By The Editors | Photography by Neil J. Tandy

Better known as Hampton’s Tastemaker, Vanessa Gordon is a lifestyle/travel expert, author, and founder/publisher of an East End digital magazine. She’s been featured in national media from coast to coast. Vanessa loves Sag Harbor and its community, where she founded The Interactive Brunch, which celebrated its third year this summer. 

Carefully selected guests were selected for the invitation-only private experience. This year it was held to benefit the Children’s Museum of the East End. Along with her co-host LeeAnne Locken (Real Housewives of Dallas) and event planners Brian Kelly and Sean Koski of Ticket2Events Luxury Event Planning, it was a fun afternoon in Sag Harbor. Held at the Baron’s Cove Hotel, the brunch featured a delightful and delicious afternoon filled with favorites paired with Holistic Spirits, Origen Vodka, and glam services from BeachWaver, to keep attendees looking posh and perfect all day long! The Interactive Brunch also featured fun integrations by luxury brands SummerGo, Meyer, SANG, Divine Chocolate, and KoKolu.

New York Lifestyles met with Vanessa to learn more about her life in Sag Harbor and the importance of the 3rd Annual Interactive Brunch.

Amy Holmwood, Origen Spirits; Vanessa Gordon; LeeAnne Locken,
Real Housewives of Dallas; and Kara Alloway, Real Housewives of Toronto

The Interactive Brunch benefits The Children’s Museum of the East End this year. Briefly tell us about this museum. I am very much involved with The Children’s Museum of the East End and a regular supporter of their efforts. It’s a beautiful place to spark imaginations and foster learning skills for all children of all backgrounds while building connections within the East End in a playful environment. My two children love to go and play year-round! So, whether families reside here full-time or seasonally—it’s always welcoming.

What’s your favorite thing about being a year-round resident of the Hamptons? There is such a community out here that is like no other. And I’m also enormously proud to say that I’ve been out here—full-time or part-time—my entire 33 years. It’s the perfect place for children to take those nature walks and do those activities associated with nature. The beauty and the bounty can be experienced year-round, and you get to meet those local individuals.