NEW KDHamptons Party Diary: Pix from Much Ado about Madoo!
Last weekend the spectacular Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack hosted the ‘Much Ado About Madoo’ benefit on June 14th, celebrating 20 historic years in horticulture! KDH made the night a family date with Dr. Kot and Lily. Alejandro Saralegui, Director of The Madoo Conservancy, “What makes Madoo so magical is its poetic and romantic nature,” and we could not agree more. If you have never visited these magical gardens be sure to put Madoo on your TO-DO list this summer! Check out the KDHamptons Party Diary from this superfun event, below:
This year, Madoo changed it up a bit and hosted the cocktail reception on Friday night with the garden market all day long on Saturday which gave more people the option to come shop and experience Madoo. Interactive classes from cooking and mixology to floral arranging were big hits on Saturday.
Madoo offers painting classes in the garden that start July 11th, and ends the summer with a free cocktail party for members on September 20 ~ a nice way of saying thank you to their devoted members, and a great inducement to joining the Madoo Conservancy!
Alejandro [below] shares, “Much Ado About Madoo is our signature event, and this year we will have amazing activities all weekend long; it’s our way of saying thank you to our devoted members, and a great inducement for new people to join the Madoo Conservancy.”
The two day long event will began with the Garden Market Party on Friday June 14th with a Silent Auction presented by Jamie Niven [below]. The auction included Swedish-inspired hors d’oeuvres from award-winning chef Görgen Tidén, special Madoo cocktails from Hendrick’s Gin and wines from the Wölfer Estate Vineyard. Auction lots featured trips to Sweden, beautiful garden furniture, and wonderful home accessories. Jamie had the crowd fired up and laughing their way towards wonderful donations.
The following day, June 15th, Much Adoo about Madoo held the Garden Market. Starting at 10am outstanding vendors presented rare and unusual plants, wonderful home and garden accessories, beautiful garden antiques and delicious treats ~ sold to benefit the Madoo Conservancy [10% of all sales will be donated to Madoo]. Some notable vendors include: Amagansett Sea Salt Co., Marders, Joey Newton, Hunter Boot USA, Seibert & Rice, Madison James, The New General Store, Chezzoe succulents [below], and other KDH favs.
For more information about Madoo please visit: http://www.madoo.org/ado.html#
Our favorite East End event planner, Mark Addison, took this magical event to a new level. We chatted with Mark in the garden and he shared: “My good friend James LaForce asked me and my EVENTSTYLE team to get involved in Much Ado about Madoo last year and I immediately fell in love with the Madoo Conservancy. I want to support such an culturally important oasis in the Hamptons, and I’m thrilled to provide our services again this year. Thankfully the skies cleared for our garden party!”
Addison tips his hat to Madoo’s Director, Alejandro Saralegui for his fabulous job curating the garden market vendors of fabulous home & garden wares and plants. He shares, “The live auction was also enormously successful with Jamie Niven at the helm as auctioneer with record amounts for bags of chicken poop!”
Mark adds, “I love to see an event like this one grow and flourish with the generous support from the community. I am looking forward to our next event at Madoo later in the summer for the Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons, and my second annual Adieu to Summer lunch Labor Day weekend.”
Local vendors sold everything from vintage planter to organic pancake mix!