This past Saturday, BlackBook and New York’s denizens of chic migrated to the Hamptons for a fashionable fete. Fashion expert Robert Verdi hosted Basil Hayden’s celebration of our latest issue, held at the Kobe Beach Club in East Hampton. The Hamptons provided the perfect locale for our summer soiree, with its picturesque surroundings and bevy of VIP guests and socialites (see our gallery of the evening). Imbibers, including restaurateur Jeffery Chodorow and his wife Linda, Zach Chodorow, Annabel Vartanian, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Miguel Forbes, BlackBook editor-in-chief Ray Rogers, and author of How the Other Half Hamptons, Jasmin Rosemberg, mingled while enjoying savory hors d’oeuvres (made with Kobe beef, of course) and delectable Basil Hayden cocktails. Music provided by DJ Jesse Marco complemented the perfect summer night weather.