BUMBLE’S LATE-SUMMER SOIREE AT THE SURF LODGE
The Bumble Hive at the Surf Lodge was buzzing last month when the dating app’s founder, Whitney Wolfe Herd, hosted a summer soirée with the help of Rachel Zoe, Sara Foster, and Erin Foster. Over a candlelit dinner on the beach, an intimate group of guests raised a glass to Bumble’s recent accomplishments. Notables in attendance included Brian Atwood, Christie Brinkley, Gucci Westman, Lise Evans, Sarah Bray, Jamie Tisch, Andrea Lieberman, Andrew Marks, and Ashley Brokaw. Open through Labor Day, Bumble’s pop-up Hive at the Surf Lodge has served as a cozy space for guests to enjoy drinks, snacks, interactions with influencers at events, and access to exclusive Bumble swag. In addition to Bumble Hive, the company has enjoyed a wealth of success as of late, having most recently introduced its Bumble Bizz vertical. This platform allows users to connect with like-minded professionals to learn about each other, share knowledge, and ultimately find their next career. The brand has proven itself as one of the fastest-growing networking companies through the expansion of such initiatives.
MIAMI SWIM WEEK
During Miami Swim Week, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit hosted its inaugural three-day open casting-call event, encouraging rookies from around the globe to walk the highly anticipated runway show at the W South Beach. Contestants were chosen by a panel of judges including MJ Day, Kate Upton, Christie Brinkley, Hailey Clauson, and Kate Bock. Additional famed models, including Olivia Culpo, Hunter McGrady, and Myla Dalbesio, were onsite to offer tips and advice. More than 900 guests attended the show, which featured a performance by Justine Skye and sips of Whispering Angel rosé.
GETAWAY MUSIC FESTIVAL IN CHARLESTON
Mid July, Bud Light hosted its first-ever Getaway Musical Festival in Charleston’s Riverfront Park. The show featured performances from top artists, including Sam Hunt, Lil Jon, and Dashboard Confessional. Folk-pop artist Harry Hudson also delivered a lively act at the site’s mobile dive bar, featuring his songs “Cry for Love” and “Gone.” In addition to the musical performances, Bud Light offered pop-ups including a Stitch Shop, mobile brewery with fresh beer, and a Citrus Summer Lounge. Proceeds from the affair benefited Surfrider Grand Stand Chapter for ocean preservation.
SAM EDELMAN HOSTS A SIP AND SHOP AT ITS SOUTHAMPTON BOUTIQUE
On August 2, top players in the world of fashion gathered at Sam Edelman’s Southampton shop for a midsummer mix and mingle. The event was executed by Harper’s Bazaar digital editor Kerry Pieri, who pulled together an assortment of selects from the brand’s SS18 collection for guests to shop alongside a collection of wanderlust images shot by acclaimed photographer Natalie Obradovich. Adding to the enchanting atmosphere, Millstone Flowers decorated the boutique with hundreds of florals inspired by the collection and invited guests to create their own bouquets of pesticide-free blooms sourced from sustainable farms. Fashionable attendees, including Arielle Charnas and Candice Miller, also had the opportunity to enjoy beauty services by Revolve Hair, beats by DJ Adam Lipson, light bites by Peter Ambrose Catering, wine by Boutique Vintner Vinny, and gifts by Skin Laundry. The event served as a reflection of Sam Edelman’s continued devotion to an irreverent and whimsical style—modern luxury that plays on timeless elegance.