The Hotel Croydon: The Epicenter of Miami Beach’s Art Basel

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The newly renovated boutique Hotel Croydon’s refined aesthetic and modish style is eye-catching to anyone who steps in even artists can appreciate. The Hotel Croydon is the optimal choice for those who are attending this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach celebration as one it is close to all the action, but far enough to catch one’s breath and settle back after a day browsing enthralling galleries, boutiques, murals, and restaurants.

This whimsical hotel is located in Miami’s Mid-Beach off of the world-famous Collins Ave and features 104 beautiful guest rooms, each of which drawn in the radiant South Florida sun. If a guest wishes to explore Miami’s Wynwood Art Basel, the hotel is a fast car-ride away just over the causeway. Upon request, Hotel Croydon also provides E-Cars with drivers that provide guests transportation to and from all the action in South Beach. Flight-bound travelers can call ahead to book a complimentary shuttle ride for a pick up from the airport straight to the hotel. Convenient accommodations include seamless service, Tempur-Pedic beds, C.O. Bigelow bath products, in-house restaurant The Tavern, complimentary cocktails nightly from 7:00-8:00 PM, a pool, yoga classes, and of course, Hotel Croydon’s rooftop deck with panoramic views of the ocean and city.

“We want to make sure our guests are elated with their choice for staying at Hotel Croydon.  The hotel is situated in the optimal location convenient for Art Basel travelers,” explains Alan Lieberman, owner of South Beach Group.

The Hotel Croydon assures guests will have an exceptional experience with a friendly and attentive staff ready to assist you during the busy Art Basel weekend, which is from Thursday, December 3rd to Sunday, December 6th, 2015.

Nathan Lieberman, son of Alan and owner of South Beach Group who curated and oversaw design of the hotel adds, “Hotel Croydon offers classic rooms, penthouses, great amenities and service at an affordable price. It’s a great choice for Art Basel travelers.”

Hotel Croydon is located at 3720 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33140 (38th & Collins Ave.)

About Hotel Croydon

South Beach Group Hotels is pleased to announce its expansion into Mid-Beach with the Hotel Croydon, a fully-renovated boutique hotel located steps away from the ocean. The 7-story luxury Hotel Croydon dazzles with 104 guest rooms including a sprawling Penthouse with ocean views, meeting room and banquet space, a gym, an outdoor pool, a spa, an on-site restaurant and bar, and a rooftop sun deck with 360 degree views of the ocean and Miami.

For more information visit www.hotelcroydonmiami.com

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The 11th Annual Charles Evans PCF Pro-AM Tour 2015 Hamptons Tennis Tournament Benefiting Prostate Cancer Foundation

Marie Bernstein, Mike Milkin photo by R.Cole for Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com © 2015

Marie Bernstein, Mike Milkin
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The Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tour was held in Southampton, NY, over the weekend on Friday, August 28, to Sunday, August 30, 2015, raising over $4 million for the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). This wonderful event, returning for its eleventh year, consists of a round robin tournament teaming 32 amateur tennis players with a current member of the ATP Tour or with one of the legends of tennis for two days of competition.

Guests and participants enjoy dining and socializing, along with the tennis, with the purpose of raising funds for PCF in its efforts to eradicate prostate cancer which affects one in seven American men.  The event kicked off on Friday with a cocktail party and dinner hosted by Bob and Deanna Adler in Southampton.  On Saturday, the first three rounds of the Pro Am tournament took place on private courts followed by a private luncheon for players at the home of Dean Palin.  In the afternoon, Mike Milken led a discussion on the “The End of Cancer and Other Life-Threatening Diseases” at Villa Maria in Water Mill.  Saturday’s events culminated in a gala at the Parrish Art Museum where guests were treated to performances by Natalie Cole, David Foster, Rubin Studdard, Emily West, Forte and Shelea Frazier.  Guests closed the evening dancing to a strong performance by Super Diamond.  On Sunday, guests enjoyed lunch and the final rounds of the Pro-Am Tour at the Shinnecock Tennis Club and the weekend concluded with the Trophy Award Ceremony in the late afternoon.

This year’s amateur players included: Bill Ackman, Bob Adler, Bob Bales, Marie Bernstein, Jerry Cohen, Jim Coleman, Mark Ein, Niko Elmaleh, Mark Fabry, Ralph Finerman, Bill Finneran, Glenn Fuhrman, Danny Govberg, Jeff Greene, Sammy Herzberg, Arik Kislin, Jesse Lee, Larry Leeds, Howard Marks, Don Marron, George Norcross, Chris Oberbeck, Dean Palin, Joel Pashcow, John Paulson, Brian Reynolds, Bob Rozenkranz, Ricky Sandler, Zach Schreiber, Barry Sternlicht, Doug Teitelbaum and Renee Willett.

Pro players included: Mario Ancic, Alex Asta, Alex Bogomolov Jr., Alex Bury, Guillermo Canas, Scott Davis, Amer Delic, Ashley Fisher, Colin Fleming, Teymuraz Gabashvili, Robby Ginepri, Treat Huey, Luke Jensen, Don Johnson, Robert Kendrick, Mark Knowles, Ivan Kokurin, Rick Leach, David Marrero, George Meyer, Frederik Nielson, Graydon Oliver, Jared Palmer, Mark Philippoussis, Jason Pinsky, Richey Reneberg, Bobby Reynolds, Cyril Saulnier, David Schneider, Jonathan Schneider, Andres Siljestrom and Vince Spadea.

RESULTS:

Team 1 versus Team 2:  Winner was Arik Kislin; Runner-up was Mark Ein

Team 3 versus Team 4:  Winner was Jim Coleman; Runner-Up was John Paulson

Team 5 versus Team 6:  Winner was Bob Bales; Runner-Up was Niko Elmaleh

Team 7 versus Team 8:  Winner was Jesse Lee; Runner-Up was Bill Finneran

The Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tour consists of four exciting tournaments each year that are calendared during peak season at each venue.  Each location brings an opportunity to provide not only a unique and individual experience for the amateur player but provides a platform to the community to generate awareness of prostate cancer and the work of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The PCF Pro-AM Tennis Tournaments has raised over $12.5 million to date over 13 years.

The Pro-Am Tour is a fitting memorial to the life of Charles Evans.  He was committed to helping others, turning his personal tragedies into philanthropic causes.  Charles Evans, an avid tennis player, would be proud of what is being done to fight prostate cancer through these events.  An advocate for the improvement of quality in all lives, he championed many causes including Alzheimer’s, fire safety, health and education.  Charles had a true zeal for life.  From WWII veteran to successful entrepreneur, feature film producer, to a dedicated philanthropist, Charles left his mark and the impact is still being felt today.

Firmly committed to curing prostate cancer, the Prostate Cancer Foundation is the leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating research globally. Since 1993, its unique strategies for identifying and investing in the most promising research programs have generated life-saving results. The organization channels resources to the world’s top scientific minds—cutting red tape and encouraging collaboration to speed breakthroughs.

As a champion for increased government and private support, PCF has helped build a global research enterprise of nearly $10 billion. Through the generous contributions of our donors, it has funded more than 2,000 programs at more than 200 research centers in 18 countries. For more than 16 million men and their families fighting prostate cancer globally, PCF is a primary source for new standard-of-care and research information. It connects patients, loved ones, care providers and scientists to critical updates, the latest developments, best practices and news from the treatment pipeline.

For further information on the PCF, please visit http://www.pcf.org/

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Prostate Cancer Foundation Hosted An Evening of Dining, Dancing and Other Surprises in Support of the 11th Annual Charles PCF Pro-AM Tennis Tournament

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Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), a nonprofit organization which remains steadfast in its commitment to identify and fund groundbreaking cancer research programs to save the lives of millions, hosted its annual gala at the Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, NY on Saturday, August 29, 2015. The weekend’s events raised over $4 million, which is a record for this event.

 The gala was hosted in support of the 11th Annual Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament being held from August 28 – 30, 2015, named after the successful entrepreneur who constantly turned tragic events throughout his life into philanthropic causes. The gala evening, catered by Robbins Wolfe, was a celebration featuring cocktails, dining and special performances from Natalie Cole and David Foster with special guests including American Idol Winner Ruben Studdard. 100 percent of the funds raised throughout the evening went to supporting groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research.

 The night began with a short quiz by the Founder of the Prostate Cancer Foundation Michael Milken, who asked questions about magic to the crowd of gala guests such as what caused Famous Illusionist Harry Houdini’s Death, Peritonitis, and what was the first book of magic called, The Discoverie of Witchcraft (1584). Fellow performer David Foster then introduced the first performer Natalie Cole, with whom he had just wrapped up an Asian tour.

Once she got onto stage, she began her set by telling the audience, “This is going to be one of the shortest sets I ever did, so listen carefully.” She began her set with her song “Almost Like Being In Love” and did a couple of covers including Renee Olstead’s “What A Difference a Day Makes.” Then she performed “Unforgettable,” her Grammy award-winning duet with her father Legendary Singer Nat King Cole, which was also the first song she had produced by fellow performer David Foster, which was received with loud applause. As she performed, video of her father singing along to the song played on TVs behind her and were interspersed with images of her and Nat while growing up. She closed her set with her father’s famous track “L.O.V.E.”

 Following Cole’s set, Milken discussed the young investigators program and the funding the Prostate Cancer Foundation is doing on their behalf. As he defines them, these young investigators are young scientists in their 30s who have received all of the advanced degrees and research experience to run their own labs, however they lack the funding. It is these investigators, he said, that are leading to groundbreaking advancements in cancer research. Currently, PCF works with 153 of these young investigators who are currently researching 22 candidate molecules for cancer research, and these investigators have impacted the creation of six different FDA- Approved Prostate Cancer drugs. Following the presentation and quiz questions discussing these young investigators, Milken asked gala attendees to pledge $75,000 over the course of three years, then $75,000 for one year and then $25,000 for one year. At the conclusion of the fundraising portion, he said, “next year we will tell you how each of our young investigators changed the world.”

After a video introduction, David Foster began his set, during which he invited many of his friends to the stage to perform as he accompanied on the piano, first being Emily West, a runner-up on Reality TV competition show America’s Got Talent. She performed a couple of songs including “Nights In White Satin,” a song she performed while competing on the show. David Foster & Emily West performed The Prayer, a song David Foster wrote for Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli, and halfway through the song, David Foster cut her off and said that this is meant to be a duet and introduced Forte, another top competitor on America’s Got Talent. Forte participated in a contest to see who could hold the longest note with Foster and Nathan Gunn, a baritone opera singer in the crowd that evening. At the conclusion of Forte’s set, Foster brought Shelea Frazier to the stage, who performed two songs from The Bodyguard including a cover of Whitney Houston’s rendition of “I Will Always Love You.” Halfway through the performance of I Will Always Love You, American Idol winner Ruben Studdard joined them on stage. David Foster said “Ruben Studdard has a talent, he can write a song on the spot. So let’s write one for tonight’s event.” The crowd names the song, ”A Cure Is On the Way” and Studdard improvised the words as he sang. The show ended with a group rendition of Hey Jude, then Michael Milken thanked David Foster and asked everyone to go to the other stage. At the other stage, guests danced the night away to Super Diamond, a Neil Diamond cover band.

 Notable attendees included: Michael & Lori Milken (Founder), Natalie Cole (Performer), David Foster (Performer), Jim Coleman & Cynthia Ott (Host), Bob & Deanna Adler (Host), Seth & Marie Bernstein (Host), Jeff & Mei Sze Greene (Host), Mitchell Modell (Host),  Glenn & Jennifer Myles (Host), Bonnie Pfeifer Evans (Host; Chair, Charles Evans Foundation), Stewart Rahr (Host), Artie & Selma Rabin (Host), Dean Palin (Host), Dr. Joel Pashcow (Host), Leon & Leeza Wagner (Host), John Paulson, Joe Torre, Marla Maples, Jason Binn, Frank Luntz, Richard Kind, Former New York Governor David Patterson, Dr. Jonathan Simons (CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation), Larry Leeds, Jerry Cohen, Brian Reynolds, Chris Oberbeck, Don Marron, Mark Philippoussis (Pro), Robert Kendrick (Pro),  Danny Govberg, Barry Sternlicht, Arik Kislin, Elaine Wynn, Neal Sroka, Jackie Rogers.

 Weekend hosts and sponsors of the Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tournament include: Bill & Karen Ackman; Bob & Deanna Adler; Seth & Marie Bernstein; Jim Coleman & Cynthia Ott; Larry Gagosian & Chrissy Erpf; Bonnie Pfeifer Evans; Jeff & Mei Sze Greene; The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.; Tom Lee & Ann Tenenbaum; David & Julia Koch; Bill & Phyllis Mack ; Richard Merkin, MD.;Mike & Lori Milken; Modell’s Sporting Goods; Glenn & Jennifer Myles; Dean Palin; Mickey Palin; Joel Pashcow; Artie & Selma Rabin; Stewart Rahr; Jonathan & Sheryl Sokoloff; Lady Sheila Stable; Leon & Leesa Wagner; Mort Zuckerman.

 About Prostate Cancer Foundation:

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993, PCF has raised more than $615 million and provided funding to more than 2,000 research programs at nearly 200 cancer centers and universities. The PCF global research enterprise now extends to 19 countries. PCF advocates for greater awareness of prostate cancer and more efficient investment of governmental research funds for transformational cancer research. Its efforts has helped produce a 20-fold increase in government funding for prostate cancer.

For further information on the PCF, please visit http://www.pcf.org/

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Jackie Rogers Brings a Taste of Haute Couture to the Hamptons

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Jackie Rogers, the well-known fashion designer who over the years has stayed relevant with her chic, innovative designs, is bringing her bold style to the Hamptons for the first time this summer 2015. Located on the ultra-exclusive Jobs Lane, Jackie Rogers is able to offer styling to her a-list clientele while they are visiting their vacation homes in the South Fork.

Within the store, her signature dresses, blazers and jumpsuits line the racks which cover the perimeter of her boutique, each of which are color coordinated and paired with the different materials she utilizes. She frequently makes gorgeous designs with silk satin-faced organza, which is notoriously difficult to work with, to create beautifully tiered ball gowns and jumpsuits. In honor of her Hamptons location, she has a rack of clothing entirely dedicated to her Gin Lane Collection. The collection fuses the luxurious flare of her elegant designs with the humble seersucker fabric that when combined together make beautiful blazers and dresses.

On the walls are large photographs of Jackie from her various adventures throughout her illustrious life. From gallivanting across Europe with royalty to movie stills from her role Fellini’s 1963 classic movie 8 ½ to her shots in a serpent hat designed by Bill Blass, Jackie Rogers can indulge you on all the details of the various escapades depicted in these photographs. Though the Hamptons season reaches its unofficial end on Labor Day, Jackie Rogers will continue to fit her elite clientele in her signature pieces.

Jackie Rogers’ couture collections have been dressing the world’s most powerful men & women for decades. She began her fashion design career working in menswear at the advisement of her mentor, Fashion Legend Coco Chanel, with her own boutique on Madison Avenue. The store became a men’s club, with movie star Jack Nicholson and Philanthropist Winthrop Rockefeller amongst her clientele. In the 1970s, she began designing womenswear and launched her boutique in Palm Beach, Florida on Worth Avenue.

Along with her Southampton and Palm Beach boutiques, her designs are available by appointment at her Manhattan showroom, online on her website and at fine retailers everywhere.

For more information on Jackie Rogers, visit: www.jackierogers.com

 

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Southampton Inn: The Starting Point For Experiencing The Hamptons Finest Attractions This 2015

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The Hamptons Finest Attractions This 2015

Located in the heart of Southampton Village near the town’s premiere dining, entertainment and shopping destinations, the Southampton Inn provides the ideal home base for any traveler’s visit to the Hamptons. Whether enjoying the on-site amenities or partaking in one of the many outings that can be arranged through the boutique hotel’s guest services, visitors can utilize the Southampton Inn to orchestrate their ideal vacation—be it a weekend getaway or a longer respite.

Here are 25 ideas for making the most of a visit to the Southampton Inn this 2015 season:

  1. Take part in Southampton’s year-long 375th anniversary celebration—This historic community marks its milestone anniversary with private home tours, lectures, historical walks, and gala celebrations.
  2. Complementary shuttle to Cooper’s Beach, regularly ranked among Dr. Beach’s best beaches in America.
  3. Bicycle to the beach, past farms and fields, or down streets that boast historic multimillion dollar estates.
  4. Soak up some rays or just float the day away by the Southampton Inn’s 50-foot pool.
  5. Attend a charity gala to support one of many local causes from the Parrish Art Museum, Prostate Cancer Foundation, to Samuel Waxman Hamptons Happening.
  6. Browse the nearby art galleries and museums featuring some of the world’s most talented artists.
  7. Have guest services arrange a sea fishing excursion or boating expedition.
  8. Rogers Mansion for cocktails—Located within the Southampton Historical Museum complex, this estate is on the National Register of Historic Places.
  9. Find a foursome, or go solo, and secure a tee times at one of several beautiful golf clubs such as Indian Island Country Club or Cherry Creek Golf Links.
  10. Free concerts are within walking distance at nearby Agawam Park, Southampton Cultural Center, and Avram Hall or get tickets to Pianofest in the Hamptons, a much celebrated weekly series featuring the world’s finest you musicians.
  11. Arrange for lessons in popular watersports, such as windsurfing, surfing, and kiteboarding.
  12. Enjoy family friendly story time or films at the nearby Roger Memorial Library.
  13. Sip and swirl local wine varietals at one of the South Fork’s award-winning wineries.
  14. Private tennis lessons with world-class players at the Southampton Inn’s tennis court or nearby tennis club.
  15. Shop luxury labels and locally curated boutiques on nearby Jobs Lane and Main Street.
  16. Work up a sweat at many celebrity-endorsed fitness centers like the Tracy Anderson Studio or stand-up paddle boarding with the Paddle Diva.
  17. Dine at one of the Hamptons many epicurean destination restaurants, or just relax with an ice cream cone at one of the long-standing family-run establishments.
  18. Taste-test the latest niche brews from hometown brewpub Southampton Publick House, one of the most lauded breweries in America.
  19. Learn jewelry making at Pelletreau Silver Shop—Master jeweler Eric Messin creates one-of-a-kind pieces and conducts jewelry making workshops in this historic trade shop built in the 1600s.
  20. Don’t miss Art Southampton—Presented by Art Miami, this four-day fair of international, modern, contemporary art and design takes place July 9 through 13.
  21. Hike the nearby nature conservancies and see a wide range of indigenous flora and fauna.
  22. Join bird watchers for views of a plethora of native species or learn more at the South Fork Natural History Museum.
  23. Dance till dawn at one of the many nightlife venues established by New York City’s leading nightclub impresarios.
  24. Game on! Practice your croquet, volleyball, or badminton moves on the Southampton Inn’s bucolic lawns.
  25. Catch the latest releases at the nearby cinema that also plays host to the annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) every October.

About Southampton Inn

Set within several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island’s stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for bustling city-dwellers. Winner of numerous awards, including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation that is richly deserved. Celebrate the art of pure relaxation, indulge in a romantic get-away, or enjoy precious time with the entire family – Southampton Inn has everything for the discerning traveler. With 90 well-appointed guestrooms which are located just steps away from the town’s fine dining restaurants, designer boutiques, art galleries, parks and museums, and one mile from highly-rated Coopers Beach, the Inn is the perfect home-away-from-home to explore the scenic Hamptons.

For more information visit: www.southamptoninn.com/

Social Life Magazine with Mushmoon Khan for Estevia Parfum Celebrate the August 2015 Issue

Social Life Magazine Publisher Justin Mitchell and Mushmoon Khan for Estevia Parfum celebrated the publication’s August 2015 issue at a private residence in Sag Harbor, NY on Saturday, August 8th, 2015.

Guests celebrated the publication’s most recent issue at the res as they were able to sample Estevia Parfum. This fall, the United Arab Emirates- based company will launch its Oud collection in North America, which contains fragrances reminiscent of the company’s Middle Eastern roots. Each of these perfumes of Arabia bring to light the vibrant, colorful Eastern culture but with the sophistication the Western customer desires.

Estevia Parfum’s scents are designed in simultaneously minimalistic and bold packaging, with velvety soft-to-the-touch bottles in monochromatic black with accents of gold and rose gold. The packaging pays homage to its Arabesque heritage, emulating the Middle Eastern architecture, juxtaposed with traditional floral inspiration, creating a regal emblem fit for a King or Queen.

Additional sponsors of the event included Rotari Wines and Douglas Elliman.

About Estevia Parfum:

From the Souqs of Dubai to the Walkways of France, Estevia Parfum’s fragrances transport you to places you’ve dreamed of. Every Estevia Parfum product is made with attention to the smallest details from the quality of the fragrance, to the bottle design, to the packaging design and feel and to the accents of gold and silver on the caps. Their line has a range of different scents to meet each individuals’ preference. Having been in the industry in Dubai for over 10 years, they have put in their time and expertise to bring forth these exclusive products to North America. Their vision and belief is that luxury should be affordable. Smelling great should be comfortable.

For More Information about Estevia Parfum, Visit: www.esteviaparfum.com

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Christopher Fischer Cashmere: A Continuing Journey of “Luxe” Casual Urban Style

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Fashion is always changing, and over the last decade and more cashmere has been totally re-invented from its classical roots of twinsets and turtle neck sweaters, evolving for today’s fashionable woman to being all about relaxed, easy to wear, casual urban style. Christopher Fischer Cashmere has consistently been at the forefront of this change, leading the way with his focus on changing the rules of sweater design in reinventing shape and fit, and his ever so particular attention to detail in his quest to reinvigorate and contemporize cashmere fashions to be the modern and luxe pieces that Christopher Fischer is renowned for.

With over 30 years of experience in the cashmere industry, a journey which all started in the 1980’s in Hawick in the borders region of Scotland as well as Biella in Italy, and now extends to the cashmere producing regions of Alashan and Inner Mongolia, Christopher has seen and been a part of tremendous change in the cashmere industry, and with his unwavering and uncompromising commitment to only the very best quality and purity in everything he does, he is recognized and acknowledged as one being of the true “Kings of Cashmere”.

An award- winning knitwear designer and retailer, Christopher Fischer designs and manufactures cashmere collections for men and women, as well as home and travel must-haves, his designs being sought out by celebrities and socialites, elite fashion professionals and even royalty. His new collections are based on modernity, yet his styles have an ageless attitude and fashion sensibility based on a luxe cashmere lifestyle, with his cashmere sweaters and accessories becoming favorites and the go- to pieces in every woman’s, and man’s wardrobe.

Texture and touch are essential ingredients in the Christopher Fischer collections, ranging from “ever so soft” chunky gauge sweaters, the lofty but lightweight textures of his featherweight cashmere, to his skin- breathing ultra-fine layering pieces and cashmere cardigans that drape on the body and feel like a second skin in the finest of cashmere. Do not worry about finding that certain hue, as the wide range of endless colors ensure a perfect match with any look or outfit. Essential looks of the new collection are relaxed and oversized “Saturday morning” shapes that are easy to wear for all occasions, as well as newer cropped and boxier off the shoulder shapes.

For Fall 2015 Christopher Fischer now brings his design sensibility into the home, or perfect for travelling, with his new “Luxury Lounge” collection. The look is athletic influenced minimal and easy tanks, tees and robes, as well as pants, shorts and socks all in the finest and softest cashmere that is pure Christopher Fischer. And then for the ultimate luxury, pair everything with a pure cashmere travel blanket, cashmere eye-mask or cashmere shawl.

His designs always keep such influences as the Hamptons’ lifestyle and a base of British design in mind, and he is influenced by local and global fashion trends observed on his frequent travels. Each and every design is of the combination of Christopher’s meticulous attention to quality, style, value, color and fit, and his collections sold in leading stores worldwide as well as Christopher Fischer boutiques in Southampton, NY, on Madison Avenue in New York City, and online at www.ChristopherFischer.com. 

 

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What’s Hot in the Hamptons This 2015

Each summer, the villages which make up the Hamptons, such as Southampton, Bridgehampton, Amagansett, East Hampton and Montauk to name a few, becomes one of the hottest destinations to visit. Celebrities and socialites escape from New York City to Long Island’s East End to take in the beautiful scenery and enjoy some of the best dining and socializing the area has to offer. From steakhouses to cafés, here are some of the hottest places to dine this Hamptons 2015 season.

1. Breakfast at the Southampton Inn’s Café Oso

A hidden Southampton gem, the Southampton Inn’s Café Oso serves its guests and residents quality, traditional breakfast. Executive Chef Peter Ammar is celebrating a decade st at the Inn this year and is particularly well-known for his pancakes, which are served with Vermont maple syrup and Chantilly cream. If you prefer your breakfast cooked in a skillet, Café Oso also serves quality egg dishes including Le Sag Harbor which are two farm eggs scrambled with Nova Scotia smoked salmon, sautéed scallions and cream cheese. Café Oso is open for breakfast, lunch and supper from 7:00 AM- 7:00 PM every day.

Café Oso at the Southampton Inn
91 Hill Street Southampton, NY 11968
631.283.6500
http://www.southamptoninn.com/dining

2. Brunch at 75 Main

The ultimate place for people watching over brunch, 75 Main, with its South of France feel, has attracted such high-profile clientele as Barbara Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Vice President Joe Biden, and Alex Rodriguez. James Beard Award-winning Executive Chef Mark Militello’s menu, which assisted in its recognition as one of Long Island’s best brunch spots by USA Today, includes creative classics such as The Watermelon Salad with arugula, crumbled feta, chopped pistachios, red onion and passion fruit vinaigrette; Challah French Toast with melon, berries and whipped cream; or the Mark’s Burger with onion tomato jam, bacon, arugula, gruyere, blue cheese and secret sauce. Late night, 75 Main Owner and Host Zach Erdem turns the restaurant into a bustling lounge where some of the world’s best-known DJs play sets until the early hours.

75 Main
75 Main Street Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-7575
www.75main.com

3. After the Beach Supper at Sotto Sopra

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Amagansett eatery Sotto Sopra brings Northern Italian dining coupled with a taste of a traditional steakhouse to the Hamptons, inviting guests on a culinary journey that highlights the region’s traditional flavors and cooking methods.  Sotto Sopra’s expertly crafted menu developed by new Executive Chef Fermin Jimenez who takes advantage of the restaurant’s wood-burning oven to offer up freshly baked breads, crispy Italian style pizza and whole roasted fish. Deliciously fresh salads, antipastos and impeccably flavored pasta dishes round out the menu along with classic “Bisteccheria” options. Under the direction of Managing Partner Rose Evangelista, Sotto Sopra has quickly become one of the most sought-after restaurants on the East End, known for its frequent celebrity guests, relaxing atmosphere, exceptional service and fresh, flavorful fare.

Sotto Sopra
231 Main Street Amagansett, NY 11930
631-267-3695
www.restaurantsottosopra.com

4. Steak Dinner at Bobby Van’s Bridgehampton

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Opened by pianist Bobby Van in 1969, the Bridgehampton location is the original location to establish the great heritage of the Bobby Van’s steakhouse dining experience. The restaurant combines the sophisticated feel of a traditional steakhouse with the airiness of the Hamptons. Guests are able to enjoy signature dishes such as the Harry Salad, named after real estate mogul Harry Helmsley, which includes shrimp, bacon, tomato, string beans, red onion & red pepper; Seared Tuna with edamame, succotash, wakame and miso; or the Porterhouse Steak. Back in the city, the Bobby Van’s steakhouse experience can be savored at five different locations throughout New York including Park Avenue, East 54th Street, West 50th Street, Times Square and at 25 Broad Street.

Bobby Van’s Bridgehampton
2393 Montauk Highway Bridgehampton, NY 11932
631-537-0590
http://www.bobbyvans.com/bridgehampton.html

5. Sicilian Dinner on Georgica Pond at Osteria Salina

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After three years building a loyal following at the original Bridgehampton location for its authentic Sicilian dishes which highlight the specialties of Salina located in the Aeolian Islands, Osteria Salina has moved this season to 108 Wainscott Stone Road in Wainscott, NY adjacent to Georgica Pond. The new Osteria Salina has undergone a thorough refurbishment that has restored the grandeur of this iconic location known formerly as Sapore di Mare. Experience the intimate private dining room, La Saletta as well as the Georgica Room, which boasts views of Georgica Pond. Socialize in the main room against the backdrop of a castle-like fireplace and hand hewn beams. Osteria Salina offers boasts a wood burning pizza oven in addition to a classic baby grand piano bar lounge, and is continuing its tradition of serving fresh, clean local fare coupled with genuine Sicilian hospitality. Osteria Salina, helmed by Executive Chef & Owner Cinzia Gaglio and Host Tim Gaglio, can now accommodate private events. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment in the piano lounge, with singer Vanessa Trouble singing Saturday nights throughout the month of July, while dining in one of its many old world dining rooms.

Osteria Salina
108 Wainscott Stone Road Wainscott, NY 11975
631-527-5396
www.osteriasalina.net

Hampton Hills Country Club Celebrates its 50th Anniversary



After witnessing Jordan Spieth dominate golf’s major tournaments so far this year, it is time to see if you can hold your own against top competition on a world-class course.

Hampton Hills Country Club, a members-only course celebrating its 50th anniversary, offers its members an inviting clubhouse, an impeccable golf course with high-end amenities all while being just ninety minutes outside of New York City.

Bookended by past major tournament hosts Bethpage State Park Black Course and Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Hampton Hills is located in the middle of a 2,000 acre pine and oak tree preserve in Westhampton Beach.  The peaceful, wooded setting allows club members to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and participate in friendly competition against a challenging Par-71 golf course featuring dramatic elevation changes.

Built in 1965 by Francis J. Duane, the course at Hampton Hills Country Club is said by members to never play the same way twice.  Duane, a past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, frequently collaborated with famed golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and designed over a dozen courses with Arnold Palmer including the iconic Sea Pines Country Club course in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Hampton Hills’s course rating is a 73.6, which according to the United States Golf Association (USGA) rates within the average of a good score by a scratch golfer. The course also boasts a slope of 134 out of a maximum 155 for most difficult course according to USGA’s standard.

The club has a full service pro shop available to all members on the premises along with its teaching professionals, both of whom bring PGA and LPGA experience to Hampton Hills to deliver an exemplary sporting experience.

Jack McGown has been the director of golf for the past twenty-eight seasons.  A New York native, McGown has been giving lessons for over thirty-five years. His knowledge of golf and understanding of the terrain is reflected in his dominance of the course: Jack holds numerous course records including two tournament wins on the same day.

Hampton Hills’ teaching professional Patricia Baxter-Johnson has held that position for the past four years.  A Dr. Rick Jensen Certified Golf Coach and Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor, Patricia has had the honor of working with some of the game’s greatest instructors, including Chuck Cook and Todd Anderson.Prior to joining the Hampton Hills’s staff, Patricia played on LPGA circuit and participated including several U.S. Women’s Opens, the Women’s British Open and the LPGA Championship competing against the likes of Annika Sorenstam, Lorena Ochoa and Michele Wie.

Celebrity golfers who have been known to play the Hampton Hills course include Tommy Hilfiger, Russell Simmons, Rudy Giuliani, Kelsey Grammer, Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck, John Starks, FOX’s Bill Hemmer and NY Jets’Nick Mangold.

At the end of the course, members are able to enjoy round of cocktails on the clubhouse’s patio or enjoy breakfast or lunch along with a simple bar menu inside, which overlooks the breathtaking 18th green offering members a friendly reprieve from competition at the Hampton Hills Country Club.

For more information on Hampton Hills Country Club, please visit www.hamptonhills.com

Hampton Hills Country Club | County Road 31 (at exit 63N, off NYS Route 27)

Westhampton Beach, NY | 631.727.6862 | www.hamptonhills.com

The Southampton Inn Launched the Hamptons Season with Its Annual Memorial Day Barbeque

The Southampton Inn launched the Hamptons season with its annual Memorial Day barbeque, on Sunday, May 24th, 2015. Owner Dede Gotthelf and family Terry Moan, Edward Moan and Shane Moan hosted attendees on the Inn’s pool patio for barbeque chicken, burgers, fresh watermelon, homemade cookies, brownies, lemonade, iced tea and cocktails.

Notable attendees included Dede Gotthelf (Owner, Southampton Inn); Jonathan Cheban (Co-Founder of The Dishh; KUWTK); Dina Lohan; Kimberly Guilfoyle (Fox News); Andrea Greeven Douzet (Publisher, Beach Magazine); Cristina Cuomo (Beach Magazine Editor-In-Chief); Victor DeSouza (Fashion Designer); Melissa Gerstein (SiriusXM Host, The Moms); Bradford Rand (President/CEO, RAND Luxury, Inc.); Jean Shafiroff (Philanthropist); Nicole DiCocco (Socialite).

This season, the Inn is unveiling its newly renovated guest rooms, a spruced up outdoor patio and a brand-new ballroom making the Inn a perfect home away from home or the ultimate location for your next corporate retreat.

About Southampton Inn With several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island’s stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for bustling city-dwellers. Winner of numerous awards, including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation that is richly deserved. Celebrate the art of pure relaxation, indulge in a romantic get-away, or enjoy precious time with the entire family – Southampton Inn has everything for the discerning traveler. With 90 well-appointed guestrooms, many of which were renovated this past winter, the Inn is located just steps away from the town’s fine dining restaurants, designer boutiques, art galleries, parks and museums, and a short drive from highly-rated Coopers Beach. The outdoor patio and ballroom were also renovated to ensure the Inn is the perfect home-away-from-home to explore the scenic Hamptons.

For more information visit www.southamptoninn.com

Dede Gotthelf, Kimberly Guilfoyle (Photo Credit: Steve Sands)

Dede Gotthelf, Kimberly Guilfoyle
(Photo Credit: Steve Sands)

Jonathan Cheban, Dina Lohan (Photo Credit: Rob Rich/Society Allure)

Jonathan Cheban, Dina Lohan
(Photo Credit: Rob Rich/Society Allure)

Chase Backer, Jean Shafiroff, John Wegorzewski (Photo Credit: Rob Rich/Society Allure)

Chase Backer, Jean Shafiroff, John Wegorzewski
(Photo Credit: Rob Rich/Society Allure)

Cristina Cuomo, Carolina Cuomo (Photo Credit: Rob Rich/Society Allure)

Cristina Cuomo, Carolina Cuomo
(Photo Credit: Rob Rich/Society Allure)

Atmosphere (Photo Credit Rob Rich/Society Allure)

Atmosphere
(Photo Credit Rob Rich/Society Allure)

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