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2nd Annual Holiday House Hamptons Announces Gala, Opening Day and Exclusive Charity Sale

The 2nd Annual Holiday House Hamptons, a Decorators Showhouse to Benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is Presented by HC&G

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Sag Harbor, NY - June 27th, 2014 - The 2nd Annual Holiday House Hamptons presented by HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens) announces official opening day on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Watchcase, 15 Church Street in Sag Harbor, New York. The showhouse will be open to the public daily through Monday, September 1, 2014.  Proceeds from the event will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. The showhouse will be featured in the August 1st issue of HC&G.
Holiday House Hamptons will feature original holiday-themed indoor and outdoor living spaces created by 18 top interior and landscape designers, each transforming a unique space within three Watchcase homes. Watchcase is a 130-year old historic, former watchcase factory currently undergoing a dramatic transformation by the developers Cape Advisors into the Hamptons' first resort-style luxury condominium project. Holiday House Hamptons willallowvisitors a first-look into Watchcase properties prior to the development's completion, including: a two-bedroom penthouse loft, a six-bedroom townhouse and a one-bedroom bungalow.
Iris Dankner and Christopher Hyland are the Co-Chairs of the event. The Honorary Design Chair is Steven Gambrel. Mary McDonald, Thom Filicia and Vicente Wolf are the event's Design Chairs. The Holiday House Hamptons Opening Night White Gala will take place on the evening of Saturday, June 28th, kicking off an array of exciting events to take place during the six weeks the showhouse is open to the public.
For ticket information, please click here.
Holiday House Hamptons' participating design and landscape firms are:
Bjørnen Design
ID Creations
Brady Design Jen Going Interiors
Campion Platt
Milly de Cabrol - Ani Antreasyan
dale cohen designstudio
Scott Formby
Elizabeth Dow Home
Studio MRS
Elsa Soyars Interior Design
Tamara Magel
Eugenia Au Kim, The Design Studio
Huniford Design Studio
Vicente Wolf
  West Chin Architects & Interior Designers

A sample of themes include: Campion Platt's penthouse master bedroom inspired by a "Spring Awakening", an East Coast terrace transformed into a European garden by designers Milly de Cabrol and Ani Antreasyan, West Chin's "Summer Love" townhouse living and dining rooms, a tented oasis created to feel like summer in the South of France designed by Vicente Wolf and more.

Holiday House Hamptons' participating sponsors include: 1stdibs, 200 Lex, Beacon Hill, California Closets, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, Chairish, Dedar, FENDI Casa, Flexform, Hyland Magazine, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, Porsche of Southampton, Serena & Lily, Spiked Seltzer, Systems Design Co., Thermador, Walters Wicker, and Wells Fargo. Construction of this year's showhouse was made possible by Racanelli Construction Company.
Chairish, the online consignment marketplace for pre-loved home furnishings, has been named as the exclusive shopping partner of the event. Accessories and furnishings displayed throughout the Holiday House Hamptons  will be available for purchase on site, June 29 - September 30, 2014, with a percentage of proceeds benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. For more information please visit
Iris Dankner, founder of Holiday House, is a 17-year breast cancer survivor who created the event to join her passion for interior design with her determination to eradicate this deadly disease. "We are thrilled to return to the Hamptons this summer with another must-see showhouse in a truly spectacular location. This showhouse is extra meaningful to me, for the first time ever I am both Co-Chair and a designer for Holiday House Hamptons.  It was exciting constructing my own vision and I am honored to have worked alongside  our amazing designers in creating this event.  I invite everyone to join us in celebrating life this summer in Sag Harbor!"
Kendell Cronstrom, Editor in Chief of HC&G, says, "As admirers of Holiday House NYC, we at HC&G are once again so pleased to give a sense of place to Iris's mission in our own backyard. This summer, Holiday House Hamptons will encompass all that is wonderful and stylish about life in Sag Harbor. We can't wait to see what our exciting list of established and up-and-coming designers dream up for their personal spaces, as we all join together to support this worthy cause!"
Craig Wood, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Cape Advisors, says, "Holiday House Hamptons is an incredibly meaningful endeavor that Watchcase is honored to be a part of. Bringing nationally-celebrated interior designers to the Town Houses, Lofts, and Bungalows at Watchcase, this is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated events of the year. It will be a spectacular way to see the property, all in the name of a heroic cause." For more information about Watchcase, please visit
About Holiday House: Holiday House was founded in 2008 by Iris Dankner to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer through the interior design industry. Having survived the disease through early detection, Iris has made it her mission to support breast cancer research and help women who are facing the same fight. Join us in celebrating life and the holidays at Holiday House Hamptons this summer and look for the seventh annual Holiday House NYC in Manhattan this November. Proceeds for both events benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. For more information, please visit the website or call 212-472-3313. Like us on Facebook (Holiday House NYC). Follow us onTwitter (@HolidayHouseNY).
About HC&G: HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens) delivers the finest regional luxury design editorial to residents of one of America's most affluent communities. This award-winning publication informs and inspires readers with beautifully photographed features on architecture, interior and landscape design, plus insider views of real estate, entertaining and art. The magazines are oversized and well designed to emphasize superior journalism and photography, inspired by a local "sense of place. Visit: Like us/follow us: Facebook (HamptonsCandG); Twitter (HCandG); Instagram (HCandG) and Pinterest (cottagesgardens).
About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to funding scientific research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime.  In October 2012, BCRF awarded $40 million to 197 scientists across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and China. With 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the most fiscally responsible charities in the country. For the tenth time since 2002, it has earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator.  Additionally, BCRF is the only breast cancer organization rated an "A+" by CharityWatch.  For more information about BCRF, visit
About Cape Advisors: Cape Advisors, Inc. was formed in 1995 by Curtis Bashaw and Craig Wood as a real estate development and investment firm. Cape Advisors' projects have been pioneering, setting them apart from the competition with a keen focus on exciting design and execution of focused attention to detail and high quality standards. Since its inception, the company has completed over $1.5 billion in development projects, principally in New York and New Jersey