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Caitlin and John Tashjian host the 5th Annual Hamptons Hoedown to celebrate Caitlin’s 40th birthday

By Press Room
Monday, 8/15/2011 3:52 PM

On Saturday, August 13th Caitlin and John Tashjian hosted the 5th annual “Hamptons Hoedown” at their home in East Hampton to celebrate Caitlin’s 40th birthday. Guests sported their best western duds and rode dueling mechanical bulls, played beer pong, and danced under tent decorated with red, white and blue lanterns. The hotly-contested annual “bull riding championship” was won by Liv Odegard, a native Texan, who used her Lonestar State riding skills to take home the Hoedown Trophy. Guests dined on a southern hoedown menu featuring pulled pork barbecue, ribs, smoked sausages and fried chicken all prepared by barbecue pit-master Rich Chinitz. After wishing Caitlin a happy birthday with a beach-themed cake, John (DJ Tash) took his place behind the turntables and spun tunes as guests danced the night away.

LOVELY LOVELY LONDON…and a Masterpiece Theatre-like Side Trip

By Rose Hartman
Friday, 8/5/2011 3:29 PM

My recent trip to London was nothing less than memorable, from dinner on exuberant Zandra Rhodes' terrace in the East End, to photographing and lunching with the delightful Lady Kingsley (wife of the legendary Ben Kingley) in their charming Spelsbury home (unfortunately, Sir Kingsley was in NY shooting his latest film), catching a Yohji Yamamoto retrospective at the V&A, seminal images of Hungarian photographers (Capa, Brassai, etc.) at the Royal Academy, Toulouse-Lautrec at the Courtauld, Cy Twombly at Tate Modern (highlighted by a small glass vase of white roses to memorialize his passing), securing the last ticket to an Arnold Wexler play at the Royal Court theatre, visiting the witty and brilliant hat designer Stephen Jones in his exquisite boutique, strolling through historic Brick Lane with its sari-filled Indian shops and endless restaurants, enjoying delectable guinea fowl in a quintessential English pub, visiting privately-owned 187-room Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire ... Read More

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