Jill Zarin’s Sixth Annual Luxury Luncheon: Fun In The Hamptons Sun With Reality Stars And Unique Luxury Brands!

I always have a lot of fun at Jill Zarin’s Luxury Luncheon–yesterday’s event was my fourth time meeting and mingling with housewives and other Bravo reality stars, chowing down on some great burgers and steak, and interacting with the fabulous brands who set up shop. This year Luann De Lesseps was not able to make the luncheon (you might have been following her personal situation in the news lately), but a ton of reality show luminaries did make the scene. This year’s luxury luncheon was dedicated to Jill’s late fabric mogul husband Bobby Zarin, who sadly lost his battle with thyroid cancer at the beginning of the year. A lot of people at the events were friends of his and I overheard a lot of fond memories being shared. Jill gave up the Southampton home she and Bobby had rented for several years and where previous Luxury Luncheons had been held–she wanted to start off fresh with a new location, and she could not have picked anyplace more elegant and well laid out for an outdoor fete than Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton.
Here was the official reality sbow luminaries attendee list: Jill Zarin (RHONY), Ramona Singer (RHONY) Sonja Morgan (RHONY), Danielle Staub (RHONJ), Kathy Wakile (RHONJ), Kameron Westcott (Real Housewives Of Dallas), Kara Alloway (Real Housewives Of Toronto), Pettifleur Berenger (Real Housewives Of Melbourne), Lala Kent (Vanderpump Rules), Dina Lohan (Lindsay’s mom and TV Personality) and Patti Stanger (Millionaire Matchmaker). All of them gave interviews to the press attending and were generous with their time in that way.
The popular Hamptons annual event was hosted by Architechnology Designs and all proceeds went to Thyroid Cancer Research, in honor of Bobby Zarin. Guests not only got to mingle with celebrities, socialites and trend setters, but they got to interact with high-end brands. The tickets priced at $1000 to $5000 also got attendees lots of great gifts from the brands displaying their fine merchandise. I was so thrilled to see one of my all-time favorite fashion jewelry designers Kendra Scott there! You can see their super chic table of designer jewels in the photo above.
Some more of the brands with booths at the event were Architechnology Designs, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, XO8 Cosmeceuticals, Blush & Whimsy, Kopari Beauty, Jill Zarin Rugs by Unique Looms, GlossLab, Avid Swim, Aarius International, Essential Body, Alkamind, Dr. Daryl Gioffre of Get Off Your Acid fame (who signed his book for guests), Whiskers Laces, Jean Pierre Cosmetics, Whispering Angel, La Sirene Beauty, Whispering Angel, Sangria Lolea USA, Wink Eyelashes, AlkaGlam and Coola.
I had the most fun hanging in the media room which was set up for the first time ever. In the past the press just went up to speak to the guests on the red carpet. It was nice to be in that air-conditioned area and mingle not only with the celebrity guests but with a few vendors who set up shop in there including Douglas Elliman Real Estate and several local food and wine vendors (one of my favorites being Hamptons Wines).
I also enjoyed the silent auction which included a $250 gift card to Rebag, one of my favorite brands at the event. I was so impressed with both the immaculate condition and reasonable prices of their pre-loved bags. I was wowed that they had all the most desirable “big names” like Chanel, Hermes, Gucci and more on display and for sale–many for half of original retail prices. I was thrilled to see some of my favorite Kopari coconut skin and lip care products in the silent auction as well.
You can find out when Jill Zarin’s Luxury Luncheon is every year by checking out her site where tickets are also sold. It is always the last Saturday of July from noon to 4 every year. It might be expensive to buy a ticket at $1,000 and up but every year the proceeds have benefited thyroid cancer research charities—so by buying a ticket you are doing a very kind thing. BTW, Jill’s website is simply www.jillzarin.com.

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