Long Island Hospitality Ball 2016 – PHOTOS!

Photos from the 2016 Long Island Hospitality Ball

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Jefferson Hayman Book Signing at Garnet Hill in Bridgehampton, NY – PHOTOS!

Photos from Jefferson Hayman Book Signing of “The Heart Has It’s Reasons” at Garnet Hill in Bridgehampton, NY on June 25, 2016

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Parrish Art Museum Landscape Pleasures 2016 – PHOTOS!


The Weekend-Long Benefit included a Symposium and Garden Tours

The Benefit Committee Cocktail Party hosted by Tim Davis at the Wyman estate in Southampton Village. Photo: Pam Deutchman / http://www.society-in-focus.com

WATER MILL, NY 6/14/2016—Landscape Pleasures, the Parrish Art Museum’s annual two-day horticulture event on  Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, raised over $120,000, making it one of the most successful years of the event in the last decade. A mainstay of the Parrish Art Museum benefit events for the last 32 years, Landscape Pleasures helps to support the Museum’s year-round programs, exhibitions, and events. Landscape Pleasures 2016 honored the memory of long-time committee member, Jack deLashmet.

The Saturday morning symposium hosted almost 200 attendees who heard presentations by leaders in garden design and landscape architecture: Charles Birnbaum, President & CEO, as well as founder, of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TLCF); Andrea Cochran, winner of the 2014 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture; and Darrel Morrison, advocate of design informed and inspired by observations of the naturally-evolving landscape.

On Sunday, over 300 people participated in self-guided tours of private gardens at the homes of Michael Forman and Jennifer Rice designed by landscape architects Oehme van Sweden; Herbert and Karen Friedman, whose garden was originally designed by deLashmet & Associates: Victoria & Jack Rovner, designed by LaGuardia Design Group; and Loren Skeist and Marlene Marko.

In addition, 175 ticket purchasers at the Sponsor level and above ($350+) attended a private cocktail reception on Saturday evening hosted by Tim Davis of the Corcoran Group, at the modern Wyman estate situated on 15 acres on Pond Lane in Southampton Village, with views of Lake Agawam.

2016 Landscape Pleasures event was co-chaired by Lillian Cohen, Martha B. McLanahan, and Linda Hackett Munson, with vice-chairs Stacy Paetzel, Tony Piazza, and Dennis Schrader.

Landscape Pleasures is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Grand Patrons Veronica Atkins, Lillian & Joel Cohen and MARDERS; Grand Sponsors C.A.L. Foundation, LaGuardia Design Group, Meryl & Robert Meltzer,’ Summerhill Landscapes Inc., and Whitmores; and Grand Participants Arthur L. Loeb and Piazza Horticultural.

About the Parrish Art Museum
Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in residence.  The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.

Photos from the Parrish Art Museum Landscape Pleasures 2016 Cocktail Party

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Furniture from the Southampton Fresh Air Home DDD in Southampton, NY on June 4, 2016 – PHOTOS!

Furniture from the Southampton Fresh Air Home Decorators-Designers-Dealers Sale and Auction Benefit Gala in Southampton, NY on June 4, 2016

Photos from the SFAH DDD

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Hamptons Contemporary Design Secrets Discussion – PHOTOS!

Design Secrets at the Inaugural Hamptons Contemporary Home Design and Decor Show

SOUTHAMPTON, NY (June 4, 2016) – Real Housewives of NYC star and Madame Paulette owner John Mahdessian, lifestyle expert Tracy Stern, and Million Dollar Contractor Stephen Fanuka teamed up with 25A Magazine Publisher Chase Backer to dish out design secrets at Rick Friedman’s inaugural Hamptons Contemporary Home Design and Decor Show on Saturday.  The fair ran from June 3-5 on the Southampton Elks fairgrounds.

Photos from the Design Secrets Discussion at Hamptons Contemporary

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Garnet Hill Hosts Bestselling Author and Fashion Editor Kate Betts to Officially Open Hamptons Retail Store for Summer

Garnet Hill Hosts Bestselling Author and Fashion Editor Kate Betts to Officially Open Hamptons Retail Store for Summer

BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY (May 31, 2016) – Award-winning fashion editor and New York Times bestselling-author Kate Betts mingled with Garnet Hill shoppers and invited guests over Memorial Day weekend to help officially open the brand’s Bridgehampton retail store for the 2016 summer season. Betts, the former Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar editor and author of Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style, graciously signed copies of her latest title, My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine. Garnet Hill opened its first ever brick-and-mortar retail door last summer in the center of Bridgehampton’s downtown district. The store offers fans of the 40-year-old catalog and online retailer a “touch and feel” experience of the beautiful and natural Garnet Hill lifestyle products, and features the brand’s bedding and home décor lines, popular among interior designers and customers, as well as an edited set of customer favorites in sleepwear and apparel. The store also presents new products curated to appeal specifically to customers in the summer community. Garnet Hill will host several events throughout the summer to stimulate discussion about the craft of interior design and to introduce designers to the beautiful world of Garnet Hill.

Photos from the Kate Betts book signing at Garnet Hill in Bridgehampton, NY

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