As we approach the first weekend after Labor Day in the Hamptons, let’s see which notable celebs helped us close out summer at restaurants and nightspots on the South Fork. There were many.
British singer Rita Ora showed up for a surprise performance at the Surf Lodge in Montauk last Sunday. Class-A hottie and star of HBO’s True Blood and Generation Kill, Alexander Skarsgard, and his companion, model and British Vogue contributing editor Alexa Chung, came to watch. Meanwhile at the club/hotel’s restaurant, artist Richard Prince, designer Cynthia Rowley, her gallerist husband Bill Powers and photographer Ben Watts joined The Surf Lodge owner Jayma Cardoso and artist Lucien Smith for a meal in celebration of Smith’s Vicious Cycles show opening there.
Model Jacquelyn Jablonski, The Misshapes DJ Leigh Lezark, gallerist Edsel Williams (of The Fireplace Project) and hospitality publicist Steve Kasuba were also in attendance.
Smith’s Vicious Cycles will remain on view through Sunday, September 13.
Also on Saturday, Page Six reports that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had dinner at 1770 House in East Hampton with five “Wall Street types.”
Mini-Me from the Austin Powers films, Verne Troyer was spotted posing with lots of beautiful ladies at the aptly named Beautique in Southampton on Saturday. The less than 3-foot-tall actor was in the Hamptons as recently as July for Jill Zarin’s 3rd Annual Luxury Ladies Luncheon at her home in Southampton.
Longtime “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest enjoyed dinner with friends at Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton last Thursday and then attended Discovery network CEO David Zaslav’s annual Labor Day bash, which was loaded with all manner of star, on Saturday.
Two more notable Zaslav guests, Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King, ate at Nick & Toni’s on Friday—the same night Sarah Jessica Parker and friends, and Hollywood super agent Mike Ovitz and music exec L.A. Reid dined at the popular restaurant.
Ovitz and designer Tamara Mellon, who also attended Zaslav’s party on Saturday, enjoyed the ambience at Sant Ambroeus in Southampton last week.
Southampton’s Howard Stern and Beth Stern recently joined Hamptons power couple Andrew Saffir and Daniel Benedict for a late-summer meal at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton.
Fashion designer Ariana Rockefeller, granddaughter of David Rockefeller Sr., hosted a dinner at Topping Rose House in during the Hampton Classic weekend. Guests included Georgina Bloomberg, Elizabeth Johnson, Whitney Fogg, Kipton Cronkite, Alex Hamer and Paul Butterworth.
On a more casual note, moviemaker Harvey Weinstein grabbed a cup of joe to go at Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee in Amagansett last week.