Hampton Habitués

Good News Gossip About Our Notable Friends And Neighbors

It might be cold and dreary outside right now, but soon enough we’ll all be basking in the Hamptons sun again. Until then, let’s celebrate some of the bright lights in our midst. 

Scene from Inventing Anna

Tricky Treat
A million cheers for Inventing Anna, which not only knocked it out of the park entertainment-wise but also left us wanting even more East End scenery and talent. Starring super talented Julia Garner, who is rumored to be playing Water Mill’s Madonna in an upcoming biopic about the Material Girl, the Netflix limited series follows the outrageous exploits of a fake German heiress (Garner) and the investigative journalist (played by Anna Chlumsky) who tries to unravel her über-complicated story. 

Hamptons-centric highlights of the must-watch series include: a memorable trip out East, a character that’s said to be based on tres chic Surf Lodge owner Jayma Cardoso, an iconic photograph by East Hampton’s Cindy Sherman, a welcome return to the screen by Quogue’s Tracy Pollan, and some top-notch scene stealing by East End frequenter Kate Burton. Based on the New York Magazine article “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People” by Jessica Pressler, this compelling story is simply brilliant.  

Dinosaur Domination
Be on the lookout for East Hampton’s Steven Spielberg and even more fan fare (and fanfare!) for his upcoming film Jurassic World Dominion. Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, BD Wong, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill, the conclusion to this $5 billion mega-franchise brings together old and new in what’s sure to be quite the adventure. Based on the book by Michael Crichton, the final film in this blockbuster series opens in June. 

Jurassic World Dominion

Oscar Time
It’s good to see so much great TV and film hitting both the big and small screens. Celebrating the best efforts in cinema, the 94th annual Academy Awards are set to air on March 27. Nominees include Steven Spielberg, who is in contention for Best Picture and Best Director for West Side Story; his fellow Georgica Pond neighborhood resident Beyoncé, up for Best Original Song for “Be Alive” from the film King Richard; and Hamptons regular Maggie Gyllenhaal, who is vying for the honors of Best Adapted Screenplay for The Lost Daughter.

Serving Up Something Else
Fans of Summer House, Selling the Hamptons and the Real Housewives are sure to belly up to the bar for more East End-based reality fare called Serving the Hamptons. The Discovery Plus docuseries, based on the staff shenanigans at Southampton’s 75 Main, is said to focus on the restaurant’s employees, owner Zach Erdem and select patrons both in the restaurant and out in the world. 

We hear that there will be strategic spots with the likes of Brooke Shields, Kendall Jenner, Robert Kraft, John Catsimatidis, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Paris Hilton and more. The show airs April 7. 

Cheers to that
Get ready to pour it out for Wölffer, which has just released its latest version of rosé. Made and bottled in Provence, at the Chevron Villette’s Château Reillanne, the Summer in a Bottle Cotes de Provence 2021 is said to be a sophisticated sip. Light and fragrant, the grenache-based blend dances on the palate with citrus and floral notes and delicate mineral flavors. Can’t wait to try it!

Luann de Lesseps with a bottle of Fosé Rosé

And for those who love their pink drinks in non-alcoholic form, Sag Harbor’s Luann de Lesseps has bottled her own Fosé Rosé. The Real Housewives of New York City alum and cabaret performer says she sought to create a good-tasting sparkling wine-like drink for herself and others who don’t imbibe. The NA rosé features superfood ingredients, such as schisandra and damiana, as well as rosemary, white oak, hibiscus and a white grape base.