This weekend, Hamptons residents and who’s who visiting from New York City boarded the ferry across the Peconic River to toast Marni's Marine pop-up shop at Shelter Island’s iconic Sunset Beach hotel and Cultured’s inaugural Hamptons edition. Now open to the public, the vibrant space immerses guests into the Italian fashion house’s creative energy, taking over the hotel’s indoor and outdoor spaces with furnishings upholstered with Marni’s signature colors and designs, as well as its beloved archived fabrics.
Cohosted by Cultured magazine and Marni's CEO of North America Laura Dubin-Wander, the afternoon soiree blended shopping with happy hour dalliances for a laid-back sunset treat. Attendees including Benjamin Banford, Charlotte Munder, Emma Magidson, Hamzat Raheem, Henrique Cirilo, Kelly Klein, Kirsten Tanjucto, Kyle DeWoody, Roberto Rosselini, Wes Aderhold and William Holer had intimate access to the new space, where they browsed beachwear, limited-edition design objects—such as vases, sculptures and an assortment of accessories—and exclusive Marni Market furniture all created by creative director Francesco Risso. Old friends and new bonded as they fawned over the rare objects and explored the beachside property.
Known for its exclusive offshore allure, Sunset Beach hotel—and its gleaming glass doors and private sundecks leading straight to the ocean—is a mainstay for the most tasteful of visitors. After enjoying Marni’s pop-up, which will stay open throughout summer until September 15, guests retreated to the scenic outdoors, where they flipped through Cultured’s new Hamptons issue and listened to the sound of the ocean’s rhythmic waves.