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MAY | JUNE 2018

CONTENTS VOL. 42 NO. 3

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Sailor Brinkley Cook is a model with a message

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A rising tide lifts all boats. Can it also sink them?

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SAG SAVIOR

April Gornik is a Sag Harbor treasure

by Phoebe Hoban Paintings by April Gornik Portrait by Eric Fischl

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TREASURES OF THE SEA

A deep dive into jewels

produced by Wendy Sy photographed by Jessica Nash

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DRINKS WITH DEBBIE

Marcia and Richard Mishaan on design, technology and spaces

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Lily Pulitzer introduces swimwear

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OBJECTS OF DESIRE Must-haves for a summer of bliss

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BEAUTY AND THE BEACH

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Parties from Save Venice to The Paris Review

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This month's selection of arts and culture

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L ET TER FROM T HE EDI T OR DEAR READERS, It was a cruel spring, and as I write this, in late April, it’s still cold and raining,

“SAG HARBOR IS DETERMINED TO REMAIN MORE MAIN STREET THAN WALL STREET.”

yet AVENUE’s staff has been contemplating summer for more than a month. When we looked back over recent issues and realized we’d had three straight covers featuring men, it seemed obvious we needed a woman’s face to welcome the new season. Executive Editor Kelly Laffey suggested second-generation model Sailor Brinkley Cook, the younger daughter of Christie Brinkley and Hamptons architect Peter Cook. It didn’t hurt that she’d just appeared in the latest Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. But best of all was what emerged when novelist and prolific ghost-writer Karen Moline (who penned last year’s June cover story on Ann and Mick Jones) interviewed the up-and-comer: Sailor is as smart, well-spoken and woke as she is fiercely lovely to look at, as you’ll discover. Sailor is the anchor of a package of stories on Sag Harbor, where she grew up. It dominated East End gossip last year thanks to the opening on Long Wharf of a beachy but red-roped branch of the red-hot East Side bistro Le Bilboquet. For many, its arrival seemed a portent, a sign that the historic whaling village was shedding its quaintness and becoming (I imagine a long minor chord being struck here) Hamptonized. But then, this winter, the citizens of Sag Harbor rose up en masse to raise funds to rebuild the stucco-fronted Sag Harbor Cinema and its iconic Art Deco neon sign after a devastating fire. With the 100-plus-year-old art film house about to be restored and reinvented as a multiuse cinematheque, we asked Phoebe Hoban, author of biographies of the artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Alice Neel, to profile painter April Gornik, who led the campaign to save it. And Kelly Laffey takes a long, hard look at Sag Harbor today and finds that despite skyrocketing real estate values and the claim by some that it’s become the Williamsburg of the Hamptons, the village, though open to adaptation, is determined to remain more Main Street than Wall Street. Though not quite as dramatic, there’s news at AVENUE, as well. In April, our office moved from Madison to Fifth Avenue, so please note our new address. Simultaneously, Ben Diamond, who joined our team as an associate editor last February, has been promoted to senior editor. Ben, a product of Dalton and Princeton, has distinguished himself with provocative and perspicacious posts for our web site on a wide range of subjects. His gimleteyed arts criticism, puckish party coverage, sharp headlines (including this month’s cover line, Hellooooo, Sailor!), Mindy R. Morals advice columns, and his December debut print feature on young women of the art world, have since demonstrated an admirable range and wonderful readability. You’ll be reading more of him—and of AVENUE, I hope—in months to come. Michael Gross

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LET TER FROM T HE P R E S I DEN T DEAR READERS, Welcome back to the beach! After the most persistent winter in recent memory, we’re thrilled to return to the Hamptons. This is the first of three issues to be published as AVENUE on the Beach, with distribution in both New York City and on the East End. We’re coming off a busy few months, as AVENUE rode out the winter PANY AN COM MCMULL

with our readers in both New York and South Florida. One of our favorite annual events is the Privet Hedge Awards Dinner, which honors the best and the brightest of the Hamptons real estate community. This

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FOR A GOOD TIME, TRIBECA THE NYAA’S TRIBECA BALL WAS A...BALL photographed by Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com THE NEW YORK ACADEMY of Art mixed high and low, as society swells and art world bigwigs mingled with starving artists. Between the smell of paint and the flowing wine, it was hard not to feel lightheaded.

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CARNIVAL FOR THE ANIMALS THE ASPCA HELPS SOCIETY’S FURRIEST

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BEASTS AND BIGWIGS mingled at the ASPCA’s annual Bergh Ball. Despite the serious cause, emcee Isaac Mizrahi kept things light: “All you have to do is open your wallet and we will be there to take your money,” he said.

Carolina Herrera and Isaac Mizrahi

Marjorie Gubelmann and Jessica Hart

SNL’s Cecily Strong was given the organization's Voice for Animals award.

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NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND THE NYSPCC FIGHTS CHILD ABUSE WITH STYLE photographed by Jared Siskin/PMC AT THE NEW YORK SOCIETY for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s annual luncheon at the Pierre, guests listened to an intimate conversation between gymnast McKayla Maroney and NYSPCC executive director Dr. Mary Pulido. It was a sobering conversation, but for the men and women in the room, the fight against child abuse is never over. 32 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH • MAY | JUNE 2018


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FRICK YOUNG FELLOWS, THEY FELT SMART SHARP-MINDED AND SHARPLY DRESSED YOUNGSTERS PARTY WITH OLD MASTERS photographed by Carl Timpone/BFA.com

YOUTHFUL ART LOVERS were in fine form at the Frick’s Young Fellows Ball. Styled after Paolo Veronese’s rococo canvas Choice Between Virtue and Vice, the gala was one part saintly, two parts sinful.

600 guests attended, clothed in virtuous blush tones or vicious black.

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GIMME THE LOOT

THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN HAD US REACHING FOR THE SKY photographed by Aurora Rose/PMC THE OPENING BENEFIT for the Museum of Arts and Design’s LOOT exhibition and sale—curated this year by Bryna Pomp—was a sparkly, spangly extravaganza. As the only American museum with galleries dedicated to temporary and permanent exhibitions of jewelry, events like this provide invaluable support. AVENUE was the media sponsor.

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WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE THE PARIS REVIEW SYBARITIC, SLIGHTLY SOUSED SCRIBES SALUTE THE SERIOUS SERIAL photographed by Matteo Mobilio IS PRINT DEAD? We certainly hope not. But if it is, then one thing’s for sure: The Paris Review throws one hell of a wake. Literary luminaries and tweedy aspirants celebrated a diverse slate of honorees that included short story writer Joy Williams and raconteur David Sedaris.

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Blaine Trump and Hilary Geary Ross

PUT A LID ON IT HATS OFF TO THE HAT LUNCH!

photographed by Annie Watt Agency/Sipa USA and Aria Isadora/BFA.com THE CENTRAL PARK CONSERVANCY’S annual hat lunch on May 2nd (officially the Frederick Law Olmsted Luncheon) is a milliner's bonanza. Nearly every one of the thousand-plus guests—mostly women, though some men were in attendance—wore elaborate, fanciful toppers perfect for a spring day—and believe us, they didn't come cheap.

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A COUPLE OF STYLE ICONS MARCIA AND RICHARD MISHAAN ON DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY AND THEIR FAVORITE SPACES by Debbie Bancroft

What was your first clue that you had style/ design sense? Richard: I was always an oddball, or maybe [I should say] stylish. When I was 11 years old, we moved to Florida and I demanded that I select colors and fabrics for my bedroom. The room was already somewhat paneled, and the color scheme was hunter green and navy blue. It was the beginning of a life in home design. Marcia: I was always an athlete, so I was way ahead of my time with the athleisure look. However, on weekend nights my friend Brooke Wall and I would go dancing at the clubs, and I realized I had my own style. What is your earliest memory of a favorite possession? Richard: My first favorite object was a photograph by a Colombian artist/ photographer named Hernán Díaz. He captured the beauty of the historic city of

Q Cartagena, which was where we vacationed at the time. That translated to my obsession with collecting art. Marcia: A summer blouse with cherry prints on it that my mom made. I wore it with a kilt to school. What is the most offensive aesthetic affront? Who are the biggest offenders? Richard: The gigantic skyscrapers casting a shadow on Central Park. There is a glitch in zoning laws that allow developers to build without height restrictions. That must be changed immediately. Marcia: Exposed midriffs on men and

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women in the workplace, and while working out. Who are your style icons and why? Richard: I have many. I am a “more is more” kind of guy. Right now, I am obsessed with all of Hubert de Givenchy’s homes. He had the most exquisite taste, both in his city and country places. The classical architectural grounding set the stage for his collectible furniture and magnificent decorative arts. Marcia: I appreciate indigenous cultures for their stylistic freedom of expression, which I find inspiring. I also admire Iris Apfel, who has her own bold freedom of self-expression. She has collected the most exquisite pieces from other cultures. She is an explorer and has an eye for these tribal

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For this issue, I was thrilled when power couple Marcia and Richard Mishaan agreed to join me for drinks. How often do you find two partners who are equal parts chic, creative and elegant? Marcia, an artist, modeled for 10 years, before becoming an inveterate traveler, collector and tastemaker, as well as a mother and wife. Richard, a trained architect, has designed homes, hotels and furniture. Way back when, he was also a clothing designer. And yes—Marcia modeled for him. While Richard is a fan of Givenchy, virtual design and interiors, Marcia is inspired by indigenous cultures and the great outdoors. Here they are, in all their stylish, complementary differences:


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forms of adornment that I love and find so interesting. Her collection of accessories makes me want to learn more about the places and peoples from which they came. I am also a fan of Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren. They were classical, chic and sexy in their own unique way that really expressed their essence. They were strong woman who embodied and owned their space and style.

Richard: “Whoever first created the beach house is my idol.” How has the technological revolution impacted style and design? Good news: Richard: Some digital or technological advancement are amazing. Now, when you design a space, you can also present it in virtual reality to allow clients to walk around their home before you even break ground. Marcia: I think it globalized different cultures, styles and values at a rapid pace. It made style and design accessible to everyone around the world. People could see outside their culture in a way it made the world smaller.

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Bad news: Richard: The bad part of digitalization is that information gets out there without being vetted, and that misinforms people. For example, clients look at the brochures for certain properties and take them at face value. The problem is that in a rendering, you can’t tell if it is scaled correctly, and often the furniture in the room would not fit if it was correctly drawn. Be careful, as things posted online can be misleading. Marcia: My concerns are that Western brands and advertisements might dilute more indigenous and ancient cultures by emphasizing that a brand name is more appealing then something made by hand. What is your favorite space? Richard: Whoever first created the beach house is my idol. I love ours in Sagaponack. I love being out East and all that nature out there. But deep down I’m all about the great indoors. As soon as I get there I feel my chakras align. I am all zen and mindful. It’s perfection. Marcia: Central Park. It’s a collaboration between nature and man-made design. The park is different for everyone, yet it connects all who visit in a profound way. It’s also a gift for all to enjoy. Debbie Bancroft previously wrote AVENUE’s Chronicles column. Her party coverage can still be found on avenuemagazine.com.

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Iridescent Round Forked Metal Sunglasses, $550, by GUCCI, bergdorfgoodman.com

Sheer Highlighting Duo, $80, and Bronzer Brush 05, $115, by TOM FORD BEAUTY, tomford.com.

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Fiore Watch, $1,095, by SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, ferragamotimepieces.com. Heath Dress, $595, and Fawn Sandal, $395, by VERONICA BEARD, veronicabeard.com.

ONE AND DONE Inspired by the sunrise and sunset, this compact doubles as a face highlighter and an eye shadow. Apply dry for a soft hint of color or wet to amp up the glow factor.

Tropical Cherimoya Cologne, $70/30ml, by JO MALONE LONDON, jomalone.com.

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Sahara Earrings with 20k peach gold, faceted emeralds and white diamonds, $3,200 by REINSTEIN | ROSS, GOLDSMITH’S, available for custome order at 30 Gansevoort Street, 212.226.4513, reinsteinross.com.

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Restore Smooth Blowout Concentrate, $29, by LIVING PROOF, livingproof.com.

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Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée, $47, by ESTÉE LAUDER, esteelauder.com. SPF 35 Continuous Mist, $12/1oz, by HAMPTON SUN, hamptonsuncare.com.

Baume de Rose Lip Care, $60, by BY TERRY, spacenk.com.

Cheek Gelée in Happy, $44, by CHANTECAILLE, bergdorfgoodman.com.

Hibiscus Palm Body Cream, $60, by AERIN, aerin.com.

Multi-Use Stick in Cheek to Cheek, $34, by ILIA, iliabeauty.com.

Hydrate Concealer in Light Golden, $32, by AMAZING COSMETICS, amazingcosmetics.com.

Blush in Loves Me, $30, by ERDEM FOR NARS, 124 Prince Street, 649.459.2323, narscosmetics.com.

Bronze Goddess Eau de Parfum, $72, by ESTÉE LAUDER, esteelauder.com.

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Fool Proof Bronzing Mousse for Face and Body Dark, $23, by JAMES READ, net-a-porter.com.

Gel Lab Pro Nail Color in Baby Blue Eyes, $20, by DEBORAH LIPPMANN, deborahlippmann.com.

Ambre Soir Provence Soap, $20, by BASTIDE, bastide.com.

Rest and Revive Restorative Placenta and Stem Cell Night Serum, $320, by MZ SKIN, neimanmarcus.com.

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The Nightly Moduline Peptide Filling Sphere Serum, $95, by BEAUTY BIOSCIENCE, nordstrom.com. HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36, $55, by ALASTIN SKINCARE, Available at Skinfluence, 1047 Park Avenue, 212.754.6363.


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Synactif Gel Cream Perfume, $300, by CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ, cledepeaubeaute.com.

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Absolute Anti-Aging Lip Oil, $32, by UMA, umaoils.com.

Luna Sleeping Night Oil, $105, by SUNDAY RILEY, sephora.com.



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“PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH”

IN WHICH OUR COLUMNIST LAUDS TWO OLD FRIENDS DESPITE WHAT THEY’VE WRITTEN ABOUT HIM by Asher Edelman high is that chapter’s unreality that I have commissioned them to write my obituary with the same fictional license. In summary, DO NOT READ the chapter. Most of you know about MOSS, the design theater, though nominally a store, a university of taste, a fantasy land always in action, serving up tasty morsels for grown-ups. I need

“It was the design store that changed design.”

not tell you more ...inspired about MOSS, nor Getchell and about Murray and Moss (above left) to create Franklin, nor is this a the Moss logo book review. Rather, it’s a small collection of vignettes, and there are infinitely more to be discovered reading Please Do Not Touch. MOSS, the acknowledged premium curated design store of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, lighted upon a novel idea: a wedding registry—

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n his new book Please Do Not Touch (and Other Things You Could Not Do at Moss the Design Store that Changed Design), its namesake and coowner Murray Moss quotes the Czech architect and designer Bořek Šípek: “The only real justification for the designer to create another chair is if he treats it like a work of art and uses it to express or interrupt the culture of the moment.” A similar notion started Murray’s successful quest to merge “design” into “art” at MOSS, the design store. It was 1990. The rest is history. MOSS literally rubbed shoulders with Art and the Art Audience. Murray opened his “gallery” in SoHo between Metro Pictures and Pace. Their clients would see his “Art” in the windows of MOSS. It was the design store that changed design and how it was labeled. Ever since, great design has ceased to be a stepchild: it’s become great art. Murray and his partner, Franklin Getchell, have been my close friends for almost 40 years. All I have to say about this extraordinary book and these wonderful “boys” (yes, still boys) is highly colored by that reality. Sadly, there is, within, a chapter about me. I think it is best you skip that chapter. Those pages are grossly exaggerated fiction, not worthy of the authors. So

complete with a proper registrar to tend to the couples. Murray, who had no interest in decanters, was persuaded by the registrar to stock decanters for the lovebirds’ needs. And MOSS became a “decanter center.” Sadly, it seemed a habit of newlyweds to return most of the decanters and most everything else they registered for, too. So the boys invented a new registry model: automatic prereturns of all “registry account” orders and a credit to the bride and groom. The happy couple The round box was informed of of the Oscar Mayer Logo... the purchase, the purchaser, the credit to the account, and the nature of the “prereturned” gift. Our lovebirds could then choose at leisure items they really liked rather than the ones they registered for. A thank-you note for the original gifts could be sent


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and MOSS did not have to carry returned inventory, as it never filled any registry orders. This is one of a number of brilliant business decisions made by Murray and Franklin, which resulted in its all-registry business vaporating instantly. All design stores are focused on weddings— COURTESY MOSS seriously a moment of excess spending for the lovebirds’ nests. MOSS followed in the footsteps of wedding providers with some quite advanced products. A first-rate seller, Gay Marriage Finger Puppets, consisting of two brides, two grooms and a minister, became a most sought-after accessory. Speaking of wedA Moss dings—another counter card conflict—I am to

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officiate at the wedding of these two special people. They have refused my offer of a Latin ceremony and insist on English— no costumes either. Which does not mean they lack a sense of humor. Did you know the MOSS logo was derived from the Oscar Mayer hot dog logo? Then, there’s the absurdity inspired by the opening of MOSS in 2006 in Los Angeles. “I don’t know exactly what form of English they’re speaking out there,” Franklin writes, “but it sure isn’t the same as mine. Dude, it’s not that there’s anything wrong with one-syllable words…there are some terrific one-syllable words and some great one-syllable word sentences. Fries with that? Can you spot me? And, of course, Have a nice day.” Or, as Franklin also says, “Life in L.A. Like death, only shorter.” Please Do Not Touch is full of similar fun and absurdities—a double self-inflicted spoof—but, most of all, it’s the story of Murray and Franklin, my friends, and their design store that changed the face of design.


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ARTS CA L E N DA R

ALL EYES ON ART THIS MONTH'S SELECTION OF ARTS AND CULTURE by Ben Diamond

Through June 10 Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables 99 Gansevoort Street New York 212.570.3600 whitney.org

May 18 – September 23 Wayne Thiebaud, Draftsman 225 Madison Avenue New York 212.685.0008 themorgan.org

PIONEER WORKS May 17 – July 8 Meandering Curves of a Creek: Maia Cruz Palileo 159 Pioneer Street Brooklyn pioneerworks.org

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART May 26 – January 1 Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams © 2017 ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/ADAGP/FAAG, PARIS

PARSON WEEMS' FABLE, 1939. Oil on canvas.

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SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM June 8 – September 12 Giacometti 1071 Fifth Avenue New York 212.423.3500 guggenheim.org

11 West 53rd Street New York 212.708.9400 moma.org Paris Nouvel, 1989. Paper, paperboard and other various materials.

NOSE (LE NEZ), 1947 (cast 1949). Bronze, wire, rope and steel.

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METROGRAPH May 30 – June 5 Ganja & Hess 7 Ludlow Street New York 212.660.0312 metrograph.com

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER June 7 – 9 Wynton Marsalis Broadway at West 60th Street New York 212.258.9800 lincolncenter.org

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GALLERIES: MATTHEW MARKS May 2 – June 16 Charles Ray: three rooms and the repair annex 522 & 526 West 22nd Street New York 212.243.0200 matthewmarks.com

GALERIE ST. ETIENNE Through July 6 Drawing the Line: Realism and Abstraction in Expressionist Art 24 West 57th Street New York 212.245.6734 gseart.com Wassily Kandinsky, SMALL WORLDS VII, 1922. Portfolio of twelve prints.

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CHANNEL SUMMER VIBES WITH FUN, WHIMSICAL MOTIFS by Kelly Laffey

IN A CAR Modeled after the lightweight Moke British military vehicle, Moke America has come to the Hamptons. “I always loved the spirit of [Moke] cars,” says Todd Rome, who brought them to the U.S. this year. “They epitomize that great island-vacation-chill surfer vibe.” He adapted the car to American practicalities, and made it electric. Fully customizable, the car comes in eight colors, as well as camo, and it has already done collaborations with Vilebrequin and Louis Vuitton. mokeamerica.com

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The cars can be charged with a household outlet.

“If [the car] gets sand on it or saltwater spots, just hose it off at the end of the day.” —Todd Rome

HO T NOW! Lilly at the Beach

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A COLLAB WITH NARS In the Hamptons, less is more. Or at least, being understated is, particularly when it comes to makeup. Enter Erdem. The brand famous for floral designs has collaborated with Nars to launch a new cosmetics line, with soft neutrals perfect for emphasizing your summer tan. The packaging incorporates flowery designs, and the line includes eye palettes, lipsticks, highlighters and blush. narscosmetics.com 60 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH • MAY | JUNE 2018

NOW STARRING... Lilly Pulitzer! In February, the brand took a dive into a place where it had, surprisingly, never been before: swimwear. Lilly Pulitzer bathing suits combine the same whimsical prints that made Lilly clothes the go-to style of the Hamptons, with the sensibilities of swim. Released earlier this month, the summer line features both one-pieces and bikinis, including styles with more edgy ties and knots, making the patterned pieces the perfect addition to a Hamptons summer. lillypulitzer.com


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FO O D FOR THOUG HT

HAMPTONS OF NEW RESTAURANTS STOVES ARE SIZZLING OUT EAST by Beth Landman

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turf war is brewing in Sag Harbor. For nearly a decade, Tutto Il Giorno, owned by Gabby Karan and chef Maurizio Marfoglia, occupied a prime spot in Sag Harbor. Its waterfront view and simple yet well-crafted Italian menu drew everyone from Keith Richards to Sarah Jessica Parker to Calvin Klein. Gabby’s mom, Donna Karan, even opened her Urban Zen shop next door. The restaurant did so well, a second location was opened in Southampton. It also became extremely popular, but never had quite the celebrity wattage the Sag Harbor location commanded. Two years ago, the partners split. Karan retained the Southampton restaurant and the “Tutto” name; Marfoglia kept the original Sag Harbor location. He was forced to change the name to Dopo La Spiaggia, but the buzzy crowd stayed with him in Sag Harbor. Karan tried for a year and a half to open another location in Montauk, but her deal fell through. Now she has finally found her new outpost, just up the block from her original Sag Harbor space. This summer, she will use it mostly for private parties, but by next season, she and Marfoglia will be going headto-head with practically the same menus, within spitting distance

of each other, battling over the same high-profile diners. Again, Donna Karan is fully supporting her daughter, moving Urban Zen into a spot that adjoins Gabby’s new restaurant. Meanwhile, Marfoglia, who

Let’s Eat! Dopo La Spiaggia 31 Race Lane East Hampton, New York 11937 631.658.9063 dopolaspiaggia.com

Il Mulino is opening in Wainscott

Hooked 34 South Etna Avenue Montauk, New York 11954 631.668.2111 hookedmtk.com

Il Mulino Maison Vivienne replaces Kozu in Southampton

108 Wainscott Stone Road Wainscott, New York 11975 631.658.9122 ilmulino.com

L&W Market 2493 Montauk Highway Bridgehampton, New York 11932

Maison Vivienne 136 Main Street Southampton, New York 11968

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unveiled a second Dopo in East Hampton last year, will add weekend brunch to that location’s summer offerings. “We have a beautiful garden and I thought it would be a good fit to have brunch,’’ explains Marfoglia, who confirmed rumors that Massimo Solla, a Michelin-starred chef from the Lake Como area, will be arriving to lend a hand this season. “He will share kitchen duties with me and our chef Nicolas Reisini,’’ he reveals.

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Another Italian favorite, Il Mulino, which has four Manhattan locations, will now have a presence in the Hamptons, opening a Wainscott branch in the house on Georgica Pond that previously housed Osteria Salina. “It was natural for us to go East because a lot of our devoted guests have houses in the area,’’ says Lee Katzoff, one of the owners. “We have been getting such warm emails and we will make the place quite handsome.’’

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Sag Pizza 103 Main Street Sag Harbor, New York 11963

Sen 23 Main Street Sag Harbor, New York 11963 631.725.1774 senrestaurant.com

Tutto Il Giorno 16 Main Street Sag Harbor, New York 11963 tuttoilgiorno.com



FO O D FOR THOUG HT Uber chef Laurent Tourondel proved he could go casual with LT Burger, and now he’s doing it again with Sag Pizza. He has taken over the Conca D’Oro on Main Street in Sag Harbor and will offer salads and prosciutto bread, along with pies including pepperoni and truffle. “I am trying to come up with a salad pizza with a lot of local greens,’’ reveals the chef, who plans to open in June. “We will also have seasonal gelatos with flavors like corn and honey or local strawberry.’’ Action-packed Moby’s will be back after a summer away, and it’s found a new location. Owners Nick Hatsatouris and Lincoln Sen celebrates its 25th anniversary

Pilcher have relocated their hopping American restaurant to the East Hampton Point hotel, replacing the restaurant that has been there for decades. Southampton’s Japanese party place Kozu is no more, and in its place food blogger Svitlana Flom and longtime Nello maître d’ Allan Basaran have opened a modern Provençal restaurant, Maison Vivienne. Look for starters such as Niçoise salad and charred escarole hearts and entrees like bouillabaisse, roasted heritage chicken for two, côte de boeuf or grilled langoustines, and dessert options that include cherry clafoutis. Flom and Basaran have also taken over the inn upstairs, which will have seven rooms and two suites. “I love French culture, and Southampton already has very good Italian restaurants, but we want to do something different and really make a splash this summer,’’ says Flom. But don’t worry, you’ll still be able to get your sushi fix at Sen, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an expansion that will hopefully reduce those hour-long waits. Owners Jeff Resnick and Jesse and Tora

Almond's owners have opened L&W Market next door

Matsuoka will reopen the renovated Sag Harbor spot with an additional 20 seats, a lounge that’s tripled in size and some new offerings, including handmade soba. Brian Mooney, former head chef at the Quiet Clam, will be opening his own quick serve place in Montauk this summer called Hooked. Says Mooney: “Think killer lobster rolls, steamed lobster, a raw bar and salads.’’ And finally, Almond owners Eric Lemonides and Jason Weiner have taken the space next door to their Bridgehampton restaurant and opened a specialty grocery called L&W Market. Among the offerings: rotisserie chicken, sauces, dressings, breads, salads and marinated meats for grilling.

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S URRE A L E STATE

FROM VANDERBILTS TO COMMUNISTS 854 FIFTH AVENUE’S MANY LIVES by Christopher Cameron

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lection meddling, chemical weapons, assassination attempts, kompromat: le Carré couldn’t make this stuff up. But there’s no better time to reexamine a Fifth Avenue mansion that was a cornerstone of Cold War–era intrigue, as well as the New York home of Yugoslav strongman Josip Broz Tito. That property is 854 Fifth Avenue, a six-story Beaux Arts holdout on 67th Street. Today, the Warren & Wetmore–designed, intricately decorated, two-elevator, eight-bathroom and 32-room townhouse is the last Gilded Age mansion on Fifth Avenue, and currently serves as the Permanent Serbian Mission to the UN. When the edifice was landmarked in 1969, the city called its interiors a “superb example of the French Classic Style of Louis XV.” But the years have not treated the building kindly. Inside, furniture is piled nearly half way to the 17-foot ceilings of the grand dining room. Paint and plaster hangs from the ceilings in a good many of the rooms. The historic wood inlay is chipped, and Cyrillic graffiti covers the basement. Opaque bulletproof windows block the views of Central Park in the library. And even in the better preserved rooms—the parlor, ballroom, music room and entrance hall, with its grand staircase—a close look reveals decades of abuse that only a skilled hand could restore. All that might make the $50 million price tag with Tristan Harper of Douglas Elliman sound

854 Fifth Avenue, then and now

rather steep—particularly with the estimated $20 million needed to restore the property. But that gore is glory in the eyes of a well-heeled history lover. In 1899, a fire engulfed No. 854 and the neighboring brownstone at 2 East 67th Street, destroying both properties and killing thirteen. It was suspected that the properties, both owned by Wallace Andrews, president of the New York Steam Heating Company, were destroyed by arson—an unknown person had tried to bomb Andrews’ home shortly before the fire, and a person in possession of the late

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Non-Aligned leaders Nehru, Nkrumah, Nasser, Sukarno and Tito on the staircase of No. 854.

Mrs. Andrews’ $3,000 necklace was arrested afterward. In 1903, the site was sold to R. Livingston Beeckman, a stockbroker, polo player and, later, the governor of Rhode Island. Beeckman built the

current mansion and installed its white marble balustrades, decorative wood paneling looted from French chateaux, and oversize Romantic murals. Even today, the property boasts the original elevator mechanics, wood-cabinet icebox and gigantic cast-iron stove (which is still used by the Serbians today). Henry White and Emily Thorn Vanderbilt Sloane White, granddaughter of “Commodore” Cornelius Vanderbilt, moved to the house in 1925, shortly before the Vanderbilt family mansion on 57th and Fifth was demolished to make way for the Bergdorf Goodman


S UR RE A L E STATE where meetings could be had without fear of eavesdropping. After an assassination attempt at the Waldorf Astoria, Tito began bunkering down in the fortified house during his visits to the UN, drawing large crowds of anticommunist protestors. Those years were full of history. In 1961, Tito and the leaders of Egypt, Ghana, India The staircase

department store. During their time, the house was known for hosting New York aristocracy's most coveted fetes in the intimate Versailles-inspired ballroom. But after White’s death, in 1946, the building was sold to the Republic of Yugoslavia for $300,000. Ballrooms gave way to offices, and the generous upper-floor rooms became a claustrophobic Faraday cage

and Indonesia drafted plans for the creation of the Non-Aligned Movement in one of the front parlor rooms. In 1975, a bomb was set off in a basement stairwell, damaging the first floor and shattering windows, in a bungled assassination attempt. Two years later, three armed Croatian nationalists invaded the mission, shooting one man in the stomach and tossing leaflets from the upper-story windows onto Fifth Avenue. But whoever purchases the property, it is unlikely that it will remain as it is now. Tristan says a potential buyer would likely gut the worn-out interiors, adding modern amenities like a gym, a movie theater and even a swimming pool. Even a buyer interested in preservation would likely have to temporarily remove the historic details to add modern infrastructure like air-conditioning.

“The architect of a potential buyer even suggested adding an infinity pool to the roof,” Harper said. “The façade is landmarked, but inside the buyer can do whatever they want. Some people have told me they would preserve everything, but the truth is a lot of this is pretty but impractical.” Fortunately, potential buyers, who we are told include four of Forbes’ top billionaires, needn’t fear attacks from revolutionaries—though the closing process may be just as formidable. Following drawn-out negotiations among the former Yugoslav republics, it was decided that some 50 properties acquired by Tito would be sold off. That means that Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Macedonia (along with the U.S. State Department) must approve the sale of No. 854. Diplomatic immunity, please!

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TILTING AT WINDMILLS Whither Sag Harbor? With April Gornik, Sailor Brinkley Cook and faces old and new

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, O O O O O L L HE ! R O L I A S

CHILD OF FAME SAILOR BRINKLEY COOK IS A MODEL WITH A MESSAGE. by Karen Moline portraits by Ben Fink Shapiro

t’s never easy being the child of an icon, to find your own way out from the flash of the paparazzi cameras or the ceaseless judgments of snarky strangers hiding behind a cloak of anonymity on social media. It’s even harder when your mother is Christie Brinkley, one of the most iconic faces of the twentieth century, whose loveliness as a model and as a humanitarian was often overshadowed by the tabloids’ fixation on her four marriages and the drama surrounding their implosion. So if Sailor Brinkley Cook, whose father is Hamptons architect Peter Cook, had chosen to act out, as so many children of fame have done before, it would be understandable. Instead, for someone turning 20 in July, she’s grounded. Shaped by her small-town upbringing on the East End. Focused on a future she fully aims to succeed at on her own terms. And painfully, poignantly honest about the body-image issues that nearly ruined her health and her spirit. “I think it’s because I grew up in Sag Harbor,” she explains. “I loved how quiet and small it was, once the summer people left. You’d think that I’d have wanted to move to the big city—my mom kept wanting to move to New York—but I was the one who wanted to stay.” Now a West Village resident, she’s developed “some of the city mindset of needing things to do and meet people,” she says. “When I go home to Sag Harbor, it’s harder to sleep in the quiet. But after two days, I find myself a lot more centered, and I can fill my days not with business but with enjoying peace.”

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I love sitting around watching Diane Keaton movies with Sailor...we’re both huge fans of hers, and Sailor’s one of those people who’s always laughing during movies, plus I’m always providing the commentary (I’m a major movie nut) so it’s always a lively time when we’re watching together... never a dull moment!! She usually borrows one of my face masks [from my bathroom] and then of course I end up doing a mask, too... so I love being able to have that low-key time with her with face masking, movie watching, and all-around silliness. Sailor’s much more savvy with social media than I am—so she’s usually put together some brilliant ‘cinematic-highlights montage’ of movie clips and the two of us together within a time span of about five minutes, which never fails to impress me. (She also taught me how to do the ‘short story’ feature on my Instagram... I didn’t even know it existed before her! She’s a total photography, film and technology wiz!) —ALEXA RAY JOEL

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Top by Solid and Striped. Earrings by Roxanne Assoulin.

neurship. These are subjects dear to her heart, as she’s demonstrated with her volunteer work for Smile Train, which provides pro bono surgery to children with cleft palates, and UNICEF. “I started doing lemonade stands in Sag Harbor when I was five,” she says with a laugh. “I’d make about fifty bucks a day and I’d send it off to UNICEF. It was really sweet. And I’d love to get more involved with Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.” She’s also made a tough decision to take the next year off from Parsons, working full-time instead as a model repped by IMG. “I’m taking my gap year now instead of before starting college,” she says. “I’ve talked to a lot of people about it, and for me, right now, the most beneficial lessons I think I can learn are outside of school. Although my generation has been bred to multitask, I find as I get older that I have more respect for doing one thing at a time, even though I haven’t found that one thing at college yet. Which is why I want to be able to explore and go places to figure it out. It’s very liberating to have these opportunities now, and take them when I can and see where they lead me before I go back to my studies.” Being a model was not the career Sailor envisioned for herself as a child, however, despite her mother’s success. “I had a lot of issues with my body, and I am very open about it, although I only just got that way recently,” she says. “With whatever voice I have, I want young girls not to have to go through what I did with myself, because I was this pudgy little kid, and as I grew older I became more and more aware that how I looked was ‘wrong.’ I was eating well but I have never been stick-thin or bony; I always had muscular legs and hips. My mom was that way, too—models of her generation were a size six or eight and now they’re subzero. “When I was only 12 I was getting bullied—not by my friends or at school, but by the media and people I didn’t know who told me I was the chubby Christie Brinkley,” she continues. “And I realized that boys didn’t like me. I’d look at magazines and these girls had flat stomachs and tiny arms. I didn’t

ade n o m e l g doin d e t r a t en h w “I s r o b r g Ha a S n i s stand ake m d ’ I . e v I was Fi nd e s d n a ks Fifty buc .” F E C I N it to U e er childhood was spent outdoors, enjoying hikes in Montauk and hours at the beach. “It was bliss,” she says. “The people in the community felt like family. My friends and I would go to grab food at the local café and know everyone serving us.” She attended the Ross School in East Hampton, where she was encouraged to pursue her interest in photography. “They taught me how to think outside the box,” she says. “They had a spiral curriculum, and it was centered on doing my portfolio for college. They created classes for me in analog and digital photography, postproduction videography, and independent studies with my photography teacher.” Her work paid off. Sailor has spent the last two years at the Parsons School of Design, one of the premier art schools in the country, studying not just photography but integrated design, which focuses on fashion, sustainability and entrepre-

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want to model at the time but I was so insecure that I thought the only way I could ever be secure was to emulate them. Because they seemed so powerful and beautiful and proud of themselves and I wanted to feel like that, not look like that. It was all about getting the attention and all the externals I thought I needed for myself.” She went on an extreme diet and developed an eating disorder, eating a scant 800 calories a day, never eating after 5 p.m., working out three hours a day, and obsessing about her weight so badly that her hair turned brown and she lost her joie de vivre. “I went down this really dark hole just trying to control everything because I had no control over myself. I got away with it because I still had muscles and didn’t look anorexic, and even my mother didn’t realize I needed help because I was very clever about eating ‘healthy.’ Everyone thought I was normal. Thankfully, I met a really great group of friends who were living normal teenage lives, going to parties and having pizza at 8 p.m. and hanging out, and I wanted to be a part of that so much that it saved me. Instead of freaking out that I was too tired to go for a run, I’d hang out with my friends at the beach instead. “We internalize so many of these messages and issues with ourselves—even now in today’s climate, which is so much more inclusive and diverse than it was when my mother started modeling—that there’s still this feeling of I’m not good enough,” she adds. “I see a change in myself, and I feel a lot more accepted for who and what I am. Now I can be beautiful and healthy just in myself.” Which is, after all, what Christie Brinkley was always known for as the epitome of the sun-kissed California girl, glowing with vitality. “She came across like that because she was having fun,” Sailor MAY | JUNE 2018 • AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH | 73


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says, running her fingers through her wavy blond hair and looking, at that moment, exactly like her mom. As she did, exuding that same sense of fun and ease in her own skin, when she posed with Christie and big sister Alexa Ray Joel in the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She stays in shape by running and working out and boxing at Work Train Fight, not far from her apartment in the West Village. “My mom was enjoying herself, and that’s what I really want to embody for myself—when you do things that make you happy, and when you’re enjoying your surroundings, it shows. It’s so important for young girls to see that, because there’s so much pressure, from body image to jobs to education, on my generation. There’s too much information, especially due to social media, so it’s even more crucial to be spreading messages of inclusivity and to love yourself and appreciate who you are. When I was growing up, I had my friends and my own little world in the Hamptons. Now, there are 700 worlds—on Twitter, on Instagram, on Snapchat. What’s so crazy is that these young people look at these lives and how a happy person looks and wonder why their lives aren’t like that. But’s it’s just a highlight reel. My own Instagram is a highlight reel. I’m not posting when I’m crying! “I’ve always had a hard time with balance,” she adds, “because I want a lot of something or nothing, but now I’m going to try and balance both. I want young girls to look at me in magazines and think that they can be my friend or wear what I’m wearing or live the life I’m living. I see myself as a normal person and I surround myself with normal people. If I turn into a bitch, just slap me!” No chance of that happening. For now, as she’s about to embark full-time on a career that started with a spread in Teen Vogue when she was 15, Sailor has her feet firmly planted on terra firma. “I can’t believe people actually recognize me and want to take a picture,” she says with a laugh. “Because there are some people I don’t want to meet because I love them so much. Like Diane Keaton. I love her so hard that it’s easier for me to stay away from somebody—it’s too hard to be around people whom I adore. I just can’t! The same thing happened with Gloria Steinem when I was right next to her at an event and

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I couldn’t say anything to her because I was so intimidated. And then I went to Art + Commerce, and I met photographer Cass Bird there, and I’m such a huge fan. All I could do was mumble how great it was to meet her and then hurry away!” She doesn’t need to worry about getting recognized at her favorite secret hideaway in the Hamptons dunes—if you can find it (and she’s not telling!). “All I’ll say is it’s on the left side of the Montauk Highway,” she says with a coy smile. “No one is ever there, and it’s almost scary because you’re just alone with nature and deer and rabbits, and it’s like being in the Sahara Desert. I feel much more accomplished if I spend a day in nature than in actual work.”

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here are at least three places to get three different styles of burgers in Sag Harbor: the Corner Bar, Bay Burger and LT Burger. One was established in 1978. The second in 2007. And LT came along in 2010. One serves pub fare. One has counter service. LT’s menu has 10 different styles. But as of now, you can’t get a slice of pizza in Sag Harbor. “Each year on Halloween, the Sag Harbor Elementary School hosts a parade down Main Street,” says Joe Tremblay, who owns Bay Burger with his wife, Liza. They have two young kids. This past year, the parade coincided with the final business day for Conca D’Oro, the family-run red sauce Italian restaurant that had been at 103 Main Street for 41 years. “The teachers rode on a float with a huge sign that said, ‘Thank you, Conca D’Oro.’ The kids stopped [in front of the restaurant] and sang ‘When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie,’ ” continues Tremblay. “The parents were crying.” Similar stories have long been told in all of the East End villages and hamlets: The fabric of a community inevitably changes. Smaller businesses close as the cost of living and working in the area rises. As more upscale tastes prevail. As the potential financial incentives of selling a property become too good to pass up. Or as people simply grow disenchanted with the shifting attitudes of the area. There’s no doubt that the influx of wealth into Sag Harbor has made it a different village, one that is increasingly posh. But it’s also still raw and salty and betrothed to its history.

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ith its colonial-style homes, old whaling captains’ mansions and white picket fences, Sag Harbor acts the part of an old New England village, but has not gone the way of so many other waterfront towns, with every other shop selling T-shirts and seasonal seaside treats like taffy and ice cream. It has also not yet crossed the border into full-blown Hamptonization, a word that seems to have an increasingly negative connotation every year, implying pop-up shops, loud nightclubs, pushy patrons and unfriendly vibes. New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, a Sag Harbor native who now represents the community as part of New York’s 1st assembly district summarizes: “The one thing about Sag Harbor—whether you’ve been here all your life or moved here 10 years ago—is that there is a love of the community and a psychic investment in the area that few towns boast.” If Sag Harbor were a brand, its values would rest heavily on authenticity. Parts of the village may have a shiny new veneer, but because of the spirit of its residents, it has not been Disneyfied, nor become a seasonal satellite of Manhattan. “Sag Harbor is still a real and functioning village,” continues Thiele. There’s an IGA, two hardware stores, coffee shops, two independent bookstores, a local paper, a pharmacy, a K–12 school district, volunteer fire and ambulance departments, a five-and-ten and a toy store. Even the Sag Harbor slice sabbatical won’t last for long. The space will soon be home to Sag Pizza, brainchild of LT’s Laurent Tourondel and Michael Cinque of Amagansett. It’ll open mid-June or July, confirms Tourondel. The style will be Neapolitan brick oven similar to the chef ’s L’Amico in New York. He plans to serve slices at least until the early evening hours, “to accommodate the schoolkids,” he says. He’ll also be open year-round. A slice will cost between $2.75 and $3.75. The village wasn’t always so wholesome. It started out a working-class town far removed from peoples’ perceptions of the high-class Hamptons, yet with a history full of firsts. In 1777, it was the site of the colonists’ first victory in New York. It was the first official port of entry in the newly formed United States, and the site of the nation’s first customs house. It was home to the first volunteer ambulance in New York State and the first newspaper on Long Island.

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“Sag Harbor started as a port,” begins Jayne Young, president of Save Sag Harbor, a community group formed in 2007 to keep the village from being taken over by big chain stores. In contrast, East Hampton and Southampton were farming communities; their cultures developed from large swathes of land and the accompanying physical distance between neighbors. “Ports are frenetic and lively, with a cross-section of people constantly coming and going.”

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haling, which peaked in the 1840s, became the most prominent of the seafaring industries. “The village was full of bars and sailors and prostitutes,” continues Young, and it attracted residents from all economic levels. The reckless, seafaring culture was so pronounced that some whaling captains opted to have a second residence in more decorous Southampton. They didn’t want their families exposed to Sag Harbor’s raucous

streets. They wanted to give their children a more refined education. Now, Sag Harbor may be the most desirable place to be on the East End, both for locals and visitors. And its school district is arguably the best east of the Shinnecock Canal. “I have a lot of peers that, given the choice, work hard to get into the Sag Harbor district,” says Tremblay. “It’s a community that’s voted over and over again to support the school, and it shows. That’s a big part of the year-round attraction.” Sag Harbor has always been densely populated, and its culture is rooted in its strong sense of community. Save Sag Harbor is one of two formal organizations in the 2.3-square-mile village that is fighting to preserve its integrity. The other, the Sag Harbor Partnership, has spearheaded the effort to rebuild the Sag Harbor Cinema after it was lost in a December 2016 fire, and turn it into the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center.

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“The effort is not so much to bring movies back to Main Street as to inoculate the space against becoming another brand-name commercial property,” says Steve Hamilton, who cofounded the nearby Bay Street Theater in 1991. “People are so passionate about it. It’s about community.” That passion has allowed Sag Harbor’s spirit to not only survive, but thrive despite the inevitable challenges that arise when ever more people buy into Sag Harbor’s brand, particularly if they don’t acknowledge the authenticity, values, history, businesses, landscape and architecture that made it what it is. “The architecture of a place defines the personality,” says Bob Weinstein, a Sag Harbor resident and member of the board of directors of Save Sag Harbor, as well as vice president of the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum. “To quote Winston Churchill, ‘We shape our buildings, thereafter, our buildings shape us.’ ” In 1973, the Sag Harbor Village District


in 2014. Calendrille recalls that there were five booksellers when she and Kathryn Szoka took over the shop from its namesake in 1999. “People want to see bookshops in town. They come here with that expectation,” she says. Though beloved, Canio’s has had its share of threats. Three years ago, the building was listed for sale, and people worried about what would happen to its tenants. At the time, Szoka told the Southampton Press that Canio’s would stay in Sag Harbor, “no matter what the building’s new owner decides to do with it.” It’s no longer on the market. Calendrille and Szoka still rent the space. The duo acquired the shop after founder Canio Pavone made the decision to close it after 19 years. Many lamented the community’s pending loss, including Sag Harbor poet Kathryn Levy, who told the East Hampton Star, “The distinctiveness of the Sag Harbor community, it seems to me, is bound up with places like Canio’s that are disappearing all too rapidly. I hope we all don’t wait until it disappears before we realize how important it was to us.”

was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The area was expanded in 1994. It contains 870 buildings. Individual landmarks have also been singled out: the First Presbyterian Church, also known as Old Whalers’ Church, is one. Another is the Whaling Museum. Housed in the former residence of whaling titan Benjamin Huntting II, the building was restored as an official project of the Save America’s Treasures program under President Bill Clinton. The National Register designation makes it difficult, but not impossible, to alter a building’s appearance. One of Save Sag Harbor’s key

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goals is to work with the village to uphold building codes. Until a significant code change and building moratorium in 2015, which Save Sag Harbor rallied for, “there were loopholes where people applied to the zoning boards and planning boards with a vision that wasn’t in line with the character and history of the community,” says Young. New structures would push against lot lines and overwhelm surrounding homes. The character of the residential and business districts go hand in hand. If the architectural integrity of the village is threatened, it impacts what’s needed on Main Street to support the community. “Any coastal village is experiencing the same kind of real estate and development pressure,” reflects Maryann Calendrille, part owner of Canio’s Books. The shop, at 290 Main Street, is one of two independent bookstores in the village. The other is Harbor Books, which opened

ptly, a village that seems constantly to be stuck in the crossfire of change has a Division Street running down its center, so named because it is the dividing line between the towns of East Hampton and Southampton, which share sovereignty over Sag Harbor. But division also captures the attitudes of its residents. Requesting anonymity, one surmised that “people who have lived here their whole lives, who are real locals, think that Sag Harbor is already ruined.” One of the most polarizing examples of change came when Le Bilboquet set up shop on Long Wharf last year. Ronald O. Perelman’s restaurant was as exclusive a place as the village had ever seen. Reservations were only for those in the know, though there was a loophole: Last year, you could book a seaplane ride with Blade, which uses Bilboquet’s dock, for roughly $800 per seat and upon arrival, you were allowed a taste of exclusivity. “It really did rub people the wrong way,” says literary agent Janis Donnaud, a 30-year Sag Harbor resident. She splits her time between New York City and the village year-round. “I’m curious to see what will happen to it,” she says, sounding hopeful for Sag Harbor, if not the bistro. Most of Sag Harbor’s shops have remained mom-and-pops, whereas the restaurants have become East End outposts of New York City hot spots. But unlike Bilboquet, which closed for the winter, most other upscale eateries tend to stay open year-round, becoming a part of the community and frequented by locals and visitors alike. Bilboquet represents the outer

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Below: Canio’s Books, one of two independent bookstores in Sag Harbor Right: Bulova Watchcase factory, now a condominium complex

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“PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED HERE

THEIR WHOLE LIVES,

WHO ARE REAL

LOCALS, THINK THAT

SAG HARBOR IS ALREADY RUINED.”

limit of what residents fear for the future of Sag Harbor: seasonal, exclusionary and with blinders that only point north, to the yachts that long ago replaced the whaling vessels. Even the village has taken notice. This spring, the Sag Harbor Express reported that Bilboquet applied for a change in its license with the State Liquor Authority that would allow it to have music, both live and recorded, and via disc jockeys. The trustees were not in favor, and the village said that it would write to the SLA opposing the concept. While the feeling about town is that Bilboquet exists in its own world, this decision does not—making it difficult for Bilboquet to bring in music to the village impacts other businesses’ ability to do so. Notes one resident off the record, “[The village] can’t pick and choose and just say ‘yes’ to the businesses it likes.” But no one place causes an irreversible change, and Bilboquet’s arrival didn’t represent a total shift in Sag Harbor’s downtown. Up at Canio’s, Calendrille has never even heard of it. “I’m in a whole different time zone here. Upper Main Street is a bit outside of the intense fray.” And it’s clear the locals won’t surrender their village to development without a fight.

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When Young started Save Sag Harbor, it was in response to the threat of a CVS coming into the village. The international conglomerate didn’t belong, she says. “We cherish that we have a mom-and-pop feel with independent stores.” Save Sag Harbor is an advocacy, preservation and education organization separate from the Sag Harbor Partnership, a 501c(3) that was established so that the infrastructure would be in place if Sag Harbor ever needed to raise funds for a project. Though the two organizations are friendly—Young is on the board of the Partnership, too—they don’t directly work together. “[The Partnership] was formed because we wanted a nonprofit with a broad-based mission,” says Nick Gazzolo, its president. The first initiative was fundraising for the volunteer ambulance. Its biggest project to date is the nascent Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center. Because the Partnership had a historic building fund in place, its leaders were able to quickly mobilize after the 1919 cinema burned down, raising the money to purchase the cinema. The project’s plans were approved by Sag Harbor’s Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural eview on April 12. Construction can begin if the Partnership raises $3 million by July. Funds came from both year-round residents and second-home owners, and the cinema project would not have been as successful without both cohorts being involved. But those seasonal visitors are not the people that Sag Harbor purists are fighting against. Speaking off the record, one born-and-bred Sag Harborite said, “In the 1980s and ’90s, people came to Sag Harbor and bought a house as their


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second home, but they were invested in the village. What concerns me now is that there’s more of a trend of people buying homes solely because they want it to be a monetary investment. They’re not participating in the community.”

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he bottom line is, the answers are already here,” says Save Sag Harbor’s Weinstein. “If people take the time to understand the history of Sag Harbor and approach it sensitively, I think you can live here in a way that shows an appreciation of everything that the village has to offer, without changing it for the worse.” To that end, one of the Partnership’s first projects was to launch a Sag Harbor Walking Tours app, now with 17 different narrated options that highlight everything from its whaling days to arts and cultural destinations. “What’s nice here is that people want Sag Harbor to be their local hometown,” says David Bragna, who has owned In Home at 132 Main Street for 16 years. “Every customer who comes in wants us to know where they were over the winter, where their kids go to school,” he continues, reflecting on the small-town atmosphere. “I find that people are very interested in the history of Sag Harbor,” confirms Calendrille. Many of Canio’s clients found the shop through its focus on Sag Harbor’s literary history. Artists and writers, among them John Steinbeck, moved into the area in the 1960s, after Sag Harbor had sustained years of economic decline that came with the collapse of the whaling industry in the mid-1800s. Sag Harbor’s robust and still thriving cultural significance can trace its history back over a century. Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick makes

reference to the village. And Main Street has been the set for many movies, including Paramount Studios’ No Man of Her Own (1932), which starred Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. Manufacturing companies also moved in after the village’s whaling days were over, but once plants like Bulova and Grumman left, Sag Harbor’s viability was threatened. “When people talk about the good ol’ days in the ’70s and ’80s, [they forget] that every third storefront was closed,” says Thiele. It was around that time, in 1975, when Tony and Lena Venesina brought Conca D’Oro to Main Street. “We did our best,” Tony told the Sag Harbor Express on closing day. “We turned the lights on and brought some life to the village.” His only regret, he continued, was that he didn’t buy the building. Because rising rents and the other costs of doing business are a constant concern, another initiative of Save Sag Harbor is to meet with landlords. “I believe that if a landlord has a sense of what the heart and soul of the village is, they’ll be willing to sit down and have a productive discussion,” says Young. Thiele, too, is working to help improve quality of life in both the village and the greater East End, addressing such issues as affordable housing, better public transportation, continued land preservation and water quality. As of this year, the Sag Harbor Express has begun holding monthly Express Sessions, where community members and business leaders talk about concerns facing the village, as well as potential solutions. Among the topics have been parking, renewable energy and the rental market.

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Bay Street Theater is one of the village’s most famous rental tenants, and its sustainability in the village was challenged in 2013, when its 20year lease was set to expire. Though the theater explored other options, it eventually came to an agreement with its landlord, extending its lease for another 10 years. “It’s a difficult situation to not own a property,” reflects Hamilton. “But kicking Bay Street out would be a sin.” The theater opened in 1992 with Men’s Lives, a play by Sagaponack’s Peter Matthiessen about the disappearing way of life of Long Island fishermen, who lament that the area has become a playground for wealthy tourists. Bay Street staged a revival in 2012. Matthiessen passed away in 2014. His widow, Maria, now lives in Sag Harbor. “People come out here with the expectation that it’s a lovely rural community, but it isn’t anymore,” she says. “It’s the ’burbs and I never thought I’d live in the ’burbs.” There’s no solution, she continues, lamenting the prospect that Sag Harbor might be loved to death. “But what are you going to do?” she asks plaintively, “Close the Shinnecock Canal and not let anyone through?”

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ooling around Sag Harbor in her sleek dark-green Tesla, a strawberry blonde expertly points out local landmarks, from the Old Whalers’ Church to the apartment where Thomas Harris worked on Red Dragon to Eastville, a 19th-century enclave originally settled by African Americans, Native Americans and Europeans that is still home to a multicultural mix. She’s neither a historian nor a tour guide, but the landscape artist April Gornik. Gornik and her husband, painter Eric Fischl, bought a small farmhouse in Sag Harbor in 1985 before building the house in 1999 that became their full-time home in 2004. She has since become the high-profile champion of a plethora of local causes, from a major campaign to restore the Sag Harbor Cinema, which was destroyed by fire in December 2016, to seeking cultural designation for SANS, the black resort community made up of three historic subdivisions (Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest and Ninevah) adjacent to Eastville. These days, Gornik spends nearly as much time organizing and fundraising as painting. An artist with a mission, she could be called Sag Harbor’s savior. Gornik, a longtime activist, has promoted causes from animal rights to environmental protection. But in the last few years, her love affair with Sag Harbor has inspired her most ardent advocacy. The village, with its picturesque main street, was settled in 1730, and unlike much of the Hamptons, it has maintained its quaint ambience. As Gornik puts it in her no-nonsense way, “I think Sag Harbor has changed the least in terms of preservation of the environment, and in terms of its charm and character. Most people still think of it as the un-Hamptons or the less-Hamptons. And it has become a motivation of mine to keep it that way.” 86 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH • MAY | JUNE 2018


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"Most people still think of it as the un-Hamptons." Gornik’s altruism reaches beyond Sag Harbor. She supports the East End Hospice, the South Fork Natural History Museum, Guild Hall (where Eric is on the board) and the Parrish Art Museum. In 2013, she collaborated with a member of the Concerned Citizens of Montauk to establish the Shark’s Eye Tournament as a contest that captures, tags and releases sharks, rather than killing them. But she’s been focused on her hometown since 2007, when she helped form the preservation group Save Sag Harbor. In 2012, she cofounded the Sag Harbor Partnership, where she serves as vice president. Gornik was instrumental in fundraising for Sag Harbor’s John Steinbeck Waterfront Park in 2016, garnering $131,000 to help enable the village to buy the property. She also raised the money to mount a signature wroughtiron fence around the old cemetery belonging to Eastville’s historic St. David A.M.E. Zion

Church, thought to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. Her primary push right now is rebuilding the Sag Harbor Cinema. Gornik’s initial interest in preserving the cinema was sparked almost a decade before the fire that destroyed the village’s favorite landmark, when its owner, Gerald Mallow, put the movie house up for sale. Gornik and several others now prominent in the Partnership formed a group to try to buy it, despite its “ridiculously high” $12 million price tag. “We were concerned that we would lose the cinema, and we all started thinking about how it could be preserved and if it could be turned into a not-for-profit venture,” she says. “But we knew we could never raise that amount of money.” The effort stalled, and the cinema remained unsold. Then, in July 2016, Mallow and his wife, Françoise, sat at Gornik’s kitchen table and told her they wanted to sell the cinema to a not-forprofit so that it could be preserved. “We think

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that you are the person who is going to make that happen,” he informed her. “So it was like it really did fall in my lap,” recalls Gornik. She wasted no time “getting the band back together. We were hoping we could get it for $7 or $8 million, and even that seemed a lot for this really old, old, cinema that had never been fixed up. We were trying to get the contracts done by the end of the year—December 28 actually was our date.” But the fire twelve days before that changed everything. “We were so upset, and so many people were affected and displaced. And the night of the fire, our beloved Sag Harbor sign was leaning drastically into the street,” Gornik says. “And the mayor and the fire inspector determined that the façade had to come down. I was having dinner at the American Hotel in a fit of pathetic despair and sentimentalism, and I went outside just as the bulldozer was headed toward the cinema façade, and I watched it come down and it was inordinately painful.”


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Determined to rebuild the cinema from the rubble—only the auditorium and iconic sign could be salvaged—the Sag Harbor Partnership sprang into action. With Gornik spearheading the effort, the Partnership, which luckily had an historic buildings fund, raised $9 million dollars in just nine months (Fischl donated the first $1 million), and a contract was signed in April 2017. The deal closed in January. “Now,” says Gornik, “we are in phase two, the building phase. We need to get [another] $5 to $6 million. If we can raise $3 million by July 1, we will be ‘shovel ready.’ ” She points to a cutaway plan on the Sag Harbor Cinema website, which she designed. “It’s not just a cute little multiplex, but a real cinematheque,” Gornik says. The goal is to create a state of the art film center that celebrates cinema history. The original façade will be faithfully re-created. But inside, instead of just one theater, the new Sag Harbor Cinema will have three—a main theater with up to 230 seats for first-run movies, a 100-seat repertory theater for retrospectives, and a 44-seat private screening room that can double as a classroom, as well as a café and concession. Gornik also envisions a cutting-edge virtual reality room that could occupy part of a 900-square foot space on the third floor. The projected completion date is 2020.


“It’s going to be a very sophisticated experience. We will be able to go from 16mm to 35mm film— to show movies in the way they were intended to be shown,” Gornik explains. By the time she has completed her mission, Gornik and her team will not only have restored a hallowed Hamptons landmark, they will have vastly improved it. “It’s really simple, this never would have happened without April,” declares Nick Gazzolo, president of the Sag Harbor Partnership. “Her leadership, her fundraising, her vision and her tenacity are something to behold. Let’s be clear, overwhelmingly April raised most of the money, period. She knows everyone and

she is just so incredibly passionate about Sag Harbor. I am running as fast as I can, and I feel like a statue next to April.” Gornik has emphatically made her mark as a local heroine, but to non- Sag Harborites, she is still best-known as perhaps America’s premier landscape artist. Her transcendent canvases are in a genre all their own. Although her studio (which sits side by side with Eric’s, each in its own small outbuilding) looks out on a view of windswept trees and water, the templates of her work are in her head, not outside her window. Using composites of photographs and sketches that she manipulates with Photoshop as reference material, Gornik first draws and then paints freehand on canvas, creating landscapes

that are strictly imaginary—and strikingly devoid of people. Unlike most contemporary artists, she uses neither a projected image nor any assistants. Each work is solely her own. Painted on a grand scale, her canvases—the roiling surf on an empty shore during an indigo twilight, the blazing red desert stretching into distant wavelike dunes and mountains—suggest the majesty and sublimity of the Hudson River painter Frederic Edwin Church. Because Gornik’s work comes out of her subconscious rather than directly from nature itself, with no people to pollute the landscape, it retains an air of mystery. She has a predilection for dramatic plays of light—particularly preor post-storm. Currently between shows, her

"It’s landscape as metaphor,” says Fischl.

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Spring Light and Still Water, 2016

studio contains about a half a dozen pieces: two stunning, huge, contrasting paintings: one of a calm, black sea extending to the horizon, with a glint of golden sunset; the other a grey ocean under a lowering sky, a beautifully rendered churning wave lapping the shore. There are also several rich, deep large charcoal drawings of sea merged with sky: moody, swirling portraits of shadow and motion.

Gornik with Eric Fischl, 2016

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“She is a marvelous painter,” says critic Donald Kuspit. “I think she is kind of a conceptual landscapist—she paints the idea of landscape rather than the actual landscape itself. She has a marvelous ambivalance toward nature, I think she goes to landscape as a subject not because of environmental concern, but as some sort of projection of her inner nature and her attitude toward life.” As Fischl aptly puts it, “She makes work that is about place, and not simply a scenic environment. It’s about weather. It’s about the force of nature. It’s about psychological space. It’s landscape as metaphor, which is why it is so fresh and vibrant.” As Gornik herself says, “Behind my work there is kind of an empathetic impulse. To connect, and to connect to big emotional concerns that are just so fundamental to me, and to the way I experience life. And landscape is my language for that. And then the community work is also an extension of an empathetic impulse, and some of it is directly related to landscape, so in that way they are connected.” Gornik’s Sag Harbor projects range from the highly ambitious—the future cinematheque— to the modest and personal—the Eastville cemetery fence. But both come from the same heartfelt place. “I ran into Sally Susman at a party, and she knew I was active in a whole lot of things here, and she said, ‘What would you most like to see happen in Sag Harbor?’ and I said, ‘You know, I would really like to get a proper fence around that cemetery. It really bothers me almost more than anything.’ She asked me how much I thought it would cost, and I priced it at about $24,000. There was a little bit in the church’s kitty already, and Sally said, ‘I will write you a check tomorrow.’ We have a great community here. She and her partner Robin Canter donated $16,000 to get this done. And my contractor put it up for practically nothing. It was amazing. It was like a community labor of love. I walk by there all the time, because it just gives me such joy that this was done. I want to be part of the hero team, and I want to make things happen.”

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A DEEP DIVE INTO THE WORLD OF SPARKLING JEWELS

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VHERNIER: Rosa pendants in titanium, white mother-of-pearl or lapis, rock crystal and diamonds. Venezia necklace in 18 karat white gold, milky quartz, white mother-of-pearl, rock crystal and diamonds. Rosa earrings in titanium, grey mother-of-pearl, rock crystal and diamonds. Granchio brooch in 18 karat white gold, cornelian, rock crystal and diamonds. Conchiglia earrings in 18 karat white gold, sugilite, mother-of-pearl rock crystal and diamonds. Available at Vhernier, 783 Madison Avenue, 646.343.9551, vhernier.it.

ACCELERATE TO SUMMER WITH FRESH JEWELS GALORE by Wendy

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WEMPE: Flowers necklace with 82 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing 3.95 carats set in 18k white gold. Flowers earrings with 74 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing 2.04 carats set in 18k white gold. Available at Wempe, 700 Fifth Avenue, 212.397.9000, wempe.com.

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TOURNEAU: Rolex Lady-Datejust 28 watches with a 28mm face, stainless steel, 18 karat yellow gold or everose gold, dial set with diamonds, diamond or fluted bezel and jubilee bracelet. Blancpain Chronograph Flyback Grande Date watches with 18 karat white gold or stainless steel, mother-of-pearl dial, diamond bezel and strap in white satin-textured rubber or blue ostrich. Available at Tourneau, 12 East 57th Street, 212.758.7300, tourneau.com. 94 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH • MAY | JUNE 2018


HARRY WINSTON: Sapphire River ring set in platinum with 21 diamonds totaling 1.3 carats and 12 sapphires totaling 1.5 carats. Sapphire and aquamarine sparkling cluster necklace set in platinum with 103 diamonds totaling 8.7 carats and 48 color stones totaling 7 carats. Sapphire and aquamarine sparkling cluster bracelet set in platinum with 39 diamonds totaling 5.7 carats and 20 color stones totaling 4.8 carats. Crossover ring set in platinum with 57 diamonds totaling 1.1 carats and 5 sapphires totaling 1.2 carats. Available at Harry Winston, 701 Fifth Avenue, 212.399.1000, harrywinston.com.

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GRAFF: BombĂŠ earrings with round brilliant-cut emeralds totaling 23.59 carats and diamonds totaling 5.28 carats. Bracelet with heart-shaped diamonds totaling 20.55 carats. BombĂŠ ring with sapphires totaling 18.84 carats and diamonds totaling 2.42 carats. Available at Graff New York, 710 Madison Avenue, 212.355.9292, graffdiamonds.com.


VAN CLEEF & ARPELS: Dragon des Mers clip with a 18.56 carat cushion-cut yellow sapphire, sapphires, diamonds, tourmalines, aquamarines and turquoise in 18 karat yellow gold. Oiseaux de Paradis Volutes earrings with diamonds set in 18 karat white gold. Reflets Adriatiques bracelet with diamonds, multi-colored sapphires set in 18 karat rose gold. Available at Van Cleef & Arpels, 744 Fifth Avenue, 212.896.9284, vancleefarpels.com.

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WEMPE: Emerald, diamond and 18 karat white gold earrings, ring and necklace with detachable pendant. Available at Wempe, 700 Fifth Avenue, 212.397.9000, wempe.com. 98 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH • MAY | JUNE 2018


CHANEL: Ring with diamonds and 18 karat white gold. Camélia bud motif watch in 18 karat white gold, diamonds and cultured pearls. Coco Crush quilted motif bangle with 18 karat white gold and diamonds. Coco Crush quilted motif bangle with 18 karat beige gold. Available at Chanel, 733 Madison Avenue, 212.535.5828, chanel.com. MAY | JUNE 2018 • AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH| 99


DE BEERS: Three Aura rings with yellow diamond set in 18 karat yellow gold and platinum. Old Bond Street Solitaire ring with white diamonds set in platinum. Swan Lake Full-Cut necklace with white diamonds set in 18 karat white gold. Available at De Beers, 716 Madison Avenue, 212.906.0001, debeers.com. 100 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH • MAY | JUNE 2018


DE GRISOGONO: Boule collection earrings with 41 grams of white gold, 696 rubies totaling 87.80 carats and 6 white diamonds totaling 1.20 carats. Allegra collection ring with 21 grams of pink gold, 1 gram of pink ceramic and 72 white diamonds totaling 1.75 carats. Boule collection bracelet with 138 grams of pink gold, 315 white diamonds totaling 4.61 carats and pink sapphires totaling 40.11 carats. Available at de GRISOGONO, 700 Madison Avenue, 212.439.4220, degrisogono.com. MAY | JUNE 2018 • AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH| 101


CARTIER: High Jewelry bracelet with 18 karat white gold, opal, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds. High Jewelry earrings with 18 karat white gold, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds. High Jewelry ring with platinum, amethysts, turquoise and diamonds. Available at Cartier boutiques nationwide, 1.800.CARTIER, cartier.com. 102 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH • MAY | JUNE 2018


CARTIER: High jewelry necklace and earrings with platinum, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and diamonds. Available at Cartier Fifth Avenue Mansion, 653 Fifth Avenue, 212.446.3400, cartier.com. MAY | JUNE 2018 • AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH| 103


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ASK HALL AND BESS

A MOMENT WITH TWO OF THE CITY’S

TOP

REAL ESTATE

THE ENDURING VALUE OF AN ETHICAL BUSINESS CULTURE

EXPERTS... “PERSEVERANCE, PASSION, PURPOSE AND TALENT EMERGE AND ENERGIZE WHAT’S NEW”

Hall F. Willkie, Co-President, Brown Harris Stevens, 212.906.9203 or hwillkie@bhsusa.com Bess Freedman, Co-President, Brown Harris Stevens, 212.906.9234 or bfreedman@bhsusa.com

TO BUYERS AND SELLERS OF RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, what is most

Culture is important for this reason: The customs, characteristics and

important about their agent should be honesty, market knowledge,

beliefs of any business group determine the direction in which it grows,

experience, integrity, professionalism, expertise, service and fiduciary

the opportunities it creates, the values it defends and protects.

responsibility. While an individual agent may possess these great strengths, the

Growth and change disturb and disrupt comfort levels. While the past is respected, notions of right and wrong are continually tested; challenges are

fundamental principles of the brokerage business culture of any firm

inevitable; reexamination is healthy. Perseverance, passion, purpose and

will determine whether these strengths are cultivated, and how.

talent emerge and energize what’s new.

Sales agents tend to represent their client’s interests in the manner of the business culture of their firm.

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The core characteristics of a brokerage business culture will always shape the quality of relationships with clients—and the success of sales.


Welcome Aboard Our Lifesaving Journey! 22nd Annual

HAMPTONS HEART BALL

June 23, 2018

• 6 – 10:30 p.m. • Southampton Arts Center After Party 10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: hamptonsheartball.heart.org. Call Barbara Poliwoda at 631-734-2804 or email barbara.poliwoda@heart.org.

Event Honorees

Event Sponsors

Audrey and Martin Gruss

Audrey & Martin Gruss Foundation

Bert & Meredith Cohen

Dr. Apostolos Tassiopoulos

Katharine Rayner Martin Dr. Apostolos & Jean & Yianna Shafiroff Tassiopoulos People’s United Bank

The Rosenfeld Heart Foundation

Tortorella Group

Humanitarians with Heart Honorees

Prof. Surgery & Vice Chair of Quality & Outcomes, Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Director of Vascular Center at Stony Brook Medicine; Director of Endovascular Program, Southampton Hospital

Event Co-Chairs Dr. Charles Simonton CMO & DVP Global Medical Affairs, Abbott

Media Sponsors Jean Shafiroff

Author & Philanthropist

Proceeds will help the American Heart Association fund research and educational programs in our community.

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▼Turn-of-the-Century Estate on Further Lane | East Hampton Village South

$15,950,000 | 2.4± Park Like Acres | 6,500± sf | 5 Bedrooms | 6 Baths | Renovated by Men at Work | Heated Gunite Pool | Poolhouse with Bath | Moments from Ocean Beach and the Maidstone Golf Club | WEB# 13874

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▼Sophisticated Modern | Amagansett South $5,795,000 | 1.07± Acres | Designer Renovated | 3,200± sf | 5 Bedrooms $4,950,000 | Designed and Renovated by Renowned Modern Architects 3.5 Baths | Heated Gunite Pool | Full Service Poolhouse | Detached 2-Car 0.92± Acre | 3,500± sf | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Baths | Gunite Pool | Under 1 Mile to Indian Wells Ocean Beach | WEB# 101666 Garage | Between Amagansett Village and Ocean Beach | WEB# 19096 ▼Renovated Home on a Bucolic Acre | Amagansett South

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$2,450,000 | 1.5± Acres | Renovated | Separate Studio Cottage with Vaulted Ceiling, Full Kitchen + Bath | Additional Outbuilding | Moments to Accabonac Harbor and Gardiner’s Bay | WEB# 102720

$4,900,000 | 1.1± Acres | 3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 4,277± sf | Tower Roof Deck | 2 Elevators | Large Artist’s Studio | Finished Lower Level Moments to Ocean Beaches | WEB# 32249

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$2,900,000 | Designed by Acclaimed Architect Alfredo De Vido | 0.93± Acre | Room for Expansion and Pool | Moments from Ocean Beaches WEB# 12268

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Five-Star Corner Home Upper West Side | 2+ BR, 3 BATH $4,125,000 | Web#18165223 S. Christopher Halstead 212.381.3220

Sky High Perfection Midtown West | 2 BR, 2 BATH $3,450,000 | Web#18213969 Jill Bernstein 212.381.2221

Central Park South Beauty - 3 Exposures

Park Ave Gem

Grand Park Living at The Majestic

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Midtown West | 2 BR, 2.5 BATH $3,950,000 | Web#18207908 Nora Ariffin 212.381.2249 | Christopher Kromer 212.381.2334

Upper East Side | 2BR, 2 BATH $2, 900,000 | Web#18332501 Sharon Fahy 212.381.3217

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Further Lane Estate East Hampton, NY | 5 BR, 6 BATH $15,950,000 | Web#48082 David Zazula 631.771.5305

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Brand New on Village Lane

Private Post Modern

East Hampton, NY | 6 BR, 5.5 BATH $3,795,000 | Web#100847 William Kuneth JR 631.771.5319

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Wainscott, NY | 5 BR, 6 BATH $2,222,000 | Web#100794 Robert Brody 631.771.5316 | Leslie Hillel 631.771.5311

Timeless on Toilsome

Bluff Road Cottage

Classic Cape

East Hampton, NY | 4 BR, 3 BATH $2,100,000 | Web#34991 Timothy O’Connor 631.771.5321 | William Kuneth JR 631.771.5319

Amagansett, NY | 2 BR, 1 BATH $1,945,000 | Web#46727 Robert J. Plansker 631.771.5325

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NOT ALL WHO WANDER ARE LOST

A Few Notes from Nota Bene’s Anthony Lassman

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y background originated in real estate. I founded what, in its time, was arguably London’s most prestigious brokerage. We specialized in the marketing and sale of some of the capital’s exceptional landmark homes, including two of the largest first-floor lateral apartments across four buildings on the north side of Belgravia’s Eaton Square; a John Nash villa, the Holme, opposite the boating lake at Regent’s Park; and many others in locations of Mayfair, Knightsbridge, etc. I subsequently went into development of turnkey projects in similar super-prime locations. My entrance into the world of travel and publishing came out of a challenge from my wife, whose career started in modelling, then fashion design, and now fashion and lifestyle consultation. We have spent much of our lives travelling to, and being fascinated by, the world’s finest places, exotic destinations, world-class hotels, cool restaurants and beach clubs etc., always critiquing and advising friends. I made notes everywhere I went, checking out best rooms and suites, finest views and most coveted tables, while Elaine focused on boutiques and “concept” stores, fashion, skin care products and luxury goods. We relished finding special places with style—the insider places that only those “in the know” would go to and unique experiences in exotic far-flung destinations. So, creating a business out of a passion became a challenge I could not overlook. I therefore consulted with the same graphic design team who did my real estate brochures to produce the finest travel guide in the world. A month later they came up with three names and three style/layout formats. When I saw the style, format and name of the Nota Bene concept, I immediately knew this was it.

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It is how the original beautifully colored Nota Bene destination review books were borne and subscribed to by many celebrities, captains of industry and important names from media, film and fashion, more than 70 percent of whom came from the United States. We built up a very impressive database. We discontinued print publishing when, by nature of client demand, our focus turned to the bespoke management of travel as an annual fee-paying services for the UHNWs. As a result of further client demand, we have recently introduced a super-prime real estate advisory buying service focusing on Europe, North America and the Caribbean. Watch this space as print will be returning soon! So my career has gone full circle, while Elaine and her team consult separately in their specialist field. What separates Nota Bene Global most is our understanding of the world of the UHNWs. It comes as a result of having travelled at a certain level over many years with a keen eye and great passion. We live the life of the demographic we take care of, and a wonderful team of private client managers share in our vision. You have to have an understanding of what makes a place special and a property world-class. Experience and discernment are key, so we look for ambience, style and the all-important details. But above all, it is service. It is, after all, a people business, and service is everything. We also have to be good at contextualizing who will like what, as there is rarely “one fit for all.” Then there is our fertile network of high-level contacts all over the world, people who help us make things happen: hotel, villa and restaurant owners; top guides; local experts; providers of the exceptional. Our clients are defined by where they travel; our mission is to make every experience unique, underpinned by our strapline, “We know where.”


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STAY INN STYLE Hamptons Luxury at the Southampton Inn

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he Southampton Inn’s envied location in the heart of Southampton Village offers guests a gateway to the best of the Hamptons summer season. The Inn offers 90 well-appointed guest rooms, 16 of which are pet friendly. This home away from home is not only family and pet friendly; it is a warm and welcoming haven with a solid reputation that is richly deserved. Travelers looking for a fun-filled getaway can be sure to find it at the charming Southampton Inn, which offers numerous activities and attractions, such as beautiful beach walks, farm stands, historical sites, ocean surfing, hiking trails with abundant wildlife, and great local village shops. At the resort, guests can make the most of Southampton Inn’s acres of lawn space, which appeal to many interests. The private gardens are ideal for reading or quiet contemplation, while the all-weather tennis court, heated 50-foot swimming pool, shuffleboard court, Ping Pong table or green spaces for croquet, volleyball or badminton will appeal to athletes of all ability levels. The inn also features a beautifully planted and lit European-style courtyard. At the end of the day, guests can retire to their well-appointed guest rooms, which include upscale linens, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access and flat-screen televisions with more than 100 channels. Claude’s Restaurant at the Southampton Inn is open for breakfast year round and, as of May 19, for lunch and dinner too. From 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., guests will be able to enjoy delicious meals in the beautifully planted European-style courtyard, outdoors on a pool patio surrounded by gardens, and in the totally renovated indoor restaurant. All the lunchtime favorites will be on offer—homemade summer soups, salads, sandwiches and sweets made from vegetables and herbs from the Southampton Inn garden. New dinner options will include a chef’s choice of elegant, casual, homemade and house-grown ingredients, a menu of meats, poultry, fish, and vegetarian delights. There is also a children’s menu, half sized and half-priced, with half the offerings. Also available this year is Carry-out Claude’s box lunches and suppers, easy to take to the beach, on picnics or hiking. The property’s 6,000 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space, which includes four conference rooms, a ballroom, an on-site restaurant, and proximity to transportation to and from New York City, also make the Southampton Inn an ideal location for corporate meetings, retreats and conferences, as well as weddings and social gatherings. 114 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH • MAY | JUNE 2018

The inn continuously develops relationships with new restaurant and shop owners each year to offer its guests the most up-to-date menus and most exclusive coupons to offer their guests. The Southampton Inn works with the Hamptons Visitors Council, the Southampton Historical Museum, and local news outlets to make sure everyone is working together to make Southampton the most exciting vacation spot on Long Island. For more information, visit southamptoninn.com


Carnegie Hill 5 Room Co-op w Open City Views

The Bolivar Chic & Modern 2 BR w CP & Skyline Views

Rare & Cool West Village 4 BR Co-op Loft

$1.995M. Web 20449307 Owner/Broker. Ana Maria Mahoney 212.585.4569

$2.875M. Web 20433159 Jamie Seidner 212.585.4541

$4.25M. Web 20451995 Mary Ellen Cashman 917.710.2655

Light, Views & Terraces on Prime UES Block

Park Ave Mansion 2 BR Co-op

3 BR Penthouse with Terraces Off Park Ave

$3.495M. Web 20434183 Linda Maloney 212.585.4527

$4.35M. Web 20454920 John Barbato 917.254.7630.

$3.995M. Web 20445749 Bahar Tavakolian 917.297.7067/Ido Friedman 917.691.1877

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Glamorous Sun-Flooded UES Prewar 3 BR Co-op

LIC Sunny Large 2 BR Condo, ESB Views, Parking

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$3.975M. Web 20454026 Christine Miller Martin 917.453.5152/Deanna Lloyd 757.572.0107

$1.85M. Web 20434573 Patrick W. Smith 212.434.7086

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PROPERTIES OF THE MONTH

BROWN HARRIS STEVENS

Luxury Listings Curated For You THE CORCORAN GROUP

BROOKLYN LANDMARK A historic landmark, 185 MacDonough is a 4-story, 2-family townhouse located on a tree-lined street in Stuyvesant Heights. Meticulously restored by acclaimed architect Rafi Elbaz, the original 19th-century details perfectly complement essential elements of modern luxury. The home features 5 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, with a potential 2-bedroom rental at the garden level. There is a deck off the parlor with stairs leading to the beautifully manicured garden. $3.38 million. Web # 18114800. Contact Nadine Adamson @ 212.452.4503 or Kelsey Hall @ 212.396.5828.

MODERN MONTAUK OCEANFRONT Heroic views are just the prologue to the story that describes this architecturally significant 4-acre modern contemporary compound spanning over 300’ of oceanfront on separate, contiguous 2-acre parcels, 75’ above the Montauk shoreline. Contact us today to schedule your private tour of this sensational oceanfront estate. Exclusive. $21 million. Web # 103411. Contact Gary DePersia @ 516.380.0538 or gdp@corcoran.com.

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SOUTHAMPTON ELEGANCE Welcome to the Southampton Pointe by Fairfield. Fifty unique condominium townhomes are now offered in Southampton. One-level and duplex floor plans available featuring 2/3 bedroom units; high-end finishes and extraordinary attention to detail throughout. Amenities include clubhouse with fitness center and heated pool. Separate garages also available. The complete terms are in an offering plan available from sponsor. $795,000 to $1.25 million. Contact Mary Slattery @ 631.375.9943. 116 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH • MAY | JUNE 2018

27AB is the only residence on Park Avenue in Carnegie Hill with helicopter views. This approx. 2,500-square-foot architect’s redesigned home wraps south, west and north corners, overlooking dazzling views of Central Park and the reservoir. Featuring 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, panoramic windows, double exposure living room, formal dining room, and windowed eat-in kitchen. 1065 Park Avenue is a full-service co-op with garage, storage, gym and 75 percent financing. $4.5 million. Web # 2798048. Contact Elizabeth (Lisa) Brown @ 212.319.5432.


LAWRENCE A. MOENS ASSOCIATES, INC. “SPECIALIZING IN PALM BEACH’S FINEST RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES.”

245 Sunrise Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida 33480 (561) 655-5510 Fax: (561) 655-6744 www.moensrealestate.com

THE ALFRED TAUBMAN ESTATE

A grand historic landmark Addison Mizner compound with large scale rooms and many fine original details. _________________________ Almost three acres of waterfront lands with more than 330’ on both the oceanfront and lakeside boundaries. __________________ Substantial interior renovations now complete and ready for immediate enjoyment. ____________ Private underground tunnel to the beach. ___________ $58,000,000

A SPECIAL DIRECT OCEANFRONT OFFERING

A private compound with beautiful ocean views over a deep dune. ______________________________ Spacious common rooms with numerous bedrooms for family, guests and staff. _____________________ A rare chance to live directly on the beach. ____________ Available at under 20 million dollars.

AMAZING LAKEFRONT REGENCY A wonderful Clarence Mack French regency with stunning views of the waterway. _________________________ Several beautiful interior renovations have been completed and the house is ready for immediate use. ___________________ Five bedrooms plus staff accommodations in a lovely and tranquil island setting. ____________ $9,650,000

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SKIN IN THE GAME Talking UV Rays and Privet Hedges with Hampton Sun’s Salvatore Piazzolla

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With summer almost here, what’s the one thing every sunbather needs to know? We recommend applying sunscreen 15–20 minutes prior to going out in the sun, in order for it to absorb, and it should be reapplied every 40–80 minutes as directed. We have a great partnership with NYC dermatologist Dr. Lance H. Brown, MD, who is also an NYU professor. He says that one ounce of sunscreen is required for the average adult in a bathing suit. Everyone’s skin type is different, as well as how active a lifestyle they lead. We offer something for every sunbather, whether it’s for the active sports person or someone looking to lounge by the pool or on the beach. Tell me about your background prior to starting Hampton Sun. Prior to starting Hampton Sun 13 years ago, I was involved with contract management and real estate, but I was always entrepreneurial. What skills do you think real estate gave you to succeed in the beauty industry? I’ve always been a people person, and learning strong negotiating skills gave me the confidence to pursue things I’m passionate about. I love summers in the Hamptons and visiting with friends, whether it be at a backyard barbecue, a meal at a restaurant or one on the beach. I also especially love the Hamptons’ fresh air: there’s always been a fascination with the privet hedge on the East End of Long Island, and I knew it could be our signature scent. We captured the essence of the privet blossom and bottled it, and we have been so happy to bring the scent to our customers in our sunscreen over the past years that we are now thrilled to be bringing it into everyone’s home with our upcoming launch! It’s a fresh,

“WE OFFER SOMETHING FOR EVERY SUNBATHER.” clean delicate scent that is memorable and sophisticated, with notes of lily of the valley, white hyacinth, jasmine, dune musk and blue plum. What separates Hampton Sun’s products from the rest of the market? I am most proud of my SPF formulas and how they were formulated. We were one of the first companies to offer Polycrylene, which filters out UV rays to offer more advanced sun protection

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that is longer lasting. This makes us special and unique. Our textures are very hydrating to the skin, and so smooth and luxurious. They erase the border between sun care and skin care by moisturizing and using antioxidants in a smart way, which has always been our mission. We use all-natural antioxidants and oils to make products as natural as we possibly can, in combination with the science of sun protection. What do you have planned next? We love our signature scent, Privet Bloom: it has been growing and gaining such great recognition. This inspired us to take it to the next level. Being that we are a lifestyle brand, it has always been our vision to create a home collection, which we are now launching soon. There will be a candle, a room spray and a diffuser. Also, for the body, a shower gel that is really exfoliating and a lotion that is very hydrating without a greasy feel, all with the captivating fragrance of Privet Bloom. It’s exciting! We’re planning a launch party for June to celebrate and are thrilled to bring this magical scent into your home.


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A Decade in, Tutto Il Giorno Delights More Than Ever

LUCA PIOLTELLI

A Family Affair The Tutto Il Giorno name has been going strong since 2006. Gianpaolo de Felice and wife Gabby Karan—daughter of Donna—and their business partners have spent the past 12 years serving the finest Italian food this side of the Po River. First derived from their love for authentic Italian, Gianpaolo says the original idea to open an authentic Italian eatery came from a bike ride with David Mayer, after which they were craving the cooking of Gianpaolo’s Neapolitan mother. And from there, the family expanded to include executive chef Agostino Petrosino. The idea then blossomed into wanting a space that the de Felice family could personally enjoy. “We wanted to create a great environment, mainly for ourselves and our friends,” he says, explaining the restaurant’s origins. “We wanted to bring a little slice of Italy

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to the Hamptons.” Gabby Karan de Felice bore the brunt of designing all three locales’ interiors, transforming the spaces into cozy sanctuaries reminiscent of Gianpaolo’s native Italy. Guests often note the luxe yet welcoming interiors as a highlight. Hamptons Classic Since it opened in 2009, the Southampton Tutto has been one of the most popular spots in town. It’s easy to see why. With its friendly, welcoming atmosphere—both clubby and intimate, good for dates and large families alike—Tutto Il Giorno is a local’s restaurant nonpareil. Diners love to entertain at the back booth inside, and in the warmer months, the private garden (which can hold up to 25 people) is one of the most popular spots in all of Southampton for get-togethers. Special menus can also be customized for special events. ERIC STRIFFLER

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uthenticity is still a relatively rare commodity, though it can be found in spades at Tutto Il Giorno. A bastion of genuine Italian comfort food served up from within the confines of one of the coziest, most relaxing interiors around comprises the illustrious Tutto Il Giorno. And with locations in the Hamptons and Tribeca—and another in the works—you’re never too far from the perfect spot to head with friends, family or someone special.

Delicious Dishes But as beautiful and welcoming the restaurant is, the main draw for most customers is—what else?—the food. Part of that is thanks to the Southern Italian focus. It is, after all, the tastiest cuisine in the world! In Southampton, executive chef Alex Aparu brings his two backgrounds—a childhood in Corsica, and a professional life on the North Fork—to his delicious menu. Every part of every dish from the light, crisp tricolore salad to the more substantial “Fracosta” rib eye steak, is chosen and prepared with care.

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THE LEADING WOMEN OF REAL ESTAT

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GINGER THOERNER Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

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DID YOU HAVE ANOTHER CAREER PRIOR TO REAL ESTATE, AND HOW HAS IT CONTRIBUTED TO YOUR SUCCESS? In my prior life I was a corporate and real estate attorney. After graduating from Harvard I went to NYU Law School and practiced for several years at a large NYC firm. I developed a relentless work ethic through this training , in addition to problem solving, attention to detail, excellent customer service and negotiation skills. It helps enormously in so many facets of the real estate business. As an added bonus, I understand and appreciate the job that our local attorneys do to get these deals to the finish line and can be helpful in many ways that others may not. After my time as a lawyer I worked for ten years as a partner in an interior design firm. It was through this experience that I developed an aesthetic sense that has served me well as a broker.

WHAT DISTINGUISHES YOU FROM YOUR COMPETITORS? I have been told that as a broker I have a quiet, understated power. I believe in creative problem solving, strong communication and collaboration. I am not afraid to roll up my sleeves and get deep in the trenches when necessary (ask any one of my customers who have come out on the winning side of a nasty bidding war). But most deals can be successfully transacted without all the high drama and trappings of a bad reality show. Real estate is truly a business of relationships, not just between broker and client (the part of the business I most cherish) but also between brokers themselves. I believe my reputation in the community as one who plays fairly and cooperatively with other brokers has contributed significantly to my success in the field.

WHAT PHRASE BEST DESCRIBES YOU PROFESSIONALLY? Smart, with a side of style.

“I BELIEVE IN CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING, STRONG COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION.”

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WHAT CHANGES HAVE YOU MADE IN YOUR BUSINESS OVER THE YEARS? When I moved to Compass I was encouraged to work as part of a team. It’s amazing how many city brokers work in teams, many of which are quite large. I started working with one teammate, Debby Koster, and it has been a game changer for me and my business. Debby comes from an IT and data analysis background. Her strengths are my weaknesses. But we share many commonalities: work ethic, market analysis, people skills and a commitment to excellence. She is every bit as good with clients and customers. Having two highly skilled professionals for the price of one gives buyers and sellers superior service and responsiveness.

COMPASS 2405 Main Street, P.O. Box 1170, Bridgehampton NY 11932 O: 631.236.9125 C: 646.322.7861 E: ginger@compass.com W: compass.com

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GAIL SANKARSINGH Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

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DETAIL FOR US ONE OF YOUR EXCITING LISTINGS. I am thrilled to have just been selected sales director for the Upper West Side architectural masterpiece The Chamberlain. Thirty-nine exquisite prewar-style layouts, ranging from two- to five-bedrooms, townhouses and penthouses. The team and I look forward to welcoming residents to their new homes in the fall.

Baccarat Residences Fifth Avenue, 20 West 53rd Street, Apt. 31B 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,789 square feet. $6.695 million.

WHAT PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF? I am honored to be rated the #5 agent in 2017 for Douglas Elliman in New York City: Elliman has more than 7,000 agents and 113 offices across the country! I am consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of the company and a repeat recipient of the prestigious Pinnacle Club Award.

WHAT ARE SOME CREATIVE THINGS YOU’VE DONE TO ATTRACT BUYERS TO A LISTING? Aside from the numerous different/ traditional ways of broker/buyer outreach to attract purchasers to listings, I have taken the show on the road to present to buyers in locales across the country—Los Angeles, Miami, Idaho, Utah, etc.—and across the globe to Hong Kong and Shanghai. I just returned from productive clients’ meetings in London and Paris. I have done many deals this way.

“I AM HONORED TO BE RATED THE #5 AGENT IN 2017 FOR DOUGLAS ELLIMAN IN NEW YORK CITY.”

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WHAT IS YOUR SECRET TO THRIVING IN THE COMPETITIVE REAL INDUSTRY? Of course the prerequisites of cutting-edge market and product knowledge, technology, and social media presence must be in place— it is all about reputation and fostering relationships for me. People do business with people they like and trust when they have a choice.

WHAT WORDS AND/OR PHRASE BEST DESCRIBES YOU? Positive, honest, loyal. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney. I am so blessed to get to do what I like everyday!

The Chamberlain, 269 West 87th Street 2–5 bedroom pre-war inspired layouts. Starting at $2.550 million.

DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REAL ESTATE 575 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022 O: 212.891.7626 C: 646.592.3431 E: gsankarsingh@elliman.com W: elliman.com

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FOX RESIDENTIAL

BARBARA FOX President

FOX RESIDENTIAL

MARGO F. MOHR Licensed RE Associate Broker

FOX RESIDENTIAL

EVELYN KATZ Licensed RE Associate Broker

We’re delighted to be celebrating our 30th year in the real estate brokerage business. We started our company with four sales agents and now have over 50 capable and experienced agents in our boutique firm. Please meet four of our talented agents and their fabulous listings.

1 LEXINGTON AVENUE, APT. 5/6B A rarely available, mint eightroom prewar duplex loft right on GRAMERCY PARK with three/four bedrooms, 2½ beautiful baths, two working fireplaces, park views from huge windows and a key to Gramercy Park. The absolutely perfect apartment!

Licensed RE Salesperson

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160 WEST 86TH STREET, APT. 4BC This stunning beautiful renovated four bedroom, three bath prewar condo is on a beautiful, prime UPPER WEST SIDE block. There is a semi-private elevator landing, three exposures, a balcony, washer-dryer, and incredibly convenient to everything! Asking: $4,500,000

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MARGUERITE STRAUSS

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STEPHANIE K. KANNER Licensed RE Associate Broker

FOX RESIDENTIAL 14 East 60th Street NY, NY 10022 O: 212.772.2666 W: foxresidential.com

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50 EAST 77TH STREET, APT. 7A A classic seven-room prewar apartment in the iconic CARLYLE HOUSE with two bedrooms, three baths and two staff rooms, with superior white glove services and Carlyle Hotel amenities. It’s only one block from CENTRAL PARK and right in the heart of the best Madison Avenue shopping and restaurants. Asking: $4,580,000

930 FIFTH AVENUE, APT. 9D Beautifully renovated onebedroom, two-baths home in one of the best locations on Fifth Avenue. At 74th Street, it’s in triple mint condition. PIED-A TERRE and INTERNATIONAL BUYERS are welcomed. Asking: $1,895,000


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YOU NOW HAVE ALMOST 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A BROKER. CAN YOU OPEN UP YOUR REAL ESTATE BLACKBOOK FOR US? WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS? Ah, you want all my secrets! Well, some of the most exceptional architects are Wettling Architects, Sawyer Berson, and Bates Masi as well as Blaze Makoid, Kevin O’Sullivan, and Stelle Lomont Rouhani. As for interior designers: Steven Gambrel does stunning work, as do Tamara Magel, Heiberg Cummings, Jeff Lincoln and Julie Hillman. And landscape designers? Edmund Hollander is outstanding—as are Harmonia, LaGuardia and Charlie Marder.

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16 Old Barn Lane, Sagaponack Charming classic on 1.7 acres, less than a mile to the beach. Offered at $5.995 million.

ANY INTERESTING SELLERS THAT YOU CAN SPEAK OF WHO HAVE INTERESTING HOMES Yes! I am launching 258 Main Street, Sag Harbor, the house of Samuel L’Hommedieu, whose family operated a rope-walk that spun cables and rigging for whaling and transatlantic fleets. Built in 1840, it has a historic flat roof, that gives it character and cachet. The seller, art patron John de Neufville, was identified by New York in 2007 as one of Manhattan society’s most eligible bachelors. In 2014, he was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for the most vertical feet snowboarded downhill in a single calendar year. Mr. de Neufville had top Manhattan architect Stanley Wong design the interior renovation and engaged renowned landscape designer Deborah Nevins, who is one of the top garden designers in the country, with clients such as David Geffen and Stavros Niarchos.

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258 Main Street, Sag Harbor The L’Hommedieu House—elegance, provenance and style. Offered at $5.995 million.

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DEIRDRE DEVITA Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

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WHY BUY REAL ESTATE IN THE HAMPTONS NOW? The Hamptons has been attracting people for so many years because it is an unusually beautiful, seaside place—rich in culture, with a carefully maintained territory, and many earthly amenities—that happens to be within 80 miles of a world capital. One of the many reasons that the Hamptons is among the best places to buy real estate now is that our market is stabilized by its discretionary nature. A large proportion (more than 90 percent) of our buyers are purchasing a second or third (or, in the case of one buyer-client of mine, a twelfth!) home, and a large proportion of our sellers are in a stable enough financial state to allow themselves to wait for the market value of their property to be realized. In most of our sale situations, therefore, neither party is under pressure. This is the perfect circumstance for achieving true market value, although it can take a long time.

A reason to buy now in the Westhampton/Quogue area specifically is that we are still on an upward trajectory here: pricewise, and in terms of recognition. We have seen record sales in the past few years, and a positive shift in the amount of properties sold here versus further east, but full realization of the benefits of living in the westerly Hamptons—proximity to the city, less congestion and more house for the money—is ahead for us. Get in now! But there is a permanent reason for buying in the Hamptons that should be noted. It’s more important than the trend-related reasons. Homeowners here are always telling me that, if they had to have only one home, they would never give up their Hamptons retreat, even though they own more prestigious and valuable properties somewhere else. Their Hamptons home is where they gather friends and family, and where they can truly relax and spend time together. It’s where memories are made. It’s their happy place.

“THE HAMPTONS IS A BEAUTIFUL, SEASIDE PLACE THAT HAPPENS TO BE WITHIN 80 MILES OF A WORLD CAPITAL.”

47 Dune Road, East Quogue Oceanfront beach house on 1.41 acres. Offered at $11 million.

12 Old Meadow Bend, Westhampton Beach 6 bedroom estate on 1.9 acres. Offered at $6.499 million.

BROWN HARRIS STEVENS 70 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY, 11978 O: 631.288.5409 C: 212.580.3969 E: ddevita@bhshamptons.com W: brownharrisstevens.com

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WOMEN OF THE LITVAK TEAM Licensed Real Estate Salespeople

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Back in 2011, there was one woman on the team. Today the ladies account for more than a quarter of the 19-person team and have greatly impacted its direction and energy by providing a more finessed and compassionate approach. Our clients appreciate the extra care and attention they receive (they are not just a transaction). Each woman on the Litvak Team brings something different to the table. After 17 years in the industry, Jackie has seen and heard it all. Tami’s experience working as a coach for Landmark Education uplifts and motivates the team. Lindsay, a former buyer for Hautelook, is familiar with the arts of negotiation and fashion. Leslie, our born-and-bred New Yorker, ensures we’re up to date on everything happening in the city. Sarah and Milena round out the group with their strong backgrounds in organization and marketing. With 19 total people, having such a large team means there is always someone who has done what you’re trying to do, so conclusions and goals are reached faster and more efficiently. Because there are so many of us working in sync, our customers never have to wait and nothing falls through the cracks. We are always coming together and coming up with creative ideas and there is a huge level of accountability. With everyone focused on their strengths, it makes it easy to fulfill our mission of helping everyone find their place in the world.

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SUSAN LAHRMAN Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

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WHAT IS YOUR SECRET TO SURVIVING (AND THRIVING) IN THE COMPETITIVE REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IN THE HAMPTONS? The secret to surviving in a competitive market, especially in the Hamptons, is personal service and your contact list. People want to know that they are working with someone who “gets” them. I have lived in Manhattan, Hawaii and currently in the Hamptons. I have traveled all over the world and have sons in the fashion business who are models, so I have many contacts who trust my judgment and feel that I understand their needs. I also educate them on the current climate and area trends. People love that. WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED, AND HOW HAS IT HELPED YOU PROFESSIONALLY? The best advice I have ever received is when I was just starting out 20 years ago with Allan M. Schneider. I was in my real estate class, when the proctor told us to remember that in every office, 8 out of 10 people will not be making money. I said to myself, “I’ll be damned if I will ever be part of that 80 percent,” and have managed to keep my head above the waterline. It drives me. DESCRIBE THE CURRENT REAL ESTATE CLIMATE IN ONE WORD OR A BRIEF PHRASE. One word to describe the current real estate climate in the Hamptons is actually two words: “On Fire”…Need I say more?

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A WORLD WITHOUT CRUELTY

Talking with The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s Karl Wellner

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How did you first become involved with The NYSPCC? Charity begins at home. When I heard about The NYSPCC and the amazing work the organization does in our own hometown of New York City, it became clear to me that this was a mission I wanted to join, to help the healing of abused children. It is unimaginable and inexcusable that there are 250 reported cases of child abuse every day in NYC alone. I have been on the board of The NYSPCC since 2005 and became its president earlier this year. How do you think your day job at Papamarkou Wellner helps your work with The NYSPCC? As the chairman and CEO of an asset management firm, I have a broad network of contacts. My position makes it possible to reach out to try and engage others to support the important cause of The NYSPCC. We have an annual spring luncheon, a fundraising event, which features a speaker—this year it was McKayla Maroney, the Olympic gold medalist gymnast who has suffered terrible sexual abuse and told her story to our guests. We have a food and wine gala dinner in the fall that features a top chef who composes a menu with matching wines for the evening. Both events are excellent opportunities for The NYSPCC to feature its work and raise the awareness of child abuse. They hopefully entice others to join the effort and support our work.

“THE NYSPCC BLAZED A TRAIL FOR THE CHILD PROTECTION MOVEMENT.”

How has your relationship with the organization changed since becoming president of the board? As board president, I have the privilege of working closely with our executive director, Dr. Mary Pulido, and her amazing team of clinicians and support staff. In my role, I also get to work with our great and very active board members. My role is to support their work on various committees and outreach programs. 130 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • AVENUE ON THE BEACH • MAY | JUNE 2018

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What makes The NYSPCC unique among child protection organizations? As the first child protection agency in the world, The NYSPCC blazed a trail for the child protection movement for all others to follow. It was founded in 1875, before there were laws to protect children from abuse. It is unbelievable that in 1875 there was an organization to protect animals from abuse (the ASPCA) but nothing to protect children. Since then, the agency has worked tirelessly for the past 143 years to not only keep children safe, but also to set the standards for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The NYSPCC is often invited to share their best practices and help other nonprofits and public agencies to replicate their program models to improve the child welfare field.

What’s next for The NYSPCC? We are thoughtfully expanding the board and our children’s council to extend our reach and further raise the awareness of the great work The NYSPCC does. Fundraising is crucial for us, to be able to continue and expand our successful programs. The welfare of our children is paramount. Our mission is so well expressed by the inscription of The NYSPCC president’s badge from 1901: “Against this cruelty, fight on.”


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LEAVING THE CITY FOR THE BEACH?

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NO peels ’til fall! If any of your skin care products contain alpha hydroxy acid or retinol, chill out on using them for a couple of months. Exfoliants strip the top layer of the skin, leaving it extra vulnerable to the sun’s rays, which in turn makes you more susceptible to sunburn, sun damage, rashes and discoloration. Instead, try using a gentle cleanser with a facial brush to remove makeup and impurities. Follow up with your moisturizer and sunblock: this is important to do.

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“GO MAKEUP-FREE TO THE BEACH AND LOOK FLAWLESS.” Baby blues Change your usual eye black/brown eye routine into a hue of neon or cobalt blue! It’s one of the hottest summer trends straight off the runways, and all shades of blue complement every eye color.

Extend your lashes Eyelash extensions are an added expense and will cost you about two hours out of your life (one hour for touchups), but there’s just something about big lashes that makes a girl feel pretty. Go makeup-free to the beach and look flawless. Out of the surf? Flawless. Out of the shower? Just as flawless! You’ll wake up like that!

Pump up the volume on hair accessories Barrettes, jewels, colored bobby pins, metal rings and turbans… bring it all on! Just slick your hair back, accessorize it or wrap it up and keep it moving! My favorite lil’ time-saver!

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f you spend your summers in New York City or the Hamptons, then you’re no stranger to the local beverage of choice: VieVité, a Côtes de Provence Rosé. This year, VieVité, which is curated by the acclaimed winemaker Christopher Duburcq, has tapped the expertise of celebrated fashion designer Zac Posen to create an exclusive, limited-edition bottle...and it’s the only bottle of rosé you’ll want on your bar this summer. The limited-edition design wraps around the VieVité bottle in an arching palm pattern in Posen’s signature color, midnight palm. It is accented with iridescent rose gold inlay, evoking luxury and the tropical paradise that one dreams of while sipping VieVité. Inspired by the architecture of New York City’s famed Chrysler Building, the bottle bearing Zac Posen’s name is sleek and modern, with colors that complement the translucent salmoncolored wine within. Zac Posen launched his eponymous collection in 2001, with a vision for modern American glamour that married couture technique with striking innovation. Today, Zac boasts a legion of loyal followers, including Rihanna, Heidi Klum, Uma Thurman and Katie Holmes, and is known globally for his technique in artisanal craftsmanship, anatomical construction and textile manipulation. It is his profound appreciation for the expertise and artistry found in VieVité’s production and the sleek, fashion-forward bottle shape that brought about the collaboration with VieVité. “The parallels between my company and VieVité Rosé make this partnership effortless. We both hold quality in the highest regard, and work tirelessly to create products that give our clients a glamorous and elevated experience,” said Posen.

WE HAVE ALWAYS CONSIDERED VIEVITÉ NOT JUST A ROSÉ WINE, BUT A FASHION BRAND IN ITS OWN RIGHT.

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VieVité hails from Domaine Sainte Marie, a picturesque, organic winery tucked in a small valley in Provence, the heart of rosé country. Duburcq, the esteemed head winemaker at Domaine Sainte Marie, enthusiastically embraced the partnership with Zac Posen. “We have always considered VieVité not just a rosé wine, but a fashion brand in its own right—one that people are proud to affiliate with. And VieVité is all about having an experience. Zac’s designs complete this VieVité experience. Now when you affiliate with VieVité you are also affiliating with Zac Posen,” said Duburcq. Produced in limited quantities, the Zac Posen bottle of VieVité rosé will be available at select retailers for $24.99 only during the summer of 2018.


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P O ST CA RD FROM . . .

THE DESERT EMPIRE

JUST BEFORE THIS YEAR’S COACHELLA FESTIVAL, AVENUE EDITOR MICHAEL GROSS FOUND FRESH FLOWERS BLOSSOMING IN THE ARID DESERT OF CALIFORNIA’S RIVERSIDE AND SAN BERNARDINO COUNTIES. PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, is better known than what surrounds it, but thanks to the 19-year-old Coachella Music & Arts Festival, towns beyond that haven of wealth and golf are attracting fresh attention, and a diverse cast of artists, entrepreneurs and adventure seekers.

IN HOT WATER

For a change from Palm Spring’s posh party palaces, book a room in Desert Hot Springs. Hope Springs is a restored mid-century modern gem of a motel with ten rooms (some with modest kitchens) and three mineral pools, one hot, one tepid, and one cool and long enough for swimming. Two Bunch Palms, the spa-hotel featured in the film The Player, was recently refurbished. And the Lautner resides in an architectural landmark by John Lautner, restored and impossibly chic.

IN THE DESERT

Joshua Tree National Park is the main attraction of the Desert Empire. We entered at Twentynine Palms, in the southern Mojave, drove past the park’s namesake trees and giant-boulder fields, stopped to look for the shrine to music’s Gram Parsons, who died nearby (we couldn’t find it), and hiked into Hidden Valley, once home to cattle rustlers.

IT TAKES A TACO

Our chi-chi friends touted La Copine, in Flamingo Heights, as the in-place to eat lunch near Joshua Tree, but we chose Kasa Carniceria y Taqueria, a tiny take-out taco window behind a Mexican market in a strip mall on Twentynine Palms Highway. Try the tacos al pastor and hibiscus agua fresca.

WHERE ROY ROGERS RODE

If you must hit Palm Springs: Try Counter Reformation, the new wine bar serving gourmet small plates at the Parker resort, and shop for vintage at Mitchells downtown.

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Pioneertown was born in 1946, when cowboy movie stars like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry bought 32,000 rugged acres in the Morongo Basin for about $5,000, and built a western film set and rooms for actors and crew there, say Mike and Matt French, who renovated and run the Pioneertown Motel. Investigate this bit of Hollywood history and then go down the hill to Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, an old-school juke joint serving ribs, steaks, burgers and Tex-Mex; there's live music outdoors, and sometimes celebrities like Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Sir Paul McCartney.

AND LA’S JUST TWO HOURS THATAWAY

While you can fly direct into Palm Springs, why not pass through LA en route home? We stayed in another classic, the Beverly Hills Hotel, had breakfast outdoors at the Polo Lounge, and then took in the Basquiats and more in Eli and Edith Broad’s newish Broad Museum downtown.


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WIND, SAND AND STARS OUR NEW COLUMN REVEALS TRAVEL SECRETS. THIS MONTH: THE FRENCH ATLANTIC COAST by Anthony Lassman

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a Huchet is a unique secret beach house compound on the French Atlantic coast, between Bordeaux and Biarritz. It is elevated above Europe’s longest stretch of sand—120 miles of wild, untouched beaches backed by extensive pine forests. It is the concept of restaurateurs-cum-hoteliers, Michel and Christine Guérard, best known for their hotel and spa, Les Prés d'Eugénie at Eugénie-les-Bains, 55 miles away, just an hour and forty minutes by car. The journey is shorter (around one hour) if you arrive directly from Biarritz. La Huchet is a place perfect for those who seek solitude and comfort but value their independence. Two simple, very well-appointed beach houses constructed in wood in the style of maisons marines, are set back above the dunes behind Huchet’s

main house, the Pavillon Anglais, which is for the exclusive use of the Guérards. Aside from the outside dining deck and the lower level dining room, it is off-limits to guests. The immediate impression is of space and solitude. An expanse of wild grasses, sand and sky, a world apart, deep in the countryside of the Landes, approached by a dirt track road that ends right here—tailormade for those who seek peace, privacy and comfort, but value their independence and do not require the trappings of a hotel-style set up. At La Huchet a house manager and chef will take care of everything you need, as if you were staying as privileged houseguests. The house manager looks after your lodgings and serves at the table, while the chef will prepare your beautifully executed brunch and dinner

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with everything just as you like it. Attention to the finer points, and the quality of food and wines, is world-class. Everything has to conform to the exacting specification and instructions of the Guérards whose control is evident. For example, it is brunch and not lunch! The houses for paying guests each comprise a canopied porch that leads into a large sitting room with a king-bedded room beyond and a spacious, wellappointed bathroom. The detailing is apparent everywhere, from Shakerpaneled walls to the lacetrimmed half curtains, the choice of fabrics and paintings, a log-burning fire, vases of flowers, the candles that are lit at night and the unguents in the bathroom. This attention to detail is repeated at mealtimes. It’s seen in the way the house manager

sets a morning table with flowers, home-made confitures and yogurt, perfectly grouped bowls of summer fruits, jugs of freshly squeezed orange juice and eggs perfectly cooked to order. Equal care is evident at night, when the table is set for dinner and the candlelit scene changes the ambience. Dining on the freshest, healthiest of ingredients is joyful, the flavors delicious, the regional wines perfect. On our visit we followed dinner with a brief stroll to take in the pure night air before retiring early so we could take full advantage of the following day, doing very little other than reading, walking the beaches, appreciating the elements and thinking about who else would love it here. La Huchet will not be for everyone but for the right people: it has a magic that makes it unique.


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Martha Stewart and Jack Lenor Larsen @ LongHouse Reserve

Hamish Bowles @ Kips Bay Dinner honoring David Eastman

Dianne Bernhard and Angela Bernhard Thomas @Pastel Awards, The National Arts Club

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Randy Kemper, Samantha Perry, Lisa Perry and Tony Ingrao @ Parrish Art Museum

Joe Namath and Audrey Gruss @ Art New York

Hilary Geary Ross and Wilbur Ross @ Southampton Hospital

Andrea Grover @ Guild Hall Awards

Jean Shafiroff and Alex Donner @ NY Mission Society

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WHY THE *!#% ARE WE SO PISSED OFF? RAGE HAS COME OUT OF THE CLOSET AND INTO THE STREETS

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hese days you can hardly pick up a newspaper without reading about some public incident involving rageful behavior. It’s so prevalent there ought to be a Rage Page in every local rag, dedicated to the outrageous behavior that’s become commonplace. Rage isn’t exactly a new emotion but we used to at least try to hide it from view. I have a nasty habit of hurling my cell phone in a flash of rage when I can’t navigate certain apps or when my printer won’t respond to my wireless device. Recently a guy at the Apple Genius Bar informed me I have purchased 34 iPhones since they were introduced. Yes, you read that right. 34! Note to self: Buy more insurance. Rage is a source of energy that can help get us off our butts and on our way to career highs, or new levels of productivity. And God knows it certainly lets off steam. But I think we’re taking this a bit far nowadays and giving ourselves permission to spew venom at the slightest frustration. I used to play decent tennis when I was young. My greatest pleasure was hitting the cover off the ball on the grass courts of the Meadow Club in Southampton. I’d far rather whack it as hard as a man than focus on strategy and placement. It felt so good and released so much rage! But this was harmless and didn’t actually affect others. Letting off steam on the tennis court is one thing, causing a public spectacle is quite another. Travel seems to be a favorite breeding ground for rageful behavior. Planes now regularly make unscheduled landings due to a combination of passenger aggression and airlines’ policies of political correctness, rather than mechanical issues. Rage is giving hijacking, routine delays and foul weather stiff competition as the most common cause of interrupted flights. A recently published story in the Huffington Post of a cabin incident involving anger surpassed even my imagination.

A Transavia flight from Dubai to Amsterdam encountered a very special situation between passengers that ended in an emergency landing. The issue involved the aggressive flatulence of a passenger who would not, or perhaps could not heed the request of his seat mates to cease and desist. Complaints were made to the cabin crew, that refused to address the situation and in fact took the part of the wind breaker. A fight between the seat mates broke out, and the

plane made an emergency landing to eject the four complainants. Road rage is the grandfather of air rage. About 15 years ago, I witnessed a driver on the Long Island Expressway, in plain daylight, point a gun at another driver who had inadvertently encroached his lane. Roads and airplanes aren’t the only new arenas for overt rage. This behavior has seeped into places that once looked like the Donna Reed TV show. Let’s not even talk about beauty pageants, another stage for aggressive parents to trot

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out vile conduct. Parents today feel entitled to all manner of hostile behavior in the name of “supporting” their kids at school sports events! A new concept, “Silent Games” has been established in many New England communities to prevent fist fights between over- zealous parents sitting in the bleachers and on-field coaches making calls on plays. In one case in a girls’ soccer game in Fairfield Connecticut, versus Wilton, Connecticut, a parent was actually arrested for assaulting a coach. Nice role modeling! So why has rage come out of the collective closet with a gale force? Maybe because there’s been a steep decline in all standards of behavior. You know what I mean. Just turn on cable news. And also, the perception of private and public space has changed, allowing them to blend, when they were best kept separate. I hate to even bring this up, but the guy in the Oval Office isn’t helping. He is the poster boy for unchecked expression of public rage via his Twitter feeds. Unfortunately, the venerable office he holds validates this heinous conduct even more. Social media and the internet haven’t helped either. Many of us feel overwhelmed and inadequate given the fast pace of life today, and all the intimidating, though often fabricated, images of success and accomplishment we see on what might better be called antisocial media Entitlement plays a role here too. Since when is it okay to sic our inner demons on other people? Back in the day, that simply wasn’t allowed. Frankly I don’t know how we will ever put rage back into Pandora’s Box, but maybe if we slow down a bit, cut ourselves a little slack now and then, and stop taking ourselves so damn seriously, it might help. I for one, am vowing to at least hold onto my latest iPhone.

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