Young and the Guest List: September


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.

Sylvana Ward Durrett, Luisana Mendoza (Photos: BFA)
Casey Fremont Crowe
Whitney Wolfe Herd, Malcolm Carfrae
Whitney Wolfe Herd, Erin Foster, Sara Foster, Rachel Zoe
Brian Atwood

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.

 Christie Brinkley and Olivia Culpo attend the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit show at PARAISO (Photos by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
Tamara Eccleston, Vita Sidorkina, Chase Carter and Anne de Paula attend the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit show at PARAISO 

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.

Music fans attend the Bud Light Getaway at Riverfront Park (Photos by Jeff Gentner/Getty Images for Bud Light)
Harry Hudson performs for fans at Bud Lights Getaway at Riverfront Park.
Sam Hunt (L) sits for an interview with Katie Krause of Entertainment Tonight 

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. 

Leslie Johnson, Lizzi Pickford, and Permele Doyle attend Harper’s BAZAAR X Sam Edelman Mid-Summer Hamptons Event (Photos by Jared Siskin/PMC)
Arielle Charnas attends Harper’s BAZAAR X Sam Edelman Mid-Summer Hamptons Event
Lindsey Katalan attends Harper’s BAZAAR X Sam Edelman Mid-Summer Hamptons Event