’Tis the season to be swanning about the Hamptons! But just in case you’re not, here’s our weekly wrap-up of what you missed this weekend.
Attention all Montauk scenesters: Surf Lodge was hit with four health violations regarding the way its food is prepared (with bare hands), in addition to facing overcrowding complaints and fines for operating a boutique without proper licensing. With Diddy’s White Party relocated to L.A., Day & Night decided to throw their own white bash this weekend, drawing sort-of-celebs’ kids like Ally Zarin and Eli Mizrahi. Jimmy Buffett, Karen Lauder, and Jon Bon Jovi’s son were some of the first to stash their surfboards at the Montauk Yacht Club’s Surf Shack. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand fund-raised her way through the Hamptons, starting at Hampton Synagogue Saturday morning and party-hopping into the evening. Sarah Jessica Parker schmoozed with photographer Steven Klein at his Bridgehampton benefit on Saturday night, along with co-chairs Matthew Broderick, André Balazs, and Calvin Klein creative director Francisco Costa. And Russell Simmons tweeted that his Art for Life benefit raised over $1 million on Saturday night.
Michelle Pfeiffer protected her fair skin by shopping for Helen Kaminski straw hats in East Hampton. Jill Zarin chatted with Michael J. Fox, Jon Bon Jovi, and Donny Deutsch at the Palm in East Hampton. Alec Baldwin and Matthew Broderick spun up a sweat at Ride the Zone in East Hampton. Adam Sandler noshed with his wife and daughter at Goldberg’s Famous Bagels. And real-estate developer Benny Caiola celebrated his grandson’s sixth birthday by sprawling his exotic car collection across his twelve-acre Hampton Bays estate, showcasing three Ferraris, two Lamborghinis, a Pagani Zonda, a Porsche GT2, and an Aston Martin.
Owing to rampant morning-after bonfire debris, the East Hampton Town Board is looking into tightening beach-fire regulations. In a sad turn of events, 60 elderly bridge players were ousted from the East Hampton Presbyterian Church, forcing them to cancel their weekly games “at the height of their busiest season.” A new swine Ebola virus was located at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, just off the coast of Long Island. The disease, however, is not known to infect humans, having previously been confined to Philippine monkeys. In unrelated incidents, two women were arrested for forging East Hampton beach-parking permits. And following last week’s report that several Hamptons restaurants have been weathering the recession by refilling their high-end alcohol bottles with cheap booze, East Hampton mainstay Cittanuova tweets, “no phony booze in our bottles! Check out the real thing with $8 grey goose and kettle martinis again tonight 11pm-midnight only. ya gotta ask!”