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Against All Odds: ARF Online Auction Hailed A Success

Here at Everyday Elegance Collection, we understand the importance of pets, especially during the pandemic. As devoted pup-parents themselves, Alex and Lisa have always supported animal non-profits, and have served on the board of the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons for more than a decade.

In 2011 the ARF Decorator and Designer Showcase made its debut at the organization’s Sagaponack Thrift and Treasure store, going on to become a defining event of the Hamptons Summer season. Every Memorial Weekend the store would be filled with stunning antiques and designer pieces from across the world of art and interior design, and with the support of the generous local community, raised crucial funds for ARF.

But in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic struck, spelling disaster for non-profits across the world. For the first time in nine years, ARF was forced to cancel the event to keep its friends and supporters safe. It was a major blow, but we remained hopeful that we could return in 2021.

Fast forward 12 months, and despite our optimism, it became clear that an in-person event still posed too high a risk. Faced with the prospect of canceling the show for the second year in a row, Alex made the decision to harness the power