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Several weeks ago I received
a call from a London documentary
maker. She knew
we owned Dan’s Papers and asked
me if I could help her in her efforts
to create a feature to be shown on
British TV about the Hamptons as a
playground of the rich and famous.
Well, the film crew arrived last
week and with the help of my friend
Ann Thomas, they navigated the
week here on the South Fork.
Thomas, a horsewoman, showed
them the polo fields and had them
interview many of the team members.
This is a world I don’t know
But the next day we all went by
boat to Sunset Beach, a restaurant
and hotel set on Sunset Cove on
There are no boat slips to come
into so a dinghy brought us to
shore. Getting in and out it was
not my most graceful moment,
but I didn’t fall into the water
so it was a successful arrival.
Sitting outside on the restaurant’s
rooftop I felt like I
was in Saint-Tropez, seeing the
beach and watching the yachts
parked in the waters from my seat.
The charming French manager
Adrian added to the atmosphere
as the film crew recorded us eating
our lunch overlooking the beach
that. It offers chairs, umbrellas, and
concessions, with a masseuse, and
paddle boat and kayak rental.
It’s a place I want to return to.
The next day the film crew
came to my house for a one-onone
interview, since now that I own
Dan’s Papers I’m the Hamptons
“expert.” What fun!
To end the film crew’s week, my
friend Ann and David Hornung
had arranged a cocktail party to
“stage” a “typical” Hamptons gathering.
The host graciously gathered
a group of two dozen people
to his magnificent home
and we gathered around his
pool. We noshed on caviar
and champagne, selections of
fruit and cheeses. The guests
included Dan’s Papers very own
Flo Anthony, our “South of the
Highway” gossip columnist.
I made some new friends including
fashion designer Vera Wang
and Jamal Corrie, who performed
on The Voice. His poolside singing
draw wild applause, as we asked
him repeatedly for ‘One more song!’
The PowerList of the East End
movers and shakers rocked the red
carpet for our first Dan’s Papers
PowerList event at The Muses in
My special event team led by
Demetra Mattone and Toni
Cimino created a night to remember.
As the honorees walked the red
carpet to receive a “Vicki” statuette,
their personalities shone
through. What a fun night, which
also raised money for The Ellen
Hermanson Foundation, supporting
breast cancer research.
The Muses in Southampton
rocked that night. What’s better
than doing good and feeling good?
To finish off the week I was
invited by Carol Levin to her
home for a fundraiser for The
National Yiddish Theatre.
To top off the afternoon we
heard the magnificent voice of
Steven Skybell, the artist who performed
as Tevye in the National
Yiddish Theatre’s production of
Fiddler on the Roof.
What a week!
What a week!
Adrian Hotel Manager Ann Thomas and
Holly Haux with British fifilmmakers
Elyse Richman owner of Shock Ice
Cream with me and her mom Sylvia
Pat Condren and
Rosanna Scotto at
Corrie and Dr.