It goes without saying that I live the annual Hamptons Interactive Brunch–I had gone pre-COVID and was excited when I got invited back this year. The event was co-hosted by former Real Housewives Of Dallas LeeAnne Locken and Owner/Publisher of East End Taste Magazine, Vanessa Gordon. The party planners were the highly creative Brian Kelly and Sean Koski of Ticket2Events. The event took place at the fabulous Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor and just as promised it was very interactive! Just off the main upstairs room where the brunch was held were at least six great interactive activities from mini tarot card readings to viewing great table top items (including cocktail napkins and wine glass tags) to tastings of chocolate covered strawberry centerpieces by Wow Bouquet and instant hair makeovers from the fabulous Beachwaver Company!
Pictured above is a white chocolate covered strawberry and rose centerpiece by Wow Bouquet. There were actually two of these for guests to nibble on and I probably ate more of these divine strawberries than anyone. The coconut covered ones were totally “to die for”! More info on this creative floral brand can be found at wowbouquet.com and the name of the centerpiece that you see here is simply the Strawberry Tower (which is available in almost any color that you want).
The Beachwaver table where guests got their hair styles with this legendary company’s stylist sprays, curling and flat irons was interesting because each guest left with a different look. In ten minutes or less, guests’ locks were entirely transformed into something new and cutting edge! I loved the way that the stylists also consulted with guests about various hair problems including how to keep from frizzing up in the humidity!
There was also a great gifting table with some of my all time favorite chocolate bars from Divine Chocolate, Honey Mama’s Truffle Bars, Once Upon A Coconut coconut water, Voss water and Dive In Yoga! Interestedly enough, there was also sage and lavender offered to help cleanse your rooms at home of negative energy by The Shared Space Sisters.
As for the brunch itself, both the food and view of the harbor was incredible. Both Vanessa and LeeAnn sat at the two outdoor deck tables but did take time to mix and mingle with each guest and take photos with them.
LeeAnn seemed to be sharing a lot of laughs with the guests seated at her outdoor table. She was a lot of fun to talk to and said she was happy to be hosting an event for such a worthy cause–raising funds for the Children’s Museum Of The East End.
One of the sponsors was Origens Vodka which is a unique holistic vodka made of white wheat grown in Italy. The West Water Street Martini made with this unique vodka for the event was a runaway hit!
The brunch room had such a summery vibe with the blue gingham tablecloths and blue goblets. Each guest had a fabulous swag bag on their chair which included small bottles of Origen Holistic Vodka, a Beachwaver curling iron and Good Vibes Moisturizing Conditioner, Nippies Skin and Nippies Skin Extra, Necessaire Body Lotion, GimMe Organic Premium Roasted Seaweed, Argentum Hydrating Body Cream, a Kokolu tote bag and more.
As for the food served at the brunch, there was something for everyone from lobster rolls to Eggs Benedict to the delicious quinoa grain bowl with avocado and red pepper spread (which I had and you can see pictured above). I can’t wait to return to the Interactive Brunch next year and interact with more interesting people and innovative products!