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August/September 2012

Snaps Issue!



We hope you enjoy our “snaps” recap of summer 2012! Jessica Mackin Editor - In - Chief


Kelly Killoren Bensimon held a book signing at C. Wonder in Southampton for her book “I Can Make You Hot: The Supermodel Diet” on June 23. Photo by Jessica Mackin


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Chefs & Champagne

The James Beard Foundation’s annual “Chefs & Champagne” event honored Ted Allen at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack.

Christopher Fischer Cheech Marin hosted his Birthday Bash at the Thomas Paul Gallery Booth at ArtHampton in Bridgehampton.

Chefs Dinner Christopher Fischer in East Hampton hosted a pre-event kick-off party in support of the American Cancer Society’s “Festive In Flip Flops 2 Summer Bash.”

Hampton Daze hosted a shopping event at Catherine Malandrino in East Hampton to benefit the American Cancer Society. Cocktails were provided by Vita Coco and Dirty Blonde Cocktails.

Eric Ripert, Josh Capon, Justine Smillie, Ina Garten, and Amanda Freitag were among the world famous chefs at the “Chefs Dinner” to benefit the Hayground School’s Jeff’s Kitchen and the Jeff Salaway Scholarship Fund.


Photos by Jessica Mackin, Jenna Mackin, Patrick McMullan, Laura Pelliccio

Catherine Malandrino

Triple Dare

The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton hosted its annual Midsummer Gala.

“Triple Dare,” a Fashion Gala, took place at Copacabana in New York City. The event featured fashions by Yoonheek & Dhan, Ola Style, and Obradoiro De Moda.

Photos by Jessica Mackin, Kushani Manawadu

Parrish Art


Designer Showhouse Georgica Mondays

Augie Teodoro hosted a birthday celebration at Georgica Restaurant in Wainscott.

A preview gala for the Hampton Designer Showhouse, presented by Traditional Home Magazine to benefit Southampton Hospital, took place at 80 Flying Point Road in Southampton.

Montauk Playhouse Photos by Jessica Mackin, Jenna Mackin, Annemarie Davin, Alfonsina Romero, Joe Cipro


“ArtMrkt,” a contemporary and modern art fair, featured 40 leading galleries from across the United States at the Bridgehampton Historical Society Grounds. A preview party took place to benefit the Parrish Art Museum.

The Montauk Playhouse annual “Diamond In The Rough” gala took place at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center.


Photos by Jessica Mackin, Jenna Mackin

Heat Benefit Wine & Dine

“Heat,” a benefit for the Ellen Hermanson Foundation for Breast Cancer, took place at the Water Mill home of Dr. Howard and Gayle Sobel.

Love Heals

The Independent Newspaper, Hampton Daze Magazine, Lu Berry and The Dining Engagement Group presented “Off The Record - Wine & Dine,” a food and wine festival with live entertainment. Wine tastings were provided by Wolffer Estate Vineyard and Palmer Vineyard. Chef tastings were presented by Avanti Culinary Market, Insatiable Eats Catering, Cait’s Baked @ Pantigo Farm Co., Squiretown Restaurant, and Chef Joe Cipro. Following the food and wine was a dance instruction by the Arthur Murray Dance Studio, along with performances by Danny Raffa, Eluminum, Jillian Griffiths and a swimsuit fashion show by Lu Berry. DJ Andres Ceballos of WHA! Records provided the music.

“Love Heals” benefit for the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education took place at Luna Farm in Sagaponack.


SNAPS Charity Polo Classic

Nic Roldan hosted the third annual “Charity Polo Classic” to benefit Rally for Kids with Cancer in Water Mill.

Photos by Jessica Mackin, Jenna Mackin

StyleCaster and Whalebone Creative presented Mickey Avalon and Chanel West Coast at Washout in Montauk. StyleCaster’s “Beauty and the Beach” event took place at the Southampton Social Club.


Bridgehampton Polo

ScaleAFRICA, a non profit organization dedicated to rebuilding schools in rural Sub-Saharan Africa, held its third annual summer benefit at Above Allen at the Thompson Hotel in New York City.


Photos by Jessica Mackin, Jenna Mackin, Kushani Manawadu, Nicole Teitler, Alfonsina Romero

For six consecutive Saturdays, The Bridgehampton Polo Club hosted a VIP cocktail party at Two Trees Farm.

XVI Rooftop

Hampton Daze Magazine hosted “Fashion Spectrum” at XVI Rooftop in New York City with DEG Production and Initiative Entertainment Group. The event featured collections by Tiara Austini and Sylvia Robinson along with music by DJ Etienne.

While the Clamshell Foundation presented the “Great Bonac Fireworks Show” over Three Mile Harbor, the Duke Family hosted a benefit for the Max Cure Foundation for Pediatric Cancer and Fundacion Amistad.


s r e g r e H e h T t e e M

Luke and Michele Herger met when Michele returned to her college town of Southampton, and moved in next door to Luke. After years of dating Luke proposed marriage at The Temple of Love at Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The couple were married at a private venue on the ocean in their home town of Southampton. Luke and Michele now live on the South Fork, with their Silky Terrier, Sebastian. Luke has worked his entire professional career for John Herger Builders of Southampton. John Herger, Luke’s father has been building homes on the East End for over 35 years. Michele is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with Nest Seekers International in Southampton. Giving back to the community has been a passion of Michele’s since a young age. With her families commitment to several deserving non-profit organizations, and her involvement as a Girl Scout from

Kindergarten to Senior Year of High School. Michele achieved the top honor awarded by the Girls Scouts of America for her dedication to volunteerism and community service. In January 2012, Michele was named Mrs. Suffolk County NY America. “It is truly an honor, and I am elated to have been named Mrs. Suffolk County! It is with great pleasure and great pride that I represent the married women of Suffolk County in the prestigious Mrs. New York America Pageant in October of 2012!” Says Michele. The Mrs. New York America Pageant is preliminary to the Mrs. America and Mrs. World Pageants. The Mrs. America and Mrs. World Pageants are the longest running and most prestigious Mrs. Pageant System in all of pageant history. As Mrs. Suffolk County NY America, Michele promotes the Mrs. America Organization, celebrating marriage, and family while encouraging others to follow their dreams and promoting community

involvement along with volunteerism. Michele is a long time volunteer with the American Cancer Society. She participates in several of their programs, Bark for Life, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and the Choose You! Movement. Michele will not only be participating in the ACS’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Eastern Long Island, she has accepted an invitation to form a team and to become a team leader. Michele would like to encourage others to join Team Mrs. Suffolk County and walk beside her on Sunday, October 14 at Dowling College - Brookhaven Campus. Michele is thrilled to have been promoted from a Volunteer with the American Cancer Society, The Official Sponsor of Birthdays, to a Spokesmodel for the ACS’s Choose You! Movement. Choose You! is a movement created by the American Cancer Society that encourages women to put their own health first in the fight against cancer. The movement challenges women to make healthier choices, and supports

them in their commitment to eat right, get active, quit smoking and get regular health checks. The Choose You Movement shines a light on a hidden issue: that while one-in-three American women will get cancer in her lifetime, about 50 percent of cancer deaths could be prevented if more emphasis were placed on early detection and healthier lifestyles including maintaining a healthy weight through diet, exercise and avoiding tobacco. To learn more please visit Michele is also serving as Honorary Chair for the 6th Annual Long Island VisionWalk, to support The Foundation Fighting Blindness. Michele is the Team Leader for Team Mrs. Suffolk County! The walk is taking place on Saturday, October 13 at Jones Beach State Park. For more information visit Michele’s Facebook page


SH Animal Photos by Jenna Mackin, Peggy Stankevich, Kushani Manawadu

Shark Attack

The American Society of Interior Designers presented “A Summer Social With A Bite” at the New York School of Interior Design. ASID NY Metro designers produced one-of-a-kind dog houses and beds. All entries were auctioned to benefit the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation.

Ben Watt’s 10th annual “Shark Attack Sounds” party took place at Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Cafe in Montauk.

SL East

Minds Matter

The Southampton Social Club hosted a benefit for “Minds Matter” sponsored by Paige Management Group, Quintessentially and Fiat.

DeJa Vu Thursdays at SL East continued throughout the summer.


Art For Life

Southampton Hospital

The annual “Art For Life” benefit for Rush Philanthropic took place at the home of Russell Simmons.

Southampton Hospital’s 54th annual summer party “Grand Prix Monaco” took place to benefit The Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department.

Spatini Photos by Jessica Mackin, Nicole Teitler, Laura Pelliccio

Art Southampton

An invitation-only preview party for the inaugural Art Southampton drew top international collectors to view works from over 40 of the world’s leading galleries. Gurney’s Inn in Montauk hosted its annual “Spatini” cocktail party.


Rock The Dock

Super Saturday

Bay Street Theatre’s annual fundraiser “Rock The Dock” took place on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor.

Bust A Move Paula Patton, Kelly Ripa, Donna Karan and InStyle’s Ariel Foxman co-hosted the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s 15th Annual “Super Saturday” in Water Mill.

The Hidden Cellar Society at Wolffer Estate Vineyard hosted “Bust A Move,” a benefit concert at the Stephen Talkhouse. The event was held to raise funds for Southampton Hospital’s International Breast Cancer Surgical Mission.


Insatiable EATS Catering

services to cater for events for as few as five people to as many as 500. Some specialty dishes include Gazpacho shooters infused with chorizo and basil, Duck and hoisin sauce spring rolls, and Porcini Crusted Salmon. Also available, an organic menu with selections such as Chilean sea bass, ahi tuna tartare, and for dessert raspberry pistachio tarte. Yum. Contact Insatiable EATS Catering for your next event. Insatiable EATS Catering 631.377.3353

Insatiable EATS Catering offers services in New York, Palm Beach and The Hamptons. Run by renowned Chef Marco Barrila, catering offerings include everything from an all-American barbecue to a Tuscan table menu. Insatiable EATS has created packages to make planning your party and calculating your costs so much easier. Whether you're hosting a simple cocktail party, a clam bake on the beach or a chic celebrity celebration in an elaborate estate, Insatiable EATS can provide for any shindig. Another great idea is to try out the Insatiable EATS paella & sangria party. Chef Marco will run with the bulls with this classic one meal Mediterranean dish. The company invites customers to be creative, if you want something different, just ask. The team offers a complete range of


Photos by Jessica Mackin, Annemarie Davin, Andrew Walker/Getty Images


Spotlight MTK

Sail Montauk

Navy Beach

Navy Beach is an off-the-beaten-path beachfront destination at the end of Navy Road. Every seat in the house has a frontrow view of the sunset and the outdoor toesin-the-sand seating is perfect for leisurely lunches and dinners. Open seasonally for lunch and dinner. Boaters are welcome to drop anchor in the protected waters of Fort Pond Bay.

“Step off the dock and onto one of our Catalina 22s for an exhilarating sail on the waters of Montauk. Take the tiller, or just sit back and relax, we’ll make your sailing experience one of a kind. Book one boat for a romantic sunset sail or multiple boats for a party, we’ll help you create an unforgettable time on the water. Raft up, cool off with a swim or water gun fight and bring your picnic lunch on board, it’s the perfect summer outing for everyone. Call or e-mail us today to book the sail you’ve been dreaming of.”

Photo by James Katsipis

Cross Eyed Clam


“Our mission is to ensure that you will enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner with our quality food and drinks, and then party to the wee hours with our late night activities. We offer everything from fresh seafood dishes, great burgers, pastas and salads to cold beers and amazing cocktails. Combined with outstanding service and our entertainment schedule, we pride ourselves on the notion that “The Clam” has something for everyone! Discover the real Montauk, Cross Eyed Clam Bar & Grill, on the harbor. Dig the Clam!”

Located along the dock in the Montauk Harbor, Sammy’s is open for lunch, dinner or an evening snack. Tapas, soups, salads, sandwiches and more! Have a drink at the bar while taking in the scenic harbor area. Sammy’s now offers box lunches to go! It includes choice of sandwiches, salads or wraps which comes with a homemade cookie, fresh fruit, Miss Vickies Chips and a spring water.


The Wizard Of SpaBy Laura Anne Pelliccio Each season, our editors receive loads of products to explore, but this column will not lie when it comes to finding the top notch beauty finds in the Hamptons. Here are our Editors top Beauty Finds Of Summer 2012: #10 REPAIRING SERUM: Oxygen Renewal Complex by Spa Technologies is referred to as "GOLD" for the skin by the Senior Aestheticians at the Gurney's Inn Ocean View Salon. Your skin will not only feel hydrated, but your face will immediately look vibrant due to the 3 layer marine DNA repairing ingredients: Seaweed Extract, Liquid Oxygen and Vitamin C. Spritz on your Oxygen Renewal Complex and then apply your tinted moisturizer with SPF! $$$$$ #9 FACE & EYES FOUNDATION: Miracle Skin Transformer SPF 20 is the perfect complexion enhancer for your Hamptons day or night! It’s like having a professional airbrush foundation application. The results, flawless! Miracle Skin Transformer provides sun protection. Blend with an eye concealer for an added touch. $$ #8 IN-HOME SPA PARTY: SPARTY by Alexis Ufland is an in-home spa event business, spa interior design and consulting company. If you want the job done right and have an unlimited budget, SPARTY caters to the most amazing private events through the Hamptons and across the country. $$$$$ #7 SUNSCREEN : Hampton Sun for the body! For those of you who enjoy sunning solo, the Continuous Mist Sunscreen makes it easy to get those hard-to-reach areas when it's time to turn over. The product comes in variety of SPF sold just about everywhere in the Hamptons. $$$ #6 LIP PROTECTION: Vitamin C Lip Protection SPF 15 for everyday protection and softness. It's developed by celebrity makeup artist, Devra Bader. $$$ #5 QUICK FIX: Breakfast Palm Trees is a light spa cuisine filled with lots of vitamins and potassium. Something pretty and something easy to make . . . for two! #4 EYE CREAM: PHYTO CONTOUR by YON-KA PARIS has a high content of rosemary and eucalyptus, which is excellent for relieving puffiness, dark circles, headaches, migraines, sinus pressure, and hangovers. It's the miracle eye cream of the Hamptons. Keep this one right next to your bed. $$

#3 MASCARA: It's a tie! Giorgio Armani's Eyes To Kill, for walking the red carpet, and creating elegantly long lashes and Revita-Lash Primer & Revita-Lash Mascara for everyday use or even to add a little drama. Revita-lash is a natural lash growing system that offers mascara as an amenity to help with coating, shaping and protecting lashes. Makeup $$$$ #2 ROOT TOUCH UP: after styling your hair, spray along your roots, Root Concealer by Rita Hazan. Root Concealer does the job quick, clean and easy. It dries instantly and lasts until your next shampoo. $$ #1 NAILPOLISH: wHet wins the award for "vegan" polishes in the luxury market having an Avante Garde edgy look to its colors. And it's made to last! Find wHet polish at Gurney's Inn of Montauk, SpaUnique of Southampton, and Platinum Salon & Spa of Rocky Point. $$$$ BEAUTY EDITOR’S FAVORITE for Summer 2012: Organic Facial Regime: My favorite this year is AmaLa! Always use the cleansers, toners, serums and moisturizers from the same brand if you want to see instant results. AmaLa is truly an exclusive organic line available in New York City only at the Mandarin Oriental. It combines plant and flower ingredients from Southeast Asia, like organic jasmine and blue lotus, as well as cocoa bean from the Amazon to create an organic blend of skincare leaving you with a clear complexion. Try the purifying cleanser! $$$$$

Laura Anne Pelliccio is the Beauty Editor for Hampton Daze Magazine. She managed the Ocean View Salon at Gurney’s Inn for several years. She has spent 15 years as an Aesthetician, Aesthetic Educator and has managed in luxury properties such as at The Plaza Hotel, Equinox Fitness & Spa. She loves working with celebrities and guest starring on reality TV shows and radio segments. Laura also represents Me!Bath and wHet Nails on the East Coast and Carribbean. Write to Laura at

By Annemarie This summer is in full swing and there have been so many events and fundraisers that help to raise money and awareness for great causes. Last Chance Animal Rescue hosted its 4th annual “Martinis for Mutts” fundraiser at the Water Mill Estate of Michael & Marcy Warren on July 14. There were many people there who brought their dogs and the event honored Wendy Diamond and Dina Manzo. There were both live and silent auctions and of course cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. For more information on the Last Chance Animal Rescue, please visit Another great event was the “Diamond in the Rough” Annual Gala at the Montauk Playhouse which raises funds for the continuing construction of various phases for the playhouse. This year guests got to experience a walk-through of the area that will be the aquatic center within the playhouse which the community can benefit from. This year the honorary Co-Chairs were Aida Turturro and Jerry O’Connell. The Master of Ceremonies was Charlie O’Connell. Guests enjoyed cocktails and music followed by dinner and a live auction which received some phenomenal bidding wars that may have topped any other year yet! The honorees were Cindi and Dave Ceva, Marlena and Sam Gershowitz and Ron and Joan Hildreth. To keep up with what’s happening at the playhouse, visit When attending so many events, you want to make sure you look your best especially for photo ops. I had the opportunity to try spray tanning for the first time from the Endz Salon in Montauk.


Owner Rose Schwehr was so gracious and made the experience a wonderful one. I could see the difference right away and it was an instant tan with no orange look. I looked as if I had been in the sun and my skin had that sun kissed glow. I would highly recommend trying this if you have never done so! You can make an appointment for your spray tan or any other services at the Endz Salon by calling 631-6685880. Events can be redundant if you don’t have something different at them to make them more fun and entertaining. One idea to pep up a festive Hamptons party is a candy bar! Everyone loves candy and has a favorite one so if you’re throwing a birthday party, you could surprise everyone with this sweet idea. If you’re throwing a fundraiser or gala, a candy buffet is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face, as they fill their party bags with all types of treats and favors! If you don’t know where to go for this, I have the company for you. Log on to or call 631-327-8886 and tell Jennifer Tripodi you read about it here first! The Montauk Beach House had its ribbon cutting ceremony on June 28 and has been in full swing ever since. Owners Chris Jones and Larry Siedlick were on hand with East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson as he cut the ribbon while everyone cheered them on. Pictures of the Montauk Beach House event are on my website at and you can log on to their website at or you can call 631-668-2112. The summers in the Hamptons will always have amazing events but there are many that continue year round. Besides being the owner of FameHampton, I am also the Director of Special Events and Promotions at the Independent Newspaper. If you are looking for packages on marketing and advertising your event or promotion, or need an idea for one, I hope you see me first so I can see if there is a way we can put something spectacular together for you, and help you reach your goal! You can contact me at Annemarie@famehampton. com and I look forward to hearing from everyone soon!



DJ Cred

By Tamara Hayes

What do you do when party go-ers have a request. Follow up: What if they write it on a $100 bill? If a request is just a request I always try to consider it, sometimes people have good suggestions. However, a lot of the time the request is more of a demand and I have a zero tolerance policy for demands. I also have a policy of accepting $100 bills, so go ahead and try me. What’s your signature style when it comes to entertaining the crowd? I tend to mix the old with the new and I always trust my ear more than I trust the charts. I always take the warm up set seriously, because during the peak times there are some things that you are expected to play, but for the first hour or so there is a real opportunity to be creative and put your tastes on showcase. As far as my tastes are concerned, whatever style the music is in, its got to have soul. What do you think we'll see more of or less of in music this year? I think we will continue to see radio and tv force the same boring bubblegum pop down our throats. I believe that it will become increasingly important for the DJs to seek out great music and give the people more options. As the technology to create and share music continues to becomes more available to people, we are going to see some of the best music come from peoples bedrooms instead of from the big studios.

When Did DJing peak your interest? When I was growing up my best friends' family owned three record stores. I spent a lot of time there and I knew at a very young age that I wanted to be involved with music. Only, back then I thought I would be a rock star. It was when I started working in the nightclubs and guys like Funkmaster Flex and Biz Markee were the DJs; I saw and heard what they could do with these records and that was when I knew that I wanted to do the same. Most memorable gig? That's a tough one. A lot of these parties have been memorable, like the time I played for 2000 international students in 80's costumes in Philadelphia. There were Japanese girls dressed like Madonna and Indian guys dressed like Andre Aggasi, it was super weird and really fun. Another time I played a Brazilian wedding. There was an indoor pool at the mansion and the bride dove in and broke her nose on the wall of the pool. I'll never forget that night.

Top 5 most played songs on your ipod? When most people want to relax they put their headphones on. When I want to relax, I take them off. I don't own an iPod. Where can we find you when you're not behind the wheels of steel? Cracking Jokes on Twitter look for me @DJCRED

Serato or Tracktor? CDJs or Technics? In the beginning it was my records and the Technics 1200's and I switched to Serato a few years ago. It sure beats lugging those crates around.

Eastern Phoebes Eastern Phoebes is the homerecording project of multiinstrumentalist/songwriter/ sound explorer Ry Smith and holistic health guru/yogi extraordinaire Meg Bayley. The pair records and releases homemade EPs and albums.

Complete the following: Every time I'm in the Hamptons, I have to___: Get a copy of Hampton Daze Magazine and see what's good! Best Hamptons Nightclub past or present? Having worked at The Star Room for six years, I'd have to say that its my favorite for all time. I walked through there recently and it looks like Grey Gardens. It’s sad but I wouldn't trade the summers we shared there for anything.


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