Pamela Fioris career in magazines spans more than 40 years. She got her start at Holiday magazine, then spent 14 years as editor of Travel & Leisure. After several years as editorial director of the American Express Publishing Corporation, Fiori moved to Town & Country, owned by Hearst Magazines. From 1993 to 2010 she was editor-in-chief, transforming the magazine, which began in 1846, to reflect the changing face of wealth in America. 

She has written five books, two of which are being published in the fall of 2012: A Table at Le Cirque (Rizzoli) and In the Spirit of Palm Beach (Assouline). Fiori serves on the board of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and is an advocate of women in philanthropy.


Favorite Summer Destination: East Hampton—tucked away in the woods and far from the crowd.

East Hampton Living: Pamela Fiori on Main Beach more than 20 years ago; her travel books displayed at the BookHampton bookstore; and the serene gazebo at her home.

Current Summer Reading: I’m rereading Nora Ephron’s essays and F. Scott Fiztgerald’s novel The Beautiful and Damned.

What to Wear to a Summer PartyA silk ikat “kutch”coat by Irving & Fine over white jeans; a Moroccan necklace of amber and silver beads; and jeweled sandals from Tuccia Di Capri.


Silk Ikat “Kutch”Coat in Indigo (Irving & Fine); White Jeans (Adriano Goldschmied); Moroccan Berber Necklace; and Deanna Jeweled Sandal (Tuccia Di Capri)

Favorite Summer Fragrance:  Infusion D’Iris by Prada.

Necessary Summer Indulgence: Vanilla ice cream topped with fresh raspberries and blueberries with a splash of Grand Marnier.

Preferred Seasonal Spa Fix: A deep-cleansing facial.

Favorite House Gift for a Summer-Weekend Invitation: A monogrammed pillow or a white waffle-cotton robe from The Monogram Shop in East Hampton.

Favorite Summer Entertaining Tips:

  1. Invite no more than 6 to 8 guests.
  2. Serve a simple grilled, barely seasoned fish with a freshly made dill sauce, a quinoa salad, and corn on the cob.
  3. For dessert, fresh berries with a homemade lightly whipped crème fraîche and homemade cookies.
  4. Cocktails: Negronis. Wine: Newton’s “Unfiltered” Chardonnay. Yum!

Preferred Summer Accessories: Ethnic jewelry or beaded necklaces from Roberta Freymann.


Current Film on Your List to see This Summer: There’s not one new movie that I’d go out of my way to see in a theater. Instead, I am catching up on previously recorded  shows:  Inspector Lewis on PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery, A&E’s MI-5, and a truly hilarious series on BBC-America called Twenty Twelve, which is a mockumentary on preparations for the London Olympics. 


Twenty Twelve Trailer – BBC America

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