The EVENTSTYLE NYC office is anxiously awaiting warm weather and a good excuse for a Fire Cracker Margarita. In the meantime, we are excited to announce that Mark Addison & The EVENTSTYLE Team will setup shop in the Hamptons again for the 2013 Summer Season. With March Madness event planning winding up, lets recap some of Mark Addison’s favorite events from the 2012 summer season.
1. Hamptons 14th Annual Memorial Day Celebration
No one kicks-off the summer like Hamptons Magazine and their 14th Annual Memorial Day celebration honoring the Memorial Day Issue cover star. Last year’s cover featured TODAY show host and Hamptons resident, Matt Lauer, speaking about his inspiration to launch a campaign too keep the East End pristine and clean. Local residents and celebrity guests, including our very own Mark Addison, stopped by the event held at The Southampton Social Club. Who will be selected for the 2013 cover?
2. ERES Shopping Experience, Hosted by Martha Stewart
The ES Team kicked off our summer season with an exclusive ERES shopping experience, hosted by Martha Stewart who invited guests to the ERES East Hampton boutique to browse their Spring / Summer collection while enjoying champagne and Laduree macarons. Models showed off some of the new collection pieces, a favorite brand amongst the local community. Mark Addison was on site to visit with Martha and enjoy a few of his favorite macaroons himself.
3. Much Ado About Madoo: The Genius of England
In June, the ES Team produced Much Ado About Madoo to benefit the picturesque Madoo gardens. Guests shopped from local vendors, attended floral & gardening classes, and partook in guided tours. The event was topped off with a cocktail hour as well as silent and live auctions featuring Jaimie Niven of Christie’s as the auctioneer. ES is gearing up to reprise its role as producer of Much Ado About Madoo 2013. Check out the exclusive luncheon Mark hosted at Madoo at the end of the season.
4. ArtHamptons International Art Fair
The annual ArtHamptons international art fair was one of Mark’s favorite new events of the 2012 season. With more than 95 acres, Nova’s Art Project hosted the event this past July with over 9,500 guests over three days. The program included various panel discussions, special events, celebrity appearances, and 80 galleries exhibiting art. The fair emerged as one of the premiere must-attend events of the summer celebrating the local art community and its history as an art colony. This year’s fair is scheduled for July 11th-14th.
5. Super Saturday 15
At the highlight of any fashionista’s summer is certainly Super Saturday, which Mark & The ES Team will be producing for the 12th year on July 27th. In addition to the main attraction, shopping, this sensational fundraiser for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund offers guests unique sponsored brand experiences. (Not to mention the celebrity sightings!) Past years’ celebs include SS creator Donna Karan, Kelly Ripa, Rachel Zoe, Mark Feuerstein, the Kardashian Klan, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts, Christy Turlington, Russel Simmons, and many more. Be sure to check back for exciting updates and sneak peak details! (Fingers crossed that there’s no need for rain boots this year!)
6. Hampton Cup at the Bridgehampton Polo Challenge
For six consecutive Saturdays, Two Trees Farm hosts polo’s greatest athletes as they compete for the coveted Hampton Cup at the Bridgehampton Polo Challenge at the end of August. Major attractions of these exclusive Saturdays are the luxurious tents hosting a high profile and influential audience of V.I.P’s, celebrities and media. Mark Addison could be spotted on the sidelines divot stomping with Hamptons Magazine editor in chief Samantha Yanks.
7. A New Mark Addison Party Planning Series, Entertain!
With years of experience and industry knowledge, Designer and Entertaining Expert, Mark Addison, shared his tricks of the trade launching an exciting new party planning series, Entertain! While guests enjoyed the party, they were also “schooled” on the makings of a successful event, from learning how to prepare a themed party menu to step-by-step instructions on how to create inspired table decor. Mark successfully armed the ladies with pro party planning tools and tips leaving them be prepared for any entertaining challenge.