To encourage solar drying over machine drying, Southampton lifted a six-year ban on clotheslines. Fresh off his buying $100 million of contemporary art at Sotheby’s last week, publisher Peter Brant and his wife, Stephanie Seymour, had dinner with developer–art collector Aby Rosen and Samantha Boardman. The Hills star Whitney Port sipped tequila with investment banker J.P. Gutfruend at Lily Pond in East Hampton while listening to Estelle perform her song “American Boy.” Beth Ostrosky divulged at Hamptons magazine’s 30th-anniversary party that she and Howard Stern will tie the knot in October. Rory and Elie Tahari threw a party for Kenny Scharf at their East Hampton store to “celebrate” his new limited-collection of caftans, pareos, and $15,000 surfboards.
Meanwhile, rich and supposedly classy people here still illegally dump their household garbage in town trash cans. The Amagansett Farmers Market, complete with fields and historic house, is on the market for $7.95 mil. Everyone’s still buzzing that feisty gallerist Ruth Kalb was arrested for serving wine without a permit at a Memorial Day–weekend art opening. And the Jitney is wrapped in advertising for Dan’s Papers, which knows that “the good life is always in style.” True, that!