Weekend Bee: Buckyballs, Burglers and Leaky Garbage Bags

Photo credit: Janine DeBaise

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#TGIF! And happy 90th Birthday to Jack Lenor Larsen, founder of Longhouse Reserve sculpture garden in East Hampton, whose buckyball (pictured above) thrills our inner nerd every time we see it. Larsen’s birthday celebration Saturday night is supposed to be cosmic; tickets here.

LongHouse Reserve, incidentally, is a nice example of what happens when you’re successful in business. Larsen is a textile designer who launched his eponymous firm in 1952. Note to self, entrepreneurs: Remember to give back when your business takes off.

And here’s what business tycoons should NOT do….

If you attain success and good fortune as an entrepreneur, probably best not to (allegedly) punch a teenager in the nose. We’re talking about you, Michael Loeb, co-founder of the Synapse Group, whose swanky Southampton mansion is featured on Showtime’s “Billions.” Apparently, Loeb was hosting a fundraiser last weekend, which the teen was attending. The teen’s pal (allegedly) got wasted and urinated in the garage, as one does at Hamptons summer parties. Loeb wasn’t keen on this and reportedly (according to the New York Post) came out swinging. We’re wondering how fast a lawsuit will be filed.

Quick takes…

• If you’re going to burgle some stores, seems odd to start a fire — but apparently that’s what some thieves did at the Tenet boutique in East Hampton in the early hours of Monday morning, according to the East Hampton Star. The perps made off with some cash, shortly before the store’s smoke alarm triggered police…

Sam’s Beverage Place, a new convenience store, officially opened last week on Race Lane in East Hampton…

Camp Erutan, which allows inner city foster children to enjoy outdoors, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The Springs camp, which overlooks Gardiner’s Bay, was founded by Lisa Tanzman, a California merchandising entrepreneur….

• Did someone say tuna poke? Seamore’s (an outpost of the city eatery) is now open in the Breakers Motel in Montauk, although it’s unclear if a pending lawsuit will affect operations, according to the East Hampton Press.

• Speaking of lawsuits, people are fired up about the return of Uber and Lyft….

On tap for the weekend…

• Par-tay. The HooDoo Loungers will bring their (free!) New Orleans-inspired music to the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, on Friday, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m…

Richard Haass will read from his book, “A World in Disarray,” which seems like an appropriate title, at BookHampton in East Hampton on Saturday at 5 p.m. Be prepared to need a drink afterward…

• If you’re on the prowl for antique papier-mâché dolls and the like, the East Hampton Antique Show runs throughout the weekend. Details here

• The East End Photographers Group will open “Chromogenic,” an exhibit featuring traditional, digital and alternative photographic processes, at the Water Mill Museum on Saturday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. As always, we hope there’s wine and cheese…

• The Hampton Designer Showhouse opens this weekend with a gala on Saturday night. Apparently, and this is big, there’s a lot of color this year. (Here’s a photo.) None of that gray nonsense. The two locations, in a development in Southampton, will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting Sunday through Sept. 4…

Social Media Quote of the Day

“Leaky garbage bag leads to a Rorschach test. I’m seeing a profile with a pretty epic hair-do.” — S& S Corner Shop in Springs, posting this photo to Instagram. For whatever reason, we see Melania Trump.

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