Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cocktails at Sunset

The sun sets on Beechnut Hill Farm for Acria's Cocktails at Sunset.
This past Saturday in Water Mill at the Beechnut Hill Farm, Ross Bleckner, Jeffrey Collé, Deborah Hughes, David Kleinberg, Isabel Rattazzi, and Stewart Shining hosted ACRIA's annual Cocktails at Sunset. The evening was presented by David Yurman, with a dinner and auction following cocktails.
David and Sybil Yurman
Bryce Rinninger and Vincent Gaglistro
Jeffrey Colle and Yana
Lee Tucker, Jennifer Petrisko, and Michael Murphy
Oliver Russ, Brian Ehrlich, and Dr. Mark Warfel
Yan and Graysha Assoun
Casey Fremont, Erin Beatty, Lex Sidon, and Austin Fremont
Stewart Shining and Beate Moore
Nick Cinque, Chloe Curtis, and Jill Stuart
Christian Langbein
Di Mondo, Yung Hee Kim, Polina Proshkina, and Charlotte Walkovik
Ross Bleckner and George Cortina
Brendan Tadler and Kristen Tadler
Sam Shahid and Peter Huffine
David Kleinberg, Isabel Rattazzi, Vincent Gagliostro, and Stewart Shining
Elizabeth Rossi, Aleta Spitaleri, Brent Fisher, and Chris Rossi
Last Friday late afternoon in East Hampton, Carol Roaman hosted a private cocktail reception at her home for the New York Stem Cell Foundation’s annual summer benefit.

NYSCF CEO Susan L. Solomon shared an update with all the guests and supporters on the latest developments in stem cell research.
The host committee included: Margo and Robert Alexander,  Marilyn and Jan Breslow, Susan Lasker Brody, Debbie and Alan Cohen, Jodie and John Eastman, Eileen and Richard Ekstract, Pam and Peter Flaherty, Gail and Roy Geronemus, MD, April Gornik, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Rebecca Mai and David Mitnick, Alice Shure, Susan L. Solomon and Paul Goldberger.

Also, the day before on July 17th, Ms. Solomon and NYSCF scientist Scott Noggle, PhD spoke at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons about NYSCF's work to find better treatments and a cure for Alzheimer's disease. 
John Eastman, Jodie Eastman, Dieter Egli PhD, and Alan Cohen
Ruth Jarmul, Megan Pacchia, and Thomas Pacchia
Chris French, Terri Sultan, and Steve Abramson
Ricccardo Salmona, Joyce Moss, Scott Noggle PhD, George Moss, and Valentina Fossati PhD
Elliot Weiss MD, Roy Geronemus MD, and Stephen Chang PhD
Paul Goldberger and Hirschel Abelson
Laura Johnston, Dan Littman MD PhD, and Susan L. Solomon
Scott Lipnick PhD, Harriet Spanier, and Dr. Jack Spanier
Mario Seandel MD PhD and Julia Grimes
Marion Roaman, Carol Roaman, Michael O'Brien, and Reese Roaman
Pam Flaherty, Peter Flaherty, Margo Alexander, Jan Breslow MD, and Bob Alexander
Joan Amron, Elaine Abelson, and Susan Brody
Christine Lin, Julia Grimes, and Mario Seandel MD PhD
Fred Shuman, Stephanie Shuman, Marilyn Breslow, and Riccardo Salmona
Susan Jacobson, Eileen Ekstract, and Sasha Mann
Jane Karp and Renee Shapiro
Last Saturday in Bridgehampton, the Bridgehampton Polo Club hosted its opening day of the season at the Two Trees Farm. The event was hosted by Town & Country Magazine, with sponsors Lancome Paris, Escada and Jet Edge.

The polo matches have been a Hamptons staple for 18 years. Among those attending were Michael Clinton, President of Hearst Publications, along with Town & CountryPublisher Jennifer Levene Bruno, who conducted the trophy presentations at the end of the match between Bash Kazi’s KIG and Peter Brant’s victorious White Birch.

Guests began arriving at 2:30 p.m., and the match began at 4 p.m., following a VIP tent reception catered by Timeless Hospitality Group and exclusive wines from the Spire Collection. Xavier Vey, President of Lancome conducted the ball toss.
Xavier Vey conducting the ball toss
Among those attending were: Georgina Bloomberg,  Peter and Harry Brant, Kelly KleinNeil Hirsch, Kipton KronkiteDelfina BlaquierBrad LaurenStewart LaneDaniel Boulud, Executive Chef of Daniel and Elise DiStefano.

Sag Harbor's Doppio Restaurant provided catering for the private, field-side 10 x 10 tailgate tents that were available for purchase. A food truck from North Fork Table & Inn was also available on the grounds. Guests were happy to receive chic beach towels by Escada and Lancome Absolue products and information.  

Bridgehampton Polo Club have five remaining matches for the Season.
Nacho Figueras and Jennifer Levene Bruno
Elvira Grau, Alec Grau, Alex Grau, and Jim Grau
Jane Walentas, David Walentas, Jennifer Levene Bruno, and Xavier Vey
Michael Clinton and Hillary Koota
Kathleen De Monchy
Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comley
Baroness Sheri DeBorchgrave and Heather Buchanan
Graziano DeBoni, Valerie DeBoni, Xavier Vey, and Michael Clinton
Simon Davey and Mihir Patel
Michael Arguello and Andrew Werner
Anglea Cavis and Kim Kiernan
Also last weekend in East Hampton, “That Girl” herself,  Marlo Thomas, opened in a new comedy by Joe DiPietro, “Clever Little Lies” at Guild Hall. “She simply slays audiences in this hilarious plays,” Liz Smith reported in her column Monday morning on the NYSD.

Directed by David Saint, it’s a comedy about being unfaithful in marriage (unheard of!!) which co-stars Greg Mullavey and Jim Stanek and Kate Wetherhead. The show runs through August 3rd.
Hilaria Baldwin, Marlo Thomas, Barbara Walters, and Alec Baldwin
Gary Adamek, Ruth Applehof, Marlo Thomas, and Phil Donahue
Bob Balaban, Blythe Danner, and Jenny Conant
Joe DiPietro and George Lane
Jim Stanek, Kate Wetherhead, Marlo Thomas, and Greg Mullavey
Jordan Roth, Richie Jackson, Marlo Thomas, Daryl Roth, and Barbara Walters
Jenny Conant and John Kroft
Dave Perrotti and Cameron Berne
Steven Rice and Derek McCracken
The drinks
The buffet
The crowd
Photographs by Patrick McMullan