The AVENUE Hot 100

Monday, July 2, 2018

When is an A-List not an A-List? This is a list, certainly. But it strives to be different. It was conceived by an informal panel as both a guide to nearby, attractive summer places, and to the handful of people in each whom, if you were a new arrival, a recent homebuyer, a weekend visitor or just sniffing out the scene, you would be fortunate to know. That can be the most gracious hostess, the guy who can get you out of jail, the woman who can pave your way into the most exclusive club, the most interesting intellectual, sparkling wit, of-the-moment decorator, or most entertaining (and still ambulatory) member of the Old Guard.

Seasons change, and so will this roster of 100 notable individuals and families in years to come. Our team, including the Diamonds of Bellport, the Bancrofts of Southampton, North Haven’s Missy Hargraves and Millbrook’s Nina Griscom, aren’t on it, though they certainly could be. So wave and smile if you see them, because, as they say in Cleveland, there’s always next year.

Colin and Elizabeth Callender 

Lucy and James Danziger 

Tom Cashin and Jay Johnson 

Howard and Katia Read 

Isabella Rossellini

The world’s most glamorous chicken farmer

Eileen and William Araskog

Howard E. Cox, Jr.

The Livingston descendant, Richard Nixon relation and venture capitalist disproves the rule that “nobody” lives in Westhampton Beach

Frances Beatty and Allen Adler

The art dealer supports Quogue’s five-star library and her husband cofounded the semi-private Quogue Club

Matt and Susan Blank

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss

Amanda Ross and Zack Bacon

Fashion * Finance * Social Firepower

Nuno and Muriel Brandolini

Chase and Stephanie Coleman

Louise Grunwald

“People clear their calendars for her. No fuss, no opulence, but the finest taste.”

Audrey and Martin Gruss

Ritchey Banker Howe

Gatekeeper at the Bathing Corporation

Mark McDonnell

Billy and Katherine “Kitty” McKnight

Barrett “Brett” Pickett and Nicole Hanley Pickett

John Pyne and Ann Sherrill Pyne

Antonia Salm

Dr. Patrick and Dana Hammond Stubgen

John Theodoracopulos and Serena Baker Boardman

Ana and Philippe Laffont

Lyor Cohen

Nicole Miller and Kim Taipale

Robert Wiesenthal

Your ticket to ride on his Blade helicopters

Caroline Hirsch Fox and Andrew Fox

Ben and Linda Lambert

Dennis Susskind

Jump to meet the president of The Hampton Classic

Robert Wilson

Gretchen Topping

Henry Lambert

Jay McInerney and Anne Hearst

Bright Lights, Big Parties

Bill and Ophelia Rudin

Paul and Aisha Steiner Salmon

Kevin Warsh and Jane Lauder

“Their July 4th party is already a legend after only a year in their Lee Mindel-designed modern house.”

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin

David Netto

Below-the-radar Billy Baldwin for the beach set

Lincoln Pilcher

Eddie Burke, Jr.

The East End’s go-to lawyer

Eric Fischl and April Gornik

Steve and Jennet Conant Kroft

Jean-Baptiste Parvaix

E. Thomas and Auldlyn Williams

Ralph and Ricky Lauren

Adam and Amalia Dayan Lindemann

Daniel Romualdez

People drive 2 1/2 hours from Southampton for his dinners

Jason and Lauren Schuker Blum

Daniel and Estrellita Brodsky

Katherine Bryan

John Genovesi

Get your favorite tee time from the head pro at Maidstone

Robert and Alexandra Goelet

Lorne and Alice Michaels

Katharine Rayner

Moody, even mercurial, but a most admired hostess

Biddle and Idoline Duke

Deborah Nevins

Matthew Pincus, Sarah Min, and Henry Pincus

Susan and Darren Binder

Kristin Kehrberg and Dick Tarlow

Lana Cantrell

Linda Sanford

The former head of IBM doesn’t byte

Richard Serra

Paul Taylor

Alan Kornberg and Harold Koda

Warrie and Jim Price

Alison Spear and Alexander Reese

The architect and master of Obercreek Farm are certified organic originals

Peggy Dulany and Allison and Peter Rockefeller

Nick Zachos

Greg and Laurie Beard

Walter Deane

All Tuxedo roads lead to this real estate broker

Guy and Sara Devereaux

The former financier now sells wine and holds the keys to the Tuxedo Club

Amra and Tamer El-Rayess

Gary and Katherine Parr

Tim and Felicity Bontecou

He’s your ticket into Tamarack

Parker Gentry

This Master of the Millbrook Hunt is foxy

Shirin von Wulffen and Frédéric Fekkai

Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels

Michel and Patricia Jean

Liam Neeson

So friendly, you’ll forget he’s a star

Barbara and Donald Tober

Jim and Zibby Tozer

Anne Bass and Julian Lethbridge

Anderson Cooper

Robert Couturier

The Perle Mesta of Litchfield’s dining room boasts Lesage-embroidered curtains

Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg

The naughty children are now the old guard

Pete Hathaway

Carolyn Klemm

Richard Lambertson

Anthony Yurgaitis and George Malkemus

Carolyne Roehm

Sherrell and Muffie Potter Aston

Their stunning estate needs no face lift

Jamie and Veronica Beard

Dixon and Arriana Boardman

Oliver and Carolyn Grace

Blair and Fazle Husain

Brian and Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler

Tyler and Jamie Schiff

Borrow a cup of sugar from the great-great grandson of the founder of Citicorp

Deborah Norville and Karl Wellner


CORRECTION: In the July issue of AVENUE, Ritchey Banker Howe’s middle name is stated incorrectly. We regret the error.


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