Hamptons Happenings

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The 2019 Hampton Designer Showhouse participants at the Gala Preview Cocktail Party in Southampton, NY.

A Preview Benefit Cocktail Party for the 2019 East Hampton Antiques & Design Show was held on the evening of Friday, July 19 on the bucolic grounds of Mulford Farm in the heart of East Hampton Village. Guests had the opportunity to meet with the dynamic design duo of Jonathan Adler, potter and modern American design maverick, and partner Simon Doonan, TV Personality, author and window dresser extraordinaire.

The Show continued on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21. Over 50 elite art and antique dealers participated, offering a diverse assemblage of rare and unique items for the home and garden.



Among the guests were Martha Stewart, Maria Vann (Executive Director of the EHHS), Richard Barons (Chief Curator of the EHHS), Debbie & Henry Druker, Mike Clifford & Robert Levy, Dorian & Gary Fuhrman, Frank Newbold, Tom Samet, David Netto, Scott Sanders, Susan Wood, Kendell Cronstrom, Alejandro Saralegui, Pamela Eldridge, Michael Derrig, and Scott Bluedorn.


Maria Vann, Jonathan Adler, and Simon Doonan.
Alex Papachristidis.
Anne Clifford-Levy, Michael Clifford, and Michael Clifford-Levy.
Anne Thomas, Jim Blauvelt, and Annette Cumming.
Dorian Fuhrman, Susan and Peter Solomon, Nina Rumbough, and Jan Roosenburg.
Hugh King and Loretta Orion King.
Kitty Clay and Daniela Kronemeyer.
Mar and William Morosse.
Rosanne and Richard Barons.
Michael Garstin, Arthur Graham, Dale Ellen Leff, and Jim Blauvelt.
Sean Hanrahan and Abbie Shine.

The 2019 Hampton Designer Showhouse, the showcase for America’s premier design talent, opened with a Gala Preview Cocktail Party on Saturday, July 20 in Southampton, NY.  Over 350 supporters were among the first to view the magnificent designs from over 20 talented interior designers from across the nation.  Following the opening, the Showhouse is daily from Sunday, July 21 to Monday, September 2.  Proceeds from the Showhouse will benefit Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Southampton, NY.  

The Hampton Designer Showhouse, now in its nineteenth year, features 20 top interior designers from the Hamptons, New York City and nationwide who have transformed a Hampton home into the ultimate summer house.  This year’s Showhouse, located at 66 Rosko Lane in Southampton, NY, has been generously donated by Paramount Custom Homes.


Alexa Hampton, Jamie Drake

Jamie Drake and Alexa Hampton are the Honorary Design Co-Chairmen.  Traditional Home magazine is the Presenting Sponsor; PURIST is the Regional Magazine Sponsor; Kohler Co. and Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove are the Design Sponsors; and Saunders & Associates is the Exclusive Real Estate Sponsor.  The Showhouse Boutique is provided by Susan’s Jewelry.

The Hampton Designer Showhouse is open to the public Sunday, July 21 through Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2019.   Showhouse hours are as follows: Monday through Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm (last admission 30 minutes before closing).  Children six and under, infants, strollers and pets are not admitted in the Showhouse. Admission to the Showhouse is $40 and includes the Showhouse Journal.  

For more information on the Showhouse and on purchasing tickets, visit  www.hamptondesignershowhouse.com or reach out to info@hamptondesignershowhouse.com.  Follow the Showhouse on Social Media at @HamptonDesignerShowhouse (Facebook and Instagram), @HamptonDesigner (Twitter), and #HamptonDesignerShowhouse.


Steven Uihlein and Alessandra Branca.
Robert Chaloner, Debbie Bernstein, Steven Bernstein, and Oscar Mandes.
Tony Manning and Jill Waage.
Joe Ciuffo, Gary Ciuffo, Dale Cancilla, and Joe Farina.
Greg McKenzie, Libby Langdon, and Keith O’Hea.
Scott Sanders and Alexa Hampton.
Courtney Sempliner and Brian Brady.
Steven Stolman and Richard Wilkie.
Gary DePersia, Leila Goldberg, and Larry Weber.
Beth Bouck and Betsy Froelich.

Jennifer Powers, the force of nature behind Merrichase, the chic fashion jewelry collection, hosted a cocktail party at her Southampton boutique in honor of the publication of “Betty Kuhner: The American Family Portrait” by Kate Kuhner and Steven Stolman. Over 100 guests, many of the Kuhner subjects themselves, came to partake in the festivities and meet the authors, who signed books for nearly two hours straight.


Kate Kuhner, Jennifer Powers, and Steven Stolman.
Full house at Merrichase.
Al Jones and Nancy Stone.
L. to r.: Hilary Geary Ross and Jennifer Powers; Charles McConnell.
Dan Elliot and Tom Shea.
Frances Fisher, Walter Deane, Jennifer Powres, and Margot Curran.
Jennifer Powers and Tracy Bross-Jaffee.
L. to r.: Paul Bowden and Ryan McNally with niece Sydney Bowden; Jennifer Powers and Greg D’Elia.
Mika Sterling and Eileen Powers.
L. to r.: Brett Beldock and Fern Mallis; Duane Hampton.
Rich Wilkie and Steven Stolman.
Sheila O’Malley Fuchs and Joe Fuchs.

American singer-songwriter Usher recently headlined Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research 14th annual summer concert, raising more than $3.4 million to support medical innovations.

Over the last 14 years, the Feinstein Concert has raised more than $25 million to drive research innovation and growth. This event helps Northwell continue to pioneer solutions and unearth new discoveries that are impacting the trajectory of medicine around the world.



At this year’s event at Old Westbury Gardens, Kristina Deligiannidis, MD, a reproductive psychiatrist, and Theodoros Zanos, PhD, a neural engineer, spoke about the need to rapidly surface clinical answers and develop innovative treatments to improve health care and save lives. Dr. Deligiannidis mentioned her innovative and improved approaches to treating depression, particularly postpartum depression, and Dr. Zanos discussed pursuing the field of bioelectronic medicine to develop customized, drug-free treatment for people suffering from a wide range of autoimmune diseases.

“As Northwell continues to grow, philanthropy is even more important to fulfilling our mission of improving the health and the lives of the people in our communities who rely on us,” said Michael Epstein, chairman of Northwell’s Board of Trustees. “Through the continued generosity of our organization’s supporters, staff and leadership, we are positioned to propel our philanthropic energy behind research to new heights. I’m excited to help lead that charge.”


Dr. Kevin Tracey, President and CEO of the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research.

“We are grateful to our benefactors and philanthropists – their support enables us to achieve our not-for-profit mission to produce knowledge to cure disease,” said Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president and CEO of the Feinstein Institutes.

Upscale décor and catering for the Feinstein Institutes Summer Concert was provided by Lawrence Scott Events.

For more information about supporting the Feinstein Institutes and Northwell Health, visit give.northwell.edu/feinstein-institutes-medical-research.


Thomas Owens and Susan Karches.
Donald and Barbara Zucker, with Scott Rechler.
Iris Katz and Larry Scott.
Robin Ross, Edward Miller, and Jack Ross.
Mark Claster and Michael Epstein.
Susan and Leonard Feinstein, with Carolina and Curtis Martin.
Erika and Peter Marsh.

Photographs by Richard Lewin (East Hampton Historical Society); Todor Tsvetkov (Hampton Designer Showhouse); Jason Nower (Merrichase).

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