WEEKEND UPDATE… Thank goodness he’s Chevy Chase and I’m not!!! And please don’t quote “Man in the Mirror!” -MJ deserves better!

Well, what to do this weekend in the Hamptons on another weekend full of fun and lack of sun!! Oh I’m hoping I’m wrong!! We need some sun!! Other than watching CNN’s wall to wall coverage on Michael Jackson (oh poor Farrah) or waiting for the excitement of Bernie Madoff’s sentencing on Monday there are other options.

Well first off Matto in East Hampton is doing a post beach happy hour for the boys and girls from the lambda set! They’ve even gathered a few buff shirtless 20 somethings to parade around hoping to draw a crowd. I just love the idea of my friend Dan’s uncle driving by with his 71 Ford pickup truck stopping in front of the IGA and wondering WTF is going on. Good times!!!


For a slightly more subdued time…. there is still the happy hour at the Lodge on Race Lane from 6-9pm. The crowd keeps growing . I’m totally curious what the crowd will be like if we finally have a Saturday night that doesn’t rain!! I guess the crowd will disperse a bit and stop cat fighting and positioning for real estate under an umbrella.

Saturday night is also the night for the first “Live out Loud” pride in the Hamptons party. Featuring cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and dancing. .The evening to benefit LIVE OUT LOUD, a Non-Profit organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering LGBT youth by connecting them with successful LGBT professionals in their Community. 6-8:30 on Saturday afternoon… for information on tickets, go to the website http://www.liveoutloud.info/hamptons_2009.html
Ooops… Kelsey Grammer isn’t gay.. at least not that I know… his picture is related to the story below!!

The retreat also holds it’s annual fundraiser “Artists against Abuse.” The benefit will be held at The Ross School 18 Goodfriend Drive in East Hampton. The evening will feature cocktails, dancing and silent auction. Frasier Crane a.k.a. Kelsey Grammer will be the host of this years event along with Fox News’ entertainment reporter Bill McCuddy. For details on tickets and the top secret after party go to http://www.theretreatinc.org/ for details.

OH What would little Edie do!!!?

Little Edie in patriotic Prada?! A savvy shopper of TJ Maxx Bridgehampton!
Well if you read the New York Times Sunday Styles this past weekend, you are now in the loop for what will be sweeping the East End the Summer of ’09; that cheap is the new chic but only if you have money! Hmmmmmmm. I think it’s the perfect trend for the Hamptons. OUT are Louis Vuitton bags and IN are Louis Vuitton Shopping Bags…. that’s the subtle way of saying “see we can afford it… but we’re saving money!”
Ok, folks… that’s not the real way to do it. If you want to do the Hamptons on the cheap… I KNOW HOW!!! Here are a few of my tips:
FOOD: THE LODGE on Toilsome Rd. East Hampton, go on Friday nights… owner Michael Gluckman and his crew have some of the best free appetizers I’ve had in a long time!!! Much better than the free “nachos” (chips and genric cheese wiz no doubt made somewhere in Eastern Europe) they used to serve at Hoolihan’s I frequented in college! NO COMMENTS…HELLO WE WERE BROKE AND IT WAS CONSIDERED A NIGHT OUT! Buffalo chicken wings, hamburger sliders, mini pizzas and they’re good and they’re FREE!! Tell the bartender Rory, “Hamptons Chatter” sent you….. not that I think it will do anything!
FASHION: Hit TJ Maxx in Bridgehampton on Wednesday afternoons. That’s when the new shipments come in. Yes, you can find Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Hugo Boss and according to legend Prada. Kelsey Grammer and his wife Camille have been spotted there…I guess FRASIER was doing his show for free. Name me another TJ Maxx where the parking lot is full with Merceedess, BMW’s and Maserati’s? Personally, I go there to buy picture frames, $30 to $40 dollars retail… at the TJM $5.00! Amazing! Also, if you go NOW… COLE HAAN in East Hampton is now 50% off !!! It’s quality leather.. as nice as Coach and a heck of a lot cheaper with the 50% off!!!
Entertainment: Hahahahahahhahahahahhhahahahha… cheap entertianment in the Hamptons! hahahahahhahahah … ok.. let me think of something other than going to Net Flix or sneaking in the side right door of the East Hampton
theatre!? Hmmmmm.. I’m thinking. I’m thinking. I’m too old for the GOAT IN A BOAT STORY READING… even if Gwyneth Paltrow has been spotted there. OK, got it.. got it!! A friend of mine just suggested the AA meetings in Montauk… free coffee, free cookies…. great stories and I mean GREAT stories… of sex, drugs, booze and occasionally celebrities (I won’t mention any) PLUS.. the $1.00 donation is option.