Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Unconditional Love

Junior Committee Members at the Animal Shelter Foundation's ninth annual Unconditional Love Gala.
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation held their Ninth Annual Unconditional Love Gala on Saturday evening at the stunning home of Sandra McConnell in Southampton. The evening began with a cocktail hour, where guests were able to meet several dogs that were available for adoption.

Gregory D'Elia was the Gala Chairman this year with Jean Shafiroff as the night’s Honorary Chairperson.  Mr. D'Elia changed the focus of the event this year to be all about the animals the shelter rescues and veterans.  Larisa Morales, a veteran was there with her dog Adonis, a former shelter dog that was adopted by a veteran’s organization.
Waiting to be adopted ...
The Chris Norton Band provided music for the evening with dinner catered by Robbins Wolfe.  This was the first year that the night was sold out and it was also the first time they had such an impressive Junior Committee, which is the future of this organization.

Guests included; Gregory D'Elia, Jean and Martin Shafiroff, Judy and Jack Hadlock, Patty and George Kraus, Mark Fichandler and Paul Travis, Katie McEntee, Lisa and Phil Crawford, Margo and John Castimitidis, Howard Lorber and Susanne Bordeaux, Robert Zimmerman, Charles McConnell, Merritt Piro, Beatrix and Bill Parash, Renee and Dale Schlather, Brigid Fitzgerald, Nancy Stone, Jay Flagg, Anka Paltz, Craig Dix, Raya and Clif Knight, Karen and John Ferguson, and Dorothy Frankel.

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is dedicated to providing for the welfare of homeless pets in the community and, in turn, placing them in permanent caring homes.
Beau and Patricia Hulse, Jewel Morris, and Joy Schonholz
Debbie and Steve Bernstein with Dorothy Frankel
Greg Kelly and Judith Gray
Howard M. Lorber and Susanne Bordeaux with Greg D'Elia
Jack and Judy Hadlock, Greg D'Elia, and Carol and Jim Cavaluzzi
Jay Flagg, Paul Herman, Carol Nobbs, and Beau Hulse
Jeff Sinaw, Wendy Wegner, and Jerry Rosenthal (Exec. Dir. SASF)
John Castimitidis, Jean Shafiroff, Greg Kelly, and Margo Castimitidis
Marcey Callahan, Clif Knight, and Sarah Vacchiano
Nancy Stone and Gregory D'Elia
Robert Zimmerman, Jean Shafiroff, and Jay Schneiderman
Sandra McConnell and Gregory D'Elia
Scott Stevenson, Karen Duncan, Kate McEntee, and friend
Sia-Alika Battle, John Simon, and Tony Bowles
Sonny Schotland and Renee Schlather
Umbrellas for all ...
A Preview Benefit Cocktail Party for the 2018 East Hampton Antiques Show was held on the evening of Friday, July 20 on the bucolic greensward of Mulford Farm in the heart of East Hampton Village. Guests had the opportunity to meet with Scott Sanders — interior designer & tastemaker — who served as the Honorary Chairperson, as well as to enjoy an early buying opportunity of the impressive array of antiques, art, jewelry, and collectibles. Ticket proceeds benefited the East Hampton Historical Society.

Among the distinguished guests included Martha Stewart, Carolyn Murphy, Michael Eisner, Tom Samet, Steven Gambrel, David Netto, Frank Newbold, Melanie Roy, Tamara Magel, Susan Wood, Kendell Cronstrom, Alejandro Saralegui, Dwyer & Michael Derrig, Hollis & Jim Forbes, and Debbie & Henry Druker.
Scott Sanders and Debbie Druker
The East Hampton Antiques Show continued on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 to 22, 2018. Now in its twelfth year, the East Hampton Antiques Show is widely recognized as the premier antiques event on eastern Long Island and a highlight of the East Hampton arts and social calendar. Over 50 elite art and antique dealers participated, offering a diverse assemblage of rare and unique items for the home and garden. The show received over two thousand visitors.

The 2018 East Hampton Antiques Show was made possible in part by the generous support of Wilmington Trust and media sponsor, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens (HC&G) magazine. The show was managed by Brian Ferguson of New England. Catering was provided by Bostwick’s & Debbie Geppert Events Catering Co. Live music at the Preview Cocktail Party was performed by Jane Hastay and Peter Martin Weiss.
Carolyn Murphy, George Kolasa, and Lynn Stefanelli
Clare Potter, Terre Blair, Memrie Lewis, and Martha Stewart
Dwyer Derrig and Helen Izler
James Anderson and Steven Gambrel
Jim and Hollis Forbes
Libby Sautter, James Blauvelt, Frank Newbold, and Steven Drucker
Gabriella and Randal Stephenson Melanie Roy and Lise Wilks
Mardie Gorman and David Netto
Maria Vann and Tom Samet
Susan Wood
Designer Scott Sanders and his partner Peter Wilson joined forces with Traditional Home magazine and Kohler to welcome the designers of the 18th annual Hampton Designer Showhouse, which benefits Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, for dinner at their East Hampton home.

Following cocktails on the lushly landscaped front lawn that included a meet and greet with Sanders and Wilson's dachshund Bailey, guests were invited to proceed through the house for a tented buffet off the back porch, catered by Hamptons' favorite, Robbins-Wolfe.
Cocktails on the lawn of the Sanders-Wilson home
Dinner in a tent on the back lawn
Scott Sanders and Peter Wilson's East Hampton home
Traditional Home's publisher Beth McDonough joined Kohler's VP of Marketing, Shane Judd, to toast the designers' creativity, but as is the case wherever she goes, the spotlight was on Martha Stewart, who arrived with weekend guests Memrie Lewis, Clare Potter and Terre Blair Hamlisch, widow of the legendary composer, Marvin Hamlisch.
Amal Kapan, James Bianca, Kate Singer, Mikel Welch and Traditional Home editor-in-chief Jil Waage
Barclay Butera and Scott Sanders
Beth Bouck and Betsy Froelich Jackie Young and Keith Baltimore
Beth McDonough and Shane Judd
Sean Mellyn and Margaret FitzGerald
Martha Stewart, Steven Stolman, Rich Wilkie, and Terre Blair Hamlisch
Scott Sanders, Martha Stewart, and Peter Wilson with Bailey
Tony Manning, Christine Phillips, and Barclay Butera

Photographs by Lisa Tamburini (Unconditional Love); Richard Lewin (East Hampton Antiques Show); Daniel Gonzalez/Business of Home (Hampton Designer Showhouse)