One can only imagine what it would be like to be the niece of a designer like Oscar de la Renta, but if the photos from this weekend's wedding of his niece Katherine Pingree found all over instagram (#andrewandkatswedding) are any indication, it's a life of glamor and chicness. We are salivating over the Gatsby-esque images from inside this grand wedding, which took place Saturday night at St. Luke's in East Hampton with a reception following at Further Lane Farms where uncle Oscar took the mic and serenaded his niece and the beautiful crowd. Read more about the love story of Katherine Pingree and Andrew Dick here and check out the dress, the venue, scenes from inside the dance floor and more!
In 2008 Surf Lodge, a quaint restaurant with a surf theme opened on Fort Pond with hardly much of a bang. Sure they had a hip chef running the kitchen and a verified Manhattan nightlife crew running the party scene, but the hundreds of cars and frat boys would take a year or two to fully figure out what was brewing in Montauk. Since then, the movement of the hampters (hipsters from Manhattan) and the share house yuppies looking to party in the Hamptons has consistently headed East (Luckily for Lizzie Grubman, Conscious Point isn't even a memory in the minds of current trend-seekers). Keeping on trend, Montauk's nightlife scene will continue to dominate the Hamptons this summer, despite the growing battle between the townsfolk and these summer subversives who will be infiltrating their territory come Memorial Day weekend. But we're not here to take sides, we're here to report. Check out our official guide to Hamptons Nightlife 2013! More»
The world lost a landmark when the inspiration behind the West Egg house of Jay Gatsby, Beacon Towers, was demolished in 1940. The palatial property that played host to extravagant parties for guests including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Dorothy Parker, Groucho Marx and the Fitzgeralds was brought to the ground two short decades after its heyday. And this summer, we will loose yet another when the mansion fabled to have inspired Daisy Buchanan's home is torn down. Now that the Gilded Age of F. Scott Fitzgerald is back in the spotlight, we can't help noticing why Baz Luhrmann chose to shoot his rendition of "The Great Gatsby" in Australia. The Gold Coast of Long Island is no longer the glamorous dueling Eggs of Gatsby's world, as some of the famous mansions crumble to the ground. More»
We're in the process of finalizing our Hamptons operation this summer and we still have a few spots left for interns! Click below for more details on how to be involved! More»
You're invited to join Saks Fifth Avenue at Stitch Southampton for a two-day event that brings the Saks off of 5th Avenue and into summer. Don't miss this weekend extravaganza of shopping featuring a selection of women's shoes, apparel, designer handbags, fragrances, cosmetics, and home goods! Stop by Friday, May 17th or Saturday, May 18th to partake in the final push to ready your summer wardrobe!
Where: Stitch Southampton, 22 Nugget Street
When: Friday May 17th & Saturday May 18th, 12:00pm- 6:00pm
This just in: hotelier Sean MacPherson (The Bowery, The Maritime, The Jane Hotels) has officially purchased a set of cottages adjacent to his existing Crow's Nest Hotel and Restaurant on Lake Montauk. Feast your eyes on "The David Pharaoh Cottages." Named after the revered Montakett Indian leader, David Pharaoh (regarded as the last living Indian king of Montauk), the name pays homage to Montauk's rich Indian history. These adorable little homes (which don't seem to need much work as-is) will be getting the full MacPherson treatment. What does this mean for Crow's Nest guests? The chance to spend a summer holiday in one's own private beach bungalow complete with kitchenettes, a private lakefront patio, a private beach, and all of Crow's Nest's amenities. Apparently demand for the coveted two bedroom house on the existing Crow's Nest property was so strong that MacPherson quickly expanded to the adjacent cottages. A good move - with very few rental options in Montauk for families, expect these to get snatched up fast! Below, the before photos of the cottages: More»
A number of new restaurants are opening up in the Hamptons this month, just in time to meet the eager droves heading out East this Memorial Day weekend. Last summer, The Bell & Anchor and Muse Restaurant's openings had us talking. This year, there's a new set of restaurants whetting our appetite for summer. Check out our updated round-up of new Hamptons dining destinations!
For us New Yorkers, it's really about the little things, so you can imagine the pleasure we felt when we heard that the dreaded weekend commute out to the Hamptons is going to get just a little bit easier this summer. For the first time ever, the MTA will be offering express, nonstop service service between Penn Station and Westhampton, leaving the city Friday afternoon and returning Sunday evening. The 94-minute ride is a far cry from the drunken, Frat-like LIRR experience of summers past. More»
We are not shy about our excitement for summer and we are continuing the countdown with a series of Gift Bags designed to get you to and from the Hamptons in style this summer. First is the bag to conveniently and adorably carry all your summer essentials out of the city, onto the jitney, and down to the beach in. The Sloane Ranger Weekender Bag is perfect for this task made of heavy weight canvas and Vegan friendly leather trim. It is embossed with metal hardware and metal bottom feet. By entering our sweepstakes you can get one for free! More»
Pepalajefa: it's the food shop whose name is just as much of a mouthful as its unique dishes. Owner and chef Livia Hegner grew up traveling across Europe, speaks five languages fluently, and brings all of her bubbling personality to her "gourmet to go" shop, which is reopening this Easter in the Hamptons. We spoke to Livia and got the story behind Pepalajefa and its much-anticipated return! More»
The Hamptons Free Ride boys are back again this summer, and this season they're hitting up Southampton. The electric shuttle had its inaugural ride back in 2011, when locals James Mirras and Alex Esposito started driving people, including Bon Jovi, around the Hamptons beaches for free. On top of their service in East Hampton, Montauk, and Amagansett, the Hamptons Free Ride boys will be cruising out to Southampton beginning on Memorial Day. They partnered with Southampton locals, Chris and Stacy Dimon, to launch the new route. Now, getting around town and to Cooper's beach will be easier than ever. More»
Friday, May 24
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.