Mingle with the belle elite of the Design World at the Annual Preview Cocktail Gala marking the opening of the Hampton Designer Showhouse. Propose a champage toast to Honorary Chairman Mario Buatta, the wildly talented and aptly crowned "Prince of Chintz" while trading "insider" information on kitchen re-dos with co-chairs Jamie Drake and Alexa Hampton. Bask in the talent of over 25 designers and artists in an amazing transformation of a contemporary rambling shingled cottage into a visual chef-d'oeuvre. Be sure to blow air kisses of gratitude to "Traditional Home" magazine for sponsoring this important fundraiser. Adhering to the important principles of giving locally-- all proceeds benefit our own Southampton Hospital.
Hampton Designer Showhouse
1224 Scuttle Hole Road, Bridgehampton
Gala: Saturday, July 23 6:00 to 8:30 Tickets: $225
Showhouse Schedule: Monday through Sunday 11:00 A.M. to
5:00 P.M. July 24 to September 4, 2011. Admission: $30.
Laurence P. Mitchell