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The Hamptons Summer Social Season Culminates With The Hampton Classic Grand Prix Sunday

The Hamptons Summer Social Season Culminates With The Hampton Classic Grand Prix Sunday

Michael Bloomberg and Diana Taylor reigned over the Hampton Classic Grand Prix VIP tents on Sunday. Daughter Georgina Bloomberg remained at the reins. And America’s McLain Ward won the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix $300,000 prize. It’s the last hurrah of the Hamptons summer social season. Politicos, celebrities and philanthropists join the horsey set. Ladies negotiate air kisses around large brimmed hats. Donna Karan and Gabby Karan De Felice, Brooke Shields, Luann De Lesseps, Jean Shafiroff and Marty Shafiroff, Judy…

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Perfect weather for a picture perfect wedding with Robbins Wolfe

Perfect weather for a picture perfect wedding with Robbins Wolfe

The setting sun, 77 degrees, low humidity, and an ocean breeze. What else could a bride and groom ask for? That’s the question Franciska Bittan and Charles Baker asked Robbins Wolfe on August 10 and their wish became reality. For centuries couples have been begging the gods for ideal weather, and every once in a while karma bestows glorious weather. Add in 160 guests, the fabulous Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club (thebtsc.com), beautiful farm flowers by Anastasia Casale-Sag Harbor Flowers,…

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Was your Fourth of July as busy as ours?

Was your Fourth of July as busy as ours?

How many parties did you attend on July Fourth weekend? Chances are, with Robbins Wolfe having catered 10 events that weekend, you likely attended at least one of theirs! For more than 30 years, the popular saying has been: “If you follow the Robbins Wolfe trucks, you’re going to the best parties in the Hamptons!” Three events highlighted Robbins Wolfe’s list of 10! On Friday night was Southampton Fresh Air Home’s annual American picnic for over 700 guests. Families frolicked…

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No Sleep Till Bridgehampton: A Hamptons Kickoff

No Sleep Till Bridgehampton: A Hamptons Kickoff

The social season in the Hamptons got underway last Saturday at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club. A coterie of elected officials from New York City and New York State attended a fund-raiser for Long Island’s LGBT Network. Many of them sounded ready to sink the recently announced presidential candidacy of Mayor Bill de Blasio. Asked if she planned to endorse him, Letitia James, the New York attorney general, replied (with a big grin), “no comment, no comment, no comment.”…

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<strong> Want “Best Summer Party” Status?</strong><br>   Robbins Wolfe Works Their Party Magic

Want “Best Summer Party” Status?
Robbins Wolfe Works Their Party Magic

With a plethora of information available today in the digital landscape, people head to the Internet to find out how to find the best brands and hire top quality service. In the world of catering, the name Robbins Wolfe has become synonymous with the very best in event catering. There are multiple reasons why we selected Robbins Wolfe as one of our top choices this summer for catered events and the company’s history gives you a peek into what makes…

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Let the good times roll on: For newlyweds and their guests, <br> after-parties aren’t an afterthought

Let the good times roll on: For newlyweds and their guests,
after-parties aren’t an afterthought

After four hours of playing host to nearly 300 guests during their wedding reception, Sari and Joseph Ripepe of Long Beach could finally do their thing. Joseph Ripepe headed for a plate of chicken and waffles—and to a pool match fit for the Rat Pack—while his new wife and some of her friends and family gathered in a garden downstairs, gazing up at the stars. “I was looking for Mars and Saturn,” recalls Sari Ripepe. “I was obsessing over that…

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Summer opera, mansions and dinner

Summer opera, mansions and dinner

This summer’s opera at Sands Point Preserve marks the return of North Shore Music Festival’s production of “Cosi Fan Tutte,” and New Hyde Park caterers Philip Stone Caterers, on July 21. “Cosi Fan Tutte” (or “A School for Love”) is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s comedy about a pair of young lovers and a test of faithfulness – or lack thereof. This year, attendees can choose from tickets for both the dinner and opera, or simply the opera. But those who do…

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This WNBA star didn’t want a media frenzy when she came out. But thousands watched her wedding.

This WNBA star didn’t want a media frenzy when she came out. But thousands watched her wedding.

On the basketball court, Olympian Elena Delle Donne is a focused, steely-eyed beast. But on Nov. 3, the 6-foot-5 Washington Mystics forward swapped her No. 11 red and blue jersey for a white lace wedding dress — and found herself overcome with emotion as she vowed to spend her life with Amanda Clifton. After four years of dating, mostly out of the public eye, it was a monumental moment for the WNBA player. “I can’t really imagine life without her,”…

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A Romantic Garden Wedding at Lyndhurst

A Romantic Garden Wedding at Lyndhurst

If you’re concerned it might be hard to pull off separates for the bridesmaids’ attire, let Kelsey and Matt’s wedding at Tarrytown’s Lyndhurst Castle prove how cool that look can be. The couple, who met at the University of Tampa, started dating during a summer internship in New York City. Now New Jersey residents (after a four-year stint in San Diego), the couple headed back to New York State to tie the knot. “It was really important to have our…

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A Minimalist Beach Wedding in the Hamptons

A Minimalist Beach Wedding in the Hamptons

Why get engaged once when you can get engaged twice? When Amanda Rosenthal proposed to Emily Chase with Reese’s Cups that read “Be my person?” in March of 2016, Emily couldn’t be left out of the fun, so four months later, during a trip to the beach near their California home, she pulled out an engagement ring of her own. “I was totally surprised!” says Amanda. Though they call the west coast home, Amanda has grown up spending summers in…

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