ON THE SCENE: Jill Zarin’s 5th Annual Luxury Luncheon

Ally Shapiro and Jill Zarin at Jill Zarin’s 5th Annual Luxury Luncheon Photo by David Prutting (BFA)
Ally Shapiro and Jill Zarin at Jill Zarin’s 5th Annual Luxury Luncheon Photo by David Prutting (BFA)

Jill Zarin’s 5th Annual Luxury Luncheon welcomed hundreds of guests to her private estate in the Hamptons for a day of giving back + some of our favorite summer shopping ideas.

Jill Zarin’s 5th Annual Luxury Luncheon benefiting ITOG, The International Oncology Group was a star-studded event that has become one of the must-go events during the Hamptons season. Guests came by boat, plane (from France and Australia), car, and even by Aarius International-handled vans. They joined Jill and many other stars of the Housewives franchise in the interest of supporting Jill’s husband Bobby, who’s been hospitalized by thyroid cancer. Several vendors came out to support the organization and Jill in this time. The mood was celebratory and optimistic, and guests came to shop and explore ways to support Bobby.

Engraved Tossware cups played host to craft cocktails from Empress 1908 Gin and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, rosé from Whispering Angel, Fun Wine Co. provided by Shop The Sauce, Jollie Follie and Particius Tokaj.

Here are our picks for the most interesting vendors at Jill Zarin’s 5th Annual Luxury Luncheon in the Hamptons!

Carmen Sol: Using a waterproof jelly material in a glossy finish, these totes are ideal for the beach and come in vibrant surf-ready color. We were particularly fond of the blue and yellow. Complete with unicolor studs and made in Italy, these bags were seen all around the party, coming in several sizes (Think Goyard). They’re minimal and chic, and they’ve got shoes to match, here with a periwinkle wedge that was waiting to be on the yacht. The large-sized bag was the most tempting with its elegant and tasteful design that screamed, “take me to the beach!” The Carmen Sol clutch is also a posh piece, the perfect size for a night out. Shop Carmen Sol.

Molecuderm Skin Care: For those worried about depleting your oils on the face (oils that are essential) Molecuderm products are created using natural and plant sourced ingredients. No petroleum or silicone based ingredients are used. This is great news for people like me, who have bad skin because the oils cannot do their job. The team at Molecuderm offered me a seven-day sample which has proven to be a gentle moisturizer! Check them out online! If you’ve got dry skin or oily skin, this is the ideal treatment: something balanced.

Phat Buddha Wear: Phat Buddha is happening whether you like it or not. The sportswear brand has been getting major celebrity credit, having been worn by everyone from Kourtney Kardashian, Ashley Graham, even Bella Hadid and Madonna. They’re a playful and feminine take on the otherwise masculine and intense designs of some other leisure and sports brands. These accent girl power: check out the celeb favorites like St. Nicholas Leggings with the ripped-jean look and the variety of items with stretchable, glittery-cool fabric. It’s not overwhelming, just something to excite and inspire. Plus, all the wares are designed and named after NYC streets and institutions. They’ve even got men’s wear too, including an excellent hoodie and sweats in ‘caviar’ colorway.

Antico Noè: You might know this name already if you’ve ever been to Florence, Italy. The famed Florence paninoteca recently opened in NYC and if you work in Midtown, Manhattan, you’re in for a treat. Make your way to 53rd between 2nd and 3rd avenues to find this gem of a shop. They were serving up a variety of panini at the party, to the pleasure of guests. They get their cheeses from Italy, but the veggies are farm fresh in America. My favorite was the Prosciutto Di Parma And Tomatoes Panini. That one features basil, fresh mozzarella cheese, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic glaze and antico noe’s famous pesto sauce.

Other vendors at Jill Zarin’s 5th Annual Luxury Luncheon included Real Housewives of Potomac star Gizelle Bryant with her brand Every Hue Beauty to showcase her true color matching makeup collection as well as consultations from The Dermatology and Laser Skin Care Group, Sono Bello and The IV Doctor. Not to mention all the rugs at the event were designed by Jill. They’re available at http://esalerugs.com.

Celebrity Chef Roble prepared and served gourmet small plates as burgers, truffle fries, and mozzarella balls were served around the property by Steve Carl’s Carlyle Off The Green.

Guests included New Yorkers Tinsley Mortimer, Ramona Singer (who has reunited with Jill after learning of Bobby’s situation), Luanna D’agostino (who told me to “take off that towel”), Cindy Barshop and Kelly Bensimon.

The event was produced by luxury event planners Sean Koski & Brian Kelly of Ticket2Events. Designs by Mark Masone provided the gorgeous floral arrangements and The Carlyle Group provided catering.

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