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The 5,800-square-foot, five-bedroom, 5½-bath home has been featured a handful of times on the Bravo reality TV show.

125 Further Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937

The sprawling 5,800-square-foot East Hamptons mansion sits on 1.5 acres. The home has a pond and a gunite pool. A block from the beach, the house looks toward the Atlantic Ocean. Inside, there are three fireplaces, dark hardwood floors, an artist’s-studio-type elevated den, and vaulted wood-beamed kitchen with stainless steel accents. Slanted roofs give the large home a cozy feel.

The five-bedroom shingled-roof beach colonial has a sun-filled formal living room with fireplace and French doors, a luxurious master suite with fireplace and private terrace leading to a bonus office or guest space, and a sleek stainless steel kitchen, which opens up to a spacious family room with fireplace and dining area.

The property is located on Further Lane in East Hampton, which is considered one of the most exclusive streets in the area and is home to several celebrities.

The brunette beauty was a model with a degree in English Literature and Writing from Columbia University before becoming French fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon third wife. The couple divorced in July 2007.

Bensimon recently told Newsday, “I can’t afford the lifestyle I did when I was married.”

Both brokers for the buyer and seller are from Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Enzo Morabito, who leads the top broker team in the Hamptons year after year, represented Bensimon on the transaction. He’s worked with her for more than two years.

Kelly is the kind of person who makes you feel like you’re the most important person in the world,” says Morabito. “She wasn’t sure she really wanted to sell the house, so we put it on (sale) for an absurd amount of money. We rented it for great prices two summers in a row. She just felt now was the right time to sell. She bought the house in the ‘80s. It’s time to move on.”

“The tax issue is really affecting the market out here right now,” a long-time Hamptons real estate broker. “If you have an asset to sell, now is the time to sell it. If you wait till next year, you may pay a lot more in taxes. You’re going to see a lot of closings from now until December.”

“I love the Hamptons. I’ve been there since I was a young girl. But the house is really big,” says Bensimon. “I have two teenage girls who want to be in the city and have sleepovers.”

“I want to lower the maintenance of my life.”

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Jessica E. Tavares, Nichole Devolites, Jana Sedlakova, Erin Lyons and Cindy Kemper

Jessica E. Tavares, Nichole Devolites, Jana Sedlakova, Erin Lyons and Cindy Kemper

Join the ladies of SWS to raise funds the Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex at Children’s National Medical Center.

Held on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 7pm to 10pm at downtown DC’s hotspot Cities Restaurant & Lounge to benefit the Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex at Children’s National Medical Center.

November Cocktail Hour to Benefit the Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex

Local DC celebs, scenesters, publicists, bloggers, politicos and philanthropists will be in attendance.

Tweet #sipwithsocialites #cocktailhour

The event chair this month is Erin Lyons. Guest of a Guest DC will feature and cover the evening, their DC editor, Sophie Pyle will be reporting.

Sophie Pyle of Guest of a Guest DC

Sophie Pyle of Guest of a Guest DC

These monthly events will raise funds for the ladies of SWS pet charities and causes while we raise a glass to their efforts.

$20 Minimum Donation
$20 Raffle Tickets
RSVP

Event Chair:

Erin Lyons

Camelia C. Mazard and Victoria Michael with friend Queenie Plater

Camelia C. Mazard and Victoria Michael with friend Queenie Plater

Host Committee:

Ashley Boalch
Jamie Bowersox
Michele Hudson
Cindy Kemper
Camelia C. Mazard
Victoria Michael
Jana Sedlakova
Jessica E. Tavares
Tahera Zamanzada

Ashley Boalch

Ashley Boalch

Raffle Items:

- Chanel Cosmetics gift set
- 1 Magnum bottle of Chandon Sparkling wine
- $50 gift certificate to any of the restaurants in the Black Restaurant Group (Black Salt, Addie’s, Black Jack, Pearl Dive, Empire Oyster House)
- 1 Blowout from Drybar (Bethesda or Georgetown locations)
- Makeup application from Makeup Artist Ashley Yau at Trish McEvoy in Nordstrom, Mongomery Mall
- $25 gift card to Annalee’s Formals in Ashburn

Tahera Zamanzada

Tahera Zamanzada

Silent Auction Items:

- Four (4) Washington Wizards Tickets for the 2012-13 Season courtesy of Monumental Sports & Entertainment‘s Paul Pitcher (Value $200)
- DollHouse Faux Leather Jacket (as seen in Dujour Magazine) created for MACYS Winter 2012 Size Medium (Value $120)
- 5 Hours of Online Marketing Consulting by SEO Expert Dimitris Volakis (Valued at $1000)
- Special Event Makeup Application by Famed Makeup Artist Rachel Grante of Arthur Christine (Valued at $95)
- Haircut by the Creative Director of Arthur Christine Dusan Grante (Valued at $110)
- 1 Dozen Georgetown Cupcakes of your choice
- 3 Spray Tanning Sessions at Skinnytan LLC. with travel (Value $200)

Jamie Bowersox and Jana Sedlakova

Jamie Bowersox and Jana Sedlakova

Sponsors:

Guest of a Guest DC
http://guestofaguest.com/washington-dc/

Monumental Sports & Entertainment
http://www.monumentalsports.com/

SEO Expert Dimitris Volakis
http://www.dvolakis.com/

Black Restaurant Group
http://www.blackrestaurantgroup.com/

About the Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex at Children’s National Medical Center
In March 2007, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation committed $1.25 million in cash and $750,000 in assets as the lead gift in the creation of a Pediatric Diabetes Care Complex at Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC). The facility will help CNMC continue to provide the best pediatric diabetes care in the DC area with new state-of-the-art outpatient treatment rooms and an education center that will serve to teach families about diabetes management and provide resources for further information.

Children’s National Medical Center’s Childhood and Adolescent Diabetes Program is the preeminent pediatric diabetes program in the Washington Metropolitan area. Children’s cares for more than 1,500 children and adolescents with Type 1, Type 2 and other forms of diabetes. There are over 4500 visits from patients coming from the District, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania to seek treatment at Children’s. No child is ever turned away. All patients initially diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes are medically treated and taught management skills on site at Children’s National Medical Center. Children’s comprehensive team includes physicians, certified diabetes educators, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and psychology and social work services.

Our November Event Chair Erin Lyons

Our November Event Chair Erin Lyons

About Erin Lyons
A native Washingtonian, Erin left her hometown at 18 years old to seek out adventures across the globe. After earning a B.A. from the University of Chicago and an M.A. from the Monterey Institute, as well as living in Paris, Rome, Chicago, California, and New York, Erin returned to her native city in 2009 to set up her own translation business. A trilingual fashionista and entrepreneur, Erin also produces multilingual Web and social media content for fashion, accessories, and cosmetic lines.

When not totally consumed by her hectic day job, Erin lives her life to the fullest as an oenophile, audiophile, art-lover, and marathoner. A business-savvy dreamer with a heart, Erin also volunteers for the Georgetown BID and The Studio Theatre, as well as with other DC charity organizations.

Cities Restaurant & Lounge

Cities Restaurant & Lounge
919 19th Street
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 331-3232

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Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to Honor THE INTOUCHABLES at ‘A Magical Evening’ Gala

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
6:30 PM
New York NY

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the nation’s leading nonprofit providing care to those living with paralysis and advancing research into treatments and cures for spinal cord injury, will honor international box office record breaking film THE INTOUCHABLES at its annual star-studded A Magical Evening fundraising gala on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The Weinstein Company Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein will accept the Dana Reeve HOPE Award at the gala reception on behalf of TWC and the film’s directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation's "A Magical Evening" Gala 2012

6:30 PM Gala Reception
7:30 PM Dinner
Black Tie Optional

TICKETS
Patron Ticket $1500
Underwriter Ticket $3000
Sponsor Pair of Tickets $5000
Patron Table $15,000
Sponsor Table $25,000
Benefactor Table $50,000
Pacesetter Table $100,000

About Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

Cipriani Wall Street

Cipriani Wall Street
55 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005

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Your host for the evening Dr. JC Hayward ~ Vice President WUSA-TV9

Your host for the evening Dr. JC Hayward ~ Vice President WUSA-TV9

Remember victims of cancer at the Lolly’s Locks “Food, Fashion and Inspiration” event at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Washington DC

An Evening of Food, Fashion & Inspiration introducing Lolly’s Locks will take place November 27th. Lolly’s Locks is an organization that provides wigs for cancer patients in need. The evening will be hosted by Dr. JC Hayward of WUSA-TV9 and featuring top chefs: Victor Albisu of Taco Bamba, Nathan Anda of Red Apron Butchery, Scott Drewno of The Source and Haidar Karoum of Proof & Estadio. The honored guest of the evening is Lainie Schultz Jones.

An Evening of Food, Fashion & Inspiration, Introducing Lolly's Locks

DRINKS BY:

Adam Bernbach ~ Proof & Estadio

FEATURING:

A very special fashion show with wigs by Shevy Wigs and clothes by Tsyndyma

HONORED GUEST:

Lainie Mara Jones

Event Chair Michelle Gloden Schoenfeld

Event Chair Michelle Gloden Schoenfeld

John Paul Hamilton

John Paul Hamilton

EVENT HOST COMMITTEE:

Michelle Gloden Schoenfeld ~ Event Chair
Bela Patel Aggarwal
John Paul Hamilton
Cristina Marie Hosmer
Amanda Polk
Crystal Torchio

Cristina Marie Hosmer

Cristina Marie Hosmer

TICKETS
Space is limited and reservations are required by Monday, November 19th. Suggested minimum donation is $75 per person.

Complimentary valet parking will be provided for the event courtesy of Unipark.

Amanda Polk

Amanda Polk

About Lolly’s Locks
Lolly’s Locks connects high-quality, human hair wigs with cancer patients who are suffering hair loss as an effect of chemotherapy, and who are unable to afford them.  Lolly’s Locks is a way to honor the memory of wife and mother-extraordinaire, Lolly Toll, who lost her 15-month battle of cancer in March, 2012. While she was sick, Lolly endured more than 20 chemotherapy treatments and eventually lost her hair.  Despite this, Lolly never let her cancer or the effects of chemo keep her from living and enjoying her life.  She went out and bought two high-end, human-hair wigs that made her look and feel as close to herself as possible, and she went right on making beautiful memories with all of the people that she loved.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington DC 20005

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Designer Thakoon and Deborah Slack

Designer Thakoon and Deborah Slack

Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour and Bal Harbour Shops Host Designer Thakoon

Saks Fifth Avenue and Bal Harbour Shops hosted a cocktail reception to launch the Thakoon Collection at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour. More than 50 of Miami’s top fashionistas came out to meet Thakoon and view his Resort/Spring 2013 on Friday, November 9.  Guests mingled with the designer, shopped the latest collection, enjoyed music and cocktails provided by Chambord Vodka and Bar Lab.

Yazmin Esteve and Stefani De La O

Yazmin Esteve and Stefani De La O

Lori Spodak and Katie Nullman

Lori Spodak and Katie Nullman

Sean Lightbourne, Mary Michel and Carol Phillip

Sean Lightbourne, Mary Michel and Carol Phillip

Joe Boitano, Thakoon and Deborah Slack

Joe Boitano, Thakoon and Deborah Slack


 
The evening concluded with an intimate dinner for 30 people at the St. Regis, hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour, Bal Harbour Shops and Perrier Jouet.

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