The Rubicam Chronicles 1.8 + Friday at Calissa (Hamptons)

For the past ten years, I’ve been fortunate to enjoy the company of good friends & amazing visits to Sag Harbor in the Hamptons.

Last weekend, I did one of those visits within the context of one of my frantic 24-hr “drive-bys”:

I arrived Saturday afternoon in Sag, and we immediately headed to the marina, where our friend Terry picked us up from his small boat, & tender us to our friend Jim’s bigger boat, & go on a sunset cruise.

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After our boating adventure, we headed back to Jim’s house & changed to grab some late night dinner & drinks at my weekly Saturday event at The Maidstone.

We headed back right after dinner for a nighttime swim, before turning in for the night.

In the morning, we had breakfast by the pool, and took a final dip before getting ready to take the train back to New York.

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All within a perfect 24-hour span.

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This Friday, August 16, join us for our Disco Circus event at Calissa, in Watermill, featuring DJ Chris Bachmann, and a special magazine event afterparty – DM for the reveal & RSVP.

Glimpses of Summer

Here is a look back at The Influencer Brunch held this past July 20, 2019 at The Maidstone:

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And last Saturday, August 3, we hosted the AB Gallery NY & Veterinarians International afterparties:

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This weekend, our Love, Summer affair continues with our weekend schedule of events:

Click here for Friday & Saturday events

Click here for Sunday Sunset Grill & Games

We look forward to seeing you!

The Rubicam Chronicles 1.7 – A Hamptons Rogue Ops

August 03, 2019

Due to my crazy schedule, this weekend I pulled off one of my crazy fly-byRogue ops“.

3 p.m.

I took the Saturday 3pm Jitney to Southampton, arriving 5pm. I checked in with the Jitney desk to see if they found my Kindle Fire that I lost on their bus the weekend prior. With no luck on that, I took an Uber to East Hampton, grabbed some sushi at Citarella, a creamy vanilla ice cream on a waffle at a local ice cream shop, then headed over to …

AB Gallery NY Art Show

7 p.m.

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My artist friend, William Quigley, was throwing a collaborative art show at his gallery in East Hampton:

I was helping with the marketing of this exhibit. It’s been about a decade since I last did an event with Quig- I threw his first ever Skrapper fashion show at Hiro Ballroom (which is now Tao Downtown). So, it was good to work with him again.

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10 p.m.

AB Gallery Art Show Afterparty at The Maidstone

Afterwards, I arranged for Quigley’s event to have an afterparty at nearby Maidstone, which turned out to be a great, chill lounge vibe:

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I/we ended up staying longer than expected, as another old friend from ten years ago came to visit me. We decided to hit another spot for a nightcap.

Artist William Quigley with Maidstone curator Angelica Morrow

2 a.m.

  • The Black Eyed Peas + Jamie Foxx at Southampton Social Club

  • Sunday, August 4
  • We decided to come here because my friend’s friend wanted to meet up with a girl that he wanted to hook up with. We met up with the girl in the venue’s outdoor area, but then the DJ booth inside was suddenly jumping with activity. I went back inside and realized that it was …
  • Click video to see footage of The Black Eyed Peas & Jamie Foxx
  • I was wondering whether this was an official or impromptu performance. Regardless, I remembered that they were in town for the Apollo fundraiser earlier that evening:
  • I was waiting at the bar for my crew when I ran into Apl of the Black Eyed Peas. We know each other from hanging out in NYC. We chatted for a few minutes before he went back to his table. It was good seeing him as well, since it’s been almost a year.
  • 4:45 a.m.

    We left Southampton Social around 4am. My buddy went back to Montauk with his friend & his date, while I split off to catch the Jitney back to NYC. There were a few pretty ladies waiting at the bus stop. I figured that they were waitresses working the Hamps for the weekend, heading back into the city after work. I was wondering which venue it may be, when I ran into …

    Me & Pedro, who works at Tao Group venues during the week

    My friend Pedro, bartender & barback extraordinaire, whom I generally knew to work with Tao Group properties in New York City. It turns out that he also works at Calissa in Southampton, along with the waitresses who were also on our bus. Mystery solved.

    7:30 a.m.

    I’m finally back in NYC, so that I can meet my mom & pickup …


    Newsletter: Hampton’s Most Stylish and other Rogue East events

    Hamptons’ Most Stylish- RSVP via email on invite

    The dog days of August are here, and our romance with Summer continues with a full slate & variety of events to whet your appetite if you happen to spend it out East this weekend.

    Rogue East Events

    List of Rogue Nights’ Hamptons Events this Weekend:

    PDR Kitchen: Chef’s Table

    The Daily Summer: Hamptons’ Most Stylish

    AB Gallery Art Show & Afterparty

    One Health Benefit & Afterparty

    PDR Kitchen: CBD Dinner

    The Weekend at The Maidstone

    All of these events can be found complete on the Rogue East Events Page.

    Charity Component

    In conjunction with the AB Gallery NY Art Show, 25% of net ticket sales for any ticketed Maidstone event this weekend to benefit so thank you in advance for your consideration &/or generosity.

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    Picks Vols 2 + 3

    A curated collection of lifestyle articles compiled into a new online magazine called “Picks”, powered by the Flipboard app.

    Mark Baker in Bali, Indonesia

    Volume 3: featuring a NY Times profile on a great friend & someone I consider a mentor, Mark Baker

    Volume 2: featuring an interview of one of my good friends in hospitality, Dave Delzio

    are now out.

    Volume 1: (previously published)

    A NEW Hamptons Restaurant & Outdoor Lounge: Chef’s Table + CBD Dinner at PDR Kitchen, 08/02-08/03/19

    This weekend, newly-opened PDR Kitchen continues it’s preview season in the Hamptons (Watermill, NY) with a series of special dinners:

    Friday, 08/02/19

    Chef’s Table: Pescatarian, Vegan & Vegetarian specials

    Saturday, 08/03/19

    CBD Dinner

    featuring 7 Leaf Clover product

    Email us to RSVP & check out this beautiful new venue & innovative farm-to-table cuisine.

    Love, Summer: This Weekend at The Maidstone in East Hampton 08/01-08/04/19

    The Maidstone Weekly Schedule

    This weekend at The Maidstone, you are cordially invited to join our ongoing celebration of Summer.

    Our Events this Week:

    August 01

    Thursday Night at The Maidstone, 9pm

    Music curated by

    Angelica Morrow

    Guest Music by

    Tom Wardle

    Click here to RSVP

    August 02-03

    Weekend Vibes at The Maidstone, 10pm

    Join us for late night bites & vibes, along with our guest musical curators & hosts

    Click here to RSVP

    (25% of net ticket sales to benefit

    August 03

    Hamptons Most Stylish, 5:30pm

    Kindly RSVP to email listed on invitation

    AB Gallery NY Art Show Afterparty, 10pm

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    Click here for more details about the AB Gallery NY Art Show

    (25% of afterparty net ticket sales to benefit

    August 04

    Sunday Grill & Games, Sunset BBQ

    Join us for Sunset BBQ & outdoor games!

    Click here to RSVP

    (25% of net ticket sales to benefit