Claire Danes And Hugh Read Jay McInerney At Montauk Yacht Club

by Rachelle Hruska · June 8, 2009

    [Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy. "We're engaged!" Photo by Patrick McMullan]

    On an eerily foggy night in Montauk, Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy treated guests of the Accompanied Literary Society to a private dinner and reading of Jay McInerney's "How It Ended." The weather gave an extra Gatsbian feel to the féte of which the invite read: "The evening is shaping up in all of its decadent glory with oysters on the half shell, champagne fountains, Hendrick's gin martinis, guests decked out in their best summer whites and a live band with baby grand by Adam Dugas (Citizens Band) and the Fitzgerald Follies. In these times it might seem wrong to be so decadent, but the true spirit of the evening remains the giving and sharing of some of our greatest cultural gifts."

    Forget the oysters and "follies," the highlight of the evening was when, under the canopied tents, the intimate crowd got the scoop: Claire and Hugh were officially engaged! Woohoo! There was only one thing left to do at the end of the night...head to Surf Lodge for some reggae and champagne.

    Look for the full write up of this event on our Hamptons site!