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3 Locals Share Their Hamptons Holiday Memories

By The Editors | December 12, 2018 | People

The 411 on how local notables get through the season.

Marco Baldassari, Founder of Eleventy

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What do you love most about the holidays in the Hamptons?
MARCO BALDASSARI: There is an atmosphere of family celebration in a relaxed environment, almost separated from the rest of the world.

Favorite Holiday memory?
MB: The free time I am able to share with my family, since during the year I am always traveling a lot, building the brand awareness for Eleventy.

What do you splurge on during this time?
MB: I love to go to a spa, where I enjoy some special treatments for relaxation.

Regifting... purposeful or gauche?
MB: Purposeful for sure. Quality gifting or regifting is never gauche.

Famous names you would love to see around your Holiday table?
MB: Eleventy has many friends of the brand who are athlete/celebrities, and I would like to share a dinner with them all together. ... I’d love to have a conversation about life with Mr. Ralph Lauren, who, in my opinion, is the king of fashion.

Beth Ostrosky Stern, Author, Model and Animal Rights Activist

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What do you love most about the holidays in the Hamptons?
BETH OSTROSKY STERN: I love seeing the holiday lights in Southampton, especially on Main Street and Jobs Lane.

Favorite Holiday memory?
BOS: I love every Christmas in the Hamptons! I love getting a big tree and putting out the holiday candles to make the house smell like Christmas.

What do you splurge on during this time?
BOS: Gifts for my family and friends. My husband says I am a great gift giver!

Regifting... purposeful or gauche?
BOS: Never!!

One thing you are always happy to receive this time of year?
BOS: Donations to North Shore Animal League America in my name.

Famous names you would love to see around your Holiday table?
BOS:
Howard Stern. Jimmy Fallon. Jerry Seinfeld. Oh, that was last night! Ha!

Jason Weinberg, CEO of Untitled Entertainment

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What do you love most about the holidays in the Hamptons?
JASON WEINBERG: I love it best when it is snowing and just sitting at home building a fire and kicking back with the family (and no traffic on the roads!).

Favorite Holiday memory?
JW:
Walking around Mecox Bay when it freezes over when I was a kid watching people ice boating.

What do you splurge on during this time?
JW: Nothing really.

Regifting... purposeful or gauche?
JW: I thought purposeful until I regifted something someone gave me back to them. Oy…

One thing you are always happy to receive this time of year?
JW:
Peace and quiet.

Famous names you would love to see around your Holiday table?
JW:
Debbie Harry, any day and every day.



Photography by: MARCO BALDASSARI PHOTO COURTESY OF ELEVENTY; BETH STERN PHOTO BY HOWARD STERN; JASON WEINBERG PHOTO BY KENNY CHEN