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DEAR READERS, WELCOME TO OUR families issue. Our cover this month is Dr. Samantha Boardman, whom I first met as a teenager in Washington, D.C., when she came to stay with my parents. For weeks before her arrival, all I heard were stories about how wonderful this young woman was. Samantha had completed high school in a mere three years, gone on to Harvard, was going to medical school at Cornell and was just generally an all-around spectacular star. For an insecure teenager, this was not calculated to endear me to our guest. So, I was not looking forward to her visit.

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But when she walked in the door, all honey-haired, with an enviable figure and a big, sweet smile on her face, I discovered that she was not stuck up in the slightest. Down to earth, friendly and smart, she went out of her way to make me feel at ease, and every time I’ve seen her since, nothing’s changed. She’s always been great. She may have been born into the cream of American aristocracy, but Samantha has never been one to rest on her family credentials. Her work speaks for itself; and in addition to finishing that medical degree, she is on the board of trustees at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Married to real estate tycoon Aby Rosen since 2005, she has two children with him (and is stepmother to the children from his previous marriage). She bridges the worlds of medicine and society, fashion and art with ease. Her website, positiveprescription.com, is full of interesting, thoughtful 12 | AVENUE ON THE BEACH • AUGUST 2014

advice that we can all use in our busy lives; and I’d exhort you, dear readers, to sign up for her newsletter. For the rest of the issue, we are delighted to be able to feature photographers and perfumers Pauline Rochas and Carole Beaupré on their East Hampton estate. Pauline is the granddaughter of Hélène and Marcel Rochas, and, now, with her partner Carole, has embraced the family tradition and created a new scent, Le Premier Parfum. And speaking of estates in East Hampton, we also have William P. Rayner painting in his garden. Last year, the former editorial business manager of Condé Nast published Notes and Sketches, a collection of his travel diaries and watercolors over the years. He and his wife, Kathy, have created one of the most bucolic settings in East Hampton, which could inspire anyone’s creativity. Last, we have a photo shoot with some of the riders of the Hampton Classic. Part of what makes the East End experience so unique is the variety of different activities in which one can participate. The equestrian community is just one of the many reasons that people return to the Hamptons year after year. Enjoy your August, you’ve earned it! Daisy Prince

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AVENUE is on the scene at the beach for Midsummer Night Drinks and more.

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Summer trends for the cultural savant.

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Dr. Samantha Boardman opens the doors to the Southampton house she shares with her husband, Aby Rosen, their two children and dog, Panda.

Olivia and Olivia both wear their own custom equestrian outfits. Photographed by Neil Dawson. Styled by Dante Frongillo.

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House of Rochas

Cool couple and Coolife founders Pauline Rochas and Carole Beaupré show us their East Hampton retreat.

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Billy Rayner paints in his studio overlooking artistic gardens.

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Meet some of the top Hampton Classic competitors.

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POSTCARDS FROM . . . Racehorse syndicate owner Sheila Rosenblum takes us to Saratoga Springs, and deputy editor Haley Friedlich reports from Los Cabos, Mexico.

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Dan’s Papers’ Dan Rattiner remembers the premiere of JAWS.

Exhibitions, shows and art fairs in the Hamptons.

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A UGU ST C O N T RIBUTORS

BEHIND THE SCENES >> New York City native Keith Major’s love

Dan Rattiner is an American journalist and newspaper publisher. He is widely credited with having founded the concept of the free newspaper in 1960. Rattiner has written 12 books, including a memoir, In the Hamptons: My Fifty Years With Farmers, Fishermen, Writers, Artists, Billionaires and Celebrities (Random House). He is also a published cartoonist. “Movies had premiered in town before this, but they had been modest affairs. This, I thought, standing there, I had never seen before.” -on the premiere of JAWS

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“Every now and then there’s an assignment that affirms why I love what I do. Photographing Samantha Boardman at her home was wonderfully amazing!”

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for photography and art began in his youth, when he attended after-school programs at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Pratt Institute. With more than 30 years of experience and a roster of A-list clients including Sony Music and Cosmopolitan, Keith has achieved his childhood dream and established a sterling reputation as one of New York’s most talented and productive commercial photographers.

Georgina Schaeffer is a freelance journalist specializing in interior design writing and styling. She contributes her first piece to AVENUE this month with a visit to William Rayner’s studio at his historic estate in East Hampton. “I visited the Rayner’s home with my grandmother a number of years ago for a party,” Schaeffer says, who is a long time summer resident of Southampton. “It was a treat to return on behalf of the magazine.” Schaeffer has previously worked as an editor for Absolute, New York Home, Quest, Town & Country, and Victoria. This summer she is learning to drive and can be found walking on the beach with her rescue dog, Pepper.

<< Photographer Eric Striffler has been

photographing atmospheric fashion, lifestyle and interiors in the Hamptons and beyond for more than 15 years. Eric won first place in magazine editorial photography by the Long Island Press Club in 2008 as well as a nomination in 2009 for his black-and-white sand series. Several of his images were recognized in the prestigious international Black & White Spider Awards. “I really enjoyed photographing Mr. Rayner. My Mom was a painter, and I grew up with oil paints and easels around. I was mesmerized and impressed with the size, location and view of Mr. Rayner’s studio.”


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SHOSHANNA IN STYLE A fête was held on Il Principe’s rooftop in honor of Shoshanna Gruss’ collaboration with Elizabeth Arden as the beauty brand’s first style director. Both brand and designer debuted their collection of multicolored, dotted cosmetic bags, which will be offered as a gift-with-purchase. Shoshanna’s new role will also extend to the brand’s website and social media. 1. Shoshanna Gruss 2. Dani Stahl 3. Eleanor Ylvisaker and Derek Blasberg 4. Ferebee Taube 5. Claire Bernard 6. Nina Davidson 7. Charlotte Ronson

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Elizabeth Arden teams up with Shoshanna Gruss



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NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN Art maven Kyle DeWoody hosted an intimate “Dinner in White” for artist Daniel Arsham, whose installation works take on a primarily monochromatic palette. The minimally themed event featured a special sunset performance by Gary Clark Jr. at the oh-so-cool Surf Lodge. 1. Kyle DeWoody 2. Nicole Trunfio 3. Brandon Crowe and Casey Fremont Crowe 4. Brandee Brown and Chelsea Leyland 5. Stephanie Arsham and Daniel Arsham 6. Claire Distenfeld 7. Jimmy Buffett and Jayma Cardoso 8. Eric and Angie Firestone

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MIDSUMMER MADNESS Performance artists wafted around the grounds of the Parrish Art Museum as revelers from the worlds of fashion, art and business collided to celebrate the museum’s exhibitions. As Shakespeare once declared, “The lunatic, the lover, and the poet. Are of imagination all compact.” 1. Josephine Meckseper 2. Sandra Lee 3. Lisa Perry 4. Whitney Fairchild 5. Katharina Otto-Bernstein and Inga Maren Otto 6. Kim and Richard Evans 7. Linda Fargo 7. Terrie Sultan and Maya Lin 7. Mark Mullett and Beth Rudin DeWoody

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The Parrish Art Museum’s Midsummer Party


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HERE COMES THE SUN The Group for East End Annual Benefit

The Group for East End held its annual benefit “Here Comes the Sun” at the Wölffer Estate. The beautiful tent was decorated in gold, pink and red, overlooking the vineyard at sunset during the longest day of the year. South Fork Chef Todd Jacobs of Fresh Hamptons provided delicious farm-to-table dinner accompanied by the special Wölffer 139 Rosé Cider. 1. Joey Wolffer, Roman Roth and Georgie Wolffer 2. Nicole Miller 3. Clarke and Kristen Briner 4. George and Joan Hornig 5. Carolyn Meyer and Ken Tropin 6. Lewis Perkins and Ann Colley

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Fashionistas gathered in Bridgehampton to celebrate a new Robert Verdi project, the launch of Great Bag Co. The bags are composed of a unique fashion flex polymer, perfect for the woman on-the-go. Guests enjoyed manicures by Essie, brews by Keurig and bubbly by Moët Chandon. The perfect way to spend a day out in the Hamptons.

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Ellen Hermanson Foundation Summer Solstice Benefit Ellen and Chuck Scarborough hosted the annual benefit for the Breast Center at the Southampton Hospital. The honorees of the evening were a philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and President and CEO of Southampton Hospital Robert Chaloner. 1. Liliana Cavendish and Ike Ude 2. Nicole Fuller and Nancy McCormick 3. Chuck and Ellen Scarborough 4. Jamee Gregory 5. Sharon Bush, Nancy Stone and Lisa Marie Kao

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An evening of celebration and sharing took place to commemorate the efforts of donors and volunteers for the American Heart Association. Hamptons community and philanthropic leaders gathered to toast the Association’s mission, which has raised over $123 million for research and other efforts.

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EAST HAMPTON, NY | $75,000,000 | Oceanfront Compound | Web: 0046363 This prime oceanfront residence embodies the essence of Hamptons coastal living. Located off Lily Pond Lane at the tip of a private lane directly on the ocean, this 5,500+/- sq. ft. contemporary is sited at an elevation high above 168+/- ft of ocean frontage equipped with a private staircase leading directly to the beach as well as multiple oceanside spaces affording spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the white sand beaches that distinguish this coveted East Hampton enclave. Designed for gracious living, the spacious 6 bedroom, 8 bath main residence is enveloped by 1.8+/- private acres, beautifully manicured and featuring perennial gardens blooming throughout the summer, a koi pond and the last approved lighted Har-tru tennis court in East Hampton Village. A pool, cabana and spa area is neatly situated between the main residence and a 3 bedroom, 3 bath guest house. Entire property serviced and managed by Crestron and Lutron “Smart House” system, Wi-Fi and security. This exceptional landmark property offers a rare opportunity to acquire a very exclusive address in one of the world’s most coveted oceanfront destinations.

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ummer spots have their own unique personalities. Nantucket and Fishers Island are family oriented and gentle (I hear you denizens chuckle, but that is the perception). The Vineyard is political and literary; Newport, grand on the outside, cozy on the inside; Aspen, smart and healthy; St. Tropez, well that’s another kettle of fish (Russian caviar). But the East End (better and unfortunately known as “the Hamptons”), is a mash-up of all of the above, for better or for worse. The Kardashians have threatened to “Take the Hamptons” via a new reality show, though so far they haven’t. Real Housewives and other assorted unfortunates chair “charity” parties for suspicious organizations that I swear don’t even have a 501(c)3. PR-repped oddities wear ball gowns to cocktails, and engage in “philanthropy” only when the cameras are popping. And it’s only July 1. Sigh. All of that stuff has driven the more Raya Keis Knight and Maria del Rio gentle folk behind their hedges, less likely to ever go to a restaurant or leave their clubs; and, frankly, who can blame Savas and Silke Tsitiridis them? There are, however, some lovely public events for worthy causes, with hosts who have their hearts in the right places. I’ll tell you about them. The folks at Southampton Fresh Air Home have been giving physically challenged kids a glorious summer at their camp since 1901. And to support this good work, the camp’s supporters throw two of the most iconic, beloved Southampton summer parties. The Decorators-Designers-Dealers sale opens the summer season on Memorial Day. Supporters, socials, swells and those in need of a table (or half a house, in my case, six years ago) line up at the gate for entry and tear through great finds from local manses and every designer, wine collector and villa owner with product or time to spare. Longtime supporter Nancy Shevell McCartney offered six tickets to her hubby’s (Paul, silly) concert, with a meet and greet. The Italian villa, with truffle hunting and wine tastings (won by co-chair Sarah Senbahar last year; this year’s lucky winner was Kim White), was another hot item. Meanwhile, the Belmont was broadcast for the horsey (and/or betting) set, adding to the excitement. Over 40 percent of the camp’s 2014 operating revenue was raised, with the help of Sarah’s co-chair, Charlotte BonstromSarah Senbahar and Charlotte Bonstrom-Assaf Assaf; honorary chair Raya Keis Knight; and Louise Camuto, Dayssi Kanavos, Lise Evans and many others. Next up, their classic, the 27th Annual American Picnic, with Jay Sugarman and Kelly Behun Grucci pyrotechnics, of course. The next weekend, Kelly Behun and Jay Sugarman graciously hosted their 14th Annual Midsummer Night Drinks event to benefit God’s Love We Deliver—aptly named, as the organization delivers home-cooked healthy meals to homebound clients with severe illnesses, and to their family caregivers. The Sugarmans’ uber-modern Brian Sawyer-designed home (with a Kelly Behun-designed interior), has brought into question many a traditional home inclination. And the party itself was populated by a sea of beautiful folks in perfectly tailored white jeans, crisp oxfords and flirty frocks. Among them were Lee Mindel, Wendi Murdoch, Margaret Russell, Richard Mishaan, Jon and Rebecca Bond, Nathan Orsman and Jose Castro, Elie Tahari and lots of other fetching folks. Chuck the Baker, who has made Wendi Murdoch and home-baked goods for GLWD for 20 years, sent us home with his signature Lee Mindel and Margaret Russell Brian Sawyer brownies and butterscotch cookies. How will we stay in these white jeans? ✦ 42 | AVENUE ON THE BEACH • AUGUST 2014


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feasting the eyes This month's selection of art on view and for sale in the East End . . .

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Guild Hall East Hampton Center for the Visual and Performing Arts Robert Motherwell: The East Hampton Years, 1944–52 158 Main Street East Hampton, NY 11937 631.324.0806

August 7-28 Christopher Engel Solo Show 41 Main Street Sag Harbor, NY 11963 631.725.2499

Pollock-Krasner House

Arthur T. Kalaher Fine Art August 21–31 The Artist Series featuring Toby Haynes August 14–20 The Artist Series featuring Rolph Scarlett 28E Jobs Lane Southampton, NY 11968 631.204.0383

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Tom Dash August 1–15 Bridgehampton 2426 Main Street Bridgehampton, NY 11932 631.537.7245

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July 31–October 31 Pollock’s Champions 830 Spring-Fireplace Road East Hampton, NY 11937 631.324.4929

Mark Borghi Fine Art

“During the years Robert Motherwell lived and worked on the East End of Long Island, the young artist painted some of the most original and vibrant abstractions of the period. Motherwell was amply rewarded with inclusion in important group shows, representation by prominent galleries, purchases of his work by prestigious museums and rave reviews for his solo exhibitions. In a house and studio designed by architect Pierre Chareau—the French emigree’s only commission in the United States—Motherwell painted, drew and made collages that were lionized years before colleagues such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still rose to prominence.” —Phyllis Tuchman, Guest Curator


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August 22 Steve Joester: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll Until August 9 Judy Mauer: New York Dolls

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Gallery Valentine August Robert Indiana’s, One Through Zero (The Ten Numbers) 33 Newtown Lane East Hampton, NY 11937 631.329.3100

Gallery Valentine's inventory includes masterworks by Willem de Kooning, John Chamberlain, Helen Frankenthaler, Alex Katz, George Condo, Andy Warhol and many others.

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Aug. 22 SARA NIGHTINGALE GALLERY Group Show Sara Nightingale Gallery 688 Montauk Highway Water Mill, NY 11976 631.793.2256

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August 28–September 22 Chris Duncan, The Sun and The Air 79 Newton Lane East Hampton, NY 11937 631.604.5770

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Fine Art August 31 End-of-Season Investment Exhibition 2415 Main Street Bridgehampton, NY 11932 631.237.4547

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Raga Portrait 8 by Christopher Engel, mixed media on Paper

Reverie by Brian O'Leary, oil, enamel on wood panel

Ulysses, 1947–51 by Robert Motherwell, oil on board, Montclair Art Museum ©VAGA, NY

One Through Zero (The Ten Numbers) by Robert Indiana, polychrome aluminum each: 18 x 18 x 9 in. (45.7 x 45.7 x 22.9 cm.) Conceived in 1973 and executed in 2003.

Back to Black, 2014 by Tom Dash, acrylic and collage on canvas



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Frills and thrills for your little girl

Heartstring Garland, $29, by LAND OF NOD. Available at landofnod.com

Bambini Merry Meadow Accessories: Tumbler, $14.99; Tray, $24.99; and Cotton Jar, $19.99 by KASSATEX. Available at kassatex.com

Tate Tech Wallet in Hot Pink, $59, by PUNCHCASE. Available at punchcase.com

Pink 6-String Guitar, $65, by SCHOENHUT. Available at ABC Carpet & Home, 888 Broadway, NYC, 212.473.3000, abchome.com Woodland Bunny, $25, by JELLYCAT. Also available at ABC Carpet & Home.

Bow, Butterfly and Anchor Girl Pillows, $24 each, by LAND OF NOD. Available at landofnod.com

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Twin Bell Clock, $16.99 by HELLO KITTY. Available at Toys ‘R’ Us, 1514 Broadway, NYC, 646.366.8800


Spectacular Modern Oceanfront

SOUTH-OF-THE-HIGHWAY ON 4.7 ACRES WITH POOL Southampton. Designed by renowned architect Myron Goldfinger, this cutting-edge temple in the dunes is a sensational oasis. Contemporary in style, it was conceived as a place to worship the sun. The sculptural design seems to float in the dunes and you can’t help but feel the ocean breeze as you walk from room to room with the sun and water as your back drop. Features include approximately 8,000 square feet of living space with five bedrooms, six and one half baths, multiple entertaining areas throughout including a game room, media room and glass walled interior swimming pool. The exterior makes entertaining easy on the multiple decks and the sandy beach. Lounge by the heated pool or take a walk on the beach. This special residence is sited on almost 4.7 acres with your very own access to Southampton’s beautiful white sand beach. An opportunity not to be missed. Exclusive. $29.5M WEB# 49248

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OB JE C TS O F DES IR E Red Beard and Crew Decal, $79 by LAND OF NOD. Available at landofnod.com

Corduroy Cat, $40—$65 by NOOK NOOK. Also available at ABC Carpet & Home

Cotton V-Neck Pullover in Turquoise, $110, and Cotton Baby Pants in Navy, $85 by OSCAR DE LA RENTA. Available at oscardelarenta.com

Kids’ Watch, $40 by Q&Q. Available at Story, 144 10th Avenue, NYC, 212.242.4853

Ursa Wooden Bear, $125 by AREAWEAR. Available at ABC Carpet & Home, 888 Broadway, NYC, 212.473.3000, abchome.com

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Mini Panther Backpack, $25 by MOJO. Available at mojobackpacks.com

Keep your little guy both stylish and amused

First Book Children’s Bundle for $40.76—$71.10; All proceeds go to non-profit FIRST BOOK. Available at Aerin, 83 Main Street, Southampton, 631.353.3773, aerin.com

Bimini Youth Slip-On in Chambray, $41.95 by TOMS. Available at toms.com 50 | AVENUE ON THE BEACH • AUGUST 2014


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TREND HUNTER Summer Musts

Minimal Skating Required Cruise in style with the fantastic python skateboard from Gelareh Mizrahi. This one-off luxury ride for the cruising fashionista is the ultimate summer extragavance. If skating is not your sport of choice, pick up Mizrahi's lunch swag bag made entirely of juicy-looking exotic python skins. The perfect way to add a statement to your outfit. $1,800 at gelarehmizrahi.com

Second Nature to Skin

As the humidity lingers in August, keep cool and shine-free with Amala natural and organic Purify collection. This extremely gentle skin care line is primarily inspired by the restorative and healing properties of East Asian flora. Notable ingredients include Blue Lotus, (sourced from Amala’s partner farm in India), which infuses skin with all-natural vitamins, minerals and amino acids. amala.com Another organic skin care and body line that we crave is KORA Organics. Started by none other than supermodel Miranda Kerr, KORA's ingredients are certified organic and made in Australia. Try the Calming Lavender Mist, the perfect pick-me-up after a long day out in the sun. koraorganics.com We also recommend: Perricone MD Photo Plasma SPF moisturizer with photo protective actives. perriconemd.com iluminAge's Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase and its new innovative skin smoothing laser illuminageTOUCH. iluminagebeauty.com

An Indian Summer Scintillate your senses with the new Bulgari Omnia Indian Garnet eau de toilette. Think of aromatic spices mulled in the air of a warm monsoon for a summer night out. This new fragrance epitomizes the end of summer. bulgari.com



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Keep an Eye Out for . . . Get ready for fall with customized eyewear from the specialists at David Kind. Their unique and well-crafted designs made in Japan and Italy are personalized to your lifestyle, design aesthetic and the shape of your face. A style specialist will send a box of trials for you to try on. Curate your face at davidkind.com

Epicurean Pique-Nique

As if macarons could not get more delightful, Ladurée has released the Pique-Nique Box. Choose from four different Pique-Nique options, ranging from tea sandwiches and macarons to éclairs and club sandwiches. The boxes are currently available at both Ladurée SoHo 646.392.7868 and Ladurée Madison 646.558.3157 or laduree.com South Fork and Spoon, the first food concierge service launching in the Hamptons, also debuts its gourmet farm-to-table food and drink picnic boxes. Founded by veteran restaurateur Lexi Stolz, avoid the pre-party planning stress by ordering the Bridgehampton lobster dinner and DIY cocktail basket. southforkandspoon.com

Spa Alert

Find rest and relaxation at The Baker Spa at The Baker House, where you can swim in an endless swimming pool, soak in a jacuzzi tub and steam up in one of their saunas. Get dried off with Frette linens and bathrobes while indulging in a shiatsu massage. 181 Main Street, East Hampton, bakerhouse1650.com, or 631.324.4081

If the Shoe Fits

Get eco-friendly with Riudavets and its line of traditional Spanish Mediterranean sandals. These original Minorca sandals are made from premium Spanish leather and each sole is created with car tires, a traditional method used over 100 years ago and worn by farmers and fishermen. They are available for men, women and children; find them at Pilgrim Surf + Supply in Amagansett, 4 Amagansett Square; Matta in Sag Harbor, 82 Main Street; or Prince of Scots in Water Mill, 700 Montauk Highway. riudavetsusa.com For those seeking a bit more glamour to accessorize their feet, check out CapriTouch’s custom sandal bar, originating from the Capri Palace Hotel and Spa. The tailor-made footwear is embellished with Swarovski crystals and exotic leathers and may be purchased at Bloomingdale’s, 1000 3rd Avenue, 212.705.2000 54 | AVENUE ON THE BEACH • AUGUST 2014

The Lifesaver

This unique neck and décolletage treatment moisturizes and softens the skin and is free of chemical peptides and harmful ingredients. Made with the exclusive Vibransea complex and Aquabeautine natural salmon enzymes, this is the ultimate post-suncare lifesaver after all those harsh weather conditions from sun and wind damage. $150 at restorsea.com


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This summer can be a real page turner and lesson learner for your little ones. With ice-capped mountains in a faraway kingdom, manure-covered haystacks on the farm and fears and adventures along the way, your imaginative soldiers will be inspired to heed good and banish evil. The Day the Crayons Quit Drew Daywalt

Putting a colorful spin on imagination, this tale follows the adventure of an aspiring child artist who sets out to reunite his crayons after they flee their box with a case of the blues.

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WHEN THE SHARKS INVADED

Dan Rattiner, of Dan’s Papers, remembers the summer of Jaws

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t a quarter to eight on June 15, 1975, I was standing in front of Marley’s Stationery Store on Main Street in East Hampton, looking across the street at the movie theater. It had been a beautiful beach day. Now the sun was setting low in the sky behind the row of stores in back of me. The 5 & 10, Diamond’s Furniture and Eddie’s Luncheonette were in shadows. The theater across the way was in bright sunlight. Movies had premiered in town before this, but they had been modest affairs. This, I thought, standing there, I had never seen before. A red carpet had been laid across the sidewalk to the curb. Tall floodlights had been set up on stands. There were security men, people with earpieces, guarding everything; there were women with clipboards and walkie-talkies; there were reporters with pads and pencils; and there were photographers, many of them. One might have thought that as the young editor of Dan’s Papers, I would be in the mix with the others across the street. But I was not. I had very mixed feelings about it. I would watch it from afar. The movie about to be shown was Jaws. Publicity for it said you’d be frightened out of your wits. A man-eating shark was devouring unsuspecting swimmers. There would be blood and gore on the water. You would never go in the ocean again. The year before, a bestselling book called Jaws, written by Peter Benchley who knew the Hamptons well, had appeared. The book spent 40 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was about the Hamptons. A man-eating shark was on the loose off a small town called Amity between Southampton and East Hampton. It was one thing to read about this in a book. It would be quite another to experience it on the big screen. Many in town, including the mayor, had thought such a film would ruin the tourist season. We depended on tourists at that time, not on celebrities and the rich as we do today. Jaws could be a terrible disaster. As for me, I loved ocean swimming. But as my parents were always telling people, I was a sensitive boy. A month earlier, my mom had told me not to see this. If anyone would be scared off ocean swimming it would be me. And there was another reason I was across the street. The filmmakers had initially told us Jaws, about the Hamptons, would be filmed in the Hamptons. The filming of it would be a boon to the economy. Actor Roy Scheider was in it. So was Richard Dreyfuss. A super-young director, Steven Spielberg, was directing it. And Universal Studios was spending millions promoting it. Would this be a silver lining?


In fact, when it came down to it, they’d filmed it on Martha’s Vineyard. They’d filmed a movie about people terrorized in the Hamptons, but not in the Hamptons. The Hamptons, we were told, was too busy for the film. They needed an isolated resort to create suspense, to make it believable that the mayor of the town would insist they pretend things were normal so as not to ruin the summer tourist season. Wow. A film that would terrorize those in the Hamptons, and potentially wreak havoc on the Hamptons, had been filmed elsewhere. This was just not right. Now it was a quarter to eight. Crowds of photographers were jammed together, scrambling for pictures, shouting, climbing all over one other. The sidewalk was impassible. A limousine would pull up, a famous person would emerge, flashbulbs would pop, hangers-on would escort the celebrated soul inside. Three weeks before this premiere, with everybody primed to see this terrifying movie, I’d written a story in Dan’s Papers called “BOYCOTT JAWS.” I gave my reasons. And I threatened a lawsuit against Universal. I even called them, and spoke with a studio lawyer, Sheldon Mittleman.

“Suppose I wrote in a newspaper that you had a real live sniper along your studio tour?” I asked. “And as a result, your business dropped off. Couldn’t you sue that newspaper?” “Of course.” “Then why can’t a beach town, losing tourist business because you splash its name all over a movie where a giant man-eating shark is eating people, sue you?” “If a town could sue for loss of business,” he said, “then W. C. Fields would have been sued long ago. Remember his famous line? ‘I went to Philadelphia last week, but it was closed.’” We had a long conversation. In the end, he assured me they had thought about this. In the end, Amity was no longer a resort town. It was an island located vaguely off the New England coast. The Hamptons is only mentioned a few times. He had a woman, Camille Smith, read mentions of other resorts named in the script to me. “There are 300,000 people who will gladly use the Cape Cod beaches if they can’t come here,” she read. “We’ve had several sightings of the shark before he came here. One was off the Jersey shore.” My phone call had come to nothing. The limousines kept coming, the stars kept

getting out of them to primp and wave and stroll up the red carpet into the theater. Lightbulbs flashed, reporters shouted, people screamed. A guy I knew was loudly complaining to the security people that this scum was blocking the sidewalk. They couldn’t do this. They were doing it anyway. Two long, uneventful hours later—it seemed like an eternity—I eagerly approached people coming out of the movie. One boy was crying and told me he’d never swim in the ocean again. A nine-year-old girl said it wasn’t so scary. So the verdict was mixed. Of more interest, however, was that the Jaws premiere marked the end of the Hamptons as we knew it. We were no longer a beach resort for the middle class. We now had a national reputation. Steven Spielberg lived here. So did Roy Scheider. So did lots of other celebrities. And when people would see them, it was as if some sort of celebrity gas had wafted in over the Hamptons. “There he is! There! There!” Soon, the middle class was priced out of the Hamptons real estate market and everything had changed dramatically. I had worried about Jaws. Clearly, I had worried about the wrong thing. ✦

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UNR E A L ESTAT E |

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MICHA EL G ROSS

Isn’t it Rich?

A rendering of Pumpkin Key

When a hedgie pays almost $150 million for an East Hampton estate, it may be time to invoke the law of diminishing returns. Herewith, a few thoughts on getting more for your money. Just don’t try this here!

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arly this summer, hedge fund runner Barry Rosenstein’s purchase of an East Hampton estate made news around the world. The $147 million he paid for the property made it the most expensive residence ever sold in the United States. Situated on three parcels totaling 16 acres on elite Further Lane, the estate includes elaborate gardens, a pond and a modernist house. Worth it? Or ludicrous? To put this into perspective, consider Marble House, the Newport cottage constructed between 1888 and 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt (he was the grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, founder of the New York Central Railroad fortune). It cost $11 million at the time ($7 million for its 500,000 cubic feet of marble alone), but in today’s dollars, that amount, adjusted for inflation, comes to $282 million, making Rosenstein look like a relative piker.

Now, granted that the hedgie has been quite vocal about his desire for privacy and that the East End has been under a harsh spotlight for decades—even before a certain reality TVstarring family from California arrived—we at AVENUE on the Beach wondered what else a real estate collector could buy for that kind of money. So we went looking for listings that offered not just the (possibly dubious) status that comes with a big-bucks outlay, but also a soupçon of the exotic, the romantic, the fantastical, alongside the more discrete. Here, then, is how one can spend a fortune without stepping into the glare of Hamptons-style scrutiny. One of AVENUE’s editors nurtures a fantasy of buying a Scottish castle. Knight Frank, the London-based real estate consultancy, goes one better with its listing for Eilean Rìgh, a private island in Loch Craignish, just off the coast of Argyll in Scotland. While the two existing houses on the island are relatively modest—there’s a


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three-bed, two-bath farmhouse and a converted farm building with four more bedrooms— permission to extend them has already been granted. And not only is the island easily accessible from Glasgow Airport, it has a helicopter hangar, jetty, moorings and two slipways. Endless vistas at IX Ranch Best of all, the island is being offered for a mere $4,245,000, leaving enough change to buy a $12 million Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopter (its 383 gallon fuel tank costs about $2,800 to fill), and a $130 million super-yacht to make weekend runs by air or sea a breeze. Don’t want to go quite so far? Then how about a Texas cattle ranch? The 29,000-acre Y.O. Ranch in Mountain Home, Texas, established in 1880, has not only Texas Longhorns, but indigenous Whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkeys, quail and wild boar. Previous owners also introduced exotic wildlife, including the Scimitar-horned oryx, Blesbok antelope, Black wildebeest, Beisa oryx, eland, red sheep, Persian Ibex, Père David’s deer, Barasingha deer, Blackbuck antelope, Axis deer, Sika

“We found listings that offer more than status: the exotic, the romantic. And you’ll have enough change for a Gulfstream.” A modest Marrakech palace

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deer, Fallow deer, Aoudad sheep and Corsican ram, and instituted an animal conservation program that made the Y.O. both a leader in exotic game preservation and exotic game hunting. The ranch’s residences include four original historic buildings, a lodge with a 40-foot ceiling, walls of native stone and faded red barn planking and chandeliers fabricated from wagon wheels. Additional log-and-frame structures, including a century-old schoolhouse, an 1850s stagecoach stop and a Wells Fargo post office, have been brought in for guest lodging; and there’s a 140-foot-by 138-foot chuck wagon, an auction barn, stables, staff homes and a waterfall pool and spa. Even if you pay the full ask of $75 million, you’ll have enough cash left over to buy a Gulfstream G650—a perfect accessory for the ranch’s private airport. You’ll also have to lengthen the


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runway to accommodate your snazzy ride, but presumably, you can afford that. Or consider competing with Ted Turner, who went on a ranch-buying spree some years back, amassing 2 million acres. For your second spread, consider the IX in Big Sandy, Montana. Its cattle herd numbers 4,300 head roaming its 126,000 acres, almost half of which is wholly owned, the rest leased from the state. It’s yours for a mere $64,500,000. Sorry, you say, but you need a beach? Then consider Pumpkin Key. This $110 million 26-acre private island in Card Sound Bay in the Florida Keys, located a mere ten minutes

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by boat from Key Largo, Florida, fortunately has an airstrip with a 4,456-foot lighted runway for private jets. Though Sotheby’s is touting it as a development site for twelve new homes, it already holds a three-bedroom home, two caretaker’s cottages, a dock master’s apartment and a twenty-slip marina deep enough for a mega-yacht. Tennis courts double as a helipad. To get away just a bit farther, consider another private island, in the Bahamian Exumas chain, also being offered (for $85 million) by Sotheby’s, The 38-acre paradise sleeps 22 (plus 29 live-in staff ) in a main house and guest cottages. It’s got an 80-seat dining room, a harbor house, docks, boats, jet skis, golf carts, its own power station, sophisticated telecommunications, a hand-hewn stone chapel, a spa, gym and infinity pool; and it comes with a seven-seat Cessna 208 floatplane. Personally, if I had all the money in the world, I’d want a more exotic second home. And both Catherine Olds, a Monte Carlo realtor, and Pinkwater Select, a private membership exchange for whisper-listed homes, have just what my dream doctor

ordered. The former lists a 15th century Tuscan hilltop winery with views stretching to Florence’s Duomo and Chianti country. Olds says it was built for the family of Machiavelli and has been attributed to Michelangelo. Set on 750 acres of vineyards, olive groves and forest, it offers a frescoed main villa with 13 bedrooms and a secondary one that holds 19 more. The estate has three pools, two of them outdoors, loggias and piazzas—and the requisite helipad. And it’s only $88.7 million. Hard to compete with, but Pinkwater makes an effort with House Under the Palms in the Palmeraie district, 5 kilometers from the medina in Marrakech. It’s a staggering 37,000-square-foot palace on 11 acres that is nonetheless intimate, with only four bedroom suites. It’ll set you back a mere $74,855,000. Royce Pinkwater, who launched the members-only site earlier this year, acknowledges that, “It’s wonderful to find a property of importance in East Hampton,” but adds: “This is one of the most important properties I’ve ever seen, anywhere in the world.” Eat your heart out, Barry Rosenstein. ✦

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H A M P T O N DRIV E |

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Henry Broughton takes the 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S out on the town have been reversed, and the new cars, although by no means cheap, seem like a positively good value. Thus it was when talking to the good people at Aston Martin that I leaped at the opportunity to drive the new V8 Vantage S. Arrangements were made and one day “my” car sat waiting for me, absolutely stunning and at the same time pleasingly menacing—the color of cobalt blue, which is just about as subtle as our secret agent. I decided that it was the perfect car to take on one of the most beautiful drives in the Hamptons. I press the flush door handle, then pull, and the frameless door opens outward and slightly upward, making entry easy and, more important for the ladies, ready for a dignified exit, too. The cabin is simply beautiful, with hand-stitched leather, Alcantara and black piano wood are everywhere beside a thick-rimmed wheel and stubby gear lever. (Being a bit of a traditionalist, I have opted for a stick, but most people prefer the seven-speed Sportshift automated manual.) Pushing the crystal “key” into the Engine Start in the center of the dash, I jump a little as the 430bhp 4.7 liter V8 quite literally barks into life before settling in to a satisfying growl. I head to Noyac Road from Southampton as I acclimatize to the car with growing excitement and anticipation of what is to come. I am really loving this “baby” Aston, and as I leave my rendezvous point, the fire station, behind me, I feel I can push on a little bit as I head past the Coast Grill and into the woods. What happens next takes me a little by


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what WE can have? And where else but in New York and the Hamptons would these “tradesmen” cross paths with a group of “buyers” as diverse, creative and discerning; with as much wealth and willingness to go on this adventure? On the following pages, Avenue on the Beach has brought together a boutique collection of architectural, design and construction professionals at the top of the food chain . . . you’ll be meeting some of the very best in the business. They are all team players. They represent the various design disciplines that come together and collaborate as a unified team to build an entire home. They are big innovators! They inspire us. They lead us through a complex process and help us make the best choices. They test and push the limits to show us new ways to live. And, they make the world a more beautiful place. I extend a special thank you to our two sponsoring partners that have joined us in this presentation. First, Bridgehampton National Bank. They’ve been behind business professionals, fueling their dreams for over 100 years. And second, Liebherr. They are true innovators of premium, state-of the-art home refrigeration driven by an impeccable sense of design. Warmest Regards,


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THE first thing you notice in Dr. Samantha Boardman’s Upper East Side office is the fact that in place of a traditional desk and chair, she has a “walk station.” “It’s amazing to get up at the end of the day and not have to get up. I swear I’m more productive,” Boardman says, extolling the virtues of the contraption. Boardman replaced her desk a month ago. This is a fully integrated electric, height-adjustable worktable with a treadmill rather than a chair that has a maximum speed of 2 mph. It allows patrons to walk comfortably,

“Have you ever fallen off?” I ask. “Oh, sure, a few times,” she answers, and laughs. “But I got right back on.” burn calories and avoid the aches and pains and tortured posture too often caused by sitting all day in front of a computer. “Have you ever fallen off?” I ask. “Oh, sure, a few times,” she answers, and laughs. “But I got right back on.” You wouldn’t? Then perhaps you aren’t following Boardman’s popular website PositivePrescription.com or subscribing to her newsletter, the “Weekly Dose.” Devotees of the website and newsletter know that “down” is the new “up” or certainly can be, thanks to any of the many “interventions” Boardman offers. Not necessarily an intervention in the get-thee-to-Betty Ford sense (although that might help too) but in “the micro changes,” Boardman explains, that “people can make in their lives daily to help them feel better and also inoculate themselves from depression and anxiety and the stress they encounter.”

A few of Boardman’s own favorite interventions include meditation, getting plenty of sleep, and exercising “naked,” meaning without technology—no phone and no music—so one is fully present in the moment. Another favorite: keeping a “gratitude wall” at your office and at home for your children. Then there are lunch-hour trips to museums and art galleries, and nonprofit work and volunteering. “There’s a study that found that volunteering actually expands your sense of time and gives you the feeling of having more of it,” she says. What ennobles Boardman’s “positive prescriptions,” in contrast to the tips doled out from the frog pond of self-help dictators out there, is that everything she writes is pegged to the most au courant research that comes her way from medical and science journals, newsletters and the mental health conferences she attends throughout the year. Covering the waterfront of interpersonal issues, she interprets the latest behavioral studies and psychology data. “The Upside of Anger,” “Can Cuteness Combat Criminality,” “8 Data-Driven Ways to Improve Your Relationship” are just three recent articles she’s produced. She also serves up common-sense aphorisms like: “Often in life, the most important question we can ask ourselves is, do we really have the problem we think we have?” Then there’s the category Boardman calls “Visual Prozac . . . just because looking at beautiful things increases happiness.” Her advice is researched and gently offered, never weighted down with finger-wagging or shaming.

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SOME readers of these pages may not know that Samantha Boardman is as accomplished a woman as she is. They may know her only from fashion and party pictures, photographed alongside her husband, the art collector and arts patron Aby Rosen (president of RFR Holding, a New York real estate company that owns the Seagram Building and Lever House, among other properties).

“Absolutely, fashion is an intervention.”

—Dr. Samantha Boardman

Several months ago on our way uptown after a fundraiser in TriBeCa, I told Boardman that I’d begun writing a daily gratitude list to bring some light and joy into the dark winter we were having. “Maybe don’t do it every day,” she suggested, surprising me. Keeping daily gratitude lists is all the rage in the advice-on-thriving industry. “To make any intervention successful, avoid the ‘Poop-Out Effect,’” she explained. “We adapt so quickly that something like a gratitude list or a new fitness regime becomes second nature and we do these things on autopilot. Then it becomes counter-productive. To get the benefits of interventions, the idea is to do them mindfully. By definition, doing something on autopilot isn’t mindful. Whatever you do, vary it. “If [your intervention is] walking to work, have three routes, not one. If it’s writing a gratitude list, maybe do it on topics: whatever you were grateful for in college; whatever you are grateful for that took place at lunch today; what about your favorite film that makes you grateful. Simple ideas, but varied. Not on autopilot.”

As those society photographs suggest, Boardman is indeed prominent in New York social circles. So were her ancestors. Her great-great grandfather George F. Baker was a founder of the First National Bank of the City of New York, which became CitiBank. He also was a founder, in 1924, of the Harvard Business School. On both the maternal and paternal sides of her family Boardman is related to the Munn family of New York, Philadelphia and especially Palm Beach. “A Munn family séance would fill a hall greater than Mrs. Astor’s fabled ballroom with the world’s mostrecognized boldface names,” the Palm Beach historian Augustus C. Mayhew has said: Amory, Armour, Astor, Baker, Biddle, Boardman, Bostwick, Dow, Drexel . . . Pulitzer, Wanamaker are only some of the spirits that would be called. Boardman’s own passion for the arts is expressed through her support of many cultural organizations. She is a member of the board of trustees at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She also serves on the board of CityMeals on-Wheels and is one of the co-

chairs of the annual Women & Science Lecture and Luncheon at The Rockefeller University. The event pays tribute to the university’s outstanding female researchers. This year’s lecturer was stem cell biologist Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D. “Samantha Boardman,” says writer and man-around-the-planet Derek Blasberg, “is all that, and a closet full of Giambattista Valli.” “Absolutely, fashion is an intervention,” Boardman admits. “There’s science behind that, too. No need to feel guilty or shallow. Put on a nice dress if you feel down. Put on a suit if you want to get more work done. I had friends at college who would put on a suit before taking their exams. It really worked.” College was at Harvard, where she graduated cum laude. Earlier, she attended the Chapin School and St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, graduating after 11th grade. After a year taking pre-med courses and working in a lab, she was accepted to the Cornell University Medical College, now the Weill-Cornell Medical College, where she received her medical degree and completed her residency as well. “A stupid question,” I venture. “You can do stitches?” She laughs. “Yes, I can do stitches. I can take your blood. I can deliver babies. I don’t think you’ll want me doing your stitches, or taking your blood, but if we need to,” in the course of this interview, “I will.”

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Medical school was tough, she acknowledges. “I enjoyed medical school but I worked my tail off. The circles under my eyes were a badge of honor,” she says. “We wouldn’t have trusted anyone who didn’t have circles under their eyes.” In those pre-“Positive Prescription” days, “it never occurred to me that I’d have been better at what I was doing if I had taken better care of myself. I realized that later in life.” Psychiatry appealed to her because “I loved hearing people’s stories and the narrative that went along with their lives,” she says. “It’s where I thought I could be the most helpful to patients.” After her residency, in 2004, Boardman became a clinical instructor in psychiatry and public health, and assistant attending psychiatrist at Weill Cornell Medical College. As such, she sees employees of Weill Cornell, Rockefeller University and the Hospital for Special Surgery and refers them for treatment through the employee assistance program. She also maintains a private practice at her Upper East Side office and is a teaching assistant at the University of Pennsylvania’s Masters in Applied Positive Psychology program where she earned her own masters in 2013. And you were thinking socialite? Social, yes; lite, absolutely not. “Samantha is distinctive in so many very personal ways,” says the philanthropist Deeda Blair. The two women met several years ago when mutual friend Bob Colacello brought Boardman to a small luncheon at Mrs. Blair’s apartment in Manhattan. “She lingered a while, which was pleasantly unexpected, as her daughter Vivian had only been born five or six weeks before. We had a wonderful conversation,” Blair recalls. “There is a graceful spontaneity about Samantha, and at the same time energy and enthusiasm. ”

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“There is a graceful spontaneity about Samantha, and at the same time energy and enthusiasm.”

—Deeda Blair

They discovered that they were both “deeply interested in science and art, food and books,” and, Blair adds with a smile, “chocolate.” The friendship that developed might be described as mentor and protégé were it not for the fact that they learn so much from each other. “We began to take wonderful excursions to museums and galleries,” Blair says. “Samantha enjoys contrast in life, from the mind-jolting aspects of contemporary art, to rare and wonderful music at the Cloisters.” She remembers one excursion in 2008 to see the Takashi Murakami retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum. “In the car were William Poll sandwiches, and a discussion of dialectical behavioral therapy.” What further distinguishes Boardman in Blair’s observation is that compared to so many others of the young woman’s generation who struggle to achieve balance, there is “balance and equilibrium in Samantha’s overcrowded life, and that phrase may sound dull but instead it results in an enormous capacity to get things done. There is never a heavy hand,” she says. “It is as if things are suggested, never stated. Always done with the most beautiful manners and thoughtfulness, imagination, and generosity.” Blair cites The Rockefeller University’s Women and Science luncheon that Boardman co-chairs. “It has a straightforward simplicity,” which is always appreciated at a fundraising and friend-raising event, “and reflects Samantha’s ability to listen and to be available, and also a knowledge of the realities of illness, and most important, resilience and wellness.”

IN at least two exceptional ways, Boardman is bucking the establishment, her establishment, that is. First off, she chose science and medicine while so many others in her Ivy Leagued generation, and their younger siblings feverously chased careers in fashion. “The superficial brings me down quite rapidly. I start getting petty myself: ‘How do I look?’ ‘Did I look bad?’ Certainly there were nights of tears during medical school when I questioned what I was doing. It was so foreign to me, and I felt I didn’t belong,” she recalls. “But I’m so grateful I had the full support of my parents. That they believed that I could do it.” She pauses. “People were always so much smarter than I am,” she says. “I was always the one who had to stay up later and work harder. Then I learned that I could outwork anybody. That gave me huge confidence that I could prevail and do things.” To some, she has rattled boundaries by going back to school and getting her master’s in Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman’s Applied Positive Psychology program, a radical step for a classically educated psychiatrist. In academia, these are two opposing worlds. “I don’t know if it’s radical,” she says. “It’s going off-script, although at the most recent American Psychiatric Association conference there was a lot of interest around what is wellness and well-being.”


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she had been taught in medical school to focus on a patient’s chief complaints and to mitigate their symptoms. But, then, about five years ago, Boardman found herself becoming increasingly frustrated. “I felt like I was writing a lot of prescriptions, seeing people to discuss what was wrong with them, lessening their suffering, but I wasn’t helping them to live well,” she says. Then a patient gave her a copy of Seligman’s book Authentic Happiness that the patient herself had just read and liked very much. Boardman didn’t roll her eyes, “as I probably would have done in the past; instead, I had my eyes opened when I read this book.” The science of well-being that Seligman discusses inspired her to learn more. Writing, as a way to explain her own philosophy of wellness, wasn’t her idea. It was Tory Burch’s. “We’d always talk about these topics, about wellness and psychology. My writing is still a work-in-progress, but Tory insisted that I begin. ‘Come to my office and write for my website,’ Tory said. ‘Just do it. Get it out there.’” The first of Boardman’s many posts on Tory’s Blog

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appeared on December 16, 2011. The topic? Holiday overeating. Burch remembers that watershed fondly. “Sam is a fantastic writer with a sense of levity,” the fashion designer says in an interview. “[Boardman] talks about complex subjects and marries research with lifestyle in a reader-friendly way. She has a unique take on many different topics, from family and time management to science and color, to mention a few, many of which I thought would be interesting to others.” In 2012, Boardman launched Positive Prescription. Her “Weekly Dose” newsletter has had over 250,000 page views since its launch in June 2013, and Boardman has since written for Harper’s Bazaar, Everyday Health and the Huffington Post. She’s currently taking meetings to discuss her first book. Her days are filled with work and she’s accomplished much. Unlike most psychiatrists, August doesn’t mean an entire month with office closed. For Boardman, August is for long weekends at the Southampton beach house she shares with her husband and their children, a son Baker, 8, and daughter Vivian, 6.

“August is a great time to get things done. The city is quiet,” she says. Besides, she says, “relaxing may be overrated. Not to minimize the toll it’s taken on people mentally and physically, stress has gotten a bad rap. For me, relaxing isn’t the opposite of stress. Research consistently shows that longevity and wellness are linked to staying busy and feeling productive. It’s not the stress and hard work per se that will do you in; it’s how you manage it that will.” Before our visit ends, Boardman invites me to have a look at the hundred or so thank you notes pinned to the gratitude wall in her assistant, Max Whitney’s, office next door. From a communiqué from Deeda Blair to notes written by children, the letters are a patchwork of charm and community. Enjoying this shared moment at the wall with her guest, Boardman prescribes some last words for wellness. “Given the choice between a relaxing life or a meaningful one, choose a meaningful one,” she says. She most certainly has. ✦


“Given the choice between a relaxing life or a meaningful one, choose a meaningful one.”

—Dr. Samantha Boardman

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Eau de Cool Life Pauline Rochas and Carole Beaupré open up about Hélène Rochas, their thriving old business, their exciting new one, and why they love everything about East Hampton. (Not even Route 27 can bring these two down.) by Haley Friedlich

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auline Rochas’ fond memories of her grandmother are triggered by notes of grapefruit and bergamot; coriander and carnation; oakmoss, sandalwood and musk. Not your storybook, to-grandmother’s-house-we-go scents, to be sure, but that’s to be expected when your grandmother was also the ultimate fashion grand dame.

camera when I was 14 years old, and then for Christmas in 1995, a plane ticket to come to New York to check out schools.” Already in love with New York, from the time she had spent at Hélène’s pied-à-terre in Olympic Tower, Pauline

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Pauline’s grandmother was the legendary Hélène Rochas, who stepped up to helm the House of Rochas in 1955 after the death of her husband (Pauline’s grandfather), the iconic couturier Marcel Rochas. At once, Hélène became both the first female CEO and the youngest one in France. She was known for her impeccable taste and refinement, as well as her kindness and courtesy. “She had major charisma and such energy and was such a visionary,” says Pauline. Madame Rochas and her granddaughter shared a close bond; the elder Rochas’ influence is evident across all areas of Pauline’s life—from her appreciation of art and beauty to her sensitive nose. Growing up in Paris, “I was like her little protégé and she [encouraged] me to make my dreams come true,” says Pauline. “She used to bring me to museums and to the opera. She used to spray her scent and ask me my opinion when she was creating. She bought me my first

found herself immediately comfortable with the city’s energy. On that first trip, she registered for classes at the School of Visual Arts (she later attended FIT) and met Montreal transplant Carole Beaupré, her future partner in business and life. At the time, Beaupré, who is also an FIT alumna, was working as a graphic designer, but, like Rochas, had a passion for photography. They collaborated on a weekend photography project for fun, and realized that they shared the same tastes. In 2000, they founded a Williamsburg-based digital still-life photography studio. “My grandmama was always like, ‘Oh you should come out and use your name,’” says Pauline. But they wanted something more egalitarian, as they were equal partners in a business. Pauline was the photographer and Carole, the retoucher. Coolife was born. “Nature morte”—the word for “still life” in French—translates directly as “dead nature.” Au contraire, the two women bring life and



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intrigue to their products by playing, squeezing, dripping, splattering and making previously boring product flats come to life. The pair counts luxury heavyweights Ralph Lauren, Estée Lauder, Grey Goose Vodka and Erno Laszlo among their loyal clients. Regardless of whether life is imitating art or art, life: the couple does lead a cool life. They divide their time between a chic Williamsburg loft, a con-

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temporary beach house in East Hampton and extensive travels. They have two Chihuahuas, Pepito and Mini, also known as “the boys,” who accompany them on many of their adventures. And they’re very spiritual—at times consulting with a shaman who, with insight into their past lives, has been able to explain their deep connection. They also believe in the Hindu/tantric/yogic system of energy points in the


body known as chakras. So much so that their newest endeavor, “By Coolife,” is to develop seven different fragrances designed to open the seven chakras. They have launched the first—Le Premier Parfum. Le Premier is actually meant to unlock Swadhisthana, la seconde chakra, which is said to open the channels of sensuality, desires and emotions and bring people together. The scent is androgynous, containing just seven raw materials, including sandalwood and ylang ylang oil. “[Fragrance] was always in my blood; I always wanted to create; I always had a sensitive nose,” Pauline says. “It was always in the back of our heads [to create fragrances]—we kept shooting fragrance campaigns for great companies. Then, two years ago, after my grandmother passed away, very organically we started working on our first fragrance. [My grandmother] was spiritually there, but she was not around.” “It’s us,” says Carole, confirming Pauline’s message. “It’s a very modern recipe. There’s no middle, there’s no top, there’s no bottom, it’s like a contemporary piece of art.” One particular page they did take from Madame Rochas’ book? Not to reveal all their ingredients. “My grandmother always told me to keep recipes a secret,” says Pauline. One by one, the two women and their two partners in the venture—perfume chemist Patricia Choux and concept visionary Marc Atlan— are debuting six more fragrances to open the other six chakras. Even with retailers, they are seeking a certain synergy—focusing on mom-and-pop shops that share their vibe. By Coolife can be found at specialty boutiques like Turpan in East Hampton, Osswald in Manhattan, Twisted Lily in Brooklyn and of course on bycoolife.com for those enough in-the-know to seek it out.

On a picturesque summer day, we join the couple (and “the boys”) at their East Hampton home. They have been coming here since 1996, but if there’s any disdain for the changing, commercializing Hamptonscape, it is undetectable. “It’s so amazing that it’s two hours away from New York City. We have wildlife; we have beautiful beaches. The most beautiful beaches, the pristine bay, the water; everything is so clean and clear,” says Carole. “So you have all that and then what’s in the village . . .” she adds. “All the boutiques. I mean; I love it! I love the two extremities . . . of nature, of being a beach bum—and then you can be chic!” “It’s like you can expand on so many different things depending on your mood,” adds Pauline. “You can socialize or not, you can go surfing at Ditch Plains or you can watch the sunrise on the bay. You can go boating; you can go fishing, paddle-boarding. You can go water skiing. You can be transported to Tuscany when you go to Wölffer Estate for a wine tasting.” “Horseback riding, polo, everything. It really is amazing when you think about it. It’s very special,” affirms Carole. Another thing about the two: They’re boat fanatics. They are on their second, also named Le Premier (the first was, appropriately, Coolife) and they like to take it out on the water before the sun rises; when the only sound is birds chirping. They like to have lunch on Sunset or Navy Beach. “But, sometimes we will go clamming and we’ll just have that for lunch. We add a little lemon and Tabasco,” says Pauline. “And a nice little rosé.” Adds Carole: “It’s really cool. It’s a special thing, you know?” Embracing or avoiding glitz at their whim? That really is a cool life. ✦

“I love the two extremities . . . of nature, of being a beach bum—and then you can be chic.”

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William Rayner paints his watercolors in a lofty tower perched over the lush garden of a historic East Hampton estate. by Georgina

Schaffer photographed by Eric Striffler

ike many artists of the East End, both professional and amateur, watercolorist William Rayner speaks of the great Long Island light, but few have superior access to it. “I usually get to the studio about 10:30 or 11 o’clock in the morning,” Rayner says of his daily East Hampton summer schedule. “I have my dogs with me and I’m alone for the next three hours. I paint during that period. What makes this very good, you know, is, you get a terrific north light. It floods in here on a daily basis.” Situated atop a tower, his studio boasts 360 degrees of window views that extend out past the property’s formal gardens to both the Atlantic Ocean and Georgica Pond. Rayner and his wife, Kathy, have lived at this beachfront property for some 25 years. The house was originally part of a larger estate owned by Pan American World Airways’ founder Juan Trippe. “He lived in the big house, and this was the cottage,” Rayner explains of the home he dates to the 1930s. When the Rayners bought the property, they turned to architect Pietro Cicognani to create the octagonal-shaped studio and garage. There are several other outbuildings sprinkled across the land, including one near the pond, a subject of one of Rayner’s recent watercolors. “What I like the most about the garden right now is that the pond house is covered in roses. I can see that right from my studio,” Rayner says. Roses are a beloved bloom for Kathy, who is the daughter of cable communications heiress Anne Cox Chambers. “We’ve just come back from a garden tour in England,” Rayner says of their most recent trip together. “She loves the English gardens.” Their travels have not only inspired his artistic endeavors but helped inform the design of their gardens, including a favored spot for Rayner—the “Indian garden.” “Kathy sees things in other cultures and brings them back and incorporates them,” he says. Born in Washington, D.C., Rayner attended the Taft School and the University of Virginia. When he moved to New York, he went to work as the editorial business manager for Condé Nast Publications. As a young man in his 30s, Rayner began traveling extensively, both professionally and for leisure, always keeping a diary, as has been his custom since he was 19 (his first entry was made during a trip to Turkey). These diaries were published last year by Glitterati Incorporated as a two-volume set titled Notes and Sketches: Travel Journals of William P. Rayner; they were also the subject of an exhibition at Guild Hall in East Hampton earlier this summer. “My mother and my aunt both painted,” Rayner says. “My aunt kept a diary all her life, and that’s really why I started out. She was a huge influence.” Rayner also cites Gertrude Stein and Rudyard Kipling as inspirations for his diaries. Though he originally intended his quick watercolors as a means to record scenes he saw as he traveled, Rayner was soon painting prolifically on those journeys. “You get a better feeling of what’s going on,” he says. “You see things more clearly and you see things you wouldn’t if you were just passing by.” He began adding text, then wine labels, store or hotel receipts, stamps and other memorabilia to his pages as a way to remember a preferred hotel or a particular restaurant. Through far-flung locations in Bhutan, Cambodia, Syria and Tunisia, his 8-inch-by-10-inch black travel notebooks, filled with recollections and recommendations from each trip, evolved into a sort Opposite page: William Rayner in his garden in East Hampton AUGUST 2014 • AVENUE ON THE BEACH | 115


This page, clockwise from left: the octagonal-shaped studio designed by Pietro Cicognani; Rayner at his desk; one of the dogs visiting the studio; painting study props; looking towards Georgica Pond.

There are several other outbuildings sprinkled across the land, including one near the pond, a subject of one of Rayner’s recent watercolors.

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of personal travel reference library. Today, with 50-some-odd years of diaries, Rayner has accumulated a prodigious amount of material. “I can go back 30 years and it will be a complete recall to my memory,” he says. The most recent entry to this catalogue was a visit to Provence to see Kathy’s mother, where he painted the region’s famous fields of lavender. While Rayner keeps a steady routine in the morning hours, his afternoon schedule is often more flexible. You’re apt to find him reading or helping Kathy with the garden or taking their Labrador, Annie, one of six dogs of the house, for a walk on the beach. The couple’s mutual affection for animals has led to their support of ARF (the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons), as well as their active involvement in local artistic institutions, including Guild Hall, the Pollock-Krasner House and Studio and the Parrish Art Museum. Later this summer, they’ll take a trip to Venice, and Rayner is also keen to tour Tuscany. He’s been there before, of course, so he might consider dusting off one of his notebooks to recollect the place. But almost certainly, he will again be out in those hills, notebook and paintbrush in hand. ✦

This page, clockwise from top right: an assortment of brushes and painting identification cards; a paint tray; the view to the Atlantic ocean; Rayner’s watercolor of the pond house; a work in progress.


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Mi Chloe Park

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The Classic is back in town

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Grace Duy,

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Grace wears her own custom equestrian outfit with a blouse by Cheng Huai Chuang; available at chuang.me. Pendant necklace and ring by Charmed Circle, available at charmedcircle. com. Riding crop by Gucci, available at gucci. com. Riding boots by DeNiro, available at denirobootco.com Opening Spread: All riders in their own custom equestrian outfits, Missoni Home chair, blankets and pillow available at Missoni Southampton, 50 Jobs Lane, 631.353.3700

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Olivia Mulvey,

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Jacqueline DeLuca,

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Hold Your Horses The Classic is back in town photographed by Neil Francis Dawson styled by Christopher Dante Frongillo

Grace Duy, alloping hoofs, horses in cadence, breeches, crops and the congregation of ladies and gentlemen of society gathering for one of the most anticipated and largest outdoor equestrian shows in the United States: These are all signs that the Hampton Classic is back in Bridgehampton. Now in its fourth decade, The Hampton Classic horse show is one of the only such shows ever to win a Heritage Competition designation by the U.S. Equestrian Federation. For those untutored in the world of equine activities, the competition begins on the opening Sunday with a Local Day competition and the Hampton Classic Leadline (a horse show class for riders under the age of 7). Next up are the Young Jumper Championships, where top-ranked horses ranging from ages 5 to 8 compete after qualifying in a yearlong series of classes. Four grass rings are the grounds for all competing skill levels. The stakes increase in the final weekend where top riders and horses from Hunter and Jumper divisions compete. Sunday’s culminating event offers a cash prize of $250,000 and the top finishers in this Grand Prix earn points to help them qualify for the 2015 World Cup Final. “The Hampton Classic offers something for everyone,” explains Shanette Barth Cohen, the horse show’s executive director. “From our world-class equestrian competition, to our distinguished high-end shopping boutiques and gourmet cuisine, the Classic provides spectators and exhibitors alike with a bounty of activity and excitement.” In honor of the Classic, we profile five female riders from various qualifying stages who are trained by Grand Prix rider Bobby Ginsberg (who represents the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico). All train at Campbell Stables, a new training ground in Bridgehampton. So, saddle up and let us guide you into the arena of the Hampton Classic. 124 | AVENUE ON THE BEACH • AUGUST 2014

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Apart from riding competitively, Grace who graduated from Fairfield University, works at a credit consulting firm. At the age of 8, she began attending pony camps and considers riding a hobby. Was there a moment when you realized that this was something you would dedicate time to? I think it kind of just happens. You know people that ride; and it becomes a passion for them. So I can’t think of a particular moment, but I think you know when you look back in hindsight, when things go awry—that they are live animals. So when accidents happen, you still want to keep going and going. It’s still your passion, and I think that’s when you realize that you want to do it for a long time.

A previous winner at the Hampton Classic, Jackie became a professional rider two years ago. She has competed nationally, most recently in Nashville, Tennessee. With ambitions to continue riding as a career, she will be competing this year for the fifth time in the Classic. What are some of your hobbies outside of riding? It becomes such a part of your life that I really don’t have time to do other things; I have to say riding becomes your life.

Lauren Greco, Olivia Mulvey,

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This young lady has been riding for more than 10 years and has showcased at the Classic since the age of 7. With ambitions of riding professionally, she has a penchant for showmanship and the motivation to take great strides. What is it that drew you to riding? I like being competitive and the feeling of being in control and being with the animal; it’s just a really spiritual thing.

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Daughter of Bobby Ginsberg, Olivia, at the ripe age of 15, has proven herself a young rider to watch on the circuit; riding is in her blood. Her favorite events are jumping and showing, and she will participate in this year’s Classic in Children’s Jumpers. Inspired by: “I obviously look up to my dad as a rider, but there’re some other great riders, like Beezie Madden; she’s someone I look up to.”

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Apart from being a flight attendant and traveling the world, Lauren has made riding a part of her life since age 7 when her family lived in the Canal Zone and her father bought her a pony in Panama. What advice can you five to younger riders? You have to have a tremendous amount of dedication. Somehow you have to have free time and you really have to have the passion, because if you make excuses such as, “It’s too much work or I got too dirty,” then that’s it; the passion will fade. I mean; it will fade as soon as you meet a boyfriend or something else comes along. You have to have the passion first. Everyone from a riding background that I have talked to says that once they [realized they] really loved it, that was all they talked about. Even if you go on a competition in the daytime, at night you lie in bed, you have your eyes closed, and you are going over the course again in your head. It just doesn’t stop. You know, it’s always the horseback riding, it’s always been kind of a life-saving thing for me.

The 2014 Hampton Classic will take place August 24–31 in Bridgehampton; for more information visit hamptonclassic.com or call 631.537.3177

Hair and Makeup by Eva Notis and Heidi Evora-Santiago Shot at Campbell Stables



Q&A with Tim Davis

RANKED #4 REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL IN THE U.S. BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL How did you become a true power broker? I have always believed in a strong work ethic. From the beginning of my career 33 years ago, I viewed each transaction and opportunity as a future steppingstone and building block. I am probably the only career agent in the market. The homes you sell are exceptional properties. What do you learn about these listings that successfully draw in highfigure deals time and again? Buyers will pay the highest price for a home or property in the most prime locations. They will sacrifice the structure for the sake of a great parcel of land or a particular waterfront or oceanfront setting. You have an impressive roster of listings, what do you look for when representing a property? For me there needs to be some element of singular quality, whether it is location, architecture, or style. A 30 room mansion in the estate section obviously has a different appeal than let’s say a pristine Sagaponack beach house. In some ways, they both represent the breadth of our inventory and the worldwide appeal to this real estate market.

Power Broker and lifelong Hamptons resident Tim Davis boasts an accomplished 33-year real estate career listing and selling some of the finest properties on the East End. Known as an expert in the marketplace, he continues to reign among the most select, sought-after top Hamptons Brokers in the industry. You were just ranked by the Wall Street Journal as the #4 Real Estate Professional in volume in the United States. How does it feel? It was quite an accomplishment and actually feels pretty good. My immediate focus is on understanding the luxury market and that requires my constant vigilance. I am not simply representing a home; this is an important investment and lifestyle choice for my clients. 100% client satisfaction is the ranking I strive for and cementing lifetime relationships that go beyond any list.

Any notable sale, estate or client who you enjoyed working with the most? I have had the privilege of working with some of the most important and influential individuals in business, finance, and the entertainment industry. Very often, these transactions are handled quietly and confidentially. A current notable transaction was my very recent sale of Wooldon Manor on Gin Lane for a second time in 6 months. This is record breaking even for my own career.

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Prior to his purchase of Douglas Elliman in 2003, Howard Lorber was already a selfprofessed real estate junkie. Fancy that he made his habit his job, and a lucrative one at that. Douglas Elliman currently ranks as the #1 residential real estate firm in New York, and that’s not counting its business in Miami, Florida and Los Angeles, California. The duo of Dottie Herman, President and CEO of Douglas Elliman, and Howard Lorber, Chairman, is a complimentary pair, with Howard citing Dottie’s responsibilities as “the not so fun stuff,” of day-to-day operations, while Howard gets to focus on his passion for new developments. One look at the view from his chic office on the 52nd floor of Midtown Manhattan and you can’t help but gawk at his latest offering: 432 Park Avenue. It’s 1500 feet of luxury condo high-rise, the most sought after type of property in an international market with a well-publicized lack of inventory. It also makes a great sales pitch when Howard is recruiting high-end brokers. “2,500 per sq/ft. is base new condo price,” Howard says candidly. 432 Park is anything but that, edging closer to $7,000 per sq/ft., possibly higher. It’s a teaser for the next few years of high-end real estate in New York City. But when Howard isn’t focusing on his next new development, he likes to take time in Southampton to enjoy all that the East End has to offer. Sitting down with AVENUE MAGAZINE, Howard shares his predictions for the Hamptons real estate market, the story of Douglas Elliman’s success, and his favorite hobbies.

Are you still a resident of Southampton? Yes. What do you see as the future of the Hamptons? I would say that the Hamptons is back to pre-recession pricing, or in certain cases above them. When you look at the overall markets we’re in, they city has definitely surpassed the pre-recession highs without question. I believe the Hamptons is around the same and on certain deals, much higher. Other markets that we’re in,


An Interview with Howard Lorber

The Chairman of Douglas Elliman dishes on Hamptons real estate, trophy properties, and deep sea fishing By Andrew J. Roth


like Nassau County, have not quite come back yet. They’re starting to pick up. Westchester I say the same thing, parts of Florida that we’re in like ocean front Miami, or anything on the water, has surpassed the pre-recession highs. Other parts of the suburbs are not quite there yet. So again I look at the Hamptons and for sure the good stuff is back, if not a little bit higher.

We see mansions popping up everywhere in the Hamptons, are you working with a lot of these developers? We work with a lot of developers, selling their product. Joe Farrell is a very prolific developer who does a very good job. If you look at what a lot of the developers that have been around pre-recession are doing, the spec houses they now build are not the mega mansions they were building previously. The market between 3 and 7 to 8 million is very robust, so a lot of developers are concentrating on that market. Those are where the buyers are today. I think that the smart developers, Joe Farrell is surely one of the smartest, are building lots of product, but they’re building them in those price ranges.

As an industry insider, what goes through your head when you see a property like 60 Further Lane sell for 147 Million? Most of those trophy property sales are bought by finance related people, hedge fund people who have had a great few years since the recession. And they made a lot of money, they want privacy, they want exclusivity, and that’s how you get it out there in the Hamptons. You get a lot of property and no one bothers you and

you live happily ever after (laughs). That doesn’t make a market in and of itself, but I think when you look at these individual sales, that’s basically what they are. And the Hamptons is a very family oriented type of place, so if you look at those, you have a lot of very wealthy, young to me, in their forties, who are the buyers of those big estates. They also have lots of kids, lots of family, they like to bring them all together in the Hamptons, and I think that’s why they’re doing it.

Since the Hamptons is primarily a market for secondary homebuyers, do you think it’s easier or more difficult to secure financing if you can’t pay all cash? You know the finance market has come back, but its still a little bit tougher. But rates are so low. I guess the answer is: the people that don’t need the money can secure the financing easy, and the one’s that really need it have a tougher time.

And the rates are going to stay low? It looks that way. You hear the job numbers are not so good, meanwhile the stock market is up, interest rates are down, staying down, and that bodes well for real estate over the next couple of years. I’m very bullish, I think we have three to five years of good times left in the real estate business, in the markets that we’re in.

In the Hamptons if you were north of 27, the highway, that was considered less than ideal, now any part of the Hamptons is sought after.


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Well before, really the North Fork was considered the boondocks. Its changed because when people got out-priced south of the highway, they went to north of the highway. If you got outpriced north of the highway maybe you went to the North Fork. Also you know the North Fork is sort of a different experience. But surely all those markets are back now and the North Fork got hit first and the hardest, but they’ve also come back a lot. So its not like you can go and steal something north of the highway now, it doesn’t exist. It may have had a year or two where it did exist but not anymore. South of the highway is still prime, and quite expensive.

What’s your favorite part of the Hamptons? I think Southampton is great; I go by helicopter a lot. They have a heliport on Meadow Lane. The trip is about 32 minutes from the East Side. Sometimes I consider going out a little further east, because you start looking at the places you go and the things you do. I’m a boater, so I keep one small boat in Sag Harbor, and I keep my bigger boat in Montauk because Montauk is better for fishing. I play golf at The Bridge in Bridgehampton, so I could go a little east and be happy if I was ever going to make a change, which is possible. I feel part of Southampton though. I’m the chairman of the Southampton Hospital Foundation, so I’m comfortable there and feel wedded to Southampton, but I very well could end up going a little further east. Montauk has made an unbelievable resurgence; I wouldn’t

even say resurgence because I don’t think it ever was the way it is now. We’ve sold three or four houses out there for over 20 million dollars on the water in Montauk, which was unheard of before. People are loving it. Even those who are not owners out there love Montauk, and in thinking about it I realized, what lacks in the other parts of the Hamptons are hotels. If you want to go out for the weekend in Southampton, it’s very limited as to where you would want to stay. You go to Bridgehampton or East Hampton, it’s almost non-existent or very expensive. The place that has affordable hotels and motels, is Montauk.

It might have to do with the private airport as well in Montauk. I think so. Although I’m not so sure the people staying at those hotels are really flying out there. I think for some of the people that bought these very expensive houses, that was one of the attractions, that coming in from the city they could fly in. But you also have East Hampton airport, and once you’re in East Hampton its not that hard to get to Montauk.

Do you go deep-sea fishing? I’m what I call a calm water fisherman. So if it’s nice out, I go out. Right off shore in Montauk about ten minutes from the dock I catch big stripe bass, fluke, sea bass and blue fish. If you go out further you get tuna, some other things. It’s pretty good fishing in Montauk.


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FROM MONTAUK TO MANHATTAN

How a little shop on Railroad Avenue became the #1 name in New York Real Estate. BY ANDREW J. ROTH

THE ANNIVERSARY OF DOUGLAS ELLIMAN Successful people in business send short emails, and it is this clipped form of communication that sends creative blood pumping to the minds of readers, like turning the valve of a radiator. The one-line email lends the impression of having been dashed off amidst a flurry of other activity, and it gives the words heft; the less said the stronger felt. Absent are the perfunctory dear sirs and the kind regards followed by a signature of title and company and a fax number. The messages say, we’re in touch, now let’s talk.”

When you’re in Dottie’s world, you’ve stepped into a whirlwind of hyper-efficiency, where emails are dashed off to employees that are sent from iPhone in the back seat of an Escalade, or sent from iPad in the cockpit of a chopper. Because Herman is always on the move, you can only guess where she’ll be next.

That’s why it’s no surprise that Herman consistently appears on Crain’s New York Business’ “50 Most Powerful Women in Real Estate” list. For Dorothy Herman from Long Island, whom everyone As President and CEO of Douglas Elliman, Dottie Herman sends calls Dottie, her career has been a far-reaching journey that began hundreds of such short emails a day. They may arrive at 1 in the in the Hamptons and now extends to Florida and California morning, but that’s the real estate business for you: Access is 24/7. and beyond.


In the glow of her continuing success, however, Herman doesn’t want Douglas Elliman to grow cold just because it’s grown large. That’s why she takes extra effort to remain visible and, more importantly, accessible: Anyone can email her with a real estate question, and she will respond herself, rather than pass the task to an assistant for a stock answer. Herman also delivers weekly keynotes to her employees and hosts a morning radio program called “Eye on Real Estate,” on AM 970 every Saturday from 10 am to noon, which is the perfect cram course for Sunday’s Real Estate section in the New York Times. So despite the growth of Douglas Elliman, (which in the first quarter of 2014 sold 3,300 homes in Manhattan alone, at an average of $1,300 per square foot), Dottie labors to keep the company resembling the close-knit environment it was during its provenance in the Hamptons. “We run the company like a big family,” Herman says. “If you have a

great doctor, you want to share him or her with the people you know and love. You don’t want to give them a name on a list. Every client has a certain personality, so you have to know your agents.”It’s been that way from the beginning. When Herman opened an office of Prudential Long Island Realty in November 1997 on Railroad Avenue in East Hampton, next to Prudential’s stock brokerage business, she trained every single agent herself. She got to know their families and kids, and made a splash in a market that had all but locked its gates. “The veteran agents out [in the Hamptons] told me, ‘We won’t give you listings, we won’t co-broke with you. Don’t take it personally.’” These brokers had driven out international chains like Remax and were experienced at barring competitors with the same strategy. But the high-end brokers were also preoccupied with a particular brand of savoir-faire clientele, to whom the wrong Gucci shoes stuck out like a scarlet letter;

brokers like Allan Schneider were catering solely to the elite, to Calvin Klein and his ilk. Herman knew there was another class of wealth that wanted to buy and sell, but these were people who might not have the social cachet to access a high-end professional broker. So this was where she placed her focus—though drawing this market out of the woodwork, was something else: “the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” she says. As New York magazine wrote in a 2000 piece, “The Broker from Another Planet,” “[New owners], quoting Herman, “We’re not into that whole shtick. I hear them talk on the golf course about how ‘We’re not going to let Jerry Seinfeld in.’ You know what? He’s not going to want to be in your clubs. They’ll build their own clubs. They don’t need you.” There may have already been a sea change under way in the Hamptons. Herman was just reading the tide. In her first six months in the Hamptons, Dottie Herman opened six new offices.


“The whole business was backwards then, and everything was word of mouth,” she says. “I remember, Thanksgiving Day, I put a full-page ad in the paper that said, ‘We are now open and accepting listings.’” People started calling. Up until then, business had been getting done through family and social connections. “There were no exclusives then; everything was an open listing, all classifieds. I said, ‘Are you crazy? You have to sign exclusives’” (where an owner gives exclusive rights to one broker to sell a property). Apparently, though, there were more homeowners that needed Herman than the competition realized; circling the same watering hole had made those brokers lazy. And Herman was setting her sights on opening in Southampton next—though that expansion would have to wait for an unexpected detour to Sag Harbor. The story goes that while Dottie was on the hunt for her Southampton office space, she looked in the paper, found an ad and dialed the number. A man named Ernest Shade picked up the phone. A two-time president of the Eastern Suffolk Board of Realtors, who also taught real estate at Southampton College, Shade ran Robertson Realty, the premiere real estate brokerage in Sag Harbor from the 1950s through the 1980s. As Shade remembers of that call from Herman: “We took a liking to each other instantly.” So the two met for drinks at the Sand Bar, a local hangout in Sag Harbor that’s long since closed its doors. A year earlier, Shade’s wife had passed away, and he was grieving. His wife had also been named Dottie; he privately called her Dot, or even just D. But in the last year without her, his whole world had collapsed. He needed someone to talk to. So, over a table at the Sand Bar, Shade shared his pain with Herman. And as she listened, she began to open up too. Shade recalls, “See, when Dottie was very young, her mother passed away in a terrible automobile accident. And from that moment on, she was determined to do well in this life, to take chances.” They spoke for an hour, and at the end of the conversation, Shade couldn’t thank Dottie enough. So he made a business proposition to show his gratitude: “I have an office in Sag Harbor,” he says he said. “I’ll give it to you for free, and I’ll even run it for free.” To this day, Shade says, “I think of myself as Dottie’s godfather. I care very deeply for her. She’s an unusually wonderful woman, very giving.” That move gave Herman offices in East Hampton and Sag Harbor, for what was then still Prudential Long Island Realty. She spent her days recruiting and training a growing army of agents and running

“The veteran agents out [in the Hamptons] told me, ‘We won’t give you listings, we won’t co-broke with you. Don’t take it personally.’”


“REAL ESTATE IS REALITY TV’S LATEST CASH-GENERATING BLOOD SPORT.” the day-to-day operations, working day and night to make her mom and pop operation a known quantity. When an opportunity to buy Sea Real Estate came up, offering footholds in Southampton and Westhampton, Herman finally saw her way into those coveted markets. She made a deal with Sea Real Estate’s owners and can still remember her proposal: “I can buy you, or you can take a chance on me, and I’ll give you a fair share of the profits.” They took the chance. Sea Real Estate had five offices in Southampton and Westhampton; now all had joined to Prudential Long Island Realty. And there it was, six new offices in three new markets in six months. By the summer of 1998, Herman was gearing up for an opening in Montauk, and a mortgage division in Bridgehampton, creating an operation that could set up homebuyers with a mortgage instantly. She called it “the fastest way between love-at-first sight and the keys.” Reflecting back, Herman remembers thinking that gaining entry to those markets would take at least 18 months—though none of the old guard had expected her to get that far at all. Upon her arrival, they had surely thought, She’ll open an office or two and go

FROM MONTAUK TO MANHATTAN: When Prudential Long Island Realty transformed into Prudential Douglas Elliman in 2003, it was through a partnership between Dottie Herman and Howard Lorber. As CEO of the Vector Group (he is now also chairman of Douglas Elliman), Lorber was already a professed real estate junkie, but he never thought he would enter the brokerage business. The way he sees it, Lorber says, “One of the interesting parts of being in the brokerage business is when you have so many sales people, you have a lot of data, you learn what’s going on in the marketplace. And I always thought that would help make investment decisions for my company, and I would gain a lot of knowledge in the markets that my company was in. It turned out to be true.” One need look no further than Miller Samuel for the Elliman Report, which publishes in-depth and easily readable data on Douglas Elliman’s latest business. Lorber met Herman through a lawyer, and after their initial meeting, he could see that the company was floundering, and he knew why. “[Dottie] had a partner that was not really helping her at all.” In contrast, there was instant chemistry between Lorber and Herman, so Lorber bought out the partner and they made plans to open up brokerages in the city. “I had the inside track that Douglas Elliman was going to be sold, so we bought it. Pretty simple.“

under. But by the end of that year, Herman was suddenly looking like the establishment, not the new girl on the block. Maybe the competition should have looked at her track record. Indeed, Dottie Herman had begun working in real estate right out of college. In the early 1980’s the company she worked for was sold to Merrill Lynch. And at that firm, Herman, age 32, worked her way up to become the-then youngest-ever vice president, learning every aspect of a real estate transaction, from managing property, to salesmanship, to executing contracts. She then found that Prudential Long Island Realty was up for sale and in 1989 bought the company with her business partner Carl Burr. Ninety days later, the unspeakable happened. The real estate market crashed, and it looked like “[I] had overpaid by about a zillion dollars.” But against all odds, over the course of nine years, she made that purchase pay off. Meanwhile, while she was building a business in Long Island, the Hamptons remained on the outskirts of her radar, the way Brooklyn had once appeared to Manhattan residents. One day she got a call out of the blue from a stranger who invited her to dinner. As a man familiar with her business, he insisted that Herman open up a brokerage in the Hamptons. And that’s when a new vision hit her like a bolt of lightning. After that fateful dinner, Dottie knew that she would never again have peace of mind until she opened shop in the Hamptons.


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were also now fighting for elbowroom in the hypercompetitive Hamptons market. Herman, however, spotted the most glaring problem, not enough people live out there full time. To combat this issue, she encouraged her agents to move to the Hamptons, offering them the freedom to work from any office, be it in Amagansett, Southampton, wherever. All doors were open. She also hired executives to exclusively market the Hamptons, creating an inhouse advertising team that other brokerages lacked.

When the duo purchased Douglas Elliman, for $72 million in 2003, they began executing their plan of opening up PDE offices throughout Manhattan. The move made headlines for its dramatic twist on the status quo: Who goes from the Hamptons to the city? Traditionally, it was the other way around. But Herman was reversing the trend, in what was becoming a common thread in her success. Lorber too confesses that he couldn’t have asked for a better partner. For Herman, the day-to-day operations were the lifeblood of the company, and her passion for her work was drawing agents to her like bears to honey. Around this time, other brokerages began taking notice of Douglas Elliman’s success. Companies like Corcoran and Brown Harris Stevens

Despite the marketing, though, Herman always knew that successful business boils down to the agents, which is why she began her practice of offering agent recommendations to the people in her social and business circles. To Dottie, confidence in a person’s character is crucial and always surpasses what she thinks of as the tin ear of an internet algorithm, which might pair an agent with a customer over their shared respect for pergolas and teak furniture. But it’s not similar tastes that sell $20 million oceanfront properties, H e r m a n k n o w s ; i t ’s s i m i l a r sensibilities. For, as any homebuyer knows, purchasing property isn’t just a monetary transaction: it’s an emotional transaction that runs the risks of prompting headaches and tears, desperation and anxiety. Owning a home, in fact, is still the American dream. And stronger agents know how to manage this emotional transaction. They are able to create an experience that glosses over the brutality of the industry. And brutal it is. Just check in with the entertainment zeitgeist.

Real estate is reality TV’s latest cashgenerating blood sport. Today, the firm is just Douglas Elliman; Herman and Lorber dropped the Prudential moniker in 2013 when their 10-year franchise agreement came to an end. It also didn’t help that in 2012, Berkshire Hathaway had bought Prudential, in a bid to expand the brokerage business. Herman and Lorber, however, saw the change as an opportunity and anticipated the separation, with their chic rebranding of the company. The Prudential “rock” was thrown away and replaced with a new logo of baby blue and white, shaped like a token, and coupled with a simple yet curious invitation: Ask Elliman. As Lorber remembers of the separation, “[Douglas Elliman and Prudential] were sort of wedded together for ten years. But as we built in the city and saw the strength of the brand in the city, we didn’t think that the Prudential moniker was important to us. It wasn’t to save money on franchise fees or anything like that. It was because we were very restricted. We wanted to grow the company in the areas where our same customers were, which was South Florida, LA, places like that.” Herman too is excited to expand the business and to capitalize on the cross-pollination of markets: “Already, we see our buyers in South Florida coming to the Hamptons and vice versa,” she says. The future is yet to be written, of course, but no matter how far Douglas Elliman travels, Dottie and Howard are confident that their company will always remain the close-knit family it was from its very beginnings on Railroad Avenue.


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East 60s. Move in condition, oversized home consisting of double living rm + DR, separate den, chef’s kit plus breakfast rm and double staff rm. Garage, pets okay. $9.6M. WEB# 9935472. Elayne Roskin 212-906-9336

CLASSIC CANDELA 8 ROOM ON PARK

MOMA CONDO PARK VIEW 5 ROOMS

WEST VILLAGE LOFT W/ PARKING

East 95th Street/Park Avenue. Large 8 rm apt in excellent condition. 4BR, 3 baths, all major rms on Park Avenue. Private entry, huge gallery, prewar detail wbfp. W/D, gym in FS white glove Co-op. $5.1M. WEB# 9726953. Katharine F. Tuckerman 212-906-9222 Edith F. Tuckerman 212-906-9228

Off Fifth. NE corner, 2BR suites, 2.5 baths, flex 5th rm can be guest rm/den/FDR. Custom quality built-ins. Top bldg, gym, md/ laundry/valet, conference/party rms, storage. $4.95M. WEB# 10191653. Linda De Luca - 212-906-9208 Corinne Vitale 212-906-9249

West 12th Street. Rare luxury loft in WV. Parking included. 2BR, 2 bath w/ office and media rm, chef’s kit, 10’5” barrel vaulted ceils, wbfp, W/D in unit, S/W expos. 24-hr DM, FS Co-op. $4.675M. WEB# 9965076. Juliana Frei 212-396-5886 Richard Ferrari 212-396-5885

Bill Roche

Caroline E.Y. Guthrie

Daniel G. Farris

David E. Perry

Elise Roberts Messing

Emma Zilberman

Erik Harssema

NEW YORK CITY

THE HAMPTONS

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Frans H. Preidel

Jen A. Wening

CORNER 3BR IN HOUSE AT 15 CPW

DAZZLING DUPLEX ON E.RIVER

EXCEPTIONAL TOWNHOUSE

CPW. Park facing 3BR, 3.5 bath condo with 2,915SF in 15 CPW. Beautiful split layout with SE exposure, EIK, and gracious entry. 5-star bldg w/ car-port & pool. $14.75M. WEB# 9838241. Kyle Blackmon 212-588-5648

Gracie Square. Loft-like architectural masterpiece, soaring ceilings, incredible light. terrace. 11rms, 4BR, library, 4.5 baths, 3 fplc. Impeccable. $13.5M. WEB# 9872605. Kathryn Steinberg 212-396-5868

UWS. Dramatic and elegant 6BR, 5.5 bath, with stunning double height DR, lib, media room, master flr w/ terr, chef’s kit and lovely planted garden. Mint condition. $10.975M. WEB# 9913742. Norah P. Burden 212-588-5617

Jenny Park Adam

Leslie O’Shea

Margaret H. Bay

812 PARK AVENUE

ONE-OF-A-KIND TRIBECA LOFT

10 ROOMS INTO 9 OFF FIFTH

Park Avenue. Impeccably renovated prewar duplex w/ superbly scaled reception rms, high ceilings, and beautiful architectural details. LR w/ wbfp, FDR, lib + 3BR, 3.5 baths. $9.25M. WEB# 9900253. Caroline E. Y. Guthrie 212 396-5858

TriBeCa. Stunning loft with floor-to-ceiling doors, exposed wood frames and gigantic living and lounge areas. Also features beautifully planted and furnished patio. $7.5M. WEB# 9445185. Filipacchi Foussard Team 212-452-4468

UES. Grand & elegant Park block full flr is sun flooded & special. LR w/ wbfp, FDR, lib, WEIK, 4BR, 4 baths + staff. Excellent cond, chic boutique PW Co-op. $5.499M. WEB# 10035765. Lisa K. Lippman 212-588-5606 Scott Moore 212-588-5608

Naomi J. Davis

Penny Toepfer

Rebecca D. Daniels

GRAND 9 ROOM CPW CO-OP

NO BOARD APPROVAL 3BR, 3 BATH

ORIGINAL ARTIST LOFT

West 93rd Street/CPW. Library & LR have been combined & opened to DR all w/ 10’ ceilings for open loft-like public wing. 4BR, 3 baths & maid’s rm, W/D renov kitchen excellent condition. $4.295M. WEB# 10369780. Maarten Vandersman 212-588-5689

UES. Totally renov luxury 3BR, 3 bath on high flr, sunny w/ spectacular views from every rm. New Brazilian hdwd flrs, Italian marble counter tops, surround sound thruout. W/D. $2.395M. WEB# 9928368. Florrie Milan 212-317-7728 Ellen Sussman 212-317-7740

TriBeCa. Here’s the big canvas to create your TriBeCa dream. 12’ tin ceilings, 6 huge windows, 2BR, 1 bath, W/D, orig metal shutters. Small bldg, low maint. $1.55M. WEB# 9872287. Brahna R. Yassky 212-906-0506

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Stewart D. Clarke

Tobias B. Schapiro


BROWN HARRIS STEVENS Martha P. Gundersen

Amadeus A. Ehrhardt

Caroline A. Sarraf

EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE HISTORIC DISTRICT

BAYFRONT VILLA IN REMSENBURG

3+ ACRE BAYFRONT IN NORTH HAVEN

Edward DeRose Windmill Cottage c. 1885, brilliantly renovated in 1998. Manicured 3.5 acre grounds, 2-bedroom guest house, 3-car garage building, heated gunite pool, tennis court plus studio building. $13.5M. WEB# 16998. Peter M. Turino, President 631-903-6115

Incredible 8,500± sf villa on 2.6± bayfront acres. 5 bedrooms, 7.5 baths plus 2-bedroom carriage house. Garages for 7 cars, pavilions, 60’ heated pool. $10.995M. WEB# 47730. Marcia Altman 631-288-5004 Deirdre S. DeVita 631-288-5409

Gated waterfront retreat on 3.11± acres, with 200+ ft. of bulkheaded waterfront. Stone & glass 5 bedroom house, studio, free form gunite pool. Dock potential. $16.5M. WEB# 53999. Edward Allan Haugevik 631-725-5568

NEW OFFERING ● AMAGANSETT SOUTH

SAGAPONACK SOUTH MODERN

EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE FRINGE

Carol G. Abady

Christopher J. Burnside

Dorothy J. Garfein

New classic home with 6 bedrooms 6.5 baths and 5,000+ sf of living space on 3 levels. Heated gunite pool, spa and bluestone patios. $4.95M. WEB# 38017. Shannan M. North 631-903-6174 Peter M. Turino, President 631-903-6115

Sophisticated, architectural gem on 1.25± acres near the ocean. Walls of glass maximize the beautiful natural light. Separate studio; heated salt water pool. $5.4M. WEB# 20154. Stephanie J. Louise 631-537-4345 Mary Ann Cinelli 631-537-4347

Gated 0.70± acre property holds a beautiful 5,000± sf residence by a top builder. Screened porch, wisteria covered pergola, large yard, heated gunite pool. $4.25M. WEB# 52434. Anthony C. Cerio 631-903-6151 Mitchel L. Natter 631-903-6154

NORTH FORK ● 25 ACRE WATERFRONT

SOUTHAMPTON ART VILLAGE ORIGINAL

NEW SAG HARBOR VILLAGE WATERFRONT

Gorgeous 25± acre waterfront property with unprecedented 2,000’ of pristine water frontage. A 1.8± acre parcel with a farmhouse and barn plus adjoining 23.82± acre parcel with subdivision potential. $2.65M. WEB# 34448. Marianne Collins 631-734-2957

A special opportunity to own one of the original Art Village cottages. Built c. 1892, the 5 bedroom, 3 bath house is enhanced with charming details, diamond-paned windows and covered porch. $2.495M. WEB# 54129. Christine Sullivan Witker 631-204-2403

Brilliant new dream home designed to maximize its beautiful location. The bold interior boasts 2,800 ± sf of sleek living space, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Dock permits in place. $3.695M. WEB# 44908. Christopher J. Burnside 631-537-4320

Deirdre S. DeVita

Benjamin B. McIntyre

Darlene M. Manzella

Amelia M. Doggwiler


Established

1873

Andrea L. Ackerman

James W. Oxnam

EAST QUOGUE OCEANFRONT COMPOUND

EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE COMPOUND

EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE SOUTH

Sensational compound featuring 200+ feet on the Atlantic. Main house, guest house and all the amenities offer a true resort-like atmosphere. 7 porches, heated gunite pool and spa on 2.7± acres. $9.5M. WEB# 19804. Gayle Osman Lopata 631-288-5124

Significant 2-acre compound 0.5 mile to ocean beach. Attractive French design graciously situated on a beautifully landscaped site. 3-bedroom guest house, heated pool, hot tub and tennis court. $18M. WEB# 17031. Peter M. Turino, President 631-903-6115

Special 4.2± acre compound 2 blocks from the ocean includes a handsome residence in the French pavilion style; a 2-bedroom guest cottage; caretaker’s cottage; gunite pool; pool house & 2-car garage. $22.5M. WEB# 52990. James W. Oxnam 631-903-6111

Marcia Altman

John P. Vitello

Jennifer Brew

TWO SAG HARBOR WATERFRONT HOMES

BRIDGEHAMPTON SOUTH ENCHANTMENT

Two adjacent waterfront properties on Sag Harbor Cove. 4 bedroom, 4 bath main house, heated gunite pool, permits for dock. Adjacent 3 bedroom cottage with boat dock and room for pool. $6.995M. WEB# 30879. Christopher J. Burnside 631-537-4320

Stunning farmhouse with modern amenities on 1.6± acres of manicured grounds with heated gunite pool. Beautiful 5,000± sf home, 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, beamed ceilings throughout. $6.75M. WEB# 39034. Christopher J. Burnside 631-537-4320

NEW AMANGANSETT MASTERPIECE

New 7,000± sf home with ocean views, only 1,700± feet from Atlantic Beach. Impeccable detail and finishes, 6 bedrooms, 8+ baths, elevator and 2nd level sleeping porch. Heated gunite pool and pool house. $9.75M. WEB# 48121. Martha P. Gundersen 631-903-6131

Phelan Wolf

Robert M. Nelson

Mary E. Terry

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE SOUTH

Charming cottage with top-shelf interior design, lots of natural light and open space. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, finished basement. Amenities include CAC, heated gunite pool, manicured garden. $3.249M. WEB# 48906. John P. Vitello 631-204-2407

SOUTHAMPTON ESTATE ON 5 ACRES

Spectacular gated estate on 5± manicured acres. The 6,000± sf interior is rich in exquisite detail and fine finishes. 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, 3 stone fireplaces. Heated gunite pool with overflowing spa. $3.5M. WEB# 30453. Albert Weinschenk 631-288-5039

FOUR WATERFRONT ACRES, REMSENBURG

Waterside complex includes a pristine five bedroom home, heated gunite pool, pool house with kitchen & bath, tennis court, pavilion. 300’ of frontage with 100’ of deep water bulkheading. $4.99M. WEB# 23377. Marcia Altman 631-288-5004

Jane E. Holden

Karen A. Benvenuto


Managing The Family Vacation Home

Advice from BNY Mellon Wealth Management

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any families think of their vacation home as their place for “down” time, their time to reconnect with their family and friends, to celebrate holidays and perhaps enjoy in the future as a retirement home. Vacation home owners may dream of keeping alive their legacy of family memories through their home for generations to come. But keeping this beloved home in the family requires planning. Typically, vacation homes are owned by a single individual or married couple. With the expansion in 2014 of the federal gift exemption to $5.34 million, and low interest rates, many owners have gifted or sold an interest in, all or a portion of, their homes to their children, creating a shared ownership. Even former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have recently been reported to have structured their home ownership to reduce their gift and estate tax. There is often no formal agreement as to how expenses and use will be shared or how an ownership interest will be liquidated. These arrangements can go on for years, but changes in family circumstances may cause discord and estate tax issues. For these reasons, Edward J. Mooney, Senior Wealth Strategist at BNY Mellon Wealth Management it’s important to ask: What if one member wants greater use and another wants little or none? What if one hopes to bring in his or her in-laws for extended vacations? What happens to an owner’s interest at death? All families struggle with what is fair and equitable and there are no easy solutions. Reducing family conflict and managing unforeseen estate and income tax consequences can be accomplished by healthy family governance and tax planning. There are many solutions, but communication and proper structuring provide the best results. Families should consider the following questions: Who has a real interest in the home? Who is financially capable of maintaining the home? How can interests in the home be best transferred and who will bear the tax consequences? The answers may involve transferring the home to a trust or an entity like a family limited partnership (FLP) or limited liability company (LLC) that will set out governance guidelines and “buy-out” provisions, as well as keep track of each party’s interest, use and contribution. Some families hire a bookkeeping service to maintain records, particularly if the home is rented to third parties. Some senior families may provide a side fund or insurance policy in their estate plan to provide a source of liquidity to maintain the home. A workable plan starts with a frank discussion among family members, including the younger generation. The conversation should include determining the level of interest in keeping the property, and a discussion with a wealth advisor, family lawyer and accountant on how to structure the ownership in the most tax-advantaged way. While this all seems rather formal, it leads to a clear understanding of what is expected of each party in terms of cost, use and how to opt out and at what price. Such is the cost of family harmony. ✦

“With the expansion in 2014 of the federal gift exemption to $5.34 million, and low interest rates, many owners have gifted or sold an interest in, all or a portion of, their homes to their children, creating a shared ownership.”

This material is provided for illustrative/educational purposes only. This material is not intended to constitute legal, tax, investment or financial advice. Effort has been made to ensure that the material presented herein is accurate at the time of publication. However, this material is not intended to be a full and exhaustive explanation of the law in any area or of all of the tax, investment or financial options available. The information discussed herein may not be applicable to or appropriate for every investor and should be used only after consultation with professionals who have reviewed your specific situation. ©2014 The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. All rights reserved. 156 | AVENUE ON THE BEACH • AUGUST 2014


EAST HAMPTON, NY | $18,500,000 | Web ID: 0056243 Undoubtedly one of the most exquisite and prestigious locations in all the Hamptons, this 3.6+/- acre waterfront parcel on a private peninsula with 478+/- ft. of pond frontage awaits a substantial home that will maximize the panoramic views of Georgica Pond, the waves of the Atlantic Ocean and Georgica beach. Nestled on a serene cul de sac in the heart of Cove Hollow Farm in the estate section. The perfect spot to site your dream house with southern and western exposures and 180 degrees of wide open views over wild grasses, flowers and estuaries to the 290+/- acre pond towards the sea. Paddleboard over to the beach for an ocean swim or float around for sunset cocktails as you watch the swans glide by. Just minutes to East Hampton Village shopping, dining, world-class golfing, and some of the best beaches in the world.

Christina M. Galesi

Senior Global Real Estate Advisor I Licensed Salesperson d: 631.227.4919 c: 917.969.0532 christina.galesi@sothebyshomes.com SOUTHAMPTON BROKERAGE 50 Nugent St. I Southampton, NY 11968 I 631.283.0600

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BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY $21,000,000 | Web: 0056517 3.3+/- acres, 6 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, pool, tennis

BRIDGEHAMPTON SOUTH, NY $18,500,000 | Web: 0056274 2.6+/- acres, 7 bedrooms, 8.5 baths, new construction, pool, tennis

Harald Grant

Senior Global Real Estate Advisor I Associate Broker d: 631.227.4916 c: 516.356.5136 pat.petrillo@sothebyshomes.com SOUTHAMPTON BROKERAGE 50 Nugent St. I Southampton, NY 11968 I 631.283.0600


SOUTHAMPTON, NY $14,995,000 | Web: 0056528 2+/- acres, 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, pool, tennis, garage, and “bicycle garage”

WATER MILL, NY $27,500,000 | Web: 0056162 300+/- ft. waterfront, 4.5+/- acres, pool, tennis, dock

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Properties of the Month Dreamy Weekend Getaways

SAUNDERS & ASSOCIATES CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ in SAGAPONACK Extraordinary 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath California-style contemporary has spacious living room with 30’ ceilings and fireplace, open kitchen/dining area, two spacious master suites and two grand guest rooms. Lower level houses a gym and full bath. The park-like 1.09 acres is open and light with lush landscaping, heated gunite pool and separate luxurious spa. Also includes large entertaining areas and decks, fire pit and a unique life-size chess game. $3.25M. Contact Faye Weisberg @ 516.662.7708

SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY Zen Retreat Zen quality contemporary by prominent architect Bates + Masi demonstrates how architectural elements interact with the environment. This residence features two master suites plus three guest bedrooms and four and one half baths. Interior design by Design Studio of Bridgehampton, NY. The front of the house has a screen of mahogany dowels and copper tubes, when it rains it’s like looking through a waterfall with a misty rainbow reflecting from the copper tubes. Gunite infinity pool with beautiful rock formation, putting green and Har Tru tennis court all sited on 2.50 acres in East Hampton. Contact Ann Ciardullo @

SAUNDERS & ASSOCIATES SPECTACULAR BAY FRONT IN SOUTHAMPTON Sited on one of the most spectacular bay front parcels in the Hamptons, the 5,000 square foot residence takes outstanding advantage of superb bay and ocean views. Mature landscaping to either side provides rare waterfront privacy and the 50-foot elevation offer safety from the elements. The full 1+/- parcel has 200 feet of water frontage and possible subdivision potential to create a rare estate compound or investment opportunity. 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. $5.495M. Contact Krae Van Sickle @ 516.769.7877

SAUNDERS & ASSOCIATES GRACIOUS VILLAGE ESTATE, SHELTER ISLAND Impeccably restored Dering Harbor Village home on 1.92 acres. Features include: formal living and dining room, butler’s pantry; updated kitchen and breakfast area; two en suite guest bedrooms; one bedroom with hall bath; master suite with spa-like bath and deck overlooking the water; and finished third floor. $4.675M. Contact Penelope Moore @ 917.208.5519

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28 east 70th Street 8 Bedroom Duplex Condominium

Offered at $26,000,000 | WEB: 0019475 | 28east70thstreet.com dominic longcroft | Licensed Salesperon 212.606.7654 | dominic.longcroft@sothebyshomes.com Stan Ponte | Senior Global Real Estate Advisor, Associate Broker 212.606.4109 | stan.ponte@sothebyshomes.com East Side Manhattan Brokerage 38 East 61st Street | NY, NY 10065 | +1.212.606.7660 | sothebyshomes.com/nyc Sotheby’s International Realty and the Sotheby’s International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. If your property is listed with a real estate broker, please disregard. It is not our intention to solicit the offerings of other real estate brokers. We are happy to work with them and cooperate fully. Real estate agents affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc.


Unveiling of Hawthorn Park Glenwood’s Third Luxury Rental in Manhattan’s Thriving Lincoln Square

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“We’ve left no stone unturned in the design of this property to ensure we’re offering a truly superb lifestyle in this world-class neighborhood, which is experiencing a renaissance, with a unique mix of fresh options for shopping, dining and cultural entertainment.” —Gary Jacob, executive vice president of Glenwood

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lenwood, one of New York City’s largest and most respected owners and builders of luxury rentals, has launched leasing at Hawthorn Park, a striking 54-story property offering exceptionally designed homes, unparalleled amenities and acclaimed services, in one of Manhattan’s most iconic neighborhoods. “Hawthorn Park continues Glenwood’s ongoing support of the flourishing community in Lincoln Square, an area we’ve been committed to for decades with our preceding rentals, The Regent and Grand Tier,” said Gary Jacob, executive vice president of Glenwood. “We’ve left no stone unturned in the design of this property to ensure we’re offering a truly superb lifestyle in this world-class neighborhood, which is experiencing a renaissance, with a unique mix of fresh options for shopping, dining and cultural entertainment.” Hawthorn Park, located at 160 West 62nd Street, includes 339 spacious homes with an outstanding selection of design details and premium finishes. Homes feature full-size vented washer/ dryers; an abundance of closet space, with many homes including walk-in closets; buildingwide water filtration; and, in most living rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows framing jaw-dropping views of Lincoln Center, the Hudson River and Central Park. Studios are from $3,700; 1BRs from $4,800; 2 BRs from $7,000 and 3BRs from $19,500 for three-bedroom homes. Chef’s kitchens at Hawthorn Park include white glass Scavolini cabinetry, Jet Mist granite counters, matching granite floors and mosaic backsplashes. The state-of-the-art GE Café Series™ Energy Star appliances include a dishwasher, a five-burner gas range with double ovens, an Advantium over-the-range speed oven and a French door refrigerator. Marble bathrooms include porcelain under-mount sinks with recessed mirrored medicine cabinets framed in marble and satin nickel hardware and trim. Hawthorn Park also offers Glenwood’s signature selection of services and sought-after amenities. The property includes 24-hour doorman service; a fully equipped fitness center; a 50-foot lap pool with stone whirlpool spa and seasonal access to an outdoor lounge; and men’s and women’s locker rooms with dressing rooms and saunas. Residents will enjoy access to a fully furnished lounge with kitchen facilities; a landscaped outdoor terrace; and a children’s playroom with custom handpainted murals. Added available services include wireless high-speed internet access throughout the building, dry cleaning valet, maid services and a fully equipped laundry facility. ✦ Hawthorn Park’s on-site leasing office is located at 160 West 62nd Street. For more information, please call 212.245.6262 or visit hawthornparknyc.com.


125 E 70th st, 40’ widE | $43,000,000 14 rm, 8 br, 8 ba, 5 hf ba | Web ID: 0018793 Louise Beit | 212.606.7703

211 East 61st strEEt | $13,250,000 12 rm, 5 br, 4 ba, 2 hf ba | Web ID: 0019492 Austin B. Schuster | 212.606.7797

995 FiFth avEnuE | $12,500,000 8 rm, 4 br, 3 ba, 1 hf ba | Web ID: 0019453 Serena Boardman | 212.606.7611

125 East 78th st townhousE | $10,600,000 10 rm, 5 br, 4 ba, 1 hf ba | Web ID: 0019343 Vannessa A. Kaufman | 212.606.7639

110 East 78th st townhousE | $10,000,000 11 rm, 4 br, 5 ba | Web ID: 0019504 Meredyth Hull Smith | 212.606.7683

330 East 72nd strEEt | $7,500,000 9 rm, 5 br, 3 ba, 1 hf ba | Web ID: 0019447 D. Peltz, 212.606.7635 | K. Harounian, 212.606.7616

16 sutton PlaCE | $3,750,000 7 rm, 3 br, 4 ba | Web ID: 0019581 Eva J. Mohr | 212.606.7736

225 East 73rd strEEt | $3,250,000 5 rm, 2 br, 2 ba | Web ID: 0019462 Nikki Field | 212.606.7669

uEs PrEwar Condominium | $3,200,000 6 rm, 3 br, 2 ba | Web ID: 0019420 C. Driscoll, 212.400.8711 | H. Nasser, 212.400.8724

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THE TEAM ADVANTAGE

Power broker teams discuss their collaborative approach and how it benefits their clients

The Field team The Hagen Team The Litvak Team

The Griffith Scholz Team

The Jills

The Krae Lylla Team

The Louise Phillips Forbes Team

The Serhant Team


the field team advantage

Sotheby’s International Realty | www.NikkiField.com nikki field Senior Global Real Estate Advisor, Associate Broker nikki.field@sothebyshomes.com 212.606.7669

kevin b. brown Senior Global Real Estate Advisor, Associate Broker kevin.brown@sothebyshomes.com 212.606.7748

2014 wall street journal rankings

A former owner and chairman of Century 21 NY Metro, Kevin has over 20 years of sales experience. he has successfully reporesented head of state, CEOs of major companies, and has received countless referrals from friends and colleagues.

• Top 170 Nationwide by Transaction Volume • Top 20 in Manhattan • Top 3 at Sotheby’s International Realty NYC

jeanne h. bucknam Associate Broker jeanne.bucknam@sothebyshomes.com 212.606.7717

zoe haydock Licensed Salesperson zoe.haydock@sothebyshomes.com 212.606.7727

A marketing and management graduate with training in interior design. Jeanne is originally from Charleston, SC and has been with The Field Team for eleven years. She has gained the expert knowledge needed to navigate the highly competitive Manhattan real estate market.

Growing up in NYC and Katonah provided Zoe with wide-ranging knowledge of the complexities of the Manhattan residential market. Zoe’s deep understanding of the inner workings of the New York real estate world and her widespread network puts her at an advantage to best represent her clients in this highly competitive environment.

e. helen marcos Associate Broker helen.marcos@sothebyshomes.com 212.606.7747

gillian r. friedman Licensed Salesperson gillian.friedman@sothebyshomes.com 212.606.7637

With twelve years of experience on the bi-coastal market, Helen has the insider’s knowledge and contacts necessary for success in the highly competive luxury segment of the Manhattan and California residential real estate markets.

Originally from London, Gillian has developed an extensive international clientele and consistently negotiates the best deal whether for investment purposes or a personal residence. Numerous referrals from satisfied customers are a testament to her professionalism and superior service.

andrew gust Licensed Salesperson andrew.gust@sothebyshomes.com 212.606.7764

craig george Licensed Salesperson craig.george@sothebyshomes.com 212.400.8754

For over 10 years, Andrew was the estate manager for some of the most prominent families in New York City. This experience has given Andrew a unique persepective for detail and the expertise to anticipate exactly what his clients are looking for.

Managed luxury rental properties in midtown Manhattan, Sutton Place and the Upper East Side. He has traveled extensively throughout China, India, the Middle East and most of Europe, gaining a depth of knowledge that benefits Sothebys’ International Realty’s global clientele.

jessica m. weitzman Associate Broker jessica.weitzman@sothebyshomes.com 212.606.7788

daniel y. chang Licensed Salesperson daniel.chang@sothebyshomes.com 212.606.7681

Jessica brings her legal experience to The Field Team after working at Proskauer Rose LLP as a corporate associate for six years. Her robust negotiation and communication skills make her poised to navigate the real estate market and best represent her clients’ needs.

With 15 years of experience as a veteran private banker, Daniel, head of the team’s Asia Desk, has deep knowledge in advising ultra high net worth foreign clients in various aspects, including real estate purchase, financing and holding structures.


The Field Team at Sotheby’s International Realty is known throughout the real estate community to be one of the most successful sales teams in the Manhattan residential real estate market. Their unprecedented approach in servicing both buyers and sellers has enabled this combination of professionals to achieve sales of over one billion dollars.

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THE TEAM ADVANTAGE

U R B A N C O M PA S S - Th e G r i f f i t h - S c h o l z Te a m Is there a story behind how your professional partnership came to be? We actually started in the same real estate training class although we didn’t speak a word to each other! After finishing class we ended up sitting right next to each other in the same office. Management incentivized the new agents with a champagne party for whomever closed 6 deals the fastest. We’re both ultra-competitive (especially with bubbly on the line) and finished our 6th deals a few hours apart, blowing away the other new agents. We hit it off quickly and realized our strengths complemented each other perfectly. That’s how Griffith Scholz was formed 7 years ago, now a closeknit group of 6 members.

ther that goal. We place a lot of value on culture and work relationships. Robert Reffkin and Gordon Golub were major deciding factors in our move, we truly enjoy working alongside such talented and driven individuals. Having just raised a $40 Million Series B Round at a valuation that exceeds $360 million the options and potential for future growth are endless.

You recently made a move to Urban Compass, why did you switch companies? The biggest part of our mission statement is to add value to our clients. Urban Compass offers so much more than a traditional brokerage through strategic partnerships, entrepreneurial spirit, and, of course, the technology. We’ve always thought of ourselves as wealth advisers in an under served asset class and Urban Compass was far and away the most compelling platform to fur-

Are there any causes you’re very passionate about? Charity and giving back has always been important to us. Cindy sits on the board of chashama, founded by Anita Durst. Chashama takes residential and commercial spaces donated by landowners and converts them into subsidized studios, galleries, and performance venues. Mark will be hosting a fundraiser for New York Needs You, a non-profit supporting low-income college students, in the Fall. We also support the Trevor Project and several other charities.

Where do you see the market heading in the next 1-3 years and how will that affect your business? The market is strong and as a result we are seeing our clients buy 2nd and 3rd homes. They’re purchasing primarily in The Hamptons and South Florida, which is why we are expanding our business there.

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What are the qualities your team possesses that contribute to its success? Our team possesses knowledge, motivation and personality, as well as strong ethics. But our biggest attribute is honesty. We were raised with the belief that a “Man’s Handshake” is his word. How do your collaborative efforts benefit your clients? Our 20 plus years of experience, enthusiasm, patience and the endless willingness to go over and beyond providing information, facts, contractors and support all ensure we give our clients 100% of our time and attention. What do you do in your spare time? Though we have very little spare time, we try and give each other a day or two off. Eric is a professional seasoned chef who does private parties and in-home cooking as well as seasonal water and snow sports. Dawn is a veteran equestrian and artist.

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What experience does each of you bring to the table? Our experience within the local community, as well as Dawn’s first-hand knowledge of land development and preservation, along with construction, has given us a strong base for success. Eric’s tech and business ability, energy and passion for people and the industry is the added driving force that makes our team one of the strongest on the East End.

Sagaponack Says It All. $1.795M. This traditional home sits on 1.5+/- private acres with a heated pool. There are 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, a full basement, and a first floor master. The living room offers a double height ceiling, fireplace, French doors leading out to a sun filled deck and lawn. The custom kitchen makes this the perfect Hamptons home. Web# 40572

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transition. I think of us as a one-stop shop so my list of contacts is extensive. I connect people with personal chefs and art dealers, as well as architects, attorneys, designers, and everything in between. What professional accomplishments are you most proud of? I have been credited with establishing residential neighborhoods where they previously did not exist. Madison Square Park is a perfect example. Although it was known primarily as a business destination, at my recommendation, Samson Management purchased 50 Madison Avenue and converted it to luxury full-floor condos where the residential market did not exist at all. When the property opened in September 2005, I broke records for that location obtaining $1,340/PPSF. As recently as December 2013, I negotiated a re-sale deal at $2,205/PPSF for the 4th floor apartment to the benefit and delight of the original purchaser who enjoyed a significant return

H A L S T E A D P R O P E RT Y - L o u i s e P h i l l i p s Fo r b e s Te a m How long have you had a team? An entrepreneur at heart, I knew early on that I wanted to build a thriving business. Acting on instinct alone, I was one of the first brokers to formulate a team of real estate professionals. My team advantage began in the mid-90’s with just one additional sales associate, and today I’m proud to have a dynamic team of six. Each one is an extension of me within the industry, but they also bring to the table their own networks and relationships. Working with a team has made me both more productive and more profitable. What experience does each of your team members bring with them? My teammates possess extraordinary skills and talents from a variety of professional backgrounds at Fortune 500 companies and luxury firms. Their

previous roles include public relations, marketing, accounting, and financial planning. Together we extend services far beyond those of a singular broker enabling us to better manage the diverse needs of our clients.

on his investment. A second example of creating a development project which became an anchor for a neighborhood, is 240 East 10th Street, where I recently negotiated a deal for $1M over the asking price for an apartment I sold three separate times.

How do your collaborative efforts benefit your clients? I call it the “Team Effect” - more people, more experience, and more service. Working in unison like a well-oiled machine, our combined experience enables me to have unparalleled knowledge and gives me the assurance that we are providing outstanding customer service. As a result, we have affectionately been compared to the likes of a “Home Concierge,” whereby we assist in all aspects of the real estate journey allowing our clients to enjoy a seamless

Detail for us an exciting new listing. This fall, on behalf of Samson Management, I will begin selling a stunning condominium at 498 WEA, an elegant pre-war conversion with more than 37 large-scale units and asking prices ranging from $3M to $12M+. Some of the combination apartments will boast as much as 4,000 square feet. Designed by Cetra Ruddy Architecture as a “story of exceptionalism”, the luxurious apartments are beautifully appointed with special custom details and finishes that even the most selective buyers will appreciate.

Left to right: Richard Johnson, Kristin Lettieri, Jason Miller, Louise Phillips Forbes, Jonathan Schulz, Carol Bale, Brad Stuhr

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passion. If someone is not picking up the slack, it’s not going to work.” How has the Miami market changed since you first began in the industry? [JH] “Well Miami used to be a retirement community, and in the last two decades it has really blossomed into a highly cosmopolitan city, rivaling London, Paris, New York. And what we’ve found is that our own universe has grown so international, we meet people from Russia, France, Brazil, Poland, and so many people from the North-East Corridor of the US, it’s really exciting.” When you’re not working, what do you like to do for fun? [JE] “I love my family, and spending time with my husband is very important. But I also have a passion for scuba diving, so I love traveling to exotic places like the Maldives and Turks & Caicos, to dive with sharks. People say that it’s a fitting metaphor for my business, but that’s an old joke by now.

THE JILLS How did you two start working together? [JH]“When my youngest kid was about 4 or 5, I decided that I wanted flexibility with my career, so I started working in real estate. Over time my kids and the business grew, and one day Jill Eber moved near my desk. Over the summers my kids would go to sleep-away camp in upstate New York, and I would join them. So I would ask Jill Eber to cover my business, and she always was kind enough to say yes. We had this arrangement for a few years. But one day, the business got so big that Jill Eber said, wait a minute, I can’t cover your business alone, it’s either got to be camp or me. And I thought, oh my gosh, you’re right, so from then on, we were in business together.

What do you consider the secret of your successful partnership? [JE] “I think the secret of our partnership is as advertised. The power of 2. We both contribute 100%. We may pursue different listings and different buyers, but each of us is very powerful, and that synergy and combination of our knowledge and passion for the business allows us to have success.” Do you have any advice for professionals who might pursue a partnership? [JE] “The best thing is to have a partner, where you laugh and cry, and celebrate together. You have to make sure the partner is your equal, not necessarily in commissions, but in the work. You both have to have the same work ethic and

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T h e L i t v a k Te a m a t C I T I H A B I T A T S What are the qualities your team possesses that contribute to its success? Very few members of The Litvak Team had prior real estate industry experience. We believe in hiring people who have the unique characteristics needed to make a great real estate professional, rather than those with years of experience. By being the first mentor to these aspiring agents, I do my best to teach them lessons i’ve learned over my 10-plus years in the business. We make sure that relationships and customer service are the foundation of their growth. Our clientele is loyal to us because they know we are loyal to them—they are not just another number on the scoreboard. How do your collaborative efforts benefit your clients? In addition to the service our agents provide clients, our back-of-house is an incredibly well-run machine. Everyone uses the same systems, tools and guidelines to ensure we provide an exceptional experience to our clients every time. This creates a seamless experience for all of our clients in situations where agents need to support each other. If you are working with any member of The Litvak Team, rest assured, everything will be handled exactly how I would do it myself.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I enjoy sports and exercise and spending time with my wife. To really be successful in real estate, it’s important to own the fact that it’s not a “job,” it’s a part of your identity, something that never ends and never stops. As our team’s leader, I get an average of 400-to-500 e-mails a day and I’m connected and “on” almost 24/7! However, it’s really nice to be able to just take a breather once in a while. I love to stay active and in shape. Despite my sometimes-impossible schedule, I make sure to treat myself to several workouts and two-to-three basketball games per week. I really enjoy Muay Thai [Thai kickboxing] and do my best to train twice a week. The greatest escape though, is spending time with my wife. She is truly my rock and my salvation. I could not imagine a better partner in life and certainly could never have achieved any of my accomplishments without her constant support. The truth is I’d be lost without her, but shhhh, let’s keep that between us! Answered by Eugene Litvak, Licensed Associate Broker Founder of The Litvak Team @ Citi Habitats Left to right: Romina Monsef, Geoffrey Pantone, Vincenzo Monastero, Eugene Litvak, Sarah Katz, Janah Cox, Metar Catalan

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THE TEAM ADVANTAGE Why is your team special and how does your team structure benefit the people you work with? We’re laserfocused on understanding people’s objectives, embracing them as our own and working tirelessly to get results. We understand that real estate transactions involve major life choices and significant assets and we provide a standard of care and competence that reflects the importance of the exercise. Together, we empower buyers and sellers with strategies and advice based on our long market experience. Our business is built on trust and the majority of our listings and sales are the result of referrals from clients whose trust we have earned. What are the qualities your team possesses that contribute to its success? In the ten years we have worked together, we’ve developed unsurpassed marketing tools and a focus on discerning and representing value. Our team website provides high-production representation of our listings and has unique proprietary web-based tools to help buyers identify the best properties.

S AU N D E R S & A S S O C I AT E S - Th e K ra e - Ly l l a Te a m Tell us about a new listing you are excited about. Our new oceanfront on 2.5 acres in the Amagansett Dunes has huge views from both the first and second floors of the ocean on one side and of the harbor and bay on the other. The seven acres of adjacent parkland as well as the substantial dune provide exceptional privacy for the house and its large ocean-side deck and pool. The house itself has a distinct traditional New England appeal, with interior details, finish and fixtures offering a luxurious experience while maintaining a casual and comfortable beach house ambience. Amagansett Oceanfront New Construction $14.9M This distinctive oceanfront Nantucket-style beach house offers 7,000+/- square feet of luxurious living space on 2.5 acres, with total privacy and 200 feet of ocean frontage. Web# 49540.

How do your collaborative efforts benefit your clients? We have worked out of the Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Amagansett and Montauk offices over our 24 years in Hamptons real estate. Our on-the-ground experience in all the different marketplaces gives us a unique ability to compare values between micro areas and to identify good deals within the Hamptons marketplace as a whole. We have two new, very smart and energetic team members, Chris Covert and James Casale, so collectively we have the capacity to be extremely responsive to our clients’ and customers’ needs.

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THE TEAM ADVANTAGE Did any of your members have another profession prior to real estate? If so, how has that prepared him/her for selling real estate? Some did! Bryan was a professional dancer and he sold many apartments to people he had taught. What are the qualities your team possesses that contribute to its success? Endurance, Tenacity, Confidence. How do your collaborative efforts benefit your clients? With me, you get an army: I’m the point person, but for the price of one . . . you get 14 highly qualified people. What advice would you give individual agents considering entering into a partnership or team arrangement? Absolutely do it! There is no better way to get into the business than by joining forces. What professional accomplishment(s) is your team most proud of? (big sales, impressive sales volume, milestones, awards, etc.) Every deal we do is an accomplishment, but I’m very proud of my team for putting $60 million in resales into contract for the month of June. That is a big month for us!

NEST SEEKERS INTERNATIONAL - THE SERHANT TEAM TEAM MEMBERS NEW YORK Ryan Serhant – Licensed Real Estate Broker Jenna Amicucci – Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker Bryan Atienza – Licensed Real Estate Agent Stephen Dawson – Assistant Office Manager RD Dzierzek – Assistant to Ryan Serhant Linda Ho – Licensed Real Estate Agent Bradley Mohr – Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Yolanda Mui – Director of Operations Ivy Paterni –Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker Tal Reznick – Licensed Real Estate Agent Olivia Ana Robertson – Licensed Real Estate Agent Katherine Salyi – Licensed Real Estate Agent Kaptan Unugur – Licensed Real Estate Agent Peggy Zabakolas – Licensed Real Estate Agent The Serhant Team is currently offering The Penthouse Collection at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton in Battery Park City for sale.

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TO THE RACES!

Shelia Rosenblum, a racehorse master takes us on and off the tracks at Saratoga Springs

Back in time

There is no better place in the summer than Saratoga Springs. It’s a charming city with some of the most gorgeous Victorian architecture. It’s the summer home to the New York City Ballet, which brings back terrific memories for me as a graduate of the School of American Ballet. The shopping and dining downtown along Broadway is a delight, with little boutiques and fabulous restaurants. But the reason most people go to Saratoga is for the horse racing and the history. To visit Saratoga Race Course is to take a trip back in time. Literally. Saratoga first opened in 1863. Its signature race, the Travers, is several years older than the Kentucky Derby. And as a thoroughbred owner and fan of the sport, there is no better place to see these outstanding equine athletes perform than in Saratoga where the best of the best compete each summer in some of the finest racing in the world.

SHEILA ROSENBLUM IS A former ballerina who came up through The Royal School of Ballet in London and the School of American Ballet (the associate school of the New York City Ballet). She then enjoyed a successful career as a model with Ford and Wilhelmina. Manhattan-based Rosenblum, who is also a board member of March of Dimes, has always had a passion for thoroughbreds, which expanded into her interest in racing. She became an owner in 2010 with Lady Sheila Stable—her first ring of racehorses. Rosenblum launched Lady Sheila Stable Two this summer—a new thoroughbred racing syndicate, with predominantly female ownership. Her idea is to recruit other women into her circle who are enthused by the sport, and have them invest in the new syndicate. One residual perk has been traveling for races and falling in love with new cities . . .

I can’t travel without: A little tub of Blistex for my lips.

A-Z experience

Saratoga mornings

I usually rent a house that is within walking distance of the track so I can visit my horses in the morning, with carrots or peppermints in hand, or watch them gallop as they train. I love waking early and heading over to the barns where I can spend time with one of the best thoroughbred trainers in the business, Linda Rice. Linda trains my horses and is both a friend and a partner in my new racing syndicate for women. It’s an incredibly peaceful time in the morning at Saratoga where you can watch these phenomenal four-legged athletes breeze, gallop and canter as they get ready for the afternoon’s races.

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You can experience it all in Saratoga in both a relaxed and exhilarating setting. You can start your day with coffee and breakfast at Saratoga Race Course while watching the horses work out on the track. You can then take a leisurely walk down Broadway, while browsing the boutiques before heading back for the traditional 1 p.m. post time at Saratoga. After the race; you can take in a lovely meal at any number of great restaurants where culinary excellence is a point of pride. And on evenings when the New York City Ballet or Philadelphia Orchestra is performing at SPAC, there is nothing like taking in a classical performance under the night’s sky. ✦



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SINCE I BEGAN THE “Postcards From…” column exactly two years ago, I’ve had the opportunity to learn about the fantastic travels of so many AVENUE friends. From where to buy the most fabulous salt and pepper shakers in the world (Venice; thank you, Kenneth Jay Lane); to how to eat like Michael McCarty in Paris; to how to see New Zealand like native Rebecca Taylor and well beyond—editing a travel column beyond is certainly informative. And inspirational. After gathering the clever tips and interesting experiences of more than 40 of our friends, I decided to log my recent trip to Los Cabos—Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, Mexico. Cabos

Overlooking the beach at Capella Pedregal

El Arco, where meets the Sea the Pacific Ocean of Cortez

Fishermen’s village gone glam

Once upon a time this municipality was a sleepy fishermen’s village but it has relatively recently evolved into one of the hottest resort destinations in the world. The towns, especially San José del Cabo, have managed to keep their authentic charm, and many of the resorts that have moved in have done so thoughtfully—preserving the beauty and the feel of the Baja desert, the sea and the people.

Beyond accommodating

Pre-Temezcal breakfast at Pueblo Bonito 192 | AVENUE ON THE BEACH • AUGUST 2014

The most difficult decision you will make on your Los Cabos trip is where to stay. You simply cannot go wrong with the picturesque Esperanza, the sprawling One & Only Palmilla, the tranquil Las Ventanas al Paraiso, the hideaway Capella Pedregal or the family-friendly Grand Solmar Resort. Each has its own merits, charm and amenities. All offer outstanding customer service and will make you so comfortable that you might not leave.


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View from one of La Paraiso’s priva s Ventanas al te villas

Activity List

The managers of all the resorts are supportive of one another and interested in the greater good of the city—so wherever you stay, try to check out one or all of the other resorts for spa services, an activity or a meal! The One & Only Palmilla is situated on the Sea of Cortez side and offers great water activities, including surf lessons from Australia’s famed Tropicsurf instructors. I love the Auriga Spa at Capella Pedragal because they have Baja-oriented services that you wouldn’t find anywhere else—from treatments centered around indigenous aromas and ingredients, to consultations with a Mexican folk healer. If you really want to connect with the Baja identity, you can check out the Temezcal (Mexican sweat lodge) at the beautiful Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort—you get the genuine experience without the mud and potential run-ins with scorpions (!!). Drink lots of water beforehand. And definitely have dinner at Esperanza and Las Ventanas al Paraiso. You simply can’t beat the view while dining on the cliffs at Esperanza; and at Las Ventanas al Paraiso, the hilarious and charismatic Chef Fabrice Guisset has developed “Cocina del Fuego” which emphasizes cooking techniques that utilize wood-burning grills and ovens; the end result is delicious.

One&Only Palmilla

Capella Pedregal

Oceans away

The Paci fic Ocean

One&Only Palmilla general manager Peter Bowling at the chef’s table at the resort’s Agua by Larbi Mexiterranean Restaurant 194 | AVENUE ON THE BEACH • AUGUST 2014

Los Cabos is situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. Cabo San Lucas, on the Pacific Ocean side, is not swimmable because of a heavy undertow but make sure to get out on the ocean on a boat! There is a great water adventure company called Pisces that will organize anything from a speed boat to a luxury yacht, as well as a captain and crew to take you out and see the beautiful rock structures and beaches. I’m an animal lover, so I loved watching the seals and sea lions sunbathe on the rocks. There is one sea lion—Pancho—who hangs out at the harbor, begging for and stealing fishermen’s catches. He is both incredibly overweight and famous on YouTube. Go figure. ✦


T H E M U S E U M AT G U I L D H A L L

Robert Motherwell, At Five in the Afternoon,1949, casein/composition board, 15 x 20 inches, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. Š VAGA

Robert Motherwell The East Hampton Years, 1944-1952 Opening Reception Saturday August 9 from 4-6pm On View through October 13, 2014 Robert Motherwell Panel Discussion Saturday August 9 from 3-4pm Panelists: Jack Flam, President and CEO of the Dedalus Foundation; Catherine Craft, Associate Curator of the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas; and Clifford Ross, Artist and Editor of Abstract Expressionism: Creators and Critics. Moderator: Phyllis Tuchman, Guest Curator Robert Motherwell: The East Hampton Years, 1944-1952. Sponsored by The Willem de Kooning Foundation

Gallery Talk on Robert Motherwell with Guest Curator Phyllis Tuchman Sunday September 7 at 12pm

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Thomas Dash in the Hamptons

Eric Trump and Michelle Javian at Harboring Hearts

A TASTE OF SUMMER The Parish, Longhouse, Ward Village and Watermill Center WHITE HOT +BLUE2 BENEFIT

Edward Albee Albee, Kim Cattrall, Rufus Wainwright and the Watermill Center’s Robert Wilson (whose own intriguing gala was dubbed “One Thousand Nights and One Night / Sleepless Night of Sheherazade”) were among those chairing Jack Lenor Larsen’s LongHouse’s White Hot + Blue2 Benefit. Photographer Cindy Sherman and Agnes Gund, president emerita of MOMA, were honored on the reserve’s breathtaking grounds, which boast permanent installations by Buckminster Fuller and Yoko Ono. Jack, 87 years young, is as rambunctious as ever and said, “I’ve decided not to let money stand in my way. If I really want something, I should do it. I’m no longer waiting to do things, which is probably wise at my age. And I’m happier than I’ve ever been.” Gund, who once said, “I have a deep sense of guilt about having money,” told me, “They asked me to join the Buffet-Gates Giving Pledge, and I said, ‘But I’m not a billionaire.’ They looked at me and said, ‘You’re not?’ and I said that I didn’t have anywhere near that amount of money. So they said that maybe if they come back to just millionaires, ‘We’ll do something with you.’ So I said, ‘Good luck, you have a lot of people to go to before you get to me.’” longhouse.org

Margaret Russell, Jay Sugarman and Kelly Behun at God’s Love We Deliver

Michele Riggi at Dogs, Divas, and Dudes Gala

Michele Gerber Klein at The Last Ship

THE ART OF SUMMER

Gillian Miniter and Serena Miniter at Central Park Conservancy

The Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area held its Eleventh Annual Beach Ball at the Bayfront home of Alexandra Lebenthal and Jay Diamond. Charlie Rose, who acted as the master of ceremonies, spoke about the importance of the club in the community and said that over $300,000 was raised. Guests included Amanda Burden; Burden Phil and Debbie Grucci, who donated a firworks show for the auction; James Danziger; Stefan Beckman; Beckman Lucy Danziger; Bob Morris; Scott Pask Pask; Angela Westwater; Dana Buchman; the club’s board chair Michael Bussa; director Tracie Romandetti and Emani Peterson, who was voted the club’s Youth of the Year. bgcbellport.org

Tad Montross with Christine Schott and George Ledes at their wedding with Meredith and Whitney Schott

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Thom Filicia and Vincente Wolf co-chaired the Holiday House Hamptons White Gala at Watchcase in Sag Harbor. Jay McInerney and his wife Anne Hearst were among those taking the tour, which benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. AD:100 “top interior designer” Campion Platt said, “I created this residence for a sexy cougar who was tired of taking care of her garden.” Platt is also on the committee for the Palm

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SOCI A L SA F A RI

Tatiana and Campion Platt toured Watchcase Sag Harbor

Alexandra Lebenthal, Ellie Diamond, and Jay Diamond at Boys & Girls Club of Bellport

Jennifer Bartlett and Terri Sultan at the Parrish Art Museum

Ellen and Chuck Scarborough, and honorees Jean Shafiroff and Robert Chaloner at Ellen Hermanson Foundation

Sydie Lansing and Jo Carole Lauder at Guild Hall’

SURF’S UP AT SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL

Karl Lagerfeld, who said, “I’m the most boring person in the world,” may not be among the bidders for Thomas Dash’s surfboard, which bears both the Chanel name and Andy Warhol’s famous flower motif. The artwork, along with other boards by Peter Max, Peter Tunney and Jeff Muhs, will be featured at the Southampton Hospital Summer Party, themed “Endless Summer,” on August 2 and will then be up for auction on Charitybuzz until August 6. There will also be raffle prizes such as a cabochon sapphire and diamond mouse pin from Sintessi by Michel Piranesi, and auction items, including a pair of LJ Cross mother of pearl earrings donated by Lisa Jackson, who previewed them at a party showcasing her entire collection at JANGEORGE in East Hampton. Over a thousand people are expected to dine and dance to the Alex Donner Orchestra under an air-conditioned tent transformed by Steven Stolman. The night will be chaired by Laura Lofaro Freeman and Douglas Elliman Real Estate. The festive evening, emceed by Chuck 198 | AVENUE ON THE BEACH • AUGUST 2014

Scarborough, will benefit the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department. southamptonhospital.org

SWEET POTATO

Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder opened the barn doors of their home, Sweet Potato, for a reception to celebrate FAFPE, the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies, following an exhibition at Guild Hall of donated works by Chuck Close, Jasper Johns, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Joel Shapiro and Frank Stella. Another evening offered a panel discussion on “Andy Warhol: Global Phenomenon,” with Bob Colacello, Peter Brandt, Jane Holzer and Aby Rosen. guildhall.org

CENTRAL PARK CONSERVANCY

Eating at the Central Park Conservancy’s annual Taste of Summer feast can be dangerously delicious, but you can always work those calories off by taking a spin on the dance floor or a lap or two around the reservoir. There were 40 restaurants participating, including Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster, Robert Caravaggio’s Swifty’s, Ian Reisner’s OUT Hotel’s KTCHN and Tavern on the Green. Gillian and Sylvester Miniter, Jenny and John Paulson, Kitty and Tom Kempner, Doug Blonsky, Yaz and Valentin Hernandez, Herb Karlitz and Rachel and Ara Hovnanian helped raise $925,000 to keep our park green. centralparknyc.org ✦

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Beach Show Group’s first New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, which opens at the Park Avenue Armory on Sept 17 with a benefit for the New York School of Interior Design. nyfallshow.com Among the designers on the committee headed by Scott Snyder and Ellie Cullman are Randy Kemper and Tony Ingrao, who have created the interiors of Waiea, the first residential tower of Ward Village in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kemper said, “We don’t want a design to look like our previous project. We try to interpret them, rather than put a look on them.” wardvillage.com

Tony Ingrao, Christie Brinkley and Randy Kemper at the Hampton Classic Horse Show


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WOR L D A C C O RD I N G TO . . .

DELPHINE KRAKOFF AVENUE’s back-page column asks Hamptons notables our version of the questionnaire made famous by Marcel Proust

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he creations of Delphine Krakoff evoke Parisian sensibilities, which are apparent throughout her body of work as an interior designer. Hailing from the French capital, Delphine previously attended business school and then worked in the luxury houses of Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and, later, Ralph Lauren in New York. After establishing her own design company in 2000, Delphine had the opportunity to decorate a classic Hamptons beach house. From there, her connection to the East End grew and flourished, and she currently spends most of her time out east with her designer-husband Reed and their children. Here, she reveals how she fun—and how she makes a splash. indulges in summer fun

WHAT IS YOUR FIRST HAMPTONS MEMORY? As a young 22-year-old expat fresh off the plane from Paris, and from my family’s annual summer vacations on the Côte d’Azur, I spent my first quarter-of-asummer in a crazy house share in Noyac. I remember being overwhelmed by the beauty and the light, and puzzled by the deserted beaches . . . as beautiful as Saint-Tropez but so empty in comparison! WHO IS THE MOST NTERESTING HAMPTONITE YOU KNOW? Perry Guillot, the tremendously talented landscape architect, who has worked on all of our homes over the years in the Hamptons. He is based in Southampton full-time—that makes him a true Hamptonite . . . He is a dear friend, one of the funniest, silliest, smartest people I know, and a walking pop-culture encyclopedia to boot. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DINNER PARTNER? Hands down, my husband Reed. And that’s a good thing. With our three children away at camp this year for the first time, we are going to have a lot of quiet dinners together! WHICH HAMPTONS STORES DO YOU RELY ON? I don’t do much shopping in the Hamptons in the summer, but all the shopping I do is around food, as I cook every day for our family and friends: ■ For breakfast: Mary’s Marvelous in Amagansett, when we are feeling French, for their croissants and pain au chocolat pastries—the 200 | AVENUE ON THE BEACH • AUGUST 2014

WHERE IS PARADISE FOR YOU? Lasata, our home in East Hampton. It is the most beautiful place in the world. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST EXTRAVAGANCE? Flowers. Always white.

Above photo: Interior designed by Delphine

real deal; also, the Bagel Buoy market in Sag Harbor, when we are feeling American, for their bagels and salmon cream cheese. ■ Ye Olde Bake Shoppe in Southampton, because I love their name as much as their fresh, soft baguette. ■ Pike Farms farm stand, in Sagaponack, for their tomatoes, and pretty much everything else they have. ■ Red Horse Market, in East Hampton, for Chef Pasquale Langella’s fresh, homemade mozzarella. ■ Citarella, in East Hampton, for the merguez (a spicy North African sausage that is an absolute staple of any French summer barbecue) ■ Stuart’s in Amagansett, for fresh local seafood.

WHAT IS YOUR SOUNDTRACK FOR THE SUMMER? I might have embarrassing taste in music, especially during the summer. It might include silly disco and old-fashioned French songs that I might belt out when I am driving my cute MINI Cooper, top down. FAVORITE WAY TO GET AROUND THE HAMPTONS? Running. It allows you to see all the houses and peek inside the hedges, especially when the privets are not yet so full. FAVORITE HAMPTONS SOUND? The wind in the old Linden trees at our house. The old school bell we ring to call everybody for lunch. The “thwock” of the kids playing tennis on our grass court. And, I guess, my soft, delicate snoring during my daily naps! ITEM YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT? My running shoes. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? Not planning on growing up any time soon . . . ✦


NEW WATER MILL NORTH ESTATE BY EAST END BUILDING CO. Water Mill. This world class estate by East End Building Co. on 2.5 acres, offering expansive views over vast stretches of farmland, will be ready in less than a year for one discerning buyer in search of uncompromising quality in a bucolic setting. As you arrive down a quiet country lane, this new 8 bedroom traditional offers understated elegance and exquisite craftsmanship throughout nearly 11,000 SF+/- on three levels of living space. A dramatic double height paneled foyer begins a journey through a superb floor plan including a great room with fireplace opening to an inviting covered patio. The state of the art kitchen is bolstered by eat in alcove plus a butlers pantry leading to the formal dining room. An informal living room with fireplace will quickly become the place to watch TV or read a favorite author. A guest master with fireplace and expansive bath, powder room, laundry facilities and a three car garage complete the first floor. Upstairs, the master wing offers fireplaces warming both the sleeping chamber and a separate sitting room with wet bar. A luxurious bathroom is joined by dressing room, walk in closets and a private terrace overlooking the property. Four additional bedrooms with baths all ensuite, a computer niche and laundry facilities complete the second floor. Two staircases and an elevator connect all floors to the finished lower level offering wine cellar, home theatre, gym, billiards room and a pair of bedroom suites including one with fireplace. Both covered and uncovered patios overlook a beautiful landscape package with stone walls, lush lawn and specimen trees that frame the 45’ Gunite pool and spa, pool house and full size tennis court. With the villages of Water Mill, Southampton, Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor within easy reach, now is the tie to preview this exciting new construction in order to infuse your own personality into the finishes in time for Spring 2015. Exclusive. $6.995M WEB# 36643

Southampton to Montauk...Sagaponack to Shelter Island The Hamptons for Buyers, Sellers, Renters & Investors

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