Montauk's Surf Lodge Hosts its First Annual 'Surf Ball,' Lola Wolf and KANEHOLLER Perform
Montauk has become synonymous with their music scene, so it's about time The Surf Lodge formally celebrated it. The popular water-side hotel, co-owned by Jayma Cardoso, put on their first annual "Surf Ball" this weekend, consisting of a series of intertwined events that brought high-profile guests flocking out East.
This is nothing new for the restaurant, lodge and event-space: The Surf Lodge has been host to musical acts, both established and emerging, for the past several years, with this weekend's line-up consisting of Lola Wolf, Zoe Kravitz's band, and KANEHOLLER, a duo consisting of Chelsea Tyler (the daughter of Steven Tyler) and Jon Foster (the brother of musician Ben Foster).
In addition, on Saturday the space held a Google Play Music Cooking Class by The Surf Lodge's own Chef Chris Rendell for VIP participants, which included an oyster shucking tutorial, following early morning yoga classes. The back deck of The Surf Lodge was blocked off for a late afternoon brunch, hosted by the blog All My Friends Are Models and Milkmade, where guests included Harry Brant, photographer Ben Watts and not surprisingly, a significant number of models. The real piece de resistance of the evening, however, were the evening's performances, which included KANEHOLLER and Lola Wolf.
"We feel at home here [in Montauk]," said Jon Foster, who normally resides in Venice Beach with Chelsea Tyler. "Montauk is a vanilla milkshake. Venice is a margarita."
While the couple plans to tour in October and are currently recording new music, they had some much more exciting news to share.
"We got married two weeks ago," Foster shared, saying it was a small ceremony -- only about 20 people -- that took place in Big Sur, on a familial piece of property.
While both Foster and Tyler had been to Montauk before (he, when filming the 2004 film The Door In The Floor with Kim Bassinger and Jeff Bridges, and she with her sister), it was a new experience for designer Alexander Wang, who arrived just in time to support his best pal Kravitz.
"It's my first time here," Wang said. "We came directly to The Surf Lodge so I didn't get to see the town, but it seems great."
The famously private Balenciaga creative director stayed close to his posse and Kravitz, and after her performance, hung out in a hotel room at the establishment.
The Surf Lodge is famous for catering to hot young talent, such as Wang, and the newly married Foster and Tyler, but also pulls in locals such as Jimmy Buffett, who seems nonplussed by the new type of crowd that is becoming a new mainstay in the area.
"Having lived in tourist towns, you go with the flow," Buffett said. "I'm in the entertainment business so I like when people are having fun."
The musician also looks at it through another perspective: That of a businessman."I run a restaurant also so I like the customer satisfaction also," he said of The Surf Lodge and establishments like them in Montauk. "I like the way [The Surf Lodge] is run. [Cardosa] does a really good job."