After a brief hiatus from the Hamptons scene, Jill Zarin is back this summer with her famed Luxury Luncheon, which was an annual fixture out East before COVID-19.
The popular event will take place Saturday, July 16, at a private location in Southampton and will honor her late husband, Bobby Zarin, and his long battle with thyroid cancer. It will also benefit the Zarin Memorial Trust, founded in Bobby’s name to help fight the disease.
“This was one of Bobby’s favorite events and he is definitely looking down on us, happy we are continuing his legacy and so proud of [his step-daughter Ally Shapiro] too,” Jill told Page Six of the event, which she held for the first time in 2012. Ally, who runs a business with Jill, has been helping put together this year’s event.
Ticket packages run from $3,000 to $7,500 and include characteristically fabulous VIP features including red carpet photo opportunities with the “Real Housewives of New York City” star and other celeb guests, access to a private seated lounge and seriously high-end gift bags.
Other perks include personalized messages from Jill through her Instagram, access to the beauty bar, delicious tasting and beverage stations and roundtrip transportation.
Guests in previous years have included armies of “Real Housewives” stars past and present, plus Hamptons denizens like Beth Stern, Christie Brinkley, Carol Alt and Foodgod née Jonathan Cheban, and stars of the social scene such as Dottie Herman.
We’re intrigued to hear that Dina Lohan’s expected to be on the scene this year, along with the usual slew of Bravolebrities. Jill is working with events planners Sean Koski and Brian Kelly of Ticket2Events.