This past Saturday evening, Harboring Hearts co-founders Michelle Javian and Yuki Kotani hosted a Summer Soiree at The Capri Hotel in Southampton. Rumors were swarming around the event that Lindsay Lohan and Mom Dina Lohan were going to make an appearance. All the signs pointed to a LiLo drop by. DJ Samantha Ronson was spinning and donated her services for the evening. Lindsay’s uncle, Dina’s brother Paul Anthony, attended with his girlfriend Joan Macri. Plus, LiLo was spotted earlier in the day in her hometown, Merrick, with Mom, Dina. Event handlers were strategically planted at several spots around the Capri Hotel including the back door of Nobu, just in case LiLo slipped inside. The see-and-be-seen crowd at Nobu was ripe for an A-List sighting. VIP guests who were dining center-stage included, Fox 5’s “Good Day New York” co-host Rosanna Scotto and Polo star & RL supermodel Nacho Figueras, who was seated next to his wife Delfina Blaquier. Other notable guests included, Lisa Morse, Joel Warren of Warren Tricomi, Christine Grace, Nobu co-owner Richie Notar, ZocDoc.com founder Cyrus Massoumi, Roc Nation’s Rich Kleiman, Phoenix Partners Group CEO Nicholas Stephan, Joanna Pallante, R. Couri Hay, Marie Assante, Brette Graber, Katherine Drew, Tom and Chrissy Hughes and Richard Kubick who enjoyed poolside cocktails by Moet Hennessey and passed sushi by Nobu. The night raised over $50,000 and was underwritten by The Phoenix Foundation, which benefits heart patients and their families with support through a home-like haven and a nurturing community of resources. Insiders stayed till the very end to catch a glimpse of Lohan and Ronson. In the end, fans were disappointed Lohan was a no-show. Yet one Lohan rumor that is confirmed is that Ali Lohan recently signed a multi-year modeling contract with NEXT Model Management. Congrats Ali!
Amagansett Square was transformed into an outdoor spin class this past Saturday. The Square was lined with 50 stationary RealRyder bikes for Romaine Gordon’s BEAST ROAR spinning extravaganza that benefited Max Roar For The Cure Foundation to fight pediatric cancer. Children were endlessly entertained by clever obstacle courses. VIPs whose kiddies participated include Kelly Bensimon, Hugh Jackman, Barbara K and Liev Schrieber. Max Roar For The Cure will have their annual carnival at East Hampton Indoor Tennis on August 20.
The 7th Annual Authors Night was a huge hit this past Saturday evening in East Hampton. One hundred seventy-six authors participated including: Founding Chairman Alec Baldwin, Ken Auletta, Candace Bushnell, Robert Caro, Jay McInerney, Richard Reeves, Barbara Goldsmith, Bryan Batt, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Laura Day, Paul Goldberger, Brad Gooch, Hilary Thayer Hamann, Jane Stanton Hitchcock, A.M. Homes, Sam Lipsyte, Kati Marton, Taylor Plimpton, Dan Rattiner, \Adam Ross, Gail Sheehy, Helen Simonson, Dava Sobel, Beth Ostrosky Stern, RHONYC stars Alex McCord and Jill Zarin. The 1,300+ guest list also enjoyed a surprise appearance by Senator Charles Schumer. More than $200k was raised to benefit the East Hampton Library.
Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence, A Company’s Eighth Annual On Our Toes in the Hamptons Benefit is back this Saturday, August 20 at 4 p.m. and will honor Jon Snow and Lola C. West. Later in the evening join Event Chairs Avis Richards, Beth Ostrosky Stern and Marcy Warren for the Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons Summer Benefit 2011: Get Wild! The evening honors Evelyn Alexander and will celebrate the rehabilitation of thousands of Long Island’s wildlife!
This Sunday, August 21, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine will host their 22nd Annual Family Day Wild, Wild West Carnival, presented by the National Women’s Division of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Net Jets. The grand scale carnival, held at the Ross School’s Lower Campus, includes everything from hula hoop contests and pony rides to a giant slide, jewelry making and basketball drills at the Knicks Groove Bus. The carnival also features a NetJets hat boutique as well as exclusive games, a silent auction and a raffle. The event is co-chaired by Alison Brettschneider, Mindy Feinberg, Jackie Harris Hochberg, Bari Katz and Amanda Poses.
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