Sag Harbor Area News, December 19

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’Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring—except me, hard at work on my laptop keyboard with mouse.The good news is that I’ve finally finished my book, “Hamptons Party Girl.” The bad news, er, I mean the exciting new chapter, is that now I am taxed with hustling around in search of finding the best agent to represent my baby. This is even more daunting than actually writing the book.

Wish me luck. Or better yet, drop me a line telling me that you have the power to get it published and that it will be a major blockbuster along the lines of the “Harry Potter” series. Oh, a girl can dream, after all—it is the holiday season.

Speaking of extraordinary success, let’s all wish a mighty, big, heartfelt congratulations to architects Harry Bates and Paul Masi, who were inducted into the Interior Design Magazine Hall of Fame earlier this month. I just adore Harry, who is not only a true talent and visionary, he’s also an absolute gentleman. And Paul is also totally terrific, in his work and as a caring person. Cheers to you both!

Loreen Enright, the Founding Director of Sandcastle Music Productions and Cantabile Youth Chorus of The Hamptons, asked me to spread the word about the Cantabile Christmas Benefit Concert, which will be held on Friday, December 20, at 6 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor. Admission is by donation, which will benefit Episcopal Relief and Development for Typhoon relief in The Philippines through Christ Church. To learn more, email Loreen at sandcastlemusic@optonline.net or call her at 275-1851.

Attention all foodies and sake connoisseurs. Sen is hosting a very special dinner on Sunday, December 22, starting at 6:30 p.m., with Wing Yee of World Sake Imports. The sake sommelier will share sips (and his thoughts) on five different types of sake.

Tastings of Masumi Okuden Kantsukuri “Mirror of Truth” Junmai, Dawazakura Izumi Judan “Tenth Degree,” Dewazakura Daigingo “Mountain Cherry,” Kamoizumi Nigori “Summer Snow” Nigori Ginjo and Dewazakura Dewasansan Namagenshu will be offered. Also on hand for the sake pairing event will be executive sushi chef Keita Nakashima and general manager Jesse Matsuoka. Yummy!

Admission is $75 per person. Reservations are strongly suggested. Call 725-1774 to save a seat.

And for those who are Red Hot Chili Peppers fans, I’ve got huge news. Nancy Atlas will share the stage at Bay Street Theatre on Friday, January 3, at 8 p.m. with drummer Chad Smith.

I’ve got to give a shout-out here to Press sportswriter Drew Budd, who just informed me that Mr. Smith is also in the all-star band Chicken Foot, along with Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani and Michael Anthony. Gotta love working in a newsroom, where you learn stuff every day.

Here in Sag Harbor, Ms. Atlas will wow the crowds with a special guest musician every Friday in January and February. I can’t wait to see who’s up next.

Tickets are $15 each. For additional information and for reservations, call 725-9500, email boxoffice@baystreet.org or visit www.baystreet.org.

Don’t forget that there will be one more issue of The Press this year. It will hit newsstands on Thursday, December 26, and it may or may not contain my ramblings about the holiday season. In the meantime, cheers!

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