Your Hamptons Social Essentials


Before you board your blade helicopter, Jitney, or friend’s car en route to the Hamptons, you are going to need some social essentials in your bag. This summer, you’ll want to be in the know about these five fabulous individuals.

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The Fashionista: Elizabeth da-Trinidade Asher

Peruvian-born philanthropist, entrepreneur, and regular on best-dressed lists, Lizzie Asher graduated from Harvard Law School with honors before moving to New York City. She practiced law before launching award-winning beverage company Macchu Pisco with her sister, Melanie. Asher is the co-founder of the Asher-Ezra Scholarship Fund, which provides financial aid to underprivileged Latino children in the Bronx. She also serves as chair of the Young Friends of Save Venice.

The Philanthropists: Maria and Kenneth Fishel

Maria and Kenneth Fishel are behind-the-scenes supporters of a number of charitable causes. They have been strong advocates of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research and have hosted the Art Hampton event on their estate. They have also served as hosts for one of the tennis matches in the Charles Evans ProAm Tournament as part of the annual Prostate Cancer Foundation Hamptons benefit. Kenneth is the CEO of Renaissance Properties, a real estate business founded by his grandfather in 1951.

The Guru: Ann Liguori

Ann Liguori is a polymath—a golf-commentating phenomenon on radio and TV, president of Ann Liguori Productions, and owner of Sports Innerview Radio & Television, an archive collection of interviews she has conducted with sports legends and entertainment stars over the years. She’s also the author of “A Passion for Golf: Celebrity Musings About the Game.” In addition, Liguori champions charitable activity through her 501(c)(3) Ann Liguori Foundation. Her debut jewelry line, the Hamptons Rope Collection, is a creative collaboration with Holly Daniels Christensen and Dune Jewelry., 

The Foodie: Pamela Morgan
Fresh from the sell-out performances of her one-woman cabaret show in New York City, lifestyle and entertaining expert Pamela Morgan is the founder and CEO of Flirting with Flavors, a special events and culinary company that served both New York City and the Hamptons. She has planned and produced one-of-a-kind private parties, wedding celebrations, and special events for loyal clientele and their guests. Flirting With Flavors is dedicated to entertaining, cooking, and creating experiences that inspire.

The Actress: Leesa Rowland

Cult film star and philanthropist Leesa Rowland is the daughter of an artist and college professor. She grew up in Austin, Texas, and later became a classically trained actress at the world-renowned Stella Adler Studio in Los Angeles. Rowland is also the author of the best-selling self-help/motivational book, “Discovering the It Factor Within You: Developing Your Charismatic Personality,” which was published in 2015. She is well known for her work as an animal rights activist.


By Norah Bradford


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