When our Quogue connection Annunziata Sahid told us about a certain roaring twenties gala being one of the parties of the season, we were intrigued. Quogue is where the real preppies are, she told us, and real preppies know how to party like no one's watching. Hmm...we thought; a pretension-free evening might be just what we needed, especially when it'd be benefiting such an incredible organization.
The East End Hospice provides need-blind care for the terminally ill and support for their families. Additionally, every summer the hospice hosts a week-long camp, Camp Good Grief, for children who've lost a loved one. So we left the Diamonds and Denim benefit and the Nature Conservatory's Beaches and Bay's Gala to everyone else to cover....we were headed west to Quogue.
More story and photos by Zev Starr-Tambor below:
When we spoke to the EEH and later met them in person, everyone was incredibly friendly and welcoming, and they did a fantastic job with this event, which was held at the Sandacres Estate and featured a silent and live auction, full bar and dinner by Starr Boggs (the swordfish was amazing!), casino games, and a truly kick-ass band who lured prepsters young and young at heart to the dance floor with their spot-on rendition of "Come On Eileen."
After two hours of sweaty, paisley and seer-sucker filled fun, we were forced to make our exit, grabbing our gift bags (containing Dior and L'Occitaine body products, the New York Times Summer Cookbook, $200 Luca Luca gift certificates, and the full first season of the Tudors!), and promising our new amigos we'd return for the costume parties at the Field House.