30th Annual Southampton Fresh Air Home

Decorators-Designers-Dealers Benefit Gala

Featuring extraordinary home furnishings and auction items


Amanda Holmen, Nicky Grant, Charlotte Bonstrom, Ann Grimm, Isolde O’Hanlon, Marybeth Mullen, and Raya Keis Knight.
Photo courtesy of Rob Rich / societyallure.com

For over two decades, guests from Manhattan, Connecticut, Palm Beach and the Hamptons have lined up hours in advance to have first choice of the extraordinary treasures, beautifully staged by a design team, and offered at amazing prices all to benefit the Southampton Fresh Air Home’s camp for physically challenged children.

This year was no different.  Every year, Tom Naro, the executive director who works tirelessly behind the scenes to make the event possible. I always looking forward to running into Aida Turturro with a lamp or two sometimes with a good friend like Edie Falco.  It’s one of the best kept secrets of the east end where stylish mavens like Tory Burch, and Nicole Miller have been known to shop.

 It takes a village of volunteers to help put smiles on the faces of children so kudos to Madeline Hult Elghanayan and Silke Tsitiridis wo were Honorary ChairmenCharlotte BonstromRaya Keis Knight and Amanda Holmén this year’s ChairmenMarybeth Mullen and Isolde O’Hanlon Vice ChairmenLiz Forget is Auction ChairmanEmily Chien and Thomas Mahoney Wine Auction ChairmenAnn R. Grimm Design & Decoration ChairmanTish BlissChristie HansenChristl Meszkat and Ann Yawney Design & Decoration Co-Chairmen; Sheila ComparettoMaria del RioTraudl GeraghtyAna Maria Holme and Nannette Meyers Design and Decoration Vice ChairmenBarbara Page Glatt the School House Designer. Without the work of these inspiring women there would be no camp, so thank you all for all you do. 

There are other events this summer that will allow you to contribute to the Southampton Fresh Air Home funding.  On July 5th there is a picnic which is always a casual and fun way for families to get together.

Photos courtesy of Rob Rich / societyallure.com