NEW KDHamptons Fashion Diary: Kelli Delaney Hosts A Glamorous Garden Shopping Party For Calypso St. Barth

Ron Wendt, Melanie Brandman, Philip McGregor, and Brad Comisar
Ron Wendt, Melanie Brandman, Philip McGregor, and Brad Comisar

The rain could not put a damper on the fun at my recent Glam Garden Lunch [which I quickly turned into a Posh Porch Party when the skies opened up and it began to pour!] at our charming Water Mill farmhouse. Haute Hamptonites, fabulous friends, and a few gorgeous guys gathered at my home to sip my white peach sangria, enjoy a gourmet feast prepared by Livia Hegner, owner of Pepalajefa in Sag Harbor, shop exclusive new items from Calypso, have an astrology reading by the Astro Twins, and satisfy their sweet tooth with confections from Hamptons Cupcake Lounge and legendary Ladurée. 


All the girls power shopped the Calypso collection on our “porch boutique. ” Melanie Brandman, worldly goddess of luxury travel, shared that astrologer Ophira Edut was “spot on” with her readings, and my gorgeous healthy pal Julie Wolfe could not believe that the sweet treats from Hamptons Cupcake Lounge are actually good for you~ good thing “Head Cupcake” Cynthia Sachs was on hand to distill the ingredient list. The whole afternoon was tons of fun……Here’s my KDHamptons Party Diary of the Day.

The most popular dress was a steely grey crochet racer back number (above on Julie Wolfe) that I hope we all don’t wear to the same event this weekend!!

KDHamptons contributing floral expert and owner of Topiaire, Erin Meaney, created charming arrangements in my collection of antique porcelain tea pots and planters with a variety of roses and rare Vanda orchids [above and below].

Adelina Wong Ettelson and Blair Voltz Clarke

Haute Hamptonites who braved the showers: Rita Schrager, Karen Larrain, Adelina Wong Ettelson, Blair Voltz Clarke, Dini Von Mueffling,  Brad Comisar, Sharon Kerr, Laura Lesperance, Amanda Taylor,  Julie Wolfe, John Nelson, Laura Henson, Melanie Brandman, Stephanie Hirsch, Yusef and Nandini Austin, Ron Wendt, Philip McGregor, Genifer Lancaster, Alexis Abrahams, Marilyn Pelstring, Martha McCully, Daphne Hogue, Sophie Elgort, Dr. Mark Kot, and more…

Love the colorful chunky necklaces from Calypso.

The sun finally popped out for a ten minute visit and guests took in my gardens.
I found a very large old set of Prince Edward English china at James Maguire Antiques the day before the party, that is perfect for our old Victorian farmhouse, and a glam girls lunch!
Charlie’s Hamptons Angels? Dini Von Mueffling, Genifer Lancaster, and Laura Henson
The Calypso Home pillows and throws are my fav!
Sharon Kerr and George John Nelson III.
Livia’s perfect tomato tarte!

The Pepalajefa shop in Sag Harbor offers old-fashioned, classic European-inspired foods with international zest. Owner Livia Hegner derived the vision for the menu from a lifetime of travel and family-inspired recipes. Her goal is to introduce customers to a European approach to cuisine with new flavor combinations, preparations and seasonings. It was a treat for my guests to get to know Livia and get to know her colorful back story…

Arm Candy: Blair Voltz Clarke stacks on some style!
Mommie & me beauties: Alexis and Grace Abrahams
My new obsession: A gourmet lunch was served by the Pepalajefa in Sag Harbor.
Livia’s Lentil and Waldorf salads (tip: Livia used a delicious yogurt for her Waldorf!)
Brad Comisar, Melanie Brandman, Ron Wendt, and Philip McGregor
Lauren Thayer Weiss and Stephanie Hirsch pink bagging it…
Martha Mccully and Dini Von Mueffling
Chic Marilyn Pelstring~ of course she found a lot that looks great on her!
Rita and Sophia Schrager
Melanie Brandman, Kelli Delaney and Stephanie Hirsch
Photographer Sophie Elgort (daughter of legendary lensman Arthur Elgort) came by with a friend.
Tathiana serves her Plain T to fans of the brand…

Plain-T is a boutique premium tea purveyor based in Southampton. This trendy company is the rage on the East End, where you will find their teas being served at fancy dinners, poolside at estates, and Sant Ambroeus. Owner Tathiana [above] enlisted the expertise of a world renowned Tea Master and founded PLAIN-T. Together they hand-picked teas from the most prized gardens around the world and developed a vast artisanal selection second to none!

Astro Twin, Ophira reads for Yusef Austin.
KDHamptons intern Esther Altomare serves the magnificent LADUREE macarons.

LADUREE, the maker of my favorite macarons~ was first established in 1862, is credited with originating the French macaron as we know it! A double decker of pastry delight paired with a filling that melts in your mouth. The only thing that may rival the taste? The gasp worthy pastel presentation in which the treats are packaged! Lucky for me, a friend was able to drive out the chic celadon box from the city just in time…

The strapless gold sequin dress looked fab on Cosmopolitan fashion editor Karen Hanes
We served beautiful pink little boxes of LADUREE chocolates.
Karen Hanes and Laura Henson

So sad to see my KDHamptons Summer interns Esther Altomare and Marie Goldstein head back to college! I’ll miss my girls!
Amanda Taylor shopped with her kids and Hamptons friend.
KDHamptons great giftbag!

My gift bag for guests included: REMBRANDT’S amazing summer whitening kit, smile journal, and toothbrush, luxury skincare products from JUVA, LADUREE chocolates, Plain T satchels, a chic travel diary from the The Travel Curator, and the Astro Twins book, Love Zodiac...

Thanks to the Calypso team who did such a fantastic job creating a beautiful boutique on my porch on such a rainy day!  **ALL PHOTOGRAPHS BY KELLI DELANEY