South O’ the Highway

South O’ the Highway This Week: June 5

You can see Amagansett’s Alec Baldwin on the big screen right now in Aloha with Bradley Cooper, Bill Murray, Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone, then, later this summer in Mission: Impossible 5—Rogue Nation, premiering July 31, and appearing live in Guild Hall’s production of All My Sons with Laurie Metcalf, running from June 9 through June 28.

Speaking of live theater, don’t be surprised if you see Bridgehampton’s Bob Balaban in theaudience at Bay Street Theater. He has made his East End directorial debut with The New Sincerity, a comedy written by Alena Smith and starring Justine Lupe, Teddy Bergman, Peter Mark Kendall and Elvy Yost. And he’s appeared as a “regular” in the back row of the center section of seating since the show opened in previews.

Star NFL cornerback Darrelle Revis, who rejoined the New York Jets after season-long stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New England Patriots, enjoyed Memorial Day weekend at the Beach Club at Gurney’s Montauk. The Super Bowl champ reportedly relaxed in a cabana with friends and participated in a pick-up game in the sand. Saturday night found Revis surrounded by 10 models at 75 Main in Southampton.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America honored two Hamptons residents with Fashion Awards this week. East Hampton’s Betsey Johnson received the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, while Montauk’s Mickey Drexler, J.Crew Chairman and CEO, received the Founders Award. The designers were honored during a ceremony at Alice Tully Hall in New York.

Montauk photographer Ben Watts has released Montauk Dreaming, a new book showcasing what he calls a “paradise three hours outside the walls of the greatest city in the world.” Hamptonite Christie Brinkley and her children attended a launch party at the Surf Lodge in Montauk last week. No doubt Ben’s sister Naomi Watts will check it out sometime this season.

Wölffer Estate Vineyard Winemaker Roman Roth led a special tasting in the cellar of the winery for select members of the press last Friday. Co-owner Joey Wölffer—who arrived fashionably late because her Styliner bus had broken down on the way there—joined the guests. Wölffer stuck to sipping Perrier, as she and husband Max Rohn are expecting a girl in July. After the fabu sampling, guests proceeded to the estate’s farmhouse for a special lunch prepared by Wölffer Kitchen’s Chef Deena Chafetz. Wölffer’s first restaurant, Wölffer Kitchen, is set to open on Sag Harbor’s Main Street later this month.

Radiant Angel, the latest book by Hamptonite and bestselling author Nelson DeMille, hit shelves last week. Kirkus Reviews called the work “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action.”

East Hampton’s Jerry Seinfeld appeared on CBS Sunday Morning last weekend to discuss his online series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The popular show, featuring Seinfeld and other comedians chatting while driving around, is entering its sixth season and has been viewed nearly 100 million times.

Amagansett’s Sarah Jessica Parker chaired Up2Us Sports’ annual gala at the IAC Building in New York earlier this week. The event celebrated youth sports coaches and honored Little League star Mo’ne Davis and her coach, Steve Bandura.

John and Robin Pickett hosted a book party for Palm Beach People, by photographer Harry Benson and society columnist Hilary Geary Ross, at their Southampton home last week. Guests included Chuck Scarborough, Karen and Richard LeFrak, Meredith Kennedy and Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman.

Amagansett resident Gwyneth Paltrow and her good friend, celebrity fitness trainer Tracy Anderson, have partnered together to launch 3 Green Hearts, a line of prepared foods. The health-conscious products, including fresh juices and smoothies, quinoa salads, grilled fish, kale ravioli and more, will be available for purchase at Anderson’s East Hampton studio.

Jill Rappaport, an NBC Nightly News and Today show regular, is renting her Water Mill home. The four-bedroom house, which was built in Montana before being broken down and reconstructed in the Hamptons, has a heated pool, movie theater, saloon and horse stables. Listed with Beth Troy of Brown Harris Stevens, the property also comes with sizeable rental fees: $98,000 for July, $125,000 for August, or $299,000 for year-round.

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s Unconditional Love Gala chairwoman and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosted a wine tasting kickoff for more than 200 guests at Southampton Center recently and is following that up with a Save the Pitbulls party with celebrity photographer Patrick McMullan at her Park Avenue home on June 5. Both are in advance of The Great Gatsby-themed Unconditional Love Gala, which will take place on Saturday, July 18 at a private home in Southampton.

The Southampton Inn kicked off the Hamptons 2015 season with its annual barbeque on the Inn’s pool patio. Guests included Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ Jonathan Cheban, Dina Lohan, Fox News anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle, designer Victor DeSouza, Jean Shafiroff, SiriusXm’s The Moms co-host Melissa Gerstein and socialite Nicole Dicocco.

Water Mill philanthropist Sir Ivan was featured on the series premiere of New Money last Friday on the E! Network. The unscripted series documents the lavish lifestyles of millionaires, making our lord of the castle a perfect subject.

Dan’s Papers Summer Editor Stephanie Kossman graduated from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts last week with a degree in Religious Studies. Stephanie will continue her education at New York University this fall as she pursues a Masters in Journalism. Congrats, Steph! You’re going to knock ’em dead!

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will host a screening of Gosford Park, a British murder mystery satire directed by Robert Altman, this Monday, June 8. The event will feature a talkback hosted by Bob Balaban, with Guilia D’Agnolo Vallan and Kathryn Altman, the widow of Robert Altman.

Bunnii Buglione has joined the administrative staff at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. Many will remember Buglione’s quick wit and creative talents from her time in Riverhead’s Suffolk Theater Marketing Department.

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