Saturday, June 25th, 2016 RAND Luxury hosted a private brunch in the Hamptons, featuring Rolls-Royce of Manhattan, a division of Manhattan Motor Cars.
Getting a Hamptons weekend is an event in its own right. The excitement of saddling up the Porsche, topping off on Starbucks, and making that 90-mile drive just in time for brunch is a pleasure and a thrill. And of course, once you’re there, you know why it’s all worth it. Pace of life a slower, a little more subdued. The humor is cheeky, the fashions adventurous, the understanding clear. Of course, for this particular Hamptons weekend, it was a particularly clever affair: an open house, Hamptons style.
Carefully plotted off of convenient Deerfield Road (runs right into the center of Water Mill to the south and Noyack Bay to the north) sits a piece of classic East End architecture made modern. It’s an M & M Custom Home, a spec house as it were, built on speculation someone will be down to pick it up and overlooking a 32 acre reserve with 7 bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms, there’s no denying this place has some serious entertaining power. But fundamentally, what’s a place in the Hamptons if you can’t throw a total bash there on a whim? The house party is a signature summer activity out here. So how do you ‘test drive’ the party potential of a new pad? Easy: throw the biggest fete you can imagine.
With RAND Luxury as host, there’s no question there’s going to be good food, plenty of champagne, and a decent selection of scotch and bourbon. A selection of brunch dishes were served from the pool cabana and the yard was dotted with seating and various brands showing their latest and greatest offerings, luxury brands including private aviation, timepieces, spirits, tourism, fashion, yachting & accessories and home decor. St. Barths/Saint-Barthelemy Tourism had a particularly charming setup with cute tote bags perfect for the beach or sea. Guests enjoyed water provided by Saratoga Spring Water and tea from Honest Tea. Drettmann Yachts and HondaJet were present as well, with HondaJet revealing its first foray into private aviation. And of course, a selection of Rolls-Royce motorcars occupied the motorcourt, featuring the brand new Rolls Royce Dawn, the cabriolet slotted below the absolutely stunning but enormous Phantom Drophead Coupe. The Dawn is a totally comfortable car and feels far more intimate to drive, of course it’s no secret (will maybe it is) that even the heaviest of Rolls Royces can still be turned with a single finger on the wheel.
Furthermore, a silent auction to benefit the American Heart Association took place for the entire day, with a variety of items including a Bruce Springsteen guitar, a getaway to a private villa in Bali, a getaway to a private villa in Tuscany on the Italian Countryside, and more. Guests in attendance included Randi Schatz, Gary DePersia (the listing agent), Ramona Singer, April Malloy, and more.
The event’s official media sponsor was AVENUE on the Beach. We can safely say the day was perfect and the house was more than accommodating for the big and discerning crowd. It passed the Hamptons weekend test with flying colors. Check out 948 Deerfield Road here.