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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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ello summer … oh, how I’ve missed you! My favorite issue of the year is done and in your hands, and I couldn’t love it more!

First, let me start with the amazing Robin McGraw, who is gracing the cover of our annual Hamptons issue. I was fortunate enough to spend some time with Robin in her stunning Beverly Hills home when I was in LA in May. During our interview I honestly felt moved by the experience. You would assume someone of her stature would be a bit closed off to a journalist, but she had me at “Hello.” A self-professed “Dr. Phil Show” fan, I have watched Robin time and again display grace, composure, and strength as she has listened, spoken to, and given back to the millions of viewers who look to her as a role model. Robin thought it was funny I called her a role model, as she is just as humble as can be. She genuinely cares about helping people get back the beauty in their lives, which we agreed was synergistic with BELLA’s message. As you read her interview, I know you will be as awestruck with her as I was. She’s truly a woman on a mission who has her priorities in life straight: God, family, and giving

back. Although she may not personally feel like a “role model,” she is someone I look up to and aspire to be more like. On the topic of aspiration, the fabulousness doesn’t stop there! We gave ourselves a bit of a makeover (I love makeovers!), and the look and feel of this issue is our best yet. Inside we have everything you need to live your most BELLA life this season — summer beauty, fashion, and wellness tips; travel destinations for ultimate summer getaways; our annual Best of BELLA, where we chose our top 17 places to wine, dine, stay, and explore; and an amazing six-page feature with the female cast of one of my favorite Bravo shows "Odd Mom Out.” And that’s just a sampling — take a peek, and get lost in the beauty of summer. I’ll see you again in the fall, with our new LA edition in hand and with lots of pics and updates from our 4th Annual Hamptons White Party in August — my favorite BELLA party of the year! Enjoy your summer!

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Actress Jaime Pressly is gracing the cover of Bella New York's May/ June 2016 Beauty Issue, where she opened up about motherhood, balancing her life, and her show "Mom."

On Saturday, May 21, 2016, BELLA New York celebrated the launch of their May/June 2016 beauty issue with Jaime Pressly, who hosted the event at Lisa Vanderpump’s Sur in Los Angeles. Guests, including Moms co-star Allison Janney, partied the evening away while sipping on Freixenet Champagne.”

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Jaime Pressly was picture perfect in a flirty black mini dress as she helped celebrate the beauty issue of BELLA New York/Los Angeles Magazine. The 38-year-old is the May/ June cover girl and could hardly contain her delight as she arrived at the bash held at SUR Restaurant in LA.”

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CONTENTS THE HAMPTONS ISSUE THE CAST OF ODD MOM OUT

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Sizzling Summer Styles, From Pool to Party, Fashion-Forward Bathing Suits for Summer 2016, New York’s Most Fashionable, Style Profile from Saks Fifth Avenue, Grab Some Shade, The Summer of Orange, Fashion Rx, Coast to Coast Style

COOL FOR THE SUMMER

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Hot Fashion Trends to Keep You Sizzling in Style

48 || BEAUTY SCENE

On Scheana Shay’s Vanity, Summer Hair Savers, Blue Is Back, Cotton Candy Pink, José Eber’s Summer Style Secrets, CelebPerfect Skin for Your Next Soiree

62 || THE NEW YORK LIFE Aly Hilfiger

68 || SOPHISTICATED SPACES

CHK Home Design, Spotlight: Zarin Fabrics

74 || ARTS & CULTURE BEST OF BELLA 2016

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Summer Stages That Steal the Spotlight

76 || CULTURE VULTURE Summer Calendar Musts


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78 || GETTING TO KNOW Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

80 || NYC SPOTLIGHT Katrina Adams

82 || UP CLOSE & PERSONAL Rochelle Aytes

86 || BEST OF BELLA 2016

Where to Wine, Dine, Mix & Mingle

94 || ROBIN MCGRAW The Ultimate Role Model

100 || ODD MOM OUT

Jill Kargman and Cast Speak Out

106 || LOVE IN THE CITY The Vacation Explanation

108 || CHOW BELLA

Mr. Purple, Vandal, Red Compass, Paname

114 || MIND+BODY

Cooking with Maria Menounos, Shop the Farmer’s Market for Wellness, Hair Tips + Tricks, Healthy Summer Escapes, Take Your Workout Outside, “Kneaded” Advice, LifeEnhancing Solutions, Trying to Conceive?

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130 || A NOVEL IDEA

Good Reads for Your R&R This Summer

132 || MAKE AN IMPACT

Four Women Who Will Inspire You

134 || STAY, DINE & PLAY Hamptons Hot Spots

138 || TRAVEL

Patriotic Getaways

140 || TRAVEL DIARY Nevis: Life Re-Imagined

142 || TRAVEL SPOTLIGHT The Palms Turks and Caicos

144 || POSTCARDS FROM BELLA LA

POSTCARDS FROM BELLA LA

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Snapshots of West Coast Living

146 || THE SCENE BELLA Out & About

152 || NEW YORK 9 Alexandra Whitcomb


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123 SIZZLING SUMMER STYLES

FROM MILKY WHITE FROCKS TO BOLD COLORED BARE SHOULDER JUMPSUITS, SUMMER IS HERE TO STAY! DON’T BE AFRAID TO EXPERIMENT WITH COLOR AND PRINT THIS SEASON By Marcus Stewart

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1. ZENDAYA COLEMAN AT THE NICKELODEN KID'S CHOICE AWARDS 2. ANNE HATHAWAY AT THE "ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS" AMERICAN PREMIERE 3. GINA RODRIGUEZ AT THE CINEMA CON 4. KARRUECHE TRAN AT THE SECOND ANNUAL FASHION LOS ANGELES AWARDS 5. GIGI HADID AT THE MAYBELLINE NEW YORK BEAUTY BASH 6. HOLLAND RODEN AT THE 2016 MTV MOVIE AWARDS

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THE STYLE REPORT DOUBLE TAKE FROM POOL TO PARTY ARE YOU THE TYPE OF GIRL WHO WANTS TO LOOK STYLISH AND CHIC IN SUMMERTIME FASHIONS BUT DOESN’T WANT TO SPEND TOO MUCH TIME IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR? LET’S FACE IT … SUMMER IS WAY TOO SHORT AND WAY TOO FUN TO WASTE TIME PRIMPING. HERE’S AN EASY WAY TO STYLE AN EXQUISITE GOTTEX MAXI TO TAKE YOU FROM THE POOL TO THE PARTY. IT WILL MAKE EVERYONE DO A DOUBLE TAKE!

POOL 1. Amanda Square Sunglasses $155, HenriBendel.com 2. Double Teardrop Earrings with White Agate $153, YuweiDesigns.com

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3. Ale by Alessandra Ghana Tote $121, Revolve.com 4. Cabachon Rings $95, CharmedCircle.com

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5. Enamel Petal Wire Cuff $78 in White, Lilac, and Yellow, HenriBendel.com

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6. LK Bennett Lola Jelly Flat Sandal $150, LKBennett.com

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7. Edie Parker Jean Half-andHalf Confetti Clutch $1095, NeimanMarcus.com 8. Oscar de la Renta Sea Swirl Drop Earrings $290, NeimanMarcus.com 9. Triangle Cut Out Wire Cuff with Large White Agate $648 & $338, YuweiDesigns.com 10. Manola Blahnik Metallic Strappy High-Heel Sandal $765, NeimanMarcus.com

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THE STYLE REPORTTHE PERFECT FIT FASHION-FORWARD BATHING SUITS FOR SUMMER 2016 WHO LIKES BATHING SUIT SHOPPING? UNLESS YOU’RE HEIDI KLUM, THE ANSWER IS NO ONE! BUT DON’T LET DRESSING ROOM FLUORESCENT LIGHTING OR BODY IMAGE INSECURITIES PREVENT YOU FROM FINDING THE PERFECT BATHING SUIT THIS SUMMER. NO MATTER YOUR BODY TYPE OR LIFESTYLE, WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED WITH THESE ESSENTIAL AND ON-TREND SWIMSUITS! By Mindy Gura and Paula Orlan

Tummy Tuckin’

Don’t love your tummy? Conceal any mid-section imperfections and still look sexy in this sizzling hot suit. $115, PerfectPeachSwim.com

Cool Cutouts

Curvalicious

Celebrate your curves with this red-hot monokini by Knowledge Truth and Beauty Swimwear. $128, KTBSwimwear.com

The Bandeau Bikini

This Marysia violet bikini is bootylicious with the scalloped feature as well as a Brazilian bottom. Top: $136, bottom: $136, EverythingButWater.com

Bikini Boost

A little underwire goes a long way in this on-trend denim bikini by WET. Top: $98, bottom: $72, Wet-Swimwear.com

Sometimes small details in the right places can make all the difference! This stunning yellow suit by Monica Hansen Beachwear will surely get you noticed this summer. $200, MonicaHansenBeachwear.com

A+ for Adjustable

High marks are in order for this comfortable bikini with adjustable straps and bright piping for extra pop.

Top: $98, bottom: $66, Wet-Swimwear.com

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Take the Plunge

Plunging suits are all the rage this summer, and this ocean-themed suit by Gypsea Swimwear will make you ready to hit the beach! $46.95, Gypsea.com.au

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The Perfect One Piece

This khaki one piece by Heidi Klein with a great texture and stunning under bust ruching makes for a perfect fit and uplift. $250, HeidiKlein.com

Adventurous and Gorgeous

Sporty and sexy go hand and hand with this Seafolly racer back and mesh bikini with removable padding. Top: $136, bottom: $136, EverythingButWater.com

Sometimes you want to be a little covered up at the beach. That’s why it’s essential to invest in a head-turning cover-up like this Hold My Hand Romper to make you look and feel fabulous. $54.98, MinalyFashion.com


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THE STYLE REPORTACCESSORIES Paulina Arctic Resin Choker $225, PonobyJoanGoodman.com

Punchy Petals Drop Earrings $58, KateSpade.com

Milly Mini Crossbody Chain Strap $225.65, KarenWalker.com

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THE SUMMER OF ORANGE DESPITE WHAT ELLE WOODS MAY THINK, ORANGE IS TOTALLY THE NEW PINK. SPICE UP YOUR HAMPTONS WARDROBE WITH THE COLOR THAT’S BEEN HEATING UP RUNWAYS ALL ACROSS THE GLOBE. IF BRIGHT COLORS TEND TO FRIGHTEN YOU, TRY ADDING ORANGE IN MORE SUBTLE WAYS, LIKE SLOWLY INCORPORATING IT INTO YOUR WARDROBE VIA YOUR ACCESSORIES. By Amanda Mactas

Dolce & Gabbana Embellished Espadrille Slip-on Sneakers $1395, FarFetch.com

Viola Crystal Suede Sandals $975, JimmyChoo.com

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Ray Ban Gatsby Oval Sunglasses $150-$175, RayBan.com

Millie $475, JimmyChoo.com

Wonderland Caramel Tortoise Sun City Sunglasses $180, PrismBoutique.com

Cecily $95+, WarbyParker.com

GRAB SOME SHADE THAT SUNLIGHT IS BLINDING IN THE SUMMER! COVER UP YOUR MONEY-MAKER WITH THESE OVAL-SHAPED SUNNIES. By Amanda Mactas Gentle Monster x HBA Jacuzzi $380, GentleMonster.com

Salvatore Ferragamo Signature Collection $310, Ferragamo.com

Tacit $260, ShaunsCalifornia.com

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THE STYLE REPORTTHE NEW YORK LOOK

WHAT NEW YORK'S MOST FASHIONABLE ARE WEARING Photos by Denton Taylor

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TRACY MARGOLIES, CHIEF MERCHANT, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE UPON READING OVER HER LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS, DEDICATION IS ONE WORD THAT COULD BE USED TO DESCRIBE TRACY MARGOLIES. BUT TAKE A DEEPER LOOK INTO HER LIFE AND CAREER PATH, AND YOU’RE SURE TO AGREE THAT MARGOLIES IS ACTUALLY A SECRET WEAPON. EVER SINCE HER DAYS AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, SHE KNEW SHE WANTED TO BE A FASHION BUYER. SHE’S SINCE BECOME ONE OF FASHION’S MOST AUTHORITATIVE VOICES OF HER TIME. BELLA’S FASHION DIRECTOR MARCUS STEWART CAUGHT UP WITH MARGOLIES TO CHAT ABOUT SAKS, THE CREATION OF 1022-SHOE, AND WHAT’S NEXT FOR THIS BUSINESS CHAMPION.

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How did you get involved in the fashion industry? Ever since I was in college, I wanted to be a buyer. While studying psychology at the University of Maryland, the idea of buying intrigued me – it seemed fascinating, yet challenging. At that point, I didn’t know much about the field or exactly what it entailed, however, my curiosity compelled me to take a chance. That led to internships in various retail stores. What is the role of a chief merchant? As chief merchant, I oversee merchandise selection for all channels as well as lead the strategic product direction for Saks Fifth Avenue each season. What would you say has been instrumental in creating a great track record for you and your lasting success? I constantly challenge myself to discover new and emerging fashion in order to stay true to our customer. During market, I aim to secure exclusive and unique product that can only be found at Saks Fifth Avenue. Ultimately, it’s about providing an outstanding, unparalleled selection and experience for our Saks customer. 

Your role seems to have a nice right/left brain balance. What areas of your career are business centered and what parts are creative centered? On the business side, I develop and implement merchandising strategies and initiatives to deliver the right products to the right places for our clients while cementing and enhancing Saks Fifth Avenue’s competitive position. On the creative side, I work with cross-functional teams to surprise and delight our customers through exclusive events and experiences, creative brand campaigns, advertising, and social media. You have had a working love affair with Saks for some time now and at this stage you have many career options. What keeps you interested in creating magic there? Saks Fifth Avenue is constantly evolving. We’re growing rapidly and investing in key areas of our business, from the redevelopment of our New York flagship to our entry into Canada. We’re opening new stores and making major renovations to existing stores across the country. Saks is a very exciting place to be right now!


What does Saks Fifth Avenue mean to you? Saks Fifth Avenue is an iconic New York institution. For me, having grown up just outside the City, Saks was always a magical place synonymous with fashionable, gracious living. Today, I am proud to be part a company with such a rich history.

of great style, whether that’s a bold statement piece or a classic staple.

Do you believe that one can truly have it all? What is your definition of having it all? I do believe it is possible to have it all, depending on how an individual defines that. Personally, I’m committed to balancing work and life priorities. I’m excited to come to work every morning to face new opportunities and challenges, but I also value time outside of work with family and friends.

What’s next for Saks? We have many exciting things happening at Saks, including the amazing renovation in my hometown at Saks Walt Whitman. Not only are we celebrating 10022-SHOE, but we are also celebrating the renovation of the first floor, which will debut in the fall. Additionally, Saks continues to expand with new store openings, including Waikiki, Hawaii, Brookfield Place in downtown New York, and Greenwich, Connecticut. Saks Greenwich will feature three new store concepts – jewelry, contemporary women’s ready-to-wear, and a stand-alone 10022-SHOE, the very first for Saks.

How did footwear and accessories become the driving force of most fashion brands? Footwear and accessories have evolved into driving forces within the fashion industry. For me, adding a shoe or handbag to my denim and blazer outfit instantly changes my look from business casual to evening in a matter of minutes. The best thing about accessories is no matter what size you are, they always fit and I think we can all appreciate that!

What is a day in your life like? Take us with you from sun up ‘til sun down. No two days at Saks Fifth Avenue are ever the same. During market season, I travel to view new collections and select merchandise for our 40 doors and Saks.com along with my team of merchants. When I’m not in market or attending fashion week in New York, London, Paris, or Milan, I’m in the office meeting with vendors or visiting stores and discussing what is next for Saks.

How did the concept for 10022-SHOE come about? Did you realize it would become as famous as it is now? Prior to my current role as chief merchant, I was vice president of women’s footwear at Saks for seven years. As VP, my team and I saw the growing demand for shoes and bought aggressively to meet it. With this came the realization that we did not have a dedicated environment to showcase the shoes. Ready-to-wear had its own floor in most department stores, but none of our competitors had a floor solely featuring shoes.

What keeps you motivated and focused? For me, it’s about the 3 P’s: people, passion, and product. I’m also highly competitive — continuing Saks’ reputation as a fashion leader keeps me motivated!

When planning started, we decided the shoe floor was so big that it needed its own zip code, and 10022SHOE was born. Today, with the addition of Saks Walt Whitman, 10022-SHOE lives in 22 Saks stores. I am so proud of how 10022-SHOE was embraced nationwide and very excited about the concept’s continued growth. What gives a shoe or a bag the “Saks” stamp of approval? Saks Fifth Avenue is a premiere luxury retail destination; our customers expect our assortment to push them beyond their fashion boundaries and ensure they are on the forefront

TRACY’S PICKS DESIGNER: I’M REALLY LOVING CHLOÉ! HANDBAG: I LOVE THE SADDLE BAG TREND FROM CÉLINE OR SAINT LAURENT PARIS SKIN PRODUCT: SISLEY PARIS BLACK ROSE OIL SHOES: I LOVE THE MANOLO BLAHNIK BLUE HANGISI — THE “SEX AND THE CITY” SHOE.

Who is your style idol, and why? I’m obsessed with Sarah Jessica Parker’s flawless personal style. Whether she’s in a ball gown or jeans and a t-shirt, she has a quirky elegance that inspires women to have fun and take risks with fashion. What was the turning point in your career when you realized that you were becoming not just a successful career woman but also a respected force? Becoming a manager and providing assistance to my team, from resolving issues to coaching and counseling. My peers appreciate my expertise and trust my advice. I truly enjoy being a mentor. Name one thing career wise and personally that you wish to achieve in the future? Currently, I am happy and appreciating the present. I have been fortunate to experience great opportunities and successes thus far in my life, and I only hope it will continue as such in the future.

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Must-Have Item Sexy High Heel Sandal

DEAR FASHION DOCTOR, I’m a 35-year-old S&S woman, which stands for Single & Successful. That seems to be an epidemic in NYC, but I won’t bore you with a “Woe is me” story. I’m a therapist by day and part of my job is to be realistic yet optimistic with my patients. I could look at the summertime and immediately be sad about the five destination weddings I must attend as a single gal or I could look at the summer as an opportunity to put my best self on display and utilize these weddings to actually meet men and be social for once!

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There is only one issue: I have no sense of style. I do know that I want to look glamorous and approachable, and I want this look to be reusable and transitional. I like the idea of being classic but still interesting. I’m a thinner girl who stands at about 5’4”, not the tallest, but I’m full of confidence and hope. Please help!

CINER, Sparkling Pearl Cuff and Open Pearl Bracelet, $300 and $280 ; CinerNY.com

Earrings Take any look from wow to WOWZER with these forever diamond stunners. #Diamonds

With hope,

Single Wedding Attendant

Bracelets Have fun with your wrist! Don’t be afraid to stack multiple statement pieces. This is an easy way to update a classic look. #Pearls

Stuart Weitzman, Nudist Lame Sandal; $398; SaksFifthAvenue.com

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Shoes Every gal wants longer and leaner legs! Remember, when the dress is everything, you only need height. Elevate your frock by pairing it with these minimalistic yet sexy ankle strap heels!


Carven, Silk Floral Printed Dress; $590 ModaOperandi.com

DEAR SINGLE WEDDING ATTENDANT, I love your attitude! You seem full of life and very optimistic, which in my experience is important to living a successful life both professionally and personally. Let’s jump right into it …

Bag Add some personality to your classic look with this bold, brass crossbody clutch. Pair this item with wide leg jeans and a t-shirt for a downtown funky look! #Versatility Dress Nothing says classic fun like a ruffled hemline! This dress is proper enough for weddings yet transitional enough to be worn out for a casual chic dinner paired with jeweled flats.

Weddings can be a constant reminder for a single gal of what she may be missing, but when you are dressed well and feel great about yourself, that wedding invite does not seem so scary after all. The key for you will be to wear something that does not scream, “I’m single!” Elegance is always the best option.

SUMMER STYLE SECRETS FROM DESIGNER LISA SHALLERGOLDBERG

Opt for a dress that is shorter with a flirty hemline. Not only is this on trend, but a shorter dress is always a great idea for summer weddings because you will get more wear out of the garment after the “I Do’s” are done.

Lisa Shaller-Goldberg, founder of Minnie Rose Cashmere, shares her secrets for luxurious summer style.

Also remember to have fun with your jewels. Don’t be afraid to add statement pieces that’ll give you that glam look you want! And heels! The higher, the better! Go for a single sole strappy heel. A metallic sandal is always a great idea for a summer luxe look. Have a look at my prescription for you! Signed,

The Fashion Doctor

What are some new styles we can expect to see this summer? Our Summer collection is focused on color. I was inspired by the colors of Burano, Italy, and our line is comprised of rich tomato, limoncello, persimmon, mint, and pink lace. The collection features whisper-light cotton tunics and kaftans that pair perfectly with a bright bikini or with a simple tank for a night on the Italian coast. You can never have too much… Jewelry. I vividly remember my grandmother always wearing a large charm bracelet. I always loved the sound it made as she walked around. Now I am the owner of that bracelet and cherish it as my good luck charm. What are your main fashion/style inspirations? It doesn’t come from any one place. Living in NYC and having children exposes you to new things every day. Do you have a favorite piece in the collection that you are wearing? Anything that is a kaftan, and of course, I love fringe. To view the entire collection, visit MinnieRose.com. BELLANYC.COM 37


THE STYLE REPORT

COAST TO COAST STYLE By Jordana Woodland

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HAUTE HAMPTONS

The allure of gentle breezes, rolling dunes, and sparkling waters brings me back to The Hamptons season after season. My casual-chic East Coast look comes together with a classic high-waisted bikini, espadrille wedges, and a popof-color accessory. Add a dust of shimmering powder to give skin a golden glow in the soft summer light. The key to taking this look from day into dusk is having a comfy sweater to throw on!


CALIFORNIA COOL

Sun-filled summers in Southern CA call for plenty of beach time. My laid-back West Coast look comes together with a halter top and shorts paired with gold sandals and a dab of sparkly lip gloss. A fun tote is essential for the extras like sunnies, snacks, and that fashion mag you can’t put down.

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THE STYLE REPORTTHE HAMPTONS LOOK

Cool for the

Summer PHOTOGRAPHY: KELLY FAJACK @KELLYFAJACK MAKEUP AND HAIR: SUNNY AN SKINCARE: MURAD MAKEUP: NARS COSMETICS STYLING: MONICA CARGILE

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Cape: OTT Shorts: Sabo Bracelets: Danielle Stevens Shoes: L.A.M.B BELLANYC.COM 41


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Bikini: Minnow Bathers Jacket: Derek Lam 10 Crosby

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Jumpsuit: Sabo Bangles: Per Lo, Sacred Jewels, Nashelle Sunglasses: Vintage

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Bathing Suit: Amaio Swim Necklaces: Elizabeth Koziak - Third Gallery

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Dress: Forever Paris Rings: Lana Marelle

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Dress: Sabo Cuff: Mona Shroff

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Bikini: We Are Handsome Necklace: Lana Marelle

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BeautyScene BIG SUMMER BEAUTY SPECIAL HEAD TO TOE, MORNING THROUGH NIGHT, HERE’S OUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SUMMER SULTRY.

By Janene Mascarella

Body Beautiful

DECLÉOR Aromessence Svelt Body Refining Oil Serum $72, DecleorUSA.com Phytomer BODY BLUR Shaka Shaka Ultra-Smoothing Contouring Lotion $118.50, PhytomerUSA.com Soothe On-Demand Massage Starts at $99/hour, Soothe.com

Cool Tools

PMD Personal Microderm Pro $199, GetPMD.com Haute Brush – Instant Hair Straightener $49.99, HauteBrush.com FOREO Luna 2 Facial Cleansing Brush & Anti-Aging Device $199, Foreo.com

Vacay Essentials Mystic Tan Sun-Kyssed Bronzer Spray $40, MysticTan.com

Tazeka Aromatherapy Peaceful Slumber $39.50, TazekaAromatherapy.com Lizora Pu-erh Tea Nourishing Cream $49, Lizora.com

Fine Lines

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil in Walk of Shame $20, UrbanDecay.com IT Cosmetics Brow Power Super Skinny Universal Waterproof Brow Pencil $24, ITCosmetics.com Skinn Cosmetics Luxe Waterproof Eyeliner $12, Skinn.com

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Sparkling Scents

Bond No. 9 Dubai Citrine $550, Saks Fifth Avenue Terry De Gunzburg Thé Glacé $170, Barneys.com Viva La Juicy Rosé $94, Macys.com

Flirtation Devices

Bodyography A Kiss to The Classics lipstick in Lolita $16, Bodyography.com Osmosis Colour Curling Mascara $22, BeautyStoreDepot.com Milani Rose Powder Blush in Romantic Rose $7.99, CVS

Pucker + Plump

LifeCell Lip Plumping Treatment $49, LifeCellCream.com

Beach Babe Buys

jane iredale Flirt LipDrink Lip Balm with SPF 15 $15, JaneIredale.com

Smith & Cult The Tainted Lip Stained in Suite Sweet $24, SmithandCult.com GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper $26.95, GrandeLashMD.com

AMOREPACIFIC Sun Protection Stick, Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ $40, Bergdorf Goodman SWEAT Cosmetics Twist-Brush + Mineral Foundation SPF 30 $42, SweatCosmetics.com

Smooth Operators

LALICIOUS Extraordinary Whipped Sugar Lavender Scrub $35, LALICIOUS.com Strut 365 Smooth Me Ingrown Hair Serum $27.50, European Wax Center, WaxCenter.com Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Botanical Body Oil $18, FarmhouseFreshGoods.com

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BEAUTY SCENE ON MY VANITY

SCHEANA SHAY You’ve seen actress and model Scheana Shay on the hit Bravo series “Vanderpump Rules,” but she’s also known for her roles on “Greek,” “JONAS,” “90210,” “Victorious,” “The Hills,” and “Femme Fatales.” If you haven’t noticed, Shay’s eyes are incredibly striking, which is why we focused in on finding out her favorite products to play them up.

Photo: Sam Zachrich

By Janene Mascarella

BROWS LIDS

“Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette - Spirit is my favorite palette to use for day and night! I like to use Oasis for under my eyes instead of a heavy liner, which is good for day or night. I also add Pewter for a brow highlight. Barefoot and Jezebel are my favorites for a light, daytime look. At night, I add Kitten in the inner corners of my eye and darken my shadow with the same colors I use under my eye.” $49, StilaCosmetics.com

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“I use Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown with an angle brush for my brows, along with Anastasia clear brow gel. You have to be careful with the brow dip, though — only lightly dip your brush in so it’s not heavy, dark, and unnatural.” $18, AnastasiaBeverlyHills.com “Milani Brow & Eye Highlighter Pencil is my go-to for my waterline on the bottom. It makes my eyes pop and look awake!” $6.49, CVS

LASHES

“Naimies has X-Short Flare Lashes eyelashes that I die for! They’re great to add a pop to your bottom lashes.” $14.99, Naimies.com


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BEAUTY SCENE PRETTY IN THE CITY 4 SUMMER HAIR SAVERS SUMMER IS HERE AND THINGS JUST LOOK BRIGHTER! EVERYTHING ABOUT SUMMER SCREAMS HAPPINESS, BUT THE SUN, SAND, AND OCEAN CAN WREAK HAVOC ON YOUR FABULOUS TRESSES. SINCE YOUR STRANDS NEED A LITTLE MORE TLC THIS SEASON, WE FOUND THE LATEST AND GREATEST PRODUCTS TO KEEP YOUR MANE SOFT, SEXY, AND SHINING BRIGHTLY. By Dara Kaplan

While your skin is usually glowing in the summer, your hair can look a bit drab. Oribe Glaze for Beautiful Color takes care of that. This high-gloss top coat for hair is a shimmering, conditioning glaze that imparts intense shine, brightens color and highlights, and silkens strands for hair that is luminous from the inside out. Defend hair from oxidative stress, photoaging, and the drying, damaging, and color-depleting effects of the elements. $58, Oribe.com

If the Kardashian manes swear by it and tout it as the best, count us in! Celebrity hair stylist Jen Atkin’s new line Ouai is making waves. Ouai Treatment Masque is the Cadillac of hair masques. This intensely healing treatment will soften and smooth your locks within minutes using Artichoke leaf extract. $32, TheOuai.com

While we all love laying in the sun (with proper protection, of course), our hair does not. Sometimes your tresses need an extra strength dose of fortification. Rita Hazan Weekly Remedy Treatments will do just that. The two-step, at-home treatment delivers salon-quality hydration and repairs instantly, with innovative technology that transforms the hair follicle from the inside out to treat and protect. $42, RitaHazan.com

Between the sun, wind, and water, you need to infuse your hair with all the goodness you can get. The more moisture, the better, which is why we love R+Co’s Atlantis Shampoo and Conditioner. R+Co is completely formulated without parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, or petrolatum, and is vegetarian, cruelty-free, and gluten-free. $28, RandCo.com

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BEAUTY SCENE TREND ALERT BLUE IS BACK! By Rachel Paul

BLUE EYE MAKEUP WAS POPPING UP ALL OVER SPRING/ SUMMER 2016 RUNWAYS — MISSONI, ROKSANDA, MARC JACOBS, PHILIP LIM, DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, AND JENNY PACKHAM, TO NAME A FEW. IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH TO CONVINCE US OF BLUE’S RETURN TO THE SPOTLIGHT, CHANEL SENT THEIR MODELS DOWN THE RUNWAY WITH A BANDIT MASK OF BLUE EYESHADOW. So, what’s so great about blue? Blue looks great on every skin tone. Depending on the application and specific shade, the intensity is easily adjustable for any comfort level. Blue will make the whites of your eyes appear brighter, creating a well-rested look.

THREE SIMPLE WAYS TO WAKE UP YOUR MAKEUP WITH BLUE: 1. Step out of the box. The easiest way to join the fun

is to swap out your black eyeliner for a blue one. If you can’t imagine parting ways with black, start slowly with a midnight or navy shade, which will add a touch of brightness without being obvious. Chances are that most of your friends won’t even notice something is different. Ready to take a bigger leap? Go for a cobalt or jewel-toned blue to really make a statement.

2. Stay low. Lining the bottom lashes is a great way to get your feet wet without fully committing to the trend. Use a thin liner brush to dust the blue of your choice under the lashes, starting from the outer corner, then work your way in. Be sure to wiggle the brush right in between the lashes so there’s no gap between the lashes and the pigment. Kick up the drama and make it pop by choosing a shade that contrasts with your complexion, wetting the brush, and drawing a thicker line. Look at you now!

3. Go all in. Want more blue? Use a tight brush to

concentrate the color on the lid, starting at the base of the lash line and slowly blending into the crease. Always (always!) use an eyeshadow primer to get the true shade of shadow and to prevent it from migrating throughout the day. Take note from the radiant Kate Bosworth and Alicia Keys.

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BEAUTY DIRECTOR JANENE MASCARELLA SHARES HER TOP TRUE BLUES…

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1. Clé de Peau Beauté Powder Eye Color Solo – 209 (matte) $45, CledePeauBeaute.com 2. Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow $9.99, stores nationwide 3. KIKO MILANO Water Eyeshadow in Indigo Blue $14, KikoCosmetics.com 4. TRUE Isaac Mizrahi Eye Shadow Powder in La Grenouille $19, QVC 5. COVERGIRL Flamed Out Shadow Pencil in Indigo Flame $6.74, CoverGirl.com

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COTTON CANDY PINK SWEET AND SOPHISTICATED, THESE PRETTY-INPINK SHADES SPEAK PERFECT SHINE LANGUAGE. By Janene Mascarella

1. lakur Enhanced Color by LONDONTOWN in Invisible Crown $16, LondontownUSA.com 2. SinfulColors SinfulShine Yours Truly, $2.99, CVS 3. Hard Candy Nail Lacquer in Fairy Ball $4, Walmart 4. Dermelect Cosmeceuticals ‘ME’ IMPROMPTU Misty Rose Shimmer $14, Dermelect.com 5. OPI Nail Lacquer in Let’s Be Friends $10, Ulta.com 6. deborah lippmann Pretty in Pink – Shades of Pastel $34, DeborahLippmann.com

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Introducing T’zikal. We harness the transformative oil from the Ojon Palm Nut, discovered in the lush rainforests of Central America, which we combine with the innovation of european haircare science and lavish, all natural ingredients. The result is a radically efficacious formula that repairs, revives and restores even the most damaged hair. Unlock the secret to gorgeous hair with T’zikal.

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BEAUTY SCENE CELEB-PERFECT SKIN FOR YOUR NEXT SUMMER SOIREE

HOW DO THE STARS GET THEIR SKIN SO SPECTACULAR THEY SIZZLE IN EVERY SEASON, ESPECIALLY SUMMER? SHHH… WE SCORED SECRETS FROM SKINCARE EXPERT DEBORAH DEPIANO. IN HER 20-YEAR CAREER AS A WEST HOLLYWOOD ESTHETICIAN, SHE HAS SUCCESSFULLY TREATED THOUSANDS OF CLIENTS, INCLUDING CELEBRITIES AND VIPS. HERE, DEPIANO SHARES TWO OF HOLLYWOOD’S HOTTEST SKINCARE TRENDS TO HELP YOU GET THAT CELEBRITY GLOW—PERFECT FOR YOUR NEXT HAMPTON’S WHITE PARTY! By Janene Mascarella

MICRONEEDLING

“Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive treatment to rejuvenate the skin. A device with fine needles creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin,” says DePiano. Results can include improved texture and firmness, as well as a reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks. “If you have severe scarring and tissue damage, I have seen some remarkable before and after’s – but only with someone very skilled who works in a doctor’s office.” Tip: You can experience the benefits microneedling at home by using a DermaRoller device. “Look for 0.20 or 0.25 (needle length),” DePiano advises. “It’s great to use before Growth Factor Serums for deeper penetration.”

COCONUT OIL

We’ve all heard how coconut oil is great for your hair, skin, and body. One of he best properties of coconut oil, points out DePiano, is its longevity. “When you apply it on the skin, it can work for a longer time, unlike many other oils. Due to the presence of medium chain fatty acids, the fats eliminate the moisture loss through the pores.” DePiano’s top choice: Skinny Coconut Oil. “It’s the only 100 percent raw, alkaline coconut oil in the world.” She also recommends Dr. Bronner Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Whole Kernel: “It’s very light and a little goes a long way. Apply ½-teaspoon to face and neck, massage well, and then apply your skin block.” Tip: Remember: The products you apply to your body go into your system, so make sure they are as pure as possible, says DePiano. DePiano Skin 354 Huntley Drive Los Angeles, CA DepianoSkin.com

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A BEAUTIFUL SMILE IS IN YOUR FUTURE PROSTHODONTICS • IMPLANTS • AESTHETIC & RESTORATION DENTISTRY

North Shore Prosthodontic Associates of Great Neck Turn to the expert dentists at North Shore Prosthodontic Associates for a complete smile makeover. Full-mouth dental restorations are our specialty. All of our dentists are prosthodontists, experts with advanced training in the art and science of reconstructing and replacing teeth. Don’t entrust a dental makeover to an ordinary dentist. Choose only a dental specialist called a prosthodontist to maximize your appearance. Remember results count. Our work stands up over time. We use the highest quality materials and procedures in dentistry. Our dentists are on staff at North Shore-LIJ Health System, Winthrop Hospital and New York Hospital of Queens*.

• Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry • Family Dentistry • Dental Implant Needs • Crowns and Bridges • Inlays and Onlays

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Our doctors lecture throughout the country on dental restorations, aesthetic dentistry and dental implants. Our own on-premises lab ensures top quality restorations. Our practice of top dental specialists have served Lang Island for more than 25 years.

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BEAUTY SCENE SPOTLIGHT Do brushes really make a difference? Which do you recommend to fight frizz and enhance shine? Yes! Natural bristle brushes are the best because they make hair shiny and eliminate all the flyaways and frizz. They are also the healthiest for hair; as they cause less breakage than metal brushes. The José Eber Natural Bristle Brush is great for fighting frizz and enhancing shine.

PRODUCTS Is there any way to prolong a precious blowout? There are two products that can help prolong a blowout. First, the dry shampoo Powder Bluff from Kérastase. Also, Kérastase L’Incroyable Blowdry activates with the heat, making it easy to set and reset hairstyles.

José Eber (right), pictured with his nephew and creative director Yoav Tauber. Photo: Teresa Pyskaty

CREATING A COOL SUMMER STYLE WITH JOSÉ EBER By Courtenay Cooper-Hall

AS THE WORLD’S MOST RECOGNIZED HAIRSTYLIST, BEVERLY HILLSBASED JOSÉ EBER HAS HAD HIS HANDS IN THE HAIR OF HOLLYWOOD’S MOST BELOVED STARS. HE HAS INFLUENCED STYLE TRENDS WORLDWIDE WITH HIS SIGNATURE CUTS AND TOPNOTCH LINE OF STYLING TOOLS. EXCLUSIVELY FOR BELLA, EBER SHARES SOME SUMMER TIPS THAT’LL GET YOUR LOCKS LOOKING AND FEELING LUXURIOUS ALL SEASON LONG!

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CUT & COLOR Which style, cut, or color is really hot right now? Any upcoming hair trends we should know about? Ombre is out, and “Bronde” is really hot right now. It’s not quite blonde or ombre; it’s more for brunettes who aren’t able to commit to a full blonde head. Bronde leaves them with fabulous hair and is the perfect way for people to go lighter without taking the huge step of bleaching their whole head. It’s flattering on almost everyone and is very low maintenance. Bronde gives you just the right amount of a sunkissed glow for the summer. Also, another upcoming hair trend that’s popular right now is collarbone-length hair, or a little below the collarbone. This hair length can be styled with very long layers that’s piecey with a little bit more shag.

TOOLS What’s the one must-have hair tool for summer? The José Eber wand for beautiful, beachy hair.

Summer heat and swimming can wreak havoc on our hair. What products would you suggest to restore moisture? Phytoplage Protective Sun Oil is amazing for the summer. Spray this oil in your hair before going in the water and it’ll protect against UV rays — and it’s waterproof! Phytoplage Shampoo and Conditioner are also summer musthaves because they eliminate chlorine and salt water from the hair. HELLO, BEACHY WAVES WANT GORGEOUS, WIND-BLOWN WAVES? HERE, JOSÉ EBER SHARES A STEP-BY-STEP:

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TAKE JOSE EBER CLIPLESS WAND, DIVIDE YOUR HAIR INTO 1½-INCH SECTIONS, AND WRAP EACH SECTION AROUND THE CURLING IRON.

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TAKE KERASTASE TOUCHE PERFECTION (A REPLENISHING BALM FOR DRY ENDS) AND APPLY IT TO YOUR FINGERTIPS, THEN RUN YOUR FINGERS VERY LIGHTLY THROUGH THE HAIR TO SEPARATE INTO NATURAL-LOOKING CURLS.

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ALLY HILFIGER FIGHTING AN INVISIBLE DISEASE AND FINDING HER STRENGTH

UPON HEARING HER NAME, ONE CAN’T HELP BUT THINK OF THE BRAND THAT MADE HER FATHER, TOMMY HILFIGER, A HOUSEHOLD NAME. WHILE ALEXANDRIA “ALLY” HILFIGER GREW UP IN A WORLD OF FASHION AND PRIVILEGE, THE YEARS THAT FOLLOWED WERE ANYTHING BUT GLAMOROUS. PAIN AND STRUGGLE MARKED MUCH OF HER CHILDHOOD, A TIME MOST ADULTS LOOK BACK ON FONDLY. By Alexandra Anastasio Photos: Douglas Friedman

ALLY HILFIGER @ALLYHILFIGER1 ALLY HILFIGER

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THE NEW YORK LIFE As a child growing up between Manhattan and Greenwich, CT, Hilfiger dreamed of being on stage. Her love of acting and the movies were passions she would pursue later through various projects in front of and behind the camera. “My mother named me Alexandria because she had this vision of me becoming a ballerina and thought it would be a cool stage name,” she explains.

A BEAUTIFUL BEGINNING

With both parents possessing creative genes (mom Susie Hilfiger is creative director of Best & Co., a children’s boutique in Greenwich, CT), it was no surprise that Hilfiger also exhibited similar traits. “I truly have deep passions for all the creative areas,” she says, “I enjoy all forms of creating, from cooking, to putting clothing together, to singing, to acting and producing; it would be difficult to pick just one because I love them all . . . it’s fun to be involved in different creative outlets.” Hilfiger immerses herself entirely in each project she works on, and says they each provide something different. “They’re fulfilling in different ways, and I’m extremely lucky and grateful that I can explore all these outlets.” Her younger years were filled with opportunities that not all teens are as fortunate to experience. She produced various projects such as “Proud,” the true story of one of only two U.S. Navy ships with a black crew that saw combat in World War II, and “Rich Girls,” an MTV reality show. She also launched her own clothing line, NAHM, with fellow designer Nary Manivong, and worked alongside her father. “I feel like I went to university and graduate school by sitting around the kitchen table with my parents and going to their offices because they taught us so much; they still do.” Her input helped her father decide on the scent for the brand’s perfume, Tommy Girl. “I was always kind of an advisor to my father,” says the designer. He and I would sit down and choose fabrics, colors, and prints. We bounced ideas off of one another and collaborated creatively.”

LIFE INTERRUPTED

Despite such wonderful opportunities, behind closed doors Hilfiger was a child struggling with debilitating pain. Bitten by a tick at age 7, the once happy and playful little girl began suffering the unimaginable. Tests for Lyme disease came back inconclusive and, while there were no medical signs pointing to the disease, her body began to betray her. Throughout the next 22 years she would experience symptoms such as extreme pain in her joints, severe headaches, weight loss, unexplainably collapses, and brain fog. It was a struggle both academically and socially. Misdiagnosed with a myriad of things from

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WHEN YOU GO TO THE DOCTOR YOU THINK THEY’RE THE ONES WHO ARE CORRECT BUT WE WEREN’T EDUCATED ENOUGH AROUND THE DISEASE.”

growing pains to arthritis to fibromyalgia, Hilfiger saw countless doctors and tried everything possible to find the cause and some sense of comfort. “I tried so many different treatments that didn’t work,” she says. While feeling despondent, the one thing Hilfiger never did was give up hope. At 19 years old she finally received a proper diagnosis, but it would be another 10 years before her body began to feel healthy again. Upon receiving confirmation it was indeed Lyme disease that had stolen countless years, Hilfiger felt relieved. “I felt like I won the lottery because finally there were real answers and — I hoped — an easy solution.” Unfortunately, an easy solution to remedy the damage done to her body was not right around the corner. It would take another 12 doctors and countless more treatments that left her feeling sicker than ever before she saw the light at the end of the tunnel. “I never thought it was Lyme, I was really in the dark,” says Hilfiger. “When you go to the doctor you think they’re the ones who are correct but we weren’t educated enough around the disease.” Through the years of unexplainable pain, Hilfiger’s dream of becoming a mother and having a family kept her pushing forward. “That was the light at the end of my tunnel; I kept my eye on that dream and I didn’t let the tunnel go completely dark.”

RECLAIMING HER LIFE

In 2014, when her dream of motherhood became a reality, a pregnant Hilfiger made the decision to share her story and shed light on a disease that currently has no cure. She wanted to help others and be a part of finding answers. “I went from victim, to warrior to now a survivor.” “One of the most misunderstood things about Lyme is that it’s a lot more serious than people realize,” she comments. “Just because you start to feel better does not mean it’s forever and that’s what’s scary. You’re always waiting for the other shoe to drop.” With her new book, “Bite Me,” published this past May, Hilfiger didn’t hold back when detailing the roller coaster ride she’s been on. Brutally honest and raw, the first-time author opens herself up completely, inviting readers to see how dark and dramatic things


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KEEP FIGHTING NO MATTER HOW BAD AND CHALLENGING TIMES GET.” became. “The book is not just for people with Lyme disease, but for anyone going through some sort of struggle.” Her advice? “Keep fighting no matter how bad and challenging times get.” She also suggests creating a spiritual toolbox to dive into when in need of support. For Hilfiger it was accumulating phone numbers of family and friends to turn to, adopting a healthier diet, enjoying nature, and meditating — anything that brought a sense of calm when the difficult times became too much. “Thank God I was able to gather different methods of pulling myself out of those moments and keep fighting.”

A NEW PURPOSE

In addition to sharing her story, Hilfiger committed to aiding in the fight for education and research. The Global Lyme Alliance, the largest non-profit for Lyme in the country, and Project Lyme, founded by Heather Hearst in 2015, a goal advocacy organization for prevention and early detection of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, are two organizations she joined. However, she makes it clear she will never limit herself to one charity alone. “I will support anybody who is fighting for Lyme.” A true New Yorker at heart, Hilfiger and her partner, along with their 17-month-old daughter, currently call Los Angeles home. Although she misses the city and its energy, right now a more relaxed and warmer environment is necessary. “I needed to be somewhere my body could thrive,” she adds. “But I will always be a New Yorker and hope to one day move back.” These days Hilfiger feels better than she has in a very long time and enjoys her role as a mother. “I wake up excited to get out of bed, hold my daughter, and see what she’s going to do that day,” says Hilfiger. “We have the sweetest little family and it’s just another reason to be healthy every single day.” B TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LYME DISEASE, VISIT: GLOBALLYMEALLIANCE.ORG PROJECTLYME.ORG ALLYHILFIGER.COM

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FUSING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION TO CREATE THE PERFECT SPACE By Alexandra Anastasio

INTERIOR DESIGNER CARRIE MCCALL HAS HAD A LOVE FOR FASHION AND A KEEN EYE FOR DESIGN SINCE CHILDHOOD. A 15-YEAR CAREER IN THE FASHION BUSINESS PAVED THE WAY FOR HER TO START HER OWN BUSINESS, CKM HOME DESIGN, FOUR YEARS AGO. “WORKING IN FASHION TAUGHT ME ABOUT COLOR, FABRIC, AND TEXTILE, SO IT WAS AN EASY TRANSITION GOING FROM ONE AREA TO THE OTHER,” SAYS THE DESIGNER AND LICENSED BUILDER, WHOSE BUSINESS IS BASED IN SUMMIT, NJ.

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McCall has worked on everything from custom built homes in New Jersey, to a $2.5 million-dollar apartment in New York City, and is now gearing up for her next project, a home in Chicago. “By year’s end I hope to have a few states under my belt,” she says. BELLA New York sat down with the multi-talented McCall to learn more about how she fuses together her love of design and construction to create the perfect space. As an interior designer and a builder, what makes your company different than others? I always tell potential clients it’s better to pull me in earlier than later because if there is a construction element to the job I can work with the architect while the plans are being laid out. Having experience on both ends allows my clients to get the best of both worlds. Whether it’s a one-room renovation, filling an entire space with furniture, or a custom-built home, we can do it all. The possibilities are endless with design and construction. What are your design philosophies? I always try to fuse the old with the new, vintage with modern, and mix higherend pieces with more affordable furniture and accessories. I approach the design process with the thinking that this will last a long time, so I go for comfort as well. I like to bring one color throughout the home; without knowing, your eye travels from room to room, so there’s cohesiveness. And I always introduce candles – there has to be warmth and an inviting aroma in the home. I also love to use the color black. Everybody looks at white as a neutral but I look at black as a neutral and then add a pop of color. Things change seasonally, so black goes with everything. What advice do you share with clients when you begin working together on a project, big or small? A house evolves and it’s not going to be ready overnight. I let them know we’re going to be married to each other for a while. It’s a collaborative effort, and I am always accessible. As a designer what are your first steps? When I first meet with a client, I always look at what they’re wearing, their furniture, and find out what they want to do so I can get a sense of their style. I share the work I’ve done so they can get a sense of who I am. Then I’ll create a checklist of what they want to accomplish and a mockup of the budget. Since it’s a joint effort we’ll talk and come up with a plan together.

MY JOB IS TO PUSH [CLIENTS] SLIGHTLY OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONE AND TAKE SOME RISKS. AT THE END OF THE DAY YOU WANT TO HAVE A WARM, INVITING SPACE TO COME HOME TO.”

Some clients leave everything in my hands while others want to be a part of the process. I love Pinterest and we create a lot of Pinterest and mood boards; that way, we can go back and forth and get an overall look together before we begin. My job is to push them slightly out of their comfort zone and take some risks. At the end of the day you want to have a warm, inviting space to come home to.

What are the most challenging and the most rewarding aspects of the job? The most challenging part of the job is working with couples; whether it’s as a mediator, coach, or counselor, it’s helping them see the direction we’re going in and for both to be happy with what we’re doing. And the reward to all of this is when a client says, “Thank you – you did exactly what I wanted you to do.”

Any particular project that stands out for you as a favorite? On the design end, I’d say the apartment in New York City. It was the most challenging due to the quick turnaround that was required. After the seller closed we literally had four days to get everything ready before we handed over the keys.

This past June you launched your own TV show, “Design Talk with Carrie,” featured on Summit’s Home Town TV; what can viewers expect? We’ll be airing half hour episodes, once a month, where we introduce up-andcoming projects along with sharing tips viewers can apply in their own home. We’re also going to incorporate food and cocktail recipes, making it more of a complete lifestyle show. The show will be breaking down the walls of design and construction and because of my background I think it’s going to be unique and different. I love what I do and I’m super excited to take the business to the next level. B

From a construction perspective, it would be the house in Summit, NJ that I recently finished building. It’s the first custom design build home for CKM Home Design. I worked with the architect from scratch; we knocked it down and turned it around. I ran the whole project so it is near and dear to my heart.

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SOPHISTICATED SPACES SPOTLIGHT Within a generation, his vision came to fruition: Harry’s son Bobby Zarin, and his grandson and company President David Zarin, joined the family business and developed it to include multiple storefronts on the Lower East Side, while positioning it as the go-to store for fabric, fabric supplies, and DIY re-upholstery tools. Bobby’s wife, Jill Zarin (one of the original “Real Housewives of New York City” for four seasons) is brand ambassador. A-listers like Taylor Swift, Jessica Lange, Emma Watson, and Roberta Flack have stepped through their doors, and their product has been featured on hit shows like “Madame Secretary,” “The Knick,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Girls,” and “Law & Order,” as well as many Broadway productions. Exclusively for BELLA, Bobby Zarin opens the doors of this three-floor fabric wonderland and shares the secrets of their longevity and success… Zarin Fabrics is about to celebrate its 80th anniversary. What do you feel has contributed to your success? There are many things, but I think the most important one is the people who work at Zarin Fabrics, many of whom have been here for over 20 years. They have the experience that cannot be replicated by hiring a designer who just graduated from school. This experience covers all aspects of the business, from choosing the right fabric for a particular project to ensuring that a custom window treatment or upholstery job is fabricated perfectly, which requires more knowledge than most consumers and even interior designers realize. In addition to experience, we also provide a friendly environment to shop in, which leads to great customer service.

ZOOMING IN ON ZARIN FABRICS By Janene Mascarella

ZARIN FABRICS, A LOWER EAST SIDE INSTITUTION, HAS DEFIED NEW YORK REAL ESTATE TRENDS TO CELEBRATE ITS 80TH ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR. THE LARGEST PROVIDER OF DISCOUNTED FABRICS IN THE TRI-STATE AREA AND ONE OF THE LARGEST ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ZARIN FABRICS REMAINS A FAMILY-RUN BUSINESS THAT CONTINUES TO GROW AND EXPAND WITH EACH NEW YEAR. WHEN HARRY ZARIN OPENED THE BUSINESS IN 1936, HE OPERATED OUT OF A PUSHCART ON ORCHARD STREET ON MANHATTAN’S LOWER EAST SIDE WITH A VISION OF CREATING A ONE-STOP-SHOP FOR ALL THINGS FABRIC-RELATED. 72 THE HAMPTONS ISSUE

Do you have any special events lined up to celebrate the anniversary? We recently became the exclusive New York retailer for Robert Allen’s Madcap Cottage line of fabrics, and had the dynamo team behind the line, Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke, on hand for a launch party. Bringing a brand name into our famous fabric warehouse was a new concept for us, and our customers can expect more to come. We are also planning a fall event for our 80th anniversary! What’s the best part of running a family business? As a family business, we have the flexibility to work without constraints. This means we can bring in all sorts of wonderful fabrics even if they don’t fit within a certain line. This is a major reason why Bobby, Jill, and David Zarin so many interior designers, set decorators, and homeowners shop with us. The smart ones come to us first, but the ones who can’t find what they are looking for while perusing through samples at fabric showrooms will usually find something that works for them at Zarin Fabrics.


What’s hot right now? What emerging home decor trends are you seeing? In juxtaposition to each other, stark contrasting colors will be big — think blacks with whites. And on the other side of the spectrum, soft, soothing colors will dominate in homes and hospitality. Also, the use of fabric for window treatments is really showing strength. Instead of blinds and roller shades, we are seeing a big increase in the use of Roman Shades with draping covering the windows from wall to wall. Do you offer anything besides fabric? We do any custom work that utilizes fabric, from window treatments to upholstery and decorative pillows. We also have a full floor of upholstery supplies and decorative hardware for window treatments, including all track systems, which we can customize. We also opened a new showroom at 69 Orchard Street that contains a curated collection of furniture and home décor items.

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Can we find current designer fabrics at your lower East Side fabric warehouse? Yes! In fact, many people who haven’t shopped with us SALON in a long time are surprised to see that while we still carry beautiful discontinued fabrics at very reasonable prices compared to fabric showrooms, we also have thousands of current, re-orderable designer fabrics. These fabrics can run up to $200 per yard, but are still relatively inexpensive compared to similar fabrics that one would have to order and possibly wait weeks for at the fabric showrooms. In the off chance one cannot find what they like in stock at our warehouse, we also have one of the largest libraries of fabric books in NYC. When you come to Zarin Fabrics you won’t have to go anywhere else! B

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ARTS & CULTURE Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival

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Anita (Penelope Armstead-Williams), and Consuela (Liz Beres) in a sassy rendition of “America” in the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival’s production of West Side Story

SUMMER STAGES THAT STEAL THE SPOTLIGHT By Barbara Bellesi

It’s called “Broadway in the Finger Lakes” for good reason: Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is the largest professional musical theatre organization in the state outside of Manhattan’s theatre district. Multiple venues make FLMTF a theatre lover’s dream come true. The Preston H. Thomas Theatre at the Merry-GoRound Playhouse is the site of main stage productions, while new works take flight at Theatre Mack, located in downtown Auburn. The festival flourishes further this year with yet another production at Rochester’s Callahan Theatre, located at Nazareth College Arts Center.

FLMTF is also home to the country’s largest touring company focused on youth education. When school is in session, the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre visits schools in over 70 districts throughout New York State, bringing joy to more than 125,000 students each year. School might be out during the summer, but the show must go on: the troupe takes to libraries, parks, county fairs, playgrounds, and other recreation centers to keep kids entertained all year round.

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FLMTF also hosts “The PiTCH,” which is an opportunity for musicals in their infancy to take their first steps on stage. Located in the 80-seat Theatre Mack, the creative team behind each musical pitches their material to a live audience (how’s that for an audition?) and a dialogue ensues regarding the musical in progress.

This Season

“From Here to Eternity” June 29-July 20 “Austen’s Pride: A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice” July 13-24 “Crazy for You” July 27-August 17 “Treasure Island” August 24-September 10 “Million Dollar Quartet” September 15-October 1 “Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical” October 5-October 19 “Smokey Joe’s Café” November 2-November 19

THE LIGHTS OF BROADWAY SHINE YEAR-ROUND, BUT AS THE TEMPERATURES CLIMB, IT’S TIME FOR SUMMER STAGES ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO STEAL SOME OF THE SPOTLIGHT. IF YOU LOVE THEATRE AND ARE LOOKING TO TAKE A BREAK FROM THE CITY FOR THE SUMMER, HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE SUMMER THEATRE COMPANIES IN THE NORTHEAST THAT JUST MIGHT INSPIRE YOUR VACATION PLANS. While much of the season is dedicated to producing Shakespeare’s plays, Shakespeare & Company also presents classic and contemporary theatrical works, as well as new plays that reflect important socio-political issues. The result is a collaboration of some of the best, brightest, and most diverse theatre professionals who bring Shakespeare’s plays as well as his artistic values to the modern stage.

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Luke Reed as Hamlet Photo by Elizabeth Aspenlieder

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England might have been William Shakespeare’s home, but his spirit is alive and well in New England – Western Massachusetts, to be exact. Nestled in the Berkshires is Shakespeare & Company, one of the country’s largest festivals dedicated to the Bard. Since 1978, the town of Lenox, MA has been synonymous with Shakespearean theatre. Each season, over 75,000 theatregoers flock to Lenox, MA to revel in the handiwork of a company of over 150 actors, directors, designers, and more.

A new look for the Tina Packer Playhouse, named after the founding artistic director of Shakespeare & Company, promises a real thrill for theatregoers this season. “With a new in-the-round stage configuration in the Tina Packer Playhouse, we will offer greater intimacy between performers and audience,” said co-artistic director Jonathan Croy. “The actor-to-audience relationship will be 360 degrees, which presents an exciting new dynamic for both actor and audience—and this intimacy of the relationship with the audience supports dynamic personal interactions and our fascination with language.”

This Season

“The Taming” May 7-July 30 “Ugly Lies the Bone” June 16-August 28 “The Merchant of Venice” July 1-August 21 “Twelfth Night” July 14-August 20 “The Emperor of the Moon” July 15-August 20 “Or,” July 23-September 4 “Cry ‘Havoc!’” August 3-August 13 “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” August 8-September 4 “Sotto Voce” August 18-September 11


Over the decades, the cast members have been a veritable Who’s Who of stage and screen, including the likes of Audra McDonald, Linda Lavin, Gwyneth Paltrow, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Cerveris, and Michael C. Hall. If you need further proof that WTF is a special place, here it is: the festival won the 2002 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, as well as the 2011 Commonwealth Award for Achievement.

What We’re Excited About Sam Rockwell, Nina Arianda in Fool for Love

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Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) has been Broadway’s summer home since 1955, beckoning many of the best actors, playwrights, directors, and designers to spend their summers creating outstanding theatre with the Berkshires as a scenic backdrop. For more than 60 seasons, WTF has produced classic plays and has served as the birthplace for the premieres of new plays and musicals. In addition to its main stage productions, WTF presents a variety of special events, including cabarets, workshops, readings, and a host of education programs for theatre students of all ages and experience levels.

With the exception of Tennessee Williams’ “The Rose Tattoo” (starring Marisa Tomei) and Wendy Wasserstein’s “An American Daughter,” all of the plays this season are having either their American or world premiere. First-time productions of this magnitude often call out the big guns when it comes to their casting, and this season at WTF is no exception: Jane Kaczmarek and Alfred Molina will be part of the American debut of “And No More Shall We Part.”

This Season

“The Rose Tattoo” June 28-July 17 “Cost of Living” June 29-July 10 “The Chinese Room” July 7-July 23 “Romance Novels for Dummies” July 20-July 31 “Poster Boy” July 28-August 7 “An American Daughter” August 3-August 21 “And No More Shall We Part” August 10-August 21

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CULTURE VULTURE Relax. Renowned pop photographer Gray Malin, known for his

bright beach scenes and vibrant colors, has teamed up with FUNBOY to create their own swan floats and beach essentials. This is not the basic swan float you’ll find on everybody’s Instagram account – this limited-edition float has Gray’s iconic aerial beach images tattooed all over. Nothing beats lying out and relaxing on a fabulous inflatable with a piña colada in hand. GrayMalin.com

Read. “Salt & Silver: Travel, Surf, Cook” describes the life

everyone hopes to live, all in one gorgeous coffee-table book. In 2014, two guys from Germany set out to explore the world with nothing but two surfboards, a sharp knife, board shorts, and a backpack full of photo equipment. They dared to seek out Latin America’s best waves and local cuisine, from Cuba to Mexico to Patagonia. When they returned, they transferred what they had learned and experienced to their book. This photo-packed travelogue engages readers in the local culture of eight countries and is basically impossible to put down. SaltAndSilver.net

SUMMER CALENDAR MUSTS WHETHER YOU’RE TANNING BY THE POOL OR TAKING ADVANTAGE OF SAVED-UP VACATION DAYS, FILL YOUR SUMMER CALENDAR WITH THESE INSTAGRAM-WORTHY MUST-DOS. GET INSPIRED WITH “SALT & SILVER,” CURATE YOUR PERFECT BEACH HOUSE, OR CHANNEL YOUR INNER YOGI – HIP-HOP STYLE. PLAY HOOKY FOR A DAY WITH YOUR VERY OWN POOL PARTY, OR STOP CALIFORNIA DREAMING AND HEAD OUT WEST ALREADY. WE’RE COUNTING ON YOU TO SURF RIGHT INTO YOUR BEST SUMMER YET. By Gwen Wunderlich

Celebrate. After long hours in the office with the sun shining

bright, we all deserve to play hooky once in a while. That’s why we love Gansevoort Park Avenue’s “Ditch Day” package. Gather your friends and enjoy your best weekday ever at the sky-high rooftop pools while sipping on coconut water by the Coconut Cartel. Submerge yourself in relaxation at the exhale spa, followed by a blowout by GLAMSQUAD over a glass of rosé. This beats any hooky days I’ve ever taken. GansevoortHotelGroup.com/hotels/ gansevoort-park-avenue-nyc

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Sweat. Yogis and newbies alike need to flock to this amazing yoga studio. Y7

Studio, the original hip-hop yoga studio and celebrity hot spot, sculpts, and defines supermodels and urban dwellers alike. Relax in the candlelit room and sweat out the pounds while practicing Vinyasa yoga to hip-hop music in 90-degree heat. You can channel your inner Zen in one of three studios in New York City or the studio in West Hollywood. Y7-Studio.com

Curate. Amp up your Montauk

Dine. While vacationing out west this summer, be sure to hit up Santa Monica,

California hot spot Via Veneto. Hailing from Rome, Fabrizio Bianconi and Marco Cialini headed to Southern California with a desire to create a place that served the food they grew up with. Pouring passion and love into their cuisine, they pay special attention to detail and even source their produce from the local Santa Monica farmers’ market. I was ecstatic about their homemade veal ravioli and pan-roasted rack of Sonoma lamb in a crust of fine herbs. Trust me, this place will make your tastebuds sing with pure delight. ViaVeneto.us

summerhouse and make your home a celebration of worldly craftsmanship with The Citizenry. Taking pride in global human craftsmanship instead of the man-made production of chain stores, The Citizenry features a specific country in every collection, including Mexico, Peru, Uganda, and Argentina. The company celebrates the artisans and designers behind the products and shares their stories through their pieces. Since there is no middleman between The Citizenry and the artisans, you get these pieces at a fraction of the cost – so you can spend your extra change on the Chanel surfboard you’ve been eying! The-Citizenry.com B

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GETTING TO KNOW Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman was adopted at just 12 days old. He delved into the world of modeling at the age of 16, and then moved to Vancouver, British Columbia when he was 19 to further his career. While lunching with a friend in a downtown restaurant one day in 2006, he was approached by director Ron Oliver, who asked him to read for, “Shock to the System.” He auditioned the next day and was cast on the spot. BELLA caught up with the actor and model to find what he had to say about life and his growing career. Growing up in Rimbey, Alberta, what were some of the challenges you faced pursuing an acting career in a smaller city? It was something I always dreamed I would do. The logistics of it were kind of complicated because I really had no example to go by. I just had to dig my way through it and find my way, meet the right people, start the right conversations and ask the right questions. How did you get your start as a model? I was enamored by the world of fashion but the first time it was offered to me as an opportunity or even a possibility, I was 16. My eyes had gotten very bright and I thought this could be a way to get out, to broaden my perspective of the world, meet all sorts of people, and use that as a ledge to get into the world of acting.

THERE’S NOTHING UNREAL ABOUT JEFFREY BOWYER-CHAPMAN By Vanessa Coppes

YOU MAY KNOW HIM AS BRADLEY IN “DIRTY GRANDPA,” OR AS THE VOICE OF BLACK PANTHER IN “IRON MAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES.” BUT REALLY, THIS ALBERTA, CANADA TRANSPLANT HAS US GLUED TO OUR SEATS IN LIFETIME’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DRAMA, “UNREAL.”

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There seems to be a diversity to the movies you’ve acted in — from mystery to romantic comedy to science fiction. What’s your favorite genre? I really like broad, raw comedies like “Dirty Grandpa.” It’s not necessarily my type of humor to watch, but playing that type of humor is so much fun. On the flipside, I really like doing darker dramas and comedies. I did “Dear Mr. Gacy” years ago for HBO, in which I played the role of a male prostitute who escapes. I read the biography of John Wayne Gacy, watched documentaries, and spent time with actual male streetwalkers and drug addicts in Vancouver just to see what a day in the life of a character like this would be like. As dark as that was, there was something so deeply satisfying about it that I loved so much. You’ve lived in both Canada and the United States. What is your favorite thing about each of them? There are certainly events that were shaped by my growing up in Canada and things that were shaped by the US — New York, specifically.


LAW THE WAY IT SHOULD BE PRACTICED We’re really blessed up in Canada, kind of sheltered in a way from things that seem simple but are actually very complicated, like gun control laws. We don’t have it at the forefront of our minds, like — “Is anyone carrying a gun? Could there be a potential of a mass public shooting?” When I spend time in major cities in the States, [however,] it’s very much at the forefront of people’s minds. It’s the same with gay rights. For as long as I can remember, it has been legal and broadly accepted [in Canada], so to come to America and try to comprehend the concept of things like gay rights has taken a long time for me to wrap my mind around. It wasn’t until I moved to New York that I realized how naïve I was in many ways.

MY EYES HAD GOTTEN VERY BRIGHT AND I THOUGHT [FASHION] COULD BE A WAY TO GET OUT, TO BROADEN MY PERSPECTIVE OF THE WORLD, MEET ALL SORTS OF PEOPLE, AND USE THAT AS A LEDGE TO GET INTO THE WORLD OF ACTING.”

Handling your case personally, compassionately and aggressively.

What’s your definition of beauty? Authenticity and light. Having voiced the character Black Panther in “Ironman: The Animated Series,” who is your favorite comic book hero? The Black Panther, T’Challa, of course! I was still so young when I got that job. I felt like it was the best and the worst of auditions. Wakanda — where Black Panther, T’Challa comes from — is not a real African country, so I had to go in there and kind of wing it with this weird, generic African accent. When I booked the role I was not familiar with the Black Panther, but I fell in love with him and started buying comic books and novels. Black Panther is a pivotal and groundbreaking character. To have a black male as a super hero, I can’t wait to see what he does next. What career goals are you focusing on now? Human rights is something I’ve always been very passionate about. To share my story and hopefully inspire others to share their stories and their truth is a message that is very important to me, and I would like to see spread far and wide. Aside from that I love the art of conversation, I would really like to start a podcast or an interview series. I’ve kept journals since I was about 12 years old; I just continued to go through volumes and volumes of them. My favorite types of literature that I’ve always been drawn to are memoirs and autobiographies. I would really love to compile some volumes of my journals into a memoir at some point. B

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NYC SPOTLIGHT What was it like playing on the tour? It was fantastic, a great experience. I got to travel the world and played against people who were heroes of mine growing up. What were your most memorable matches? Six weeks into the tour, I won my first doubles title, which was really exciting. Also, playing against the famed doubles team of Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver, and playing singles against Chris Evert at Wimbledon was great. There was camaraderie on the tour back then. Zina Garrison became a close friend and mentor.

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What led you to the USTA? After my career ended I worked as a National Coach for the USTA for four years. I then wanted to give back to the sport as a volunteer and was asked to be on the board of the USTA. That’s where I began to understand what the USTA was all about.

What was your biggest initial challenge at the USTA? There have been several challenges since I arrived. The inclusion of the Hispanic community in the country has been one of our main goals. Also, only a small percentage of the 350,000 high school tennis players are playing junior USTA matches after their season ends. We want to increase that by creating options for these players to still compete in a recreational format year-round. Another challenge has been to increase the integrity of the game among young people by teaching them the importance of sportsmanship.

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FOR KATRINA ADAMS, IT’S ALL A RACKET SUCCESS JUST DIDN’T HAPPEN UPON KATRINA ADAMS. SHE EARNED IT THE GOOD OLD-FASHIONED WAY — THROUGH HARD WORK, PERSEVERANCE, AND A PASSION FOR HER PROFESSION.

Her prowess on the courts began while attending Northwestern University, where she majored in communications. While there, she helped the Wildcats win Big Ten championships in 1986 and 1987. She was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Rookie (ITA) of the Year in 1986 and an NCAA All-American in 1986 and 1987. Also in 1987, she became the first African-American to win the NCAA doubles title.

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Adams played on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tour and was ranked as high as No. 67 in singles and No. 8 in doubles. She captured 20 career doubles titles and reached the quarterfinals or better in doubles at all four Grand Slam events. Her best Grand Slam singles result was reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon in 1988.

In 2015, after a successful career on the tennis courts and a decade-long climb up the United States Tennis Association (USTA) ladder, Adams became the first African-American and first former professional tennis player to serve as the association’s chairman of the board, CEO, and president. The USTA oversees the US Open in Queens, NY, the highest-attended sporting event in the country each year.

While an active pro, Adams served on the board of directors of the WTA as a player representative for four one-year terms and on the WTA’s Players Association for five two-year terms. After leaving the tour, Adams was a USTA National Tennis Coach from 1999 to 2002. She joined the USTA’s board of directors in 2005, serving as a director at large and as the association’s vice president and first vice president.

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How can you grow the sport? Has the USTA made any special accommodations to assist young ones with learning how to play the game at their level? The creation of the shorter court and lower net helps kids learn the game more easily and has been extremely successful at clubs across the country. Also, our player development program at the USTA has been doing a great job of developing highly skilled young players. We currently have a number of young men and women who are ranked in the Top 100 in the world. What does the US Open mean to NYC? It means everything to New York. There’s a real excitement and buzz created throughout the city. Hotels and restaurants are packed with people from around the world. Describe the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program. I’ve been involved with this program for 10 years, which helps support young people in underserved communities. Our goal is to assist these kids and help them reach their highest potential through tennis, character building, and education. Some eventually earn college scholarships. What do you like about NYC? What’s not to like about New York? Everything happens here with its diverse cultures. I enjoy going to the theater. Also, the USTA is based in White Plains, so I have the best of both worlds. What are your future plans? I always want to make a difference, so I’ll continue my relationship with Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program, and I might get back into doing some commentating for television, which I enjoy. B


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NEW YORK STATE OF MIND

Rochelle Aytes

HER TIME TO SHINE

WITH A PASSION FOR THE ARTS SINCE CHILDHOOD, DANCER-TURNED-ACTRESS ROCHELLE AYTES HAS BEEN HEATING UP THE SCREEN ON ONE OF SUMMER’S HOTTEST SHOWS. NOW IN ITS FOURTH SEASON, ABC’S “MISTRESSES” HAS CAPTURED AUDIENCES WITH ITS STEAMY DRAMA AND ROMANCE. By Alexandra Anastasio Photography: Rowan Daily

Before she set her sights on Hollywood, this native New Yorker was committed to a career in dance. After graduating from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, the performing arts school depicted in the hit ‘80s TV show “Fame,” Aytes went on to the State University of New York at Purchase, where she graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree in dance. From there she performed and toured with Ballet Hispanico and the Broadway show “Aida.” It was during “Aida” that Aytes caught the acting bug. From there the desire to pursue this creative outlet blossomed, and, as she says, “I haven’t looked back.” While taking acting classes and immersing herself in the craft, the triple threat got her first break – an episode in season 6 of “Sex and the City.” “At that time I was auditioning for commercials, doing print modeling, and anything else related to the business to get comfortable in front of the camera,” says Aytes. While the part on “Sex and the City” was small, it was her first speaking role and it gave her a foot in the door. Two years later Aytes was cast in the 2004 Wayans brothers’ comedy, “White Chicks,” which she says was her breakout role. “It was my first movie and I was elated, scared, and shocked at the same time,” she says. While she found it difficult to wrap her mind around all that was happening – she questioned whether she was ready for it – she says her faith in God and her belief that people are never given more than they can handle convinced her it was her time to shine.

A RISING STAR

Ready or not, Aytes’ star continued to rise and her career took off, both in film and on TV. She starred in Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Family Reunion” and has appeared in such hit shows as “NCIS,” “Bones,” “Desperate Housewives,” and “The Forgotten,” to name just a few. After working on a number of TV series, Aytes was cast as one of the four leads in a new drama series, “Mistresses,” which began airing in 2013 on ABC. The show is centered on the lives of four women and their complex relationships, and Aytes’ character has seen her fair share of drama these past three seasons – from a dead husband who turned out to be alive, to that husband’s mistress and their love child.

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UP CLOSE & PERSONAL “My previous role was a detective on a show called ‘The Forgotten,’ which was very serious; this gave me an opportunity to play and have much more of a personal life,” says Aytes. “When I first read this script I thought it was fun; I loved the character and how quirky and awkward she was.” She describes her character, April, as a loving, devoted single mom who can be a bit neurotic but always tries to do what’s right, even though she fails at times. “April is often the victim of lies and deceit, but over the course of the show she’s proven to be strong and resilient,” says Aytes. In the fourth season, fans can expect to see Aytes’ character start to find real happiness and explore new creative outlets. “April has had to deal with a lot, but continues to learn and grow. There’s no time to wallow in a dead husband or his mistress, but finding comfort in the arms of a certain man usually helps with that,” teases Aytes.

I AM DEFINITELY A STRONG AND DETERMINED PERSON WHO BOUNCES BACK WHEN I’VE BEEN HURT. NO MATTER WHAT THE STRUGGLE, WE BOTH COME OUT BETTER ON THE OTHER SIDE.”

While the actress doesn’t confront the same types of drama her alter ego encounters, she does see similarities between herself and April.

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“I am definitely a strong and determined person who bounces back when I’ve been hurt,” says Aytes. “No matter what the struggle, we both come out better on the other side.”

TRANSITIONS & CHALLENGES

In addition to appearing on “Mistresses,” the hardworking actress also pulled double duty on “Criminal Minds” as the love interest to Shemar Moore’s character. Fortunately, the shows filmed at different parts of the year so she didn’t have to shoot two shows simultaneously. Aytes admits it was challenging at times to transition from one role to the next, especially after having played the same character for the past few years. “That’s why I think it’s important to keep working on different characters so you don’t get stuck,” she says. “When you find yourself at the end of a character’s journey and have to audition all over again…you are in for a rude awakening.” Though her time on “Criminal Minds” ended earlier this year when Moore left the show, Aytes says she wasn’t surprised by the news. “I was sad to see him go, but after 11 years on the show I totally understand someone having the desire to express themselves in another way,” she says. “We’re all artists and have the need for change.” She recalls her time there as wonderful, and credits the cast and crew for making the experience a memorable one. “They’re a well-oiled machine over there,” says Aytes. The show was completely different than what the actress had been doing, which is one of the things she appreciated about it. “I love to change things up; it’s what challenges me to be better.” Aytes also challenged herself creatively by portraying reallife pop and contemporary singer/songwriter Perri “Pebbles” Reid in the VH1 film “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” in 2013. A fan of TLC growing up, Aytes admits she felt pressure when portraying Pebbles.

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“I knew how much of an honor it was to be part of the film, and I absolutely wanted to do this character and person justice and give depth and humanity to the role.”

LOOKING AHEAD

Though Aytes’ work on “Criminal Minds” has wrapped, there still isn’t much downtime in her schedule. Along with working on “Mistresses,” she’s also taken on another big project: wedding planning. After becoming engaged last summer to her longtime partner, she says she can now add the title of producer to her resume. “One of my married friends said to me when I got engaged, “Congratulations on your first production!” When she’s not working or planning her wedding, Aytes enjoys decorating and designing her new home. “They’ve become new hobbies of mine,” she says. Looking to the future, Aytes has her sights set on more films. “Dancing in a movie is still my dream, but an action hero would be fun, too,” she says. “I would also love to go back to Broadway at some point.” A return to the stage would bring Aytes back to New York, a place she says will always be home. Because she’s been in Los Angeles for more than a decade, frequent trips home are what keep the actress and her family connected. “I’m truly bicoastal and would surely miss New York if I didn’t go back as much as I do,” she says. Happiest when she is fully living out her purpose, Aytes stays grounded by keeping good, honest, and loyal people in her life and putting God first. That, she says, “will never change.” B


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BEST OF BELLA 2016 THE SUN, THE MOON, THE STARS … SUMMERS ARE MADE FOR WINDING DOWN, LIVING IT UP, BEING A LITTLE INDULGENT, AND TURNING ON SOME EXTRA OUTGOING SPIRIT. LOOKING FOR YOUR NEXT HAPPY PLACE? HERE ARE BELLA’S VERY BEST WAYS TO WINE, DINE, MIX AND MINGLE WITH WINNERS IN 17 CATEGORIES! By Janene Mascarella

BEST PICNIC SPIRIT

Luc Belaire, a popular French sparkling wine, makes the ultimate brunch bubbly. It’s offered in a Rosé Cuvée and a Brut Gold Cuvée, produced by 5th- and 6th-generation winemakers in two of France’s finest winemaking regions: Provence and Burgundy. Exceptional taste and beyond chic — your fancy picnic in the park will be perfected! Available nationally, $29.95 - $34.95, LucBelaire.com

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BEST DATENIGHT LOUNGE

With stunning 360-degree views of the city, Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel is the perfect spot to amp up the romance under the stars. The lounge has a retractable ceiling and walls for a rooftop view, rain or shine. Enjoy the unbeatable view of the iconic Chrysler building, signature cocktails, and small plates. 145 E. 50th Street, NYC, UpstairsNYC.com

BEST DINNER + DESSERT

Got a hungry heart? Well, Mastro’s is the crème de la crème of high-end eating. Katie Holmes, Channing Tatum, Iggy Azalea, Jessica Simpson, and Kobe Bryant (to name a few!)– you can catch them any night of the week eating at this glamorous restaurant. Order what you want for dinner (it’s all good!), but do not leave without trying their Signature Warm Butter Cake. Dreamy! 1285 Avenue of the Americas, NYC, MastrosRestaurants.com

BEST BLOODY MARY

Located in Hotel 48LEX, Lexington Brass is a modern American bistro offering unique twists on classic fare. Every weekend, guests who brunch have the option to build their own Bloody Mary for just $10. Tap into your creative side and make the ultimate brunch cocktail by picking your favorite toppings off a list of various spirits and fun fixings, including oysters, pickled okra, pepperoncini, and bacon. 517 Lexington Avenue, NYC, Hotel48LexNewYork.com

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BEST OF BELLA 2016

BEST SUNSET SAIL

A sunset sail at Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina is a romantic whisk away in true Montauk fashion. Enjoy a chilled glass of Champagne, kick back, and soak in the beauty of the Montauk shoreline with a stunning sunset backdrop. The resort’s guest rooms, villas, and suites feature nauticalinspired décor and private balconies or terraces that overlook the waterfront or the tranquil courtyard. 32 Star Island Road, Montauk MontaukYachtClub.com

BEST PRE-BROADWAY BITES

Located as a part of the hotel Row NYC in Times Square, City Kitchen is one of the best food halls in NYC. With seven vendors from eateries like Whitman’s, Luke’s Lobster, Azuki, Kuro Obi, Dough, ilili Box, and Gabriela’s Taqueria, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy some food before going to a Broadway show. (It’s also relatively inexpensive with most meals costing less than $20!) 700 8th Avenue at 44th Street, NYC, RowNYC.com

BEST BEACHY VIBE

Pizza Beach LES is a vibrant venue surrounded by large windows, bold colors, and bright string lights to make you feel like you are in paradise. With its beach-designed theme filled with surfboards, hanging plants, cast open French doors, and photos of gorgeous beaches from around the world, Pizza Beach encompasses a 90s-retro Malibu vibe. (Pizza + Watermelon Martini = perfection!) 167 Orchard Street, NYC - PizzaBeachClub.com 88 THE HAMPTONS ISSUE


BEST ROOFTOP

Mr. Purple is a rooftop bar and restaurant located on the 15th floor of Hotel Indigo Lower East Side that ideally captures the vibrant and artistic spirit of the LES. Boasting two outdoor terraces, the venue recreates a hip, artist-loft ambiance. The larger terrace includes its own swimming pool and outdoor bar, a perfect setting for yummy bites and signature sips against the backdrop of NYC. Hotel Indigo, 180 Orchard Street, 15th floor, NYC MrPurpleNYC.com

BEST URBAN ESCAPE

As if transported from the streets of Old Havana, Hotel Hugo’s Azul On The Rooftop channels a Cuban cantina vibe against the backdrop of magnificent 360-degree views of Lower Manhattan. Sip some White Sangria and soak in the view. 525 Greenwich Street, NYC, AzulRooftop.com

BEST SUITE TERRACE

At The Omni Berkshire Place, the Rodgers & Hammerstein Suite features 1,000 square feet of living space in which renowned Broadway writers Rodgers and Hammerstein crafted some of their most famous musical works. The historic suite is complemented by a walkout, wrap-around terrace, a full master bath with a luxurious spa tub, and much more. Magical! 21 East 52nd Street at Madison Avenue, OmniHotels.com

BEST APPETIZER

The crown jewel of the Times Square restaurant scene, Blue Fin, is a destination for seafood and sushi in New York City. Be sure to dive into Blue Fin’s amazing Bang - Bang Edamame (classic Kung Pao, toasted peanuts) for the perfect pre-dinner nibble. (Incredibly addicting!) W Hotel Times Square, 1567 Broadway, NYC, BlueFinNYC.com BELLANYC.COM 89


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BEST OF BELLA 2016

BEST HOTEL LOBBY

From the lobby’s hand-blown glass to the breathtaking vestibule assembled using 670 pieces of faceted steel, and the 14-foot fireplace, almost everything at Marmara Park Avenue has been custom-designed and individually produced by artisans in the five boroughs. Led by New York artist/designer Joe Ginsberg with his own living space in mind, Ginsberg tapped a circle of New York artisans to furnish Marmara Park Avenue’s guest rooms and public areas with his designs. 114 East 32nd Street, NYC, Park.Marmaranyc.com

BEST COFFEE + DONUTS

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

The hottest reservation in town, VANDAL, celebrates the art, architecture, and food of global street culture from Vietnam to Barcelona, and beyond. The 22,000-square-foot, two-level space has been conceived as a maze-like space filled with old, undiscovered private rooms and catacombs, including a bar/lounge, restaurant, private dining room, cellar bar/lounge, and Secret Garden. 199 Bowery, NYC, VandalNewYork.com 92 THE HAMPTONS ISSUE

Since 1964, The Donut Pub has come to represent NYC at its very best, brightest, and most delicious. Born and raised in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, owner Buzzy Geduld – better known to some as a legendary New York trader – actually started the Donut Pub with his brother after losing his first job as a quote boy on the trading floor—and the rest is sweet history. From old-fashioned classics like crullers and honey-dipped, to modern favorites like their best-selling croissant donuts, the Donut Pub is an iconic treasure trove of treats. (It’s open 24/7 and brews the best coffee in town!) 203 West 14th Street (at 7th Ave), NYC, DonutPub.com


BEST HOTEL PENTHOUSE

Feeling like a VIP? The indulgent convertible one-, two-, or three-bedroom, 2,000-square-foot Duplex Presidential Suite at Gansevoort Park Avenue boasts all the premium amenities you could ever desire. The bi-level, unique layout features a stunning two-story Carrera fireplace, hardwood floors throughout, a lofty dining and lounging terrace with exquisite city views, and much more. It’s overthe-top sexy! 420 Park Avenue South, NYC, GansevoortHotelGroup.com

BEST NEW NIGHTCLUB

Work hard, play hard, and head to the best place to party, which just got even better: Premier Nightclub at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is a new 18,000-square-foot venue that offers an experience unmatched in Atlantic City. It seriously rivals top clubs in Vegas, Miami, and New York! Before you dance the night away, try a dish from Borgata’s celebrity chefs, such as Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, and Geoffrey Zakarian. 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ - TheBorgata.com

BEST COCKTAIL MENU

Up for a drink? Head to mad46, the chic rooftop lounge on the 19th floor of The Roosevelt Hotel. A stellar signature drink menu is offered with choices, including the Mad Mojito, complete with white-chocolate stick and shaved coconut. Other signature cocktails include the Teddy Roosevelt, the Mad Smash, and the Caipirinha Fresca with fresh watermelon. Hello happy hour! Madison Avenue at 46th Street, NYC, Mad46.com

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Robin McGraw THE ULTIMATE ROLE MODEL OF STYLE, GRACE, AND GIVING BACK By Courtenay Cooper-Hall Photographer: John Russo Hair: Mimi Vodnoy Love Makeup: Cool Benson Wardrobe Stylist: Fiona Gebreselassie

When it comes to living your best life, Robin McGraw is front and center, creating a legacy for her family all while doing it with grace and style. A woman who holds an array of titles — wife, mother, grandmother, philanthropist, entrepreneur, two-time #1 New York Times best-selling author, and TV personality — McGraw is warm, caring, and has chosen a path working to help those in need, as well as serve as a role model for women all over the world. McGraw holds her relationship with God and her family at the forefront of her life, and has found that strength and a revelation from childhood have enabled her to become the woman she was always meant to be. “When I hear the words ‘role model’ I think ‘Oh no,’” she says. “I cannot believe anyone would call me that.” Feeling fortunate to be where she is right now, the humble McGraw sees herself more as someone who has a lot of people watching what she does, and believes it’s important to show her true, authentic self at all times. Here, McGraw shares with BELLA what drives and inspires her…

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Not Perfect, But Perfect Together

Married for 40 years, McGraw has always believed she was put on Earth to be a wife and mother. Together with her husband, Phillip (better known to most as “Dr. Phil”), the couple raised two sons, Jay, 36, and Jordan, 29, and are also proud grandparents to Avery Elizabeth, 6, and London Phillip, 4½. While the couple made it a priority to create memories that would last a lifetime for their children, they have also set forth the best example of a happy marriage. “It’s kind of crazy that it’s going on 40 years,” she says. “Sometimes it feels like yesterday – we have a lot to be proud of.” In order to achieve a happy and healthy marriage, McGraw credits the fact the couple did their homework first. “Early on, we spoke about what we could and could not live with,” she says. She grew up in a home with an alcoholic father, so she knew that was not an environment she wanted for herself or her future family. “I would not live with, nor would I raise children, in a home with an alcoholic,” she says.

Welcoming the Spotlight of Scrutiny

Through her experiences have come life lessons that have guided McGraw both personally and professionally. “I have learned that if I don’t step up and defend what I know to be true and right to protect my family, no one else will,” she says. It’s a lesson that has proved helpful ever since her husband began his popular daytime show in 2002. While going from a normal home life to being thrust into the spotlight may seem like a tough transition, McGraw looked at it as a huge, positive change. A daily presence on “The Dr. Phil” show, McGraw knows there are people who will want to judge, criticize, and say hurtful things despite not knowing who she really is. “But that’s okay,” she says.

EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO THEIR OPINION AND TO SAY WHATEVER THEY WANT, BUT YOU ALSO HAVE A RIGHT NOT TO REACT.” “Everyone has a right to their opinion and to say whatever they want, but you also have a right not to react,” she says. “I think to myself, say whatever you want, I know the truth,” says McGraw. She credits her husband for teaching her this lesson very early on in their marriage. And while McGraw says he never “Dr. Phil’s” her, it has been the best advice she’s ever received.

Following in Her Mother’s Footsteps — Almost

McGraw, who encourages others to follow their passion, leads by example for the millions of women who look up to her. Her own inspiration comes from her mother, who unexpectedly passed away from a massive heart attack at the young age of 58. McGraw recalls her as an amazing woman who always put her family’s needs above her own, including her health. “I truly believe that if she had gone to the doctor just one time, she might still be here.” Her mother’s passing was a wake-up call to ensure she, too, didn’t perpetuate a legacy of self-neglect. From that day on, McGraw made it her mission to take care of herself so she could, in turn, take care of the ones she loves. “I want to be just like her in every way but that one thing,” she says.

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THE ONE CONSTANT THING I KNEW I COULD COUNT ON WAS MY MOTHER, AND THAT SMILE SHE WOULD HAVE ON HER FACE. IT DIDN’T MATTER HOW SCARED OR UNCERTAIN I WAS, IF SHE WAS SMILING, IT COULDN’T BE THAT BAD.”

From Uncertainty to Smiles

In the 14 seasons of the “Dr. Phil Show,” McGraw says the guests that move her the most are the victims of domestic violence. “The stories we’ve heard are heart-wrenching,” she says. “You can’t listen to a woman or a man talk about this and not be so moved that you don’t want to do something.” The desire to help those in need led to the creation of a foundation she named after her mother, Georgia, who she credits with shaping her life. In October 2013 (Domestic Violence Awareness Month), McGraw launched “When Georgia Smiled, The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation.” Shortly after, Robin introduced the “AveryLasting Love” lip gloss collection, named after her granddaughter, and the “Light of My Life” candle collection, named for her husband, Phillip, sons Jay and Jordan, and grandson, London. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the sale of the lip gloss and candle collections go to benefit and support the foundation. “Growing up with an alcoholic father, I lived a life of uncertainty,” she says. “But the one constant thing I knew I could count on was my mother, and that smile she would have on her face. It didn’t matter how scared or uncertain I was, if she was smiling, it couldn’t be that bad.” It’s that same sense of safety and calm that McGraw wants to uphold. “That same sense of peace I remember from the smile on my mother’s face is what I want to bring to those who are suffering,” she says. With the launch of When Georgia Smiled, Robin introduced two powerful tools to assist: first, the “Aspire Initiative,” a free, interactive domestic violence curriculum to educate tweens, young adults, and adults about abusive relationships. The program is available in English and Spanish and is being used in schools across the country. The second tool, the “Aspire News” app, is a free, potentially lifesaving smartphone app that allows the user to create pre-written text or voice messages to be sent to designated numbers. The app has been downloaded more than 300,000 times around the world. “Phillip and I came up with the concept for the app while sitting around the kitchen table talking one morning,” says McGraw. “I told him I wish I could create a way for a victim to alert family and friends.” Launched in 2013, the app was recognized on Capitol Hill by the National Health Collaborative as one of the top two apps of 2014 most beneficial in the fight to end domestic violence. “I was so proud for it to be considered such a valuable tool in this fight against this silent epidemic,” says McGraw.

Ensuring Advocacy for Those in Need

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more than 76,000 volunteers and donating 7 million+ hours to advocate for abused and neglected children. They’ve also raised over $90 million dollars in donations for CASA. “Without the CASA volunteers, most of these children go into the courtroom without anyone to stand beside them and help give them a voice,” says McGraw. “We’ve done a lot of shows on foster children who are abused, starved, tied up, or beaten, and it breaks your heart. They need someone they can talk to, someone they can tell the trauma they are experiencing and also share what’s going on in their daily lives.”

Aspiration and Faith

In addition to her philanthropic work, McGraw is also a best-selling author; both of her books have reached the New York Times bestseller list. “Both times I was told, I was surprised and extremely proud … it’s a feeling I will never forget.” As for writing a third, it’s something McGraw is seriously considering. “At this point in my life, at 62, I feel like I have more life experience to write about.” With a full schedule that only keeps getting busier, she makes it a point to take time for herself, something she says is important for women. “Whether it’s taking a bubble bath (my personal favorite), writing in a journal, or time spent in prayer, women need their own time,” McGraw emphasizes. With strong religious beliefs, McGraw says she trusts in the plan God has for her. Each morning and every evening, she reads a Bible verse she keeps framed in her bathroom, Luke 1:45. “What I love about the verse is that it’s about belief and trust and knowing He has made a promise to me. I just have to believe and I do.” McGraw, whose huge heart knows no limits, says she feels most beautiful when doing the things she was put here to do. “If I can reach out and help to change someone’s life by being who I am and helping in whatever way I can, knowing that I’ve done my best, that is when I feel beautiful.” B


McGRAW’S BEAUTY “REVELATION”

As a firm believer that it’s never too late to start something new, McGraw launched her purpose-driven lifestyle brand, “Robin McGraw Revelation” in April 2014 to record-breaking success. Her mission: To empower women to embrace their beauty, health, and happiness without guilt. The first product collection launched under the brand was skincare. “When I started, I knew I wanted something that would be easy to use and that worked,” she says. “I’ve had many people over the years ask what I do to take care of my skin so I wanted to create the same regime that works for me and that I believed in.” New luxury skincare products will be added to the Revelation collection this fall. Her newest line, Me O’ My, consists of nine fun and useful products McGraw says will make life a bit easier and glamorous for moms. With whimsical names like “Chickee Chew” (inspired by her love of bubble gum), “Handy Candy” antibacterial wipes, “Lippy Lovey” lip balm, “Dog-Gone-It” and “Owie-Meowie” bandages, “Nosey Cozy” tissues, “Flossy Glossy” floss picks, “Kissy Permissy” breath mints, and “Sticky Stackers” sticky note and pen sets, McGraw is gearing up to introduce even more items to this collection soon. LEARN MORE ABOUT MCGRAW’S LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS AND HER FOUNDATION: ROBINMCGRAWREVELATION.COM WHENGEORGIASMILED.ORG

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ODD MOM OUT CREATOR AND STAR JILL KARGMAN, ALONG WITH CO-STARS ABBY ELLIOTT, KK GLICK AND JOANNA CASSIDY DISH ABOUT THEIR SECOND SEASON AND THE INSPIRATION BEHIND BRAVO’S MOST HILARIOUS COMEDY. By Alexandra Anastasio PHOTOGRAPHER MATT MONATH STYLISTS PAULA ORLAN & MINDY GURA HAIR ANDRITA RENEE FOR ANGELO DAVID SALON | T3 MICRO MAKEUP JP RAMIREZ FOR ANGELO DAVID SALON GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY BLOOMINGDALES SOHO MANICURIST MARIANA KRYEKURTI FOR ANGELO DAVID SALON MORGAN TAYLOR LACQUER LOCATION SPLASHLIGHT STUDIOS

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In Manhattan’s prestigious Upper East Side neighborhood where the ultra-wealthy reside, it can be difficult for some to navigate among those who appear to “have it all.” From summer homes out east, to private jets, drivers, nannies, and exposure to the best of the best New York City and the world has to offer, the Upper East Side (UES) represents a life of privilege that might sound foreign, but does in fact exist for the privileged few. So much so that native New Yorker and lifelong resident of this prestigious zip code, Jill Kargman, together with the Bravo network, has created the hit comedy “Odd Mom Out.” Now in its second season, the hit TV show satirizes the world in which the one percent of New York City inhabits. As Kargman’s character, Jill Weber, struggles to fit into this lifestyle of perfectly coifed blond moms who seem to have a handle on everything, the show is relatable on many levels because everyone at one time or another feels like the “odd mom out.”

Left to Right KK: Top and shorts by Ramy Brook Abby: Dress by Diane Von Furstenberg, Bracelets by Alef Bet Jewelry Jill: Dress by Dolce and Gabbana Joanna: Top and skirt by Anne Fontaine, Necklace by Sharp Jewels

Comprised of a fabulous and funny cast, the women who personify these characters took some time to sit down with BELLA New York to dish about the show that’s given them license to create some truly jawdropping, laugh-out-loud comedy.

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JILL KARGMAN

Surrounded by a world of excess, it might be surprising to know that writer-turned-actor Jill Kargman is having the time of her life sharing through comedy the hilarious and outrageous situations that have been her “norm.” While she’s ensconced in a world that can be quite crazy even to her, Kargman credits her parents for the down-to-earth childhood she and her brother experienced, as compared to some of the overthe-top lifestyles that surrounded them in Manhattan’s upscale Upper East Side neighborhood. “I feel like growing up in the 1970s it wasn’t the same level of conspicuous consumption that is it now,” says Kargman. “We learned to appreciate everything and were reminded of how lucky we were to eat out at beautiful restaurants and not have to worry about what to order,” she says.

“THE CHARACTER IN THE SHOW IS ME WHEN I WAS 28.” JILLKARGMAN @JILLKARGMAN JILL KARGMAN

That sense of appreciation and exposure to all the culture New York City has to offer is the same way in which Kargman and her husband have chosen to raise their three children, while still living in the neighborhood she grew up in. “We still don’t have a country house and I want to keep it that way,” quips Kargman. “I have no lust for a second home like most people in my neighborhood.

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Instead, Kargman aspires to continued success. Even after graduating from Yale, where she was a part of the theater, becoming an actress was never part of her long-term plan. “It’s a career where you can have extreme talent and work hard and still not move up, and that to me is a frustrating path I wouldn’t have taken,” she says.


When Bravo originally approached Kargman, they wanted her in front of the camera but she made it clear that reality television just wasn’t for her. “I definitely did not want a camera following me around,” she says. After working through the logistics, they decided to create a satirical version of Kargman’s life with her as the star. “The character in the show is me when I was 28,” she says. In those early days, she felt isolated and vulnerable, especially while trying to navigate her way through the world of super-wealthy, over-the-top momzillas. And while the UES neighborhood provides Kargman and her team with an unending flow of material, she says the response from the moms has been nothing but wonderful. “I am really lucky I have cool moms in my school,” she says. “I’ve gotten nothing but high-fives.” Kargman is most proud of the fact that the show has garnered some pretty amazing guest stars. From Blythe Danner, Dan Hedaya, Drew Barrymore, John Hodgeman, Amy Sedaris, Molly Ringwald, and Meredith Viera, this group of all-star talent has her feeling proud. “They’re all in demand and they wouldn’t have done the show unless they responded to season one,” she declares. Whether Kargman plans to continue acting in the future is anyone’s guess; right now she’s focused on her show. “If the right thing came along, I would do it but I’m not trying to be famous.” When she’s not working, the mom of three spends time with her family and says that what makes her happiest is when they’re all together sharing a beautiful dinner. “I think ultimate happiness is the best accessory.”

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ABBY ELLIOTT

She’s wildly funny, but then again the comedic trait is one that runs in the family, so it’s no wonder actress Abby Elliott is making waves on-screen in “Odd Mom Out.” While she’s garnering laughs each week, Elliott says she didn’t set out to be a comedian. “From a young age I wanted to act, whether it was musical theatre, or dramatic acting; I just remember not wanting to do anything else,” she says. Her dreams of performing led to auditions at some of the most prestigious acting schools. But when she realized she was getting more laughs in her auditions than she probably should have, a conversation with her father – actor and comedian Chris Elliott – led her to try improv, which opened doors she might not have otherwise sought.

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At age 16 she started traveling into New York City from her home in Fairfield County, Connecticut to pursue her career. She attended college at Manhattan Marymount but left after a month to move out to Los Angeles. “I was so eager to start working that I couldn’t stay put,” she says. In just a few short years she headed back to NYC to join the cast of “Saturday Night Live.” While the work she performed on SNL was mostly as an impressionist, she’s proud of her time there. “I have definitely grown as a result of the experience,” the actress says. Being on the 8H stage and performing for Lorne Michaels [SNL’s creator] was a career highlight that the actress will not soon forget. With her role on “Odd Mom Out,” the comedic actor is finally doing what she loves. As Brooke Von Weber, the quintessential momzilla who is highly-competitive within the uber-rich world she inhabits, the actress says her character is someone who really wants to have it all. “She’s obsessed with appearance and is completely self-absorbed,” she says. “But I think beneath all of that she is pretty insecure; the obsession with wanting to be perfect comes from a darker place.” Past experiences have also proved helpful when digging deep to portray a woman so vastly different than herself. Growing up in Connecticut as the daughter of an actor, Elliott felt different than her peers. “I felt like the odd person out in a lot of situations,” she says. “Wanting to go into acting professionally I think is pretty alienating and the whole essence of what our show is based upon, feeling like the odd one out.” With a moment to reflect, it’s clear the actress is taking her father’s advice, to make things as fun as possible. “He always told me if you’re not having fun then what’s the point,” she says. It’s clear that Elliott, who is happiest after she’s completed a successful day and gets to head home to her fiancé and family, is having fun. “I feel most beautiful when I know that I’ve done the best that I can.”

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KK GLICK

“IT WAS EITHER THAT OR A WAITRESS AT FRIENDLY’S.” KKGLICK @KKGLICK

For as long as she can remember, KK Glick has always wanted to be an actress. She recalls writing an autobiography in kindergarten stating her career ambitions. “It was either that or a waitress at Friendly’s,” she says. Without missing a beat, it’s that wisecracking sense of humor that has Glick winning over audiences as the funny and relatable ER doctor in “Odd Mom Out.” Although Glick has found her place among an all-star cast, the actress says she experienced a quick decade of rejection before landing her breakout role. While others around her were working professionally and building upon smaller roles, the future star was doing community theatre. And while she would have perhaps liked to have met Kargman a little bit sooner, she wouldn’t change a thing. “It was a slow build but it worked for me,” says Glick.


“I DIDN’T GO TO SCHOOL FOR THIS, I JUST OBSERVED, AND THANK GOODNESS I HAVE A GOOD EYE.”

Her first initial reaction when reading the material was that “this is laugh-outloud funny.” “The comedy hits you in the face,” she says. “It’s this over-thetop affluent world, but the way [Kargman] writes everything is extremely relatable.” According to the actress who is married but does not have children, you don’t have to be a mom on the UES to feel like the “odd mom out.” Glick’s character, Vanessa, is the antitheses of the crazy momzillas who inhabit the Upper East Side. “I love how calm, cool, and collected they write her,” the actress says. “It’s nice to play someone with a calm moral center because I’m more in the land of the neurotic New Yorker.” And while the two might have the same deadpan dry humor, Glick finds it funny that she’s playing a doctor when she’s the biggest hypochondriac. “I would be the worst doctor; it’s great to play someone so smart and grounded. I hope she’s rubbing off on me,” she says. When she’s not on set, Glick keeps busy studying her craft. “I still take acting classes between jobs, which I think surprises people,” she says. “I also love studying French and will be back in class soon.” And while she might be relatively new to audiences, it’s clear her aspirations to make a living from acting shouldn’t be too difficult to achieve. Glick’s not only having the time of her life, she has also taken the advice her mother once shared – “to stand up straight” – and put it into practice. “It’s all about having confidence, knowing who you are and being comfortable with it,” the actress says. “You can’t wait for your life to start until your dreams come true; be happy now.”

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JOANNA CASSIDY

With an extensive resume of work under her belt, actress Joanna Cassidy has proven that you don’t necessarily have to start off early to be successful as a performer. Up until her mid-20s she didn’t have the slightest desire to become an actor. Modeling to support her two children, Cassidy heard about a movie being cast and boldly called up for an audition. “I just said, I think you should see me for this job, and I got it,” says the actress, who plays Candace Von Weber on “Odd Mom Out.” Up until that point, she didn’t have any experience except as an extra on a Steve McQueen film. “I didn’t go to school for this, I just observed, and thank goodness I have a good eye,” says Cassidy. “It takes a while to hone these skills although there are some people who right out of the gate — like Jill [Kargman] — just have it.” Since then the actress has been working steadily, with roles on TV in “Six Feet Under,” “Buffalo Bill,” “Body of Proof,” and in films such as “Under Fire,” “ Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” and “Blade Runner,” a film she credits as her breakout role. These days Cassidy is focusing on a much different genre with her work on Bravo. As the matriarch of the Von Weber family, her character Candace, while trying to convince everyone around her that she’s in control, is terribly insecure. “She’s really uncomfortable with herself but covers it up well.”

The actress credits this amazing character to the writers. “I think they’re rock stars,” she says. She also has a large amount of respect for her fellow actors, all of whom, Cassidy says, are perfectionists. “A lot of hard work goes into this and it’s far from effortless,” she says. In addition to her career on-screen, Cassidy has also made it a point to be involved in charitable causes close to her heart. She’s involved with Warriors and Wolves, a therapeutic program for returning combat veterans at the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center in California. “I really want to help raise money for the sanctuary,” says the actress. With longevity in a business that can be fleeting, Cassidy credits her success to not giving up or taking no for an answer. A spiritual person who takes time to meditate, she says as a single mother she had to work hard; nothing was ever just handed to her. “I made it happen because I didn’t give up,” she says. “I’ve been a very fortunate human being.”

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LOVE IN THE CITY

Vacation #1 The Rebel How you see it

Ten straight days riding a HarleyDavidson Dyna Wide Glide along classic Route 66. You’re heading to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the Black Hills of South Dakota, wearing full leathers and wraparound shades, and enjoying a lifetime experience you won’t soon forget.

How others see it

Folks were already concerned with the constant quotes from “Sons of Anarchy,” not to mention the deep depression you fell into when the series ended. Add in the leather chaps you recently started wearing to work, and suddenly your rebel holiday looks less like some weird biker fantasy and more like a specific club initiation. Watch closely for friends wearing a “wire.”

Vacation #2 The Missionary How you see it

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You’ve busted your hump at work for months (or, more likely, fooled around on Candy Crush as much as you could plausibly get away with) but that’s all done now. It’s finally time for a holiday! But you have to be careful. In a world that marinates in social media, anyone’s vacation plans become fair game for comment. In fact, whatever you and your honey do – and ultimately choose to share – will probably be judged far more harshly than you’d ever guess. See for yourself.…

Determined to give back, you scheduled two weeks to help people in a third-world country. Long days of building homes and digging wells in the hot sun will be followed by hard nights in bug-infested huts on thin mats. Comfort and treats may be at a minimum, but the personal rewards for your soul are limitless.

How others see it

Unfortunately, because you never fully grasped how much Facebook posting is too much, your “friends” have already had just about enough of your do-gooding. You’ve droned on and on for six months about how selfless and important this trip is and how much giving back should matter to them, too. That means any photos you post showing some trench you’ve dug or villagers you’ve helped will be received like fingernails on a chalkboard. Don’t be surprised if your snazzy BMW back home sees a few keys dragged along the side before you return.


Vacation #3 The Hedonist How you see it

Deciding to visit a famous naturist preserve was a lifelong fascination you simply had to explore. Sure, you’ve been uncomfortable with your own nudity for years – even in the shower – but a chance to overcome such a thing is positive growth. What a tremendous opportunity to refresh and improve your emotional well-being at the same time.

How others see it

Cheers to your personal growth, but you’d better skip the shoulder rubs you used to offer so generously around the office. Thanks to your, um… inspired choice of holiday, “desk massages” from you have now acquired a somewhat creepy connotation. Fair? Not by a long shot. BTW, you might want to cool it on pushing for an office volleyball team. Some things – even imagined – can’t ever be unimagined. Know what I mean?

Vacation #4 The Jock How you see it

Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to follow their favorite sports team for a whole two weeks? Great seats at super stadiums, pro jerseys, and tons of cheering – it’s an incredible chance to bond with fellow fans and share some of the realties experienced by professional athletes on the move.

How others see it

While friends may finally understand why you insist on painting your face in team colors at every opportunity, you are providing insight into your aggressive attitude on days your team wins and the petty outbursts you utter when they don’t. Expect either an intervention or a moratorium on discussing sports when you get back to the office.

Vacation #5 The Fanboy (Or Girl) How you see it

A solid week dedicated to everything Harry Potter – you get to dress in Hogwarts robes and enjoy the visceral magic of the films, brought to stunning life in one of the most amazing theme parks ever created. Riding the Hogwarts Express, munching on Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, and getting photos with a roaming Hagrid spell a magical adventure for your senses.

How others see it

While slightly charming at first, any grown adult over-identifying with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is clearly a problem. Things like insisting on “holding your wand” at all business meetings, dividing the doughnuts in the break room with a “sorting hat,” and making endless Slytherin jokes at your boss’ expense already had you marked for a sit-down with the company shrink. Enjoy your holiday because after this trip, the spell is officially broken.

Vacation #6 The Gambler How you see it

Everybody loves Vegas, and this trip was a great deal. Top-of-the-line shows, crazy-cool hotels, and more slots and blackjack than you can handle. It’s a great chance to blow off some steam and (maybe) win some cash.

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How others see it

All of the sudden, your constant attempts to bet on everything at work appear more worrisome. Also, weren’t you the one who handled all the cash in the March Madness pool? Without a doubt, asking the accounting department to look into the mathematics of card counting a week before you left was not the best idea. Expect to see some pamphlets from Gamblers Anonymous posted in the lunchroom.

Vacation #7 The Dreamer How you see it

You’re off to Burning Man, an annual gathering in the Nevada desert dedicated to the precepts of community, art, and decommodification. You’re looking forward to a week of artistic selfexpression and the giving of one’s unique talents for the enjoyment of all in a communal, non-commercial way.

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How others see it

While the folks at work learned to accept the hammock you replaced your desk with, they are having a bit more trouble with “no socks-no shoes Wednesdays.” Add to that the scents produced by your all-hummus diet and your idea to ditch the office radio in favor of a CD playing Native American chants on a loop, and your co-workers have reached the end of their collective rope. Fearful of appearing racist for opposing whatever comes next, they simply voted to close the business down before you return.

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Vacation #8 The Millionaire How you see it

You’ve saved for almost 10 years to take the ultimate vacation: first-class air and five-star hotels combined with backstage passes and VIP entrances to only the best of the best. It was awful skipping vacations for a decade, but for the next two weeks, you will finally get to splurge and see how the one-percenters truly live.

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How others see it

As the photos of luxe living and highend travel start to populate your homepage, don’t be surprised when management initiates a targeted investigation into potential fraud or embezzlement. Welcome home!

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MR. PURPLE Lower East Side 180 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002 212-237-1790 MrPurpleNYC.com Cuisine: American Attire: Trendy Price Range: $$$ Serving: Dinner, Weekend Brunch Outdoor Seating: Yes Alcohol: Full Bar Ambiance: Comfortable Chic

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This recent addition to Manhattan’s Lower East Side puts the trend in trendy. The rooftop locale, part of the Indigo Hotel, is certainly a spot that will give jaded New Yorkers a place to talk about. Adorned with comfy couches, high-top tables, and intimate lighting, Mr. Purple pays homage to the cool kid art scene vibe for which the LES is known. With two terraces, complete with a swimming pool and outdoor bar, it’s a no brainer to put your feet up, cocktail in hand, and enjoy the views here this summer. Tasty nibbles will keep you satiated as you cool off with one of Mr. Purple’s signature cocktails. We highly recommend the Beecher’s mac and cheese, which you will be dreaming of for weeks to come. Besides, what more could a person want than a cold drink, warm breeze, and tasty bites on a New York City rooftop? -Amanda Mactas

BELLA’S “A” LIST APPETIZERS: FRIED CALAMARI With spicy marinara sauce BEECHER’S CHEESE AND CHARCUTERIE ENTREES: VEGGIE FLATBREAD Seasonal market vegetables BEECHER’S BAKED MAC AND CHEESE Beecher’s cheese and breadcrumbs COCK TAIL: MR. PURPLE Casamigos Reposado Tequila, cranberry liqueur, allspice dram, lemon, served punch style


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BELLA’S “A” LIST APPETIZERS: KHINKALI Hand-rolled beef and pork dumplings seasoned with herbs ADJARULI KHACHAPURI Oven-baked bread “boat” filled with homemade Sulguni cheese, served with a poached egg and butter ENTREES: SHKMERULI Oven-roasted chicken cooked in a traditional Georgian garlic sauce, served in a clay pot CHICKEN MTSVADI Georgian-style marinated and charcoal shish-kebab, served with green salad and Georgian Sacebeli sauce on the side DESSERT: IDEALI Frosted honey walnut-layered cake COCK TAIL: KONDOLI VINEYARDS MTSVANEKISI MARANI (2013) KONDOLI VINEYARDS SAMI MARANI (2012)

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RED COMPASS

A hidden gem in Manhattan’s lower east side, Red Compass is a familyowned eatery that serves up traditional Georgian and European cuisine. With influences from both Europe and Middle Eastern culinary traditions, guests will find the atmosphere intimate and cozy with live music on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Feast on traditional dishes from the different regions, and — for cheese lovers — Adjaruli Khachapuri is a must. With the use of traditional herbs and spices, Georgian cuisine is heavy on their meat dishes but offers a wide variety of vegetarian as well. A separate garden room features a touch of Georgia, from the clay pots used to serve meals to the large selection of wines in a winery-inspired room that’s the perfect option for private parties and special events. And with Georgia serving as one of the oldest wine regions in the world, wine tastings pay homage to the country and introduce their native wines and culture to NYC. -Alexandra Anastasio

Lower East Side 154 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002 212-473-9100 RedCompassNYC.com Cuisine: Georgian/European Attire: Casual Price Range: $$ Serving: Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner Outdoor Seating: No Alcohol: Full Bar Ambiance: Intimate


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PANAME Upper East Side 1068 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10022 212-207-3737 PanameNYC.com Cuisine: French Attire: Casual Price Range: $$ Serving: Lunch and Dinner Outdoor Seating: No Alcohol: Full Bar Ambiance: Intimate

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Since opening in 2014, Paname has continued to top itself by combining the refined traditions of French Cuisine with a comfortable family atmosphere while providing New Yorkers a delightful dining experience. The friendly wait staff and simple design give this space a vibe of a welcoming home away from home. Chef Bernard Ross has spent years carefully crafting Paname’s menu into a single page of customers’ beloved items. Beginning with appetizers like the Escargots De Bourgogne in Russet Potatoes, to ending with the classic dessert, Mousse au Chocolat, the food always maintains the authentic flavors of French cuisine. Each dish is beautifully presented as an individual work of art. A nice plus for diners – the food remains affordable while maintaining its elegant charm. Bon Appétit! -Daniel Hall

BELLA’S “A” LIST APPETIZERS: JONAH CRAB CAKES With Remoulade sauce BEET SALAD Served with Chevre Chantilly ENTREES: FILET OF SOLE With citrus vervaine, pistachio nuts, and Bergamot oil NIMAN RANCH PORK SCALLOPINI With mushroom giroffle and cidre cream fraîche DESSERT: FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE WINE: WHITE & RED Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux


BELLA’S “A” LIST APPETIZERS: CRUNCHY JICAMA SHELL TOSTADAS Butternut squash, avocado, crispy kale, salsa verde BACON AND MISO RAMEN Pork belly, soft poached quail egg ENTREES: CHICKEN KATSU + HONG KONG EGG WAFFLES With braised collard greens SAN MARZANO VANDAL STREET PIZZA Olive oil poached tomatoes, mozzarella, ricotta, basil, chile DESSERT: VANDAL S’MORES With graham cracker ice cream COCK TAIL: TRIGGER FINGER Woodford reserve bourbon, amaro, cocchi americano, raspberry, bitters

VANDAL Brought to us by the masterminds behind TAO, it’s no surprise that VANDAL comes to New York City with a bang. The huge, bi-level space has multiple rooms, including the very summery garden room, which is adorned with plenty of greenery, exposed brick, strung lights, and two garage doors that open up into the sunlight. The unique space is also covered in mod graffiti, further emphasizing it as a place to be seen. The menu is comprised of mostly small plates, all of which are meant to be shared family-style. It’s inspired by street food traditions from around the globe, giving customers a wide array of flavors from which to choose. This bustling spot will definitely be a revolving door all summer long for those who want to try something different and knock back a few cocktails in the process. -Amanda Mactas

Lower East Side 199 Bowery New York, NY 10002 212.219.0764 VandalNewYork.com Cuisine: Global street food Attire: Cocktail Price Range: $$$$ Serving: Dinner Outdoor Seating: Yes Alcohol: Full Bar Ambiance: Trendy

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Mind+Body “EVERYGIRL” COOKING (AND EATING!) ADVICE FROM MARIA MENOUNOS By Sari Beth Rosenberg

Multi-talented is an understatement when describing E! News anchor, Maria Menounos. She has already scored major success as a journalist, actress, radio host, producer, CEO, guest WWE professional wrestler … and now as a two-time New York Times bestselling author, thanks to her EveryGirl’s Guide series. The most recent addition, “The EveryGirl’s Guide to Cooking,” is a collection of 150 easy-to-prepare and delicious recipes. We got to talk to Menounos about how to make healthy choices and be a part of her EveryGirl lifestyle revolution.

HER EVERYGIRL INSPIRATION

When writing the cookbook for her EveryGirl squad, Menounos was inspired by her own life experiences and Greek heritage. She lost 40 pounds in college, kept it off, and still maintains her beautiful physique, despite her hectic schedule, thanks to the recipes she shares in her book. She explains, “The recipes in this book are literally what I eat every day.” From her tantalizing recipes for “Apple Pie Quinoa Porridge” to “Spinach and Walnut-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms,” to protein-packed smoothies, Menounos has a difficult time choosing her favorite: “It’s hard to pick one. They are all my favorites!”

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GIVE YOURSELF SOME WIGGLE ROOM

Gazing at her abs gracing all those magazine covers, it’s surprising to discover that Menounos allows herself cheat days. Here’s how she does it: • She follows the “75/25 Ruleâ€? by eating as clean as she can 75 percent of the time, then “leaving a little room for the rest.â€? Connect: MariaMenounos.com @MariaMenounos

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DON’T “DIET!�

Menounos has surprising advice about dieting: “Don’t go on a diet!� Instead, she suggests making small changes. Cut back a little in the beginning, she says, because “you’re still eating anything you want, just a little bit less.� And, once that gets easy, Menounos says, “you do little bit more, and that accumulates.� She lost 20 pounds in five months following this strategy. Additionally, she recommends keeping the whole process a secret: “I never told anyone I was on a diet, and I never told myself I was on a diet. It is the biggest tip ever, because [telling others] sets you up for failure.�

• Because she’s staying healthy most of the time, she doesn’t feel guilty eating some of her “Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Toasted Pecansâ€? (recipe on page 208 of her book).

MAKE IT A LIFESTYLE

When looking to lose weight, Menounos explains, “it really is all about making those little changes, cutting back slowly, and feeling out what works for you.� Since she has a family history of diabetes, the super-fit celeb has always been more concerned about being healthy, not skinny. “You really have to make it a lifestyle and it’s even more fun when you can do that with your partner and family.�

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MIND+BODY

THE HIDDEN HEALTH BENEFITS OF SHOPPING AT YOUR LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKET

WE GOT SOME HELPFUL TIPS FROM KRISTIN CANTY – FILMMAKER, SMALL FARM ADVOCATE, AND FARM AND RESTAURANT OWNER – ABOUT HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR NEXT TRIP TO THE FARMERS’ MARKET THIS SUMMER AND TAP INTO THE NUTRITIONAL ADVANTAGES OF SHOPPING LOCALLY.

By Sari Beth Rosenberg

NATURALLY NUTRITIOUS

“The food (from small farms) is more nutrient dense,” says Canty, “and most of the vitamins, minerals and probiotics that people are taking in abundance now can be found naturally in your food.”

HEALTHY PICKIN’S

“Cucumbers and zucchini are very hydrating for your skin and it’s a no brainer that what grows in season is exactly what your body needs. Since we need to hydrate in the summer, cucumbers, zucchini and watermelon grow.” Radishes are a colder weather crop, but they deserve a mention because they are still around in the summer. “They contain a lot of antioxidants that protect your skin, as do berries.”

SHOP LOCALLY, BENEFIT NUTRITIONALLY

“Small farms have hidden health benefits based on the ways that they take care of their soil,” says Canty. • THEY DON’T SPRAY HARMFUL CHEMICALS. • THEY ROTATE THEIR ANIMALS AND THEIR CROPS. Photo: Heidi Murphy

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• THEY FOLLOW BIODYNAMIC PRINCIPLES THAT REPLENISH THE SOIL.


Ingredients: 6 heirloom tomatoes, chopped 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced 4 ears of corn 1 cup diced pickled peppers

FROM FARMAGEDDON TO FARM TO TABLE With the goal of exposing the ongoing governmental raids of small, local farmers, Kristin Canty directed and produced the documentary film, “Farmageddon: The Unseen War on American Family Farms.” Working on the film inspired her to buy The Farm at Woods Hill in New Hampshire and open up her farm to table restaurant, The Farm at Woods Hill in Concord, Massachusetts.

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MIND+BODY HAIR TIPS + TRICKS

An advice column by Elline Surianello, hair expert, and LeMetric Hair Studio founder

5 TIPS TO CONSIDER WHEN ROCKING YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS THIS SUMMER READY OR NOT, SUMMER IS HERE AND THE TEMPERATURE IS RISING. JUST LIKE YOU HAVE THE NEED TO ADJUST YOUR WARDROBE TO MATCH THE SEASON, YOUR HAIRCARE REGIME WILL NEED TO CHANGE AS WELL. HERE ARE A FEW HELPFUL POINTERS TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION NOW THAT WE’VE BROKEN OUT THE FLIPFLOPS AND ARE HITTING THE BEACH!

• Be mindful of swimming in extensions. Saltwater and chlorine can have an extreme impact on the look and feel of your extensions. The higher the quality of hair, the more versatility you have, but you still want to keep an eye out for what the summer environment is doing to your hair. • Embrace your natural hair texture. If you have curly hair, don't fight the curl! Do yourself a favor and and get curly extensions and pieces to better match your hair so you don’t have to worry about going back and forth with textures too often. This will ultimately give you low maintenance and natural looks that can easily be incorporated into your daily routine. • Avoid gross summer dirt and product build up by washing your hair as needed. The golden rule is if you think your hair is dirty – it is – so go wash it! We usually wash our hair on a schedule every couple of days, but during the summer we are adding much more sweat and outdoor activities to the mix, and extensions can easily become dirty and weighed down much quicker than normal. I suggest you also consider using more lightweight moisturizers for summer months. • Summer is a great time to consider changing your hair. In many cases shorter styles, a few highlights, or an allover color changes are the way to go to refresh your look. Consider adding bangs or going for that shade of rich golden honey you always wanted to try, and give yourself that pep in your step that only a new hairdo can. • Keep extensions for a maximum 2 to 3 months. I know that getting your hair done can be a hassle. You have to make time for it, your have to find the perfect stylist (I highly recommend LeMetric, but I am a bit biased!), and we all know that the quality hair costs a pretty penny. The hinderance can keep you from renewing your hair but if you’re keeping your install in longer than 2 to 3 months, you’re doing yourself a disservice. It is not unsanitary (you can develop dandruff issues, or the much dreaded scalp fungus among other things) and your natural hair needs attention.

Hair 911: What is Alopecia?

Currently over 6.6 million people in the U.S. and 147 million worldwide, struggle with the prevalent autoimmune disease known as, Alopecia Areata according to the NAAF (National Alopecia Areata Foundation.) Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body. This disorder usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis). Alopecia Areata occurs in males and females of all ages, but onset can often occur in childhood. Are you or anyone that you know experiencing hair loss due to an ailment? If so, the LeMetric Real World Beauty professionals are trained and ready to assist you.

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GONE ARE THE DAYS OF GOING ON VACATION AND HAVING TO PUSH YOUR FITNESS AND HEALTH REGIMEN TO THE BACKSEAT. HERE ARE THREE COMPANIES THAT MAKE IT EASY TO PUT WELLNESS BACK IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT WHEN PLANNING YOUR NEXT GETAWAY. By Sari Beth Rosenberg

MADERAS VILLAGE is a boutique beach resort located on the Pacific Coast

of Nicaragua. Designed by founding partner Matthew “Dickie” Dickenson, this gorgeous resort enables visitors to join a community of creative people who enjoy healthy eating, surfing, and yoga. It’s also the perfect location for a yoga retreat (Sky Ting Yoga has one scheduled for October). At this retreat, expect to practice yoga twice a day in open air, canopied yoga studios; participate in a communal yoga-art therapy session; take surf lessons; lounge on the beach; explore Nicaragua; and enjoy communal organic meals prepared by the in-house chef. MaderasVillage.com | SkyTingYoga.com

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THE WANDERLUST FESTIVAL is a WELLTHILY, New York City’s premiere healthy hospitality firm, founded by Jennifer Batchelor

and Suzie Baleson, has partnered with Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa to curate wellness weekends all summer long. Top fitness instructors and studios like Bari Studio and Y7 Studio Yoga will offer fun fitness classes. If you stay at Gurney’s, you might even get to try out the Wellthily tablet powered by Zappos.com. This technology provides you with a curated Hamptons wellness guide complete with discounts and perks, as well as the option to purchase a healthy travel kit and workout apparel from Under Armour and Alo. Wellthily is also collaborating with The Meatpacking District for The Sweat Sessions series created by Lauren Danziger. These free, 45-minute workouts will happen on Tuesday nights throughout the summer at Hudson River Park’s 14th Street Park. Expect classes from renowned brands like Lululemon, Asics, Kore Method, Physique 57, and Kira Stokes, as well as complimentary water and mini smoothies from Wellthily.com • GurneysMontauk.com • TheSweatSessions.SplashThat.com Half PageIndie tempFresh. bella_Layout 1 7/10/14 12:21 PM Page 1

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MIND+BODY HOW TO TAKE YOUR WORKOUT OUTSIDE THIS SUMMER By Sari Beth Rosenberg

IS SUMMER PASSING YOU BY AS YOU CLOCK ALL OF YOUR SWEAT SESSIONS INDOORS? HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS THAT ALLOW YOU TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER AND GET FIT OUTSIDE:

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As commonplace as massage has become in our society, it’s still surprising how so many people haven’t experienced this form of well-being. Whether the massage is for relaxation or as a form of physical rehabilitation, you should be clear on what you want from the session as well as what to expect, especially if you’re a first-timer. Here’s what to keep in mind as you prepare for rejuvenation: Choose a reputable establishment. Word of mouth is always the best recommendation (friends, colleagues, or other health professionals will be honest about their experience). Make sure all therapists are licensed and have documentation of credibility. Select the right therapist. Your masseuse should be professionally attired and will begin a dialogue as to your medical history, chief complaints, and the reasons that brought you in. Feedback on pressure, as well as anything else that comes up during the session, is paramount. Embrace open communication. An essential part of any relationship, especially when dealing with a health professional, is to be honest. Holding back will only short-change you in the long run. As with any other health practitioner, it may take some time to find the “right one,” but any investment in your body is a worthy one.

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Outdoor summer games can always double as a serious workout. Pickleball from Zume Games is one fun option that will also get you burning calories. This competitive paddle sport combines tennis, racquetball, and table tennis. And it’s lightweight enough so you can easily transport it around in its carrying case. Play with your workout buddy or with your family – the game is for ages 8 and up. Zume-Games.com


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Dr. Demesmin is affiliated with some of the finest hospitals in Central New Jersey, including Saint Peter’s University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, JFK Medical Center, and Somerset Medical Center. Dr. Demesmin is the Chief of the Department of Pain Medicine at St. Peter’s University Hospital. He also holds the role of Medical Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Institute at Saint Peter’s Hospital. Dr. Demesmin has been teaching Pain Medicine fellows after being appointed as Program Director of the Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. Dr. Demesmin also assumes the position of Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center. He is a member of the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research Institutional Review Board, where his responsibilities involve protecting the rights and welfare of patients involved in clinical research. Dr. Demesmin is also a member of St. Peter’s University Cancer Committee and aspires to develop a Palliative Care Program at St. Peter’s University Hospital.

University Pain Medicine Center Dr. Demesmin has lectured at regional, national, and international Pain Medicine venues. Recently, he traveled to Brazil where he lectured and performed a live minimally invasive discectomy aspires part of a seminar. He has also lectured at the Italian Minimally Invasive Spine Conference in Rome, Italy. Dr. Demesmin conducted a Poster Presentation on Minimally Invasive Disc Decompression at the International Intradiscal Therapy Society in Toulouse, France, and lectured for the American Pain Society on Minimally Invasive Disc Decompression in San Antonio, Texas. He has provided a number of presentations and Grand Rounds to physicians, and has been an instructor of numerous courses for Interventional Pain procedures and techniques. In addition, he has been a preceptor to college students, medical students, residents, and Pain Medicine Fellows.

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MIND+BODY better about themselves. I have seen more consultations recently for breast reductions, breast augmentations, and abdominoplasty [tummy tuck] procedures, thanks in part to what I perceive as an improving fitness level among these women.

Can you tell us how your practice is responding to that need? The field as a whole has truly evolved, and

there is now certainly a more aggressive approach to solving patient problems with less invasive procedures — doing more with less, so to speak.

Speaking of less invasive procedures, which types of treatments do you provide that don’t involve surgery? Along with the more well-known

injectables like Botox and Xiamen, which smooth wrinkles and frown lines, and fillers like Juvederm, Radiesse, Boletero, Restylane, and Sculptra, all of which can soften the lines of facial expression, we’re now using Exilis Therapy, an FDA-approved device that uses safe radio frequency waves to heat your skin and target For more information about a specific procedure, contact: fat cells. The dual benefit is to tighten skin and reduce fat. The heat generated targets the collagen The Division of Plastic & in your skin – producing a skin-tightening effect Reconstructive Surgery — and targets the adipocytes [fat cells]. Alfred Culliford, IV, MD, MBA, FACS 1000 South Avenue, Suite 100 Staten Island, NY 10314 718-226-6780

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY: A VAST ARRAY OF LIFE-ENHANCING SOLUTIONS By Maria Kavan

AS THE TEMPERATURE RISES, SO DOES OUR DESIRE TO LOOK AND FEEL OUR BEST… Most of us, when we think of resolutions, think January 1. That’s the day we turn our minds to self-improvement, resolving to take better care of ourselves, both physically and mentally. All too frequently, however, the snow, cold, and those extra layers of clothing quash that burning desire. But then the weather turns warm, heating up our longing to look and feel our best. Outdoor activities and lighter clothes make us take a closer look at the state of our health and appearance. In some cases, we may want to consider cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, or perhaps restorative procedures. With that in mind, we checked in with Dr. Alfred T. Culliford, the director of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery at Staten Island University Hospital. We asked him about the latest advances in the field, and the ways his team, which includes physician assistant Agnieszka Lantowski, works to bring patients to optimum well-being.

What trends do you see in your practice? What I’ve observed over

the past eight years is that more and more patients want to lead a healthier lifestyle. People are coming in with significant amounts of weight loss — whether through surgery, or because of diet and exercise — and they want to complete their fitness journey with body contour surgery. Women have definitely become more body-image conscious; they look better and naturally, want to feel

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What made you choose this specialty?

Plastic surgery is an incredibly broad discipline in which patients are essentially reborn. We help the victim of an accident or trauma one day, a recovering cancer patient the next, and a child born with a congenital anomaly the following day. What other specialty can say that? We have the most varied patient population in all of medicine, and that’s what challenges me. I have operated on a child born 12 weeks premature and someone who was 101 years old. Every problem is unique, and every procedure and consultation we perform has the ability to drastically change someone’s life.

Tell us about the training and education you’ve received, and how that led to your current position. After completing my undergraduate degree at

Wesleyan University and earning a medical degree with honors from New York University’s School of Medicine, I completed a five-year general surgery residency at NYU and graduated with distinction in research. I did a two-year research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a three-year fellowship at the Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at New York University Medical Center, and was certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. I’ve been a full-time faculty member and have worked exclusively at Staten Island University Hospital since 2006. In 2013, I became the director of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery at SIUH. In December of 2014, I earned my MBA.

You certainly have a broad range of focus areas in your field. Is there any particular aspect that stands out for you? Patients who want cosmetic surgery have generally been thinking about it for a long time. On the other hand, those who need reconstructive surgery are often dealing with a situation on a more timesensitive basis. Surgery to reconstruct a breast after cancer treatment or surgery to reconstruct a leg after a motor vehicle accident are two examples of the opportunities plastic surgeons have to improve patient’s lives. It’s those types of procedures – the operations that help people live their everyday lives and allow them to do things they want to do – that can really make the most impact.”


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TRYING TO CONCEIVE: WHAT ARE MY TREATMENT OPTIONS? By Dr. Katherine Melzer-Ross, GENESIS Fertility and Reproductive Medicine

MANY WOMEN TRYING TO BECOME PREGNANT ARE HESITANT TO VISIT A FERTILITY SPECIALIST, POSSIBLY DUE TO MANY MYTHS ABOUT TREATMENTS. HERE ARE FIVE MEDICAL OPTIONS A FERTILITY SPECIALIST COULD RECOMMEND. A WOMAN’S TREATMENT SHOULD BE TAILORED TO HER AND HER PARTNER’S NEEDS AS THERE IS NO “ONE SIZE FITS ALL” WHEN IT COMES TO FERTILITY OPTIONS.

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OVULATION MONITORING

For some women, especially those with irregular menstrual cycles, it is difficult to predict their fertile window. A doctor will determine if a woman is ovulating on a regular basis through ultrasound and blood test results. Then he or she can map the most fertile time to attempt conception. This is similar to women using ovulation predictor kits and basal body temperature charting at home. However, doing the testing at a fertility center will yield more accurate results.

INDUCTION OF OVULATION

For women who are not ovulating regularly, or those who have been unsuccessful trying to conceive with regular ovulation, a fertility specialist will often recommend “ovulation induction.” This refers to administration of oral medicine (either clomiphene citrate or letrozole) or an injectable medication on specific days of their cycle. The medications are designed to guide the ovaries to create an egg follicle (or two) at a more predictable time. This is generally paired with monitoring of the women’s response to make sure the medicine is working and not too many egg follicles have developed. The risk of having twins is slightly increased with this treatment.


INSEMINATION

For certain couples, there is the option of intrauterine insemination, commonly referred to as “IUI.” The IUI procedure is performed in a doctor’s office and may be done in conjunction with “ovulation induction.” The sperm is prepared in the lab using a special technique to maximize its movement. Then the prepared sperm is placed directly inside the uterus using a small catheter, similar to having a pap smear. Insemination can be performed using donor sperm in same-sex female couples, or in heterosexual couples where there is a suboptimal sperm count or difficulties with sexual relations.

IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION

In-vitro fertilization (“IVF”) is a process originally developed for women whose fallopian tubes were damaged or blocked (due to infection, surgeries, anatomical issues, etc.), but is now used for a wide array of conditions. It involves the retrieval of eggs from the female partner in an outpatient surgery setting and fertilization with sperm from a male partner or donor. The fertilized embryos are then cultured in the lab until they are ready to be placed back into the woman’s uterus. In couples that have been found to be carriers of any recessive disorders (e.g., cystic fibrosis), the embryos can be tested to ensure the disorder will not affect their child.

“EACH COUPLE’S JOURNEY IS UNIQUE AND TREATMENTS SHOULD BE MODIFIED TO ACCOUNT FOR PERSONAL DIFFERENCES AND PREFERENCES.” SURGERY

For women with a fertility issue secondary to an anatomic problem, surgery may be the first step. For example, some women are found to have polyps or fibroids within their uterine cavity. These have been shown to decrease the chances for implantation, so removal of these lesions can often improve fertility outcomes. In women who have fibroids on the outside of their uterus or endometriosis, a condition that causes scarring of the tubes, a fertility doctor may recommend a laparoscopy to look inside the pelvis and correct any problems. While there are other fertility treatment options, these are the “mainstays.” Each couple’s journey is unique and treatments should be modified to account for personal differences and preferences. If you think you might benefit from the services of a fertility specialist, now is the time to contact one. The chances for successful treatment are greater for women at a younger age, so it is better to have a consultation earlier rather than later.

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A NOVEL IDEA “Sarong Party Girls”

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (William Morrow)

The term “sarong party girl” actually has roots in Singapore’s Colonial days, when British soldiers would have pretty sarong-wearing local girls escort them to parties. The modern-day definition closely aligns with what we’d call a gold digger, and there’s four of them in Lu-Lien Tan’s novel. Jazzy and three of her friends, all modern SPGs, as they call themselves, are on the hunt for wealthy, white ex-pat husbands who will keep them in the lap of luxury. “Chanel babies,” the name given to the coveted half-Asian, half-white babies who are status symbols in their own right, are also in their sights. Can Jazzy and her friends battle their way through gender politics and class wars to up their status in Singapore society? Lu-Lien Tan’s book, written in “Singlish,” will reel you in, just like the SPGs reel in their men.

“Santorini Sunsets” Anita Hughes (St. Martin)

Hughes has a way of transporting us to the most exotic places with her writing. In her latest novel, we’re swept off to Santorini, an impossibly gorgeous Greek island, where Brigit, a New York socialite, is about to get married. Brigit seems to have it all, including her engagement to Hollywood hottie Blake Crawford. That is, until she finds out that her ex-husband, Nathaniel, is the reporter assigned to cover their wedding. It’s just the beginning of a bumpy road to happily-ever-after for Brigit, who will discover a secret about her fiancé that will show her being alone isn’t such a bad thing after all.

“The Girl from the Savoy” Hazel Gaynor (HarperCollins)

War is hell, especially for Dolly Lane, an English maid who is mourning the loss of the soldier she loved. After the Great War, Dolly tries to get her life back on track by taking a job at The Savoy, a posh hotel where London’s “Bright Young Things” get their kicks. Life starts looking up when she answers an ad from a songwriter searching for a “muse,” but things are never the same once she gets swept up into the lives of actress Loretta May and her brother, Perry. Dolly’s own life is looking brighter and brighter – but what will her future happiness cost her today?

GOOD READS FOR YOUR R & R THIS SUMMER By Barbara Bellesi count d own to baby with journal prompts, planners & reminders

A day-by day countdown to your new baby’s arrival!

Here's a day-by-day pregnancy companion that will show you the number of days, weeks & months passed so far — plus about how much time is left. But it’s so much more than just a countdown! You’ll also get daily journal prompts, tips about pregnancy, updates on baby's development, quotes & notes, fun questions, charts, planning checklists, space for your own words, kick count trackers, room to schedule appointments & to save quick reminders, handy info about each month and trimester... and lots more. Why count down the days until your newborn arrives? There may be no better way to appreciate the little moments than to really experience every day of the journey. And at some point in the future — whether two babies or two decades from now — you’ll be glad to have a detailed keepsake full of memories from this fleeting, amazing, exhausting and life-changing time.

CALENDAR PAGE OVERVIEW + BONUS CHARTS & CHECKLISTS INCLUDED IN THIS BOOK: • Daily entries and weekly page spreads (4 pages per week) with details about pregnancy, fetal development, baby names, quotes, related notes, sleep/appetite/mood gauges, space for reminders • Double-page spreads for every trimester and month, trimester journal pages, space for birth notes • Due date calculation table | Prenatal caregiver interview checklist | Birth plan idea worksheet • Nursery checklist | Baby gear checklist | Baby name worksheet | Labor bag checklist • Tools to track your schedule & baby’s health: Prenatal appointments & tests | Fetal kick counters • Margin space around all sides of each daily page shows how far along you are at a glance

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Summer is normally a time to kick back and relax – that is, unless you are pregnant. In that daily countdown, case, you are a whirlwind of emotions and planner & journal sleepless nights, worrying about everything from the health of your soon-to-be bundle of joy to whether you’re up for fitting that baby bump into a bathing suit. Price, who herself has been pregnant for over 1,000 days (four kids!) understands. As founding magazine editor-in-chief of Pregnancy and ePregnancy, Price has spoken with countless new and expectant mothers over the years. The result is this guided journal that takes you through the days, weeks and months of your pregnancy. The book is available as one complete volume, or in individual volumes for each trimester. by Nancy J. Price

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“Cured by Nature: How to Heal from the Inside Out, Find Happiness and Discover Your True Self” Tara Mackey (Skyhorse Publishing)

When life stresses us out, it’s easy to turn to medication to make us feel better. Mackey, a certified lab analyst and environmental technician, started The Organic Life Blog to show us there’s a better, more natural way to take care of ourselves. In her book, which is part how-to and part memoir, Mackey shares with readers how she pulled herself off antidepression and anxiety medications at age 24, opting instead to transform her life and find happiness without a prescription bottle.

EMPOWERING OUR DAUGHTERS When Photoshopped magazine covers are the norm, it can be difficult to raise young girls in ways that encourage them to be themselves. That’s why it’s great to have someone like Tara Mackey around to remind us that leading healthy, natural lives is more important than focusing on thigh gap and Botox. To her readers who are raising young daughters in our appearance-focused world, Mackey says, “I think [we should] encourage them to be themselves and to remind them it’s hard being a kid … that there’s nothing wrong with them. They’re not broken. They’re not flawed. They’re perfect human beings, and [it’s important] to take their actions in stride.”

“Suicide Squad” hits theaters August 5th, 2016

COMICS TAKE OVER THE CINEMA

If it seems like there’s a new comic book superhero movie being released every month or so, you’re right: Comics are where it’s at when it comes to big-budget movies. This summer is no different. Riding in on the wake of “Captain America: Civil War” released by Marvel in May is Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad,” based on the group of super villains from the “Batman” comics published by DC. The aptly named crew of misfit assassins, including Jared Leto as the psychotic Joker and Margot Robbie as the gorgeous-but-insane Harley Quinn, have been given dangerous top-secret missions in lieu of prison sentences. Will this movie have us cheering for the bad guys? Head to theaters this August to find out. B

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MAKE AN IMPACT By Vanessa Coppes

FROM FIGHTING KIDNEY DISEASE TO HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE CULTIVATE THEIR AUTHENTIC SELVES, THESE WOMEN ARE DOING WHATEVER THEY CAN TO MAKE THEIR COMMUNITIES — AND THE WORLD — A BETTER PLACE.

AMY POEHLER | SMART GIRLS

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls organization (ASG) is dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves, emphasizing intelligence and imagination over “fitting in.” ASG was co-founded by actor-writer Amy Poehler and producer Meredith Walker. What began as an online show for young girls has become a place for information, comedy, and community. ASG is often the first online community where many young men and women feel free to express their own concerns. Through their “Call to Action” campaigns, ASG encourages “smart girls” to volunteer and be more curious about the world they live in, providing a healthy alternative to much that is being marketed to young people on the internet. ASG celebrates curiosity over gossip and is a place where people can truly be themselves. AmySmartGirls.com

DAPHNE MCQUARTER I AM HER VOICE

SYDNEY LEVINE NEPHCURE KIDNEY INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION

Daphne McQuarter speaks from her own pain, and her non-profit organization, I Am Her Voice, could be considered her greatest work. McQuarter founded I Am Her Voice as an effort to rescue girls from sex trafficking in the United States. She selflessly works her program, The 3 a.m. Girl, which goes out to highly-trafficked cities during early morning hours and rescues girls. McQuarter works closely with government officials, law enforcement and other community officials to raise awareness of human sex trafficking in the United States. McQuarter is also the creator of the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls in the United States. I Am Her Voice speaks for the thousands of girls who have gone through sex trafficking, the thousands who are still trapped and the thousands who feel they have no voice. IAmHerVoice.org

KARA ROSS | DIAMONDS UNLEASHED + PROJECT GRAVITAS

Renowned jewelry designer Kara Ross recently launched Diamonds Unleashed as a brand with a social purpose — 100 percent of net profits are donated to Girls Who Code and She’s the First. Ross partnered with Project Gravitas in the creation of the first co-branded Diamonds Unleashed outerwear piece, a stylish cape that symbolize women’s superpowers. The Cape Blazer will retail for $295 and 20 percent of the proceeds from each sale will go to Diamonds Unleashed. Through the Diamonds Unleashed movement, Kara Ross has expanded the symbolism of a diamond to celebrate women’s strength, independence and solidarity. DiamondsUnleashed.org

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While most teenagers these days are interested in spending their free time on “screen time,” Sydney Levine is a refreshing exception. You’ll find this 16-year-old using her spare time to raise awareness for kidney disease. Why? When Sydney’s brother Matthew was 2 years old, a blood test revealed levels of protein in his blood high enough to be indicative of kidney failure. A later kidney biopsy showed huge scars that lead to a diagnosis of FSGS. For several years since, Sydney has focused on increasing kidney awareness and fundraising efforts in her Long Island, NY community. This year, her 31 days of MARCHing to Awareness offered her the opportunity to speak before the Legislature, asking for passage of a bill to have March become the official month of kidney awareness in Suffolk county. On March 2, Sydney also represented the Nephcure Kidney International foundation and rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Nephcure.org


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HAMPTONS STYLE THIS SUMMER By Norah Bradford

The Hamptons season beckons, which means New Yorkers are ready to make the annual trip out to the Eastern end of Long Island’s South Fork. Their ultimate destination: One of many exclusive and tony villages, such as Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Westhampton Beach, Sag Harbor, or Montauk. Their goal: to enjoy urban life and socializing in an oh-so-chic beach setting. The Hamptons serene seaside villages are also a summer hotspot for great charity events that raise awareness and funds for worthy causes, as well as lots of daytime relaxing. Don’t miss Cooper’s Beach in Southampton, which was recently named the 8th Best Beach in America in 2016 by Dr. Beach and Condé Nast Traveler. From goodwill gatherings to leisurely beach days, as you prepare for new adventures in the Hamptons this summer, bring along this very BELLA selection of hot spots to stay, dine and play...

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STAY SOUTHAMPTON INN

This Southampton staple remains one of the most popular spots to stay during the Hamptons summer season. With several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of Southampton, the Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for visitors from all over the world. With 90 wellappointed guest rooms, many of which were renovated this past winter, the Inn is located just steps away from the town’s fine dining restaurants, designer boutiques, art galleries, parks and museums, and a mere mile from highlyrated Cooper’s Beach. The outdoor patio and ballroom were also renovated to ensure the Inn is the perfect homeaway-from-home to explore the scenic Hamptons. 91 HILL STREET SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK 631-283-6500 SOUTHAMPTONINN.COM

HOTEL ZE

A new addition to the Hamptons hotel scene is Hotel ZE, owned by restauranteur and nightclub owner Zach Erdem of 75 Main Group. Hotel ZE is a five-star boutique hotel with a total of nine rooms: five suites and four standard rooms. The hotel and rooms are designed by world renowned architect Costas Kondylis in a modern European style. Rates for suites are $800 from Sunday-Thursday and $1000 on Friday and Saturday. Standard room rates are $600 from Sunday-Thursday and $800 on Friday and Saturday (three-night minimum stay required). 136 MAIN STREET, SOUTHAMPTON, NY 11968 631-619-6660 75MAINGROUP.COM


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CLASSIC AMERICAN AT 75 MAIN, SOUTHAMPTON

Rising restaurateur Zach Erdem has gained considerable attention within the hospitality industry after transforming the Hamptons summer dining staple 75 Main into a year-round hotspot under his stewardship. The dynamic 32-yearold reinvented his Southampton eatery, combining the classic style of the Hamptons with the enticing elements of New York City nightlife. Signature dishes include the grilled rib eye steak, Ahi tuna, and the lobster salad. 75 Main offers an extensive wine list, as well as a signature cocktail menu, and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 75 MAIN STREET, SOUTHAMPTON, NY 11968 75MAIN.COM

TUSCAN AT SOTTO SOPRA, AMAGANSETT

Under the direction of Managing Partner Rose Evangelista, Sotto Sopra has quickly become one of the most sought-after restaurants on the East End, known for its frequent celebrity guests, relaxing atmosphere, exceptional service, and fresh, flavorful fare. The menu, designed by Executive Chef Josh Savi, features versatile offerings such as antipasto, primi patti, pesce, carne, as well as classico bisteccheria (classic steakhouse), and piatti laterali per due (side dishes for two). Wood-oven pizzas are also served, and Sotto Sopra boasts an original cocktail menu with an extensive wine list. 231 MAIN STREET AMAGANSETT, NY 11930 RESTAURANTSOTTOSOPRA.COM

MODERN MEXICAN AT UNION CANTINA, SOUTHAMPTON Owners of the Southampton Social Club Ian Duke and David Hilty have teamed up with Southampton Social Club’s award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf to create this innovative modern Mexican eatery in the old “Publick House” space, designed just for Southampton. Union Cantina features a modern Mexican menu designed by Chef Kampf and is open year-round for lunch and dinner and a bottomless brunch on Saturday and Sundays. 40 BOWDEN SQUARE SOUTHAMPTON NY 11968 UNIONCANTINA.NET

FARM TO TABLE AT CAFÉ KLYDE SOUTHAMPTON INN

The spotlight this season will be on the new farm-to-table restaurant Café Klyde, which is serving up a whole new array of signature dishes in the charming Southampton Inn garden. The tavern-inspired lunch and dinner menus offer up dishes such as the Fish of the Day, a signature Hampton clam chowder, braised spring lamb meatballs, and the fresh summer salad, featuring local leaves, strawberries, feta cheese, and shaved whole wheat. Lunch specials include Klyde’s “open faced” lobster roll, The Hill Street club sandwich and a chopped curry chicken salad.

JAPANESE FUSION AT KOZU, SOUTHAMPTON

Nammos Estiatorio has been transformed into what will be the hottest reservation of the summer — Japanese Fusion restaurant Kozu. The menu, designed by Head Chef John Keller, features signature dishes, such as the Kozu jalapeño yellowtail with smoked tomato ponzu, and invites diners to an intimate and elegant atmosphere, accented by dark wooden floors and white walls covered in colorful artwork by Jerome Lucani. 136 MAIN STREET SOUTHAMPTON NY 11968 75MAINGROUP.COM

AM SOUTHAMPTON

After all that dining, dance the night away at AM Southampton nightclub. The former Southampton nightclub 1Oak has been completely remade into this new hotspot, featuring custom graffiti artwork on the walls, a lineup of world renowned DJs, and special pop-up shows by the Box NYC on Sunday holidays throughout the season. 125 TUCKAHOE LANE SOUTHAMPTON NY 11968 75MAINGROUP.COM

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5 1. 19TH ANNUAL OCRFA’S SUPER SATURDAY

OCRFA’s Super Saturday, to take place on July 30, 2016, is a daylong shopping event that brings top luxury name brands in high fashion, accessories, beauty, children’s, and home goods at 30-50 percent off retail to guests with a passion for fashion, charity, and bargains. Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) is the largest global organization dedicated to advancing ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families. Previous participants in the sale include Theory, Alice + Olivia, Helmut Lang, rag&bone, Vilebrequin, mBaby, Vince, Diane von Furstenberg, Versace, and many more! This year’s event will be hosted by Donna Karan, Gabby Karan de Felice, and Kelly Ripa. SUPERSATURDAY.OCRF.ORG

2. LAWRENCE SCOTT EVENTS AT SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL’S 58TH ANNUAL SUMMER PARTY Put on your seasonal finest for Southampton Hospital’s 58th Annual Summer Party under big tents on a large meadow at the corner of Wickapogue Road and Old Town Road in Southampton. To be held on August 6, 2016, this evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing will benefit the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department, the only hospital emergency department serving the entire South Fork. Lawrence Scott Events will provide the ambiance and a showcase of gourmet offerings. Some attendees and supporters from last year’s event included president and chief executive of the hospital Robert Chaloner, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Laura Lofaro Freeman, Somers Farkas, and the event’s emcee Chuck Scarborough and David Arquette. 

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3. SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION’S 12TH ANNUAL A HAMPTONS HAPPENING

The 12th Annual A Hamptons Happening will mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation by noted oncologist and cancer researcher Samuel Waxman, MD. The benefit, which takes place on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the residence of Maria and Kenneth Fishel, will feature more than 30 of the top chefs and restaurants in New York City and the Hamptons. The event will be hosted by CBS 2 News anchor Chris Wragge, and will honor Sandra Lee, philanthropist, author, television personality, and breast cancer survivor; Jayma Cardoso, founder of the Surf Lodge in Montauk; and Deirdre Quinn, CEO of the luxury fashion company Lafayette 148 New York. WAXMANCANCER.ORG/ EVENTS/HAMPTONSHAPPENING

4. PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION (PCF)

The Prostate Cancer Foundation will host its annual gala in support of the 12th Annual Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament at the Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, NY on August 28, 2016. The gala is a celebration featuring cocktails, dining, and special performances, with 100 percent of the funds supporting groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research. Last year’s event was catered by Robbins Wolfe, with performances by the late Natalie Cole and David Foster. The gala raised over a recordsetting $4 million, which the PCF hopes to beat this year. PCF.ORG

5. EVELYN ALEXANDER WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER’S GET WILD SUMMER GALA

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will celebrate the Hamptons summer season with its annual GET WILD Summer Gala on August 13, 2016 with host Molly Channing of Channing Daughters Vineyard. Notable attendees from last year’s event included Leslie Alexander, April Gornik and Eric Fischl, Amy Sullivan, Susan Penzner, Peter Beard, Dina and Steve Hanson, Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney, Linda and Ben Lambert, Howard Lorber and Jeaninne Gourin, Nicole Miller, Tony and Peck, Jill Rappaport, Jay Schneiderman, Jean Shafiroff, Fred and Nancy Thiele, Anna Throne-Holst, Ginnie Frati, and Shelley Berkoski. WILDLIFERESCUECENTER.ORG


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PATRIOTIC GETAWAYS: ESCAPE IN STYLE By Sascha Zuger

THE FOURTH OF JULY IS MORE THAN BARBECUES AND FIREWORKS, AND FOR THOSE WHO ENJOY A HEFTY SLICE OF LUXURY AND STYLISH SERVICE WITH THEIR AMERICAN HISTORY THESE FANTASTIC PROPERTIES OFFER THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.

Rittenhouse Square has been a fashionable residential space for nearly 200 years, and Palomar’s home in a post-$92.5-million renovated landmark 1929 Art Deco building exudes that same elegance and style. While her sister property across town in “Birthplace of America” Old City might overlook Independence Hall (and is in its own right a fabulous hotel), guests of the Palomar can escape the influx of tourists flocking for selfies with the Liberty Bell and mingle over complimentary sangria and truffle popcorn in this gem of Center City. Not only a film location fave with directors and celebs, pet-parents rave about the service — from Dexter, resident cockapoo Pet Relations Director who sends pet beds and treats to furry guests, to the revolving door of adoptable Palomar Pet Pals who hang at the hosted happy hour until finding their forever homes. HotelPalomar-Philadelphia.com

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Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, PA


The ridiculously quaint and upscale town of Lexington is packed with thrilling stories of our country’s start, expertly told by passionate, costumed interpreters. But the true revolutionary revelation is the property’s unexpected sense of whimsy. The uber-classic exteriors of two mid-1800 homes (and a barn) are packed with contemporary luxury, modern touches of fun, and comfort inside 22 eclectic rooms and suites. This is not your grandmother’s inn, but she would surely approve of the location one block from where the Revolution began and the staff’s above-and-beyond service. Complimentary touches; like a gourmet breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking, bikes, and more make this a smart option, even for nearby Boston stays. InnatHastingsPark.com

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Inn at Hastings Park Lexington, MA

Hotel Monaco, Alexandria, VA

Fans of Mercy Street (“How I Met Your Mother’s” Ted Moseby wears a waistcoat well!) can stroll the same cobblestones as the glam Green Family belles, and even visit their former home and luxury-inn-turned-Union Hospital, Mansion House…before retiring to their own luxury digs in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Personal Porchetta Parties can be arranged on terrace suite balconies, though the real scene is in the tony boutique hotel’s Living Room where guests flock to enjoy cocktails and complimentary wine. This perk-heavy place offers PUBLICK bikes, in-room Gaiam Yoga Mats and “Dive-In” movie nights in the heated pool to work off the excellent noshes from the Jackson 20 tavern. Monaco-Alexandria.com B

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NEVIS: LIFE RE-IMAGINED By Gwen Wunderlich

IN WHAT CAN ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS PURE MAGIC, I INVITE YOU TO DISCOVER NEVIS, A CARIBBEAN ISLAND FEATURING FRIENDLY ISLANDERS, RICH CULTURE, AND SPECTACULAR CUISINE. WITH SUCH A UNIQUE VIBE, AND PERFECTLY QUAINT AT ONLY 36 SQUARE MILES, IT WILL CHANGE YOU. IT WILL EMBRACE YOU, BEFRIEND YOU, WELCOME YOU AND UNWIND YOU. TRUST US. GIVE IT A FEW DAYS AND YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. NEVIS, WITH ITS RUM PUNCHES, COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE, BLUE WATERS, AND HISTORIC RUINS, MAKES IT A PLACE OF A THOUSAND TREASURES THAT WILL LEAVE YOU WITH EXHILARATING MEMORIES AND A PROMISE TO RETURN SOONER THAN LATER, AS IT HAS DONE WITH US. 140 THE HAMPTONS ISSUE

Four Seasons Resort & Spa

Bananas Restaurant

Hidden above the Historic Hamilton Estate, the Bananas Bistro and Art Gallery is perfection under the stars. Built high in the palm trees, like a fantastical treehouse, I was able to channel all of my Robinson Crusoe dreams, which is why this restaurant is at the top of my list. Bananas exudes major character, as it is full of shabby chic touches, with ornate chandeliers hanging from the rustic roofing. The dining terrace overlooks lush gardens with the Caribbean Sea visible in the distance. We sat down for dinner just in time to see the stunning Nevis sunset while sipping the delicious signature Passion fruit martini.

What better way to relax on an island than to enjoy a sensational massage at one of the top spas? On our day trip to the only Four Seasons Resort in the Caribbean, we enjoyed our “Sunday Funday” with a traditional massage, which was a tranquil escape and a wonderful way to recharge our batteries before hitting the sauna and cooling off near the infinity pool. A healthy spa lunch and a well-deserved nap was the perfect ending to a peaceful afternoon.


Montpelier Plantation

Montpelier Plantation, our weeklong home away from home, played host to our stay. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience for a peaceful getaway. The property is unique in that it was built on a historic sugar plantation and is designed to let the fresh sea air and tranquility connect you to a simpler way of life. This Relais and Chateaux property offers great hospitality along with a serene tropical surrounding and the best rum punches on the island. Be sure to dine at their restaurants during your stay. The property’s restaurants – 750, Mill Privee, and Indigo – will not only delight your senses but your palette as well. Between the pool, spa, and daily monkey sightings, we love this place more than you will ever know.

Golden Rock Inn Gardens

Dating back to the early 1800s, Golden Rock sits on 100 square acres stretching up the verdant slopes of Nevis Peak. Unlike the island’s other slopes, the Golden Rock offers a quaint and private stay with spectacular views of other Caribbean islands including Antigua, Redonda, and Montserrat. We chose to take a walk around the garden art gallery of artists Helen and Brice Marden, which looks like a tropical wonderland. With the juxtaposition of the architectural landscape and flowering plants that provided an exotic aroma, it is easy to be enticed by these incredible views.

Nisbet Plantation & Beach Club

Nestled on thirty acres, Nisbet Plantation is the Caribbean’s only historical plantation inn on a beach. Located along the silky sands and shimmering seas of Nevis, Nisbet Plantation’s swaying palms surround its 36 casually magnificent accommodations. Under the night sky, we kicked off our sandals and danced the night away to a live reggae band, with a Caribbean beer in hand and a smile on our face. As promised, Nisbet Planation’s old-warm charm created an authentic, remarkable experience.

Nevis Equestrian Centre

If you’re looking for a grand adventure, head on over to the Nevis Equestrian Centre for a sunset beach and trail ride. On a picturesque early evening we had the pleasure of being guided by the owner, John Guilbert, who led us through beautiful trails where we experienced some of the most breathtaking scenery Nevis has to offer. During the ride you will explore pristine beaches and historic ruins while also journeying through Charlestown, taking in the deep-rooted history and nature of the island. This will be remembered as one of the best rides of our lives.

Sunshine’s

Even if you’ve never heard of the quiet island of Nevis, you’ve surely heard about its most popular beach bar, Sunshine’s, located on Pinney Beach. This local favorite is great spot to enjoy a sensational rum cocktail called The Killer Bee. (It’s named Killer Bee for a reason!)

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ESCAPE TO GRACE BAY’S LUXURIOUS AND SERENE HAVEN: THE PALMS TURKS AND CAICOS By Dara Kaplan

GRACE BAY BEACH ON TURKS AND CAICOS IS KNOWN FAR AND WIDE AS ONE OF THE TOP BEACHES IN THE WORLD, AND FOR GOOD REASON. EVEN AVID CARIBBEAN TRAVELERS AND SEASONED BEACHGOERS ARE IN AWE OF THE PRISTINE GRACE BAY. ADJECTIVES LIKE “POWDER WHITE” AND “CRYSTAL BLUE TURQUOISE” CANNOT ADEQUATELY CONVEY THE PURENESS OF THE SAND AND THE VIBRANCY OF THE WATERS. GRACE BAY BEACH IS A SERENE HAVEN, RICH WITH AQUATIC LIFE AND CORAL REEFS. A FAVORITE HIDEOUT FOR CELEBRITIES LIKE JUSTIN BIEBER, BRUCE WILLIS, AND BRANGELINA, TURKS AND CAICOS MAY BE THE IDEAL SANCTUARY FOR YOU, TOO.

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A Gem of a Resort

While there are many resorts to choose from on these beautiful islands, The Palms Turks and Caicos is a cut above the rest. An impressive combination of exclusivity, luxury, and serenity, The Palms Turks and Caicos is ideal for travelers who want to enjoy five-star amenities, minus the pretension. The resort provides a stylish boutique feel in a laidback, relaxing environment. Whether you choose to stay in one of the ocean-view guest rooms or an over-the-top penthouse, you’ll find richly appointed marble doublesink bathrooms with soaking tubs,

and wraparound balconies with daybeds. Sleep your stress away on top of the hand-tufted kingsize bedding while listening to the ocean breeze through the window, or tan and relax by the infinity pool located in the center of the resort.

Luxurious Leisure

Beachgoers will love the leisure activities at The Palms, which include an Instagram-worthy infinity pool, a lavish-but-Zen spa, and to-die-for shops that sell everything from luxury handmade home items to Ralph Lauren and Robert Rodriguez. More active guests can take advantage of the resort’s snorkel equipment,

Hobie Cat sailboats, and kayaks. If you choose to use your time to veg out, you never even have to leave the beach. Take advantage of the beachside service and order from Plunge Bar, the poolside restaurant. Our personal favorite menu items were the freshly caught fish tacos and the signature Grace Bay Breeze.

Spa Sensations

For the spa junkies among us, the Spa at The Palms is one of the most acclaimed and award-winning spas in the Caribbean. This oasis is tucked away in its own luxurious location for anyone looking to re-center. Water surrounds each stand-alone treatment room, which offers different features depending on the time of day. Start your experience with the 25-minute Zareeba, which takes place in the Spa’s secret garden. Your own journeymen will take you to the enclosed hut, where you’ll find a clay pot of steaming herbs to detoxify your body and help you find inner peace. This one-of-a-kind experience will begin your journey to serenity and tranquility. Of course, the Spa also offers classics such as massages and facials, which are blissful and relaxing.

Culinary Delights

The food at The Palms Turks and Caicos cannot be missed. Parallel23, located on top of a wide terrace, combines Caribbean flavor with a wood-burning oven. Indulge in classic seafood and steak in an elegant and refined outdoor environment. The huge French doors and high-tech display kitchen allow diners to watch their food being prepared while sipping on spirits from the boutique wine list. Whether you’re looking for a formal dinner or afternoon drinks, this is a restaurant that rivals the top eateries in New York City. If you’re seeking a more casual dining experience that’s also superbly romantic, try the beachside 72 West. Do yourself a favor and request a table surrounded by tiki torches so you can dine with your toes in the sand and delight on the conch fritters. Heavenly! The Palms Turks and Caicos allows travelers to experience the riches of the Caribbean while basking in the resort’s serenity and tranquility. When planning your next beach vacation, put this hotspot at the top of your list – you’ll thank us later!

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Summer Sojourn in Laguna Niguel

There’s nothing more delightful than spending lazy days at the beach during SoCal’s spectacular summers. One of my favorite places to enjoy this seasonal pastime is at the fantastic Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel where you’ll be spoiled beyond measure with their playful approach to luxury. Magnificently displayed atop a 150foot seaside bluff with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the popular Salt Creek Beach below, this resort is perfect for couples, families, or even if you’re traveling alone. Located equidistance between Los Angeles and San Diego in the coastal haven of Dana Point, Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel is a resplendent property, boasting 29 spacious suites and 367 guest rooms.

RITZ CARLTON LAGUNA NIGUEL IS THE PERFECT SUMMER VACAY SPOT AND HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.”

Dining at their pan-Latin restaurant Raya is a particular delight for lunch, not least because of the spectacular unobstructed views from the floor-to-ceiling windows and also due to their delicious fare, including lobster tacos, truffle manchego fries, and pan-seared scallops with char sui pork belly. Delicious! Other dining options include Enosteak restaurant, renowned for their organic produce grown locally in Orange Country and grass-fed, pasture-raised beef for amazing steak meals, coupled with their signature compound butters and sauces to tantalize your taste buds. Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel is the perfect summer vacay spot and has something for everyone, including adventure seekers who have 15 eco-excursions to choose from; it’s a paradise for surfing fans and you can experience the serene spa with a comprehensive program of massages and treatments for the more tranquil traveler. One of the featured treatments is the Beach Stone Therapy, where smooth beach stones are heated and placed at strategic parts of the body and then incorporated into a relaxing massage to relieve stress and tension of the mind, body, and spirit. And one of the best things to experience to top off your days are the spectacular and colorful ocean sunsets at Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel. Everything you’ll love and more. RitzCarlton.com/LagunaNiguel

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New American Flavor at Norah It’s easy to get lost in the plethora of eateries to choose from in West Hollywood, but Norah stands boldly on Santa Monica Boulevard with a very distinct culinary aesthetic and a beautiful environment in which to enjoy it. Designed by Thomas Schoos, the dining space is charming and inviting with delicious New American fare. The high ceilings opened to the rafters give a bright and airy feel with wood, glass, leather, and steel touches for a modern, but comfy interior. Their daily market crudo is always a surprise treat with a rotating selection,

and the pork belly and octopus dish is a hearty choice. Standout dishes are the confit of rabbit with grits, heritage pork with cider glaze, and the lobster Bolognese. But always start with the cast iron cornbread with rosemary and honey butter, just because it’ll make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. There are two bars on either side of the dining room and the sink-into-them leather sofas are perfect to enjoy the craft cocktails with bites like the cauliflower popcorn, and fried hominy cakes. Yum! NorahRestaurant.com

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Special Spotlight

CHERYL SABAN Cheryl Saban is a modern day “Renaissance Woman” and prolific philanthropist. This mother of four created the Cheryl Saban SelfWorth Foundation for Women and Girls to help empower women, putting her Ph.D. in psychology to great use. Having suffered the unspeakable ordeal of rape when she was 18 years old, Saban has used the horrendous experience to help others.

Saban has donated over $12 million to girls’ and women’s causes through the foundation over the past seven years. This California native is also a glass-blowing enthusiast and recently opened her atelier, “The Shop on Nemo,” where she sells her artistic glassware and jewelry. Saban has also written several books dealing with the subject of children, women, families, and social issues. “We were all born with a full dose of our own brand of specialness, and we’ve got to learn to acknowledge it, accept it, nurture it, and empower it,” she implores. SelfWorthFoundation.org

Unplug at LA’s Latest Trend: The Meditation Bar Feeling stressed out and need a calm place to regroup in this hectic metropolis we call La La Land, even if it’s just for half an hour? Unplug Meditation Bar could be your answer, as it’s doing wonders for droves of Angelenos who can’t get enough of this latest craze. It’s also the only drop-in meditation studio of its kind in the city. The inspirational guides will move even the most skeptical of beginner or Zen novice in and out of meditation, leaving you floating on air.

Unplug encourages you to just sit back and relax, taking a few precious moments for yourself from your busy jobs, crazy schedules, and never-ending demands on your time. Owner Suze Yalof Schwartz was formerly the executive fashion editor at Glamour with stints also at Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire. She started the company after moving her family from the east coast in search of a more peaceful life in LA. Her pedigree also brings a very beautiful and calming aesthetic to the studio space. UnplugMeditation.com BELLANYC.COM 145


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#BehindTheRopes: BELLA New York’s Beauty Issue Cover Launch Party Hosted by Jaime Pressly

On Saturday, May 21, the BELLA New York team celebrated the launch of their May/June 2016 Beauty Issue with Jaime Pressly, who hosted the event at Lisa Vanderpump’s Sur Lounge in Los Angeles. Notable guests in attendance included Allison Janney and Beth Hall (CBS’ “Mom”), Cynthia Bailey (Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta”), Jessica Morris (ABC’s “One Life to Live”), Sophia Pierson (E!’s “WAGS”), Kim Hawthorne (OWN’s “Greenleaf”), Tilda Del Toro (“Our Brand is Crisis”), Lucy Griffiths (actress), Meagan Tandy (“Teen Wolf”), Candace Patton (“The Flash”), Owain Rhys Davis (actor), Elizabeth Guest (“Real Rob”), Sasha Gradiva (EDM pop artist), and Blanca Blanco (actress).

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Celebrity Page TV Launch and Upfront Party at Bagatelle

On Tuesday, May 10t, Celebrity Page held their upfront launch party and celebrated the renewal of their nationally syndicated television program headed into season four, as well as their new partnerships with Meredith Corp and BELLA New York magazine. The event, which was held at Bagatelle New York, included notable guests like Luann de Lesseps (Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York”), Bianca Espada (E!’s “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills”), Gabrielle Ruiz (CW’s “Crazy X Girlfriend”), Courtney Paul (Bravo’s “Workout New York”), Nicole Kulovany (Ms. New York), Dr. Tabasum Mir (Bravo’s “The Singles Project”), Beth Shak (international celebrity poker player), as well as singers Jackson Harris and Shayna Leigh.

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JosĂŠ Eber 1st Anniversary Party

This past May, world-renowned stylist JosĂŠ Eber joined more than 100 invitation-only guests at the first anniversary of his signature salon in Millburn, NJ. Guests were dressed to impress and celebrated the evening with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a special meet and greet with Eber himself.

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Sid Jacobson JCC Fundraiser Draws Hundreds to Raise Crucial Funds for Special Needs Programs

More than 600 attendees enjoyed a savory selection of gourmet cuisine and cocktails from 30+ of Long Island’s finest restaurants and wineries. The mission of the annual event is to connect donors, sponsors, volunteers, and participants that enthusiastically collaborate to provide funding for Sid Jacobson JCC’s vital social service programs throughout Long Island. This year’s event raised more than one million dollars for the cause.

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THE SCENE Cannes Film Festival de GRISOGONO hosted their Cannes Folies party for the Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes, France.

Aishwarya Rai

Mallika Sherawat

Cheryl Cole

Carmello Anthony, La La Anthony

8th Annual Filmmakers Dinner and Awards

Clive Owen, Laurnet Vinay

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Mick Jagger, Paul Allen

ValĂŠria Golino

Photos: Carolina Manghi, de Grisogono, @GettyImages

Jaeger-LeCoultre and Finch & Partners hosted the 8th Annual Filmmakers Dinner and Award at Hotel du Cap, Antibes, France.


Jean Shafiroff

Book Signing for Upper East Side Philanthropist Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney hosted a breakfast in her Upper East Side home to honor Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist and author of new book "Successful Philanthropy: How To Make a Life by What You Give."

Robert Lima, Jennifer Breen, Shannon Hales, Sophia Bishop

American Cancer Society’s Taste of Hope Designer Romona KeveŞa hosted a champagne reception in honor of the American Cancer Society's 11th Annual Taste of Hope event with 2016 Philanthropic Honoree Jean Shafiroff in her penthouse.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

Photos: PatrickMcMullan.com, Natalie Bero/AnnieWatt.com, Andrew Toth/Getty Images

Maurice Hines, Judith Jamison

34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards

This year's honorees included Judith Jamison, Nigel Lythgoe and Maurice Hines.

Domenico Vacca, Eleonora Pieroni

Italian Designer Celebrates Grand Opening

Italian designer Domenico Vacca celebrated the grand opening of his new flagship destination in New York City.

Bruce Robert Harris, Nigel Lythgoe

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NEW YORK 9 1. Best thing about growing up in NYC? I got to experience the tail end of the 1970s in NYC. I have memories of Studio 54 in its heyday, Double Day and Scribner bookstore on Fifth Avenue, Fiorucci on 59th Street, and roller discos. SoHo was gritty and artistic, and New York was a very, very interesting and exciting place filled with wild and artistic people. New York in the 1970s was my favorite era. It’s too homogeneous and “corporate, scrubbed-up, bland vanilla” now. There is an element of glamour that’s missing to all of the homogeneity. 2. Favorite NYC restaurant? Le Charlot on 69th and Madison. I have always liked small, charming, and homey places that serve excellent food and where they know your name. Le Charlot hits every sweet spot for me. 3. Favorite neighborhood? It depends on my mood. There are different moods to every neighborhood, but I have a very deep attachment to the Lincoln Center area. 4. The best part of my job... Conceptualizing the products and creating the formulations. There is nothing more exciting to me than visualizing something and then bringing it into reality and having it be amazing. The creative process is what I thrive on. I’m a bit of a mad scientist, so I am very dedicated to the recipe side of things. Cutting-edge science is key. 5. A visit to New York isn’t complete unitl... You have a glass of champagne at the King Cole Lounge in the St. Regis, hit the shops on Madison for high fashion in a charming setting, and end the day at the Frick Museum gazing at timeless art.

VENDÔME PARIS’ ALEXANDRA WHITCOMBE Alexandra Whitcombe is the creator and visionary spirit of Vendôme Paris, a family-run enterprise that brings beauty to life through innovation. The daughter of a New York City model and a fine arts aficionado, her 1970’s childhood was a swirl of gallery openings, ballet shows, and high fashion glamour. She grew up within the walls of iconic venues like the Velvet Underground and Studio 54. It was there that she found passion in the world to which she was born and belonged … modeling and ballet were her hobbies; fashion, art history, and botanicals her fields of expertise. Vendome Paris is the product of Whitcombe’s background, her worldliness, and her scientific awareness. She personally sources materials from the highest-quality local vendors in Switzerland, France, and Italy to create a cosmetics line that is technologically engineered to make women look and feel BELLA.

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6. Subways or cabs? The subway – it’s a love-hate relationship. 7. Best advice you’ve ever received? “Know when not to speak and never burn your bridges.” These two pieces of advice have served me very, very well. 8. Your one “must-have” beauty item? Really anything from my line, Vendôme Beaute. These days my favorite item is the Magic Wand: All Day Under Eye Plumping Pen. It’s infused with three formulations of all-day releasing hyaluronic acids (and other great ingredients!) for all-day plumping. 9. What’s your definition of beauty? My definition is more European. A lot of my girlfriends are from Europe and have a very different concept of beauty, where they are uniquely and confidently themselves. They are unapologetic in who they are … I love that and can really relate. B


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