|Karen Polle rode “With Wings” to victory at the Hampton Classic Grand Prix|
|18 Year Old Victoria Colvin won our hearts!|
|Jim and Michael with the perennially beautiful
Barbara “B.” Smith
Andrew and I feel so fortunate to be invited to the Big Event by the deans of Hampton’s florists and our dear friends Michael Grim and Jim Osburn. If they look familiar, it may be that you know them through their multiple appearances on Ina Garten’s wildly popular “Barefoot Contessa” cooking series on the Food Network. What Ina is to food, Michael and Jim are to flowers. Their handiwork is everywhere at the Classic. They
This year, they ran with the 40th Anniversary theme and took it over the top. Having been at the Classic virtually from the beginning, and being inveterate photographers, they gathered together images of Classics past and transferred these images to white tablecloths. People, some of whom are sadly missed and many of whom stopped by to see themselves(!), gazed out from under glass plates. Those pictures that weren’t
|Andrew and I on the tablecloth|
on the tablecloth peered out of plexiglass frames that ran down the center of the table along with pink orchids cut for the occasion. The food was all catered by our go-to take out purveyor, Loaves and Fishes. Lobster and steak salads joined the greenest peas on earth and our local Rosé flowed freely. Then came Andrew’s annual parade of phenomenal confections. Placed at the end of the table, they are so well-known and well-liked that a steady stream of friends stopped by to sample Andrew’s handiwork.
|The inimitable Joy Marks who
changes outfits midway through the Event
|Katie Couric and Brooke Shields|
|Katie Couric and husband, John Molner|
|Marla Maples, the 2nd Mrs. Donald Trump
and Jason Binn, Publisher of Hamptons Magazine.
|Matt and Annette Lauer|
|Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Grandson, Jasper|
|One of the jumps created by The Bridgehampton Florist|
|Yet another table by The Bridgehampton Florist|
|Joy Marks, in vintage Pucci, stopped by with her husband Alan
to see herself on The Bridgehampton Florist’s table topping.