The ultra wealthy residents of Hampton’s East End have had it with their exclusive vacation paradise. The partying is simply too “intense” — and rich residents are sick and tired of their newfound nemeses: Those who are even richer.
Vanity Fair published a fascinating exposé on the phenomenon, in which multiple Hamptons dwellers complained about their new — wealthier — East End neighbours.“There’s so much money now it’s nauseating,” a “longtime homeowner” told the magazine. “I’m a 1-percenter. But I bear no resemblance to these people.”
“Everyone with money is here,” she continued. “If I weren’t here already, I wouldn’t come now. The conspicuous consumption is just gross.”
Since then, more wealthy residents have shared their own Hamptons horrors. Hamponites have confessed to Page Six that they “can’t wait” to get back to a comparatively calmer Manhattan, as the social scene is “so intense” this year it’s difficult to keep up — or acquire dinner reservations at upscale establishments. Apparently things have gotten so out of hand, they now need “special numbers” and/or connections to do so.
“You can’t even call restaurants up on the phone. They don’t answer, if you want to get into Bilboquet, they don’t even pick up the phone. If you call Sant Ambroeus, you have to know people. They put you on hold. You need a special number to get in,” a source told the publication.
Hamptons socialite Jean Shafiroff agreed, saying she now sees Manhattan as a vacation from her vacation. “There’s such a frenzy in the Hamptons right now. Everyone wants to party. There’s a lot going on. Every time I go back to New York, I can’t wait to get back so I can relax,” she said. “It’s very nice, but I go back to sleep a little. It’s a lot like that now.”
Shafiroff also said that the “highlight from her summer” was meeting “Liev Schreiber at a party for major donors at Joey Wolffer’s home for Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.”
While Shafiroff has socialised with celebrities, another source told Page Six that many residents are instead opting to stay in and avoid the frenzy. These same residents are desperately planning their returns to a serene New York City.