Monday, July 27, 2009

The Bizz

This Saturday brought a special blessing of summer sun; a total God send given last month’s accumulation of rain. Although the humidity would make Bikram Yoga a cool down, it didn’t discourage a weekend of debauchery in the Hamptons.

Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge at Blue Star Jets Field, where athletes compete from all over the world and spectators either revel in divet stomping the torn up turf during half-time or sip cocktails under the coveted invitation-only VIP tent. The field was covered with East-end influentials, socialites and celebrities. But the day’s buzz came from reality television personality Jon and Kate Plus 8 playboy, John Gosselin, who attended Polo with his new BFF, Lindsay Lohan’s dad. What an unlikely pair considering Michael Lohan’s history with his own ex-wife.





The Hamptons evening continued with benefits supporting everything from cancer research to wounded war veterans.

At MacDella Cooper Foundation’s (MCF) “Champion of Education” benefit at the Four Seasons in Southampton, I had the opportunity of speaking with The Real Housewives of New York couple and co-chair of MCF, Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen. Since they live with their two young boys in Brooklyn, it seemed only natural to ask them if their success would mean a move to Manhattan. “We love Brooklyn and it’s great for the kids.” van Kempen said. “I’m not moving until I am so old that I can’t walk up and down the stairs in my apartment anymore,” McCord echoed.


The mission of MCF is to empower Liberian orphans and abandoned children, by providing education, food, clothing, and shelter. The goal to raise $500,000 to open the first-ever tuition free school in post-war Liberia. Supporters include David A. Paterson, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matt Dillon, and Paul Allen, Co-founder of Microsoft.

Other events included the Watermill Center and Rock the Farm’s concert series with Dan Akroyd, but the most spontaneous encounter came during a drop by at Trata on my way home. My hips came crashing with tambourine-shaking NYC reality star Ramona Singer strutting her way inside the restaurant with her husband Mario trailing behind. It looks like the housewives were anywhere but home this weekend.



- Lori Vadala Bizzoco

15 comments:

Header2x said...

What a great new blog. I especially enjoyed the fresh new writing style, and the in-depth look it gave into the ways that celebrities give back. This blog is already bookmarked and I look forward to future posts!!

Anonymous said...

honestly just wish I was out there for the debauch haha

Anonymous said...

Great blog - love "the Bizz" and look forward to more of it!
KC

Anonymous said...

Great blog - love "the Bizz" and look forward to more of it!
KC

toni said...

What a great way to describe how celebrities get things done!
Great Job! I love the concept of "The Bizz" that's just awesome!
Can't wait to read future blog updates!

Mary said...

Clever name, "the Bizz." Felt like I was there, fun in the Hamptons, good to know some were there for charities, not just the exposure (or were they?). Looking forward to more of your "cut to the chase" blogging.

Anonymous said...

Great blog! Looking forward to hearing of more Bizz adventures!

Anonymous said...

Keep the Bizz coming....clean writing style and felt like I was there....if only I was!!!!

Anonymous said...

"The Bizz" is such a perfect name! The way you write forces my eyes to continuously scroll from one line to the next - I LOVE IT! I'm always intrigued by the next story that you have in store! :)

KKC212 said...

"bikram yoga would be a cool down." Ha! So True!

Fun read! Keep 'em coming.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fabulous time...where are you going next?

Gloria Feldt said...

I rarely read celebrity columns, but really enjoyed The Bizz and look forward to more to come!

summer09 said...

ah what a cool weekend... good stuff. You really seemed to capture the essence of the Hamptons!

Look forward to more Bizz Buzz! Will tell all my Hamptons friends:)

EJS

Anonymous said...

i so enjoyed reading the bizz! funny and fresh...more to come i hope!

toni said...

I absolutely love what Mary wrote! It's nice to see celebs giving their time and energy to worthy causes. When they help out things really start flowin'...if it was me, who'd hear me? I am not a public figure...that is why they're perfect...and that they care is even better!