This past Saturday, Basil Hayden enlisted BlackBook to throw a bonafide bash in that most venerable of New Yorkish getaways, the Hamptons. Designer Rebecca Minkoff (whose fall 2008 line of small leather goods elicited oohs and aahs all around) was the delovely host at Rob James and Harriette De Jersey’s sprawling Water Mill home. Guests sipped on a variety of luxe bourbon creations, all with apropos appellations such as the Basil Fizz, Basil Salute, Basil Twist, and our definite favorite, the Basil Juicy. In typical Hamptons style, certain, um, VIPS arrived fashionably late via sizable boat where they were greeted by DJ Ace’s crowd-pleasing set of classic 80s mixed with rockin’ soul and indie gems. See our gallery of the affair, though note that Patrick McMullan stopped by to snap design-lovin’ revelers who clinked glasses until the bitter(sweet) end.
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.