On Sunday evening, Hamptons Magazine kicked off the summer with their annual Memorial Day weekend celebration at the Southampton Social Club. Hosted by Publisher Debra Halpert, Editor-in-chief Samantha Yanks, and cover star Matt Lauer, guests drank cocktails courtesy of Russian Standard Vodka, ate delicious hors d'oeuvres, and listened to a DJ set by Chris Bachmann. Vente-Privee, the members-only shopping destination in partnership with American Express, offered attendees an opportunity to win a $1000 shopping spree by entering individual codes into a treasure chest.
Guests included Samantha Yanks, Debra Halpert, Matt Lauer, Donny Deutsch, Star Jones, Rosanna Scotto, Mario Singer, Aviva Drescher, Fern Mallis, Bobby Flay, Ramona Singer, Julie Henderson, Jonathan Cheban, Peter Brant II, David Nugent, Violet Gaynor and Brian Mazza. [Photo: Matt Lauer]
[Debra Halpert, Matt Lauer, Samantha Yanks]
[Samantha Yanks] [Star Jones, Matt Lauer]
[Ramona Singer, Mario Singer] [Andrew Warren, Peter Brant II]
[Bobby Flay] [David Nugent, Violet Gaynor]
[Photos after first one by Rob Rich]