Whether it has a traditional shingle style or a bold modern design, most Hamptons homes are made for gathering and feeding family and friends. In "Hamptons Entertaining: Creating Occasions to Remember" (Abrams Books, $45), author Annie Falk provides a peek at the summer soirees thrown at some of the East End's most picturesque properties.
The new book shows off the tablescapes of several notable Hamptons residents, including jewelry designer Kara Ross, who shares a home by the bay in Southampton with her husband, developer Stephen Ross; the Tuscan estate in Southampton of Lauren and Bob Roberts. He purchased the property in the 1980s with his late wife, Lucille Roberts, owner of the eponymous gym chain; and the Southampton home of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his wife, Judith. The book is filled with recipes and entertaining tips.
Falk will be at BookHampton, 16 Hampton Rd., Southampton, at 5 p.m. Friday, July 10, to sign copies of her book and answer questions about event planning. For more information, call 631-283-0270 or visit bookhampton.com