One of them is always there. I received a unique type of pedicure with sliced lemons, in a massaging chair like no other. My pedicurist was clearly a seasoned professional giving me the ultimate leg and foot treatment with my polishing. I highly recommend having your nails done at Dakotah. In fact, everyone seems to be having fun in the salon and spa, and from my experience, a happy place to work starts with the people at the top! For more information on Dakotah Salon & Spa visit:

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Tap tap tap. The sound of you making your way across the rough cobblestone streets of NYC's Meatpacking District in your new Jimmy Choo's is almost like being a character in a video game; one missed step and there is potential for ankle breaking. Yet each night hundreds of the best dressed guys and girls peruse these streets and wait behind the velvet ropes praying for the bouncer’s mercy (and that their latest diet worked in their favor) to be let into the hottest clubs. Want to see and be seen? Simyone Lounge, also known as SL.            If you are one of those who get past the doorman with ease and make it down the staircase, you will enter SL, a trendy posh nightclub with a long bar to your right, tables to your left, and then the ultimate room with more of the clubs 20 tables and amazing walls that are covered in visual changing screens and mirrors. Very modern and minimalist.          Although we like to think of these magical memory-erasing venues as gifts from the gods of partying, in reality, they are owned and run by real human beings. Danny Volk and Pavan Pardasani are two of the masterminds who run SL and SL East, SL's outpost in East Hampton. SL East, open during “the season,” recently had a makeover inside and is very spacious. Although they both make sure that everything is just perfect for those of us who come to dance until we can’t walk and drink until we wake up with a collection of ten different business cards, they both have different views on nightlife, drinks and favorites.             Danny is one of those classic stories of someone performing a great, yet monotonous job, then pulling a 360 and doing a drastically different job that he loves. Originally a banker, he was bored with sitting in front of a screen all day and not interacting face to face with you know, human beings. Pavan, however, didn’t set out originally to work in the field either, but simply was approached by a nigh club owner years ago who saw his potential in the business and the rest is history. Being that EMM Group is well known for producing some of the hottest

nightclubs and restaurants in the country, both guys find it an honor to run such well-known, established nightclubs.            They say that too much of something good is just as tough. Indeed, because Danny spends so much time working and studying the nightlife, when he is not working you definitely won’t find him dancing on a table at some venue downing shots. Like any other person who has to get up at 6 am to make that bleary subway ride to work, when he is off he spends his days/evenings “cooking, staying in with friends and family, watching and playing sports.”             Of course, everyone knows one of the most important things about a venue is the music it plays. If they are playing outdated jams you listened to in middle school or music not even your grandma would dance to, then people are going to be fleeing as fast as if you said “no more booze.” Danny and Pavan make sure the dance floors are kept rocking with the best DJs. At SL: DJs include the Chainsmokers, Sam French, DJ Chachi, Dalton and at SL East those as well as the likes of A-Trak and the EC twins. East or West, hot beats are the best!             Of course, as this author frequents SL (and occasionally SL East) more times a month then she should admit (given work and all), I had to ask: what are your favorite drinks? Danny instantly answers with Don Julio 1942 on the rocks, which is a “great drink to sip on that goes down smooth.” Pavan gives an answer more along my tastes: “I’m a vodka soda kinda guy, who occasionally enjoys a nice cold glass of wine… and a few healthy shots of tequila.” My kind of guys!             Of course, without clientele, a business cannot proceed no matter how tasty it’s drinks, hunky its bartenders or trippy its artwork. Danny and Pavan appreciate the core clients and customers that keep coming back, as there is quite a variety of venues to choose from when going out in the Hamptons and especially NYC. Mickey Rourke happens to be one of Pavan’s favorite guests. “I can listen to his stories for days; he’s remarkable.” With their positive and upbeat attitudes, we can’t wait to see what changes and new venues come out next from EMM group.


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Singer Alex, daughter of ABC-TV’s “Eyewitness News” Lori Stokes, performed at Wolffer Estate Vineyard’s Twilight Thursdays. FameHampton’s Annemarie Davin and Celebrity Psychic Janet Russell enjoyed a lovely evening of Alex’s sultry sounds. You can catch Alex yourself when she performs again this summer at the vineyard.

Amber Ferrari rocked the Riverhead Blues Festival with Joplin’s Pearl. Her amazing and on target performance of Janis Joplin had the audience stand to their feet with applause while many festival goers were dancing the whole time! You can catch Ferrari at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson at the end of July where she ‘ll perform two shows.

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York. Being in New York has allowed me to grow and develop as an artist and as a person. Any upcoming performances? I will be performing this year in Fire Island, upstate Middle Town at Blue Martini and Empty Bottle, and am also putting my band togther to do shows at The Cutting Room, Arlene’s Grocery and will also be apart of Couture Fashion week at the Waldorf Astoria. Where do you see your career in five years? In five years I see myself performing in front of 50,000 people, going back home to perform, touring and also having my own line of clothing and accessories. I feel I have a very distinct style and I would love to have a line to show off my own personal sense of fashion.

For more info on Holly T’s music visit

London’s Holly T talks to Hampton Daze about her music and upcoming events. Tell us a little about your music? I don’t like to put myself in a box, I am constantly inspired by different artists, genre’s and decades of music. My current work is more dance/pop with a few rock songs. However, I am really inspired by the 80’s and artists such as Donna Summer, Blondie and Prince to name a few. I am inspired by their sounds but also like to create something new and take it to the next level. What brought you to NYC? In the summer of 2005 I came to New York on vacation. I was taken by how open and creative an environment it was, especially for artists. I was here for 2 months when I missed my flight home, I took it as a major sign this was where I was meant to be. So I stayed and studied dance at one of the top dance schools in New


Wendy Williams celebrated her 500th episode at Club Element in New York City. The event was sponsored by Pucker Vodka and Club Element. Wunderlich Inc. did an amazing job putting the event together which included a blinged out candy bar with some of Wendy’s favorite candy which guests got to pick their favorites and carry them in a pink celebratory bag. A fabulous cake and a proclamation were on display in honor of Wendy.

Photos by Annemarie Davin

Wendy Williams Celebrates 500th Episode

By Annemarie


just one name, Alex and she recently performed again at Wolffer Estate Vineyard for Twilight Thursdays. Alex is chronologically young but her soul exudes that of a classic songstress much like Lena Horne. Her genre is jazz but she can sing pretty much anything if you ask me. Her range of music can go from a Sting song to an Adele song and she also performs songs in other languages! She is teamed up with vocal coach Kenn Hicks who is known as the “Vocal Coach to the Stars”. He has worked with Jennifer Lopez and Mary J. Blige and he boasts that Alex is a talent that you should keep your eyes on. I have to agree with him because with talent like hers, she will one day grace the Grammy stage with an acceptance speech and a Grammy to take home. The one thing that is great about Alex is that she is personable and not afraid to laugh. She really enjoys performing and when people approach her she is warm and receptive to them. If you missed her performance, don’t worry, because she will be back again at Wolffer Estate Vineyard this summer so stay tuned for times and dates! If you’re looking for the place to go that carries everything you will need for summer and beach fun then Espo’s Surf and Sport is the only place you’ll need to go to! Located on the Napeague stretch in Amagansett, Espo’s is newly renovated and stocked up just for you! You can find stand up paddle boards and surf boards there for your fun on the water. They also carry clothing for men, women and children as well as many products from sunglasses to beach chairs, toys and towels. If Espo’s doesn’t have it, you probably don’t need it. They also offer lessons and rentals so stop by today or check them out online at For you art lovers, check out artist David Gerena, who is a native New Yorker and has many of his works displayed all over New York. The Roxy night club has its walls adorned with his graffiti murals and his artwork appeared in the movie Beat Street, the first major motion picture on graffiti. He goes under his moniker, Kaos, and has work published in “Spraycan Art” in 1987. He is a self-taught artist and though his roots lie in graffiti, he currently prefers oils and canvas as his medium. You can check him out on www.facebook. com/davidgerenapainter and friend requests are welcome! If you’re interested in booking any of the musicians please contact and until next time, keep it real and stay cool!

We’re at the beginning of the second half of the year and it has gone by so fast! Time flies by and someone who knows that all too well is Wendy Williams. She just celebrated her 500th episode at Club Element in New York City on May 24th. The event featured a fun candy bar with many of Wendy’s favorite candy and pink bags that you could put your own candy in! It was sponsored by Pucker Vodka and Club Element. Wunderlich Inc. put the event together and Gwen Wunderlich and her crew did an amazing job! There were many famous guests in attendance including Renee Graziano and Carla Facciolo from “Mob Wives,” singer Somaya Reese of “Love & Hip Hop,” model and actress Denyce Lawton, blogger and TV personality Micah Jesse and R & B singer Tank, to name a few. Mrs. Suffolk County America, Michele Herger, was on hand to show her support as well as Celebrity Psychic, Janet Russell and East End Limousine’s Owner, Tommy Hill. Actor and Model, Anttoni Lopez and Publicist/ Manager Alvin Lopez-Woods took time out to take some photos as well as international singer and songwriter, Emiko. DJ Boof and special guest DJ D-Nice kept the crowd moving to some of the best beats I’ve heard in a long time. It was a fun time and I’m glad FameHampton was asked to be part of it! Time goes by quickly but sometimes the past can revive itself. This is true for singer Amber Ferrari who performs an awesome tribute to Janis Joplin! She performs at many venues and the most recent one was at the Riverhead Blues Festival on June 18th. If you’re a fan of Joplin like I am, you should have been there! She rocked the festival like nobody’s business. She not only had her voice down to a tee, but her moves as well. She had people doing “the Janis” in the audience and whoever did their best impression won one of Amber’s t-shirts of Joplin’s Pearl. The crowd was dancing and stood on their feet to applaud her performance! That’s something you don’t see too often and the fact that people made the effort to stand and applaud when the heat was brutal that day, says a lot for her performance. If I didn’t know any better I would say that Janis has resurrected herself in Amber Ferrari. Maybe she did? A woman came up to Amber after the show to thank her for her portrayal of Janis. We found out that she was a personal friend of Janis Joplin so we realized her compliment shouldn’t be taken lightly since she personally knew Joplin. Amber also performs songs by Heart, Melissa Etheridge and Stevie Nicks as well as many others. She has her own original music as well which you can hear when you go see her on July 27th and 28th at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson. Go to www. or for more information. Amber will be coming to the Hamptons soon so stay tuned to find out dates and times! A great talent that has come to the Hamptons and continues to astound us with her smooth and sultry voice is Alex. Yes she goes by


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Nic Alegre Action Photographer


Inspired by movement and progress, Nic Alegre is an American action photographer best known for capturing moments of interaction between people and their environments. As a graduate of Villanova University in 2008, Alegre credits his education in History and the impact photography played throughout those studies as the driving force behind his profession today. “I’m lucky to be a very visual person who’s able to do the sports I shoot, and as a history major and once talented writer, or so I’m told, storytelling comes naturally to me-- and every photo is a story,” Alegre exclaims. After graduation, Alegre positioned his creative talents into the field of Advertising. Despite being employed at the third largest communications group in the world, Alegre was eager for more and knew that his appetite for life and photography could not be suppressed after an unforgettable winter of snowboarding in Lake Tahoe. “I came to terms with the fact that your life can’t be spent trying to be anything other than what you are. That’s when I decided that I’d never work at a desk again, and I’d never admit to being anything other than what I am. I love the outdoors and I love action and photography, and that’s what I was going to do,” Alegre confesses. In light of this epiphany, Alegre packed his camera and vision, and headed to Whistler, British Columbia, Canada in search of an adventure and a dream.   By May 2011, Blake Jorgenson, Eric Berger, and Paul Morrison -- three of the most famous and respected action-sports photographers in the world -- began mentoring Alegre as he shot the heavy professional ski and snowboard scene of Whistler, BC. “I’m fortunate to have three of the best mentors in the world and I wouldn’t be close to where I am today without them,” he admits. Alegre’s own interest in extreme sports and exploration also plays a huge part in the way he takes photographs. The result is more than a frame – it is a chronicled instance of a specific experience that he plans to continue to share with the world for years to come.  As a finalist in Teton Gravity Research’s 2012 North Face Guts for Glory Photo Contest, Alegre continues to capture the essence of raw action photography and currently splits his time between Whistler, BC and his hometown, East Hampton. Alegre has been published in The New York Times, Method magazine, Snowboard magazine, Eastern Surf magazine, The Village Voice and Pique News magazine. Notable clients of Alegre have included; Civic Entertainment Group, The Melt Shop, Hydrive Energy and Absolute Sports Info, to name a few.  


Bell & Anchor

By Joe Cipro

It’s already shaping up to be a memorable summer, especially in the restaurant scene. This summer will bring all of you Hamptons foodies plenty of new restaurants to enjoy along with the classic places you have come to know and love here on the East End. I was invited to attend the soft opening for one of these new highly anticipated restaurants, Bell & Anchor, open now in Sag Harbor. The Bell & Anchor is brought to us by renowned Hamptons restaurateurs David Lowenberg and Sam McCleland of the long time Sag Harbor staple The Beacon. The kitchen is run by executive chef Dave Liszankie formerly of Fresno in East Hampton. The menu has an emphasis on locally sourced seafood. It’s located on the pristine Mill Creek Marina which delivers one of the bests views in the Hamptons. The décor is simple yet elegant and really makes for a comfortable and pleasant dining experience. Upon arrival we were greeted by warm smiling faces as we were swept away to a corner table overlooking the water. We were then treated to a large platter of clams and oysters on the half shell, one of my favorites. I love clams so I had to try the crispy fried Ispwich clam bellies. They were light, crisp and tender. I will certainly be back for more. For my entrée I had the Cioppino (fish stew), which was

delicious and had just the right amount of spice. For dessert, the key lime pie was some of the best I’ve had. It was very well balanced, not too sweet or tart. Overall, I had a wonderful time and was more than impressed with the new establishment. Bell & Anchor 3253 Noyak Road Sag Harbor

Hamptons Players Club One establishment that’s new to the Hamptons this year is The Hamptons Players Club. Team Frank Cilione, Neil Levinbook, and David and Carolyn Levinbook have transformed the restaurant located at 103 Montauk Highway in East Hampton (formerly Beachouse). I was lucky to sneak in for an early reservation on a Saturday night. The décor is sharp and inviting with a large bar area perfect for early evening cocktails. The outside terrace has been turned into a beer garden and offers a large selection of craft beers from around the Northeast, as well as a light fare menu served exclusively in the beer garden. Our service was certainly notible, everyone was very attentive, knowledgeable and accommodating. The menu is vast, offering a great selection of whatever you are in the mood for. Tapas samplers and specialty thin crust pizzas are the way to go after a couple of happy hour drinks. If you want a nice steak, pick your cut and a couple of sides too. I went for the crab cake and was very impressed. I grew up in Baltimore and hold crab cakes to a high standard. This one was fantastic, huge pieces of warm jumbo lump crab seared to perfection on the outside with mashed avocado, a nice lemon butter sauce, and a potato wrapped prawn. It was delicious and is worth going back for again and again. Executive Chef Hector Diaz has constructed a very creative, well balanced, ambitious menu that highlights the best of what’s local, and caters to the sophisticated palates of the people who will be enjoying his cuisine.


By Joe Cipro

Hamptons Players Club 103 Montauk Highway East Hampton 631-324-1663


Chris Nirschel By Joe Cipro

For all aspiring chefs, home cooks, and lovers of fine cuisine out there who haven't heard of “The Culinary Bad Boy” Chef Chris Nirschel, listen up . . . Nirschel is fast becoming a culinary pioneer and has quickly become one of more successful and recognizable celebrity chefs. He has also cooked for the likes of P. Diddy and Mary J. Blige and is involved with a number of charitable organizations. Nirschel is still relatively new to the culinary world yet has been making waves since he was inspired to pick up the profession. “My mom inspired me to take out a loan and go to cooking school. I went to the French Culinary Institute in New York. I had the best experience of my life. I fell in love with food and fully submerged myself into that world. I finished cooking school in 2010.” After graduating Nirschel took the sous chef position at the Knickerbocker Bar & Grille in the heart of Greenwich Village. Six months later he found out that he had been chosen to compete in the Food Network's reality culinary competition “The Next Food Network Star.”  Chris followed that up with appearances on “Dr. Oz,” CNN, FOX, NBC and VH1. He put his public relations background and charismatic personality to work by starting Culinary Bad Boy Productions.   When asked what drives him as a chef Nirschel explains, “Unless you have been defeated and broken down you can’t fully grow. I think what the Food Network did, it was intimidating, it was hard. They made me look how I didn’t want to look. I looked immature. It motivated me to recreate my brand. So basically going against the machine. The media world changes and makes us look a certain way so that we play a character. In real life I’m Chef Chris, I care about what I do, and care about my food. [The Food Network] motivated me. I want to be the best. I want to create a strong, powerful culinary brand.” Nirschel’s Culinary Bad Boy company offers catering packages for large scale events and private dinner parties as well as children's classes and cooking demonstrations. While speaking with Nirschel it became evident that he is a driven business man with the highest standards who believes in fresh seasonal ingredients and classic cooking techniques. Nirschel is also ready to break into the Hamptons culinary scene. “Right now I’m business minded and I love to cook. That’s why I’m focusing my energy right now in the Hamptons. I like the lifestyle. It’s where New York is in the summer, and I am New York. There’s nowhere better to be.” We couldn’t agree more. He continues jokingly, “I’m not going to the Jersey Shore, I’m not a fist pumper.” His goals in business are to build a strong culinary brand and to influence future generations of culinary professionals.  Chris is currently involved with Whole Foods working on their Healthy Futures Initiative to influence young kids to develop healthier eating habits. A

healthy lifestyle is important to Nirschel, “I’ve been working with Whole Foods and Equinox. I’m focusing on promoting a healthy lifestyle… everyone is trying to watch their weight. You can cook delicious food like that.” Nirschel is also busy working on a line of sauces and spices and aspires to feature a cooking school for kids through his business to promote healthy lifestyles.   Nirschel is also involved with a handful of charitable organizations. “I do a lot of philanthropic work. The New York City Food Bank is probably my number one. The government dropped funding and there are so many people that go hungry. As a chef, you’re someone who wants to feed people.” Keep an eye out for the Culinary Bad Boy. To learn more visit




By Jessica Mackin

The well known French restaurant Beaumarchais has moved east from the Meat Packing District to open an outpost on Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton, properly named Beaumarchais A La Plage. After learning about their globally popular, over-the-top brunch parties I decided to try the famous “beau brunch” for myself. This is not your average brunch, it’s a brunch party. Upon entering Beaumarcais you are transported to the French Riviera as the international DJ’s play. Be ready to pop bottles and have your dancing shoes on. In true “beau brunch” fashion we started with a glass of Veuve Clicqout champagne, a light beverage in comparison to the table next to us that had ordered a bottle of Grey Goose for their table of four. At this brunch you’re going to want to dance. It’s a great place to go with a group celebrating a special occasion, even if the occasion is just that it’s a Saturday and you’re in the Hamptons. If you’re looking for a great party along with top of the line cuisine, this is the place to go. My friend and I decided to split the tartare de thon, tuna tartare with avocado and plantain chips. The tuna was fresh and it was prepared beautifully. For our entrees, the omelette of the day and legumes grilles, the chef’s daily assortment of grilled vegetables. Both were a perfect brunch meal. Other menu items include le burger Beaumarchais, ground sirloin with lettuce, tomato, pickles and choron sauce served on toasted brioche bread with pommes frites. Also try le croque monsieur, ham, emmental and truffled creme fraiche on country bread.

Beaumarchais is open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday. Beau brunch is from 2 to 6 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Beaumarchais A La Plage 44 Three Mile Harbor East Hampton 212-675-2400

Shuckers Lobster & Clam Bar By Jessica Mackin

Shuckers Lobster & Clam Bar is back for the season. The restaurant in Hampton Bays, located at The Beach Bar, hosted their grand reopening over Memorial Day Weekend. The restaurant, run by Patrick McCormack and Chef Brian Mazzio, is a seafood lovers dream. The menu includes a dish called “The Mother Shucker” which includes two lobsters, mussels, clams, shrimp skewers, a half loaf of bread and corn. The menu at Shuckers has grown since last summer, while keeping the same great deals. My friend and I started off with a few appetizers. The sesame teriyaki marinade tuna tidbits with spiced pineapple sauce was delicious, as was the lobster spinach dip with house fried tortilla chips. Please note that all of the dishes that include lobster - and there are many - have very generous portions. For our entrees we decided on the lobster and wild mushroom risotto and a salad with heirloom grape tomatoes and fresh mozzarella over arugula and mixed greens with basil pesto and an aged balsamic reduction. Both dishes were outstanding. Along with our meal, a few specialty cocktails, we recommend the Ponquogue punch which includes light and dark rum com-


bined with pineapple, orange and cranberry juices. The restaurant also offers a variety of items including soup, a raw bar, quesadillas, tacos, nachos, sandwiches, wraps, sliders, and a kids menu. Shuckers is open Thursday through Sunday. Don’t miss the “Shuckers Special” all night on Thursday and from 2 to 6 PM on Saturday and Sunday where lobster dishes are just $19.95. Shuckers Lobster & Clam Bar 58 Foster Ave Hampton Bays

Chicken & Black Bean Quesadilla WITH MANGO & AVOCADO SALSA

By Joe Cipro

Drink Recipe sann Jeffrey By Jo

July 4th just so happens to fall on a Wednesday this year, the most inconvenient day for a holiday. But it’s a day off work, and that’s what matters. For those of you who do have to go back to work for the remainder of the week, I have two great refreshing drinks that will get you through the day of BBQ’s and fireworks without the hangover. The “Tropical Fruit Martini” and the “Summer Affair” - Both made with Vita Coco coconut water, which was voted by “Eat This Not That” as one of the best drinks for hydration. It’s also all-natural and fat-free!

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 lbs chicken breasts (cleaned) 1 package corn tortillas 2 tbsp red onion (minced) 1 mango (diced) 1 avocado (diced) 2 plum tomatoes (diced) 1 can black beans (washed) 1 tbsp ground cumin 1 tbsp paprika 1 tbsp chili powder 1 clove of garlic 1 lime juiced 1 handful cilantro (chopped) 3/4 c olive oil 1 c cheddar cheese (shredded) salt and pepper to taste

Method Begin by preheating you grill. Blend the garlic, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, and half cup of olive oil together to make a marinade. Cover the chicken in the marinade and let it sit in the fridge for 20 minutes while you dice your vegetables for the salsa. Once the mango, avocado, tomato, cilantro, have all been chopped, mix them with a touch of salt, and the lime juice. Now that the grill is hot, grill each of your tortillas on one side for about 20 seconds just to crisp them up a bit. Cook your chicken. When the chicken is cooked slice it into strips. To assemble the quesadillas sprinkle a bit of cheese on the uncooked side of each tortilla followed by some beans and chicken. Fold them in half and bake in a 400 degree oven for five minutes. Top with the salsa and enjoy a tasty treat.

Summer Affair 1 Part Peach & Mango Vita Coco 1 Part Pineapple Juice 1 Part of Vodka Garnish with orange slice

Tropical Fruit Martini 1 Part Tropical Fruit Vita Coco 1 Part Vodka A squeeze of lime juice Garnish with a lime slice

Combine 1 part Peach & Mango Vito Coconut water, splash of pineapple juice, and 1 part vodka. Stir and garnish with an orange slice if desired.

Combine 1 part Tropical Fruit Vito Coconut water, with 1 part vodka. Slice a lime wedge and squeeze in the drink. Stir and garnish with a lime slice if desired.

As always ~ Drink responsibly and Happy July 4th!


Hampton Daze July 2012  

Hampton Daze July 2012

Hampton Daze July 2012  

Hampton Daze July 2012