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As we ap­proach our most pa­tri­otic day of the year, it’s a good time to be grate­ful for all we have here on the East End. A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to spend a weekend at my dear friends’ home on the bay in Na­peague, right down the road from Walk­ing Dunes Trail. Sit­ting on the sec­ond­floor deck on a weath­ered Adiron­dack chair over­look­ing the beau­ti­ful bay, I ob­served the ebb and flow of the tide as the wa­ter lapped onto the shore­line. I watched the birds div­ing for fish, then walked down to the beach to collect shells and sea glass. The mo­ments re­minded me of one of my fa­vorite books, Gift from the Sea, in which the au­thor, Anne Mor­row Lind­bergh, writes beau­ti­fully about our con­nec­tion to na­ture. The book keeps me grounded in the hec­tic and fre­netic sum­mer sea­son, re­mind­ing me that there is no place more beau­ti­ful in all the world than here.

On July 4, we en­joy our free­dom and gather with friends and fam­ily for re­lax­ation and fun. We ac­knowl­edge the birth of our coun­try with fire­works that sym­bol­ize our push to­wards lib­erty and in­de­pen­dence. By the way, no fire­works are more spec­tac­u­lar than the ones we’ll see at the Southamp­ton Fresh Air Home pic­nic this weekend. Please join me bay­side as we help the Fresh Air Home bring joy to young peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties who wouldn’t nor­mally have the op­por­tu­nity to at­tend camp.

You’ll also want to save the date for Satur­day, July 8. Join me for the South Fork Nat­u­ral His­tory Mu­seum’s an­nual ben­e­fit, chaired by Anke and Jür­gen Friedrich and Su­san and David Rock­e­feller, where I will be host­ing along with Alex Guar­naschelli and Kerry Hef­fer­nan.

Visit us, too, at the two-week Mar­ket Art and De­sign fair, where you can view stun­ning art and sam­ple de­li­cious Go­diva good­ies from their first-ever food truck, and at Southamp­ton An­i­mal Shel­ter’s Un­con­di­tional Love Gala.

En­joy all of the events dur­ing these two weeks, and look for our next is­sue of Hamp­tons on July 14.

I’ll see you in town!

from top: With ex­perts Si­las Marder, Raphael Avig­dor, Alek­san­dra Kard­well, Clau­dia Pi­lato, Ali­cia Long­well, Nun­zio Zap­pola, Michael Braver­man, Tim Davis, and Dan Scotti at our Art, Cul­ture, and Com­merce Real Es­tate and Home De­sign Round­table fea­tured in this is­sue; cel­e­brat­ing Memo­rial Day Weekend in Southamp­ton with News 12’s Elisa Dis­te­fano; at the Hither Lea Beach House in Na­peague Beach, the fam­ily home of Amy Slack and Michael Cinque, with Cinque and Michael Dweck; #Sum­merof­self with Tracy An­der­son at the Bally store on Madi­son Av­enue in New York.


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