At Longhouse Reserve in East Hampton, in an endeavor to show off the beauty of the place and keep instep with the rhythm of the times, it was decided to keep the decor of the annual Summer Benefit to the barest minimum. We requested that everyone wrap themselves in ikats, batiks and silks and hoisted Chinatown-priced colored paper parasols on various heights of poles cut from the grand stands of bamboo that populate Longhouse. It was absolutely divine -- Bill Cunningham ran more than 20 pictures in the NY Times and everyone raved like never before. Next years' Longhouse Benefit is July 17th. mark your 2010 calendar now.