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HAMPTONS ISSUE featuring Lori Loughlin





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Letter from the



can’t tell you how happy I am that it’s summer in the city again! It’s my favorite time of year thanks to the best memories of childhood and an overall good feel from Memorial Day to Labor Day. School’s out for the summer, white shoes are a fashion “do,” and “Summer Fridays” are the best day of the week.

As many of you know, our annual Hamptons issue is also my favorite, and we carefully considered who should grace this year’s summer cover—our 8th! Lori Loughlin quickly became our top pick. Talk about someone who embodies grace and kindness and has chosen to live a life that exudes BELLA’s message of beauty defined by you! It doesn’t just end there though—our annual “Best of BELLA 2018” compiles six pages that are as fun and fabulous as ever! BELLA Editor Janene Mascarella breaks down the best of everything to enjoy and experience in the tri-state area this sizzling season. And just like in years past, this one is a personal favorite of the issue. Speaking of favorites, as we prep for our Hamptons White Party this August (a favorite of many!), I know I’m going to use so many of the ideas I found in this issue. From summer fashion and beauty to keeping those beach bods in shape, we’ve brought you everything you need to live your best life, page by page. Here’s to health, happiness, and endless summer days!





Gina LaGuardia

Janene Mascarella

Paula Orlan

Mindy Gura

Alexandra Anastasio

Gwen Wunderlich

Rachel Paul

Amanda Mactas Norah Bradford

Jonathan Calixto Michele Dinardo


Daniel G. Hall


Brett Gander

Jessica Licciardello

Ilene Schlossberg

Vanessa Coppes

Jessica DePeppo

Jennifer DeCillis Jenna Guarneri

Isadora Gomes Gilles Touces Derek Reed

Vital Agibalow

Julie Freeman

Steve White


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Dawn Allcot, Kelly Rose Bellucci, Dr. Shain Cuber, Kristen Fischer, Dawn Papandrea, Chad Schubert, Tamar Snyder, Robyn Tellefsen, Jarrod Thalheimer, Barbara Bellesi Zito, Sascha Zuger


Dr. Didier Demesmin, Dr. Jack B. D’Angelo, Dr. Aaron Elkowitz, Dr. Marc J. Elkowitz, Dr. Ronit Gilad, Dr. David H. Hiltzik, Dr. Robi Ludwig, Dr. Soriaya Motivala, Dr. Katherine Melzer-Ross


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Working with BELLA has been a dream come true for Kelly Rose Bellucci. Over the past year, the young editor has interviewed a number of accomplished individuals, and has connected with other artistic minds as well. She is driven by her passion for writing and the ability to express all things wonderful through words. With a love for beauty and the arts, she hopes to someday share her creativity with the world. In this issue, she shares insight on SIUH’s newest otolaryngologist Dr. Ansley Morgan Roche (page 110), and one of the top drummers in the country, Frank Bellucci (page 78).


New York City-based writer Barbara Bellesi Zito still can’t believe she gets to read and write about books for a living. She shares some of her recent faves in ”A Novel Idea" on page 122. Barbara and her husband, Andrew, run the site, which promotes authors and their latest books.



Husband and wife team Steven and Shanna Silva lead the SILVA THEATRICAL GROUP, a theatrical consulting firm devoted to providing guidance and resources to Broadway productions. Both New York University graduates, the Silvas have been involved in many Broadway productions in roles that include producer, investor, and consultant. The Silvas have been nominated for three Tony Awards for “Once On This Island” (2018), “The Visit” (2015), and “Leap of Faith” (2012). They are currently producing “Anastasia” and “Once On This Island” on Broadway. Read more about the amazing messages of female empowerment in both shows on page 60.

Photo by Vital Agibalow for Hensel

Amanda Mactas is BELLA’s Food & Accessories Editor, for which she combines her passion for eating and shopping her way through life. She also runs a popular NYC-based lifestyle blog called Manhattan with a Twist, and has had her work featured in numerous outlets. In this issue, make sure to read all about the beautiful island of Guadeloupe and where you should go when you visit (page 132), the rockin’ rosé that’s selling off the shelves (page 94), how to eat your way around the world without leaving New York (page 92), and what to wear on your next beach outing (page 26).



The Style Report


Beauty Scene


The New York Look, A Day at the Beach, The Hot List, Perfectly Packed Suitcase, Swimsuits to Streetwear, Dressed Up Denim, Menswear That Sizzles, Tallia Orange: Cutting-Edge Style for Men Trends & Obsessions, Iridescent Is In, Beach Bag Stash, Sexy\ Summer Hair Special, Master Class, Kristine Leahy Crushes Summer, Great Skin Begins With Great Products, Go Gorgeous, Shades That Simmer, Beauty Boss Spotlight



Sophisticated Spaces


East Coast Cool


Culture Vulture


Arts & Culture


Getting to Know


The New York Life


NYC Artist Spotlight:


BELLA’s Fab 5


Inside Scoop

Home, Sweet (Hamptons) Home: The Wolf Way Residence Hot Looks You'll Love

Fun Summer Days, Magical Summer Nights

8 Classic Creatives Who Called the Hamptons Home, Broadway’s Female Empowerment




Diving Into the World of Denim with Andrew Olah Marvin Segel: Changing the Face of Home Shopping Frank Bellucci: The Drummer That Can’t Be Beat, The Man at the Party: Artem Lomaz NYC’s Latest & Greatest Lifestyle Expert Valerie Greenberg










Mind + Body


How I Rise


The Beauty of Service

Get Fit Al Fresco, The Active BELLA’s Good Stuff Guide, Feel the Burn, How to Relieve a Headache, Healing Hands, Options for Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation, Regenerative Medicine with Cellience™ Self-Help Heroine Marie Forleo Women Leaders That Inspire

Community Support Abounds 118

Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island


Love in the City


A Novel Idea




Around Town


The New York 9

Dress: Elisabetta Franchi



Best of BELLA Summer 2018


Behind the Scenes with BELLA Toby Hassan Fishman

Cover Story


Join the Jet Set, Hamptons 2018 Super Guide, Spotlight: Guadeloupe, Broaden Your Beach Beat

Up Close & Personal

How Lori Loughlin Continues to Capture Hearts


Sizzling Reads for Summer Days

Chris Harrison: TV’s Favorite Matchmaker Jumps Into the Hot Seat

Celebrity Relationship Advice (That’s Actually Really Good!)

Our Favorite Favorites


Ian Duke, Around the World in New York, They Give Rosé a Good Name



Travel Spotlight


Bern Not only is Bern the capital of Switzerland, it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Switzerland’s Houses of Parliament. It is known for being the location where Albert Einstein lived while developing his “Theory of Relativity.” The official language in Bern is German. At the heart of Bern is its beautiful Old Town, which was built on a peninsula encircled by the Aare River. In warm weather, visitors and locals alike can be found swimming and boating there. Bern’s historical townscape, dating back to 1191, is characterized by the Clock Tower, the Prison tower, the Cathedral, the sculptural fountains from the Renaissance, and the well-kept sandstone facades. Walk through the beautiful Rose Garden, which is home to 220 different types of roses. Afterward, lunch at the Restaurant Rosengarten with its spectacular views of the city. Then travel down to Bear Park and watch the bears—literally— as they fish, play, and relax in their naturally sanctioned park. Stay at the awardwinning Hotel Schweizerhof Bern*****Superior with its 150 years of history and recent twoyear comprehensive renovation. Between the remarkable staff and the elegantly designed rooms, it’s no surprise this fivestar hotel is a longtime celebrity spot, favored by the likes of Grace Kelly. While there, check out the hotel’s luxury wellness facilities, including THE SPA, the Cigar Lounge, the Sky Terrace offering breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views, and the main restaurant, Jack’s Brasserie. Set in the heart of Switzerland, Bern is the gateway to the Alps. Take a train to the lush green landscape of Emmental Valley and pick up an E-Bike, then head over to the Emmental Show Dairy for a tour of their famous “Emmental (Swiss) Cheese.” B




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New York City’s summer street style is all about individuality, statement pieces, and pops of color. These fun, stylish looks are perfect for sunny days or warm summer nights.




Hot L ist

This summer, keep it simple with your wardrobe and accessories without sacrificing style when packing essentials for those weekend fun days.

By Amanda Mactas

Board Stiff Polarized Retro Sunglasses, $149

Free People x Stone Fox Swim Palo Bikini Top and Free People x Stone Fox Swim Malibu Bikini Bottom, $94 and $88

COOLA Mineral Face Sport SPF 50 – Cucumber Matte, $36

It’s The Weekend Cosmetic, $24

Joan’s Carryall, $395

Charles by Charles David Lou Asymmetrical Wedge Sandal, $99.95

Wave Ring , $145



Savoy Buttondown Dress $158




“Everyday Bag” Tote in Fuchsia, $148


Isabella Rose Pool Party One Piece Plunge Swimsuit, $138

By Jonathan Calixto

Rainbow Slouch Trousers, $75

Runway shows for Spring/Summer 2018 featured a fun twist on outerwear that resembled beachwear. From tropical prints to bright tones, these key pieces are all part of giving your outerwear a beachy twist.

Tropical Halterneck Swimsuit, $52

Floral Pyjama Shorts, $60

Diamante Side Striped Joni Shorts, $52

Print Tie Front Ruffle Bikini Top, $23.94

Ankle Strap High-Heel Sandals in Lemon Sorbet, $158



Circle Straw Tote in Colorblock, $118

Daisy Split Swimsuit, $55

Grab your favorite swimsuit, pair it with some tropical trousers, and head out the door to take in the sun. There are endless possibilities and unique ways to incorporate your own style, so don’t be shy this summer.

Mint Green Short Skirt, $24.99

Pom Pom Low Heel Sandal, $86.50

Embroidered Kaftan Dress, $68

Gallery Collection Colorblocked Low-Cut Sneaker, $345


Perfectly Packed SUITCASE

By Mindy Gura and Paula Orlan

It’s summer vacation, and your well-deserved, perfectly planned getaway is just around the corner. But before you can enjoy a week of R&R and some tropical cocktails on the beach, you must assemble the perfectly packed suitcase. While it’s easier said than done, following some simple tips and tricks can keep you looking fashionably flawless on all your summer travels.


Make a list of the staples you feel most confident in. Pack only key interchangeable pieces that can be mixed and matched multiple ways.


Stick to mostly neutral shades, adding pops of color via your accessories.


Bring clothes that can be stored in tight rolls to avoid wrinkles and creases. Resist the urge to bring every pair of Louboutins in your closet. Be realistic and bring one pair of flat sandals, one espadrille wedge, and running sneakers.   Don’t over-pack. Make sure to leave room in your suitcase for souvenirs and fashionable finds.

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Stylish Staples

Panama Hat Classic with Tagua Beads and Metallic Detail, $68

BRIC’S Bellagio 2.0 30” Spinner Suitcase, $625

Verzy Sunglasses Sunset, $79.95

Saint Laurent Tribute T-Strap Leather Wedge Sandals, $695

Grace Refined Yoga Cami in Black Stripe Print, $78

Rosantica Allegria Fringe Multicolor Hoop Earrings, $310

Trucker Jacket, $249

Tropical Print Caged One Piece Swimsuit, $22.99

Paper Bag Pant in Sea Marine, $168

Donna Mizani Pishi Mini Dress, $253

SKECHERS Ultra Flex – Statements Black/Multi, $65

Asymmetric Ruffle Dress in Black, $255



ACCESSORIES: A Day at the Beach By Amanda Mactas

Looking to go shopping this summer but don’t know what spots to hit? BELLA reveals all the best summer brands—musts for your closet—and exactly where to find ‘em!

Summer’s Best Accents

Topping off your outfit with a killer piece of statement jewelry is what the summer is all about. Let the details do the talking with PONO by Joan Goodman’s timeless, bold pieces that can add just that extra oomph to any ensemble. Utilizing an array of materials, including resin, shell, metal, wood, and horn, there’s no shortage of unique jewelry style for every fashionista summering in the Hamptons. Whether you’re looking for an everyday staple or something a little less subtle, PONO pieces are sure to bring the compliments.

Find them at: Ann Crabtree, 18 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968 LongHouse Reserve, 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton, NY 11937 Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976

Stylish and Safe

Summer in the Hamptons isn’t just about lounging beachside and sipping cocktails. With great weather comes ample opportunity to work that body. Thanks to Yaffa Activewear, full UPF protection is built into the fabric to protect against the sun’s harmful rays. From tennis to the gym, or even just a casual day outside, Yaffa offers everything from tops and cover-ups to leggings and skorts. Stylish and safe—what’s better than that?! Find them at: Westhampton Country Club, 35 Potunk Lane, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 SporTime Amagansett, 320 Abrahams Path, Amagansett, NY 11930



From Beach and Beyond

Find them at: Sunbarth, 14 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968 Sunset Beach Boutique, 35 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965 The Quogue Shop, 130 Jessup Avenue, Quogue, NY 11959

One of the most tedious side effects of summer is transitioning your footwear from beach to sidewalk to restaurant. Sand may look beautiful, but it can be a total hindrance to summer ease and fun. Sea Star Beachwear seeks to remedy that problem with fashion-forward water sport shoes. Their adorable espadrille style looks country club ready, but can transition you from the water to the beach to the party thanks to a neoprene upper layer and rubber soles. Plus, they’re lightweight, making them easy to pack for your Hamptons getaway.

Trending Outfit Ideas: Menswear that sizzles

Linen Lace-Up Sneakers in Ochre, $39.99

By Jonathan Calixto

Summer fun is all about a transitional outfit you can wear out with friends and easily make your way to the nearest beach. Lucky for you, espadrilles, chino shorts, and printed shirts are some of this season’s favorites—perfect for any sunny occasion.

Pink Hawaiian Short Sleeve Shirt, $55

For the sporty or dapper gentleman, there’s always a way to stay true to your style while getting in on the trends this summer.

PROSHOR Cotton Chino Shorts, $119

Pink Oxford Short Sleeve Shirt, $35

Retromarine Printed Swim Short, $98

Short-Sleeve Shirt in Seersucker, $64.50

Capri Castagna Low-Top Sneaker in Vachetta Leather, $278

Navy Banana Leaf Swim Shorts, $40 Laser Cut Cotton Espadrille, $39.99




Addie Denim Ruffled Off the Shoulder Bikini, $56.99


By Mindy Gura and Paula Orlan

Denim is hotter than ever…and we aren’t only talking about denim jeans! Skirts, rompers, sexy camisoles, and even bikinis are all being made with this universally loved fabric. You can wear your denim to work, to dinner, and so much more. And don’t forget about fun denim accessories to add just the right amount of pizzazz to any outfit. Palm Tree Sequin Shimmer Crossbody Bag, $.

Satuna Barcino Canvas Wedges, $74.99

Louisa Denim Skirt, $370

GRETA High Waist Culotte, $66



Jeanette Denim Heeled Mule Sandals, $128 Zevon Denim Jacket, $407

2018 A two-day shopping event with the best denim brands, seminars, vintage treasure hunting, music, food and more. Denim Days Festival Metropolitan Pavilion Saturday, September 22 Sunday, September 23 11 am - 6 pm

18th Street Festival Sunday, September 23 11 am - 5 pm

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CUTTING-EDGE FASHION FOR MEN By Mindy Gura and Paula Orlan



Walking into the Tallia Orange showroom in Midtown Manhattan, one is greeted by a row of distinguished, bright orange mannequins dressed in beautifully adorned jackets, blazers, and suits. While it is not what you might expect upon arrival at a high-fashion tailored men’s clothing showroom, it becomes quite apparent that the whole concept of the brand is anything but predictable. In fact, the Tallia Orange collection is built on the foundation of expressing one’s individuality and unique style through fashion choices.

We sat down with the company’s chairman, Ronald Wurtzburger, and creative director, Suzanne Anderson, to find out more. First, let’s talk about the name Tallia Orange. Where did that originate? Wurtzburger: The men’s line Tallia was established many years ago. When Peerless acquired the brand, we wanted to take Tallia to a whole new level of fashion that would be known for its attention to fine details and unique styling. We felt it needed a unique name. So our creative director, Suzanne, spoke to her husband, who at the time was working for Banana Republic. In talking with him, we decided if they could use a fruit in their company name, so could we. So Orange it was. We launched Tallia Orange in Spring 2009. (It was a good thing he didn’t work for a pickle company!) Let’s go back to the beginning: Peerless Clothing USA is the largest force in the men’s tailored clothing industry today. Why do you think it has been such a powerhouse in the field? Wurtzburger: The Peerless philosophy has always been to change with the wind. The Canadian owner of Peerless, Alvin Segal, and I met about 29 years ago. He saw the opportunity to take the U.S. market by storm—together, we would build the biggest company in America. And we did. He was a visionary. He knew that the product that he made was different from everyone else’s. Why was it different from everyone else’s? People were making garments in foreign countries. We weren’t there yet. We made everything in Canada. But remember, our philosophy was to change with the wind. And so we did. Fifteen years ago, we brought in an expert tailor, technician, and designer, Raffi Ajemian, to help make some changes. Now we make goods all over the world—global production. Wherever the opportunity is, we’re there. We industrialized the product [by] taking it out of a tailor shop and into a factory setting. It was an overnight grand slam, and we kept growing. The growth really came when we changed from a private label company to a branded house. We acquired every great American designer name from Kasper to Chaps Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, etc. That’s unbelievable! Was Tallia Orange your first in-house brand? Wurtzburger: Pretty much. We had Peerless, but Tallia Orange is a whole different story. Tallia Orange helps men express their individuality through unique fabrics, colors, and designs.

Tallia Orange’s motto is:


What does that mean to you? Anderson: It means we want the customer to have fun. We have fun when we are putting the collection together with unique patterns, interesting colors, special buttons, and in-house designed linings. Don’t think so seriously about it. If you love it, buy it. Everyone will compliment you. You will feel so good about yourself, you will come back and buy more. Because of our price point, we have been very successful. There is no other brand that has this level of detail-oriented design in our price range. We really offer amazing value. It’s all about having fun with fashion.

Who would you say is the “Tallia Orange man”? Wurtzburger: Originally it was for the young guy—one who goes out every Saturday night and wants to look stylish. We even have college kids clamoring to buy our line for fraternity formals. As wild as we can be, they want it. And now the older guy is gravitating toward us, too….celebrities, athletes—you name it. [It’s] anyone who wants to look stylish without having to spend thousands of dollars on a suit. You can wear our pieces a few times and then go back and buy something new. Anderson: This year, we had a bunch of retailers coming to us for special prom looks. The young guy does not just want a rented black tuxedo anymore.

You have really filled a void in the market for men, young and old. Where can our readers buy Tallia Orange? Anderson: We are sold at Macys, Lord & Taylor, Belk, DXL, and hundreds of specialty stores around the country.

Ronald Wurtzburger @TalliaOrange

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By Janene Mascarella

SAY IT LOUD As predicted by designers such as Prada, Oscar de la Renta, and Jeremy Scott, Neon is one of the hottest trends to hit 2018. Celebs like Kylie Jenner and Bella Thorn were recently spotted at Coachella wearing bright neon wigs, while others like Jordyn Woods and past BELLA cover girl Peyton List opted for the bold new neon lip from INC.redible.




Listen Hard Girl is the world’s first ever glow-in-the-dark neon lip paint from INC.redible, and it’s available in two bold shades “She’s arrived” and “I’m Hot RN.” $10 each, 30


Sand & Sky’s new Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment had a 14,000 person wait-list when it launched this past spring. It’s no wonder, since it’s formulated with bamboo and macadamia seed to physically exfoliate and smooth the skin; AHAs from Australian finger lime to gently resurface dull, lackluster skin; Sand & Sky’s signature Australian pink clay to deeply detoxify, refine pores, and fight blemishes; and antioxidant-rich botanical oils to leave skin feeling soft and hydrated. Add this to your morning beauty routine as a pre-makeup treatment. $42.90,

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Volition Prismatic Luminizing Shield SPF 50 $35,

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IRIDESCENT IS IN By Janene Mascarella

R+Co TINSEL Smoothing Oil $25,

Try these holographic lustrous trends, bound to give you the magic touch…

Pacifica Crystal Punk Holographic Lip Gloss in Spaced Out $10, Ulta

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dream Glow Kit $45,



IGK - FOAMO Holographic Hair Foam in Moon Rock $22veach, Sephora

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Heading out for some fun in the sun? Take these five essentials with you:

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Mineral Bronzing Powder $32,

2. Pinrose

Wild Child, Secret Genius, and Sun Saint Travel Sprays $24,

4. sweatWELLth

Tinted Lip Quench SPF 25 $12.50,

5. Cheeky Physique Tummy Sleek Tummy Tightening Serum $38,

3. Bare Republic

Neon Sunscreen Sticks $8.99,

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Sexy Summer Hair Special By Janene Mascarella

Forget all about having a good hair day. Let’s make it a good hair season! That’s right, we got the goods on the latest and greatest sun saviors, plus everything you need to keep you locks top notch.

MAKE MESSY BEACH WAVES You’ll need a deep waver like NuMe Pentacle 2-In-1 Curling Wand and Deep Waver, 45mm barrel ($115, to expose V-shaped plates for deep waves or lock in place to create shiny and voluminous curls. Texture is key for this look, so also try It’s a 10 Haircare Miracle Texture Fiber ($20.58, to add just the dimension you need. This texture spray guards against frizz, flyaways, and humidity while locking in your style for the day.



Kiss Your Brittles Goodbye KENTE BOND Shampoo, Conditioner, and Reparative Spray can help un-do damaging summer wear and tear on your hair.

GO WITH THE FLOW According to Celebrity Stylist Johnny Lavoy, whose clients include Miranda Lambert and Kristin Cavallari, warmer weather is the time to embrace and enhance your natural texture. “You most likely spent the majority of fall and winter blowing your hair out because you didn’t want to go out in the cold with wet hair, or because the dry air guaranteed a perfect hair day,” he explains. “Now it’s time to work with your mane for those more humid and hot days.” 


Why we love it: They’re formulated with

essential amino acids, sweet almond, pro-vitamin B5 and an array of nurturing botanicals to optimize keratin bonding, and create strength and shine. $28-$30,


Ready for Take-Off? The newly launched HAIRSTORY LIFT takes hairdressing to new heights. This versatile styling mist boasts a special blend of thickening, shaping resins, and fast-vanishing spirits.


The benefits: It can

help roots stand taller, plump up a ponytail, or add a little “starch” to lock in shape when heat styling. The finish is smooth—never sticky—and it’s always workable without tearing your hair out. $38,


Diffuse. “A diffuser distributes the heat from your dryer without the wind (wind is what will separate the wave while drying, resulting is frizz). Pairing a diffuser with an ionic dryer is the most efficient way to prevent frizz. He recommends: PRO Beauty Tools Ionic Dryer “It comes with both a nozzle and diffuser so you’re all set for any season.” $35.18, Maintain. “The great thing about wavy styles is that they are easy to maintain, so you don’t have to redo the styling process every day. Top tip: Keep your wave overnight by gathering your hair into a high ponytail and creating a loose braid. “The high pony will make it comfortable to sleep on, and the braid will enhance the wave while you sleep.”   Condition. “One of my favorite tips is to style with a deep conditioner. This is great if you’re spending the day at the beach or plan on wearing your hair in a slicked braid or bun. Why it works: The treatment will help protect your hair from the sun’s rays while also penetrating the cuticle as the heat from sun opens it up. “It’s a genius way to look chic while treating your hair. Pair it up with a hair accessory and no one will guess you’re doing double duty!”


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5 Steps

to Sensational ‘Sunset Eyes’

By Rachel Paul Have you ever stared at the evening sky as shades of crimson, tangerine, and saffron come together to form a masterpiece incredible to behold? Today, we’re taking a lesson from nature and recreating this beautiful blend of colors on the eyes.


After priming from lash line to brow bone, lay down an orange hue from the outer corner of the eye, blending into the crease. Skip the majority of the lid and inner corners with this shade to prepare for the next step.


Apply a red-based shadow or blush with a rose tint starting at the center of the lid, working toward the inner corner. Be sure to keep the concentrated color on the center of the lid. Pro Tip: Use your finger to get the most intense pigment directly above the iris. 


Bring in the sun with a high-shine yellow highlight on the inner corner of the eye following the tear ducts into the lower lash line to really make it pop.


After you’ve applied all three shades, use a soft windshield wiper motion across the whole eye with a clean blending brush for a seamless transition between shades.

STEP 5: HIGHLIGHT Use an eyeliner brush to add a champagne or white shimmer in the center of the eyelid only at the lash line for extra dimension. 

Shop the Look

Our Beauty Director Janene Mascarella suggests… HOT TIP:

To finish off this sunset-inspired look, apply blush slightly above the cheekbones, brush eyebrows up with a tinted gel, and apply a pigmented lip lint with your fingers for a soft and blurred application.



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CRUSHES SUMMER By Janene Mascarella

Kristine Leahy is a co-host on the NBC Emmy-nominated show, “American Ninja Warrior,” which recently returned for its 10th season. Standing course-side, Leahy interviews ninjas around the country right after they compete, getting the most candid reactions from ordinary people pushing both physical and mental limits to see what they can accomplish. Leahy is also currently a host on “THE HERD,” alongside Colin Cowherd on Fox Sport’s 1, where she offers her opinion on the top sports stories of the day. Indeed, she is the embodiment of a strong female figure in an industry, such as sports, that is typically male driven. That being said, when Leahy’s not in front of the camera, she embraces her girly-girl side. She even revealed to BELLA that she’s a self-confessed beauty product junkie. “I’ve been a product nerd since I was in high school. I absolutely love learning about different skin treatments, skincare, etc.,” she says. “For my different hosting jobs I have to wear a ton of makeup (not my favorite), and I’m constantly traveling, so I am always on a journey to find the perfect skin and hair regimen.”

Here’s some of her shortcuts…



MORNING GLORY “In the morning, I’ll start with AmorePacific’s Treatment Enzyme Peel, which is literally my favorite product of all time. I’ve been obsessed with the entire line since I received a sample of one of their moisturizers at Sephora when I was in college. Every product is fantastic, and nothing makes my skin feel quite as amazing as the Enzyme Peel. It also helps my makeup glide on perfectly and look fresh. After that, I’ll use the Murad Hydrating toner and apply a face oil (I’m currently using MUN Brightening Youth Serum). If I’m applying makeup for the day I’ll use Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream, but if I’m going out with a fresh face I’ll opt for AmorePacific’s Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Cream. For something lighter, I’m a big fan of Avene’s Hydrating Cream. I also apply AmorePacific’s Moisture Mound Eye Treatment Gel before light makeup, or Bobbi Brown’s Hydrating Eye Cream if I’m doing heavier makeup.”


“At night I’m washing off a full face of makeup from being on TV all day so I need a lot of products to make sure I remove absolutely everything. First, I use Dermalogica’s Precleanse, followed by their Special Cleansing Gel, and finally their Daily Microfoliant. While in Paris over the summer I discovered Bioderma’s Sensibio H20 and I’m obsessed! I use it to take off my eye makeup and for one last swipe with a cotton pad to make sure all my makeup is off. Then I use a drop of the MUN face oil followed by Algenist’s Liquid Collagen. Two times a week I’ll apply a prescription Retin-A all over to help with fine lines, and to clear up any breakouts. If I feel like I need hydration, I turn to Dermalogica’s Super Rich moisturizer, but my go-to night moisturizer is AmorePacific’s Time Response Intensive Cream. On my eyes I use La Prairie’s Luxe Eye Lift Cream. On some nights I’ll just apply AmorePacific’s Sleeping Recovery Mask.”


“When I’m traveling I rely heavily on masks. Before I get on a plane I apply Sisley’s Express Flower Gel Mask to make sure I stay moisturized for the entire flight. When I land, I use Proactiv’s Skin Purifying Mask. I’ve tried so many masks at all different price points and this one is by far my favorite. It leaves my skin clear and soft. After that, I’ll use Dermalogica’s Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque. I get so many compliments every single time I use the mask because it leaves an amazing refreshed glow. On my eyes, I love Sisley’s Eye Contour Mask.”


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GREAT SKIN Begins With Great Products By Marc J. Elkowitz, MD

Good skincare, fitness, nutrition, and an optimistic outlook go hand in hand with having an ageless appearance. Great skin begins with proper nutrition, a good skin care regimen, and a healthy lifestyle. The proper use of quality products is equally important in achieving this goal.

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In addition to the basics, a medical facial should be followed by an individually customized home care routine. It is vital to understand your skin type and develop a proper skincare regimen that caters to those needs. Different skin types include dry to oily, and normal to sensitive, which all require different strategies to achieve success.

The top three essential products from the Signature Collection are the Hydrating Peptide Serum, the Bio-Restorative Cream, and the Vitamin C Serum. Patients have experienced incredible results that have made it difficult to keep the Hydrating Peptide Serum in stock. In addition to minerals and antioxidants, the serum is excellent at maintaining skin hydration, elasticity, and firmness. These properties offer a significant benefit for improving small wrinkles and in turn a more youthful appearance.

There are many products on the market, most of which can be categorized into a cleanser, toner, exfoliant, serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen. At Plastic Surgery of New York, we offer a full line of high-end skincare products that are

An equally amazing product is the Bio-Restorative Cream. It uses ceramides,

polyphenols, stem cells from Swiss apples, and emollients to offer a broad antioxidant benefit. This results in decreasing hydration loss to significantly improve the overall appearance of your skin. Another favored product is the Vitamin C Brightening Serum, which boasts antioxidant properties, including Co-Q10 and vitamin E. The product contains 20 percent pure vitamin C, which also supports healthy collagen and smooth glowing skin. It is a good idea to think of your skin health and skin beauty as a work in progress that evolves with age. Although I have mentioned a few of my favorite products, different skin conditions require different treatments. The Marc J. Elkowitz M.D. Signature Collection includes a diverse line of products to enhance all types of skin.

Feel free to visit us at Plastic Surgery of New York and allow our aestheticians to customize your skincare regimen and teach you about our incredible skincare product line. For more information, visit or call Marc J. Elkowitz M.D., F.A.C.S. and his team to schedule a complimentary consultation at 855-PSNY-123. Marc Elkowitz M.D. is Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and Board Certified by The American Board of Surgery. Dr. Elkowitz has also been recognized by Castle Connolly as a Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery and Top Doctor in the nation.




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Face To Face NYC


Evertrue Salon

GO, GORGEOUS By Janene Mascarella

Need to get pretty in the city? Put these top beautifying spots on your radar.

NY MINUTE TREATMENT For those on the go, this fast and fabulous treatment combines microdermabrasion with an oxygen mist to get you going in a flash. The treatment starts with a three-pass microdermabrasion sweep to remove the most stubborn debris and afterwards, an oxygen blast packed with vitamins, and minerals to restore, regenerate, and rejuvenate. It’s a 30-minute skin miracle perfect for a frequent flyer. $40,



LaserAway recently opened its 41st location nationwide (and third in NYC) at 143 Duane Street in Tribeca. The company uses top-of-the-line lasers that provide long-lasting results, and they don’t only do laser hair removal. You can get your full-body summer fix, Botox, fillers, skin care, and anti-aging procedures, including IPLs, laser facials, tattoo removal, and CoolSculpting too (and then some!).

When we think about brows, we think in terms of thick or thin, but just like a couture haircut or special event makeup, your brows also play an important role in your overall look. That’s where EverTrue Micbroblading Salon comes in! Located on West 21st Street, this boutique NYC salon has created three distinct brow protocols, each of which use only the finest pigments for an expert look and precise color match. Choose Bespoke, Fluffy, or Ombre and get your best brows yet! Photo By JSquared Photography



Beauty Boss Spotlight by janene Mascarella


GLAM+GO Former standup comedian and on-air TV host Erika Wasser has always loved a workout, but—like most of us—does not love the time and hassle of doing her hair after every shower. After spending quite a bit of time in green rooms, where she experienced Cinderella-level transformations in just 15 minutes, she wished she could have the same efficient blowout after every single workout. So she created it! In 2014, Wasser launched GLAM+GO, a now-successful chain of membership-based blow-dry bars that replicate the backstage green room experience. The offering: Express, efficient beauty services co-located where women need them most, including Exhale Spa UES, Equinox UES, THE ROW NYC Times Square, Flatiron, Gansevoort Hotel Meatpacking, and NYSC Astor Place. The newest convenience? Services at any NYC GLAM+GO location can now be booked via ClassPass, the leading membership to the world’s largest fitness network. With over 8,500 partners in 49 cities worldwide, ClassPass connects members to a variety of fitness experiences, including yoga, cycling, pilates, barre, running, strength training, dance, sports, videos and more.




Kid & Coe is an online company with one mission in mind: to simplify family travel by selecting the best holiday accommodations around the world. Their East Hampton offering, The Wolf Way Residence, is nothing short of spectacular. While rates start at $2,000 per night with a one-week minimum stay, this stunning East Hampton beach home is the ultimate in luxury vacation living. The area includes fantastic shopping and restaurants, bay and east coast beaches, and Montauk is just under 20 minutes away. Settle in for some dreamy details about this impressive Hamptons home-away-from-home...

Amazing Accommodations This fantastic house is set upon a sprawling manicured garden with a gorgeous heated in-ground swimming pool, an outdoor shower, fire pit, and teak wood furniture. Inside there are six bedrooms and three bathrooms (with shower and bath), plus a state-ofthe art kitchen with high-end appliances. The spacious great room boasts a wood-burning fireplace and a 65� flat screen TV; there are also flat screen TVs in the master suite and downstairs bedrooms.



Stunning Style Notes Carefully renovated with a modern kitchen and bathrooms and an open layout ideal for entertaining, The Wolf Way Residence is perfect for large families, or for a family and friends summer getaway. (The property sleeps 14, plus two cribs.) The backyard is set up like a living room with an outdoor sectional, lounge chairs, a hammock for afternoon naps, and bikes for a cruise down to the bay beaches around the corner from the house. Restoration Hardware fixtures and fittings are featured throughout.



Family-Friendly Features Whether you’re looking to cook in the chef’s kitchen, enjoy a family barbecue in the backyard, or dine at the most famous restaurants in the world next to Hollywood stars, East Hampton is the place to be. And this house is the place to stay to experience it all.

Extra Perks This property is serviced by Kid & Coe’s concierge partner, Key, and their baby concierge, Babierge, so it’s a full-service family property. For more info, visit



With a swimming pool and large garden, plus an outdoor shower for easy clean-off after a day at the beach, it’s very family-oriented. The kids will also love the brand new play yard swing set, fully stocked play room (that can be used as an optional sixth bedroom) and ping-pong table, two ride-on electric cars, and bicycles galore.

Two-Piece Jumpsuit: Zimmerman Boutique, Manhasset





Photographer: Derek Reed Model: Emme Martin of Images Management Stylist: Evan Elkowitz Makeup Artist: Zuleika Viera Hairstylist: Christian Ulate Post-Production Assistant: Olga Baklan


Bodysuit: Honey Punch, Available at Pink & Honey Pants: Zimmerman Boutique, Manhasset Jewelry: Susan Hanover Designs



Top: Philip Lim Shorts: Alex and Trixie


Bathing Suit: Zimmerman Shorts: Rebecca Taylor



Jacket: Veronica Beard Shorts: L’AGENCE Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti All available at Steven Dann, Great Neck




Magical Summer Nights


ROSE HILL ROOFTOP AT HGU NEW YORK HOTEL Every New Yorker loves a good rooftop bar, and you’ll need to check out this gorgeous new one by restaurant and nightlife impresarios Phillipe Olivier Bondon and Frederick Lesort. Perfectly placed in the NoMad area, the Rose Hill Rooftop serves an elevated restaurant and nightlife experience and offers an intimate setting for socializing outdoors. Enjoy bites from the Rose Hill Restaurant and an inventive summer cocktail list that includes “The Rose Hill,” or the perfectly named and refreshing gin-based cocktail “Endless Summer.” Ideal for date night, the Rose Hill Rooftop will also showcase classic black and white movies projected on an adjacent wall.


“SWELL: A SAILING SURFER’S VOYAGE OF AWAKENING” In search of your next great beach read? Well then, check out “Swell: A Sailing Surfer’s Voyage and Awakening.” In 2006, Liz Clark embarked on the adventure of a lifetime from Santa Barbara, California, headed in search of surf and self. In Swell, Clark shares life as a “she-pirate” sailing in high seas. Hers is a story about solitude and surprises, of finding connection to the earth and commitment to living in harmony with it. She begins her journey down the western coast of Mexico and Central America, and then sails to the South Pacific, where she spends time exploring the islands of French Polynesia and Kiribati. What she shares isn’t just about the search for the perfect wave but more of a lifestyle, passion, and dedication to finding better ways for humanity to share and protect our planet.



Summer is finally in full swing. So whether you want to hit the waves or just hit the town, we’ve got the places you need to check out during those long summer days that turn into magical summer nights. By Gwen Wunderlich


LOCALS SURF SCHOOL Now that you’re inspired by “Swell,” you don’t have to be on the West Coast to actually ride the waves. Head to Rockaway Beach, where lifelong surfer/ skaters and Rockaway natives, Mike Reinhardt and Mike Koloyan, founded Locals Surf School. This is the place to master the skills you need to be the next Sage Erickson. Locals offers all types of surf and skate lessons, festivals, and parties—each with excellent service and a deep dedication to fostering the growth of authentic surf culture in NYC. Check them out for lessons and then go treat yourself at the famous Rockaway Taco. We love it and you will, too.


PLUNGE POOL AT 1 HOTEL BROOKLYN BRIDGE If you’re more of the lounge-around, sip-on-a-cocktail amidst fabulous vibes and tropical beats type of BELLA, the uber luxe 1 Hotel pool is exactly where you’ll want to be. Nestled in the 1’s Rooftop Garden & Bar, this spot serves serious NYC skyline views and handcrafted cocktails with endless sunsets. On weekends, from 1pm-6pm, catch the ultimate poolside vibes during the 21+ pool parties open to the public.


DOUBLE ZERO Do your summer bod’ good with our new favorite vegan gem! Right in the heart of the East Village, Double Zero takes your taste buds for a trip around the world of veganism in a chic yet natural setting. They offer nut-based cheese and veggie pizzas and other Italian eats. We especially love their plant-based desserts, which include an apple cider cheesecake, paired with organic and sustainable European wines. Inside, communal seating is the perfect layout for rubbing elbows with the hippest people in the city.




Located on the south fork of Long Island, the Hamptons encompass a small group of villages and hamlets in the towns of Southampton and East Hampton. While its modern notoriety appears to derive from current celebrity culture—stars and their million-dollar mansions dotted across the landscape—that wasn’t always the case. Once upon a time, artists came to the Hamptons for its almost magical quality of life. They came for the distinct seasons, for the space, for the natural beauty, and for the sea-distilled light. And they came because it was a pretty place that was also affordable. Only a couple hours removed from the chaos and expense of NYC, the Hamptons offered an oasis for frustrated creatives seeking inspiration. With easy access to editors, dealers, and managers, the Hamptons became home to many who have defined the last 100 years of our culture. Here are eight classic creatives who called the east end of Long Island home.

Andy Warhol, artist, director, producer (1928–1987) A leading figure of the pop art movement of the 1950s and ‘60s, Andy Warhol explored the relationship among artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising. He practiced in a variety of media, including painting, silk-screening, photography, film, and sculpture. Famous works: Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962); Marilyn Diptych (1962); Chelsea Girls (experimental film, 1966)

Roy Lichtenstein, artist (1923–1997) Defining the premise of pop art through parody, Roy Lichtenstein was most famously influenced by advertising and the comic book style. Producing intensely precise compositions, he documented reality as much as he poked fun at it. While his most famous creations were almost industrial in their production, Lichtenstein’s later works reflected the landscapes and emotions he found on the island, moving at one point to still-life paintings of fruit, flowers, and vases. Famous works: Whaam! (1963); Drowning Girl (1963); Masterpiece (1962)



F. Childe Hassam, painter (1859–1935)

Robert Motherwell, painter, printmaker, editor (1915–1991) Fascinated by the process of automatism (abstract “automatic” doodling thought to facilitate access to the unconscious mind), Robert Motherwell spent years studying and painting with famous surrealists around the world. He played a significant role in laying the foundations of Abstract Expressionism as a new art movement. Termed the “New York School,” this group of up-and-coming American artists led to the eventual dominance of this artistic style. Famous works: Little Spanish Prison (1941); Pancho Villa, Dead and Alive (1943)

Noted for his painted urban and coastal scenes, Childe Hassam was integral in bringing attention to impressionism as a desirable art form. Producing well over 3,000 works in all manner of media, Hassam became an influential American artist among collectors, dealers, and museums during the 20th century. The most popular of his works constitute a set of 30 paintings known as the “Flag series,” which he began in 1916. Famous works: A Back Road (1884); The Avenue in the Rain (1917); Allies Day, May 1917 (1917)

William Merritt Chase, painter, teacher (1849–1916) One way the arts took hold in the Hamptons was courtesy of the painting school opened there in 1891 by impressionist William Merritt Chase. Known for his sartorial flair and manners, as well as his flamboyantly decorated NYC studio, Chase enjoyed success in all media. He became most fluent in pastel and oil painting. Founder of the Parsons School of Design in Greenwich Village, Chase also experimented in watercolors and etchings. Famous works: Lydia Field Emmet (1892); A Friendly Call (1895)

Jackson Pollock, painter (1912–1956) Known for his unique style of drip painting, Jackson Pollock was a major figure within the Abstract Expressionist movement. Even while living as a recluse, he enjoyed significant fame and even notoriety (likely due to his volatile personality and personal struggle with alcoholism). Pollock’s “drip period” lasted from 1947 to 1950, leading to his best-known works. This style was cemented in the public consciousness after a four-page profile ran in Life magazine in 1949, at which point Pollock abruptly abandoned the drip style forever. Famous works: Mural (1943); No. 5 (1949)


Lenore “Lee” Krasner, painter (1908–1984) Known for her studies in abstract expressionism, Lee Krasner was one of the few female artists to ever have had a retrospective show of her work at the Museum of Modern Art. Expressive in many media, Krasner created in paint, collage painting, charcoal, and even mosaics, often repurposing her existing paintings or drawings to create new collages. Her interest in the self, nature, and modern life were constant themes, though as a fierce critic of her own work, Krasner would often revise—or even destroy—pieces with which she was unhappy. This led to a relatively small body of surviving work. Famous works: Composition (1949); Celebration (1960); Rising Green (1972)

Willem de Kooning, abstract artist (1904–1997) Most recognized for his “Women” series, Willem de Kooning moved from Rotterdam to the United States in 1926. His style owes much to Picasso, especially in the specifically rough, aggressive breaking apart of the artistic figure, and the spaces left beside it. De Kooning was another important figure of American abstract expressionism. Famous works: Woman III (1953); Woman VI (1953); Seated Woman on a Bench (1972–76) BELLANYMAG.COM 59

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FEMALE EMPOWERMENT By Shanna and Steven Silva

Women’s voices are increasingly being recognized for their strength, uniqueness, and fortitude. New heroines have emerged who are self-reliant, outspoken, and brave. As art often imitates life, strong female characters are an integral theater component. Two such characters currently appear on the Broadway stage: “Anya” in “Anastasia” and “Ti Moune” in “Once On This Island.” Both are resilient orphans who have survived terrible traumas. As they pursue their dreams, they embark on journeys that will change their lives and redefine norms.

In “Anastasia,” Anya suffers from amnesia. She travels across Bolshevik Russia armed with only grit and smarts, following an internal pull to Paris, where she believes she’ll find answers. She meets a pair of con men, who secretly devise a plan to pass her off as the real Anastasia Romanov. Anya’s instincts guide her through many challenges and her choices reflect honesty, a pure heart, and deep-rooted values. She chooses honor over deceit, and love over riches and status.

Christy Altomare and Derek Klena in “Anastasia” Standing up to an oppressive UP TO AN regime, Anya is OPPRESSIVE a role model for REGIME, ANYA IS A anyone facing ROLE MODEL FOR challenges. The story resonates ANYONE FACING with audiences, CHALLENGES. who identify with Anya’s struggles and triumphs, and provide raucous cheer as she comes into her own. Anya is played with nuance and passion by Christy Altomare.


Photo by Joan Marcus

Hailey Kilgore in “Once On This Island”



In “Once On This Island,” Ti Moune wonders why the gods spared her from the storm that killed her mother and ravaged her island. She is adopted by an older peasant couple, who


raise her with strong values. When Ti Moune falls into a forbidden love with a boy from the wealthy side of the island, she risks everything to follow her heart, proving to the gods that love can transcend everything, even death. Knowing her own worth and believing in her higher purpose, Ti Moune doesn’t compromise herself for anyone. She fights the ethnic and

Photo by Matthew Murphy

economic divide that has defined her island for generations. Her irrepressible spirit and selflessness make her a model for other citizens. Played to perfection by Broadway newcomer and Tony nominee for Best Actress, Hailey Kilgore, Ti Moune’s story evokes an emotional response from the audience, who wipe away tears during their standing ovations at every performance. Strong female characters are essential in theater, and help to reinforce female empowerment and the notion that staying true to one’s core values during turbulent times is a both a tool of survival as well as an inspiration to others.

Musical Theater Weekend Intensive

July 21-22, 2018 • White Plains, NY • Ages 12-18 Broadway professionals providing expert training and advice for your theatre student. Whether you’re planning a professional audition, preparing your audition for a college or conservatory program or just want a part in the next school musical, Broadway You! provides your student with a two day workshop in:

For more information about the BROADWAY YOU! experieince, please visit


Contact: Mark Isom



Plus each student receives a professional headshot.

Cost: $650 (limited space)


What You Need to Bring:

Dance clothes or sweats with sneakers or dance shoes for the dance workshop.

Recommend, but not necessary:

One dramatic or comedy audition monologue or scene. And two or more contrasting audition songs.

Our Cast:

Sarrah Strimel

Jamie Harris

Alan Souza

Broadway Actress & Dancer

Agent, Clear Talent Group, Dir. NY Office

Broadway Actor/ Theatre Director

Sarrah Strimel belongs to the long tradition of true Broadway triple threats. Sarrah’s six Broadway shows include AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, BIG FISH, ROCK OF AGES, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and THE PRODUCERS. Favorite roles include Lola in DAMN YANKEES, Charity Hope Valentine in SWEET CHARITY and Bombalurina in CATS. In addition to her theatre career, Sarrah is also an accomplished yoga teacher and is the co founder of BYOGA studios in East Hampton and Montauk.

Jamie Harris has been in the New York theatre community for 30 years. First as an actor and dancer and for the last 15 years, as an agent. His clients currently can be seen in the Broadway productions of HAMILTON, HELLO DOLLY, MEAN GIRLS, SUMMER, SPONGEBOB, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, CAROUSEL, MY FAIR LADY, PHANTOM, ALADDIN and BEAUTIFUL. National tour clients can currently be seen in THE KING AND I, PHANTOM, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, THE HUMANS, FINDING NEVERLAND and LES MISERABLES. Jamie has a deep passion for the theatre and how it can change lives.

Alan Souza is a critically acclaimed director of musicals and plays. Most recent credits include JOSEPH (Drury Lane Theater), MY FAIR LADY (Olney Theater), RENT (Engeman Theater) and CAMELOT (Drury Lane Theater). In addition to his career as a director, Alan was seen as an actor in dozens of musicals across the country including the original Broadway cast of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Alan has spent the past few summers as a teacher for theatre students throughout America and is passionate about passing his knowledge of the art form to the next generation of performing artists. BELLANYMAG.COM 61

Getting To Know

Diving Into the

World of Denim with

ANDREW OLAH By Alexandra Anastasio

No matter where you turn in the world of fashion, you will find denim woven into a collection. From jeans to jumpsuits, indigo has been a staple through the years, as well as one of the most popular garments in modern society. For Andrew Olah, CEO of Olah Inc. and founder of the Kingpins Show, the world of denim is in his DNA. What started as a summer internship in the family business has turned into a successful and rewarding career. Though Olah Inc. began as a textile development, marketing, and sales organization, it has since morphed into a threeprong entity, with a division selling and developing jean-centric textiles, an event division, and a consultancy group. BELLA caught up with the denim mogul to discuss the upcoming Denim Days event in New York City, his Kingpins Show, and the ways he and his team are changing the face of the fashion industry.



What was the goal when you joined forces with Denim Days? Denim Days [a two-day festival that connects professionals, designers, and brands to denim consumers] started in Amsterdam in 2014, and we loved what they were doing. We watched it for three years and then asked the Denim Days people if we could collaborate with an event here in the United States. We love the idea of a jeans festival; it has enormous potential. And we’re only scratching the surface of our dream. How will Denim Days’ second NYC event (September 22-23, 2018) differ from the first? Like with any new venture, there were some things that worked well and some that could stand to be tweaked. I think the biggest difference this season will be the industry participation. We were able to show proof of concept with our first New York event, and those who sat out the first time around are joining us. The benefit is we’re adding more voices, experiences, and opportunities for consumers to delve deeper into the denim industry. How do you choose locations for the Denim Days events? When we first saw Amsterdam Denim Days, Kingpins participated as the industry-only portion of the festival. We loved what we saw, and knew that American denim lovers would respond with equal passion and enthusiasm. Both Los Angeles and New York were contenders for a U.S.-based festival, but ultimately New York is home, and it’s where we could rally the troops most effectively. Then, with its music roots, grit, and heritage, Nashville felt like the natural next step. The link between music and denim is undeniable, and

with the momentum being created by the Nashville Fashion Alliance in the local garment industry, Nashville Denim Days [November 1011, 2018] was a no-brainer. How did the idea for the Kingpins Show come about? We asked ourselves how a $110 billion dollar industry cannot have its own trade supply-chain show with activities and self-analysis. That was the impetus for Kingpins. In addition, we wondered, Why do people from New York City need to get on a plane to see a textile show in Europe as opposed to Europeans coming to our nice city? It seemed odd, so we took the dive into trade shows and started our own view of what we thought we’d want to go to. How has the Kingpins Show grown since its inception 14 years ago? In many ways, we’re unrecognizable from our first show. We have events in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, and New York; our reach is significantly greater. We estimate that we directly and indirectly touch and speak to about 80 percent of the global denim supply chain. That’s a big leap from our first event held in an art gallery in New York with only 11 exhibitors. But our core value has remained the same—to be the forum where the denim industry gathers not just to do business, but also to share ideas, build a sense of community, and influence each other to do better. How does it feel to work with your daughter? It’s a thrill. I work with lots of colleagues who have young kids, and none of them could ever imagine what it would be like to partner with their tots. That’s how it is for me. It’s indescribably fun and unexpected.



Twenty thousand tons of natural indigo are produced annually for the purpose of dying jeans.


A boutique in NYC’s East Village called “Limbo” was the first retailer to wash a new pair of jeans to get a used, worn effect.


The first pair of jeans came in two styles: indigo blue and brown cotton “duck.”


Jeans were first colored with indigo because the darker color hides dirt better.


According to the NPD Group, 518 million pairs of jeans were sold in the United States in 2015. On average, every American owns at least seven pairs.



Marvin Segel

Changing the Face of Home Shopping By Alexandra Anastasio




n the case of Marvin Segel, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to business. His father, Joseph Segel, an American entrepreneur who founded wellknown companies such as the Franklin Mint and QVC, has served as a mentor to him on many levels. “The best business and moral values that you could ever learn, I learned from him,” says Segel. Throughout his 30+ years in business, Segel has had a myriad of careers—he was a photographer for the Franklin Mint, a commercial jet pilot, and he worked in the home shopping arena for both QVC and ShopNBC. “I’ve had the opportunity to do things I never even dreamed of as a kid,” he says. These days, Segel and his team at STARSHOP Studios—located in the heart of Times Square in New York City—are gearing up for what he calls “a rebooting of TV shopping.” BELLA sat down with the business mogul to learn more about his eclectic career, his life in NYC, and how he plans to revolutionize the future of one of America’s favorite pastimes. Through your current business, STARSHOP Studios, how are you revitalizing the home shopping format? We started STARSHOP two years ago as a vehicle for stars using social media to promote or be connected with products. In today’s world, “star” means influencer, content creator, blogger—they are the stars of the future. So we began to think: How do we use them? How do we get them to talk about a product without actually selling it because we don’t want their followers to be turned off? The concept we came up with is to provide influencers with technology that enables those watching to learn more about the product. The click of a button will do the selling for them. Our plan is to change the entire home shopping format as we know it. We are going back to a version of my dad’s formula, which is more about content than just shopping. What is your future vision of home shopping? Our whole vision is a six-screen shopping platform; what you see on TV will be different from what you see on your mobile and a different experience on e-commerce, plus it will be in English and Spanish. Nobody’s doing this, and my partners and I think this will be the differentiator from where home shopping is now and where it will be in the future.

Watching your father in business, were you inspired to follow in his footsteps? I was there the day the switch was turned on and QVC went live. It wasn’t until a few years after he retired that I began my career there. It just sort of happened when I blindly reached out to Edwin Watts [a golf retailer] to see if he wanted to go on the show. One thing led to another, he went on air, the show did exceptionally well, and I thought, This isn’t a bad way to make a living. I built up a large client base both at QVC and ShopNBC, and was able to get a chance to show what I could do. What makes a successful businessman? You have to ask yourself, What makes me different, unique, and better than my competition? I say that about every product and everything I have done in my career. It’s kept me successful and sharp and served me well along the way. I also believe you must be ethical, truthful, and stick by your word. When you say you’re going to do something, do it… always exceed the expectations. What has been your favorite venture to date? I loved my time on air at QVC. During that period, I was the spokesperson for a weight-loss product called “Lite Bites.” It was the second best-selling re-ordered product for QVC. I would invite other people who had great success with the product to share their stories. I enjoyed that time because I felt like I was changing people’s lives. Born and raised in Philly, you’ve said NYC was a place you always wanted to live. What do you enjoy most now that you’ve finally settled in the Big Apple? My wife, Beth (a New York native), and I live in Hell’s Kitchen, and we absolutely love it. I’m an avid cyclist [both bicycles and motorcycles], and the freedom of being on a bike allows me to enjoy what’s around me. I ride everywhere. I’ve always said people move for three reasons: for love, to get away from love, and for business. For me, it was a combination of two that brought me here: work and love. I’m truly living and loving the NY life.

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NYC Artist Spotlight For those who know him, it’s clear that Frank Bellucci was born to play music. At just 3 years old he began banging on pots and pans, prompting his parents to purchase what would be the first of many drum sets. After falling in love with the instrument, the young drummer spent years studying and perfecting his craft. At just 18 years old, Bellucci was invited to join his cousin on the road, where he would perform at a number of venues across the country almost every night of the week. He packed his bags, waved goodbye to family and friends, and pursued his dream.



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A true musician is an artist who possesses the ability to generate a sense of feeling inside every listener, and successfully communicate with his or her audience. Musicians are driven by passion and express the love they have for their craft within each note. Born and raised in Queens, NY, drummer Frank Bellucci has been blessed with this type of raw talent. His creative genius, combined with his unrivaled adoration for the drums, gives Bellucci a unique style that continues to amaze all who watch him perform.



Bellucci has since made a name for himself in the music industry; he is one of the top 500 drummers in the world. As a distinguished performer, he has played just about 300 gigs a year for the past 40 years, while also serving as an educator, author, and clinician. Throughout his career, Bellucci has had the shared the stage with many talented artists, including Jim Chapin, Rod Morgenstein, Steve Smith, Virgil Donati, and Jojo Mayer. In addition, he has worked and/or recorded with noteworthy musicians such as Rachel Z, Dean Brown, Jeff Berlin, Mino Cinelu, Oz Noy, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Chieli Minucci. His performances include appearances at the Montreal Drum Festival, Drummers Collective NYC, Nassau and Suffolk Music Educators Day of Percussion, and Five Towns College. His book, “Feet First,” introduces a brand new approach to the drum set and has received high praise from drummer Vinnie Colaiuta. Excited to discover more, BELLA connected with the accomplished musician.

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Who inspires you? My family and friends have always inspired me. Having their love and support has kept me motivated throughout my long career in this tough business. We can be influenced by just about anything, including people, music, art, sports, nature, animals, etc. There’s beauty and inspiration everywhere; you just have to be open to it.

What is the best advice you have ever received? Do something you love to do, be the best you can be, and always give your all. If you love what you do and can make a living doing it, you’re a success.

What is the most rewarding part about your job? It’s making people happy by playing music and inspiring others to follow their dreams. Many former students who I haven’t seen in years have contacted me through social media, and they tell me I was their inspiration and motivated them to pursue what they love, even if it’s not in the music business. Often, it only took one thing I said to make them see the light and help them focus on their true passion in life. How rewarding is that?!

What is one of the most memorable performances of your career? I was 18 at the time and joined my cousin’s band. He was traveling all over the country with a successful career, working five to seven nights a week. I always looked up to him and admired how he followed what he loved to do and was playing music for a living. To play with his band was a dream of mine, and sure enough, it happened! My first gig with him was definitely a dream come true.

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How do you define beauty? Although it is cliché, I feel beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I happen to see it every time I look in the mirror…only kidding! I find beauty in everyday life in the world around me and everything it has to offer.

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Artem Lomaz, voted “Best Entertainment Provider/Performer in New Jersey” by readers of NJ Meetings + Events Magazine, definitely lives up to his title. What makes Lomaz’s events so special is his priority to personalize them thanks to his mission to create an event that each and every guest will remember. With that in mind, Lomaz limits the number of events he produces and hosts, following a “quality over quantity” approach.

“Listen in” as Lomaz give us the low-down on planning extraordinary events…

If you could choose any celebrity to DJ your party, who would it be and why? That’s easy—it would be DJ Jazzy Jeff. If you’re going to have a DJ, it should be someone who knows what they’re doing, and in my opinion, he’s one of the best DJs ever.

What’s your current favorite song? Janelle Monae’s “Make Me Feel.” I highly suggest everyone check it out!

What is it about music that makes or breaks a party? There’s a lot of psychology that goes into creating a party, and music is a part of it. Music helps create an emotional response, and dancing helps release endorphins. Much of the detail lies in the order in which the songs are played (music programming), how you transition from song to song (mixing), and what special songs are relevant to the guest(s) of honor. 

What do you bring to an event that others don’t? One of the key factors we really look to emphasize is personalization. I’d like the event to truly reflect the character and spirit of the guest. The goal is to always avoid a “been there, done that” type of event, and to ensure that guests leave with an impression that’s reflective of the clients’ vision and character.

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Don’t let the warm summer days sap your enthusiasm for experiencing the latest and the greatest. Here is a succinct guide to answering the eternal questions, “Where shall I go… What shall I try?” By Norah Bradford

3. Read: “The Geraldo Show: A Memoir” “The Geraldo Show: A Memoir” is a heartfelt, eye-opening autobiography of Geraldo Rivera’s extraordinary life and times, recounting his awardwinning, action-packed, emotionally charged and controversial 48 years in the news business. It also chronicles his far-flung adventures in war and peace, his triumphant 15-year longshot marriage, and his wild bunch of family and eclectic friends who range from conservative commentator Sean Hannity to stoner comic Cheech Marin to President Donald Trump. The book also describes the inevitable toll of age and of a hard life well lived. “The Geraldo Show” is vivid history, told from the inside out.

1. DINE: Demarchelier Authentic French bistro Demarchelier, owned by artist Eric Demarchelier, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. The very first location of his eponymous restaurant opened the year he moved to New York City, when he decided to bring a little piece of France to the United States. Every meal that leaves the kitchen of this family-owned and -operated Upper East Side restaurant aims to capture the essence of authentic French bistro fare. Demarchelier provides an array of all-natural, grass-fed, organic options direct from nearby farms, which are sure to suit even the most health-conscious diner. Such culinary masterpieces, coupled with the spot’s comfortable, colorful, warm, and familial spirit, have made Demarchelier a neighborhood must-visit fixture for a quarter-century.

2. DRINK: TREADWELL PARK Treadwell Park, a dynamic craft beer hall, boasts summer-perfect locations on the Upper East Side and Battery Park. Led by beverage curator and Certified Cicerone® Anne Becerra, Treadwell Park offers 20 continually rotating draught beers and ciders, cask beer, and hand-crafted artisanal cocktails made from independent spirits. These brews and cocktails are complemented by a curated menu that includes in-house smoked beef brisket sandwiches, smoked crispy wings, and Kobe-style burgers. Complimentary pingpong, foosball, and popcorn enhance the Treadwell Park experience. Guests can also enjoy a selection of seasonal “Beer Floats” featuring unique beer and ice cream flavor combinations.

4. Watch: “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” Music mogul Tommy Mottola brings the story of the voice of disco from the 1970s, Donna Summer, to Broadway just in time for the revival of her musical legacy. The show takes us through Summer’s origins in Boston, her life, loves, and—of course—her amazing musical legacy. With performances by Tony Award winner LaChanze (“The Color Purple”), Ariana DeBose (“Hamilton,” “A Bronx Tale”), and newcomer Storm Lever, the audience is taken on a journey through the electrifying disco world at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway.

5. SLEEP: HOTEL HAYDEN This boutique hotel gem is situated among the vendors of the Flower District at the confluence of the Fashion and Meatpacking Districts. More than 120 guest rooms and a rooftop bar offering views of the iconic Manhattan skyline promise luxury and glamour. While there, be sure to sample one of Hotel Hayden’s signature cocktails, such as the Onassis Martini or the Jet Set. And don’t miss the on-site Greek restaurant, Mykonos Blue, with its crave-worthy cuisine that will trigger memories, real or imagined, of the Aegean Sea.



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Becoming the Best

With Lifestyle Expert Valerie Greenberg By Julie Freeman



Go big or go home—that is just one of Valerie Greenberg’s mottos. The fabulous fashionista has many talents: As pop culture and lifestyle expert, media personality, on-air host and owner of her business, YouvebeenVALidated, she will not rest until she’s interviewed the next celebrity on her list. It’s no wonder Greenberg makes celebrities stop in their tracks to talk to her. The bubbly brunette not only rocks the red carpet herself, she also knows exactly what to ask and how to get an authentic answer. But this go-getter has a lot to share herself, offering her best lifestyle, beauty, and fashion tips. Her ultimate goal? To help people become the best possible version of themselves. Indeed, her mission is to get you VALidated.

What is your number one lifestyle tip? Exuding confidence and believing in yourself is where you always have to begin. If you don’t believe in yourself and you can’t look in the mirror and smile back at yourself, you won’t be able to have a great day. Starting your day with strength and confidence is really the best lifestyle tip that anyone could ever give. How did you conceptualize your business? I am a firm believer that we all deserve our best lives. YouvebeenVALidated is a play on words that I came up with when I was interviewing a celebrity. It means you should take control of your life, do whatever makes you happy—you deserve that. Sometimes we question ourselves in both our professional and personal lives. So this is a mantra I want to make a domino effect on people, and make them say, “I’ve been VALidated! I can do this because I feel like doing it.” Who is your favorite celeb you’ve met so far? I remember when I was interviewing on the red carpet at the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. John Mayer stopped his interview and started talking to me and said, “I wish you would have stopped me; you are so beautiful. But if you asked me a question, I wouldn’t have been able to answer!” I guess John Mayer hit on me, so that’s pretty cool. I also interviewed Oprah, which was amazing. I was on the red carpet and she was the last to arrive to the Tony Awards. I guess my question resonated because she stopped

and walked back to answer it! I asked her, “What is the most important thing to you in being here this evening?” That made her turn around. If you could interview any celebrity you want, who would it be? Definitely Ellen DeGeneres! It would be a dream come true to be on her show, presenting lifestyle content. I would ask her how she does it all and how she manages to keep her head on straight and not overthink. She’s a superhero in my book! Definitely one day—anything that you want to accomplish, you can. What is the hottest summer trend this year? I am all about sparkle, and I think a pop of bright color is where it’s at. And also bohemian chic, loose skirts…it’s not about reinventing the wheel; it’s about doing it right. I also think we are going to see more women wearing flat shoes and cute sandals instead of chunky heels. Comfort can be cute! What projects are you currently working on? Right now, I’m building my brand YouvebeenVALidated in many different ways. There’s a lot of fun stuff coming up: I am writing a book on connecting—that’s a little teaser! It’s very exciting. I’m also working on developing some accessory products and I’ll be doing more live event hosting. And then you’re going to see a lot more of me on TV—so keep your eyes peeled.

How do you define beauty? I define beauty by having a big heart, always being open to trying something new, and smiling! Oh, and another tip: giving someone really great eye contact can be more powerful than you know. That’s beautiful. BELLANYMAG.COM 71



HARRISON TV’s Favorite Matchmaker Jumps in the Hot Seat By Alexandra Anastasio Photography by Joey Carman

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or the past 17 years, Chris Harrison has been at the helm of one of the most watched and talked about shows. As the host of “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” and all of the subsequent spinoffs, Harrison is the ultimate matchmaker, standing alongside, and guiding, countless romantic hopefuls looking to find love. As a kid growing up in the heart of Texas, the future TV matchmaker never thought of being on TV, instead focusing on soccer, which led him to Oklahoma City University. While still in college, Harrison got his start hosting play by plays for the basketball team on access cable. These days he’s pulling double duty as the host of the iconic game show, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” while making love connections in prime time. As Harrison likes to joke, his business card holds a litany of titles from therapist, to referee, to producer and host; you name it, he’s doing it. Harrison sat down with BELLA to talk about his life, his career, and how the show that changes the lives of these young romantics has changed his forever.



Why were you skeptical when first approached to host “The Bachelor?” This genre that is so common now didn’t exist at that time. I remember running into Jeff Probst when “Survivor” first started and asking him about this style of hosting. His advice to me was, “Figure out and find your place in your show,” and he was right. The skepticism didn’t come from the concept; it was that no one had ever done anything like this before on network TV. This idea of romance and relationships, with one guy dating 25 girls and possibly a proposal at the end, was pretty crazy. At what point did you realize this was something big? The first season with Alex Michel was exciting, but no one expected much; it was good but it wasn’t gangbusters in the ratings. But something happened that summer when we went into season two with Aaron Buerge; it was just different. I realized then from Aaron to Trista [the first Bachelorette] that this was going to be life changing. I just wasn’t sure how because I didn’t have anything to compare it to. In your opinion, what keeps fans coming back each season? The focus is on the one thing everyone can relate to—relationships and companionship. No matter where you are in your life, you understand that. You can’t relate to everything that’s on TV, but this one is pretty bare bones simple. Over the past three to five years, our show has caught fire again and I sense a shift. I think it has to do with the fact that it is always young and fresh; I get older but the cast stays the same age. We continue to have people from this generation (whatever generation that is) and you can identify with them, but at the same time we haven’t lost the audience that loved us from day one.

When it comes to business, I am a bit of a free spirit; I love looking for different ways to challenge myself and do things people think you can’t do.” The last time fans saw Becca [Kufrin], she had her heart broken by Arie; now that she’s the one handing out the roses, what can they expect? I absolutely adore Becca; she is lovely to work with and you can’t help but root for her. From the crew to the guys, everyone loves her—but that also creates a lot of drama and good TV. I’m happy the fans are

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UP CLOSE & PERSONAL now seeing what we’ve seen, and are on this journey with her. After what happened with Arie, this is like redemption for her, to find a good man who’s going to treat her right and have her happy ending. In addition to helping people find true love, you also help contestants win big money as the host of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.” How do the two experiences differ? Millionaire is a much more host-driven show, which requires you to be on point and have the personality to drive the boat the entire time, and I love that. Every day, I give someone the opportunity to win $1 million dollars. I want to see them win and I am going to help as much as I possibly can without breaking any rules. Our show has given away more money than any other game show in the history of TV.

Three years ago, ratings were down. You came on board, turned it around, and this year received two Daytime Emmy nominations. That had to be a great feeling. To me and my inner family, it was validation within the industry that our work has meant something. And being in that category of best host—it’s a little surreal. Growing up, I idolized Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek; I’m a big fan of Steve Harvey and I really admire the skills and chops of Wayne Brady. To be mentioned in that group of men was humbling. You stepped out of your comfort zone when you published your first novel in 2015. As someone who likes to tackle the unknown did you enjoy the writing process? It was a love/hate relationship. I wanted to challenge myself in doing something I had never done before, where there was

the possibility I could fall flat on my face. It’s scary and vulnerable, but I like those types of opportunities. I liked the process of telling a story. Our show is about romance, so I thought, why not give the fans more of what they love. The entire backdrop was a love triangle and the propensity to love more than one person at a time. There’s a lot of personal stuff in there; some of the characters were based on people in my life and it was fun to write about Texas. What career moments stand out for you? There have been many different opportunities and things I’ve done where I’ve stopped and just been blown away. Growing up the way I did, getting to where I am now, and in the way that I did, has been an amazing journey. People see me on these shows now but they’re only seeing the top one percent of the

iceberg; they didn’t see me in the early 90s grinding away, but I relish those days. Now I’m on network TV and have a wonderful life. Although it wasn’t always glamorous or pretty, those moments are the ones that mean the most to me. As a father of two, what life lessons do you hope your children learn from you? I want them to do things the right way; be a good man, a good woman, and treat people right. They’ve seen me stand up to others and be strong, but in turn also be respectful and do things the right way. That’s important to me and it’s not always easy to do in this business. Few people will do things or treat you the right way, but in my opinion it doesn’t mean it has to change who I am.

I’m a big believer that it’s what you do with those opportunities; when someone opens a door you walk through and take advantage of it.”

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or more than 30 years, actress Lori Loughlin has been capturing the hearts of her fans with roles on some of TV’s most beloved and iconic shows. From just 5 years old, Loughlin knew she wanted to be an actress. “I remember watching ‘The Wizard of Oz’ for the first time and thinking, ‘I want to be in movies and on TV,’” she says.

Loughlin began her career as a print model before moving into commercials and then her first role on the now defunct soap opera, “The Edge of Night.” Her breakout role came when she joined the cast of ABC’s “Full House” in 1995 with her portrayal of Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis, aka “Aunt Becky,” the girl next door with a heart of gold. Audiences instantly took to this unforgettable character, and the Tanner family circle was complete. More than two decades later, “Fuller House,” Netflix’s reboot of the sitcom, returned to the excitement of millennials everywhere, this time gaining a new set of fans in the process. “The positive outpouring of love and excitement from the fans was actually surprising,” reveals Loughlin. “I knew the show was popular, I just didn’t realize how popular!” Throughout her career, Loughlin has appeared in countless movies and TV shows, including “Hudson Street,” “90210,” and “Summerland,” a show she not only starred in but also created and produced. These days, along with “Fuller House,” the hard-working actress is pulling double duty with two additional successful shows. She is starring in and producing the Hallmark Channel’s long-time hit drama series, “When Calls the Heart.” She is also starring in “Garage Sale Mystery,” which will air each Sunday evening in August, starting on August 5, on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. While in Vancouver, where she is filming her movie mystery series, the actress and married mother of three spoke with BELLA about her work, family, and the beauty and wellness secrets that have kept her looking ageless over the years.



Over the course of your career, you’ve had the opportunity to be a part of some wonderful casts. As an actor, do you feel part of becoming successful was by working alongside other great actors? Working with great actors definitely helps you become a stronger performer. I was fortunate to work with wonderful New York-theater-trained actors on “The Edge of Night.” It was my very first job, and I learned so much. I was 16 years old at the time and so green. They took me under their wing and helped me; it was like being in a great repertory company for three years. With the reboot of “Full House,” not only are the original fans back, their kids are now fans. Why do you think the show continues to resonate with audiences? It is a wonderful family sitcom that has something for everyone to enjoy. I also believe the genuine love the cast has for one another is palpable. The fans feel that energy, and it makes them want to spend time with the Tanner family. What did it feel like when the cast reunited after 21 years? When I first heard about the reboot, my initial thought was that it could be a lot of fun. We had all remained friends over the years, but I don’t think anyone could have imagined we’d be back on Stage 24 at Warner Brothers doing it all over again. We are having the best time, and in many ways it feels like we never left. You’re getting ready for the sixth season of “When Calls the Heart,” a period piece set in 1910. What drew you to a show that is of an entirely different time period? I liked the script and the character when I first read it, and loved the idea of doing a period piece. It was a much simpler time, without modern luxury and technology. I think people connected in a different way, and in many ways the world felt smaller. Where do you find inspiration when transporting yourself to that time period? We shoot in the most amazing little Western town in Canada that makes feeling transported back in time very easy.




Your character, Abigail, is a tough, hardworking woman. What does it mean to you personally to portray such a strong female character? It means a lot to me to play a strong woman; I was raised to rely on myself in life and not to depend on a man. I am raising my girls [Isabella and Olivia] the same—to be independent and strong. I think other people enhance your life, but you need to know you’ve got the strength to get where you’re going on your own. The “Garage Sale Mystery” series goes into its 11th installment next month. What do you love about this particular show? I’m very lucky to be a part of two very distinct shows and play such different characters. I love “Garage Sale Mystery.” It reminds me of the mystery shows I grew up watching with my mom, who is a huge mystery buff. The show is a two-hour series but in a movie format. It’s a good old-fashioned ‘whodunit,’ one that’s fun to watch but won’t give you nightmares. Your daughters have shown an interest in the business. What advice have you shared with them? That you need a thick skin. It doesn’t matter what other people say; believe in yourself and follow your dreams.You are constantly picking yourself up and dusting yourself off so you can get back in the game again. You need a lot of inner strength to go the distance in the entertainment industry.

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Aside from your work on TV, you are extremely generous with your time and commitment to organizations that are close to your heart, especially Charity: Water. I wasn’t aware that so many people were without clean drinking water and that the very water they need is right there but they have no way of accessing it. Charity: Water makes it possible by creating clean water wells in impoverished villages in third-world countries. It is truly an amazing organization.

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Summer 2018

Road tripping, pool dipping, boozy sipping, and rooftop tipping…yes, summer days and nights are all about the sizzle. Here are BELLA’s very best places to stay and play, wine and dine, or splash and dash off to. By Janene Mascarella

Best Times Square Staycation

Look no further than the heart of the Theater District for your ticket to fun. Grab dinner at Serafina, see a Broadway show, have drinks at LeGrande Lounge and grab a room upstairs at The Time New York for the ultimate NYC (non) get-away. The property is an urban lifestyle destination with a refined edge in literally in the center of it all. Not a good planner? Allow their connected concierge to arrange for dinner reservations, theater tickets, and chauffeured car service. 224 West 49th Street

Best Boogie-Down

Bar Menu

Where to go for top-notch groovy noshing? Hustle on over to The VNYL in the East Village—the ultimate 70s-inspired multi-level restaurant and bar space. VNYL’s menu marries modern New York City living with whimsical nostalgia—think a new twist on the Long Island iced tea served in a red Solo cup, boozy cold brew with whiskey and banana liqueur in a bodega coffee cup, and Jamaican jerk pork sliders that pack a punch with ghost peppers and pickled jalapeño slaw. 100 Third Avenue -




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Best Swanky Bottle Service

A subterranean cocktail lounge beneath The James New York – NoMad hotel, The Seville is a throwback to New York cocktail lounges for today’s social life. The music program is a curated soundtrack of old-school favorites like 90s New York hip-hop and 60s classic rock. With a music series called “The Ladies of the Seville,” the lineup includes female DJs scoring your night. With velvet armchairs and curated cocktails, the sexy lounge boasts a chic, feel-good vibe and is one of the best places in NYC to see and be seen. 22 East 29th Street -

Best Dreamy Urban Oasis Nix the coffee break and take a breather in a whole new way. Nap York’s solution is blissfully simple: a personal oasis in the middle of Manhattan dedicated to your wellbeing. At the tap of a touchscreen on their integrated mobile app you can reserve and customize your entire Nap York experience, including signature recharging pods, which offer a private refuge to nap, rest, or meditate, to quiet workspaces that promote peaceful productivity, as well as healthy sustenance from the café. Your next snooze-sesh awaits! 480 7th Avenue -

Best Splashy New Pool Scene

The hottest new spot to splash around and soak up some rays is The Profundo Day Club. With unobstructed, all-day sunlight and views of the NYC skyline, Queensboro Bridge, and Silver Cup sign, it’s the perfect Instagram backsplash. The 50x20-foot pool and lounge serves cocktails, rosé, and 15 beers on tap. The dining menu includes elevated bar food like burgers, fish tacos, amongst others. The pool offers day passes, poolside day beds, or lawn beds, and also features rockin’ DJs during the day. Float on by! Located at The Ravel Hotel, 8-08 Queens Plaza South, Queens, NY



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Best Jersey Shore Beach Club

Looking for some seaside luxury? Le Club at Avenue is a contemporary private beach club that reflects Long Branch, NJ’s history as one of America’s first glamorous resort destinations. There’s an elegant vibe mixed with an ooh-la-la sexy sophistication of the French Riviera. At night, Le Club is transformed into an indoor-outdoor oasis where exotic cocktails, superb cuisine, and open-air lounges provide a grown-up playground under the stars. 23 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ -

Best Breezy Waterfront Views

Located under the Manhattan Bridge with extensive waterfront seating, SUGARCANE raw bar grill has joined Dumbo’s budding culinary mecca, offering globally-inspired small plates that come from three bustling kitchens—one traditional, one open fire grill, and one raw bar. Award-winning chef and partner Timon Balloo’s all-day menu features shareable and inventive dishes that aim to celebrate the simple pleasures in life–eating well and enjoying with friends. 55 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY -

Best Weekend Whisk Away Need to escape NYC on the fly? You’re about to get lucky! Pechanga Resort Casino is a fantastic alternative to Las Vegas and Napa, and you get the best of both in one place. The resort just wrapped up a $300 million expansion that’s ohso-worthy of your weekend unwind. There’s a stand-alone two-level day spa that incorporates Native American healing and botanicals into all of its treatments, serves spa breakfast and lunch, offers free yoga and boot camp classes, and more. It’s also great way to check out the winery scene of the Temecula Valley. Temecula, CA - 888-PECHANGA,



Best Date-Night Rooftop

At 10,000 square feet, Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge takes fun to all new heights. The hotspot features an “urban amusement park” concept with an adult sensibility in addition to epic Empire State Building skyline views. Highlights include carousel seating, oversized topiary gardens, and Foreplay, a miniature putt-putt that features life-size animals in flirty poses. Nightly live DJs, shareable bites, and a list of decadent cocktails add to the sense of indulgence. A unique and cheeky addition to the menu is the option to book one of the hotel’s 19 $99 Crashpads, meant for those who may have had a few too many rounds on the carousel or simply don’t want the night to end. Moxy Times Square, 485 Seventh Avenue

Best Refreshing Summer Sip

Shaken, not stirred? Mastro’s is a luxe steakhouse located in midtown that has the perfect patio for summer dining. You can indulge in a stunning seafood tower, steaks, over-the-top sides, and of course, Mastro’s signature butter cake (a past “Best of BELLA” winner!) Pairing all of these with the perfect summer cocktail will make you feel like you’re dining with the stars. Summer cocktails include the Dill Breaker, Basil Mary, Lavender Collings, and Reposado Old Fashioned, and BELLA’s 2018 winning sip pick: the Pomegranate Martini. 1285 Avenue of the Americas -



Best Hamptons

Oceanfront Escape Situated on Montauk’s most pristine stretch of oceanfront real estate, Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa is a Hampton’s institution and the only four-season resort on Montauk. Providing guests with direct access to a 2,000-foot private sand beach, Gurney’s features 146 rooms, suites, and beachfront cottages, each with dramatic ocean views. Their acclaimed spa is renowned for its healing treatments and ocean-fed seawater pool, the only pool of its kind in North America. The spa’s traditional European amenities are designed to cleanse, heal, and enhance overall well-being. 290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY



Best Stylish New Place to Stay Looking to check in to latest in NYC hotel on the block? The AC Hotel New York Times Square is a new, sleek, design-minded hotel that melds an urban vibe with classic elements that harken back to the brand’s Spanish roots. The entrance lobby is 23-feet high with an open staircase to the lower level illuminated by a skylight shed roof. With options like floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies, you can kick back and enjoy unparalleled city views. Castell, the year-round rooftop lounge, serves up signature cocktails, drink rituals, and shareable plates–all to help ensure your stay is amazing. 260 West 40th Street -

Best High-Rolling Atlantic City Upgrade

Tropicana has recently transformed its property into the ultimate hotspot with complete renovations of two hotel towers, upgrades to the casino floor, boardwalk façade enhancements, new nightclubs, dining options, and more. Featuring 26 restaurants, 25 shops, 20 bars and lounges, four pools, the Tropicana Showroom, an IMAX Theatre, and a spa, the resort provides the full Atlantic City experience. And like us, you’re sure to love the newly unveiled enclosed pedestrian walkway skybridge, which connects guests with The Chelsea Tower and its chic hotel rooms, pools, new dining, and lounge offerings. Jackpot! 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ -

Best Historic

Hamptons Luncheon

Hear those “Lunch” bells ringing? The Lobster Roll was purchased in 1965 by Frederick H. Terry Sr., and his father, Richard C. Terry Sr., when it was a tiny roadside clam shack on the Napeague stretch. The Lobster Roll Restaurant became aptly known as “Lunch” (although it serves lunch and dinner) because locals and travelers associated the now iconic sign with the restaurant. The eatery has transformed over the years thanks to several expansions, but it remains the quintessential indoor/outdoor summer eatery, attracting locals, celebrities, daytrippers, and travelers from all over the globe. 1980 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY



Around the World In New York

Travel the world while barely traveling anywhere! The melting pot of New York is unlike anywhere else in the world; you can find authentic global cuisines cooked up by some of the world’s top chefs. Plus, you don’t have to pay for a flight to dine like you ’re adventuring abroad. By Amanda Mactas


MERAKIA: GREEK MOUNTAINTHIEF SPITHOUSE + STEAK Flatiron District 5 West 21st Street New York, NY 10010 212-380-1950

With a unique name and concept, Merakia: Greek MountainThief Spithouse + Steak is not your typical Greek eatery. Its name is an ode to the revolutionary fighters in 1821’s Greek War of Independence who spit-roasted the livestock they stole. In addition to their steakhouse menu and other native dishes, they recently debuted their “Big Fat Greek Brunch.” Merakia boasts an “almost outdoor” seating area that allows patrons to enjoy the feel of summer while still experiencing the beauty of the warm and inviting interior ambiance. Brunch favorites such as the Greek Omelette and Lamb + Eggs, is best when topped off with dessert, preferably a piece of Baklava. And no brunch is complete without a fun cocktail or two; our recommendation, either the Metal and Dust with pasilla and mulato chili-infused reposado tequila and mole bitters, or the Hop Toad with Jamaican rum, lime, simple syrup, and apricot. -Alexandra Anastasio


LYNN’S HULA HUT Montauk 426 West Lake Drive Montauk, NY 11954 303-482-5047




Sit back and relax at this laid-back tiki bar that brings the Pacific Rim to the Hamptons. Picnic tables and a sandy hammock garden transport customers straight to Hawaii, and the cocktail bar’s homegrown syrups and fresh fruit purees make for delicious, fresh libations. Infused rum comprises the base of the hut’s famous Hula Juice, but other cocktails like the Shark Bite Margarita and Hukilau Lemonade are also worth a try. Light bites like chicken satay and bang bang shrimp tacos are also available at the hut. Additionally, you can often find live music gracing the bamboo stage here, as well as a Montauk Clam & Oyster bar on Fridays from 5-8 p.m. and weekends from 3-8 p.m. Aloha!




Garment District 260 West 40th Street New York, NY 10018 646-233-2173

While this Spanish restaurant isn’t new to the city, its latest location just opened in late April. Its rustic modern charm is a breath of fresh air in the Garment District, where it can be hard to find a good meal. Classic tapas and paella are made for sharing, giving you greater opportunity to try more of the menu. Pair their dishes with sangria and end the night with some churros and you’re golden!



Southampton 40 Bowden Square Southampton, NY 11968 631-377-3500 Farm-to-table Mexican cuisine is the star of the show at this rustic restaurant in the Hamptons. Open year-round, you can find classic Mexican dishes here, like carneasada, tacos, adobo chicken, and even deconstructed enchiladas. Best of all, the bar here features over 100 different types of tequila and has bottomless brunch on the weekends, perfect for summertime in the Hamptons.




Financial District 15 Cliff Street New York, NY 10038 212-602-9991



East Village 60 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10003 212-432-1600 Chef Michael White merges thick crust and Midwestern-style pizza with Italian classics at this East Village pizzeria. While the pizzas are thicker than your typical New York slice, that doesn’t mean you should skip out on trying one—we recommend the creamy Tartufata. Don’t miss out on trying their appetizers, as some of those dishes were our favorites. Not to mention their gelato. They offer only one flavor: vanilla (or as they call it, fior di latte), and have numerous toppings to choose from. It’s creamy and light—everything dessert should be!

Sugar Momma may be small enough to serve as a studio apartment in New York City, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in ambiance. Neon lights cast a pink glow to the restaurant, while movies project against the back wall. Floral arrangements at each table add to the Instagram-pretty vibe here. Australian-inspired dishes comprise the menu, with insanely delicious options like Roasted Veggies and Grass-Fed Wagyu Rib Eye as entrees, and smaller, shareable options like Burrata and Edamame & Avocado Dip. Cocktails (aka “The Good Stuff”) also add to a fun evening. We recommend trying Momma’s Martini—it’ll light your fire.


C H O W B E L L A Spotlight


A GOOD NAME By Amanda Mactas

Jon Bon Jovi might be known as a rock god, but he can now add winemaker to his many accolades. Along with his son, Jesse Bongiovi, and French winemaker Gérard Bertrand, Bon Jovi has launched a new rosé that already has people singing its praises. Diving into Hampton Water was born from the family’s time spent out in the Hamptons, drinking rosé. After Jesse came to his dad with the idea, they spent time tasting rosés around the globe and eventually settled on the South of France, where they met Gérard Bertrand and dove headfirst into creating the next great rosé. We caught up with Jesse and Gérard to learn more about this rockin’ rosé.

Did you ever imagine that you’d be in the wine business? Bongiovi: When we first started this project, my father and I knew almost nothing about the wine business. We were fans, and we definitely drank a lot of rosé, but we weren’t familiar with the business side of the industry. Once I came up with the name, I



spent months meeting with people who could educate me in wine, business, entrepreneurialism… you name it. I did everything I could to ensure Hampton Water launched in the best possible way, and I’m so excited by all of the positive feedback we’ve received from both consumers and those involved in the industry. Now that I’m involved in the wine business, I know this is something I’ll be a part of as long as I can.

How would you describe Hampton Water? Bertrand: It was created to celebrate the pleasures of summer—sea, sun, sport, and the company of friends. Pleasure was always in mind when we created this blend—the succulent flavors of fresh fruit balanced with zing. It’s a wine with enough complexity to be enjoyed at the table, but also as an easygoing one, perfect for poolside quaffing. Fortunately, in the south of France, we have the perfect conditions and local grape varieties— Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, and Syrah—to achieve this.

What was the most important element you wanted to incorporate into your wine? Bongiovi: We wanted Hampton Water to evoke a sense of place, not necessarily geographically, but emotionally. When you’re drinking Hampton Water with the people you love, you’re creating memories,

and we hope to share that feeling and emotion with everyone who picks up a bottle.

What was it like working with the Bongiovis? Bertrand: Truly great. There was an instant rapport between us from our first introduction last year in the Hamptons. Jon, and now Jesse, are true creators, and they live life in a genuine manner, much like I try to do. We spoke about many things—our concerns for the well-being of the planet, the need to live in harmony, and the importance of family and good friends. And, of course, we talked about wine; they love it almost as much as I do. And I was surprised how knowledgeable they both were about it. Jon Bon Jovi’s a rock star, after all!

What drew you to Gerard’s wines? Bongiovi: We tried many different wines from all over the world to make sure we got the taste right. Deep down, we knew we wanted it to be French, but we had to do our research. Once we tasted Gerard’s wine and later met with him, we knew he was the perfect person to help make our vision a reality. We knew Gerard could make a great blend, but we weren’t just interested in white-labeling something. We wanted a true partnership, and that is what we found.

IT’S BEEN AMAZING GETTING THE CHANCE TO WORK ALONGSIDE MY DAD FOR THE FIRST TIME.” Why do you think people are so drawn to drinking rosé in the summer months? Bertrand: I’ll tell you that people these days drink rosé all year round, not just in the summer. But rosé is a perfect reflection of the season. Summer is the time when everything is in bloom, when light and color come together. Rosé expresses both of those things—lightness and color. Ideally, rosé also expresses the flavors of summer…all those fresh fruits people are enjoying: fresh berries, cherries, peaches, and cool melons. It all comes together in a rosé [as] a harmony of summer experiences.

GOOD MEDICINE Gerard says: A rosé like this is so flexible—pair it with salty snacks by the pool [or] grilled shrimp and scallop kebabs laced with summer-ripe tomatoes. Jesse says: Hampton Water goes great with everything, but for me personally, it’s best served with good friends, good music, and a good time.

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an Duke first came out to the Hamptons several years ago to open Southampton Social Club. He stayed because he fell in love with the natural beauty and the drastically different pace from hectic New York City. Duke enjoys recharging his batteries while strolling through the Southampton village or visiting the awardwinning Coopers Beach. Duke lives in East Quogue with his fiancée and dogs and has been involved in the restaurant industry since the age of 12. He is currently a partner in six restaurants, one of them being Southampton’s Mexican restaurant Union Cantina, which offers innovative takes on classical dishes such as the signature Deconstructed Enchilada. When he is not busy managing his restaurants he likes to ride his motorcycle, eat a good steak, and spend time with family and friends. BELLA had the opportunity to ask Duke about life as a restaurateur, including both his successes and his stresses. When and how did you first realize that you wanted to work in the restaurant industry? I started quite humbly as a dishwasher around the age of 12 or 13. Since then, I have worked in nearly every position in the restaurant business and am a partner in six restaurants now: Prohibition, a live music bar, restaurant, and lounge on the Upper West Side; 3 Lucky’s Famous Burgers, located in Hell’s Kitchen, the East Village, and Chelsea; Southampton Social Club; and most recently, Union Cantina, also in Southampton. I grew up with a dad in the business so I was pretty sure what I wanted to do from a very young age. My mom thinks the combination of my dad in the industry and the game of Monopoly is what drove me into it!



What is a typical day like for you? And what do you enjoy doing on a day off? There’s really no such thing as a typical day in the restaurant business. That’s one of the best and worst things about it. You never know what will happen—and I say that on both the good and bad side. Fortunately, most days fall into the good category! We work in a business that has an immense number of variables, which means there will be many potential things that can happen.   On a day off, I like to head to a little beach down the road from where I live in East Quogue where my fiancé and I walk our dogs. Maybe go for brunch at The Hampton Maid, which is a nice little inn with a windmill-shaped main building and great food. Or, I’ll take a ride on my motorcycle along the old highway.   What is the biggest change you have seen in the Hamptons social scene compared to 10 or 15 years ago? In the last five years, there certainly have been many changes. With the explosion of growth in Montauk and the near removal of nightlife in Hampton Bays, there are a lot of differences. Regarding Southampton specifically,

I think we’ve improved rather drastically. We really do have a great social scene in Southampton now with many different cuisines and a much improved nightlife scene. What are your favorite things to do in the Hamptons yearround? I love what I do, so I certainly do work all year-round. With off time, I like to run, ride my motorcycle, and enjoy dining with friends. How would you describe your personal style?  I am a “wanna-be” British rocker.   Who is your style icon? Where do you find your style inspiration? I don’t really have one in terms of an icon. I like to think that I dress with a British MOD influence along with a little bit of a classic edge.    What song, meditation, or mantra can you listen to on repeat? I’m a big “silver lining” guy; things never get me down. As such, the music I like falls into those categories: Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, and Billy Joel…music that inspires hope, family, and good friendships.

Name Your Favorite... OUTFIT? It’s a toss-up between my favorite Paul Smith suit and wing-tip boots, or ripped jeans, a T-shirt, and my motorcycle jacket. MOVIE? That is really tough—[there are] so many different genres. Here’s two: “Usual Suspects” and “Cool Hand Luke.”   TV SHOW? Currently, “Designated Survivor.”    BOOK? Lee Child, who writes the “Jack Reacher” novels, is probably my favorite author. However I have been recently reading a guy named Vince Flynn—he writes about a guy named “Mitch Rapp.” Solid.


Mind Body Sun, Surf, Sweat:

Get Fit Alfresco By Kristen Fischer

FINALLY—THE SUMMER IS HERE! Looking to take your workouts out into the much-needed warmth? Try these outdoor fitness classes to enjoy fitness and fresh air!



NYC / LONG ISLAND Yoga on The Deck: Classes feature yoga on the sundeck of the New York Health & Racquet Club (23rd Street) each Thursday at 7 a.m. through September 13. Free with membership; $50 for a day pass. Summer In The Square: The New York Health & Racquet Club offers dance, high-impact cardio interval training, and sunset yoga classes in Union Square Thursdays through August 9 at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively. Free. Join the Pack: A variety of classes are offered in Long Island City and Central Park mornings several days of the week. Check website for pricing.

leverages the sand for an intense, beachfront workout on Main Beach in East Hampton Tuesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m. Check website for pricing.

Healthy on the Hudson: Free fitness series boasts Wednesday and Thursday evening classes through September 13. Sign up—space is limited. Take a Fit Tour: Take a tour of the city and combine sightseeing with a little sweat. Fit Tours NYC offers tours in Central Park focusing on walking, yoga, and more. $39.


Beat the Bridge: Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camps offers a variety of classes, including one that meets at Printing House Square at the start of the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian path Saturdays at 8 a.m. through fall. $15.

Yoga by the Bay: Yoga at the Keyport Gazebo runs until the end of August. Classes are at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8 a.m. on Sundays; $50 for entire summer through town’s recreation committee. The same teacher runs classes in at the Keansburg Waterfront Public Library beach on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m; $10.

Monmouth Beach Yoga: Beach yoga meets Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 a.m. at the Monmouth Beach Cultural Center on the corner of Seacrest Road and Ocean Avenue. $10.

Waterfront Yoga: Bring a mat to Hiering Avenue oceanfront platform in Seaside Heights every day at 7:45 a.m. Classes are also offered on the 2nd Ave. beach in Seaside Park on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Tuesdays at 8 a.m; and along the Barnegat Bay at the Lavallette Gazebo Mondays and Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Saturday morning at 10 a.m. $10. Island Beach State Park will feature free classes Thursdays in August at 8 a.m.

Sweat on the Beach: Jimmy Minardi NJ Beachfront Yoga: Beachfront yoga classes on the JFK Boulevard Beach in Sea Isle City run through September 30. They take place Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7:30 a.m. $10.

Yoga in the Park: This yoga class runs through September 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunken Meadow Picnic Area, just east of the Randall’s Island Connector in Manhattan. Free.



The Active BELLA’s

Good Stuff Guide

By Gina LaGuardia

As we head into the heart of summer, it’s time for all your hard work and effort in the gym to shine. This roundup of good-for-you “good stuff” will help you accentuate your strengths. Show it off, BELLAs!

In Case You Forget… We all have our down-in-the-dumps days when our energy is zapped and motivation is MIA. But now we can take steps to stop the nonsense thanks to the Badass Sock Pack from Betty Designs. With two pairs of mix and match statement socks in “Fierce,” “Rad,” “Epic,” and—of course—“Badass,” you’ll be kickin’ that fatigue in no time. Pull ‘em up, and go! $39.99,

Sustainable Style Do away with those workout tights that fall down at the very f irst burpee or squat jump. Flaunt some functional—and sustainable— style instead in Graced By Grit’s Reel ‘Em tights (available in capri and leggings) made from recycled f ishing net! So soft, so flattering, and so good! $88,



Tech for Your Tootsies Just because you’re hard on your feet doesn’t mean they have to suffer. Thanks to the sports-science research used by CURREX, you can rock some cutting-edge insoles that enhance your comfort and performance. From running to work shoes, even soccer insoles, CURREX promises top-notch heel support and shock absorption; a triple layer you’ll love of microfiber, Freeflex Memory Foam, and natural rubber; a dynamic mid-sole bridge made from nylon composite to aid the arch of your foot; and extraordinary cushioning thanks to PORON®, a global leader in performance cushioning. $49.95,

What, You Don’t Name Your Foam Roller?! Don’t hate—we couldn’t help it! RumbleRoller Beastie Balls are so cute, we had to give ours a name. “Mr. Bumpster” has been a lifesaver on active recovery days when we’ve needed a portable boost of kneading and stretching. Its high profile bumps helpfully (and adorably) isolate the source of tension, release tightness, and provide much-needed relief. And the optional base isn’t just to keep him steady—it also serves to elevate the Beastie for deeper penetration. $24.95, RumbleRoller

There’s a Collagen Craze for a Reason If you’ve seen one protein powder, you’ve seen them all, right? Not necessary, say fans of BUBS Naturals Collagen Protein. The collagen peptides contained therein use science to fight nature, which means that the proteins and amino acids get to work—big time! The result: Improved joint and gut health, speedier recovery, and strengthened hair, skin, and nails. And because BUBS Collagen Protein is flavorless, it can be added easily to any liquid—hot and cold beverages and smoothies alike. Bonus points: It’s Keto- and Paleo-diet friendly. $43 for 20-ounce container,

Protein-Packed Water? Sign Us Up! We’re loving—and guzzling—Fizzique sparkling protein water. With 20 grams of protein and only 80 calories, Fizzique is a perfect anytime drink to slay that mid-day slump, satisfy hunger needs in between meals, or rehydrate, revive, and restore your body after a workout. And it comes in two yummy flavors, Strawberry Watermelon and Tropical Limon. $35.97/12-pack,

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Feel the Burn this Summer

(Calories, That Is) By Dawn Allcot

It’s summer and you want to indulge a little. Whether it’s sangria on the beach or barbecued ribs in your backyard, we all have our go-to treats. Fortunately, summer also brings plenty of fun opportunities to burn those calories. Use our handy chart before you head out to your next summer gathering and find out how much extra gym time (or other activities!) you’ll need to burn off that extra ear of corn or poolside piña colada.




1 Homemade Grilled Bacon Cheeseburger vs. 1 hour of Swimming

1/2 cup Potato Salad vs. (45 min. singles) Frisbee

400 Cal. Intake < 418 Cal. Burned

180 Cal. Intake < 188 Cal. Burned



2, Barbecue Ribs vs. (45 min. singles) Tennis

4 oz. Grilled & Marinated Skirt Steak vs. (30 min.) Touch Football

300 Cal. Intake < 310 Cal. Burned

278 Cal. Intake < 297 Cal. Burned



1, Lobster Roll vs. (30 min.) Hot Yoga

1, S’mores vs. (30 min.) Kickboxing

450 Cal. Intake < 477 Cal. Burned

345 Cal. Intake < 387 Cal. Burned




1 Corn on the Cob vs. (10 min.) Burpees

1 small Mr. Softee Ice Cream Cone vs. (40 min., 3.75 mph) Walking

134 Cal. Intake* < 105 Cal. Burned

170 Cal. Intakes < 191 Cal. Burned

*Skip the butter to save 34 Cal.



Brooklyn Brewery Summer Ale vs. (1 hour) Weightlifting

8 oz. Sangria vs. (30 min., 10 mph) Bike Riding

170 Cal. Intake < 210 Cal. Burned

170 Cal. Intake < 195 Cal. Burned

Average food calories based on data from, SparkRecipes, and manufacturer websites. Calories burned are calculated for a 150-lb. person, moving at a moderate intensity, based on data from and

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Headaches are one of the most common forms of chronic pain, second only to back pain. Anyone who’s suffered the pain of a headache—especially a migraine—knows how difficult it can be to drive, work, and even carry on a conversation while experiencing a headache. Next time that you get a headache, don’t just crawl into bed and wait for it to go away. Try the following ways to find quick relief instead.

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER Dehydration can lead to a headache. Drink a tall glass of water as soon as your head starts to hurt, and try to continue drinking small sips throughout the day. You may gradually feel the pain start to ease. Men should drink at least 13 cups (3 liters) of water a day; women are advised to down at least 9 cups (2.2 liters) of water a day. You should drink more if you exercise frequently, or live in a hot or humid environment. Another way to calculate your daily water intake is by weight—every day, you should try to drink between 0.5 and 1 ounce of water for every pound that you weigh.

Don’t drink water that’s too cold if you already have a headache. Extremely cold or iced water can trigger migraines in some people, especially if they’re already prone to migraine headaches.

FIND A QUIET, DARK PLACE TO TAKE A BREAK If you can, try to lie down and relax for at least 30 minutes. Shut the blinds, turn off the lights, and focus on your breathing. This sensory reduction can help you relax and heal. Request absolute peace and quiet. If you’re forced to rest around other people, explain that you have a headache and ask that they please try to be quiet and leave you undisturbed. Pre-emptively asking for cooperation can help you avoid an ugly interruption later. If you’d like, get some sleep or take a short nap.



Try This Exercise: Progressive Muscle Relaxation

COOL DOWN Placing something soft and cool over your forehead and eyes can help the blood vessels constrict, which will reduce inflammation and may ease your headache pain. This works particularly well if the problem is concentrated in your temples or sinuses. Wet a washcloth with cool water, and lay it over your forehead. Refresh it with more cold water as soon as it starts to feel uncomfortably warm.

MASSAGE YOUR FACE AND SCALP Particularly if you suffer from tension headaches, massage can help improve circulation and relieve tension, which will help relieve the pain of your headache. Tension headaches can be caused by a variety of things, from poor posture to jaw clenching to strained muscles. Anxiety and depression may also trigger tension headaches.

• Lie down in a comfortable position. • Close your eyes and breathe deeply. • Beginning at your forehead, tense all the muscles in a specific group for five seconds. • Relax the muscles and focus on the feeling of release that you experience in your muscles. • Move to the next group of muscles.

Muscle groups to tense and relax: Forehead, eyes and nose, lips-cheeks-jaw, hands, arms, shoulders, back, stomach, hips and buttocks, thighs, feet and toes.

If you experience headaches or migraines and nothing seems to help, University Pain Medicine Center is here for you. Dr. Demesmin and his team specialize in diagnosing and treating all acute, chronic, and complex pain conditions, including headaches and migraines.

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MIND+BODY How She Can Help You Heal? Dr. Roche has been practicing at Staten Island University Hospital for just under a year now and enjoys her work there. She explains that the “community feel” is a nice change from the hustle and bustle of the greater metropolitan area. Although Dr. Roche primarily deals with head and neck cancer cases, she can treat all ailments involving the ear, nose, and throat for patients of every age. These disorders can be in the oral cavity, anywhere on the skin surrounding the head and neck, and thyroid cancer, as well as general issues, such as ear or sinus infections.

By Kelly Rose Bellucci

Dr. Ansley Morgan Roche recently joined the Ear, Nose, and Throat unit at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH). The young doctor, a fantastic addition to the Department of Otolaryngology, provides top-notch service to each and every one of her patients. As a high school student, Dr. Roche found herself particularly interested in her AP biology class. Not only were her grades exceptional, she was also inspired by her teacher’s passion for the subject. It was during this time Dr. Roche decided to pursue a career within the medical field, and began her studies in neuroscience and behavior at Columbia University in Manhattan. She also spent time as a research coordinator, conducting child psychiatry and neuroscience research at Columbia’s Health Sciences campus. After earning her bachelor of arts degree, Dr. Roche moved on to complete medical school at Tulane University, followed by a five-year otolaryngology (ENT) residency program at Emory University School of Medicine. Once she became a board certified otolaryngologist (one who specializes in the treatment of patients with ear, neck, and throat diseases and disorders), Dr. Roche completed additional training in specialized head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgery during a fellowship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.



In addition, Dr. Roche is trained in transoral robotic surgery. Before this type of surgery was introduced to the world of medicine, the process of removing a tumor from the mouth or throat was extremely complicated and involved a long hospital stay after surgery. In most cases the mandible had to be split as well. These robots now allow doctors like Dr. Roche to navigate and access the tough corners of the mouth and throat with ease, possibly reducing the amount of chemotherapy and radiation a patient may receive, which may decrease the risk for developing future cancers.

Visit Dr. Roche in one of SIUH’s newly expanded offices at 378 Seaview Avenue Staten Island, NY 10305

Photo by Steve White


Her kindness and expertise continues to keep patients both happy and healthy. In fact, Dr. Roche recently performed a life-changing surgery on a gentleman with cancer involving the mandible. The procedure was completed using a two-team approach due to the high volume of work it required. Not only would it have been a long and tiring task for one person to complete in a single day, but working with a team has been proven to yield the best results. Dr. Roche successfully removed the cancer, while a plastic surgeon performed a jawbone reconstruction surgery using a bone from the patient’s leg.

Dr. Shain Cuber

Options for Non-Surgical

Vaginal Rejuvenation By Dr. Shain Cuber

They say too much technology isn’t a good thing. In the case of non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation, this is certainly not true. Additionally, the stigma associated with plastic surgery no longer exists, which has truly expanded the market for all types of non-invasive enhancement procedures.

Up until recent years, there haven’t been many offerings to help with issues of an intimate nature. Both vaginal childbirth and aging can surely take a physical toll on your intimate area. Hormonal changes due to aging and menopause can interfere with a satisfying sex life. Even laughing or coughing can cause some women to spring a leak, so to speak. Although some women opt solely for cosmetic enhancement, there are several other benefits of vaginal rejuvenation, including increased sexual pleasure and desire, reduction of mild to moderate urinary incontinence due to aging and post-childbirth, as well as menopausal symptoms like dryness and discomfort. Laser therapy using a Fractional CO2 Laser releases a controlled amount of energy and heat to the targeted area. This stimulates the body to heal itself and produce new, more functional cells. Cells begin to produce more collagen, the substance that makes our tissues firm and elastic. In addition, lasers increase circulation to the area, allowing for healthier cells. The result is more youthful tissues, which have better integrity. This can decrease dryness and atrophy, increase sexual pleasure, and even reduce unpleasant symptoms such as incontinence. ThermiVa® is a radiofrequency device that helps to tighten both internal and external vaginal tissue, resulting in a more comfortable and satisfying intimate experience. The vaginal tissue is heated to specific temperatures, resulting in improved nerve supply, increased

blood flow, and an increase in collagen production. Additionally, patients have reported an increase in moisture and sensation and a decrease in urinary leakage. Both of these procedures are quick (approximately 30 minutes), comfortable, non-surgical, and non-invasive. They also do not require anesthesia and there is no downtime. With non-invasive treatment options like these, there is no better time to start living your best life.

Dr. Shain Cuber is the medical director of the newly opened V Spa, a spa dedicated to vaginal rejuvenation on Long Island’s Gold Coast.



A Conversation with the Director of CELLIENCE™ a Boutique Regenerative and Stem Cell Medicine Practice


hen it comes to pain and injury treatment in healthcare, most people want less crowded offices, more one-on-one time with the doctor, and strong follow-up communication. We met with a physician who has launched an innovative practice delivering just that in a boutique Manhattan setting, while offering patients the very same cutting-edge procedures being used today to treat professional athletes. For more than 20 years, Dr. Glenn Babus has been providing care for patients with pain and injury. His Manhattan-based regenerative medicine practice, CELLIENCE™ provides groundbreaking treatments using the science of stem cells. Dr. Babus is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine.

What can patients expect when they visit Cellience™?

Dr. Glenn Babus, Director, CELLIENCE™ Regenerative Medicine

We see patients that have tried medications, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and other conservative treatments for pain and injury with limited effectiveness. Many of our patients are active people who participate in multiple activities, including hiking, spinning, tennis, golf, boxing, CrossFit, and yoga. They are looking for an alternative to surgery. Our goal is to provide them a serene environment with a targeted treatment plan with close followup and guidance.

How exactly does stem cell therapy work?

CELLIENCE™ Regenerative Medicine is located at 133 East 58th Street For more information: 855-RXCELLIENCE



Healthy cells are extracted from the patient and then processed in a sterile lab. Stem cells (mesenchymal stem cells or MSCs) are amazingly gifted natural healers! They are the precursors to all cells and have the potential to develop into any type of cell, including bone, cartilage, fat, and stromal cells, all of which support blood formation, or cell development, which is key to triggering the body’s natural healing power.

They also release a multitude of growth factors that encourage the repair of damaged tissue and decrease inflammation in joints, discs, ligaments, and tendons. MSCs for stem cell therapy are found within the patient’s own body.

Tell us more about yourself and your experience. I completed my anesthesiology residency and pain management fellowship at the world-renowned Houston Medical Center. I was an athlete, and pain management became very personal to me. My sport was triathlons when I was younger, and I’ve probably swam, run, and biked 100,000 miles, gaining a deep understanding of how important my patients’ joints are to them. Today I play tennis and do CrossFit. I’ve used these injectable techniques for a long time, but the wonder of cell-based substances has made pain treatment so much more elegant. When you compare where we were 20 years ago to where we are today, it’s amazing.


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Self-Help Heroine

Marie Forleo Talks Fear, Self-Doubt, and Problem Solving By Chad Schubert



hen success master Richard Branson hosts you on his private island in the Caribbean to coach emerging entrepreneurs, there’s something big to be said for the business leader you’ve become. As a self-made woman who has built a multi-million dollar personal development brand, Marie Forleo—life coach, bestselling author, and host of “Marie TV”—has faced just about every fear, funk, and “who am I to do this?” doubt imageable. And while Forleo is dedicated to helping you become the person you most want to be, I wanted to know how she—a self-proclaimed “unshakeable optimist”— continues to become the person she most wants to be.

Photos by Eric Michael Pearson

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Dodging Doubt “I still hear those ‘fear voices’ all the time,” Forleo admits on an afternoon phone call from her home in sunny Venice, California. She is referring to the voices that whisper “you’re not any good at this. You’re just fakin’ it, Marie.” Sure Oprah Winfrey pegged her a “thought leader for the next generation” on national television, but the sharp-witted New Jersey native—who has been featured on the “Inc. 500” list of America’s greatest and most inspiring entrepreneurs—assures me that no matter the height of her success, thoughts of fear and doubt “never go away.” “There’s kind of a pervasive myth that once you achieve a certain amount of success, you’re not going to have any more fear or selfdoubt,” says Forleo. That is not the case, she attests. “I still have tons of self-doubt and I still get afraid, but I’ve trained myself to understand that that voice is just W-KRAP, as I like to call it. It’s crap-FM that plays 24/7 if you listen to it.” Instead, she tells herself, “I’m going to do it anyway.” She recognizes it, faces it, and pushes past it.

Fix or Fall “Whenever I find myself in one of those death spirals, whether it’s an internal creative struggle or an external mini-crisis, the first thought I go to is: ‘Everything is figureoutable,’” Forleo explains. “It calms my nervous system.” As a motto picked up from her mother in childhood (and the inspiration behind her forthcoming book), Forleo says this simple shift in self-talk—going from a negative to a positive—drives her thinking to immediately brainstorm possible solutions, rather than getting stuck in the muck of the problem. “If you keep telling yourself that ‘everything is screwed,’ then you’re going to keep going in that direction,” she points out. “This anchor phase helps me to calm down and think, ‘Okay, we can figure this out.’ It rallies me to come up with solutions.” After years of applying this motto to her own life, Forleo seems to have become somewhat of a solution whisper. In fact, it’s become her primary purpose to

help people around the world tackle everyday problems on the journey to creating a business and life they love. Her award-winning webTV show, “Marie TV,” which has an impressive 38 million hits from viewers in 195 countries, brings home easy-to-apply solutions on topics like “How to Build Your Brand,” “How to Make the Right Decision When Your Gut and Logic Don’t Agree,” and “What is the Meaning of Life (3 Keys to Lasting Fulfillment).” To help folks even further, “Marie TV” episodes often feature interviews with famed wisdomkeepers like “Eat, Pray, Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert, Arianna Huffington, and Brené Brown to get their take on deeper topics like transforming grief, why you shouldn’t strive to be fearless, and how sleep could radically improve every part of your life.

Doing It All (Yay or Nay?) With so much on her plate— jetting between LA and NY to film a weekly show, managing a full staff, writing a book, working out, eating well, all while tending to married life (and dog parenting) with “Ray Donovan” actor Josh Pais—Forleo says her most effective way to avoid burnout is by applying one simple rule: “If it’s not a ‘hell yes,’ it’s a ‘hell no,’” she quips. “It doesn’t get exhausting for me unless I’ve said ‘yes’ to things that aren’t a true yes. So, even when something is tiring or tough, like writing this book, if it’s something I really want to do, I’ll stay up late and I’ll grind it out because it’s important and I want it.” Now as Forleo comes to a close on another big business push—the ninth year of running her highly acclaimed B-School for entrepreneurs—she is going to say ‘hell yes’ to just one thing: “Walks on the beach with my dog and my man,” she says, laughing. In fact, after every big push that requires copious amounts of her time, attention, and energy, Forleo says she always prioritizes time for things that rejuvenate her spirit, like yoga, dance and meditation. “This is how I stay a high performer.” This is work-life balance.

Create a Business and Life You Love

“Next year you could be at a whole new level!” says a graduate of Marie Forleo’s B-School, an eight-week online course providing real people with the guidance and tools they need to build the business of their dreams.

Forbes describes Forleo as having

“Oprah Status.”

Insights That Inspire Marie Forleo chats with HuffPost founder Arianna Huffington for an episode of “Marie TV,” an online platform that shares real life and business hacks that actually move you forward.



Beauty OF SERVICE By Daniel G. Hall Photos by Casey Smith


hough the United States Marine Corps is nearly 250 years old, women have only been part of this branch of the Armed Forces for the last 100 years. It wasn’t until 1918 that a woman named Opha May Johnson made history as the first female to enlist in the Marine Corps Reserve. To mark the centennial anniversary of women in the Marine Corps, it’s fitting to look back at the history of the women and men who defend and define our democracy.

A LOOK BACK First, a little background: The Marine Corps was established on November 10, 1775 by Captain Samuel Nicholas in Philadelphia. The goal? To augment naval forces in the Revolutionary War and serve as a landing force and shipboard security for the recently organized navy fleet. Though the Marine Corps began with just two battalions, it has since grown to more than 300,000 men and women—the world’s ultimate warriors. Marine Corps women have continued to break down barriers. In 2003, Captain Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour became America’s first African-American female combat pilot. And in 2009, female engagement teams in Afghanistan worked on the front lines for the first time in history. Still, women only make up 8 percent of the entire Marine Corps. But the Corps has committed to increasing that number to 10 percent by the end of 2019. It’s an aggressive goal, but one worth working toward. After all, there are hundreds of professional opportunities in the Marine Corps, where new recruits are enjoying the increased integration of men and women.



FOUR DAYS IN THE MARINES This past March, I was honored to participate in the Educator Workshop at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina. Basically, it was three months’ worth of Marine Corps training and information packed into four days. It’s an amazing program that offers great insight into what it takes to become a Marine, and firsthand experience of where Marines are made. It was thrilling to watch our drill instructor, Gunnery Sergeant Ramos, lead her new recruits—our group— for four days. She is a true inspiration, a role model of striving for success. She showed us how, over the course of 12 weeks, recruits undergo a transformation through relentless training of the mind, body, and spirit. The Marines push individuals to reach their potential through knowledge, discipline, and the desire to achieve more. Recruits learn to depend on themselves as well as each other, building amazing bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood as they work together as a team. They learn to overcome whatever challenges they encounter, and are ultimately transformed into better citizens. In addition to this hands-on, life-changing experience, those who enlist in the Armed Forces can take advantage of a free college education. It’s a win-win, once-in-alifetime opportunity. In the end, President Ronald Reagan said it best: “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.”


Community Support for


LONG ISLAND Bringing Childhood Back to Kids with Cancer Photos by Stephanie Faust Photo


hanks to the generosity of individuals, the community, and business organizations, Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island can bring childhood back to children with cancer and their siblings, free of charge. This past April and May, the community came out in force to raise over $1 million to benefit Sunrise Day Camp and its year-round programs. The city of Glen Cove, NY provided the backdrop for the first two events. Glen Cove is in the midst of an exciting revitalization driven in part by the arts and an influx of young, creative people. This renaissance is also being fueled by RXR Realty’s dynamic Garvies Point waterfront development, which will include over 1,100 residential units, and 28+ acres of open spaces for public use, marinas, bike paths, hiking trails, an amphitheater, and a ferry terminal with commuter service to New York City.

Jill Podell, Harold and Michelle Morgenstern, Michelle and Evan Cagner, Bonni Gould and David Miller

First City Project VIP Party

The kickoff event—an exclusive VIP party at the privately owned First City Project (aka Graffiti Mansion)—was held in Glen Cove on April 12th, made possible by Joe LaPadula. Co-chaired by Lainie and Michael Contillo and Vicki and David Miller, attendees included renowned artists and local luminaries. Fashion blogger Katie Sands (@Honestlykate) arrived at the event dressed by the Americana Manhasset’s personal shoppers in clothing from Alice and Olivia. Presenting sponsor London Jewelers, a long-time supporter of Sunrise Day Camp, provided her glamorous jewelry. Courtenay and Daniel Hall

“We have been involved with Sunrise Day Camp since its inception,” explains RXR Realty CEO Scott Rechler. “My daughter was a counselor at Sunrise when she was in high school, and I have personally seen the profound impact Sunrise has had on campers and their families. I was especially thrilled to be a sponsor of the kickoff event, because it was being held in Glen Cove.”  Connie Morales and daughter Lillianah Cortez, Sunrise camper Photo by Stephanie Faust/Getty Images



In addition to London Jewelers, other underwriters of the event included AmericanaManhasset, Donna & Stewart Senter, The Bristal Assisted Living Communities, RXR Realty, and What Goes Around Comes Around. The eclectic exhibition and auction also included the work of artists such as Retna, Kenny Shcarf, Keith Harring, Jeremy Penn, Jenna Krypell, Allison Eden, Scooter La Forge, Ben Copperwheat, Chris Riggs, Robert Mars, Dain, Larry Silver, Josh Hadar, Sr. Lasso, Jared Schwalb, producer BDB, Michael Vigliotti, Elizabeth Jordan, Jack Laroux, Wolfeye’s, PJ Linden, Shai Phan, and Hulbert Waldroup. The walls, floors, and ceilings of First City Project, located in the 9,000-square-foot historic Coles House (circa 1810), are covered in awe-inspiring artwork, which is a collaboration of more than 200 artists, including John Crash Matos, Whisbe, BD White, Sac Six, Boogie, and Bradley Theodore. This facility has only been open to the public twice before.

Set on 56 waterfront acres, Garvies Point is the North Shore’s most dynamic new community. Offering a lifestyle totally unique to Long Island, The Beacon comprises 167 picturesque one, two and three bedroom condominiums all within one hour of Manhattan. Priced from $650,000. · 516.208.2325 · 49 Herb Hill Road, Glen Cove, NY The complete terms are in an Offering Plan available from Sponsor. File No. CD17-0068. Artist Rendering.




DAY CAMP Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island is a proud member of the Sunrise Association, which offers day camps, year-round program, and in-hospital recreational activities to children struggling with cancer, free of charge. Since 2006, Sunrise Day CampLong Island has provided memorable summers for children ages 3½ –16. And because they are day camps, it allows children to continue their medical treatment and enjoy the comfort and safety of their own homes at night. The fun continues yearround with Sunrise Sundays and Fun-days, which feature activities and events when school is not in session.


On April 21st, The First City Project also hosted the second event in the series, ArtRise. This celebration of its one-year anniversary, attended by nearly 5,000 people, featured more than 35 vendors, including a pop-up shop from “What Goes Around Comes Around” with a collection of vintage designer apparel and accessories; Wildflower Long Island’s eclectic mix of clothing and accessories curated by mother-daughter team Lisa Weiss and Mackenzie Keyes; and such food trucks as Korilla BBQ, which was featured on the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race.”        The Art Advisory committee—Jill Carvajal, Allison Goldenstein, Natalie Good, Joe LaPadula, Marc Levine, Jessica Levy, Jeremy Penn, Ilene Sands, Alicia Scanlon, Sandy Themelis, Phil Reese, and Alison Wolfson— along with gallery partners, ACED Gallery, Good Luck Dry Cleaners, and Neumann Wolfson Art, curated this impressive collection.

Blogger Katie Sands, Sunrise Association Board Member David Miller, Artist Hulbert Waldroup, and his dog Honey Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for Sunrise Association

Sunrise Association Day Camps are affiliated with 31 renowned hospitals and medical centers around the world. For those children undergoing treatment in pediatric oncology units of participating hospitals, Sunrise on Wheels is an innovative program that provides hours of Sunrise-fun.

There are currently

eight Sunrise


Artists PJ Linden, Allison Eden, and Jack Laroux; Sunrise Board Member David Miller; Artist Josh Hadar Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for Sunrise Association

Day Camps: NEW YORK: Long Island • Pearl River Staten Island BALTIMORE: Horizon Day Camp ATLANTA: Aurora Day Camp ISRAEL: Beit Yehoshuah • Be’er Sheva Ramat Yochanan



Artists Jeremy Penn and Phil Reese

Ellen Antonucci, Honoree Steve Krieger, and Americana Manhasset Marketing Director Rebecca Hollander

12th Annual Friends of Sunrise Cocktail Party and Auction

The excitement and buzz created by these two events culminated with the soldout 12th Annual Friends of Sunrise Cocktail Party and Auction, held at Glen Head Country Club. The event honored Jan Renée Burman, Steve Krieger, and The Bristal Assisted Living Communities with the Community Partner Award; Max Miller with the Sunrise Youth Leadership Award; and recognized the Sunrise on Wheels in-hospital program.  Bonni Gould, Jill Podell, Gary Podell, Vicki Miller, and David Miller have chaired this annual event. Beginning in 2019, previous honorees Michele and Evan Cagner, along with Michelle and Harold Morgenstern, will be chairing this prestigious event.


Celebrity Relationship Advice (That’s Actually Really Good!) By Jarrod Thalheimer

“You’ve come to the right place…. Celebrities are the gold standard for relationship advice.”

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds

~Ryan Reynolds, Twitter Ryan’s “Deadpool”-esque sarcasm notwithstanding, the stars of music, TV, and film might know a thing or two about love and marriage after all. Don’t believe me? Check out these perfectly practical pearls of relationship wisdom.


JESSICA BIEL & JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE 6 years married “We have similar values; we believe in loyalty and honesty. If you find someone who shares the same values as you, it’s like, ‘Score!’” ~Jessica Biel, Marie Claire


BLAKE LIVELY & RYAN REYNOLDS 6 years married “[I treat him] like my girlfriend [and he treats me] like his best buddy.” ~Blake Lively, Vanity Fair


KRISTEN BELL & DAX SHEPARD 5 years married “Try hard. It’s uncomfortable, but worth it. Also, be vulnerable. No one does it right. So forgive. And then be vulnerable again.” ~Kristen Bell, Reddit


KELLY RIPA & MARK CONSUELOS 22 years married “[Have sex] as much as possible to keep the relationship going. I fundamentally believe that the more you do it, the more you do it. The less you do it, the less you do it.” ~Kelly Ripa, “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen”



Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake


MERYL STREEP & DON GUMMER 40 years married “You have to talk about all the issues that arise, even the smallest things. You have to listen to your partner’s problems, suggestions, and advice, and accept that you’re not always right. Conversation is the key to a successful marriage.” ~Meryl Streep, BuzzFeed


JAMIE LEE CURTIS & CHRISTOPHER GUEST 34 years married “Don’t get divorced. It’s a fascinating thing. I could write a book on marriage called ‘Don’t Leave.’” ~Jamie Lee Curtis, “The Today Show”


JON BON JOVI & DOROTHEA HURLEY 29 years married “It’s mutual respect. It starts with that, right? And knowing when to speak up or shut up.” ~Jon Bon Jovi, the Daily Mail


MARK HARMON & PAM DAWBER 31 years married “It’s not even a choice; it’s who we are. We stay home—a lot.” ~Mark Harmon, TV Insider


HUGH JACKMAN & DEBORRA-LEE FURNESS 22 years married “I wouldn’t be where I am today without my wife. I always make her a priority—no matter what the occasion may be.” ~Hugh Jackman, “The Jess Cagle Interview”


Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness

Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson

TOM HANKS & RITA WILSON 30 years married “We learned the secret of happiness with each other a long time ago, and that’s always telling the truth.” ~Tom Hanks, Sooo Many White Guys podcast


WILL SMITH & JADA PINKETT SMITH 21 years married “You can make a person smile. You can make a person feel good. You can make a person laugh. But, whether or not a person is happy is deeply and totally and utterly out of your control.” ~Will Smith, Twitter


Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith

Tracy Pollan & Michael J. Fox

TRACY POLLAN & MICHAEL J. FOX 30 years married “Keep a unified front around the kids. We’re very in sync with parenting.” ~Tracy Pollan & Michael J. Fox, “Daily Shot with Ali Wentworth”


MICHAEL CAINE & SHAKIRA BAKSH 45 years married “The secret to a successful marriage is separate bathrooms. Never share a bathroom with a woman—never, because you wind up with a little space just for your razor and your toothbrush; everything else is covered. You’ve got no chance at all.” ~Michael Caine, The Hollywood Reporter Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos

Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard




After a harsh winter and a spring that refused to behave, we’ve earned every second of fun in the sun this summer. And if your idea of fun—like ours—includes kicking back with a good book, then we’ve got some hot picks for you.

Creating Compelling Characters Catherine Ryan Hyde could have called it quits after publishing “Pay It Forward.” But then the wonderful characters she continues to create would never see the light of day. And Roseanna, the central character in Hyde’s newest novel, definitely deserves her day in the sun.

“Heaven Adjacent” By Catherine Ryan Hyde

This novel is about moving on from heartache and finding unexpected happiness.

Lake Union Publishing When her best friend and law partner passes away unexpectedly, Roseanna uproots herself from Manhattan and plants herself in a small house upstate. There, she finds two squatters—a young mother and her daughter—whom she allows to stay. As she starts her new life free of the material things she so valued in the city, Roseanna finds that there is more in life that can make her rich.



“[Roseanna] has the guts to question everything,” Hyde says. “Generally, we don’t. We set up these lives for ourselves, and then we feel we’ve made permanent choices—that we are stuck with what we’ve chosen. But are we really?”

“The Subway Girls” By Susie Orman Schnall

Miss Subways is a slice of real New York history that readers will enjoy.

St. Martin’s Press

Hyde has more than 30 books to her name, though it’s undeniable that “Pay It Forward” and the subsequent movement is her calling card. True to form, Hyde pays it forward with any credit she is due.

In 1949 New York City, Charlotte can’t help but get caught up in the Miss Subways competition and its promise of local fame for attractive young commuters. With her family’s business demands squashing her dreams of a career in advertising, Miss Subways is her only hope. But when her friend and fellow competitor Rose betrays her, Charlotte is faced with a difficult decision that will not only affect her, but everyone in her life.

“Pay It Forward has given us the opportunity to practice kindness and call it by the same name, which allows us to see how big it really is,” she says. “But I will be the first to admit I didn’t invent kindness. If the book inspired some people, I’m happy about that. But I can only inspire inspired people. Everybody brought their own kindness to the party.”

Cut to 70 years later, we meet New York ad exec Olivia, who is hoping to keep her job with a winning pitch for the NYC subways account. She hits a roadblock when her boss—with whom she happens to be in love, though those hopes are dashed—puts her up against an enemy colleague for the pitch. Eager to save face and her career, Olivia finds a personal connection to the old Miss Subways competition that could transform her future.

From Page to Screen We’re happy to see Hollywood producers embracing more diverse casts. And we’re downright thrilled that “Crazy Rich Asians,” due out in August, is one of the ways they’re doing it. We loved this book when it first came out, and we are eager to see director Jon M. Chu’s take on Kevin Kwan’s novel. The story focuses on Rachel Chu, a New Yorker who accepts longtime boyfriend Nick’s invitation to attend a wedding in his home country of Singapore. When she arrives, she learns that Nick left out some key information about his family, most notably, that they are insanely rich—and insanely elitist. When Rachel realizes she is not what Nick’s mother expects for her son’s future mate, she must decide if she is up for a battle with old money and even older expectations. The last time an English-language film featured a primarily Asian cast was in 1993 with “The Joy Luck Club,” Wayne Wang’s adaptation of Amy Tan’s acclaimed novel. Kwan’s book is the first of a trilogy. Here’s hoping we don’t have to wait that long again!

“The Captives” By Debra Jo Immergut

“How Hard Can It Be?” By Allison Pearson


St. Martin’s Press

Little, Brown and Company

Frank Lundquist, an inmate psychologist at a state prison, has seen his share of incarcerated patients. But when he recognizes his latest case, Miranda Greene, as none other than his high school crush jailed for a horrendous crime, he has a problem. Frank knows he should reassign Miranda, but the old feelings have resurfaced.

The author of “I Don’t Know How She Does It” introduced Kate Reddy to eager readers, and now the supermom is back for another installment. This time, Kate is facing 50, all while dealing with challenging teens, parents in declining health, and a husband in the midst of a full-on midlife crisis. It’s enough to make Kate run back to the hedge fund she started, where things were hectic but they made sense. But even though she is faced with other dilemmas, such as the return of an old lover, Kate is sure she’ll get by—won’t she?

Have some laughs with this newest collection from the author The Daily Beast calls “one of the funniest writers in America.” Here, Rich gets personal and reflects on his own experiences in Hollywood, as well as the absurd notion of fame (and infamy) in general. And we do mean absurd: One of the stories includes an emotional rant from none other than Paul Revere’s horse. Prepare yourself for a wild ride as Rich spans history from ancient times to the latest tweets and TMZ updates. If you like writing that is as smart as it is funny, this is the book for you.

As the desperate Miranda is plagued by memories of a long-ago tragedy and an unshakable yet questionable family legacy, Frank becomes her hope, her redemption—and quite possibly This book will her way out. make you reflect on society’s tendency toward risk and corruption.

The follow-up to Pearson’s bestselling “I Don’t Know How She Does It”

“Hits and Misses: Stories” By Simon Rich

“Good Luck with That” Kristan Higgans Berkley

Readers will enjoy Higgans’ wit and wisdom as she tackles universal issues of love and acceptance.

Best friends Emerson, Georgia, and Marley met years ago when they were teenagers at a weight loss camp. When a tragedy rips Emerson from the trio, she urges her friends to face their fears and inner demons. This means Marley must confront her survivor’s guilt over her twin sibling’s death, which threatens to cut her off completely from a chance at love. Meanwhile, Georgia must finally ditch the absurd standards of living set forth by her mother and brother and find her own way back to love. As they each take charge of their lives, Marley and Georgia realize that what Emerson really wanted them most to do was love and accept themselves.


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Hamptons 2018 SUPER GUIDE By Norah Bradford

New Yorkers return each summer to the East End playground on Long Island, known colloquially as “the Hamptons”—encompassing Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Sag Harbor, and Montauk on the Southern Fork at the east end of the island. Between Memorial Day in late May and Labor Day in early September, there is an annual influx of international visitors and New York players who come in search of social activity and relaxation on the beaches or at the cocktail parties of the season. Looking ahead to summer 2018, here are some of the essential people, places, and events to engage with, enjoy, and be seen.



THE DINING Photo by Barbara Lynn

Union Cantina is owned by Southampton Social Club’s Ian Duke and David Hilty, who have teamed up with Southampton Social Club’s award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf to create this innovative modern Mexican eatery. Chef Kampf, who has been featured on the legendary television show Iron Chefs of America, brings his dedication to the classic “farm-to-table” cooking style to the new Union Cantina. The new restaurant Claude’s at the Southampton Inn serves its famous breakfast daily from renowned Executive Chef James Carpenter, both indoors in the re-designed dining room and outside (weather permitting). At Claude’s, guests enjoy locally-sourced options with plenty of selections for vegetarian, Alpha Gal, and gluten-free diners—plus entertainment in the form of pianist Konstantin Soukhovestski every Thursday evening. Check out Carry Out Claude’s service for a picnic on the move. Zach Erdem has transformed 75 Main into the Hamptons summer dining staple and a year-round hotspot. Erdem reinvented the Southampton eatery, combining the classic style of the Hamptons with enticing elements of New York City nightlife. Celebrity guests seen dining there include Leonardo DiCaprio, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, 50 Cent, and Sarah Jessica Parker. This season, Southampton Social Club (SSC) returns to set the standard for a season of dining, drinks, and dancing. As the preeminent fine dining supper club in the Hamptons, SSC continues to set the standard for hospitality—from Executive Chef Scott Kampf’s cuisine and his dedication to the classic “farm-totable” cooking style to the summer 2018 cocktail program featuring many new refreshing libations. On a weekly basis, the entertainment will reach a crescendo with live music and DJs performing together creating an undeniably brilliant sound and summer vibe.


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THE HOT TICKETS Attend this year’s Hamptons Happening from the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation being held on the grounds of philanthropists Kenneth & Maria Fishel’s Bridgehampton estate. This year’s 14th annual event honors Chef Matt Lambert of the Musket Room and Ramy Brook Sharp of Ramy Brook. Michael Milken’s Prostate Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization that remains steadfast in its commitment to identify and quickly fund groundbreaking cancer research programs globally, will host its annual gala at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY on Saturday, August 25, 2018. The gala supports the 14th Annual Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament. The Ferrari-Maserati Private Charity Brunch and Luxury Showcase will be held at a private estate in Water Mill this July. RAND Luxury is proud to produce the event in association with Ferrari Maserati of Long Island. On display will be the latest models from Ferrari and Maserati, and the opportunity to experience a ride in these fine marques. Invited guests will enjoy fine cuisine, champagne, and spirits. The private event is by invitation only. For more information, please visit



THE ACTION Elements Fitness Studio’s flagship location in East Hampton offers highenergy signature classes including barre, dance cardio sculpt, HIIT fusion Classes, and SUP with their professional fitness and dance staff, led by founder Andrea Fornarola Hunsberger. Download the Elements Fitness Studio app and book classes online.

Hamptons Beach Bag Essentials Before you board your blade helicopter, Jitney, or a friend’s car, you are going to need some Hamptons essentials in your bag. Here are a few must-haves for summer 2018:

Listen to the new album from music industry newcomer Imani Scott. Her first album available on iTunes, “The Introduction,” was produced entirely by famous producer Isaac “Chill” Yowman, who produced Beyoncé’s “Beyoncé” album. Imaní’s funkadelic dialect, electrifying hairstyles, triumphant vocals, and sensational stage presence is positioning her as the next emerging star. Photo by Bobby J Photography

With the US Open golf tournament returning to Shinnecock Hills this summer, now seems the time to evaluate and brush up your golf game. Why not visit Hampton Hills Golf & Country Club? When you pick up a club at Hampton Hills, you’ll join the ranks of such celebrity golfers as Tommy Hilfiger, Rudy Giuliani, Russell Simmons, Kelsey Grammer, Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck, John Starks, FOX’s Bill Hemmer, and Nick Mangold of the New York Jets.

Altaneve Prosecco and Sparkling Rosé are all-natural, sustainable, and vegan with low sulfites and low sugar levels that guarantee no headache or hangover. Accolades for Altaneve include the Wall Street Journal, who in reviewing the exclusive Altaneve Z prosecco questioned, “Is this the best prosecco in the World?”

Protect your summer wardrobe from the ravages of spills and stains while socializing on the East End this summer. Madame Paulette, the couture dry-cleaning specialist, has introduced a Professional Stain Removal Kit, containing pre-prepared pouches to help clean up any particular stain. Get yours from

World-renowned celebrity hair stylist Angelo David, and hair-tool veteran Jacob Guttman introduce The Flex Brush—an all-purpose tool that detangles safely, massages the scalp, and promotes hair health and growth this summer off the beach.

Lastly, meet the master of making Mission: Possible—Betsy Cox of Blackbook New York, an expert concierge service that can make everything happen. Need a yacht? Call Blackbook. Want to secure a prime dinner reservation in that exclusive restaurant? Call Blackbook.




The Eight Must-Visit Beau Monde Locations to Travel to This Summer This summer, why not live the life of the jet set and visit glamorous locations and take in the sights and experiences of living la joie de vivre? Here are the eight must-visit locations for Summer 2018….

EUROPE'S “ Fantastic St. Tropez

Billionaires will make their way to their first stop, Côte d’Azur, for a 10-day jaunt in St. Tropez, where yachters explore the decadence of Europe. Port de St. Tropez has been named one of the top five most expensive places to dock a yacht in the world because the marina is comprised of only 30 yacht slips. (Indeed, tipping the port at least a thousand dollars a day is de rigueur.) First up is Le Club 55, frequented by celebrities such as Penelope Cruz and U2’s

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Bono. It has a nestled beachfront, and features a private pier. This makes it easy for yacht passengers to disembark and enjoy a world-renowned lunch. Once evening falls, head to Hotel Byblos, home of the hot nightclub Le Caves du Roy, frequented by millionaires, models, and royalty. Celebrities spotted here, including Mick Jagger and Jay-Z, can relax knowing that the club’s security team will keep out the paparazzi.

Monaco Mega-yacht cruisers head to the next noteworthy stop on the St. Tropez party schedule: Monaco. The quarter of Monte Carlo is dotted with the most luxurious hotels including Monte Carlo Bay, spas, casinos, and nightclubs, like Jimmy’z Monte Carlo. One of the principality’s premier clubs, Jimmy’z attracts a young and trendy crowd. Keep an eye out for Octopus, Microsoft co-founder

Paul Allen’s extravagant $200 million yacht, in Port de Monaco. This summer, recently married Prince Albert II will host the Monte Carlo Red Cross Gala Ball at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club (Karl Lagerfeld has attended in the past). The annual fundraiser, themed to the novel “To Catch a Thief,” gathers guests for a great time and an even greater cause.

Sardinia A-listers from around the world will dock their yachts for the weekend in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, east of Italy’s mainland. Five-star landmark Hotel Cala di Volpe, the chicest retreat on Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda, counts Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas and George Clooney among its guests. (Want to stay in the Presidential Suite? Be prepared to spend $21,000 a night.) A typical Sardinian evening for the elite begins with fine dining at the island’s outpost of Cipriani followed by a late night of dancing to the trendiest music at Billionaire, where you may spot Naomi

Campbell or Leonardo DiCaprio. Another Billionaire fan is Swizz Beatz, who held his bachelor party here before marrying Alicia Keys. Carry the festivities into the next day by watching the sun rise seaside—then repeat! Make a quick stop in Capri to visit the iconic Capri Palace, where the Beckhams, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston have all stayed. Are you a foodie? Don’t miss out on a meal at Don Alfonso 1890, a family-run restaurant that holds two Michelin stars.

Florence Finish your European adventure with a slice of culture and la dolce vita in the romantic city of Florence at the gateway to Tuscany. Villa Mangiacane is a noble and majestic 15th century property set on a cypress-shaded hill, just seven miles south of Florence. Built for the Machiavelli family and bearing the unmistakable hand of the Renaissance master himself, Michelangelo, Villa Mangiacane is Tuscany’s finest luxury boutique resort and winery. Due to the significance of the owners and architects, the original building’s plan for improvements is housed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. These plans include a grander palace



with a new wing, designed by Giorgio Vasari. The Estate’s current owner commissioned a multi-million-dollar renovation in 2001, restoring the palazzo to its former splendour. Set among 600 acres of flourishing vineyards and olive groves, the estate now produces a range of award-winning wines while the 6,000 olive trees at Mangiacane produce a distinctive extra virgin olive oil. The idea has been to satisfy the fine modern tastes of guests to the estate in a setting that offers the very best of old-world hospitality.





Challenging the dominance of the South of France, East Coast America has its own special places where the influential, wealthy, and beautiful come to vacation. Welcome to the four locales comprising “America’s Team.”

Nantucket, Massachusetts A summer colony and vacation destination, Nantucket is an island that exudes luxury, and is the perfect destination for a quiet and relaxing vacation. Notable residents and frequent visitors include the Biden family, Ben Stiller, and Kathy Lee Gifford. Resting on a stunning natural waterfront setting in Nantucket, The Wauwinet, a member of Relais & Chateaux, is a luxurious retreat that offers the utmost in privacy and serenity. The old manor house was built in 1860, and was one of the first hotels on the island. Guest rooms and cottages are eloquently decorated and idyllically positioned on Nantucket Bay. The inn’s two private beaches allow guests to soak up the sun, and relax in a peaceful atmosphere. The inn is located only nine miles from the heart of Nantucket. A cottage covered in roses and ivy, The Chanticleer quickly became a Nantucket tradition. The restaurant features Brasserie Moderne cuisine

with a local twist. Culinary experts of other famous eateries on the island, Susan Handy and Jeff Worste, reinvented The Chanticleer menu. The exceptional modern French fare emphasizes New England traditions and artisan ingredients. An extensive all-French wine list includes a focus of regional chateaux chosen for compatibility with each menu item. The exquisite gardens surrounding the cottage, awe guests as they wine and dine in sophistication. Nantucket’s crowds mingle in the most popular hotspots, especially at the award-winning White Elephant’s Brant Point Grill. Located at the bottom of Main Street and directly on the Nantucket Harbor, a vibrant group gathers there to listen to live music every night. The bar program revolves around a fresh selection of ingredients that are held to the highest standards, and includes an award-winning wine menu, as well as extensive port and cognac selections.

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts The other island of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, often known simply as “The Vineyard,” is only accessible by air and sea. The affluent summer spot is one of the largest islands on the East Coast. Worthy points of interest on the island include Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs, Chilmark, Aquinnah, and Edgartown. Notable residents and frequent visitors of Martha’s Vineyard include former President Barack Obama, David Letterman, and Diane Sawyer. Exquisite beauty meets perfection in stately Edgartown at The Charlotte Inn. This venerable establishment was created in a spirited revival of the Edwardian-era elegance. Themed for guests to feel as though they stepped back in time, the old fashioned Charlotte Inn is decorated with 19th century oil paintings that symbolize wealth. Quietly nestled in Edgartown on South Summer Street, the inn allows guests to relax as they enjoy the peace and tranquility of the neighborhood.



A legendary café and tavern, The Black Dog quickly turned into a local tradition and national icon. The restaurant sits on the beach, overlooking the Nantucket Harbor. The Black Dog differentiated itself from other restaurants in Martha’s Vineyard by becoming the first year-round establishment to offer a hearty fare for both vineyarders and visitors. Captain Robert Douglas had three passions: his sailboat, the Vineyard, and good food. He opened The Black Dog in 1969, and named the restaurant after his canine companion. With impeccable service and an outstanding wine list, Détente Wine Bar is the perfect after-dinner spot to enjoy the company of others. The French name means to relax, release tensions, and form good relationships, which the quiet and casual ambience allows for. A highly recommended favorite of the town, Détente offers an extensive list that features a selection of reds, whites, rose, and sparkling wines.


T R AV E L Newport, Rhode Island The New England summer resort is the home to the famous Newport mansions. Founded in 1693, Newport is still recognized for containing the largest number of historical buildings in America. A town rich in culture, Newport offers residents and visitors an array of private beaches and the ever-popular Newport Cliff Walk. Notable residents and frequent visitors include Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Debra Messing, and James Woods. An oceanfront pristine enclave that retains the feeling of the 19th century seacoast life, Castle Hill Inn has created a luxury home away from home for vacationers. Former home of Harvard marine biologist Alexander Agassiz, the private estate and lighthouse are one of Newport’s most charming landmarks. Beautifully spread out over 40 acres, the Inn offers a variety of lodging accommodations, including the Agassiz mansion, the

award-winning Turret Suite, Harbor House Rooms, Beach House Rooms, the Chalet, and the new Beach Cottages. Additional amenities include spa services and private dining. One of Newport’s best-known and most loved restaurants, The Black Pearl, sits in the heart of the city’s bustling waterfront, Bannister’s Wharf. Originally, a sail-loft and machine shop built in 1920, The Black Pearl was transformed in 1967 into one of Newport’s most esteemed restaurants. The Black Pearl offers guests a variety of dining options such as classic cuisine in the Commodore’s Room as well as the al-fresco fare and raw bar on the Waterside Patio. Awardwinning executive chef J. Daniel Knerr crafted a menu that depicts the history and traditions of Newport.

Bar Harbor, Maine A famous summer colony in the lower east region of Maine, Bar Harbor is located on Mount Desert Island. Bar Harbor is the destination for tourists from all over the world, and is known for its long distance cycling tours. It is also the home to the Acadia National Park. Bar Harbor has attracted notable families and people including the Rockefeller Family, the Morgan Family, Martha Stewart, John Travolta, and Mel Gibson. The newest luxury addition to Bar Harbor’s hotel frontier is Harborside Hotel, Spa and Marina. Located in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor and only minutes away from Acadia National Park, Harborside Hotel, Spa and Marina overlooks the Frenchman’s Bay and offers guests the best waterfront location. The majority of the deluxe guest rooms and suites offer stunning views of Frenchman’s Bay. The luxurious room amenities include semi-private balconies, marble bathrooms, Jacuzzi tubs, and fireplaces. The Resort also offers guests a heated outdoor pool, an indulgent spa, and exclusive access to the famous Bar Harbor Club.



Sophisticated drinking in Bar Harbor can be found at Enoteca Wine Bar at the Harborside Hotel, Spa and Marina. An upscale, fine Italian wine bar, Enoteca offers guests a taste of genuine Italy. Enoteca is the perfect location for guests to meet over a robust glass of wine. In addition to the glorious wine list, the wine bar also offers a light fare of small tapas style dishes. dining/enoteca-wine-bar Recapturing the traditional essence of Bar Harbor, McKay’s Public House is housed in a historic Victorian building on Main Street. The restaurant showcases original fireplaces, copper tables, stained glass windows, and oak wainscoting in a comfortable atmosphere. McKay’s Public House menu infuses neighborhood favorites with organic ingredients to craft a tasteful menu. McKay’s Public House has built personal and professional relationships with local farmers and fishermen, which has created a high standard for quality.

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GUADELOUPE Pristine blue beaches, lush green forests, cocoa, and waterfalls… This is Guadeloupe.

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ocated in the French Caribbean, Guadeloupe is comprised of a few small islands. The two main islands, Grande-Terre and BasseTerre, form the shape of a butterfly. Friendly locals are quick to sport the national “madras” print of a red, green, orange, and yellow checkered pattern, and offer local delicacies, like Tourment D’Amour. Plus, it’s easy to get to from New York City, with direct flights on Norwegian Airways from JFK to Guadeloupe’s Pointe-a-Pitre Airport.



A quick ferry ride will take you to Terre-de-haut, where you can visit Fort Napoleon, now a museum dedicated to the history, culture, and environment of the island. From there, you can take in the breathtaking views of Les Saintes Bay, which has rightly been hailed as one of the most beautiful bays in the world. It’s truly a spot one could spend all day admiring. The nearby Hotel Kanaoa is a lovely place to have lunch on the water. Fresh seafood dishes and Guadeloupe’s famous Ti’Punch will only enhance the stunning views and make you never want to leave.

Explore Nature The paradise that is Guadeloupe consists of many beautiful natural sites that can’t be missed on your travels. La Pointe des Chateaux in Saint François is a rocky peninsula where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea, and where tourists can watch the crashing waves or hike up the nearby hill for a better vantage point. In Deshaies, the Cascade aux Ecrevisses Waterfall is an easy-to-access nook in the woods that opens up into a beautiful little waterfall, where visitors can swim or hike

nearby. If you’re looking to relax, the Pompierre Beach on Les Saintes is secluded and has plenty of palm trees if you need some shade. One of the biggest draws, however, is La Soufriere Volcano. It peaks at 1,467 meters, making it the highest point in the Lesser Antilles, meaning you’ll have incredible views at the top.

Support the Locals Sainte-Anne is the spot to go if you want to check out the local markets. Art, clothing, and food all come together at this beachside outdoor marketplace and it is a great way to see some of the best that Guadeloupe has to offer. From handmade leather goods to fruit-infused rums, coconut sorbet, and incredible spice mixes, this is the place to pick up souvenirs.

The hike up takes about two hours and is not for the faint of heart, but once up top you can see into the crater of this active volcano (it last erupted in 1976!). Near the bottom, there are natural hot springs you can relax in.


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The Caribbean is also well known for its fun Carnaval season. If you plan your stay between the beginning of January and Ash Wednesday, you can experience it yourself. Each neighborhood celebrates the festival, making exuberant costumes and floats, and playing plenty of music. Dancing in the streets can last from early afternoon until late at night, but the liveliness and excitement will rub off on you, and you’re sure to join in on the fun. The Carnaval season seems to bring home everything that the island of Guadeloupe is about—culture, entertainment, and a boisterous outlook on life.

Bokit: Easily found all over the Guadeloupe Islands, this street food is likened to a fried hamburger, and is comprised of deep-fried bread filled with meats, cheese, and sauce. Tourment D’Amour: Otherwise known as “lover’s torment”, this pastry tart’s recipe remains a well-concealed secret between the women of the island and is often filled with fruit like banana, pineapple, coconut or guava. The sweet treat got its name from a story in which a woman made this pastry while waiting for her lover’s return from out at sea, but ended up taking her life when he didn’t arrive on time. Curry: This Creole staple, also known as Colombo, is one of the most common dishes on the islands.



Ti’Punch: Like any Caribbean island, Guadeloupe is big on rum. This cocktail is a strong dose of it—made with just rum, cane sugar, and lime juice. Seafood: The fresh catches here are definitely worth trying. We probably had more seafood than anything else on this trip and it was all fresh and delicious.

Cannabis as Medicine Q & A with Dr. Jack Does cannabis help with chemotherapy? Yes. Most patients undergoing chemotherapy have severe nausea and vomiting. This can result in significant discomfort, weight loss and an inability to tolerate foods or other needed medications. Certain types of cannabis are extremely affective at suppressing nausea and improving appetites, as well as reducing pain.

Why does cannabis affect some people differently than others? As with other medications, the effects of cannabis can be influenced by many other factors. The dosage used, the ratio of the different cannabinoids, the route of administration, and the concurrent use of other medications are just some of those factors . The myth that “All cannabis is the same” can discourage patients from learning that medical cannabis is not only effective, but safe as well. In New York State, every dispensary is required to have a registered pharmacist onsite at all times, who can work with your doctor to help you to determine your optimal product, dose and method of administration.

Does cannabis help Parkinson’s Disease?

Dr. Jack D’Angelo Chief Medical Officer, Citiva Medical

Studies continue to show that medical cannabis can be an effective part of overall treatment protocol. Most clinical trials involving cannabis and Parkinson’s have focused on movement issues caused by the disease. Cannabis appears to be most effective in helping with slowed movements, rigid movements, tremors and postural changes.

How does cannabis effect your psychological state? Cannabis works in the central nervous system as a depressant. Different strains of the plant and methods of administration can cause different changes in your psychological state. Cannabis can make someone can feel euphoric and relaxed, or anxious and energetic, or it might have little to no effect on their psychological state at all. Many cannabis products contain little or no ‘THC’, the component in cannabis that is psychoactive. As a physician, I work with my patients to find the products that are going to be the most effective for their particular symptoms or illness.

After I used cannabis my senses seem different, is this true? Cannabis is an analgesic, so it can affect our sense of touch, and our auditory and visual processing. These effects are what often make it helpful in managing pain. Again, the level of effect is dependent on the type and dose of the cannabis, along with other patient-specific factors.

Can cannabis be absorbed through your skin? Cannabis and cannabinoids are what we call hydrophobic compounds. They do not penetrate the skin easily. However, recent advances in formulation techniques have allowed for the creation of topical products that allow the active cannabis components to be absorbed through the skin. New York State recently approved topical formulations of cannabis and many are now available to registered patients.

Citiva Medical was founded by a group of New York physicians, pharmacists and medical professionals dedicated to bringing safe and effective medication to their patients. Find out if medical cannabis is right for you. Speak to your doctor today!


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ucked in the heart of Delawareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bustling Rehoboth Beach, The Bellmoor Inn and Spa offers a refined oasis to discerning guests seeking a side of serenity with their summer fun. The small luxury inn features a long list of amenities, offering a beach shuttle (despite sitting just two blocks from the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk), a full-service spa, family and adult pools with a hot tub, homemade lemonade with afternoon refreshments, and a gourmet breakfast served in a charming brick-lined courtyard. Treat yourself to one of the top-floor club suites for an elegant and airy cottage feel, and perks like fireplaces and balconiesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;perfect for enjoying the sea breeze and sunset views. This truly special Hamptons alternative sizzles in the summer, but come back in autumn for the Jazz and Sea Witch Festivals!



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AROUND TOWN A l e x a R ay J o e l H o s t s B e l l a’ s Beauty Issue Cover Party On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, Alexa Ray Joel hosted BELLA’s Beauty Issue Cover Launch Party at La Pulperia in Manhattan, alongside proud mom, Christie Brinkley.



Guests included Courtenay Hall (BELLA Editor-in-Chief), Daniel Hall (BELLA Chief Brand Strategist), Alexis Ray Joel (cover star and singer/songwriter), Christie Brinkley (supermodel), Donald Paul (actor on “Grown” and "Power"), LuAnn de Lesseps (“Real Housewives of New York”), Max Mackenzie (actor), Tony D. Head (actor, “Pride: The Series”), Dr. Holly Richmond (celebrity therapist and TV doctor), Sofia Sanoh (Muse Models NY), Carolina Mejias (Muse Models NY), Ana Campo (Muse Models NY), Stephen Marinaro (hair stylist and media personality), Gabriel Guttierez (actor, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”), Angelo David (hair stylist and owner of Angelo David Salon).

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AROUND TOWN 20TH ANNUAL ANN LIGUORI FOUNDATION CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC The Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic, which raises money and awareness for cancer research and prevention, celebrated its 20th anniversary with its most successful fundraiser ever. The popular charity tournament, hosted by renowned sports talk show host and author Ann Liguori, was held at Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton, NY, on Monday, June 4. The tourney was a sell-out for the 20th straight year. And to add to the festivities, the U.S. Open trophy was at the charity tourney for the entire day so that golfers could take photos with it. NHL Hall of Famer Grant Fuhr, winner of five Stanley Cups as the goalie for the Edmonton Oilers in the 1980s, and avid golfer, was recognized with the Sports Honoree Award. Daniel Kindbergh of Brookfield Properties was named the Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic Business Honoree recipient. Dennis Suskind, president of Atlantic Golf Club, and ALF Charity Golf Classic committee member, Jerry Williams, were honored with the Volunteer Awards. TV/ Hollywood actor Gary Valentine, former NY Yankees catcher Rick Cerone, former NY Jets running back John Nitti, radio/TV/film personality Bo Dietland, and former WNBC News anchor Jane Hanson joined in the festivities. For more information on the Ann Liguori Foundation, visit

Ann Liguori, host of the 20th Annual Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic

Former NBC News Personality Jane Hanson

Grant Fuhr, Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic, 2018 Sports Legend Honoree and Ann Liguori, host of the 20th Annual Ann Liguori Charity Golf Classic with "King of Queens" and "Kevin Can Wait" actor Gary Valentine

TV/Hollywood actor Gary Valentine and wife Jackie Valentine



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MIA BABES SALON DEBUTS ON 55th Street in NYC Hair designer Mia Babes and master colorist Gary Wagner have partnered to transform their clients’ hair in a luxurious, intimate space at the Mia Babes Salon. They offer women’s and men’s haircuts, as well as color, blowouts, manicures, pedicures, waxing services, men’s barber services, and eyelash extensions. They have brought the high-end salon to a new standard. NYC’s newest hot spot salon has arrived!



Maya Henry Model Maya Henry Opens Dolce & Gabanna Alta Moda Couture Fashion Show in Mexico City ©@aztecahenry

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Ramon Parsons, William Sullivan, Jonathan Licht, Craig B. Thompson, Samuel Waxman M.D. The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Honored Craig B. Thompson, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer Of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, with David T. Workman Award At The SWCRF Breakthroughs Scientific Symposium, NYC ©LMG



Betsy Hoover, Glenn Askin, Marlene Sandler, Michael Gala, Linda Schoenthaler, Lauren Vernon, Isabel Marcel The New York Center for Children (NYCC) hosted its 23rd Annual Spring Celebration Benefit at Clement Restaurant at the Peninsula Hotel, NYC ©

Erica Rivera, Geraldo Rivera, Sean Hannity Iconic broadcaster and author, Geraldo Rivera, celebrated his new book The Geraldo Show: A Memoir with a book party hosted by Sean Hannity & Friends at Del Frisco’s Restaurant, NYC ©

Subrata De, Halsey, Dr. Tamer Seckin, Dr. Sandra Gelbard Founder Tamer Seckin M.D. of The Endometriosis Foundation Of America Presented The 9th Annual Blossom Ball Honoring Grammy nominee Halsey and Lone Hummelshøj, Cipriani 42 St., NYC ©Getty Images

Clare Risman, Marianne Howatson New York’s iconic Decoration & Design Building (DDB) celebrated British creativity, craftsmanship and heritage with eight British Interior Design Showrooms participating, DDB, NYC ©LandinoPhoto for NYC&G

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Best thing about living in NYC? I moved with my two daughters to NYC about a year ago when the commute got too difficult. Driving up to three hours a day to and from work meant missed homework, dinner, and sometimes even bedtime. For me, the best thing about living here means being only blocks away from home, work, and my children’s school at any given time. I even get to attend school functions now! #Priceless

3. Favorite neighborhood? I feel like the Upper West Side is the “suburbs” of NYC. I love the quiet combined with the beautiful sunset we get every day overlooking the river.

Toby Hassan Fishman


2. Favorite NYC restaurant? I can’t say that I have a favorite, but I love a good brunch spot.

4 The best part of my job is... Traveling around the world. Last year, I traveled with our team to awards ceremonies in Barcelona and Palm Springs. I also spent a portion of the summer in Indonesia as we prepared for our Southeast Asian expansion. I travel fairly frequently to Singapore now, which is aptly named “The City of the Future.” The experience you get from traveling and witnessing other cultures is life-changing.

A visit to New York isn’t complete until... You have had to tip-toe in stilettos over subway grates!

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Eff Creative Group As the co-founder of Eff Creative Group, an Inc. 500 company, a single mother, and a full-time perfectionist, Fishman’s inspiring story is nothing short of a Hollywood motion picture about female resilience and tenacity. With a natural knack for design and aesthetics, Fishman started her journey of graphic design and branding at the young age of 19.

6. Subways or cabs?

Her years of experience in design and killer aesthetics led to the founding of Eff Creative Group in 2013—a company that has since won numerous international awards and secured its place among the fastest growing companies in America. Fishman’s secret to success is reflected in her ability to nurture the diverse team of Eff Creative Group to build products and provide services that push the boundaries of creativity and innovation through strategy. From her roots in Rockland County to the chaos of Times Square, Fishman has yet to set limits for her creative visions.

Slow and steady wins the race.

When she’s not spending time with her daughters, you can find her perpetually sipping on lattes while remotely managing clients and projects (and answering our New York 9 Qs) at any corner of Manhattan’s bustling streets …



Cabs, unless I can walk. I always prefer walking.

7. Best advice you’ve ever received?

8. Must-have beauty item? DevaCurl hair products.

9 What’s your definition of beauty? Being comfortable in your own skin. Nothing is more beautiful than someone who feels beautiful.

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